Black Press Media Staff

The Douglas fir tree, estimated to be around 500 years old, two metres in diameter, and 58 metres tall, fell on Dec. 8, 2020 due to natural causes. (Submitted photo)

Fallen giant: 500-year-old tree falls in B.C. park

‘The good news is that the tree has a sister just a few metres away — even larger — that lives on’

The Douglas fir tree, estimated to be around 500 years old, two metres in diameter, and 58 metres tall, fell on Dec. 8, 2020 due to natural causes. (Submitted photo)
(THE NEWS – files)

Snowy days ahead for the Okanagan and Shuswap

The region could get up to 5 cm by Thursday

(THE NEWS – files)
A Dodge Ram pickup similar to this one was involved in a hit-and-run in Lake Country on Saturday, Jan. 16. (Crime Stoppers photo)

Stolen truck involved in Okanagan hit-and-run

Incident happened on Highway 97 in Lake Country just before 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16

A Dodge Ram pickup similar to this one was involved in a hit-and-run in Lake Country on Saturday, Jan. 16. (Crime Stoppers photo)
The Okanagan Regional Library is holding a pair of online contests for its young readers. (File photo)

Okanagan Regional Library challenges young readers

Pair of contests online aimed at kids aged up to 18

The Okanagan Regional Library is holding a pair of online contests for its young readers. (File photo)
Big White Village on Dec. 16. (Big White photo)

11 more COVID-19 cases linked to Big White cluster

Interior Health provided an update on the cluster on Friday

Big White Village on Dec. 16. (Big White photo)
(Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)

Man arrested after hours-long standoff in Kelowna

RCMP surrounded a home on Leathead Road, Monday night

(Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)
Sunnybank

COVID-19 related deaths at Oliver, West Kelowna and Vernon senior care homes

Sunnybank, Heritage Retirement Residence and Noric House recorded deaths over the weekend

Sunnybank
A Trail man has a lucky tin for a keepsake after it saved him from a stabbing last week. File photo

Small tin in Kootenay man’s jacket pocket saved him from stabbing: RCMP

The man was uninjured thanks to a tin in his jacket

A Trail man has a lucky tin for a keepsake after it saved him from a stabbing last week. File photo
Fire crews on scene of hot tub blaze. Michael Rodriguez, Kelowna Capital News.

Workers on concrete pump assist Kelowna homeowner battling hot tub fire

Home owners and neighbours fought the flames with a garden hose

Fire crews on scene of hot tub blaze. Michael Rodriguez, Kelowna Capital News.
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District wants to hear from residents of Electoral Area D as to what kind of dog control service will serve them best. An online survey has been prepared. (Pixabay)

Input sought for future dog control service in North Okanagan-Shuswap

Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s Electoral Area D residents asked to fill out survey

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District wants to hear from residents of Electoral Area D as to what kind of dog control service will serve them best. An online survey has been prepared. (Pixabay)
Chase RCMP, ambulance summoned for man who said he accidentally locked himself out of residence and was cold. (Black Press file photo)

Chase RCMP summoned twice within hour for man who was cold

Both ambulance and police respond to call regarding resident suffering from cold

Chase RCMP, ambulance summoned for man who said he accidentally locked himself out of residence and was cold. (Black Press file photo)
One person was killed and two others sent to hospital following a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97A between Armstrong and Enderby Saturday, Jan. 9. (Black Press file photo)

One person killed in highway collision near Enderby

Two-vehicles collide between Armstrong and Enderby Saturday night, Jan. 9

One person was killed and two others sent to hospital following a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97A between Armstrong and Enderby Saturday, Jan. 9. (Black Press file photo)
The Super Save gas station off 3rd Avenue NW in Salmon Arm is currently selling the cheapest regular gas in B.C. at $0.95.9 cents/litre. (Harpreet Singh Google Maps photo)

Shuswap service station has B.C.’s lowest gas price

Super Save in Salmon Arm selling regular gas at $0.95.9 cents/litre; three other outlets in top-10

The Super Save gas station off 3rd Avenue NW in Salmon Arm is currently selling the cheapest regular gas in B.C. at $0.95.9 cents/litre. (Harpreet Singh Google Maps photo)
Lippy went missing after a rollover on the Coquihalla. (Aaron Proudfoot/Facebook)

Sad end to missing dog on Coquihalla

The dog who went missing following a crash on Highway 5 was found deceased

Lippy went missing after a rollover on the Coquihalla. (Aaron Proudfoot/Facebook)
Britton Creek Highway 5, 10 a.m. Jan. 5.

Coquihalla closed tonight for avalanche control

Highway 5 will close at 10 p.m. Jan. 5

Britton Creek Highway 5, 10 a.m. Jan. 5.
Steve Laughlin, Facebook.

Semi-truck tips over in Sicamous traffic circle

The traffic circle at Highway 97A will be closed until at least 1 p.m.

Steve Laughlin, Facebook.
Gov.Gen. Julie Payette gives a wave as she waits before delivering the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Frontline workers owed ‘debt of gratitude,’ GG says in year-end message

In her year-end message, Payette pays tribute to front-line workers

Gov.Gen. Julie Payette gives a wave as she waits before delivering the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Richmond RCMP are investigating a collision in which a female pedestrian was killed Boxing Day evening. (Black Press - file photo)

Richmond RCMP investigate pedestrian fatality

Woman killed in marked crosswalk shortly before 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26

Richmond RCMP are investigating a collision in which a female pedestrian was killed Boxing Day evening. (Black Press - file photo)
The Sun Peaks Community Health Centre near Kamloops is reporting cases of COVID-19. (Alex Passini photo)

COVID cases reported at Sun Peaks community

Letter by community health centre’s medical director posted to social media

The Sun Peaks Community Health Centre near Kamloops is reporting cases of COVID-19. (Alex Passini photo)
The Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce has created a hilarious Christmas season video to wish all happiness and peace throughout the season. (Rhythm Productions screen shot)

WATCH: Okanagan chamber offers best wishes in music video

Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce marks the 12 days of Christmas with a special cocktail

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce has created a hilarious Christmas season video to wish all happiness and peace throughout the season. (Rhythm Productions screen shot)