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Kelowna, BC
Reporter and Editor — Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Covers:  politics, crime, human interest stories, agriculture, man vs animal stories, okanagan news, animal vs man stories, accountability stories

Former globetrotter, now a CBC news reporter in Kelowna B.C. #NHLJets fan. #craftbeer enthusiast.

2% of endangered badgers in B.C. killed off in 2 days, conservation group says — The endangered badger population in B.C. took a hit this week after four animals were struck and killed by vehicles on Okanagan highways according to a conservation group that works to protect badgers in the province.

Farmer uses turban to save drowning teenage girl in Kamloops — A quick-thinking farmer in Kamloops, B.C., used his turban to save a teen who had fallen into the cold waters of a nearby river. Avatar Hothi and his son, Paul, were on their farm near Heffley Creek when they noticed a teen struggling in the North Thomson River close to their farm.

Kelowna condominium spends $260,000 to make building woodpecker-proof — The sound of a woodpecker rapidly hammering into a hollow tree can evoke feelings of wonder and curiosity about the natural world. But having that 'rat-a-tat-tat' drumming echoing through your bedroom at six in the morning is another thing.

Terry Fox Run in Kamloops faces trouble without organizer — The annual Terry Fox Run in Kamloops this fall could be in jeopardy if someone doesn't step forward to organize it. April Buder has put together the annual charity run for cancer research for most of the past three decades. But now she's stepping away. "It needs some new blood, some new energy," Buder said.

B.C. hunter sentenced for fatally shooting family's two dogs near Heffley Creek — A B.C. Supreme Court judge has handed a B.C. hunter a conditional discharge for fatally shooting a family's two dogs in the community of Heffley Creek, north of Kamloops. Forty-eight year old Richard Benton shot an animal he believed was a wolf in December 2013 near Knouff Lake Road, according to the agreed statement of facts presented at the sentencing hearing.

Aggressive panhandling driving away business, say Vernon shop owners — Aggressive panhandlers are frustrating some business owners in downtown Vernon and the shop owners want the city to take action. Businesses on 30th Avenue say the panhandlers are scaring away customers. "Our clientele is an older, female clientele and an older generation, you know?

100 Mile House rancher solves trespassing case, but claims he can't get RCMP to investigate — 100 Mile Ranch manager Greg Messner is frustrated by what he calls 'RCMP inaction' on serial trespassing where dirt bikers and ATVers leave ranch gates open for cattle to escape. Messner has spent thousands of dollars in surveillance equipment to catch and identify trespassers coming onto his ranch near 100 Mile House B.C.

Flowers removed from slain Okanagan teen's memorial bench after 5 years — For the past 5 years Charrie Fitcher has been coming to a lakeside memorial bench in Peachland, B.C. to celebrate the life of her daughter Ashlee Hyatt. Hyatt died at the age of 16 after she was stabbed during a fight outside a Peachland house party in 2010.

Christian care home facility won't allow physician-assisted dying — A B.C. Christian organization that runs several care homes for seniors across the province won't allow physician-assisted dying at its facilities. Baptist Housing - a Christian provider of care and services for seniors - offers palliative care at some of its locations, but it says its policies won't support the practice of physician assisted-dying.

Thai Fusion restaurant in West Kelowna vandalized 5 times — The owner of a Thai restaurant in West Kelowna, B.C. is desperately trying to understand why vandals keep attacking his business. Thai Fusion has been vandalized five times since March 2015, with the most recent attack occurring late last month. "Just sick of it, hope it stops.
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Jul 27, 2016

Poor badgers!!! ---> 2% of endangered badgers in B.C. killed off in 2 days, conservation group says 

Jul 27, 2016

I'm back in the host chair on @CBCKelowna this morning. @alyaramadan is really pulling all the strings making sure I don't mess it up!

Jul 26, 2016

@DHerbertCBC I hear ya. I only did that shift for a week and a half and I still feel like a zombie...

Jul 26, 2016

@looseink Good to hear George! Sounds like you'll be keeping busy.

Jul 25, 2016

RT @KelownaCrimes: 2016-42647Police investigating shooting July 25, 2016 Kelowna – Police are investigating after an early... 

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