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Organizers are hoping to move ahead with the Vernon Pride Prom, despite the coronavirus pandemic. Taron Des Mazes says they are watching the virus situation and hope not to have to cancel. The event, which debuted last year, is scheduled for June 27 at Record City in downtown [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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Two of those dirty words most people don't want to think about too much — although those topics are front and centre these days with South Okanagan residents. The RDOS moved a step closer to a regional compost and biosolids facility in January when it unveiled plans to construct an [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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While Canadians monitor their bodies for signs of COVID-19 symptoms, civil liberties advocates and human rights lawyers are urging citizens to also keep track of the possible erosion of democratic rights. The ongoing states of emergencies across the country have given authorities sweeping new powers... [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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OTTAWA - Faced with a White House-ordered ban on exports of key COVID-19 medical supplies to Canada and abroad, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is trying a more diplomatic approach with U.S. President Donald Trump, hoping to convince him such a ban will harm Americans and Canadians alike. Trudeau says... [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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The Apex Trail at Knox Mountain Park has temporarily turned into a one-way trail as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Park users can travel up the mountain using Apex Trail and must use Knox Mountain Drive to go back down. Signage has been placed along the trail to guide [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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With hindsight, will we be joking about putting on the “Quarantine 15”? That's the question a new COVID-19 weight gain calculator is trying to get ahead of. “If you keep snacks around the desk and start having an extra drink or two, it turns out you could put [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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Should big-box stores like Walmart be restricted to selling essential items only amid the COVID-19 pandemic? So far, there's been no indication that's been contemplated by government, but such a move has just been made down south in Vermont where retailers, such as Walmart, Target and Co... [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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The Greater Vernon Chamber has partnered with an online gift certificate program to help local restaurants struggling in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. All restaurants and pubs have been limited to take-out and delivery service only to slow the spread of the virus. "We have been looking for... [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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The growth rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases in British Columbia continues to drop, but health officials are not ready to call it a win. During the daily press conference Saturday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 29 new confirmed cases in the province, bringing the total to 1,203... [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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When Leanne Peniuk woke up to snow on Friday morning, it put her in a bad mood. The Kamloops resident took a short video of the winter wonderland outside (with "Let It Snow!" playing in the background), and posted it to Facebook. Friend Kylye Holly saw the post and [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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Charges have been filed in the murder of a Coquitlam woman. Sgt. Frank Jang said on March 10 at 6:16 a.m., a woman's body was found in Coquitlam's Minnekhada Regional Park. Pen Jung Tracy Chen was arrested at the scene and later charged with indignity to a dead body. She [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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There are no additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Okanagan Correctional Centre yet, after a single case was discovered earlier this week. Inmates were informed of the positive test early Thursday morning, and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry confirmed the case later that day. The ... [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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The Pretium Restaurant Group has added even more to its menu. The Vernon-based company has added Olympia Greek Taverna menu items to its downtown Vernon take and bake Shop. “The Pretium Restaurant Group has had a long-term relationship with the family that owns Olympia Greek Taverna as they al... [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix provide an update on the COVID-19 situation in British Columbia.... [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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A local company is looking to help out healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis. As more COVID-19 patients are admitted to hospitals in British Columbia, healthcare workers continue to put their own health on the line every day to treat them. And during the first half of April, Current Taxi [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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A Kamloops DJ company is redefining how local disc jockeys and bands get their music out to the public in the middle of a pandemic. Jesse Faubert, owner of Common Sound on Victoria Street, has started a series of digital festivals on Twitch, a live streaming app for gamers. [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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Talk about history repeating itself. It was just a couple years ago flooding was occurring from end the Valley to the other, but it is hardly the first time creeks have spilled their banks. Vernon historian and videographer Francois Arseneault has dug up some historic footage of flooding in the [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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A first-degree murder charge has been laid against the sister of a woman whose body was found in a Coquitlam park last month. RCMP say Pen Jung Tracy Chen was arrested in Minnekhada Regional Park on March 10 at the scene of where Ivy Chen's body was found. She was [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 10 a.m. Saturday: There are 12,954 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. Quebec: 6,101 confirmed (including 61 deaths, 306 resolved) Ontario: 3,630 confirmed (including 94 deaths, 1,219 resolved) British Columbia: 1... [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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North Okanagan residents are still allowed to have campfires, but officials would prefer they did not. The Regional District Central Okanagan put a campfire ban in place Friday to reduce air pollution caused by open fires and was implemented as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Health offici... [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020
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