Tara Bowie

Wife reflects on husband’s death with dignified party: ‘There’s no roadmap’

Wife reflects on husband’s death with dignified party: ‘There’s no roadmap’

“Everything about Dan’s death was a reflection of who he was here.”

Wife reflects on husband’s death with dignified party: ‘There’s no roadmap’
Too early to tell if flood or drought year ahead for Okanagan

Too early to tell if flood or drought year ahead for Okanagan

Not even the Okanagan Basin Water Board staff know if it’ll be a flood or drought year

Too early to tell if flood or drought year ahead for Okanagan
Keremeos man chooses death with dignified party - music, whiskey and cigars included

Keremeos man chooses death with dignified party – music, whiskey and cigars included

Dan Laramie died March 2 with medical assistance after an amazing “farewell to this life” party

Keremeos man chooses death with dignified party - music, whiskey and cigars included
Single on Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry, we got you

Single on Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry, we got you

A round up of some of the funny memes out there for singles this Valentine’s Day

Single on Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry, we got you
Keremeos firefighters knock down blaze

Keremeos firefighters knock down blaze

There was a house fire in a home on 4th Street Keremeos Monday

Keremeos firefighters knock down blaze
Soon-to-be dad dies in tragic B.C. car crash

Soon-to-be dad dies in tragic B.C. car crash

Leon Marchand Holmes died in a single-vehicle crash near Kamloops Jan. 12.

Soon-to-be dad dies in tragic B.C. car crash
Google maps                                A man is facing several charges after pulling a firearm on an employee and customer at the Hilltop Esso gas station in Keremeos on Sunday morning.

‘I thought I was dead as soon as I saw the gun’

Keremeos gas station attendant tells story about man with gun coming to store

Google maps                                A man is facing several charges after pulling a firearm on an employee and customer at the Hilltop Esso gas station in Keremeos on Sunday morning.
UPDATE: Olalla man taken into custody following police incident

UPDATE: Olalla man taken into custody following police incident

Highway 3A is closed south of Main Street Olalla due to police presence.

UPDATE: Olalla man taken into custody following police incident
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip recognized with honorary degree

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip recognized with honorary degree

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip was awarded an honorary degree from the University of British Columbia

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip recognized with honorary degree
Phillip recognized with honorary degree

Phillip recognized with honorary degree

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip was awarded an honorary degree from the University of British Columbia

Phillip recognized with honorary degree
Okanagan pedestrian hit by car, dog missing

Okanagan pedestrian hit by car, dog missing

On Halloween night Penny, a 10 to 12 year old rescue dog went missing after her owner was hit by car

Okanagan pedestrian hit by car, dog missing
A picture of some of the guns seized on the Canadian side of the Osoyoos border.                                Tara Bowie/Western News

Okanagan border agents sniff out U.S. handguns

Canada Border Services Agency talk to media about Americans bringing firearms through Osoyoos port

A picture of some of the guns seized on the Canadian side of the Osoyoos border.                                Tara Bowie/Western News
Snowy Mountain fire still smoky

Snowy Mountain fire still smoky

Two of the three fires near Keremeos are considered held.

Snowy Mountain fire still smoky
Cooler temps helping with fight against wildfire near Keremeos

Cooler temps helping with fight against wildfire near Keremeos

There are 44 BC Wildfire personnel, two water tenders and air support when visibility allows

Cooler temps helping with fight against wildfire near Keremeos
Wildfire west of Olalla continues to grow

Wildfire west of Olalla continues to grow

On Thursday 115 BC Wildfire personnel were assigned to the Old Tom Creek wildfire

Wildfire west of Olalla continues to grow
BC Wildfire has close eyes on Snowy Mountain wildfire

BC Wildfire has close eyes on Snowy Mountain wildfire

BC Wildfire has a variety of plans depending how the wildfire near Keremeos changes in coming days

BC Wildfire has close eyes on Snowy Mountain wildfire
Woodpecker goes out with a bang, starts grassfire in B.C. city

Woodpecker goes out with a bang, starts grassfire in B.C. city

Untimely death of woodpecker causes power outage in Cawston

Woodpecker goes out with a bang, starts grassfire in B.C. city
Man dies in B.C. police cell while awaiting court hearing

Man dies in B.C. police cell while awaiting court hearing

An independent investigation is underway after a man died while in Penticton police custody Aug. 16

Man dies in B.C. police cell while awaiting court hearing
Snowy Mountain fire travelling away from communities

Snowy Mountain fire travelling away from communities

The Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos remains at 13,359 hectares in size

Snowy Mountain fire travelling away from communities
Submitted                                The Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department has worked alongside the BC Wildfire crews doing water suppression to save buildings, putting out spot fires, and patrolling.

A glimpse behind the fire lines

A Keremeos volunteer firefighter talks about what it was like to patrol the Snowy Mountain fire

Submitted                                The Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department has worked alongside the BC Wildfire crews doing water suppression to save buildings, putting out spot fires, and patrolling.