Winston Szeto

Digital Associate Producer, CBC Kelowna

Winston Szeto has written stories about different regions across British Columbia. Before landing in the Okanagan, he was a story producer with The Early Edition and On The Coast of CBC Vancouver. Send him tips via email winston.szeto@cbc.ca or Twitter @winstonszeto

Latest from Winston Szeto

More people visited Central Okanagan in 2020 but fewer stayed in hotels

Lisanne Ballantyne, president and CEO of Tourism Kelowna, says more travellers to Central Okanagan despite the pandemic doesn't translate into more spending on hotels and other businesses in the region.

Vernon School District plans to increase annual bus fee from $25 to $200, angering parents

Hundreds of parents in Vernon, B.C., are not happy after the local school district says it plans to increase the annual bus fee from $25 to $200 for the next academic year.

Mayor of Terrace calls for ombudsperson's probe into Indigenous councillor's resignation

Mayor Carol Leclerc says she has asked the council to consider having an ombudsperson investigate its inclusivity, but Indigenous policy expert Ginger Gosnell-Myers says she doubts such an investigation would be useful.

B.C. novelist Jack Whyte dies of cancer at 80

Scottish Canadian novelist Jack Whyte is the author of several historical novels, including the Arthurian-rooted Dream of Eagles series and the Templars Trilogy.

Kelowna RCMP pause Safe Place program after LGBT community complains it wasn't consulted

Kelowna RCMP has put its Safe Place program on hold just one day after launch, following complaints from local LGBTQ communities they weren't properly consulted.

Penticton council rejects 300-home development proposal for Naramata Bench

Penticton Coun. Julius Bloomfield says the high-density proposal doesn't fit the character of area, known for its vineyards and orchards.
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Province funds 8 low-cost addiction treatment beds in North Okanagan

Jacob Philp works at Bill's Place, a drug addiction treatment centre where he stayed for eight months in 2017. He's glad to see that part of the $13 million the province is spending on recovery will make eight beds there more affordable.

International students trickling back to B.C. under loosened restrictions on school districts

Stella She landed in Kamloops, B.C., in November to study Grade 12 after schools across the province reopened to international students.

Penticton mayor attributes high police workload to homelessness in the Okanagan city

Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki says the high police caseload in the Okanagan city is caused by the influx of homeless people from other areas with fewer services.

Ice sculptures at Vernon Winter Carnival damaged by vandals

Two ice sculptures created for the annual Vernon Winter Carnival were vandalized over the weekend.

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