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Steven Gauthier was convicted in BC Supreme Court in New Westminster on Feb. 5, 2020 of aggravated sexual assault for having sex with a woman while HIV positive and not informing her of his infection. He was sentenced to four years in prison on June 25, 2021. His appeal was dismissed on Nov. 14, 2022. (Facebook)

Appeal dismissed for Fraser Valley man who failed to disclose HIV status to sexual partner

Steven Gauthier sentenced to 4 years after BC Supreme Court conviction for aggravated sexual assault

Steven Gauthier was convicted in BC Supreme Court in New Westminster on Feb. 5, 2020 of aggravated sexual assault for having sex with a woman while HIV positive and not informing her of his infection. He was sentenced to four years in prison on June 25, 2021. His appeal was dismissed on Nov. 14, 2022. (Facebook)
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)
The body of Metchosin man Martin Payne was discovered July 12, 2019. Two escaped inmates from William Head Institution have been charged with his murder. (Martin Payne/Facebook)

Trial gets underway for B.C. prison escapees accused of murdering Metchosin man

Zachary Armitage and James Lee Busch are charged with killing 60-year-old Martin Payne

The body of Metchosin man Martin Payne was discovered July 12, 2019. Two escaped inmates from William Head Institution have been charged with his murder. (Martin Payne/Facebook)
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)
A memorial to Paul Prestbakmo (inset) grew quickly on the median adjacent to where he died, after suffering stab wounds, in the early hours of Aug. 16, 2019. (File photo/Facebook photo)

Life sentences for youths convicted in slaying of Surrey mechanic

Perpetrators sentenced as adults, no parole eligibility for seven years

A memorial to Paul Prestbakmo (inset) grew quickly on the median adjacent to where he died, after suffering stab wounds, in the early hours of Aug. 16, 2019. (File photo/Facebook photo)
Doug McCallum entering Surrey provincial court. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Doug McCallum entering Surrey provincial court. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table during a victim impact statement at his sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. Cruz was formally sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table during a victim impact statement at his sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. Cruz was formally sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
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)
A judge has ruled that an Abbotsford pit bull is a dangerous dog and must be euthanized. )Photo by Lucas Quaresma on Unsplash)

Judge rules that ‘dangerous’ Abbotsford pit bull be destroyed

Bruno was involved in attacks against other dogs, including one that died

A judge has ruled that an Abbotsford pit bull is a dangerous dog and must be euthanized. )Photo by Lucas Quaresma on Unsplash)
Legal action has been initiated by the parent of a student that fell down an air shaft at Dover Bay Secondary School in June 2017. (News Bulletin file photo)

School district being sued after student fell down air duct five years ago in Nanaimo

Parent suing SD68 and another student in relation to 2017 incident at Dover Bay Secondary

Legal action has been initiated by the parent of a student that fell down an air shaft at Dover Bay Secondary School in June 2017. (News Bulletin file photo)
Bhavkiran Dhesi’s boyfriend Harjot Singh Deo has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter and interfering with her remains in the Surrey teens death on Aug. 2, 2017. (Contributed photo)

7-year sentence for boyfriend of manslaughter victim Bhavkiran Dhesi

Harjot Singh Deo sentenced in 2017 death of teen, found in torched SUV in South Surrey

Bhavkiran Dhesi’s boyfriend Harjot Singh Deo has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter and interfering with her remains in the Surrey teens death on Aug. 2, 2017. (Contributed photo)
In this courtroom sketch, Aydin Coban is pictured at B.C. Supreme Court, in New Westminster, B.C., on Monday, June 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Wolsak

Defence now seeks 2-year sentence, down from 6, for man who sexually exploited Amanda Todd

Aydin Coban convicted on charges relating to death of Todd

In this courtroom sketch, Aydin Coban is pictured at B.C. Supreme Court, in New Westminster, B.C., on Monday, June 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Wolsak
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).

Defamation case between Chilliwack trustee and former BCTF president at Supreme Court of Canada

Court to decide if Barry Neufeld’s lawsuit goes ahead, or if Glen Hansman’s statements are free speech

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).
The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Former B.C. school staffer sentenced to 6 years for sexually abusing young boys

Glen Murray Massick worked in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith school system

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
A courtroom in the Abbotsford Law Courts. (B.C. government photo)

Man in Abbotsford who posted topless photos of ex-girlfriend gets suspended sentence

Man pleaded guilty to criminal harassment; two other charges stayed

A courtroom in the Abbotsford Law Courts. (B.C. government photo)
Penticton Law Courts (File photo)

Okanagan man’s $300 a day meth habit fueled 9 day auto crime spree: Lawyer

Jesse Shawcross stole multiple vehicles over nine days in 2019

Penticton Law Courts (File photo)
Nanaimo RCMP officers speak with Vic Brice during a protest at RBC on April 7, when he glued his hand to the handle of the bank branch’s entrance. (News Bulletin file photo)

Judge sticks B.C. environmental activist with ban on possessing glue in public

Extinction Rebellion protester gets binding conditions of probation

Nanaimo RCMP officers speak with Vic Brice during a protest at RBC on April 7, when he glued his hand to the handle of the bank branch’s entrance. (News Bulletin file photo)
Save Old Growth protesters block morning commuter traffic in Victoria, Jan. 10, 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. judge accuses Save Old Growth of using volunteer protesters as ‘sacrificial lambs’

Protester’s vulnerability to being ‘seduced’ into blockade activities considered in sentencing decision

Save Old Growth protesters block morning commuter traffic in Victoria, Jan. 10, 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)