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A Vernon contractor is ‘very lucky,’ BX-Swan Lake fire Chief Bill Wacey said after a lawnmower fell on him Tuesday, June 9. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Man run over by lawnmower near Vernon

Contractor ‘very lucky,’ but taken to hospital with leg injury

A Vernon contractor is ‘very lucky,’ BX-Swan Lake fire Chief Bill Wacey said after a lawnmower fell on him Tuesday, June 9. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Overnight camping will be allowed as of June 1 in provincial parks such as Saysutshun Newcastle Island in Nanaimo. Provincial parks opened for hiking and other day uses May 14 after being closed since April 8. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. residents can now reserve a provincial campsite for a stay starting June 1

Campsite reservations will only be available to British Columbians

Overnight camping will be allowed as of June 1 in provincial parks such as Saysutshun Newcastle Island in Nanaimo. Provincial parks opened for hiking and other day uses May 14 after being closed since April 8. (News Bulletin file photo)
A duck is perched on the fence at the Fintry gate house Monday, May 18 which is flooded. (Vyvienne Findlay photo)

Okanagan’s Fintry Park gate house flooded

Park users will have to do some wading

A duck is perched on the fence at the Fintry gate house Monday, May 18 which is flooded. (Vyvienne Findlay photo)
The Snowbirds were supposed to do a flypast over the Okanagan on May 17, but it was cancelled due to inclement weather. Later that day, the plane crashed, causing Casey’s death and severe injuries to Capt. Richard MacDougall. (Daniel Taylor - Capital News)

PHOTOS: Tribute to CF Snowbirds on Victoria Day in downtown Kelowna

Photos of the flyover in tribute to the CF Snowbirds crash and park-goers in downtown Kelowna

The Snowbirds were supposed to do a flypast over the Okanagan on May 17, but it was cancelled due to inclement weather. Later that day, the plane crashed, causing Casey’s death and severe injuries to Capt. Richard MacDougall. (Daniel Taylor - Capital News)
Kids play with the bubbles overflowing from the fountain at Polson Park Monday, May 18. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

WATCH: North Okanagan fountain vandalized with dish soap

Long-standing prank bubbles over at Polson Park fountain

Kids play with the bubbles overflowing from the fountain at Polson Park Monday, May 18. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
(Black Press file photo)

Stay on park trails, Summerland mayor urges

Concerns raised about damage to hillside in Giant’s Head Mountain Park

(Black Press file photo)
The playground at Summerland Middle School is closed in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. School boards, municipal governments and the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen have all closed playgrounds and other facilities during the pandemic. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland to begin reopening amenities

Summerland Skatepark will reopen on May 15; other facilities to follow

The playground at Summerland Middle School is closed in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. School boards, municipal governments and the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen have all closed playgrounds and other facilities during the pandemic. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Wells Gray Provincial Park is one of many set to reopen for day-use on Thursday, May 14. (Black Press Media files)

Most of B.C.’s provincial parks to reopen today, visitors asked to physically distance

Overnight camping and the rest of the day-use facilities could return in June

Wells Gray Provincial Park is one of many set to reopen for day-use on Thursday, May 14. (Black Press Media files)
Updated: No confirmed opening date for provincial parks near Revelstoke

Updated: No confirmed opening date for provincial parks near Revelstoke

In other places the parks are opening for day use

Updated: No confirmed opening date for provincial parks near Revelstoke
COVID-19: Coldstream plans on re-opening parks

COVID-19: Coldstream plans on re-opening parks

Flattening of coronavirus curve prompts district to open some spots Mid-May

COVID-19: Coldstream plans on re-opening parks
Toronto Police Mounted Unit officers patrol a city park in Toronto on Thursday, April 16, 2020. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association says it’s going to seek amnesty for all tickets issued for municipal recreational infractions during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Civil Liberties group seeks amnesty for recreational tickets issued during pandemic

The association has received at least 100 public complaints over the past 10 days

Toronto Police Mounted Unit officers patrol a city park in Toronto on Thursday, April 16, 2020. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association says it’s going to seek amnesty for all tickets issued for municipal recreational infractions during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Graffiti on two sides of a boulder in Death Valley National Park is from 2019 and 2020, marked “Steve & Lacy”. The National Parks Service is seeking a man from Grand Forks, B.C., in connection with the graffiti. (US National Parks Service)

U.S. officials look for B.C. man suspected of vandalizing Death Valley National Park

Rangers believe the man travelled with a dog named Lacy on his way to an off-road race

Graffiti on two sides of a boulder in Death Valley National Park is from 2019 and 2020, marked “Steve & Lacy”. The National Parks Service is seeking a man from Grand Forks, B.C., in connection with the graffiti. (US National Parks Service)
While playgrounds, the Summerland Skatepark and active recreation facilities in Summerland have been closed to the public, the community’s parks are still open for passive recreation. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland parks remain open for passive use

Users urged to maintain physical distancing to slow spread of COVID-19

While playgrounds, the Summerland Skatepark and active recreation facilities in Summerland have been closed to the public, the community’s parks are still open for passive recreation. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A sneaky sap thief has added four taps to this large maple tree in Mount Douglas Park. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Sap thief taps Saanich park maple trees, faces hefty fine

One tree found with four taps in Mount Doug Park

A sneaky sap thief has added four taps to this large maple tree in Mount Douglas Park. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)