Jason Proctor


Jason Proctor is a reporter in British Columbia for CBC News and has covered the B.C. courts and the justice system extensively.

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Woman describes in warrant how serial offender lured her to suite where Noelle O'Soup was later found dead

An unsealed court document has revealed more details about how a man deemed a "danger to the public" apparently lured women to his Downtown Eastside apartment, where his body — and, later, the bodies of a woman and a missing Indigenous girl — were found last year. 

Details of $463K Christmas Day bank heist revealed in labour battle between Brinks and fired guard

On Christmas Day 2016, four people wearing what were described as flesh-toned masks and winter clothing stole nearly half a million dollars from five bank machines in Langley, B.C. It's a crime that still hasn't resulted in charges, or even public disclosure — until now.

B.C. Court of Appeal sides with provincial health officer over COVID-19 restrictions on churches

B.C.'s appeal court has given full-throated support to the actions of provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry in a dismissal of an appeal challenging the legitimacy of orders restricting in-person services.

Lawyer challenging B.C. COVID-19 orders says class action could result in 3 million claims

The lawyer for a group seeking to certify a class action lawsuit against B.C.'s provincial health officer for damages allegedly caused by unjustified COVID-19-related orders says the proceedings could result in as many as three million claims.

Coastal GasLink protesters sentenced after pleading guilty to criminal contempt

A B.C. Supreme Court judge sentenced five protesters Monday who pleaded guilty to criminal contempt of court for ignoring a court order forbidding them from blocking access to a controversial northern B.C. pipeline.

How celebrating the ugly Christmas sweater went from a B.C. house party to a global phenomenon

Twenty years ago this Christmas season, two university students tried on matching penguin sweaters in a Coquitlam, B.C., mall and exchanged glances. Thus was a legend born.

Judge tears apart health authority's case claiming nightclub flouted COVID-19 restrictions

The first hint the Crown might have trouble winning its case against a nightclub accused of posting videos on social media of patrons flouting COVID-19 restrictions came when the judge overseeing it asked what Facebook was. Things went downhill from there.

Fine lowered in Whistler bear feeding case as judge faulted for insisting on stiffer penalty

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has drastically lowered the penalty for a Whistler woman who admitted to feeding black bears on her property in violation of the province's Wildlife Act.

Uber customers ask why the price of a ride literally changes with the weather

Exactly why surge pricing is supposed to be a good thing may not be convincingly explained, but according to the body that regulates services like Uber, it is legal.

Human rights tribunal fines Indigenous child-care agency $150K for discriminating against mother

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has awarded an Indigenous mother who lost access to all four of her children $150,000 in an "unprecedented" decision against Canada's longest-serving Indigenous child care agency.