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Shelter and outreach operators in the B.C. Interior, including several in the Okanagan, have authored an open letter to Interior Health, BC Housing and municipalities calling for changes to the way the “homeless crisis” is addressed. The letter was issued Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

‘We are tired of the futility’: Okanagan shelters call for changes to homelessness response

Open letter addressed to Interior Health, BC Housing, municipalities calls for ‘meaningful change’

Shelter and outreach operators in the B.C. Interior, including several in the Okanagan, have authored an open letter to Interior Health, BC Housing and municipalities calling for changes to the way the “homeless crisis” is addressed. The letter was issued Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Highway 1, 40 km west of Golden, near the Quartz Creek bridge, looking east. (DriveBC)

Snowfall warning in effect for Highway 1 near Revelstoke

A travel advisory is also in effect for Highway 1, motorists advised to avoid non-essential travel

Highway 1, 40 km west of Golden, near the Quartz Creek bridge, looking east. (DriveBC)
Brennan Storr’s latest edition of “A Strange Little Place: The Paranormal Secrets of Revelstoke,” builds on the stories released in the first edition in 2016. (Brenna Storr)

New edition of Revelstoke native’s debut novel explores the community’s paranormal secrets

Brennan Storr releases new edition of “A Strange Little Place: The Paranormal Secrets of Revelstoke”

Brennan Storr’s latest edition of “A Strange Little Place: The Paranormal Secrets of Revelstoke,” builds on the stories released in the first edition in 2016. (Brenna Storr)
A Chilliwack doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)

Fraser Valley doctor suspended after sending inappropriate messages to patient

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia handed Dr. Rafet Jhameel a 3 month ban

A Chilliwack doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)
Lighted street sign on Mackenzie Avenue proclaimed “Capital Canada’s Alps Welcomes You,” circa 1912. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 495)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Nov. 3

Local history as told by the newspaper of the day

Lighted street sign on Mackenzie Avenue proclaimed “Capital Canada’s Alps Welcomes You,” circa 1912. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 495)
Cloverdale Library will host a free teen writing workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 19. (Gift Habeshaw / Unsplash)

Teenage creative writers sought for Okanagan awards

$200 prizes up for grabs in young writers’ contest

Cloverdale Library will host a free teen writing workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 19. (Gift Habeshaw / Unsplash)
Volunteers at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre clean off some chairs as part of their Thanksgiving Back work with Tourism Revelstoke. (Zachary Delaney/Revelstoke Review)

Tourism Revelstoke’s campaign worked to foster regenerative tourism

Guerilla marketing and Thanksgiving Back, Tourism Revelstoke tried to foster regenerative tourism

Volunteers at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre clean off some chairs as part of their Thanksgiving Back work with Tourism Revelstoke. (Zachary Delaney/Revelstoke Review)
Darla Smith, then 11 years old, receives her first COVID-19 vaccination in 2021 in Vernon. Child vaccine rates in Interior Health are among the lowest in B.C. Photo: Jennifer Smith

After one year of child COVID-19 vaccines, most kids in Interior Health remain unprotected

The region has the second-lowest rate of child vaccinations in B.C.

Darla Smith, then 11 years old, receives her first COVID-19 vaccination in 2021 in Vernon. Child vaccine rates in Interior Health are among the lowest in B.C. Photo: Jennifer Smith
Aaron Volpatti signs his book for a young fan at the Revelstoke Grizzlies game on Friday night. (Zachary Delaney/revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke’s Aaron Volpatti stops in on his book tour for ‘FIGHTER: Defying the NHL Odds’

Aaron Volpatti grew up in Revelstoke before moving away and playing in the NHL

Aaron Volpatti signs his book for a young fan at the Revelstoke Grizzlies game on Friday night. (Zachary Delaney/revelstoke Review)
Gary Sulz being sworn in as Revelstoke’s mayor by Robert Lundberg. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

New Revelstoke Council inaugurated

Mayor and councillors recited the oath of office in front of lawyer Robert Lundberg

Gary Sulz being sworn in as Revelstoke’s mayor by Robert Lundberg. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Shawn Lamaroux, of Vernon was expected in Penticton Supreme Court facing 7 counts of robbery but BC Prosecution confirms the file closed because he is deceased. (Facebook)

Man charged in month-long Okanagan-wide crime spree is dead

Shawn Lamaroux, 37, was charged in robberies from Osoyoos, Penticton to West Kelowna and Vernon

Shawn Lamaroux, of Vernon was expected in Penticton Supreme Court facing 7 counts of robbery but BC Prosecution confirms the file closed because he is deceased. (Facebook)
RCMP are not releasing any information on the bodies found in Summerland in August. (File photo)

RCMP Major Crimes won’t release any information on bodies found in Summerland

The suspects in the Summerland killings died in a crash the next day

RCMP are not releasing any information on the bodies found in Summerland in August. (File photo)
A still image from the security cameras at Jacobson Ford showing the suspect who stole the vehicle. (Contributed by Dan Berg)

VIDEO: West Kootenay man arrested following break-in at Revelstoke dealership

The break-in occured in the early morning on Oct. 27, customer truck was stolen

A still image from the security cameras at Jacobson Ford showing the suspect who stole the vehicle. (Contributed by Dan Berg)
A still image from the security cameras at Jacobson Ford showing the suspect who stole the vehicle. (Contributed by Dan Berg)

VIDEO: West Kootenay man arrested following break-in at Revelstoke dealership

The break-in occurred in the early morning on Oct. 27, customer truck was stolen

A still image from the security cameras at Jacobson Ford showing the suspect who stole the vehicle. (Contributed by Dan Berg)
Kelowna RCMP are searching a vehicle located on the trail at the Glenmore Dog Park. (Brittany Webster - Cap News Photo)

Update: Kelowna RCMP find body in vehicle at Glenmore Dog Park

Few details known as to how/why vehicle came to rest on trail

  • Oct 30, 2022
Kelowna RCMP are searching a vehicle located on the trail at the Glenmore Dog Park. (Brittany Webster - Cap News Photo)
Zippy, Gord Portman’s dog could always be found in zipped up in Portman’s jacket. Sadly, Zippy died Friday after ingesting drugs while working outreach two weeks prior. (Gord Portman)

Beloved Penticton dog Zippy died after ingesting drugs

‘It is with great sadness that I let you know that Zippy crossed the rainbow bridge’: Gord Portman

Zippy, Gord Portman’s dog could always be found in zipped up in Portman’s jacket. Sadly, Zippy died Friday after ingesting drugs while working outreach two weeks prior. (Gord Portman)
The four compost stalls at the Revelstoke landfill. (CSRD)
The four compost stalls at the Revelstoke landfill. (CSRD)
Environment Canada says atmospheric rivers on B.C.’s coast will have an impact on wind levels in the Interior. Kelowna YLW Airport is pictured. (Black Press File photo)

Atmospheric river from B.C.’s coast brings strong winds to the Interior

‘In the valley, it’s about the wind more than anything,’ Environment Canada meteorologists say

Environment Canada says atmospheric rivers on B.C.’s coast will have an impact on wind levels in the Interior. Kelowna YLW Airport is pictured. (Black Press File photo)
Kimberly Polman left Canada in 2014 to join Islamic State. Eight years later she’s being repatriated, and she’ll be living in Chilliwack. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

Former Islamic State member released on bail to live in Chilliwack

Kimberly Polman will live with her sister and she will have to adhere to 25 conditions

Kimberly Polman left Canada in 2014 to join Islamic State. Eight years later she’s being repatriated, and she’ll be living in Chilliwack. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
Annika Kirk, Ayden Clark, James Plaxton, Rebekah Dingwall, Elizabeth Hirschkorn, Jackson Price, Dr.Kyleen Myrah (faculty advisor), Devin Rubadaeu (faculty advisor), Jon Philip Talastas, Maya Samaddar, Mandi Kohout, Mackenna Lenarcic, Danielle Walker, celebrate the Enactus OC National Exhibition win. (Submitted photo)

Enactus Okanagan students off to Puerto Rico for global competition

The students’ Unusually Good Food Co. project earned them national accolades

Annika Kirk, Ayden Clark, James Plaxton, Rebekah Dingwall, Elizabeth Hirschkorn, Jackson Price, Dr.Kyleen Myrah (faculty advisor), Devin Rubadaeu (faculty advisor), Jon Philip Talastas, Maya Samaddar, Mandi Kohout, Mackenna Lenarcic, Danielle Walker, celebrate the Enactus OC National Exhibition win. (Submitted photo)