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Top Stories for May 24, 2023

Tina Turner dies at age 83

Tina Turner dies at age 83

Entertainment 12:49 pm - 38,768 views

UPDATE 12:45 p.m. Tina Turner has died at the age of 83. The music icon passed away peacefully at her home in Switzerland on Wednesday after battling "a...

Ministry prioritizing new interchanges on Highway 97 in West Kelowna

Ministry prioritizing new interchanges on Highway 97 in West Kelowna

West Kelowna 5:01 pm - 31,637 views

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is prioritizing several projects within West Kelowna as part of a much larger regional transportation...

Motorcyclist arrested after clocked going 209 km/h, fleeing from cops

Motorcyclist arrested after clocked going 209 km/h, fleeing from cops

Merritt 10:23 am - 25,497 views

An 18-year-old motorcyclist is facing a handful of criminal charges after an officer allegedly recorded him travelling more than 200 km/h on the Coquihalla...

Young bear spotted roaming Old Glenmore Sunday

Young bear spotted roaming Old Glenmore Sunday

Kelowna 4:00 am - 21,225 views

Virginia Valentini says she has lived at her home for over 30 years and has never seen a bear, but that all changed on Sunday afternoon. Valentini, who lives in...

Peachland seniors housing at centre of BC Housing parking dispute sent to public hearing

Peachland seniors housing at centre of BC Housing parking dispute sent to public hearing

Peachland 4:00 am - 20,835 views

A dispute between Peachland and BC Housing over the lack of parking for a proposed seniors complex will be taken to the public. BC Housing and the Peachland...

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One dead in crash on Hwy 1 near Rogers Pass

One dead in crash on Hwy 1 near Rogers Pass

Rogers Pass 9:30 am - 20,593 views

A 44-year-old Golden resident is dead after the Jeep they were driving crossed the centre line of Highway 1 and hit an oncoming pickup Tuesday afternoon. The...

Should Canada re-establish full diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia?

Should Canada re-establish full diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia?

Poll 7:30 pm - 20,141 views

Canada and Saudi Arabia are normalizing diplomatic relations and appointing ambassadors five years after the Liberal government's public comments on...

B.C. pub chain Donnelly Group files for creditor protection

B.C. pub chain Donnelly Group files for creditor protection

BC 6:19 pm - 18,032 views

Might it be closing time for one of B.C.’s highest-profile pub chains? Freehouse Collective, better known as the Donnelly Group, is try to avoid that fate...

United Steelworkers union calls for answers in Kelowna's 2021 fatal crane collapse

United Steelworkers union calls for answers in Kelowna's 2021 fatal crane collapse

Kelowna 12:04 pm - 18,022 views

The largest private-sector union in North America is calling for the release of the now-completed WorkSafeBC investigation into the July 2021 crane collapse in...

Residents near Brocklehurst shooting say nothing seemed out of ordinary

Residents near Brocklehurst shooting say nothing seemed out of ordinary

Kamloops 4:00 am - 16,405 views

Residents of a quiet Brocklehurst townhouse complex say they were surprised to see their neighbourhood turn into a crime scene over the weekend when a woman was...

New Kelowna indoor golf facility looks to add liquor license

New Kelowna indoor golf facility looks to add liquor license

Kelowna 11:15 am - 16,176 views

Owners of a new indoor golf practice facility locating in Kelowna is hoping to include a full service food and beverage service for patrons. Golf Evolution, a...

'Definitely a cigarette butt': Woman witnesses start of B.C. wildfire

'Definitely a cigarette butt': Woman witnesses start of B.C. wildfire

Lytton 6:41 pm - 15,986 views

Rolanda McKinley was recently travelling between Lytton and Lillooet for work when she witnessed the start of a human-caused wildfire. The incident happened...

Fetty Wap sentenced to six years in prison for drug trafficking

Fetty Wap sentenced to six years in prison for drug trafficking

Entertainment 3:02 pm - 15,220 views

Fetty Wap has been sentenced to six years in prison for drug trafficking. The 31-year-old rap star has been found guilty of operating a drug trafficking...

Documentary featuring Okanagan men to have first Kelowna screening

Documentary featuring Okanagan men to have first Kelowna screening

Kelowna 7:00 pm - 14,572 views

A Kelowna church will host the city’s first screening of an award-winning documentary featuring a pair of Okanagan residents. Walking the Camino: Six Ways...

House in Joe Rich damaged by fire that began in lawn tractor

House in Joe Rich damaged by fire that began in lawn tractor

Kelowna 8:36 pm - 14,146 views

Firefighters with Joe Rich Fire Rescue didn't have far to travel to extinguish a fire on Wednesday evening. They responded to a home located near Station...

Defence at Burnaby murder trial raises possibility sex with 13-year-old victim was consensual

Defence at Burnaby murder trial raises possibility sex with 13-year-old victim was consensual

Burnaby 7:04 am - 13,855 views

The issue of sexual assault emerged as a “key” issue for the defence at the trial of a man accused of murdering a 13-year-old girl found dead in a...

Armstrong resident wins new Volkswagen in TIm Hortons Roll Up the Rim contest

Armstrong resident wins new Volkswagen in TIm Hortons Roll Up the Rim contest

Armstrong 2:51 pm - 13,382 views

Marty Eckert was just sitting at home on his couch on a Thursday night in March, when he realized he had 16 “rolls” on his Tim Hortons app. “I...

Crash slowing traffic on Bridge Hill in West Kelowna

Crash slowing traffic on Bridge Hill in West Kelowna

West Kelowna 4:08 pm - 13,329 views

A crash on Highway 97 just west of the William R. Bennett Bridge in West Kelowna has slowed traffic on Bridge Hill. It appears four vehicles were involved in...

Elon Musk wants to build a digital town square. But his debut for DeSantis had a tech failure.

Elon Musk wants to build a digital town square. But his debut for DeSantis had a tech failure.

Business 6:43 pm - 13,254 views

Elon Musk wants to turn Twitter into a “digital town square,” but his much-publicized Twitter Spaces kickoff event, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis...

Okanagan cherry crop expected to be lower after changing weather challenging early growing season

Okanagan cherry crop expected to be lower after changing weather challenging early growing season

Okanagan Valley 4:00 am - 12,611 views

It hasn’t been an easy start for the cherry growing season in the Okanagan, with a cold April followed by record-high temperatures in May damaging crops....

Canadian quiz show superchamp Mattea Roach finishes second in 'Jeopardy Masters'

Canadian quiz show superchamp Mattea Roach finishes second in 'Jeopardy Masters'

Entertainment 6:43 pm - 12,222 views

Canadian quiz show champ Mattea Roach made it to the finals, but couldn't clinch the "Jeopardy Masters" title. The Toronto-based writer and...

Seizure and sale closes Prince George restaurant chain

Seizure and sale closes Prince George restaurant chain

Prince George 2:08 pm - 12,084 views

Acting on a court-ordered writ of seizure and sale, a bailiff has locked the doors on a chain of Prince George lunch spots Notices on the doors of the four...

Harm-reduction material 'not appropriate' for students, says Cowichan district

Harm-reduction material 'not appropriate' for students, says Cowichan district

Cowichan 6:52 am - 11,919 views

The Cowichan Valley School District is investigating after material it does not consider “school or age appropriate” was left at a school after a...

Kalder Varga signs agreement to join the Kelowna Rockets

Kalder Varga signs agreement to join the Kelowna Rockets

WHL 9:00 pm - 11,589 views

It's official, Kalder Varga is the newest member of the Kelowna Rockets. The 15-year-old forward, a native of Geneva, Ill. has signed a standard WHL...

Police investigate sudden death in Falkland area

Police investigate sudden death in Falkland area

Falkland 9:43 am - 11,301 views

Police say criminality is not suspected in a sudden death in the Falkland area on Thursday. Officers investigated the death May 18, confirms North Okanagan...

Kelowna middle school students hand out hygiene kits to those in need

Kelowna middle school students hand out hygiene kits to those in need

Kelowna 12:36 pm - 11,107 views

Students from Canyon Falls Middle School spent the morning at the Queensway bus exchange downtown Kelowna, handing out hygiene kits to people in need. Faron...

Yellowstone baby bison put to death after visitor picks it up, leading herd to reject it

Yellowstone baby bison put to death after visitor picks it up, leading herd to reject it

Yellowstone National Park 9:51 am - 11,058 views

Yellowstone National Park officials killed a newborn bison because its herd wouldn’t take the animal back after a man picked it up. The calf became...

Friday's Vernon fly-by by military jet confirmed as training flight by forces

Friday's Vernon fly-by by military jet confirmed as training flight by forces

Vernon 6:00 pm - 11,013 views

A military CT-155 Hawk that made several fly-bys Friday afternoon in Vernon airspace was doing “flight proficiency training,” according to the...

3.1-magnitude earthquake in Washington felt in Victoria

3.1-magnitude earthquake in Washington felt in Victoria

Victoria 6:48 am - 10,994 views

A magnitude 3.1 earthquake hit early Tuesday about 65 kilometres southeast of Victoria. The quake struck near Oak Harbor, Washington, between Victoria and...

Pastor says Alberta premier lied about nature of phone call before his criminal trial

Pastor says Alberta premier lied about nature of phone call before his criminal trial

Alberta 4:48 pm - 10,603 views

The Calgary street pastor at the centre of an investigation that concluded Premier Danielle Smith interfered in Alberta’s justice system says she is lying...

UBC Okanagan seeking study participants with Crohn's disease

UBC Okanagan seeking study participants with Crohn's disease

Okanagan 11:26 am - 9,886 views

Intermittent fasting, a popular method for weight control and overall health improvement, has caught the attention of Dr. Natasha Haskey, a registered dietitian...

Three-hour RCMP standoff in Oliver ends in arrest of known Penticton prolific offender

Three-hour RCMP standoff in Oliver ends in arrest of known Penticton prolific offender

Oliver 12:27 pm - 9,749 views

A three-hour police standoff in Oliver Tuesday ended peacefully with the arrest of a known prolific offender who officers had recognized. At 3:30 p.m. on May...

Guns, stolen side-by-side abandoned near bike path in Kootenays

Guns, stolen side-by-side abandoned near bike path in Kootenays

Trail 3:48 pm - 9,440 views

Police are investigating after a cache of firearms were found inside an abandoned side-by-side ATV in the Kootenays. RCMP say they were called on May 11 at...

OLG still searching for $70M Lotto Max winner, prize must be claimed by June 28

OLG still searching for $70M Lotto Max winner, prize must be claimed by June 28

Lotto Max 8:47 am - 9,219 views

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation says a $70 million Lotto Max ticket could become the largest unclaimed individual jackpot in the country if a winner...

Kelowna mayor and other city officials will attend this week's FCM in Toronto

Kelowna mayor and other city officials will attend this week's FCM in Toronto

Kelowna 4:00 am - 8,856 views

Kelowna Mayor Tom Dyas will lead a small city hall delegation to this week's Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference in Toronto. The annual...

AbCellera draws $300 million in government funding

AbCellera draws $300 million in government funding

Business 2:10 pm - 8,388 views

Federal and provincial officials announced $300 million in funding today for the new $700 million biotech campus built by AbCellera (Nasdaq:ABCL )in Mount...

Man charged after hatchet attack at MEC in North Vancouver

Man charged after hatchet attack at MEC in North Vancouver

North Vancouver 5:50 pm - 8,359 views

A man has been charged after he allegedly threatened to kill customers with a hatchet at a Mountain Equipment Company store in North Vancouver. Just after 7...

Chinese hackers targeted U.S. infrastructure, warn Five Eyes, including Canada

Chinese hackers targeted U.S. infrastructure, warn Five Eyes, including Canada

Canada/U.S. 2:42 pm - 8,162 views

State-sponsored hackers from China have been targeting U.S. critical infrastructure, cybersecurity officials from around the world, including Canada, warned...

Smith says candidate who made feces comment won't sit in caucus, decision final

Smith says candidate who made feces comment won't sit in caucus, decision final

Alberta 3:41 pm - 7,942 views

Five days after saying a United Conservative candidate who compared transgender students to feces in food could be given a second chance, leader Danielle Smith...

Critics of David Johnston's report against formal inquiry say hearings not enough

Critics of David Johnston's report against formal inquiry say hearings not enough

Canada 12:25 pm - 7,926 views

Canadians who say they have been victim to foreign interference and intimidation by the Chinese government are calling a special rapporteur's recommendation...

Trump makes video appearance in New York criminal case, trial date tentatively set for late March

Trump makes video appearance in New York criminal case, trial date tentatively set for late March

New York 6:19 am - 7,675 views

Donald Trump threw up his hands in frustration Tuesday as a judge scheduled his criminal trial for March 25, putting the former president and current candidate...

Thunderstorm watch issued for B.C.'s Boundary region

Thunderstorm watch issued for B.C.'s Boundary region

Boundary 11:03 am - 7,675 views

The Boundary region is under a thunderstorm watch. Environment Canada issued the notice Wednesday morning, alerting residents in the Rock Creek and Grand Forks...

Councillor wants City of Kamloops to assert jurisdiction for land-use decisions

Councillor wants City of Kamloops to assert jurisdiction for land-use decisions

Kamloops 4:00 am - 7,199 views

While the province has announced a plan to boost housing density in municipalities across B.C., a Kamloops councillor believes the city is already on the right...

Peachland wants developer to scale back Renfrew Road project

Peachland wants developer to scale back Renfrew Road project

Peachland 4:00 am - 6,804 views

Peachland will try to convince a developer to reduce the size of a subdivision planned for a narrow, rural road. A 72-unit subdivision is proposed for two...

BC River Forecast Centre ends flood watch for Okanagan

BC River Forecast Centre ends flood watch for Okanagan

Okanagan 2:15 pm - 6,746 views

The BC River Forecast Centre has ended the flood watch across the Okanagan. The ending of the flood watch covers areas including Mission Creek and tributaries...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis launches 2024 presidential campaign to challenge Trump

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis launches 2024 presidential campaign to challenge Trump

United States 11:48 am - 6,714 views

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis entered the 2024 presidential race on Wednesday, stepping into a crowded Republican primary contest that will test both his national...

Housing and labour crunches collide as Vernon says lack of housing leading job offers to be rejected

Housing and labour crunches collide as Vernon says lack of housing leading job offers to be rejected

Vernon 10:13 am - 6,661 views

Vernon's School District 22 says the North Okanagan housing crunch is affecting its ability to hire staff. The lack of attainable housing is a barrier for...

Penticton Speedway will welcome lightning-quick Northwest Sprint Tour June 9 and 10

Penticton Speedway will welcome lightning-quick Northwest Sprint Tour June 9 and 10

Sponsored Content 12:01 am - 6,480 views

The Arbutus RV Northwest Sprint Tour had so much fun ripping around Penticton Speedway last year that it decided to come back for another weekend of high-speed,...

Plan your garden to feed pollinators as well as for beauty

Plan your garden to feed pollinators as well as for beauty

Gardening with nature 11:00 am - 6,450 views

Pollinators have great access to food during the summer months, when there is a buffet of flowers blooming on every corner and in every field and meadow. But...

Quebec police identify killer in 1975 cold case murder of Sharron Prior

Quebec police identify killer in 1975 cold case murder of Sharron Prior

Quebec 6:10 am - 6,388 views

Montreal-area police say they are working with law enforcement agencies in Canada and the United States to determine whether a man newly linked to a 1975 cold...

Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia costume expected to sell for $2 million

Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia costume expected to sell for $2 million

Entertainment 7:46 am - 6,126 views

Carrie Fisher's 'Star Wars' costume is expected to fetch up to $2 million at auction. The late actress' all-white outfit she donned as Princess...

Vandalism of New West home reported to Provincial Hate Crime Unit

Vandalism of New West home reported to Provincial Hate Crime Unit

New Westminster 5:12 pm - 6,053 views

A New Westminster home flying a Ukrainian flag has been targeted with hateful graffiti. A neighbour knocked on Steve Makuch and Julie MacLellan’s door on...

Drone tracks missing dog to Port Coquitlam rail yard in astonishing rescue

Drone tracks missing dog to Port Coquitlam rail yard in astonishing rescue

Port Coquitlam 5:09 pm - 6,045 views

It started as a Sunday morning jaunt for a pair of Husky dogs on Coquitlam's Burke Mountain, but turned into a three-day ordeal. "Typical...

'Heroic' pair pulled woman from burning car at Comox gas station

'Heroic' pair pulled woman from burning car at Comox gas station

Vancouver Island 5:10 pm - 5,838 views

Two people were “heroic” when they pulled a woman out of her burning car seconds before it was engulfed in flames on Saturday at a Comox gas...

Orange water in Vancouver Island bay likely harmless phytoplankton bloom

Orange water in Vancouver Island bay likely harmless phytoplankton bloom

Duncan 9:15 am - 5,769 views

Water the colour of cream of tomato soup on the shore near Duncan is catching the attention of visitors to the waterfront. Sarah Merriam shared images to social...

School bus tips over in Pender Harbour – everyone OK

School bus tips over in Pender Harbour – everyone OK

Pender Harbour 10:24 am - 5,624 views

A school bus tipped over into the ditch along Highway 101 on the Sunshine Coast Wednesday, with one student on board. The bus was the lone vehicle involved in...

Super Typhoon Mawar passing over Guam as Category 4 storm with strong winds, rain

Super Typhoon Mawar passing over Guam as Category 4 storm with strong winds, rain

Guam 6:40 am - 5,572 views

Typhoon Mawar barreled into Guam as a powerful Category 4 storm Wednesday, pummeling the U.S. Pacific territory with high winds, heavy rains and a dangerous...

Avid fisherman douses abandoned campfire 'left to burn' at Damer Lake

Avid fisherman douses abandoned campfire 'left to burn' at Damer Lake

Damer Lake 10:37 am - 5,478 views

As an avid fisherman, Al Anderson spends a lot of time near Damer Lake, northeast of Oyama on the Aberdeen Lake Plateau. But, Tuesday’s visit to the area...

Trudeau leaves door open for Independent MP Han Dong to come back to Liberal caucus

Trudeau leaves door open for Independent MP Han Dong to come back to Liberal caucus

Canada 10:52 am - 5,453 views

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is leaving the door open should Independent MP Han Dong decide he wants to rejoin the Liberals. The Toronto MP resigned from the...

Free sunscreen in Penticton part of pilot project to combat skin cancer

Free sunscreen in Penticton part of pilot project to combat skin cancer

Penticton 4:09 pm - 5,234 views

Five free public sunscreen dispensers have been installed in Penticton as part of a pilot project aimed at fighting skin cancer country-wide. The Save Your Skin...

Friends join forces to keep the MS Walk going in the Central Okanagan

Friends join forces to keep the MS Walk going in the Central Okanagan

West Kelowna 4:00 am - 5,172 views

A couple of friends from West Kelowna didn't want to see the MS Walk fade away in the Kelowna area, so they have jumped in with both feet to keep it going....

Bluebonnet Culinary offers fine dining where, when and how you want it

Bluebonnet Culinary offers fine dining where, when and how you want it

Sponsored Content 12:01 pm - 5,026 views

Neeley Brimer and Bruno Terroso both have passions for food that goes well beyond simply preparing something to eat. They realized that connection once they...

BC wildfire experts to outline steps farm owners can take to prepare for emergency

BC wildfire experts to outline steps farm owners can take to prepare for emergency

Falkland 4:00 am - 5,015 views

Farms can be complicated properties to defend during a wildfire. But, there are valuable tools, information and resources available to farmers and ranchers....

Ellison Fire Department holding open house on Saturday

Ellison Fire Department holding open house on Saturday

Ellison 8:00 pm - 4,770 views

The Ellison Fire Department is hosting the community this weekend during its annual open house. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the fire hall at 4411 Old...

Formerly homeless Kamloops filmmaker shooting first feature-length project

Formerly homeless Kamloops filmmaker shooting first feature-length project

Kamloops 4:00 am - 4,760 views

A Kamloops filmmaker currently shooting his first feature-length movie says his experience growing up homeless helped inspire his ambitions behind the camera....

New Penticton crosswalk celebrates diversity

New Penticton crosswalk celebrates diversity

Penticton 5:27 pm - 4,759 views

UPDATE: 5:20 p.m. The City of Penticton has hit back at people on social media who chose to post derogatory messages about the new rainbow crosswalk. Acting...

Three people facing drug trafficking charges following November 2020 raids

Three people facing drug trafficking charges following November 2020 raids

Lower Mainland 2:11 pm - 4,751 views

Drug trafficking charges have been laid against three people in the Lower Mainland, stemming from three-year-old investigation. The Combined Forces Special...

Police seek Kamloops woman wanted on stolen property and assault charges

Police seek Kamloops woman wanted on stolen property and assault charges

Kamloops 12:30 pm - 4,724 views

Police are searching for a Kamloops woman wanted on warrants stemming from alleged property and assault offences. Crystal Levesque, 45, is wanted on unendorsed...

Blazers banking on fresh legs, buzzing energy for Memorial Cup drive

Blazers banking on fresh legs, buzzing energy for Memorial Cup drive

WHL 4:00 am - 4,721 views

If the sweltering heat causes a power outage in downtown Kamloops on Friday night, local businesses might consider plugging into Sandman Centre to harness some...

More supports for new Canadians arriving in BC

More supports for new Canadians arriving in BC

BC 10:54 am - 4,431 views

Province boosts supports for newcomers arriving in BC. Newcomers, including international students and foreign workers and more will soon pick up some extra...

Canada, Saudi Arabia restore full diplomatic ties, appoint envoys after 2018 spat

Canada, Saudi Arabia restore full diplomatic ties, appoint envoys after 2018 spat

Canada 1:19 pm - 4,421 views

Canada and Saudi Arabia are normalizing diplomatic relations and appointing ambassadors five years after the Liberal government's public comments on...

New funding for local emergency operations centres

New funding for local emergency operations centres

Thompson-Okanagan 5:02 pm - 4,347 views

As communities across B.C. have been dealing with evacuations from floods and fires for weeks, the provincial government announced new funding Wednesday for...

SuperDogs, drag stars, and Summer Night Concerts: PNE announces 2023 slate

SuperDogs, drag stars, and Summer Night Concerts: PNE announces 2023 slate

Vancouver 9:20 am - 4,201 views

Summer is fast approaching, and while it may have yet to begin, you can start planning for fun as Vancouver's Pacific National Exhibition has revealed its...

Face everything and rise up

Face everything and rise up

New Thought 4:00 am - 4,021 views

Comfort is overrated. It might be comfortable but it also quickly becomes stale. When we keep doing what we’ve always done, we get what we’ve always...

McCarthy sending negotiators to White House to finish debt limit talks, but sides 'far apart'

McCarthy sending negotiators to White House to finish debt limit talks, but sides 'far apart'

United States 9:09 am - 3,989 views

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday he was sending Republican negotiators to the White House to finish out debt limit talks. But McCarthy, R-Calif.,...

One arrested in Chilliwack after RCMP respond to shots fired

One arrested in Chilliwack after RCMP respond to shots fired

Chilliwack 6:17 am - 3,988 views

One man has been arrested as RCMP in Chilliwack release details about what they called a "high-risk police incident" that prompted an order for some...

S&P/TSX composite down more than 150 points, U.S. stock markets also lower

S&P/TSX composite down more than 150 points, U.S. stock markets also lower

Business 9:04 am - 3,911 views

Canada's main stock index was down more than 150 points in late-morning trading as the base metal, financial and industrial sectors helped lead the way...

B.C. makes 'significant progress' on protecting biodiversity, report says

B.C. makes 'significant progress' on protecting biodiversity, report says

BC 6:39 pm - 3,775 views

A nationwide report card measuring progress toward conserving territory for nature says B.C. has made “significant progress” since it was handed a...

Pathologist in B.C. murder trial defends independence, impartiality

Pathologist in B.C. murder trial defends independence, impartiality

Burnaby 1:30 pm - 3,661 views

A pathologist who performed an autopsy on the body of a 13-year-old girl found dead in a park defended his impartiality as an expert during cross-examination in...

B.C. company expands antibody research, production facilities for second time

B.C. company expands antibody research, production facilities for second time

Vancouver 10:19 am - 3,621 views

The Canadian company that helped develop the first antibody therapy treatment for COVID-19 is more than doubling the size of its planned expansion in Vancouver....

BC Parks and BCWS coordinating response to wildfire inside Wells Gray park

BC Parks and BCWS coordinating response to wildfire inside Wells Gray park

Kamloops 4:32 pm - 3,587 views

The BC Wildfire Service says crews are expecting minimal fire behaviour from a 57-hectare wildfire discovered in Wells Grey Provincial Park on the weekend due...

One dead, one injured in Vaughan, Ont., industrial plaza double shooting

One dead, one injured in Vaughan, Ont., industrial plaza double shooting

Ontario 6:08 am - 3,384 views

Police say one man is dead and another was sent to hospital after an early morning double shooting just north of Toronto. York Regional Police say officers...

Road opens in Okanagan Falls after rock fall

Road opens in Okanagan Falls after rock fall

Okanagan Falls 5:22 pm - 3,345 views

Green Lake Road near Okanagan Falls has reopened. DriveBC says a rock slide has been cleared from the road near the South Okanagan community. Just after...

Bloc joins Conservatives in rejecting Johnston report briefing on election meddling

Bloc joins Conservatives in rejecting Johnston report briefing on election meddling

Ottawa 9:07 am - 3,327 views

Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet is joining Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre in refusing to take a look at secret...

Penticton Neighbourhood Association hosting community-wide clothing swap for a more environmentally conscientious way of consuming fashion

Penticton Neighbourhood Association hosting community-wide clothing swap for a more environmentally conscientious way of consuming fashion

Penticton 7:00 pm - 3,293 views

The Penticton Neighbourhood Association has announced its very first event coming next month– a clothing swap. The free event will take place on Sunday,...

Kelowna Fire Department’s fire safety house is returning

Kelowna Fire Department’s fire safety house is returning

Kelowna 5:56 pm - 3,244 views

After a break during the pandemic, the Kelowna Fire Department’s fire safety house is back on the road, helping to teach fire safety tips to primary...

Go By Bike Week takes place next week

Go By Bike Week takes place next week

Kelowna 5:44 pm - 3,178 views

Go By Bike Week is nearly here in B.C. Whatever the reason, whether it’s to get to work, to get to school, for exercise or for fun, May 29 to June 4 is...

Surrey, B.C., municipal police force calls for clarity over future

Surrey, B.C., municipal police force calls for clarity over future

Surrey 1:18 pm - 3,137 views

The municipal police service in Surrey, B.C., says delays deciding the future of policing in the city are weighing heavily on officers. An open letter from the...

Andrew Allen announced as opener for 2023 Peach Festival kick off

Andrew Allen announced as opener for 2023 Peach Festival kick off

Penticton 10:06 am - 3,133 views

The Penticton Peach Festival announced a multi-platinum singer/songwriter for the opening day of the free family festival this August. Andrew Allen will hit the...

No extra city support for Funtastic, but a bit of a break given

No extra city support for Funtastic, but a bit of a break given

Vernon 4:00 am - 3,034 views

Vernon's Funtastic Sports Society will be getting a little bit of help from the city, but not in the way it had hoped. City council agreed Tuesday to not...

City of Vernon advises of increased water reclamation plant smells next week

City of Vernon advises of increased water reclamation plant smells next week

Vernon 12:45 pm - 3,016 views

Residents of South Vernon may wonder where the smell is coming from next week. The City of Vernon advises residents that increased odours may be noticeable near...

Human Rights Commissioner seeks input from community organizations

Human Rights Commissioner seeks input from community organizations

BC 8:09 am - 2,913 views

BC’s Human Rights Commissioner is calling for “critical voices” from community organizations in the Interior to participate in its baseline...

City of Kamloops says 2023 property tax notices are being sent to residents

City of Kamloops says 2023 property tax notices are being sent to residents

Kamloops 10:00 am - 2,832 views

Kamloops homeowners can expect to receive this year’s property tax notices in the coming week. In a news release, the City of Kamloops said the notices...

Solution to Osoyoos waste treatment problem proves challenging

Solution to Osoyoos waste treatment problem proves challenging

Osoyoos 4:00 am - 2,723 views

Osoyoos’ latest waste treatment woes which saw the town’s treatment process fail have only intensified calls amongst residents for a new waste...

B.C.'s health minister to make announcement at Royal Inland Hospital

B.C.'s health minister to make announcement at Royal Inland Hospital

Kamloops 4:10 pm - 2,681 views

B.C.’s health minister will be in Kamloops on Thursday to make an announcement at Royal Inland Hospital. According to the Ministry of Health, Adrian Dix...

Professional wrestling event raises money for Osoyoos Food Bank

Professional wrestling event raises money for Osoyoos Food Bank

Osoyoos 4:00 am - 2,621 views

It was no holds barred at the Sonora Centre in Osoyoos on Saturday as pro wrestlers took to the mat in a thumping, crunching ring of drama. Nearly 100...

No answers yet on dog fencing at Vernon's Marshall Fields

No answers yet on dog fencing at Vernon's Marshall Fields

Vernon 4:00 am - 2,578 views

The possibility of fencing off-leash dogs at Marshall Fields is still up in the air. The matter has prompted numerous complaints about dogs running into the...

Vernon councillor raises concern over infrastructure reserve getting pretty skimpy

Vernon councillor raises concern over infrastructure reserve "getting pretty skimpy"

Vernon 12:28 pm - 2,494 views

The City of Vernon’s infrastructure reserve fund is "getting pretty skimpy," says the city's newest councillor. Coun. Brian Guy raised the...

Public hearing to allow input on Predator Ridge rezoning plan

Public hearing to allow input on Predator Ridge rezoning plan

Vernon 7:00 pm - 2,382 views

Residents will have the chance to share their input on a major rezoning at Predator Ridge, after all. On Tuesday, Vernon city council revisited a May 8 decision...

Vernon's KingFisher Boats awarded 'gold standard' for third time

Vernon's KingFisher Boats awarded 'gold standard' for third time

Vernon 5:00 pm - 2,378 views

Vernon's KingFisher Boats and parent company Bryton Marine Group have achieved gold standard status in the Canada’s Best Managed companies program for...

RDNO reminds public cardboard isn’t garbage as audit finds it common in waste

RDNO reminds public cardboard isn’t garbage as audit finds it common in waste

Vernon 12:10 pm - 2,368 views

Cardboard isn’t garbage! The Regional District of North Okanagan is reminding residents to properly sort their garbage after a waste composition study in...

Town of Oliver loses top bureaucrat to other pursuits

Town of Oliver loses top bureaucrat to other pursuits

Oliver 4:30 pm - 2,006 views

The Town of Oliver will soon be getting a new chief administrative officer after the town informed the public that Ed Chow has left the organization to pursue...

Kidney Walk returns to Kamloops' McDonald Park in June

Kidney Walk returns to Kamloops' McDonald Park in June

Kamloops 6:00 pm - 1,849 views

A fundraiser walk to support people with kidney disease is returning in person to McDonald Park this June. The Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk is taking...

Oliver council rejects potential trail-blazing expedition in changing official terminology around fossil fuels

Oliver council rejects potential trail-blazing expedition in changing official terminology around fossil fuels

Oliver 8:00 pm - 1,691 views

At the regular town council meeting on May 8, 2023 the correspondence report addressed a request from Edgar Dearden of GNAR Inc, suggesting that the town update...

Water restrictions lift in Vernon as Kalamalka water source turned back on

Water restrictions lift in Vernon as Kalamalka water source turned back on

Vernon 4:02 pm - 1,536 views

Greater Vernon Water says turbidity levels have returned to normal in Kalamalka Lake, and it has turned the Kal water source back on. "GVW has now returned...

Local South Okanagan poet speaks to the seasons of change in new book

Local South Okanagan poet speaks to the seasons of change in new book

Oliver 6:00 pm - 1,529 views

Everyone navigates the seasons of physical and mental change, but it does not have to be done alone, that is what Chiara Mason expresses through her first...