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Top Stories for May 14, 2024

Fort Nelson evacuees wait it out as incoming weather holds key to B.C. firefight

Fort Nelson evacuees wait it out as incoming weather holds key to B.C. firefight

Fort Nelson 5:31 pm - 38,384 views

As a fast-growing wildfire bore down on Fort Nelson, B.C., Ariel Keating, her girlfriend, their dog Louie and their cat Macaroni joined a sluggish convoy of...

Developer sues City of Kelowna over 'no-build' covenants

Developer sues City of Kelowna over 'no-build' covenants

Kelowna 4:00 am - 37,475 views

A local developer is taking the City of Kelowna to court in an attempt to remove a set of “no-build” covenants on a property on Academy Way....

The MTV Movie and TV Awards cancelled for 2024

The MTV Movie and TV Awards cancelled for 2024

Entertainment 7:04 am - 23,834 views

The MTV Movie and TV Awards have been axed for 2024. The ceremony - which first aired back in 1992, when it was called the MTV Movie Awards - is expected to...

Roadblocks ready for drunk drivers in Kelowna over May long weekend

Roadblocks ready for drunk drivers in Kelowna over May long weekend

Kelowna 4:10 pm - 20,939 views

With the first long weekend of the summer coming up, police are reminding drivers to take it easy on the roads. Kelowna RCMP municipal traffic services will be...

Tom Brady regrets Netflix roast as gags ‘affected’ his kids

Tom Brady regrets Netflix roast as gags ‘affected’ his kids

Entertainment 6:20 pm - 20,490 views

Tom Brady regrets agreeing to his Netflix roast as his children were “affected” by its gags. The retired NFL player, 46, was targeted with a string...

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Sixty temporary Kelowna homes open for people over 55 experiencing homelessness

Sixty temporary Kelowna homes open for people over 55 experiencing homelessness

Kelowna 1:29 pm - 20,479 views

A new transitional housing project in Kelowna along Highway 97 is now complete and ready to welcome seniors in need of housing. Trailside Transitional Housing...

Connector Brewing opens on Westside

Connector Brewing opens on Westside

West Kelowna 4:00 am - 20,204 views

Connector Brewing, located at 3310 Carrington Road on WFN lands, officially opened to the public on Monday. Owners Rebecca and Colton Aston say the taproom has...

The sound of silence in Kelowna on statutory holidays

The sound of silence in Kelowna on statutory holidays

Kelowna 4:00 am - 19,167 views

Kelowna city council appears to like what it hears—or, hopes it will not hear—when it comes to construction noise on statutory holidays. On Monday,...

Kelowna city Coun. Ron Cannan opts out of 35% council pay raise

Kelowna city Coun. Ron Cannan opts out of 35% council pay raise

Kelowna 4:00 am - 18,326 views

One of the four Kelowna city councillors who initially voted against a controversial 35% pay raise for themselves, then voted for it only to claim he made a...

Fort McMurray, Alta., wildfire forces out hundreds of residents in 4 neighbourhoods

Fort McMurray, Alta., wildfire forces out hundreds of residents in 4 neighbourhoods

Fort McMurray 5:38 pm - 17,052 views

UDPATE 5:40 p.m. Hundreds of residents in four neighbourhoods in the southern end of Fort McMurray were ordered out Tuesday as a wildfire threatened the Alberta...

Does B.C. need to come up with a new way to fight wildfires?

Does B.C. need to come up with a new way to fight wildfires?

Poll 7:30 pm - 16,425 views

A former British Columbia forests minister says the province is on the right track as it responds to worsening wildfires, but the scale of the challenge is so...

West Kelowna jewelry company Carolily launches in U.S.

West Kelowna jewelry company Carolily launches in U.S.

West Kelowna 7:00 pm - 15,388 views

Carolily is going global. The West Kelowna Jewelry company that was started in their home studio by mother and daughter Donna and Danielle Scheven announced it...

Sex assault case of former Canada world junior hockey players back in court today

Sex assault case of former Canada world junior hockey players back in court today

London, Ontario 5:55 am - 14,753 views

The sexual assault case of five former members of Canada's world junior hockey team is due back in a London, Ont., court today. Dillon Dube, Carter Hart,...

Hamer-Jackson supporters ejected from Kamloops council chambers, mayor temporarily stripped of chair duties in tense meeting

Hamer-Jackson supporters ejected from Kamloops council chambers, mayor temporarily stripped of chair duties in tense meeting

Kamloops 4:27 pm - 13,874 views

Two supporters of Kamloops Mayor Reid Hamer-Jackson were ejected from city hall Tuesday when a council meeting was interrupted after the mayor was stripped of...

Saskatchewan RCMP say 32 children identified during sex-abuse investigation

Saskatchewan RCMP say 32 children identified during sex-abuse investigation

Saskatchewan 6:15 pm - 13,766 views

Mounties say 32 children, some as young as 18 months old, have been identified in an investigation of a man accused of sex offences in multiple communities in...

Developers get ball rolling on remaining McKinley Beach project plans

Developers get ball rolling on remaining McKinley Beach project plans

Kelowna 2:21 pm - 13,617 views

Plans for undeveloped McKinley Beach land have been put in motion. Placemark Design, on behalf of developers North American Development Group and G Group, has...

At least 1 dead after severe storms roll through Louisiana, other southern states

At least 1 dead after severe storms roll through Louisiana, other southern states

United States 7:00 am - 12,930 views

At least one person is dead in Louisiana after storms slammed several southern states, including many areas previously hit during one of the most active periods...

'It came from the sky:' Saskatchewan farmer finds hunk of space junk in field

'It came from the sky:' Saskatchewan farmer finds hunk of space junk in field

Saskatchewan 10:19 am - 12,152 views

Barry Sawchuk doesn’t usually concern himself with space or the final frontier. The 66-year-old Saskatchewan farmer is much more focused on seeding. But...

Alice Munro, Nobel literature winner revered as short story master, dead at 92

Alice Munro, Nobel literature winner revered as short story master, dead at 92

Entertainment 10:15 am - 11,876 views

Nobel laureate Alice Munro, the Canadian literary giant among the world’s most esteemed contemporary authors and short story writers, has died at age 92....

Vernon RCMP arrest wanted man after foot chase and car crash

Vernon RCMP arrest wanted man after foot chase and car crash

Vernon 1:19 pm - 11,354 views

A wanted man was arrested Sunday after colliding with a marked police vehicle, escaping on foot, and leading cops on a chase around Westside Road. Vernon RCMP...

Coldstream's old glass plant to become largest solar farm in the Interior

Coldstream's old glass plant to become largest solar farm in the Interior

Coldstream 4:00 am - 11,314 views

With a rooftop that spans more than seven acres, Restoration Lands in Coldstream will soon boast the largest solar panel installation in the BC Interior, if not...

VIDEO: Take a first look at the new West Kelowna city hall and library

VIDEO: Take a first look at the new West Kelowna city hall and library

West Kelowna 4:00 am - 10,912 views

Some West Kelowna city staff have already moved into the new city hall building at 3731 Old Okanagan Highway. Castanet was invited into the $22.8 million...

Sunchips, Munchies recalled by Frito Lay Canada for possible salmonella contamination

Sunchips, Munchies recalled by Frito Lay Canada for possible salmonella contamination

Canada 11:57 am - 10,789 views

Frito Lay Canada is recalling two of its most popular snacks due to a possible risk of salmonella contamination. The recall applies to Sunchips Harvest Cheddar...

Edmonton Oilers making goalie change. Backup Calvin Pickard will start Game 4 against the Canucks

Edmonton Oilers making goalie change. Backup Calvin Pickard will start Game 4 against the Canucks

NHL 2:19 pm - 10,631 views

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers will start Calvin Pickard in net for Game 4 of their playoff series with the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night....

Cache Creek teacher reprimanded for shooting joke

Cache Creek teacher reprimanded for shooting joke

Cache Creek 6:18 pm - 10,487 views

A Cache Creek-area teacher has been reprimanded after it was found he had committed professional misconduct for comments made to a combined Grade 7, 8 and 9...

Three B.C. school districts to launch fully integrated, daylong child care, says Eby

Three B.C. school districts to launch fully integrated, daylong child care, says Eby

BC 1:42 pm - 10,419 views

Three school districts in British Columbia will start one-stop child-care programs at local elementary schools this fall. Premier David Eby says offering...

What B.C. travellers need to know about new rules for bringing dogs into the U.S.

What B.C. travellers need to know about new rules for bringing dogs into the U.S.

BC 2:33 pm - 10,383 views

Canadians with dogs who travel to the U.S. will need to make a new digital pal: the DogBot. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

Sun shoots out biggest solar flare in nearly a decade, but Earth should be safe this time

Sun shoots out biggest solar flare in nearly a decade, but Earth should be safe this time

World 4:14 pm - 9,781 views

The sun produced its biggest flare in nearly a decade Tuesday, just days after severe solar storms pummeled Earth and created dazzling northern lights in...

Two suspects charged after burglars target suites at upscale Kamloops hotel

Two suspects charged after burglars target suites at upscale Kamloops hotel

Kamloops 11:28 am - 9,617 views

Two people are facing burglary charges, accused of breaking into rooms at an upscale hotel in downtown Kamloops and stealing items from guests. Police were...

Will AI replace doctors who read X-rays, or just make them better than ever?

Will AI replace doctors who read X-rays, or just make them better than ever?

Business 6:21 am - 9,367 views

How good would an algorithm have to be to take over your job? It’s a new question for many workers amid the rise of ChatGPT and other AI programs that can...

There's bird flu in US dairy cows. Raw milk drinkers aren't deterred

There's bird flu in US dairy cows. Raw milk drinkers aren't deterred

United States 6:35 am - 9,037 views

Sales of raw milk appear to be on the rise, despite years of warnings about the health risks of drinking the unpasteurized products — and an outbreak of...

Okanagan College's 'Jill of All Trades' event aims to encourage women into trades

Okanagan College's 'Jill of All Trades' event aims to encourage women into trades

Okanagan-Shuswap 8:00 pm - 8,890 views

Over one hundred female high school students from the Okanagan, Similkameen, and Shuswap regions are set to gather at Okanagan College's Kelowna campus this...

Kelowna councillor can keep his regional board seat while running in B.C. election

Kelowna councillor can keep his regional board seat while running in B.C. election

Kelowna 12:31 pm - 8,689 views

Kelowna’s city clerk says council’s new code of conduct does not require a council member to step down from a seat on the Regional District of...

Spain warns boats of possible orca run-ins near the Strait of Gibraltar this summer

Spain warns boats of possible orca run-ins near the Strait of Gibraltar this summer

Spain 6:08 pm - 8,238 views

After another ramming of a boat by an orca in the Strait of Gibraltar, Spanish authorities recommended small vessels stick to the coastline in that region to...

Federal Tory Leader Poilievre targets illicit drugs in B.C. hospitals

Federal Tory Leader Poilievre targets illicit drugs in B.C. hospitals

BC 1:34 pm - 8,200 views

Federal Opposition Leader Pierre Poilievre says the Conservatives will put forward legislation that would forbid Ottawa from "ever" granting provinces...

Merritt Mounties search for man missing since middle of April

Merritt Mounties search for man missing since middle of April

Merritt 12:13 pm - 8,192 views

Police in Merritt are hoping tips from the public will help them track down a man who hasn’t been heard from in a month. Christian Keeler, 25, has not...

Speaker Mike Johnson's appearance at Trump's felony trial marks a remarkable moment in US politics

Speaker Mike Johnson's appearance at Trump's felony trial marks a remarkable moment in US politics

New York 12:01 pm - 8,100 views

U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson assailed the U.S. judicial system on Tuesday, becoming the highest-ranking Republican to attend court with Donald Trump and...

Knox Mountain Park closures this weekend as annual hill climb returns

Knox Mountain Park closures this weekend as annual hill climb returns

Kelowna 11:22 am - 7,972 views

Knox Mountain will be closed starting Thursday to prepare for the annual hill climb event. Preparations for the Knox Mountain Hill Climb start Thursday at noon...

BC NDP tops latest poll with BC Conservatives a close second

BC NDP tops latest poll with BC Conservatives a close second

BC 2:07 pm - 7,855 views

A new poll published Tuesday suggests the BC NDP are on track to win another election, but the surging BC Conservatives are not far behind in voter intention....

Bouchard scores late winner, Oilers edge Canucks 3-2 in Game 4

Bouchard scores late winner, Oilers edge Canucks 3-2 in Game 4

NHL 9:38 pm - 7,653 views

EDMONTON — Oilers goalie Calvin Pickard wasn't sure he'd ever play an NHL playoff game.  At 32 years of age and without a starting role, his chances were...

Prolific offender charged after RCMP vehicle rammed during Merritt pursuit

Prolific offender charged after RCMP vehicle rammed during Merritt pursuit

Merritt 4:00 am - 7,599 views

Serious charges have been laid against a prolific offender accused of intentionally crashing a pickup truck into an RCMP cruiser in Merritt. Merritt Mounties...

LifeLabs class action payments start flowing to more than 900,000 claimants

LifeLabs class action payments start flowing to more than 900,000 claimants

Canada 11:53 am - 7,085 views

Canadians who applied to be part of a class action lawsuit against LifeLabs Inc. are now receiving cheques and e-transfers. KPMG, which is administering the...

TRU librarians not pleased after graduate study rooms converted to office space

TRU librarians not pleased after graduate study rooms converted to office space

Kamloops 4:00 am - 7,071 views

Thompson Rivers University librarians are taking issue with the university’s decision to convert 10 graduate study rooms into office spaces. In a notice...

B.C. mom whose son died from wildfire smoke trying to make this year safer

B.C. mom whose son died from wildfire smoke trying to make this year safer

100 Mile House 12:46 pm - 6,986 views

As wildfires rage in British Columbia, the family of a nine-year-old boy who died last summer is trying to protect people from poor air quality due to smoke...

Telus to spend $33 billion in B.C., Alberta over five years

Telus to spend $33 billion in B.C., Alberta over five years

BC 4:29 pm - 6,962 views

Telus (TSX:T) says it plans to spend $73 billion over the next five years in Canada beefing up its broadband and 5G networks, about $33 billion of which will be...

Garibaldi at Squamish sale OK’d, despite provincial opposition

Garibaldi at Squamish sale OK’d, despite provincial opposition

Squamish 11:55 am - 6,619 views

A B.C. Supreme Court judge approved the sale of the Garibaldi at Squamish ski resort despite some opposition from the province, and the companies taking over...

Open house set for Wednesday on West Kelowna parks, trails plans

Open house set for Wednesday on West Kelowna parks, trails plans

West Kelowna 6:06 pm - 6,613 views

The City of West Kelowna wants your opinion on what parks and recreation trails should look like in the community. The city is holding an open house Wednesday...

Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales down 1.1% in March

Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales down 1.1% in March

Business 6:20 am - 6,473 views

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales, excluding petroleum, petroleum products, and other hydrocarbons and oilseed and grain, fell 1.1 per cent to $81.4...

Don't let bad driving habits become your default setting

Don't let bad driving habits become your default setting

Behind the Wheel 4:00 am - 6,374 views

Dan is a friend who I occasionally get together with to discuss road safety. He's a commercial trucker and a driving instructor with a lot of experience...

TikTok content creators sue the U.S. government over law that could ban the popular platform

TikTok content creators sue the U.S. government over law that could ban the popular platform

United States 12:18 pm - 6,361 views

Eight TikTok content creators sued the U.S. government on Tuesday, issuing another challenge to the new federal law that would ban the popular social media...

New vehicle sales jump in B.C., Canada in March as prices fall

New vehicle sales jump in B.C., Canada in March as prices fall

BC 2:36 pm - 5,880 views

Sales for new vehicles jumped in March in B.C. and across Canada as inventory levels surged and consumers had plenty of models to choose between. That inventory...

Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive hosting wine & dine weekend event with unique pairings

Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive hosting wine & dine weekend event with unique pairings

Summerland 7:00 pm - 5,875 views

A number of Summerland wineries will be hosting a wine and dine weekend event next month. From poutine & bubbles, a dim sum dining experience, or an...

Mounties arrest alleged gunman in downtown Merritt mini-mart holdup

Mounties arrest alleged gunman in downtown Merritt mini-mart holdup

Merritt 3:44 pm - 5,872 views

Mounties did not have to go far to get their man after a Merritt business was held up last week by a man holding a pistol. A suspect wanted for allegedly...

Role in suspected money laundering scheme nets B.C. lawyer suspension

Role in suspected money laundering scheme nets B.C. lawyer suspension

Richmond 5:34 pm - 5,860 views

Richmond lawyer Spencer Owen May has been suspended from his practice for two months and ordered to repay the Law Society of BC over $20,000 for his role in...

The Latest | Cohen returning to stand for cross-examination by Trump's lawyers at hush money trial

The Latest | Cohen returning to stand for cross-examination by Trump's lawyers at hush money trial

New York 5:30 am - 5,705 views

Donald Trump’s fixer-turned-foe returns to the witness stand Tuesday for a bruising round of questioning from the former president’s lawyers....

Civil society at ‘high risk’ of cyberthreats from state-sponsored actors: CSE

Civil society at ‘high risk’ of cyberthreats from state-sponsored actors: CSE

Canada 4:38 pm - 5,655 views

Canada's cyberspy agency says countries like Russia and China are increasingly targeting non-profit and advocacy groups, as well as journalists and human...

'Frustrated' and 'stressed' over increased cost to taxpayers for Vernon's Lakeview Pool project

'Frustrated' and 'stressed' over increased cost to taxpayers for Vernon's Lakeview Pool project

Vernon 4:00 am - 5,536 views

Vernon city council agreed at Monday’s meeting to spend the additional $262,194 needed to finish the Lakeview Pool in East Hill park following a 10-week...

B.C. First Nation surveys school site as it hosts meeting on unmarked graves

B.C. First Nation surveys school site as it hosts meeting on unmarked graves

Fraser Lake 6:15 pm - 5,482 views

A First Nations community in B.C.'s northern Interior that is hosting a gathering of Indigenous groups involved in the search for unmarked graves says...

Brewing beer in an environmentally sustainable way

Brewing beer in an environmentally sustainable way

Sustainability Spotlight 6:00 pm - 5,367 views

Three years ago, Alexis Esseltine and Timothy Scoon purchased the Okanagan’s oldest craft brewery, Tin Whistle, founded in 1995. Since they took over,...

Google unleashes AI in search, raising hopes for better results and fears about less web traffic

Google unleashes AI in search, raising hopes for better results and fears about less web traffic

Business 11:20 am - 5,060 views

Google on Tuesday rolled out a retooled search engine that will frequently favor responses crafted by artificial intelligence over website links, a shift...

MLA concerned about B.C's economy

MLA concerned about B.C's economy

MLA Minute 11:00 am - 5,029 views

The B.C. economy, once a top performer among Canadian provinces, has plummeted to second last in the past three years. From 2010 to 2018, B.C. boasted one of...

Layoffs looming, Northwood Pulp employees facing tough times ahead

Layoffs looming, Northwood Pulp employees facing tough times ahead

Prince George 4:12 pm - 4,878 views

Last week's announcement of Canfor’s plan to indefinitely curtail production of one of its two pulp lines at Prince George's Northwood Pulp &...

Biden hiking tariffs on Chinese EVs, solar cells, steel, aluminum  -  adding to tensions with Beijing

Biden hiking tariffs on Chinese EVs, solar cells, steel, aluminum - adding to tensions with Beijing

Business 5:31 am - 4,876 views

The Biden administration announced plans to slap new tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, advanced batteries, solar cells, steel, aluminum and medical...

Okanagan Ukrainian festival coming up in Vernon, donations encouraged for humanitarian aid

Okanagan Ukrainian festival coming up in Vernon, donations encouraged for humanitarian aid

Vernon 7:00 pm - 4,838 views

The Okanagan Ukrainian Festival takes place May 26, and organizers are giving a “gentle reminder” that war continues to rage in Ukraine and...

Blippi coming to Penticton's South Okanagan Events Centre

Blippi coming to Penticton's South Okanagan Events Centre

Penticton 9:35 am - 4,541 views

Children's entertainment sensation Blippi: Join the Band Tour is coming to Penticton. Blippi will be joined onstage by Meekah, plus live music. They will...

Penticton Search and Rescue training turns into rescue mission to help injured hiker

Penticton Search and Rescue training turns into rescue mission to help injured hiker

Naramata 9:42 am - 4,468 views

Training work quickly turned it a rescue mission on Sunday for the Penticton Search and Rescue team, after an injured hiker nearby needed help. PenSAR was...

Haida agreement marks seismic shift in B.C. reconciliation efforts

Haida agreement marks seismic shift in B.C. reconciliation efforts

Haida Gwaii 4:58 pm - 4,419 views

In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada legally recognized 1,750 square kilometres of Crown land southwest of Williams Lake as Tsilhqot’in First Nation...

Truax Creek Wildfire sees little growth as crews continue to work the blaze

Truax Creek Wildfire sees little growth as crews continue to work the blaze

Gold Bridge 3:40 pm - 4,146 views

The BC Wildfire service says a wildfire about 50 kilometres northwest of Lillooet has seen little growth as its crews continue to tackle the blaze. The Truax...

Otter Co-op, Angry Otter Liquor have everything you need for spring

Otter Co-op, Angry Otter Liquor have everything you need for spring

Sponsored Content 12:01 pm - 3,965 views

Spring has sprung, and you know what that means. Road trips, playoff hockey and outdoor fun. And as always, Angry Otter Liquor and Otter Co-op are there to make...

B.C. needs dedicated, cross-government wildfire strategy: former minister

B.C. needs dedicated, cross-government wildfire strategy: former minister

BC 4:24 pm - 3,926 views

A former British Columbia forests minister says the province is on the right track as it responds to worsening wildfires, but the scale of the challenge is so...

Chromeo and Maestro Fresh Wes among acts headed to Parliament Hill on Canada Day

Chromeo and Maestro Fresh Wes among acts headed to Parliament Hill on Canada Day

Ottawa 5:47 am - 3,725 views

Funk masters Chromeo, rap legend Maestro Fresh Wes and rock band Metric are headed to Parliament Hill for Canada Day. Canadian Heritage says they've booked...

Lumby fundraiser raises thousands for Tatjana Stefanski's family

Lumby fundraiser raises thousands for Tatjana Stefanski's family

Lumby 4:00 am - 3,688 views

Thousands of dollars were raised on Sunday to help the family of Tatjana Stefanski. Lumby's ACE Building Centre dedicated its annual Mother's Day Brunch...

BC Food Tours offers dynamic walking tours of Kelowna's most delicious restaurants

BC Food Tours offers dynamic walking tours of Kelowna's most delicious restaurants

Sponsored Content 12:01 am - 3,485 views

Often when BC Food Tours finishes one of its delightful, culinary journeys through Kelowna, it hears a similar refrain from patrons. “We’ve been in...

EU agrees on a new migration pact. Mainstream parties hope it will deprive the far right of votes

EU agrees on a new migration pact. Mainstream parties hope it will deprive the far right of votes

Europe 5:27 am - 3,287 views

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations endorsed sweeping reforms to the bloc’s failed asylum system on Tuesday as campaigning for Europe-wide...

Kamloops council adopts tax rate, financial plan bylaws including 9.55 per cent property tax increase

Kamloops council adopts tax rate, financial plan bylaws including 9.55 per cent property tax increase

Kamloops 12:21 pm - 3,273 views

In a unanimous vote, Kamloops city council has approved this year’s tax rate bylaw — including a 9.55 per cent property tax increase — as well...

Chase, B.C. man facing investment fraud charge for alleged activities over years in Bridesville

Chase, B.C. man facing investment fraud charge for alleged activities over years in Bridesville

Chase/Bridesville 12:32 pm - 3,101 views

A Chase, B.C. man has been charged with criminal fraud and will appear in court later this month. Gordon Bruce Balneaves Fuller, 82, was arrested on April 29...

Vernon city council seeking meetings with six provincial politicians at conference

Vernon city council seeking meetings with six provincial politicians at conference

Vernon 5:46 pm - 2,951 views

The annual Union of BC Municipalities conference is coming up and Vernon city council is deciding which provincial politicians it wants to meet with. At...

BC Lions annual FanFest event to shut down block on Victoria Street

BC Lions annual FanFest event to shut down block on Victoria Street

Kamloops 6:00 pm - 2,897 views

The 300-block of Victoria Street will be closed for the majority of Saturday as the BC Lions hold their annual FanFest celebration — this time featuring a...

BCWS says smoke will be visible south of Kamloops during training exercise

BCWS says smoke will be visible south of Kamloops during training exercise

Kamloops 9:04 pm - 2,826 views

The BC Wildfire Service says smoke will be visible south of Kamloops Wednesday morning as it conducts a live training exercise. In a social media post, BCWS...

Internationally renowned artist paints mural honouring migrant workers along Osoyoos' Main Street

Internationally renowned artist paints mural honouring migrant workers along Osoyoos' Main Street

Osoyoos 8:58 am - 2,799 views

Migrant work is the theme for the latest mural on the Osoyoos’ Pizza Factory wall along Main Street. As such, Quebec artist Dominic Lessard brings a topic...

HOPE Outreach holding a clothing drive May 25 at Vernon's Trinity United Church

HOPE Outreach holding a clothing drive May 25 at Vernon's Trinity United Church

Vernon 3:11 pm - 2,742 views

HOPE Outreach is having a clothing drive to help those on the fringes of society. HOPE works with the most vulnerable members of the community, offering a...

Vernon city council agrees to $70k one-time donation for O'Keefe Ranch

Vernon city council agrees to $70k one-time donation for O'Keefe Ranch

Vernon 11:18 am - 2,580 views

Vernon city council agreed at Monday’s meeting to give O’Keefe Ranch a one-time donation of $70,000. The decision was made despite mixed feelings...

Wildfire expert to speak at Meadowlark Festival in Penticton

Wildfire expert to speak at Meadowlark Festival in Penticton

Penticton 2:15 pm - 2,472 views

A Canadian expert on wildfire will be speaking at Okanagan College in Penticton this week, as part of the Meadowlark Festival. Dr. Lori Daniels, UBC Professor...

Penticton's Downtown Community Market returning this weekend

Penticton's Downtown Community Market returning this weekend

Penticton 4:00 am - 2,398 views

The Downtown Community Market will open in Penticton for the season this coming weekend. This Saturday, May 18, the market will join the adjacent Farmers'...

Free compost offered by City of Penticton

Free compost offered by City of Penticton

Penticton 4:00 am - 2,396 views

Free compost will be available for all customers in the City of Penticton, while supplies last. Starting Tuesday, May 21 through Friday, May 24 from 7:30 a.m....

Truck stuck in ditch just south of Oliver Tuesday evening

Truck stuck in ditch just south of Oliver Tuesday evening

Oliver/Hwy 97 6:12 pm - 2,337 views

A truck is in the ditch off Highway 97 just south of Oliver Tuesday evening The vehicle is off the road and multiple emergency vehicles are on scene in apparent...

City of Kamloops on track to meet first year of housing targets, report suggests

City of Kamloops on track to meet first year of housing targets, report suggests

Kamloops 4:00 am - 2,150 views

The City of Kamloops is on course to meet its first year of provincially-mandated housing targets, according to a report prepared for city council. Kamloops...

Village of Chase council to hear plans for water meter repair, replacement which could lead to rate review

Village of Chase council to hear plans for water meter repair, replacement which could lead to rate review

Chase 4:00 am - 1,575 views

Chase council members will hear how its administration plans to tackle nearly 300 malfunctioning water meters throughout the village at their next meeting...

Fire that broke out at Oliver landfill thought to be related to composting materials

Fire that broke out at Oliver landfill thought to be related to composting materials

Oliver 10:59 am - 1,414 views

A landfill fire that broke out last night, reportedly related to composting materials, was extinguished by Oliver firefighters. Around 7 p.m. Monday, the Oliver...

Kamloops Art Gallery to offer free admission on International Museum Day

Kamloops Art Gallery to offer free admission on International Museum Day

Kamloops 11:01 am - 1,234 views

In celebration of creativity, education and research, the Kamloops Art Gallery will be offering free admission to patrons on Saturday for International Museum...