The 2021 film and television production schedule keeps expanding with both new projects and new companies coming to film in the Okanagan. Continue reading
South Okanagan Video Journalist
Shelby Thom is the South Okanagan correspondent for Global Okanagan based in Penticton, B.C.
Thom earned a broadcast and online journalism diploma from BCIT in 2012 and was awarded The Red 93.1 FM Canadian Talent Development Award for excellence in on-air talent, academic achievement and citizenship upon graduating with distinction.
Thom’s broadcast career began shortly after as a reporter and anchor with CHNL Radio in Kamloops, B.C.
She covered court and crime in the Southern Interior and produced the Jim Harrison public affairs program.
In 2014, Thom made the leap to a large news market as the night reporter for News Talk 980 CKNW Radio in Vancouver, B.C., before joining the highly-rated morning news program in 2016.
Thom gained invaluable experience covering major stories including the 2014 education dispute, Port Metro Vancouver chemical fire, North Shore floods, the Syrian refugee crisis and the fentanyl epidemic.
In 2015, Thom earned a Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) journalism award for best radio feature- large market.
After five years in radio news, Thom is grateful for the opportunity to pursue the exciting world of television news with Global Okanagan.
In 2019, she was recognized with the “Broadcast Performer of Tomorrow” award by the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB).
A year later, Thom earned another RTDNA nomination for best TV news feature in a medium-sized market for a story about dying with dignity.
Thom is a video journalist who shoots, edits and writes her own stories.
Homeless shelters in Penticton are in the spotlight following a feud between city council and the province over a controversial downtown shelter. Continue reading →
The Ministry of Health is clarifying indoor wine tastings are permitted amid new COVID-19 restrictions in B.C. Continue reading →
The B.C. government announced the sudden closure of in-person dining until April 19 as a ‘circuit breaker’ to stop the increase in COVID-19 transmission. Continue reading →
A total of eight young people were injured and transported to hospital for treatment, police said. Continue reading →
Police say just after 12:30 p.m., Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of numerous shots being fired in the 1500-block of Harvey Avenue in Kelowna. Continue reading →
Both vehicles were last seen travelling north on Highway 97. Continue reading →
A person born in 1947 or earlier, an Indigenous person born in 1966 (55-plus) or earlier, or a person who is ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ is now eligible. Continue reading →
Police said Mounties received a report that a man had driven up to four young girls on Forest Edge Road in Kelowna on March 22 at approximately 3:45 p.m. Continue reading →
Interior Health has identified eligible employers and is working directly with them to arrange vaccine scheduling, the release stated. Continue reading →
Mamas for Mamas is a specialized poverty relief agency and ‘all-inclusive community’ for mothers and caregivers. Continue reading →
Sicamous Mayor Terry Rysz said he doesn’t know why younger seniors have become eligible in his community when the current eligible age cohort is 78-plus provincially. Continue reading →
The victim was transported to hospital with serious injuries, police said. Continue reading →
RCMP traffic services said the single-vehicle incident was reported around 6:40 a.m. Continue reading →
City staff is proposing three options: taxpayer funding, private investment, or a management operating agreement. Continue reading →