Dominika Lirette

Digital Associate Producer

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

Latest from Dominika Lirette

Emotional reunion for volunteer tutor, 93, and student whom she taught how to spell

For 10 years tutor Jean Lee worked with Kevin Mardell, who has autism, to improve his reading and writing skills. Now, his spelling is "perfect," says Lee, who surprised Mardell with a visit at the Independent Grocer in Kelowna where he now works.

Pilot project launches free sunscreen dispensers in Kelowna

In the same week temperatures soared well above 30 C in Kelowna, two foundations have joined forces to launch a new pilot project providing free sunscreen. Two touchless sunscreen dispensers have been set up in the city and anyone can use them.

Creston, B.C., woman forms rat patrol to help town deal with mounting rodent concerns

Some residents have expressed their frustrations by leaving dead rats on the steps of town hall, says Creston's mayor.

'The monster is underneath': Interior district steps up fight against Japanese knotweed invasion

The green, heart-shaped leaves and bamboo-like stalks of Japanese knotweed may look pretty, but it can badly damage buildings and ecosystems — and now the Thompson-Nicola Regional District is stepping up its fight to root out the plants.

28 owls evacuated from conservation society near Eagle Bluff wildfire

SORCO and the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of B.C. evacuated the birds on the property they share, because of the nearby Eagle Bluff wildfire.

Kamloops group hopes mural makeover for 'ugly' buildings stops vandalism

The McDonald Park Neighbourhood Association in Kamloops is fundraising to install two new murals on the outside of the park's washroom and change room buildings,in the hope it will help deter vandalism.

Prince George creates fund for future arts centre — but there's still no plan for what it'll look like

City council voted unanimously to create a special reserve fund to set money aside for the sole purpose of building a performing arts centre in Prince George, even though there is no clear timeline for when that might happen. 

Salmon Arm neighbours rescue eagle impaled on branch

A young eagle was lucky neighbours Anita McManus and Susie Lorenz happened to spot him after a very bad landing in a tree near their homes in Salmon Arm, B.C. The landing was so bad, that a branch went right through his wing. 

Fans of song stole Old Town Road sign, so B.C. town decided to sell them

When American rapper and singer Lil Nas X penned the lyrics: "Yeah, I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road" in his record breaking song, he probably did not have the District of Sicamous, B.C., in mind.

Large poutine food truck stolen from owner

A 23-foot-long silver food truck covered in pictures of poutine was stolen Wednesday morning from in front of its owner's home.

Search and rescue needs help naming new furry member

Bandit, Orion, Saber, Hunter, Tracker ... the list of potential names for Kamloops Search and Rescues' newest search dog is more than 200 entries long. 

First Pride parade in Williams Lake, B.C., launches this weekend

The Williams Lake Pride Society has taken part in parades for other events in the past, such as at last year's stampede, but this is the first time they are having their own event.

Advisories issued for 3 Shuswap Lake beaches due to E. coli

The Adams Lake Indian has issued water quality advisories for three beaches on the Shuswap Lake in B.C.'s Southern interior due to high levels of E.coli.

Program connects homeless and addicted with those who've been there

A new program launched in Kamloops connects people who have been homeless or struggled with addiction in the past, with people who are now battling similar issues in a north end neighbourhood. 

Two Welsh men celebrate 70th birthdays with 70 swims, including in Kelowna

Michael Pepper and Keith Rothwell had bigger plans than just blowing out candles when they both turned 70 this year. The Two Welsh men and long time friends of more than 40 years, are avid swimmers, so they decided they would swim across 70 lakes this year.