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There were 572 new COVID-19 cases identified in British Columbia in the last 24 hours, the lowest single-day case count since March 17. Fifty-seven of the new cases came from the Interior. To date, 132,925 British Columbians have tested positive for the virus, but 6,877 active cases remain. Active c... [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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As promised, the RCMP will be conducting road checks along four routes linking the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley with the B.C. interior. Also as promised, they are giving motorists thinking about making the trip advance notice. The RCMP says road checks enforcing the government's ban on non-e... [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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A man and his two dogs were attacked by a suspected grizzly bear near Malakwa Tuesday afternoon. The Conservation Officer Service says the three were left “not seriously injured” after the attack, northeast of Sicamous. The man was walking his dogs on his rural property when one of the p... [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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Conservation officers have determined a woman who was injured by a cougar near Agassiz on Tuesday was being hunted by the big cat. The BC Conservation Officer Service says the attack happened in the Harrison Mils area west of Agassiz. The adult woman was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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New coffee shop He Brew's, located on Victoria Street in downtown Kamloops, is giving Castanet readers the chance to win a $100 gift basket. For more information and to enter, click here.... [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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RCMP in the Kootenays say a report in March about a suspected police impersonator on Highway 3B was unfounded. Police in Trail were called for a report of a non-police vehicle with flashing blue and red lights travelling down the highway in the early morning hours of March 26. [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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Bike to Work Week has a new name this year – and some great prizes. Under the new handle GoByBike Week, activities will take place May 31 to June 6 across B.C. With the countdown on, now is the time to assemble your team. You could win a $1,000 credit [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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UPDATE: 2:45 p.m. Traffic on Highway 3 near the Crowsnest Pass and Alberta borders remains down to single lane more than 15 hours after a vehicle incident Tuesday night. Further updates are expected from DriveBC this afternoon. ORIGINAL: 6:20 a.m. Traffic on Highway 3 has been reduced to a [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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“The only way to ensure he will not continue to endanger the public is to incarcerate him for an extended period of time,” Crown prosecutor David Ruse said during the latest sentencing hearing for long-time Kelowna offender John Aronson. Ruse is seeking a four-year sentence for the proli... [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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B.C. is taking steps to acknowledge past wrongs against Japanese Canadians. The province is providing the Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society with $2 million as part of its commitment to honour the traumatic internment of almost 22,000 Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. Nikke... [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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Caitlyn Jenner's candidacy for California governor is about to go from virtual to reality. The Republican who calls herself a “compassionate disrupter” sits down for her first in-person campaign event Wednesday, a one-on-one interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. The 71-year-old ... [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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Janice Romick could see it coming. The rabbit breeder for 40 years in Cold Lake, Alta., says she saw the writing on the wall before a deadly rabbit virus appeared last month in the southern part of the province. "We sort of knew this was coming a few years before [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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Nitro Circus freestyle motocross rider Bruce Cook is ready to take viewers on the ride of their lives. Cook has joined an exciting new adventure series with Accessible Media Inc called By Hook or By Cook. The series is filmed in Kelowna and other parts of British Columbia. “It's me [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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A Kelowna drug dealer has been sentenced to two-years in prison, saved from the lengthy jail term sought by the Crown, due to a lack of a previous criminal record, young age and recent clean living. Brandon Campbell, 29, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession for the purpose of [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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Downtown Enderby will block vehicle traffic for this year's farmers market. The plan is to close Cliff Avenue and Belvedere Street on Fridays, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the market. The market will run from 8 a.m. to noon, starting this Friday, until Oct. 22. “The organizer of [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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As Canadians commemorate Red Dress Day in Canada, local government leaders are keen on addressing the national inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and the report's 231 Calls for Justice. Marion Buller, chief commissioner of the report, visited Thompson Rivers Uni... [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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An organization that helps moms, dads and caregivers with resource navigation opened in Penticton on Wednesday, located inside the Ooknakane Friendship Centre. Mamas for Mamas decided to add a location in Penticton after seeing a lack of resources available in the South Okanagan for poverty relief, ... [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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The mid-week Kamloops Farmers' Market kicked off Wednesday morning, with a row of local vendors set up along Victoria Street. Wednesday markets will run until the end of October, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stands selling everything from produce to bakery items and artwork will be set up weekly [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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Five years have passed since women began going missing in the rural North Okanagan. And, as Canada marks another National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, there has yet to be closure for the families of Nicole Bell, Deanna Wertz, Ashley Simpson and Caitlin Potts.... [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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The Yukon government says travellers who can prove they've been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 won't be required to self-isolate when they enter the territory beginning May 25. Premier Sandy Silver say the high vaccination rate in the territory is also part of the reason why the governmen... [...]
Wed, May 05, 2021
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