Victoria man Greg Martel in contempt of court, warrant issued for his arrest
Greg Martel. Photo: Facebook
A BC Supreme Court judge on Monday ruled alleged financial fraudster Greg Martel in contempt of court for not following legally binding orders.
The disgraced Victoria mortgage broker owes approximately $226M to some 12K investors.
In her ruling, Justice Shelley Fitzpatrick said Martel clearly has not followed several court orders that obliged him to work with the court-appointed receiver, PricewaterhouseCoopers, to find the missing money to repay the investors.
Victoria Grandmothers for Africa complete journey Thirty grannies completed the 275-kilometre, three-day cycle to Mile Zero from Campbell River on Sunday. The fundraising ride raised $125K. The group has raised more than $2M in total. Correction: Capital Daily had incorrect fundraising figures yesterday. We apologize for the error.
Man on foot robbed by 3 on bikes in Saanich Police say the man was shown a weapon, gave up his money, and was left unhurt on McKenzie near Cedar Hill around 4pm Monday. They seek more info from the public.
Brentwood Bay hockey player off to Broadway Blueliner Micah Zandee-Hart is the first Canadian to join a US-based team in the fledgling Professional Women’s Hockey League after signing a three-year contract with the yet-unnamed New York franchise. Playing for Team Canada, Zandee-Hart, 26, won gold at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
Big crowd expected for Orange Shirt Day South Island Powwow More than 10K are expected as First Nations from across Vancouver Island and the Mainland converge for the second Powwow at Royal Athletic Park Sept. 30. Truth and Reconciliation Day, AKA Orange Shirt Day, became a federal statutory holiday in 2021, and beginning this year is a stat day in BC.
Denny’s moving to old Shark Club location You’ll have to go a block south down Douglas to get your Moons Over My Hammy, as the restaurant is teaming with Bar One to take over the Sandman location. The Shark Club closed last October after 19 years. The Denny’s across from Mayfair is the oldest building in the chain. [CHEK]
Boom goes the underwater demolition near Metchosin The Canadian Navy will use an air bubble curtain to reduce effects on fish and lower the sound as it conducts blasting ops. But expect loud noise near Rocky Point's Whirl Bay, southwest of Victoria, from 8am to 4pm beginning tomorrow until next Thursday. [CTV]
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Tuesday’s headlines: Victoria could be getting traffic cameras, Umo arrives on BC Transit buses, and Rifflandia gets spicier. [Capital Daily]
Funding affordable housing by taxing short-term rentals is the latest move from Cortes Island and other local municipalities that rely on tourism—but they are losing workers to tourism’s effects on housing. [Capital Daily / LJI]
Premier promises expert task force into climate emergencies: David Eby—speaking from the Interior as he toured wildfire zones—says the province needs to improve prevention and response measures for wildfires, drought, and heat emergencies. [Castanet]
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