Courtney Dickson


Courtney Dickson is a journalist working in Kamloops, B.C. Email her at with story tips.

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This B.C. woman was diagnosed with COVID-19 just 3 days before her due date

Even after her baby tested negative for the illness, Michelle Hunter had to get through two weeks of being symptom free before she could enjoy the things new moms look forward to.

Jogger lives to tell the tale after rare run-in with predatory black bear in southeastern B.C.

A jogger near a small town in B.C.'s West Kootenay region had a rare encounter with a marauding black bear.

Memorial honouring Snowbirds in Kamloops, B.C., to be taken down and preserved

The memorial set up by Kamloops, B.C., residents honouring the victims of a fatal Snowbirds plane crash in the city on the Victoria Day weekend will be taken down Friday. 

Wildlife shelter seeks people to provide bear necessities as travel restrictions halt volunteers from abroad

The Northern Lights Wildlife Society in Smithers typically hosts two or three live-in volunteers, who have come from all over the world to help care for rescued bears throughout the summer. But travel restrictions are preventing those people from entering the country. 

Grief, guilt, embarrassment — clutter can stir many emotions. Here are some tips to kickstart the clearout

Self-isolation is a great opportunity to purge unwanted and unused belongings — yet the thought of going through rooms and boxes of things you've collected over the years may make you feel uneasy. You're not alone, a decluttering expert says.

Canadian Legion in Kamloops, B.C., honours Snowbird crash victim with memorial ceremony

Thousands of people tuned in online Thursday to pay tribute to the victims of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds crash that killed one person and seriously injured another in Kamloops, B.C., on Sunday.

Feeling anxious about B.C. reopening? You're not alone, counsellor says

While some people are eager to get out of their homes and rebuild their social lives, others may find this time exceptionally overwhelming. 

Tourism operators worry 'stay away' messaging from Haida Nation will have lasting impacts on business

Business owners reliant on tourism dollars to make ends meet are concerned ongoing  messaging from the Haida Nation for visitors to stay away will have lasting impacts on their ability to do business. 

Go jump in a lake: Why these women swim in ice-cold conditions

A group called the 'Chilly Dippers' in Kelowna, B.C., gather for a unique physically distanced activity — swimming in an ice cold lake.

Clearwater mayor raises concerns around provincial parks reopening

With many provincial parks now open for day use, the mayor of Clearwater, B.C., near Wells Gray Provincial Park, is concerned physical distancing and sanitation and the possibility of outsiders bringing COVID-19 to his community.

Need a stuffed crocodile? This B.C. museum has 2 of those for sale, and a lot more

A museum in B.C.’s Interior has put its entire collection, including hundreds of preserved animals up for auction online. 

Search and rescue officials concerned increased calls could deplete protective equipment supply

Kamloops Search and Rescue is urging residents to be safe during outdoor activities in the coming months, because they’re concerned they may run out of personal protective equipment, which would leave them unable to attend to searches. 

Barriers installed as Kamloops prepares for 1-in-20-year flood

The City of Kamloops is preparing for the possibility of a one-in-20 year flood in the North and South Thompson rivers, by closing the pier, a section of the trail that runs through the park and the beach, and installing flood mitigation barriers.

Kelowna student launches petition to bring back grad

Ally Wyllie, of Kelowna, B.C., started an online petition to make traditional graduation ceremonies and prom nights happen. 

Electric heat pumps bring cleaner, cheaper power to Heiltsuk Nation

Heat pumps installed in homes near Bella Bella, B.C., are saving members of the Heiltsuk Nation thousands of dollars on their heating bills each year, reducing their reliance on fossil fuels and improving their health, a band councillor says.