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Kelowna, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by Doyle:

B.C. high school drops Rebels sports name linked to American Civil War

The reasoning, said the school district, was that the team name was directly linked to the American Civil War. → Read More

‘Justice for Mona Wang’ protests planned for Alberta and B.C.

Last month, disturbing video was released of university nursing student Mona Wang being dragged while handcuffed during a mental-health wellness check. → Read More

Trans-Canada Highway in B.C.’s Interior reopens following flooding closure

DriveBC is reporting that the highway was reopened to single-lane, alternating traffic just before 9:30 a.m., on Friday. → Read More

Police investigating Canada Day supercar rollover on Coquihalla Highway

Merritt RCMP say the driver of a McLaren 650S experienced hydroplaning before crashing and rolling over multiple times. → Read More

B.C. RCMP to add mental-health teams in wake of disturbing video of wellness check

Between 2016 and 2019, detachments in the Southeast District experienced a 21-per-cent increase for mental-health related calls → Read More

Dog rescued from South Okanagan canyon after getting trapped by high waters

Police said several people called to alert them about the dog, which was located below the KVR trestle in Summerland by search and rescue crews. → Read More

Shuswap region included in Environment Canada heavy rainfall alert for B.C.’s Interior

National weather agency says an easterly system could produce 25 to 40 mm of rain through to Thursday evening. → Read More

Kelowna, B.C., cop on desk duty after allegedly dragging nursing student down hallway

The lawsuit is seeking punitive and exemplary damages against the defendants, calling the actions reckless, arrogant and abusive. → Read More

Okanagan teacher disciplined for 2018 science demonstration that led to $60K school fire

A petition is underway to have a longtime teacher returned to George Elliot Secondary School in Lake Country. → Read More

Trapped B.C. kitten ‘hiss-terical’ during rescue from SUV, but now settling down

An Okanagan woman says she kept hearing cat noises from her car, but couldn’t figure out where they were coming from, until she took her SUV to a mechanic. → Read More

Police officer in B.C.’s Interior allegedly pepper sprayed during traffic stop

Police say the incident happened Sunday morning in Revelstoke, and that it involved a female driver pepper spraying the officer. → Read More

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for B.C.’s Southern Interior

Environment Canada says conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms. → Read More

State of local emergency declared in B.C.’s Boundary region; flooding deemed probable

The regional district says higher rainfall forecasts and warm weather is pointing to probable widespread flooding. → Read More

Licence plate intolerance apparently on rise in B.C. during coronavirus pandemic

"I was initially kind of shocked," the man said of the note left on his vehicle. "It was out of left field. It wasn't expected." → Read More

Coronavirus: B.C. says no, again, on releasing COVID-19 numbers for cities or regional districts

Since the pandemic began, B.C. has issued only statistics for its five health regions: Vancouver Coastal, Fraser, Vancouver Island, Interior and Northern. → Read More

Coronavirus: Rooftop concert postponed due to new B.C. ban of vehicle gatherings

The concert, which was to take place in Prince George, B.C., on Saturday, was also raising funds for cancer. → Read More

Boat motors along B.C. lake with trailer still attached: ‘Who would have ever thought?’

At first, nothing seems odd, until the slow-moving boat is passed, and that’s when the front of the trailer can be seen. → Read More

Okanagan wineries allowed to open doors again for taste testing: ‘It’s very nice’

Wineries across the Okanagan are reopening their doors for taste testing after the province of B.C. rescinded a closure order last week that was first issued on March 17. → Read More

Makeshift memorial in Kamloops, B.C., growing for fallen Snowbirds captain

A makeshift memorial at Kamloops Airport has grown significantly in the last day following Casey’s death on Sunday. → Read More

Online petition asks Kamloops, B.C., to rename Airport Road after fallen Snowbird

The petition is asking the city to change the road to Capt. J. Casey Memorial Way. → Read More