Death

Traevon Desjarlais-Chalifoux, 17, was found dead in a closet of an Abbotsford group home in September 2020 after being reported missing four days earlier. His mother testified on the first day of a coroners’ inquest into his death on Nov. 28, 2022. (Credit: GoFundMe)

Mother of Cree teen who died in B.C. group home testifies at coroners’ inquest

Traevon Desjarlais found four days after reported missing in 2020

 

Kelli Rose holds a photo of her daughter Tiffany, and her dog Lily, who died in 2005, leading her to The Compassionate Friends in Vernon. (Jennifer SMith - Morning Star)

Bereaved parents group faces potential closure of Vernon chapter

The Compassionate Friends needs leaders to step up for the group

 

FILE - Merhan Karimi Nasseri sits among his belongings at Terminal 1 of Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport, north of Paris on Aug. 11, 2004 . An Iranian man who lived for 18 years in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport and inspired the Steven Spielberg film “The Terminal” died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022 in the airport, officials said. Merhan Karimi Nasseri died after a heart attack in the airport’s terminal 2F around midday, according an official with the Paris airport authority. Police and then a medical team treated him but were not able to save him, the official said. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Iranian who inspired ‘The Terminal’ dies at Paris airport

Mehran Karimi Nasseri suffered a heart attack, according to an official

 

Maureen Kennah-Hafstein

Tenacious advocate for people with Parkinson’s leaves message of gratitude

Shuswap resident Maureen Kennah-Hafstein died on Nov. 2, 2022

Maureen Kennah-Hafstein
Pacific Institution in Abbotsford

Man dies while serving time in Abbotsford prison for double murder

Darcy Sidoruk, sentenced in 1982, was an inmate at Pacific Institution

Pacific Institution in Abbotsford
Daniel Rintoul (behind) walks hostage Harry Burderer out of a Vancouver Canadian Tire on Nov. 10, 2016. (Screenshot/Video footage courtesy of the BC Coroners Court)

Inquest: Suspect in Vancouver Canadian Tire attack was shot and Tasered multiple times

Daniel Rintoul shot by police 9 times after attacking employees, attempting to rob guns

Daniel Rintoul (behind) walks hostage Harry Burderer out of a Vancouver Canadian Tire on Nov. 10, 2016. (Screenshot/Video footage courtesy of the BC Coroners Court)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. says Coquitlam RCMP officers who arrested a man on Oct. 19, 2021 are not responsible for his subsequent death. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coquitlam officers not at fault for man’s death following arrest, watchdog finds

Man went into cardiac arrest while handcuffed on the ground, died 2 days later

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. says Coquitlam RCMP officers who arrested a man on Oct. 19, 2021 are not responsible for his subsequent death. (Black Press Media file photo)
FILE - Takeoff, left, and Quavo of Migos, arrive at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27, 2021. Houston police say one person was fatally shot and two others injured early Tuesday at a private party attended by members of the rap group Migos. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP File)

Takeoff dead at 28

Migos rapper Takeoff is dead after a shooting early Tuesday outside a…

FILE - Takeoff, left, and Quavo of Migos, arrive at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27, 2021. Houston police say one person was fatally shot and two others injured early Tuesday at a private party attended by members of the rap group Migos. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP File)
Kelowna RCMP are searched a vehicle located on the trail at the Glenmore Dog Park. (Brittany Webster - Cap News Photo)

Sudden death at Kelowna dog park not crime: RCMP

Next of kin has been notified

  • Oct 31, 2022
Kelowna RCMP are searched a vehicle located on the trail at the Glenmore Dog Park. (Brittany Webster - Cap News Photo)
A mourner places flower to pay tribute to victims of a deadly accident following Saturday night’s Halloween festivities on the street near the scene in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. Police are investigating what caused a crowd surge that killed more than 150 people during Halloween festivities in Seoul over the weekend in the country’s worst disasters in years. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

‘Manmade disaster’: Officials criticized over Seoul deaths

Government insists there was no way to predict the crowd would get out of control.

A mourner places flower to pay tribute to victims of a deadly accident following Saturday night’s Halloween festivities on the street near the scene in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. Police are investigating what caused a crowd surge that killed more than 150 people during Halloween festivities in Seoul over the weekend in the country’s worst disasters in years. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Ambulances carrying victims head to the hospital near the scene in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. Global Affairs says a Canadian was injured in a crowd surge that killed more than 150 people in Seoul, South Korea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Lee Jin-man

Canadian among injured in crowd surge that killed more than 150 in South Korea

Person’s identity and extent of injuries have not been released

Ambulances carrying victims head to the hospital near the scene in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. Global Affairs says a Canadian was injured in a crowd surge that killed more than 150 people in Seoul, South Korea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Lee Jin-man
Zippy, Gord Portman’s dog could always be found in zipped up in Portman’s jacket. Sadly, Zippy died Friday after ingesting drugs while working outreach two weeks prior. (Gord Portman)

Beloved Penticton dog Zippy died after ingesting drugs

‘It is with great sadness that I let you know that Zippy crossed the rainbow bridge’: Gord Portman

Zippy, Gord Portman’s dog could always be found in zipped up in Portman’s jacket. Sadly, Zippy died Friday after ingesting drugs while working outreach two weeks prior. (Gord Portman)
Police officers inspect the scene where people died and were injured in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, after a mass of mostly young people celebrating Halloween festivities in Seoul became trapped and crushed as the crowd surged into a narrow alley. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

World leaders grieve deadly Halloween crowd surge in Seoul

At least 151 people were killed Saturday night

Police officers inspect the scene where people died and were injured in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, after a mass of mostly young people celebrating Halloween festivities in Seoul became trapped and crushed as the crowd surged into a narrow alley. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
GSAR file photo October 2021.

Kelowna man killed in paragliding incident near Hedley

Nickel Plate Mountain is a popular spot for the extreme sport

GSAR file photo October 2021.
Traci Genereaux’s remains were found on a farm on Salmon River Road near Silver Creek on Oct. 21, 2017. No charges have been laid to date in connection to the 18-year-old’s death, now five years after the discovery.(Submitted photo)

Family still waiting for answers 5 years after Vernon teen’s remains found

The family has received no word from police in relation to the death of Traci Genereaux in 2017

Traci Genereaux’s remains were found on a farm on Salmon River Road near Silver Creek on Oct. 21, 2017. No charges have been laid to date in connection to the 18-year-old’s death, now five years after the discovery.(Submitted photo)
The Compassionate Friends wrapped up their annual retreat to Whatshan Lake on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (Sherman Dahl photo)

North Okanagan retreat connects bereaved people with nature

The Compassionate Friends had a successful retreat to Whatshan Lake in September

The Compassionate Friends wrapped up their annual retreat to Whatshan Lake on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (Sherman Dahl photo)
Dorian Bell appeared via video in BC Supreme Court in Salmon Arm on Oct. 14, 2022 when he was sentenced on three charges, one of them dangerous driving causing death stemming from a May 2021 incident near the Bruhn Bridge in Sicamous that resulted in the death of a Malakwa woman. (File photo)

Man responsible for vehicle death of Shuswap woman sentenced to 4.5 years in jail

Dorian Bell of Malakwa will serve three more years after credit for time served

Dorian Bell appeared via video in BC Supreme Court in Salmon Arm on Oct. 14, 2022 when he was sentenced on three charges, one of them dangerous driving causing death stemming from a May 2021 incident near the Bruhn Bridge in Sicamous that resulted in the death of a Malakwa woman. (File photo)
RCMP officers respond to sudden death in downtown Trail early Wednesday, Oct. 12. (File photo)

B.C. man accused of impersonating doctor dies a week later by electrocution

Trail RCMP believe man was electrocuted while attempting to climb down a power pole

RCMP officers respond to sudden death in downtown Trail early Wednesday, Oct. 12. (File photo)
(Black Press File photo)

One dead in downtown Kelowna altercation

A 32-year-old man was declared dead on scene

  • Oct 9, 2022
(Black Press File photo)
Soccer fans carry an injured man following clashes during a soccer match at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java, Indonesia, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Clashes between supporters of two Indonesian soccer teams in East Java province killed over 100 fans and a number of police officers, mostly trampled to death, police said Sunday. (AP Photo/Yudha Prabowo)

125 die as tear gas triggers crush at Indonesia soccer match

Police used tear gas after violence broke out at the stadium

Soccer fans carry an injured man following clashes during a soccer match at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java, Indonesia, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Clashes between supporters of two Indonesian soccer teams in East Java province killed over 100 fans and a number of police officers, mostly trampled to death, police said Sunday. (AP Photo/Yudha Prabowo)