Current News

The craft alcohol industry will converge again in Penticton next week for the Fortify Conference at the Lakeside Resort. The one-day event, now in its second year, brings together those in the drinks business for a day of professional development and presentations. “This second event once agai... [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association has partnered with First Nations to create a mobile space where artists' works can be displayed and sold. "We're working with three nations, the Nlaka'pamux, Secwepemc, and Syilx/Okanagan, so everything is hand-made, that's our only requ... [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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“Get your skis shined up...” It's been seven long months since the chairlifts were spinning at Big White, but opening weekend is just two weeks away. Plaza Chair, Ridge Rocket and Lara's Gondola will start spinning on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 28, followed by opening weeken... [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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Jolene McLellan has witnessed numerous accidents near her Commonage Road home, and with a speed limit increase on the way, she is bracing for even more. Currently the speed limit past her home, which she operates Secret Garden Daycare with her mother out of, is 60 km/h, but on Tuesday, [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. A crashed tractor-trailer remains off the side of Highway 97 in West Kelowna. The big rig went off the corner near the intersection of Gellatly Road about 3:45 a.m. Trucks are now on scene below the crash, on Carrington Drive, as crews prepare to unload the crashed [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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We now know the name of the person fired by Summerhill Pyramid Winery after a hidden camera was discovered in an employee washroom at the winery back in August. 43-year-old, Ian Michael Leighton, of Kelowna is now facing 18 criminal charges, including possession of child pornography: 13 charges of [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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We now know the name of the person fired by Summerhill Pyramid Winery after a hidden camera was discovered in an employee washroom at the winery back in August. 43-year-old, Ian Michael Leighton, of Kelowna is now facing 18 criminal charges, including possession of child pornography: 13 charges of [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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The Osoyoos Museum Society has a new lease on life. The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen board has endorsed a 20-year lease for the museum's new home at 8702 Main Street in Osoyoos. The RDOS-owned building is currently occupied by Home Hardware, which is moving to a newly constructed ... [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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A vehicle jumped the curb and smashed into the KFC restaurant at Mission Park Mall in Kelowna Thursday afternoon. Just after 3:30 p.m., the white Mini Cooper knocked over a garbage bin and smashed into the door and window of the Lakeshore Road outlet. Emergency crews checked over the driver, [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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On Nov. 3, just as the bars began closing in downtown Kelowna at 2 a.m., a man was assaulted outside the Liquid Zoo. Pedestrians managed to flag down RCMP, who located a male victim with non-life-threatening injuries. Kelowna RCMP continue to investigate, and are asking the public for assistance. [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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Talks have broken down in the ongoing transit dispute in Metro Vancouver, paving the way for an increase in job action by Unifor transit drivers, SeaBus operators and mechanics starting Friday. Unifor officials say in a news release that Coast Mountain Bus Company's refusal to deal with key barg... [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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A bronze statue of a figure on a horse has been returned to its rightful owner after it was stolen early on Nov. 4 in Vancouver. Vesna Zaric of the Petley Jones Gallery says the $24,000 sculpture titled “After Marino Marini” by acclaimed artist Fahri Aldin depicts an abstract figure [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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Okanagan College Media Release A booming insulation industry, coupled with growing consumer interest in making their homes more efficient, continues to add up to a strong need for skilled workers in the Southern Interior. Okanagan College, in conjunction with the Ministry of Social Development and... [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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A mayor in Metro Vancouver says a sexual assault charge against him that has now been stayed stemmed from an "awkward date" that could have benefited from more communication. Port Moody Mayor Rob Vagramov told a news conference Thursday that he went on a number of dates with a woman [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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A Vancouver Island couple whose 26-year-old son died after smoking fentanyl-laced heroin wants the coroner's report on his death changed to say he was poisoned. Ryan Hedican, an electrician, was on a construction site on April 24, 2017, in Vancouver when he smoked heroin during his lunch break... [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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Investigations into money laundering in real estate and concerns over other shady property practices have led the B.C. government to hand regulatory oversight for the industry to a different organization. Instead of being overseen by the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate and the Real Estat... [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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A survey estimates more than 1.8 million pieces of garbage are strewn over the bottom of the Bay of Fundy, prompting concerns about potential harm to marine life. The study published Thursday in Marine Pollution Bulletin found an average of 137 pieces of plastic litter, dumped or lost fishing gear [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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There is more bad news for Tolko employees. Following on the heels of a planned total shut down of the Kelowna plant, the forestry company has announced a slow down for all its BC operations. In press release issued Thursday, the company said “following a thorough examination of all contributi... [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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Cody Parent will now be getting his mail at a new address. The Surrey man was convicted of mail theft and sentenced to three years in the clink. In June 2018, North Vancouver RCMP received a series of complaints of burglaries to mail rooms in apartment buildings in the City [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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Anyone who has stopped by the Vernon SPCA in the last decade or so knows Roger. The fluffy feline is the official greeter of the Vernon animal shelter, and he has been for a long, long time. With a loud purr and a pet-me attitude, Roger quickly became a favourite [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
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