The Royal Canadian Legion B.C. Yukon Command is operating Branch 10 Harewood under a temporary trusteeship. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Royal Canadian Legion places Branch 10 Harewood under temporary trusteeship

RCMP investigating financial irregularities, Legion says

Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 10 in Nanaimo is being operated under a trusteeship after alleged financial irregularities were discovered.

The legion branch, located at 129 Harewood Rd., is up and running again this month after it was closed for three weeks in October for what the Royal Canadian Legion B.C. Yukon Command described in a press release as a “serious issue.”

According to the press release, issued Nov. 8 by Glenn Hodge, Royal Canadian Legion B.C. Yukon Command president, the branch was placed under a trusteeship, which took over the building and management of the branch to secure its assets and investigate allegations made about financial irregularities at the branch that were presented to the Royal Canadian Legion Oct. 5.

“The trusteeship was put into place due to alleged financial irregularities and non-compliance of various policies and bylaws,” Hodge said in the release. “In our investigation, we identified that there were definite financial irregularities and, as part of our regular procedure, have asked to have a police investigation into these irregularities.”

The press release went on to say that because there is an active police investigation, no further details could be released about the nature of the allegations, but the Royal Canadian Legion would keep members informed about the “progress of the branch operations and its operations.”

Achim Sen, one of two trustees appointed to take over operations of the branch, said the branch was closed Oct. 5 and reopened Nov. 1.

Sen confirmed the police investigation was being handled through the Nanaimo RCMP detachment, but could not provide further details.

According to the press release, the trusteeship would continue until “the legion is confident the branch can once again sustain itself.”



photos@nanaimobulletin.com
Like us on
Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Clippers play against each other, get ready to play against someone else

Nanaimo’s junior A hockey team held its Rhodesie Cup intrasquad game Wednesday

Nanoose Bay’s Northwest Bay Road again open to the public

Single-lane alternating traffic expected to stretch into September

Ski coach Bertrand Charest’s sentence for sexual abuse reduced

Appeal court judge: ‘His narcissistic personality is still present’

Striking Western Forest Products workers could lose benefits in September

Union, forest company at odds over Vancouver Island benefit payments as strike enters third month

$5-million lotto ticket sold in Nanaimo

Someone matched all six numbers in Wednesday’s 6/49 draw

VIEX all set for 125th anniversary fair

Vancouver Island Exhibition taking place at Nanaimo’s Beban Park from Aug. 23-25

Beefs & Bouquets, Aug. 22

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com

Nanaimo’s ‘Kidney Condo’ accommodates out-of-town dialysis patients

Facility first of its kind on Vancouver Island, according to Kidney Foundation of Canada

B.C. man on trial for daughters’ murders an intruder broke in

Andrew Berry takes stand in his defense for December 2017 deaths of young daughters

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town hit by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

B.C. music teacher accused of sexual misconduct involving girls

Police believe other victims could be out there after the arrest of Lamar Victor Alviar

Most Read