Dominika Lirette

Digital Associate Producer

Dominika Lirette is a digital associate producer at CBC Kelowna. Twitter: @LiretteDominika

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Hundreds of hearts appear in windows after B.C. mom starts scavenger hunt to stay connected

On Tuesday night Bailey Grose posted in a Prince George community Facebook group about an idea she had to get people to paste hearts in their windows to start a community-wide scavenger hunt. Since then, she has gotten photos of over 700 windows with hearts.

B.C. distilleries are lifting spirits by making free hand sanitizer

"We're not an essential service at the end of it. We make alcohol for a living and this is just a teeny way that we can actually help and give back to our community."

B.C. musicians performing virtual concerts to connect with audiences

In light of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, artists have taken to social media to stream live shows from empty theatres, their bedrooms and their basements.

Many shelters, drop-in centres struggle with social distancing but vow to keep offering services

Social distancing is proving difficult for many shelters and drop-in centres in B.C. striving to keep homeless and vulnerable people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

B.C. mom upset at being asked to get out of the pool to breastfeed

Williams Lake resident Brianna Stennes has become frustrated after being asked on two separate occasions by a lifeguard to not breastfeed her son in the pool.

This cat was found skinny and scared in a shipping container from China. Now she's ready for adoption

Journey, an orange female tabby cat, has come a long way since she was found inside a shipping container that had travelled all the way from Shenzhen, China to Prince George, B.C. last April. She now loves to play and is ready to be adopted after 10 months of being in the care of the B.C. SPCA.

Blockade supporting Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs continues to halt rail traffic in northwestern B.C.

A protest near New Hazelton, B.C., in support of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs, is blocking CN Rail's main line through the northern part of the province, halting transport between Prince George and Prince Rupert. 

Kindness snowballs after online search for volunteers to help B.C. seniors with snow

What started as a random act of kindness by Revelstoke local has evolved into an online Facebook group where people volunteer to help seniors, and those who aren't physically able, with snow removal.

Prince Rupert schools using bottled water until copper levels confirmed to meet standards

"The water has not changed, but the limits that we're allowed to have for our staff and students have changed," said Prince Rupert School Board chair James Horne.

Online dating only gets more daunting the older you get — but this new program is guiding over-50s through it

A Kamloops library has started a new program called Dating Over 50 to help people better understand the world of online dating and ways to make connections.

'My mind is blown': B.C. team places 5th with zero deductions at international cheer competition

Fans of the new Netflix documentary series Cheer know that it's not easy to hit zero on the score sheet at a cheerleading competition, but the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack Cheerleaders did it, when they competed at the ICU University World Cheerleading Championships over the weekend.

Brexit may be imminent, but this B.C. pub plans to keep the name going

Nearly two years ago, when British expat Martyn Lewis opened his pub in Penticton, B.C., he admittedly called it the Brexit Pub as a way of getting publicity. However, it's worked out so well, he's planning on keeping the name as a way of continuing his theme of poking fun at Great Britain.

Wife who lost husband to suicide wants Interior Health and RCMP crisis response program expanded

Elisha Hamilton has nearly reached her goal of getting 1,000 signatures for a petition she started in support of expanding an emergency response program for mental health and substance use issues in the Interior.

A Prince George couple is getting hitched next weekend — at the hockey game

Every year, Amanda Chandler, marketing manager for the Treasure Cove Casino, meets with Andy Beesley, vice-president of the Prince George Cougars, to plan the casino and WHL team's joint Vegas themed event.

Gene Simmons dishes about a new music festival in Grand Forks, B.C., and his deep love of ketchup

Simmons called CBC's Radio West Thursday afternoon to chat about Grand Forks, the festival and some of his "peculiar" eating habits.