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The Timber Licence in question was located up Loughborough Inlet. Photo courtesy Google Maps

Fine for illegal cedar harvesting in Great Bear Rainforest increased more than tenfold

Penalty increased to $131,000 to act as deterrent, prevent profit from proceeds of a crime

 

Luca Di Pasquo (left) and Hank Levy in the Penticton Vees locker room one week after helping save a man who was unresponsive in a sauna room. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Pair of B.C. goalies save unconscious elderly man at local sauna room

‘We took it upon ourselves to carry him out,’ Hank Levy said

 

Interior Health and local police are investigating an incident involving the death of a patient at the Penticton Regional Hospital on Oct. 10. (File photo)

Interior Health, RCMP investigating patient fatality at Penticton hospital

IH says there was no direct threat to staff or other patients inside the psychiatric unit

 

Penticton's Yvonne Timewell became an Ironman world champion last week in Hawaii. (Contributed)

B.C. woman captures world championship Ironman title in Hawaii

Yvonne Timewell captured the title while competing in the 55 to 59 age category

Penticton's Yvonne Timewell became an Ironman world champion last week in Hawaii. (Contributed)
Ashton Pede went to the Vernon hospital Friday night, Sept. 30, after allegedly being attacked by a bus driver during a B.C. Hockey League game. (Contributed)

BCHL team bus driver allegedly attacks fan outside Salmon Arm arena

Ashton Pede was assessed at the Vernon hospital after the alleged incident Sept. 30

Ashton Pede went to the Vernon hospital Friday night, Sept. 30, after allegedly being attacked by a bus driver during a B.C. Hockey League game. (Contributed)
A Calgary man received a two-year ban from hunting in the province for using a B.C. resident licence to hunt. Photo Facebook/BCCOS

Calgary man receives ban, $2,875 fine for using B.C. resident licence to hunt

Incident took place in 2019 on Vancouver Island

A Calgary man received a two-year ban from hunting in the province for using a B.C. resident licence to hunt. Photo Facebook/BCCOS
Police closed access to the Penticton shooting range Thursday morning after the Summerland Fire Department discovered two deceased individuals. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

2 burned bodies found near Penticton shooting range deemed suspicious deaths

Remains discovered after fire broke out Sept. 15

Police closed access to the Penticton shooting range Thursday morning after the Summerland Fire Department discovered two deceased individuals. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
After 44 years in the media industry, White Rock resident Rick O’Connor has retired from his role as CEO of Black Press Media – but says he still plans to be involved in the community, and the continuing development of the news industry. Alex Browne photo

Black Press Media CEO Rick O’Connor retires after 44-year career in news business

Former president and CEO of newspaper group reflects on a long and varied career in media

After 44 years in the media industry, White Rock resident Rick O’Connor has retired from his role as CEO of Black Press Media – but says he still plans to be involved in the community, and the continuing development of the news industry. Alex Browne photo
The Champion Creek wildfire, west of Princeton is now 111 hectares in size. Tulameen and District Fire Department took this photo 13 km on the Lodestone forest service road, looking towards Dear Mountain. (Photo- Tulameen and District Fire Department Facebook)

New lightning-caused wildfire west of Princeton now 111 hectares

The wildfire sparked Friday night, Sept. 2

The Champion Creek wildfire, west of Princeton is now 111 hectares in size. Tulameen and District Fire Department took this photo 13 km on the Lodestone forest service road, looking towards Dear Mountain. (Photo- Tulameen and District Fire Department Facebook)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire southwest of Penticton on Aug. 26. BC Wildfire Service says the blaze is now considered “held.”

Keremeos Creek wildfire considered held, no longer ‘out of control’

All evacuation orders and alerts have been rescinded by the regional district

The Keremeos Creek wildfire southwest of Penticton on Aug. 26. BC Wildfire Service says the blaze is now considered “held.”
Penticton RCMP are looking for a shirtless man who stole from a helicopter hangar on Aug. 26. (RCMP)

Shirtless man breaks into Penticton airport; almost $30k in losses

RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect

Penticton RCMP are looking for a shirtless man who stole from a helicopter hangar on Aug. 26. (RCMP)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire on Friday, Aug. 19. (BC Wildfire Service)

Winds and planned ignitions grow Keremeos Creek wildfire to 7,000 hectares

Winds expected to increase amid risk of thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday

The Keremeos Creek wildfire on Friday, Aug. 19. (BC Wildfire Service)
A banner was seen on the Airport Main overpass near Campbell River on Aug. 14. Photo supplied

White supremacist banner has ‘no place in Campbell River’ — RCMP

RCMP asking people to report similar incidents immediately

A banner was seen on the Airport Main overpass near Campbell River on Aug. 14. Photo supplied
The funding will help repair a dike in Boundary Creek. (Photo: Kristie Steele/Gazette file photo)

MLA Roly Russell says joint funding will make Boundary Creek more resilient to natural disasters

The federal and provincial funding will help communities recover from flooding

The funding will help repair a dike in Boundary Creek. (Photo: Kristie Steele/Gazette file photo)
RCMP vehicles were seen on Dogwood Street on Sunday morning. Photo courtesy Sam McKay

Six arrested after reports of shots fired in Campbell River

Street closed for hours on Sunday morning

RCMP vehicles were seen on Dogwood Street on Sunday morning. Photo courtesy Sam McKay
A car crash along Highway 3 sparked a new wildfire on Friday morning between Keremeos and Osoyoos. (BCWS)

UPDATE: Evacuation alert rescinded along Highway 3 for Richter Mountain wildfire

A car accident on Highway 3 sparked the Richter Mountain wildfire

A car crash along Highway 3 sparked a new wildfire on Friday morning between Keremeos and Osoyoos. (BCWS)
The bylaw would allow backyard chickens and beehives in residential areas. (Gazette file photo)

Greenwood holds public meeting on bylaw regarding backyard chickens and bees

The response to the draft bylaw was mostly positive

The bylaw would allow backyard chickens and beehives in residential areas. (Gazette file photo)
BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)

Keremeos Creek wildfire evacuation orders rescinded for Olalla

Village of Apex and portion of Green Mountain Road remain on evacuation

BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)
The BC Wildfire Service will organize ground crews and aerial support for the remaining Nohomin wildfire. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service)

Nohomin Creek blaze downgraded from wildfire of note

Remaining fire in Stein Valley Nlaka-pamux Heritage Park will be left to naturally extinguish

The BC Wildfire Service will organize ground crews and aerial support for the remaining Nohomin wildfire. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service)
Theory of a Deadman's lead singer Tyler Connolly. All photos: Chris Hammett

Canada Rock Fest brings Grand Forks community together

The classic rock festival was a huge success

Theory of a Deadman's lead singer Tyler Connolly. All photos: Chris Hammett