Keith Fraser, The Vancouver Sun

Keith Fraser

The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by Keith:

Young B.C. man who pleaded guilty to heroin and fentanyl trafficking avoids jail

A judge has shown leniency to a young gang associate, handing him a suspended sentence rather than a jail term recommended by the Crown. → Read More

North Van owners of dog electrocuted on sidewalk sue city

Nanami Ushiroji of North Vancouver was traumatized when she took her dog out for a walk and the animal died after being electrocuted on a sidewalk, according to a lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court. → Read More

Surrey developer files defamation lawsuit over political tweets

The author of the tweets denies they are defamatory and amounted to comment on matters of public interest → Read More

Tenant convicted of murdering rental agent gets life with no parole for 10 years

A judge, who concluded it was a mystery as to why a quiet, well-mannered foreign student had murdered his rental agent, has sentenced the accused to life in prison with no parole for 10 years. → Read More

Jaywalker who witnessed accident gets $98,000 in damages for "nervous shock"

Ariston Marcena and his wife jaywalked before he witnessed her being hit by a motorcycle and he's been awarded nearly $100,000 for suffering nervous shock arising from the incident. → Read More

Woman who committed sex offence against 13-year-old boy gets suspended sentence

A judge found it was an "extremely difficult" decision but concluded it was in the public interest and a woman's best interests not to jail her for committing a sex offence against a 13-year-old boy in a transition home. → Read More

Woman who had affair with drug dealer gets suspended sentence for trafficking conspiracy

Gurchet Kaur Anu Manhas helped Tarsem Singh Jawanda conspire to traffic 12.5 kilograms of ecstasy to the United States due to a desire to help him pay off his gambling debts and out of her love for him. → Read More

Owner of rental building drops legal challenge of PoCo's renoviction bylaw

The owner of 1955 Western Drive claimed that a PoCo bylaw aimed at cracking down on the practice of renovictions seriously prejudiced their business but has now dropped its lawsuit in the case. → Read More

Woman found guilty of harassing Okanagan fire chief has conviction overturned

Joyce Schnurr's repeated complaints about smoke from an open fire near her home resulted in her being convicted of harassing a volunteer fire chief but the conviction has now been overturned. → Read More

Appeal of dangerous offender designation dismissed for child sex offender

Former COPE civic party worker Ibata Hexamer has lost his appeal of his dangerous offender designation and indefinite jail sentence for sex offences against minors. → Read More

Trafficker of 12.5 kilograms of ecstasy gets four years in prison

Anoop Singh Garcha, who brokered the delivery of 12.5 kilograms of ecstasy that was intended to be exported to the U.S. in exchange for 35 to 40 kilos of cocaine, has been sentenced to four years in prison. → Read More

Judge sides with Vancouver Island parents in $110,000 property dispute with daughter

A judge has sided with the parents in an emotional family breakdown involving their daughter and $110,000 provided to purchase a home. → Read More

Oak Bay murders: Sister of Andrew Berry tearfully describes concerns over his mental health

The sister of Andrew Berry testified Wednesday that she told her brother she was concerned that he was depressed and that if he didn't get hold of his problems it would "spiral" to the point of him being suicidal. → Read More

Aquilini companies sued in fatal fire that claimed lives of two children

Companies associated with the Aquilini family have been named as defendants in a lawsuit filed after two children died in a fire in a mobile home in Washington state two years ago. → Read More

Jury hears of Andrew Berry's chronic failure to pay rent on time

In the year before the slayings of his two daughters, Andrew Berry, who has pleaded not guilty to the murders of the girls, was chronically behind in his rent at his Oak Bay apartment. → Read More

$249,000 vacancy tax on Vancouver home reasonable and correct: city

The city of Vancouver is defending itself against a lawsuit filed by a wealthy property owner facing a whopping $249,000 vacancy tax bill. → Read More

'I heard a big thump or thud': Neighbour of accused murderer Andrew Berry

A neighbour of Andrew Berry testified Wednesday about hearing loud noises coming from the Oak Bay apartment where Berry's two girls were found slain on Christmas Day 2017. → Read More

Andrew Berry feared losing access to kids: B.C. Ferries supervisor

Andrew Berry's former boss at B.C. Ferries testified Tuesday that the Oak Bay man accused of murdering his two daughters was worried about losing access to the children after he'd separated from his wife. → Read More

Former Vancouver police officer denies sexual misconduct allegations

Former Det. Jim Fisher, who was convicted of sex-related offences against two women, is denying allegations levelled by two other women who have filed lawsuits against him. → Read More

Steve Nash fitness employee files class action lawsuit over pay-related issues

An employee of the Steve Nash fitness centres claims the company has failed to properly record hours worked and pay overtime and statutory holiday pay. → Read More