President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Washington. The President is traveling to Texas. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Washington. The President is traveling to Texas. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Black Press Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

In case you missed it, here’s what made waves throughout the week

In case you missed it, here are this week’s top headlines.

Telephone fraudsters foiled by alert Salmon Arm resident

Scammers called a Salmon Arm resident claiming to be with Reader’s Digest. They wanted money to send the resident a prize she won.

“The minute they started asking for money, you know damned well there’s something wrong,” Donna cautioned.

Make church an essential service: Vernon coucil

Vernon politicians cited declining mental health due to the COVID-19 pandemic as one of the reasons that supportive services such as churches should be open.

Kelowna Mountie transferred, fined after pointing gun at another officer

Const. Kevin Hess allegedly was teasing Const. Kristine Roesler as she was doing paperwork. She unholstered her RCMP-issued gun and pointed it at him.

2 students arrested in assault of transgender girl at Lower Mainland school

Two students from Mission, B.C. have been arrested in connection to an alleged assault on a transgender girl on Jan. 11.

Trump impeached for the second time, this time for ‘incitement of insurrection’

Trump “must go,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. “He is a clear and present danger to the nation we all love.”

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Several road closures were in effect Jan. 13 due to downed trees, but meanwhile many residents are hoping Lake Country will invest in fixing damaged roads in 2021. (District of Lake Country photo)
Road safety puts Lake Country traffic plans in drive

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The District of Lake Country and BC Transit would like the public’s feedback on how to improve the Kelowna Regional Transit System for Lake Country. (File photo)
Lake Country residents asked for transit feedback

District and BC Transit seeking ways to improve Kelowna transit system for Lake Country residents

Ryan Oliberius is Respect Works Here Community Champion of the month February 2021. (Contributed)
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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government)
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Person experiencing homelessness. (Black Press Media file photo)
Program preventing youth homelessness launches in the Okanagan

Upstream Project’s goal is to help young people become more resilient

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

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Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Walter Makepeace was shocked to find two of his beehives were missing from his Keremeos acreage Feb. 20, 2020. (Contributed)
Stolen beehives create buzz in South Okanagan village

Walter Makepeace was shocked to see two beehives had gone missing from his property

An official investigation will be launched after VPD officers were recorded posing near a dead body at Third Beach on Wednesday morning, Feb. 24. (Screen grab/Zachary Ratcliff)
VIDEO: Vancouver officers under review for allegedly laughing, taking pictures next to dead body

Two officers were caught on video by a local beachgoer Wednesday morning in Stanley Park

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government)
‘Stay local’: Dr. Henry shoots down spring break travel for British Columbians

B.C. is reportedly working with other provincial governments to determine March break policies

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