Phil McLachlan

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

47 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health region

1,538 total cases, 399 are active, ten in hospital

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Barrels pictured outside Oliver winery, Quinta Ferreira, in May. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

B.C. Master of Wine reflects on industry’s teetering economic state

Pandemic, for some wine makers, has been a blessing in disguise. For others, not so much.

Barrels pictured outside Oliver winery, Quinta Ferreira, in May. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
RCMP Cpl. Cory Lepine pictured at BC Livestock Producers Co. in Kamloops, Nov. 16. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Meet B.C.’s only cowboy cop; a voice for the livestock industry

Cpl. Cory Lepine serves as a bridge between the law and those who make a living off the land

RCMP Cpl. Cory Lepine pictured at BC Livestock Producers Co. in Kamloops, Nov. 16. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
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Interior Health reports 31 new COVID-19 cases

In the region, health authority reports 235 total active cases

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‘Not a milestone to celebrate’: Interior Health surpasses 1,000 total cases

Interior Health has recorded 42 new cases of COVID-19 for Friday

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Kelowna long-term care home

One staff member has tested positive for the virus. So far, no long-term care residents.

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Fluke find reunites dog tags of late B.C. veteran with family

Family doesn’t know how the tags were lost, but delighted to have them back

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Regulatory agencies overseeing real estate professionals in B.C. have called for a halt to all open houses, across the province. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

B.C. realtors asked to halt open houses due to spike in COVID cases

The Real Estate Council of BC says as COVID-19 cases surge, open houses should stop

Regulatory agencies overseeing real estate professionals in B.C. have called for a halt to all open houses, across the province. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
City of Kelowna crews are cleaning city hall after it was vandalized overnight. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Kelowna City Hall hit by anti-pandemic vandalism

Graffiti condemning the virus appears overnight on City Hall

City of Kelowna crews are cleaning city hall after it was vandalized overnight. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Two more COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Interior Health (IH) region overnight. (Getty)

Two additional COVID-19 cases in Interior Health region overnight

Twenty-six cases are active, and on isolation, according to Interior Health Authority

Two more COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Interior Health (IH) region overnight. (Getty)
Six RCMP officers injured in four days in B.C.’s southern interior

Six RCMP officers injured in four days in B.C.’s southern interior

Officers were injured while arresting volatile individuals, say RCMP

Six RCMP officers injured in four days in B.C.’s southern interior
BC Votes 2020: Horgan talks mass timber, climate targets in visit to Revelstoke

BC Votes 2020: Horgan talks mass timber, climate targets in visit to Revelstoke

Mass timber will help grow businesses and get families into homes, says Horgan

BC Votes 2020: Horgan talks mass timber, climate targets in visit to Revelstoke
With winter months drawing closer, BC RCMP Traffic Services are reminding drivers to be prepared, and drive safely. (Pixabay)

Be prepared and drive safely, say BC RCMP as winter draws closer

Police provide list of ways to stay safe while driving in winter conditions

With winter months drawing closer, BC RCMP Traffic Services are reminding drivers to be prepared, and drive safely. (Pixabay)
Penticton woman sentenced to one year in prison for manslaughter of teen boyfriend

Penticton woman sentenced to one year in prison for manslaughter of teen boyfriend

Kiera Bourque, 24, was sentenced for manslaughter in the 2017 death of Penticton’s Devon Blackmore

Penticton woman sentenced to one year in prison for manslaughter of teen boyfriend
Several families united in solidarity last week after one group, consisting of mixed-race individuals, was evicted from Wrights Beach campground on alleged noise complaints. Just after the group was evicted, they posted together for a photo. Just days before, they were strangers to each other. Now, lifelong friends. (Submitted)

Alleged racially-motivated eviction from Okanagan campground sparks outcry

“It was wrong and it needs to be addressed,” says neighbour after mixed-race family evicted

Several families united in solidarity last week after one group, consisting of mixed-race individuals, was evicted from Wrights Beach campground on alleged noise complaints. Just after the group was evicted, they posted together for a photo. Just days before, they were strangers to each other. Now, lifelong friends. (Submitted)
Osoyoos Indian Band chief proposes prison time for racist vandals

Osoyoos Indian Band chief proposes prison time for racist vandals

“They want people to get upset, and angry, and saddened… That’s the reaction racists want, isn’t it?”

Osoyoos Indian Band chief proposes prison time for racist vandals
Photograph of the items seized by police, including suspected illicit drugs, cash and paraphernalia. (RCMP)

Large amount of suspected illicit drugs discovered after vehicle seizure in Trail

A 36-year-old Trail man is facing numerous potential auto theft and drug-related charges

Photograph of the items seized by police, including suspected illicit drugs, cash and paraphernalia. (RCMP)
Exhibit showcasing B.C.’s rich hockey history seeks submissions from the public

Exhibit showcasing B.C.’s rich hockey history seeks submissions from the public

“… We’re excited to see what interesting pieces of history we can gather from around the province.”

Exhibit showcasing B.C.’s rich hockey history seeks submissions from the public
Barbers around the province are being urged to join a new BC Barbers Coalition, part of a new BC Barbers Association, a group created with the purpose of giving those in the industry a voice. Pictured above, a man receives a haircut shortly after shops reopened in Penticton. (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)

New provincial barber coalition forms in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 has brought attention to health and safety issues facing barbers during reopening

Barbers around the province are being urged to join a new BC Barbers Coalition, part of a new BC Barbers Association, a group created with the purpose of giving those in the industry a voice. Pictured above, a man receives a haircut shortly after shops reopened in Penticton. (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)
Benjamin Pinch passed through Penticton, on his west-east walk across Canada. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

700km in on a walk across Canada, B.C. man passes through Okanagan

Benjamin Pinch talks dropping everything to fulfill his lifelong dream of walking across the country

Benjamin Pinch passed through Penticton, on his west-east walk across Canada. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)