February 18, 2018

BREAKING: Conviction for first Stanley Cup rioter to be tried

The first Stanley Cup rioter to be tried for his crimes has been convicted. Spencer Kirkwood pleaded not guilty to charges of mischief and taking part in the  June 2011 mayhem which erupted after the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup final to the Boston Bruins. The now 26 year old claimed he was too drunk to remember vandalizing a … [Read more...]

Three sent to hospital after vehicle hits pedestrian on Stanley Park Causeway

A pedestrian is in critical condition after a single vehicle crash on the Stanley Park Causeway just before 8 o'clock Friday. Vancouver Assistant Fire Chief Joe Foster says when crews arrived on scene, the vehicle had rolled into the park. Two people in the vehicle were taken to Saint Paul's Hospital in stable condition. Foster says the pedestrian … [Read more...]

Stanley Cup Riot trial update

An RCMP interrogation video entered as evidence at the trial of accused Stanley Cup rioter Spencer Kirkwood shows he appeared remorseful, but insisted didn't remember taking part in the riot. An RCMP interrogator's interview video taped with Kirkwood has now been entered as evidence at his trial. In it, Kirkwood tells the interrogator he doesn't … [Read more...]

Trial begins for another accused Stanley Cup rioter

The case against another accused Stanley Cup rioter goes to trial Monday in Vancouver.  Spencer Kirkwood was one of the first twenty-five people charged after chaos erupted in Downtown Vancouver causing up to four million dollars worth of damage. The twenty-six-year old from Vancouver has been charged with one count each of mischief and … [Read more...]

Beauty queen pleads guilty in Stanley Cup riot

Thanks to another Stanley Cup rioter's guilty plea, taxpayers are no longer on the hook for her trial. In exchange for her guilty plea, prosecutors will drop a second charge of break and enter against former beauty queen Sophie Laboissoniere. Her lawyer, David Baker, says she doesn't have to be in provincial court until she's sentenced in … [Read more...]

Wild dog spotted in Stanley Park

  Bad weather, tourists and rude joggers are not the only threats facing users of Vancouver's Stanley Park this month. A coyote is making regular daylight appearances near Malkin Bowl at the south entrance --prompting warnings for people with children and pets to be careful. This particular wild dog has already been preying on … [Read more...]

Another Stanley Cup rioter is heading to prison

A Vancouver Island man who participated in last year's Stanley Cup riot is going jail. Timothy Lau of Comox will spend four months behind bars for his part in the riot and will be under probation for two years. The 22 year old must also pay a fifteen-hundred-dollar fine. Crown prosecutors said during the trial that Lau played a role in damaging and … [Read more...]

More pleas, trial dates for Stanley Cup rioters

More developments in court in the Stanley Cup riot investigation. One more accused rioter has pleaded guilty. Mustafa Khan of Surrey was 19 at the time of the riot. He was originally charged with taking part in the chaos and mischief. A sentencing hearing is set for next May. James Ca Ha, also of Surrey, was originally charged with taking part in a … [Read more...]

More charges laid in Stanley Cup riot investigation

Charges have been laid against five more people in the Stanley Cup riot investigation. The Criminal Justice Branch says three adults and two youths have been charged with various counts, including break and enter, mischief and arson. The adults are Joseph Paul Graham, Brock Samuel Bigattini, and Beau Rylan Pearson. The youths cannot be … [Read more...]

Crown looking to appeal sentences of two Stanley Cup rioters

Crown wanted tougher sentences than those handed to two Stanley Cup rioters -- and now, it's going after them. Crown has filed for permission to appeal the sentences of Alexander Peepre and Lincoln Kennedy-Williams. Peepre was considered one of the instigators of the riot and last month, was handed 60 days in jail to be served on weekends, and 15 … [Read more...]