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Craig James, former clerk of the British Columbia legislature, leaves B.C. Supreme Court during a break from his trial in Vancouver, on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. A surprise disclosure temporarily delayed proceedings Thursday in the B.C. Supreme Court trial of former clerk of the legislative assembly Craig James, who is accused of misspending public dollars. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Crown says surprise new evidence could help Craig James’ defence

Crown prosecutor says documents could be ‘exculpatory’ in breach of trust case

 

A border marker is shown just outside of Emerson, Man. on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. Mounties say autopsies have begun to identify the four people who were found dead in a frigid Manitoba blizzard near the United States border. The bodies, including those of a baby and a teenager, were located on Jan. 19 in the snow near Emerson, Man., just metres from the international border. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Mounties say autopsies have begun to identify 4 found dead near U.S. border

U.S. officials have said the four are believed to be family who became separated from a group

 

Derik Lord, a former Saanich resident convicted with a classmate in the 1990 murders of a third student’s mother and grandmother, had his parole conditions continued earlier this month. (Black Press Media file photo)

Former Saanich resident convicted in double murder has day parole extended

Derik Lord denied request to travel to Chilliwack, allowed extra night with family each week

 

A large memorial board similar to the boards that were stolen. (RCMP)

Valuable bronze memorial plates stolen from Kelowna cemetery

RCMP is investigating the theft that occured on Dry Valley Road

A large memorial board similar to the boards that were stolen. (RCMP)
Police in Nanaimo found prohibited weapons, drugs, cash and an improvised explosive device in a vehicle stopped this past weekend for having no insuranc. (Photo submitted)

Bomb, guns, drugs found after Nanaimo RCMP pull over uninsured vehicle

Three people arrested and released as investigation continues

Police in Nanaimo found prohibited weapons, drugs, cash and an improvised explosive device in a vehicle stopped this past weekend for having no insuranc. (Photo submitted)
Four people were found dead in a Richmond home on Jan. 25, 2022. (Shane MacKichan)

UPDATE: 4 people found dead in Richmond home following shooting, IHIT says

IHIT says the scene is secure and shooting is believed to be targeted

Four people were found dead in a Richmond home on Jan. 25, 2022. (Shane MacKichan)
A suspect was arrested in relation to a man being stabbed in Victoria last Friday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested following Friday stabbing in Victoria

Police believe victim was targeted, man suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries

A suspect was arrested in relation to a man being stabbed in Victoria last Friday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)
A border marker is shown just outside of Emerson, Man. on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. A Florida man is set to appear in U.S. court today, charged with sneaking migrants across the Canada-U.S. border in a perilous human-smuggling scheme that cost the lives of four people, including an infant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Mystery persists in Canada-U. S. border tragedy; accused human smuggler freed on bond

Officials working to determine the identities of the four people who froze leaving Manitoba

A border marker is shown just outside of Emerson, Man. on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. A Florida man is set to appear in U.S. court today, charged with sneaking migrants across the Canada-U.S. border in a perilous human-smuggling scheme that cost the lives of four people, including an infant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Craig James, the former clerk of the B.C. legislature, makes a statement to the media in Vancouver on Monday November 26, 2018. James's trial on charges of fraud and breach of trust began Monday in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

Spending a ‘marked departure’ from former B.C. legislature clerk’s duties, Crown says

Wood splitter, cushion, beekeeping book among items under microscope in Craig James trial

Craig James, the former clerk of the B.C. legislature, makes a statement to the media in Vancouver on Monday November 26, 2018. James's trial on charges of fraud and breach of trust began Monday in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
Jeff Buziak, father of 2008 murder victim Lindsay Buziak, will once again lead a memorial walk for his daughter from Saanich municipal hall to the legislature. The case remains open after 14 years, but police have not made any arrests. (Black Press Media file photo)

Lindsay Buziak Memorial Walk for Justice to occur for 12th time in Saanich on Feb. 2

Murdered realtor’s father, Jeff Buziak continues to shed light on the still-unsolved case

Jeff Buziak, father of 2008 murder victim Lindsay Buziak, will once again lead a memorial walk for his daughter from Saanich municipal hall to the legislature. The case remains open after 14 years, but police have not made any arrests. (Black Press Media file photo)
Craig James, the former clerk of the B.C. legislature, makes a statement to the media in Vancouver on Monday November 26, 2018. James’s trial on charges of fraud and breach of trust began Monday in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

Breach of trust trial begins for former B.C. legislature clerk Craig James

James pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud over $5,000 and three counts of breach of trust

Craig James, the former clerk of the B.C. legislature, makes a statement to the media in Vancouver on Monday November 26, 2018. James’s trial on charges of fraud and breach of trust began Monday in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
Mourners attend a candlelight vigil for Jasmine Lovett and Aliyah Sanderson in Calgary, Sunday, May 12, 2019. A Calgary man who admitted to murdering his former girlfriend but denied killing her daughter is scheduled to receive a verdict in the case. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘We got justice’: Man who killed girlfriend also found guilty in her toddler’s death

Court did not believe Robert Leeming’s explanation of how Aliyah Sanderson died

Mourners attend a candlelight vigil for Jasmine Lovett and Aliyah Sanderson in Calgary, Sunday, May 12, 2019. A Calgary man who admitted to murdering his former girlfriend but denied killing her daughter is scheduled to receive a verdict in the case. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A port-a-potty fire melted by a fire Sunday, Jan. 16, on Shaw Lane. (Photo courtesy Kevan Shaw)

Two more burned in three days as port-a-pottie abuse plagues downtown Nanaimo

Neighbourhood association says it’s ‘scary’ that so many fires are being set in the area

A port-a-potty fire melted by a fire Sunday, Jan. 16, on Shaw Lane. (Photo courtesy Kevan Shaw)
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Four innocent bystanders hurt in recent Metro Vancouver shootings: police

Incidents believed to be linked to lower level drug deals

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
The New Hazelton RCMP detachment. (Interior News file photo)

Woman shot, sent to hospital in northern B.C. home invasion: police

An incident early Sunday morning in which shots were fired resulted in non-life-threatening injuries

The New Hazelton RCMP detachment. (Interior News file photo)
A suspect in a break-and-enter and robbery at a Prideaux Street apartment last month apologized to the victim before leaving the scene, say police. (News Bulletin file photo)

Suspect breaks into B.C. woman’s bedroom, demands money, apologizes

Woman came face-to-face with intruder in her Prideaux Street apartment

A suspect in a break-and-enter and robbery at a Prideaux Street apartment last month apologized to the victim before leaving the scene, say police. (News Bulletin file photo)
Lisa George, left, and other volunteers with the Grassroots Homelessness Coalition set up the trailer and awning used in their pop-up warming centres in the spare lot beside the Port Alberni Friendship Center in early December 2021. (PHOTO COURTESY GRASSROOTS H. COALITION)

Vancouver Island charity ransacked right down to the soup bowls

More than $5,000 worth of supplies stolen from Alberni’s Grassroots Homelessness Coalition’s trailer

Lisa George, left, and other volunteers with the Grassroots Homelessness Coalition set up the trailer and awning used in their pop-up warming centres in the spare lot beside the Port Alberni Friendship Center in early December 2021. (PHOTO COURTESY GRASSROOTS H. COALITION)
This photo shows the weapons seized during the execution of simultaneous search warrants conducted by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia. A total of four search warrants were executed on residences in the Comox Valley and Campbell River area in the early morning hours of Jan. 13, 2022. Photo via CFSEU.

Guns, ammo, cocaine, cash seized, 6 arrested in Vancouver Island Hells Angels probe

Victoria woman, Sooke man arrested following drug trafficking investigation

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This photo shows the weapons seized during the execution of simultaneous search warrants conducted by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia. A total of four search warrants were executed on residences in the Comox Valley and Campbell River area in the early morning hours of Jan. 13, 2022. Photo via CFSEU.
VicPD officers and paramedics treated a stabbing victim at the intersection of Douglas Street and Hillside Avenue shortly before 9 p.m. on Jan. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD search for assailant after stabbed man found in busy intersection

Saturday night incident saw reports of bleeding man in traffic at Hillside and Douglas

VicPD officers and paramedics treated a stabbing victim at the intersection of Douglas Street and Hillside Avenue shortly before 9 p.m. on Jan. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
This is a June 10, 2015, photo of Mylan Hicks, who was shot and killed outside a nightclub where he and his Calgary Stampeder teammates had been celebrating a CFL victory. The Alberta Court of Appeal has upheld the sentence of the man who was convicted in the death of Hicks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo

Alberta Court of Appeal upholds sentence for man who killed Calgary Stampeder

Mylan Hicks was shot twice in 2016 outside the Marquee Beer Market in Calgary in 2016

This is a June 10, 2015, photo of Mylan Hicks, who was shot and killed outside a nightclub where he and his Calgary Stampeder teammates had been celebrating a CFL victory. The Alberta Court of Appeal has upheld the sentence of the man who was convicted in the death of Hicks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo