Surveillance video shows last moments of Kelowna homicide victim’s life


Court watched surveillance video showing the last moments of Esa Carriere’s life unfold on Canada Day in 2018 during the trial for two men accused of his manslaughter.

Nathan Truant and Noah Vaten, who are both in their 20s, are accused of killing the 23-year-old victim.

Read more:
Four charged with manslaughter in 2018 Kelowna stabbing death

An RCMP officer showed court several different camera angles of surveillance video over Kelowna’s Queensway bus loop and Kasugai Gardens, which are both areas connected to the crime.

The tape shows fireworks exploding all around as the victim appears to get into a dispute near Kasugai Gardens before bolting away.

A grainy video appears to show a group of people swarming and punching the victim.

Story continues below advertisement

Read more:
Kelowna’s Canada Day homicide victim identified

The Crown alleges that two of those people are Nathan Truant and Noah Vaten.

Court also watched silent surveillance video showing Vaten in jail after he was arrested for causing a disturbance in Rutland that same night.

He hadn’t been linked to Carriere’s homicide at that point.

Read more:
Trial begins for two men accused of 2018 Canada Day homicide in Kelowna

The Crown claims that Vaten confessed to his cell mate, who didn’t believe him at the time.

Court heard from Paladin security guard Josh Cail who rushed to the scene when he heard a commotion.

Cail said a group of about four people took off when he yelled “security.” He was not able to identify any of them.

Read more:
Friend of Kelowna homicide victim calls Canada Day stabbing ‘shocking’

He testified that he made a citizen’s arrest on a female who had stayed behind to kick Carriere in the head.

Story continues below advertisement

Cail said he then realized that the victim was still lying in a pool of blood and tried to help him.

The security guard testified that Carriere was still breathing and had a pulse but didn’t say anything.

One of Carriere’s friends, Blake Dolph, also took the stand and testified that the victim had just moved to Kelowna a couple of weeks before his death.

Carriere was staying with Dolph, and the two had plans to meet at the Sails at 10 p.m. because Carriere didn’t have a cellphone or keys the apartment.

However, Carriere didn’t show up, Dolph testified.

Dolph said he called RCMP when he saw that police were looking for help in identifying a body found the night before.

Read more:
Help needed to identify Canada Day homicide victim in Kelowna

Under cross examination, Dolph testified that Carriere was always loud and energetic, and his personality was enhanced when he was drinking.

He said he’d seen Carriere have a couple of beers earlier in the afternoon on Canada Day.

Under cross-examination, Dolph testified he’d had a dispute with Carriere a few days before Canada Day.

Story continues below advertisement

Dolph said he told his friend he needed to tone his behaviour down or he’d have to look for a new place to stay.

The trial is scheduled to take three weeks.




© 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.



We hope you enjoyed reading this story about Canada news named “Surveillance video shows last moments of Kelowna homicide victim’s life”. This news release is shared by MyLocalPages as part of our national news services.

#Surveillance #video #shows #moments #Kelowna #homicide #victims #life



Source link

Suspect nabbed in Kelowna liquor store theft – Okanagan


A 45-year-old man has been arrested after a brazen daylight theft from a Kelowna liquor store Friday morning, according to police.

Shortly after 10 a.m., RCMP said the suspect entered a liquor store in the 1100-block of Gordon Drive and allegedly reached over the counter when the cash drawer was open.

Police said he grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing on foot.

The suspect was spotted downtown three hours later and taken into custody, according to RCMP.

Police said he’s since been released but faces potential criminal charges.










Brazen robbers caught on video stealing from Kelowna property


Brazen robbers caught on video stealing from Kelowna property




© 2020 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.





Source link

Coronavirus outbreak forces closure of entire school in Kelowna, B.C.


An Okanagan school has been fully shut down for 10 days due to a coronavirus outbreak and related staffing shortages, according to a letter issued to parents and students on Sunday.

The Interior Health Authority (IHA) confirmed 11 positive cases are connected to École de l’Anse-au-sable, a French-language school located on Lequime Road in Kelowna, B.C.

The health agency announced exposure dates of Oct. 13-16 as well as Oct.19-20.

It has not been confirmed if those sick are children, teachers or staff.

Health officials said 160 members of the school community may have been exposed to the virus and they are self-isolating for 14 days.

Read more:
Coronavirus outbreak declared at Okanagan school with 3 positive tests; 160 told to self-isolate

Story continues below advertisement

“After an analysis of the school population and available human resources, the administration of the Conseil scolaire francophone (CSF) has no choice but to close École l’Anse-au-sable until November 4, 2020 inclusive, to ensure everyone’s safety,” the letter says.

The letter is signed by superintendent Michel St-Amant, assistant superintendent Fariba Daragahi and school principal Sylvie Forget.










Coronavirus: Okanagan school districts grade back-to-school success


Coronavirus: Okanagan school districts grade back-to-school success

Parents are urged to keep monitoring their children’s health on a daily basis, but if families have not been contacted directly by Interior Health, they are not considered at-risk.

“We will continue to work in close collaboration with the public health authority and send you updates whenever appropriate,” the letter states.

Read more:
Coronavirus: Dates of COVID-19 outbreak at Okanagan school expanded, 11 cases now confirmed

Story continues below advertisement

“Once again, please know that the health, safety and well-being of our students, families and staff remain our absolute priority. If you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19, please call 811,” the letter says.

With so many people being asked to self-isolate, questions are arising about siblings and contacts of contacts.


Click to play video 'B.C.’s health ministry confirms it will post a list of schools with COVID cases after many calls from parents to do so.'







B.C.’s health ministry confirms it will post a list of schools with COVID cases after many calls from parents to do so.


B.C.’s health ministry confirms it will post a list of schools with COVID cases after many calls from parents to do so.

Medical health officer Dr. Kamran Godmohammadi said Interior Health is coordinating efforts to ensure the risk of COVID-19 spread is minimized, and that “when someone is exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, we consider that individual a contact and ask them to self-isolate for 14 days.”

It is the first and only coronavirus outbreak in a B.C. school since classes resumed in September, although dozens of school exposures have been reported, and can be found here.

Story continues below advertisement

École de l’Anse-au-sable isn’t part of Central Okanagan Public Schools but is part of the provincewide Conseil Scolaire Francophone, which is also known as School District 93.

-With files from Doyle Potenteau 





© 2020 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.





Source link

City of Kelowna ends swimming advisory for Rotary Beach – Okanagan


The City of Kelowna has ended a swimming advisory it issued Saturday for Rotary Beach.

On Saturday the city urged beach goers not to swim at that particular beach because of “elevated bacterial counts” in the water.

Read more:
Swimming advisory issued for Rotary Beach in Kelowna; elevated bacteria levels

By Sunday morning, the city said testing had determined the water was back within Canadian Recreational Water Quality guidelines and the advisory has been lifted.

The city’s other beaches were not experiencing water quality issues and weren’t impacted by the swimming advisory.






Lifesaving Society calls for more lifeguards at B.C. beaches


Lifesaving Society calls for more lifeguards at B.C. beaches

“Beach water quality can fluctuate due to a number of factors including lake currents, runoff and the outflow of creeks, changing environmental factors and waterfowl and animal waste; it is typically poorer in the summer when the warm weather escalates bacterial growth and swimmers stir up the lake bottom,” the city said in a statement lifting the swimming advisory.

Story continues below advertisement

The concern with the higher than normal bacterial level was that it could make swimmers sick if they drank the water

“Beach water quality can fluctuate due to a number of factors including lake currents, runoff and the outflow of creeks, changing environmental factors and waterfowl and animal waste; it is typically poorer in the summer when the warm weather escalates bacterial growth and swimmers stir up the lake bottom,” the city said.






Breweries for it, but IHA against booze on beach project in Penticton


Breweries for it, but IHA against booze on beach project in Penticton


© 2020 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.





Source link