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Three significant cases were adjourned in BC Supreme Court in Duncan Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Three high-profile court cases adjourned

New dates set for charges against Bennett, Alphonse and Dodd

Three significant cases were adjourned in BC Supreme Court in Duncan Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Bhavkiran Dhesi’s boyfriend Harjot Singh Deo has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter and interfering with her remains in the Surrey teens death on Aug. 2, 2017. (Contributed photo)

7-year sentence for boyfriend of manslaughter victim Bhavkiran Dhesi

Harjot Singh Deo sentenced in 2017 death of teen, found in torched SUV in South Surrey

Bhavkiran Dhesi’s boyfriend Harjot Singh Deo has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter and interfering with her remains in the Surrey teens death on Aug. 2, 2017. (Contributed photo)
In this courtroom sketch, Aydin Coban is pictured at B.C. Supreme Court, in New Westminster, B.C., on Monday, June 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Wolsak

Defence now seeks 2-year sentence, down from 6, for man who sexually exploited Amanda Todd

Aydin Coban convicted on charges relating to death of Todd

In this courtroom sketch, Aydin Coban is pictured at B.C. Supreme Court, in New Westminster, B.C., on Monday, June 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Wolsak
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).

Defamation case between Chilliwack trustee and former BCTF president at Supreme Court of Canada

Court to decide if Barry Neufeld’s lawsuit goes ahead, or if Glen Hansman’s statements are free speech

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).
A courtroom in the Abbotsford Law Courts. (B.C. government photo)

Man in Abbotsford who posted topless photos of ex-girlfriend gets suspended sentence

Man pleaded guilty to criminal harassment; two other charges stayed

A courtroom in the Abbotsford Law Courts. (B.C. government photo)
The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Former education assistant in Nanaimo sentenced to six years for sexual abuse

Glen Murray Massick pleaded guilty to charges in June

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Penticton Law Courts (File photo)

Okanagan man’s $300 a day meth habit fueled 9 day auto crime spree: Lawyer

Jesse Shawcross stole multiple vehicles over nine days in 2019

Penticton Law Courts (File photo)
Nanaimo RCMP officers speak with Vic Brice during a protest at RBC on April 7, when he glued his hand to the handle of the bank branch’s entrance. (News Bulletin file photo)

Judge sticks B.C. environmental activist with ban on possessing glue in public

Extinction Rebellion protester gets binding conditions of probation

Nanaimo RCMP officers speak with Vic Brice during a protest at RBC on April 7, when he glued his hand to the handle of the bank branch’s entrance. (News Bulletin file photo)
Save Old Growth protesters block morning commuter traffic in Victoria, Jan. 10, 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. judge accuses Save Old Growth of using volunteer protesters as ‘sacrificial lambs’

Protester’s vulnerability to being ‘seduced’ into blockade activities considered in sentencing decision

Save Old Growth protesters block morning commuter traffic in Victoria, Jan. 10, 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kelowna RCMP recently arrested two individuals who combined for a total of 68 recommended charges over two months. (File photo)

Assault on Kelowna teen that ‘shocked community’ leads to arrest 9 months later

17-year-old suffered life-altering injuries on Rail Trail in November 2021

Kelowna RCMP recently arrested two individuals who combined for a total of 68 recommended charges over two months. (File photo)
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ICBC liable for customer privacy breach that ended in targeted attacks, court rules

ICBC claims adjuster sold private information to member of criminal gang

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A model of a vessel that was previously planned to come into service between Nanaimo and Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)

Former fast ferry proponent sues Port of Nanaimo and current fast ferry partner

Island Ferries names port authority and Conqora in notice of claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court

A model of a vessel that was previously planned to come into service between Nanaimo and Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Man accused of stabbing Salman Rushdie pleads not guilty

On August 18, the man accused of stabbing award-winning author Salman Rushdie…

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Ontario judge Michelle O'Bonsawin to the Supreme Court of Canada on Friday, making her the first Indigenous person poised to sit on the country's highest bench. O'Bonsawin is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-PMO

O’Bonsawin nominated to be Canada’s first Indigenous Supreme Court justice

‘Court has always been missing an individual to interpret Canadian laws through an Indigenous lens’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Ontario judge Michelle O'Bonsawin to the Supreme Court of Canada on Friday, making her the first Indigenous person poised to sit on the country's highest bench. O'Bonsawin is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-PMO
Victoria police officers attend an incident in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue on Sept. 27, 2021, where a police officer was struck by a driver. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nanaimo man gets three years in jail for hitting Victoria officer with vehicle

Chance Kenton Nichol pleaded guilty in March after seriously injuring officer

Victoria police officers attend an incident in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue on Sept. 27, 2021, where a police officer was struck by a driver. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Nanaimo, a former mayor and a current councillor filed a response last month to a civil lawsuit filed by the city’s former chief administrative officer, Tracy Samra. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo details threats, breach of duties in response to fired CAO’s lawsuit

City, former mayor and current councillor file response to Tracy Samra’s civil claim

The City of Nanaimo, a former mayor and a current councillor filed a response last month to a civil lawsuit filed by the city’s former chief administrative officer, Tracy Samra. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from property developer Concord Pacific Acquisitions, ending a long-running legal dispute over the billion-dollar development of one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land. British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada’s high court won’t hear dispute over $1B Vancouver waterfront development

Dispute centred on one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from property developer Concord Pacific Acquisitions, ending a long-running legal dispute over the billion-dollar development of one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land. British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Steven Bacon pleaded guilty this week to second-degree murder in the death of Nanaimo teen Makayla Chang in 2017. (Photos submitted)

Man accused of killing Nanaimo teen pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder

Sentencing date for Steven Michael Bacon expected to be set Aug. 29 in B.C. Supreme Court

Steven Bacon pleaded guilty this week to second-degree murder in the death of Nanaimo teen Makayla Chang in 2017. (Photos submitted)
B.C. Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Black Press Media files)

Rough elevator ride leads to lawsuit against strata, Langley City

Elevator was a hazard that injured nine-member family, suit claims

B.C. Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Black Press Media files)
FILE - This undated portrait shows Emmett Till. The government is still investigating the brutal slaying of the black teenager that helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. A Justice Department report issued to Congress about civil rights cold case investigations lists the 1955 slaying of 14-year-old Till as being among the unit’s active cases. Till, who was from Chicago, was abducted and beaten to death hours after he whistled at a white woman while visiting Mississippi. His body was found in a river days later. (AP Photo/File)

Grand jury declines to indict woman in Emmett Till killing

‘… we’re still going to be calling for justice for Emmett Till’

FILE - This undated portrait shows Emmett Till. The government is still investigating the brutal slaying of the black teenager that helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. A Justice Department report issued to Congress about civil rights cold case investigations lists the 1955 slaying of 14-year-old Till as being among the unit’s active cases. Till, who was from Chicago, was abducted and beaten to death hours after he whistled at a white woman while visiting Mississippi. His body was found in a river days later. (AP Photo/File)