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Police investigate after a man was found dead at about 12:45 a.m. April 7, 2020 in the 8800-block of 138A Street, just north of Bear Creek Park. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Man found guilty in fatal 2020 Surrey shooting

Robert Tomljenovic found guilty of manslaughter, robbery with a firearm

 

RCMP on scene of a Jan. 18, 2021 shooting in a Langley City parking garage. The accused in the case is now in custody awaiting a court hearing. (Lisa Farquharson/Langley Advance Times)

Man charged in Langley attempted murder has lengthy record

Court records show that Chad Allen Stewart has been convicted of numerous offences

 

Hereditary Chiefs Aaron Hans, Jeffery Snow and Snuxyaltwa (as known as Deric Snow) visit the Royal BC Museum in Victoria which houses family poles. (Mercy Snow photo)

Nuxalk totem pole stuck in limbo, ‘no clear path’ to remove it from Royal BC Museum

Bella Coola’s Nuxalk hereditary chief files civil case against museum for the return of the pole

 

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).

Former BCTF president asks Supreme Court to reinstate dismissal of Chilliwack trustee’s civil suit

Glen Hansman’s appeal of lower court decision regarding Barry Neufeld to be heard by Canada’s highest court

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).
Kevin LeClair was murdered during the 2009 Lower Mainland gang wars. His killer lost an appeal of his murder conviction this week. (Langley Advance Times files)

Convicted UN Gang hit man loses appeal of 2009 Langley murder

Cory Vallee’s first degree murder convictions stands

Kevin LeClair was murdered during the 2009 Lower Mainland gang wars. His killer lost an appeal of his murder conviction this week. (Langley Advance Times files)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (Black Press Media)

U.S. man who re-entered Canada 20 minutes after being deported loses appeal of 9 month jail term

Gabriale Rene St. Constantine, 59, told Surrey judge he feared political unrest, violence in Oregon

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (Black Press Media)
The Parole Board of Canada handed Victoria killer Justin Carte an extra 90 days in prison after he spit on a correctional manager in March 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Impulsive and violent’ B.C. killer gets extra 90 days for spitting on official

Justin Carte spit on correctional manager while serving time for slicing stranger’s neck

The Parole Board of Canada handed Victoria killer Justin Carte an extra 90 days in prison after he spit on a correctional manager in March 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)

In-person appearances postponed in BC Supreme, provincial courts due to Omicron

Virus case counts have soared in B.C. in recent weeks

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)
Vancouver law courts. (File photo)

Judge rules Kelowna RCMP not liable in 2015 high-speed crash on Highway 1 near Abbotsford

Passenger who was injured said police were negligent following drug arrest

Vancouver law courts. (File photo)
Sentencing proceedings for Robert Boule (inset), the owner of the Smuggler’s Inn, were held this week (Dec. 16-17, 2021) in Vancouver. (Photo courtesy of The Northern Light newspaper)

U.S. inn owner apologizes for helping foreign nationals illegally cross into South Surrey

Judge imposes 30 days jail, probation on Smuggler’s Inn owner Robert Boule

Sentencing proceedings for Robert Boule (inset), the owner of the Smuggler’s Inn, were held this week (Dec. 16-17, 2021) in Vancouver. (Photo courtesy of The Northern Light newspaper)
A sentencing hearing for Robert Boule (inset), owner of the Smuggler’s Inn, got underway in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. (Photo courtesy of The Northern Light newspaper)
A sentencing hearing for Robert Boule (inset), owner of the Smuggler’s Inn, got underway in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. (Photo courtesy of The Northern Light newspaper)
A man argued that his drug charges should be tossed out because police in Abbotsford breached his charter rights when they searched his “man bag.” (Photo by Álvaro Serrano on Unsplash

Man loses argument that police in Abbotsford shouldn’t have searched his ‘man bag’

Jakob Mosterd convicted of drug charges after arguing charter rights were breached

A man argued that his drug charges should be tossed out because police in Abbotsford breached his charter rights when they searched his “man bag.” (Photo by Álvaro Serrano on Unsplash
Proceedings for Robert Boule (inset), the owner of the Smuggler’s Inn, are underway this week (Sept. 14-25) in Vancouver. (Photo courtesy of The Northern Light newspaper)

Sentencing hearing this week for U.S. inn owner who admitted to helping 7 enter Canada illegally

Smuggler’s Inn owner Robert Boule entered guilty plea at start of trial

Proceedings for Robert Boule (inset), the owner of the Smuggler’s Inn, are underway this week (Sept. 14-25) in Vancouver. (Photo courtesy of The Northern Light newspaper)
Campbell River courthouse. Google maps

B.C. judge ignores precedent, rejects jail time for addict caught trafficking fentanyl

Distinguishes between street-level trafficker supporting an addiction and higher drug dealer

Campbell River courthouse. Google maps
One woman was convicted, another acquitted for charges involving sexual activity with minors, during a Nov. 24 trial date at Western Communities Courthouse in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. woman convicted of sexually assaulting, luring 15-year-old boy

Sex was consensual, but teen was too young to legally consent, judge determines

One woman was convicted, another acquitted for charges involving sexual activity with minors, during a Nov. 24 trial date at Western Communities Courthouse in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Supreme Court in Prince George, B.C. (Google Maps)

Quesnel man found not criminally responsible in 2018 stabbing death of uncle

Kristopher Edward Leclair was found to be suffering from schizophrenia

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B.C. Supreme Court in Prince George, B.C. (Google Maps)
This photo of murder victim Paul Prestbakmo was taken on a recent birthday, not far from where he was found with fatal wounds in August 2019. (Cory Brideau photo)

Sentencing set for youth convicted in stabbing death of South Surrey mechanic

Pair were found guilty in May 2021 of second-degree murder, sentencing set for June 2022

This photo of murder victim Paul Prestbakmo was taken on a recent birthday, not far from where he was found with fatal wounds in August 2019. (Cory Brideau photo)
The Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)

Appeal court halves Surrey man’s $500K restitution order

Ravinder Paul Mangat was convicted in January 2020 of defrauding a childhood friend

The Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)
Kelowna Law Courts (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Man sues Kelowna RCMP officer over December 2019 shooting

The officer also faces possible charges for the incident

Kelowna Law Courts (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Warren Brundage with “Beans” the rabbit. (File photo)

Surrey man who claims he ‘rescued’ rabbit from city street gets arrested, charged

Warren Brundage, of Newton, claims bunny was abandoned. It’s “surreal,” he said, on being charged with theft under $5,000 and possession of stolen property

Warren Brundage with “Beans” the rabbit. (File photo)