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Merritt city councillor Mike Bhangu. (Mike Bhangu/Facebook)

Merritt councillor charged with uttering threats

Coun. Mike Bhangu claims the allegation is untrue

 

Leighton Allen Labute. (Contributed)

Kelowna hamster killer handed conditional sentence, not allowed in pet stores

Leighton Labute appeared in a Kelowna court on Wednesday after pleading guilty earlier this year

 

Penticton’s courthouse. (Western News - File)

Oliver businessman charged in immigration scandal to plead guilty

Randhir Toor of Oliver will return to court Nov. 5 with an intention of pleading guilty

 

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, arrives at her extradition hearing at B.C. Supreme Court, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday, August 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jimmy Jeong

Meng Wanzhou’s defence team to begin arguments in her formal extradition case

Meng’s extradition hearing is expected to wrap up next week

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, arrives at her extradition hearing at B.C. Supreme Court, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday, August 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jimmy Jeong
Wedding rings (Pixabay.com photo)

B.C. wedding photographer ordered to pay $22K to couple waiting 6 years for images

Judge says defendant ‘seemed to be literally making up these excuses in the spur of the moment’

Wedding rings (Pixabay.com photo)
Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised in 2015 to lift all drinking water advisories by this March

Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The aribataror called Trackel's actions "deliberate" and "dishonest" (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)

Kelowna man fired from UPS, accused of punching woman and sending offensive text

After a series of incidents including a physical altercation, Brian Trackel has been fired by UPS

The aribataror called Trackel's actions "deliberate" and "dishonest" (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)
NDP MP Charlie Angus rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The MP’s request for documents related to a new regulator that will handle child pornography and exploitive material could take over half a decade for government to process.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Government docs on porn regulator will take six years to access: Justice Department

Justice Department said that time frames for processing requests are based on the estimated number of records

NDP MP Charlie Angus rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The MP’s request for documents related to a new regulator that will handle child pornography and exploitive material could take over half a decade for government to process.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Tom Zytaruk/Black Press file)

Vancouver Island man who tried to sue for $32 trillion unsuccessful in his appeal

B.C. Court of Appeal hearing cut short after ‘profanity-laden outbursts’

Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Tom Zytaruk/Black Press file)
A recent B.C. Supreme Court order has prohibited Christopher James Pritchard from practising law by appearing as counsel or drafting legal documents. (YouTube/A Warrior Calls)

‘Expert’ of fighting COVID-19 restrictions in court barred from acting as lawyer in B.C.

Christopher James Pritchard has been shut out from practising law or referring to himself as a lawyer

A recent B.C. Supreme Court order has prohibited Christopher James Pritchard from practising law by appearing as counsel or drafting legal documents. (YouTube/A Warrior Calls)
Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was fatally stabbed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Teen who fatally stabbed Eli Beauregard in Kelowna avoids jail time

Woman to spend 24 months in rehabilitative program

Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was fatally stabbed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Vancouver law courts. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey man bit 17 times by police dog during arrest awarded $65K

Jean-Claude Emond sought $5.7M in damages

Vancouver law courts. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Kaela Mehl was convicted of murdering her 18-month-old daughter, Charlotte Cunningham, in October 2017. On June 30, the Court of Appeal ordered a new trial, citing juror and lawyer missteps. (Submitted photo)

Mother’s conviction overturned in killing of Victoria toddler

New trial order after Court of Appeal found missteps by juror, trial counsel

Kaela Mehl was convicted of murdering her 18-month-old daughter, Charlotte Cunningham, in October 2017. On June 30, the Court of Appeal ordered a new trial, citing juror and lawyer missteps. (Submitted photo)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Battle between Penticton and B.C. over homeless shelter officially before the court

The city filed their official petition before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 6

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
Steven Gauthier was convicted in BC Supreme Court in New Westminster on Feb. 5, 2020 of aggravated sexual assault for having sex with a woman while HIV positive and not informing her of his infection. He was sentenced to four years in prison on June 25, 2021. (Facebook)

4-year sentence for Chilliwack man who failed to disclose HIV status to sexual partner

Steven Gauthier convicted of aggravated sexual assault in BC Supreme Court

Steven Gauthier was convicted in BC Supreme Court in New Westminster on Feb. 5, 2020 of aggravated sexual assault for having sex with a woman while HIV positive and not informing her of his infection. He was sentenced to four years in prison on June 25, 2021. (Facebook)
Nanaimo courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. man sentenced to one year in jail for sexually assaulting passed-out girl

Wesley Wayne Webber, 23, was convicted last fall

Nanaimo courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)
Wade Cudmore, seen here with his mother Kathy Richardson, had his first court appearance in relation to first degree murder charges in the deaths of Erick and Carlo Fryer Tuesday, June 22, 2021. (Kathy Richardson/Facebook)

Man charged in Naramata double homicide appears in Penticton court

Wade Cudmore appeared for the first time in relation to first degree murder charges

Wade Cudmore, seen here with his mother Kathy Richardson, had his first court appearance in relation to first degree murder charges in the deaths of Erick and Carlo Fryer Tuesday, June 22, 2021. (Kathy Richardson/Facebook)
Port Alberni court house (Alberni Valley News)

Inquest set into 2016 death of B.C. teen after a day spent in police custody

18-year-old Jocelyn George died of heart failure in hospital after spending time in jail cell

Port Alberni court house (Alberni Valley News)
According to a Civil Resolution Tribunal decision issued May 31, Robin McLean is to pay Xiangfei Kong $1,270 after his toilet overflowed into the condo directly below him July 20. (Unsplash)

B.C. man to pay for damages after toilet overflows into neighbours’ condo

Civil Resolution Tribunal rules Robin McLean must pay Xiangfei Kong $1,270 to cover the cost of water damage

According to a Civil Resolution Tribunal decision issued May 31, Robin McLean is to pay Xiangfei Kong $1,270 after his toilet overflowed into the condo directly below him July 20. (Unsplash)
Screenshot of Pastor James Butler giving a sermon at Free Grace Baptist Church in Chilliwack on Nov. 22, 2020. Butler is one of three Chilliwack pastors facing 25 violation tickets between them for holding services in violation of public health orders, tickets they are fighting in court. (YouTube)

Three Fraser Valley pastors fighting a total of 25 tickets for violating public health orders

Fines of $2,300 each were issued for holding church services in defiance of COVID-19 restrictions

Screenshot of Pastor James Butler giving a sermon at Free Grace Baptist Church in Chilliwack on Nov. 22, 2020. Butler is one of three Chilliwack pastors facing 25 violation tickets between them for holding services in violation of public health orders, tickets they are fighting in court. (YouTube)