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Top Stories for January 25, 2023

Kelowna couple evicted from apartment after use of privacy screen on balcony

Kelowna couple evicted from apartment after use of privacy screen on balcony

Kelowna 4:00 am - 81,338 views

A Kelowna couple is being evicted for using a privacy screen on their apartment balcony. Kevin and Linda Johnson moved into The Conservatory Luxury Apartments...

Issues with Swoop airline leave Penticton family stuck in Mexico after staff denied boarding

Issues with Swoop airline leave Penticton family stuck in Mexico after staff denied boarding

Penticton/Mexico 4:00 am - 74,608 views

A Penticton man is stuck waiting for his kids to come back home after they were denied boarding a Swoop airline flight last week, claiming the airline...

Kelowna man asks to remain in psychiatric hospital 'for the rest of his life'

Kelowna man asks to remain in psychiatric hospital 'for the rest of his life'

Kelowna 4:00 am - 51,563 views

A Kelowna man, who pled guilty to aggravated assault after stabbing his 64-year-old father two years ago, says he wants to stay in the provincial forensic...

'Once in a lifetime': Daring roadside moose rescue in South Okanagan captured on camera

'Once in a lifetime': Daring roadside moose rescue in South Okanagan captured on camera

South Okanagan 10:50 am - 38,493 views

A Princeton-area couple made an unexpected stop during their travels this week, pulling over to rescue a moose tangled in fencing wire. Angie Hillmer and her...

City of Kelowna to lift COVID-19 vaccine mandate

City of Kelowna to lift COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Kelowna 2:55 pm - 36,412 views

UPDATE 2:55 p.m. Kelowna Mayor Tom Dyas has confirmed the city will be lifting its COVID-19 vaccination policy. As of Wednesday, Feb. 1, vaccines will no longer...

Bad Tattoo Kelowna location sold to Salt & Brick Group

Bad Tattoo Kelowna location sold to Salt & Brick Group

Kelowna 11:31 am - 34,613 views

Kelowna's Bad Tattoo is under new ownership. The popular restaurant and brew pub in the city's brewery district on Clement Avenue has been sold to the...

Arctic air to roll over B.C. on Friday, temperatures to plummet

Arctic air to roll over B.C. on Friday, temperatures to plummet

Thompson-Okanagan 6:06 pm - 27,517 views

It’s about to get a lot colder across the Southern Interior, and most of BC. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, warning of a...

Parent raises concern over homeless shelter in same building as Salmon Arm daycare

Parent raises concern over homeless shelter in same building as Salmon Arm daycare

Salmon Arm 4:00 am - 26,988 views

A Salmon Arm father says he was shocked to learn a homeless shelter would be opening up in the same building as his three-year-old son's daycare. Seamus...

City of Kelowna acquires insulated shelters for those living on the streets

City of Kelowna acquires insulated shelters for those living on the streets

Kelowna 12:43 pm - 23,693 views

The City of Kelowna is bringing in a new way for homeless people to keep warm. Kelowna has acquired 27 insulated shelters made of light-weight foam as part of a...

Merritt mayor wants vax mandate lifted for healthcare workers to keep hospitals open

Merritt mayor wants vax mandate lifted for healthcare workers to keep hospitals open

Merritt 11:49 am - 22,463 views

The mayor of Merritt is calling on Victoria to abolish the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers to help keep hospitals open in smaller B.C. communities like...

Traffic stop leads Vernon RCMP to 1.5 million contraband cigarettes

Traffic stop leads Vernon RCMP to 1.5 million contraband cigarettes

Vernon 11:48 am - 20,204 views

Plans to transport nearly 1.5 million contraband cigarettes went up in smoke for a Lumby man earlier this month. Vernon RCMP seized the illegal cigs following a...

Should the fee for freedom of information requests in B.C. be dropped?

Should the fee for freedom of information requests in B.C. be dropped?

Poll 7:30 pm - 19,679 views

B.C. residents are concerned about the government’s troubles in providing government information to the public and media. Eighty-five per cent of...

Burnaby man spends $10K on fake Craigslist Rolex

Burnaby man spends $10K on fake Craigslist Rolex

Burnaby 6:19 pm - 19,158 views

If you’ve spent thousands of dollars for a luxury watch on Craigslist, Burnaby RCMP are warning you might have been scammed. In November, a Burnaby...

Vernon medical mushroom company Doseology ends lease, drops licence application

Vernon medical mushroom company Doseology ends lease, drops licence application

Vernon 4:00 am - 18,189 views

A Vernon health sciences company that had sought a Health Canada dealer's licence for its psilocybin-based products has abandoned the application and...

Bronze bust of late Kelowna man nicknamed ‘Father of Ogopogo’ on its way to Romania

Bronze bust of late Kelowna man nicknamed ‘Father of Ogopogo’ on its way to Romania

Kelowna 4:54 pm - 16,925 views

UBC Okanagan School of Engineering professor Ray Taheri is on his way to Romania to fulfil a quest that’s been 10 years in the making. He’s taking a...

Jeremy Renner was trying to save nephew when he was almost killed by snowplow

Jeremy Renner was trying to save nephew when he was almost killed by snowplow

Entertainment 12:03 pm - 15,013 views

Jeremy Renner was trying to shield his nephew from injury when he was almost killed by his faulty snowplow. The 52-year-old actor – who recently returned...

Police cite mental health stigma as drivers urge man on B.C. bridge to 'take action'

Police cite mental health stigma as drivers urge man on B.C. bridge to 'take action'

Delta 3:50 pm - 14,811 views

Police say drivers on the Alex Fraser Bridge outside Vancouver honked and yelled at a man in a mental health crisis standing outside the safety rail, with some...

Big White's snow base rises to 201 cm after significant recent snowfall

Big White's snow base rises to 201 cm after significant recent snowfall

Big White 12:45 pm - 14,741 views

UPDATE: 12:45 p.m. Big White's Falcon chair is back up and running Wednesday afternoon after maintenance issues put it on standby earlier in the day. ...

10 cents a litre jump at some Vernon gas stations, prices vary widely across region

10 cents a litre jump at some Vernon gas stations, prices vary widely across region

Thompson-Okanagan 10:30 am - 13,181 views

Gas prices appear to be on the rise again. Petro Canada stations in Vernon have bumped their price to 175.9 cents a litre for regular fuel. Petrol at most...

West Kelowna seeking feedback on plans to shape the city's future

West Kelowna seeking feedback on plans to shape the city's future

West Kelowna 8:00 pm - 13,173 views

The City of West Kelowna is looking for your input on two major planning initiatives designed to guide growth over the next 20 years. Phase 2 of the...

Kamloops man looks to buy truck after $100K win on scratch ticket

Kamloops man looks to buy truck after $100K win on scratch ticket

Kamloops 6:00 pm - 12,675 views

A Kamloops man is looking to purchase a new truck after winning $100,000 from a BCLC scratch and win game. In a news release from BCLC, Gordon Sagar said he...

B.C. announces new conservancy protecting old-growth rainforest near Revelstoke

B.C. announces new conservancy protecting old-growth rainforest near Revelstoke

Revelstoke 2:12 pm - 12,438 views

The provincial government and the Nature Conservancy of Canada have given special status to a biologically unique old-growth rainforest near Revelstoke. B.C....

TRU president confirms he fired former HR boss implicated in high-profile investigation

TRU president confirms he fired former HR boss implicated in high-profile investigation

Kamloops 4:00 am - 12,139 views

Thompson Rivers University’s president says he fired a former senior administrator implicated in a high-profile harassment investigation, but not because...

Health authority checking Okanagan schools for radon gas

Health authority checking Okanagan schools for radon gas

Okanagan Valley 4:00 pm - 12,014 views

Schools across the Okanagan are being checked for a silent killer. In the North Okanagan, School District 22 parents are being informed of radon testing...

Affidavits reveal lengthy bylaw investigation, business pressure in response to Kelowna 'Freedom Rallies'

Affidavits reveal lengthy bylaw investigation, business pressure in response to Kelowna 'Freedom Rallies'

Kelowna 4:00 am - 11,989 views

More is being learned about the City of Kelowna's attempt to stop regular anti-vaccine and anti-mandate protests in Stuart Park. Affidavits filed at the...

Canfor permanently closing Chetwynd mills

Canfor permanently closing Chetwynd mills

Chetwynd 5:02 pm - 11,722 views

Canfor is closing another set of mills in northern B.C., this time in Chetwynd and Houston. The company said Wednesday it was permanently closing its sawmill...

Northern BC teacher suspended after crashing school vaccine clinic

Northern BC teacher suspended after crashing school vaccine clinic

Northern BC 1:14 pm - 11,093 views

A teacher in Northwest B.C. was suspended for two weeks after crashing a COVID-19 vaccine clinic being hosted by his school in 2021. According to a consent...

Bank of Canada hikes key interest rate by quarter point, says it plans to hold

Bank of Canada hikes key interest rate by quarter point, says it plans to hold

Business 7:11 am - 10,664 views

The Bank of Canada is raising its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point and says it expects this to be the last rate hike of the cycle....

Five years after landing in Whistler, ‘Man at the Airport’ Hassan Al Kontar is a Canadian citizen

Five years after landing in Whistler, ‘Man at the Airport’ Hassan Al Kontar is a Canadian citizen

Whistler 2:31 pm - 10,163 views

On Jan. 11, Hassan Al Kontar officially became Canada’s newest citizen, but the process of becoming Canadian began long before that for the Syrian...

Pope says homosexuality not a crime, calls for change

Pope says homosexuality not a crime, calls for change

The Vatican 7:19 am - 10,140 views

Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic...

Vernon man invents Lift Caddy to easily load heavy e-bikes onto bike racks

Vernon man invents Lift Caddy to easily load heavy e-bikes onto bike racks

Vernon 4:00 am - 9,951 views

Battery-powered bikes have exploded in popularity. They can be seen zipping all over the place, but when it comes to transporting one to a riding area, it can...

Border agencies in Canada, U.S. detail how new Nexus trusted-traveller plan will work

Border agencies in Canada, U.S. detail how new Nexus trusted-traveller plan will work

Canada/U.S. 2:22 pm - 9,950 views

Canada and the United States are laying out the details of their new bilateral workaround for the Nexus trusted-traveller system. The biggest change, to take...

66 more potential graves identified at former Williams Lake, B.C., residential school

66 more potential graves identified at former Williams Lake, B.C., residential school

Williams Lake 2:19 pm - 9,941 views

UPDATE 2:20 p.m. The lead investigator in the search for unmarked graves at a former residential institution near the Williams Lake First Nation in central...

What the Bank of Canada's latest rate hike means for mortgage holders

What the Bank of Canada's latest rate hike means for mortgage holders

Canada 10:47 am - 9,528 views

Canadians who watched the cost of taking out a mortgage steadily increase over the last year were dealt another blow when the Bank of Canada upped its interest...

Asteroid coming exceedingly close to Earth, but will miss

Asteroid coming exceedingly close to Earth, but will miss

World 3:21 pm - 9,060 views

An asteroid the size of a delivery truck will whip past Earth on Thursday night, one of the closest such encounters ever recorded. NASA insists it will be a...

S.S. Sicamous Society starting work restoring historic lifeboats

S.S. Sicamous Society starting work restoring historic lifeboats

Penticton 4:00 am - 8,714 views

Return delivery of the over hundred-year-old lifeboats that belonged with Penticton’s S.S Sicamous has prompted the society to put a call out for more...

B.C. nurse suspended for 'significant history' of taking patients' narcotics

B.C. nurse suspended for 'significant history' of taking patients' narcotics

BC 9:51 am - 8,703 views

B.C.’s College of Nurses and Midwives has suspended a nurse for three months for diverting narcotics from patients for their own use. A committee inquiry...

High-profile Canadian skating coach found guilty of sex assault, gross indecency

High-profile Canadian skating coach found guilty of sex assault, gross indecency

Montreal 12:00 pm - 8,623 views

A renowned Canadian pairs skating coach has been found guilty of sexual assault and gross indecency. Richard Gauthier was facing three charges dating back to...

Ontario senator recognizes pro-CCP activists with Queen’s Platinum Jubilee medals

Ontario senator recognizes pro-CCP activists with Queen’s Platinum Jubilee medals

Richmond 6:30 pm - 8,500 views

An Ontario Conservative senator visiting the Lower Mainland for Lunar New Year festivities held a ceremony Monday in a Richmond dance school to recognize...

Police: Suspect in Yakima triple-killing shot, killed self

Police: Suspect in Yakima triple-killing shot, killed self

Yakima 6:52 am - 8,327 views

A 21-year-old man wanted in the random killing of three people at a convenience store in Yakima, Washington, Tuesday shot and killed himself as officers...

Resist urge to 'tickle' the snowpack as slide risk increases, avalanche survivor says

Resist urge to 'tickle' the snowpack as slide risk increases, avalanche survivor says

BC 7:09 am - 8,307 views

Twenty years after he survived being buried in a deadly avalanche in British Columbia's backcountry, Ken Wylie is urging people to be cautious and aware...

Watch: Massive machine tunnels into future Vancouver subway station

Watch: Massive machine tunnels into future Vancouver subway station

Vancouver 9:40 am - 8,283 views

It's a real breakthrough. Literally. Elsie (named after a notable female engineer born in Vancouver) poked through the wall at the future site of the...

Jail for Kamloops man who keeps bilking Ottawa in EI scam

Jail for Kamloops man who keeps bilking Ottawa in EI scam

Kamloops 4:00 am - 8,182 views

A repeat Kamloops fraudster who was “double-dipping” when he bilked the federal government in an employment insurance scam has been sentenced to...

Hudson's Bay to shed 2% of corporate workforce amid 'strategic realignment'

Hudson's Bay to shed 2% of corporate workforce amid 'strategic realignment'

Business 6:34 am - 7,998 views

Hudson's Bay is laying off two per cent of its corporate workforce, estimated to be about 250 employees, largely within Canada. The company says the layoffs...

Interior Health warns of multiple recent drug poisonings in Cranbook

Interior Health warns of multiple recent drug poisonings in Cranbook

Cranbrook 4:10 pm - 7,903 views

UPDATE: 4:10 p.m. Interior Health has received reports of 10 overdoses in Cranbrook within the past 24 hours, leading to the issuance of a drug alert Wednesday....

'Pick your battles,' warns B.C. backcountry skier amid risky avalanche conditions

'Pick your battles,' warns B.C. backcountry skier amid risky avalanche conditions

BC 10:59 am - 7,863 views

B.C.'s avalanche risk continues to threaten backcountry enthusiasts but making the decision to play it safe could save lives, according to experts....

Ranch spokesman says Highway 5A sensors will do little to improve safety

Ranch spokesman says Highway 5A sensors will do little to improve safety

Kamloops 1:42 pm - 7,659 views

A spokesman for Stump Lake Ranch who has called for a non-local commercial vehicle ban on Highway 5A says the province’s plan to install sensors along the...

Mounties in Trail investigate pair of stranger danger reports

Mounties in Trail investigate pair of stranger danger reports

Trail 6:13 pm - 7,065 views

The Trail and Greater District RCMP are investigating two suspicious incidents involving strangers approaching or following children. Police say on Jan. 23 at...

Crossing the Canada-U.S. border with B.C. wine

Okanagan Taste 11:00 am - 7,051 views

As the B.C. wine industry matures and wines from around the province win more and more medals and recognition internationally, the refrain of “it’s...

Coastal GasLink fined $213,600

Coastal GasLink fined $213,600

Northern B.C. 5:02 pm - 6,726 views

The B.C. Environmental Assessment Office has issued a $213,600 fine to Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. The step was taken in answer to "erosion and sediment...

'Threats': Tyler Shandro tells Alberta Law Society hearing he was protecting family

'Threats': Tyler Shandro tells Alberta Law Society hearing he was protecting family

Alberta 6:14 pm - 6,695 views

Justice Minister Tyler Shandro told a Law Society of Alberta hearing Wednesday into complaints about his conduct that he was protecting his wife and family....

Interior Health issues drug alert for grey pebbles sold as down/fentanyl in Penticton

Interior Health issues drug alert for grey pebbles sold as down/fentanyl in Penticton

Penticton 3:55 pm - 6,603 views

Interior Health issued a drug alert for Penticton on Wednesday. The drug is described as grey pebbles sold as down/fentanyl containing a high percentage of...

Donald Trump is reinstated to Facebook after 2-year ban

Donald Trump is reinstated to Facebook after 2-year ban

Business 2:41 pm - 6,536 views

Facebook parent Meta is reinstating former President Donald Trump's personal account after a two-year suspension following the Jan. 6 insurrection. The...

Quebec woman who mailed poison to Trump White House pleads guilty

Quebec woman who mailed poison to Trump White House pleads guilty

Canada 10:00 am - 6,146 views

A Quebec woman accused of mailing poison to former president Donald Trump has pleaded guilty and agreed to a prison sentence of nearly 22 years. Pascale...

Blackwater Gold mine project set to go, all it needs is permit approval

Blackwater Gold mine project set to go, all it needs is permit approval

Vanderhoof 11:10 am - 5,814 views

Steven Dean is like a drag racer sitting at the start line behind the wheel of billion dollar machine waiting for the green light to drop. The chairman and CEO...

Oilsands execs say they can't invest in decarbonization any faster, despite profits

Oilsands execs say they can't invest in decarbonization any faster, despite profits

Business 7:15 am - 5,648 views

Oilsands executives insist they are all in on cutting emissions and will make big investments in green technology, but they maintain there isn't a place to...

Cougar snatches family cat off Colwood hot tub and kills it

Cougar snatches family cat off Colwood hot tub and kills it

Vancouver Island 9:47 am - 5,645 views

A Colwood resident who watched a cougar snatch and kill the family cat in his backyard says signs should be posted in local parks and other areas warning people...

Warriors lose two players to injury in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win over Merritt

Warriors lose two players to injury in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win over Merritt

BCHL 10:30 pm - 5,572 views

Rylee Hlusiak scored the only goal of the shootout Wednesday night as the West Kelowna Warriors stormed back for a 4-3 shootout win over the visiting Merritt...

Industry committee delves into Rogers-Shaw deal as fate rests with Minister Champagne

Industry committee delves into Rogers-Shaw deal as fate rests with Minister Champagne

Business 3:56 pm - 4,902 views

Key players and close watchers of Rogers Communications Inc.'s proposed takeover of Shaw Communications Inc. shared their views on the $26-billion deal at a...

Police deploy Taser to apprehend violent man in midst of drug-induced crisis

Police deploy Taser to apprehend violent man in midst of drug-induced crisis

Kamloops 12:05 pm - 4,877 views

Police say they used a Taser to apprehend a man in Dufferin who was behaving in a threatening manner while in the midst of a drug-induced crisis. Mounties said...

Elon Musk's tweeting style seizes spotlight in Tesla trial

Elon Musk's tweeting style seizes spotlight in Tesla trial

Business 2:21 pm - 4,739 views

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's impulsive and sometimes inflammatory usage of Twitter took center stage Wednesday in a trial focused on whether he misled investors...

Mounties apprehend person in distress on Red Bridge, take them to hospital

Mounties apprehend person in distress on Red Bridge, take them to hospital

Kamloops 3:05 pm - 4,547 views

A person was apprehended by police and taken to hospital on Monday night after a passerby reported someone in emotional distress on the Red Bridge. According to...

Beyond the rabbit hole of negative thoughts

Beyond the rabbit hole of negative thoughts

New Thought 4:00 am - 4,447 views

It happens to many of us from time-to-time, and it feels hard, painful, and lonely. I was taken by surprise last week to find myself pulled into a seeming pit...

Royal B.C. Museum returning totem to remote First Nation

Royal B.C. Museum returning totem to remote First Nation

BC 9:54 am - 4,260 views

A totem pole that was taken from a remote First Nation on the Central Coast and has been in the Royal B.C. Museum’s collection for more than a century is...

Sea lice from farmed to wild salmon 'insignificant': CSAS

Sea lice from farmed to wild salmon 'insignificant': CSAS

BC Coast 1:37 pm - 4,225 views

A study of sea lice on wild and farmed salmon by Canadian scientists found a “positive trend” of sea lice on wild salmon in the areas studied, but...

City of Penticton launching pilot recycling program to keep old books out of recycling bins

City of Penticton launching pilot recycling program to keep old books out of recycling bins

Penticton 12:25 pm - 3,974 views

The City of Penticton is trying to find better ways for residents to recycle old books, launching a three-month pilot program with the goal of preventing books...

B.C. health info must be protected and FOI fees dropped, poll shows

B.C. health info must be protected and FOI fees dropped, poll shows

BC 1:38 pm - 3,960 views

An Ipsos Reid poll suggests B.C. residents are overwhelmingly concerned about the provincial government’s ability to protect their personal health...

Banff tourism report seeks fewer private vehicles, more public transit in park

Banff tourism report seeks fewer private vehicles, more public transit in park

Banff 12:15 pm - 3,721 views

Banff tourism officials are joining the call for better management of visitor traffic in the most heavily visited parts of the national park. In a document...

North Vancouver teen cancer survivor gets zero-g flight wish

North Vancouver teen cancer survivor gets zero-g flight wish

North Vancouver 9:36 am - 3,664 views

A weight has been lifted of Zack Harrison’s shoulders. His two-year battle with cancer has been capped off with a life-changing experience and a positive...

B.C. to dedicate timber supply to value-added industry

B.C. to dedicate timber supply to value-added industry

BC 6:56 am - 3,643 views

The British Columbia government is launching a new program that will ensure dedicated access to the provincial timber supply for secondary manufacturers that...

Illegal ride-share drivers caught in Vancouver police sting

Illegal ride-share drivers caught in Vancouver police sting

Vancouver 9:26 am - 3,615 views

The number of illegal ride-share operators has increased in Vancouver over recent months. Multiple drivers were found offering rides without appropriate...

Transit union calls for national task force as violent attacks reach 'crisis level'

Transit union calls for national task force as violent attacks reach 'crisis level'

Canada 8:40 am - 3,350 views

The president of a Canadian transit union wants to convene a national task force as violent attacks on public transit reach what he calls "crisis...

Honour system to stay at new Vernon sani dump despite most not paying

Honour system to stay at new Vernon sani dump despite most not paying

Vernon 1:32 pm - 3,349 views

Vernon's city-owned sani dump will remain on the honour system for now. Council discussed payment options this week for the new sani dump on Tronson Road,...

Pressure builds for Canada to send tanks to Ukraine after Germany gives OK

Pressure builds for Canada to send tanks to Ukraine after Germany gives OK

Canada 8:49 am - 3,139 views

Pressure is building for Canada to send some of its Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine after Germany's decision to provide the heavy weapons and approve...

Interior Health says progress made on filling RIH staffing vacancies

Interior Health says progress made on filling RIH staffing vacancies

Kamloops 4:00 am - 3,124 views

Interior Health says while the staffing vacancy rate at Royal Inland Hospital still presents a challenge, there are about 60 more staff working at the Kamloops...

More than 500 seniors receive provincial shelter aid in Vernon

More than 500 seniors receive provincial shelter aid in Vernon

Vernon 10:34 am - 3,120 views

More than 500 Vernon seniors receive provincial shelter aid. Following up on a request from council in light of the ongoing tight rental market and housing...

Trudeau, premiers to meet in February to move health care talks along

Trudeau, premiers to meet in February to move health care talks along

Canada 7:04 am - 3,101 views

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has invited the premiers to join him in Ottawa for a health-care meeting on Feb. 7. The prime minister announced the...

Removal of danger trees in wake of snow dump closes parts of SilverStar Mountain Resort

Removal of danger trees in wake of snow dump closes parts of SilverStar Mountain Resort

Silver Star 12:52 pm - 2,740 views

The mid-month dump of wet, heavy snow continues to cause problems at SilverStar Mountain Resort. In an operational update Wednesday, the resort says backside...

'Disappointing' that U.S. pressing ahead with duties on Canadian softwood lumber: Ng

'Disappointing' that U.S. pressing ahead with duties on Canadian softwood lumber: Ng

Business 9:30 am - 2,731 views

Canada's international trade minister says the United States appears to be pressing ahead with what she calls "unjustified" duties on softwood...

Laura Allen will relay her time delivering food to war-torn Ukraine at Okanagan Gleaners

Laura Allen will relay her time delivering food to war-torn Ukraine at Okanagan Gleaners

Oliver 8:00 pm - 2,366 views

Recently returned Okanagan resident Laura Allen will be sharing her experiences in handing out food in embattled Ukraine. Allen, with Shelters International...

5 Vernon Ski Club teens qualify for BC Winter Games

5 Vernon Ski Club teens qualify for BC Winter Games

SilverStar 6:00 pm - 2,352 views

Five Vernon teens will compete in alpine ski racing in the upcoming BC Winter Games. The Vernon Ski Club athletes, born in 2008 and 2009, qualified for the...

Peach CIty's CFUZ community radio station to celebrate four years on air with fundraiser

Peach CIty's CFUZ community radio station to celebrate four years on air with fundraiser

Penticton 9:07 am - 2,310 views

Peach City's very own community radio society CFUZ is thrilled to be celebrating its four-year anniversary next weekend, during the first-ever Community...

Ahead of strategic planning, mayor invites election candidates to suggest ideas

Ahead of strategic planning, mayor invites election candidates to suggest ideas

Kamloops 12:44 pm - 2,266 views

Kamloops Mayor Reid Hamer-Jackson is inviting locals who ran unsuccessfully for a mayoral or council seat last fall to share their ideas for creating a better...

Local Indigenous storyteller bringing one-person show to Penticton theatre

Local Indigenous storyteller bringing one-person show to Penticton theatre

Penticton 6:00 pm - 2,243 views

Tempest Theatre announced they are partnering with local indigenous performer and storyteller, Madeline Terbasket, to present their one-person show next week....

Coldstream moving forward with application for VegPro to house more foreign workers

Coldstream moving forward with application for VegPro to house more foreign workers

Coldstream 11:00 am - 2,135 views

A large agricultural operation in Coldstream is one step closer to having more foreign farm workers living on site. Coldstream council gave first and second...

Arrest the Best fundraiser back for Vernon Winter Carnival

Arrest the Best fundraiser back for Vernon Winter Carnival

Vernon 10:40 am - 2,013 views

If you've ever wanted to throw someone in the clink, now's your chance. Vernon Winter Carnival's Arrest the Best mobile jail will be back for the...

Vernon Winter Carnival's Vino with VPAG takes place Feb. 9

Vernon Winter Carnival's Vino with VPAG takes place Feb. 9

Vernon 7:00 pm - 1,959 views

A glass of wine and a blank canvass make for a night out at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. The Vernon Winter Carnival's Vino with VPAG takes place Feb. 9,...

New junior a capella choir at the Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts

New junior a capella choir at the Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts

Penticton 3:16 pm - 1,900 views

A new choir starting with the Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts is inviting kids at all levels to come to sing for the joy of it. The new junior a...

City of Penticton reminding residents of survey about municipal communications, with chance to win $100 grocery card

City of Penticton reminding residents of survey about municipal communications, with chance to win $100 grocery card

Penticton 7:00 pm - 1,874 views

The City of Penticton is reminding the public that a survey is open now gathering feedback on how the municipality communicates with its residents, and three...

Coldstream seeks more information on secondary suite development cost charges

Coldstream seeks more information on secondary suite development cost charges

Coldstream 10:10 am - 1,723 views

Coldstream council wants more information on development cost charges in regard to secondary suites. Council has directed staff to prepare a zoning bylaw...

Drainage work on Tronson Road to affect traffic at three sites

Drainage work on Tronson Road to affect traffic at three sites

Vernon 5:00 pm - 1,485 views

City crews continue to work on drainage improvements along Tronson Road. Starting Thursday, crews will be working on the 7900 block of Tronson Road, west of...