Latest Articles from Kate Bouey

Stay off the river

May 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Cam Srigley File photo of Shuswap River which is running high and fast. It's not just the lakes that boaters should stay off of at the moment. Outdoor enthusiasts are being urged to curtail their activities even more due to

Canada Day in the park

May 24, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Jackie Sieg Reagan Sieg wowed the crowd at Polson Park on Canada Day last year. Plans have expanded for the Canada Day experience in Polson Park. “Last year's event was a huge success. We expect it to be even bigger this

Windstorm cuts power

May 24, 2017 / 7:45 am

Photo: BC Hydro Windstorm causes outages across Southern Interior. Last night's wind storm caused numerous outages across the Southern Interior, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and Central Interior. According to BC Hydro's

Granny nannies for building

May 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: City of Vernon Illustration of proposed building for Legion site. Granny nannies would be a key part of a proposed 70-unit seniors supportive care facility on 31st Avenue in the downtown where the old Legion building now stands. “This

Lumby reviews flood events

May 22, 2017 / 2:55 pm

Photo: Jerry Mason Lumby considers next steps for residents affected by flooding. Staff at the Village of Lumby, the local emergency operations centre and emergency social services are considering the "next steps and the path forward" for

Declared long-term offender

May 11, 2017 / 1:18 pm

Photo: Kate Bouey A man found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman outside an Armstrong church three years ago has been declared a long-term offender. Joseph Vance Caron, 48, was sentenced Monday to six years and three months in jail on

Planning sunshine fest

May 11, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Downtown Vernon Association The Okanagan has certainly lacked that all important sunshine this spring but it hasn't stopped plans for the Sushine Festival next month. The Downtown Vernon Association (DVA) is inviting local organizations

Spall upgrades emergency

May 10, 2017 / 8:13 pm

Photo: Mike Scott The Township of Spallumcheen has upgraded its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to handle a level two emergency. The decision was made Wednesday, after Environment Canada issued a thunderstorm watch for the

Lumby's 50,000 sandbags

May 10, 2017 / 11:57 am

Photo: Jerry Mason With rain on the way, villagers in Lumby have been told to brace for more flooding. "The Village of Lumby emergency personnel are warning residents who live near creeks to prepare for possible floods because of expected

Foster: uncharted waters

May 10, 2017 / 11:26 am

Incoming Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster says the province is in uncharted waters following Tuesday night's election results. B.C. has its first minority government in 65 years as the Liberals squeaked out a razor-thin victory over the NDP