domestic violence

A holstered taser is seen on a police officer’s belt. In B.C., dozens of municipal police officers were disciplined for things ranging from domestic violence to excessive use of force from mid-2021 to mid-2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Tasing house guests, stalking exes: Annual report reveals B.C. cops’ misconduct

Intimate partner violence, sexual harassment also widespread, police complaints commissioner found

 

Tom Macauley and his son (Tom Macauley/Facebook)

New father support group looking to end the ‘cycle of abuse’ in Kelowna

A group for new dads who are looking for support and socialization meets on Nov. 26

 

A staff member carries bedding in one of the suites at Toronto’s Interval House, an emergency shelter for women in abusive situations, on Monday February 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

LOVE YOU campaign supports Kelowna Women’s Shelter

The shelter’s executive director says awareness is priceless

 

Eric John Shestalo, 50, has been identified as the alleged shooter in the July 21, 2022, attack in Chilliwack, B.C. (IHIT photo)

Suspect in double-homicide in Chilliwack found dead after 4 days at large

Eric Shestalo, 50, accused of killing two women found dead from self-inflicted gun shots

Eric John Shestalo, 50, has been identified as the alleged shooter in the July 21, 2022, attack in Chilliwack, B.C. (IHIT photo)
A screen grab from a video of the tarp-covered vehicle being towed away along Chilliwack Central Road with a police vehicle behind it. (Derek Pickering/ Facebook)

RCMP locate vehicle believed to belong to alleged suspect in fatal Chilliwack shooting

Eric Shestalo, 50, still at large following double homicide on McNaught in Chilliwack

A screen grab from a video of the tarp-covered vehicle being towed away along Chilliwack Central Road with a police vehicle behind it. (Derek Pickering/ Facebook)
Chilliwack RCMP on scene in the 9700-block of McNaught Road near Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a triple shooting where two people were killed. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Man wanted in Chilliwack fatal shooting was due in court for domestic assault charge that day

Slain women were staying together in Chilliwack for safety after strangulation attempt, says friend

Chilliwack RCMP on scene in the 9700-block of McNaught Road near Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a triple shooting where two people were killed. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
People take part in a demonstration to highlight violence against women in Montreal, Friday, April 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Gun regulation great, but doesn’t address root domestic violence drivers: advocates

“Violence in relationships is a social problem and most of it is learned behaviour”

People take part in a demonstration to highlight violence against women in Montreal, Friday, April 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A man leaves the Kamloops Law Courts building, in Kamloops, BC on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. A family court pilot project in British Columbia may be a promising solution for domestic violence victims trying to navigate a confusing and intimidating legal system, advocates say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Daniel Hayduk

B.C. informal family court promising for domestic violence victims: advocates

Informal trial doesn’t involve lawyers, let’s each side personally explain their stance

A man leaves the Kamloops Law Courts building, in Kamloops, BC on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. A family court pilot project in British Columbia may be a promising solution for domestic violence victims trying to navigate a confusing and intimidating legal system, advocates say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Daniel Hayduk
Actor Johnny Depp arrives in the courtroom for closing arguments at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Friday, May 27, 2022. Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” (AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool)

At long last, jury gets closing arguments in Depp trial

Johnny Depp’s lawyers asked a jury Friday “to give Mr. Depp his…

Actor Johnny Depp arrives in the courtroom for closing arguments at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Friday, May 27, 2022. Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” (AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool)
Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, speaks during an announcement regarding the Government of Canada’s ongoing efforts to protect Canadians from the threat of gun violence during a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Women’s groups warn Liberals against ‘downloading’ gun control to potential victims

Concerns about ‘red flag provision’ raised as government prepares new gun-control legislation

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, speaks during an announcement regarding the Government of Canada’s ongoing efforts to protect Canadians from the threat of gun violence during a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Matthew Cholette was found dead in 2020 (Facebook photo)

Kelowna woman charged with murder released on bail

Marlena Isnardy was released from jail on a $5000 cash bail

Matthew Cholette was found dead in 2020 (Facebook photo)
A heavy police presence outside the Keremeos Buy-Low Foods ended in an arrest on Feb. 15. (File photo)

70-year-old arrested by multiple officers for domestic violence in Keremeos

A heavy police presence was seen outside the Buy-Low Foods on Feb. 15

A heavy police presence outside the Keremeos Buy-Low Foods ended in an arrest on Feb. 15. (File photo)
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Vernon domestic peace agency sees ‘disturbing’ trend in youth dating violence

Archway Society calls death of Ashley Wadsworth overseas ‘heartrending’

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City Furniture, Kohler Canada and Monashee Health Collective have helped bring 25 new mattresses to Vernon’s Archway Society for Domestic Peace Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

North Okanagan women fleeing domestic abuse able to sleep easier

25 new mattresses donated to Archway Society thanks to Kohler/Hytec initiative

City Furniture, Kohler Canada and Monashee Health Collective have helped bring 25 new mattresses to Vernon’s Archway Society for Domestic Peace Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Irina Petrakova, a survivor of domestic violence, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in her flat in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. Petrakova, 41, suffered years of abuse at the hands of her husband. She said that even when they were finally divorced, he was able to assault her outside the courthouse where she brought a case against him. “Had the law been in force, had I had a (restraining) order, he wouldn’t have been able to even approach me,” said Petrakova, whose case is before the European Court of Human Rights. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

European court urges Russia to tackle its domestic violence problem

Human Rights court says violence against women is happening on a ‘staggering scale’ in Russia

Irina Petrakova, a survivor of domestic violence, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in her flat in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. Petrakova, 41, suffered years of abuse at the hands of her husband. She said that even when they were finally divorced, he was able to assault her outside the courthouse where she brought a case against him. “Had the law been in force, had I had a (restraining) order, he wouldn’t have been able to even approach me,” said Petrakova, whose case is before the European Court of Human Rights. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
People gather at the edge of the pond at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College on Dec. 6 during the United Against Violence Against Women candlelight vigil held to mark the 1989 massacre of 14 women at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal as well as to remember and bear witness to the women murdered and missing in the Okanagan-Shuswap and beyond. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Emotional vigil held on day police find remains of Shuswap woman missing for 5 years

Annual vigil pays respects to women killed in the École Polytechnique massacre and local women

People gather at the edge of the pond at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College on Dec. 6 during the United Against Violence Against Women candlelight vigil held to mark the 1989 massacre of 14 women at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal as well as to remember and bear witness to the women murdered and missing in the Okanagan-Shuswap and beyond. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
If the draw was made today for the Archway Society for Domestic Peace’s Merry Money 50/50 Raffle fundraiser, the winner would pocket $1,935. However, as society fundraising team members Cheryl Kaminsky (from left), Sarah Moorhouse and Jessica Nobrega will tell you, tickets are availble until Dec. 20, and the draw will be made the same day. (Archway photo)

Vernon domestic peace group looks to make Christmas merry

Archway Society for Domestic Peace holding Merry Money 50/50 raffle

If the draw was made today for the Archway Society for Domestic Peace’s Merry Money 50/50 Raffle fundraiser, the winner would pocket $1,935. However, as society fundraising team members Cheryl Kaminsky (from left), Sarah Moorhouse and Jessica Nobrega will tell you, tickets are availble until Dec. 20, and the draw will be made the same day. (Archway photo)
Okanagan College hosted a candlelight vigil in honour of the National Day of Action on Violence Against Women Monday, Dec. 6. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Vernon students remember victims of violence

Candlelight vigil at Okanagan College marks National Day of Action on Violence Against Women

Okanagan College hosted a candlelight vigil in honour of the National Day of Action on Violence Against Women Monday, Dec. 6. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
People look on as beams of light are projected into the air in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in memory of the fourteen women who were murdered on December 6,1989, in an anti-feminist attack. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Polytechnique anniversary comes as Quebec mourns spate of domestic violence killings

Quebec has experienced a spate of femicides since the beginning of 2021

People look on as beams of light are projected into the air in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in memory of the fourteen women who were murdered on December 6,1989, in an anti-feminist attack. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The annual United Against Violence Against Women Candlelight Vigil will take place Monday, Dec. 6 at both the Vernon and Salmon Arm campuses of Okanagan College. (Image contributed)

Vigils in Salmon Arm, Vernon to remember women killed in Montreal massacre

Okanagan College candlelight vigils to raise awareness of all murdered and missing women

The annual United Against Violence Against Women Candlelight Vigil will take place Monday, Dec. 6 at both the Vernon and Salmon Arm campuses of Okanagan College. (Image contributed)