law and justice

Man sentenced to less than a year for role in B.C. 'Surrey Six' gang murders

VANCOUVER — A man who arranged a fateful meeting that ended with the execution-style shootings of six men in a Surrey, B.C., highrise will serve less than a year for his role. Sophon Sek pleaded...

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.

Ivan Henry wrongful-imprisonment case about risks of self-representation: Crown

Crown lawyer says 69-year-old Ivan Henry should bear some responsibility for his conviction after repeatedly refusing legal counsel during his 1982 sexual-assault trial.

Convicted pedophile dubbed 'Swirl Face' pleads guilty in B.C. to 5 sex charges

Forty-year-old Christopher Neil admitted in B.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday to five of 10 charges pending since March 2013.

Crown lawyers in 1982 wrongful-conviction case didn't know any better: lawyer

VANCOUVER — British Columbia should be off the hook in a $43-million wrongful-conviction lawsuit dating back to 1982 because prosecutors at the time may not have known that withholding contradictory...

Ivan Henry's lawyer makes case for B.C. government to pay up to $43 million

Henry, now 69, was acquitted by the B.C. Court of Appeal in 2010 on 10 counts of sexual assault involving eight women.

Crown didn't give wrongly imprisoned B.C. man info on another suspect: trial

Ivan Henry's lawyer said in closing arguments that the Crown failed to disclose crucial details about another suspect who lived across the street.

B.C. Appeal Court refuses to chop sentence for man who abducted 3-year-old boy

lower court judge determined Randall Hopley was a long-term offender and handed down a six-year-sentence

Dispute between students escalates to stabbing at Emily Carr University: police

Man is in custody after an ongoing feud between two students escalated into a stabbing incident at Emily Carr.

Talk to federal government about DNA fees: Anton to B.C. municipalities

Until recently the federal government, through the RCMP, paid for the testing, with the provinces contributing funds.