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The West Kelowna Warriors have added size and skill up front. The Warriors this week announced they have received a commitment from six-foot-four, 192 pound forward Luke Devlin. Devlin, born in Memphis and now residing in the Toronto area, led the St. Andrew's College Saints (CAHS) in scoring th... [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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The Kelowna Art Gallery is inviting locals to take on an artsy experience free to the public this Canada Day. "We love seeing people of all ages and skill levels expressing themselves through art," said education coordinator Sumi Ali. "Plus, we know children like things they can wave ... [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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Most people in Canada do not think people should have to swear an oath of allegiance to the queen, according to a poll ahead of Canada Day. A Leger poll for the Association of Canadian Studies found that 56 per cent of respondents did not agree with swearing allegiance to [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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Nary an economic hot potato seemed to damage Premier John Horgan's popularity during his five-year (and counting) run as B.C.'s leader. Not the Site C dam, the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and the replacement of Medical Service Plan (MSP) premiums that shifted the burden from worke... [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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The City of Kamloops is reminding residents they have one more week to pay property taxes before a late penalty is applied. In a statement, the city said property taxes are due on Monday, July 4, and a 10 per cent penalty for a late payment is applied on July [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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Construction on Kelowna's newest bike lane is set to begin Monday. Construction is expected to cost $2.4 million and will see the Abbott Street bike lane extended between Rose and Cedar Avenues. The cost is being covered in part by federal funds and is expected to be complete in September. [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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With general local elections coming up in the fall, the Regional District of Okanagan Simillkameen is in the process of hiring locals to be election officials. Applicants must be available to work on Election Day, Oct. 15, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will also be a three-hour evening [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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UBC's medical school is experiencing a cadaver shortage for medical students to study, researchers say as they appeal for donations. The UBC Body Donation Program has been in operation since 1950, averaging about 80 to 110 donations annually. However, that number has shrunk to 45-50. And while... [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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The BC Liberal opposition has complained to the conflict of interest commissioner after an NDP cabinet minister granted $15 million to the purchaser of her husband's investment property. In one of her first acts as Minister of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship, Josie Osborne announced the s... [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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Cultures from around the globe came together in Armstrong Monday evening. The Armstrong Chamber of Commerce presented its first Multicultural Day event in Memorial Park. Executive director Patti Noonan said: “multiculturalism is one of Canada's great strengths.” Cultural presentati... [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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Canada's new emissions standards for gasoline and diesel will allow oil companies that get a federal tax break for installing carbon capture and storage systems to also generate credits based on those systems, which they can then sell to refineries and fuel importers. Cabinet approved the final ... [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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A 50-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the case of Jian Ying “Angela” Du's death. Du died on May 1 around 2:30 a.m.; police were called to a disturbance at an Olympic VIllage apartment building. They found Du suffering from fatal stab wounds, and she died at [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that it has sued Walmart for allegedly allowing its money transfer services to be used by scam artists who stole “hundreds of millions of dollars" from customers. In its lawsuit, the agency alleged that for years, Walmart failed to properly secure... [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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Serena Williams began — and ended — her comeback at Wimbledon after 364 days out of singles competition looking very much like someone who hadn't competed in just that long. She missed shots, shook her head, rolled her eyes. In between, there were moments where Williams played very... [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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The Okanagan is becoming more and more popular as a movie and TV shooting location. According to Okanagan film commissioner Jon Summerland the film industry in the Okanagan is now, “a film centre, not just a location." Summerland says the film business in the Okanagan just keeps on expand... [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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Researchers have diagnosed chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a Major League Soccer player for the first time, saying Tuesday that defender Scott Vermillion suffered from the degenerative brain disease. The Boston University CTE Center said Vermillion, who died of an accidental drug overdose in Dec... [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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Kate Potts knows she is lucky to be alive. And, earlier this week, she finally was able to contact the couple who saved her life. The Maple Ridge woman, who also lived in Vernon for a few years, was in a horrific car accident in 2021. And had it not [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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Drivers are being warned to expect delays along Highway 97 near Monte Lake following a mudslide on Tuesday afternoon. According to DriveBC, the impacted area is a 27-kilometre stretch of the highway between Monte Creek and Falkland. Single-lane alternating traffic is getting through and an update is... [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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The Shuswap River continues to drop as it flows through Enderby. At the upstream hydrometric gauge as of June 28, the Shuswap River water height was 4.48 m (14.70 feet) with a discharge rate of 394 m/s. In comparison, on Monday June 27, the Shuswap River water height was 4.54 [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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Kamloops Blazers forward Logan Stankoven has been named the top player in junior hockey. The 19-year-old Kamloops native was named the CHL David Branch Player of the Year on Tuesday. Stankoven finished the regular season third in the WHL scoring race with 104 points (45-59-104) and put up 1.76 point... [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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