Brady Strachan

CBC Reporter

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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'It was just a wall of fire': Neighbours fight off Cawston area blaze overnight

A group of about 15 people living south of Cawston, B.C., banded together to fight off the Richter Mountain fire Thursday night and early Friday morning as gusting winds fanned flames down the mountainside toward their properties.

'We won't tolerate it around our kids': Rutland residents oppose social housing

Hundreds of Rutland area residents turned out for a B.C. Housing meeting this week to air their concerns over a 49-unit supportive housing building slated to be constructed on McCurdy Road in Kelowna

Kelowna bus driver fails to regain job after texting while driving caught on video

A Kelowna, B.C., transit driver has failed to win his job back after he was caught on video texting for more than a minute while driving a bus with passengers on board down the highway.

Orphaned bear cub rescued near Lillooet after mother shot by hunter

An orphaned bear cub was rescued by volunteers with the Northern Lights Wildlife Society this week after its mother was shot by a hunter.

Kelowna woman awakes to find 36 kg rock dropped on her car's windshield

A Kelowna woman woke up on Sunday morning to find someone had dropped a large rock onto her vehicle's windshield and hood outside the home she had just moved into in Kelowna's Rutland neighbourhood.

'I was unable to function': B.C. mothers share their stories of postpartum depression to erase the stigma

A group of B.C. mothers is hoping to raise awareness of postpartum depression and erase some of the stigma associated with the condition by sharing their experiences.

'It was just beautiful': Kelowna family that saved owl watches as it's released back into the wild

A Kelowna family watched on Wednesday as a great horned owl it helped rescue three months ago was released back into the wild after its rehabilitation at the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls SORCO Raptor Rehab Centre.

Boot camp puts B.C. firefighter recruits to the test as wildfire season looms

Each year, more than 200 young men and women go through a gruelling eight-day boot camp to see if they have what it takes to become a member of the B.C. Wildfire Service.

'What's happening to our town?': Penticton man in coma after alleged assault on beach

A violent assault at a Penticton beach on Friday evening sent one man to hospital with a serious head injury. A second man is in custody facing a number of criminal charges, including aggravated assault and sexual assault.

Kelowna man wants people to help him learn to walk again after recent amputation

Kelowna man Ralph Zaiser is inviting people to come walk with him this Saturday as he learns how again after his right leg was amputated below the knee.

No criminal record for security guard who broke man's arm while restraining him

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has granted a Kelowna security guard a conditional discharge after he pleaded guilty to one count of common assault for breaking a man's arm in 2016 while attempting to restrain him. 

'There was a lot of blood. He was a very broken man': Snowboarder swept away by avalanche at B.C. ski resort

A Vernon B.C., man watched as his snowboarding partner was swept up in an avalanche on a ski run at SilverStar Mountain Resort last week.

'It's not the place for me': Kelowna man adjusts to social housing from life on street

Two months ago Pierre Gervais left Kelowna's Gospel Mission shelter in the city's downtown core to move into the newly opened Heath House supportive housing complex, located on busy Highway 97, the main traffic route cutting through the Okanagan city.

Vernon ordered to reinstate 2 employees fired for sexual activity in fire chief's office

A B.C. arbitration panel has ordered the City of Vernon to reinstate two employees who were fired last year after they were caught on surveillance camera having sexual relations in the fire chief's office.

15-year-old softball star has her sights set on Division 1 U.S. college ball

This summer, 15-year-old Renay Willier will compete to win national softball championships in two countries, facing off against players up to four years older than herself.