Karissa Gall

North Okanagan seeks provincial approval of bag ban

North Okanagan seeks provincial approval of bag ban

RDNO timeline to have ban in effect by 2020 may no longer be possible

North Okanagan seeks provincial approval of bag ban
North Okanagan-Shuswap MP meets with religious leaders

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP meets with religious leaders

Discussion included effect of attestation requirement and other legislation on faith communities

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP meets with religious leaders
Studios of deceased Okanagan artist opened to the public

Studios of deceased Okanagan artist opened to the public

Ceramicist Frank Poll died in 2018 and his Old Kamloops Road studios are being opened this month

Studios of deceased Okanagan artist opened to the public
Okanagan College campus flies Syilx flag

Okanagan College campus flies Syilx flag

The Okanagan Nation Alliance flag was raised at a ceremony at Vernon campus on July 16

Okanagan College campus flies Syilx flag
UPDATED: Lane closed after fatal collision on Highway 97 east of Falkland

UPDATED: Lane closed after fatal collision on Highway 97 east of Falkland

A man in his 60s is dead after a single vehicle crash on July 15

UPDATED: Lane closed after fatal collision on Highway 97 east of Falkland
Lieut. Mary Valair, a Vernon native now based out of 17 Wing Winnipeg, receives a badge for the upcoming Nijmegen March in the Netherlands. Valair will be marching for her grandfather starting on July 16. (Submitted photo)

Air Force officer from Okanagan will march in the Netherlands

Lieut. Valair hopes to walk in her grandfather’s footsteps over four days in Nijmegen

Lieut. Mary Valair, a Vernon native now based out of 17 Wing Winnipeg, receives a badge for the upcoming Nijmegen March in the Netherlands. Valair will be marching for her grandfather starting on July 16. (Submitted photo)
Former Okanagan Viper competing in Ironman Canada

Former Okanagan Viper competing in Ironman Canada

Aaron Volpatti is competing in the triathlon to raise funds for ALS

Former Okanagan Viper competing in Ironman Canada
RCMP borrow dog crate to rescue bald eagle from B.C. road

RCMP borrow dog crate to rescue bald eagle from B.C. road

Logan Lake RCMP borrowed a dog crate from a cell guard to make the roadside rescue

RCMP borrow dog crate to rescue bald eagle from B.C. road
Motorcyclist airlifted to Kelowna after colliding with van

Motorcyclist airlifted to Kelowna after colliding with van

The collision occurred on Highway 3 near Similkameen Falls

Motorcyclist airlifted to Kelowna after colliding with van
The B.C. transportation ministry issued a non-conformance report to Acciona Infrastructure Maintenance Inc. on May 24, after the new highway maintenance contractor for the Okanagan failed to meet its sweeping target. (Submitted photo)

New Okanagan highway maintenance contractor fails to meet sweeping targets

Acciona failed to meet targets for several reasons, including not having full equipment fleet

The B.C. transportation ministry issued a non-conformance report to Acciona Infrastructure Maintenance Inc. on May 24, after the new highway maintenance contractor for the Okanagan failed to meet its sweeping target. (Submitted photo)
District staff consider updated GHG emission reduction targets in Summerland

District staff consider updated GHG emission reduction targets in Summerland

Residents suggest plastic bag ban, cohousing, having new developments be “solar ready” at open house

District staff consider updated GHG emission reduction targets in Summerland
Vernon organist Jim Leonard has written his first opera which he will premiere at the fourth annual Vernon Proms Classical Music Festival June 29. (Contributed)

Organist Jim Leonard opens Okanagan festival with first opera

Maria Chapdelaine opens 4th annual Vernon Proms Classical Music Festival on June 29

Vernon organist Jim Leonard has written his first opera which he will premiere at the fourth annual Vernon Proms Classical Music Festival June 29. (Contributed)
Okanagan elder Mollie Bono said the gathering at Memorial Park in Armstrong on June 22 will honour women, and encourage conversations and understanding. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan gathering for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

Armstrong gathering on June 22 will honour women with speakers and roundtable discussions

Okanagan elder Mollie Bono said the gathering at Memorial Park in Armstrong on June 22 will honour women, and encourage conversations and understanding. (Black Press file photo)
Devin Caza, a 13-year-old who has special needs that include ADHD, took part in the North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association spring 2019 session. (Karissa Gall - Black Press)

VIDEO: Horseback riding helps North Okanagan residents with special needs

North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association needs more volunteers to continue offering sessions

Devin Caza, a 13-year-old who has special needs that include ADHD, took part in the North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association spring 2019 session. (Karissa Gall - Black Press)
PHOTOS: Enderby grads paint the town — and themselves

PHOTOS: Enderby grads paint the town — and themselves

Students spray painted the street outside A.L. Fortune on June 14 to celebrate graduation

PHOTOS: Enderby grads paint the town — and themselves
Okanagan fighter a welterweight champ

Okanagan fighter a welterweight champ

Unity fighter in Vancouver against Hugh Gleeson, the top-rated welterweight in Canada in amateur MMA

Okanagan fighter a welterweight champ
Annette Schlatter pARRtied with the Vernon Winter Carnival pirate theme earlier this year. (Submitted photo)

Okanagan woman turns 104, takes tandem wheelchair ride

Heron Grove resident Annette Schlatter celebrated a big milestone on June 12

Annette Schlatter pARRtied with the Vernon Winter Carnival pirate theme earlier this year. (Submitted photo)
UPDATE: Vernon woman loses B.C. Farm appeal due to rotting carcasses

UPDATE: Vernon woman loses B.C. Farm appeal due to rotting carcasses

Carla Christman appeared in court to request care and control over seized dogs

UPDATE: Vernon woman loses B.C. Farm appeal due to rotting carcasses
UPDATE: Christman animal cruelty matter adjourned

UPDATE: Christman animal cruelty matter adjourned

Carla Christman appeared in court to request care and control over seized dogs

UPDATE: Christman animal cruelty matter adjourned
Interior Region First Nation, Interior Health and First Nations Health Authority executives renewed their Partnership Accord on June 5. (Submitted photo)

Interior Health and First Nations renew Partnership Accord

The accord, originally signed in 2012, has been renewed until 2024 with several updates

Interior Region First Nation, Interior Health and First Nations Health Authority executives renewed their Partnership Accord on June 5. (Submitted photo)