BC Supreme Court

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)
Jason Himpfen in 2019 (left) and 2017. A civil forfeiture lawsuit has been filed against him for a 2021 Kia Stinger that police said he purchased from the proceeds of crime and used in unlawful activity.

Civil forfeiture claim filed for vehicle used by former Abbotsford gangster

Jason Himpfen charged last October after incident in Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack

Jason Himpfen in 2019 (left) and 2017. A civil forfeiture lawsuit has been filed against him for a 2021 Kia Stinger that police said he purchased from the proceeds of crime and used in unlawful activity.
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)
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)
A 2020 court decision involving the sale and purchase of Bevan Village on Bevan Avenue in Abbotsford has been overturned, allowing the vendor to keep the $300,000 deposit. (Google Street View)

Sellers of Abbotsford care home allowed to keep $300K deposit from failed 2017 deal

Court reverses earlier decision that ordered vendors of Bevan Village to return deposit

A 2020 court decision involving the sale and purchase of Bevan Village on Bevan Avenue in Abbotsford has been overturned, allowing the vendor to keep the $300,000 deposit. (Google Street View)
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)
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)
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 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)
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)

Former Abbotsford cop loses bid for dismissal of sexual-assault civil lawsuit

Donald Cooke accused of offences against three minors between 1982 and 1985

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Black Press 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)
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)
Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, was charged with two child pornography offences in September 2018.

Judge rules evidence admissible in child-porn case involving former Abbotsford vice-principal

Previous ruling found that Mike Haire’s charter rights were breached

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, was charged with two child pornography offences in September 2018.
James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage will be tried for the murder of a Metchosin man in Vancouver Law Courts. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Trial for prison escapees accused of murdering Greater Victoria man moved to Vancouver

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage charged with 2019 murder of Martin Payne

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage will be tried for the murder of a Metchosin man in Vancouver Law Courts. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)