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Search and rescue crews scrambled to the scene of an overturned boat on the Fraser River near Yale on Friday. Hope Search and Rescue was called out about 1:30 p.m. for reports of an overturned vessel two kilometres north of Yale. The boat had four people on board, however two [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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B.C. needs nearly 3,000 health-care aides by 2023, so a local college with campuses in the Central Okanagan is doing what it can to produce as many as possible. First College, which is based in West Kelowna, is expanding to downtown Kelowna in January with a campus on St. Paul [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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A Burnaby mother says her injured child was left waiting for over an hour for a cab to bring him home from school. Tamara Wojdylo says she called to book a cab to pick up her 12 year old son, Sam, at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday after he broke an ankle [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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It didn't come easily, but Canada has reached the final eight at the 2018 Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship. The Canadian team from the Thornhill, Ontario with skip Mike Anderson, vice-skip Danielle Inglis, second Sean Harrison, lead Lauren Harrison and coach Jim Waite — was ... [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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Experience the ultimate Halloween flashback as the dial on Rann Berry's Time Machine is set to take you back to the 1960s, '70s and '80s. The Halloween Time Machine concert takes place Saturday, Oct. 27 at The Forum in Kelowna. The band will perform a set of classic '60s hits [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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Voters across B.C. go the polls on Saturday in municipal elections. Castanet is conducting three polls on the mayoralty races. Wednesday, the choices in Penticton, followed by Vernon in Thursday's poll, and Kelowna today. Check out candidate info and bios for all the Okanagan municipalities on o... [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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Cabinet ministers defended the provincial government's pace in approving marijuana stores as they toured the only brick-and-mortar shop in Kamloops Friday. Attorney General David Eby and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visited the new BC Cannabis Store in the province's Interior. The L... [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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An arborist and local crane truck service joined forces this afternoon to pluck a cat from the top of a Summerland tree, ending a three-day ordeal for the feline and its owner. Marcia Kozak said her cat, Baby Doll, ran up a tall conifer on Cartwright Avenue — potentially spooked [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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Saudi Arabia acknowledged early Saturday that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in a fight, and said 18 Saudis were being held as suspects. The overnight announcements in Saudi state media came more than two weeks after Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate i... [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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Castanet's Evening Update for Friday, Oct. 19, with reporter Wayne Moore.... [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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Jordin Tootoo, the first Inuk player in the history of the NHL, has announced his retirement from the league after 13 seasons. Tootoo made history when he was selected by Nashville in the fourth round, 98th overall, of the 2001 NHL draft. He played most of his career with the [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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A new home for Vernon Search and Rescue is one step closer to becoming reality after Regional District of North Okanagan officials approved borrowing money for a new building. VSAR is one of the busiest in the province and are operating out of a building that far too small to [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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Thousands of Swoop passengers have been forced to make alternative last-minute flight plans after the WestJet Airlines discount subsidiary cancelled 16 flights in the coming days between Canada and the United States. Flights have been cancelled between Abbotsford, B.C., and Las Vegas, and between Ha... [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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The sky's the limit as Calgary opens what it believes is the first testing area in Canada for drones, autonomous vehicles and other technologies. The city has set aside a 50-hectare site in its industrial southeast to offer airspace for an increasing demand from companies and educational institu... [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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Scroll through Ontario's online cannabis shop and you'll see strains of marijuana called Banana Split and Tangerine Dream. There are others with the far-out monikers Dreamweaver, Super Sonic and Pink Kush. The names appear on packages even though the federal Cannabis Act is meant to discoura... [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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A four-vehicle collision is backing up traffic on Highway 97 near Ellis Street in Kelowna. One northbound lane is closed, and firefighters are on scene. It's not yet known if anyone was injured in the rear-ender chain-reaction crash.... [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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There's been another delay in the launch of Canada's three Earth-observation satellites known as the RADARSAT Constellation. The satellites, which will use radar to locate ships and keep an eye on the Arctic, were scheduled to be launched from California by SpaceX in November, but they have ... [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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Like a mortar in the foundation of the community, small business have cemented their place in the economy. And they were celebrated during Small Business Week Oct. 14 to 20. “Businesses of all sizes are important to a healthy economy but there is a realization that much of the catalyst [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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Three Maxmillions winning tickets were sold on Vancouver Island in the Oct. 5 Lotto Max draw. The three tickets were purchased in Victoria, Ladysmith and Sidney. The first winner to come forward is Richard Allen Kraeker of Victoria, who matched all seven numbers to win a $1 million Maxmillions prize... [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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UPDATE: 3:40 p.m. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is seeking witnesses and dash cam video in relation to an Abbotsford homicide. Shots were fired about 6:45 p.m. Thursday outside the South Fraser Way CIBC. When police arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds, who died at the [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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