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

Latest from Brady Strachan

Kelowna Rockets fire head coach Adam Foote, father of the WHL team's captain

The Kelowna Rockets have fired head coach Adam Foote, three months ahead of hosting the Canadian Hockey League's 2020 Memorial Cup tournament.

Curtis Sagmoen found guilty of assault for running into woman with ATV

North Okanagan resident Curtis Sagmoen has been found guilty of one count of assault causing body harm for crashing into a woman from behind with his ATV in August 2017

B.C. teacher handed jail sentence for sexually exploiting student, refusing court order to stop meeting her

A B.C. judge has sentenced former West Kelowna high school teacher Bradley Furman to 38 months of jail time for pursuing a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student and breaching multiple court orders to stop contacting her after his arrest.

'He hit me so hard, I flipped over him': Escort tells assault trial Curtis Sagmoen ran into her with ATV

The Crown's main witness in North Okanagan resident Curtis Sagmoen's assault trial told a Vernon, B.C., courtroom Sagmoen ran into her from behind with an ATV with so much force, she flipped over him and landed face first on the ground.

Family of murdered Kelowna man accepts killer's courtroom apology

Steven Pirko, a Kelowna man who interrupted a fist fight and bludgeoned his unsuspecting victim to death with a hammer, has been handed a life sentence with no chance of parole for 11 years.

'A living hell': Kelowna family mourns their loss at killer's sentencing hearing

Family members wept in B.C. Supreme Court as they described the heartache and longing they’ve suffered since Christopher Ausman was violently killed in 2014.

Revelstoke councillor resigns over mayor and council pay increases

Revelstoke Coun. Steven Cross has abruptly resigned at a special council meeting after council voted down his motion to forgo pay increases and instead divert the money into paving and infrastructure projects.

Neither snow, nor rain ... but staff shortage delays mail for weeks in southern B.C. villages

Residents in the southern Interior community of Coalmont are frustrated with Canada Post because they haven't had mail delivery to their town since before Christmas.

Kelowna chef takes a gamble by opening restaurant on city's notorious Leon Avenue

Despite an exodus of businesses from Kelowna's Leon Avenue over issues around the city's street population, one entrepreneur is bucking the trend and opening a vegan restaurant on the notorious street.

Judge to decide if Curtis Sagmoen pointed gun toward sex worker and shot out her car tire

The case against North Okanagan resident Curtis Sagmoen hangs on circumstantial evidence, a B.C. Supreme Court in Vernon heard on the final day of his trial. Sagmoen is accused of wearing a mask, pointing a shotgun toward a sex worker and shooting out the front tire of her car.

B.C. teacher who sexually exploited student caused 'significant emotional and psychological harm,' says Crown

A West Kelowna, B.C., teacher "manipulated and psychologically coerced" a student into having a secret sexual relationship with him that continued after his arrest, despite a no contact order imposed by the court, a Crown lawyer said Thursday at the teacher's sentencing hearing. 

'We are just going to take it away': City of Kelowna tells people not to donate supplies to homeless camp

A Kelowna man is dismayed after he says he was turned away by a city bylaw officer as he tried to give a tent heater to a homeless camper sleeping in extremely cold temperatures at a city park this week.

Indigenous woman interrogated by RCMP over sexual assault claim leading protest at Kelowna detachment

An Indigenous woman in Kelowna is co-organizing a rally outside the Kelowna RCMP detachment on Saturday to demand an independent investigation into how police respond to and investigate sexual assault reports.

Animal rights activists arrested after chaining themselves to Kelowna credit union doors

Seven animal rights activists were arrested on charges of mischief after they locked themselves to the front doors of a Kelowna credit union Monday morning, refusing to leave until the company stop sponsoring the meat-themed event Ribfest.
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Young eagle released back to the wild after dramatic rescue 3 months ago

A group of Salmon Arm, B.C., neighbours who rescued an injured a juvenile eagle three months ago when its wing became impaled on a tree branch was on hand to watch the rehabilitated bird take flight once more on Thursday.