Death

Co-organizers of the Okanagan Death Cafe, Sue Berlie, Claudette Bouchard, and Alison Moore. A series of Death Cafés are being hosted in Okanagan communities, with the goal of breaking taboos about talking about death. (Sydney Morton / Western News)

Get comfortable with dying at an upcoming Okanagan ‘Death Cafe’

Okanagan Valley Death Cafe conversations are back for a fourth year

Co-organizers of the Okanagan Death Cafe, Sue Berlie, Claudette Bouchard, and Alison Moore. A series of Death Cafés are being hosted in Okanagan communities, with the goal of breaking taboos about talking about death. (Sydney Morton / Western News)
Satellite view showing the bridge over Keremeos Creek. A local man was found dead just north of the bridge on Nov. 2. (Google Maps)

Keremeos man, 55, found dead in local creek

RCMP say his death is not considered suspicious

Satellite view showing the bridge over Keremeos Creek. A local man was found dead just north of the bridge on Nov. 2. (Google Maps)
Darcy Martin, grandmother of Traci Genereaux, is sponsoring families in need with presents and food hampers this Christmas season. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Traci’s Gift: Grandmother honours Vernon teen’s memory with fund for local families

Family of Traci Genereaux to sponsor families in need during Christmas

Darcy Martin, grandmother of Traci Genereaux, is sponsoring families in need with presents and food hampers this Christmas season. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
In 2018, David Xiao hiked the 4,300 km Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. (Submitted)
In 2018, David Xiao hiked the 4,300 km Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. (Submitted)
Charles Horvath was last seen on May 26, 1989 in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Man who went missing 31 years ago in Kelowna officially presumed dead

U.K. backpacker Charles Horvath-Allan went missing May 26, 1989

Charles Horvath was last seen on May 26, 1989 in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
One week after turning 100, Lumby resident Carl Werner, who spent the majority of his life in Cherryville, died Monday, Aug. 3. (Morning Star - file photo)

Lumby centenarian dies one week after milestone birthday

Carl Werner, who spent most of his 100 years in Cherryville, died Monday, Aug. 3

One week after turning 100, Lumby resident Carl Werner, who spent the majority of his life in Cherryville, died Monday, Aug. 3. (Morning Star - file photo)
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Alberta man’s body recovered from Okanagan Lake after five-day search

‘The depth of the water, as well as the topography of the lake, made the recovery of the deceased very challenging’ - RCMP

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Police say the couple was missing for about an hour, before being found. File photo

Two people dead in connection to propane heated outdoor shower in Tulameen

Couple was attending a long weekend gathering

Police say the couple was missing for about an hour, before being found. File photo
The community was stunned by the sudden passing of popular Vernon realtor and Rotarian Dave DeShane on Tuesday, July 28. (Facebook photo)

Tributes aplenty for Vernon realtor, Rotarian

Dave DeShane died suddenly at age 55 on Tuesday, July 28

The community was stunned by the sudden passing of popular Vernon realtor and Rotarian Dave DeShane on Tuesday, July 28. (Facebook photo)
No foul play is suspected in the death of a West Kelowna man who was found dead behind the wheel of a minivan in Vernon Saturday, Aug. 1. (File photo)

West Kelowna man found dead in van on Vernon road

Foul play is not suspected in death of 39-year-old found Saturday, Aug. 1

No foul play is suspected in the death of a West Kelowna man who was found dead behind the wheel of a minivan in Vernon Saturday, Aug. 1. (File photo)
The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit is investigating the death of a person in a home near the Round Lake area, discovered Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

RCMP investigate ‘suspicious’ death near Round Lake

An individual was found deceased inside a home Thursday morning

The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit is investigating the death of a person in a home near the Round Lake area, discovered Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
The IIO has concluded its investigation into police’s actions in a West Kelowna man’s death. (File Photo)

Police watchdog clears RCMP of wrongdoing in West Kelowna man’s death

The IIO has determined that the actions or inactions of police were not responsible for the man’s death

The IIO has concluded its investigation into police’s actions in a West Kelowna man’s death. (File Photo)
South Surrey teen Jack Stroud, 15, died July 4, 2018 after he was struck by a train on Crescent Beach tracks. (File photo/Facebook photo)

‘Dangerous game’ on rail line killed Surrey teen in 2018: B.C. coroner

Jack Stroud, 15, died on July 4, 2018 after being struck by a train

South Surrey teen Jack Stroud, 15, died July 4, 2018 after he was struck by a train on Crescent Beach tracks. (File photo/Facebook photo)
This long-time resident of Gardom Lake was found dead on June 4, 2020. A post-mortem showed the male loon died of lead poisoning from ingesting a lead fishing sinker. (Photo contributed)

Well-known Shuswap loon found dead from lead poison

Toxicology test shows fishing tackle responsible for death

This long-time resident of Gardom Lake was found dead on June 4, 2020. A post-mortem showed the male loon died of lead poisoning from ingesting a lead fishing sinker. (Photo contributed)
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BC Coroner investigating sudden death in Kelowna

A woman was found dead at around 8:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of Springfield Rd. on July 14

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RCMP responed to a fatal crash on Highway 1 near Revelstoke on July 5. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Two dead after weekend crash on Highway 1 near Revelstoke

The driver and passenger of one vehicle died at the scene

RCMP responed to a fatal crash on Highway 1 near Revelstoke on July 5. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
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Father drowns after saving daughter at Kelowna waterfall

The incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. on June 21

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The body of Yolanda Mae Lemky, 39, was found near Kinsmen Park in Kelowna on June 2, 2020. (Contributed)

Kelowna RCMP identify woman found dead near bird sanctuary

Yolanda Mae Lemky, 39, has been identified by RCMP as the person whose body was found on June 2

The body of Yolanda Mae Lemky, 39, was found near Kinsmen Park in Kelowna on June 2, 2020. (Contributed)
Ian Elliott of Arbutus Funeral Services in Langley is worried about running out of basic supplies like protective gloves. Across B.C., funeral homes are having trouble sourcing more PPE. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Funeral homes face PPE shortage as COVID crisis continues

From Langley across the country, funeral professionals need PPE to stay safe

Ian Elliott of Arbutus Funeral Services in Langley is worried about running out of basic supplies like protective gloves. Across B.C., funeral homes are having trouble sourcing more PPE. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Sue and Gil Dumoulin make baby burial clothes and caskets to help parents grieve. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

WATCH: Okanagan couple helps families mourn loss of infants

The caskets are currently available in Kelowna and Penticton

Sue and Gil Dumoulin make baby burial clothes and caskets to help parents grieve. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)