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BC Supreme Court

Ivan Henry's wrongful-imprisonment trial wraps, judge says he'll mull decision

Henry, 69, is suing the province after he was acquitted in 2010 of 10 sexual-assault convictions. The federal government and City of Vancouver settled with Henry for undisclosed amounts.

Judge rules B.C. Crown can continue bid to argue mentally ill dad is 'high-risk'

Crown lawyers can proceed with legal arguments aimed at indefinitely locking up a mentally ill man who killed his three children more than seven years ago

No more debate over guilt, innocence at wrongful-conviction trial: B.C. judge

Justice Christopher Hinkson threw out Vancouver Rape Relief's argument that a man who spent 27 years behind bars before his acquittal in 2010 is actually guilty of sexual assault.

Federal government settles wrongful-conviction lawsuit with Ivan Henry

Federal government settles with Ivan Henry for an undisclosed amount, after city settles with wrongfully-convicted B.C. man last week.

City of Vancouver settles with Ivan Henry over wrongful-conviction lawsuit

City of Vancouver has settled for an undisclosed amount with Ivan Henry, who spent 27 years behind bars before being acquitted of 10 counts of sexual assault in 2010.

B.C. court tosses mother's concerns over review into visits given to abusive dad

Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson dismissed the mother's application to stop the internal review over her lack of faith in the government.

B.C. mom asks court to halt government-ordered review of child abuse case

B.C. government asked for case review after a judge ruled social workers knowingly violated a court order banning the father from unsupervised visits.

B.C. Supreme Court sides with homeless, forbids city from banning camps

Homeless people in Abbotsford have the right to erect temporary shelters in parks between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. due to lack of shelter space.
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A primer on the BCTF court ruling

On Thursday, the BC Court of Appeal will issue its decision on the provincial government's appeal in the long-running BCTF legal dispute. While the government may eke out a win based on fine...

Fight to provide greater protection of 'at risk' Coastal Douglas fir tree fails in BC

Environmental groups in British Columbia have failed in their attempt to force the BC government to provide greater protection for ‘at-risk’ Coastal Douglas Fir trees and the vital ecosystems around...