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U.S. Border Patrol agents Katy Siemer (left) and David Marcus stand outside the Customs and Border Protection facility in Pembina, N.D., on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 not far from where agents intercepted a group of undocumented Indian nationals on Jan. 19. The incident prompted the discovery north of the border of the bodies of four other Indian migrants who were believed to be trying to enter the U.S. with the rest of the group. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James McCarten

Winter weather, vast expanse make patrolling Canada-U.S. border a daunting challenge

Recent Manitoba deaths brought issue to the forefront for Canadians and U.S. citizens alike

Subway trains line up in a TTC yard in Toronto on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Canada’s big-city mayors are calling on the federal government’s help to make up huge shortfalls in transit revenue that threaten to derail the nation’s transit systems. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Future of transit at stake, Canada’s big-city mayors say in plea for federal funds

Pandemic has wrought havoc on transit revenues, with people working from home and avoiding crowds

Seven-year-old Mabel Limdao is held by her father William as Dr. Kevin Evelyn gives her a COVID-19 vaccine at family clinic in Toronto, Jan. 13 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

21 more deaths, 2,086 more COVID-19 cases in B.C. Wednesday

Outbreaks at Vic General Hospital, four more care homes

(File photo/Kelowna Capital News)

$18M in federal funding for infrastructure and operational costs at YLW

The funding comes from the Airport Critical Infrastructure Program and the Airport Relief Fund

(File photo/Kelowna Capital News)
Curtis Sagmoen was in Vernon court for a pre-trial conference Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Voir dire scheduled in Curtis Sagmoen cop assault case

Sagmoen is alleged to have assaulted a police officer in October 2020

Curtis Sagmoen was in Vernon court for a pre-trial conference Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Protesters of COVID-19 restrictions, and supporters of Canadian truck drivers protesting the COVID-19 vaccine mandate cheer on a convoy of trucks on their way to Ottawa, on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Winnipeg, Man., Tuesday January 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski

Police prepare for possible violence as fringe groups latch on to truckers convoy

Police estimate there could be up to 2,000 demonstrators, but the number is shifting quickly

Protesters of COVID-19 restrictions, and supporters of Canadian truck drivers protesting the COVID-19 vaccine mandate cheer on a convoy of trucks on their way to Ottawa, on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Winnipeg, Man., Tuesday January 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski
(Canadian Press)

Interior Fraser steelhead face extinction, warn B.C. fishing, conservation groups

15 groups, including the BC Wildlife Federation, say species must be declared species at risk

(Canadian Press)
An outreach volunteer offers help to the homeless on a -20C night in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary police say stabbing attacks on three homeless individuals a hate crime

Attacks random, nearby, and happened within eight minutes of each other on Dec. 21

An outreach volunteer offers help to the homeless on a -20C night in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Work continues at 3 Mile Bridge on B.C. Highway 8, which was washed out or damaged in 23 places in record rain and flooding mid-November 2021. (B.C. transportation ministry photo)

B.C. crews aiming for spring for Highway 8 resident access

Working west from Merritt, east from Spences Bridge

Work continues at 3 Mile Bridge on B.C. Highway 8, which was washed out or damaged in 23 places in record rain and flooding mid-November 2021. (B.C. transportation ministry photo)
B.C. legislature Clerk Craig James (left) retired after accusations by Speaker Darryl Plecas. (The Canadian Press)

B.C. legislature clerk called as witness in Craig James spending scandal trial

Trial of former B.C. Legislature clerk Craig James continues in Vancouver

B.C. legislature Clerk Craig James (left) retired after accusations by Speaker Darryl Plecas. (The Canadian Press)
Kelowna Law Courts. (File)

Penticton drug dealers sentenced in Kelowna Supreme Court

The two received different sentences for their trafficking charges

Kelowna Law Courts. (File)
Adrenaline Auto Recyclers in Chase caught fire around 5:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21. Firefighters were on scene for more than nine hours. (Megan Enoch Schulkowsky/Facebook photo)

Fire that consumed 20 vehicles at Chase autowreckers deemed ‘suspicious’ by police

Jan. 21 blaze created toxic smoke that hung over Chase for several hours

Adrenaline Auto Recyclers in Chase caught fire around 5:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21. Firefighters were on scene for more than nine hours. (Megan Enoch Schulkowsky/Facebook photo)
An excited school bus driver with two of her young passengers made a pit stop at 771 Vaughan Street on Wednesday, Jan. 26 for a photo with Vanessa Hildreth’s “Snowgopogo 2022’ sculpture. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Ogopogo made of snow sighted in Quesnel

‘Snowgopogo’ on Vaughan Street draws happy visitors and lots of smiles

An excited school bus driver with two of her young passengers made a pit stop at 771 Vaughan Street on Wednesday, Jan. 26 for a photo with Vanessa Hildreth’s “Snowgopogo 2022’ sculpture. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Donations are packed in boxes and ready to be shipped to Vermilion Forks Elementary School. Photo submitted

Princeton holds massive giveaway of flood donations

‘There’s everything but the kitchen sink…but actually I think I saw one of those at one point.’

Donations are packed in boxes and ready to be shipped to Vermilion Forks Elementary School. Photo submitted
Plans are in the works to relocate the public works facility, after it was destroyed in the Nov. 14 flood. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Town of Princeton has millions of dollars in claims with ICBC

Local government continues to seek $2 million in funds, to pay its contribution of the flood emergency response.

Plans are in the works to relocate the public works facility, after it was destroyed in the Nov. 14 flood. Photo Andrea DeMeer
People listen to Pacheedaht elder Bill Jones in the Fairy Creek logging area near Port Renfrew, B.C. Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

UPDATED: B.C. Appeal Court extends injunction against protests at Fairy Creek

An earlier B.C. Supreme Court decision denied the company’s application for an extension

People listen to Pacheedaht elder Bill Jones in the Fairy Creek logging area near Port Renfrew, B.C. Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Paramedics transfer a patient out of their ambulance to the emergency department at Michael Garron Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Monday, January 10, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

COVID infection rates peaking in some provinces, surging in others

Patient died while waiting for care in an Alberta emergency ward

Paramedics transfer a patient out of their ambulance to the emergency department at Michael Garron Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Monday, January 10, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Okanagan tech company helping men manage mental health

The ‘he app’ is a community where men can connect and share

(Photo/Pixabay)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry meets with some of the first children to receive COVID-19 vaccines at a clinic in Victoria, Nov. 29, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

Boosters work against Omicron, B.C. kids’ second doses urged

Rapid tests heading for daycares, schools, post-secondary

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry meets with some of the first children to receive COVID-19 vaccines at a clinic in Victoria, Nov. 29, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
Police in Nanaimo found prohibited weapons, drugs, cash and an improvised explosive device in a vehicle stopped this past weekend for having no insuranc. (Photo submitted)

Vernon man arrested after bomb and guns found in uninsured vehicle on Vancouver Island

31-year-old released as Nanaimo RCMP continue to investigate

Police in Nanaimo found prohibited weapons, drugs, cash and an improvised explosive device in a vehicle stopped this past weekend for having no insuranc. (Photo submitted)