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Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver Law Courts. (File photo)

New trial for B.C. masseur in 1 sex assault, convictions upheld in 2 others

Rong Xian Li’s appeal was heard at the Court of Appeal for British Columbia in Vancouver

 

The B.C. Supreme Court ruled a Sunshine Coast man is not guilty of aggravated assault because he was ‘effectively asleep’ when he stabbed his wife in the back in 2017. (Credit: Pixabay)

Justice says B.C. man who stabbed wife in back was ‘effectively asleep’, not guilty

Man was taking huge dosages of prescription pills to control pain, insomnia

 

Former UBC Thunderbird's football team running back Ben Cummings. (UBC Thunderbirds)

Sexual assault charges stayed against 3 former UBC football players

Former UBC Thunderbirds Ben Cummings, Treymont Levy and Trivel Pinto charged in June 2021

 

A Penticton man has pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle into a Summerland Nesters store clerk in the summer of 2021. (Google)

Penticton man pleads guilty to driving car into Summerland store clerk

The August 2021 incident left the clerk injured

A Penticton man has pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle into a Summerland Nesters store clerk in the summer of 2021. (Google)
An old burn pile was reignited near the Westwold landfill and discovered May 1, 2022. (Patrick Green photo)

Woman pleads guilty to Monte Lake, Kamloops arson

Fires sparked in spring of 2022 following the devastating White Rock Lake wildfires

  • Jan 27, 2023
An old burn pile was reignited near the Westwold landfill and discovered May 1, 2022. (Patrick Green photo)
Vernon man Gilbert Abunaga pleaded guilty to voyeurism-related charges in B.C. Supreme Court Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Gilbert Abunaga/Facebook)

Vernon man pleads guilty to voyeurism

Gilbert Abunaga’s charges are alleged to have taken place between March 1 and July 30 of 2020

Vernon man Gilbert Abunaga pleaded guilty to voyeurism-related charges in B.C. Supreme Court Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Gilbert Abunaga/Facebook)
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused an appeal by a B.C. developer who argued a government decision rejecting his build on a creek of spiritual significance to the Cheam First Nation violated the state’s requirement to be religiously neutral. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Spiritual beliefs of Indigenous people valid grounds for gov’t decisions, Supreme Court confirms

B.C. developer’s appeal shot down at national court

  • Jan 22, 2023
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused an appeal by a B.C. developer who argued a government decision rejecting his build on a creek of spiritual significance to the Cheam First Nation violated the state’s requirement to be religiously neutral. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Generic photo of server. (Pixabay)

Restaurant pays out Kelowna woman $25K in workplace sexual harassment case

The harassment was not reported to the owners of Bouchons Bistro while it was happening

Generic photo of server. (Pixabay)
Fardowsa Macleod was sentenced in BC Provincial Court after her dangerous driving led to a head-on collision on Highway 97A in Enderby in 2020. (Black Press file photo)

Reckless driver in head-on crash in Enderby sentenced to house arrest

Fardowsa Macleod’s dangerous driving in 2020 seriously injured the other driver

Fardowsa Macleod was sentenced in BC Provincial Court after her dangerous driving led to a head-on collision on Highway 97A in Enderby in 2020. (Black Press file photo)
A strata council enacted a bylaw to restrict out-of-wedlock relationships. (Pexels photo)

CAMPBELL: This ‘prudish’ B.C. strata sued to stop owner from living with her boyfriend

Case raises the question of whether strata bylaws should be able to restrict certain relationships

A strata council enacted a bylaw to restrict out-of-wedlock relationships. (Pexels photo)
File photo: Tom Zytaruk

Surrey judge gives man house arrest after cop finds him drunk in taxi with rifle

Crown pointed out man convicted of an offence at least once a year since 1996

File photo: Tom Zytaruk
Someone in Victoria had a frustrating birthday after a sign meant for them was put on the wrong lawn. (Pexels photo)
Someone in Victoria had a frustrating birthday after a sign meant for them was put on the wrong lawn. (Pexels photo)
Scales of justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo)

‘Good luck to you’: Judge gives prolific Penticton thief conditional sentence after signs of change

Matthew Corey Toker was described as having made substantial positive changes to his life

Scales of justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo)
Penticton’s Law Courts. (File photo)

Summerland assault trial delayed to get accused new lawyer

The accused disagreed with how his lawyer was representing him

Penticton’s Law Courts. (File photo)
Judge expected to pronounce decision later in January 2023 on whether Anthony Summers is guilty of charges in connection with the 2020 armed robbery of Setters Liquor Store in Salmon Arm. (File photo)

Ruling on 2020 armed robbery of Salmon Arm liquor store still to come

Submissions over, judge to pronounce decision on whether Enderby man guilty later in January

Judge expected to pronounce decision later in January 2023 on whether Anthony Summers is guilty of charges in connection with the 2020 armed robbery of Setters Liquor Store in Salmon Arm. (File photo)
A man identified as Dakota Samoleski was shot and killed in a Spallumcheen shooting Sept. 20, 2021. Jevon Daniel Smith, born in 1975, is charged with second-degree murder and is set to stand trial Feb. 26, 2024. (Morning Star file photo)

Trial in North Okanagan murder case won’t begin for more than a year

Jevon Smith, accused of second-degree murder, will stand trial Feb. 26, 2024

A man identified as Dakota Samoleski was shot and killed in a Spallumcheen shooting Sept. 20, 2021. Jevon Daniel Smith, born in 1975, is charged with second-degree murder and is set to stand trial Feb. 26, 2024. (Morning Star file photo)
A Kaslo man is awaiting trial after allegedly trying to burn down this Home Hardware store. Photo: Google Maps

Man accused of trying to burn down B.C. business to receive addiction treatment: judge

Alejandro Calderon’s next trial appearance is January in Nelson

A Kaslo man is awaiting trial after allegedly trying to burn down this Home Hardware store. Photo: Google Maps
RCMP were dispatched to this Langley house after a non-emergency police call turned into a plea for help on June 13, 2020. Kia Ebrahimian has been sentenced to life in prison, with no possibility of parole for 15 years. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley man gets life, no parole before 15 years in triple homicide

Kia Ebrhimian killed his mother, brother, and step-father

RCMP were dispatched to this Langley house after a non-emergency police call turned into a plea for help on June 13, 2020. Kia Ebrahimian has been sentenced to life in prison, with no possibility of parole for 15 years. (Langley Advance Times file)
A flower-bedecked memorial to one three people who died at the scene of a triple murder and arson in Langley stood outside the burnt-out house in the 19600 block of Wakefield Drive on Monday, June 29, 2020. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley man who killed three family members faces life in prison, no parole for 15 years

Loved ones of victims in triple murder gave emotional victim impact statments

A flower-bedecked memorial to one three people who died at the scene of a triple murder and arson in Langley stood outside the burnt-out house in the 19600 block of Wakefield Drive on Monday, June 29, 2020. (Langley Advance Times files)
Kyle and Justin Radis are charged with aggravated assault and robbery of a 17-year-old boy along the Rail Trail on Nov. 9, 2021. (Photo/Kelowna RCMP)

Two men charged in Kelowna Rail Trail assault skip court

Kyle and Justin Radis were scheduled to appear in court Dec. 15 but failed to show up

Kyle and Justin Radis are charged with aggravated assault and robbery of a 17-year-old boy along the Rail Trail on Nov. 9, 2021. (Photo/Kelowna RCMP)
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