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Chilliwack Law Courts. (Progress file)

B.C. Mountie sentenced in ‘particularly heinous’ revenge porn case

Former RCMP officer uploaded videos of explicit acts with fellow Mountie to pornography website

Chilliwack Law Courts. (Progress file)
Statue of Lady Justice outside courthouse, at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Host parents not liable for fatal crash after party: B.C. Supreme Court judge

Stephen and Lidia Pearson were not liable for the 2012 crash on Salt Spring Island, judge decides

Statue of Lady Justice outside courthouse, at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Curtis Sagmoen to be sentenced for latest assault conviction

Curtis Sagmoen to be sentenced for latest assault conviction

North Okanagan man was found guilty Feb. 11 of running over escort with an ATV

Curtis Sagmoen to be sentenced for latest assault conviction
Supreme Court (The Canadian Press)

Technical hiccup interrupts Supreme Court as virtual hearing gets underway

The court has long embraced technology by livestreaming proceedings on its website

Supreme Court (The Canadian Press)
Trial of accused in Salmon Arm church shooting expected to be brief

Trial of accused in Salmon Arm church shooting expected to be brief

Crown won’t dispute not criminally responsible by way of a mental disorder defence

  • Jun 2, 2020
Trial of accused in Salmon Arm church shooting expected to be brief
John Phillip Stirling (Multnomah County Sheriff handout)

B.C. senior caught smuggling 750 litres of liquid meth gets 3 years in U.S. prison

John Philip Stirling, 66, was caught near Oregon by Coast Guard officials in 2019

John Phillip Stirling (Multnomah County Sheriff handout)
Appeal granted: Jamie Bacon to be tried for murder, conspiracy in Surrey Six killings

Appeal granted: Jamie Bacon to be tried for murder, conspiracy in Surrey Six killings

Charges were initially stayed against Jamie Bacon in 2017 for reasons unknown to the public

Appeal granted: Jamie Bacon to be tried for murder, conspiracy in Surrey Six killings
Gagandeep Singh Sidhu’s next appearance in court is slated for Aug. 12, at which time a new trial date will be scheduled. (File)

Kelowna cab driver accused of sexual assault has trial postponed due to COVID-19

Gagandeep Singh Sidhu, 37, is accused of the sexual assault of one of his passengers in an early morning drop-off on May 26, 2019

Gagandeep Singh Sidhu’s next appearance in court is slated for Aug. 12, at which time a new trial date will be scheduled. (File)
Salmon Arm Law Courts. (File photo)

Salmon Arm man receives suspended sentence, house arrest, for violating trading ban

Judge sentences man who breached trading ban to two years’ probation

Salmon Arm Law Courts. (File photo)
A bus driver after being assaulted at the Queensway Transit Exchange in Kelowna on March 28, 2020. (Amalgamated Transit Union Facebook photo)

Man accused of assaulting Kelowna bus driver to plead guilty

Dustin Webber has remained in custody since his arrest in March

A bus driver after being assaulted at the Queensway Transit Exchange in Kelowna on March 28, 2020. (Amalgamated Transit Union Facebook photo)
Tina Seminara died in hospital following an alleged brutal beating from her husband. (Contributed)

Osoyoos man charged with manslaughter granted bail

Roderick Ashley Flavell is charged with manslaughter in the death of Tina Seminara

Tina Seminara died in hospital following an alleged brutal beating from her husband. (Contributed)
The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Supreme Court moves provincial appeals of carbon tax to September

The court has agreed to hear the two carbon tax cases and two unrelated matters in September

The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Paramjit Singh Bogarh pleaded guilty on March 5, 2020 to assisting in the escape of his brother, found guilty of murdering Paramjit’s wife in 1986. (File photo)

Imprisoned Okanagan man has claustrophobia complaint rejected

Paramjit Bogarh’s complaint was dismissed by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal April 15

Paramjit Singh Bogarh pleaded guilty on March 5, 2020 to assisting in the escape of his brother, found guilty of murdering Paramjit’s wife in 1986. (File photo)
Stephen Witvoet has had his registration with the B.C. College of Physical Therapists cancelled after he pleaded guilty to nine counts of sexual assault. (File photo)

Okanagan physio’s registration cancelled

Stephen Witvoet of Vernon is facing sentencing on nine counts of sexual assault

Stephen Witvoet has had his registration with the B.C. College of Physical Therapists cancelled after he pleaded guilty to nine counts of sexual assault. (File photo)
Judge tosses ‘freeman’ lawsuit against Little Shuswap Indian Band

Judge tosses ‘freeman’ lawsuit against Little Shuswap Indian Band

Supreme Court Justice Sheri Donegan notes hypocrisy of claim, calls it “nonsensical.”

  • Apr 22, 2020
Judge tosses ‘freeman’ lawsuit against Little Shuswap Indian Band
Dogs are property, not kids, judge tells former Salmon Arm couple

Dogs are property, not kids, judge tells former Salmon Arm couple

Court decision made on competing lawsuits over Zeus and Aurora — a pit bull and pit bull cross

Dogs are property, not kids, judge tells former Salmon Arm couple
Kamloops Law Courts (Kamloops This Week file photo)

Bail granted to man charged in killing at Cache Creek home

Corey Harkness, 32, is charged with one count of second-degree murder

  • Mar 25, 2020
Kamloops Law Courts (Kamloops This Week file photo)
A trial courtroom at the Provincial Court of B.C., in Vancouver in this undated photo. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

COVID-19: B.C. supreme and provincial courts suspend regular operations

Special considerations will be made for matters deemed urgent by a judge

A trial courtroom at the Provincial Court of B.C., in Vancouver in this undated photo. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
A trial courtroom at the Provincial Court of B.C., in Vancouver in this undated photo. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

COVID-19: B.C. provincial court to reduce operations

Bail hearings to take place by video conference, in custody criminal trials and sentencings continue

A trial courtroom at the Provincial Court of B.C., in Vancouver in this undated photo. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
Tanner Klassen was sentenced to two years in prison for possession of child pornography. (Facebook)

Two years jail for Kelowna man caught with nearly 30,000 child porn files

Tanner Klassen, 26, tried to have his sentencing dismissed, claiming charter rights were violated

Tanner Klassen was sentenced to two years in prison for possession of child pornography. (Facebook)