Court

Statue of Lady Justice outside courthouse, at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Host parents not liable for fatal crash after party: B.C. Supreme Court judge

Stephen and Lidia Pearson were not liable for the 2012 crash on Salt Spring Island, judge decides

Statue of Lady Justice outside courthouse, at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Supreme Court (The Canadian Press)

Technical hiccup interrupts Supreme Court as virtual hearing gets underway

The court has long embraced technology by livestreaming proceedings on its website

Supreme Court (The Canadian Press)
An Abbotsford man has now been sentenced for the break-in of a post office and the theft of mail. (File photo)

Man who broke into Abbotsford post office receives four more months in jail

Gary Patrick Richard sentenced for break-in and mail theft from April 20

An Abbotsford man has now been sentenced for the break-in of a post office and the theft of mail. (File photo)
Proceedings to impose sentence on former youth pastor Samuel Emerson were adjourned. (File photos)

Cloverdale youth pastor’s sexual-assault sentencing delayed

Samuel Emerson due to return to Surrey Provincial Court in August

Proceedings to impose sentence on former youth pastor Samuel Emerson were adjourned. (File photos)
John Phillip Stirling (Multnomah County Sheriff handout)

B.C. senior caught smuggling 750 litres of liquid meth gets 3 years in U.S. prison

John Philip Stirling, 66, was caught near Oregon by Coast Guard officials in 2019

John Phillip Stirling (Multnomah County Sheriff handout)
James Gordon of Abbotsford has been sentenced in relation to a hit-and-run spree in Langley and Abbotsford in December 2018.

Man sentenced to time served for hit-and-run spree in Langley and Abbotsford

James Joseph Gordon pleads guilty to 3 charges; another 15 charges stayed

James Gordon of Abbotsford has been sentenced in relation to a hit-and-run spree in Langley and Abbotsford in December 2018.
Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Man who assaulted nurse in Abbotsford sentenced to three months in jail

Neale Heath used dumbbell to strike nurse in hospital last September

Abbotsford Regional Hospital
The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Supreme Court moves provincial appeals of carbon tax to September

The court has agreed to hear the two carbon tax cases and two unrelated matters in September

The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Man who killed Abbotsford teen in 2005 loses bid to appeal conviction

Man who killed Abbotsford teen in 2005 loses bid to appeal conviction

Dustin Moir previously had two trials for the murder of Chelsey Acorn, 14, near Hope

Man who killed Abbotsford teen in 2005 loses bid to appeal conviction
Charles Dunn of Abbotsford was recently sentenced in Surrey provincial court. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

Man sentenced to almost a year for two child-porn charges in Abbotsford

Charles Dunn previously pleaded guilty to accessing images of child sexual abuse

Charles Dunn of Abbotsford was recently sentenced in Surrey provincial court. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
Abbotsford Regional Hospital File photo

Sentencing hearing slated for man who assaulted nurse at Abbotsford hospital

Neale Heath previously pleaded guilty to using dumbbell in attack

Abbotsford Regional Hospital File photo
Dogs are property, not kids, B.C. judge tells former couple

Dogs are property, not kids, B.C. judge tells former couple

Court decision made on competing lawsuits over Zeus and Aurora — a pit bull and pit bull cross

Dogs are property, not kids, B.C. judge tells former couple
Sexual offender Danny Depew has pleaded guilty to charges in Abbotsford.

Man with sexual-assault history pleads guilty in Abbotsford

Danny Depew still faces charges in Ontario in sex exploitation sting

Sexual offender Danny Depew has pleaded guilty to charges in Abbotsford.
A trial courtroom at the Provincial Court of B.C., in Vancouver in this undated photo. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

COVID-19: B.C. supreme and provincial courts suspend regular operations

Special considerations will be made for matters deemed urgent by a judge

A trial courtroom at the Provincial Court of B.C., in Vancouver in this undated photo. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
A trial courtroom at the Provincial Court of B.C., in Vancouver in this undated photo. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

COVID-19: B.C. provincial court to reduce operations

Bail hearings to take place by video conference, in custody criminal trials and sentencings continue

A trial courtroom at the Provincial Court of B.C., in Vancouver in this undated photo. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
FILE - In this July 13, 1985 file photo, Led Zeppelin bandmates, singer Robert Plant, left, and guitarist Jimmy Page, reunite to perform for the Live Aid famine relief concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. From left are John Bonham, Robert Plant, Denny and Jimmy Page. A federal appeals court on Monday, March 9, 2020, restored a jury verdict that found Led Zeppelin did not steal “Stairway to Heaven.” (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

Zeppelin wins latest battle of the bands in ‘Stairway’ fight

Court handed win to Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, dealt blow to estate of Randy Wolfe

FILE - In this July 13, 1985 file photo, Led Zeppelin bandmates, singer Robert Plant, left, and guitarist Jimmy Page, reunite to perform for the Live Aid famine relief concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. From left are John Bonham, Robert Plant, Denny and Jimmy Page. A federal appeals court on Monday, March 9, 2020, restored a jury verdict that found Led Zeppelin did not steal “Stairway to Heaven.” (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
In 2016, Barry Shpeley displayed the $25,000 in cash he was offering as a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in relation to his daughter Candace’s 2007 disappearance. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Dad of missing Abbotsford woman sentenced for park assault

Barry Shpeley was accused of exposing himself to couple in Hougen Park

In 2016, Barry Shpeley displayed the $25,000 in cash he was offering as a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in relation to his daughter Candace’s 2007 disappearance. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Jamboree organizer Edward Vandeyck with a 100-foot-tall radio tower brought in for the annual jamboree at Camp McLean. (Black Press file photo)

UPDATE: Former B.C. Scouts leader charged with child porn had ‘direct contact’ with children

Charges were sworn against Edward Johannas Vandeyck on Feb. 28

Jamboree organizer Edward Vandeyck with a 100-foot-tall radio tower brought in for the annual jamboree at Camp McLean. (Black Press file photo)
Harry Sadd, 73, received an eight year sentence for eight charges related to sexual abuse of minor boys between 1970 and 1984. Based on time served, Sadd will serve six years, eight months. (RCMP)

Victoria substitute teacher sentenced to eight years for sexual abuse of young boys

Harry Sadd, 73, abused some victims hundreds of times

Harry Sadd, 73, received an eight year sentence for eight charges related to sexual abuse of minor boys between 1970 and 1984. Based on time served, Sadd will serve six years, eight months. (RCMP)
The Peters Band Council has been ordered to accept the applications of two siblings, whose father is a member. They have also been denying membership to a third person. (Peters Band photo)

Third membership case still ongoing at Peters FN

Band council refusing membership to man based on timing of Indian status application

The Peters Band Council has been ordered to accept the applications of two siblings, whose father is a member. They have also been denying membership to a third person. (Peters Band photo)