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A picture of Kaden Madge, 17, who was last seen on Tuesday, Oct. 19. (Contributed)

Mounties appeal for public assistance to help locate missing Kelowna teen

Kaden Madge, 17, was last seen on Tuesday, Oct. 19 leaving his workplace at Banks Road

Gitanmaax chief councillor Tracey Woods, reads out the band’s decision to the social workers who had come to take back a six-year-old girl from the reserve. ( Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit/ Facebook)

Gitanmaax band blocks MCFD workers from taking six-year-old off reserve

Chief councillor told ministry workers that child will remain in the community until further resolution

Chase RCMP responded to a report of a residential break and enter and theft on Oct. 5, 2021. (File photo)

Jewels and power tools: Chase RCMP investigating after residence burglarized

Alleged burglar entered residence through an unlocked window

Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen at LifeLabs after being logged upon receipt at the company’s lab, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. reports 696 new COVID cases, 6 deaths on Wednesday

Vaccinations ticked up barely one-tenth of a percentage point

Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen at LifeLabs after being logged upon receipt at the company’s lab, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Storm watchers take in the waves off Ucluelet. (Westerly file photo)

Storm warning: B.C. West Coast prepares as best it can for inevitable rough weather

BC Hydro ready as La Nina returns, with expected intensified winds and rainfall

Storm watchers take in the waves off Ucluelet. (Westerly file photo)
Juanita Parnell won big with her ticket she purchased in Prince Rupert. (Facebook screenshot)
Juanita Parnell won big with her ticket she purchased in Prince Rupert. (Facebook screenshot)
A coalition of front-line health-care workers have asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fast-track proposed legislative amendments to grant paid sick leave to federally regulated workers. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits a vaccine clinic in Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Health-care workers demand Trudeau fast track paid sick-leave policy

Decent Work and Health Network says PM’s promise do so within 100 days not fast enough

A coalition of front-line health-care workers have asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fast-track proposed legislative amendments to grant paid sick leave to federally regulated workers. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits a vaccine clinic in Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope is closed on Oct. 20 as they fight to stay operating without a business licence. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope restaurant licence taken ‘illegally,’ business owner tells court

Rolly’s Restaurant faces BC Supreme Court after defying Fraser Health closure order

Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope is closed on Oct. 20 as they fight to stay operating without a business licence. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
The Peace tower is seen in Ottawa, on Monday, Oct. 18. 2021. Conservatives say they disagree with a committee of federal representatives deciding who is allowed to enter the House of Commons based on their vaccination status against COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Conservatives object to Parliament double-vaccinated entry policy

NDP says hybrid Parliament safest to stop MPs becoming ‘vectors’ spreading COVID-19

The Peace tower is seen in Ottawa, on Monday, Oct. 18. 2021. Conservatives say they disagree with a committee of federal representatives deciding who is allowed to enter the House of Commons based on their vaccination status against COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
People walk pass a sign for flu shots. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives

B.C. Children’s Hospital sees influx of emergency visits for respiratory viruses

Around 30 per cent of emergency patients are being seen for non-COVID respiratory infections

People walk pass a sign for flu shots. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives
A flare stack lights the sky along refinery row in Edmonton on Friday December 28, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

RBC report says $2 trillion needed to reach 2050 target of net-zero economy

Canada will have to spend at least $60 billion annually to cut emissions by 75 per cent

A flare stack lights the sky along refinery row in Edmonton on Friday December 28, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
One person was killed in a residential fire Oct. 19, 2021, in a mobile home in the 6900 block of Okanagan Landing Road. (City of Vernon)

One dead in Vernon house fire

Firefighters unable to resuscitate person removed from Okanagan Landing Road home

One person was killed in a residential fire Oct. 19, 2021, in a mobile home in the 6900 block of Okanagan Landing Road. (City of Vernon)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry update the province’s COVID-19 vaccine program, May 10, 2021. (B.C. government)

Health experts launch B.C. COVID briefings out of ‘growing concern’ with government response

Protect Our Province B.C. aims to highlight the best available science to combat COVID

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry update the province’s COVID-19 vaccine program, May 10, 2021. (B.C. government)
Telus has expanded its 5G network to Vernon according to an announcement Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (Pixabay)

5G network expands to Vernon

Telus announced the expansion Wednesday as part of a $13-billion investment in B.C. infrastructure

Telus has expanded its 5G network to Vernon according to an announcement Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (Pixabay)
The RCMP have released surveillance footage of two suspects in the hopes of getting the public’s assistance in identifying them following a robbery of the Penticton Shopper’s Drug Mart. (RCMP)

RCMP search for robbers who allegedly threatened Penticton business with bear spray

A man and a woman threatened employees with bear spray before stealing merchandise

The RCMP have released surveillance footage of two suspects in the hopes of getting the public’s assistance in identifying them following a robbery of the Penticton Shopper’s Drug Mart. (RCMP)
A map of the affected area. (City of West Kelowna)

Temporary traffic pattern change scheduled for West Kelowna intersection

The intersection between Shanon Lake, Bartley and Stevens Roads will be affected

A map of the affected area. (City of West Kelowna)
FILE - This Aug. 12, 2021 file photo from video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Brian Laundrie talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van he was traveling in with his girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, near the entrance to Arches National Park. Laundrie, the boyfriend of Gabby Petito, whose body was found at a national park in Wyoming after a cross-country trip with him, has been charged with unauthorized use of a debit card as searchers continue looking for him in Florida swampland, federal authorities announced Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. (The Moab Police Department via AP, File)

FBI: Items linked to Laundrie, potential human remains found

Brian Laundrie, 23, is a person of interest in the killing of Gabby Petito, who was reported missing Sept. 11

FILE - This Aug. 12, 2021 file photo from video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Brian Laundrie talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van he was traveling in with his girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, near the entrance to Arches National Park. Laundrie, the boyfriend of Gabby Petito, whose body was found at a national park in Wyoming after a cross-country trip with him, has been charged with unauthorized use of a debit card as searchers continue looking for him in Florida swampland, federal authorities announced Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. (The Moab Police Department via AP, File)
Sean Scott. (Contributed)

RCMP searching for missing Kelowna man

Sean Scott was last seen Oct. 10, leaving a Clement Avenue home

Sean Scott. (Contributed)
Pictured are cropped scans of two photo negatives found hidden inside a 1991 Cadillac DeVille recently purchased from a scrapyard by the son of Calgary resident Gudren Ebbinghoff. (Contributed)

Historic photo negatives found hidden in ‘91 Cadillac with Salmon Arm connection

Calgary resident hopes someone can identify people in images so they can be returned

  • Oct 20, 2021
Pictured are cropped scans of two photo negatives found hidden inside a 1991 Cadillac DeVille recently purchased from a scrapyard by the son of Calgary resident Gudren Ebbinghoff. (Contributed)
A teenager lost at night was rescued by Penticton Search and Rescue who used the teen's cellphone to pinpoint his location. (PENSAR Facebook)

Late night rescue of teen lost in remote area of Penticton

The 19-year-old was found in steep terrain

A teenager lost at night was rescued by Penticton Search and Rescue who used the teen's cellphone to pinpoint his location. (PENSAR Facebook)