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News Items tag as: Kelowna Supreme Court

  • Accused Kelowna pimp could face four years in prison

    KELOWNA - In the spring and summer of 2015, Simon Rypiak ran a prostitution ring in Kelowna. He pled guilty to several related charges earlier this year and appeared in court today for his sentencing, which could be as high as four years in prison.
  • MEMBERS ONLY: Widow evicted from Westbank First Nation home after husband dies

    WESTBANK - Bonnie Watts married a Westbank First Nation man, adopted three children who are WFN members, and has lived on WFN land for nearly 25 years. But now that her husband has died, the band has lawfully evicted the 64-year-old woman from band housing because she is not a member.
  • Five years for West Kelowna man convicted of rape

  • West Kelowna man injured in steel building collapse takes manufacturer to court

    WEST KELOWNA  - Two years ago, Mark Schuppener noticed the frame in his newly-erected steel building seemed to be under stress. He says the manufacturer agreed he should brace the building with lumber but while doing that, the structure collapsed on him, knocking him out and causing severe injuries.
  • Man found with drugs in Kelowna acquitted of trafficking charges

    KELOWNA - In January of last year, Thomas Dill borrowed a jacket and went for a drive into Kelowna. He was approached by police and as he was talking to them, a small baggy of marijuana allegedly fell out of his pocket. Police searched him and found other drugs in his possession. He told the officers he had no idea the jacket was filled with drugs. He maintained his innocence throughout his trial and now a Supreme Court judge in Kelowna, with some reservations, has dropped the charges.
  • 2014 NEWSMAKER OF THE YEAR: Matthew Foerster, convicted murderer


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