Law & Justice

The man appeared before Judge Robert Brown at Grand Forks provincial court on Tuesday, June 1. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks man pleads not guilty to charges related to city arrest

The accused allegedly damaged an RCMP vehicle last summer, according to a provincial court judge

 

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Grand Forks drug trafficker to be sentenced in Castlegar

Ryan Plotnikoff pleaded guilty to trafficking meth, following his November 2020 arrest by Grand Forks RCMP

 

Val Napoleon, who earned her own law degree after becoming a grandmother, is instrumental in supporting the resurgence of Indigenous legal order in Canada. (UVic photo services)

Indigenous law being steadily rebuilt in Canada, says B.C. university professor

‘We don’t have to argue that Indigenous people have law anymore’

 

Accused drug-trafficker Matthew Straume did not show up for his scheduled appearance at the Grand Forks Court House on Tuesday, April 6. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Judge orders warrant for Grand Forks man accused of drug-trafficking

Matthew Straume did not show up for his scheduled appearance at the city courthouse Tuesday, April 6.

Accused drug-trafficker Matthew Straume did not show up for his scheduled appearance at the Grand Forks Court House on Tuesday, April 6. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The man was arrested for allegedly driving drunk in Grand Forks last November, court documents show. Stock image

Grand Forks man to stand trial for drunk driving charges

The accused pleaded not guilty to two Crown charges last week

The man was arrested for allegedly driving drunk in Grand Forks last November, court documents show. Stock image
The Crown’s cases against the accused are set to resume at the Grand Forks courthouse on Tuesday, April 6. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Accused drug-trafficker appears at Grand Forks Courthouse on federal charges

The accused could face a ‘significant’ sentence if convicted, said Judge Robert Brown

The Crown’s cases against the accused are set to resume at the Grand Forks courthouse on Tuesday, April 6. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks Courthouse. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ meth trafficker to be sentenced this spring, city courthouse hears

Judge Robert Brown ordered the sentencing hearing at Grand Forks provincial court on Tuesday, March 9.

Grand Forks Courthouse. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The accused was arrested in connection with an alleged stabbing at a Greenwood motel last fall, according to Midway RCMP. Stock photo

Provincial court hears case of Greenwood motel stabbing

The accused is due to be arraigned at Grand Forks next month, the court heard

The accused was arrested in connection with an alleged stabbing at a Greenwood motel last fall, according to Midway RCMP. Stock photo
Free Reformed Church is seen as people attend service, in Chilliwack, B.C., on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. Lawyers for the British Columbia government and the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms are back in B.C. Supreme Court today, squaring off over the legality of COVID-19 rules that prohibit in-person religious services. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. top doctor has power to restrict access to a place during health hazard: lawyer

Under B.C.’s Public Health Act, Jacqueline Hughes says, Henry can restrict or prevent entry to a place

Free Reformed Church is seen as people attend service, in Chilliwack, B.C., on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. Lawyers for the British Columbia government and the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms are back in B.C. Supreme Court today, squaring off over the legality of COVID-19 rules that prohibit in-person religious services. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ryan Plotnikoff appeared at Grand Forks provincial court via phone Tuesday, Feb. 9. File photo

Grand Forks man pleads guilty to trafficking methamphetamine

The man will be sentenced at the city courthouse at a later date

Ryan Plotnikoff appeared at Grand Forks provincial court via phone Tuesday, Feb. 9. File photo
The accused did not appear at Grand Forks Provincial Court Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Man to stand trial in Grand Forks for incest

The man was arraigned at the city courthouse Wednesday, Feb. 10

The accused did not appear at Grand Forks Provincial Court Wednesday, Feb. 10.
The city courthouse heard the case against Grand Forks’ Joshua Johnstone who on Tuesday, Feb. 9, reversed his earlier guilty plea. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks man reverses guilty plea in alleged Greenwood assault

The man pleaded guilty under “pressured circumstances,” Grand Forks Provincial Court heard Tuesday, Feb. 9

The city courthouse heard the case against Grand Forks’ Joshua Johnstone who on Tuesday, Feb. 9, reversed his earlier guilty plea. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The accused’s case was heard at Grand Forks Provincial Court on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks woman set to decide how she’ll be tried for fraud

The 27-year-old woman allegedly committed the fraud two years ago in Grand Forks

The accused’s case was heard at Grand Forks Provincial Court on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Edmund Bodine is seen here at the military tribunal in Shanghai, 1946, when he was tasked with acting as defence counsel for four Japanese officers accused of the unlawful deaths of American pilots. Standing, L-R: Bodine, Shigeru Sawada, Yusei Wako, Ruyhei Okada, Sotojiro Tatsuta, co-counsel Charles Fellows. Photo courtesy of Natalie Bodine

The trials of Edmund Bodine: How a Kootenay woman’s parents defended Japanese officers during the Second World War

The forgotten details of the Doolittle Trial resurfaced in a book published last year

Edmund Bodine is seen here at the military tribunal in Shanghai, 1946, when he was tasked with acting as defence counsel for four Japanese officers accused of the unlawful deaths of American pilots. Standing, L-R: Bodine, Shigeru Sawada, Yusei Wako, Ruyhei Okada, Sotojiro Tatsuta, co-counsel Charles Fellows. Photo courtesy of Natalie Bodine
The 29-year-old man pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving at Grand Forks Provincial Court Tuesday, Nov. 17. File photo

Grand Forks man gets 3-months curfew for role in Highway 3 chase

Guilty man thanked Judge Robert Brown, said he is committed to recovering from addiction

The 29-year-old man pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving at Grand Forks Provincial Court Tuesday, Nov. 17. File photo
Two men got into a fight over a Grand Forks’ flower display last summer. One of the men resolved an assault charge by entering into a peace bond at Provincial Court Tuesday, Nov. 17. File photo

Grand Forks man takes peace bond after flower fisticuffs

Harsh words over a downtown flower display led to violent confrontation, said Crown attorney

Two men got into a fight over a Grand Forks’ flower display last summer. One of the men resolved an assault charge by entering into a peace bond at Provincial Court Tuesday, Nov. 17. File photo
The Crown said the man became upset after he saw a couple having sex in public view last July. File photo

Midway man takes peace bond after hitting man for having sex on beach

The accused appeared at the Grand Forks Courthouse Tuesday, Nov. 17

The Crown said the man became upset after he saw a couple having sex in public view last July. File photo
The man was charged with multiple counts of impersonation with intent to avoid arrest. File photo

Grand Forks man pleads guilty to impersonating brother in city traffic stops

The man told a city court he and his brother have since reconciled

The man was charged with multiple counts of impersonation with intent to avoid arrest. File photo
Salla Sukow sings the women warrior song at a recent Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw gathering. Ceremony will be part of the Indigenous Court process. (Zoe Ducklow photo)

Indigenous Court to offer alternative sentencing options for northern Vancouver Island

Final approval from the Judicial Council is expected in January

Salla Sukow sings the women warrior song at a recent Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw gathering. Ceremony will be part of the Indigenous Court process. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Rob Louie has formed a non-profit organization he says will assist band members in legal disputes with their councils. Photo: Submitted

UPDATED: Indigenous legal organization created to help band members keep councils accountable

Rob Louie has created Band Members Alliance and Advocacy Association of Canada

Rob Louie has formed a non-profit organization he says will assist band members in legal disputes with their councils. Photo: Submitted