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Ronald Karlson was arrested on the morning of Nov. 23. (Merritt RCMP)

Long list of past offences for man arrested in standoff in Merritt

Ronald Karlson had been banned from city limits

Ronald Karlson was arrested on the morning of Nov. 23. (Merritt RCMP)
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
Police were staged at a home in the 2600 block of Granite Avenue in Merritt on the evening of Nov. 20. (Contributed)

Another police standoff as havoc continues in Merritt

Police presence continues downtown in latest search warrant

Police were staged at a home in the 2600 block of Granite Avenue in Merritt on the evening of Nov. 20. (Contributed)
A burnt-out truck was found near the Highway 5A ramp off of Highway 5 in Merritt after an early-morning shooting on Nov. 18. (RCMP/Submitted)

UPDATE: Heavy police presence in Merritt after shots fired

Shooting is thought to be related to spree on Nov. 15

A burnt-out truck was found near the Highway 5A ramp off of Highway 5 in Merritt after an early-morning shooting on Nov. 18. (RCMP/Submitted)
The Oyama General Store during the Christmas season in 2020. (Geri Allan-Helmer/Submitted)

B.C. convenience stores want provincial help in smoking out illegal tobacco sales

Owner helps launch ‘Speak Up For Our Stores’ campaign

The Oyama General Store during the Christmas season in 2020. (Geri Allan-Helmer/Submitted)
Shackan Indian Band Chief Arnold Lampreau. (Jake Courtepatte/Capital News)

Thompson-Nicola Indigenous bands still reeling from flood that destroyed highway

About 20 hectares of agricultural land lost to November 2021 flood

Shackan Indian Band Chief Arnold Lampreau. (Jake Courtepatte/Capital News)
Highway 97 road conditions Nov. 3 at about 7:50 p.m. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Highway 3 and Highway 5A now open

Highway 3 is closed near Princeton

Highway 97 road conditions Nov. 3 at about 7:50 p.m. (Facebook)
Highway 97 road conditions Nov. 3 at about 7:50 p.m. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Highway 3 and Highway 5A now open

Highway 3 is closed near Princeton

Highway 97 road conditions Nov. 3 at about 7:50 p.m. (Facebook)
(File photo)

School bus with kids on board caught speeding through school zone in Kelowna

Driver was given a written warning and call to their supervisor

(File photo)
pup

Happy International Dog Day: Kamloops police pooch gets her man

2-year-old Neeka earned an extra treat

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(BC SPCA)

BC SPCA caring for 99 budgies found in West Kelowna home

Surrendered due to health and sanitation issues

(BC SPCA)
Mudslide Highway 8. (Shackan Indian Band/ Facebook)

Mudslide hits Highway 8 once again, devastating weather-torn area near Merritt

Highway 8 is closed for more than 4 kilometres west of Merritt

Mudslide Highway 8. (Shackan Indian Band/ Facebook)
(RCMP/Submitted)

Person of interest sought in death outside of Kelowna nightclub

Surveillance photos released by RCMP

(RCMP/Submitted)
More than 30,00 FortisBC customers were affected at the height of the short power outage. (Photo/FortisBC)

Planned work led to huge FortisBC outage in the Okanagan

More than 30,000 customers were affected

More than 30,00 FortisBC customers were affected at the height of the short power outage. (Photo/FortisBC)
(B.C. Wildfire Service/Screenshot)

Wildfire between Merritt and Spences Bridge ‘moving at moderate rate’

Wildfire currently marked as 0.6 hectares

(B.C. Wildfire Service/Screenshot)
(Black Press photo)

Lytton area wildfire breaches 2,000 hectares

Wildfire moving west from Fraser River

(Black Press photo)
(Jack McIntyre/Facebook)

Day one: Wildfire sparks near Lytton, possibly 3 structures lost

Evacuation orders are in place for nearby communities

(Jack McIntyre/Facebook)
(Jack McIntyre/Facebook)

Wildfire sparks near Lytton

BC Wildfire crews are en route to fire just west of Lytton

(Jack McIntyre/Facebook)
(Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Search underway for person possibly swept away in Kelowna’s Mission Creek

Search and rescue team called in to 1300-block of Pasadena Road

(Brittany Webster/Capital News)
The White Rock Lake wildfire in North Okanagan is shown burning during the 2021 B.C. wildfire season. (Terry Lawson/Facebook)

B.C. wildfires may be linked to 10% higher chance of brain tumours

New study finds higher incidence of lung cancer and brain tumours due to wildfire exposures

The White Rock Lake wildfire in North Okanagan is shown burning during the 2021 B.C. wildfire season. (Terry Lawson/Facebook)