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Kelowna, B.C. advocacy groups react to Jake Virtanen verdict – Okanagan
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Kelowna, B.C. advocacy groups react to Jake Virtanen verdict – Okanagan

Thousands of people followed the trial of Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen and the verdict on Tuesday where he was found not guilty of sexual assault. Local advocates say high-profile trials like this can make it harder for women to come forward with allegations.“If you’re looking for justice, the justice system might not be the way to get it,” said Allison Mclauchlan, executive director of the Kelowna Women’s Shelter.Mclauchlan says women who have experienced sexual violence watch how the trials play out and sometimes it discourages them to share their stories.“They’re paying attention to see what people are saying, how the lawyers are defending or prosecutor, and they’re paying close attention,” Mclauchlan said.“It will have an impact, it absolutely will.” Story c...
Jet boat group calls for calm after beating filmed on river in Chilliwack – BC
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Jet boat group calls for calm after beating filmed on river in Chilliwack – BC

The head of a group that represents jet boat users in the Lower Mainland is calling for cooler heads to prevail after a caught-on-camera violent incident on the Vedder River on Sunday. Chilliwack RCMP launched an investigation after a man who was fishing from the riverbank was beaten viciously by three men who sped up in a boat near the Lumsden Road area. Read more: Beating of angler caught on video launches Chilliwack RCMP investigation Witnesses told Global News that anglers on the bank had previously yelled at the boat to slow down.“It saddens me,” said Rocky McIntyre, president of the Fraser Valley Jet Boaters Association.“We started this group to remember our friend Allan who passed away when he was in his jet boat and it flipped … the fact that our com...
Vernon RCMP seeking witness to suspected arson – Okanagan
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Vernon RCMP seeking witness to suspected arson – Okanagan

Police in Vernon are hoping to speak to a Good Samaritan who helped at a suspicious residential fire last week. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP say the fire happened on Monday night, July 18, at a residential building along the 4200 block of 20th Street.The fire is under investigation, with police believing it was intentionally set just before 11 p.m. Read more: Vernon townhouse fire deemed suspicious According to the RCMP, fire crews confined and extinguished the fire. A 41-year-old man was arrested the next morning. Trending Stories Hockey Canada made nine settlements totalling $7.6M from reserve fund: CFO Woman who coll...
Cost of being fire starter steep: Vernon RCMP
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Cost of being fire starter steep: Vernon RCMP

A grass fire sparked late Saturday night in Kalamalka Provincial Park may have been human-caused and it’s prompting a reminder of what’s a stake when people aren’t careful. A grass fire in Kalamalka Park broke out at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the 9800 block of Coldstream Creek Road. RCMP said in a press release the fire was contained and extinguished quickly, though the origin is still under investigation.“We’ve received information from witnesses who have reported seeing a flare in the vicinity prior to the fire starting,” Const. Chris Terleski, for the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP, said.“It is under investigation and we’re certainly looking into the possibility that it may have been human-caused.” Trending Stories ...
Two Maskwacis men charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault   – Edmonton
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Two Maskwacis men charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault   – Edmonton

Two men have been arrested after a Maskwacis, Alta., resident was killed in his home on Sunday evening. According to an RCMP release Tuesday, two men entered the home of Mason Currie, 20, and assaulted him.  Curried died from his injuries.The alleged attackers, Cole Cattleman, 25, and Chaz Cattleman, 22, fled the home. According to RCMP, they attacked a bystander who was calling the police. The 56-year-old victim was taken to hospital and later released. Trending Stories Woman opens fire in Dallas airport, shot and wounded by police, authorities say Woman who collected $400K in viral GoFundMe scam sentenced to prison ...