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Canada's trailblazing move to legalize cannabis for recreational use, which sparked an entirely new industry and had wide-ranging implications for nearly every facet of society, has been voted The Canadian Press Business News Story of the Year. The term "disruption" in business has bec... [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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Vancouver police are asking the public for help after a man was shot in a targeted shooting on Saturday evening. Just after 5 p.m. on Dec. 17, the VPD received a report of shots fired in the area of East 53rd Avenue and Prince Edward Street. Officers located the victim [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen.... [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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Expect extended delays on Highway 3 Sunday evening. Highway 3, in both directions, will be closed for avalanche control work planned between Highway 6NS and Highway 3A 30 km east of Salmo from 8 p.m to 11 p.m. There is an alternate route available from Nelson to Creston via Highway [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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Finish up some last minute Christmas shopping at a pop-up market in Vernon on Sunday. The Pop-Up Holiday Market is taking place throughout the day today. The market features unique gifts from local artists and crafters. Purchase some local honey, finely crafted wooden spoons and knives, leather goo... [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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Higher elevations and areas throughout the Valley seen a dusting of snow early Sunday morning. After a fairly dry few days across the Okanagan more significant snowfalls at higher elevations is expected during the upcoming week. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday periods of rain is expected througho... [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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The 1st Annual Families Helping Families Customer Appreciation Day sponsored by Simply Delicious Natural & Gourmet Market raised $1,000 in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Vernon & District. “We are incredibly grateful for the generous support from the great t... [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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A retired teacher who comes from a political family is running for the Green party in an upcoming provincial byelection in Nanaimo. Michele Ney says in a statement that she's looking forward to pushing the government to support the emerging economy, build 21st-century transportation options and ... [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries agreed Saturday on universal, transparent rules that will govern efforts to cut emissions and curb global warming. Fierce disagreements on two other climate issues were kicked down the road for a year to help bridge a chas... [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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A Delta woman's kitchen table is piled high with Christmas cards destined to brighten the season for homeless people across North America. Erin Schultz asked people on social media to join her family effort to show the homeless they won't be forgotten. And the response to her "Christmas... [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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More than 40 people were injured in an explosion Sunday night at a restaurant in northern Japan, police said. The explosion occurred in Sapporo, the capital city of Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido. Police said 41 people were injured, most of them mildly, though one was in serious condit... [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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The flying cars depicted in science fiction classics such as "Blade Runner" and "The Fifth Element" have long been seen as flights of fancy, but their arrival is closer than you think. At least a dozen companies are prototyping or testing flying cars or passenger drones, accordin... [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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Pete Davidson made a brief appearance on Saturday Night Live, just hours after he revealed he was contemplating suicide. The 25-year-old comedian raised concern after he posted on Instagram on Saturday: "I really don't want to be on this earth anymore. I'm doing my best to stay here for... [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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Actress Kaley Cuoco and her new husband Karl Cook have finally embarked on their honeymoon, five months after tying the knot. The couple married in June, but hadn't been able to escape for the traditional post-wedding vacation until now - and the loved-up pair headed to Switzerland to celebrate ... [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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Two famous Newfoundlanders have stepped in to help an elderly veteran whose guitar went missing earlier this month. Eighty-two-year-old Edward Sheppard was devastated after his guitar — a gift from his late wife — was stolen from his home in Stephenville Crossing, N.L. But after his stor... [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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Regular customers of certain Staples Canada Inc. locations may not recognize their local stores the next time they visit. The company is transforming its business model at two locations in Kirkland, Que. and Toronto to include a range of features including co-working spaces, a technology discovery z... [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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Kelowna's parks and finance department needed to find a quick and creative way to fund a potential $9-million renovation to City Park. Just a week ago, council green-lit a request to apply for a lucrative government grant for much-needed renovations and repairs to the city's premiere park. T... [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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Police are investigating a vehicle fire in Kelowna overnight. Firefighters were called to the blaze inside a storage/mechanic bay type structure, about 2:45 a.m. on the 3100 Block of Sexsmith Road. Platoon Capt. John Kelly says when crews arrived, they found smoke coming from the soffit area of the... [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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OVERVIEW: The harmonious aspect between Venus and Saturn highlights the need for security and stability in tangible forms. Some will decide to merge, marry or otherwise nest together. Cost savings will be part of the discussion as shared resources or pooled assets help. Show how much you really car... [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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When I arrived in England three weeks ago, hearing about Brexit every time I watched or read news seemed like a pleasant change from constantly hearing about Donald Trump and his latest tweet. The novelty has worn off. I am ready for a break from Brexit. When we were [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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