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Protesters react as Toronto Police mounted unit charge to disperse as police take action to put an end to a protest, which started in opposition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandates and grew into a broader anti-government demonstration and occupation, in Ottawa, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. The commissioner of the inquiry examining Ottawa’s use of the Emergencies Act to bring an end to the so-called “Freedom Convoy” protest in February has granted standing to the organizers, police and representatives of all three levels of government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Government, police, organizers granted full standing at Emergencies Act inquiry

Those granted standing will be given advance notice on information submitted into evidence

Protesters react as Toronto Police mounted unit charge to disperse as police take action to put an end to a protest, which started in opposition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandates and grew into a broader anti-government demonstration and occupation, in Ottawa, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. The commissioner of the inquiry examining Ottawa’s use of the Emergencies Act to bring an end to the so-called “Freedom Convoy” protest in February has granted standing to the organizers, police and representatives of all three levels of government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson chat prior to a meeting with Partner Countries and International Organizations at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau on Monday, June 27, 2022. The Canadian prime minister and his G7 counterparts are expected to end their summit in Germany with a show of support for Ukraine on before all seven leaders will head to a NATO summit in Spain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

G7 leaders pledge to phase out or ban the import of Russian coal and oil

Prime Minister Trudeau pledges more aid and loans to Ukraine at G7 summit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson chat prior to a meeting with Partner Countries and International Organizations at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau on Monday, June 27, 2022. The Canadian prime minister and his G7 counterparts are expected to end their summit in Germany with a show of support for Ukraine on before all seven leaders will head to a NATO summit in Spain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. An agreement has been reached with the West Moberly First Nations over a lawsuit that said the massive Site C hydroelectric dam in northeastern B.C. would destroy their territory and violate their rights. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

West Moberly settles with governments and BC Hydro over $16-billion Site C power dam

‘We’ve actually come to the realization that they’re not stopping’

The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. An agreement has been reached with the West Moberly First Nations over a lawsuit that said the massive Site C hydroelectric dam in northeastern B.C. would destroy their territory and violate their rights. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
(Environment Canada)

Severe thunderstorm warning in place for the Shuswap

The storm is expected to last throughout the day

(Environment Canada)
Kicking Horse Canyon extended closures are back, with a one month closure that comes into effect on April 19 and will last until the May long weekend. (MOTI photo)

Fourth round of extended Highway 1 closures announced east of Golden

It’s a part of Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project

Kicking Horse Canyon extended closures are back, with a one month closure that comes into effect on April 19 and will last until the May long weekend. (MOTI photo)
An air ambulance transported a pedestrian to hospital on Saturday morning, June 25, 2022 after they were struck by a vehicle in Salmon Arm. (File photo)

Pedestrian struck by a vehicle in Salmon Arm, airlifted to hospital

The incident occurred just before 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, report police

An air ambulance transported a pedestrian to hospital on Saturday morning, June 25, 2022 after they were struck by a vehicle in Salmon Arm. (File photo)
Plans are being made for a three-week Salute to the Sockeye celebration from Sept. 30 to Oct. 23, 2022. (File photo)

Three week celebration planned for dominant salmon run in Shuswap

Little Shuswap Lake Band to host cultural events at Tsútswecw Provincial Park

  • Jun 28, 2022
Plans are being made for a three-week Salute to the Sockeye celebration from Sept. 30 to Oct. 23, 2022. (File photo)
RCMP have converged on a property in Peachland late on Monday, June 27. (Gary Barnes - Capital News)

2 dead in Peachland shooting

The incident unfolded Monday night

RCMP have converged on a property in Peachland late on Monday, June 27. (Gary Barnes - Capital News)
Bald eagle populations in the southwestern part of the province are suffering (Courtesy Photo / Jack Beedle).

B.C. bald eagle nest success threatened amid avian influenza outbreaks

Province is monitoring troublesome conditions for eagles in southwestern B.C.

Bald eagle populations in the southwestern part of the province are suffering (Courtesy Photo / Jack Beedle).
A southern resident killer whale. Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Ocean Wise.

B.C. study finds endangered southern resident killer whales aren’t getting enough to eat

UBC researchers find the orcas haven’t been eating enough since 2018, sea lions partly to blame

A southern resident killer whale. Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Ocean Wise.
L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Alberta First Nations anticipate Pope’s visit to bring healing, closure

Preparations beginning, including how to support survivors dealing with re-opened traumas

L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Semi crashes in North Okanagan. (Facebook)
Semi crashes in North Okanagan. (Facebook)
House model on wood table overlooking neighbourhood (Pixabay photo).

Housing, homelessness and poverty are top concerns in B.C. municipal election: survey

Survey shows housing, homelessness and poverty as top voter concern for civic fall election

House model on wood table overlooking neighbourhood (Pixabay photo).
Photo of child working on a worksheet (Pixabay image).

B.C. researchers find possible solution to pollution’s impact on children’s brain development

New study shows in home air filters can improve child brain development by reducing air toxins

Photo of child working on a worksheet (Pixabay image).
The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team prepare to launch from the Peachland Yacht Club. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Body of missing Calgary man found in Okanagan Lake

Oluwaseun Samson Adedeji found 1.5 kilometres from where he went missing

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team prepare to launch from the Peachland Yacht Club. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Sicamous RCMP say vehicle was going twice the posted speed when it was clocked on Highway 1 on June 25, 2022. (Black Press file photo)

Excessive speed: Sicamous RCMP say vehicle clocked going 205 km/h on Highway 1

Vehicle impounded for seven days, driver fined and may face more penalties

Sicamous RCMP say vehicle was going twice the posted speed when it was clocked on Highway 1 on June 25, 2022. (Black Press file photo)
PSA president Jason Cline. (File photo)

UPDATE: Ponoka Stampede president says death of volunteer a tragic accident

Woman, 30, dead after falling off horse before being trampled at Ponoka Stampede grounds

PSA president Jason Cline. (File photo)
(From left) Roy Sasano, Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer speak to the media Monday morning (June 27) on the first day of their trial at B.C. Supreme Court in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Crown says 3 accused placed hidden cameras on Abbotsford hog farm weeks before protest

Trial now underway for trio charged with mischief and break-and-enter

(From left) Roy Sasano, Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer speak to the media Monday morning (June 27) on the first day of their trial at B.C. Supreme Court in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Washrooms vandalized in Sicamous. (Facebook)

Sicamous Beach Park washrooms vandalized

District asks community to step up and help care for washrooms

Washrooms vandalized in Sicamous. (Facebook)
Okanagan College is located at 1000 K. L. O. Road in Kelowna B.C. (Contributed)

3 new student housing projects to be built at Okanagan College campuses

Kelowna, Vernon and Salmon Arm to have new student housing spaces

Okanagan College is located at 1000 K. L. O. Road in Kelowna B.C. (Contributed)