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Vernon law courts. (Black Press file photo)

Two charged with attempted murder in Vernon stabbing to return to court

Charges of Jordan Kupser and Brennan Metlewsky stem from 2017 stabbing incident

Vernon law courts. (Black Press file photo)
Kamloops RCMP held a perimeter around a Dallas neighbourhood on Feb. 14, 2019,, stopping residents from accessing their homes from Dallas Drive. Police were investigating a robbery and kidnapping, with assailants and victims involved in the drug trade in the city. Photograph By DAVE EAGLES

Guilty verdict in Kamloops kidnapping trial

B.C. Supreme Court Justice found Michael Mathieson guilty on a number of charges

  • Oct 9, 2020
Kamloops RCMP held a perimeter around a Dallas neighbourhood on Feb. 14, 2019,, stopping residents from accessing their homes from Dallas Drive. Police were investigating a robbery and kidnapping, with assailants and victims involved in the drug trade in the city. Photograph By DAVE EAGLES
Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna man jailed 9 months for possessing up to 12,000 child porn files

Terry Krock also given three year probation, will register as sex offender

Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Penticton law courts. (File photo)

Penticton man accused of attacking two young Kaleden boys back in court

Brian Lamb will remain behind bars until at least Oct. 14

Penticton law courts. (File photo)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)

Kelowna man injured during arrest sues RCMP

Supreme Court civil claim alleges Dustin Blondin was the victim of an ‘unprovoked attack’

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)
Mounties cordoned off an area in Dallas on Feb. 14, 2019, as they worked on finding two men wanted in connected with a drug-related robbery and kidnapping. Photograph By DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE

Kamloops Mounties happened upon alleged gang-related robbery, kidnapping

Michael Mathieson is charged with armed robbery, unlawful confinement and kidnapping

  • Sep 24, 2020
Mounties cordoned off an area in Dallas on Feb. 14, 2019, as they worked on finding two men wanted in connected with a drug-related robbery and kidnapping. Photograph By DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE
Lorrie Blackmore expressed her and her family’s displeasure for what they see as a light sentence Sept. 23, 2020 in an emotional statement following Kiera Bourque being handed one year in prison for manslaughter in the 2017 death of Penticton’s Devon Blackmore. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Kiera Bourque’s sentence ‘an embarrassment’: family of deceased Penticton teen

Bourque was sentenced to one year in prison for her role in the 2017 death of Devon Blackmore

Lorrie Blackmore expressed her and her family’s displeasure for what they see as a light sentence Sept. 23, 2020 in an emotional statement following Kiera Bourque being handed one year in prison for manslaughter in the 2017 death of Penticton’s Devon Blackmore. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Mounties cordoned off an area in Dallas on Feb. 14, 2019, as they worked on finding two men wanted in connected with a drug-related robbery and kidnapping. Photograph By DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE

Trial underway for Kamloops man charged with kidnapping

Michael Mathieson is charged with armed robbery, unlawful confinement and kidnapping

  • Sep 22, 2020
Mounties cordoned off an area in Dallas on Feb. 14, 2019, as they worked on finding two men wanted in connected with a drug-related robbery and kidnapping. Photograph By DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE
Victoria lawyer and family law advocate Brittany Goud said it’s important that guardians try to work out any parenting disputes through mediation before taking the matter to court. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

Pandemic prompts B.C. to suspend civil jury trials for a year

The suspension starts Sept. 28 and civil jury trials will resume Oct. 4, 2021

Victoria lawyer and family law advocate Brittany Goud said it’s important that guardians try to work out any parenting disputes through mediation before taking the matter to court. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
Letisha Reimer, 13, was fatally stabbed at Abbotsford Senior Secondary on Nov. 1, 2016. (Facebook photo)

‘Not criminally responsible’ hearing slated for man convicted of Abbotsford school stabbing

Gabriel Klein was found guilty in March of killing Letisha Reimer, 13, in 2016

Letisha Reimer, 13, was fatally stabbed at Abbotsford Senior Secondary on Nov. 1, 2016. (Facebook photo)
Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Man pleads guilty to robbing four Kelowna gas stations in 24 hours

Kyle Watts-Watling pleaded guilty to robbing four Rutland gas stations in 2019

Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Victoria woman Kaela Janine Mehl is appealing her conviction in the murder of her 18-month-old daughter with the allegation that one of the jurors in the trial was biased against her. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Victoria mother convicted in baby’s murder seeks new trial, claims juror was biased

Kaela Janine Mehl convicted of murdering 18-month-old daughter in 2017

Victoria woman Kaela Janine Mehl is appealing her conviction in the murder of her 18-month-old daughter with the allegation that one of the jurors in the trial was biased against her. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
(Kamloops This Week)

Kamloops fraudster fooled — and avoids jail time

Valuable gold coins Paul Pearson was alleged to have pilfered from a wealthy Alberta couple turned out to worthless pieces of brass

  • Sep 3, 2020
(Kamloops This Week)
Protestors gather at the BC SPCA following the first court appearance of the four individuals charged in the Excelsior Hog Farm incident from April 2019. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Four Abbotsford pig-farm activists now facing 21 charges after first court appearance

Protests occur at Abbotsford Provincial Courthouse and BC SPCA following Thursday’s appearance

Protestors gather at the BC SPCA following the first court appearance of the four individuals charged in the Excelsior Hog Farm incident from April 2019. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Former Lillooet man charged with murder sentenced to time served for manslaughter

Former Lillooet man charged with murder sentenced to time served for manslaughter

Jeffery Harris was 36 on Feb. 10, 2015, when he stabbed Gary Mandseth to death

  • Aug 31, 2020
Former Lillooet man charged with murder sentenced to time served for manslaughter
Kelowna Law Courts (File photo)

Kelowna cabbie accused of sexual assault pleads guilty to lesser offence

Gagandeep Singh Sidhu, 38, received a conditional discharge on Friday

Kelowna Law Courts (File photo)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Trial dates set for Central Okanagan RCMP officer charged with sexual assault

Const. Chad Lincoln Vance was suspended with pay following the charge

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Bernard Trest and his son Max, 10, are concerned about B.C.’s plan for students to return to the classroom in September. Trest is one of two fathers who filed a court application this week to prevent schools from reopening if stricter COVID-19 protections aren’t in place. (Contributed photo)

B.C. dads file suit against province over back-to-school COVID plan

Bernard Trest and Gary Shuster say it’s ‘unconscionable’ to reopen schools without more risk mitigation

Bernard Trest and his son Max, 10, are concerned about B.C.’s plan for students to return to the classroom in September. Trest is one of two fathers who filed a court application this week to prevent schools from reopening if stricter COVID-19 protections aren’t in place. (Contributed photo)
Residents gathered outside the Kelowna Law Courts, half an hour before 20-year-old alleged hamster killer Leighton Labute made his second appearance in front of a judge since being charged earlier this year. (Photo Michael Rodriguez)

Protest held over alleged hamster killer outside Kelowna Law Courts

Leighton Labute was charged with three counts of killing or injuring an animal

Residents gathered outside the Kelowna Law Courts, half an hour before 20-year-old alleged hamster killer Leighton Labute made his second appearance in front of a judge since being charged earlier this year. (Photo Michael Rodriguez)
Jeremy Czechowski leaving Kelowna Law Courts after a day in court in 2018. (File)

West Kelowna man convicted of rape faces new allegations

Jeremy Czechowski remains on bail as an appeal on his conviction is considered despite new charges

Jeremy Czechowski leaving Kelowna Law Courts after a day in court in 2018. (File)