• Kelowna's Homepage
  • Vernon's Homepage


Hwy. 1 closed overnight

Dec 1, 2015 / 8:08 am
Highway 1 reopened east of Revelstoke this morning after a reported fatal collision closed the highway overnight. The crash between Revelstoke and Golden, approximately 17 kilometres east of Revelstoke, was first reported at about 9:15 p.m. by DriveBC. An RCMP crash analyst and emergency...

Polley permit positive perk

Nov 30, 2015 / 6:15 pm
The British Columbia government has approved a permit allowing water discharge from a mine that was the centre of an environmental disaster, and the decision has drawn cheers from the area's mayor. Williams Lake mayor Walt Cobb said the permit approved Monday for central B.C.'s Mount...

Groping suspect sought

Nov 30, 2015 / 4:50 pm
Langley RCMP are seeking the public’s help to identify a "person of interest" following a recent incident at the local Value Village. A young girl told police that on Nov. 11, sometime between 3:30 and 5:15 p.m., a male approached her and touched her inappropriately. ...

Two-year-old found safe

Nov 30, 2015 / 3:46 pm
A two-year-old girl has been reunited with her family after spending hours missing near Powell River. Const. Tim Kenning with the Powell River RCMP says police believed the little girl walked away from her home. She was reported missing around 10 a.m. He says police dogs, a helicopter, and...

Cars making us fat

Nov 30, 2015 / 10:12 am
Metro Vancouver residents living in the region's most walkable neighbourhoods are about a third less likely to be overweight or obese than those living in the region's more car-dependent areas. Those findings come out of a study conducted by researcher Salman Klar of the Fraser Health...

Holdouts in trucking strike

Nov 30, 2015 / 9:55 am
Drivers at two Metro Vancouver trucking companies remain on strike as Unifor finalizes collective agreements with several other shipping businesses. Days of around-the-clock bargaining have led to contracts with six companies that make up roughly 75 per cent of the truck drivers represented by...

Power struggle boils over

Nov 29, 2015 / 9:50 pm
Assault, embezzlement and libel are just a few of the accusations several members of a nearly 50-year-old Vancouver cultural association are launching at one another as an internal power struggle boils over into the courts. Over a dozen members of the Korean Society of B.C. for Fraternity and...

Thousands rally for climate

Nov 29, 2015 / 5:59 pm
Demonstrators in Vancouver are adding their voices to a crescendo around the world demanding swift and concrete climate-change action from world leaders gathered in Paris for the United Nations climate talks. Thousands of people packed the shaded square outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on a...

Hit-and-run driver sought

Nov 29, 2015 / 5:02 pm
New Westminster police are looking for a hit-and-run driver. On Nov. 28 at approximately 11:15 p.m. a driver called police to report a male laying on the road in the 400 block of Brunette Avenue who appeared to have been stuck by a vehicle that did not remain on scene. “NWPD patrol...

Police investigate death

Nov 29, 2015 / 4:40 pm
Police are investigating a possible murder in the Shuswap area. RCMP Southeast District Major Crimes Unit are investigating the death of a woman who was found dead in a Lee Creek area residence Friday evening. “Investigators are treating the death as suspicious,” said Cpl. Dan...

The cold rush is back

Nov 29, 2015 / 8:34 am
After a three-year hiatus, Red Bull Cold Rush is back. Fusing backcountry slopestyle, big mountain, cliffs and alpine ski touring, Red Bull Cold Rush will return to Canada Feb. 2-5 at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. The event will see a handful of the world’s premier skiers invited to...

Mangled cat tossed at dump

Nov 28, 2015 / 6:02 pm
The B.C. SPCA is appealing for information after a badly injured and suffering cat was apparently discarded at a dump in Cranbrook. The black cat, now named Malala, was found with her tail cut off, her legs tied together, bleeding from several wounds and extremely dehydrated and emaciated. A...

UBC harassment reporting

Nov 28, 2015 / 1:35 pm
Graduate students who have faced harassment and discrimination at the University of British Columbia can now tell their stories confidentially to the society that represents them. The university's graduate student society has launched a website called "My Grad Story" that...

Popping in to say thanks

Nov 28, 2015 / 10:45 am
It's a small way to say thank you for the greatest gift a person could ever receive, life. This year marks the 24th year transplant recipients around the province will take a moment to say thanks to the people who make it possible for them to receive a life-saving organ...

Carbon tax to climb

Nov 28, 2015 / 7:07 am
Premier Christy Clark has said she will bill British Columbia as an environmental leader at the upcoming world climate change summit in Paris. But her own government-commissioned report concludes the province will miss its legislated greenhouse gas reduction targets. In the report released...

Turn brrrs into purrs

Nov 27, 2015 / 6:00 pm
Temperatures are down and your toes are starting to freeze, which means your furry friend's paws are also feeling the bite of old man winter. Many cats here in the Okanagan are without a forever home, and the BC SPCA would like to bring them inside during the winter months but first they...

BC won't hit GHG targets

Nov 27, 2015 / 2:57 pm
A climate leadership team has concluded that British Columbia's government will fail to meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets by 2020. The team — which was appointed by the provincial government — has released a report which also calls for an increase in the carbon tax by $10...

Charges in one-punch death

Nov 27, 2015 / 2:53 pm
A manslaughter charge has been recommended for a 26-year-old man in the death of a Vancouver resident who was punched in the head. Vancouver police say the 60-year-old man died in hospital after being injured in an argument outside of Shenanigans on Robson, a downtown nightclub. The...

Fatal motorhome fire

Nov 27, 2015 / 11:04 am
One person is dead following a motorhome fire in Surrey, Friday morning. The RV was fully involved when fire crews got to the scene, at a motel/RV park on the 800 block of 160th Street. The fire department was able to extinguish the blaze before finding one person deceased inside the...

Relatives wait anxiously

Nov 27, 2015 / 11:03 am
The aunt of a Syrian boy whose lifeless body was photographed on a Turkish beach says she hopes her brother's family will be in Canada by Christmas. Tima Kurdi says Citizenship and Immigration Canada has approved her application to bring her brother Mohammed and his family to Canada, but...

Scammers prey on iTunes

Nov 27, 2015 / 10:18 am
Police in Nanaimo are warning the public after a man was caught in an iTunes scam. RCMP say the man received an email that appeared to be from Apple iTunes listing several transactions on his account, and asking him to click on a link if the charges were incorrect or fraudulent. He opened the...

SkyTrain line delayed, again

Nov 27, 2015 / 10:04 am
The opening of a Evergreen SkyTrain transit line linking Coquitlam to Vancouver has been delayed. The Ministry of Transportation says that tunnel boring for the line is complete, but it will not be operational until 2017. The $1.4 billion rapid transit extension will link Burnaby, Port Moody...

A dangerous offender

Nov 27, 2015 / 6:13 am
A globetrotting, two-time murderer caught up in an undercover police sting and whose killings include bludgeoning his roommate to death with a sledgehammer has been labelled a dangerous offender in a B.C. court. Thomas McDonald, 64, will serve an indeterminate prison sentence after he confessed...

Black Friday mostly hype?

Nov 27, 2015 / 5:00 am
Despite the hype some Canadian retailers try to raise for Black Friday, most British Columbians say they just aren’t that interested. While Black Friday began as an American-only day for deals, known in part for aggressive shoppers trampling each other for steep discounts, sales have begun...

Female spark in industry

Nov 27, 2015 / 5:00 am
A new chapter of a marijuana organization is hoping to drag the pot industry out of the underground and push it toward a more professional and respectable level in British Columbia. Women Grow, an organization for women interested in the industry, opened its first chapter in Denver, Colo., in...

One-punch trend alarming

Nov 26, 2015 / 4:02 pm
Alcohol and bravado appear to be fuelling a disturbing trend of one-punch attacks that have left three people dead, Vancouver police say. At least 10 people this year have fallen to the ground unconscious after being hit once in the head, Vancouver police spokesman Const. Brian Montague told a...

Kokanee on the comeback

Nov 26, 2015 / 12:44 pm
Kokanee are doing swimmingly in area lakes, according to the provincial government. Numbers for the land-locked salmon in main Okanagan lakes are increasing, a fall 2015 survey shows. The Wood Lake kokanee population continued to demonstrate signs of recovery after poor in-lake conditions led...

Changes coming to Hwy 16

Nov 26, 2015 / 11:00 am
Transportation Minister Todd Stone says he's set to announce a series of transportation service changes along Highway 16, British Columbia's so-called Highway of Tears. Eighteen women have been murdered or disappeared along the highway and adjacent routes since the 1970s. Stone says...

Chase leads to arrests

Nov 26, 2015 / 10:39 am
What began as a break-and-enter in Surrey ended several communities away in West Vancouver. In between, a police cruiser was rammed and several RCMP vehicles gave chase through Metro Vancouver during the early hours of Thursday morning. RCMP say events began unfolding about 1 a.m. when a call...

Pimm won't run in 2017

Nov 26, 2015 / 10:30 am
British Columbia MLA Pat Pimm is retiring, but the Peace River North politician won't be leaving the legislature for a while. Pimm has announced he will not seek re-election when voters go to the polls in 2017. The 58-year-old says he will continue to advocate for his northeastern B.C....

Moore UNBC chancellor

Nov 26, 2015 / 10:22 am
Former federal Conservative party cabinet minister James Moore has been named chancellor of the University of Northern B.C. Moore becomes the sixth chancellor at UNBC and will be sworn in during the convocation ceremony in Prince George next May. The 39-year-old former politician who held...

Two arrested in standoff

Nov 26, 2015 / 9:26 am
A woman and a man are in custody after a lengthy standoff at a motel in Merritt, Wednesday. Police say the incident began mid-morning as an attempted carjacking in the Merritt area. According to RCMP, the male victim picked up two stranded motorists on Highway 97C who asked for a ride into...

Furlong 'moving on'

Nov 26, 2015 / 6:52 am
John Furlong felt accused of letting Canada down when a newspaper published allegations that he abused First Nations children, the former Vancouver Olympics boss said in his first major speech in three years. The man who steered the 2010 Winter Games was introduced by Vancouver Canucks president...

Anger over dam deal

Nov 25, 2015 / 9:46 pm
BC Hydro's decision to push forward with a massive construction contract for the Site C dam megaproject has prompted an outpouring of opposition from First Nations, environmental and advocacy groups across British Columbia. The Crown corporation's president and CEO, Jessica McDonald,...

Victim dies of injuries

Nov 25, 2015 / 5:04 pm
A 68-year-old pedestrian struck by a car in Richmond on Saturday has died from her injuries. The woman was hit near No. 3 Road and Granville Avenue. She was walking along in a marked crosswalk about 11:30 a.m. when she was struck by a vehicle driven by a 61-year-old driver. The victim was...

Standoff in Merritt

Nov 25, 2015 / 4:53 pm
UPDATED: 4:53 P.M. Highway 5A in Merritt has been opened Wednesday afternoon, according to DriveBC, after it was closed due to a standoff earlier in the day. The RCMP have yet to comment on the situation at the Road Runner Motel, and have not confirmed if the standoff is over....

Refugee sues over solitary

Nov 25, 2015 / 3:33 pm
A teenage refugee from South Sudan is suing the Children's Ministry in British Columbia over allegations he was held in solitary confinement for four months. The youth, known in court documents as K.C., filed a civil claim in B.C. Supreme Court saying his rights were infringed at the Burnaby...

Police justified in gunfight

Nov 25, 2015 / 2:48 pm
B.C.'s Criminal Justice Branch says no charges will be laid against Vancouver police officers after a running gun battle resulted in numerous shots hitting businesses, a tourist attraction and a suspect. The gunfight began in the city's Yaletown district in June last year when police...

Refugees: who will pay?

Nov 25, 2015 / 2:29 pm
British Columbia is ready to welcome Syrian refugees but still needs to work out funding details with the federal government, Premier Christy Clark says. "We hope that they'll be able to make sure that they have the funding in place to ensure that every refugee who settles has the...

Hydro's biggest deal ever

Nov 25, 2015 / 2:15 pm
BC Hydro is poised to sign off on the largest construction contract involved in building the $8.3-billion Site C hydroelectric dam in the province's northeast. Hydro has selected Peace River Hydro Partners as the preferred proponent for the main civil works contract, valued at $1.5...
Vancouver Webcam
Recent Trending
Member of the RTNDA