British Columbia

Discover Penticton, BC

Discover Penticton, BC

Explore the region’s wines, vines and sandy shores

  • Apr 30, 2020
Discover Penticton, BC
Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley is one of British Columbia’s hottest wine-growing regions. (British Columbia Wine Institute/ Black Press Media file photo)

Naramata Bench: Beautiful views and fantastic wineries

Naramata is another must-see area of the Okanagan

Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley is one of British Columbia’s hottest wine-growing regions. (British Columbia Wine Institute/ Black Press Media file photo)
Momma bear and her cub hang out in a ponderosa pine tree near Naramata, B.C., not far from Penticton. (Kirkoski/ Amateur Photography Entry)

Penticton: Sometimes you want to practise the bear necessities

It’s not uncommon to encounter bears in the Okanagan

Momma bear and her cub hang out in a ponderosa pine tree near Naramata, B.C., not far from Penticton. (Kirkoski/ Amateur Photography Entry)
The SS Sicamous is a unique part of the Okanagan’s heritage. The luxury stern-wheeler began plying the waters of Okanagan Lake in 1914, serving remote communities throughout the Okanagan Valley from Penticton to Okanagan Landing. (Susie McAdam/ Amateur Photography Entry)

Penticton: This luxury stern-wheeler is a waterfront must-see

The SS Sicamous was a vital transportation link on Lake Okanagan

The SS Sicamous is a unique part of the Okanagan’s heritage. The luxury stern-wheeler began plying the waters of Okanagan Lake in 1914, serving remote communities throughout the Okanagan Valley from Penticton to Okanagan Landing. (Susie McAdam/ Amateur Photography Entry)
FILE – A 3M N95 mask. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

B.C. police can now issue $2,000 tickets for reselling medical supplies, price gouging

Fines can be handed out by police, conservation officers and others

FILE – A 3M N95 mask. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Mediate BC has launched a conflict resolution service specifically for issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Unsplash)

B.C. Mediation launches ‘quarantine conflicts’ service for people living together

Service addresses COVID-19 conflicts with roommates, family members but also employers

Mediate BC has launched a conflict resolution service specifically for issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Unsplash)
Jerry Richert’s propane truck on the side of the highway. (Photo submitted)

Family uses social media to help truckers find places to eat during pandemic

Restaurants Serving Drivers in Western Canada seeks to provide a list of places open for drivers

Jerry Richert’s propane truck on the side of the highway. (Photo submitted)
B.C. Teachers’ Federation says despite classes being cancelled, teachers will be required to return to schools after spring break. (Black Press Media files)

B.C. Teachers’ Federation says teachers will return to work after spring break

Educators will return to work despite province suspending K-12 classes indefinitely

B.C. Teachers’ Federation says despite classes being cancelled, teachers will be required to return to schools after spring break. (Black Press Media files)
A pair of Abbotsford RFC defenders resort to holding a Black Sheep player’s jersey to stop him from advancing toward the end zone, midway through a B.C. Rugby Union game in December 2018 at the Port Alberni rugby club. Abbotsford won 45-32. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BC Rugby suspends weekend games, any out-of-province travel over COVID-19

League taking cautious approach in wake of pandemic status

A pair of Abbotsford RFC defenders resort to holding a Black Sheep player’s jersey to stop him from advancing toward the end zone, midway through a B.C. Rugby Union game in December 2018 at the Port Alberni rugby club. Abbotsford won 45-32. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
(Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. immigrant group to launch legal clinics for newcomers

The society will use the money to hire lawyers and legal staff for no cost to its clients.

(Black Press Media file photo)
A luxury property at 5340 Seaside Place, West Vancouver for Harry and Meghan to consider (RE/MAX Canada photo)

BCLC opens novelty bet on Harry and Meghan moving to the west coast

Meanwhile, real estate agency points to four possible homes for the family

A luxury property at 5340 Seaside Place, West Vancouver for Harry and Meghan to consider (RE/MAX Canada photo)
Columnist Joelle McKiernan shares the best methods to stick to your new year resolutions. (File Photo)

UBCO looking for great writers as part of annual Okanagan Short Story Contest

Deadline for submissions quickly approaching on Jan. 31

Columnist Joelle McKiernan shares the best methods to stick to your new year resolutions. (File Photo)
Dawn Scott, Maddy’s mother at their house in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar photo)

Mom of B.C. teen missing for 8 years keeps her memory alive

Eight years ago, the Vanderhoof teenager disappeared, and the RCMP continue to chase leads

Dawn Scott, Maddy’s mother at their house in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar photo)
Happy at Home on the Farm

Happy at Home on the Farm

Violane Mitchell and Tom Henry at Stillmeadow Farm

  • Feb 1, 2019
Happy at Home on the Farm
Marina Zarrillo, making wine at Play Estate Winery and Bistro

Marina Zarrillo, making wine at Play Estate Winery and Bistro

Growing grapes and creating wine in the Okanagan Valley

  • Sep 24, 2018
Marina Zarrillo, making wine at Play Estate Winery and Bistro
The Bold Colours of Painter Michael Tickner

The Bold Colours of Painter Michael Tickner

Artist paints the landscapes of British Columbia

  • Sep 21, 2018
The Bold Colours of Painter Michael Tickner
Savouring Sidney’s Restaurants and Markets

Savouring Sidney’s Restaurants and Markets

Dining out or shopping for the food fan in this Vancouver Island seaside town

  • Sep 7, 2018
Savouring Sidney’s Restaurants and Markets
At Home with Writers Esi Edugyan and Steven Price

At Home with Writers Esi Edugyan and Steven Price

Award winning Canadian authors enjoy Vancouver Island lifestyle

  • Sep 6, 2018
At Home with Writers Esi Edugyan and Steven Price
Art and Views in Equal Measure at Stonehouse Bed and Breakfast

Art and Views in Equal Measure at Stonehouse Bed and Breakfast

Salt Spring Island visitors can enjoy the character and comfort

  • Sep 6, 2018
Art and Views in Equal Measure at Stonehouse Bed and Breakfast
Category 12 Brewing Pushes the Boundaries of Beer Making

Category 12 Brewing Pushes the Boundaries of Beer Making

British Columbia brewery provides a variety of craft beer styles

  • Sep 4, 2018
Category 12 Brewing Pushes the Boundaries of Beer Making