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Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Man who assaulted sex trade workers in Nanaimo and Parksville sentenced to 6 years

Stephen Bradley Ewing previously pleaded guilty to offences from 2018

 

South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone appealed her second-degree murder conviction and sentence, rendered in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)

B.C. mother’s murder conviction upheld

‘The important finding was that the appellant took a bag and used that bag to suffocate her daughter’

 

Mowi Canada West salmon farm in B.C. waters. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada)

Federal court hearing on B.C.’s Discovery Island fish farm phase-out underway

Opposing arguments from aquaculture companies and environmental organizations being heard

 

Crown and defence made sentencing arguments in the Clinton Armstrong case in B.C. Supreme Court in Courtenay on Friday. Black Press file photo

Crown seeks 10-plus years for Island man in box cutter attack

Comox Valley case revolved around accused’s attacks against common-law wife

Crown and defence made sentencing arguments in the Clinton Armstrong case in B.C. Supreme Court in Courtenay on Friday. Black Press file photo
A man was sentenced in provincial court in Nanaimo recently for passing counterfeit money in the Comox Valley. Black Press file

Judge rules 912 days the cost of Vancouver Island counterfeiting operation

Pedro Frank Cisneros was sentenced to more than 500 days plus time served as well as probation

A man was sentenced in provincial court in Nanaimo recently for passing counterfeit money in the Comox Valley. Black Press file
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Judge reserves decision on Prince George homeless camps

Advocates want resolution as cold weather season approaches

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A ‘Khaos’ graffiti tag on the old A&B Sound building at Terminal Avenue and Commercial Street. (News Bulletin file photo)
A ‘Khaos’ graffiti tag on the old A&B Sound building at Terminal Avenue and Commercial Street. (News Bulletin file photo)
Flames destroyed a home at 2335 Henderson Ave. on June 25, 2019. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

Pair sentenced for starting 2019 Campbell River house fire

Eddie Cliffe Jr., 44, and Gwen Olney, 65, sentenced to 21 months in jail

Flames destroyed a home at 2335 Henderson Ave. on June 25, 2019. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson looks on as Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, speaks at the Assembly of First Nations’ annual general meeting at the Songhees Wellness Centre in Victoria on October 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Federal Court settlement approved for day scholars at Indian residential schools

Survivors will each receive compensation of $10,000, as will the estates of those who died

Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson looks on as Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, speaks at the Assembly of First Nations’ annual general meeting at the Songhees Wellness Centre in Victoria on October 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Wallace Driving School owner Steve Wallace is set to appear in court on Nov. 25, an undertaking notice obtained by Black Press Media shows. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Former B.C. mayor-turned-driving-instructor arrested for alleged sexual assault

Steve Wallace accused of inappropriate comments, touching during private lessons

Wallace Driving School owner Steve Wallace is set to appear in court on Nov. 25, an undertaking notice obtained by Black Press Media shows. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Still from a video of workers loading birds into crates at an Abbotsford egg farm on July 15, 2020, according to Janice Soranno who provided the video to the media. (Vimeo)

B.C. chicken-catching company pleads guilty to animal abuse

Whether charges will be dropped against Ontario-based Sofina still uncertain

Still from a video of workers loading birds into crates at an Abbotsford egg farm on July 15, 2020, according to Janice Soranno who provided the video to the media. (Vimeo)
Stephen Bradley Ewing was in provincial court in Nanaimo Sept. 28 for a sentencing hearing related to sex assault with a weapon charges. (Submitted photo)

Man who assaulted central Vancouver Island sex trade workers going to jail

Stephen Bradley Ewing pleads guilty to all charges, headed to jail as he awaits sentence

Stephen Bradley Ewing was in provincial court in Nanaimo Sept. 28 for a sentencing hearing related to sex assault with a weapon charges. (Submitted photo)
BC Housing has proposed that Victory Church at 352 Winnipeg Street in Penticton be used to shelter up to 42 people experiencing homelessness from Oct. 2020 to March 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)

BC Housing vows to fight for ‘vital’ Penticton shelter in court

The filing is in response to the city’s civil claim filed in July

BC Housing has proposed that Victory Church at 352 Winnipeg Street in Penticton be used to shelter up to 42 people experiencing homelessness from Oct. 2020 to March 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)
FILE - This combination photo shows Jamie Spears, left, father of Britney Spears, as he leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Oct. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles and Britney Spears at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala on Feb. 11, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Britney Spears’ father has filed to end the court conservatorship that has controlled the singer’s life and money for 13 years. James Spears filed his petition to end the conservatorship in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/File)

Britney Spears court filing says conservatorship should end

It’s the first time Spears has called for an end to the arrangement in court documents

FILE - This combination photo shows Jamie Spears, left, father of Britney Spears, as he leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Oct. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles and Britney Spears at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala on Feb. 11, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Britney Spears’ father has filed to end the court conservatorship that has controlled the singer’s life and money for 13 years. James Spears filed his petition to end the conservatorship in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/File)
After entering pleas to multiple charges from around Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, Michael Leighton received sentences of up to 44 months in provincial court on Sept. 8. File photo

Prolific Vancouver Island property offender’s sentences total 44 months

Michael A. Leighton was facing charges from several Island communities

After entering pleas to multiple charges from around Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, Michael Leighton received sentences of up to 44 months in provincial court on Sept. 8. File photo
Sentencing in Victoria for a man who secretly filmed young women using the bathroom and shared sexually explicit images of them online has been delayed until Sept. 14. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca.)

Judge in Victoria to consider sentence for man who filmed women in bathroom, put images online

Crown seeking 18-month to 2-year jail sentence, internet restrictions; decision to come Sept. 14

Sentencing in Victoria for a man who secretly filmed young women using the bathroom and shared sexually explicit images of them online has been delayed until Sept. 14. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca.)
Ryan John Grob as he walks down the Nanaimo courthouse steps on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Sentencing hearing for man charged in fatal 2019 Parksville hit-and-run continues Sept. 3

Ryan John Grob to be jailed for death of Spencer Alexander Moore

Ryan John Grob as he walks down the Nanaimo courthouse steps on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Jessica Wallis-Moore, the sister-in-law of Spencer Alexander Moore, the victim of a fatal hit-and-run in Parksville, spoke about the hearings impact on her family in a social media post on Sunday, Aug. 29. (Submitted photo)

Grieving family sits through hearing on second anniversary of man’s death in Parksville

Ryan John Grob to be sentenced in 2019 death of Spencer Alexander Moore

Jessica Wallis-Moore, the sister-in-law of Spencer Alexander Moore, the victim of a fatal hit-and-run in Parksville, spoke about the hearings impact on her family in a social media post on Sunday, Aug. 29. (Submitted photo)
Provincial courthouse in Nanaimo, located at 35 Front St. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sentencing hearing in fatal Parksville hit-and-run case moved back to Aug. 24

Ryan John Grob, 36, pleaded guilty to impaired driving casing death

Provincial courthouse in Nanaimo, located at 35 Front St. (Black Press Media file photo)
Courthouse in Nanaimo. (PQB News file photo)

Lawyer: Reckless actions of impaired driver led to fatal 2019 Parksville hit-and-run

Crown requests six-year jail sentence for Ryan John Grob, 36

Courthouse in Nanaimo. (PQB News file photo)