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Anthony Thomas, 27, is charged in the vehicular death of 51-year-old pedestrian Kim Ward, killed in Central Saanich in 2018. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Accused demonstrated ‘pattern of disregard’ before fatal Central Saanich crash: Crown lawyer

Anthony Thomas continued to drive despite several warning signs, prosecutor argues in court

Anthony Thomas, 27, is charged in the vehicular death of 51-year-old pedestrian Kim Ward, killed in Central Saanich in 2018. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Former navy officer Kit Wong was sentenced to two years in prison at the Victoria courthouse Feb. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

Former navy officer handed 2 years in prison for sexual offences in Victoria, Esquimalt

Offences related to 75-year-old’s home-based acupuncture, massage practice

Former navy officer Kit Wong was sentenced to two years in prison at the Victoria courthouse Feb. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo man who has had 20 friends die of overdoses sentenced for trafficking fentanyl

40-year-old caught ‘red-handed’ outside Port Place to serve another four and a half years

Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)
Anthony Thomas, 27, is on trial in Victoria facing multiple impaired driving charges in connection with the death of Kim Ward, 51, and critical injury of her sister Tracy Ward, then 48 in Central Saanich in 2018. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Driver had methamphetamine, Xanax in system at time of fatal Central Saanich crash

RCMP toxicology expert outlined Anthony Thomas’ blood analysis in court Tuesday

Anthony Thomas, 27, is on trial in Victoria facing multiple impaired driving charges in connection with the death of Kim Ward, 51, and critical injury of her sister Tracy Ward, then 48 in Central Saanich in 2018. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Two Colwood parents had their disagreement over vaccination of their daughter decided by a judge recently in the Western Communities Courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)

Judge allows Greater Victoria mom to vaccinate daughter over dad’s objections

Ruling finds health officials in better position to weigh benefits and risks than unknown others

Two Colwood parents had their disagreement over vaccination of their daughter decided by a judge recently in the Western Communities Courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)
Anthony Thomas is charged in the death of a 51-year-old pedestrian who was struck while walking along Central Saanich Road in August 2018. He is on trial at the Victoria courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver was speeding when he struck sisters in fatal Central Saanich crash, court hears

Anthony Thomas on trial for impaired driving causing death and bodily harm

Anthony Thomas is charged in the death of a 51-year-old pedestrian who was struck while walking along Central Saanich Road in August 2018. He is on trial at the Victoria courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)
Leila Bui was sent into an unreponsive state when Tenessa Nikirk struck her in a Saanich crosswalk. On Jan. 25, Nikirk’s appeal against her conviction was dismissed. (Black Press Media file photo)

Appeal by driver who struck Leila Bui in Saanich crosswalk dismissed

Tenessa Nikirk may appeal 2 year prison sentence for dangerous driving causing bodily harm

Leila Bui was sent into an unreponsive state when Tenessa Nikirk struck her in a Saanich crosswalk. On Jan. 25, Nikirk’s appeal against her conviction was dismissed. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Court of Appeal recently decided on a Courtenay youth case over a mental disorder designation. (Black Press file photo)

Court of Appeal upholds part of youth’s appeal, dismisses rest in Courtenay case

Issue surrounded designation of not criminally responsible by reason of mental defect

The Court of Appeal recently decided on a Courtenay youth case over a mental disorder designation. (Black Press file photo)
Flowers on Central Saanich Road mark the spot where Kim Ward was struck by a vehicle and killed in August 2018. The trial for the man charged with causing her death, Anthony Thomas, continued Thursday in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

More details emerge about fatal pedestrian crash in Central Saanich

Crash scene photographer, second eyewitness testify in day 4 of Anthony Thomas trial

Flowers on Central Saanich Road mark the spot where Kim Ward was struck by a vehicle and killed in August 2018. The trial for the man charged with causing her death, Anthony Thomas, continued Thursday in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Hereditary Chiefs Aaron Hans, Jeffery Snow and Snuxyaltwa (as known as Deric Snow) visit the Royal BC Museum in Victoria which houses family poles. (Mercy Snow photo)

Nuxalk totem pole stuck in limbo, ‘no clear path’ to remove it from Royal BC Museum

Bella Coola’s Nuxalk hereditary chief files civil case against museum for the return of the pole

Hereditary Chiefs Aaron Hans, Jeffery Snow and Snuxyaltwa (as known as Deric Snow) visit the Royal BC Museum in Victoria which houses family poles. (Mercy Snow photo)
Flowers on Central Saanich Road mark the spot where Kim Ward was struck by a vehicle and killed in August 2018. The trial for the man charged with causing her death, Anthony Thomas, began Jan. 17 in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Eyewitness testifies in impaired driving trial that left woman dead in Central Saanich

Witness saw two bodies, one dog on the road after red SUV veered over center line

Flowers on Central Saanich Road mark the spot where Kim Ward was struck by a vehicle and killed in August 2018. The trial for the man charged with causing her death, Anthony Thomas, began Jan. 17 in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage will be tried for the murder of a Metchosin man, starting in November in Vancouver Law Courts. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Trial date set for escaped inmates accused of murdering Metchosin man

Trial for pair moved to Vancouver Law Courts, set to begin Nov. 14

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage will be tried for the murder of a Metchosin man, starting in November in Vancouver Law Courts. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (Black Press Media)

U.S. man who re-entered Canada 20 minutes after being deported loses appeal of 9 month jail term

Gabriale Rene St. Constantine, 59, told Surrey judge he feared political unrest, violence in Oregon

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (Black Press Media)
The Parole Board of Canada handed Victoria killer Justin Carte an extra 90 days in prison after he spit on a correctional manager in March 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bad behaviour extends prison sentence for Victoria killer

Justin Carte spit on correctional manager while serving time for manslaughter

The Parole Board of Canada handed Victoria killer Justin Carte an extra 90 days in prison after he spit on a correctional manager in March 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
A provincial court judge sentenced Adam Kassinen to a conditional sentence including house arrest on Jan. 7. Record file photo

Indecent exposure charges get conditional sentence for Island man

Adam Kassinen of Comox will face house arrest, followed by curfew and probation

A provincial court judge sentenced Adam Kassinen to a conditional sentence including house arrest on Jan. 7. Record file photo
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)

In-person appearances postponed in BC Supreme, provincial courts due to Omicron

Virus case counts have soared in B.C. in recent weeks

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)
The City of Victoria won several court cases against residents who were illegally operating short-term rentals. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)

Victoria points to court wins as proof short-term rental rules are working

Fines totalling $20,000 upheld by courts, five residents banned from operating short-term spaces

The City of Victoria won several court cases against residents who were illegally operating short-term rentals. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)
Dustin Perfitt has been found guilty in connection with a robbery and attack at a Courtenay liquor store. Image, RCMP

Suspect guilty of robbing Courtenay liquor store, stabbing clerk

Dustin Perfitt’s lawyer wants determination on client’s mental state prior to sentencing

Dustin Perfitt has been found guilty in connection with a robbery and attack at a Courtenay liquor store. Image, RCMP
Leila Bui remains in an unresponsive state, nearly four years after she was struck in a Saanich crosswalk by driver Tenessa Nikirk, who this week began an appeal of her conviction. (Black Press Media file photo)

Lawyer picks apart testimony in appeal of Saanich dangerous driving case

Leila Bui suffered life-altering injuries; Tenessa Nikirk was handed 2-year prison term in 2020

Leila Bui remains in an unresponsive state, nearly four years after she was struck in a Saanich crosswalk by driver Tenessa Nikirk, who this week began an appeal of her conviction. (Black Press Media file photo)
Leila Bui with her parents Tuan (left) and Kairry Nguyen. (Black Press Media file photo)

Appeal case for driver convicted after hitting Leila Bui to begin Wednesday in Victoria

Tenessa Nikirk is appealing a two-year prison sentence handed down in 2020

Leila Bui with her parents Tuan (left) and Kairry Nguyen. (Black Press Media file photo)