Tom Popyk

Tom Popyk is journalist based in British Columbia.

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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.

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.