Tracy Samra, the City of Nanaimo’s chief administrative officer, has a court date scheduled for June 5. (News Bulletin file)

Court date moved for Nanaimo city manager accused of making threats

Tracy Samra was scheduled to appear in court on May 15.

A scheduled court appearance for Nanaimo’s highest-ranking city employee has been adjourned the day before it was supposed to take place.

Tracy Samra, the City of Nanaimo’s chief administrative officer, had been scheduled to appear in provincial court in Nanaimo tomorrow morning, May 15, but that date has once again been moved, this time to June 5.

It’s the fourth time that Samra’s court date has been rescheduled.

RELATED: Charges filed against Nanaimo city manager

RELATED: Conditions placed on Nanaimo CAO during peace bond process

RELATED: Court date moved for Nanaimo city manager accused of threats

RELATED: Court date for Nanaimo city manager accused of threats moved again

RELATED: Nanaimo city manager accused of threats has court date moved again

Samra’s court date stems from an incident on Jan 31. at city hall. She was arrested for allegedly threatening multiple individuals. A court document, obtained by the News Bulletin, shows that the RCMP believe that Mayor Bill McKay, city councillors Sheryl Armstrong and Diane Brennan and Jan Kemp, Sheila Gurrie, Donna Stennes, Kim Fowler, Brad McRae and Dominic Jones had reasonable grounds to fear personal harm or injury as a result of the Jan. 31 incident.

Since then, the B.C. Prosecution Service has sought to have Samra bound to conditions of a peace bond. Samra remains on paid leave with the city and councillors have approved hiring an interim chief administrative officer as a result of her ongoing absence.

Samra’s first court date was originally scheduled for March 27.


nicholas.pescod@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook or follow Nicholas Pescod on Twitter

Just Posted

Community’s water stewards celebrate Nanaimo Rivers Day

Event at Bowen Park on Sunday included barbecue, stream walk and information booths

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Homelessness a symptom of society’s ills

I think people feel hopeless about themselves and about this society, says letter writer

North Island Tour De Rock rider Benjamin Leah leads team to Port Hardy

“You don’t have issues and problems when you look at these kids and how much they’re going through.”

City hopes traffic light ‘green wave’ will decrease delays on Bowen

Traffic signal co-ordination plan aims to keep motorists moving along

RDN director says filming of ‘Sonic’ caused disruption

Veenhof wants regional district to have filming permits in future

PHOTOS: A flavour of New Orleans at Nanaimo jazz fest parade

Nanaimo International Jazz Festival is taking place this weekend, Sept. 21-23

Candidate lists finalized for Nanaimo, Lantzville, RDN, school district

Nomination deadline passes in advance of Oct. 20 local government elections

Supreme Court grants injunction against Nanaimo’s Discontent City

Justice Ronald Skolrood’s decision released this morning

United Way, with public’s support, willing to tackle challenging issues

Minister shares stories during Nanaimo event to launch United Way fundraising campaign

Lantzville councillor Swain hoping to become mayor

Mark Swain wants to ensure development follows the official community plan

Whitecaps see playoff dreams fade after 2-1 loss to FC Dallas

Goal in 87th minute seals Vancouver’s fate

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

Trump drains oxygen from Trudeau foreign policy with PM, Freeland bound for UN

A lot has changed since the Liberals came to power in Canada in 2015

Most Read