Blaine Gaffney


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.

April 27, 2018 12:48 pm

Former Vernon mayor and area MLA passes away

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 

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