REPORTING

Mom speaks out after possible Rutland child luring incident

Kelowna police ask for help from the public as they investigate an incident where a man approached kids at a Rutland playground.
This story aired on Global Okanagan News on July 28, 2016.

Kelowna farmer wants more people to turn their lawns into gardens

A Kelowna farmer and author says there are more acres of lawn in North America, than any type of crop. It’s something Curtis Stone, known professionally as “The Urban Farmer”, is out to try and change.
This story aired on Global Okanagan News on July 4, 2016.

Record-breaking Okanagan heat could mean record cherry crop

It was a record-breaking season for heat and that led to predictions it would also be a record-breaking season for Okanagan cherries.
This story aired on Global Okanagan News on May 3, 2016.

Vernon business owner feels ‘blind-sided’ by city project

A Vernon business owner says he was blind-sided when a contractor showed up to this farm and garden centre and told him they’d be starting a road project within days of notice.
This story aired on Global Okanagan News on April 12, 2016.

Oliver teen rescued after plunging through ice on frozen lake

A south Okanagan teenager thanks those who helped save his life after he plunged through a thin section of ice on Tuc el Nuit lake in Oliver.
This story aired on Global Okanagan News on December 18, 2015.

Community bands together to get new books to Lumby school

Literacy is at the forefront of an annual initiative in Lumby. The program helps put books on the shelf and engages young students.
This story aired on Global Okanagan News on November 23, 2015.

Penticton teen goes above and beyond for the community

What may seem like a hectic day for many people, is just another day in the life of Donna Mbamy-Conci. The active teenager was featured as a Local Hero on Global Okanagan.
This story aired on Global Okanagan News on September 28, 2015.

Okanagan apple harvest in full swing

It’s a bit of a hustle for many Okanagan apple pickers as various varieties of the fruit are here early.
This story aired on Global Okanagan News on September 3, 2015.

Kelowna moms complain bus rides are ‘dangerous, drivers are rude’

It’s a mode of transportation many people rely on, but some Okanagan mothers say too many negative experiences have discouraged them from riding on public transit.
This story aired on Global Okanagan News on August 3, 2015.

Store owner speaks out after rash of thefts

A Kelowna business owner is so sick of thieves stealing from her store that she’s plastered their faces on a “wall of shame.”
This story aired on Global Okanagan News on July 27, 2015

Orphans reunite after a decade apart

Tara O’Sullivan, 14, and Anna Sudha Dalhaug, 16, share a powerful bond. The story of how that bond grew so strong goes back to the city of Kolkata in India where the two girls lived in an orphanage. Living in anything but ideal conditions, O’Sullivan formed a friendship with Dalhaug that defied the odds.
This story aired on Global Okanagan News on July 25, 2015

Art and craft vendors scramble to find alternate income

The Arts Alive! program is no longer alive. An initiative that has allowed vendors to sell their crafts in Kelowna’s City Park for several years has been cancelled. Now local vendors are scrambling to find ways to earn income during the summer months.
This story aired on Global Okanagan News on June 23, 2015

B.C. nurse practitioner suspected of having Ebola

A B.C. nurse practitioner who was being tested for Ebola will be reunited with her family after health care workers confirmed she does not have the virus.
This story aired on Global Okanagan News in January of 2015.

Two involved in Westside Road shootout sentenced

The judge says it is a miracle no one was killed. Two of three suspects involved in a police pursuit shootings and carjacking along Westside Road in the summer of 2012 have been sentenced.
This story aired on Global Okanagan News on October 24, 2014

Several broken smoke alarms replaced in Vernon

Smoke alarms can be considered the cheapest form of insurance for families, according to Vernon’s fire chief. That’s the message volunteers with Vernon Fire-Rescue Services were on a mission to get across at Sandy Beach Mobile home park.
This story aired on Global Okanagan News in January of 2015

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