Karissa Gall

The fourth annual Walhaschindig on Saturday, June 15 at the Walhachin Soldiers Memorial Hall will feature an open mic, beer and wine for the first time. Organizers got a liquor licence after making updates to the hall, including adding a fence. Photo submitted

Fourth annual Walhaschindig will feature open mic, beer and wine

Organizers applied for a liquor licence after making updates to Walhachin Soldiers Memorial Hall

The fourth annual Walhaschindig on Saturday, June 15 at the Walhachin Soldiers Memorial Hall will feature an open mic, beer and wine for the first time. Organizers got a liquor licence after making updates to the hall, including adding a fence. Photo submitted
Thursday was third hottest May 30 in history of Ashcroft

Thursday was third hottest May 30 in history of Ashcroft

The village also had one of the top five temperatures in the province for three of last four days

Thursday was third hottest May 30 in history of Ashcroft
UPDATE: Highway 5A fully reopened after semi flips south of Kamloops

UPDATE: Highway 5A fully reopened after semi flips south of Kamloops

Argo Roads tweeted that the highway fully reopened around 10 p.m. on May 31

UPDATE: Highway 5A fully reopened after semi flips south of Kamloops
Two of the wildfires that started near Savona on Thursday, May 30 have been put out and the other is being held at less than 0.01 hectares.

UPDATE: Two of the fires near Savona have been put out

BC Wildfire Service says the third fire is spot size and is being held

Two of the wildfires that started near Savona on Thursday, May 30 have been put out and the other is being held at less than 0.01 hectares.
Community members getting active as part of the annual Skip’s Run in Ashcroft in 2015. (File photo)

Ashcroft HUB leading virtual walk to High Level for fire relief

HUB leading walk as part of ParticipACTION, will donate proceeds to fire relief efforts

Community members getting active as part of the annual Skip’s Run in Ashcroft in 2015. (File photo)
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Toddler seriously injured after falling from Okanagan balcony

RCMP are investigating after a two-year-old boy fell from the balcony of an apartment in Kelowna

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How to pair hotdogs with wine: Okanagan sommelier

How to pair hotdogs with wine: Okanagan sommelier

The Happy Gourmand pairs hotdogs with wine for barbecue season in the Okanagan

How to pair hotdogs with wine: Okanagan sommelier
PHOTOS: Inside the ‘shoe house’ in Northern B.C.

PHOTOS: Inside the ‘shoe house’ in Northern B.C.

A rare look inside the famous Kitseguecla Lake Road shoe house, with a tour led by owner Toby Walsh

PHOTOS: Inside the ‘shoe house’ in Northern B.C.
Laurie Chan (left) participates in a First Nations Food, Nutrition & Environment Study workshop in Thunder Bay in November 2014. Chan is the corresponding author of a new study on the potential impacts of climate-related seafood decline on coastal B.C. First Nations’ nutrition. (FNFNES Facebook photo)

B.C. First Nations’ intake of essential nutrients could drop by 31%: study

Professors project the nutrient decrease by 2050 if climate change mitigation continues as is

Laurie Chan (left) participates in a First Nations Food, Nutrition & Environment Study workshop in Thunder Bay in November 2014. Chan is the corresponding author of a new study on the potential impacts of climate-related seafood decline on coastal B.C. First Nations’ nutrition. (FNFNES Facebook photo)
Rupert man Greg Butts, a.k.a Lothar the Gregarious, will lead the new Society for Creative Anachronism group in Prince Rupert. Butts moved to Prince Rupert two years ago and has been involved with the SCA for more than two decades. (Karissa Gall/The Northern View)

Medieval-minded Rupertites request independence from Tir Bannog (Smithers)

Greg Butts a.k.a Lothar the Gregarious brings Society for Creative Anachronism to Prince Rupert

Rupert man Greg Butts, a.k.a Lothar the Gregarious, will lead the new Society for Creative Anachronism group in Prince Rupert. Butts moved to Prince Rupert two years ago and has been involved with the SCA for more than two decades. (Karissa Gall/The Northern View)
Coastal Shellfish CEO Michael Uehara holds up an adult scallop grown at their hatchery. The First Nations-owned company acquired their shellfish processing license this week. (Karissa Gall/The Northern View)

Indigenous-owned sustainable scallop farm gets licence

Prince Rupert-based Coastal Shellfish scallops will be sold live in B.C.

Coastal Shellfish CEO Michael Uehara holds up an adult scallop grown at their hatchery. The First Nations-owned company acquired their shellfish processing license this week. (Karissa Gall/The Northern View)
This June 1, 2018 file photo shows syringes of the opioid painkiller fentanyl in an inpatient pharmacy. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

B.C. organ donors who tested positive for fentanyl up 26%

Donors who tested positive for the drug increased by nearly a quarter in 2018

This June 1, 2018 file photo shows syringes of the opioid painkiller fentanyl in an inpatient pharmacy. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Wiltse area resident Kim Wade says her family cat Mr. Pickles suffered a burn on his lips after going missing for about a month. Wade says several Wiltse residents are reporting similar signs of abuse. (Submitted Photo)

Cat was starved, burned and dumped alleges Okanagan woman

Penticton resident Kim Wade took to social media after her cat Mr. Pickles was found with burned lips

Wiltse area resident Kim Wade says her family cat Mr. Pickles suffered a burn on his lips after going missing for about a month. Wade says several Wiltse residents are reporting similar signs of abuse. (Submitted Photo)
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Team BC uniforms will include a totem puzzle pin for all athletes

A total of 251 B.C. athletes will sport the ceremonial winter gear at the Games

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More than a third of westerners would vote for a hypothetical ‘Western Canada Party’: poll

More than a third of westerners would vote for a hypothetical ‘Western Canada Party’: poll

Desire for regional party seems rooted in belief the region is treated unfairly

More than a third of westerners would vote for a hypothetical ‘Western Canada Party’: poll
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Flying squirrels found to glow pink in the dark, including two from B.C.

Squirrels from Hope and Abbotsford were included in the biologists’ database

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Housing Minister Selina Robinson and Premier John Horgan listen as Makenna Rielly, executive director of the Victoria Women’s Transition House Society, describes the need for second-stage transition housing at the B.C. legislature on Oct. 25, 2018. (Black Press File)

More help for women, children fleeing domestic violence in Prince George

The community is the third in northern B.C. to get transition housing

Housing Minister Selina Robinson and Premier John Horgan listen as Makenna Rielly, executive director of the Victoria Women’s Transition House Society, describes the need for second-stage transition housing at the B.C. legislature on Oct. 25, 2018. (Black Press File)
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WestJet warns of phone scam that’s hit even their own staff

Fraudsters posing as company representatives are asking for credit card information

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January 30 is Bell Let’s Talk Day. (File contributed/Bell Let’s Talk)

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, psychologist says let’s also listen

Dr. Heather Fulton with the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction has listening tips

January 30 is Bell Let’s Talk Day. (File contributed/Bell Let’s Talk)
Kennedy Barker. (Facebook)

Prince George woman arrested for biting off another woman’s lip

Warning: A photo in this story is graphic and may not be suitable for all readers.

Kennedy Barker. (Facebook)