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Kelowna, BC, Canada

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Body found near Penticton, police asking for help in suspicious death

The Southeast District Major Crime Unit is asking for more information after a body was discovered on the side of the road near Penticton. → Read More

Summer heat wave damaged parts of Coquihalla Highway, officials say

The ministry says this past summer’s heat wave caused rutting in the right lane between Kamloops and Merritt. → Read More

Kelowna restaurant shut down for not verifying proof of vaccination: Interior Health

Interior Health delivered the orders on Thursday to Renegade Kitchen and Craft Bar located on Leon Avenue. The restaurant also had its liquor license suspended. → Read More

Environment Canada issues snowfall statement for mountain passes in B.C.’s Southern Interior

According to Environment Canada, rain on Saturday afternoon will change to snow that night or Sunday morning, with 10-15 cm expected. → Read More

Search for missing Kelowna man continues; mom says son walked out of hospital

Rilyeh Joseph was last seen wearing blue hospital pyjamas and blue hospital socks, without shoes. On Monday, RCMP said there are concerns for his health and well-being. → Read More

Rust Valley Restorers: Mike Hall calls upcoming 500-plus vehicle auction ‘bittersweet’

On Saturday, the bidding will begin on Michael Hall’s collection of 500-plus vehicles – except for 52 of them that he plans to keep. → Read More

Junior hockey: BCHL announces plan to fly teams to U.S. to play Wenatchee Wild

The B.C. Hockey League is comprised of 18 teams, including one in Washington state. → Read More

Spear-wielding B.C. man, neighbour who encouraged him arrested after standoff, say RCMP

A three-hour standoff in Lillooet on Sept. 27 ended with the man being shot with a less-lethal round. A neighbour who police say encouraged the suspect was also arrested. → Read More

B.C. man hoping truckers will join truth and reconciliation convoy on Sept. 30

The organizer, Larry Nyegaard, says the convoy will run from Hope to Kamloops on Sept. 30. → Read More

Herd of escaped horses causes traffic slowdown in B.C. town

Some two dozen horses somehow escaped their pen and made their way to Highway 3 in Osoyoos, but they were quickly and safely rounded up. → Read More

B.C. man paralyzed a second time, this time from golf swing

‘He has been using his eyes and eyebrows to communicate while people guess what he is trying to say.’ → Read More

Canada election: No change for Okanagan, with ridings staying Conservative blue and NDP orange

Three of the four ridings remained Conservative, with South Okanagan—West Kootenay voting NDP for a second straight term. → Read More

Trans-Canada Highway: B.C. project near Alberta enters final phase, closures planned

Starting Sept. 20, ongoing construction on the Kicking Horse Canyon project will ramp up, with multi-day, 24-hour closures occurring until Dec. 1. → Read More

Entire B.C. school district to go into lockdown after vaccine protesters enter 3 schools

A school district spokesperson told Global News that Friday’s encounters were preceded by other protests against COVID vaccine protocols earlier in the week. → Read More

Suspicious death near Merritt, B.C. now a homicide: RCMP

The RCMP’s Southeast District major crime unit said the body found near Nicola Lake on Sept. 14 was Dennis Michael Walters, 51, of Merritt. → Read More

Body discovered in rural area near Merritt; police call death suspicious

‘Our priority at this time is to identify the dead person and notify their next of kin,’ RCMP said of their investigation into the discovery of a body in a rural area of Merritt. → Read More

B.C. ice dancers relocate to Ontario; now being coached by Scott Moir

'We’re loving the skating out east; it’s exactly what we need right now. We miss home, but the skating is good.' → Read More

‘Fraud is a crime’: B.C. doctor pens open letter to people asking for vaccine exemption notes

‘I can’t speak for other physicians, but I am not prepared to commit fraud so someone can avoid a vaccine,' Dr. Shane Barclay of the Sun Peaks Community Health Centre wrote. → Read More

Hedges Butte out-of-control wildfire at 230 hectares

The wildfire is located approximately 12 kilometres southwest of Penticton, along Green Mountain Road, and has prompted an evacuation alert for dozens of properties. → Read More

Out-of-control wildfire breaks out just 6 km southwest of Penticton

The Skaha Creek wildfire was estimated at 0.3 hectares in size as of 2:45 p.m. → Read More