Category: News Articles

Charges have yet to be laid against former Kelowna social worker

June 20, 2021

‘BAFFLED’ BY LACK OF CHARGES Criminal charges have still yet to be laid against a former Kelowna social worker who’s been accused of stealing money from multiple vulnerable youth who were once in his care, more than two years after the allegations first came to light. Robert Riley Saunders was suspended from his social work […]

Canucks’ Jake Virtanen named in civil suit alleging sexual misconduct

May 13, 2021

JAKE VIRTANEN HIT WITH LAWSUIT A woman has filed a civil lawsuit against Vancouver Canucks forward Jacob “Jake” Virtanen. The Vancouver Canucks placed Virtanen on leave last month after a sexual misconduct allegation surfaced online. Lawyer Michael Patterson, who is representing the woman, confirms with Glacier Media a civil lawsuit was filed on Wednesday. “The […]

Officer responds to suit alleging he broke man’s hand during arrest

February 01, 2021

COP RESPONDS TO CIVIL SUIT Four months after a Kelowna man filed a lawsuit against a local RCMP officer, alleging the officer broke his hand during an arrest, the RCMP has filed a formal response refuting the allegations. Dustin Blondin was pulled over and had his car impounded for excessive speeding in Lake Country on […]

Nanaimo K9 officer sued over injuries sustained during arrest

December 28, 2020

K9 OFFICER SUED FOR ARREST A Vancouver Island man is suing an RCMP dog handler and provincial and federal governments for injuries he sustained during an arrest last year. David Alan Banford filed the lawsuit in September, naming Const. Joshua Grafton for the arrest on February 16, 2019 in Nanaimo. Banford had been charged with […]