Criminal Justice

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Boy, 15, accused in series of robberies in Surrey

Teen’s identity is shielded by the Youth Criminal Justice Act

 

Premier David Eby is welcoming proposed federal bail reform changes, but he’s calling on Ottawa to pass Bill C-48 during its current session. Eby pictured at an announcement in Surrey on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023. (Anna Burns)

Proposed federal bail reform changes cannot become ‘political football’: Eby

Premier says it’s ‘imperative’ Ottawa passes Bill C-48 during current session

 

Morrell Andrews speaking at a press event announcing Bill S-12 in Ottawa on Wednesday (April 26). (Livestream)

Bill introduced in Senate to change publication ban rules on sexual assault cases

Several B.C. and Vancouver Island advocates have spent years campaigning for change

 

Morrell Andrews said she’s hopeful the bill might become legislation this year. (Courtesy of Morrell Andrews)
Morrell Andrews said she’s hopeful the bill might become legislation this year. (Courtesy of Morrell Andrews)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver Law Courts. (File photo)

New trial for B.C. masseur in 1 sex assault, convictions upheld in 2 others

Rong Xian Li’s appeal was heard at the Court of Appeal for British Columbia in Vancouver

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver Law Courts. (File photo)
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Surrey judge gives man house arrest after cop finds him drunk in taxi with rifle

Crown pointed out man convicted of an offence at least once a year since 1996

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Morrell Andrews said she’s hopeful the bill might become legislation in the new year. (Courtesy of Morrell Andrews)

Federal committee backs B.C. women’s calls for change to publication ban rules

Recommendations include informing victims of publication bans before implementation

Morrell Andrews said she’s hopeful the bill might become legislation in the new year. (Courtesy of Morrell Andrews)
Kelly Favro, a 39-year-old Victoria mother went to the provincial supreme court to get her publication ban lifted. (Courtesy of Kelly Favro)

Vancouver Island women push to end court-ordered silence of sexual assault victims

Group wants victims to have a say on publication bans for sexual assault cases

Kelly Favro, a 39-year-old Victoria mother went to the provincial supreme court to get her publication ban lifted. (Courtesy of Kelly Favro)
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Mom convicted of assaulting child with broomsticks, knives has bail revoked pending appeal

Surrey judge said victim’s injuries ‘not trifling in nature’

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Former Surrey mayor Doug McCallum talks to media after being found not guilty of public mischief Monday (Nov. 21). (Photo: Anna Burns)

BREAKING: Former Surrey mayor Doug McCallum found not guilty of public mischief

Judge Reginald Harris delivered his verdict in Surrey provincial court Monday

Former Surrey mayor Doug McCallum talks to media after being found not guilty of public mischief Monday (Nov. 21). (Photo: Anna Burns)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo)

Convicted Surrey drug dealer whose sister was murdered loses court appeal for leniency

Man sentenced to 9 months jail and 6 months probation for selling cocaine and oxycodone to undercover Surrey Mounties on four occasions

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo)
Doug McCallum going through security at Surrey provincial court. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Crown says video footage ‘clearly shows’ driver didn’t commit offences McCallum alleged

Crown delivering final submissions in former Surrey mayor’s public mischief trial

Doug McCallum going through security at Surrey provincial court. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Doug McCallum entering Surrey provincial court. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Doug McCallum entering Surrey provincial court. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Doug McCallum going through security at Surrey provincial court in Surrey. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Defence presenting case in Doug McCallum’s public mischief trial in Surrey

Lawyer Eric Gottardi said evidence tendered by the defence will show McCallum’s foot was ‘in fact’ run over by Deborah Johnstone’s tire on Sept. 4, 2021

Doug McCallum going through security at Surrey provincial court in Surrey. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Doug McCallum going through security at Surrey provincial court in Surrey on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Doug McCallum going through security at Surrey provincial court in Surrey on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Doug McCallum entering Surrey provincial court in Surrey on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Surrey RCMP had 7-member team on McCallum’s foot injury allegation, court hears

‘Pretty extraordinary isn’t it?’ Peck asked Crown witness Sgt. Andre Johnny, the prime investigator, to which the officer replied ‘No’

Doug McCallum entering Surrey provincial court in Surrey on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Outgoing Surrey mayor Doug McCallum arrives to court in Surrey on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022 at the beginning of his seven-day public mischief trial. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Surrey woman testifies about ‘heated debate’ that led to mayor’s public mischief charge

Trial expected to last 7 days in Surrey provincial court

Outgoing Surrey mayor Doug McCallum arrives to court in Surrey on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022 at the beginning of his seven-day public mischief trial. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Tyler Jack Newton (Photo - RCMP)

‘Catch-and-release horror story’: Kelowna killer’s release sparks debate in B.C. legislature

Tyler Jack Newton, a man with 51 convictions including manslaughter was released on bail

Tyler Jack Newton (Photo - RCMP)
Mary Brown, program coordinator for the Heiltsuk Gvi’las Restorative Justice Department, is developing a new program for at-risk young women in Bella Bella using $100,000 from a human rights complaint settlement with the Vancouver Police Board. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

Police settlement with Heiltsuk grandfather to fund new program for at-risk young women

Vancouver Police Board will contribute $100,000 to the Nation’s restorative justice department

Mary Brown, program coordinator for the Heiltsuk Gvi’las Restorative Justice Department, is developing a new program for at-risk young women in Bella Bella using $100,000 from a human rights complaint settlement with the Vancouver Police Board. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)

Kelowna had Canada’s highest crime rate in 2021

Kelowna also ranked seventh worse in the country for violent crime

A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)