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BC’s Residential Tenancy Act is setup to protect renters and tenants. (File)

‘Gotta just get out’: Revelstoke resident shares scary rental experience

Janine Arellano navigated through the difficult housing situation in Revelstoke for a year

 

We are now on Standard Time for the next four months. If you haven’t done so already, you should turn your clocks BACK one hour. (Black Press file photo)

Did you remember to fall back?

Clocks should be turned back one hour if you haven’t already done it

 

B.C. Premier John Horgan and T’Sou-ke Nation Chief Gordie Planes listen to an explanation from Synergraze founder and CEO Tamara Loiselle on how the spore tank works at a demonstration project in a greenhouse that’s home to an innovative project aimed at reducing methane gas emissions from livestock. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

B.C. premier pitches plan for less gas from cattle

Innovative technology could drastically reduce cattle methane emissions

B.C. Premier John Horgan and T’Sou-ke Nation Chief Gordie Planes listen to an explanation from Synergraze founder and CEO Tamara Loiselle on how the spore tank works at a demonstration project in a greenhouse that’s home to an innovative project aimed at reducing methane gas emissions from livestock. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Just as the first heat wave of summer hits the North Okanagan, a water quality advisory due to higher bacteria levels than allowed has forced the closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach on Okanagan Lake. (Morning Star - file photo)

UPDATE: Vernon beach reopened following closure

Higher bacteria levels than allowed in Okanagan Lake forced temporary closure of Kin Beach

Just as the first heat wave of summer hits the North Okanagan, a water quality advisory due to higher bacteria levels than allowed has forced the closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach on Okanagan Lake. (Morning Star - file photo)
Killiney Beach Hall

North Westside governance study adds fourth open house

Residents can get information and deliver feedback at the Killiney Beach Community Hall July 7

Killiney Beach Hall
The first chalet to be preserved from the Swiss Village. (RE/MAX Golden photo)

Digital preservation of Golden’s Swiss Village begins

The Edward Feuz house is the first to be digitally preserved

The first chalet to be preserved from the Swiss Village. (RE/MAX Golden photo)
Vernon Fire Rescue Service crews, with help from BX-Swan Lake, Coldstream, and Armstrong-Spallumcheen fire departments, work on a fire in the 7200 block of Longacre Drive Wednesday, June 8. The fire started in one home and spread to a neighbouring structure. The homes were lost and two motorhomes were severely damaged. All residents of the homes got out safely. (City of Vernon photo)

Major fire destroys two Vernon homes

Everyone is safe; Fire started before 1 a.m. in 7200 block of Longacre Drive

Vernon Fire Rescue Service crews, with help from BX-Swan Lake, Coldstream, and Armstrong-Spallumcheen fire departments, work on a fire in the 7200 block of Longacre Drive Wednesday, June 8. The fire started in one home and spread to a neighbouring structure. The homes were lost and two motorhomes were severely damaged. All residents of the homes got out safely. (City of Vernon photo)
Vernon Fire Rescue Service crews, with help from BX-Swan Lake, Coldstream, and Armstrong-Spallumcheen fire departments, work on a fire in the 7200 block of Longacre Drive Wednesday, June 8. The fire started in one home and spread to a neighbouring structure. The homes were lost and two motorhomes were severely damaged. All residents of the homes got out safely. (City of Vernon photo)

Major fire destroys two Vernon homes

Everyone is safe; Fire started before 1 a.m. in 7200 block of Longacre Drive

Vernon Fire Rescue Service crews, with help from BX-Swan Lake, Coldstream, and Armstrong-Spallumcheen fire departments, work on a fire in the 7200 block of Longacre Drive Wednesday, June 8. The fire started in one home and spread to a neighbouring structure. The homes were lost and two motorhomes were severely damaged. All residents of the homes got out safely. (City of Vernon photo)
City of Vernon crews are conducting storm main repairs on 27th Street between 37th and 38th Avenues Friday, June 3. Traffic in both directions will be single-lane only for the day. (City of Vernon photo)

UPDATE: Rain dampens repairs on major Vernon road

27th Street between 37th and 38th Avenues scheduled for storm repair

City of Vernon crews are conducting storm main repairs on 27th Street between 37th and 38th Avenues Friday, June 3. Traffic in both directions will be single-lane only for the day. (City of Vernon photo)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are asking for information on the whereabouts of Justin Tyler Howarth, 34, believed to be in the North Okanagan. Howarth is wanted on a number of charges and is considered violent. (RCMP photo)

Wanted man in North Okanagan considered violent

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP asking for whereabouts information on Justin Tyler Howarth, 34

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are asking for information on the whereabouts of Justin Tyler Howarth, 34, believed to be in the North Okanagan. Howarth is wanted on a number of charges and is considered violent. (RCMP photo)
Rick Dugdale, president and CEO of Enderby Entertainment, has fond memories of bringing the late Ray Liotta to his hometown of Enderby to film the movie Blackway in 2014. (Photobymesh.com)

Enderby movie producer calls Liotta ‘one of a kind’

Rick Dugdale of Enderby Entertainment brought late actor to his hometown in 2014 for movie shoot

Rick Dugdale, president and CEO of Enderby Entertainment, has fond memories of bringing the late Ray Liotta to his hometown of Enderby to film the movie Blackway in 2014. (Photobymesh.com)
Penticton RCMP are investigating shots fired at the Flamingo Motel Tuesday, Jan. 18 morning. (File photo)

Penticton man drives into oncoming traffic while fleeing police

The man has been charged by RCMP and is due in court at a later date

Penticton RCMP are investigating shots fired at the Flamingo Motel Tuesday, Jan. 18 morning. (File photo)
A visual of Penticton’s North Gateway redevelopment plan. (Photo- City of Penticton)

Penticton makes ‘bold plan’ for first live, work, play neighbourhood

The proposed North Gateway redevelopment has been advanced to the final round of public engagement

A visual of Penticton’s North Gateway redevelopment plan. (Photo- City of Penticton)
The fire at the Penticton Toyota dealership was visible from the surrounding area earlier on May 11. (Stephanie Lawrence - Facebook)

VIDEO: Damage to the rear portion of Penticton Toyota is ‘extensive’ after devastating blaze

A pair of firefighters suffered minor injuries while fighting the blaze

The fire at the Penticton Toyota dealership was visible from the surrounding area earlier on May 11. (Stephanie Lawrence - Facebook)
Lauran Tennant was travelling through the Golden area when her car was struck with a boulder in a rockslide.

Alberta woman identified as victim in Trans-Canada rockslide

Laura Tennant succumbed to her injuries on March 5

Lauran Tennant was travelling through the Golden area when her car was struck with a boulder in a rockslide.
Walk With Me cultural safety production coordinator Darcy Honey is nice and comfortable inside the new mobile shelter. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

B.C. tiny home pods offer ‘emergency middle ground’ for unhoused people

Walk With Me Campbell River’s goal is to provide 30 units for people by fall 2022

Walk With Me cultural safety production coordinator Darcy Honey is nice and comfortable inside the new mobile shelter. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
There were no major injuries reported in the incident say RCMP. (Claire Palmer photo)

No injuries in single vehicle rollover on Kicking Horse Trail

Highway Patrol says that the cause was ice on the road, remind people to drive safe in winter

There were no major injuries reported in the incident say RCMP. (Claire Palmer photo)
The slide occurred just east of Golden in the Kicking Horse Canyon. 
(MOTI photo)

1 person dead in weekend rockslide near Golden

One individual succumbed to their injuries after a rock fell on their vehicle

The slide occurred just east of Golden in the Kicking Horse Canyon. 
(MOTI photo)
The village is over a century old and is an important historical site and was at one point the gateway to the mountaneering community in the Canadian Rockies. (RE/MAX photo)

Saving Golden’s Swiss Village: Dr. Johann Roduit and Dr. Ilona Spaar reflect on iconic B.C. spot

The historic Edelweiss Village has been for sale for over a year, and preservation talks are moving

The village is over a century old and is an important historical site and was at one point the gateway to the mountaneering community in the Canadian Rockies. (RE/MAX photo)