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James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage will be tried for the murder of a Metchosin man in Vancouver Law Courts. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Trial for prison escapees accused of murdering Greater Victoria man moved to Vancouver

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage charged with 2019 murder of Martin Payne

 

Friends of Bear Creek Park prepare to pack boxes containing 800 pairs of jeans into MCC Thrift Shop van Nov. 19 as part of fundraising drive to pay for court battle with City of Surrey over expansion of 84th Avenue. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Friends of Bear Creek Park fighting ‘David versus Goliath’ war against city over road project

The citizens’ group is trying to raise funds as court costs mount up

 

Elite Farm Services workers seen throwing chickens at a Chilliwack farm in undercover video filmed by Mercy for Animals in 2017. (Submitted)

Charter breach applications rejected for accused in Fraser Valley chicken abuse case

Chilliwack chicken-catching company pleaded guilty, while Ontario-based Sofina may still go to trial

 

BC Supreme Court rules on Oct. 8, 2021 that three men can be extradited to U.S. to face charges in connection with an alleged 2006 cannabis smuggling operation from the Okanagan-Shuswap to California. (File photo)

Extradition ordered in alleged Okanagan-Shuswap cannabis smuggling via hollow logs

Three men to be extradited to U.S. in connection with trafficking charges involving B.C., California

BC Supreme Court rules on Oct. 8, 2021 that three men can be extradited to U.S. to face charges in connection with an alleged 2006 cannabis smuggling operation from the Okanagan-Shuswap to California. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
The new Abbotsford Law Courts. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News file)

Drugs, guns found after driver makes legal U-turn in Chilliwack not admissable, judge rules

Officer who thought all U-turns are illegal pursued driver leading to several charter breaches

The new Abbotsford Law Courts. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News file)
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Tuesday December 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Judge dismisses B.C. mom’s attempt to block son’s gender affirming surgery

Mother had argued that son could not provide informed consent

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Tuesday December 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Empty Moderna vaccine vials are shown before a COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., on Friday, Jul. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Murder trial jurors must be vaccinated to prevent COVID-related mistrial: B.C. judge

Judge says it would be a ‘travesty’ if COVID caused the trial to stop

Empty Moderna vaccine vials are shown before a COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., on Friday, Jul. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Still from a video of workers loading birds into crates at an Abbotsford egg farm on July 15, 2020, according to Janice Soranno who provided the video to the media. (Vimeo)

Chilliwack chicken-catching company pleads guilty to animal abuse

Whether charges will be dropped against Ontario-based Sofina still uncertain

Still from a video of workers loading birds into crates at an Abbotsford egg farm on July 15, 2020, according to Janice Soranno who provided the video to the media. (Vimeo)
Robert Riley Saunders. (File)

Former Kelowna social worker pleads guilty to defrauding youth in his care

Saunders is accused of stealing money from at-risk youth in his care, many of whom are Indigenous

Robert Riley Saunders. (File)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Judge orders Surrey to pay $220K over land expropriation lawsuit

Surrey expropriated property to build an overpass as part of the Roberts Bank Corridor Project

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Seven-year-old Aaliyah Rosa was found dead in an apartment in Langley in July 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

BREAKING: Langley mother found not guilty of murder in seven-year-old daughter’s death

KerryAnn Lewis has been found not guilty after a trial that stretched more a year

Seven-year-old Aaliyah Rosa was found dead in an apartment in Langley in July 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)
Vancouver law courts. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey property owners accuse City of ‘wrongfully’ pressuring them to sell

Civil suit also alleges RCMP conducted wrongful searches on their land

Vancouver law courts. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
A worker is seen throwing a chicken in an undercover video in 2017 filmed by California-based animal rights activists Mercy For Animals.

Fraser Valley chicken abuse case defendants want charges dropped due to delay

Ontario-based Sofina and Chilliwack chicken catching company in BC Supreme Court this week

A worker is seen throwing a chicken in an undercover video in 2017 filmed by California-based animal rights activists Mercy For Animals.
The man charged in the death of 19-year-old Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi – Harjot Singh Deo – is now allowed to contact his sister. (File photo)

Accused in 2017 torch-SUV killing in Surrey now allowed contact with sister

Harjot Singh Deo’s bail condition was varied in B.C. Supreme Court on Aug. 20

The man charged in the death of 19-year-old Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi – Harjot Singh Deo – is now allowed to contact his sister. (File photo)
Some of the work that has been done by Bear Creek Park as the City of Surrey prepares for the 84 Avenue extension between King George Boulevard and 140 Street. An injunction was extended until the B.C. Supreme Court can hear Force of Nature Society’s petition on Oct. 14 and 15. (Submitted photo: Sebastian Sajda)

Judge grants injunction for Surrey’s Bear Creek Park until October hearing

Injunction will stop almost all work on the 84 Avenue extension

Some of the work that has been done by Bear Creek Park as the City of Surrey prepares for the 84 Avenue extension between King George Boulevard and 140 Street. An injunction was extended until the B.C. Supreme Court can hear Force of Nature Society’s petition on Oct. 14 and 15. (Submitted photo: Sebastian Sajda)
Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021. Labbee was sentenced to two years less a day with two years of probation on Aug. 18, 2021 for failure to stop at crosswalk accident that caused the death of a 78-year-old woman. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

73-year-old Chilliwack woman gets jail time in fatal hit-and-run case from 2016

Linnea Labbee of Chilliwack sentenced to 2 years less a day in jail with two years probation

Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021. Labbee was sentenced to two years less a day with two years of probation on Aug. 18, 2021 for failure to stop at crosswalk accident that caused the death of a 78-year-old woman. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021 on day 16 of her trial in BC Supreme Court where she was charged in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a 78-year-old woman on Mary Street on Dec. 1, 2016. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Crown asks for two-year jail sentence for Chilliwack woman, 73, in fatal hit-and-run

Son of crosswalk victim said Fourghozaman Firoozian had ‘zest for life’ unmatched by younger people

Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021 on day 16 of her trial in BC Supreme Court where she was charged in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a 78-year-old woman on Mary Street on Dec. 1, 2016. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The trial date has been set for the four people charged with 21 combined counts of break and enter and criminal mischief in relation to a protest at an Abbotsford hog farm in 2019. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Trial date set for activists linked to Abbotsford hog farm protest

The ‘Excelsior 4’ will head to trial on June 28, 2022, the four defendants face 21 combined charges

The trial date has been set for the four people charged with 21 combined counts of break and enter and criminal mischief in relation to a protest at an Abbotsford hog farm in 2019. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Rally Thursday at city hall against Bear Creek road project. (Submitted photo)

Environmentalists win interim court injunction against Surrey’s Bear Creek road project

B.C. Supreme Court will hear application for permanent injunction on August 19 in Vancouver

Rally Thursday at city hall against Bear Creek road project. (Submitted photo)