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A random attack and shooting on tourists returning from a social event took place in a quiet downtown Penticton neighbourhood Sunday, June 26. (Steve Richmond video)

VIDEO: Mayor calls attack and shots fired at visitors to Penticton ‘deeply disturbing’

Young men from out of town were assaulted and shot at in quiet downtown neighbourhood

A random attack and shooting on tourists returning from a social event took place in a quiet downtown Penticton neighbourhood Sunday, June 26. (Steve Richmond video)
Kevan Ramsey lost everything in a Father’s Day fire(gofundme/Please Help Rebuild Kevan’s Home)

Fundraiser for Lumby home lost in Father’s Day fire

Kevan Ramsey’s home was set on fire by a faulty wire and insurance may not reinburse him

Kevan Ramsey lost everything in a Father’s Day fire(gofundme/Please Help Rebuild Kevan’s Home)
Dorothy bound for Salt Spring Island in 1910.
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125-year-old sailboat being ferried to new home berth on Vancouver Island

Ladysmith Maritime Society will care for Dorothy until Maritime Museum of B.C. finds permanent home

Dorothy bound for Salt Spring Island in 1910.
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The City of Vernon is one of 26 employers named to the 2022 Human Resources Director Best Place To Work list. (Contributed)

City of Vernon among best employers in Canada

City one of 26 employers named to 2022 Human Resource Director Best Place To Work list

The City of Vernon is one of 26 employers named to the 2022 Human Resources Director Best Place To Work list. (Contributed)
scales of justice (File photo)

$25,000 fine to Penticton firearms business

The company pleaded guilty to breaching the Competitions Act

scales of justice (File photo)
A view of Captain’s Cove on Shuswap Lake shows the high lake levels as of Monday morning, June 27. The lake dropped just a smidgeon in the previous 24 hours - 0.002 metres or 0.07 inches. (Jan Thingsted/Columbia Shuswap Regional District)

Level of Shuswap Lake drops a smidgeon but peak still in question

Tuesday’s forecast thunderstorm, rapid snow melt could affect levels

A view of Captain’s Cove on Shuswap Lake shows the high lake levels as of Monday morning, June 27. The lake dropped just a smidgeon in the previous 24 hours - 0.002 metres or 0.07 inches. (Jan Thingsted/Columbia Shuswap Regional District)
Pinky, who asked to be identified only by her first name, reacts as she cools off in the water at a temporary misting station in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021.Environment Canada says heat warnings will persist in British Columbia and Yukon for at least another day, but cooler conditions are on the way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Heat warnings posted for parts of B.C., Yukon but cooler conditions in the forecast

Forecasters say inland temperatures reaching 34 C are possible across the Lower Mainland

Pinky, who asked to be identified only by her first name, reacts as she cools off in the water at a temporary misting station in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021.Environment Canada says heat warnings will persist in British Columbia and Yukon for at least another day, but cooler conditions are on the way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Police hold the line as protesters gather during a demonstration, part of a convoy-style protest participants are calling “Rolling Thunder”, in Ottawa, Saturday, April 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Ottawa residents, police brace for protests on Canada Day

“Freedom Convoy” occupied the downtown core for three weeks in January and February

Police hold the line as protesters gather during a demonstration, part of a convoy-style protest participants are calling “Rolling Thunder”, in Ottawa, Saturday, April 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada handled the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and weathered the ensuing upheaval better than several other nations with comparable health-care and economic infrastructure, a new study suggests. People wait in line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Montreal, Saturday, June 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canada’s COVID-19 pandemic response compares well with other countries, study finds

Persistent public health measures, successful vaccination campaign worked: study

Canada handled the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and weathered the ensuing upheaval better than several other nations with comparable health-care and economic infrastructure, a new study suggests. People wait in line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Montreal, Saturday, June 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
(left to right) Roy Sasano, Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer speak to the media prior to making their first appearance at the Abbotsford courthouse. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Trial for Abbotsford hog farm protesters begins

Roy Sasano, Nick Schafer and Amy Soranno facing 14 combined charges

(left to right) Roy Sasano, Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer speak to the media prior to making their first appearance at the Abbotsford courthouse. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
FILE- B.C. likely would have set several temperature records over the June 25/26 weekend, if it wasn’t for the unprecedented ones reached the year before during 2021’s heat dome, according to Environment Canada. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)

B.C.’s weekend heat wave may have set records, if it wasn’t for the 2021 heat dome

Daytime highs were well above average June 25 and 26, but nowhere near those seen last year

FILE- B.C. likely would have set several temperature records over the June 25/26 weekend, if it wasn’t for the unprecedented ones reached the year before during 2021’s heat dome, according to Environment Canada. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)

B.C. MLA says illicit drug decriminalization sends wrong message

Northwest MLA Ellis Ross wants a bigger conversation around the harm caused by illicit drugs

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
The rapid pace of growth in B.C. urban centres like Langford, seen here in 2021 along the Peatt Road corridor, has prompted B.C.’s Urban Mayors Caucus to ask the federal government to consider releasing funds sooner that target projects that improve housing affordability and transportation. (Google Street View)

B.C. urban mayors ask feds to expand housing affordability, transportation funding

Caucus co-chair Lisa Helps of Victoria outlines list of B.C. requests in letter

The rapid pace of growth in B.C. urban centres like Langford, seen here in 2021 along the Peatt Road corridor, has prompted B.C.’s Urban Mayors Caucus to ask the federal government to consider releasing funds sooner that target projects that improve housing affordability and transportation. (Google Street View)
Burned trees are seen in the aftermath of the July 2021 White Rock Lake wildfire, in this aerial view southeast of Kamloops, British Columbia, on Thursday, August 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. scientists see recovery but fear more heat domes could change ecosystems forever

Cold-water marine species could be replaced by warm-water organisms, triggering cascading effects

Burned trees are seen in the aftermath of the July 2021 White Rock Lake wildfire, in this aerial view southeast of Kamloops, British Columbia, on Thursday, August 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, right, walks with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior to a meeting on the sidelines of the G7 summit at Castle Elmau in Kruen, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Monday, June 27, 2022. The Group of Seven leading economic powers are meeting in Germany for their annual gathering Sunday through Tuesday. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)

G7 leaders hear from Ukrainian President, Russia-allied India at summit

United Kingdom announced new sanctions against Russia which would ban the import of Russian gold

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, right, walks with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior to a meeting on the sidelines of the G7 summit at Castle Elmau in Kruen, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Monday, June 27, 2022. The Group of Seven leading economic powers are meeting in Germany for their annual gathering Sunday through Tuesday. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)
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Party house shut down in Vernon, owners fined $15,000

Short-term rental caused ongoing headaches for neighbours

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Organizers of a rodeo in Sundre, Alta., are apologizing for a parade float, seen here in a Saturday, June 25, 2022, handout photo, with a turban-wearing man in a fake beard seated on a manure spreader with the words “The Liberal” painted on the side. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Mike Crampton

Rodeo group in Alberta sorry for float that critics say was racist

Organizers of a rodeo in southern Alberta are apologizing for a parade…

Organizers of a rodeo in Sundre, Alta., are apologizing for a parade float, seen here in a Saturday, June 25, 2022, handout photo, with a turban-wearing man in a fake beard seated on a manure spreader with the words “The Liberal” painted on the side. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Mike Crampton
Tyson Elder, operations manager for the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank, said the situation is getting desperate in face of food shortages and growing demand as inflation has cut into the budgets of more and more people. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Desperate for food: Food banks in dire need as demand surges across B.C., Canada

Skyrocketing housing prices, inflation forcing more people to access food bank services

Tyson Elder, operations manager for the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank, said the situation is getting desperate in face of food shortages and growing demand as inflation has cut into the budgets of more and more people. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Pro-choice protestors outside Kelowna’s courthouse on June 26, 2022 following the overturn of a 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that unduly restrictive state regulations on abortion are unconstitutional (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

Dueling protests in downtown Kelowna Sunday following Roe v. Wade reversal

Both pro-life and pro-choice protestors made their voices heard

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Pro-choice protestors outside Kelowna’s courthouse on June 26, 2022 following the overturn of a 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that unduly restrictive state regulations on abortion are unconstitutional (Brittany Webster - Black Press)
The Vancouver Police Department is among 11 defendants being sued by the family of a Vancouver police officer who took her own life in January 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Family of Vancouver cop who died by suicide suing police department, former officers

Lawsuit claims workplace sexual assault, negligence increased Const. Nicole Chan’s mental distress

The Vancouver Police Department is among 11 defendants being sued by the family of a Vancouver police officer who took her own life in January 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck