November 21, 2017

BC Court of Appeal ruling pleases Mom of daughter killed by drunk driver

The mother of a young woman killed by a drunk driver two years ago is pleased BC's highest court has upheld the sentence handed to an impaired driver... who took the life of someone else's child. "She just needs to serve her time. Stop all the trying to get out of jail free card type thing and just go serve your time." Markita Kaulius -- who lost … [Read more...]

Woman who killed child will hear results of another appeal Thursday

A day after canada's highest court rejected her latest bid to have her conviction overturned, Carol Berner will get the results of another appeal.  The Delta woman who killed four year old Alexa Middelaer in May of 2008 is also trying to have her sentence reduced. In November of 2010, she was ordered to spend 2.5 years in prison and … [Read more...]

Richmond woman hopes to appeal murder case at Supreme Court of Canada

A Richmond woman convicted of murdering the woman she suspected of having an affair with her husband is not giving up her fight to stay out of prison. Jean Ann James is seeking approval for an appeal with Canada’s highest court. In January, the BC Court of Appeal upheld the now-72-year-old's first-degree murder conviction in the 1992 murder … [Read more...]

Latest Rafay/Burns murder appeal denied

Nearly a decade after two men from West Vancouver were convicted of murdering the parents and autistic sister of one of the accused, they've lost their latest bid for a new trial. Last month, a panel of five judges heard a petition from Sebastian Burns and Atif Rafay to overturn their 2004 conviction. Because their decision wasn't unanimous, all … [Read more...]

Berner applies for leave to appeal conviction at Supreme Court of Canada

Carol Berner, the Delta woman who caused the death of Alexa Middelaer in 2008, is trying to have her conviction overturned at the Supreme Court of Canada. Berner filed leave to appeal her guilty verdict in Ottawa earlier this month, after a lower court turned her down last fall. Today, lawyer David Tarnow has asked the BC Court of Appeal to adjourn … [Read more...]

Shore family appeal

The search continues for a suspect in the beating death of a woman in Surrey who lived what police are calling a high risk lifestyle. Janice Shore was a 45 year old mother of three who was attacked in early December and died this week in hospital. Investigators say she wasn't homeless, but she did frequent local shelters and she may have been … [Read more...]

Vancouver Police appeal to the public to help find missing man in desperate need of medication

The Vancouver Police is asking for the public's help in finding a fifty-five-year-old man in desperate need of medication. Officers say Robert Gregory Lewis was last heard from at around 8 yesterday morning as family left their home on Venables Street in East Vancouver.  He was reported missing at 4:30 last night. Lewis suffers from a number … [Read more...]

Judgment reserved on appeal by anti-abortion activist in Vancouver

BC's highest court has reserved judgment on the appeal of an anti-abortionist convicted of violating a so-called bubble zone outside a Vancouver health clinic. Cecelia von Dehn was arrested for breaching the Access to Abortion Services Act in June of 2009. At the time, she was demonstrating outside the Everywoman's Health clinic at Commercial and … [Read more...]

Two Tsawassen First Nation members appeal September election

The former Public Relations adviser for the Tsawwassen First Nation says September’s election result could be overturned following an appeal launched by two members. Alex Rose, a family friend and biographer of former Chief Kim Baird, explains what could happen with the appeal made by Kim’s brother, Mike Baird and Nation Member … [Read more...]

HD Mining to appeal Federal Court ruling in favour of Canadian unions

A Federal Court ruling in favour of two unions fighting the arrival of Chinese miners in BC will be appealed by the company that hired the foreigners. HD Mining claims Human Resources Minister Diane Finley shouldn't have voiced her concerns about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program after legal action was filed earlier this month. Thursday, Justice … [Read more...]