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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22 test positive for COVID-19 at group homes in Vernon, B.C.

An organization in Vernon, B.C., that houses and provides services for adults with developmental disabilities is dealing with nearly two dozen cases of COVID-19 after one resident tested positive for the novel coronavirus late last month.

Recent deer deaths in Central Okanagan prompt calls for ban on spiked fencing

A B.C. conservation officer is highlighting the dangers of some types of metal residential fencing after three recent incidents in the central Okanagan where deer were impaled on pointed fence pickets.

B.C. ski resort fires employees after dozens of COVID-19 cases linked to parties, shared housing

Big White Ski Resort near Kelowna, B.C., has fired some of its employees for breaking a social responsibility contract, after health officials announced that 60 confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been linked to the resort. 

60 COVID-19 cases linked to Big White resort near Kelowna, B.C.

A cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to the Big White resort community near Kelowna, B.C., has grown to 60 confirmed cases, according to the Interior Health Authority.

Former foster child wants more charges against disgraced Kelowna social worker

Aden Withers felt a mixture of feelings when she heard Robert Riley Saunders was arrested in Alberta on 13 criminal charges related to his work for the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Interior Health accused of 'aggressively recruiting' staff from private seniors home

A private care home in Merritt, B.C., is accusing the Interior Health Authority of aggressively recruiting its health care workers by offering them higher wages and better benefits.

B.C. curling clubs seek funding to cover declining revenues

In many communities in B.C. curling clubs are as much about the socializing as the sport. However as the number of COVID-19 cases have risen this fall, curlers are dropping their memberships, despite protocols clubs have in place to stop the spread of the disease.

Kelowna RCMP's new commander promises fresh vision as force faces surge in crime, misconduct allegations

Supt. Kara Triance is promising a new vision of leadership focused on forging community partnerships, establishing high expectations of professional conduct within her ranks and making sure the citizens of Kelowna feel safe in their community.

24 hectares of marijuana — said to be Canada's largest crop — harvested in Rock Creek, B.C.

The harvest of 60,000 cannabis plants is underway in Rock Creek, B.C., in what is expected to be one of the largest legal outdoor marijuana crops in North America. 

Penticton woman sentenced to 1 year in jail for accidentally killing teen boyfriend with morphine injection

A 24-year-old Penticton woman has been sentenced to a conditional three year sentence for the manslaughter death of her boyfriend Devon Blackmore who died after she twice injected him with morphine in order to ease pain he was experiencing from a severe case of undiagnosed pneumonia.

Crown seeks 3-year sentence for B.C. woman who injected teen boyfriend with morphine, killing him

The Crown is seeking a three-year prison sentence for a young Penticton woman who injected her 17-year-old boyfriend with morphine to ease his pain, killing him.

B.C. man with violent history released from custody two days before allegedly assaulting children

A mother is 'livid and outraged' a man with a history of violence was released from custody just two days before allegedly assaulting her son and another boy in a park in the Okanagan community of Kaleden, B.C.

Living on the edge: B.C. woman watching the ground beneath her home slowly fall away

A woman living in rural Lumby, B.C., is worried her home of 18 years is going to fall down an embankment as the ground beneath her house slowly falls away.

Bear walks into liquor store to the shock of owner and customer

The owner of a Revelstoke, B.C., liquor store said a bear surprised him and one of his customers when it walked through the open door of his shop this week.

2nd woman files lawsuit against Kelowna RCMP officer accused of assault during wellness check

Another Kelowna woman has filed a civil lawsuit against RCMP Const. Lacy Browning, claiming the officer assaulted her while she was walking home from a New Year's Eve party in 2016.