Media Coverage

Turning Points loves the opportunity to respond to local issues in the media.  We have excellent relationships with local media and can provide spokespeople on issues such as:  

If you are a journalist looking for comment or for more information, please contact:

Laurie Case 
Director of Communications  
email: [email protected] Phone: 604-839-9870 

Turning Points in the News  

My Place 2 on the way: Province building another 52-unit supportive housing complex in Vernon (Castanet – August 2021)

UPDATE: Homeless count numbers rise to 224 in Vernon (Vernon Morning Star – August 2021)

Care at the core of helping Vernon’s homeless: Naomi makes a difference in the lives of the community’s most vulnerable (Vernon Morning Star – June 2021)  

665 affordable rental units being built in North Okanagan: Students, seniors, Indigenous people and homeless supported with basic necessity of shelter (Penticton Western News – June 2021) 

‘A very serious problem’: Families are facing the prospect of being homeless in Vernon (Castanet – May 2021)

More affordable housing and CERB behind dramatic decline in Vernon crime rate ( – February 2021)

Okanagan man shares personal story to highlight urgent need for more addiction treatment beds (Global News – February 2021

More addiction beds: NDP announces more beds for those with addiction, mental health issues (Castanet – February 2021)

Province funds 8 low-cost addiction treatment beds in North Okanagan: Public funding should mean shorter waiting times for Bill’s Place in Vernon (CBC – February 2021) 

Daybreak South with Chris Walker – Vernon non-profit adds eight provincially funded treatment beds for people living with drug addiction (CBC – February 2021)

Backs off on housing audit: Vernon councillor withdraws call for audit of supportive housing in city, says he’ll be back with ‘more focused’ motion (Castanet – February 2021)

Opinion: Vernon-Monashee MLA in support of housing (Lake Country Calendar – February 2021)

My Place is restoring lives and building community in Vernon (BC Housing – January 2021)

Coronavirus pandemic prompting more emergency shelter spaces to open in Kelowna (Global News – January 2021)

Temporary emergency shelter opening in Kelowna ( – January 2021)

Local health hero honoured: Vernon’s Alison Houweling named among Women of the Year by Best Health magazine (Castanet – December 2020)