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A man identified as Dakota Samoleski was shot and killed in a Spallumcheen shooting Sept. 20, 2021. Jevon Daniel Smith, 46, is charged with second-degree murder and is set to return to court Oct. 4. (GoFundMe)

Preliminary inquiry set for Spallumcheen shooting

Man faces second-degree murder charge in connection with September 2021 incident on Back Enderby Road

 

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

 

An inquiry has found that Richard William Fairgrieve’s murder charge in relation to the death of William Bartz in 2017 is still viable, despite Fairgrieve having been found unfit for trial in January 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Murder charge in 2017 Vernon homicide still viable, inquiry finds

Richard William Fairgrieve’s murder charge could be prosecuted if he is eventually deemed fit for trial

 

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)

‘Impulsive and violent’ B.C. killer gets extra 90 days for spitting on official

Justin Carte spit on correctional manager while serving time for slicing stranger’s neck

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)
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)
Scales of justice (file photo)

Penticton man gets house arrest for forging cheques, making counterfeit money

RCMP found a printer and fake $100 bills in the man’s Penticton motel room

Scales of justice (file photo)
A GoFundMe has been set up to help lay to rest Ashley Simpson with dignity and respect, as well as to support her family as they travel from Ontario to B.C. to attend the murder trial of the man accused of killing her. (File photo)

GoFundMe will help Ashley Simpson’s family lay her remains to rest, attend court in Shuswap

Fundraising support appreciated so family can lay remains to rest in Ontario with dignity, respect

A GoFundMe has been set up to help lay to rest Ashley Simpson with dignity and respect, as well as to support her family as they travel from Ontario to B.C. to attend the murder trial of the man accused of killing her. (File photo)
Derek Favell, 39, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Ashley Simpson, is scheduled to appear in Salmon Arm court on Dec. 21, 2021. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Man charged with murder in Ashley Simpson’s death to appear in Salmon Arm court

Derek Favell, former boyfriend of victim, initially appeared in Kamloops but now set for Salmon Arm

Derek Favell, 39, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Ashley Simpson, is scheduled to appear in Salmon Arm court on Dec. 21, 2021. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Campbell River courthouse. Google maps

B.C. judge ignores precedent, rejects jail time for addict caught trafficking fentanyl

Distinguishes between street-level trafficker supporting an addiction and higher drug dealer

Campbell River courthouse. Google maps
One woman was convicted, another acquitted for charges involving sexual activity with minors, during a Nov. 24 trial date at Western Communities Courthouse in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. woman convicted of sexually assaulting, luring 15-year-old boy

Sex was consensual, but teen was too young to legally consent, judge determines

One woman was convicted, another acquitted for charges involving sexual activity with minors, during a Nov. 24 trial date at Western Communities Courthouse in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Supreme Court in Prince George, B.C. (Google Maps)

Quesnel man found not criminally responsible in 2018 stabbing death of uncle

Kristopher Edward Leclair was found to be suffering from schizophrenia

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B.C. Supreme Court in Prince George, B.C. (Google Maps)
Kelowna Law Courts (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Man sues Kelowna RCMP officer over December 2019 shooting

The officer also faces possible charges for the incident

Kelowna Law Courts (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Warren Brundage with “Beans” the rabbit. (File photo)

B.C. man who claims he ‘rescued’ rabbit from Surrey street gets arrested, charged

Warren Brundage, of Surrey, claims bunny was abandoned. It’s “surreal,” he said, on being charged with theft under $5,000 and possession of stolen property

Warren Brundage with “Beans” the rabbit. (File photo)
A man convicted of voyeurism and child pornography charges received a 15-month jail sentence on Nov. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)

15 months for B.C. man who filmed women in grocery store bathroom, posted to porn site

Matthew Charles Schwabe posted naked photos of fellow employees, roommate to Russian porn site

A man convicted of voyeurism and child pornography charges received a 15-month jail sentence on Nov. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)
Image courtesy Creative Outlet

Lord and Ladyship no longer: Courts change terms for addressing Justices

The change is an effort to make courts more modernized and accessible

Image courtesy Creative Outlet
A man who appeared in Salmon Arm Court Nov. 9, 2021 is faces charges of possession of child pornography and breaching conditions of his release by having more than one ‘mobile communication device.’ (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Man charged with possessing child porn in Salmon Arm also facing voyeurism charge in Burnaby

Incident in Salmon Arm alleged to have taken place in 2020, alleged offence in Burnaby from 2018

A man who appeared in Salmon Arm Court Nov. 9, 2021 is faces charges of possession of child pornography and breaching conditions of his release by having more than one ‘mobile communication device.’ (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Justin James Dodd appeared in a Duncan courtroom via video conference for the first time Tuesday morning on two counts of second degree murder. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Accused vows to represent himself in double murder of B.C. father and son

Justin James Dodd makes first court appearance on charges via video conference in Duncan

Justin James Dodd appeared in a Duncan courtroom via video conference for the first time Tuesday morning on two counts of second degree murder. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Mukhtiar Panghali, left, and Manjit Panghali.

Surrey man who fatally strangled pregnant wife granted unescorted leaves from prison

Mukhtiar Panghali murdered his pregnant wife Manjit Panghali in 2006. Both were Surrey school teachers

Mukhtiar Panghali, left, and Manjit Panghali.
Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Man sentenced to 6 years for assaulting Vancouver Island sex trade workers

Stephen Bradley Ewing previously pleaded guilty to offences from 2018

Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone appealed her second-degree murder conviction and sentence, rendered in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)

B.C. mother’s murder conviction upheld

‘The important finding was that the appellant took a bag and used that bag to suffocate her daughter’

South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone appealed her second-degree murder conviction and sentence, rendered in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)