Cops and Courts

(Black Press Media files)

COVID forces changes as B.C. provincial courts reopen for trials

The provincial court has now set out a series of standards to cautiously reopen

(Black Press Media files)
The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/CP)

Top court upholds ruling in favour of Coquitlam RCMP in cocaine entrapment case

The ruling upholds a B.C. Court of Appeal decision in the case of Cheung Wai Wallace Li

  • Jun 12, 2020
The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/CP)
Weapons and ammunition seized from the Langley property in November 2017. (Vancouver Police)

Government seeks to seize Fraser Valley farm where guns, grenades found

Police raided the rural property in 2017 after tailing a stolen car there

Weapons and ammunition seized from the Langley property in November 2017. (Vancouver Police)
Chilliwack Law Courts. (Black Press file)

Cop who lives in Mission awarded almost $3.2 million for 2 car crashes

Jeffery Neufeldt was injured on the job in collisions in 2013 and 2016

Chilliwack Law Courts. (Black Press file)
Firefighters extinguished a fire in a barbecue of a second-storey apartment patio on Ware Street in Abbotsford on March 24, 2019.

Man sentenced for setting apartment barbecue on fire in Abbotsford

Michael Rodden climbed to second-storey balcony in March 2019

Firefighters extinguished a fire in a barbecue of a second-storey apartment patio on Ware Street in Abbotsford on March 24, 2019.
Interior of a Surrey court room. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

Legal time limitations on civil court proceedings in B.C. suspended due to COVID-19

Order applies during the current state of emergency and includes any extension

Interior of a Surrey court room. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. Black Press file photo.

Three civil cases alleging sexual assault by former B.C. RCMP officer to go forward

Donald Cooke was AAA minor hockey coach of two alleged victims

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. Black Press file photo.
B.C. man who pulled a gun on off-duty cop gets two years in prison

B.C. man who pulled a gun on off-duty cop gets two years in prison

Encounter also led police to a home where 100 guns and explosives were found

B.C. man who pulled a gun on off-duty cop gets two years in prison
Jessica Yaniv has yet to pay $6,000 owed to beauty salons, she accused of discrimination. (Twitter)

B.C. trans activist’s human rights complaints deferred until $6K paid to beauty salons

Human Rights Tribunal ordered Jessica Yaniv to pay each salon she said discriminated against her

  • Feb 4, 2020
Jessica Yaniv has yet to pay $6,000 owed to beauty salons, she accused of discrimination. (Twitter)
Convicted child kidnapper remains threat to public: VPD

Convicted child kidnapper remains threat to public: VPD

Brian Abrosimo is living in Vancouver as his sentence nears its end

Convicted child kidnapper remains threat to public: VPD
Avery Levely-Flescher (left) and Brandy Petrie (right) were the victims in a Sept. 1, 2017 shooting in Langley.Travis MacPhail, 21, of Aldergrove was charged.

Guilty plea in Lower Mainland double homicide

The suspect arrested near the scene of a 2017 slaying has pleaded guilty

Avery Levely-Flescher (left) and Brandy Petrie (right) were the victims in a Sept. 1, 2017 shooting in Langley.Travis MacPhail, 21, of Aldergrove was charged.
More than 1,100 kilograms of dried cannabis was seized during five raids in Langley, Surrey, and Delta. (RCMP photo)

RCMP raid clamps down on alleged B.C. pot export ring

‘Medical’ pot was destined for export to Europe, say Mounties

More than 1,100 kilograms of dried cannabis was seized during five raids in Langley, Surrey, and Delta. (RCMP photo)
Seven-year-old Aaliyah Rosa was found dead in an apartment in Langley in July. File photo

Trial of B.C. woman accused of daughter’s killing scheduled for 2020

Kerryann Lewis faces a first degree murder charge

Seven-year-old Aaliyah Rosa was found dead in an apartment in Langley in July. File photo
Wally Martin, of The Princess and the Pea bed and breakfast, is facing a possible defamation lawsuit from Tourism Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley tourism board threatens to sue B&B owner for online defamation

Tourism Langley has threatened to sue Wally Martin for defamation over online comments

Wally Martin, of The Princess and the Pea bed and breakfast, is facing a possible defamation lawsuit from Tourism Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)
Fraser Valley chef sentenced to seven years for million-dollar drug operation

Fraser Valley chef sentenced to seven years for million-dollar drug operation

Raymon Ranu has been working as a cook since he was arrested for selling fentanyl and cocaine

Fraser Valley chef sentenced to seven years for million-dollar drug operation