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Vernon Jubilee Hospital. (File photo)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here are some of this week’s biggest news items

Vernon Jubilee Hospital. (File photo)
The Johnson-Bentley family was killed while camping near Wells Gray Provincial Park in 1982. (Tammy Arishenkoff/change.org)

Friend of slain family grateful Wells Gray murderer denied parole

More than 100,000 people signed Tammy Arishenkoff’s petition to keep David Ennis behind bars

The Johnson-Bentley family was killed while camping near Wells Gray Provincial Park in 1982. (Tammy Arishenkoff/change.org)
The BC Vaccine Card Verifier app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. (Black Press Media files)

Okanagan restaurants not following vaccine card protocol will face consequences: BCRFA

‘It’s not going to end well. They will be eventually closed or fined’

The BC Vaccine Card Verifier app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. (Black Press Media files)
Kelowna RCMP’s commanding officer Supt. Kara Triance. (Kelowna RCMP)

Murder prompts Kelowna’s top cop to call for wellness check changes

Supt. Kara Triance said the detachment is working on advocating for more mental health resources

Kelowna RCMP’s commanding officer Supt. Kara Triance. (Kelowna RCMP)
Despite a decrease in cases, the Central Okanagan still has the highest number of active cases in the region. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Central Okanagan COVID-19 numbers continue downward trend

Data shows the region’s COVID-19 cases decreasing for a fourth week

Despite a decrease in cases, the Central Okanagan still has the highest number of active cases in the region. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
FILE - David Shearing, pictured in this 1983 file photo. David Ennis (formerly David Shearing) convicted of killing three generations of a BC family in a mass murder faces his first parole hearing Wednesday Oct. 22, 2008. Ennis was convicted in the deaths of six members of the Bentley- Johnson family while they were camping in Wells Gray Park, in the BC Interior, in 1982. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ files

Parole denied for B.C. man who killed family of 6 camping in Wells Gray Provincial Park

While he has made positive progress, the Parole Board said there were still overwhelming negatives

FILE - David Shearing, pictured in this 1983 file photo. David Ennis (formerly David Shearing) convicted of killing three generations of a BC family in a mass murder faces his first parole hearing Wednesday Oct. 22, 2008. Ennis was convicted in the deaths of six members of the Bentley- Johnson family while they were camping in Wells Gray Park, in the BC Interior, in 1982. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ files
Rental prices for a one-bedroom unit have climbed in Kelowna in the last year (File photo)

Rent report: Kelowna sees upward trend in rates, fifth most expensive rental market in Canada

Average one-bedroom rental price is at $1,600 in Kelowna

Rental prices for a one-bedroom unit have climbed in Kelowna in the last year (File photo)
FILE - David Shearing, pictured in this 1983 file photo. David Ennis (formerly David Shearing) convicted of killing three generations of a BC family in a mass murder faces his first parole hearing Wednesday Oct. 22, 2008. Ennis was convicted in the deaths of six members of the Bentley- Johnson family while they were camping in Wells Gray Park, in the BC Interior, in 1982. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ files

Conditional release not recommended for B.C. man who killed family of 6: parole officer

David Shearing killed six while they camped near Wells Gray Provincial Park in 1982

FILE - David Shearing, pictured in this 1983 file photo. David Ennis (formerly David Shearing) convicted of killing three generations of a BC family in a mass murder faces his first parole hearing Wednesday Oct. 22, 2008. Ennis was convicted in the deaths of six members of the Bentley- Johnson family while they were camping in Wells Gray Park, in the BC Interior, in 1982. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ files
Tyler Woloshyn and Venessa Thorsen founded Students for Heart Health, which is now participating in JUMP IN, a national fundraiser for women’s cardiac health and care. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

UBC Okanagan grads start community group focused on heart health

Students for Heart Health is now fundraising for women’s cardiac health and care

Tyler Woloshyn and Venessa Thorsen founded Students for Heart Health, which is now participating in JUMP IN, a national fundraiser for women’s cardiac health and care. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Minks look out of a cage at a fur farm in the village of Litusovo, northeast of Minsk, Belarus. Some mink farmers are concerned about COVID-19 spread through their mink. There have been outbreaks in mink farms in Europe and millions of mink had to be culled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Sergei Grits.

False B.C. fur farm ban announcement a ‘rollercoaster of emotions’: activist

A fake announcement from agriculture minister Lana Popham was sent out on Sept. 14

Minks look out of a cage at a fur farm in the village of Litusovo, northeast of Minsk, Belarus. Some mink farmers are concerned about COVID-19 spread through their mink. There have been outbreaks in mink farms in Europe and millions of mink had to be culled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Sergei Grits.
80-pound Milah walks every day with her human Doug Wilson. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

VIDEO: ‘Milah the Pig’ goes on a walk in Kelowna’s City Park

Milah’s owner Doug Wilson said he takes her on walks every day

80-pound Milah walks every day with her human Doug Wilson. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Morning Start: Cows also have accents

Your morning start for Tuesday, Sept. 14

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Dr. Bonnie Henry is pictured with Anmol Singh, who was attacked in a racist tirade earlier this week. Henry visited Trinity Baptist Church, a vaccination site last month. (Paladin Security/Twitter)

Kelowna RCMP still investigating man’s racist tirade at vaccine clinic

Supt. Kara Triance said the case could be considered a hate crime

Dr. Bonnie Henry is pictured with Anmol Singh, who was attacked in a racist tirade earlier this week. Henry visited Trinity Baptist Church, a vaccination site last month. (Paladin Security/Twitter)
(Kelowna RCMP)

As vaccine card rolls out, Kelowna’s top cop promises safety for businesses

Businesses are encouraged to call the police if they are threatened by anti-vaccine people

(Kelowna RCMP)
Police were at Pen Hi all of Sunday investigating and gathering evidence after a body of a man was found there. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s what made the headlines this week

Police were at Pen Hi all of Sunday investigating and gathering evidence after a body of a man was found there. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)
A new fire sparked just below the Penticton sign on Thursday afternoon. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)

VIDEO: Grass fire sparks near famous Penticton sign

There are three hot spots in the brush fire

A new fire sparked just below the Penticton sign on Thursday afternoon. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)
(Black Press Media file)

Kelowna non-profit launches campaign to support free counselling for young adults

Mental health resources need to be accessible as school and COVID-19 stresses pile up on students

(Black Press Media file)
A house is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Urban-area B.C. mayors want next Parliament to focus on housing

The B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus wants the feds to keep urban issues in mind

A house is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Hazelnuts are ready for harvest at the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park. (Regional District of Central Okanagan)

Self-harvest hazelnuts at West Kelowna’s Gellatly Nut Farm

Due to the ongoing pandemic, people will need to harvest the hazelnuts themselves

Hazelnuts are ready for harvest at the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park. (Regional District of Central Okanagan)
Certain items we use in the fall can be toxic to pets. (Elena Rogulina/Pixabay)

Fall toxins pets should avoid: BCSPCA

Keep your pets away from these fall items

Certain items we use in the fall can be toxic to pets. (Elena Rogulina/Pixabay)