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A tribute to one of the great pop acts of the 20th century will be taking the stage for the final night of the 2019 Peach Festival. The New Jersey Jukebox: Tribute to the Jersey Boys and Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons will hit the stage Aug. 11 [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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A new library branch that opened in West Kelowna Saturday offers a lot more than just books. The brand new Okanagan Regional Library Westside Learning Lab opened its doors to the public Saturday morning, showing off all the technology inside. The branch, located in the Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre,... [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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Rescue crews are headed to the backcountry east of Lumby Saturday afternoon after a snowbiker was reportedly injured. The BC Air Ambulance, based out of West Kelowna, was dispatched just after 1 p.m. Saturday. Along with the Vernon Search and Rescue winch team, the crews are headed to the backcountr... [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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A reverse mortgage is a way for homeowners 55 or older to turn up to 55 percent of the value of their home into tax-free cash. It's a loan secured against the value of the home, but unlike a traditional home equity line of credit or a conventional mortgage, it [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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Someone who bought a lottery ticket in the Fraser-Nicola region just got a whole lot richer. All seven winning numbers in Friday night's $25.9 million draw matched a single ticket, which was purchased in the Fraser-Nicola region. This area includes Merritt, Hope, Ashcroft and Lillooet. The winne... [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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A Kelowna man has reached out to thank the volunteers who saved his life earlier this month after he became lost in the Big White backcountry. Central Okanagan Search and Rescue crews were called out to the backside of Big White's Gem Lake chair on Feb. 13 after friends reported [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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A jury has found a Montreal man guilty of manslaughter in the killing of his ailing wife. Michel Cadotte was on trial for second-degree murder in the suffocation death of Jocelyne Lizotte, who was in the last stages of Alzheimer's disease. The Crown had argued that Cadotte had intended to [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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It seems colder and darker on a gloomy day in February than any other time of year. Perhaps that is why we try so hard with food-driven holidays to cheer ourselves up; first with the chocolate and wine of romantic Valentine's Day, and then with the gourmandise of Mardi Gras. [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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Stop hitting the snooze button on that alarm and get up to Big White! After consistent snow fell on the mountain throughout the week, Big White was hit with another 22 centimetres of snow overnight, for a total of 42 centimetres in the past 24 hours. With clear skies forecast [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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The commander of Canada's special forces says officials are watching closely to see what impact U.S. plans to withdraw hundreds of soldiers from Syria could have on Canada's mission in neighbouring Iraq. In an interview with The Canadian Press, Maj.-Gen. Peter Dawe said the planned U.S. with... [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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A Surrey woman accused of killing her eight-year-old daughter told police she wanted her "to sleep with Jesus," according to police interview tapes that have been released in court. Lisa Bastone is facing second-degree murder charges, and told police in a videotaped interview "I want... [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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You could have the missing piece of the puzzle that will help the RCMP put someone behind bars. Here are some recent crimes that Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers hope you can help solve by calling our anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit our website at www.crimestoppers.net [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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Yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for a 15th straight weekend of demonstrations, trying to re-energize supporters while tamping down on the violence and anti-Semitism in the movement's ranks. Hundreds gathered at the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris for a marc... [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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At least 93 people have died and about 200 people have been hospitalized after drinking tainted liquor in two separate incidents in India's remote northeast, authorities said Saturday. The victims of one of the most deadly bootleg liquor-related incidents ever in India were mostly tea plantation... [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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Vietnam has announced an unprecedented traffic ban along a possible arrival route of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of his second summit with President Donald Trump in Hanoi next week, state media reported. The Communist Party's mouthpiece Nhan Dan newspaper late Friday quoted Vietnam'... [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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The Trump administration on Friday set up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals. The new policy is certain to be challenged in court. The final rule released Friday by the Health and Human Services Department also wo... [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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Mourners will descend upon a large Halifax hall today for the funeral of seven children who died in a fast-moving house fire. The service for the Barho children will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Cunard Centre on the city's waterfront. Imam Abdallah Yousri says funeral proceedings will follow in [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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Educators with the RCMP's Drug Abuse Resistance Education program say it's more important than ever to teach young kids about drugs, both legal and otherwise. With the ongoing opioid crisis and the recent legalization of marijuana, the D.A.R.E. program has had to adapt to ensure the school ... [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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The Okanagan is on track for one of its coldest months in the region's recorded history. The mean daily temperature for the first 17 days of the month in Kelowna was 7.5 C colder than the normal mean temperature, sitting at -8.4 C. The current coldest February dates back to [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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The Okanagan is on track for one of its coldest months in the region's recorded history. The mean daily temperature for the first 17 days of February in Kelowna was 7.5 C colder than the normal mean temperature, sitting at -8.4 C. The current coldest February dates back to 1975, [...]
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
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