Jordyn Thomson

Rex Gill and Sherri Lou share a tender embrace. Lou describes her husband as a caring family man that would help anyone without thinking twice. Gill was shot outside of a hotel in Kamloops on Jan. 23, an incident the RCMP are now saying was likely a case of mistaken identity. Photo submitted

Wife remembers B.C. man killed in possible case of mistaken identity

Rex Gill was in Kamloops working to support his family after oilfield job dried up

Rex Gill and Sherri Lou share a tender embrace. Lou describes her husband as a caring family man that would help anyone without thinking twice. Gill was shot outside of a hotel in Kamloops on Jan. 23, an incident the RCMP are now saying was likely a case of mistaken identity. Photo submitted
‘Bullet missed me by an inch’: Man recounts friend’s killing at Kamloops hotel

‘Bullet missed me by an inch’: Man recounts friend’s killing at Kamloops hotel

Penticton man witnessed Summerland resident Rex Gill’s murder in Kamloops

‘Bullet missed me by an inch’: Man recounts friend’s killing at Kamloops hotel
Rex Gill, 41, was a Summerland resident shot outside the Kamloops Comfort Inn and Suites on Jan. 23. His homicide was considered related to a similar shooting that took place the same morning in Kamloops. RCMP are now saying that this is possibly a case of mistaken identity. Photo from Facebook

Man shot dead in front of Kamloops hotel may be case of mistaken identity: RCMP

Rex Gill, 41, was not previously known to Kamloops police unlike second shooting victim

Rex Gill, 41, was a Summerland resident shot outside the Kamloops Comfort Inn and Suites on Jan. 23. His homicide was considered related to a similar shooting that took place the same morning in Kamloops. RCMP are now saying that this is possibly a case of mistaken identity. Photo from Facebook
Ronan Wolf displays his first trophy he won last season in dirt biking with his mom, Cait. Ronan’s dirt bike was stolen from their underground garage on Jan. 25 and a GoFundMe campaign started by Summerland resident Elijah Saarinen has already almost raised enough to replace it. Image from GoFundMe

B.C. dirt bikers unite to replace young boy’s stolen bike

GoFundMe for Lower Mainland child’s stolen bike almost at goal in just 72 hours

Ronan Wolf displays his first trophy he won last season in dirt biking with his mom, Cait. Ronan’s dirt bike was stolen from their underground garage on Jan. 25 and a GoFundMe campaign started by Summerland resident Elijah Saarinen has already almost raised enough to replace it. Image from GoFundMe
Ronald Teneycke is currently a dangerous offender, serving an indefinite sentence at Kent Institution in Agassiz. Despite a no-contact order as part of his conditions of sentencing, he still was able to send his victim, Wayne Belleville, a letter. Dustin Godfrey/Western News

B.C. dangerous offender in court for violating no-contact order, sends letter to victim

Wayne Belleville was shocked to see a letter addressed to him from his shooter, Ronald Teneycke

Ronald Teneycke is currently a dangerous offender, serving an indefinite sentence at Kent Institution in Agassiz. Despite a no-contact order as part of his conditions of sentencing, he still was able to send his victim, Wayne Belleville, a letter. Dustin Godfrey/Western News
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B.C. telescope provides new insights beyond our galaxy

South Okanagan radio telescope detects fast radio bursts originating 1.5 billion light years away

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Black Press reader Michael White captured this image of a lunar eclipse last year. (Michael White photo)

B.C. residents might be able to a glimpse of the ‘super blood wolf moon’

It will be the only total lunar eclipse to reach B.C. eyes this year

Black Press reader Michael White captured this image of a lunar eclipse last year. (Michael White photo)
In this photo provided Jan. 3, 2019, by China National Space Administration via Xinhua News Agency, the first image of the moon’s far side taken by China’s Chang’e-4 probe. A Chinese spacecraft on Thursday, Jan. 3, made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon, state media said. The lunar explorer Chang’e 4 touched down at 10:26 a.m., China Central Television said in a brief announcement at the top of its noon news broadcast.(China National Space Administration/Xinhua News Agency via AP)

B.C. astronomer explains importance of Chinese moon landing

Ken Tapping, astronomer at DRAO, discusses why astronauts are refocusing on moon exploration

In this photo provided Jan. 3, 2019, by China National Space Administration via Xinhua News Agency, the first image of the moon’s far side taken by China’s Chang’e-4 probe. A Chinese spacecraft on Thursday, Jan. 3, made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon, state media said. The lunar explorer Chang’e 4 touched down at 10:26 a.m., China Central Television said in a brief announcement at the top of its noon news broadcast.(China National Space Administration/Xinhua News Agency via AP)
Black Press file photo.

Children between 6 and 9 eligible for $1,200 RESP grant from province

BC Ministry of Education is reminding residents to apply before the deadline

Black Press file photo.
Image from Enbridge.

NEB approves operating pressure increase to repaired Enbridge pipeline

The pipeline burst outside of Prince George on Oct. 9, now operating at 85 per cent

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Order from Starbucks’ seasonal menu, get a free reusable cup

This one-day only promotion is an attempt to reduce environmental impact

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Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill reminder

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the Great ShakeOut

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Connie Denesiuk shows off an old election sign from the 2015 federal election. She is the Liberal nominee for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay Federal Liberal Riding Association. Jordyn Thomson/Western News.

Denesiuk announced as Liberal nominee for South Okanagan-West Kootenay

Connie Denesiuk ran for the first time in 2015, losing to current MP Cannings

Connie Denesiuk shows off an old election sign from the 2015 federal election. She is the Liberal nominee for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay Federal Liberal Riding Association. Jordyn Thomson/Western News.
A total of 64 cats and kittens have been surrendered to the BC SPCA South Okanagan-Similkameen branch on Sept. 18.                                Jordyn Thomson/Western News

64 cats seized from ‘bad situation’ now in BC SPCA care

The surrender is part of an ongoing animal cruelty investigation with BC SPCA Special Constable

A total of 64 cats and kittens have been surrendered to the BC SPCA South Okanagan-Similkameen branch on Sept. 18.                                Jordyn Thomson/Western News
Part of the Cool Creek wildfire, taken on Sept. 3.                                Jordyn Thomson/Western News

Myths and facts about fighting B.C. wildfires

In the era of TV, movies and social media, firefighting sees many portrayals

Part of the Cool Creek wildfire, taken on Sept. 3.                                Jordyn Thomson/Western News
Photo by Naramata Fire Rescue

Fire chases B.C. crews out of their own camp

Crews in Burns Lake had to leave after a wildfire reportedly overtook their sleeping quarters

Photo by Naramata Fire Rescue