Lac du Bonnet RCMP have arrested a suspect in connection to a fire that destroyed a historic hotel in Rennie, Manitoba, late last year.

The Rennie Hotel, located in the Whiteshell region, about 110 kilometres east of Winnipeg, went up in flames just before 4 a.m. on December 8, 2022.

The hotel, along with an attached post office and restaurant, was completely destroyed, and the Office of the Fire Commissioner determined that the cause of the fire was arson.

Over the weekend, RCMP arrested 64-year-old Pelle Lambiase. He has been charged with one count of arson. 

He was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Beausejour on May 1, 2023.