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Samara Haverko, one of three Grade 12 students who died in a tragic single-vehicle crash on May 26. (GoFundMe - Contributed)

$83,000 raised for families of Kelowna grads killed in car crash

A GoFundMe was launched to support the families with expenses following the deaths of the teens

Samara Haverko, one of three Grade 12 students who died in a tragic single-vehicle crash on May 26. (GoFundMe - Contributed)
Stay cool and hydrated this weekend. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)

Dangerous heat wave warning issued for B.C. Interior

Temperatures to reach 40 C for Okanagan Valley, Nicola, South Thompson, Shuswap, Boundary and West Kootenay

Stay cool and hydrated this weekend. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)
According to police, upon the attempt at a traffic stop in Merritt on June 6, 2021, the driver of the vehicle immediately fled the scene, prompting the responding officer to notify dispatch. (Kamloops This Week)

Fort St. John man charged with attempted murder following shootout with Merritt RCMP

Gerald Cooper, 46, is charged with five counts of attempted murder

According to police, upon the attempt at a traffic stop in Merritt on June 6, 2021, the driver of the vehicle immediately fled the scene, prompting the responding officer to notify dispatch. (Kamloops This Week)
Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week file photo)

RCMP intercept vehicle fleeing with infant taken from Kamloops hospital

The baby was at the hospital receiving life-saving care

Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week file photo)
All of the dogs are miniature dachshunds. Photo: BC SPCA
 All of the dogs are miniature dachshunds. Photo: BC SPCA
 All of the dogs are miniature dachshunds. Photo: BC SPCA
 All of the dogs are miniature dachshunds. Photo: BC SPCA

38 ‘fearful’ dogs living in ‘filthy’ conditions seized from Kamloops-area property: BC SPCA

The 10 adult dogs and 28 puppies were living in cages and covered in feces

All of the dogs are miniature dachshunds. Photo: BC SPCA
 All of the dogs are miniature dachshunds. Photo: BC SPCA
 All of the dogs are miniature dachshunds. Photo: BC SPCA
 All of the dogs are miniature dachshunds. Photo: BC SPCA
A man wearing a mask against coronavirus walks past an NHS advertisement about COVID-19 in London, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

92 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths: Interior Health

The region is reporting 92 cases after the weekend

A man wearing a mask against coronavirus walks past an NHS advertisement about COVID-19 in London, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna is one of the care homes in B.C. that has had a COVID-19 outbreak since the start of the pandemic. Photo: Philip McLachlan

COVID-19 death at retirement residence in West Kelowna

An outbreak was recently declared over at the residence

Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna is one of the care homes in B.C. that has had a COVID-19 outbreak since the start of the pandemic. Photo: Philip McLachlan
Robert Riley Saunders. (File)

First Nations Leadership Council demands justice for victims of B.C. social worker

Union of BC Indian Chiefs calls actions of Robert Saunders ‘nothing short of complete depravity’

Robert Riley Saunders. (File)
Robert Riley Saunders. (File)

Former Kelowna social worker arrested for allegedly stealing from foster kids

Robert Riley Saunders was arrested in Alberta and will be brought back to B.C. to face charges

Robert Riley Saunders. (File)
Laurie Rix makes a large donation to BC Cancer.

B.C. woman makes record donation to breast cancer research

Through the Rix Family Foundation, Laurie Rix, donated $5 M to BC Cancer

Laurie Rix makes a large donation to BC Cancer.
One person remains in hospital due to COVID-19. Pixabay.

Interior Health reports 2 additional COVID-19 cases prior to Thanksgiving

There are 18 cases active and in isolation in the Interior Health region

One person remains in hospital due to COVID-19. Pixabay.
One of the puppies seized from a Princeton farm by the BC SPCA. Image: BC SPCA

Costs climb to more than $100K for BC SPCA to care for animals in B.C. farm seizure

Eight puppies, of the 97 animals seized have now died from parvovirus enteritis

One of the puppies seized from a Princeton farm by the BC SPCA. Image: BC SPCA
The animals were living in an extremely poor environment, according to the BC SPCA. Photo BC SPCA.

6 puppies rescued in mass seizure on Princeton farm die from illness: BC SPCA

Of the 97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized, most of the puppies suffered from parvo

The animals were living in an extremely poor environment, according to the BC SPCA. Photo BC SPCA.
25 years later: The water skiing legend on Kalamalka Lake

25 years later: The water skiing legend on Kalamalka Lake

A group of waterskiers were towed behind a plane on Kalamalka Lake back in 1995

25 years later: The water skiing legend on Kalamalka Lake
Chris Clark. Facebook.

UPDATE: Windy forecast could create challenges as Okanagan wildfire grows

More than 300 people remain on an evacuation order in Penticton

Chris Clark. Facebook.
Photos submitted by Les Clarke

UPDATE: 40 personnel on scene overnight of 1,400 hectare Christie Mountain wildfire

More than 300 homes are on an evacuation order about 6 km from Okanagan Falls

Photos submitted by Les Clarke
More than 3,000 homes on alert as wildfire near Penticton grows to 1,000 hectares

More than 3,000 homes on alert as wildfire near Penticton grows to 1,000 hectares

The blaze north of Okanagan Falls has caused the evacuation of 319 homes

More than 3,000 homes on alert as wildfire near Penticton grows to 1,000 hectares
(Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Watchdog clears Okanagan RCMP in death of man after arrest over alleged stolen pizzas

The man died in hospital after having difficulty breathing and broken ribs

(Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Interior Health will not expand Police and Crisis Team

Interior Health will not expand Police and Crisis Team

Southeast Division Chief Superintendent Brad Haugli asked IH to expand the program

Interior Health will not expand Police and Crisis Team
Image from a video taken of the arrest on May 30 in downtown Kelowna.

Kelowna officer at centre of punch-throwing arrest also faced 2018 complaint probe

Nathan Stroeder claims he filed a public complaint against Const. Siggy Pietrzak in 2018

Image from a video taken of the arrest on May 30 in downtown Kelowna.