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A woman who was injured in a car crash by her husband was awarded almost $800,000 on May 11 in B.C. Supreme Court. (Pexels)

Inattentive B.C. husband owes wife nearly $800,000 after he rear-ended her car

The crash left the woman with injuries and lasting pain

A woman who was injured in a car crash by her husband was awarded almost $800,000 on May 11 in B.C. Supreme Court. (Pexels)
A B.C. man was denied a $5,000 damage claim May 10, for an injury he sustained from a falling portable speaker at the Columbia SkyTrain station. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. man denied $5K claim after portable speaker hit his shin at SkyTrain station

Speaker fell after a fellow passenger’s bag tore open

A B.C. man was denied a $5,000 damage claim May 10, for an injury he sustained from a falling portable speaker at the Columbia SkyTrain station. (Black Press Media file photo)
A man who killed his mother in Gibsons in 2020 was found by a B.C. Supreme Court judge last week to be not criminally responsible for his actions. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man who killed his mother with an axe in Gibsons found not criminally responsible

Kevin Webster remains in care at psychiatric hospital

A man who killed his mother in Gibsons in 2020 was found by a B.C. Supreme Court judge last week to be not criminally responsible for his actions. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter have taken legal action after being suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. Their case got underway on Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photos)

Civil suit over Greater Victoria school trustees’ suspensions gets underway

One trustee’s lawyer says SD61 board does not have power to effectively end trustees’ terms

Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter have taken legal action after being suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. Their case got underway on Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photos)
The Comox Valley Regional District has conmmenced legal action against the shipbreaking company in Union Bay. File photo

Comox Valley Regional District sues to halt Union Bay shipbreaking operation

Regional officials say controversial Deep Water Recovery activities not permitted under bylaw

  • Apr 25, 2022
The Comox Valley Regional District has conmmenced legal action against the shipbreaking company in Union Bay. File photo
Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Man accused of coffee house murder in Nanaimo fit to stand trial, psychiatric report finds

Preliminary inquiry for James Carey Turok expected to be scheduled on May 17

Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
A judge found Lucus Morine guilty of all but one charge in provincial court in Courtenay on April 13. Record file pic

Accused guilty of all but one count in Courtenay axe attacks

Lucus Morine was charged following road rage-type incidents last October

  • Apr 14, 2022
A judge found Lucus Morine guilty of all but one charge in provincial court in Courtenay on April 13. Record file pic
Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis comments on an auditor general’s report in Edmonton on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Ex-Alberta justice minister found in contempt of court for defamation-threat letter

Judge ruled letter was an attempt to intimidate Dr. Anny Sauvageau while she was on witness stand

Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis comments on an auditor general’s report in Edmonton on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Lucus Morine was arrested at Ryan Road in Courtenay last October after three incidents related to damaging vehicles with an axe. Bev Dempsey-Orr file photo

Accused testifies in Vancouver Island axe attack road rage case

Lucus Morine pleaded to mischief, but judge still has to give verdict on other charges

Lucus Morine was arrested at Ryan Road in Courtenay last October after three incidents related to damaging vehicles with an axe. Bev Dempsey-Orr file photo
A suspect in three road rage incidents made an application to testify by video in Courtenay Provincial Court. Record file pic

Accused in Comox Valley road rage case denied application to testify by video

Lucus Morine faces charges for three 2021 incidents in Courtenay

A suspect in three road rage incidents made an application to testify by video in Courtenay Provincial Court. Record file pic
The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province appeals court ruling against sheltering in Beacon Hill Park

Decision raises questions for other B.C. parks with trusts, attorney general says

The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
Hunter Paulin was sentenced in provincial court in Courtenay March 21 for violent attack at a Comox gas station in 2021. File photo

Accused sentenced 5.5 years for Island gas station attack

Sentences also include DNA order and lifetime weapons ban

Hunter Paulin was sentenced in provincial court in Courtenay March 21 for violent attack at a Comox gas station in 2021. File photo
Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Sentencing begins in Nanaimo for man in sexual interference case

Paul Stanley Thomas Sam, 41, previously pleaded guilty to charges

Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Police arrested a man on Ryan Road in Courtenay last October in connection with a series of road rage incidents. Bev Dempsey-Orr file photo

Accused in Island road rage axe cases must wait to testify

“It basically looked like a scene out of Braveheart”

Police arrested a man on Ryan Road in Courtenay last October in connection with a series of road rage incidents. Bev Dempsey-Orr file photo
Police arrested a man on Ryan Road in Courtenay last October in connection with a series of road rage incidents. Bev Dempsey-Orr file photo

Accused in Courtenay road rage axe cases must wait to testify

“It basically looked like a scene out of Braveheart”

Police arrested a man on Ryan Road in Courtenay last October in connection with a series of road rage incidents. Bev Dempsey-Orr file photo
The accused made an initial appearance in Nanaimo on March 9. Black Press file photo

Island homicide suspect makes first court appearance

Next court appearance for Courtenay suspect is scheduled for March 23

  • Mar 10, 2022
The accused made an initial appearance in Nanaimo on March 9. Black Press file photo
B.C. Court of Appeal. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island fentanyl dealer loses appeal of 18-month sentence

Reiner Niederhumer had asked for a conditional sentence

B.C. Court of Appeal. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board in early February and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. Both filed civil suits against the board on Feb. 28. (Black Press Media file photos)

Greater Victoria trustees take civil action in efforts to have suspensions rescinded

Diane McNally and Rob Paynter’s punishments related to bullying, harassment complaints

Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board in early February and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. Both filed civil suits against the board on Feb. 28. (Black Press Media file photos)
The mother of two sisters who were struck by a vehicle in Central Saanich in 2018, is suing the car dealership, owner and driver. The civil trial is underway at the Victoria courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mother of Central Saanich crash victims suing dealership, buyer and driver

Trial focusing on who owned Jeep involved in fatal crash, who had consent to drive it

The mother of two sisters who were struck by a vehicle in Central Saanich in 2018, is suing the car dealership, owner and driver. The civil trial is underway at the Victoria courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

Former Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre exec pleads guilty to child-luring charges

Chris Beaton appeared by telephone in provincial court in Nanaimo on Wednesday, Feb. 16

Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)