Phil McLachlan

Hazardous materials response unit at Ivy Hall investigating a suspicious substance. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

UPDATE: Hazmat deems envelope filled with ‘suspicious substance’ near UBCO non-hazardous

Crews are securing and isolating the area in which the envelope was opened in the lobby of an apartment building

Hazardous materials response unit at Ivy Hall investigating a suspicious substance. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
(Pixabay photo)

Company fined after worker falls through roof at Kelowna construction site

WorkSafeBC says no form of fall protection was used, resulting in serious injuries

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KLO Middle School. (Google Maps)

KLO Middle School community member tests positive for COVID-19

According to SD23, the individual is self-isolating at home

KLO Middle School. (Google Maps)
A worker at Kelowna Airport has tested positive for COVID-19. (File)

Kelowna airport worker tests positive for COVID-19

Individual, who works as a screener, was asked to self-isolate, at which time they tested positive

A worker at Kelowna Airport has tested positive for COVID-19. (File)
Barrels pictured outside Oliver winery, Quinta Ferreira, in May. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

B.C. Master of Wine reflects on industry’s teetering economic state

Pandemic, for some wine makers, has been a blessing in disguise. For others, not so much.

Barrels pictured outside Oliver winery, Quinta Ferreira, in May. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Garage in Kelowna burns to the ground, blaze deemed suspicious

Fire crews responded to the scene just after 4:30 p.m.

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
RCMP Cpl. Cory Lepine pictured at BC Livestock Producers Co. in Kamloops, Nov. 16. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Meet B.C.’s only cowboy cop; a voice for the livestock industry

Cpl. Cory Lepine serves as a bridge between the law and those who make a living off the land

RCMP Cpl. Cory Lepine pictured at BC Livestock Producers Co. in Kamloops, Nov. 16. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Locally owned and operated, Big White prides offers the most affordable lift ticket and season pass prices in the area.

‘Don’t wear your mask, we’ll pull your pass’; Big White reflects on new health guidelines

“This is as serious as skiing out of bounds, if not more so,” says Big White Ski Resort official

Locally owned and operated, Big White prides offers the most affordable lift ticket and season pass prices in the area.
(Charley Victoria’s All Day Aprè - Instagram)

New vintage-style restaurant coming to Big White Ski Resort

Charley Victoria’s All Day Après set to open its doors Dec. 4

(Charley Victoria’s All Day Aprè - Instagram)
A West Kelowna winery has closed its doors for 48 hours after a guest tested positive for COVID-19. (Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery)

West Kelowna winery temporarily closes after guest tests positive for COVID-19

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery closed for 48 hours, staff being tested, building cleaned

A West Kelowna winery has closed its doors for 48 hours after a guest tested positive for COVID-19. (Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery)
(Black Press file)

Interior Health reports 31 new COVID-19 cases

In the region, health authority reports 235 total active cases

(Black Press file)
Archaeologists working at a Kelowna beach after an artifact was found by a member of the public. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Artifact, estimated more than 170 years old, found on Kelowna beach

‘Modified stone’ found by passerby halts construction at beach near Strathcona Park

Archaeologists working at a Kelowna beach after an artifact was found by a member of the public. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Hwy 1 near Rogers Pass, at 8:40 p.m. (DriveBC)

Update: Hwy 1 at Rogers Pass reopened

A vehicle incident caused hours-long closure of the highway, west of Rogers Pass summit

Hwy 1 near Rogers Pass, at 8:40 p.m. (DriveBC)
(Courtesy of Hechangedit)

‘Emotions are gender-less’: Kelowna groups launch support app for men

Barriers preventing men from opening up led to creation of a safe, anonymous online support group

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(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Kelowna duo launches new ‘healthy fast-food’ restaurant

Model of Blk Box is to make delicious food, that doesn’t make you suffer in the gym.

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
School District 23 (SD23) is confident they are doing everything they can do to reduce the number of COVID-19 transmissions within their schools. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

‘Schools are safe’: SD23 doing everything it can to curb virus

SD23 superintendent Kevin Kaardal stressed schools are safe

School District 23 (SD23) is confident they are doing everything they can do to reduce the number of COVID-19 transmissions within their schools. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
In the past 24 hours, 50 centimeters (20 inches) of new snow has fallen at Big White Ski Resort. (Big White Ski Resort)

No shortage of snow at Big White Ski Resort

50 cm of snow in past 24 hours, 77 cm in last seven days

In the past 24 hours, 50 centimeters (20 inches) of new snow has fallen at Big White Ski Resort. (Big White Ski Resort)
(Drive BC)

Update: Incident cleared on Coquihalla Highway, delays expected

Reportedly jack-knifed semi truck resulted in backed up traffic

(Drive BC)
Childe Joseph Czernisz has an outstanding warrant for his arrest stemming from what police are calling a serious incident which occurred in Kelowna. (RCMP)

Man wanted by police after ‘serious’ Kelowna incident

Childe Joseph Czernisz, with outstanding warrant, believed by police to be in Kamloops area

Childe Joseph Czernisz has an outstanding warrant for his arrest stemming from what police are calling a serious incident which occurred in Kelowna. (RCMP)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)

Crews respond to vehicle fire near Kelowna airport

Emergency crews are on scene of a vehicle fire, between Kelowna and Lake Country

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)