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RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

UPDATE: Collision cleared, Highway 33 at Idabel Lake reopens

The Kelowna RCMP are urging drivers to stay away from the area

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
A truck and trailer left Reservoir Road north of Penticton earlier on Oct. 23. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Highway 3 closed east of Osoyoos

Police have re-opened Highway 33 at Idabel Lake

A truck and trailer left Reservoir Road north of Penticton earlier on Oct. 23. (Facebook)
Snowfall in the Okanagan shatters records. (Contributed)

Snowfall in Okanagan breaks records dated back to 1899

Penticton has received over 10 cm today, surpassing the 8 cm record set in 1957

Snowfall in the Okanagan shatters records. (Contributed)
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Elections BC aiming for results on November 16
B.C. election called for Oct. 24
Individual actions key to suppressing COVID-19 again: Tam
Review of health early-warning system welcome, Tam says
Green party Leader Sonia Furstenau arrives to announce her party’s election platform in New Westminster, B.C., on October 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. Green party says it’s raised nearly $835,000 in 38 days

NDP Leader John Horgan is holding his final virtual campaign event

Green party Leader Sonia Furstenau arrives to announce her party’s election platform in New Westminster, B.C., on October 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
U.S. border officers at the Peace Arch crossing arrested two men on California warrants this week. (File photo)

Ottawa predicts system delays, backlogs unless court extends life of refugee pact

Canada and the United States recognize each other as safe places to seek protection

U.S. border officers at the Peace Arch crossing arrested two men on California warrants this week. (File photo)
BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson,  BC NDP leader John Horgan and BC Green leader Sonia Furstenau. (File)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Climate change and sustainability promises from the parties

Snap election has led to a short campaign; here’s the lowdown on the platforms

BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson,  BC NDP leader John Horgan and BC Green leader Sonia Furstenau. (File)
Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner, left to right, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and Conservative Deputy Leader Candice Bergen arrive to hold a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

No-confidence showdown over sweeping Tory motion on government handling of pandemic

The Conservative motion is to be put to a vote Monday and has the support of both the Bloc Québécois and NDP

Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner, left to right, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and Conservative Deputy Leader Candice Bergen arrive to hold a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A power outage in West Kelowna has affected over 3,000 customers. (BC Hydro)

Update: Some Central Okanagan outages restored, over 3,000 still in the dark

Over 3,000 BC Hydro customers in West Kelowna are still without power

A power outage in West Kelowna has affected over 3,000 customers. (BC Hydro)
The first snow of the season in the Central Okanagan. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

The first snow of the season comes to the Okanagan, Shuswap

Highway alerts are currently in place for mountain passes

The first snow of the season in the Central Okanagan. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
RCMP continue to investigate a shooting in Keremeos that took place on Sept. 26. Three were arrested at the scene but so far, no charges have been forwarded to Crown.
RCMP continue to investigate a shooting in Keremeos that took place on Sept. 26. Three were arrested at the scene but so far, no charges have been forwarded to Crown.
The provincial riding of Penticton has been Liberal since the riding was created in 2009. (File image)

Penticton riding has been represented by Liberals in past years

Since riding was created in 2009, party has won every election

The provincial riding of Penticton has been Liberal since the riding was created in 2009. (File image)
B.C. Chief Electoral Officer Anton Boegman (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Elections B.C. beefs up local teams for surge of mail-in ballots

Nearly half a million mailed ballots have been received

B.C. Chief Electoral Officer Anton Boegman (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Multiple crashes are keeping emergency crews busy on North Okanagan roads Friday, Oct. 23. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)

First snowfall keeps North Okanagan RCMP busy

Slippery roads sends motorists sliding around area roads

Multiple crashes are keeping emergency crews busy on North Okanagan roads Friday, Oct. 23. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)
The University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries has thrown its support behind Mi’kmaq lobster fishermen in Nova Scotia on the grounds protestors claims of a conservation crisis are not credible. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

UBC fisheries department supports Mi’kmaq lobster fishermen

School says protesters’ claims of a conservation crisis are not credible

The University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries has thrown its support behind Mi’kmaq lobster fishermen in Nova Scotia on the grounds protestors claims of a conservation crisis are not credible. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Kelowna International Airport. (Contributed)

Kelowna airport cancels, delays flights amidst first snowfall

Travelers should continue to monitor flights on the YLW website

Kelowna International Airport. (Contributed)
Jordan Naterer, 25, was last seen Saturday Oct. 10. He planned a hike in the Manning Park area, and has not been seen since. Photo Facebook.

After just one day, search for Manning hiker crippled by weather

Helicopters grounded, and many searchers cannot reach park

Jordan Naterer, 25, was last seen Saturday Oct. 10. He planned a hike in the Manning Park area, and has not been seen since. Photo Facebook.
The Adams River Salmon society wants to see a ban enforced on trout anglers wading in the river during the sockeye salmon’s spawning season. (File photo)

Adams River Salmon Society seeks to bar wading trout anglers from Shuswap park

Fishing guide believes ban could be replaced with education to protect spawning beds

The Adams River Salmon society wants to see a ban enforced on trout anglers wading in the river during the sockeye salmon’s spawning season. (File photo)
This picture taken at 8 a.m. from the city of Penticton's live camera at the SS Sicamous on Lakeshore Drive.

Snow sticking on Penticton roads

Flurries expected to continue through to tonight

This picture taken at 8 a.m. from the city of Penticton's live camera at the SS Sicamous on Lakeshore Drive.
The Coquihalla Summit pictured at 9:18 a.m. Oct. 23. Hwy 5 is closed in both directions due to a multi-vehicle incident. (DriveBC)
The Coquihalla Summit pictured at 9:18 a.m. Oct. 23. Hwy 5 is closed in both directions due to a multi-vehicle incident. (DriveBC)
President Donald Trump gestures from the top of the steps of Air Force 1 at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. When people in the United States talk about moving to Canada to escape four more years of Donald Trump, it’s usually either a punchline or a pipe dream. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Susan Walsh
President Donald Trump gestures from the top of the steps of Air Force 1 at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. When people in the United States talk about moving to Canada to escape four more years of Donald Trump, it’s usually either a punchline or a pipe dream. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Susan Walsh