Thieves show no scout’s honour

NANAIMO – Scouts lose more than $1,500 in equipment after break-and-enter of Scout Hut.

Mounties in Nanaimo are investigating a break-in to the Scout Hut and the loss of more than $1,500 in Boy Scout camping equipment.

The break-in to the Scout Hut, at 445 Comox Rd., was reported to police Thursday.

According to police, it appeared the main entrance door might have been left open, allowing entry to the building. Thieves then used bolt cutters to snip padlocks from lockers and the building’s storeroom where the camping equipment was kept.

Items taken included four green Northern Escape tents marked with “1st Nanaimo” logos, a Cuisinart eight-piece stacking pot set in a cloth carrying bag, a black backpack containing a first aid kit and a plastic toolbox with a red handle.

“The loss of these items is a huge setback for the local scout group,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, in a press release. “Sadly, local outings will be on hold or cancelled until such time fundraising efforts are commenced to replace the stolen items.”

Anyone with information, please call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, text 274637 with keyword Nanaimo or submit a tip online at

Just Posted

Nanaimo councillor sparks initiative to stress importance of women in leadership

Coun. Erin Hemmens to work with Equal Voice on meeting, workshop, mentorship

VIU wins one of two against U Sports opponent

Mariners win then lose against Trinity Western University Spartans

Google engineer to speak at Nanaimo’s VIU next week

Rohit Gupta will discuss cloud computing, machine learning at free event Oct. 29

Province willing to talk with Lantzville about traffic management for Island Highway

Lantzville councillor plans to ask ministry to install traffic time signs on Highway 19

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lack of coverage of Liberals was ‘chauvinism’

There’s a responsibility to report a balanced gender approach to this campaign, says letter writer

Second young woman dies after rollover crash near Williams Lake

‘Someone’s going to get her heart, which is awesome, because she has the best heart in the world’

Google searches for ‘how to vote’ surge on Election Day

Interest spikes despite social media campaign by Elections Canada

Union says Western Forest Products refuses to budge from ‘unreasonable concessions’

According to a press release, both parties met on Oct. 16, 18, 19, and 20.

UPDATE: Raiders to face Rebels in playoffs

Raiders defeat Valley Huskers 13-6 in BCFC regular-season finale

Alberta man pleads guilty, fined for hunting without a licence in North Island

It’s the responsibility of each hunter or angler to know whether they are considered a B.C. Resident.

B.C. mayor apologizes for removal of Queen’s portrait from council chambers

‘I prefer to be inclusive of the many aspects of our history’

Alcohol a possible factor in crash that killed 17-year-old girl near Williams Lake

A pickup truck left the road and rolled over on Highway 20 on the weekend

Rare bird spotted in Victoria draws enthusiasts from across the continent

It’s the first time a yellow-browed warbler has been reported on the mainland of North America

Most Read