Karissa Gall

From left: IPMC Smart Technologies Director of Canadian Operations Jasbir Dhillon, Regional Sales Manager Pierre Piché and Digital Marketing Associate Dylan Vinci celebrate the grand opening of their new North American headquarters in Kelowna on May 8. (Karissa Gall photo)

International tech company opens North American headquarters in Kelowna

IPMC Smart Technologies celebrated the grand opening of its new Landmark Centre office on May 8

From left: IPMC Smart Technologies Director of Canadian Operations Jasbir Dhillon, Regional Sales Manager Pierre Piché and Digital Marketing Associate Dylan Vinci celebrate the grand opening of their new North American headquarters in Kelowna on May 8. (Karissa Gall photo)
Steven Randy Pirko. (Black Press Media)

Murder trial continues for man charged in 2014 Kelowna murder

The trial for Steven Randy Pirko continued on May 8 with voire dire discussion about evidence

Steven Randy Pirko. (Black Press Media)
The first Urban Jars portioned meal prep program franchisee is based in Kelowna and started operations about three weeks ago. (Facebook photo)

First Urban Jars franchisee offers prepped meals, snacks in Okanagan

Katie Smith launched the first Urban Jars franchise in the Okanagan about three weeks ago

The first Urban Jars portioned meal prep program franchisee is based in Kelowna and started operations about three weeks ago. (Facebook photo)
Licensed practical nurse Chantelle Devost has been taking a humorous approach to the social media presence of the Scrub Kelowna store she opened with her mother Lorraine, a veterinary assistant, last August. (Karissa Gall — Black Press)

Okanagan nurse uses social media to find humour in the workplace

Chantelle Devost told the Capital News about her scrubs store and nursing memes for Nurses Week

Licensed practical nurse Chantelle Devost has been taking a humorous approach to the social media presence of the Scrub Kelowna store she opened with her mother Lorraine, a veterinary assistant, last August. (Karissa Gall — Black Press)
Stay-at-home Kelowna dad Dale Allen Berg found out that he won the inaugural “Canadian Dad Blogger of the Year Award” last week. (Submitted photo)

Kelowna dad wins ‘Canadian Dad Blogger of the Year’

Dale Allen Berg wins inaugural award for blogging about struggles with MS diagnosis, Rett syndrome

Stay-at-home Kelowna dad Dale Allen Berg found out that he won the inaugural “Canadian Dad Blogger of the Year Award” last week. (Submitted photo)
Vegan activist Gillian Walters will be one of several presenters at VegFest Kelowna 2019, which will take place on May 26 at Immaculata Regional High School. Walters’ presentation will focus on her B.C. dairy farm photography blog and milk as a feminist issue. (Contributed photo)

‘Not your mom, not your milk’: VegFest speaker talks dairy industry

Vegan activist Gillian Walters is one of the presenters who will speak at VegFest on May 26

Vegan activist Gillian Walters will be one of several presenters at VegFest Kelowna 2019, which will take place on May 26 at Immaculata Regional High School. Walters’ presentation will focus on her B.C. dairy farm photography blog and milk as a feminist issue. (Contributed photo)
The Silver Creek fire of 1998. (File photo)

Okanagan animal response team wants to help you prep for wildfire season

ALERT: Prepare pets for wildfires with evacuation plans, grab-and-go kits and mutual aid agreements

The Silver Creek fire of 1998. (File photo)
PHOTOS: Inside the ‘shoe house’ in Northern B.C.

PHOTOS: Inside the ‘shoe house’ in Northern B.C.

A rare look inside the famous Kitseguecla Lake Road shoe house, with a tour led by owner Toby Walsh

PHOTOS: Inside the ‘shoe house’ in Northern B.C.
Laurie Chan (left) participates in a First Nations Food, Nutrition & Environment Study workshop in Thunder Bay in November 2014. Chan is the corresponding author of a new study on the potential impacts of climate-related seafood decline on coastal B.C. First Nations’ nutrition. (FNFNES Facebook photo)

B.C. First Nations’ intake of essential nutrients could drop by 31%: study

Professors project the nutrient decrease by 2050 if climate change mitigation continues as is

Laurie Chan (left) participates in a First Nations Food, Nutrition & Environment Study workshop in Thunder Bay in November 2014. Chan is the corresponding author of a new study on the potential impacts of climate-related seafood decline on coastal B.C. First Nations’ nutrition. (FNFNES Facebook photo)
Coastal Shellfish CEO Michael Uehara holds up an adult scallop grown at their hatchery. The First Nations-owned company acquired their shellfish processing license this week. (Karissa Gall/The Northern View)

Indigenous-owned sustainable scallop farm gets licence

Prince Rupert-based Coastal Shellfish scallops will be sold live in B.C.

Coastal Shellfish CEO Michael Uehara holds up an adult scallop grown at their hatchery. The First Nations-owned company acquired their shellfish processing license this week. (Karissa Gall/The Northern View)
Penticton Art Gallery curator Paul Crawford showcases a few of the bargain-priced pieces up for auction as part of their 2019 spring attic sale that ends Feb. 28.                                (Karissa Gall - Penticton Western News)

Decluttering trend means it’s an opportune time to collect: curator

Bargain-priced pieces up for bid in Okanagan gallery’s “attic treasures” online auction

Penticton Art Gallery curator Paul Crawford showcases a few of the bargain-priced pieces up for auction as part of their 2019 spring attic sale that ends Feb. 28.                                (Karissa Gall - Penticton Western News)
A Penticton woman managed to capture footage of a bobcat in her backyard on Feb. 20. (Kim Ken Oszinski/Facebook Photo)

Penticton woman captures footage of bobcat feasting on bird in backyard

‘Kim Ken Oszinski’ posted photos and videos of the bobcat from just a few feet away

A Penticton woman managed to capture footage of a bobcat in her backyard on Feb. 20. (Kim Ken Oszinski/Facebook Photo)
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Oliver mayor will push for tiered approach to RCMP cost increases

MLA Linda Larson says mayor is up against “a very old, heavy, federal machine”

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Council instructed staff to make no changes to the 30 k/h speed limit in the downtown core on Tuesday. (Karissa Gall/Penticton Western News)

30 km/hr speed limit remains for downtown Penticton

Councillor Katie Robinson was the only one who opposed the motion

Council instructed staff to make no changes to the 30 k/h speed limit in the downtown core on Tuesday. (Karissa Gall/Penticton Western News)
Daniel Eastman gestures toward the microphone he uses to record his Joint Encounters “potcast” at his Penticton home. (Karissa Gall/Penticton Western News)

Penticton ‘pot-caster’ talks politics and weed sales

Pot podcaster Daniel Eastman says B.C. has kind of dropped the ball as far as legalization goes

Daniel Eastman gestures toward the microphone he uses to record his Joint Encounters “potcast” at his Penticton home. (Karissa Gall/Penticton Western News)
New city benches, shelters will have anti-sleeping bars

New city benches, shelters will have anti-sleeping bars

Council voted on Feb. 19 to contract Pattison for new infrastructure

New city benches, shelters will have anti-sleeping bars
Penticton’s Mason Burns holds a coconut in front of Gawdawpalin Temple in this promotional photo for his November 2018 Myanmar music shows. (Submitted Photo)

Penticton musician returns from Myanmar to play Dream Café

Mason Burns takes the stage Feb. 22 before heading out on tour again

Penticton’s Mason Burns holds a coconut in front of Gawdawpalin Temple in this promotional photo for his November 2018 Myanmar music shows. (Submitted Photo)
A mix of sun, cloud, snow expected for Penticton following Family Day

A mix of sun, cloud, snow expected for Penticton following Family Day

More flurries are forecasted for the area, with 2 to 4 cm falling Tuesday

A mix of sun, cloud, snow expected for Penticton following Family Day
Greg Smith poses with his sons Alex (left) and Carter. The Smiths are launching a new peer-to-peer trunk-sharing system in B.C. and beyond. (Greg Smith Photo)

B.C. father and sons launch new trunk-sharing system, ‘Trunkit’

Smiths say peer-to-peer shipping service offers an affordable, green alternative

Greg Smith poses with his sons Alex (left) and Carter. The Smiths are launching a new peer-to-peer trunk-sharing system in B.C. and beyond. (Greg Smith Photo)
When Penticton firefighters responded to an overdose call on White Avenue Feb. 17 friends had already administered doses of naloxone. (Karissa Gall/Penticton Western News)

VIDEO: First responders save man friends say overdosed on fentanyl

Friends administered personal stores of naloxone before responders arrived

When Penticton firefighters responded to an overdose call on White Avenue Feb. 17 friends had already administered doses of naloxone. (Karissa Gall/Penticton Western News)