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An Enderby massage therapist has agreed to have his registration with the provincial college cancelled for five years due to professional misconduct. (File photo)

Enderby massage therapist’s registration cancelled

Dennis Desrocher enters consent order rather than face discipline hearing for misconduct

  • May 16, 2022

 

A woman who was injured in a car crash by her husband was awarded almost $800,000 on May 11 in B.C. Supreme Court. (Pexels)

Inattentive B.C. husband owes wife nearly $800,000 after he rear-ended her car

The crash left the woman with injuries and lasting pain

 

BC Appeal Court has dismissed South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone’s appeal of her sentence for second-degree murder in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)

B.C. mother fails in appeal of 15-year sentence for her daughter’s murder

Bid to reduce time served without elegibility for parole dismissed in BC Appeal Court

 

Free Reformed Church is seen as people attend Sunday Service, in Chilliwack, B.C., on Sunday, February 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Crown drops COVID charges against Fraser Valley pastors accused of violating public health orders

Fines totalling $55,200 dropped against three Chilliwack pastors

Free Reformed Church is seen as people attend Sunday Service, in Chilliwack, B.C., on Sunday, February 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A B.C. man was denied a $5,000 damage claim May 10, for an injury he sustained from a falling portable speaker at the Columbia SkyTrain station. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. man denied $5K claim after portable speaker hit his shin at SkyTrain station

Speaker fell after a fellow passenger’s bag tore open

A B.C. man was denied a $5,000 damage claim May 10, for an injury he sustained from a falling portable speaker at the Columbia SkyTrain station. (Black Press Media file photo)
A man who killed his mother in Gibsons in 2020 was found by a B.C. Supreme Court judge last week to be not criminally responsible for his actions. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man who killed his mother with an axe in Gibsons found not criminally responsible

Kevin Webster remains in care at psychiatric hospital

A man who killed his mother in Gibsons in 2020 was found by a B.C. Supreme Court judge last week to be not criminally responsible for his actions. (Black Press Media file photo)
Penticton’s Law Courts. (File)

Another warrant issued after man fails to appear for trial in Penticton

Matthew Bouwknecht has been in the B.C. court system many times since 2002

Penticton’s Law Courts. (File)
Curtis Sagmoen can be seen leaving the courthouse in Vernon following Day 2 of his trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Sagmoen was released on bail on charges of breach of probation Wednesday, May 4, 2022. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Curtis Sagmoen out on bail after breaching probation

Sagmoen was arrested on April 28 for failing to comply with his probation order

Curtis Sagmoen can be seen leaving the courthouse in Vernon following Day 2 of his trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Sagmoen was released on bail on charges of breach of probation Wednesday, May 4, 2022. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter have taken legal action after being suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. Their case got underway on Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photos)

Two B.C. school trustees suing for reinstatement after suspensions for bullying

Trustees argue suspensions over statements about staff disproportionate, beyond school board powers

Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter have taken legal action after being suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. Their case got underway on Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photos)
A Vernon man was found guilty of injuring a tactical officer at the Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) in 2021. (Phil Mclachlan - Western News - File)
A Vernon man was found guilty of injuring a tactical officer at the Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) in 2021. (Phil Mclachlan - Western News - File)

Vernon man accused of pointing a laser at planes found guilty of prison violence

Blake Everett Dergez was sentenced to time served

A Vernon man was found guilty of injuring a tactical officer at the Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) in 2021. (Phil Mclachlan - Western News - File)
A Vernon man was found guilty of injuring a tactical officer at the Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) in 2021. (Phil Mclachlan - Western News - File)
Geoff Regier (far left) had his charges dropped on Friday (April 29). (Submitted)

Crown drops charges on one of four Abbotsford hog protestors

Geoff Regier’s charges dropped after lawyers argue ‘abuse of process’ related to SPCA

Geoff Regier (far left) had his charges dropped on Friday (April 29). (Submitted)
The crash occurred March 22, 2019.

Driver found guilty in 2019 Hedley crash that killed young mother

Andrey Malyshev was found guilty on all counts

The crash occurred March 22, 2019.
Curtis Sagmoen’s charge of assaulting a peace officer in October 2020 was stayed by Crown counsel on Wednesday, April 27. (File photo)

UPDATE: Curtis Sagmoen in custody, charged with probation breach

Sagmoen returned to custody Tuesday, the same day his charge of assaulting a police officer was stayed

Curtis Sagmoen’s charge of assaulting a peace officer in October 2020 was stayed by Crown counsel on Wednesday, April 27. (File photo)
Osoyoos’ Tina Seminara died in hospital following a beating in April 2020. Her husband Rod Flavell has been charged with manslaughter. (Contributed)

Osoyoos man accused of killing his wife wants to be tried by judge alone

3 weeks has been set aside for Roderick Ashley Flavell’s trial

Osoyoos’ Tina Seminara died in hospital following a beating in April 2020. Her husband Rod Flavell has been charged with manslaughter. (Contributed)
On May 9, 2022, a date will be set in BC Supreme Court in Kamloops after a bail application involving Derek Favell, 39, was adjourned April 20. It’s expected a date will be set then for the judge to provide a decision on the application. (Kamloops This Week file photo)

Another delay in bail application for man charged in death of Shuswap woman

Next court date involving second-degree murder charges in death of Ashley Simpson in Kamloops in May

On May 9, 2022, a date will be set in BC Supreme Court in Kamloops after a bail application involving Derek Favell, 39, was adjourned April 20. It’s expected a date will be set then for the judge to provide a decision on the application. (Kamloops This Week file photo)
Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis comments on an auditor general’s report in Edmonton on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Ex-Alberta justice minister found in contempt of court for defamation-threat letter

Judge ruled letter was an attempt to intimidate Dr. Anny Sauvageau while she was on witness stand

Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis comments on an auditor general’s report in Edmonton on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Man sentenced in Salmon Arm on April 4, 2022 to 455 days in jail, minus time served, as well as two years’ probation with 17 conditions. (File photo)

Jail time for man who caused others to fear for their safety in Salmon Arm

As well as criminal harassment, charges included break and enter with intent to commit a crime

Man sentenced in Salmon Arm on April 4, 2022 to 455 days in jail, minus time served, as well as two years’ probation with 17 conditions. (File photo)
Wade Cudmore (right) is seen here with his late mom Kathy Richardson in an undated photo. (Submitted)

Penticton man accused in double murder pleads guilty to several other crimes

Wade Cudmore was arrested after driving a stolen car 100 km/hr down Lakeshore Drive

Wade Cudmore (right) is seen here with his late mom Kathy Richardson in an undated photo. (Submitted)
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Sentencing delayed for Oliver man charged with threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend

Dean Roger Vanbocquestal threatened to burn down the home where his ex-girlfriend was

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B.C. Supreme Court chambers at the Penticton Law Courts on Main Street. (Western News file photo)

Canada Post suing after Penticton mail carrier mauled by dog

The carrier was bit in the face and continues to undergo medical care from the 2020 injuries

B.C. Supreme Court chambers at the Penticton Law Courts on Main Street. (Western News file photo)