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The River Forecast Centre has placed the Bonaparte River under a flood warning. The province says the river is "rising rapidly" and was at a 20-year flow as of 5:30 p.m. today (July 4). A flood warning means the river levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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Emergency crews are on scene on Highway 97 at Duck Range Road for an accident. A witness tells Castanet the crash involves a car and a motorcycle, and that the highway is closed in both directions. More to come.... [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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The BC SPCA invites the public to participate in its 12th annual Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest. Amateur photographers 14 years and older can submit their awe-inspiring images of hummingbirds, bears, bees, seals and other amazing creatures until July 31, 2020. “Wildlife-In-Focus is a ce... [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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Easter Seals British Columbia and Yukon has been granted $24,497 in support by the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund and the Central Okanagan Foundation. The funds will support the Easter Seals' virtual summer [email protected] Program for children and adults with diverse abi... [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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Have you ever spent weeks seeking permission from the government to leave your country to travel across the globe during a pandemic to be reunited with your significant other? Australian filmmaker Cassie De Colling never thought she'd do anything for love, but she did do that. De Colling, 34, wh... [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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A First Nation in southern Alberta has implemented a curfew as its health workers monitor more than 200 people for signs they may have developed COVID-19. Siksika Nation Chief Ouray Crowfoot said in video messages posted on Facebook that as of Thursday there were 21 known COVID-19 positive cases wit... [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has issued an evacuation alert for three properties on Garvin Road, 30 kilometres southeast of Quesnel. The alert, which came into effect Friday afternoon (July 3), means residents should be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. The properties are located n... [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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Migrant workers and other non-permanent residents — many of whom have been working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic — are taking to the streets in cities across Canada today, calling on Ottawa to grant them greater rights and protections. Temporary foreign farm labourers, care... [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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There are reports a cyclist was struck by a vehicle in West Kelowna. Castanet was told the incident happened at 12:25 p.m. Saturday at Pritchard and Newport roads. The cyclist was taken away in an ambulance, but the extent of the injuries is not known at this time. Pritchard Road [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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A Vernon woman is in the running to become a top magazine model. Melissa Green has advanced to the quarter finals of the Maxim Covergirl contest. Along with being featured in the magazine, the winner would receive $25,000, and Green wants to do something important with the money should she [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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A case of road rage that culminated in a vicious assault has terrified a Lake Country teen to the point he is afraid to drive his car. The incident happened June 29 shortly after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 97 and Glenmore Road in Winfield. Kerri, who asked [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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Peter Kaz and David Scarlatescu are back with the latest episode of Hello Okanagan. This week, they talk with Kyle Schumacher and Ivan Gracia from the Caliente Hot Sauce Company, who, discuss their journey on how they turned a homemade recipe into products across store shelves across Canada. Each we... [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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During the last 40 plus years, fat became, and has remained, a controversial food. Back in the 1980s, we were told by the government that saturated fat caused heart disease and to avoid it at all costs. People listened. Most of the world listened. What followed was a steady increase [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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Perhaps those humorous Facebook memes about people not paying attention to personal hygiene during a pandemic are true. Fortis BC conducted a pandemic survey that turned up some interesting results. While many areas in question had not changed, Fortis found there was a 19 per cent decrease in using ... [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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Lake Country RCMP are hoping the public can help locate a missing Lake Country man. David Anthony Jenken was last seen on or around June 28 in the Lake Country area and friends are asking that he contact them to ensure he is safe. The 65-year-old was reported missing on [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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WARNING: This story has details about sex crimes. A former Saanich nanny pleaded guilty Friday to a number of sexual offences, including making child pornography with three young children. Johnathon Lee Robichaud, 32, stood before B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Murray and admitted his guilt as... [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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A man was killed in Kamloops on Monday after being attacked by a pit-bull-type dog. The incident has re-sparked a debate across B.C. over whether restrictions or an outright ban should be placed on pit bull breeds. Have an opinion? Send it to [email protected] [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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A group of Indigenous people now living outdoors fell through the cracks when the province dismantled tent communities on Pandora Avenue and at Topaz Park and moved campers to new temporary housing rooms. “It's unfortunate that because our guests weren't living in one of the two te... [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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Quebec gymnast Thierry Pellerin was charged Friday with alleged sex offences against two minors. The 22-year-old was released on $1,500 bail and a promise to respect certain conditions. He was arrested Thursday evening at his home near Quebec City. Pellerin appeared in court via teleconference from ... [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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Canada's sex work laws are creating undue harm and contribute to human rights violations during COVID-19, sex workers and human rights advocates say, which is why they're now pushing Ottawa to stop enforcing them. Amnesty International Canada has joined a number of rights and sex work advoca... [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
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