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Brandon Nathan Teixeira, charged in connection with a fatal 2017 shooting in South Surrey, is scheduled for trial beginning July 4, 2022. (File photos)

Trial of notorious B.C. fugitive Brandon Teixeira set to begin July 4

Teixeira was arrested in California following extensive manhunt

Brandon Nathan Teixeira, charged in connection with a fatal 2017 shooting in South Surrey, is scheduled for trial beginning July 4, 2022. (File photos)
Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board in early February and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. Both filed civil suits against the board on Feb. 28. (Black Press Media file photos)

Suspended Victoria school trustees take court action to get action overturned

Diane McNally and Rob Paynter’s punishments related to bullying, harassment complaints

Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board in early February and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. Both filed civil suits against the board on Feb. 28. (Black Press Media file photos)
The mother of two sisters who were struck by a vehicle in Central Saanich in 2018, is suing the car dealership, owner and driver. The civil trial is underway at the Victoria courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island dogwalker crash victims’ mom sues dealership, buyer and driver

Trial focusing on who owned Jeep involved in fatal crash, who had consent to drive it

The mother of two sisters who were struck by a vehicle in Central Saanich in 2018, is suing the car dealership, owner and driver. The civil trial is underway at the Victoria courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

Former Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre exec pleads guilty to child-luring charges

Chris Beaton appeared by telephone in provincial court in Nanaimo on Wednesday, Feb. 16

Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)
A mother won the right to vaccinate her daughter against COVID-19, over the wishes of the child’s father, in a Supreme Court ruling at the Victoria courthouse on Feb. 3. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. mom wins court battle to vaccinate immunocompromised 7-year-old

Father opposed vaccine, argued too many unknowns around its effects on children

A mother won the right to vaccinate her daughter against COVID-19, over the wishes of the child’s father, in a Supreme Court ruling at the Victoria courthouse on Feb. 3. (Black Press Media file photo)
Murray Sam is convicted of arson relating to a May 2019 fire in the 2500-block of Blanshard Street. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria man lit townhouse on fire with girlfriend and her daughters inside

Murray Sam convicted of arson following May 2019 fire in multi-unit complex

Murray Sam is convicted of arson relating to a May 2019 fire in the 2500-block of Blanshard Street. (Black Press Media file photo)
Anthony Thomas, 27, is charged in the vehicular death of 51-year-old pedestrian Kim Ward, killed in Central Saanich in 2018. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Accused demonstrated ‘pattern of disregard’ before crash that killed dogwalker: Crown

Thomas continued to drive despite warning signs, prosecutor argues in Central Saanich incident

Anthony Thomas, 27, is charged in the vehicular death of 51-year-old pedestrian Kim Ward, killed in Central Saanich in 2018. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. man who lost 20 friends to overdoses sentenced for trafficking fentanyl

Judge gives Terrance Virus 6 years minus time served in Nanaimo case

Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)
Two Colwood parents had their disagreement over vaccination of their daughter decided by a judge recently in the Western Communities Courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)

Judge allows B.C. mom to vaccinate daughter over dad’s objections

Ruling finds health officials in better position to weigh benefits and risks than unknown others

Two Colwood parents had their disagreement over vaccination of their daughter decided by a judge recently in the Western Communities Courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)
Anthony Thomas is charged in the death of a 51-year-old pedestrian who was struck while walking along Central Saanich Road in August 2018. He is on trial at the Victoria courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver speeding when he struck sisters in fatal Vancouver Island crash, court hears

Anthony Thomas on trial for impaired driving causing death and bodily harm

Anthony Thomas is charged in the death of a 51-year-old pedestrian who was struck while walking along Central Saanich Road in August 2018. He is on trial at the Victoria courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign organized a rally outside of Surrey Provincial Court Tuesday (Jan. 25) for Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum’s first court appearance for his public mischief charge. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

No plea entered on Surrey mayor’s first court date

Tuesday’s court date lasted a full three minutes. The matter will next be in Surrey provincial court on Feb. 22. McCallum is charged with public mischief

The Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign organized a rally outside of Surrey Provincial Court Tuesday (Jan. 25) for Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum’s first court appearance for his public mischief charge. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Leila Bui was sent into an unreponsive state when Tenessa Nikirk struck her in a Saanich crosswalk. On Jan. 25, Nikirk’s appeal against her conviction was dismissed. (Black Press Media file photo)

Appeal by Island driver who struck Leila Bui in crosswalk dismissed

Tenessa Nikirk may appeal 2 year prison sentence for dangerous driving causing bodily harm

Leila Bui was sent into an unreponsive state when Tenessa Nikirk struck her in a Saanich crosswalk. On Jan. 25, Nikirk’s appeal against her conviction was dismissed. (Black Press Media file photo)
Hereditary Chiefs Aaron Hans, Jeffery Snow and Snuxyaltwa (as known as Deric Snow) visit the Royal BC Museum in Victoria which houses family poles. (Mercy Snow photo)

Nuxalk totem pole stuck in limbo, ‘no clear path’ to remove it from Royal BC Museum

Bella Coola’s Nuxalk hereditary chief files civil case against museum for the return of the pole

Hereditary Chiefs Aaron Hans, Jeffery Snow and Snuxyaltwa (as known as Deric Snow) visit the Royal BC Museum in Victoria which houses family poles. (Mercy Snow photo)
Kim Ward, 51, was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking in Central Saanich in 2018. The trial for the man charged with causing her death, Anthony Thomas, began Jan. 17 in Victoria. (Courtesy of Triathlon Canada)

Eyewitness testifies in impaired driving trial that left woman dead in Central Saanich

Witness saw two bodies, one dog on the road after red SUV veered over centre line

Kim Ward, 51, was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking in Central Saanich in 2018. The trial for the man charged with causing her death, Anthony Thomas, began Jan. 17 in Victoria. (Courtesy of Triathlon Canada)
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)