Tag Archives: court of appeal

Victoria won’t appeal the camping in parks verdict

By Bill Cleverley, Times ColonistDecember 11, 2009 ‘The city of Victoria will not appeal the B.C. Court of Appeal ruling upholding the right of homeless to set up tents in parks, Mayor Dean Fortin said yesterday. "Appealing this ruling does…

It’s OK to camp in parks, says BC Court of Appeal

"Homeless people can camp temporarily in public parks if municipalities can’t provide them with sufficient alternative shelter, British Columbia’s highest court ruled Wednesday. The B.C. Court of Appeal upheld a lower court ruling that struck down a Victoria bylaw banning…

City revives bylaw aimed at campers

By Bill Cleverley and Judith Lavoie, Times ColonistJanuary 30, 2009 8:00 AM     Victoria is once again on its way to having a bylaw restricting daytime camping in city parks. Councillors unanimously voted last evening to amend the parks…

Jails may hold many wrongfully convicted, UBC study suggests

IVAN HENRY CASE Jails may hold many wrongfully convicted, UBC study suggests WENDY STUECK January 23, 2009 When the B.C. Court of Appeal agreed this month to reopen the case of convicted rapist Ivan Henry, the decision highlighted the possibility…