Kelowna News Staff

Susan Murch is a chemistry professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus. - UBCO

Little variety in THC levels with different cannabis strains, says new study

Kelowna - The research shows most strains, regardless of their name, had the same amount of THC.

Susan Murch is a chemistry professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus. - UBCO
Kelowna RCMP file photo. Image credit: Carmen Weld

Two killed in separate Okanagan crashes

The crash happened in the early hours of Sunday morning

Kelowna RCMP file photo. Image credit: Carmen Weld
(Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

B.C. pharmacists hope to be part of local fight to curb opioid crisis

Pharmacists want to stem the number of overdose deaths

(Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Bystanders watch from the Okanagan Falls IGA parking lot as planes and helicopters attack a new wildfire near the small town. Submitted photo

Crews hold wildfire near Okanagan Falls

A Fire west of the town closed the highway last night

Bystanders watch from the Okanagan Falls IGA parking lot as planes and helicopters attack a new wildfire near the small town. Submitted photo
Miranda Hart is an associate professor of biology in the Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences. - Contributed

Women underrepresented in research journals, says UBC prof

Kelowna - Associate professor Miranda Hart said she is tired of seeing men on every page

Miranda Hart is an associate professor of biology in the Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences. - Contributed
Threat prompts evacuation of B.C. retirement home

Threat prompts evacuation of B.C. retirement home

The investigation into the alleged threat in Kelowna remains active and ongoing at this time.

Threat prompts evacuation of B.C. retirement home
UPDATE: Kelowna’s crying judge refuses to pull herself from case

UPDATE: Kelowna’s crying judge refuses to pull herself from case

Judge Monica McParland won’t pull herself off of case.

UPDATE: Kelowna’s crying judge refuses to pull herself from case
Are you Canada’s next Masterchef?

Are you Canada’s next Masterchef?

Home cooks looking to follow their cuisine dreams can apply now.

Are you Canada’s next Masterchef?
Holli-Anne Passmore a PhD candidate in psychology at UBC’s Okanagan campus Photo:contributed

UBC study focuses on reducing the fear of being too happy

The study proves people are able to control their own happiness

Holli-Anne Passmore a PhD candidate in psychology at UBC’s Okanagan campus Photo:contributed
Interior Health says members of the public should protect themselves as local skies fill with smoke from wildfires. —Image: Capital News file

Tips to protect yourself under smoky skies

Interior Health suggests ways to avoid breathing smoke-filled air

Interior Health says members of the public should protect themselves as local skies fill with smoke from wildfires. —Image: Capital News file
Eat like a pirate on Aug. 15

Eat like a pirate on Aug. 15

White Spot’s annual Pirate Pak Day charity fundraiser returns for a ninth straight year

Eat like a pirate on Aug. 15
Update: Highway 5 closed in northbound lane near Merritt

Update: Highway 5 closed in northbound lane near Merritt

The vehicle incident took place Aug. 2

Update: Highway 5 closed in northbound lane near Merritt
Surrey man charged in West Kelowna murder of woman

Surrey man charged in West Kelowna murder of woman

Tejwant Danjou’s case to Aug. 2 and a bail hearing will be set in the near future.

Surrey man charged in West Kelowna murder of woman
Warren Henderson photo

VIDEO: SUV bursts into flames in B.C. mall parking lot

No one was injured during the incident in Kelowna, but an adjacent car was also scorched

Warren Henderson photo
Ping-pong balls of fire dropped to merge two B.C. wildfires

Ping-pong balls of fire dropped to merge two B.C. wildfires

The merger is considered successful by BC Wildfire Services

Ping-pong balls of fire dropped to merge two B.C. wildfires
Permanent lung damage caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) starts much earlier than previously thought, even before patients are showing symptoms, according to a new study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. Credit: UBC submitted

UBC ‘breakthrough discovery’ will change treatment for COPD patients

By 2020, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is expected to be the third leading cause of death worldwide.

Permanent lung damage caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) starts much earlier than previously thought, even before patients are showing symptoms, according to a new study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. Credit: UBC submitted
B.C. business suits up Nicolas Cage

B.C. business suits up Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage made a surprise appearance at a local business

B.C. business suits up Nicolas Cage
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Interior and Northern Health Authorities have highest suicide rates in B.C.

The Coroners Service released a report June 12 classifying suicide deaths

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Snow predicted for B.C. Highway

Kelowna - Environment Canada has issued a weather warning for snow on the Okanagan Connector

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Psychedelic drug use associated with reduced partner violence in men, says study

Psychedelic drug use associated with reduced partner violence in men, says study

A new study published by Kelowna researchers tested 1,266 people

Psychedelic drug use associated with reduced partner violence in men, says study