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Kristopher Teichrieb enters the Kamloops Law Courts on Oct. 23, 2018 (Kamloops This Week files)

Kamloops man to pay $7M to victim after life-altering attack

Kristopher Teichrieb pleaded guilty to beating Jessie Simpson on June 19, 2016

  • Feb 11, 2021
Kristopher Teichrieb enters the Kamloops Law Courts on Oct. 23, 2018 (Kamloops This Week files)
The Sleuth has learned that General Motors’ Bowtie brand will give its tiny utility vehicle a more powerful engine by the middle of the year.

The Auto Sleuth: A Sedona refresh, targeting a new Tundra, and a boost for the Trax

Hot-off-the-press news from the auto world

  • Feb 11, 2021
The Sleuth has learned that General Motors’ Bowtie brand will give its tiny utility vehicle a more powerful engine by the middle of the year.
A tufted titmouse grabs a seed from a snow covered bird feeder during a snowstorm, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in North Andover, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Taylor: Language doesn’t need words

Don’t expect God to speak to you in any common tongue, faith columnist Jim Taylor says

  • Feb 11, 2021
A tufted titmouse grabs a seed from a snow covered bird feeder during a snowstorm, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in North Andover, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Geese roam in Parksville Community Park. - File photo

LETTER: City should suss out other options in lieu of goose cull

I am writing concerning the decision by the city of Vernon city…

  • Feb 11, 2021
Geese roam in Parksville Community Park. - File photo
St. James Catholic Church in Vernon was empty on Christmas Eve Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, in line with restrictions on religious gatherings amid COVID-19. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

LETTER: Worship ‘essential’ but not a ‘service’

Open letter to Vernon mayor: Re: Coun. Scott Anderson’s criticism of Mayor…

  • Feb 11, 2021
St. James Catholic Church in Vernon was empty on Christmas Eve Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, in line with restrictions on religious gatherings amid COVID-19. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A few of the books available on the topic of Black history in Canada.

If you think Black history isn’t Canadian history, think again

‘In a community with a relatively small number of Black residents, it would be easy to let Black History Month pass without pausing’

  • Feb 10, 2021
A few of the books available on the topic of Black history in Canada.
Photo courtesy Big White Ski Resort

Snow with the flow!

Skiing in British Columbia

  • Feb 10, 2021
Photo courtesy Big White Ski Resort
A snow plow fitted with a Pratt and Whitney ST6A turbine turboprop engine removes snow from the Kootenay Pass on Highway 3 between Creston and Salmo in the mid-1960s. (BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

Jet-powered snow plow once deployed on B.C. highways

Powerful truck was fitted with a Pratt and Whitney ST6A turbine turboprop engine

  • Feb 8, 2021
A snow plow fitted with a Pratt and Whitney ST6A turbine turboprop engine removes snow from the Kootenay Pass on Highway 3 between Creston and Salmo in the mid-1960s. (BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
Photo courtesy Trail Beer Refinery

On Tap

Finding your favourite craft beer in the West Kootenays

  • Feb 8, 2021
Photo courtesy Trail Beer Refinery
Career Fair

5 reasons your career search just got easier

Black Press Media’s Virtual Career and Post-Secondary Education Event comes to the Okanagan

  • Feb 8, 2021
Career Fair
Rainbow fashion, Lia Crowe photo

Rainbow Daydream Fashion

Colour your winter wardrobe

  • Feb 5, 2021
Rainbow fashion, Lia Crowe photo
An emergency response team converged on the Hospitality Inn at 500 West Columbia St. as officers in at least 12 vehicles surrounded the motel on Oct. 16, 2020. Kamloops This Week.

TRU offers cash to help Kamloops students leave motels with safety concerns

In October 2020, the City of Kamloops declared 10 motels and hotels to be nuisance properties

  • Feb 4, 2021
An emergency response team converged on the Hospitality Inn at 500 West Columbia St. as officers in at least 12 vehicles surrounded the motel on Oct. 16, 2020. Kamloops This Week.
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

LETTER: It’s time for Canadian politicians to ‘level the digital playing field’ for news

‘Google and Facebook… control the onramp to the internet highway in Canada’

  • Feb 4, 2021
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
The 861 Silverfox Air Cadet Squadron in Abbotsford is holding an Christmas tree recycling event by donation on Jan. 9 and 10. (Unsplash)

Taylor: Christmas all year long

I’ve been taking my time putting Christmas decorations away. Long ago, before…

  • Feb 4, 2021
The 861 Silverfox Air Cadet Squadron in Abbotsford is holding an Christmas tree recycling event by donation on Jan. 9 and 10. (Unsplash)
A temporary Urgent and Primary Care Centre has been opened in Vernon, and a permanent centre will be opened next spring, B.C. Ministry of Health announced. (Black Press files)

LETTER: Thank you, Vernon

Coldstream man praises care providers after accident

  • Feb 4, 2021
A temporary Urgent and Primary Care Centre has been opened in Vernon, and a permanent centre will be opened next spring, B.C. Ministry of Health announced. (Black Press files)
City contractors will continue to target eggs to try to contain the city's large goose population.
File photo

LETTER: Winnipegger asks Vernon council to reconsider cull

I read with dismay the proposed killing of 150 geese in your…

  • Feb 4, 2021
City contractors will continue to target eggs to try to contain the city's large goose population.
File photo
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)

Kootnekoff: Workers compensation costs bleeding into MSP

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Feb 3, 2021
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)
Contract driller Ray Rosenberg, 35, was killed and two other workers were injured in the mudslide that is being investigated by RCMP and the BC Coroners Service. The two injured workers were treated in hospital and released. KTW

Outpouring of support for family of man killed in mudslide at New Afton mine near Kamloops

Contract driller Ray Rosenberg, 35, was killed and two other workers were injured in a mud rush on Feb. 2.

  • Feb 3, 2021
Contract driller Ray Rosenberg, 35, was killed and two other workers were injured in the mudslide that is being investigated by RCMP and the BC Coroners Service. The two injured workers were treated in hospital and released. KTW
Mouse tracks cross Snowshoe Hare tracks. (Roseanne Van Ee photo)

Get Outdoors!: and get tracking

Vernon outdoor columnist encourages people to get outside and learn about local wildlife

  • Feb 3, 2021
Mouse tracks cross Snowshoe Hare tracks. (Roseanne Van Ee photo)
Submitted photo Gas pump, Mark Buckawicki, Wikimedia Commons
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HOLM: Why we need the carbon tax

Margaret Holm writes about solutions to global warming

  • Feb 3, 2021
Submitted photo Gas pump, Mark Buckawicki, Wikimedia Commons
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:MarkBuckawicki