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Two vehicles end up in the ditch on Herry Road between Priest Valley Road and Mulberry Road Wednesday morning

Highway 97 re-opened between Coldstream and Lake Country

Dump truck and ambulance in the ditch off Birnie Road near Highway 97

Two vehicles end up in the ditch on Herry Road between Priest Valley Road and Mulberry Road Wednesday morning
John Poon captured the winter chills in the Okanagan perfectly with his camera.

Spring weather not ready to settle in just yet

Bouts of late winter weather are expected for most of the country through March.

John Poon captured the winter chills in the Okanagan perfectly with his camera.
A Dodge Ram like this one was involved in an incident in Lake Country Saturday night.

Passenger thrown from truck

Police say a passenger had hung herself out of a Dodge Ram but was thrown from the vehicle and rushed to hospital with serious injuries

A Dodge Ram like this one was involved in an incident in Lake Country Saturday night.
Nicolass Cantryn (centre)

North Westside firefighter recognized

Nicolaas Cantryn, 18, is the 2016 recipient of the North Westside Fire Rescue Society scholarship.

Nicolass Cantryn (centre)
Demand continues to be strong at Okanagan Regional Library branches from Princeton to Golden.

Library branches experience steady growth

There was a 19 per cent increase in program attendance at Okanagan Regional Library

Demand continues to be strong at Okanagan Regional Library branches from Princeton to Golden.
Starlings are among the invasive species of concern in the Okanagan region.

Public session targets invasive invaders

The Invasive Species Council of B.C. will hold a public session Thursday at Vernon's Okanagan College

Starlings are among the invasive species of concern in the Okanagan region.
The body of Natsumi Kogawa

Murder suspect faces additional charge

Man arrested in connection with Vancouver homicide and arrested in Vernon also charged with North Okanagan sexual assault.

The body of Natsumi Kogawa
RCMP stopped the driver of this vehicle on Highway 97 north of Vernon.

Keep vehicles clear of snow

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP remind motorists after pulling over a vehicle on Highway 97 with hardly any snow cleared from windshield

RCMP stopped the driver of this vehicle on Highway 97 north of Vernon.
James Baker

Lake Country finances recognized

The 2015 annual financial report gets the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting

James Baker
Motorists should expect wet conditions on roads and highways in the Okanagan

Wet conditions on roads, some routes closed

Water pooling on some highways while others closed because of mud slides and avalanche risk

Motorists should expect wet conditions on roads and highways in the Okanagan
Voter registration is underway for May's provincial election.

Voter registration notices in the mail

Voter registration notices are being sent across B.C. starting Tuesday by Elections B.C.

Voter registration is underway for May's provincial election.
Motorists have been stuck on the Coquihalla since Thursday night.

UPDATE: Coquihalla fully reopens

A number of major routes are closed because of avalanche concerns, snow, freezing rain and multiple accidents.

Motorists have been stuck on the Coquihalla since Thursday night.
Snow is blanketing the Okanagan and Shuswap regions Monday morning.

Snow creates challenging driving conditions

Compact snow with slippery sections reported on most major routes

Snow is blanketing the Okanagan and Shuswap regions Monday morning.
Lion Bear Fox will perform at Lake Country's Creekside Theatre March 18.

Lake Country theatre drawing crowds

Residents providing positive feedback about events at Creekside Theatre

Lion Bear Fox will perform at Lake Country's Creekside Theatre March 18.
A hibernating little brown bat showing visible signs of white nose syndrome.

Disease killing bats

Public asked to keep an eye out for bats infected by white nose syndrome

A hibernating little brown bat showing visible signs of white nose syndrome.
An investigation continues into the death of an employee at Tolko's Kelowna mill.

NDP reacts to workplace fatalities

There have been two workplace deaths — one in Lumby log yard and the other in Kelowna.

An investigation continues into the death of an employee at Tolko's Kelowna mill.
Joshua Saskiw

Alberta man wanted

RCMP: Joshua Saskiw has a warrant for trafficking in a controlled substance

Joshua Saskiw
Harumi Tamaoki and Naoko Nakamura

OneWorld returns for fourth year

The fourth annual OneWorld festival is moving indoors, taking place on Feb. 25 at the Lakeside Resort from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Harumi Tamaoki and Naoko Nakamura
RCMP identified the body found last week in the South Okanagan as that of Dean Jeffery Gillette of Kelowna

RCMP release name of Willowbrook murder victim

The 27-year-old Kelowna man whose body was found near Willowbrook on Jan. 17 has been identified

RCMP identified the body found last week in the South Okanagan as that of Dean Jeffery Gillette of Kelowna
Debris remains where a fatal accident occurred on Crystal Waters Road Monday night.

Witnesses sought in fatal accident

Incident occurred Monday night at Highway 97 near Crystal Waters Road

Debris remains where a fatal accident occurred on Crystal Waters Road Monday night.