Brady Strachan is a CBC reporter based in Kelowna, B.C. Besides Kelowna, Strachan has covered stories for CBC News in Winnipeg, Brandon, Vancouver and internationally. Follow his tweets @BradyStrachan
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Sexual assault of vulnerable senior by B.C. care aide highlights gaps in long-term care, advocates say
A care aide in Creston, B.C., has been sentenced to one year of house arrest after he sexually assaulted a vulnerable resident of a long-term care home in her private room. The case highlights gaps in the care and protection of vulnerable seniors and the need for better policies and training at long-term care facilities, according to seniors' advocates.
7 months after catastrophic fire, frustrations mount in Lytton, B.C., over pace of recovery
Little has changed in the village since a catastrophic fire destroyed an estimated 90 per cent of buildings and homes last June. It's become something of a sore point for residents, who had hoped rebuilding would be in full swing by now.
For evacuees forced out of their homes in B.C., Christmas will look very different this year
More than 1,000 people in British Columbia will be spending the Christmas holidays out of their homes this year, after being displaced from catastrophic flooding and fires in 2021, according to the province.
B.C. winemakers in good spirits about 2021 vintage despite summer of fire and extreme heat
This year could be known as one of the better vintages in recent memory for British Columbia's wine industry, despite the unprecedented growing conditions wine growers faced over the summer with fires, a record-breaking heat wave and extreme drought conditions.
This small B.C. school is tripping over twins
For a school the size of Parkview Elementary in Sicamous, B.C., having two or three sets of twins is not uncommon. However, the school of 205 students had six sets of twins to begin the 2021-22 school year — a figure that caught principal Carla Schneider by surprise when she looked at the class lists.
'Misinformation can kill people': Friends and family grieve loss of loved ones who refused COVID vaccines
Friends and family members of people who have died from COVID-19 after not getting vaccinated are expressing their grief and regret that they were not able to convince their loved ones to take the advice of public health officials.
RCMP investigating after racist rant outside Kelowna vaccine clinic caught on video
A racist rant outside a vaccination clinic in Kelowna, B.C., has prompted an RCMP investigation and an online backlash against the man at the centre of it.
Former Kelowna Mountie faces possible jail time for breach of trust
A former RCMP officer pleaded guilty to one count of breach of trust of a public officer for pursuing sexual relationsips with seven women he met through his work at the Kelowna RCMP detachment.
Family of Shuswap woman looking for answers as B.C.'s police watchdog investigates fatal crash
The family of Brittany Thompson is searching for answers as to what led up to a fatal crash that claimed the life of the 28-year-old mother of four. She had gone with a neighbour to pick up her cat from a vet in Salmon Arm, B.C.
RCMP reviewing actions of Kelowna officer seen repeatedly punching suspect in arrest video
Kelowna RCMP are reviewing the actions of an officer after video emerged on social media of him repeatedly punching a suspect during an arrest Sunday in the city's downtown.