Okanagan

The Vancouver Canucks have offered a West Kelowna man four free tickets to an April 9 game against the San Jose Sharks after an independent ticketing company denied him an almost $700 refund in January. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Vancouver Canucks offer B.C. man free tickets after refund debacle

The team reached out to Ben Orritt on Monday after he was denied a ticketing refund in January

The Vancouver Canucks have offered a West Kelowna man four free tickets to an April 9 game against the San Jose Sharks after an independent ticketing company denied him an almost $700 refund in January. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
West Kelowna resident Ben Orritt was unable to attend his first-ever Vancouver Canucks game in January because of “surprise” COVID-19 ticket cancellations. (Photo courtesy of Ben Orritt)
West Kelowna resident Ben Orritt was unable to attend his first-ever Vancouver Canucks game because of COVID-19 ticket cancellations in January. (Photo courtesy of Ben Orritt)

B.C. man denied refund on Canucks tickets after ‘surprise’ COVID-19 cancellations

Ben Orritt was hoping to take his family to Vancouver in January to attend their first game

West Kelowna resident Ben Orritt was unable to attend his first-ever Vancouver Canucks game in January because of “surprise” COVID-19 ticket cancellations. (Photo courtesy of Ben Orritt)
West Kelowna resident Ben Orritt was unable to attend his first-ever Vancouver Canucks game because of COVID-19 ticket cancellations in January. (Photo courtesy of Ben Orritt)
A 15-year old hockey player waited 42 minutes for an ambulance response after suffering a severe injury at Penticton’s Memorial Arena on Wednesday morning (March 16). (Black Press file photo)

Youth hockey player with neck injury waits 42 minutes for ambulance in Penticton

‘We know it can be stressful waiting for an ambulance,’: BC Emergency Health Services said

A 15-year old hockey player waited 42 minutes for an ambulance response after suffering a severe injury at Penticton’s Memorial Arena on Wednesday morning (March 16). (Black Press file photo)
The day after the Winfield Bakery fire. (Jordy Cunningham)

B.C. Bakery owners hope to reopen in new location following fire

The Lake Country community is devastated by the loss of the bakery

The day after the Winfield Bakery fire. (Jordy Cunningham)
The slide occurred just east of Golden in the Kicking Horse Canyon. 
(MOTI photo)

1 person dead in weekend rockslide near Golden

One individual succumbed to their injuries after a rock fell on their vehicle

The slide occurred just east of Golden in the Kicking Horse Canyon. 
(MOTI photo)
The first ‘freedom convoy’ in Penticton was Jan. 29. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Journalist allegedly spat on at COVID protest along Osoyoos border sparks RCMP probe

The anti-government protests were ramped up through South Okanagan Saturday

The first ‘freedom convoy’ in Penticton was Jan. 29. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

‘It’s official’: BC School Sports gets green light to resume tournaments

The Ministry of Education initially prevented such events from happening, amid the pandemic

BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Stuart Park downtown Kelowna. (contributed)

Long-term Stats Canada research shows cities across country losing green space

A quarter of urban green space in Kelowna has disappeared since 2001

Stuart Park downtown Kelowna. (contributed)
14 criminal charges have been filed against 41-year-old Cameron Edward Jake Urquhart accused in the violent attack on staff at the Village of Keremeos offices. (Facebook)

Man arrested in sledgehammer, knife attack on B.C. village staff

The 41-year-old man accused of assaulting employees and a police officer

14 criminal charges have been filed against 41-year-old Cameron Edward Jake Urquhart accused in the violent attack on staff at the Village of Keremeos offices. (Facebook)
Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021 (@guyatsfu/Twitter)

Indigenous-led partnership aims to build ‘climate-resilient’ homes for Lytton

The housing initiative will provide housing for fire evacuees by Sept. 2022

Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021 (@guyatsfu/Twitter)
A Pixton Road home in Lake Country is the second most expensive valued residence in the region at $13.5 million. (BC Assessment photo)

Okanagan home to some of B.C.’s top priced real estate

Six Okanagan properties made the top 500 list, while assessments rose 30-40 per cent across the region

A Pixton Road home in Lake Country is the second most expensive valued residence in the region at $13.5 million. (BC Assessment photo)
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Strong snow storm forecast for Highway 3

Allison Pass is expected to get between 15 and 20 cm of snow

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The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are warning of a scam involving a police impersonator Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (File photo)

Police impersonator steals thousands from North Okanagan residents

RCMP are warning residents of a scam in which fraudsters claim to be police officers over the phone

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are warning of a scam involving a police impersonator Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (File photo)
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

B.C. ski resorts prepare for holiday cancellations due to highway closures

Big White ski resort said over 70 holiday bookings have already been cancelled

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
(Bring Brett Home/GoFundMe.com)

Peachland man on way to Victoria still missing after Hwy. 99 landslide

Brett Diederichs was traveling to his new Vancouver Island home with his mom and his partner

(Bring Brett Home/GoFundMe.com)
Aisle at the Vernon Superstore. (Jenny Smith/ Vernon Morning Star)

Product shortage at Okanagan grocery stores, due to highway closures

Save On Foods was without produce Tuesday morning

Aisle at the Vernon Superstore. (Jenny Smith/ Vernon Morning Star)
The Kelowna RCMP’s Insp. Adam MacIntosh takes questions from media on Nov. 12, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Charges, fines possible for protesters who hijacked Kelowna Remembrance Day ceremony

Insp. Adam MacIntosh said the disturbance from local anti-vax protesters was ‘a step too far’

The Kelowna RCMP’s Insp. Adam MacIntosh takes questions from media on Nov. 12, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
The fawn mule deer that was injured by an unleashed dog in Kuiper’s Peak Mountain Park on Nov. 7. (Contributed)

Unleashed dog attack on deer in Kelowna park leads to charges against owner

Conservation officers had to euthanize the injured deer

The fawn mule deer that was injured by an unleashed dog in Kuiper’s Peak Mountain Park on Nov. 7. (Contributed)
Sent to Andrea DeMeer, Oct. 14, seven days after the romance began and four hours after the gift cards were promised but not sent. Scammer then blocked on Messenger.

LOVE HURTS: Black Press Media journalist goes inside a romance scam

Run by organized crime, these traps can be financially devastating and even fatal

Sent to Andrea DeMeer, Oct. 14, seven days after the romance began and four hours after the gift cards were promised but not sent. Scammer then blocked on Messenger.
A flag with a skeleton cowboy in front of a flying confederate flag hangs from a Bay Avenue home on Oct. 27, 2021. Part of the Halloween decoration was reported by other Kelowna media to have included a prop of a figure hanging from a tree on public property in front of the home, sparking a public reaction. (Joshua Fischlin/Black Press Media)

RCMP investigating Kelowna Halloween display depicting hanged man, Confederate flag

The display featured confederate flag imagery and a reported prop of a figure hanging from a tree

A flag with a skeleton cowboy in front of a flying confederate flag hangs from a Bay Avenue home on Oct. 27, 2021. Part of the Halloween decoration was reported by other Kelowna media to have included a prop of a figure hanging from a tree on public property in front of the home, sparking a public reaction. (Joshua Fischlin/Black Press Media)