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COVID-19 cases reported daily to B.C. public health, up to Dec. 2, 2021, seven-day moving average in white. B.C.’s infections have fallen to below last February, where the third wave took daily cases to their highest point. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

B.C.’s daily COVID-19 cases dip below 300, fewer in hospital

11 deaths over weekend, 4 in Northern Health region

Dr. Rachel Holt at a Dec. 1 video press conference on old growth forests held by the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. Photo: Video screenshot, Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs

Nelson ecologist questions B.C.’s roll-out of old growth strategy

Rachel Holt was part of a technical panel that mapped old growth

A semi truck was caught on video passing another semi past a double solid line and a curve in the road on Highway 5A on Dec. 2. (Twitter)

Semi caught on camera driving erratically on Hwy 5A sparks RCMP probe

BC Highway Patrol called the move dangerous and unprofessional

The Vernon Boston Pizza Junior Vipers and Merritt Centennials’ U11 Development C hockey squads, along with parents and coaches, enjoy donated pizza, fruit and veggies after their game Saturday, Dec. 4, in Vernon. The Vipers arranged the meal in support of the Centennials, all of whom were affected by recently flooding. (Contributed)

Vernon hockey team breaks (pizza) bread with Merritt opponents

U11 Boston Pizza Vipers host Merritt for pizza meal post-game to show support for those affected by floods

The Vernon Boston Pizza Junior Vipers and Merritt Centennials’ U11 Development C hockey squads, along with parents and coaches, enjoy donated pizza, fruit and veggies after their game Saturday, Dec. 4, in Vernon. The Vipers arranged the meal in support of the Centennials, all of whom were affected by recently flooding. (Contributed)
Tanya Van Cuylenborg (left) and Jay Cook. (Family photos)

Conviction overturned for U.S. man whose DNA linked him to B.C. couple’s 1987 killing

A single juror’s bias tainted the trial of William Talbott, a court ruled in Washington

  • Dec 6, 2021
Tanya Van Cuylenborg (left) and Jay Cook. (Family photos)
Lengendary rocker Alice Cooper is coming back to the South Okanagan Events Centre in April, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Alice Cooper returns to Okanagan in 2022

Cooper last performed at Penticton’s SOEC in 2016

Lengendary rocker Alice Cooper is coming back to the South Okanagan Events Centre in April, 2022. (Submitted photo)
A semi-truck went off the road and is blocking traffic at the bottom of West Bench Hill Drive just outside of Penticton. (Danah Phillips - Contributed)

Semi-truck takes out light post and blocks Highway 97 intersection in Penticton

The truck slid off the road and took out a light post, according to a witness

A semi-truck went off the road and is blocking traffic at the bottom of West Bench Hill Drive just outside of Penticton. (Danah Phillips - Contributed)
Members of the Canadian Forces build a temporary dike with sandbags behind houses on Clayburn Creek in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. flood recovery moves to cleanup of damaged materials

Some Canadian Forces soldiers begin transferring out

Members of the Canadian Forces build a temporary dike with sandbags behind houses on Clayburn Creek in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
From top left, clockwise, Caitlin Potts, Ashley Simpson, Deanna Wertz and Nicole Bell. With the remains of Ashley Simpson found in 2021, three women from the Shuswap and North Okanagan are still missing – Caitlin and Deanna for five years, Nicole for four. (Photos contributed)

RCMP find remains of Shuswap woman missing for five years, former boyfriend charged

The news they’ve been praying for brings both happiness and sadness for Ashley Simpson’s parents

From top left, clockwise, Caitlin Potts, Ashley Simpson, Deanna Wertz and Nicole Bell. With the remains of Ashley Simpson found in 2021, three women from the Shuswap and North Okanagan are still missing – Caitlin and Deanna for five years, Nicole for four. (Photos contributed)
Crews build an erosion control embankment along Hwy. 3 on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

B.C.’s storm recovery ‘trending in the right direction,’ but gas rationing to remain

Province is entering recovery efforts as storms subside

Crews build an erosion control embankment along Hwy. 3 on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
A murder charge has been laid regarding Ashley Simpson who went missing in April 2016. (Photo contributed)

Former boyfriend of missing Shuswap woman charged with murder

Ashley Simpson went missing in April 2016, she had been living on Yankee Flats Road near Salmon Arm

A murder charge has been laid regarding Ashley Simpson who went missing in April 2016. (Photo contributed)
Tabitha Pinch

RCMP trying to locate missing Vernon woman

33-year-old Tabitha Pinch was last seen at 2:30 a.m. Monday

Tabitha Pinch
B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham meets with farmers in the flood-damaged Sumas Prairie in the Fraser Valley, Nov. 23, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

Federal agriculture minister to tour Fraser Valley flood zone

B.C. minister says Ottawa program can fill disaster gaps

B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham meets with farmers in the flood-damaged Sumas Prairie in the Fraser Valley, Nov. 23, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
`Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller responds to questions during a news conference in Ottawa, on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Canada’s Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister says the federal government will soon release some of the residential school records it’s been criticized for withholding to a national archives centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Federal government will soon hand over more residential school records: Miller

The minister says the reports will be provided to the centre within 30 days

`Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller responds to questions during a news conference in Ottawa, on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Canada’s Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister says the federal government will soon release some of the residential school records it’s been criticized for withholding to a national archives centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A woman uses her computer keyboard to type while surfing the internet in North Vancouver, B.C., on December 19, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Take steps to fend off ransomware attacks, federal ministers urge Canadians

Known ransom payments, after increasing rapidly from 2019 to 2020

A woman uses her computer keyboard to type while surfing the internet in North Vancouver, B.C., on December 19, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
People line up outside a Lululemon Athletica store in Ottawa, as non-essential retail stores re-open with limited in-store capacity, on the first day of Ontario’s first phase of re-opening amidst the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, on June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Lululemon vs. Peloton: The fine line between inspiration and imitation in fashion

The dispute comes at a time when athleisure is booming

People line up outside a Lululemon Athletica store in Ottawa, as non-essential retail stores re-open with limited in-store capacity, on the first day of Ontario’s first phase of re-opening amidst the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, on June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Doug and Alma were married for 72 years. (Donna Adams/Special to The News)

Family of late Maple Ridge man devastated after wedding ring of 72 years lost at B.C. hospital

Family warns people to take charge of dead loved ones’s things intead of leaving it up to hospitals

Doug and Alma were married for 72 years. (Donna Adams/Special to The News)
The Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society has erected and dedicated a bench on Mt. Rose Swanson in memory of former society president Peter Rotzetter. (ASTS photo)

North Okanagan trails society honours late president with mountain bench

Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society erects bench to honour Peter Rotzetter on Mt. Rose Swanson

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society has erected and dedicated a bench on Mt. Rose Swanson in memory of former society president Peter Rotzetter. (ASTS photo)
Rob Hislop and his spouse Tammy were visiting family in Chilliwack for the weekend of Nov. 12 when they discovered with frustration they wouldn’t be returning to Salmon Arm. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Floodwaters in Chilliwack bring inspiration for Salmon Arm couple

A shift to ‘smelling the roses’ while stranded changes a week away

Rob Hislop and his spouse Tammy were visiting family in Chilliwack for the weekend of Nov. 12 when they discovered with frustration they wouldn’t be returning to Salmon Arm. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
A snow plow heading north on Highway 97 in Kaleden Monday morning. (DriveBC)

Heavy snowfall causing horrible driving conditions in South Okanagan

Plows are having a hard time keeping up to the heavy snow

A snow plow heading north on Highway 97 in Kaleden Monday morning. (DriveBC)