Tom Popyk

Tom Popyk is journalist based in British Columbia.

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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.

Cost of fighting B.C. wildfires already above $95 million for 2021 — before peak fire season begins

The B.C. Wildfire Service has spent more than $95.4 million fighting fires this season, eating through more than 70 per cent of its annual allocated budget before the start of peak fire season.

Indigenous Canadians face higher rates of death, complications after surgery, study shows

A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows Indigenous people have a 30 per cent increased risk of death after surgery.

Siblings create large artworks in secret locations in northern B.C.

Nature provides all the materials needed to build large-scale images best viewed from the air.

Prince Rupert hopes for end to pandemic after community clinic vaccinates vast majority of city's adults

City officials say the clinic administered more than 7,000 shots in a community with some 9,000 adult residents.

Illegal deep-woods tire dump near Vernon creates cleanup headache for local conservationists

When an outdoorsman from Vernon stumbled upon hundreds of tires in a north Okanagan streambed, he was shocked at the scale of the crime.

B.C. search and rescue teams on track for another record-setting winter

Winter is doing little to cool down a record-setting pace of outdoor search and rescues in the province.