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Supt. Wendy Mehat gave credit to coordinated response and communication between police jurisdictions, integrated teams, the forensic identification Support and Emergency Health Services, for the timely arrest of the suspect. (Ridge Meadows RCMP photo/ Special to The News)

Dog dead, woman in hospital after Lower Mainland shooting

The shooting occurred around the 26000 block of Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge

Todd Stone speaks during a BC Liberal Leadership debate in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018. The Opposition BC Liberals are calling for an all-party pay freeze as a show of solidarity with people struggling to make ends meet during inflationary times.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

Opposition BC Liberals seek MLA pay freeze ahead of possible 10 per cent increase

MLAs could be in line for a salary increase in April of 10 per cent or more

Vernon Vipers player Will Blackburn waited nearly an hour for an ambulance to arrive after suffering an apparent head injury during a road game against the Prince George Spruce Kings, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Chuck Chin photo)

Injured Vernon Viper lies on ice for nearly an hour waiting for ambulance

The ambulance arrived after Prince George’s announcer drove to the hospital to seek help

B.C. Premier John Horgan makes an address, in Whistler, B.C., on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The premier has signed a new climate agreement with the governors of Washington, Oregon and California.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. signs new climate agreement with California, Oregon and Washington

Statement of co-operation aims to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy

B.C. Premier John Horgan makes an address, in Whistler, B.C., on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The premier has signed a new climate agreement with the governors of Washington, Oregon and California.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Many eyes will be on Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews as the NHL gets set to resume play. (Photo: Sportsnet)

Drop the puck: What you need to know about the 2022-23 NHL season

32 teams set to play 1,312 games over 189 days, starting Friday in Prague

Many eyes will be on Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews as the NHL gets set to resume play. (Photo: Sportsnet)
Desjardins bank signage is pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday Sept. 7, 2022. As the Bank of Canada’s interest rate hikes weigh on housing affordability, a new report from Desjardins suggests some relief may be on the horizon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Housing affordability to improve in 2023, with some regional disparities: Desjardins

Cost of the average house currently 67 per cent higher than what the average household can afford

Desjardins bank signage is pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday Sept. 7, 2022. As the Bank of Canada’s interest rate hikes weigh on housing affordability, a new report from Desjardins suggests some relief may be on the horizon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Volunteers at Anarchist Mountain hard at work making their community FireSmart. So far 19 communities across the RDOS have been designated FireSmart (Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen)

Regional District marks 19 FireSmart communities

The RDOS is looking for more volunteers to make Rural Keremeos and Cawston safer

Volunteers at Anarchist Mountain hard at work making their community FireSmart. So far 19 communities across the RDOS have been designated FireSmart (Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen)
Colorado lawyer Autumn Scardina poses for photos outside the Ralph Carr Colorado Judicial Center in Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. Scardina, who is transgender, sued Colorado baker Jack Phillips after he refused to make her a cake intended to celebrate her gender transition. (AP Photo/Colleen Slevin)

Colorado baker fighting ruling over gender transition cake

Man did not think someone could change genders, would not celebrate ‘somebody who thinks they can’

Colorado lawyer Autumn Scardina poses for photos outside the Ralph Carr Colorado Judicial Center in Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. Scardina, who is transgender, sued Colorado baker Jack Phillips after he refused to make her a cake intended to celebrate her gender transition. (AP Photo/Colleen Slevin)
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Okanagan forecasting Thanksgiving to feel like Labour Day, says meteorologist

Regional temperatures expected to hit highs in the mid-20s through Sunday

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A food delivery person wears a face mask as they walk away from a downtown Vancouver restaurant with a pick-up on Dec. 3, 2020. The B.C. government is aiming to cap food delivery fees in the province permanently. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel

B.C. plans to make cap on food delivery fees permanent

Cap would limit delivery companies from charging restaurants more than 20%

A food delivery person wears a face mask as they walk away from a downtown Vancouver restaurant with a pick-up on Dec. 3, 2020. The B.C. government is aiming to cap food delivery fees in the province permanently. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel
West Coast mushroom buyer Butch Sheaves holds a crate of pricey chanterelles. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Dry weather causes “unprecedented” cost of chanterelles in B.C.

“We need heavy rain. We need rain that will saturate the ground”

West Coast mushroom buyer Butch Sheaves holds a crate of pricey chanterelles. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Hand of a person casting a vote into the ballot box during elections. (File photo)_

Okanagan Skaha school trustee candidates talk low enrolment, program cuts and more at forum

Seven seats are available around the board of education table

Hand of a person casting a vote into the ballot box during elections. (File photo)_
Ionut Bordieanu (left) with Greenco Robots and Neil Janssen with Bouygues double check the new cleaning robots at Kelowna International Airport before sending them off on their duties (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Flying into the future with new cleaning technology at Kelowna’s airport

YLW has purchased three Greenco Robots to assist with facility maintenance

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Ionut Bordieanu (left) with Greenco Robots and Neil Janssen with Bouygues double check the new cleaning robots at Kelowna International Airport before sending them off on their duties (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
A car and a city bus were involved in a collision in Penticton on Thursday morning, Oct. 6. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)

City bus and car collide on Penticton street

The intersection at Duncan Avenue and Leir Street was briefly closed

A car and a city bus were involved in a collision in Penticton on Thursday morning, Oct. 6. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)
A man is silhouetted while riding a bike at Garry Point Park at sunset in Richmond, B.C., on Monday, February 27, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Daily heat records tumble again in B.C., as drought conditions worsen

11 daily maximum temperature records were set Wednesday across parts of the province

A man is silhouetted while riding a bike at Garry Point Park at sunset in Richmond, B.C., on Monday, February 27, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Remains of a home destroyed during hurricane Fiona are seen in Port aux Basques, N.L., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Climate changed: Fiona demonstrated wild hurricane future, and need to adapt

Fossil fuel emissions likely increasing the intensity of tropical storms from southern Atlantic

Remains of a home destroyed during hurricane Fiona are seen in Port aux Basques, N.L., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra makes an announcement in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. The National Supply Chain Task Force made 21 recommendations in its final report to Alghabra intended to address the delays and economic pressure that have plagued the supply chain over the last two and a half years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle

Urgent action needed as Canada’s supply chain nears breaking point: report

National Supply Chain Task Force says clearing ports, adding skilled labour key to clearing blocks

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra makes an announcement in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. The National Supply Chain Task Force made 21 recommendations in its final report to Alghabra intended to address the delays and economic pressure that have plagued the supply chain over the last two and a half years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle
The Thai national flag files in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. More than 30 people, primarily children, were killed Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, when a gunman opened fire in a childcare center in northeastern Thailand, authorities said. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)

37 dead, mostly preschoolers, in Thai day care rampage

Assailant took his own life after killing his wife and child at home

The Thai national flag files in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. More than 30 people, primarily children, were killed Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, when a gunman opened fire in a childcare center in northeastern Thailand, authorities said. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
Canadian Armed Forces members from St John’s survey the devastation left by post-tropical storm Fiona in Burnt Island, N.L., on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canada’s defence chief says force becoming first choice in disasters, not ‘last resort’

Eyre: provincial and municipal levels need to do more to prepare for disasters as they become worse

Canadian Armed Forces members from St John’s survey the devastation left by post-tropical storm Fiona in Burnt Island, N.L., on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
A Hockey Canada document is review by a member of Parliament during a House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage looking into safe sport in Canada on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau says it “boggles the mind that Hockey Canada is continuing to dig in its heels”

Hockey Quebec has ‘lost confidence’ in Hockey Canada; withholding funds

A Hockey Canada document is review by a member of Parliament during a House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage looking into safe sport in Canada on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick