British Columbia

REN Energy will source waste wood from ATCO Wood Products and other forest companies to create Renewable Natural Gas in a new facility planned for Park Siding just outside of Fruitvale. (Townsman file photo)

Renewable Natural Gas facility targeted for small B.C. town

Once in a lifetime thing, it doesn’t happen in small communities very often, says Fruitvale mayor.

REN Energy will source waste wood from ATCO Wood Products and other forest companies to create Renewable Natural Gas in a new facility planned for Park Siding just outside of Fruitvale. (Townsman file photo)
B.C. Ambulance paramedic Jeff Booton cleans his ambulance at station 233 in Lions Bay, B.C. Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Booton was among the people who cared for a COVID-19 patient. The doctors and nurses who care for the critically ill already understand death is a reality. But COVID-19 has added an emotional burden to their work. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. Ambulance paramedic Jeff Booton cleans his ambulance at station 233 in Lions Bay, B.C. Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Booton was among the people who cared for a COVID-19 patient. The doctors and nurses who care for the critically ill already understand death is a reality. But COVID-19 has added an emotional burden to their work. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vernon

Discover Vernon, BC

World-class golf, mountain and wellness resorts, great beaches and trails, mountain biking…

  • Apr 30, 2020
Vernon
Great horned owl rests in the afternoon sunshine at Cools Pond, a park in Vernon, B.C. (Hunt/ Amateur Photography Entry)

Great horned owl rests in the afternoon sun

Great horned owls are a bird of prey that can be found…

Great horned owl rests in the afternoon sunshine at Cools Pond, a park in Vernon, B.C. (Hunt/ Amateur Photography Entry)
Davison Orchards owner Tom Davisond showcases a new classic truck to a visitor in 2019. The destination farm, store, cafe, bakery and kids’ playground has been in the same family since 1933. (Davison Farms/ Black Press Media file photo)

Vernon: See how your groceries are grown at Davison Orchards

The family farm is a favourite stop for many Okanagans

Davison Orchards owner Tom Davisond showcases a new classic truck to a visitor in 2019. The destination farm, store, cafe, bakery and kids’ playground has been in the same family since 1933. (Davison Farms/ Black Press Media file photo)
The Okanagan Rail Trail, which is 50km in length, starts at the north end of Kalamalka Lake and ends at the center of Okanagan Lake, downtown Kelowna. (Black Press Media files)

Vernon: See why this lake is constantly changing its colours

Kalamalka Lake is a jewel, cherished by Okanagan residents

The Okanagan Rail Trail, which is 50km in length, starts at the north end of Kalamalka Lake and ends at the center of Okanagan Lake, downtown Kelowna. (Black Press Media files)
Claire Buchar races at Silver Star Mountain Resort. The resort is a popular ski and mountain biking destination. (Contributed photo/ Black Press Media files)

Vernon: Silver Star is the place to be for adrenaline junkies

High-impact winter and summer fun to be had at this family-friendly resort

Claire Buchar races at Silver Star Mountain Resort. The resort is a popular ski and mountain biking destination. (Contributed photo/ Black Press Media files)
FILE – A 3M N95 mask. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

B.C. police can now issue $2,000 tickets for reselling medical supplies, price gouging

Fines can be handed out by police, conservation officers and others

FILE – A 3M N95 mask. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Mediate BC has launched a conflict resolution service specifically for issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Unsplash)

B.C. Mediation launches ‘quarantine conflicts’ service for people living together

Service addresses COVID-19 conflicts with roommates, family members but also employers

Mediate BC has launched a conflict resolution service specifically for issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Unsplash)
Jerry Richert’s propane truck on the side of the highway. (Photo submitted)

Family uses social media to help truckers find places to eat during pandemic

Restaurants Serving Drivers in Western Canada seeks to provide a list of places open for drivers

Jerry Richert’s propane truck on the side of the highway. (Photo submitted)
B.C. Teachers’ Federation says despite classes being cancelled, teachers will be required to return to schools after spring break. (Black Press Media files)

B.C. Teachers’ Federation says teachers will return to work after spring break

Educators will return to work despite province suspending K-12 classes indefinitely

B.C. Teachers’ Federation says despite classes being cancelled, teachers will be required to return to schools after spring break. (Black Press Media files)
A pair of Abbotsford RFC defenders resort to holding a Black Sheep player’s jersey to stop him from advancing toward the end zone, midway through a B.C. Rugby Union game in December 2018 at the Port Alberni rugby club. Abbotsford won 45-32. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BC Rugby suspends weekend games, any out-of-province travel over COVID-19

League taking cautious approach in wake of pandemic status

A pair of Abbotsford RFC defenders resort to holding a Black Sheep player’s jersey to stop him from advancing toward the end zone, midway through a B.C. Rugby Union game in December 2018 at the Port Alberni rugby club. Abbotsford won 45-32. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
(Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. immigrant group to launch legal clinics for newcomers

The society will use the money to hire lawyers and legal staff for no cost to its clients.

(Black Press Media file photo)
A luxury property at 5340 Seaside Place, West Vancouver for Harry and Meghan to consider (RE/MAX Canada photo)

BCLC opens novelty bet on Harry and Meghan moving to the west coast

Meanwhile, real estate agency points to four possible homes for the family

A luxury property at 5340 Seaside Place, West Vancouver for Harry and Meghan to consider (RE/MAX Canada photo)
Columnist Joelle McKiernan shares the best methods to stick to your new year resolutions. (File Photo)

UBCO looking for great writers as part of annual Okanagan Short Story Contest

Deadline for submissions quickly approaching on Jan. 31

Columnist Joelle McKiernan shares the best methods to stick to your new year resolutions. (File Photo)
Dawn Scott, Maddy’s mother at their house in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar photo)

Mom of B.C. teen missing for 8 years keeps her memory alive

Eight years ago, the Vanderhoof teenager disappeared, and the RCMP continue to chase leads

Dawn Scott, Maddy’s mother at their house in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar photo)
Happy at Home on the Farm

Happy at Home on the Farm

Violane Mitchell and Tom Henry at Stillmeadow Farm

  • Feb 1, 2019
Happy at Home on the Farm
Marina Zarrillo, making wine at Play Estate Winery and Bistro

Marina Zarrillo, making wine at Play Estate Winery and Bistro

Growing grapes and creating wine in the Okanagan Valley

  • Sep 24, 2018
Marina Zarrillo, making wine at Play Estate Winery and Bistro
The Bold Colours of Painter Michael Tickner

The Bold Colours of Painter Michael Tickner

Artist paints the landscapes of British Columbia

  • Sep 21, 2018
The Bold Colours of Painter Michael Tickner
Savouring Sidney’s Restaurants and Markets

Savouring Sidney’s Restaurants and Markets

Dining out or shopping for the food fan in this Vancouver Island seaside town

  • Sep 7, 2018
Savouring Sidney’s Restaurants and Markets