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139585news1Update: Collision cleared on Highway 97B south of Salmon Arm
139583news2Kelowna RCMP officer allegedly sexts assault victim
139581news3Legendary primatologist coming to Okanagan
139566news4Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup
139558news5Feds seize almost 370 pounds of cocaine headed to Canada
139564news6Indigenous hockey player buoyed by support after sharing experience with racism
139553news7Frosty will have to pay rent to stay on Okanagan sidewalk next Christmas
139555news8VIDEO: Success of wildlife corridors in Banff National Park has advocates wanting more
139551news9Teamsters say CN transferring workers across country twice in one year
139549news10Grizzly bears move north in High Arctic as climate change expands range
139547news11Lawyers for QuadrigaCX clients request exhumation of late founder’s remains
139536news12Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays
139533news13WATCH: Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet
139531news14Conservation officers on the hunt for North Okanagan moose poachers
139529news15UPDATE: Highway 1 reopens after vehicle incident near Boston Bar
139538news16Nanaimo mechanical engineer creates thief tracking program
139544news17From fourth place, Singh says he’d rather push Liberals than work with Tories
139521news18Canada Post carrier seriously injured after dog attack in Greater Victoria
139519news19Mayor wants B.C. to institutionalize severely mental ill people who are homeless
139516news20Five things of note from Trudeau’s mandate letters to his ministers
139515news21Scheer’s resignation tips party into internal war over school tuition payments
139498news22Sagmoen’s lawyer argues ‘abuse of power’ in police search
139496news23Canadian tissue banks ready to help victims of New Zealand volcanic eruption
139510news24Salmon Arm pharmacies continue to experience flu vaccine shortage
139429news25Sentencing for B.C. father who murdered two young daughters starts Monday
139513news26‘Where the miracles live’: Shane Koyczan narrates powerful KGH Foundation video
139484news27Penticton resident allegedly has rear car tires stolen
139479news28White Lake firefighters go beyond call of duty with construction project
139474news29Woman struck, dog killed after collision on Highway 97
139482news30Funding sought for family of 15-year-old Summerland girl with cancer
139472news31Nuts! 75 years since U.S. troops thwarted Hitler’s last gamble
139466news32Transportation Safety Board finishes work at B.C. plane crash site, investigation continues
139468news33‘Safer opioid’ has sparked a crisis in vulnerable countries
139463news34Trudeau sets 2025 deadline to remove B.C. fish farms
139461news35Federal justice minister looks to larger reforms on doctor-assisted death
139459news36As air rights rules set to land, Garneau readies to overhaul airport operations
139457news37Drug alert for purple fentanyl issued in Kamloops
139455news38Navigating ‘fever phobia’: B.C. doctor gives tips on when a sick kid should get to the ER
139451news39Penticton Indian Band to host new by-election after successful appeal of 2017 results
139448news40Opening date for popular North Shuswap outdoor ice rink delayed
139441news41Indigenous mother wins $20,000 racial discrimination case against Vancouver police
139436news42‘Miscommunication’ behind Frosty takedown in Vernon
139434news43Vernon airport prepares for plane crashes
139417news44B.C. vet talks tips for winter travel with pets
139415news45B.C. driver has car impounded for speeding to church
139408news46Cranbrook man calls for ban after dog caught in leg hold trap
139406news47House gets two Trump impeachment charges after Judiciary vote
139403news48Trudeau tells ministers openness, co-operation are key in minority government
139401news49B.C. Crown corporation immune from taxation, but may still have to pay GST: court
139399news50‘He was good for the West:’ Sadness, surprise in Saskatchewan over Scheer
139395news51VIDEO: More air-passenger rights go into effect this weekend
139393news52Johnson claims Brexit mandate with new conservative majority
139376news53Student raises council’s awareness of ways Salmon Arm can support LGBTQ+ people
139371news54‘British Columbians are paying too much’: Eby directs ICBC to delay rate application
139373news55Vernon bylaw says Frosty has to go: store owner
139360news56Boris Johnson’s Conservatives headed for majority: UK exit poll
139357news57Race to replace Andrew Scheer could be a crowded one
139351news58Junior Salmon Arm bowler advancing to provincials
139349news59Vernon business evacuated after gas line hit
139347news60Lug nuts loosened on several vehicles in Vernon
139345news61Vernon nurse pleads guilty to arson
139341news62Safe donation bins coming to Okanagan streets
139338news63Salmon Arm’s request for red light camera on Highway 1 draws attention of province
139335news64Former Summerland lifeguard will continue to receive pension benefits
139355news65Poll finds most Canadians want Huawei barred from the country’s 5G networks
139329news66Owner surrenders dogs chained up outside among scrap metal, garbage to BC SPCA
139333news67Ethics law forbids ex-minister Philpott from paid work for First Nation
139331news68Conservative leader resigns: A timeline of Andrew Scheer’s political career
139325news69BC Hydro offers tips as collisions with power poles increase
139320news70Are hybrids worth the cost?
139318news71Canadian airline passengers to be eligible for $1,000 in compensation for delayed flights
139311news72Okanagan air ambulance receives approval to use night vision in rescue situations
139308news73North Okanagan-Shuswap MP surprised by Conservative leader’s resignation
139306news74Penticton’s Barley Mill, “naughty” Santa donate to SOS Medical Foundation
139304news75All lifts open this weekend at SilverStar
139299news76RCMP must bury three sex mannequins found in Manning Park
139297news77Kelowna area MP responds to Conservative leader’s resignation
139295news78B.C. seniors need better vaccine protection, advocate says
139292news79Summerland grape growers issue fundraising challenge
139289news80RCMP rescue wounded raven on Vancouver Island highway
139284news81Be aware of ticks when chopping down Christmas trees
139282news82‘Not a decision I came to lightly:’ Scheer to resign as Conservative leader
139280news83Baloney Meter: Is Trudeau’s mandate the ‘weakest’ in Canadian history?
139278news84Trump criticizes climate activist Thunberg after Time honour
139276news85More rowers come forward with complaints about UVic coach
139274news86B.C. plane crash victim identified; witnesses describe ‘explosion’
139286news88Highway 1 now clear following vehicle accident
139260news89RCMP uncover meth in arrest of Sicamous woman linked to alleged pellet gun shooting
139258news90B.C. makes regulatory change in battle against money laundering
139252news91Northern California man charged with aiding B.C. fugitive Brandon Teixeira
139236news92Disturbing find: Shuswap family seeking Christmas tree locates several animal carcasses
139234news93Vandalism closes public washrooms in Penticton’s Okanagan Lake Park indefinitely
139232news94Process to identify those killed in Gabriola plane crash could take days
139226news95Coldstream surf shop welcomes winter with paddle
139223news96‘Honest mistake:’ RCMP says B.C. cannabis shop can keep image of legendary Mountie
139221news97B.C. conservation officers put down fawn blinded by pellet gun on Vancouver Island
139217news98Alberta premier opens war room to promote ‘truth’ about energy industry
139215news99B.C. guide fined $2K in first conviction under new federal whale protection laws
139213news100Chase clinic welcomes two doctors, new patients must go on wait list
139211news101Feds urge Air Canada to fix booking problems as travel season approaches
139209news102Almost 14,000 Canadians killed by opioids since 2016: new national study
139207news103Chevron’s move to exit Kitimat LNG project a dash of ‘cold water’ for gas industry
139205news104Summerland planning asset management work
139203news105Community Foundation provides funding to Summerland organizations
139201news106B.C. cities top the list for most generous in Canada on GoFundMe
139199news107Two in custody after allegedly assaulting a group of nine youths
139196news108Osoyoos RCMP officer allegedly under investigation for indecent act
139193news109South Okanagan Cycling Without Age chapter tops in North America
139191news110Snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla Highway
139189news111Kelowna man who assaulted and threatened two women sentenced
139179news112Summerland utility rates to increase
139177news113Penticton RCMP warn of new ‘porting’ scam that puts internet banking, online accounts at risk
139166news114‘A loud sonic boom’: Gabriola Island residents recount fatal plane crash
139164news115Thunberg ‘a bit surprised’ to be Time ‘Person of the Year’
139153news116Trans-Canada now open east of Golden
139131news117UPDATED: No survivors in Gabriola Island plane crash: RCMP
139122news118VIDEO: Harbour Air makes history with first electric aircraft test flight
139127news119Canoe Forest Products takes extra break over Christmas to cut costs
139129news120Trudeau’s minority Liberal government survives first confidence vote
139124news121The Grinch who Stole a Hedge: Security camera captures Chilliwack tree theft
139144news122Vernon Search and Rescue member grateful for help after fire
139118news123Salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to rodents and snakes
139116news124Meng Wanzhou wins right to more documents involving arrest at Vancouver airport
139113news125B.C. woman charged in connection to stolen vehicle smash-up in Kamloops
139141news126VIDEO: Salmon Arm vigil for murdered women includes a call for action
139151news127B.C. patients wait 41% longer than national average to see a walk-in doctor: Medimap
139110news128User fees in Sunnybrae, Sorrento and six more water systems going up
139101news129RCMP traffic services moves to Falkland to slow speeders
139095news130Truck with body inside found at bottom of lake near ferry in Kootenays
139085news131Mr. Mikes to donate $22K to local charities
139082news132Truck fire spreads to property in gated Vernon community
139080news133VIDEO: Calgary man narrowly escapes from avalanche while running at Lake Louise
139077news134Former Summerland lifeguard to be sentenced in January
139075news135Montreal Canadien stars lend helping hand to Okanagan charity
139070news136RCMP asks Kootenay cannabis shop to remove image of famous Mountie from storefront
139066news137Impairment a possible factor in Kelowna Tim Hortons crash: RCMP
139061news138BC Ferries adds 170 extra sailings for the holidays
139068news139Officers’ use of force in Penticton arrest that injured a male driver deemed necessary: Watchdog
139052news140WATCH: Vernon house fire may have sparked by wood stove
139041news141Jail time for Vernon man connected to fatal shooting
139038news142One year after arrests, Canadians held in China set to face trial
139036news143Anti-money laundering agency warns casinos to watch gamers playing with bank drafts
139030news144Truck loses partial load at busy Vernon intersection
139014news145Man in mobility scooter falls 30 feet down Vancouver SkyTrain elevator shaft
139011news146South Okanagan elderly accident victim ‘a tough customer’
139043news147Democrats announce agreement on North American trade pact
139003news148Canadian actor aboard cruise ship saw beginning of New Zealand volcano eruption
139001news149China hints at national security trials for 2 Canadians detained for one year
138999news150B.C. seaplane company set to test the first commercial electronic plane
138997news151Bill Cosby loses appeal of sexual assault conviction
138995news152‘We must act’: Democrats unveil Trump impeachment charges
138992news153Fireballs to fill the sky Friday for brightest meteor shower of the year
138981news154Truck crashes into Kelowna Tim Hortons, causing small fire
138979news155Province sues over sailing incident that killed teen with disabilities
138964news156First Nations want Big Bar landslide cleared ASAP to allow fish passage
138962news157Vancouver Island police first in B.C. to offer mental health resiliency training
138960news158Assessed value of Lower Mainland homes expected to decrease in 2020
138956news159Two Okanagan residents convicted and fined for hunting out of season
138943news160Chilliwack family’s therapy dog injured in hit and run
138941news161Cross examination application denied in Sagmoen trial: Supreme Court
138939news162Alleged Penticton shooter John Brittain waives preliminary trial
138932news163B.C. government clarifies rototilling rules for Okanagan lakes
138926news164CMHA Vernon Crisis Chat celebrates six-month milestone
138921news165UPDATE: Stranger who offered kids candy turns himself in, ‘no nefarious intentions’ say RCMP
138916news166Cougar destroyed in Penticton area after mauling dog, killing cat
138905news167UPDATED: Man taken to hospital after barricading himself in Victoria synagogue
138902news168Dance cancelled after Alberta teacher’s climate lesson prompts online threats
138900news169Man with possible ties to Kelowna wanted by Vernon RCMP
138896news170Feds not enforcing standards on Hungarian duck imports, B.C. farmer says
138888news171‘Kind of lacking:’ Injured Bronco wonders why Canada won’t fund spinal surgery
138886news172Farm buildings drive value of Sumnmerland’s November building permits
138881news173In surprise move, defence won’t call witnesses for accused in Abbotsford school killing
138879news174New caller ID verification program expected to protect Canadians from ‘spoof’ calls
138877news175Liberals to release fiscal update before Christmas, Morneau says
138875news17674% of 911 calls are from cellphones, so know your location: E-Comm
138873news177No negligence in RCMP actions in B.C. teen’s overdose death: Watchdog
138864news178320 years since the ‘Big One’ doesn’t mean it’s overdue: B.C. professor
138860news179B.C. coroner asking for help identifying man found dead in Peace region
138858news180Lawyer competence includes knowledge of Indigenous-Crown history: B.C. law society
138854news1815 dead, many more missing in eruption of New Zealand volcano
138852news182Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
138850news183Wealth of Canadians divided along racial lines, says report on income inequality
138835news184West Kelowna house fire demonstrates danger posed by candles
138829news185Vancouver ‘party bus’ slapped with $27,000+ fine for carrying minors, alcohol on board
138826news186B.C. universities post $340 million worth of surpluses thanks to international student tuition
138837news187Rescue dogs come to Canada in search of forever families
138833news188Ontario court to hear challenge to prison needle ban this week
138831news189Conservatives urge Morneau to deliver ‘urgent’ fall economic update
138822news190INFOGRAPHIC: How much money did your local university or college make last year?
138817news191B.C. creates $8.5M organization to improve safety for health care workers
138815news192North Korea conducts ‘important test’ at once-dismantled site
138813news193B.C. treaty commissioner expects UNDRIP bill to speed treaty talks, more deals
138811news194Kovrig clings to humour as ‘two Michaels’ near one year in Chinese prison
138809news195Hong Kong protests mark 6-month mark with massive rally
138806news196Slippery sections reported on Okanagan and Shuswap highways
138802news197Brain injury from domestic abuse a ‘public health crisis,’ says B.C. researcher
138787news198Campbell River mom’s iPhone containing priceless photos stolen from Victoria hospital parkade
138792news199Chase and Sicamous hopeful for piece of $50 million communication grant
138785news200‘Norovirus-like’ outbreak interrupts Bantam hockey showcase in Greater Victoria
138782news201South Okanagan volunteer dental clinic donates rotten teeth to good cause
138769news202People who are homeless in Salmon Arm provide consultants with key information
138767news203$578: that’s how much your first distracted driving ticket will cost with recent premium hikes
138764news204Healing with honesty: Justice served 40 years later
138762news205WorkSafe BC to investigate explosion at Princeton facility
138748news206Doors open to Vernon’s first refill store
138741news207VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub
138738news20843-acre property donated in memory of Shuswap man
138736news209Alberta’s top court upholds conviction in deaths of couple and grandson
138732news210Crown delves into Sagmoen’s history with North Okanagan sex workers
138755news211Okanagan Similkameen could have a sister city in the south of France
138725news212Kelowna man attempts to steal bait bike from RCMP parking lot
138720news213UBCO unveils plaque to commemorate 14 women killed at l’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal
138718news214B.C. pharmaceutical company’s stocks double in value after successful lupus drug trial
138713news215UBCO daycare services slated for major improvements
138696news216Noxious odour detected at Summerland Health Centre
138691news217Second warning on romaine lettuce from California region as another E. coli case reported
138686news218Six B.C. municipalities accepted as interveners in Supreme Court of Canada carbon-pricing case
138665news219Interior Health finds Penticton’s fatal overdose rate ‘concerning’
138656news220Cat and dog die in house fire in Kelowna
138646news221Year in jail for ex-Vernon Judo coach for child porn
138644news222Many of Canada’s working poor can’t afford lawyers, don’t qualify for legal aid
138638news223‘Things haven’t changed enough:’ Ecole Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection
138640news224RCMP searching for missing Kamloops woman
138636news225UPDATE: Trans-Canada Highway closure extended until 4 p.m. east of Revelstoke
138617news226Crown looks to ‘build the jigsaw puzzle’ on Day 2 of Sagmoen trial
138622news227VIDEO: Salmon Arm elementary students step up for Canadian Music Class Challenge
138609news228North Okanagan MP says throne speech lacked specifics
138598news229‘She was awesome’: Malakwa baker leaves U.S. holiday show
138594news230VIDEO: Federal Liberals’ throne speech welcomes opposition’s ideas
138592news231Petition calls for appeal of ex-Burns Lake mayor’s sentence for sex assault
138590news232Northwest B.C. wildlife shelter rescues particularly tiny bear cub
138588news233Independent Investigations Office seeks witnesses following arrest in Penticton
138583news234School District #83 board approves pay increase for trustees
138578news235South Shuswap health clinic welcomes first doctor
138572news236Snowfall warning for Highway 1 near Revelstoke
138570news237BC firefighters to help battle Australian bushfires
138560news238Salmon Arm ranked 7th best place to work in B.C. for 2020
138553news239City of Penticton records all-time high for fatal overdoses
138548news240Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen directors to receive pay increase
138546news241Kelowna Salvation Army sees increase in toy, cash donations
138543news242Semi driver blinded by headlights, goes off Highway 1 near Chase
138541news243North Okanagan house fire likely started in kitchen
138527news244PHOTOS: Clean-up at Penticton’s Esplanade Park extensive
138499news245Shuswap man says child pornography collection intended to frame abuser
138496news246Democrats take major step in drafting articles of impeachment on Trump
138480news247VIDEO: Rockslide closes part of Highway 93 in Fairmont Hot Springs
138469news248Province gives $4.93M boost to school-based gang prevention program
138466news249WATCH: Kelowna bylaw officers throwing away items belonging to homeless
138443news250Consultant scopes out sites for Salmon Arm sewage treatment upgrade
138437news251Man sentenced in Salmon Arm to one year in jail for luring adolescent girls
138426news252Applicant behind proposed South Shuswap pot shop addresses concerns
138424news253Shooting victim’s son-in-law sentenced for vandalizing B.C. home of alleged killer’s wife
138379news254Concerns remain for reconfigured Highway 1/Balmoral intersection
138352news255Salmon Arm RCMP found justified in using garden hose during rooftop standoff
138329news256Vancouver police officer fined $1,500 after hitting pedestrian
138184news257Prince Rupert man who killed foster parents in 2017 receives three-year sentence
139501business1Best in business: North-Okanagan Shuswap companies named top 10 semi-finalists
139494business2Swoop airlines adds three destinations in 2020 – Victoria, Kamloops, San Diego
139492business3Aid a priority for idled Vancouver Island loggers, John Horgan says
139476business4Salmon Arm dentist follows in family’s footsteps
139254business5Canada’s maple syrup production reaches record high while honey output drops
139219business6Laid-off forest workers converge on B.C. legislature
139139business7Millennial Money: How procrastinators can win at gift-giving
139016business8Strata rental bans escape B.C. speculation tax through 2021, Carole James says
138949business9Backlash to Peloton ad could boost exercise equipment maker’s sales, experts say
138642business10Economy lost 71,200 jobs in November, unemployment rate climbs to 5.9%
138619business11Workshops, networking events designed for Shuswap women entrepreneurs on the way
138375business12Okanagan resident orders Skip The Dishes over 200 times in 2019
139571sports2Sharks beat Canucks 4-2 to snap 6-game skid
139560sports3Players hope US-Canada rivalry game helps spawn pro league
139542sports4APTN to broadcast hockey games in Plains Cree starting with Jets at Blackhawks
139379sports5Markstrom makes 43 saves to lift Canucks to 1-0 OT win over Hurricanes
139388sports6New safety measures in place as snowmobile season gets underway in Sicamous
139343sports7Vernon Vipers forward named BCHL POW
139323sports810 ex-NFL players charged with defrauding healthcare program
139268sports9‘A pretty big deal’: Salmon Arm prepares for the ultimate hockey fan experience
139266sports10Raptors fans show Kawhi the love in his return to Toronto
139184sports11Summerland Steam earn one win, one loss in Junior B hockey action
139137sports12Tavares scores twice as Maple Leafs earn 4-1 win over Canucks
139056sports13Chase Heat put stop to Kimberly Dynamiters
139049sports14Shuswap’s North Zone Kings win one of two versus Thompson Zone
138937sports15Salmon Arm Silverbacks winless on Vancouver Island road trip
138870sports16Sicamous Eagles chilled by Chase Heat
138824sports17Sicamous Eagles lose to league-leading Kimberley Dynamiters
138800sports18Kelowna Chiefs blank North Okanagan Knights
138790sports19Miller nets winner as Canucks edge Sabres 6-5 in OT
138581sports20Sicamous Eagles defeat Summerland Steam in overtime decision
139381life1Fashion Fridays: A masterclass on H&M knitwear
139391life3Fired up for winter wear
139155life4Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit
138845life5The art of Kelly Corbett
139587opinion1B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season
139562opinion2DNA tests make fun holiday gifts, but beware of the hype
139453opinion3I’m Just Saying: Our society needs a re-sex education lesson
139432opinion4LETTER: Universal pharmacare program needed
139425opinion5LETTER: Support needed to eradicate polio
139230opinion6Pawsative Pups: Help your dog love their crate
139228opinion7Spark Joy: The art of giving and receiving
139120opinion8COLUMN: Avoid the online temptation and buy local
138804opinion9B.C. VIEWS: An engine that hums right along
138840opinion10Editorial: Don’t let data detract from positive publicity for Salmon Arm
138403opinion11LETTER: Not all can afford private health insurance
138377opinion12LETTER: Health model profits from patents’ suffering and desperation
139589home2In Photos: CP Rail Holiday Train lights up Sicamous
139585home3Update: Collision cleared on Highway 97B south of Salmon Arm
139575home4IN PHOTOS: CP Holiday Train rolls into Salmon Arm to a crowd of hundreds
139568home5Chances Gaming Centre evacuated due to ‘security issue’
139510home6Salmon Arm pharmacies continue to experience flu vaccine shortage
139501home7Best in business: North-Okanagan Shuswap companies named top 10 semi-finalists
139479home8White Lake firefighters go beyond call of duty with construction project
139448home9Opening date for popular North Shuswap outdoor ice rink delayed
139388home10New safety measures in place as snowmobile season gets underway in Sicamous
139385home11Homecoming marked by album release for Salmon Arm duo
139376home12Student raises council’s awareness of ways Salmon Arm can support LGBTQ+ people
139338home13Salmon Arm’s request for red light camera on Highway 1 draws attention of province
139308home14North Okanagan-Shuswap MP surprised by Conservative leader’s resignation
139286home15Highway 1 now clear following vehicle accident
139271home16VIDEO: Your favourite Christmas light displays in the Shuswap
139268home17‘A pretty big deal’: Salmon Arm prepares for the ultimate hockey fan experience
139236home18Disturbing find: Shuswap family seeking Christmas tree locates several animal carcasses
139260home19RCMP uncover meth in arrest of Sicamous woman linked to alleged pellet gun shooting
139213home20Chase clinic welcomes two doctors, new patients must go on wait list
139191home21Snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla Highway
139181home22Outdoor ice rink reopening in North Shuswap
139171home23Salmon Arm elementary school a finalist in CBC Music Class Challenge
139146home24Salmon Arm business pays it forward with Christmas tree
139127home25Canoe Forest Products takes extra break over Christmas to cut costs
139110home26User fees in Sunnybrae, Sorrento and six more water systems going up
139063home27Registration underway for Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet at Shuswap’s Larch Hills
139018home28Shuswap Dance Center shows celebrate the season
138988home29Donkey refuge wins big at Shuswap Women Who Wine event
138973home30Dancing with the Shuswap Stars raises $50,000 for hospice
138951home31Road closures planned for Holiday Train’s Shuswap visit
138890home32In photos: Mirella Project helps Salmon Arm residents go green at Christmas
138843home33Snapshot: Sicamous Fire Department collects for annual toy drive
138824home34Sicamous Eagles lose to league-leading Kimberley Dynamiters
138792home35Chase and Sicamous hopeful for piece of $50 million communication grant
138769home36People who are homeless in Salmon Arm provide consultants with key information
138774home37Word on the street: What is your strategy for not spending too much on Christmas gifts this year?
138759home38Map points to mysterious ‘Waterdome’ in the middle of Salmon Arm Bay
138738home3943-acre property donated in memory of Shuswap man
138715home40Ski with Santa fundraiser and beginner trail opening coming to Larch Hills
138658home41Secwepemc knowledge-keeper’s contributions recognized by Province of B.C.
138625home42Salmar manager draws curtain on career with Salmon Arm’s independent movie theatres
138622home43VIDEO: Salmon Arm elementary students step up for Canadian Music Class Challenge
138619home44Workshops, networking events designed for Shuswap women entrepreneurs on the way
138598home45‘She was awesome’: Malakwa baker leaves U.S. holiday show
138560home46Salmon Arm ranked 7th best place to work in B.C. for 2020
138583home47School District #83 board approves pay increase for trustees
138578home48South Shuswap health clinic welcomes first doctor
138499home49Shuswap man says child pornography collection intended to frame abuser
138543home50Semi driver blinded by headlights, goes off Highway 1 near Chase
138443home51Consultant scopes out sites for Salmon Arm sewage treatment upgrade
138437home52Man sentenced in Salmon Arm to one year in jail for luring adolescent girls
138426home53Applicant behind proposed South Shuswap pot shop addresses concerns
138379home54Concerns remain for reconfigured Highway 1/Balmoral intersection
138352home55Salmon Arm RCMP found justified in using garden hose during rooftop standoff
139507home21Column: Kid’s growing up fast on Old Town Road
139587home22B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season
139583home23Kelowna RCMP officer allegedly sexts assault victim
139581home24Legendary primatologist coming to Okanagan
139573home25Old Christmas card has ties to Summerland agriculture
139571home26Sharks beat Canucks 4-2 to snap 6-game skid
139566home27Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup
139553home28Frosty will have to pay rent to stay on Okanagan sidewalk next Christmas
139536home29Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays
139533home210WATCH: Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet
139531home211Conservation officers on the hunt for North Okanagan moose poachers
139529home212UPDATE: Highway 1 reopens after vehicle incident near Boston Bar
139538home213Nanaimo mechanical engineer creates thief tracking program
139521home214Canada Post carrier seriously injured after dog attack in Greater Victoria
139519home215Mayor wants B.C. to institutionalize severely mental ill people who are homeless
139516home216Five things of note from Trudeau’s mandate letters to his ministers
139515home217Scheer’s resignation tips party into internal war over school tuition payments
139498home218Sagmoen’s lawyer argues ‘abuse of power’ in police search
139492home219Aid a priority for idled Vancouver Island loggers, John Horgan says
139455home220Navigating ‘fever phobia’: B.C. doctor gives tips on when a sick kid should get to the ER
139486home221Salmon Arm history in pictures: Cold snap!
139484home222Penticton resident allegedly has rear car tires stolen
139476home223Salmon Arm dentist follows in family’s footsteps
139474home224Woman struck, dog killed after collision on Highway 97
139482home225Funding sought for family of 15-year-old Summerland girl with cancer
139466home226Transportation Safety Board finishes work at B.C. plane crash site, investigation continues
139463home227Trudeau sets 2025 deadline to remove B.C. fish farms
139457home228Drug alert for purple fentanyl issued in Kamloops
139453home229I’m Just Saying: Our society needs a re-sex education lesson
139451home230Penticton Indian Band to host new by-election after successful appeal of 2017 results
139443home231Wagon wheels can now be any size! B.C. community scraps 52 obsolete bylaws
139441home232Indigenous mother wins $20,000 racial discrimination case against Vancouver police
139434home233Vernon airport prepares for plane crashes
139436home234‘Miscommunication’ behind Frosty takedown in Vernon
139429home235Sentencing for B.C. father who murdered two young daughters starts Monday
139432home236LETTER: Universal pharmacare program needed
139425home237LETTER: Support needed to eradicate polio
139417home238B.C. vet talks tips for winter travel with pets
139415home239B.C. driver has car impounded for speeding to church
139408home240Cranbrook man calls for ban after dog caught in leg hold trap
139401home241B.C. Crown corporation immune from taxation, but may still have to pay GST: court
139399home242‘He was good for the West:’ Sadness, surprise in Saskatchewan over Scheer
139397home243Morning Start: What’s the deal with Friday the 13th anyways?
139393home244Johnson claims Brexit mandate with new conservative majority
139379home245Markstrom makes 43 saves to lift Canucks to 1-0 OT win over Hurricanes
139383home246Summerland cafe raises funds at free community meal
139371home247‘British Columbians are paying too much’: Eby directs ICBC to delay rate application
139373home248Vernon bylaw says Frosty has to go: store owner
139243home249VIDEO: Octopus, bald eagle battle after bird ‘bites off more than it can chew’ in B.C. waters
139369home250Couple who bought $120k banana duct-taped to wall say artwork will be ‘iconic’
139363home251In Photos: Young Sicamous dancers move to the music
139357home252Race to replace Andrew Scheer could be a crowded one
139351home253Junior Salmon Arm bowler advancing to provincials
139349home254Vernon business evacuated after gas line hit
139347home255Lug nuts loosened on several vehicles in Vernon
139345home256Vernon nurse pleads guilty to arson
139341home257Safe donation bins coming to Okanagan streets
139335home258Former Summerland lifeguard will continue to receive pension benefits
139329home259Owner surrenders dogs chained up outside among scrap metal, garbage to BC SPCA
139274home260B.C. plane crash victim identified; witnesses describe ‘explosion’
139331home261Conservative leader resigns: A timeline of Andrew Scheer’s political career
139325home262BC Hydro offers tips as collisions with power poles increase
139318home263Canadian airline passengers to be eligible for $1,000 in compensation for delayed flights
139311home264Okanagan air ambulance receives approval to use night vision in rescue situations
139306home265Penticton’s Barley Mill, “naughty” Santa donate to SOS Medical Foundation
139304home266All lifts open this weekend at SilverStar
139301home267Morning Start: Octopuses are brainier than you
139299home268RCMP must bury three sex mannequins found in Manning Park
139297home269Kelowna area MP responds to Conservative leader’s resignation
139295home270B.C. seniors need better vaccine protection, advocate says
139292home271Summerland grape growers issue fundraising challenge
139289home272RCMP rescue wounded raven on Vancouver Island highway
139284home273Be aware of ticks when chopping down Christmas trees
139276home274More rowers come forward with complaints about UVic coach
139266home276Raptors fans show Kawhi the love in his return to Toronto
139232home277Process to identify those killed in Gabriola plane crash could take days
139234home278Vandalism closes public washrooms in Penticton’s Okanagan Lake Park indefinitely
139230home279Pawsative Pups: Help your dog love their crate
139228home280Spark Joy: The art of giving and receiving
139226home281Coldstream surf shop welcomes winter with paddle
139223home282‘Honest mistake:’ RCMP says B.C. cannabis shop can keep image of legendary Mountie
139221home283B.C. conservation officers put down fawn blinded by pellet gun on Vancouver Island
139219home284Laid-off forest workers converge on B.C. legislature
139215home285B.C. guide fined $2K in first conviction under new federal whale protection laws
139211home286Feds urge Air Canada to fix booking problems as travel season approaches
139209home287Almost 14,000 Canadians killed by opioids since 2016: new national study
139207home288Chevron’s move to exit Kitimat LNG project a dash of ‘cold water’ for gas industry
139205home289Summerland planning asset management work
139203home290Community Foundation provides funding to Summerland organizations
139201home291B.C. cities top the list for most generous in Canada on GoFundMe
139199home292Two in custody after allegedly assaulting a group of nine youths
139196home293Osoyoos RCMP officer allegedly under investigation for indecent act
139193home294South Okanagan Cycling Without Age chapter tops in North America
139189home295Kelowna man who assaulted and threatened two women sentenced
139184home296Summerland Steam earn one win, one loss in Junior B hockey action
139179home297Summerland utility rates to increase
139177home298Penticton RCMP warn of new ‘porting’ scam that puts internet banking, online accounts at risk
139174home299Column: Gift ideas for the anglers on your Christmas shopping list
139168home2100Letter: Process wrong for South Shuswap pot shop approval
139164home2101Thunberg ‘a bit surprised’ to be Time ‘Person of the Year’
139151home2102B.C. patients wait 41% longer than national average to see a walk-in doctor: Medimap
139149home2103Toronto Raptors, Don Cherry top the list of Canadians’ Google searches in 2019
139157home2104Morning start: Did you know there is a Scottish tartan designed for Mars exploration?
139153home2105Trans-Canada now open east of Golden
139137home2106Tavares scores twice as Maple Leafs earn 4-1 win over Canucks
139131home2107UPDATED: No survivors in Gabriola Island plane crash: RCMP
139122home2108VIDEO: Harbour Air makes history with first electric aircraft test flight
139124home2109The Grinch who Stole a Hedge: Security camera captures Chilliwack tree theft
139144home2110Vernon Search and Rescue member grateful for help after fire
139118home2111Salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to rodents and snakes
139116home2112Meng Wanzhou wins right to more documents involving arrest at Vancouver airport
139107home2113Shuswap history in pictures: SPCA bake sale at Cedarvale Mall
139103home2114B.C. family’s ‘Feud’ game-show trip ‘meant to happen’ after father’s death
139101home2115RCMP traffic services moves to Falkland to slow speeders
139095home2116Truck with body inside found at bottom of lake near ferry in Kootenays
139087home2117In photos: Santa Claus comes to town
139085home2118Mr. Mikes to donate $22K to local charities
139082home2119Truck fire spreads to property in gated Vernon community
139080home2120VIDEO: Calgary man narrowly escapes from avalanche while running at Lake Louise
139077home2121Former Summerland lifeguard to be sentenced in January
139075home2122Montreal Canadien stars lend helping hand to Okanagan charity
139070home2123RCMP asks Kootenay cannabis shop to remove image of famous Mountie from storefront
139066home2124Impairment a possible factor in Kelowna Tim Hortons crash: RCMP
139061home2125BC Ferries adds 170 extra sailings for the holidays
139068home2126Officers’ use of force in Penticton arrest that injured a male driver deemed necessary: Watchdog
139056home2127Chase Heat put stop to Kimberly Dynamiters
139052home2128WATCH: Vernon house fire may have sparked by wood stove
139049home2129Shuswap’s North Zone Kings win one of two versus Thompson Zone
139041home2130Jail time for Vernon man connected to fatal shooting
139036home2131Anti-money laundering agency warns casinos to watch gamers playing with bank drafts
139033home2132Letter: Drivers using Blind Bay road asked to slow down
139030home2133Truck loses partial load at busy Vernon intersection
139025home2134Column: A slip into icy water and a brief history of chocolate
139022home2135Time to celebrate Christmas Cowboy Style with Double Stop Creek & Friends in Penticton
139016home2136Strata rental bans escape B.C. speculation tax through 2021, Carole James says
139014home2137Man in mobility scooter falls 30 feet down Vancouver SkyTrain elevator shaft
139011home2138South Okanagan elderly accident victim ‘a tough customer’
139008home2139WATCH: Eyewitness captures moment truck slams into Tim Hortons in Kelowna
139005home2140Morning Start: How many people live on earth?
139001home2141China hints at national security trials for 2 Canadians detained for one year
138992home2142Fireballs to fill the sky Friday for brightest meteor shower of the year
138981home2143Truck crashes into Kelowna Tim Hortons, causing small fire
138979home2144Province sues over sailing incident that killed teen with disabilities
138964home2145First Nations want Big Bar landslide cleared ASAP to allow fish passage
138960home2146Assessed value of Lower Mainland homes expected to decrease in 2020
138956home2147Two Okanagan residents convicted and fined for hunting out of season
138909home2148Book examines history of B.C. wine industry
138943home2149Chilliwack family’s therapy dog injured in hit and run
138941home2150Cross examination application denied in Sagmoen trial: Supreme Court
138937home2151Salmon Arm Silverbacks winless on Vancouver Island road trip
138939home2152Alleged Penticton shooter John Brittain waives preliminary trial
138932home2153B.C. government clarifies rototilling rules for Okanagan lakes
138896home2154Feds not enforcing standards on Hungarian duck imports, B.C. farmer says
138923home2155No reports yet of Canadians affected by New Zealand volcano eruption, feds say
138926home2156CMHA Vernon Crisis Chat celebrates six-month milestone
138921home2157UPDATE: Stranger who offered kids candy turns himself in, ‘no nefarious intentions’ say RCMP
138916home2158Cougar destroyed in Penticton area after mauling dog, killing cat
138913home2159Letter: Salmon Arm’s mayor a class act
138905home2160UPDATED: Man taken to hospital after barricading himself in Victoria synagogue
138904home2161Letter: Federal Conservative leader may face coup in new year
138902home2162Dance cancelled after Alberta teacher’s climate lesson prompts online threats
138900home2163Man with possible ties to Kelowna wanted by Vernon RCMP
138886home2164Farm buildings drive value of Sumnmerland’s November building permits
138883home2165Letter: Time to do away with Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
138881home2166In surprise move, defence won’t call witnesses for accused in Abbotsford school killing
138804home2167B.C. VIEWS: An engine that hums right along
138875home216874% of 911 calls are from cellphones, so know your location: E-Comm
138873home2169No negligence in RCMP actions in B.C. teen’s overdose death: Watchdog
138870home2170Sicamous Eagles chilled by Chase Heat
138866home2171In photos: Salmon Arm Community Band and the King
138864home2172320 years since the ‘Big One’ doesn’t mean it’s overdue: B.C. professor
138862home2173Would you leave your baby alone to go to the gym? This Canadian dad did
138860home2174B.C. coroner asking for help identifying man found dead in Peace region
138858home2175Lawyer competence includes knowledge of Indigenous-Crown history: B.C. law society
138850home2176Wealth of Canadians divided along racial lines, says report on income inequality
138847home2177Morning Start: What if The Matrix starred Will Smith?
138835home2178West Kelowna house fire demonstrates danger posed by candles
138829home2179Vancouver ‘party bus’ slapped with $27,000+ fine for carrying minors, alcohol on board
138826home2180B.C. universities post $340 million worth of surpluses thanks to international student tuition
138831home2181Conservatives urge Morneau to deliver ‘urgent’ fall economic update
138822home2182INFOGRAPHIC: How much money did your local university or college make last year?
138817home2183B.C. creates $8.5M organization to improve safety for health care workers
138811home2184Kovrig clings to humour as ‘two Michaels’ near one year in Chinese prison
138806home2185Slippery sections reported on Okanagan and Shuswap highways
138802home2186Brain injury from domestic abuse a ‘public health crisis,’ says B.C. researcher
138795home2187Summerland college operated from 1906 to 1915
138787home2188Campbell River mom’s iPhone containing priceless photos stolen from Victoria hospital parkade
138790home2189Miller nets winner as Canucks edge Sabres 6-5 in OT
138785home2190‘Norovirus-like’ outbreak interrupts Bantam hockey showcase in Greater Victoria
138782home2191South Okanagan volunteer dental clinic donates rotten teeth to good cause
138767home2192$578: that’s how much your first distracted driving ticket will cost with recent premium hikes
138764home2193Healing with honesty: Justice served 40 years later
138762home2194WorkSafe BC to investigate explosion at Princeton facility
138748home2195Doors open to Vernon’s first refill store
138638home2196‘Things haven’t changed enough:’ Ecole Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection
138727home2197Bear raids freezer, gorges on Island family’s Christmas baking
138732home2198Crown delves into Sagmoen’s history with North Okanagan sex workers
138755home2199Okanagan Similkameen could have a sister city in the south of France
138840home2200Editorial: Don’t let data detract from positive publicity for Salmon Arm
138725home2201Kelowna man attempts to steal bait bike from RCMP parking lot
138723home2202Summerland businesses participate in Sip N’ Shop
138718home2203B.C. pharmaceutical company’s stocks double in value after successful lupus drug trial
138713home2204UBCO daycare services slated for major improvements
138696home2205Noxious odour detected at Summerland Health Centre
138698home2206Okanagan Glee club sells out Bohemian Rhapsody
138691home2207Second warning on romaine lettuce from California region as another E. coli case reported
138684home2208Bob Ross is coming to Penticton in 2020
138681home2209Salmon Arm history in pictures: Caring at the city’s K-Mart
138678home2210Letter: Balmoral Road/Highway 1 intersection “improvements” don’t impress
138665home2211Interior Health finds Penticton’s fatal overdose rate ‘concerning’
138652home2212WATCH: Diehard Vernon Winter Carnival goers line up for tickets
138646home2213Year in jail for ex-Vernon Judo coach for child porn
138644home2214Many of Canada’s working poor can’t afford lawyers, don’t qualify for legal aid
138642home2215Economy lost 71,200 jobs in November, unemployment rate climbs to 5.9%
138640home2216RCMP searching for missing Kamloops woman
138636home2217UPDATE: Trans-Canada Highway closure extended until 4 p.m. east of Revelstoke
138617home2218Crown looks to ‘build the jigsaw puzzle’ on Day 2 of Sagmoen trial
138615home2219Salmon Arm Work BC office hosts grand reopening
138609home2220North Okanagan MP says throne speech lacked specifics
138480home2221VIDEO: Rockslide closes part of Highway 93 in Fairmont Hot Springs
138592home2222Petition calls for appeal of ex-Burns Lake mayor’s sentence for sex assault
138590home2223Northwest B.C. wildlife shelter rescues particularly tiny bear cub
138588home2224Independent Investigations Office seeks witnesses following arrest in Penticton
138581home2225Sicamous Eagles defeat Summerland Steam in overtime decision
138572home2226Snowfall warning for Highway 1 near Revelstoke
138570home2227BC firefighters to help battle Australian bushfires
138553home2228City of Penticton records all-time high for fatal overdoses
138550home2229Donations help develop and expand Shuswap trails
138548home2230Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen directors to receive pay increase
138541home2231North Okanagan house fire likely started in kitchen
138527home2232PHOTOS: Clean-up at Penticton’s Esplanade Park extensive
138524home2233Food bank shelves stocked thanks to North Okanagan realtors
138469home2234Province gives $4.93M boost to school-based gang prevention program
138466home2235WATCH: Kelowna bylaw officers throwing away items belonging to homeless
138461home2236White Lake firefighters grateful for residents’ generosity
138424home2237Shooting victim’s son-in-law sentenced for vandalizing B.C. home of alleged killer’s wife
138375home2238Okanagan resident orders Skip The Dishes over 200 times in 2019
138403home2239LETTER: Not all can afford private health insurance
138377home2240LETTER: Health model profits from patents’ suffering and desperation
138337home2241PETS OF THE WEEK: Kaleden Karma Kids need homes after hoarding
138331home2242Memory of Salmon Arm’s former Dilkusha House preserved
138329home2243Vancouver police officer fined $1,500 after hitting pedestrian
138191home2244Salmon Arm musician first to receive Clara Anderson Endowment funding
138184home2245Prince Rupert man who killed foster parents in 2017 receives three-year sentence
137344home2246The Nutcracker returns for encore presentation at Salmar Classic
139363entertainment1In Photos: Young Sicamous dancers move to the music
139385entertainment2Homecoming marked by album release for Salmon Arm duo
139315entertainment3Gerry Dee talks about his dream role on ‘Family Feud Canada’
139157entertainment4Morning start: Did you know there is a Scottish tartan designed for Mars exploration?
139103entertainment5B.C. family’s ‘Feud’ game-show trip ‘meant to happen’ after father’s death
139028entertainment6‘Jurassic World 3’ will film in Metro Vancouver under working title ‘Arcadia’
139022entertainment7Time to celebrate Christmas Cowboy Style with Double Stop Creek & Friends in Penticton
139018entertainment8Shuswap Dance Center shows celebrate the season
138973entertainment9Dancing with the Shuswap Stars raises $50,000 for hospice
138951entertainment10Road closures planned for Holiday Train’s Shuswap visit
138866entertainment11In photos: Salmon Arm Community Band and the King
138856entertainment12VIDEO: Led by ‘Marriage Story,’ Netflix dominates Golden Globe noms
138797entertainment13VIDEO: SNL skewers Trudeau’s mockery of Trump in high school cafeteria sketch
138698entertainment14Okanagan Glee club sells out Bohemian Rhapsody
138684entertainment15Bob Ross is coming to Penticton in 2020
138652entertainment16WATCH: Diehard Vernon Winter Carnival goers line up for tickets
138625entertainment17Salmar manager draws curtain on career with Salmon Arm’s independent movie theatres
138191entertainment18Salmon Arm musician first to receive Clara Anderson Endowment funding
137344entertainment19The Nutcracker returns for encore presentation at Salmar Classic
139566trending-now1Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup
139527trending-now2VIDEO: These are the top toys this Christmas, B.C. toy experts say
139443trending-now3Wagon wheels can now be any size! B.C. community scraps 52 obsolete bylaws
139445trending-now4VIDEO: Feds give update on flying clearance for Santa’s sled
139397trending-now5Morning Start: What’s the deal with Friday the 13th anyways?
139369trending-now6Couple who bought $120k banana duct-taped to wall say artwork will be ‘iconic’
139301trending-now7Morning Start: Octopuses are brainier than you
139381trending-now8Fashion Fridays: A masterclass on H&M knitwear
139243trending-now9VIDEO: Octopus, bald eagle battle after bird ‘bites off more than it can chew’ in B.C. waters
139149trending-now10Toronto Raptors, Don Cherry top the list of Canadians’ Google searches in 2019
139045trending-now11VIDEO: Merriam-Webster declares ‘they’ its 2019 word of the year
139005trending-now12Morning Start: How many people live on earth?
138862trending-now13Would you leave your baby alone to go to the gym? This Canadian dad did
138847trending-now14Morning Start: What if The Matrix starred Will Smith?
138727trending-now15Bear raids freezer, gorges on Island family’s Christmas baking
139589community1In Photos: CP Rail Holiday Train lights up Sicamous
139573community2Old Christmas card has ties to Summerland agriculture
139486community3Salmon Arm history in pictures: Cold snap!
139383community4Summerland cafe raises funds at free community meal
139271community5VIDEO: Your favourite Christmas light displays in the Shuswap
139181community6Outdoor ice rink reopening in North Shuswap
139171community7Salmon Arm elementary school a finalist in CBC Music Class Challenge
139146community8Salmon Arm business pays it forward with Christmas tree
139107community9Shuswap history in pictures: SPCA bake sale at Cedarvale Mall
139087community10In photos: Santa Claus comes to town
138988community11Donkey refuge wins big at Shuswap Women Who Wine event
138909community12Book examines history of B.C. wine industry
138890community13In photos: Mirella Project helps Salmon Arm residents go green at Christmas
138843community14Snapshot: Sicamous Fire Department collects for annual toy drive
138795community15Summerland college operated from 1906 to 1915
138774community16Word on the street: What is your strategy for not spending too much on Christmas gifts this year?
138759community17Map points to mysterious ‘Waterdome’ in the middle of Salmon Arm Bay
138723community18Summerland businesses participate in Sip N’ Shop
138681community19Salmon Arm history in pictures: Caring at the city’s K-Mart
138658community20Secwepemc knowledge-keeper’s contributions recognized by Province of B.C.
138615community21Salmon Arm Work BC office hosts grand reopening
138550community22Donations help develop and expand Shuswap trails
138524community23Food bank shelves stocked thanks to North Okanagan realtors
138461community24White Lake firefighters grateful for residents’ generosity
138337community25PETS OF THE WEEK: Kaleden Karma Kids need homes after hoarding
138331community26Memory of Salmon Arm’s former Dilkusha House preserved
139432letters1LETTER: Universal pharmacare program needed
139425letters2LETTER: Support needed to eradicate polio
139168letters3Letter: Process wrong for South Shuswap pot shop approval
139033letters4Letter: Drivers using Blind Bay road asked to slow down
138913letters5Letter: Salmon Arm’s mayor a class act
138904letters6Letter: Federal Conservative leader may face coup in new year
138883letters7Letter: Time to do away with Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
138678letters8Letter: Balmoral Road/Highway 1 intersection “improvements” don’t impress
138403letters9LETTER: Not all can afford private health insurance
138377letters10LETTER: Health model profits from patents’ suffering and desperation
139555video1VIDEO: Success of wildlife corridors in Banff National Park has advocates wanting more
139513video2‘Where the miracles live’: Shane Koyczan narrates powerful KGH Foundation video
139527video3VIDEO: These are the top toys this Christmas, B.C. toy experts say
139395video4VIDEO: More air-passenger rights go into effect this weekend
139445video5VIDEO: Feds give update on flying clearance for Santa’s sled
139381video6Fashion Fridays: A masterclass on H&M knitwear
138527photo-galleries1PHOTOS: Clean-up at Penticton’s Esplanade Park extensive
123884sip-savour1Raise your glass: Award-winning spirits, handcrafted on Vancouver Island