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Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)

Killer gets life sentence for shooting Abbotsford man in Coal Harbour

Francois Gauthier, 52, gunned down Harb Dhaliwal on April 17, 2021

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Protesters with the Meat the Victims organization ran onto the Excelsior Hog Farm property in Abbotsford on April 28, 2019. The trial is now underway for three people who have been charged in relation to the incident. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford farmer says 2019 protest at hog farm was ‘hard to deal with’

Calvin Binnendyk testifies at trial for 3 charged with mischief and break-and-enter

Protesters with the Meat the Victims organization ran onto the Excelsior Hog Farm property in Abbotsford on April 28, 2019. The trial is now underway for three people who have been charged in relation to the incident. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
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Man out $85K for 138 bottles of wine after B.C. Supreme Court dismisses claim

Bad deal over damaged wine shipment leaves man with nothing but sour grapes

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(From left) Roy Sasano, Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer speak to the media Monday morning (June 27) on the first day of their trial at B.C. Supreme Court in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Crown says 3 accused placed hidden cameras on Abbotsford hog farm weeks before protest

Trial now underway for trio charged with mischief and break-and-enter

(From left) Roy Sasano, Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer speak to the media Monday morning (June 27) on the first day of their trial at B.C. Supreme Court in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey man accused of forcing woman into ‘sexual activity’ with his dog

Anthony Louis White to be sentenced for sexual assault and assault on Sept. 7

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

Abbotsford man so far awarded $1.3M for 2008 crash that paralyzed him at age 9

Impaired driver found 90% liable; Nissan among defendants dismissed from claim

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
A glass of beer sits on a table. (Pexels photo)

Friends sue each other for damages after armed drunken fight

Two men sued one another for civil liability and damages from the fight

A glass of beer sits on a table. (Pexels photo)
RCMP investigate at the car wash on Yale Road at Fletcher Street in downtown Chilliwack on Oct. 22, 2019 after an overnight homicide. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack manslaughter victim was either retreating or advancing when shot rang out

Duelling versions of what happened at time of shooting presented by Crown, defence lawyers

RCMP investigate at the car wash on Yale Road at Fletcher Street in downtown Chilliwack on Oct. 22, 2019 after an overnight homicide. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The case of a possible kidnapping led to lesser charges as reasonable doubts emerged about whether the kidnapped man was involved in his capture. (File photo)

‘Highly suspicious’ kidnapping case could have been extortion plot B.C. court rules

Doubts emerged about whether a B.C. man was involved in his own 2019 kidnapping

The case of a possible kidnapping led to lesser charges as reasonable doubts emerged about whether the kidnapped man was involved in his capture. (File photo)
Courthouse in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Courthouse in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo)

Construction safety issues in Surrey, Mission lead to $25K fine, 14 days incarceration

Construction company principal sentenced to 14 days incarceration and his company fined $25,000 for civil contempt

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

Surrey man gets 6 months house arrest for leaving fatal traffic crash

Court heard Roger Gerald Joseph Dionne, 66, went to Tim Hortons and then home after the crash

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
The Coastal GasLink pipeline near Parsnip River crossing in northern B.C., February 2022. The company is being sued by a former chef who worked at one of its remote camps. (Coastal GasLink photo)

Former chef of remote Coastal GasLink camp sues for sexual battery, unsanitary workplace

Woman says nothing was done after she was groped against her consent

The Coastal GasLink pipeline near Parsnip River crossing in northern B.C., February 2022. The company is being sued by a former chef who worked at one of its remote camps. (Coastal GasLink photo)
The trial of two cousins charged in connection with the August 2017 death of 19-year-old Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi got underway May 30, 2022 in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)

Trial of cousins charged in Surrey teen’s 2017 death underway

Proceedings for Gurvinder Singh Deo and Talwinder Khun Khun set for 25 days

The trial of two cousins charged in connection with the August 2017 death of 19-year-old Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi got underway May 30, 2022 in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Higher court reverses Surrey judge’s decision to stay traffic violation case

Provincial court judge ordered stay on basis driver’s constitutional right to be tried within a reasonable time was infringed

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo: Black Press Media)

Judge dismisses drug users group petition to flip Surrey council’s business licence denial

BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors sought judicial review of Surrey council decision

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo: Black Press Media)
Future route of the 84 Avenue connector in Newton, at the southern end of Bear Creek Park. (Submitted photo)

City of Surrey loses court bid to have 84 Avenue petitioners pay its legal costs

City argued petitioners ‘acted as private citizens and were pursuing their personal and political goals’ in asking court to stop construction of 84 Avenue connector

Future route of the 84 Avenue connector in Newton, at the southern end of Bear Creek Park. (Submitted photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)

Lawyer says ‘nothing normal’ about City of Surrey’s ‘suppression of political dissent’

A B.C. judge is told this is ‘exactly what the Charter is supposed to help prevent’ as he presides over Surrey political signage bylaw case. He has reserved his decision

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, is awaiting sentencing on two child-pornography charges, of which he was convicted in February 2022.

Crown says former Abbotsford vice-principal should get up to 3 years for child porn

Judge reserves sentencing decision for Mike Haire, convicted of 2 offences

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, is awaiting sentencing on two child-pornography charges, of which he was convicted in February 2022.
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)

B.C. woman who suffered severe burns from guitarist’s fire stunt awarded $202K

Guitarist Ben Fussell’s 2011 stunt went awry, resulting in severe burns to a concert-goer

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
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