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Participants in the health care assistant program will work in long-term care or assisted living residences as health care support workers, while completing courses to become health care assistants. Photo: Submitted
Participants in the health care assistant program will work in long-term care or assisted living residences as health care support workers, while completing courses to become health care assistants. Photo: Submitted
The Douglas fir tree, estimated to be around 500 years old, two metres in diameter, and 58 metres tall, fell on Dec. 8, 2020 due to natural causes. (Submitted photo)

Fallen giant: 500-year-old tree falls in B.C. park

‘The good news is that the tree has a sister just a few metres away — even larger — that lives on’

The Douglas fir tree, estimated to be around 500 years old, two metres in diameter, and 58 metres tall, fell on Dec. 8, 2020 due to natural causes. (Submitted photo)
Community mental health workers are in high demand, and a new program at Selkirk College will provide opportunities in this field. File Photo

Selkirk College to train community mental health workers

Twelve students will complete two courses enabling them to work in health and human services

Community mental health workers are in high demand, and a new program at Selkirk College will provide opportunities in this field. File Photo
Sunnybank

COVID-19 related deaths at Oliver, West Kelowna and Vernon senior care homes

Sunnybank, Heritage Retirement Residence and Noric House recorded deaths over the weekend

Sunnybank
A Trail man has a lucky tin for a keepsake after it saved him from a stabbing last week. File photo

RCMP: Small tin saved Trail man from stabbing

The man was uninjured thanks to a tin in his jacket

A Trail man has a lucky tin for a keepsake after it saved him from a stabbing last week. File photo
A Trail man has a lucky tin for a keepsake after it saved him from a stabbing last week. File photo

RCMP: Small tin saved Trail man from stabbing

The man was uninjured thanks to a tin in his jacket

A Trail man has a lucky tin for a keepsake after it saved him from a stabbing last week. File photo
The Salmo RCMP encourages the public to report any suspected illegal drug activity to the Salmo RCMP or anonymously at Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Photo: File photo

RCMP seizes drugs and cash from Ymir residence

Charges are pending against the suspect

The Salmo RCMP encourages the public to report any suspected illegal drug activity to the Salmo RCMP or anonymously at Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Photo: File photo
Gov.Gen. Julie Payette gives a wave as she waits before delivering the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Frontline workers owed ‘debt of gratitude,’ GG says in year-end message

In her year-end message, Payette pays tribute to front-line workers

Gov.Gen. Julie Payette gives a wave as she waits before delivering the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Richmond RCMP are investigating a collision in which a female pedestrian was killed Boxing Day evening. (Black Press - file photo)

Richmond RCMP investigate pedestrian fatality

Woman killed in marked crosswalk shortly before 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26

Richmond RCMP are investigating a collision in which a female pedestrian was killed Boxing Day evening. (Black Press - file photo)
Lilia Wiebe (Contributed to Black Press Media)

Wish to build Lilia, 3, as normal a life as possible includes dream playhouse

Eric, Kaitlyn and Lilia Wiebe, from Enderby, share their story for Grant A Wish Day

Lilia Wiebe (Contributed to Black Press Media)
Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.

Today is Grant A Wish Day, in support of Make-A-Wish

Join Black Press Media and BraveFace to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Hillary is show with her horse, Zoe. (Submitted/Make-A-Wish British Columbia and Yukon)
Hillary is show with her horse, Zoe. (Submitted/Make-A-Wish British Columbia and Yukon)
(Photos courtesy of Make-A-Wish Foundation B.C. & Yukon)

Black Press Media x BraveFace: Help Make-A-Wish change the lives of critically-ill children

Join us on Dec. 18 for a virtual day of granting wishes, one mask purchase at a time

(Photos courtesy of Make-A-Wish Foundation B.C. & Yukon)
Rose and Nina watch Schoona the sea turtle at the Florida and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Centre. (Submitted/Make-A-Wish British Columbia and Yukon)

Make-A-Wish: Rose, 4, has dream come true and visits the sea turtles with her twin

Join Black Press Media on Dec. 18, 2020, and help grant wishes and give hope to children and youth

Rose and Nina watch Schoona the sea turtle at the Florida and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Centre. (Submitted/Make-A-Wish British Columbia and Yukon)
. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

74 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health

27 residents and one staff member have tested positive at a long-term care home in Oliver

. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Finn Lydon. Photo: Submitted

UPDATE: Winlaw boy reported missing has been found

Finn Lydon was was located last evening

Finn Lydon. Photo: Submitted
A man wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of COVID-19 walks in downtown Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. The use of masks is mandatory in indoor public and retail spaces in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

104 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health

IH is reporting the new numbers since Friday, Nov. 20

A man wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of COVID-19 walks in downtown Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. The use of masks is mandatory in indoor public and retail spaces in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - In this July 8, 2020, file photo, (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

18 more COVID-19 cases in Interior Health

Two people are in hospital with another in ICU

FILE - In this July 8, 2020, file photo, (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
A COVID-19 test kit is seen here at Central Peninsula Hospital on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

15 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

A new community outbreak is also being declared in West Kelowna

A COVID-19 test kit is seen here at Central Peninsula Hospital on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Priscilla Potts, Catilin Potts’ mother, speaks to media on Oct. 30 outside the Sagmoen farm about how much she misses her daughter who has been missing since Feb. 21, 2016. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Rally brings crowd to troublesome Shuswap farm where body of missing woman was found

More than 60 people gather at farm Sunday, Nov. 1 where remains of Traci Genereaux were found

Priscilla Potts, Catilin Potts’ mother, speaks to media on Oct. 30 outside the Sagmoen farm about how much she misses her daughter who has been missing since Feb. 21, 2016. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)