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Top Stories for November 24, 2022

Kelowna Hells Angels' prospect killed in single-vehicle collision

Kelowna Hells Angels' prospect killed in single-vehicle collision

Kelowna 4:00 am - 60,886 views

A former Kelowna Hells Angels' prospect was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Prince George earlier this month. Jason Townsend, 45, died on Nov. 17,...

Three suspects arrested after stolen truck found on Coquihalla Wednesday

Three suspects arrested after stolen truck found on Coquihalla Wednesday

Coquihalla Highway 10:24 am - 39,368 views

Police closed the Coquihalla Highway Wednesday while officers searched the area for alleged vehicle thieves who were believed to be armed. In a press release...

Two women entered Kal Lake to get away from cougar along Okanagan Rail Trail in Coldstream

Two women entered Kal Lake to get away from cougar along Okanagan Rail Trail in Coldstream

Vernon 3:50 pm - 34,036 views

Two women jumped into Kalamalka Lake to escape a cougar at the north end of the Okanagan Rail Trail. North Okanagan Vernon RCMP Const. Chris Terleski said on...

Up to 15 cm of snow forecast to fall on Highways 1, 3

Up to 15 cm of snow forecast to fall on Highways 1, 3

Interior Highways 1:15 pm - 31,342 views

More snow is set to fall over B.C.'s Interior beginning Friday. Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning, forecasting up to 15 centimetres of snow...

Missing senior couple found, are safe and well, say Vernon RCMP

Missing senior couple found, are safe and well, say Vernon RCMP

Vernon 1:35 pm - 27,872 views

UPDATE: 1:35 p.m. Vernon RCMP say a missing senior couple has been located and is safe and well. Richard and Carole McLean had been reported missing Thursday...

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Local food system 'breaking': Okanagan chef highlights why piles of discarded produce point to bigger problem

Local food system 'breaking': Okanagan chef highlights why piles of discarded produce point to bigger problem

Thompson-Okanagan 4:00 am - 25,629 views

An Okanagan chef is calling for more to be done to combat food waste, wondering how large amounts of unsold produce routinely discarded at local farms could be...

Black Mountain residents disappointed after meeting fails to resolve safety concerns over planned jackhammering

Black Mountain residents disappointed after meeting fails to resolve safety concerns over planned jackhammering

Black Mountain 11:35 am - 20,025 views

A Black Mountain resident is not happy with the response from the City of Kelowna to health and safety concerns over plans to use a large jackhammer to remove...

Have you had a flu shot this year?

Have you had a flu shot this year?

Poll 7:30 pm - 19,878 views

The B.C. Pharmacy Association alerted members this week that flu shots held by distributors are depleted with no further doses expected, but the head of the...

Writer who accused Trump of 1990s rape files new lawsuit

Writer who accused Trump of 1990s rape files new lawsuit

New York 6:33 am - 18,293 views

A writer who accused former President Donald Trump of rape filed an upgraded lawsuit against him Thursday in New York, minutes after a new state law took effect...

Tommy Fury encourages Tom Brady to turn to reality TV in search for love

Tommy Fury encourages Tom Brady to turn to reality TV in search for love

Entertainment 2:28 pm - 16,059 views

Tommy Fury has encouraged Tom Brady to look for love on a reality TV show. The 23-year-old boxer - whose older brother is world champion Tyson Fury - is...

BC Hospital Employee Union calls for incentives for all health-care workers

BC Hospital Employee Union calls for incentives for all health-care workers

Grand Forks 5:00 pm - 14,156 views

A move to attract new health-care workers for positions in Grand Forks has drawn the ire of the B.C. Hospital Workers Union. On Wednesday, Interior Health...

RCMP investigating after liquor store in Penticton and Okanagan Falls robbed

RCMP investigating after liquor store in Penticton and Okanagan Falls robbed

South Okanagan 1:49 pm - 12,745 views

Two armed robberies took place at liquor stores in Penticton and Okanagan Falls this week, both being threatened at gunpoint for cash. Sgt. Jason Bayda, the...

Popular European-themed Peachland Christmas market returns

Popular European-themed Peachland Christmas market returns

Sponsored Content 12:01 pm - 12,369 views

The Gasthaus Christmas Market in Peachland is back for another year. The market, a traditional stop for many families in the Okanagan at this time of year since...

Owner of gay club: Shooting comes amid a new 'type of hate'

Owner of gay club: Shooting comes amid a new 'type of hate'

World 9:08 pm - 11,904 views

The co-owner of the Colorado Springs gay nightclub where a shooter turned a drag queen’s birthday celebration into a massacre said he thinks the shooting...

Kelowna group assisting students in need are looking for your help

Kelowna group assisting students in need are looking for your help

Kelowna 4:00 am - 10,947 views

A Kelowna charitable organization helping teens realize the dream of attending their high school prom is looking for help from the community. Brenda Loveridge...

Former B.C. football player facing charges of robbery, weapons and assault

Former B.C. football player facing charges of robbery, weapons and assault

Vancouver 3:42 pm - 10,753 views

A former rising B.C. football player remains in custody as he faces 21 criminal charges, including robberies, assaults and break and enters. The charges against...

Search on after float plane with three aboard crashes into B.C. bay

Search on after float plane with three aboard crashes into B.C. bay

Port Hardy 4:04 pm - 10,541 views

A search is underway in Strachan Bay on British Columbia's central coast for a float plane that crashed into the water. Mounties in Port Hardy say the plane...

Musk says granting 'amnesty' to suspended Twitter accounts

Musk says granting 'amnesty' to suspended Twitter accounts

San Francisco 1:02 pm - 10,290 views

New Twitter owner Elon Musk said Thursday that he is granting "amnesty” for suspended accounts, which online safety experts predict will spur a rise...

Designer of original Canucks logo writes spicy letter to Francesco Aquilini

Designer of original Canucks logo writes spicy letter to Francesco Aquilini

Vancouver 10:52 am - 10,100 views

The West Vancouver graphic designer who created the logo worn in the first-ever NHL game for the Vancouver Canucks has a message for the team now: you should...

B.C.'s COVID-19 ICU patient count hits 16-week high

B.C.'s COVID-19 ICU patient count hits 16-week high

BC 1:53 pm - 10,097 views

Serious COVID-19 infections spiked in B.C. in the past week, with 37 people now sick enough to be in intensive care units (ICUs), according to new provincial...

Coquitlam man, 25, identified as victim in Dawes Hill shooting

Coquitlam man, 25, identified as victim in Dawes Hill shooting

Coquitlam 4:07 pm - 9,728 views

A Coquitlam park and playground was behind police tape Thursday, Nov. 24 as members of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team combed the area for clues to...

B.C. has plan to cancel surgeries to make room for flu cases in overcrowded hospitals

B.C. has plan to cancel surgeries to make room for flu cases in overcrowded hospitals

Victoria 2:09 pm - 9,681 views

The British Columbia government has plans in place to cancel hospital surgeries to make room for patients with respiratory illnesses, but it hasn't yet...

Defence seeking house arrest for driver who killed a young woman in 2019 Hedley crash

Defence seeking house arrest for driver who killed a young woman in 2019 Hedley crash

Penticton 3:37 pm - 9,648 views

A judge in Penticton will need more time to decide whether to put a man behind bars after his dangerous driving resulted in the death of a young woman in Hedley...

History repeating on Canadian men's downhill ski team

History repeating on Canadian men's downhill ski team

Lake Louise 2:42 pm - 9,466 views

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Canadians climbing the men's downhill racing ladder as a group and challenging European domination is a familiar script. Canada is coming...

This tiny solarium for rent in downtown Vancouver has an amazing view and privacy curtain

This tiny solarium for rent in downtown Vancouver has an amazing view and privacy curtain

Vancouver 11:45 am - 9,342 views

While Vancouver struggles with a housing crisis, more unusual rentals are popping up online. In Yaletown, for example, there's a solarium in a highrise...

Quebec study confirms practice of forced sterilizations of Indigenous women

Quebec study confirms practice of forced sterilizations of Indigenous women

Quebec 9:28 pm - 9,253 views

There have been at least 22 cases of forced sterilization of First Nations and Inuit women in Quebec since 1980, a university study released Thursday concluded....

Boundary change may be unnecessary, says Kelowna-Lake Country's Letnick

Boundary change may be unnecessary, says Kelowna-Lake Country's Letnick

Vernon-Kelowna 1:47 pm - 9,205 views

The MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country says a boundary extension that would include a large chunk of Vernon may not be necessary. In a submission to the BC Boundary...

Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber backs 4-H club after it lost animals in fiery crash

Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber backs 4-H club after it lost animals in fiery crash

Armstrong 4:00 am - 9,085 views

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce has given a lift to a local 4-H group that suffered a horrific loss in a tragic crash at the end of summer. The...

$740M in crypto assets recovered in FTX bankruptcy so far

$740M in crypto assets recovered in FTX bankruptcy so far

Business 6:22 am - 8,828 views

The company tasked with locking down the assets of the failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX said they've managed to recover and secure $740 million in assets...

Canadian pediatricians ditch toddler screen time limits in new guidance

Canadian pediatricians ditch toddler screen time limits in new guidance

Canada 6:51 am - 8,059 views

The Canadian Paediatric Society has ditched setting firm time limits for screen use among toddlers and preschoolers, encouraging instead that parents prioritize...

Canada-Belgium World Cup game attracts much Proline interest

Canada-Belgium World Cup game attracts much Proline interest

Toronto 1:49 pm - 7,835 views

TORONTO — The Canada-Belgium World Cup soccer game garnered plenty of attention on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s Proline betting service. The OLG...

Inflation hovers over shoppers heading into Black Friday

Inflation hovers over shoppers heading into Black Friday

World 9:28 pm - 7,611 views

Black Friday marks a return to familiar holiday shopping patterns, but inflation is weighing on consumers. Elevated prices for food, rent, gasoline and other...

Security concerns partly blamed for cancellation of annual Manitoba traditions

Security concerns partly blamed for cancellation of annual Manitoba traditions

Canada 9:03 pm - 7,071 views

Two long-standing events at the Manitoba legislature that allow members of the public nearly unfettered access to the historic building during the holiday...

Slavic United Network looking to help Ukrainians

Slavic United Network looking to help Ukrainians

Kelowna 5:54 pm - 7,048 views

The Slavic United Network has been helping bring Ukrainian refugees to Canada for the past nine months, and now they're in need of donations from the...

Lumby man doing well after kidney transplant in Vancouver

Lumby man doing well after kidney transplant in Vancouver

Lumby 12:00 pm - 6,826 views

Recipient and donor are both reportedly doing well after a Lumby man's organ transplant surgery in Vancouver on Monday. Kidney donor Pam was able to visit...

Vantage West Realty founder to offer investing insight for looming economic slump

Vantage West Realty founder to offer investing insight for looming economic slump

Sponsored Content 12:01 am - 6,638 views

The economy is set to enter a downturn, but local real estate expert AJ Hazzi says that is no reason for investors to panic. In fact, the Vantage West Realty...

Alberta projects $12.3B surplus for budget in latest fiscal update

Alberta projects $12.3B surplus for budget in latest fiscal update

Alberta 1:46 pm - 6,635 views

Alberta’s projected surplus for this year’s budget is falling slightly but is still expected to finish at $12.3 billion. That’s about $1...

Six major works by Lawren Harris sell for $7.3 million at Heffel auction

Six major works by Lawren Harris sell for $7.3 million at Heffel auction

Canada 9:47 pm - 6,590 views

Six works by Lawren Harris led Heffel’s fall auction Thursday, selling for a total of $7.3 million. One of the canvases, "House in the Ward, Winter,...

UBCO student launches petition calling for improved transit service to Quail Ridge

UBCO student launches petition calling for improved transit service to Quail Ridge

Kelowna 4:00 am - 6,565 views

More than 250 people have signed a change.org petition launched by a UBC Okanagan Student. Peyton Twardochleb is lobbying for better transit service to the...

Kelowna-based REN Energy gets approval to build a renewable natural gas generating facility in Fruitvale

Kelowna-based REN Energy gets approval to build a renewable natural gas generating facility in Fruitvale

Fruitvale 9:50 am - 6,525 views

A Kelowna-based energy company has been given the go-ahead to build a renewable natural gas facility in the West Kootenays. REN Energy International Corp. (REN...

Former Penticton man given conditional discharge after assaulting girlfriend

Former Penticton man given conditional discharge after assaulting girlfriend

Penticton 11:59 am - 6,452 views

A former Penticton resident was sentenced to a conditional discharge on Thursday morning for a domestic assault that took place while he lived in the city....

Units from Kamloops RCMP team up to arrest violent suspect

Units from Kamloops RCMP team up to arrest violent suspect

Kamloops 3:39 pm - 6,293 views

Several units of the Kamloops RCMP worked together to cuff a violent suspect. Eric Joseph Heidemann, 33, of Kamloops, was wanted on a provincial warrant related...

Hall of Fame defenceman Borje Salming dead at 71 after battle with ALS

Hall of Fame defenceman Borje Salming dead at 71 after battle with ALS

Toronto 10:34 am - 6,268 views

TORONTO — Hall of Fame defenceman Borje Salming, who starred for the Toronto Maple Leafs over 16 NHL seasons and was a trailblazer for Europeans who later...

No survivors found after floatplane crashes with three on board

No survivors found after floatplane crashes with three on board

Port Hardy 10:50 am - 6,136 views

No survivors have been located after a Cessna floatplane carrying two passengers crashed near Strachan Bay, north of Port Hardy, on Wednesday. The plane is...

Big White opens Bullet chair Thursday, Black Forest to open Friday

Big White opens Bullet chair Thursday, Black Forest to open Friday

Big White 12:00 pm - 6,070 views

More lifts are spinning at Big White Thursday, following the season's early start last week. For the first time this season, the Bullet Express Quad chair...

PMO staff say Bergen privately acknowledged concerns over engaging with protesters

PMO staff say Bergen privately acknowledged concerns over engaging with protesters

Canada 8:19 pm - 5,865 views

Staff in the Prime Minister's Office are suggesting the former Conservative interim leader, Candice Bergen, privately acknowledged concerns about engaging...

Mounties in southern Alberta help owner round up ostriches that escaped from a pen

Mounties in southern Alberta help owner round up ostriches that escaped from a pen

Taber 1:29 pm - 5,864 views

RCMP in southern Alberta had an unusual chase this morning after 20 ostriches escaped their pen. Mounties say in a statement that they started receiving reports...

Judge moves Tiny House Warriors leader's trial to Kamloops to avoid delays

Judge moves Tiny House Warriors leader's trial to Kamloops to avoid delays

Kamloops 4:00 am - 5,849 views

A judge has approved a change-of-venue application that will move the upcoming trial of a Tiny House Warriors leader from Clearwater to Kamloops. Kanahus...

Iran arrests outspoken player amid World Cup scrutiny

Iran arrests outspoken player amid World Cup scrutiny

Dubai 9:10 am - 5,848 views

Iran has arrested a prominent former member of its national soccer team over his criticism of the government as authorities grapple with nationwide protests...

Ambassador Bridge blockade escalated economic threat from Freedom Convoy: Deputy PM

Ambassador Bridge blockade escalated economic threat from Freedom Convoy: Deputy PM

Ottawa 7:37 am - 5,560 views

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says the economic threat to Canada escalated "exponentially" when Freedom Convoy protesters blocked a key trade hub...

IHIT investigating double homicide in wake of Coquitlam shootings

IHIT investigating double homicide in wake of Coquitlam shootings

Coquitlam 6:17 am - 5,399 views

B.C.'s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been deployed in Coquitlam after a double fatal shooting Wednesday night. RCMP say the double homicide...

Kelowna's most wanted

Kelowna's most wanted

Crime Stoppers 10:00 am - 5,210 views

Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following male who is wanted on a province-wide warrant in effect as of Nov. 22, 2022....

Government and air sector meet to discuss summer mistakes ahead of winter travel

Government and air sector meet to discuss summer mistakes ahead of winter travel

Ottawa 12:00 pm - 5,197 views

Canada's Transport Minister Omar Alghabra met with members of the air transport sector to discuss measures to modernize and digitize the industry and to...

Alberta bans masking mandates in schools, guarantees in-person learning

Alberta bans masking mandates in schools, guarantees in-person learning

Alberta 7:03 pm - 5,192 views

The Alberta government says school boards can't require students to wear masks in school or be forced to take classes online. In a release, the government...

Seniors at high risk for RSV, experts warn, as Health Canada reviews 60-plus vaccine

Seniors at high risk for RSV, experts warn, as Health Canada reviews 60-plus vaccine

Toronto 11:48 am - 5,191 views

As pediatric hospitals fill up with young children sickened by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), doctors are worried that older adultswill be the next wave to...

Liberals, Tories spar over scope of proposed assault-style firearm definition

Liberals, Tories spar over scope of proposed assault-style firearm definition

Canada 8:00 pm - 5,150 views

The Liberals say their proposed definition of a prohibited assault-style firearm applies only to guns that belong on the battlefield. But Conservative MPs...

Two B.C nurses reprimanded for narcotics use

Two B.C nurses reprimanded for narcotics use

BC 9:39 am - 5,089 views

B.C.'s College of Nurses and Midwives has reprimanded two unnamed nurses for diverting narcotics from the workplace. In a decision released Nov. 20, the...

A trip of a lifetime for Tsawwassen soccer fan

A trip of a lifetime for Tsawwassen soccer fan

Tsawwassen 11:20 am - 5,089 views

It was the Canada’s first game in 36 years on the biggest stage in men’s soccer and Mark Sherritt was among the 40,000-plus fans in attendance on...

Prince George RCMP investigating after man asks students if they want a ride

Prince George RCMP investigating after man asks students if they want a ride

BC 8:59 pm - 4,997 views

Prince George RCMP is currently investigating an incident that occurred near Blackburn Elementary School, where students were approached by an unknown driver....

BC Children's Hospital triages patients from ER due to respiratory illness spike

BC Children's Hospital triages patients from ER due to respiratory illness spike

Vancouver 6:38 am - 4,796 views

BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver says it's triaging less serious patients from its emergency department to a nearby area due to a surge of people...

Suicide of Vancouver police officer will be subject of coroner's inquest

Suicide of Vancouver police officer will be subject of coroner's inquest

Victoria 1:13 pm - 4,738 views

The events leading up to the suicide of a 30-year-old Vancouver police officer will be the subject of a coroner's inquest next month. A lawsuit filed on...

What was legal opinion that changed mind of CSIS director?

What was legal opinion that changed mind of CSIS director?

Dan in Ottawa 11:00 am - 4,674 views

In late April, I wrote about the government invoking the Emergencies Act. I pointed out many of the reasons the majority of Liberal and NDP MPs cited to justify...

Jordan Bitove will take full ownership of Torstar, reports say

Jordan Bitove will take full ownership of Torstar, reports say

Toronto 11:16 am - 4,576 views

Toronto Star publisher Jordan Bitove will take sole control of the newspaper's parent company as part of an arbitration deal with co-owner Paul Rivett,...

Retailers look for Black Friday comeback as inflation has shoppers hunting for deals

Retailers look for Black Friday comeback as inflation has shoppers hunting for deals

Business 6:46 am - 4,377 views

Annie Titheridge's plan is to arrive at the mall before it opens, buy gifts for everyone on her list and beat the afternoon rush-hour traffic home. "My...

Wreckage of Warren House to be cleaned up to the tune of $45,500 at cost to owner

Wreckage of Warren House to be cleaned up to the tune of $45,500 at cost to owner

Penticton 12:27 pm - 4,321 views

The wreckage of Warren House on Lakeshore Drive will finally be cleaned up in December, at the expense of the property owner. The remnants of the home, a...

'It's frustrating': Downtown Penticton ice cream shop victim of overnight smash-and-grab for third time in less than a year

'It's frustrating': Downtown Penticton ice cream shop victim of overnight smash-and-grab for third time in less than a year

Penticton 10:48 am - 4,239 views

A downtown ice cream shop and cafe was the victim of a smash-and-grab break in early Thursday morning, the latest in a string of such incidents that have left...

Campaign launched seeking corporate sponsors to help attract new doctors to the Kamloops area

Campaign launched seeking corporate sponsors to help attract new doctors to the Kamloops area

Kamloops 11:07 am - 4,092 views

Corporate donors are being sought to help attract new family physicians to the Kamloops-Thompson region. The Thompson Region Division of Family Practice has...

Police officers disciplined for using Taser as party trick, going on dating app while on surveillance duty

Police officers disciplined for using Taser as party trick, going on dating app while on surveillance duty

Victoria 9:58 am - 3,904 views

Police officers in Greater Victoria were reprimanded and demoted over the past year for misconducts that included the use of a Taser as a party trick, a poor...

Vernon medicinal mushroom firm expands retail reach with Sobeys deal

Vernon medicinal mushroom firm expands retail reach with Sobeys deal

Vernon 10:38 am - 3,902 views

A Vernon-based company that uses functional mushrooms to treat cognitive and mental health has had its products accepted for distribution by national retailer...

Effect of rate hikes on economy will be more powerful than people think: Poloz

Effect of rate hikes on economy will be more powerful than people think: Poloz

Business 9:07 am - 3,860 views

The full effects of interest rate hikes have yet to be felt — and will be "even more powerful" than many anticipate, former Bank of Canada...

Vernon's most crash-prone intersection saw 200 collisions between 2017 and 2021

Vernon's most crash-prone intersection saw 200 collisions between 2017 and 2021

Vernon 2:52 pm - 3,824 views

It's no surprise Vernon's worst intersections for crashes are on its busiest streets. And, newly updated crash data released by ICBC reveals the...

Penticton kid skates to the podium for Glengarry Skating Club

Penticton kid skates to the podium for Glengarry Skating Club

Penticton 7:00 pm - 3,781 views

A Penticton kid shone bright at the BC/Yukon Super Series Sectional Championship this month, earning his local skating club its first podium finish at the event...

Nanaimo driver leaps from runaway motorhome after brakes fail

Nanaimo driver leaps from runaway motorhome after brakes fail

Nanaimo 9:21 am - 3,774 views

A man leapt from a runaway motorhome in Nanaimo early Wednesday after he discovered the brakes had failed. Nanaimo RCMP said the man was driving the large...

University makes 3D virtual replicas of residential schools

University makes 3D virtual replicas of residential schools

Canada 9:00 pm - 3,701 views

A new project from the University of Calgary is creating 3D digital records of some Alberta residential schools. The Taylor Family Digital Library, in...

Photos of 15 more suspected Breakout Festival rioters released

Photos of 15 more suspected Breakout Festival rioters released

Vancouver 10:37 am - 3,636 views

The Vancouver Police have released photos of 15 more suspects they believe were involved in Sept. 18's Breakout Festival riot. Chaos and violence erupted at...

Bear scores winner, Canucks rally, surprise Avalanche 4-3

Bear scores winner, Canucks rally, surprise Avalanche 4-3

Sports 6:06 am - 3,138 views

DENVER (AP) — Ethan Bear snapped a tie with 8 minutes to go, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the injury-plagued Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Wednesday night....

Sajjan mum on human rights during World Cup visit to Qatar

Sajjan mum on human rights during World Cup visit to Qatar

Ottawa 1:01 pm - 2,911 views

International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan is facing opposition criticism because he did not make any public statement about human rights during his visit...

You can win big and help children with a Season of Giving Prize Calendar

You can win big and help children with a Season of Giving Prize Calendar

Kelowna 8:34 am - 2,907 views

Hurry, time is ticking to buy a Season of Giving prize calendar is support of Kelowna General Hospital’s neonatal ICU and the Child Advocacy Centre. The...

Celebrating culture at Okanagan Mission Secondary

Celebrating culture at Okanagan Mission Secondary

Kelowna 4:00 am - 2,843 views

It’s multiculturalism week in British Columbia, so international students at OKM in Kelowna gathered to share their culture with Canadian students....

RCMP arrest the same man twice in a day after two separate assault complaints

RCMP arrest the same man twice in a day after two separate assault complaints

Kamloops 11:32 am - 2,826 views

A man is facing charges in two assaults that happened within a span of four hours. Kamloops RCMP officers were called to an assault report in the 100-block of...

Port Coquitlam dealership staff traumatized, beaten in wild robbery

Port Coquitlam dealership staff traumatized, beaten in wild robbery

Port Coquitlam 9:28 am - 2,634 views

"The armed assailants physically battered staff and robbed them of personal belongings." Jeff Kornatowsky of Port Coquitlam car dealership Journey...

Higher demand for flu shots this year in B.C.

Higher demand for flu shots this year in B.C.

BC 9:53 am - 2,631 views

The B.C. Pharmacy Association alerted members this week that flu shots held by distributors are depleted with no further doses expected, but the head of the...

Climate adaptation strategy commits funds to fight heat, floods, fires

Climate adaptation strategy commits funds to fight heat, floods, fires

Canada 7:34 am - 2,610 views

The federal government has released a climate adaptation strategy that includes $1.6 billion in new spending to help communities faced with risks that range...

Vancouver man sentenced to less than six months time served to avoid deportation

Vancouver man sentenced to less than six months time served to avoid deportation

Vancouver 9:47 am - 2,597 views

Warning: This story talks about suicide and may be distressing to some readers. A Vancouver provincial court judge has sentenced a man to less than six...

25,000 pounds of books shipped

25,000 pounds of books shipped

Kelowna 9:00 pm - 2,506 views

The NITEO Africa Society, a charitable organization that enriches life-wide literacy communities through books, capacity-building resources and reciprocal...

Accused in 2021 Spallumcheen murder scheduled for pretrial conference Dec. 9

Accused in 2021 Spallumcheen murder scheduled for pretrial conference Dec. 9

Vernon 10:54 am - 2,483 views

The man accused in a 2021 homicide in Spallumcheen will face a pretrial conference Dec. 9 in Vernon. Jevon Smith is charged with second-degree murder in the...

Going beyond a ball cap when it comes to recognizing volunteers' efforts

Going beyond a ball cap when it comes to recognizing volunteers' efforts

Volunteer Matters 4:00 am - 2,253 views

I often see posts on social media about what to give as gifts for volunteers. Whether the gifts are for reaching a milestone, to celebrate Volunteer Week, or...

Vernon's Ratio Coffee & Pastry raising funds for NONA Child Development Centre

Vernon's Ratio Coffee & Pastry raising funds for NONA Child Development Centre

Vernon 5:00 pm - 2,197 views

Ratio Coffee & Pastry will be making tasty creations for a good cause this Christmas season. The downtown Vernon eatery will be raising funds for the NONA...

UN rights body deplores Iran crackdown, establishes probe

UN rights body deplores Iran crackdown, establishes probe

United Nations 9:08 am - 2,196 views

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted Thursday to condemn the bloody crackdown on peaceful protests in Iran and create an independent fact-finding mission to...

Government lays out plans to combat climate change in National Adaptation Strategy

Government lays out plans to combat climate change in National Adaptation Strategy

Victoria 12:55 pm - 2,079 views

The federal government has released its National Adaptation Strategy, a plan to combat flooding, wildfires and coastal erosion occurring as a result of climate...

Vote buying application filed at BC Supreme Court over Pouce Coupe mayoral election

Vote buying application filed at BC Supreme Court over Pouce Coupe mayoral election

Pouce Coupe 9:35 am - 1,952 views

Former Pouce Coupe mayor Lorraine Michetti has made an application in BC Supreme Court asking that the village’s mayoral results be thrown out. Michetti...

No food drive, but realtors volunteering for Vernon Salvation Army kettle campaign

No food drive, but realtors volunteering for Vernon Salvation Army kettle campaign

Vernon 4:00 am - 1,920 views

The North Okanagan Realtor Food Drive is no more. But area real estate agents will still be stepping up to help out the Vernon Salvation Army. For many years,...

Alleged Chinese spy working for Hydro-Québec seeking bail

Alleged Chinese spy working for Hydro-Québec seeking bail

Quebec 9:11 am - 1,814 views

A former employee of Quebec's electricity utility who is charged with economic espionage for the benefit of China told his bail hearing today he wants to...

Man accused of Chinatown mom-toddler assault faces other charges

Man accused of Chinatown mom-toddler assault faces other charges

Vancouver 9:52 am - 1,733 views

A man charged with assault in connection with an incident involving a mother and her toddler in Vancouver’s Chinatown is facing a total of five assault...

Support Syilx Okanagan Nation artists at upcoming Penticton craft fair

Support Syilx Okanagan Nation artists at upcoming Penticton craft fair

Penticton 4:00 am - 1,683 views

Celebrate and support Syilx artists at the triumphant return of the En'owkin Centre's Syilx Members Artisans Craft Week. On Dec. 7, 8 and 9, find unique...

Roster campaign supports Vernon Salvation Army and Turning Points

Roster campaign supports Vernon Salvation Army and Turning Points

Vernon 4:00 am - 1,309 views

Vernon's The Roster Sports Club Bar & Grill is dishing out the kindness this holiday season. The Roster launches its third annual Dish Out the Kindness...

Penticton Vees' win streak up to 21 with a triumph over Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Penticton Vees' win streak up to 21 with a triumph over Salmon Arm Silverbacks

BCHL 10:50 am - 1,292 views

The Penticton Vees earned their 21st straight win with a come-from-behind victory against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Wednesday night at the South Okanagan...

Tonight is the night to help raise 10,000 food items for those in need in Penticton

Tonight is the night to help raise 10,000 food items for those in need in Penticton

Penticton 12:14 pm - 1,227 views

It's not too late to participate in the annual 10,000 Tonight food-raiser in Penticton. Tonight, Nov. 24, eager volunteers will be combing the community...

Users of the Grindrod Water Utility should boil water before using

Users of the Grindrod Water Utility should boil water before using

Grindrod 5:04 pm - 1,116 views

A boil water notice has been issued for users of the Grindrod Water Utility. The Regional District of North Okanagan, in conjunction with Interior Health,...

Tickets now available for Kamloops Symphony's annual Christmas show

Tickets now available for Kamloops Symphony's annual Christmas show

Kamloops 6:00 pm - 1,085 views

The Kamloops Symphony’s annual Christmas celebration will return next month with three performances. Christmas with the KSO will run twice on Dec. 17 and...

K'wese'ltken Kristmas Market raised nearly $1,200 for Kamloops Food Bank

K'wese'ltken Kristmas Market raised nearly $1,200 for Kamloops Food Bank

Kamloops 4:00 am - 989 views

The second annual K’wese’ltken Kristmas Market raised nearly $1,200 and almost 900 pounds of non-perishable food items for the Kamloops Food Bank....