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.
Flood affected Summerland residents were updated on the current soggy state of affairs by district officials at an information meeting Monday night. Continue reading →
A former long time politician in the north Okanagan has died.Lyall Franklyn Hanson passed away at the age of 88 following a lengthy illness.Hanson was Vernon’s mayor for four years and then became the area’s MLA from 1986 to 1996.He held two cabinet posts.Former Vernon mayor, Wayne McGrath, says Hanson did his political work in… Continue reading →
The illegal dumpsite in the hills above the intersection of Highway 97 and the Okanagan Connector in Peachland is truly disgusting for its sheer area and volume of household junk, assorted garbage and general debris. Continue reading →
All money raised will be donated to the Funds for Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe account. Continue reading →
Fire fighters from nine BC cities, as well as Whitehorse and Swift Current, are in Kelowna for four days of training on how to save their lives while disoriented, injured or trapped in a burning building. Continue reading →
More than 150 fire fighters from about two dozen BC communities were in the Penticton area over the weekend getting some valuable training. Continue reading →
Prather Lake in the St. Andrews By The Lake golf course and residential subdivision north of Oliver is almost two metres above usual for this time of year. Continue reading →
Chad Alphonse is accused of second-degree murder in the death of his good friend. Continue reading →
The Vancouver Giants did not play some of their top talent Saturday night against the home-team Kelowna Rockets and it showed on the scoreboard. Continue reading →
The second degree murder trial of Chad Colton Alphonse started on Tuesday. Continue reading →
The RCMP are involved after the Peachland mayor complained about a threatening on-line post. Continue reading →
There will not be a second trial for a man previously convicted of first-degree murder in the death of an Okanagan teenager. Continue reading →
The Kelowna Chiefs have taken a 2-1 lead in games against the Summerland Steam in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs. Continue reading →
Kelowna city council has given the final development approvals for a high-rise hotel in the heart of downtown. Continue reading →
Kelowna city council will decide at a Tuesday night meeting whether to approve a proposed 33 story hotel-condo tower in the heart of downtown… Continue reading →