Law and justice

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Canadian facing charges in attempt to smuggle 226 pounds of marijuana

There was also a marijuana smuggling incident in the same area on June 22

 

Doug White III, chairman of the B.C. First Nations Justice Council, speaks at the endorsing and signing of the First Nations Justice Strategy March 6, 2020, at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Limit police access to lethal weapons in Indigenous communities: Justice Summit

Grassroots-organized National Indigenous Justice Summit was a free-to-attend two-day videoconference

 

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G20 protester awarded $500 for illegal police search and goggles seizure

Ontario’s top court ruled police had no right to search Luke Stewart when he entered a public park

 

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B.C. immigrant group to launch legal clinics for newcomers

The society will use the money to hire lawyers and legal staff for no cost to its clients.

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Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti speaks with the media following a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on February 25, 2020. A new independent panel that would review claims of wrongful convictions is edging toward reality, as the Liberal government moves forward on one of its campaign promises. Signs of progress toward creating such a board came last week in Ottawa, where Justice Minister David Lametti met with a working group that includes David Milgaard, who spent 23 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Creation of wrongful conviction review board edging closer to reality in Canada

Signs of progress toward creating such a board came last week in Ottawa

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti speaks with the media following a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on February 25, 2020. A new independent panel that would review claims of wrongful convictions is edging toward reality, as the Liberal government moves forward on one of its campaign promises. Signs of progress toward creating such a board came last week in Ottawa, where Justice Minister David Lametti met with a working group that includes David Milgaard, who spent 23 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Arnold Viersen, MP for Peace River-Westlock, and Laurel Collins, MP for Victoria. (Black Press Media files)

Conservative asks B.C. MP if she ever ‘considered’ sex work in parliamentary debate

MP Arnold Viersen went on to apologize to Laurel Collins after being warned by deputy speaker.

Arnold Viersen, MP for Peace River-Westlock, and Laurel Collins, MP for Victoria. (Black Press Media files)
On Friday at the Vernon Law Courts, Judge Mark Takahashi sentenced Cole to four years in jail, but credited him with two years served for the time he’s spent in custody to date. Cole also received a lifetime ban on firearms. (File photo)

Man gets 4 years for Denny’s shooting in Vernon

Tyson Cole has already served two years of his sentence

On Friday at the Vernon Law Courts, Judge Mark Takahashi sentenced Cole to four years in jail, but credited him with two years served for the time he’s spent in custody to date. Cole also received a lifetime ban on firearms. (File photo)
On May 14, 2019, a jury found Samule McIntosh guilty of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. (Photo: Samuel McIntosh)

North Okanagan man convicted of 2 stabbings yet to be sentenced

Samule McIntosh had his hearing adjourned Friday as counsel gets more medical information

On May 14, 2019, a jury found Samule McIntosh guilty of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. (Photo: Samuel McIntosh)
On May 14, 2019, a jury found Samule McIntosh guilty of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. (Photo: Samuel McIntosh)

Vernon man convicted of two stabbings not yet sentenced

Samule McIntosh had his sentencing hearing adjourned Friday due to a need for more information

On May 14, 2019, a jury found Samule McIntosh guilty of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. (Photo: Samuel McIntosh)
Kyle Frances Larue’s trial was set for Friday, Aug. 30 at 9:30 a.m. at the Vernon Law Courts. After failing to show up, a warrant for Larue’s arrest has been issued. (File photo)

Vernon man fails to appear for assault trial, arrest warrant issued

The 27-year-old man faces multiple charges related to a November 2018 incident

Kyle Frances Larue’s trial was set for Friday, Aug. 30 at 9:30 a.m. at the Vernon Law Courts. After failing to show up, a warrant for Larue’s arrest has been issued. (File photo)
Brenda Tonasket was among a protesters who rallied in front of the Vernon Law Courts prior to an appearance by Carla Jean Christman and her daughter, Chelsea Beluse-Christman Wednesday afternoon. The mother and daughter face multiple charges of animal neglect, including the mistreatment of 42 horses. Photo: Brendan Shykora - Morning Star Staff

Alleged animal abusers now allowed four dogs

Carla Christman and Chelsea Beluse-Christman face multiple charges related to animal cruelty

Brenda Tonasket was among a protesters who rallied in front of the Vernon Law Courts prior to an appearance by Carla Jean Christman and her daughter, Chelsea Beluse-Christman Wednesday afternoon. The mother and daughter face multiple charges of animal neglect, including the mistreatment of 42 horses. Photo: Brendan Shykora - Morning Star Staff