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Inspection of bridge crossing on a B.C. forest service road. (B.C. Forest Practices Board)

Forest Service Roads up to snuff in Okanagan Shuswap: report

Audit shows district doing appropriate job maintaining forest service roads and bridges

Inspection of bridge crossing on a B.C. forest service road. (B.C. Forest Practices Board)
Vernon Vipers forward Desmond Johnson (left) tries to get a shot on Salmon Arm goalie Owen Say during the Silverbacks’ 3-1 B.C. Hockey League pod play victory Wednesday, April 28, at Kal Tire Place. Say finished with 35 saves and was named the game’s first star. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Say speaks volumes in Salmon Arm win over Vernon

Silverbacks goalie makes 35 saves, Silverbacks snap Vipers’ winning streak at four with 3-1 decision

Vernon Vipers forward Desmond Johnson (left) tries to get a shot on Salmon Arm goalie Owen Say during the Silverbacks’ 3-1 B.C. Hockey League pod play victory Wednesday, April 28, at Kal Tire Place. Say finished with 35 saves and was named the game’s first star. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Police seize illicit drugs and shot gun. (RCMP)

Car flees Kelowna RCMP, later found abandoned with drugs, shotgun inside

Officers seized the items from the car on April 23

Police seize illicit drugs and shot gun. (RCMP)
Spring Valley Seniors Community long-term care home. (Google)

COVID-19 outbreak at Kelowna senior care home

There are now three senior care facilites in Kelowna dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks

Spring Valley Seniors Community long-term care home. (Google)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Aldergrove man dies in Coquihalla crash

Two-semi truck trailers collided on Monday

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
All eyes are on an incoming shot as West Kelowna Warriors forward Carter Wilkie (centre) tries to screen Salmon Arm goalie Owen Say while being hounded by Silverbacks defenceman Tucker Hartmann during West Kelowna’s 3-0 B.C. Hockey League pod play win Sunday, April 25, in Vernon. (Tami Quan Photography)

West Kelowna Warriors blank Silverbacks

Third-string goalie Austin Madge makes 33 saves in 3-0 win as Warriors snap five-game losing skid to Salmon Arm

All eyes are on an incoming shot as West Kelowna Warriors forward Carter Wilkie (centre) tries to screen Salmon Arm goalie Owen Say while being hounded by Silverbacks defenceman Tucker Hartmann during West Kelowna’s 3-0 B.C. Hockey League pod play win Sunday, April 25, in Vernon. (Tami Quan Photography)
Vernon forward Nick Remissong fires what turned out to be the game-winning goal past Salmon Arm goalie Liam Vanderkooi in the Vipers’ 7-5 B.C. Hockey League pod win over the Silverbacks Saturday, April 24, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers rally past Salmon Arm

Snakes overcome three deficits to beat Silverbacks 7-5 in BCHL pod play at Kal Tire Place

Vernon forward Nick Remissong fires what turned out to be the game-winning goal past Salmon Arm goalie Liam Vanderkooi in the Vipers’ 7-5 B.C. Hockey League pod win over the Silverbacks Saturday, April 24, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
BC Wildfire Service

Small wildfire ignites in the Shuswap

The blaze is about 10 km east of the Squilax Bridge

BC Wildfire Service
Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Simon Tassy (11) tries to set a screen in front of West Kelowna goalie Johnny Derrick with Warriors defenceman Skyler Cameron trying to prevent it. Tassy scored twice in the Silverbacks’ 5-2 B.C. Hockey League pod play win Wednesday, April 21, at Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Tami Quan Photography)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks slip past West Kelowna

Simon Tassy scores twice as Gorillas dump Warriors 5-2 in B.C. Hockey League pod play in Vernon

Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Simon Tassy (11) tries to set a screen in front of West Kelowna goalie Johnny Derrick with Warriors defenceman Skyler Cameron trying to prevent it. Tassy scored twice in the Silverbacks’ 5-2 B.C. Hockey League pod play win Wednesday, April 21, at Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Tami Quan Photography)
BC Wildfire Service

Small wildfire ignites in the Shuswap

The blaze is about 10 km east of the Squilax Bridge

BC Wildfire Service
A toxic algal bloom on Wood Lake has surfaced, prompting a warning from Interior Health for residents to stay out of the water and to not their animals drink it. (Mel Farrell photo)

Algal bloom found on Lake Country’s Wood Lake

While most algal blooms are harmless, some species have the potential to produce toxins that can be harmful to humans

A toxic algal bloom on Wood Lake has surfaced, prompting a warning from Interior Health for residents to stay out of the water and to not their animals drink it. (Mel Farrell photo)
Vernon Vipers forward Tyler Carpendale (left) and Salmon Arm Silverbacks counterpart Noah Serdachny keep their eyes on the action during Vernon’s 5-2 B.C. Hockey League pod play win Tuesday, April 20, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers romp past Salmon Arm

Snakes score 5-2 B.C. Hockey League pod play victory Tuesday, April 20, at Kal Tire Place

Vernon Vipers forward Tyler Carpendale (left) and Salmon Arm Silverbacks counterpart Noah Serdachny keep their eyes on the action during Vernon’s 5-2 B.C. Hockey League pod play win Tuesday, April 20, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
John Wekking, Merritt Road Report - Facebook
 Coquihalla Road Report

Wildfire sparks off Coquihalla in Merritt

The wildfire is located near the Dollarama off of Highway 5

John Wekking, Merritt Road Report - Facebook
 Coquihalla Road Report
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

UPDATE: Large police presence at Kamloops mall following alleged armed robbery

Police were called to a business near the mall about 12:45 p.m.

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
(File photo)

Car runs light, hits van which smashes into Kamloops police car

The van then caught fire which was extinguished by a Kamloops Mountie

(File photo)
Vernon Vipers forward Ryan Shostak (centre) fends off a check from Salmon Arm defenceman to get a close-in scoring attempt on Silverbacks goalie Owen Say during Vernon’s 3-2 B.C. Hockey League pod play shootout victory Saturday, April 17, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers photography)

Vernon Vipers use shootout to subdue Salmon Arm

Snakes score 3-2 B.C. Hockey League pod play win at Kal Tire Place

Vernon Vipers forward Ryan Shostak (centre) fends off a check from Salmon Arm defenceman to get a close-in scoring attempt on Silverbacks goalie Owen Say during Vernon’s 3-2 B.C. Hockey League pod play shootout victory Saturday, April 17, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers photography)
Somewhere in the pack being celebrated by his teammates is Vernon Vipers forward Zack Tonelli, who scored in overtime Wednesday afternoon, April 14, to give the Snakes a 6-5 win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in B.C. Hockey League pod play at Kal Tire Place. (Liza Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers bite Salmon Arm Silverbacks in OT

Snakes blow 5-3 third-period lead, rally in extra time for 6-5 pod play result over rivals

Somewhere in the pack being celebrated by his teammates is Vernon Vipers forward Zack Tonelli, who scored in overtime Wednesday afternoon, April 14, to give the Snakes a 6-5 win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in B.C. Hockey League pod play at Kal Tire Place. (Liza Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Forward Elan Bar Lev Wise of the West Kelowna Warriors (right, shown playing for the Vernon Vipers in 2019) has been suspended nine games by the B.C. Hockey League for being the instigator and aggressor in an after-the-game fight with Vernon’s Kjell Kjemhus Monday, April 12, at Kal Tire Place. Kjemhus was given a two-game suspension for his role. (Black Press - file photo)

West Kelowna Warriors forward handed lengthy suspension

Elan Bar Lev Wise fought Vernon Vipers forward Kjell Kjemhus after BCHL game was over Monday, April 12; Kjemhus suspended two games

Forward Elan Bar Lev Wise of the West Kelowna Warriors (right, shown playing for the Vernon Vipers in 2019) has been suspended nine games by the B.C. Hockey League for being the instigator and aggressor in an after-the-game fight with Vernon’s Kjell Kjemhus Monday, April 12, at Kal Tire Place. Kjemhus was given a two-game suspension for his role. (Black Press - file photo)
Highway 97 being converted to four lanes in April 1990. This photo taken in Lake Country. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives Photo #14025)

HISTORY: How the old Highway 97 in Lake Country got new name

Pelmewash Parkway recognizes the First Nations history in Lake Country

Highway 97 being converted to four lanes in April 1990. This photo taken in Lake Country. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives Photo #14025)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks defenceman Kieran Ruscheinski (right) sticks close to Vernon Vipers forward Logan Lorenz during Salmon Arm’s 2-1 overtime win in B.C. Hockey League pod play Saturday, April 10, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Mack attack paces Salmon Arm Silverbacks past Vernon

Sullivan Mack scores both goals, including beautiful OT winner, in Gorillas’ 2-1 BCHL pod play win over Snakes

Salmon Arm Silverbacks defenceman Kieran Ruscheinski (right) sticks close to Vernon Vipers forward Logan Lorenz during Salmon Arm’s 2-1 overtime win in B.C. Hockey League pod play Saturday, April 10, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)