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Adrienne Georgette Langen, 50, was given a conditional sentence March 21, 2022 in Salmon Arm on three drug charges, one of them possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, stemming from December 2019 in Sicamous. (File photo)

Methamphetamine trafficking-related charge from 2019 in Sicamous garners home arrest, curfew

Woman also charged with possession of fentanyl and cocaine, will be under restrictions for 18 months

Adrienne Georgette Langen, 50, was given a conditional sentence March 21, 2022 in Salmon Arm on three drug charges, one of them possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, stemming from December 2019 in Sicamous. (File photo)
Penticton court.

Summerland brothers have mischief convictions overturned in fungus dispute

B.C. Supreme Court overturnes earlier convictions in dispute with mushroom farm

Penticton court.
The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province appeals court ruling against sheltering in Victoria’s signature park

Beacon Hill Park decision raises questions for other B.C. parks with trusts, attorney general says

The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
Officers of the B.C. Sheriff Services lead Gregory Stanley Nield of Summerland to a waiting vehicle at the back of the Penticton provincial courthouse on Dec. 9, 2014. (Western News - File)
Officers of the B.C. Sheriff Services lead Gregory Stanley Nield of Summerland to a waiting vehicle at the back of the Penticton provincial courthouse on Dec. 9, 2014. (Western News - File)
Craig James, former clerk of the British Columbia legislature, leaves B.C. Supreme Court on Jan. 26, 2022. Former Speaker of the legislature, Bill Barisoff is testifying at the trial of James, who has pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud over $5,000 and three counts of breach of trust by a public officer in relation to allegations that he used his position for personal gain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trial of former B.C. legislature clerk ends, verdict delayed until March 30

Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes said she needed more time to reach a verdict

Craig James, former clerk of the British Columbia legislature, leaves B.C. Supreme Court on Jan. 26, 2022. Former Speaker of the legislature, Bill Barisoff is testifying at the trial of James, who has pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud over $5,000 and three counts of breach of trust by a public officer in relation to allegations that he used his position for personal gain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kaela Mehl will face a new 20-day trial starting Nov. 14 after her murder conviction was overturned in June 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Retrial date set for B.C. woman accused of killing her toddler daughter

Kaela Mehl’s conviction overturned in June 2021 due to ineffective counsel, juror bias

Kaela Mehl will face a new 20-day trial starting Nov. 14 after her murder conviction was overturned in June 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Scales of justice (file photo)

Architect ordered to pay $9M in lawsuit over failed Osoyoos seniors development

Cactus Ridge was intended to be a 92-unit assisted living property built in 2008

Scales of justice (file photo)
Kashif Ramzan, 42, sentenced to two years less one day in jail followed by three years probation after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual assault. (Surrey RCMP photo)

Bogus Surrey modelling photographer to serve 2 years less a day for sex assaults

Judge says Kashif Ramzan, 42, ‘set up an elaborate framework of online deceit’

Kashif Ramzan, 42, sentenced to two years less one day in jail followed by three years probation after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual assault. (Surrey RCMP photo)
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)
Nechako River in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

First Nations to appeal B.C. Supreme Court ruling on damages to Nechako River

First Nations to appeal B.C. Supreme Court ruling on Nechako River and fisheries to hold Rio Tinto Alcan mining company accountable for damages

Nechako River in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Black Press Media)

B.C. woman sues Ducks Unlimited after being fired over COVID-19 vaccine policy

On Oct. 1, she raised her concerns about the policy and on Oct. 14 she was fired for failing to comply

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Black Press Media)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo Black Press Media)

New trial ordered for children’s hockey coach in voyeurism case

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia has set aside the convictions, with one of three judges dissenting

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo Black Press Media)
B.C. Judge Geoffrey Gomery has ordered the province to pay damages to homeowners for a nuisance claim over a long-term state of local emergency. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)

Judge orders B.C. to pay damages for ‘unlawful’ state of emergency caused by sinkholes

Justice Geoffrey Gomer wrote that a state of emergency cannot be used to delay action indefinitely

B.C. Judge Geoffrey Gomery has ordered the province to pay damages to homeowners for a nuisance claim over a long-term state of local emergency. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)
Shown is an aerial view of the Nechako River. (Black Press File Photo)

B.C. Supreme Court finds Nechako River ‘dramatically’ harmed by Kenney Dam

The Court ruled both levels of government must work to protect fishing rights on the Nechako

Shown is an aerial view of the Nechako River. (Black Press File Photo)
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)

In-person appearances postponed in BC Supreme, provincial courts due to Omicron

Virus case counts have soared in B.C. in recent weeks

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)
James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage will be tried for the murder of a Metchosin man in Vancouver Law Courts. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Trial for prison escapees accused of murdering Greater Victoria man moved to Vancouver

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage charged with 2019 murder of Martin Payne

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage will be tried for the murder of a Metchosin man in Vancouver Law Courts. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
BC Supreme Court rules on Oct. 8, 2021 that three men can be extradited to U.S. to face charges in connection with an alleged 2006 cannabis smuggling operation from the Okanagan-Shuswap to California. (File photo)

Extradition ordered in alleged Okanagan-Shuswap cannabis smuggling via hollow logs

Three men to be extradited to U.S. in connection with trafficking charges involving B.C., California

BC Supreme Court rules on Oct. 8, 2021 that three men can be extradited to U.S. to face charges in connection with an alleged 2006 cannabis smuggling operation from the Okanagan-Shuswap to California. (File photo)
(Bunny Ride Transportation photo)

Bunny sues City of Kelowna

E-scooter company claims the city assured several times it would be able to operate

(Bunny Ride Transportation photo)