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Phil McLachlan

Phil McLachlan

Phil McLachlan is the editor at the Penticton Western News. Prior to this he served as the reporter, and eventually editor of The Free Press newspaper in Fernie, for three years. Before coming to Fernie he worked for the Meridian Booster in Lloydminster, Alta. Since graduating from Loyalist College's Photojournalism Program in 2016, he has been nominated for and won several provincial and national newspaper awards. He possesses a passion for storytelling, an appreciation of community news, and a love for photography. In Fernie he became known by locals as 'the man on the street with a camera'.

Phone
250-423-4666
Email
editor@thefreepress.ca

Recent Work by Phil

Illegal dump found in Kelowna backcountry, authorities seeking answers

Illegal dump found in Kelowna backcountry, authorities seeking answers

Those who recognize the suspect vehicle are asked to come forward
UPDATE: Highway 33 clear following vehicle incident near Kelowna

UPDATE: Highway 33 clear following vehicle incident near Kelowna

DriveBC reporting a vehicle incident near Daves Road, blocking both lanes of traffic
Central Okanagan restaurant owners frustrated following indoor dining ban

Central Okanagan restaurant owners frustrated following indoor dining ban

“Restaurants are painted with a brush of being the root of all evil,” said 19 Okanagan Grill and Bar owner
Okanagan family donates $150k to support local college students

Okanagan family donates $150k to support local college students

“It’s a privilege to give back to the community that’s given so much to us,” said Dianne Friesen.
‘The best small city in North America’; Developer speaks to Kelowna’s potential

‘The best small city in North America’; Developer speaks to Kelowna’s potential

The future of the Okanagan city is to build up, not out, says development company president
Kelowna ski hill COVID-19 cluster contained

Kelowna ski hill COVID-19 cluster contained

Cluster has been ongoing since December. On March 26 it was officially declared contained.
‘God, I love aviation’: KF Aerospace breaks ground for future Kelowna aviation centre

‘God, I love aviation’: KF Aerospace breaks ground for future Kelowna aviation centre

Kelowna aviation company celebrates 51 years on same day as groundbreaking
Kelowna’s former top cop retires from Southeast RCMP

Kelowna’s former top cop retires from Southeast RCMP

On March 25 a long motorcade of first responders saluted former Supt. Brent Mundle
Kelowna Rockets prepping for first game in more than a year

Kelowna Rockets prepping for first game in more than a year

Rockets will take on Victoria Royals in Kelowna, Friday March 26
38 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior, two additional cases tied to Kelowna outbreak

38 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior, two additional cases tied to Kelowna outbreak

A total of 343 cases remain active
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