Court

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island 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 escaped inmates 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)
Doug McCallum entering Surrey provincial court in Surrey on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Surrey RCMP had 7-member team on McCallum’s foot injury allegation, court hears

‘Pretty extraordinary isn’t it?’ Peck asked Crown witness Sgt. Andre Johnny, the prime investigator, to which the officer replied ‘No’

Doug McCallum entering Surrey provincial court in Surrey on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Legal action has been initiated by the parent of a student that fell down an air shaft at Dover Bay Secondary School in June 2017. (News Bulletin file photo)

School district being sued after student fell down air duct five years ago in Nanaimo

Parent suing SD68 and another student in relation to 2017 incident at Dover Bay Secondary

Legal action has been initiated by the parent of a student that fell down an air shaft at Dover Bay Secondary School in June 2017. (News Bulletin file photo)
Three significant cases were adjourned in BC Supreme Court in Duncan Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Three high-profile court cases adjourned

New dates set for charges against Bennett, Alphonse and Dodd

Three significant cases were adjourned in BC Supreme Court in Duncan Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
In this courtroom sketch, Aydin Coban is pictured at B.C. Supreme Court, in New Westminster, B.C., on Monday, June 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Wolsak

Defence now seeks 2-year sentence, down from 6, for man who sexually exploited Amanda Todd

Aydin Coban convicted on charges relating to death of Todd

In this courtroom sketch, Aydin Coban is pictured at B.C. Supreme Court, in New Westminster, B.C., on Monday, June 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Wolsak
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).

Defamation case between Chilliwack trustee and former BCTF president at Supreme Court of Canada

Court to decide if Barry Neufeld’s lawsuit goes ahead, or if Glen Hansman’s statements are free speech

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).
The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Former education assistant in Nanaimo sentenced to six years for sexual abuse

Glen Murray Massick pleaded guilty to charges in June

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Penticton Law Courts (File photo)

Okanagan man’s $300 a day meth habit fueled 9 day auto crime spree: Lawyer

Jesse Shawcross stole multiple vehicles over nine days in 2019

Penticton Law Courts (File photo)
Nanaimo RCMP officers speak with Vic Brice during a protest at RBC on April 7, when he glued his hand to the handle of the bank branch’s entrance. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo environmental activist banned from possessing glue

Judge sticks Extinction Rebellion protester with binding conditions of probation

Nanaimo RCMP officers speak with Vic Brice during a protest at RBC on April 7, when he glued his hand to the handle of the bank branch’s entrance. (News Bulletin file photo)
Save Old Growth protesters block morning commuter traffic in Victoria, Jan. 10, 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. judge accuses Save Old Growth of using volunteer protesters as ‘sacrificial lambs’

Protester’s vulnerability to being ‘seduced’ into blockade activities considered in sentencing decision

Save Old Growth protesters block morning commuter traffic in Victoria, Jan. 10, 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victor Mema, former City of Nanaimo chief financial officer, filed a notice of claim in B.C. Supreme Court in May 2021, alleging wrongful dismissal. The city filed a response this past June. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo files response to another fired staff member’s lawsuit

Victor Mema filed notice of civil claim in May 2021, city filed its reponse more than a year later

Victor Mema, former City of Nanaimo chief financial officer, filed a notice of claim in B.C. Supreme Court in May 2021, alleging wrongful dismissal. The city filed a response this past June. (News Bulletin file photo)
Kelowna RCMP recently arrested two individuals who combined for a total of 68 recommended charges over two months. (File photo)

Assault on Kelowna teen that ‘shocked community’ leads to arrest 9 months later

17-year-old suffered life-altering injuries on Rail Trail in November 2021

Kelowna RCMP recently arrested two individuals who combined for a total of 68 recommended charges over two months. (File photo)
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ICBC liable for customer privacy breach that ended in targeted attacks, court rules

ICBC claims adjuster sold private information to member of criminal gang

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