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Image from a video taken of the arrest on May 30 in downtown Kelowna.

“Imperfect but reasonable”: Judge finds Kelowna constable not guilty of assault

Const. Siggy Pietrzak was caught on camera punching a suspect during an arrest downtown

  • Dec 1, 2022
Image from a video taken of the arrest on May 30 in downtown Kelowna.
A B.C. police officer quit a task force on resource extraction projects over concerns about how police were interacting with protesters at Fairy Creek. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. police officer quits task force over concerns about RCMP tactics at Fairy Creek

Officer said he couldn’t stand behind police smashing protesters’ car windows, taking their belongings

  • Dec 1, 2022
A B.C. police officer quit a task force on resource extraction projects over concerns about how police were interacting with protesters at Fairy Creek. (Black Press Media file photo)
cə̓q̓cq̓am (Thunder) Ryan Oliverius of Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) and Shayla Raine, a nehiyaw iskwew from Louis Bull Tribe, have created a docu-series together called Decolonizing Wellness. (Submitted photo)

B.C. documentary series explores couple’s journey to decolonize wellness

Couple experiments with cutting out phones and TV, meditating in nature and making hand drums

  • Dec 1, 2022
cə̓q̓cq̓am (Thunder) Ryan Oliverius of Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) and Shayla Raine, a nehiyaw iskwew from Louis Bull Tribe, have created a docu-series together called Decolonizing Wellness. (Submitted photo)
Hyundai will create a performance-oriented version of the Ioniq 5 electric vehicle, called the N. The Sleuth expects it will get the 576-horsepower system from the related Kia EV6 GT. PHOTO: HYUNDAI

Hyundai’s cool Ioniq 5, Volvo + Lexus share EV news and more

Hot off the press news from the auto world

  • Nov 30, 2022
Hyundai will create a performance-oriented version of the Ioniq 5 electric vehicle, called the N. The Sleuth expects it will get the 576-horsepower system from the related Kia EV6 GT. PHOTO: HYUNDAI
Quesnel RCMP have released a sketch of a suspect they hope the public will help identify. (RCMP image)

Quesnel RCMP release composite sketch, ask public to help identify suspect

On Nov. 3 a suspect grabbed a 17-year-old girl by the arm when she refused to give him money

  • Nov 30, 2022
Quesnel RCMP have released a sketch of a suspect they hope the public will help identify. (RCMP image)
Amanda Homeniuk - Lia Crowe photographer

Life, style etc.

Amanda Homeniuk, owner Kaleco Clothing and Antlr Menswear

  • Nov 30, 2022
Amanda Homeniuk - Lia Crowe photographer
British Columbia leads the country and North America in per capita sales of ZEVs, with over 14 per cent of the light vehicle market represented during the first half of 2022.

The DOs and DON’Ts associated with zero-emission vehicles

By Blair Qualey Today, more than 80,000 zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) travel…

  • Nov 29, 2022
British Columbia leads the country and North America in per capita sales of ZEVs, with over 14 per cent of the light vehicle market represented during the first half of 2022.
The off-road community seems to love retro vehicles, whether it’s the Jeep Wrangler or the Ford Bronco. The Toyota 4Runner, having been around since the 2010 model year is, in a sense, already retro. PHOTO: TOYOTA

2022 Toyota 4Runner: Liking the off-roader for what it is, not what it will be next

With off-road capable vehicles currently in vogue, it might be easy to…

  • Nov 28, 2022
The off-road community seems to love retro vehicles, whether it’s the Jeep Wrangler or the Ford Bronco. The Toyota 4Runner, having been around since the 2010 model year is, in a sense, already retro. PHOTO: TOYOTA
Jaime Morgan - Photography by Lia Crowe

Working it

Jaime Morgan and The Gottman Method for nurturing relationships

  • Nov 28, 2022
Jaime Morgan - Photography by Lia Crowe
St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver will soon be the site of a fast-tracked addiction treatment program, Premier David Eby announced Nov. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

A fast track to addiction treatment is coming to Vancouver’s downtown hospital

St. Paul’s sees a high volume of patients suffering from mental health crises and drug poisonings

  • Nov 28, 2022
St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver will soon be the site of a fast-tracked addiction treatment program, Premier David Eby announced Nov. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Coquihalla around 3 p.m. on Sunday. (Facebook)

Update: Highway 5 re-opens after being closed most of the day

The Coquihalla re-opened in both directions at 4 p.m.

  • Nov 27, 2022
The Coquihalla around 3 p.m. on Sunday. (Facebook)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: “What owns what, or who?”

Respect, not dominance, should define relationship between place and person

  • Nov 27, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Barkerville’s Shamrock Tube Run which opened in 2017 was dismantled earlier this year and put into storage. (Photo submitted)

Conveying regrets: Barkerville tube run fate still up in the air

Conveyor components are awaiting a new home

  • Nov 26, 2022
Barkerville’s Shamrock Tube Run which opened in 2017 was dismantled earlier this year and put into storage. (Photo submitted)
Christy Richardson of Turns Folds Woodturning and Quilting stands beside the unique tree made up of turned wood pieces at the Medieval Market in Williams Lake on Saturday, Nov. 19. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

FOREST INK: Value-added wood producers at Williams Lake Medieval Market

High-end wood products showcased at local craft fair

  • Nov 26, 2022
Christy Richardson of Turns Folds Woodturning and Quilting stands beside the unique tree made up of turned wood pieces at the Medieval Market in Williams Lake on Saturday, Nov. 19. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Sheena Barbour, The Graze Company - Lia Crowe photography

Good food, good wine and good company

The Graze Company connects with communities

  • Nov 25, 2022
Sheena Barbour, The Graze Company - Lia Crowe photography
Volunteers with this past year’s Billy Barker Days fold up a canvas tent following a successful festival at LeBourdais Park. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Hearing Billy Barker’s call

Organizers optimistic for summer event’s revival

  • Nov 25, 2022
Volunteers with this past year’s Billy Barker Days fold up a canvas tent following a successful festival at LeBourdais Park. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Mowi Canada West salmon farm. (Mowi photo)

Union of BC Indian Chiefs want more federal action on fish farm closure

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP criticize federal plan UBCIC calls nothing but ‘another bait and switch’

  • Nov 24, 2022
Mowi Canada West salmon farm. (Mowi photo)
Environmentalists and businesses in B.C. are calling on Premier David Eby to protect biodiversity in the province. (Photo courtesy of Bethany Goodrich)

Businesses ally with environmentalists to push B.C.’s new premier to protect biodiversity

As many as 278 species are at risk of extinction in B.C.

  • Nov 22, 2022
Environmentalists and businesses in B.C. are calling on Premier David Eby to protect biodiversity in the province. (Photo courtesy of Bethany Goodrich)

Jack Sutton

December 29, 1940 - November 22, 2022In loving memory ~ A celebration…

  • Nov 22, 2022
Steve Stalenhoef. Photography by Lia Crowe

Secrets and lives with Steve Stalenhoef

Creating The Collective for beauty and wellness entrepreneurs

  • Nov 21, 2022
Steve Stalenhoef. Photography by Lia Crowe