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File photo: Tom Zytaruk

Mom convicted of assaulting child with broomsticks, knives has bail revoked pending appeal

Surrey judge said victim’s injuries ‘not trifling in nature’

 

A black bear lumbers along the banks of the Sooke River. A Whistler woman pleaded guilty in 2021 to feeding and attracting black bears to her property. (Contributed - Gary Schroyen)

$60K fine for B.C. woman who fed bears was too hefty, appeal court rules

Whistler resident Zuzana Stevikova instead ordered to pay $10,500

 

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Two builders fined $6K for contempt after city alleges illegal renovations

Pair tells court ‘so many other people’ are building and renting suites without permission

 

Image from a video taken of the arrest on May 30 in downtown Kelowna.

“Imperfect but reasonable”: Judge finds Kelowna constable not guilty of assault

Const. Siggy Pietrzak was caught on camera punching a suspect during an arrest downtown

Image from a video taken of the arrest on May 30 in downtown Kelowna.
Penticton court.

Okanagan man who shot at girlfriend to spend even longer in jail

Derek Ryan Baptiste skipped out on parole and was arrested in a stolen car in Oliver

Penticton court.
Invinceable Green, from Nanaimo, was sentenced last month for killing a man with a bow and arrow at a Surrey homeless encampment in 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man sentenced for bow-and-arrow killing in Surrey, sexual assault in Nanaimo

Invinceable Green will serve seven years plus time served for crimes 13 years apart

Invinceable Green, from Nanaimo, was sentenced last month for killing a man with a bow and arrow at a Surrey homeless encampment in 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Andrew John Early Perry’s sentencing hearing was held on Oct. 19 at the Western Communities Court in Colwood. (Black Press Media file)

Island air force veteran jailed for owning ‘extreme and horrific’ child pornography

Andrew John Early Perry was sentenced in a Colwood courtroom to 18 months in jail

Andrew John Early Perry’s sentencing hearing was held on Oct. 19 at the Western Communities Court in Colwood. (Black Press Media file)
Blair Balch, 49, is awaiting sentencing related to the explosions that rocked Penticton earlier in 2021. (RCMP)

‘I apologize for scaring the public’: Penticton bomber sentenced to 270 days in jail

Blair Robert Balch admitted to setting off 3 explosive devices in 2021

Blair Balch, 49, is awaiting sentencing related to the explosions that rocked Penticton earlier in 2021. (RCMP)
Former Surrey mayor Doug McCallum talks to media after being found not guilty of public mischief Monday (Nov. 21). (Photo: Anna Burns)

BREAKING: Former Surrey mayor Doug McCallum found not guilty of public mischief

Judge Reginald Harris delivered his verdict in Surrey provincial court Monday

Former Surrey mayor Doug McCallum talks to media after being found not guilty of public mischief Monday (Nov. 21). (Photo: Anna Burns)
Rev. John Koopman of Free Reformed Church in Chilliwack who was found guilty of violating COVID-19 orders on religious gatherings. (Screenshot www.sermonaudio.com)

Fraser Valley pastor found guilty of hosting church service in violation of COVID rules

Rev. John Koopman’s lawyer to make Charter argument that prohibition violated freedom of religion

Rev. John Koopman of Free Reformed Church in Chilliwack who was found guilty of violating COVID-19 orders on religious gatherings. (Screenshot www.sermonaudio.com)
Steven Gauthier was convicted in BC Supreme Court in New Westminster on Feb. 5, 2020 of aggravated sexual assault for having sex with a woman while HIV positive and not informing her of his infection. He was sentenced to four years in prison on June 25, 2021. His appeal was dismissed on Nov. 14, 2022. (Facebook)

Appeal dismissed for Fraser Valley man who failed to disclose HIV status to sexual partner

Steven Gauthier sentenced to 4 years after BC Supreme Court conviction for aggravated sexual assault

Steven Gauthier was convicted in BC Supreme Court in New Westminster on Feb. 5, 2020 of aggravated sexual assault for having sex with a woman while HIV positive and not informing her of his infection. He was sentenced to four years in prison on June 25, 2021. His appeal was dismissed on Nov. 14, 2022. (Facebook)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo)

Convicted Surrey drug dealer whose sister was murdered loses court appeal for leniency

Man sentenced to 9 months jail and 6 months probation for selling cocaine and oxycodone to undercover Surrey Mounties on four occasions

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo)
The courthouse in Nanaimo. (Black Press Media file photo)

Parksville prolific offender receives 333 days jail-time for 5 charges

Sentences stem from incidents in 2020, 2021, 2022

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (Black Press Media file photo)
The body of Metchosin man Martin Payne was discovered July 12, 2019. Two escaped inmates from William Head Institution have been charged with his murder. (Martin Payne/Facebook)

Trial gets underway for B.C. prison escapees accused of murdering Metchosin man

Zachary Armitage and James Lee Busch are charged with killing 60-year-old Martin Payne

The body of Metchosin man Martin Payne was discovered July 12, 2019. Two escaped inmates from William Head Institution have been charged with his murder. (Martin Payne/Facebook)
Doug McCallum going through security at Surrey provincial court. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Crown says video footage ‘clearly shows’ driver didn’t commit offences McCallum alleged

Crown delivering final submissions in former Surrey mayor’s public mischief trial

Doug McCallum going through security at Surrey provincial court. (Photo: Anna Burns)
A memorial to Paul Prestbakmo (inset) grew quickly on the median adjacent to where he died, after suffering stab wounds, in the early hours of Aug. 16, 2019. (File photo/Facebook photo)

Life sentences for youths convicted in slaying of Surrey mechanic

Perpetrators sentenced as adults, no parole eligibility for seven years

A memorial to Paul Prestbakmo (inset) grew quickly on the median adjacent to where he died, after suffering stab wounds, in the early hours of Aug. 16, 2019. (File photo/Facebook photo)
Doug McCallum entering Surrey provincial court. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Doug McCallum entering Surrey provincial court. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table during a victim impact statement at his sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. Cruz was formally sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table during a victim impact statement at his sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. Cruz was formally sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
Doug McCallum going through security at Surrey provincial court in Surrey. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Defence presenting case in Doug McCallum’s public mischief trial in Surrey

Lawyer Eric Gottardi said evidence tendered by the defence will show McCallum’s foot was ‘in fact’ run over by Deborah Johnstone’s tire on Sept. 4, 2021

Doug McCallum going through security at Surrey provincial court in Surrey. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Doug McCallum going through security at Surrey provincial court in Surrey on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Doug McCallum going through security at Surrey provincial court in Surrey on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)