Karissa Gall

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Big Bike riding through downtown Kelowna this week

From May 8 to May 10 the Heart and Stroke Big Bike Ride will start and end at the art gallery

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Stay-at-home Kelowna dad Dale Allen Berg found out that he won the inaugural “Canadian Dad Blogger of the Year Award” last week. (Submitted photo)

Kelowna dad wins ‘Canadian Dad Blogger of the Year’

Dale Allen Berg wins inaugural award for blogging about struggles with MS diagnosis, Rett syndrome

Stay-at-home Kelowna dad Dale Allen Berg found out that he won the inaugural “Canadian Dad Blogger of the Year Award” last week. (Submitted photo)
Vegan activist Gillian Walters will be one of several presenters at VegFest Kelowna 2019, which will take place on May 26 at Immaculata Regional High School. Walters’ presentation will focus on her B.C. dairy farm photography blog and milk as a feminist issue. (Contributed photo)

‘Not your mom, not your milk’: VegFest speaker talks dairy industry

Vegan activist Gillian Walters is one of the presenters who will speak at VegFest on May 26

Vegan activist Gillian Walters will be one of several presenters at VegFest Kelowna 2019, which will take place on May 26 at Immaculata Regional High School. Walters’ presentation will focus on her B.C. dairy farm photography blog and milk as a feminist issue. (Contributed photo)
The Silver Creek fire of 1998. (File photo)

Okanagan animal response team wants to help you prep for wildfire season

ALERT: Prepare pets for wildfires with evacuation plans, grab-and-go kits and mutual aid agreements

The Silver Creek fire of 1998. (File photo)
PHOTOS: Inside the ‘shoe house’ in Northern B.C.

PHOTOS: Inside the ‘shoe house’ in Northern B.C.

A rare look inside the famous Kitseguecla Lake Road shoe house, with a tour led by owner Toby Walsh

PHOTOS: Inside the ‘shoe house’ in Northern B.C.
Laurie Chan (left) participates in a First Nations Food, Nutrition & Environment Study workshop in Thunder Bay in November 2014. Chan is the corresponding author of a new study on the potential impacts of climate-related seafood decline on coastal B.C. First Nations’ nutrition. (FNFNES Facebook photo)

B.C. First Nations’ intake of essential nutrients could drop by 31%: study

Professors project the nutrient decrease by 2050 if climate change mitigation continues as is

Laurie Chan (left) participates in a First Nations Food, Nutrition & Environment Study workshop in Thunder Bay in November 2014. Chan is the corresponding author of a new study on the potential impacts of climate-related seafood decline on coastal B.C. First Nations’ nutrition. (FNFNES Facebook photo)
Coastal Shellfish CEO Michael Uehara holds up an adult scallop grown at their hatchery. The First Nations-owned company acquired their shellfish processing license this week. (Karissa Gall/The Northern View)

Indigenous-owned sustainable scallop farm gets licence

Prince Rupert-based Coastal Shellfish scallops will be sold live in B.C.

Coastal Shellfish CEO Michael Uehara holds up an adult scallop grown at their hatchery. The First Nations-owned company acquired their shellfish processing license this week. (Karissa Gall/The Northern View)
A Penticton woman managed to capture footage of a bobcat in her backyard on Feb. 20. (Kim Ken Oszinski/Facebook Photo)

Penticton woman captures footage of bobcat feasting on bird in backyard

‘Kim Ken Oszinski’ posted photos and videos of the bobcat from just a few feet away

A Penticton woman managed to capture footage of a bobcat in her backyard on Feb. 20. (Kim Ken Oszinski/Facebook Photo)
Daniel Eastman gestures toward the microphone he uses to record his Joint Encounters “potcast” at his Penticton home. (Karissa Gall/Penticton Western News)

Okanagan ‘pot-caster’ talks politics and weed sales

Pot podcaster Daniel Eastman says B.C. has kind of dropped the ball as far as legalization

Daniel Eastman gestures toward the microphone he uses to record his Joint Encounters “potcast” at his Penticton home. (Karissa Gall/Penticton Western News)
Greg Smith poses with his sons Alex (left) and Carter. The Smiths are launching a new peer-to-peer trunk-sharing system in B.C. and beyond. (Greg Smith Photo)

B.C. father and sons launch new trunk-sharing system, ‘Trunkit’

Smiths say peer-to-peer shipping service offers an affordable, green alternative

Greg Smith poses with his sons Alex (left) and Carter. The Smiths are launching a new peer-to-peer trunk-sharing system in B.C. and beyond. (Greg Smith Photo)
When Penticton firefighters responded to an overdose call on White Avenue Feb. 17 friends had already administered doses of naloxone. (Karissa Gall/Penticton Western News)

VIDEO: First responders save man friends say overdosed on fentanyl

Friends administered personal stores of naloxone before responders arrived

When Penticton firefighters responded to an overdose call on White Avenue Feb. 17 friends had already administered doses of naloxone. (Karissa Gall/Penticton Western News)
Executive chef Jeff Van Geest’s ramen risotto dish is a thoughtful fusion of Japanese and Italian cooking traditions. (Jeff Van Geest Photo)

Nothing instant about this Okanagan restaurant’s “ramen risotto”

This Miradoro dish is not your dorm room ramen

Executive chef Jeff Van Geest’s ramen risotto dish is a thoughtful fusion of Japanese and Italian cooking traditions. (Jeff Van Geest Photo)
The Oliver Fire Department announced the passing of 20-year member Dwayne Emery today. (Oliver Fire Department/Facebook)

Okanagan firefighters respond to emergency call for own member

Oliver firefighters found out who the call was for when they arrived on the scene

The Oliver Fire Department announced the passing of 20-year member Dwayne Emery today. (Oliver Fire Department/Facebook)
The Oliver Fire Department announced the passing of 20-year member Dwayne Emery today. (Oliver Fire Department/Facebook)

Oliver firefighters respond to emergency call for their own member

Firefighters found out who the call was for when they arrived on the scene

The Oliver Fire Department announced the passing of 20-year member Dwayne Emery today. (Oliver Fire Department/Facebook)
A screenshot from one of Travel Penticton’s “Real Time” social media campaign videos in the summer of 2018 promoting the city. (Travel Penticton/Instagram)

“Real Time” plugs for Penticton recognized as innovative

Travel Penticton is a B.C. tourism award finalist for its 2018 social media campaign

A screenshot from one of Travel Penticton’s “Real Time” social media campaign videos in the summer of 2018 promoting the city. (Travel Penticton/Instagram)
This June 1, 2018 file photo shows syringes of the opioid painkiller fentanyl in an inpatient pharmacy. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

B.C. organ donors who tested positive for fentanyl up 26%

Donors who tested positive for the drug increased by nearly a quarter in 2018

This June 1, 2018 file photo shows syringes of the opioid painkiller fentanyl in an inpatient pharmacy. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
VIDEO: Man killed in suspicious Penticton house fire remembered as kind-hearted

VIDEO: Man killed in suspicious Penticton house fire remembered as kind-hearted

Sam Besler says it doesn’t surprise her that RCMP are considering the fire suspicious

VIDEO: Man killed in suspicious Penticton house fire remembered as kind-hearted
Wiltse area resident Kim Wade says her family cat Mr. Pickles suffered a burn on his lips after going missing for about a month. Wade says several Wiltse residents are reporting similar signs of abuse. (Submitted Photo)

Cat was starved, burned and dumped alleges Okanagan woman

Penticton resident Kim Wade took to social media after her cat Mr. Pickles was found with burned lips

Wiltse area resident Kim Wade says her family cat Mr. Pickles suffered a burn on his lips after going missing for about a month. Wade says several Wiltse residents are reporting similar signs of abuse. (Submitted Photo)
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Team BC uniforms will include a totem puzzle pin for all athletes

A total of 251 B.C. athletes will sport the ceremonial winter gear at the Games

(Passion Sports/Instagram)
More than a third of westerners would vote for a hypothetical ‘Western Canada Party’: poll

More than a third of westerners would vote for a hypothetical ‘Western Canada Party’: poll

Desire for regional party seems rooted in belief the region is treated unfairly

More than a third of westerners would vote for a hypothetical ‘Western Canada Party’: poll