Former B.C. Mountie committed discreditable conduct in homicide investigation: OPCC report |

A B.C. police officer who had been forbidden to communicate with a witness in a homicide investigation, but allegedly wrote a letter to her anyways, has now been found guilty of discreditable conduct, according to B.C.’s Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner. A retired judge has now been appointed to review Brian Gateley’s case, after … Read more

Kelowna dog rescue selling blueberry bushes in fundraiser – Okanagan |

A creative fundraiser for Kelowna’s Paws it Forward Dog Rescue will sweeten your summer. The not-for-profit organization has received more than 500 blueberry bushes as a donation and has turned that good fortune into a fundraiser. “Now, we have a wonderful opportunity to be able to sell the blueberry bushes and have 100 per cent … Read more

Hundreds of Okanagan students perform musical tribute to Ukraine – Okanagan |

Band students from 11 different schools in the Central Okanagan gave a musical performance in Kelowna on Sunday with all proceeds going to Ukrainian relief efforts. Sunday’s musical performance at Prospera Place was the largest ever put on by the Central Okanagan School District, with 450 students playing the Canadian and Ukrainian national anthems as … Read more

Okanagan, Shuswap boaters asked to slow down, lessen wakes as water levels remain high – Okanagan |

With the first weekend of summer nearing and hot weather in the Okanagan and Shuswap forecast, expect to see a sudden increase in the number of boats on local lakes. But boaters are asked to be mindful of wakes when nearing the shore. Both the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) and Columbia Shuswap Regional … Read more

‘First hot stretch of summer’: Incoming B.C. weather will see mercury reach low-to-mid 30s |

For a second day, Environment Canada is warning the public it’s going to get hot later this week, and that most of B.C. will be impacted. Billing it as the first hot stretch of summer for the province, the national weather agency says the weather system will first hit eastern Vancouver Island and the Lower … Read more

Thunder showers, rain could mean flooding for part of B.C. southern Interior |

Residents and property owners in part of British Columbia’s southern Interior are being asked to prepare for potential flooding due a forecast of thunder showers mixed with rain and sunshine. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen says the flood risk has increased considerably due to cooler temperatures and delayed snowmelt, and rain could raise the flow … Read more

Mission Creek bursts its banks as rain continues to fall |

Mission Creek has burst its banks, leaving a number of area residents to deal with rising floodwaters. READ MORE: Evacuation alert issued for Six Mile around Duhamel Creek due to possible flooding McMillan Farms, which is adjacent to the waterway that connects most of the city, posted a video Tuesday morning showing extensive flooding over its … Read more

Okanagan climate group looks for public input into action plan – Okanagan |

By Victoria Femia Global News Posted June 12, 2022 9:30 pm Smaller fontDescrease article font size –A Larger fontIncrease article font size A+ Members of the Armstrong/Spallumcheen Climate Action group (ASCA) gathered Sunday afternoon at Armstrong Memorial Park to spread awareness about climate action. ASCA was created after the heat dome hit the Okanagan and … Read more