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Police seek missing boy

May 20, 2022 / 5:50 pm

Photo: RCMP The Vernon RCMP are turning to the public for help finding a missing boy. Angelo Manuel Hodgson, 13, was last seen Thursday and is believed to be in Vernon. He is described as: Indigenous male; Five-foot-three 120

Spring flood risk increasing

May 20, 2022 / 5:39 pm

Photo: BC River Forecast Centre The risk of spring flooding is increasing throughout B.C. as a cooler-than-normal spring delays the melt. In its mid-month update on Friday, the BC River Forecast Centre said the province is now recording

Air ambulance at crash

May 20, 2022 / 1:30 pm

Photo: Nicole Gibson UPDATE 1:30 p.m. The Okanagan Connector has now reopened in both directions. Photos submitted to Castanet show an air ambulance was dispatched to the crash, which involves at least two vehicles. A white sedan

Suboxone more accesible

May 20, 2022 / 11:54 am

Photo: IH Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital emergency department nurses: Jane Carlton, Tamara Roscoe, Teresa Myers, and Emily Larochelle. Interior Health is increasing access of Suboxone, making it widely available in hospital emergency

Two truckers hurt in crash

May 19, 2022 / 10:29 am

Photo: Google Maps A head-on crash involving two semi trucks on the Trans Canada Highway in the Shuswap Wednesday resulted in injuries to both drivers. Emergency crews were called to the crash at 6:15 p.m. on Highway 1 just west of Bernie

Local golf industry booming

May 18, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Colin Dacre The eighth green at Shannon Lake Golf Course. Golf courses in the Okanagan are increasingly under pressure from development, despite the sport being more popular than ever. In the years prior to the pandemic, the game

Banksy, Warhol in Kelowna

May 17, 2022 / 3:23 pm

Photo: Contributed Banksy, Grannies, 2006, silkscreen on paper, 18.5 x 26.5 in. Courtesy of Paul and Tracy Mitchell collection. An exhibition featuring the largest names in pop art will be featured at the Kelowna Art Gallery beginning this

Highways to get more snow

May 17, 2022 / 2:30 pm

Photo: DriveBC Zopkios Northbound - S Hwy 5, northbound at Zopkios Rest Area, near the Coquihalla Summit looking south. (elevation: 1208 metres) More snow is expected on certain B.C. Interior mountain passes this week. In a special weather

Doctor's trial dates set

May 16, 2022 / 3:10 pm

Photo: Interior Health Dr. Albert de Villiers The former chief medical health officer in the B.C. Interior will go on trial early next year for alleged sex crimes in Alberta. Trial dates were set Monday for Dr. Albert de Villiers, who

RMT banned for 5 years

May 16, 2022 / 1:50 pm

Photo: pixabay A North Okanagan registered massage therapist has surrendered his license to practice after admitting to professional misconduct involving seven patients. Dennis Desrochers of Enderby, B.C. has agreed to cancel his registration


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