Born and raised in the Okanagan, Blaine Gaffney is a veteran reporter who has worked in the Global Okanagan newsroom since 1990. With a tough edge and a soft side, Blaine is equally proficient at researching and reporting hard or feature news stories.
He has won numerous journalism awards over the years including the prestigious Jack Webster award for Best Television Reporting of the Year. Prior to receiving his Broadcast Communications diploma from BCIT in 1986, Blaine spent more than two years travelling throughout the world.
His work experiences range from logging in northern Alberta to washing windows in Western Australia. Blaine’s recreational pursuits include fly-fishing, golf and hockey.
The driver and the two officers got into a physical altercation with the man being taken to hospital after falling unconscious in the back seat of a police cruiser. Continue reading →
The machine contained 98 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of about $3.5 million. Continue reading →
In March 2012, flames ripped through the historic Grand Forks Hotel. It was more than 100 years old. Continue reading →
John Edward Young, 93, was found lying on the floor of another resident’s room at the Bastion Place care home. Continue reading →
The fire was started on the second floor using an accelerant but there were no signs of forced entry into the building. Continue reading →