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The puck bounced the right way for the Princeton Posse, who needed a shootout to defeat the hometown North Okanagan Knights 4-3 in KIJHL action Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong. (Black Press - file photo)

Princeton Posse secure extra point against North Okanagan Knights

KIJHL: A 4-3 shootout victory propels Princeton to within three points of Knights in playoff spot battle

The puck bounced the right way for the Princeton Posse, who needed a shootout to defeat the hometown North Okanagan Knights 4-3 in KIJHL action Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong. (Black Press - file photo)
Jack Glen of the Vernon Vipers (14) tangles up with Josh Schenk of the Trail Smoke Eaters during Vernon’s 2-1 BCHL shootout win Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers slither past Trail

Snakes score 2-1 BCHL shootout win at home Wednesday over Smokies

Jack Glen of the Vernon Vipers (14) tangles up with Josh Schenk of the Trail Smoke Eaters during Vernon’s 2-1 BCHL shootout win Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Apartment in West Kelowna where RCMP were seen on Wednesday. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)

4 arrested, guns seized after RCMP swarm West Kelowna residence

A resident heard a loud bang followed by smoke outside his apartment

Apartment in West Kelowna where RCMP were seen on Wednesday. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)
Xwisten Experience Tours in Lillooet is one of the many Indigenous experiences in B.C. (Photo courtesy Indigenous Tourism BC.)

B.C. announces $3.7M to help Indigenous tourism recover to pre-pandemic levels

Indigenous tourism was one of the fastest-growing sectors in the industry prior to COVID

Xwisten Experience Tours in Lillooet is one of the many Indigenous experiences in B.C. (Photo courtesy Indigenous Tourism BC.)
Vernon’s Kevin Hill is representing Canada in snowboard cross at the Winter Olympics in China next month. It will be Hill’s third Olympic Games. (Team Canada Photo)

Greater Vernon athletes nominated for Olympic spots

Kevin Hill of Vernon (snowboard cross) and Coldstream’s Emma Lunder (biathlon) nominated in respective sports

Vernon’s Kevin Hill is representing Canada in snowboard cross at the Winter Olympics in China next month. It will be Hill’s third Olympic Games. (Team Canada Photo)
Black Press file photo.

Cougar lunges at man and dog at Kelowna park

The man was walking his dog about 6:30 p.m. Sunday

Black Press file photo.
A man identified as Dakota Samoleski was shot and killed in a Spallumcheen shooting Sept. 20, 2021. Jevon Daniel Smith, 46, is charged with second-degree murder and is set to return to court Oct. 4. (GoFundMe)

Preliminary inquiry set for Spallumcheen shooting

Man faces second-degree murder charge in connection with September 2021 incident on Back Enderby Road

A man identified as Dakota Samoleski was shot and killed in a Spallumcheen shooting Sept. 20, 2021. Jevon Daniel Smith, 46, is charged with second-degree murder and is set to return to court Oct. 4. (GoFundMe)
Kaleb Kremp (88) scored once as the hometown Osoyoos Coyotes beat the North Okanagan Knights 6-4 in KIJHL action Sunday, Jan. 16, in the south Okanagan. (Osoyoos Coyotes Facebook/Jen Jensen Photography)

North Okanagan Knights fall to Osoyoos Coyotes

KIJHL: Osoyoos, the league’s top team, beats North Okanagan 6-4 in Sunday afternoon action

Kaleb Kremp (88) scored once as the hometown Osoyoos Coyotes beat the North Okanagan Knights 6-4 in KIJHL action Sunday, Jan. 16, in the south Okanagan. (Osoyoos Coyotes Facebook/Jen Jensen Photography)
Anne Schmiedel of Summerland (Photo/BCLC)

Summerland woman welcomes whopping windfall

A free play leads to a $1 million guaranteed prize for resident Anne Schmiedel

Anne Schmiedel of Summerland (Photo/BCLC)
Radio jammers are now classified as equipment related to trafficking by the Civil Forfeiture Office. (Creative Commons)

B.C. targets radio jammers, GPS trackers as drug-trafficking tools

Changes to the civil forfeiture program take aim at tools used by criminals

Radio jammers are now classified as equipment related to trafficking by the Civil Forfeiture Office. (Creative Commons)
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Developers busy building at Big White

Second major development announcement for the ski resort in weeks

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Larger COVID-19 immunization clinics opening in Kelowna and other areas of Interior Health this month

Clinics in several other communities are extending hours and adding more appointments

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UBC Okanagan delays in-person classes as Omicron spreads

In-person teaching and learning will be placed on hold until Feb. 7

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Vernon North Okanagan RCMP say a man has been arrested in connection with drugs found hidden in a vehicle which police seized and searched after a violent hit-and-run in 2020. (Black Press file photo)

Charges laid in Vernon over drugs found in hidden vehicle compartment

Vehicle was seized in connection with 2020 hit-and-run incident in Vernon

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP say a man has been arrested in connection with drugs found hidden in a vehicle which police seized and searched after a violent hit-and-run in 2020. (Black Press file photo)
Former councillor Doug Thomas has been elected new Chief of the Splatsin band following the band’s general elections on Monday, Jan. 10. Thomas defeated seven-term incumbent Chief Wayne Christian by five votes. (Splatsin photo)

New Chief (Kukpi7) elected for Splatsin

Former councillor Doug Thomas defeats seven-term incumbent Chief Wayne Christian by five votes

Former councillor Doug Thomas has been elected new Chief of the Splatsin band following the band’s general elections on Monday, Jan. 10. Thomas defeated seven-term incumbent Chief Wayne Christian by five votes. (Splatsin photo)
A multi-vehicle collision involving trucks and cars killed one person and closed the Trans-Canada Highway between Salmon Arm and Sicamous Saturday, Jan. 8. (@desiprotruckerpb09 photo)

UPDATE: One man confirmed dead in Trans-Canada Highway multi-vehicle collision in Shuswap

Highway 1 remains closed between Salmon Arm and Sicamous; detours available

A multi-vehicle collision involving trucks and cars killed one person and closed the Trans-Canada Highway between Salmon Arm and Sicamous Saturday, Jan. 8. (@desiprotruckerpb09 photo)
Portland’s Josh Zakreski (left) and Kelowna’s Dylan Wightman battle for the puck during the Winterhawks’ 3-1 WHL win over the hometown Rockets Saturday, Jan. 8, at Prospera Place. (kelownarockets.com)

Portland rallies past Kelowna Rockets

Home team scores 31 seconds into game, Winterhawks scored three straight for 3-1 win

Portland’s Josh Zakreski (left) and Kelowna’s Dylan Wightman battle for the puck during the Winterhawks’ 3-1 WHL win over the hometown Rockets Saturday, Jan. 8, at Prospera Place. (kelownarockets.com)
Crash headed into Peachland on Highway 97. (Dave Ogilvie)

Snowplow hits vehicle on Highway 97 heading into Peachland

Traffic is slow going southbound on Highway 97

Crash headed into Peachland on Highway 97. (Dave Ogilvie)
Dayton Lloyd McAlpine and a photo of a vehicle he could be driving. (RCMP)

West Kelowna man wanted in connection with violent assault

RCMP is searching for Dayton Lloyd McAlpine and there is a warrant for his arrest

Dayton Lloyd McAlpine and a photo of a vehicle he could be driving. (RCMP)
Surrey-raised pro wrestler John “Earthquake” Tenta made a name for himself on the WWF circuit (now WWE) in the early 1990s. (contributed photo)

Favourite Black Press Media stories of 2021, chosen by our journalists

Our editorial staff share their favourite stories from the year across our 80 local publications

Surrey-raised pro wrestler John “Earthquake” Tenta made a name for himself on the WWF circuit (now WWE) in the early 1990s. (contributed photo)