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FILE - This undated portrait shows Emmett Till. The government is still investigating the brutal slaying of the black teenager that helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. A Justice Department report issued to Congress about civil rights cold case investigations lists the 1955 slaying of 14-year-old Till as being among the unit’s active cases. Till, who was from Chicago, was abducted and beaten to death hours after he whistled at a white woman while visiting Mississippi. His body was found in a river days later. (AP Photo/File)

Grand jury declines to indict woman in Emmett Till killing

‘… we’re still going to be calling for justice for Emmett Till’

 

A suspect was in provincial court in Courtenay Aug. 4 for sentencing but now wants to change a guilty plea. Record file photo

Suspect wants to change plea prior to sentence for Courtenay robbery

Thursday morning’s court appearance was fourth attempt at sentencing in less than a year

 

Jacob Hoggard leaves court after being found guilty of one count of sexual assault, in Toronto, Sunday, June 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Jacob Hoggard sexual assault case back before northeastern Ontario court today

Latest sexual assault charge related to 2016 incident in Kirkland Lake

 

Police arrested Lucas Morine on Ryan Road in Courtenay last October for a series of axe attacks on vehicles. He was sentenced in provincial court on Aug. 3. Bev Dempsey-Orr file photo

Axe attacks on Vancouver Island vehicles net man 22 more months in jail

Lucus Morine’s lawyer had been seeking time-served for the offences

Police arrested Lucas Morine on Ryan Road in Courtenay last October for a series of axe attacks on vehicles. He was sentenced in provincial court on Aug. 3. Bev Dempsey-Orr file photo
The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Man caught in child-luring sting on YouTube spared jail time by judge in Nanaimo

Cory John Lloyd, 42, sentenced for charge of arranging a sexual offence against a child

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen returns to B.C. Supreme Court after a lunch break in his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Friday, July 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Jury starts deliberating in sexual assault trial of former Vancouver Canuck Virtanen

Virtanen accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his hotel room in 2017

Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen returns to B.C. Supreme Court after a lunch break in his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Friday, July 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Nanaimo RCMP were looking for a 32-year-old woman wanted for breaching probation, theft, and failing to appear in court, but she has since been located and arrested. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Tips help police locate and arrest Nanaimo woman who was wanted

32-year-old woman accused of missing court appearance and breaching probation

Nanaimo RCMP were looking for a 32-year-old woman wanted for breaching probation, theft, and failing to appear in court, but she has since been located and arrested. (Photo submitted)
Former Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre executive Chris Beaton. (News Bulletin file photo)

No jail for former Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre exec after child-luring charges

Chris Beaton handed suspended sentence with probation and conditions

Former Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre executive Chris Beaton. (News Bulletin file photo)
A former B.C. caregiver was convicted July 15 of failing to provide the necessaries of life to one of her patients. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

Caregiver convicted on lesser charge in death of developmentally disabled B.C. woman

Astrid Charlotte Dahl failed to provide necessaries of life to woman in her care, court found

A former B.C. caregiver was convicted July 15 of failing to provide the necessaries of life to one of her patients. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
A civil resolution tribunal awarded just over $2,000 for damages and fees to a Saanich man sued his neighbours for costs he incurred dealing with encroachment of their bamboo plants onto his property. (Creative Outlet)

Tribunal brings Saanich neighbours’ bamboo feud to resolution

Complainant awarded just over $2,000 toward the cost of erecting barrier

A civil resolution tribunal awarded just over $2,000 for damages and fees to a Saanich man sued his neighbours for costs he incurred dealing with encroachment of their bamboo plants onto his property. (Creative Outlet)
Protesters gather outside the Kelowna Court House during the sentencing of fraudulent social worker Robert Riley Saunders (Jacqueline Gelineau)

Fraudulent Kelowna social worker facing prison wishes he could ‘go back in time’

Saunders stole approximately $461,000 intended for 107 Indigenous youth in his care

Protesters gather outside the Kelowna Court House during the sentencing of fraudulent social worker Robert Riley Saunders (Jacqueline Gelineau)
Milo, a two-year-old Doberman, was the centre of a recent Port Alberni civil property claim after an engaged couple near Port Alberni broke up and shared custody just wasn’t an option. (Pixabay photo)

Judge decides who gets to keep the dog after engaged Vancouver Island couple split up

“Dogs are considered property, but a different type of property”

Milo, a two-year-old Doberman, was the centre of a recent Port Alberni civil property claim after an engaged couple near Port Alberni broke up and shared custody just wasn’t an option. (Pixabay photo)
Milo, a two-year-old Doberman, was the centre of a recent Port Alberni civil property claim after an engaged couple near Port Alberni broke up and shared custody just wasn’t an option. (Pixabay photo)

Judge decides who gets to keep the dog after engaged Vancouver Island couple splits up

“Dogs are considered property, but a different type of property”

Milo, a two-year-old Doberman, was the centre of a recent Port Alberni civil property claim after an engaged couple near Port Alberni broke up and shared custody just wasn’t an option. (Pixabay photo)
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The accused made an appearance in Nanaimo on June 29. Black Press file photo

Courtenay homicide suspect makes court appearance in Nanaimo

Next court appearance for Anousone Chang is set for Aug. 17

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The accused made an appearance in Nanaimo on June 29. Black Press file photo
Andrew Berry is appealing his conviction for his daughters’ murders. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Felicity Don)

Oak Bay’s Andrew Berry awaits appeal court decision following Crown’s closing arguments

Andrew Berry is appealing a double-murder conviction for the 2017 deaths of his two young daughters

Andrew Berry is appealing his conviction for his daughters’ murders. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Felicity Don)
Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Man pleads guilty to sexually touching two children in Nanaimo

Sentencing date for Glen Murray Massick expected to be set in August

Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Hoggard found guilty of sex assault against woman, acquitted on 2 other charges

Hedley frontman acquitted on charges related to 16-year-old fan

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
A man leaves the Kamloops Law Courts building, in Kamloops, BC on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. A family court pilot project in British Columbia may be a promising solution for domestic violence victims trying to navigate a confusing and intimidating legal system, advocates say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Daniel Hayduk

B.C. informal family court promising for domestic violence victims: advocates

Informal trial doesn’t involve lawyers, let’s each side personally explain their stance

A man leaves the Kamloops Law Courts building, in Kamloops, BC on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. A family court pilot project in British Columbia may be a promising solution for domestic violence victims trying to navigate a confusing and intimidating legal system, advocates say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Daniel Hayduk
Paris LaRoche, 26, charged in relation to the death of Sidney Mantee, 33, had a date in provincial court in Nanaimo June 1. Mantee was reported missing in October 2020. (News Bulletin file)

Preliminary inquiry may be delayed until new year in case of missing Nanaimo man’s murder

Paris Jayanne LaRoche faces charges of murder, indignity to human remains in Sidney Mantee case

Paris LaRoche, 26, charged in relation to the death of Sidney Mantee, 33, had a date in provincial court in Nanaimo June 1. Mantee was reported missing in October 2020. (News Bulletin file)