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Gilbert Abunaga is charged with three counts of sexual offences, two of which relate to voyeurism. His application to adjourn his trial in B.C. Supreme Court was successful on Monday, March 7, 2022. Abunaga will appear in court again on March 21 to fix a new trial date. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Man charged with voyeuristic sex offences in Vernon granted new trial

Gilbert Abunaga applied to have his trial adjourned; will be back in court March 21

Gilbert Abunaga is charged with three counts of sexual offences, two of which relate to voyeurism. His application to adjourn his trial in B.C. Supreme Court was successful on Monday, March 7, 2022. Abunaga will appear in court again on March 21 to fix a new trial date. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Penticton’s Law Courts. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Warrant issued after prolific Penticton offender fails to show for trial

The Penticton man was set to face charges of assault, threats, and mischief

Penticton’s Law Courts. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
Brandon Nathan Teixeira, charged in connection with a fatal 2017 shooting in South Surrey, is scheduled for trial beginning July 4, 2022. (File photos)

Trial of notorious B.C. fugitive Brandon Teixeira set to begin July 4

Teixeira was arrested in California following extensive manhunt

Brandon Nathan Teixeira, charged in connection with a fatal 2017 shooting in South Surrey, is scheduled for trial beginning July 4, 2022. (File photos)
Kelowna Court House (File photo)

Okanagan rapist to serve 5 years in jail

Darren Webb was sentenced on March 3 in Kelowna

Kelowna Court House (File photo)
Curtis Sagmoen of Silver Creek faces a charge dating back to Oct. 29, 2020, of assaulting a peace officer. (File photo)

Trial of Curtis Sagmoen adjourned

Sagmoen, charged with assaulting a police officer, now scheduled for a pre-trial conference March 8

Curtis Sagmoen of Silver Creek faces a charge dating back to Oct. 29, 2020, of assaulting a peace officer. (File photo)
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Penticton’s Law Courts. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Prolific Okanagan offender receives suspended sentence for stealing Harley

Jake Soros will spend two years on probation after stealing a motorcycle

Penticton court
Penticton’s Law Courts. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
Curtis Sagmoen takes a smoke break during the start of his latest trial Monday, Feb. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Voir dire begins in Sagmoen North Okanagan saga

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is charged with assaulting a peace officer; voir dire determines admissibility of evidence for trial

Curtis Sagmoen takes a smoke break during the start of his latest trial Monday, Feb. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Kelowna Courthouse. (Phil McLachlan-Capital News/FILE)

Warrant issued for anti-lock down protester facing assault charge in Kelowna

David Lindsay faces two counts of assault relating to an incident on Aug. 19, 2021

Kelowna Courthouse. (Phil McLachlan-Capital News/FILE)
An RCMP cruiser sits outside a home on Kelowna’s Bechard Road after a suspicious death on Monday, Oct. 18. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Kelowna woman declines bail hearing, murder trial set for 2023

Billy-Jo Bennett is charged with second degree murder for the death of her partner

An RCMP cruiser sits outside a home on Kelowna’s Bechard Road after a suspicious death on Monday, Oct. 18. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
A mother won the right to vaccinate her daughter against COVID-19, over the wishes of the child’s father, in a Supreme Court ruling at the Victoria courthouse on Feb. 3. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. mom wins court battle to vaccinate immunocompromised 7-year-old

Father opposed vaccine, argued too many unknowns around its effects on children

A mother won the right to vaccinate her daughter against COVID-19, over the wishes of the child’s father, in a Supreme Court ruling at the Victoria courthouse on Feb. 3. (Black Press Media file photo)
RCMP investigate a bomb that went off near the bike racks at Carmi Elementary in March. (Facebook)

Accused Penticton bomber pleads guilty

The 49-year-old plead guilty to possessing or making explosives and mischief

RCMP investigate a bomb that went off near the bike racks at Carmi Elementary in March. (Facebook)
Swimming at Williamson Lake. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke found partly responsible in dive that left Surrey firefighter injured: lawsuit

City of Revelstoke found to be 35 per cent responsible following judgement on Jan. 13

Swimming at Williamson Lake. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. man who lost 20 friends to overdoses sentenced for trafficking fentanyl

Judge gives Terrance Virus 6 years minus time served in Nanaimo case

Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)
Penticton Law Courts. (File)

Princeton man with 97 prior convictions serves 62 more days in jail

Crown asks for less time for Blake Dunstall convicted of domestic assault, fleeing police

Penticton Law Courts. (File)
14 criminal charges have been filed against 41-year-old Cameron Edward Jake Urquhart accused in the violent attack on staff at the Village of Keremeos offices. (Facebook)

Alleged Keremeos attacker back in Penticton court

The man accused of assaulting village staff will be in for a hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 2

14 criminal charges have been filed against 41-year-old Cameron Edward Jake Urquhart accused in the violent attack on staff at the Village of Keremeos offices. (Facebook)
Two Colwood parents had their disagreement over vaccination of their daughter decided by a judge recently in the Western Communities Courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)

Judge allows B.C. mom to vaccinate daughter over dad’s objections

Ruling finds health officials in better position to weigh benefits and risks than unknown others

Two Colwood parents had their disagreement over vaccination of their daughter decided by a judge recently in the Western Communities Courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kelowna Law Courts. (File)

Penticton drug dealers sentenced in Kelowna Supreme Court

The two received different sentences for their trafficking charges

Kelowna Law Courts. (File)
The Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign organized a rally outside of Surrey Provincial Court Tuesday (Jan. 25) for Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum’s first court appearance for his public mischief charge. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

No plea entered on Surrey mayor’s first court date

Tuesday’s court date lasted a full three minutes. The matter will next be in Surrey provincial court on Feb. 22. McCallum is charged with public mischief

The Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign organized a rally outside of Surrey Provincial Court Tuesday (Jan. 25) for Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum’s first court appearance for his public mischief charge. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
The next appearance in Salmon Arm court for Dorian Bell, 32, charged with dangerous driving causing death in a May 2021 crash in Sicamous, will be Feb. 1, 2022. (File photo)

Man charged in crash that caused death of Shuswap woman changes plea to not guilty

Dorian Bell, 32, was not sentenced in Salmon Arm court but instead will undergo preliminary inquiry

The next appearance in Salmon Arm court for Dorian Bell, 32, charged with dangerous driving causing death in a May 2021 crash in Sicamous, will be Feb. 1, 2022. (File photo)
Dale Habib is the owner of Liquid Zoo in Kelowna

Former Kelowna gang member pleads guilty to firearm charges

Brother of the former owner of the Liquid Zoo plead guilty to two firearm-related charges

Dale Habib is the owner of Liquid Zoo in Kelowna
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