Court

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

  • Jun 29, 2022
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)
A man arrested for an altercation with an SPCA officer involving a gun was deemed not criminally responsible in Courtenay Provincial Court on May 31. Record file pic

Island man found not criminally responsible after SPCA official threatened with a gun

Suspect was arrested following 2021 altercation with SPCA officer at Comox Valley farm

A man arrested for an altercation with an SPCA officer involving a gun was deemed not criminally responsible in Courtenay Provincial Court on May 31. Record file pic
A Comox Valley man was sentenced in provincial court May 30 for child pornography possession and distribution. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Vancouver Island man sentenced six months for child porn possession

“The biggest hardship has been the collateral damage to my family.”

A Comox Valley man was sentenced in provincial court May 30 for child pornography possession and distribution. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Craig James, former clerk of the B.C. legislative assembly, arrives back at B.C. Supreme Court after a break from his trial, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former B.C. legislature clerk to be sentenced July 4 for $1,900 in misspending

Craig James found not guilty on counts related to retirement benefit and purchase of a wood splitter

Craig James, former clerk of the B.C. legislative assembly, arrives back at B.C. Supreme Court after a break from his trial, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Man sentenced to 4 years after sexually abusing 14-year-old in Nanaimo

Man sentenced in provincial court in Nanaimo for charges from 2019

Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
A rottweiler puppy waits to be examined by a veterinarian during a free animal health care clinic for the pets of low or no income residents, in Abbotsford in 2019. A May 2022 B.C. small claims decision involving a rottweiler demonstrates the complexity of shared pet custody. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Dog ownership split between multiple exes makes for tricky B.C. custody case

B.C. woman ordered to return dog to ex, ex’s old partner despite claim it was gifted to her verbally

A rottweiler puppy waits to be examined by a veterinarian during a free animal health care clinic for the pets of low or no income residents, in Abbotsford in 2019. A May 2022 B.C. small claims decision involving a rottweiler demonstrates the complexity of shared pet custody. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Jail pondered for man who sexually interfered with 13-year-old girl in Nanaimo

Sentencing hearing begins for Kailum Matthew Staples, who was 18 at the time of the offences

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
The BC Prosecution Service announced a number of policy changes May 20, aimed at bettering the justice system for Indigenous people. (Credit: Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

New BC Prosecution document guides against excessive incarceration of Indigenous people

Prosecutors reminded to always consider impacts of colonialism, residential schools

The BC Prosecution Service announced a number of policy changes May 20, aimed at bettering the justice system for Indigenous people. (Credit: Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
A new photo display has been added to the DD memorial site on the Pacific Circle Route between Mesachie Lake and Port Renfrew. (Photo submitted)

Six years and counting: Family angry fatal Descoteau stabbing still before the courts

Accused pursuing the not criminally responsible defence despite already pleading guilty

A new photo display has been added to the DD memorial site on the Pacific Circle Route between Mesachie Lake and Port Renfrew. (Photo submitted)
The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Man sentenced in Nanaimo court to jail time for sex assault and child luring

Antonio John Charlie-Matias to serve two years for separate offences

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)