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Penticton resident Rex Gill sharing a moment with a puppy. Gill was killed in a mistaken identity case in January 2019. His murder remains unsolved. The third memorial ride for Rex takes place Sept. 25. (Contributed)

3rd annual ride in memory of Penticton man killed in Kamloops shooting

Police have said Gill’s unsolved murder in 2019 was a case of mistaken identity

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix update B.C.’s COVID-19 situation from the Vancouver cabinet offices, Sept. 17, 2020. (B.C. government)

B.C. transferring COVID-19 patients out of northern hospitals

Highest infection rate in province, more surgeries postponed

Surrey-Newton Liberal candidate Sukh Dhaliwal (right, wearing red mask) poses for a supporter’s “selfie” photograph during an election-night event Monday (Sept. 20) at The Grand Taj Banquet Hall in Surrey. (photo from video: Tom Zillich)

VIDEO: B.C. MP-elect’s post-vote party draws criticism for lack of masks, dancing

‘I can tell you that we made sure that we commanded people to wear masks and to tell them not to move around,’ Surrey’s Sukh Dhaliwal says

Ten COSAR members, including a COSAR dog team, aided an RCMP dog team and helicopter in the search. (Contributed)

Missing motorist found down embankment in West Kelowna after crash

This was Central Okanagan Search and Rescue’s 81st call in 2021

Ten COSAR members, including a COSAR dog team, aided an RCMP dog team and helicopter in the search. (Contributed)
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Pregnant women need to get immunized as cases continue to end up in B.C.’s ICU: Henry

Real-world data show that vaccine are safe but COVID infections increase risks in pregnancy

(Black Press Media files)
School District 83 Superintendent Donna Kriger announced hold and secure measures at Salmon Arm schools were lifted as of Sept. 20, 2021. (File photo)

Hold and secure measures lifted at Salmon Arm schools, following protester incidents

SD83 superintendent says most schools will lock main entry after opening bell

School District 83 Superintendent Donna Kriger announced hold and secure measures at Salmon Arm schools were lifted as of Sept. 20, 2021. (File photo)
A mail-in ballot for the 2021 federal election. (Black Press Media files)

Mail-in ballots to decide several tight races in Canada’s election; results expected within days

Liberals have won a minority government but exact seat counts could change over the next few days

A mail-in ballot for the 2021 federal election. (Black Press Media files)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joined on stage by wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, left, and children Xavier and Ella-Grace, during his victory speech at Party campaign headquarters in Montreal, early Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal leaders face postelection questions about their futures

Status quo unlikely to extend to the majority of leaders involved in this campaign

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joined on stage by wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, left, and children Xavier and Ella-Grace, during his victory speech at Party campaign headquarters in Montreal, early Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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Alcohol believed to be a factor in serious crash in Kelowna

Saturday night collision at Springfield and Benvoulin sent three people to hospital

(Contributed)
Nanaimo RCMP. (News Bulletin file photo)

Kamloops Mounties probing vandalism involving swastika, COVID-19 messaging

The vandalism occurred on a billboard on the east side of Highway 5

  • Sep 21, 2021
Nanaimo RCMP. (News Bulletin file photo)
Jagmeet Singh removes his mask at a post-election news conference in Vancouver on September 21. (Cole Schisler photo)

Singh confident in remaining NDP leader, pledges to help Canadians through pandemic

Jagmeet Singh says the NDP will continue to influence policy in the upcoming minority government

Jagmeet Singh removes his mask at a post-election news conference in Vancouver on September 21. (Cole Schisler photo)
One person is dead following a vehicle incident east of Kamloops on Sept. 21, 2021. (File photo)

RCMP say one person killed in vehicle incident on Highway 1 near Kamloops

Highway 1 westbound reopened following police investigation

One person is dead following a vehicle incident east of Kamloops on Sept. 21, 2021. (File photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan meet in Vancouver, Aug. 29, 2019. (B.C. government)

B.C. daycare, cruise ships top priorities after Trudeau’s re-election

John Horgan wants federal share of health costs increased

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan meet in Vancouver, Aug. 29, 2019. (B.C. government)
A healing drum song is played during Orange Shirt Day 2019 in downtown Victoria (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. public schools, government offices to close for Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Province invites residents to ‘have important conversations’ about residential schools Sept. 30

A healing drum song is played during Orange Shirt Day 2019 in downtown Victoria (Black Press Media file photo)
According to DriveBC, Highway 1 westbound is closed east of Kamloops due to a vehicle incident early in the morning Sept. 21, 2021. (Google image)

Update: Vehicle incident on Highway 1 near Kamloops now clear

DriveBC estimates a reopening time of 1 p.m.

According to DriveBC, Highway 1 westbound is closed east of Kamloops due to a vehicle incident early in the morning Sept. 21, 2021. (Google image)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP stopped a 2008 Kia Sportage that looks like this Monday, Sept. 20, believed to be involved in a shooting. (RCMP)

One dead in Vernon shooting

Man arrested in Armstrong after police scour for suspect vehicle

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP stopped a 2008 Kia Sportage that looks like this Monday, Sept. 20, believed to be involved in a shooting. (RCMP)
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Kelowna RCMP seeking witnesses following fatal collision on Highway 97 in Lake Country

A 30-year-old female passenger was declared dead at the scene

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These five kittens were recently found in the garbage pile at the Fort Steele landfill. They are now in the care of a foster. (Photo courtesy of Leslie Long)

5 kittens found in garbage pile at East Kootenay landfill

One worker at the landfill luckily saw something moving in the pile

These five kittens were recently found in the garbage pile at the Fort Steele landfill. They are now in the care of a foster. (Photo courtesy of Leslie Long)
Elizabeth May at the Green Party headquarters in Saanich. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

Elizabeth May once again face of the Green Party after disappointing national result

Leader’s defeat coupled with drop in popular vote leaves party looking to regroup

Elizabeth May at the Green Party headquarters in Saanich. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday Sept. 4. (@captainramona Twitter photo)
Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday Sept. 4. (@captainramona Twitter photo)