Topic: cbc kelowna

Former Kelowna Mountie faces possible jail time for breach of trust

A former RCMP officer pleaded guilty to one count of breach of trust of a public officer for pursuing sexual relationsips with seven women he met through his work at the Kelowna RCMP detachment.

Family of Shuswap woman looking for answers as B.C.'s police watchdog investigates fatal crash

The family of Brittany Thompson is searching for answers as to what led up to a fatal crash that claimed the life of the 28-year-old mother of four. She had gone with a neighbour to pick up her cat from a vet in Salmon Arm, B.C.

Vernon toddler dies after falling from 3rd-storey window: RCMP

A two-year-old who fell from a residential window on May 15 and later died of their injuries.

Police arrest suspect in hit-and-run crash that killed B.C. teen

A suspect has been arrested in the hit-and-run crash that ended the life of 19-year-old Damien Seguin earlier this spring.

B.C. to add up to 6 new MLAs next election — but seats could be reduced in the Interior

A new electoral redistricting bill in B.C. could potentially reduce the number of MLAs elected in much of the province’s Interior. 

Head of Kelowna RCMP defends handling of protests opposing COVID-19 restrictions

RCMP Supt. Kara Triance is defending her force's management of recurring protests against provincial health measures to contain COVID-19 in light of a recent court ruling that she interprets as favouring people's right to protest.

B.C. writer and professor Corinna Chong wins 2021 CBC Short Story Prize

Corinna Chong will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre. Read her winning story, Kids in Kindergarten, now.

Interior Health shuts down non-compliant Kelowna martial arts studio

The Interior Health authority has taken the unusual step of forcibly closing a Kelowna, B.C., martial arts studio for flouting public health orders. 

B.C. mayor apologizes for U.S. trip to visit family, get vaccinated

Rossland, B.C., Mayor Kathy Moore says in hindsight, she made the wrong decision to travel to the United States for COVID-19 vaccines and to spend time with her family.

Hospitals 'feeling the strain,' as B.C. records 853 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 more death

B.C. health officials announced 853 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday and one more death due to the disease, noting hospitals in some parts of the province, particularly in the Lower Mainland, continue to shoulder a heavy burden.

Concerns mount after vandals destroy 8 bird boxes in Shuswap region during nesting season

Conservationists are raising concerns after several bird boxes were destroyed during nesting and mating season for swallows in B.C.’s Shuswap region.

New research shows continued habitat loss will drive caribou to extinction in B.C.

The endangered woodland caribou of Western Canada will be lost forever if direct action isn't taken soon, according to a new study funded in part by B.C., Alberta, and the federal government. 

Hospitalizations rise to new high, as B.C. records 841 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 more deaths

B.C. health officials announced 841 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths on Wednesday, as the number of patients in hospital with the disease set another record.

B.C. records 799 more cases of COVID-19 but no new deaths

B.C. health officials announced 799 more cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and, for the first time in a month, reported no new deaths.

B.C. examining implication of Supreme Court ruling upholding existence of Sinixt Nation

B.C.'s Indigenous relations minister says the Ministry of the Attorney General is examining the Supreme Court of Canada's decision on the status of the Sinixt Nation to determine its impact on provincial policies.

Kootenay city elects new mayor after predecessor quit over holiday travel controversy

 Voters in Castlegar, B.C., have chosen a replacement for the former mayor who resigned earlier this year following criticism of his decision to travel over Christmas, contrary to provincial health guidlines.

B.C. links death of baby to COVID-19, as officials announce 17 deaths over past 3 days

B.C. health officials have confirmed that a baby died of COVID-19 in January, the youngest death from the novel coronavirus to date. Over the last three days, the province has recorded another 2,491 cases of the disease and 17 more deaths.

What you need to know about B.C.'s travel restrictions

The travel restriction formalized under B.C.'s provincial Emergency Program Act were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.

'A landmark decision': Sinixt First Nation react to Supreme Court ruling confirming existence

The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday upended the federal government's 65-year-old claim that his Indigenous nation from British Columbia's Interior was extinct.

B.C. to restrict non-essential travel between 3 provincial health zones

B.C.'s Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth has announced new travel restrictions meant to discourage people from leaving their health authority.

B.C. records 1,001 new cases of COVID-19 and 4 more deaths

B.C. health officials announced 1,001 new cases of COVID-19 and four more deaths on Friday as hospitalizations dipped below 500 people to 486, the first drop in 23 days.

Sinixt Indigenous nation not 'extinct' in Canada, Supreme Court rules

Canada's highest court has upended the federal government's 65-year-old claim that an Indigenous nation from British Columbia's Interior no longer exists.

Quebec court's ruling on religious symbols ban denounced by B.C.'s Sikh community

A Quebec Superior Court judge's decision Tuesday to uphold that province's ban on religious symbols in the public service has a member of Kelowna's Sikh community concerned it could help erode hard won minority rights in other parts of the country.

1,750 non-urgent surgeries postponed in B.C. as COVID hospitalizations continue to set records

B.C. health officials said Thursday  the province's health-care system is under "immense" pressure due to COVID-19, with hospitalizations reaching new highs, necessitating the postponement of some non-urgent surgeries.

People warned to stay out of Okanagan Valley lake due to algae bloom

Interior Health is warning people to stay out of Wood Lake because an algae bloom in the water has the potential to produce harmful toxins.