Death

Driving school instructor Steve Wallace has died, sources have confirmed to Black Press Media. (Steve Wallace/Facebook)

Former B.C. driving instructor dies days after Crown says sex assault charges won’t be laid

Steve Wallace had been accused but never charged with sexual assault of driving school students

 

(Photo: TJ Williams Jr.)

Stories of grief mark need for support

North Okanagan Hospice Society volunteers among those noticing more people seeking help

 

Janet O’Dell is a death doula, offering her services in the Comox Valley via her website, dynamicjourneydoula.ca
Janet O’Dell is a death doula, offering her services in the Comox Valley via her website, dynamicjourneydoula.ca

B.C. death doula’s mission is to transform how we think and talk about death

‘There is such a thing as a good death - if you plan for it’

 

The North Okanagan Hospice Society is raising funds with an online silent auction of this Passage Through painting and book, Leah’s Gift. (Destanne Norris)

Auction highlights need for grief services in North Okanagan

Hospice Society marks National Grief and Bereavement Day Nov. 16

The North Okanagan Hospice Society is raising funds with an online silent auction of this Passage Through painting and book, Leah’s Gift. (Destanne Norris)
Ivan Gracia Rivera stands in his Cantina Vallarta restaurant in Salmon Arm where there are offerings for Day of the Dead, a tradition he grew up with in Mexico that celebrates and remembers those who have died. (Photo contributed)

Mexico-raised Salmon Arm resident speaks of keeping those who have died close

Day of the Dead celebrates and remembers people who have passed away

Ivan Gracia Rivera stands in his Cantina Vallarta restaurant in Salmon Arm where there are offerings for Day of the Dead, a tradition he grew up with in Mexico that celebrates and remembers those who have died. (Photo contributed)
An RCMP cruiser sits outside a home on Kelowna's Bechard Road after a suspicious death on Monday, Oct. 18. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Kelowna woman arrested in domestic homicide released without conditions

Police recommended a first-degree murder charge which was not approved

An RCMP cruiser sits outside a home on Kelowna's Bechard Road after a suspicious death on Monday, Oct. 18. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)

Police respond to body discovery in Vernon

Investigation into death ongoing after unresponsive person found near Performing Arts Centre

The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)
Krystal Moyan. (Contributed)

Kelowna RCMP appeals for information regarding suspicious death

Mounties confirmed the identity of the woman found dead on side of Highway 33 as 41-year-old Krystal Moyan

Krystal Moyan. (Contributed)
An investigation is currently ongoing into the circumstances around a body being found by the Penticton River Channel.

Coroners investigating body found near Penticton River Channel

The body was found near the bridge to Green Mountain Road

An investigation is currently ongoing into the circumstances around a body being found by the Penticton River Channel.
A Penticton RCMP officer stands at the police tape blocking off the track and field behind Penticton High School Sunday afternoon where the body of a young man was found. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

RCMP investigating after young man found dead outside Penticton Secondary School

Officers were called at around 6 a.m. to the field outside the school

A Penticton RCMP officer stands at the police tape blocking off the track and field behind Penticton High School Sunday afternoon where the body of a young man was found. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The Crofton trailer park home where the bodies of two people were found. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Kelowna mom still waiting for answers after daughter and her fiance found dead

Pair discovered in their Vancouver Island home in May identified as Rachel Gardner and Paul Jenkins

The Crofton trailer park home where the bodies of two people were found. (Photo by Don Bodger)
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)

Man found dead at Kelowna orchard

Police say the man was working in the orchard at the time of his death; criminality not suspected

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)
Alex Hegedus (left) with his wife and two young children. (Contributed/Kelowna RCMP)

Family offers reward for information about Peachland man’s suspicious 2018 death

Alex Hegedus died under suspicious circumstances in March 2018

Alex Hegedus (left) with his wife and two young children. (Contributed/Kelowna RCMP)
Nick Trask, 36, and Ryan Ellison, 35, died in a boat collision on Osoyoos Lake in 2019. (Facebook photo)

Meth, excessive speed found as factors in Osoyoos boat crash deaths

Nick Trask, 36, and Ryan Ellison, 35, died in a boat collision on Osoyoos Lake in 2019

Nick Trask, 36, and Ryan Ellison, 35, died in a boat collision on Osoyoos Lake in 2019. (Facebook photo)
A large illuminated heart was installed on the roof of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital May 1, 2020. (VJH Foundation photo)

Three deaths linked to COVID-19 outbreak in Vernon hospital

Interior Health reports two additional deaths at VJH

A large illuminated heart was installed on the roof of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital May 1, 2020. (VJH Foundation photo)
A child who suffered life-threatening injuries after an incident at a Hotel Zed pool March 24 has died. (Hotel Zed Victoria/Facebook)

Child dies following incident at Victoria Hotel Zed pool

Child was transported to hospital March 24 with life-threatening injuries

A child who suffered life-threatening injuries after an incident at a Hotel Zed pool March 24 has died. (Hotel Zed Victoria/Facebook)
The number of people who would have died from a COVID-19 infection is likely to be much higher than recorded because of death certificates don’t always list the virus as the cause of a fatality, experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Death certificates don’t reflect the toll of the pandemic, Canadian experts say

Deaths that have been recorded as a result of COVID-19 only reflect those who were tested for it

The number of people who would have died from a COVID-19 infection is likely to be much higher than recorded because of death certificates don’t always list the virus as the cause of a fatality, experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jensen, all 20, drown in the Sooke River in February 2020. (Contributed photos)

Coroner confirms ‘puddle jumping’ in 2020 drowning deaths of 3 B.C. men

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jensen pulled into raging river driving through nearby flooding

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jensen, all 20, drown in the Sooke River in February 2020. (Contributed photos)
The late Michael Gregory, 57, is accused of sexually exploiting six junior high students between 1999 and 2005. (Pixabay)

Former Alberta teacher accused of sexually assaulting students found dead in B.C.

Mounties say Michael Gregory’s death has been deemed ‘non-suspicious’

The late Michael Gregory, 57, is accused of sexually exploiting six junior high students between 1999 and 2005. (Pixabay)
Arlene Westervelt. (Capital News file)

Cause of Lake Country woman’s death on Okanagan Lake ‘undetermined’: Coroner

Arlene Westervelt’s husband was charged with murder, but the Crown stayed the charge in July 2020

Arlene Westervelt. (Capital News file)