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Leighton Allen Labute faces charges of animal abuse and allegedly has a string of social media accounts depicting disturbing content.

Accused Kelowna hamster killer has trial date set for 2021

Leighton Labute’s three day trial is scheduled for Aug. 16, 2021

Leighton Allen Labute faces charges of animal abuse and allegedly has a string of social media accounts depicting disturbing content.
Orchard Park Shopping Centre’s Apple Entrance. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna mall employee allegedly threatened by anti-mask protester

Kelowna RCMP are investigating the matter

Orchard Park Shopping Centre’s Apple Entrance. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Laurie Rix makes a large donation to BC Cancer.

B.C. woman makes record donation to breast cancer research

Through the Rix Family Foundation, Laurie Rix, donated $5 M to BC Cancer

Laurie Rix makes a large donation to BC Cancer.
Kamala Harris speaks to get out the vote in Detroit, MI. Twitter. (File)

Kelowna’s connection to the U.S. election

City councillor Mohini Singh is the aunt to the press secretary of Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris speaks to get out the vote in Detroit, MI. Twitter. (File)
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Two Surrey men heavily fined for 2018 Osoyoos hunting violation

The men were charged following a 2018 hunting incident in Osoyoos

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RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Child safe after alleged abduction by parents in Kamloops

No Amber Alert was issued as the situation quickly unfolded and the child was located safe

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
McCleave is eight years old.

AlleyCats pet of the week

Meet McCleave and Nyx

McCleave is eight years old.
A puppy is cared for at the Kelowna BC SPCA. Image: BC SPCA

Puppy recovers from virus after being seized from Princeton farm

The pup was one of the 97 animals seized by the BC SPCA in September

A puppy is cared for at the Kelowna BC SPCA. Image: BC SPCA
One person remains in hospital due to COVID-19. Pixabay.

Interior Health reports 2 additional COVID-19 cases prior to Thanksgiving

There are 18 cases active and in isolation in the Interior Health region

One person remains in hospital due to COVID-19. Pixabay.
Jaycee’s birthday party with dog friends. (Facebook photo)

Kelowna dog, owner throw 10th birthday party to raise funds for BC SPCA

John Kinloch raised $3,000 to help animals in need at the BC SPCA

Jaycee’s birthday party with dog friends. (Facebook photo)
One of the puppies seized from a Princeton farm by the BC SPCA. Image: BC SPCA

Costs climb to more than $100K for BC SPCA to care for animals in Princeton farm seizure

Eight puppies, of the 97 animals seized have now died from parvovirus enteritis

One of the puppies seized from a Princeton farm by the BC SPCA. Image: BC SPCA
The animals were living in an extremely poor environment, according to the BC SPCA. Photo BC SPCA.

6 puppies rescued in mass seizure on Princeton farm have died of illness: BC SPCA

Of the 97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized, most of the puppies suffered from parvo

The animals were living in an extremely poor environment, according to the BC SPCA. Photo BC SPCA.
Okanagan Beach Club Tiki Bar, Facebook.

Okanagan Beach Club fined for not complying to COVID-19 rules, tiki bar closed

Interior Health order the tiki bar closed due to non-compliance with Provincial Health Officer orders

Okanagan Beach Club Tiki Bar, Facebook.
Upper Mission, Ramada shootings unrelated to recent gun death in Kelowna

Upper Mission, Ramada shootings unrelated to recent gun death in Kelowna

One man died following a shooting in the McCulloch area of Kelowna on Sunday

Upper Mission, Ramada shootings unrelated to recent gun death in Kelowna
A three day old kitten in the care of AlleyCats.

AlleyCats Alliance looks for special donation

The charity needs a small space to collect and sort bottles for return

A three day old kitten in the care of AlleyCats.
No one shot after bullets fly at the Kelowna Ramada

No one shot after bullets fly at the Kelowna Ramada

RCMP say two men were targeted by a single shooter

No one shot after bullets fly at the Kelowna Ramada
Palmer Fire photo taken August 19. Bureau of Land Management in Washington.

U.S. wildfire quickly spreading towards border with Osoyoos

The Palmer wildfire is an estimated 4,500 hectares in size

Palmer Fire photo taken August 19. Bureau of Land Management in Washington.
Cori Stephen captured this photo looking toward the Christie Mountain fire.

UPDATE: 40 personnel remain at the Christie Mountain wildfire overnight

BC Wildfire will have 132 personnel on-site for the day

Cori Stephen captured this photo looking toward the Christie Mountain fire.
Photographer Douglas Drouin captures the Christie Mountain wildfire above homes in Heritage Hills on Aug. 18.

Residents and businesses rally around evacuees of Christie Mountain wildfire

Residents from Oliver to Kelowna are offering up bedrooms for evacuees to stay in

Photographer Douglas Drouin captures the Christie Mountain wildfire above homes in Heritage Hills on Aug. 18.
Chris Clark. Facebook.

UPDATE: Forecasted winds may pose threat as Christie Mountain Wildfire grows

The blaze has grown to 2,o00 hectares as of Thursday morning

Chris Clark. Facebook.