Dominika Lirette

Digital Associate Producer

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

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A psychologist explains: Trauma and loss after fire

Clinical psychologist Kathy Keating sat down with Sarah Penton, host of CBC's Radio West, to talk about how people recover from losing everything they own in a fire.

How people who lost their homes in fires decades ago feel today

After enduring heartbreaking loss, survivors of wildfires in the Salmon Arm area share how they managed to move on and where they are at now.

Healing after fire: How Rock Creek residents are coping 4 years later

Some community members have made peace with losing all of their things in the fire, while others still struggle to come to terms with what is gone.

'It looked like a war zone': Life in Pressy Lake 2 years after the fire

Families in Pressy Lake are rebuilding and trying to move forward two years after the Elephant Hill Wildfire swept in and burnt 33 homes to the ground.

Prince George struggles to find public washroom solution

City council in Prince George is trying to find ways to increase accessibility to public washrooms in the downtown area. There are few options available for people, and many businesses have chosen not to grant public access to their facilities because of fears of overdoses and safety.

No kidding around: Hotel owner ordered to remove weed-chomping goats

A mother goat and her kid have become quite the local celebrities in Prince Rupert, with many stopping to take photos of them jumping onto rocks on the lawn of a hotel. However, they may not be in the city for much longer. 

'Devastated' RV park owners give up business over flood fears, lack of buy-out

As well as fears over the neighbouring Kettle River bursting its banks again, Monica and Brian Thates' decision to sell also came after learning that their business and property was not included in an area that the city is aiming to buy out.

Prince George mourns elder who revived Dakelh canoe carving

The artist and teacher was well known in the community for reviving the traditional practice of carving Dakelh dugout canoes.

Kamloops beekeepers put hives on office tower roofs

'We are trying to promote bee growth for lack of a better term, and the more inner city roofs that we can get our hives on the better for the bees really,' says David Yetman despite a bylaw that doesn't allow for hives in industrial zones.

Penticton bylaw makes sitting on downtown sidewalks a $100 offence

The goal of the bylaw is to curb "bad behaviour" by, in many cases, homeless people, the city's mayor says.

Vernon father killed in car crash over long weekend

RCMP are continuing to investigate a fatal car crash on Highway 6 in Vernon that killed  52-year-old Darin Des Roches Sunday evening.

Nelson ends banner dispute by deciding not to hang any from non-profits

After years of controversy over which banners should be allowed to hang over Baker Street in downtown Nelson, city council has decided to repeal its community flag and banner policy and get rid of hanging banners from non-profit groups altogether.

What it's like to patrol the roads for high-risk drivers

In 2017, ICBC found 540 people were injured in 2,300 crashes across the province over the Victoria Day long weekend.

Kelowna man arrested for alleged online threats against mayor

Kelowna RCMP have arrested a 52-year-old man in connection with alleged online threats made against Mayor Colin Basran in a social media thread discussing a controversial condo project in the city.

Kamloops firefighters left fire scene because it was outside city limits

The owners of LeBeau Brothers Logging company on the outskirts of Kamloops were left to fend for themselves when a fire broke out, charring three trucks and two trailers on their property last Friday night.