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B.C. Premier John Horgan took to Twitter to condemn protesters who entered Salmon Arm schools on Sept. 17. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

‘Stay away from children!’: Premier denounces protesters who entered Salmon Arm schools

John Horgan said there’s no justification for the actions of the protesters in a Sept. 18 tweet

People opposed to vaccinations and masking entered schools in and around Salmon Arm on Sept. 17 They also recently protested at the School District 83 office. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Unacceptable’: Protesters enter Shuswap schools, forcing lockdowns

Teacher said he didn’t feel safe for students or staff

Renee Merrifield, BC Liberal Party MLA for Kelowna-Mission. (Contributed)
Renee Merrifield, BC Liberal Party MLA for Kelowna-Mission. (Contributed)
A nurse attends to a patient in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital in Surrey, B.C., Friday, June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. COVID-19 infections continue to climb, 11 more deaths Friday

Nearly 300 in hospital, 3 out of 4 not fully vaccinated

A nurse attends to a patient in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital in Surrey, B.C., Friday, June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau talks with host Julie Snyder as he takes part in the TV show ‘La Semaine des 4 Julie’ in Varennes, Que. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Leaders make get-out-the-vote plea for Monday as campaign hits final days

Elections Canada has warned it may take five days to finish counting all ballots cast

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau talks with host Julie Snyder as he takes part in the TV show ‘La Semaine des 4 Julie’ in Varennes, Que. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney takes questions after announcing new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta premier cites COVID-19 vaccine uptake since passport announcement

Jason Kenney says COVID-19 vaccine bookings have nearly tripled

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney takes questions after announcing new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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Program bringing rural nurse training to B.C.’s rural north

University of Northern British Columbia launches first nursing degree program in Fort St. John

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B.C. Supreme Court chambers at the Penticton Law Courts on Main Street. (Western News file photo)

Ex-Oliver PAC treasurer who embezzled more than $10,000 sentenced

Belinda Yorke redirected the funds from the Oliver PAC

B.C. Supreme Court chambers at the Penticton Law Courts on Main Street. (Western News file photo)
Two hundred and fifteen lights are placed on the lawn outside the Residential School in Kamloops, B.C., Saturday, June, 13, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Tk’emlups Nation extends invitation to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Nation encouraging participants to teach the honour song in schools, workplaces and at home

Two hundred and fifteen lights are placed on the lawn outside the Residential School in Kamloops, B.C., Saturday, June, 13, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ont., on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau links global campaign on arbitrary detention declaration to China

China has accused ‘the two Michaels’ of being spies, a claim rejected by Canada and its allies

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ont., on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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B.C. man’s ‘Middle Sea’ canoe made of wood from old pianos, as pandemic project

Unwanted upright pianos ‘are just going to the dump, one after the other – you can’t even give them away,’ Surrey’s George Klassen says

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Debris litters the scene of a two-vehicle collision in Kaleden. (Submitted - Casey Harder)

2 vehicle collision snarls Highway 97 traffic south of Penticton

Debris is currently spread across the road and DriveBC crews are en route

Debris litters the scene of a two-vehicle collision in Kaleden. (Submitted - Casey Harder)
Paramedics and firefighters, along with police, help with an overdose last year in Penticton. (File photo)

Penticton on track to break fatal overdose record

The local health area has seen 15 fatal overdoses so far

Paramedics and firefighters, along with police, help with an overdose last year in Penticton. (File photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan takes questions from municipal politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver, Sept. 17, 2021. (UBCM video)

B.C. housing supply depends on local, federal help, Horgan says

Ministers questioned on affordability crisis at UBCM

B.C. Premier John Horgan takes questions from municipal politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver, Sept. 17, 2021. (UBCM video)
The LNG storage tank is a huge round structure, which is still under construction, holds all the liquified natural gas before it's piped into ships. (LNG Canada photo)

MMIWG activists concerned by LNG Canada’s background checks after Okanagan offender employed

The man was swiftly removed from the Kitimat project site after grassroots activists alerted community

The LNG storage tank is a huge round structure, which is still under construction, holds all the liquified natural gas before it's piped into ships. (LNG Canada photo)
Power line. (File photo)

UPDATE: Power restored in Revelstoke

BC Hyrdo reported ‘transmission circuit failure’ as reasoning

Power line. (File photo)
Vernon Jubilee Hospital. (File photo)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here are some of this week’s biggest news items

Vernon Jubilee Hospital. (File photo)
Revelstoke city hall. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

City of Revelstoke announces new operations manager

New operations manager Mike Manson has experience in educational and municipal environments

Revelstoke city hall. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Smoke continues to be visible from the White Rock Lake wildfire, as pictured Sept. 9. (Ian Kalamazoo photo)

Firefighters thanked for getting White Rock Lake fire under control

Out-of-town crews are now heading home as the blaze is no longer considered a wildfire of note

Smoke continues to be visible from the White Rock Lake wildfire, as pictured Sept. 9. (Ian Kalamazoo photo)