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A memorial was set up for Jared Lowndes at the Campbell River Tim Hortons where the incident took place. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

‘Reasonable grounds’ to consider charges in fatal B.C. police shooting: watchdog

Jared Lowndes shot dead in July 2021 in the parking lot of a Campbell River Tim Hortons

 

The Timber Licence in question was located up Loughborough Inlet. Photo courtesy Google Maps

Fine for illegal cedar harvesting in Great Bear Rainforest increased more than tenfold

Penalty increased to $131,000 to act as deterrent, prevent profit from proceeds of a crime

 

Luca Di Pasquo (left) and Hank Levy in the Penticton Vees locker room one week after helping save a man who was unresponsive in a sauna room. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Pair of B.C. goalies save unconscious elderly man at local sauna room

‘We took it upon ourselves to carry him out,’ Hank Levy said

 

Roger Fowler's book, An Accidental Humanitarian, chronicles his time working as a truck driver for the International Federation of Red Cross in war-torn Yugoslavia. (Photo-contributed)

Sooke humanitarian worker recounts months under fire in Croat-Bosniak War

Book details working during the war in former Yugoslavia

Roger Fowler's book, An Accidental Humanitarian, chronicles his time working as a truck driver for the International Federation of Red Cross in war-torn Yugoslavia. (Photo-contributed)
Campbell River’s Vancouver Island Regional Library branch. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island Regional Library looking for ‘big dream ideas’ in planning process

Meetings to be held in Vancouver Island communities throughout October

Campbell River’s Vancouver Island Regional Library branch. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Interior Health and local police are investigating an incident involving the death of a patient at the Penticton Regional Hospital on Oct. 10. (File photo)

Interior Health, RCMP investigating patient fatality at Penticton hospital

IH says there was no direct threat to staff or other patients inside the psychiatric unit

Interior Health and local police are investigating an incident involving the death of a patient at the Penticton Regional Hospital on Oct. 10. (File photo)
Penticton's Yvonne Timewell became an Ironman world champion last week in Hawaii. (Contributed)

B.C. woman captures world championship Ironman title in Hawaii

Yvonne Timewell captured the title while competing in the 55 to 59 age category

Penticton's Yvonne Timewell became an Ironman world champion last week in Hawaii. (Contributed)
The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) branch in Campbell River. File photo/Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island Regional Library budget reflects economy, demand for services

VIRL’s budget for the coming year is $33,140,504

The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) branch in Campbell River. File photo/Campbell River Mirror
Ashton Pede went to the Vernon hospital Friday night, Sept. 30, after allegedly being attacked by a bus driver during a B.C. Hockey League game. (Contributed)

BCHL team bus driver allegedly attacks fan outside Salmon Arm arena

Ashton Pede was assessed at the Vernon hospital after the alleged incident Sept. 30

Ashton Pede went to the Vernon hospital Friday night, Sept. 30, after allegedly being attacked by a bus driver during a B.C. Hockey League game. (Contributed)
Zeballos, which was threatened in 2018 by a wildfire, was without a fire department for the summer. The department was reinstated on Sept. 27, 2022. Campbell River Mirror file photo

Zeballos reinstates volunteer fire department

Village was without fire department since late May

Zeballos, which was threatened in 2018 by a wildfire, was without a fire department for the summer. The department was reinstated on Sept. 27, 2022. Campbell River Mirror file photo
The fire was near the Elk Falls mill site north of Campbell River. Photo courtesy Dean Anderson

Helicopter response helps quench wildfire near old Campbell River mill site

Campbell River firefighter calls fire response good example of collaboration

The fire was near the Elk Falls mill site north of Campbell River. Photo courtesy Dean Anderson
A Calgary man received a two-year ban from hunting in the province for using a B.C. resident licence to hunt. Photo Facebook/BCCOS

Calgary man receives ban, $2,875 fine for using B.C. resident licence to hunt

Incident took place in 2019 on Vancouver Island

A Calgary man received a two-year ban from hunting in the province for using a B.C. resident licence to hunt. Photo Facebook/BCCOS
Police closed access to the Penticton shooting range Thursday morning after the Summerland Fire Department discovered two deceased individuals. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

2 burned bodies found near Penticton shooting range deemed suspicious deaths

Remains discovered after fire broke out Sept. 15

Police closed access to the Penticton shooting range Thursday morning after the Summerland Fire Department discovered two deceased individuals. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
After 44 years in the media industry, White Rock resident Rick O’Connor has retired from his role as CEO of Black Press Media – but says he still plans to be involved in the community, and the continuing development of the news industry. Alex Browne photo

Black Press Media CEO Rick O’Connor retires after 44-year career in news business

Former president and CEO of newspaper group reflects on a long and varied career in media

After 44 years in the media industry, White Rock resident Rick O’Connor has retired from his role as CEO of Black Press Media – but says he still plans to be involved in the community, and the continuing development of the news industry. Alex Browne photo
The Champion Creek wildfire, west of Princeton is now 111 hectares in size. Tulameen and District Fire Department took this photo 13 km on the Lodestone forest service road, looking towards Dear Mountain. (Photo- Tulameen and District Fire Department Facebook)

New lightning-caused wildfire west of Princeton now 111 hectares

The wildfire sparked Friday night, Sept. 2

The Champion Creek wildfire, west of Princeton is now 111 hectares in size. Tulameen and District Fire Department took this photo 13 km on the Lodestone forest service road, looking towards Dear Mountain. (Photo- Tulameen and District Fire Department Facebook)
Smoke seen near Golden Hinde on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Photo courtesy Coastal Fire Centre

Crews battle wildfires near Campbell River, in Strathcona Provincial Park

Fire on Golden Hinde largest seen on Island this year

Smoke seen near Golden Hinde on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Photo courtesy Coastal Fire Centre
The Keremeos Creek wildfire southwest of Penticton on Aug. 26. BC Wildfire Service says the blaze is now considered “held.”

Keremeos Creek wildfire considered held, no longer ‘out of control’

All evacuation orders and alerts have been rescinded by the regional district

The Keremeos Creek wildfire southwest of Penticton on Aug. 26. BC Wildfire Service says the blaze is now considered “held.”
Penticton RCMP are looking for a shirtless man who stole from a helicopter hangar on Aug. 26. (RCMP)

Shirtless man breaks into Penticton airport; almost $30k in losses

RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect

Penticton RCMP are looking for a shirtless man who stole from a helicopter hangar on Aug. 26. (RCMP)
The fire in question, located just east of Tahsis on this map, has grown to 25 hectares since Aug. 22. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Dashboard

Out-of-control fire near Woss grows to 25 hectares

Remote nature of blaze prompts modified response from Coastal Fire Centre

The fire in question, located just east of Tahsis on this map, has grown to 25 hectares since Aug. 22. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Dashboard
The Keremeos Creek wildfire on Friday, Aug. 19. (BC Wildfire Service)

Winds and planned ignitions grow Keremeos Creek wildfire to 7,000 hectares

Winds expected to increase amid risk of thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday

The Keremeos Creek wildfire on Friday, Aug. 19. (BC Wildfire Service)