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BC’s Residential Tenancy Act is setup to protect renters and tenants. (File)

‘Gotta just get out’: Revelstoke resident shares scary rental experience

Janine Arellano navigated through the difficult housing situation in Revelstoke for a year

 

We are now on Standard Time for the next four months. If you haven’t done so already, you should turn your clocks BACK one hour. (Black Press file photo)

Did you remember to fall back?

Clocks should be turned back one hour if you haven’t already done it

 

Fortis on scene at Oyama mobile home fire

Family escapes unharmed, cat missing after Lake Country mobile home fire

Oyama mobile home fire under investigation

 

B.C. Premier John Horgan and T’Sou-ke Nation Chief Gordie Planes listen to an explanation from Synergraze founder and CEO Tamara Loiselle on how the spore tank works at a demonstration project in a greenhouse that’s home to an innovative project aimed at reducing methane gas emissions from livestock. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

B.C. premier pitches plan for less gas from cattle

Innovative technology could drastically reduce cattle methane emissions

B.C. Premier John Horgan and T’Sou-ke Nation Chief Gordie Planes listen to an explanation from Synergraze founder and CEO Tamara Loiselle on how the spore tank works at a demonstration project in a greenhouse that’s home to an innovative project aimed at reducing methane gas emissions from livestock. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Just as the first heat wave of summer hits the North Okanagan, a water quality advisory due to higher bacteria levels than allowed has forced the closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach on Okanagan Lake. (Morning Star - file photo)

Okanagan beach closed in heat wave due to water quality advisory

Higher bacteria levels than allowed in Okanagan Lake has forced temporary closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach

Just as the first heat wave of summer hits the North Okanagan, a water quality advisory due to higher bacteria levels than allowed has forced the closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach on Okanagan Lake. (Morning Star - file photo)
The first chalet to be preserved from the Swiss Village. (RE/MAX Golden photo)

Digital preservation of Golden’s Swiss Village begins

The Edward Feuz house is the first to be digitally preserved

The first chalet to be preserved from the Swiss Village. (RE/MAX Golden photo)
Penticton residents now have the option to receive text messages every time there’s an active emergency in the city. (File photo)

Get notified instantly with Penticton’s new emergency text message service

Residents will only receive texts during an active emergency

Penticton residents now have the option to receive text messages every time there’s an active emergency in the city. (File photo)
Vernon Fire Rescue Service crews, with help from BX-Swan Lake, Coldstream, and Armstrong-Spallumcheen fire departments, work on a fire in the 7200 block of Longacre Drive Wednesday, June 8. The fire started in one home and spread to a neighbouring structure. The homes were lost and two motorhomes were severely damaged. All residents of the homes got out safely. (City of Vernon photo)

Major fire destroys two Vernon homes

Everyone is safe; Fire started before 1 a.m. in 7200 block of Longacre Drive

Vernon Fire Rescue Service crews, with help from BX-Swan Lake, Coldstream, and Armstrong-Spallumcheen fire departments, work on a fire in the 7200 block of Longacre Drive Wednesday, June 8. The fire started in one home and spread to a neighbouring structure. The homes were lost and two motorhomes were severely damaged. All residents of the homes got out safely. (City of Vernon photo)
Okanagan Falls waterfront (Laryn Gilmour- Black Press Media)

Community feedback sought on potential boundaries for Okanagan Falls municipality

A community survey about the future of the area is available until June 10

Okanagan Falls waterfront (Laryn Gilmour- Black Press Media)
Penticton RCMP are investigating shots fired at the Flamingo Motel Tuesday, Jan. 18 morning. (File photo)

Penticton man drives into oncoming traffic while fleeing police

The man has been charged by RCMP and is due in court at a later date

Penticton RCMP are investigating shots fired at the Flamingo Motel Tuesday, Jan. 18 morning. (File photo)
A visual of Penticton’s North Gateway redevelopment plan. (Photo- City of Penticton)

Penticton makes ‘bold plan’ for first live, work, play neighbourhood

The proposed North Gateway redevelopment has been advanced to the final round of public engagement

A visual of Penticton’s North Gateway redevelopment plan. (Photo- City of Penticton)
A fire started in the Penticton Toyota dealership in the early hours of Wednesday morning. It is currently under investigation. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)

VIDEO: Damage to the rear portion of Penticton Toyota is ‘extensive’ after devastating blaze

A pair of firefighters suffered minor injuries while fighting the blaze

A fire started in the Penticton Toyota dealership in the early hours of Wednesday morning. It is currently under investigation. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)
The west side of Martin Street’s 200 Block in Penticton will be closed until Thursday, May 5, at 5 p.m. for the installation of new utility services. (Photo: City of Penticton)

Part of Penticton’s Martin Street closed for utility installation

The road will return to normal operation after 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 5

The west side of Martin Street’s 200 Block in Penticton will be closed until Thursday, May 5, at 5 p.m. for the installation of new utility services. (Photo: City of Penticton)
Penticton RCMP Supt. Brian Hunter will present a quarterly crime update to city council on Tuesday, May 3. ( Western News file phot)

Auto theft up 48% in Penticton: RCMP

Mounties received fewer overall calls for service compared to the first quarter of 2021

Penticton RCMP Supt. Brian Hunter will present a quarterly crime update to city council on Tuesday, May 3. ( Western News file phot)
Lauran Tennant was travelling through the Golden area when her car was struck with a boulder in a rockslide.

Alberta woman identified as victim in Trans-Canada rockslide

Laura Tennant succumbed to her injuries on March 5

Lauran Tennant was travelling through the Golden area when her car was struck with a boulder in a rockslide.
Walk With Me cultural safety production coordinator Darcy Honey is nice and comfortable inside the new mobile shelter. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

B.C. tiny home pods offer ‘emergency middle ground’ for unhoused people

Walk With Me Campbell River’s goal is to provide 30 units for people by fall 2022

Walk With Me cultural safety production coordinator Darcy Honey is nice and comfortable inside the new mobile shelter. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
There were no major injuries reported in the incident say RCMP. (Claire Palmer photo)

No injuries in single vehicle rollover on Kicking Horse Trail

Highway Patrol says that the cause was ice on the road, remind people to drive safe in winter

There were no major injuries reported in the incident say RCMP. (Claire Palmer photo)
The slide occurred just east of Golden in the Kicking Horse Canyon. 
(MOTI photo)

1 person dead in weekend rockslide near Golden

One individual succumbed to their injuries after a rock fell on their vehicle

The slide occurred just east of Golden in the Kicking Horse Canyon. 
(MOTI photo)
The village is over a century old and is an important historical site and was at one point the gateway to the mountaneering community in the Canadian Rockies. (RE/MAX photo)

Saving Golden’s Swiss Village: Dr. Johann Roduit and Dr. Ilona Spaar reflect on iconic B.C. spot

The historic Edelweiss Village has been for sale for over a year, and preservation talks are moving

The village is over a century old and is an important historical site and was at one point the gateway to the mountaneering community in the Canadian Rockies. (RE/MAX photo)
MasqueParade

IN PHOTOS: Highlights from this year’s MasqueParade in Golden

Check out some of the highlights from the MasqueParade from this Saturday

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