Richard Rolke

Film funding delayed

Adding a new funding partner to the Okanagan Film Commission has stalled slightly.

Police take fentanyl off the streets

As of Aug. 1, the 2017 overdose death toll for Vernon sat at 12 so far

Grants fuel active living

The federal government announced more $700,000 in grants in Vernon on Thursday.

Enderby wants more police

Enderby officials have questions about policing.

Resident apologizes to city

The City of Vernon has taken action against a resident.

Dedicated crew tackles wildfire


Township goes before government

Spallumcheen officials are demanding action from B.C.'s new government.

Sponsorship request denied

Enderby officials wish a major celebration success, but there are no dollars involved.


Local governments are increasingly looking for ways to engage with their citizens — press releases are issued, tweets are posted and strategic plans are developed. All of these mechanisms work, but they often come across as very impersonal.

Rainbow colours spark dispute

Coldstream's rainbow crosswalk has some politicians seeing red.

Backcountry ban demanded

A group of Falkland area residents are demanding the provincial government take action during B.C.'s wildfire crisis.

Lumby tackles fire risk

With wildfires burning across the province, action is being taken to minimize the threat in Lumby.

Ottawa urged to join mussels fight

Frustration is building as the potential arrival of invasive mussels could occur any time.

Nature centre hosts gala

The Allan Brooks Nature Centre is going on the wild side.

Enderby project proceeds

An infrastructure project could allow Enderby to develop in the future.

Dinosaurs draw a crowd

Dinosaurs are proving to be popular.

Wildfire protest continues

Residents of an area near Falkland continue to target potential wildfires.

Fire risk fuels road closure demands

Homeowners along Yankee Flats and McTavish roads are demanding the Ministry of Forests shut down the Kelly Main Forest Service Road

Stickle Road project on track

Protests aren't stopping a Vernon highway project from proceeding.

MLA gets critic duties

A local politician has been handed new duties.