Dominika Lirette

Digital Associate Producer

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

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Organizers of B.C. Remembrance Day project search for families of fallen soldiers

The project is a visual memorial with 240 white crosses which are installed in the park before Remembrance Day to commemorate members of the Canadian Armed Forces who have died in the line of duty. Project leaders want to personalize the memorial by recognizing the relatives of those who have died.

Shuswap school to reopen after mysterious smell causes seven-week shutdown

Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous, B.C., will reopen its doors after the school was forced to temporarily close on Sept. 20 because of health and safety concerns related to an unidentifiable smell. The source of the smell, however, is still unknown.

B.C. family sets up cameras to watch 12 bears that visit its property

Peter Rowbottom and his family have been on bear watch since last year, watching them play and eat all across their property just outside of Malakwa, B.C., in the Shuswap.

Vandals wreak havoc on Aquatic Centre in Fernie, B.C.

RCMP are investigating after vandals smashed windows with rocks and bricks at the Fernie Aquatic Centre leaving "extensive damage" in the East Kootenay city.

'We have a home': Okanagan Chinese Canadian Association finds new space after long search

Although the group received $250,000 from the B.C. Community Gaming Grant and more than $100,000 in donations, it struggled to find somewhere affordable  in Kelowna's hot real estate market. 

Cabin owners lose B.C. Supreme Court fight to rent properties to vacationers

Friends and business partners Chris Cade and Paul Patton have lost their nearly year-long battle with the Thompson-Nicola Regional District to have short-term rentals at the cabins they own together on Red Lake, about 50 kilometres northwest of Kamloops.

Dancers in red protest Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Seven dancers dressed in crimson robes with their faces painted white, theatrically protested the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline outside of a storage facility containing some of the pipe in Kamloops on Monday. 

'Instruments are meant to last': Vernon school collecting used instruments to start a band

After Alexis Park Elementary School teacher Tobi Huggins received a donation of an old drum set for the school's music class, she started to wonder who else had old instruments from their school days collecting dust at home.

New animal sanctuary opens in B.C. — and it's already full

Jaye Dueck has been dreaming of having her own farm and animal sanctuary for five years, and now she's made that a reality with the newly opened Eden's Farm and Recovery Sanctuary near Kamloops. 

'It's been a hell of a ride': North Okanagan music venue closing after 24 years

The walls of Lorenzo's Cafe in Enderby have heard the music of over 1,000 bands over the past 24 years. Corb Lund, Powder Blues Band, Jerry Doucette and Sherry Aldridge have all played there, to name a few.

'A devastating blow': Rural community mayors react to cancellation of rural grant program

Mayors of small towns, villages and communities in rural B.C. have expressed disappointment over the indefinite suspension of the Rural Dividend Fund, which helps smaller communities with projects ranging from skills training to infrastructure.

$45K cleanup project relieves fire risk at B.C.'s only fully accessible campground

A $45,000 fire risk reduction project is underway at B.C.'s only fully accessible campground for people with disabilities and their caregivers. Agur Lake Camp, 20 kilometres west of Summerland, was identified in 2015 as having a high to extreme fire threat.

'I'd rather put the money into myself': University student converts delivery truck into home

Tired of paying rent and living with lots of roommates, fourth year Thompson Rivers University student Chris Marr-Laing decided to move into a delivery truck and make it his home.

B.C. brewery pilots compostable four-pack beer ring carriers

A Quesnel, B.C. based brewery is trying to reduce its plastic waste by testing the effectiveness of a new biodegradable four-pack beer carrier.

School temporarily closed because of health concerns from mysterious smell

The North Okanagan-Shuswap school district announced Friday it is suspending operations at Parkview Elementary in Sicamous because of health and safety concerns. Interior Health recommended the school close down and relocate students until the source of an inexplicable odour can be determined.