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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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A model of a vessel that was previously planned to come into service between Nanaimo and Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)

Former fast ferry proponent sues Port of Nanaimo and current fast ferry partner

Island Ferries names port authority and Conqora in notice of claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court

A model of a vessel that was previously planned to come into service between Nanaimo and Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Man accused of stabbing Salman Rushdie pleads not guilty

On August 18, the man accused of stabbing award-winning author Salman Rushdie…

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Ontario judge Michelle O'Bonsawin to the Supreme Court of Canada on Friday, making her the first Indigenous person poised to sit on the country's highest bench. O'Bonsawin is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-PMO

O’Bonsawin nominated to be Canada’s first Indigenous Supreme Court justice

‘Court has always been missing an individual to interpret Canadian laws through an Indigenous lens’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Ontario judge Michelle O'Bonsawin to the Supreme Court of Canada on Friday, making her the first Indigenous person poised to sit on the country's highest bench. O'Bonsawin is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-PMO
Victoria police officers attend an incident in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue on Sept. 27, 2021, where a police officer was struck by a driver. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nanaimo man gets three years in jail for hitting Victoria officer with vehicle

Chance Kenton Nichol pleaded guilty in March after seriously injuring officer

Victoria police officers attend an incident in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue on Sept. 27, 2021, where a police officer was struck by a driver. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Nanaimo, a former mayor and a current councillor filed a response last month to a civil lawsuit filed by the city’s former chief administrative officer, Tracy Samra. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo details threats, breach of duties in response to fired CAO’s lawsuit

City, former mayor and current councillor file response to Tracy Samra’s civil claim

The City of Nanaimo, a former mayor and a current councillor filed a response last month to a civil lawsuit filed by the city’s former chief administrative officer, Tracy Samra. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from property developer Concord Pacific Acquisitions, ending a long-running legal dispute over the billion-dollar development of one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land. British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada’s high court won’t hear dispute over $1B Vancouver waterfront development

Dispute centred on one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from property developer Concord Pacific Acquisitions, ending a long-running legal dispute over the billion-dollar development of one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land. British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Steven Bacon pleaded guilty this week to second-degree murder in the death of Nanaimo teen Makayla Chang in 2017. (Photos submitted)

Man charged in Nanaimo teen’s death pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Sentencing date for Steven Michael Bacon expected to be set Aug. 29 in B.C. Supreme Court

Steven Bacon pleaded guilty this week to second-degree murder in the death of Nanaimo teen Makayla Chang in 2017. (Photos submitted)
The accused in the June 2019 shooting incident in the area of the Coffee Love Bug shop was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court Friday. Record file photo

Courtenay shooting suspect sentenced in court to five years

Zachary Gordon pleaded guilty to three weapons charges in June

The accused in the June 2019 shooting incident in the area of the Coffee Love Bug shop was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court Friday. Record file photo
B.C. Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Black Press Media files)

Rough elevator ride leads to lawsuit against strata, Langley City

Elevator was a hazard that injured nine-member family, suit claims

B.C. Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Black Press Media files)
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’

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)
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

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

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
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)