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A driver braved a waterlogged stretch of 208th Street north of Walnut Grove on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, during a series of atmospheric rivers. Other drivers were not lucky enough to make it through, including one who challenged an ICBC deductible through a Civil Resolution Tribunal. (Langley Advance Times files)

Driver loses ICBC fight after car conked out on flooded Langley road

Tribunal finds driver was at fault for heading into high water

 

Firefighters in Coldstream are battling a major house fire on Hawthorne Place Friday, Jan. 14. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon arson suspect to stand trial

Matthew Eric Mason is the suspect tied to a fire that destroyed a Coldstream home in early 2022

 

Members of the RCMP are seen outside of the Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, March 27, 2021. The man who stabbed numerous people in and around the library two years ago has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Man pleads guilty to murder, assault in B.C. library stabbing spree

Yannick Bandaogo, 30, pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree murder, 5 counts of attempted murder and 1 count of aggravated assault

Members of the RCMP are seen outside of the Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, March 27, 2021. The man who stabbed numerous people in and around the library two years ago has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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B.C. man fined, banned from being on Crown land in Cariboo region for illegally guiding

Kurt Walden Mohr pleaded guilty in Williams Lake provincial court

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Penticton law courts. (File photo)

Oliver man deemed ‘huge problem’ by police gets house arrest for breaking correctional officer’s wrist

Arjen Jessy Alexander Huber is still facing trials for several other charges

Penticton law courts. (File photo)
Former Quebec premier Jean Charest is demanding another $700,000 from the provincial government for media leaks related to a corruption investigation targeting him and his former Liberal party. Charest speaks to reporters in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

After winning $385K in damages from Quebec government, Charest seeking $700K more

Charest sued the government because journalists were given details about an investigation into alleged party financing

Former Quebec premier Jean Charest is demanding another $700,000 from the provincial government for media leaks related to a corruption investigation targeting him and his former Liberal party. Charest speaks to reporters in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
An American man has been sentenced to 30 months in jail after pleading guilty to trying to smuggle firearms into Canada through the Pacific Highway border. (CBSA photo)

30-month jail term for U.S. man caught with firearms at Canada border

Jonathan Ressler was arrested in March at the Pacific Highway crossing in South Surrey

An American man has been sentenced to 30 months in jail after pleading guilty to trying to smuggle firearms into Canada through the Pacific Highway border. (CBSA photo)
Ross Wightman was approved for compensation after falling ill due to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (Ross Wightman/Facebook)

Lake Country man files suit after complications from COVID vaccine

Wightman was one of the first Canadians approved for compensation

  • May 2, 2023
Ross Wightman was approved for compensation after falling ill due to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (Ross Wightman/Facebook)
Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer spoke outside the Abbotsford Law Courts prior to sentencing on Oct. 12, 2022. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford hog-farm protesters appeal break-and-enter convictions

Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer were previously sentenced to 30 days in jail

Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer spoke outside the Abbotsford Law Courts prior to sentencing on Oct. 12, 2022. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Campbell River, B.C., Courthouse. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

B.C. woman who coughed at grocery store worker during anti-COVID rant guilty of assault

Incident occurred in Campbell River during early days of COVID-19 public health safety measures

Campbell River, B.C., Courthouse. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
B.C.’s Court of Appeal ruled on an interpretation of the Human Rights Code on April 21 that makes it easier for employees to argue cases of workplace discrimination in relation to family status. (Black Press Media file photo)

Court decision affords B.C. parents, caregivers greater protection in the workplace

Appeal ruling removes barrier for workers trying to prove family-based discrimination

B.C.’s Court of Appeal ruled on an interpretation of the Human Rights Code on April 21 that makes it easier for employees to argue cases of workplace discrimination in relation to family status. (Black Press Media file photo)
A provincial court judge in Prince Rupert, B.C., has sentenced a 46-year-old man to a year in jail for contempt of court, ruling he tried to circumvent the justice system with “pseudo-legal” and “stupid” argument. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)

B.C. judge strikes man’s arguments as ‘stupid’ in contempt case

The judge found the 46-year-old man displayed ‘flagrant disregard’ for the court’s directions and orders

A provincial court judge in Prince Rupert, B.C., has sentenced a 46-year-old man to a year in jail for contempt of court, ruling he tried to circumvent the justice system with “pseudo-legal” and “stupid” argument. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)
Kelowna Hells Angels clubhouse at 837 Ellis Street, April 14, 2023. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)

RCMP at Nanaimo, Kelowna Hells Angels clubhouse to ‘keep the peace’ amidst forfeiture

Civil Forfeiture Office members were following up on a BC Court of Appeal ruling

Kelowna Hells Angels clubhouse at 837 Ellis Street, April 14, 2023. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)
A group gathers outside the Quesnel Law Courts Thursday, April 13 to honour and remember the life of Carmelita Abraham. A preliminary inquiry is underway inside the courthouse for Joseph Simpson, who is charged with murder and interference with a dead body. (Tracey Roberts photo - Quesnel Observer)
A group gathers outside the Quesnel Law Courts Thursday, April 13 to honour and remember the life of Carmelita Abraham. A preliminary inquiry is underway inside the courthouse for Joseph Simpson, who is charged with murder and interference with a dead body. (Tracey Roberts photo - Quesnel Observer)
A recent B.C. Civil Resolution Tribunal decision offers a cautionary warning to couples who share pets during a relationship but then break up. (Pexels photo)

B.C. woman ordered to give dog back to ex after ‘sharing ownership’ falls apart

Case a cautionary tale for couples who share pets - even after a breakup

A recent B.C. Civil Resolution Tribunal decision offers a cautionary warning to couples who share pets during a relationship but then break up. (Pexels photo)
A Victoria tenant will be compensated more than $30,000 due to a prolonged building renovation that included a “loss of quiet enjoyment” due to noise from a jackhammer and exposure to asbestos. (Pexels photo illustration)

Asbestos exposure and ‘horrendous’ jackhammer noise mean $30K award for B.C. tenant

Building’s owner challenged Residential Tenancy Branch decision in court and lost

A Victoria tenant will be compensated more than $30,000 due to a prolonged building renovation that included a “loss of quiet enjoyment” due to noise from a jackhammer and exposure to asbestos. (Pexels photo illustration)
Wade Cudmore seen here with his mom Kathy Richardson, will stand trial in Kelowna for the murders of the Fryer brothers found dead in Naramata in May 2021. Cudmore���s mom was found murdered in her home in June 2021. There have been no arrests in her case. (Facebook)

Okanagan double murder trial set for summer of 2024

Wade Cudmore’s trial will start in Kelowna in June next year

Wade Cudmore seen here with his mom Kathy Richardson, will stand trial in Kelowna for the murders of the Fryer brothers found dead in Naramata in May 2021. Cudmore���s mom was found murdered in her home in June 2021. There have been no arrests in her case. (Facebook)
A Colwood mom has had her sentence reduced. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)

Judge cuts B.C. mom’s sentence for sexually assaulting teen, rules it unduly ‘harsh’

Victoria area mom who had sex with 15-year-old more than once has sentence reduced to 3 years

A Colwood mom has had her sentence reduced. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops, at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

Merritt man files complaint over derogatory comments on medical file

Physiotherapist at Royal Inland Hospital referred to patient as ‘redneck hick to death’ and ‘uneducated’

  • Mar 21, 2023
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops, at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)