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Churches Thrift Store pleased at lack of dumped donations during COVID-19 closure

The store’s employees usually return to find donations dumped at their gate when the store closes.

Update: COSAR call out for missing hiker now believed to be false alarm

The area searched overnight included the Angel Springs and K.L.O. creek trails.

Columbia River Treaty talks impacted by COVID-19 crisis

Public engagement sessions planned to be held this spring on the negotiations have been delayed

Seeing positively
Okanagan cleaning business helps the fight against COVID-19
Okanagan charities receive PPE
Thunderstorm brings hail to Kelowna

Sicamous Farmers Market opens online ordering service

Meat, mushroom and wine producers are already taking orders

Shuswap communities prepare for possibility of spring flooding

Chase has sand and sandbags available for those who are concerned about creeks bursting their banks

Askew’s to hold food drives in Salmon Arm

$1,000 donations to kick off food drives two support local foodbank providers

Free toilet paper offered with takeout at Central Okanagan restaurant

Viva Mexicana is offering a complimentary roll of toilet paper with orders over $20

Lake Country club encourages paddlers to enjoy the water during COVID-19

The club has opened a little earlier this year to provide outlet for those isolating

Cause of Sicamous motorhome fire undetermined

Fire department doesn’t think it was suspicious; motorhome destroyed, nobody hurt

Sicamous firefighters douse motorhome fire

The vehicle was in a backyard on Main Street when it caught fire.

Vancouver Island Indigenous artist takes unique approach to COVID-19 masks

Howard La Fortune thought he’d have some fun in designing a homemade mask

Former Okanagan corrections inmate claims lack of sanitation, education during COVID-19 pandemic

Kimberley Daley says she is speaking out for those still incarcerated at the OCC

Shuswap History in Pictures: The S.S. Whitesmith under construction

The steam ship would eventually sink during a storm in 1933.

Online resources available to learn about invasive plants in Columbia Shuswap region

Knowledge is especially important for gardeners to ensure they’re not planting invasives

Conservation officers patrol closed North Okanagan and Shuswap rec sites over Easter long weekend

Warnings and formal orders to vacate were issued to more than 30 people.

First COVID-19 death confirmed in Interior Health region

The man who died was in his 60s, recovering at home

Wildfire north of Lytton classified as out of control

There are five BC Wildfire Service members on site

Wildfire east of Merritt, 50 ha in size, classified as ‘held’

Firefighters on scene working to gain more accurate track of fire’s perimeter