Tom Popyk

Tom Popyk is a CBC Journalist based in Kelowna, British Columbia. He has worked as Video Journalist and Reporter for more than 25 years, covering local, national and international stories. He can be reached at

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B.C. is burning through its wildfire budget well before the season even peaks

The B.C. Wildfire Service has now spent more than $105 million to fight wildfires this year, surpassing recent trends on costs, as the total amount of land burned in the province hits early season highs.

Body of B.C. woman killed in Mexican resort on her way home

The family of 23-year-old Kiara Agnew says her final flight will arrive in Edmonton Thursday night and will travel on to Dawson Creek, B.C., from there.

Homeless man found dead in northwestern B.C. tent camp following freezing night

The B.C. Coroners Service has not yet confirmed what caused the death of a homeless man found dead on Thursday morning in a tent encampment in Terrace B.C.

Kelowna RCMP officer pleads guilty to assault in violent 2020 UBCO wellness check

The long-delayed criminal trial of RCMP Const. Lacy Browning was set to begin Monday afternoon in provincial court in Kelowna, B.C., but quickly ended in a guilty plea.

Grapes gathered in grief in B.C. now yielding special vintage in memory of Manitoba girl

The wine is called Olivia the Brave, produced in memory of Charlie Baessler's Manitoba niece, whose young life was cut short by a congenital illness. 

Anniversary of tugboat Ingenika tragedy marked by calls for accountability

One year after the tugboat MV Ingenika slipped beneath stormy seas, the widow of a lost sailor is calling for federal answers and action.

Kelowna RCMP sued over 2019 shooting

A Kelowna man is suing the RCMP for gunshot injuries he suffered after a late-night confrontation almost two years ago. 

Canadian military arriving to aid B.C.'s flood-ravaged Princeton

Canadian Forces are being deployed to help clear critical roads and infrastructure in the B.C. interior town of Princeton, while a new evacuation order was issued for an address south of the city on Wednesday evening.

Destroyed section of Hwy 1 was deemed 'high risk' of landslide in September post-wildfire report

A section of the Trans-Canada Highway destroyed by a mudslide east of Lytton, B.C., last week was identified months ago as being at risk of landslides and flooding following a devastating wildfire in the area this summer.

Residents of East Kootenay mobile home park allowed to return home after wildfire forced evacuation Thursday

An estimated 46 properties in the Galloway area of the East Kootenay region were evacuated Thursday afternoon due to a wildfire.