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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 Vancouver Island man

William Head escapees trial 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)

‘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)
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. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria points to court wins as proof short-term rental crackdown is 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. (Black Press Media file photo)
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 Vancouver Island dangerous driving case

Leila Bui of Saanich suffered life-altering injuries when struck in marked crosswalk

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 for driver convicted in Leila Bui case set to get underway 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)
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)
Colin John pleaded guilty to the May 2016 murder of a Chemainus man, during an appearance at Victoria Law Courts on Nov. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)

Accused pleads guilty to murder of Vancouver Island man Derek Descoteau

Colin John also pleads guilty to downgraded charge of aggravated assault of victim’s girlfriend

Colin John pleaded guilty to the May 2016 murder of a Chemainus man, during an appearance at Victoria Law Courts on Nov. 30. (Black Press Media 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
Former Victoria tattoo artist David Samuel Hadden pleaded guilty to four out of six counts of sexual assault in court Nov. 19. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

Victoria tattoo artist pleads guilty to four counts of sexual assault

David Samuel Hadden was arrested and charged in August 2020

Former Victoria tattoo artist David Samuel Hadden pleaded guilty to four out of six counts of sexual assault in court Nov. 19. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
The Nanaimo courthouse. (File photo)

More than a decade later, Island woman gets jail time for defrauding her boss

Jill Margaret Braun receives 22-month jail sentence for defrauding Parksville employer out of $31K

The Nanaimo courthouse. (File photo)
The British Columbia Court of Appeal has upheld North Cowichan’s decision to deny the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit a development permit for its expansion project. (File photo)

North Cowichan wins appeal, denying Motorsport Circuit expansion

Judges not persuaded by VIMC’s arguments

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has upheld North Cowichan’s decision to deny the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit a development permit for its expansion project. (File photo)