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Watch this chandelier being built from nearly 1,000 upcycled can tabs. It took about 2 weeks to form enough chains and another week to build. String lights were added to the inside hoop for lighting.... [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
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This lady wants to feed the zebra so bad!... [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
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Residents of a tiny northwestern British Columbia town ravaged by a massive wildfire are determined to extinguish the flames and rebuild their community, family members say. Dan Edzerza Sr. and his daughter Kristina Michaud are collecting donations of money and dried goods for evacuees after a 360-s... [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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Experience a Taste of Fringe on Sept. 22. The launch event for the Kelowna Fringe Festival takes place at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Award-winning entertainers will perform at the Mary Irwin Theatre prior to a celebration of local talent and after party. Organizers are accepting applications fo... [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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Many in B.C. know all too well what the smoky skies from wildfires looks like – but what about from above? An Air Canada pilot flying over the province captured this hazy view, with mountains poking through a blanket of smoke. Danielle Wadden took the photograph on Wednesday, during a [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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A number of roads will be closed throughout downtown Kelowna this weekend for the return of the Apple Triathlon. The triathlon, which took a year off in 2017 while it found new management, is back Saturday and Sunday. This year's event will also return to its original starting point at [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic... [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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RCMP say the wreckage of a plane and a body have been found in a wooded rural area northwest of Edmonton. RCMP Cpl. Chris Warren said military search and rescue technicians discovered the aircraft from the air Thursday afternoon in Lac. St. Anne County. Mounties then rushed to the crash [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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Panhandlers in the streets of Kelowna have become an unfortunate regular sight. But a couple snapped outside Superstore this week have perhaps brought a new level of honesty to the practice. It's no secret that addiction and mental health issues are rampant among the street-entrenched population... [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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UPDATE: 7:10 p.m. A witness at the scene of the fire says it appears West Kelowna Fire Rescue has the blaze under control. While four fire trucks remain on scene near 2440 Old Okanagan Highway, only one truck is still hitting the home with water and few flames are [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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Hedley and rural Keremeos will be having four flood mitigation projects expedited. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen voted to allow $135,000 of gas tax funds to be reallocated for four separate projects for Area G, as requested by director Roger Mayer. The funds had been set aside to [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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Do you want to perfect the art of spinning? Now is your chance. Next month, the Vernon Community Arts Centre is hosting their first workshop in a series aimed at helping spinners become more "knowledgeable, confident and proficient in the art of spinning." The workshop focuses on hand spin... [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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Firefighters are responding to a house fire in the Bayview gated community in West Kelowna. A huge pillar of smoke can be seen rising from the neighbourhood behind the Walmart store, off Old Okanagan Highway. A barbecue fire apparently got out of hand and spread to the home. More details [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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Castanet's Evening Update for Thursday, Aug. 16, with reporter Wayne Moore.... [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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Crews continue to battle numerous fires in the region, with some fires burning into each other. In an online report, BC Wildfire Service Incident Commander Jane Park said Thursday's objectives included continuing to establish containment on all three priority fires – Harris Creek, Mabel ... [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has been dispatched to Penticton to investigate the death of a man in the holding cells of the local RCMP detachment this morning. Keremeos RCMP arrested a 55-year-old man just after 7 a.m. for outstanding warrants during a traffic stop. The man was sent... [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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Nicholas Dheilly came to the Okanagan Sun with tons of hype and expectations. Dheilly, a defensive lineman, was Canada West rookie of the year in 2016 as a member of the Regina Rams. In two seasons there, before coming to the Okanagan, he was fourth all-time in team career sacks [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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Surrey RCMP are hoping the public can help identify a man who grabbed a woman in Fraser Heights. Sgt. Chad Greig said on Aug. 13 at 11 p.m., police responded to a report of a 27-year-old female who was grabbed from behind by an unknown male while walking in the [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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Aspiring filmmakers have a chance to learn from pros during the Telus Storyhive workshop Saturday. DOC BC is partnering with Telus Storyhive to deliver a hands-on documentary filmmaking workshop that includes directing, producing and editing. Participants will learn about documentary filmmaking and ... [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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At least nine earthquakes have rocked southern Italy in two hours, prompting frightened residents to sleep outdoors. Italy's national seismology agency INGV says the strongest quake measured 5.1 and struck at 8:19 p.m. Thursday. That jolt was followed in rapid succession by eight more tremors, w... [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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