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Open burning prohibition is set to expire for Kamloops Fire Centre Friday at noon on Oct. 28. (Black Press file photo)
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Open burning ban set to expire in time for Halloween within Kamloops Fire Centre

Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be allowed as of noon Friday, Oct. 28

Open burning prohibition is set to expire for Kamloops Fire Centre Friday at noon on Oct. 28. (Black Press file photo)
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Steamboats SS Columbia and SS Lytton at the steamboat dock at the south end of Front Street, circa 1895. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 696)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Oct. 27

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

Steamboats SS Columbia and SS Lytton at the steamboat dock at the south end of Front Street, circa 1895. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 696)
A map of the power outage. (BC Hydro)
A map of the power outage. (BC Hydro)
Four new Penticton Community Safety Officers were hired and are visible in the downtown with a focus on social issues. One of them was bit by a dog while doing a wellness check Oct. 25. (City of Penticton file photo)

Penticton Community Safety Officer bit by dog while doing wellness check

The man with the dog subsequently threw a bottle at the CSO’s truck and ran away

Four new Penticton Community Safety Officers were hired and are visible in the downtown with a focus on social issues. One of them was bit by a dog while doing a wellness check Oct. 25. (City of Penticton file photo)
Young anglers sporting their new rods. (Xact Visual)

Another successful year for the Big Eddy Fish Derby

Cheryl Swanson gives a peek into a long-honored Revelstoke tradition

  • Oct 26, 2022
Young anglers sporting their new rods. (Xact Visual)
Deemed as an historic milestone for conservation, it was the result fo a partnership between the provincial Spotted Owl Breeding and Release Program and Spuzzum First Nation. (BC Gov News)

Wild B.C. population of critically endangered spotted owl jumps from 1 to 4

Conservation made possible due to partnership between Spuzzum First Nation and provincial government

Deemed as an historic milestone for conservation, it was the result fo a partnership between the provincial Spotted Owl Breeding and Release Program and Spuzzum First Nation. (BC Gov News)
The entrance to the ghost town at Three Valley Gap. (Contributed by Diana Bostock)

Frightening fun for the whole family at Three Valley Gap

The hotel will host its first Night Fright on Oct. 28, 29, and 30

The entrance to the ghost town at Three Valley Gap. (Contributed by Diana Bostock)
Actors dressed in Halloween costumes each wore a mask of one of the most wanted individuals. (Photo: Anna Burns)

List of B.C.’s ‘scariest and least-wanted trick-or-treaters’ unveiled with actors

Crime Stoppers offers reward of up to $5,000 for anonymous information that leads to an arrest

Actors dressed in Halloween costumes each wore a mask of one of the most wanted individuals. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Stacey Grimm (left) and Pam Mair (right) were both appointed to new positions within School District 19 on Oct. 24, 2022. (Contributed by School District 19)

Principal staff appointed in School District 19

Superintendent Roberta Kubik announced the appointment of two new principals on Oct. 24, 2022

Stacey Grimm (left) and Pam Mair (right) were both appointed to new positions within School District 19 on Oct. 24, 2022. (Contributed by School District 19)
Conservation officers seized five firearms during an arrest Thursday, Oct. 20 west of Williams Lake where three individuals were hunting at night on private property. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)

Night hunting near Williams Lake leads to 3 arrests, seizure of 5 dead deer, guns and truck

The individuals were hunting with high powered lights

  • Oct 24, 2022
Conservation officers seized five firearms during an arrest Thursday, Oct. 20 west of Williams Lake where three individuals were hunting at night on private property. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)
Outgoing Peticton Mayor John Vassilaki Burnaby RCMP officer Shaelyn Yang should be honoured with more than just words after the officer was fatally stabbed while on duty. (Canadian Press/HO, B.C. RCMP)

Burnaby RCMP member’s death ‘an immeasurable loss,’ says Kootenay MP

In a statement in the House of Commons, Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison…

Outgoing Peticton Mayor John Vassilaki Burnaby RCMP officer Shaelyn Yang should be honoured with more than just words after the officer was fatally stabbed while on duty. (Canadian Press/HO, B.C. RCMP)
Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Brandon Hoffman photo)

Archaeology crews unearth fire pit, roasting pit at Williams Lake mall excavation site

‘The roasting pit is super significant because we rarely find them,’ said Whitney Spearing.

Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Brandon Hoffman photo)
Revelstoke Football Team, 1900. Jack Purvis, mentioned in the story from 1902, is the 2nd from the right in the top row. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 752)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Oct. 20

Local history as recorded by the paper of the day

Revelstoke Football Team, 1900. Jack Purvis, mentioned in the story from 1902, is the 2nd from the right in the top row. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 752)
Okanagan College hosts open house events at it's campus' this fall. (OC image)

Okanagan College opens doors for prospects

Events at Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton, Salmon Arm campuses

Okanagan College hosts open house events at it's campus' this fall. (OC image)
Wildfire smoke is particularly unhealthy and people are advised to stay indoors until this situation improves, if possible. Rain could come as early as Thursday night, according to Environment Canada, potentially marking the end of a three-month drought in the region. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)

Inaccessible fire burning near Hope will need significant rainfall, says B.C. Wildfire

Flood Falls fire is being held and is in steep terrain, but coming rain could help extinguish it

Wildfire smoke is particularly unhealthy and people are advised to stay indoors until this situation improves, if possible. Rain could come as early as Thursday night, according to Environment Canada, potentially marking the end of a three-month drought in the region. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)
The Camerons: Robert, Carol, Cory, and Roberta. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke resident receives award for saving the lives of both her parents

Roberta Cameron was awarded the Vital Link award in Revelstoke on Oct. 17

The Camerons: Robert, Carol, Cory, and Roberta. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
A house fire could be seen throughout Penticton Sunday, Oct. 16. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

No one injured after fire rips through Penticton home

The cause of the blaze is currently under investigation

A house fire could be seen throughout Penticton Sunday, Oct. 16. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
(Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

It’s Election Day in Revelstoke: Here’s everything you need to know

The next reign of local leaders are expected to be named Saturday…

(Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
The Freyer brothers of Kamloops were found dead on a remote road in Naramata in May 2021. Wade Cudmore is going to trial, charged with their murders. (File photo)

Penticton man heads to trial for 1st degree murders of Kamloops brothers

Wade Cudmore is charged with first degree murder in the May 2021 killings

The Freyer brothers of Kamloops were found dead on a remote road in Naramata in May 2021. Wade Cudmore is going to trial, charged with their murders. (File photo)
Still from a 2014 video by science educator Carin Bondar who is running in the 2022 Chilliwack school board election. In the video, Bondar talks about evolution through a parody video of Miley Cyrus’s song, Wrecking Ball. (YouTube)

Chilliwack school board hopeful suing fellow candidate for calling her ‘a striptease artist’

Carin Bondar says the comment made during a Zoom meeting amounts to defamation

Still from a 2014 video by science educator Carin Bondar who is running in the 2022 Chilliwack school board election. In the video, Bondar talks about evolution through a parody video of Miley Cyrus’s song, Wrecking Ball. (YouTube)