BC Supreme Court

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

Surrey killer hunted for stranger to rob to get money for meth

His victim, an innocent stranger, was shot in the head while being pistol-whipped for six minutes

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 New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey man sentenced to 3.5 years for sex assault, forcible confinement

Floyd Broxton Peart’s criminal record – consisting of 46 convictions – dates back to 1999

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)

Judge hears Surrey political sign bylaw staff-driven, not by ‘animus,’ council or mayor

Lawyer representing Surrey argues constitutional challenge brought forward for ‘political purposes’ and is a ‘manufactured dispute’

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)

Judge says no more ‘leeway’ for cops after extended detention of items seized in Surrey shoot-out

One victim paralyzed in Guildford shooting and crash, another left with inoperable brain injury

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
File photo submitted by Walter van Halst.

Surrey’s political sign bylaw being challenged in court Tuesday

Lawyer for group of Surrey residents to argue amended bylaw not constitutional

File photo submitted by Walter van Halst.
A Chilliwack man has been sentenced for the shooting of two people outside a Langley hotel in November of 2020. (Langley Advance Times file)

Chilliwack man gets 10 years for attempted murder at Langley hotel

The second man to plead guilty was sentenced earlier this month

A Chilliwack man has been sentenced for the shooting of two people outside a Langley hotel in November of 2020. (Langley Advance Times file)
Paramjit Masutta was killed Dec. 15, 2020 when a runaway cargo van hit her near 144 Street and 61A Avenue while she was walking her daughters home from school. Her husband Daljit Singh Masutta has filed a lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle and Amazon Canada. (Photo: GoFundMe)

Surrey man suing Amazon, delivery driver for wife’s 2020 death

Paramjit Kaur Masutta was killed by a runaway cargo van while walking with her two kids

Paramjit Masutta was killed Dec. 15, 2020 when a runaway cargo van hit her near 144 Street and 61A Avenue while she was walking her daughters home from school. Her husband Daljit Singh Masutta has filed a lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle and Amazon Canada. (Photo: GoFundMe)
Charles Joshua 'Josh' Cahoon was sentenced to 12 months in jail, with 18 months probation. (Facebook)

1-year jail sentence for volunteer treasurer who stole $29K from Chilliwack Giants football club

‘I stand before you ready to accept the consequences for my poor choices,’ said Josh Cahoon in court

Charles Joshua 'Josh' Cahoon was sentenced to 12 months in jail, with 18 months probation. (Facebook)
The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province appeals court ruling against sheltering in Victoria’s signature park

Beacon Hill Park decision raises questions for other B.C. parks with trusts, attorney general says

The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo: Black Press Media)

Surrey pedestrian injured after wandering intoxicated into traffic loses lawsuit

Gurminder Singh Johal, 40, was seriously injured when hit by Honda Civic after wandering onto busy King George Boulevard

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

Woman loses appeal in Surrey animal cruelty case

Armed with a warrant, the SPCA removed 69 cats and ‘15 or 16’ dogs from her property on Colebrook Road

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Owen Charpentier pleaded guilty to the Oct. 22, 2019 second-degree murder of Keith Baldwin in Chilliwack. (File)

Chilliwack man pleads guilty to second-degree murder on downtown streets in 2019

Prolific criminal history in recent years for the 3 Charpentier brothers from Surrey to Chilliwack

Owen Charpentier pleaded guilty to the Oct. 22, 2019 second-degree murder of Keith Baldwin in Chilliwack. (File)
Craig James, former clerk of the British Columbia legislature, leaves B.C. Supreme Court on Jan. 26, 2022. Former Speaker of the legislature, Bill Barisoff is testifying at the trial of James, who has pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud over $5,000 and three counts of breach of trust by a public officer in relation to allegations that he used his position for personal gain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trial of former B.C. legislature clerk ends, verdict delayed until March 30

Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes said she needed more time to reach a verdict

Craig James, former clerk of the British Columbia legislature, leaves B.C. Supreme Court on Jan. 26, 2022. Former Speaker of the legislature, Bill Barisoff is testifying at the trial of James, who has pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud over $5,000 and three counts of breach of trust by a public officer in relation to allegations that he used his position for personal gain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kaela Mehl will face a new 20-day trial starting Nov. 14 after her murder conviction was overturned in June 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Retrial date set for B.C. woman accused of killing her toddler daughter

Kaela Mehl’s conviction overturned in June 2021 due to ineffective counsel, juror bias

Kaela Mehl will face a new 20-day trial starting Nov. 14 after her murder conviction was overturned in June 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
IHIT investigators first appealed for help with their investigation into Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi’s death shortly after her body was discovered in a burned-out SUV in August 2017. Sentencing proceedings for Harjot Singh Deo – who pleaded guilty to manslaughter – are to get underway in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster on June 13. (File photo)

Sentencing for boyfriend of Surrey teen found in torched SUV set for June

Trial for brother, cousin of Harjot Singh Deo to begin May 30

IHIT investigators first appealed for help with their investigation into Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi’s death shortly after her body was discovered in a burned-out SUV in August 2017. Sentencing proceedings for Harjot Singh Deo – who pleaded guilty to manslaughter – are to get underway in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster on June 13. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey motorist loses distracted driving conviction appeal

Kanwar Pal Singh claimed Judicial Justice put burden of proving his innocence on him but higher court disagreed

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Aftermath of fire that destroyed St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Whalley on July 19. (Photo: Shane Mackichan)

Whalley church arsonist to be sentenced April 8

St. George Coptic Orthodox Church at 13905 108 Ave. was destroyed by fire on July 19, 2021

Aftermath of fire that destroyed St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Whalley on July 19. (Photo: Shane Mackichan)
Scales of justice (file photo)

Architect ordered to pay $9M in lawsuit over failed Osoyoos seniors development

Cactus Ridge was intended to be a 92-unit assisted living property built in 2008

Scales of justice (file photo)
Kashif Ramzan, 42, sentenced to two years less one day in jail followed by three years probation after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual assault. (Surrey RCMP photo)

Bogus Surrey modelling photographer to serve 2 years less a day for sex assaults

Judge says Kashif Ramzan, 42, ‘set up an elaborate framework of online deceit’

Kashif Ramzan, 42, sentenced to two years less one day in jail followed by three years probation after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual assault. (Surrey RCMP 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)
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