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RCMP at the scene of a March 2016 homicide in Yarrow. Clayton Warkentin murdered his mother Lois Unger and staged it as a suicide. He as convicted of second-degree murder in 2018 and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

Daughter of Chilliwack man who murdered his mother to get part of inheritance

B.C. Supreme Court justice decides killer’s daughter should be alternate beneficiary

RCMP at the scene of a March 2016 homicide in Yarrow. Clayton Warkentin murdered his mother Lois Unger and staged it as a suicide. He as convicted of second-degree murder in 2018 and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)

Judge awards Surrey bus rider nearly $100K after driver braked to avoid hitting truck

Accident happened at intersection of 76 Avenue and King George Boulevard in 2015

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)
Part of a rendering of the 12-storey Lady Alexandra building originally proposed for 1310 Johnston Rd., but blocked when a newly-elected council in 2018 down-zoned the property to six storeys. (File photo)

White Rock’s Lady Alexandra high rise case dismissed

BC Court of Appeal rejects arguments of property owners

Part of a rendering of the 12-storey Lady Alexandra building originally proposed for 1310 Johnston Rd., but blocked when a newly-elected council in 2018 down-zoned the property to six storeys. (File photo)
Nechako River in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

First Nations to appeal B.C. Supreme Court ruling on damages to Nechako River

First Nations to appeal B.C. Supreme Court ruling on Nechako River and fisheries to hold Rio Tinto Alcan mining company accountable for damages

Nechako River in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Black Press Media)

B.C. woman sues Ducks Unlimited after being fired over COVID-19 vaccine policy

On Oct. 1, she raised her concerns about the policy and on Oct. 14 she was fired for failing to comply

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Black Press Media)
The BC Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Black Press Media files)

New trial ordered for Maple Ridge man accused of sexually assaulting Langley woman

Appeal Court judges said the conviction was based on a legal error

The BC Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Black Press Media files)
A Chilliwack cyclist was awarded $1.14 million in B.C. Supreme Court on Jan. 19, 2022 after he was struck in the bike lane by a driver turning in to this townhouse complex on Promontory Road in 2014. (Google Maps)

Chilliwack cyclist struck in bike lane by driver awarded $1.14 million by BC Supreme Court

Veterinarian suffered serious injuries in 2014 crash that curtailed his professional life

A Chilliwack cyclist was awarded $1.14 million in B.C. Supreme Court on Jan. 19, 2022 after he was struck in the bike lane by a driver turning in to this townhouse complex on Promontory Road in 2014. (Google Maps)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver Courthouse. (File photo: Black Press Media)

Surrey woman sues Wal-Mart after slipping on cherries

Notice of civil claim says Asmita Panchal suffered injuries in 2017 fall in Guildford produce section

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver Courthouse. (File photo: Black Press Media)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo Black Press Media)

New trial ordered for children’s hockey coach in voyeurism case

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia has set aside the convictions, with one of three judges dissenting

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo Black Press Media)
B.C. Judge Geoffrey Gomery has ordered the province to pay damages to homeowners for a nuisance claim over a long-term state of local emergency. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)

Judge orders B.C. to pay damages for ‘unlawful’ state of emergency caused by sinkholes

Justice Geoffrey Gomer wrote that a state of emergency cannot be used to delay action indefinitely

B.C. Judge Geoffrey Gomery has ordered the province to pay damages to homeowners for a nuisance claim over a long-term state of local emergency. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo Black Press Media)

Surrey woman given control of partner’s remains in dispute over religious funeral rites

Partner said deceased was Muslim, father said he was Sikh

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 jailed for lying to Surrey passport officer, attempting passport fraud

Sapna Kapoor, 44, sentenced to six months in jail less one day and three years probation

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Shown is an aerial view of the Nechako River. (Black Press File Photo)

B.C. Supreme Court finds Nechako River ‘dramatically’ harmed by Kenney Dam

The Court ruled both levels of government must work to protect fishing rights on the Nechako

Shown is an aerial view of the Nechako River. (Black Press File Photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)

Judge trims claims against RCMP in Surrey lawsuit alleging wrongful investigation

Lawsuit claims City of Surrey wrongfully pressured four land owners to sell property

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

Surrey pizza joints fight in court over using similar name

A judge has granted the plaintiff an interlocutory injunction pending a trial

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
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)
Some of the work that has been done by Bear Creek Park as the City of Surrey prepares for the 84 Avenue extension between King George Boulevard and 140 Street. (Submitted photo: Sebastian Sajda)

Surrey mayor says court decision confirms city ‘well within its rights’ to extend 84 Avenue

B.C. Supreme Court decision, released Dec. 31, dismisses Force of Nature’s petition

Some of the work that has been done by Bear Creek Park as the City of Surrey prepares for the 84 Avenue extension between King George Boulevard and 140 Street. (Submitted photo: Sebastian Sajda)
Vancouver law courts. (File photo)

Judge rules Kelowna RCMP not liable in 2015 high-speed crash on Highway 1 near Abbotsford

Passenger who was injured said police were negligent following drug arrest

Vancouver law courts. (File photo)
Megan Kinnee, 19, of Maple Ridge was the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Abbotsford on July 13, 2018. (Facebook photo)

Rider convicted in 2018 fatal motorcycle crash in Abbotsford that killed Maple Ridge woman

Megan Kinnee, 18, was passenger on bike being driven by Harrison Heth-Klems

Megan Kinnee, 19, of Maple Ridge was the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Abbotsford on July 13, 2018. (Facebook photo)
B.C. Supreme Courthouse in New Westminster. (Black Press file photo)

Drug charges stayed against Abbotsford man who was a fugitive for 9 years

BC Supreme Court justice rules that Khamla Wong’s charter rights were breached twice

B.C. Supreme Courthouse in New Westminster. (Black Press file photo)