Dustin Godfrey

B.C. woman facing 77 charges after arrest in Airdrie, Alta.

B.C. woman facing 77 charges after arrest in Airdrie, Alta.

Search of a car found allegedly stolen goods from Vancouver, Surrey, Coquitlam, Red Deer and Calgary

B.C. woman facing 77 charges after arrest in Airdrie, Alta.
Quin Cormier, a detailer at Skaha Ford, died in a workplace accident at the dealership in April 2017. A WorkSafeBC report obtained by the Western News alleges violations of two work safety regulations at the time of Cormier’s death.                                Photo courtesy GoFundMe

UPDATED: Report finds cause for penalty for B.C. car dealer after fatal accident

Exclusive: WorkSafeBC report alleges 2 regulation violations at Skaha Ford at time of April 2017 fatal accident

Quin Cormier, a detailer at Skaha Ford, died in a workplace accident at the dealership in April 2017. A WorkSafeBC report obtained by the Western News alleges violations of two work safety regulations at the time of Cormier’s death.                                Photo courtesy GoFundMe
A year after fire, B.C. senior and his dog thankful to be together

A year after fire, B.C. senior and his dog thankful to be together

Terry Theroux was separated from Scruffy for 3 months after evictions, fire displaced Highland residents

A year after fire, B.C. senior and his dog thankful to be together
A category 2 and 3 fire ban is in effect for the Kamloops Fire Centre region. Campfires and logging activity are not included in this ban. Check local restrictions before lighting an outdoor fire.                                Photo: Encyclopedia Britannica

Fireworks and fires over a half-metre banned Friday in Kamloops centre

B.C. Wildfire Service banning to category 2 and 3 fires in Kamloops Fire Centre at noon Friday

A category 2 and 3 fire ban is in effect for the Kamloops Fire Centre region. Campfires and logging activity are not included in this ban. Check local restrictions before lighting an outdoor fire.                                Photo: Encyclopedia Britannica
Seen from McIntyre Bluffs one February night, the Okanagan Correctional Centre is flooded with light, next to the darkness of empty land and the starlike twinkle of Oliver’s streetlights.                                Dustin Godfrey/Western News

B.C. inmate gets 2 years in prison for assault on guard

Union rep said inmate sucker punched correctional officer, continued assault after officer fell

Seen from McIntyre Bluffs one February night, the Okanagan Correctional Centre is flooded with light, next to the darkness of empty land and the starlike twinkle of Oliver’s streetlights.                                Dustin Godfrey/Western News
Scorned by fire: Kitchen managers talk mental health in the industry

Scorned by fire: Kitchen managers talk mental health in the industry

From cooks throwing knives to a breakdown that nearly killed a chef, kitchens struggle to deal with stress

Scorned by fire: Kitchen managers talk mental health in the industry
A still shot from video of a physical confrontation between accused Bremnar Lance and two police officers in Hedley in 2016, shown in court during Lance’s trial this week.                                Photo courtesy Penticton Law Courts

Video shows alleged 2016 assault on police officer in Hedley

Bremner Lance is accused of assault on a peace officer causing bodily harm and uttering threats

A still shot from video of a physical confrontation between accused Bremnar Lance and two police officers in Hedley in 2016, shown in court during Lance’s trial this week.                                Photo courtesy Penticton Law Courts
B.C. officials watching for impact of ‘extreme’ heat on floods

B.C. officials watching for impact of ‘extreme’ heat on floods

Temperatures are expected to rise close to 30 C in Southern Interior, threatening hasty snowmelt

B.C. officials watching for impact of ‘extreme’ heat on floods
A Penticton woman accused of leaving her dogs to suffer outside in the winter, underfed, wet and freezing cold, pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty ahead of her trial Thursday morning. Submitted photo

B.C. pharmacist pleads guilty to animal cruelty charge

Joelle Mbamy was handed $1k fine, on top of $5k fine already imposed, and 10-year animal prohibition

A Penticton woman accused of leaving her dogs to suffer outside in the winter, underfed, wet and freezing cold, pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty ahead of her trial Thursday morning. Submitted photo
A Penticton woman accused of leaving her dogs to suffer outside in the winter, underfed, wet and freezing cold, was charged with three counts of animal cruelty.                                Submitted photo

Okanagan woman had 6 years of SPCA complaints: documents

Joelle Mbamy is set to go to trial on animal cruelty charges on Thursday in provincial court

A Penticton woman accused of leaving her dogs to suffer outside in the winter, underfed, wet and freezing cold, was charged with three counts of animal cruelty.                                Submitted photo
The B.C. Wildfire Service has been in the South Okanagan for a couple days, now, on a seven-day contract to help sandbag areas to help mitigate flooding in the area — particularly around Willowbrook and Sportsmens Bowl Road.                                Dustin Godfrey/Western News

Thieves target B.C. firefighters helping flood victims

The service has been helping with sandbagging efforts, as rural Oliver battles flooding

The B.C. Wildfire Service has been in the South Okanagan for a couple days, now, on a seven-day contract to help sandbag areas to help mitigate flooding in the area — particularly around Willowbrook and Sportsmens Bowl Road.                                Dustin Godfrey/Western News
Update: Rock slide cleared from Hwy 5 northbound near Merritt

Update: Rock slide cleared from Hwy 5 northbound near Merritt

The Coquihalla fully reopened overnight

Update: Rock slide cleared from Hwy 5 northbound near Merritt
‘Violated and humiliated’: Inmate claims privacy breach in jail

‘Violated and humiliated’: Inmate claims privacy breach in jail

Latest lawsuit makes at least 4 against Okanagan Correctional Centre, just 14 months after opening

‘Violated and humiliated’: Inmate claims privacy breach in jail
Ronald Teneycke is escorted out of Penticton’s courthouse during the summer, following hearings on a Crown application for a dangerous offender application for the notorious South Okanagan criminal.                                Dustin Godfrey/Western News

B.C. criminal added to narrow list of dangerous offenders

Judge: ‘Evidence of treatability does not even justify an expression of hope’

Ronald Teneycke is escorted out of Penticton’s courthouse during the summer, following hearings on a Crown application for a dangerous offender application for the notorious South Okanagan criminal.                                Dustin Godfrey/Western News
One dead after rock crashes through Okanagan home

One dead after rock crashes through Okanagan home

A rock came down the hill and crashed through a wall, killing one person near Okanagan Falls

One dead after rock crashes through Okanagan home
Parents line up at a forum to oppose the proposed closure of Trout Creek Elementary School in Summerland in January 2016.                                John Arendt/Black Press file photo

Province releasing results of rural education report ‘shortly’

That follows heated demands from a local MLA, school districts and municipal politicians

Parents line up at a forum to oppose the proposed closure of Trout Creek Elementary School in Summerland in January 2016.                                John Arendt/Black Press file photo
B.C. Liberal Party MLA Linda Larson, Boundary-Similkameen, speaks in B.C. legislature.                                (B.C. legislature image)

Hate daylight saving? Don’t tell Linda Larson

Liberal MLA urging out-of-riding supporters of her bill to write government and their own MLAs

B.C. Liberal Party MLA Linda Larson, Boundary-Similkameen, speaks in B.C. legislature.                                (B.C. legislature image)
Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth of the Penticton RCMP holds a syringe as emergency workers put an overdose victim on a stretcher at a Government Street house.                                Mark Brett/Western News file photo

Overdose data policy may not comply with FOI law, expert says

But B.C. Coroners likely ‘most transparent jurisdiction in the country,’ according to spokesperson

Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth of the Penticton RCMP holds a syringe as emergency workers put an overdose victim on a stretcher at a Government Street house.                                Mark Brett/Western News file photo
Structurlam’s Okanagan Falls plant manager Lyndon Chernoff with some wood set for a major construction project. A bill from MP Richard Cannings proposes federal government be required to look at wood when constructing infrastructure. Western News file photo

B.C. MP’s bill on wood infrastructure branches into committee

Cannings’ bill to push wood infrastructure got oak-ay from Commons, headed fir committee study

Structurlam’s Okanagan Falls plant manager Lyndon Chernoff with some wood set for a major construction project. A bill from MP Richard Cannings proposes federal government be required to look at wood when constructing infrastructure. Western News file photo
B.C. family still seeking answers as meningitis scare diminishes

B.C. family still seeking answers as meningitis scare diminishes

The parents of Aidan Pratt say they feel left high and dry months after their son died

B.C. family still seeking answers as meningitis scare diminishes