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The US Coast Guard said Tuesday it called off the search for the four-member crew of a Maine fishing boat that sank off Massachusetts. The Coast Guard searched an area of approximately 2,066 square miles for more than 38 hours, Capt. Wesley Hester said in a release. “The decision to [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2020
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Storefronts along a bustling neighbourhood in Toronto's west end were papered over with mock "for lease" signs Tuesday as a nearby suburban barbecue joint threw open its doors in defiance of pandemic restrictions — a sign of the dramatic measures small businesses are resorting to... [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2020
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Stay away from Mom, she's crabby. When I felt off, staying clear of me was a good idea for the kids. I'd usually start mentally searching for something to blame for my foul demeanour. Someone must have done something. In my search for what had created my irritability, I'd usually [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2020
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BC Transit has made the difficult decision to cancel the popular Santa Bus this year due to restrictions and concerns around COVID-19. For the past 17 years, employees at Kelowna Transit have spent the time to decorate a Christmas-themed bus inside and out, complete with Santa and Rudolph leading th... [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2020
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Big Boot Inn is about to get a big rebrand. Owner Mercedes Basford has some exciting plans for the downtown shop, which is set to close in February 2021. "We're going in a different direction," she tells Castanet. "It's going to be called Prickly Pear Boutique." [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2020
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A much-loved radio personality known for his time on air all over the Okanagan and Interior has turned his life story into a book, spanning his decades of experience broadcasting. Dennis Walker is known to Pentictonites for his time with Giant FM, where he spent roughly 30 years before [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2020
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As per usual, private schools and those in wealthier neighbourhoods have topped the list in the Fraser Institute's annual ranking of elementary schools in British Columbia. No less than 17 private schools in the Lower Mainland tied for the top spot with perfect 10-out-of-10 scores The think-tank... [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2020
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Mission Hill's annual Festival of Trees has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however there are still ways people can enjoy the experience. The Festival of Trees is a holiday fundraiser that takes place across B.C. to raise funds for the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Between Nov. ... [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2020
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Some downtown Penticton businesses say they are seeing lower foot traffic come through their doors, especially in the recent weeks, which they attribute to less tourists visiting and residents opting to order online instead. “Obviously with the recent changes, things have quieted down a littl... [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2020
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Some residents living in the area around Cougar and Elk roads on Westbank First Nation lands are concerned about a supportive housing project proposed for the neighbourhood. If eventually approved by Chief and Council, approximately 52 permanent purpose-built homes with supports would be constructed... [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2020
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A new store like no other has opened in Kelowna's Orchard Park Shopping Centre. The Rogerie sells plastic products made from 100 per cent recycled materials using 3D printers. "It's our first retail location. We've been online for about a year and a half. So what we do is basically [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2020
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A study by the Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation has found the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on both the mental and physical health of British Columbians. Julia Payson, with the Vernon branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, said calls to the crisis line were up a whopping [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2020
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Demand is up at the Vernon Salvation Army Food Bank and is expected to increase over Christmastime. Meanwhile, the largest single food collection event for the food bank has been cancelled. Re/Max realtor Dawn Taylor organizes the massive food drive and said due to COVID concerns the event, which ha... [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2020
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A Kamloops mom is spreading Christmas cheer in the city. Alexa McMillan is decorating a busy walking trail in Juniper Ridge and she is encouraging the community to participate. McMillan hikes the Juniper West/Rose Hill trail every day with her one-year-old daughter, Emery, alongside their energetic ... [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2020
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Tremble the dog using his huge floppy ear as an eye mask to nap adorably on a lazy afternoon.... [...]
Tue, Nov 24, 2020
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Ice dropped down borehole in Antartica creates unusual sound.... [...]
Tue, Nov 24, 2020
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UPDATE 10:05 p.m. DriveBC is reporting that the Coquihalla Highway has reopened to southbound traffic. Motorists should expect major delays as the backlog clears. Northbound traffic should also continue to expect delays of one hour due to an incident near the Zopkios Brake Check. ORIGINAL 8 p.m. D... [...]
Tue, Nov 24, 2020
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Drive BC is reporting two separate incidents on the Coquihalla causing problems for anyone travelling to or from the Lower Mainland tonight. Both happened near the Coquihalla Summit. Southbound traffic is currently closed due to a vehicle incident. Drive BC estimates it'll reopen around 10 p.m. ... [...]
Tue, Nov 24, 2020
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Culinary Arts in Kelowna students are transforming apples into healthy snacks for the community. The Okanagan Fruit Tree Project provides apple donations that get processed into snacks for the backpacks of local students in need. “It definitely wasn't difficult to fit this project into ... [...]
Tue, Nov 24, 2020
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Vernon Lions Club is celebrating 75 years of service to the community. The milestone was marked at a members-only dinner organized by members Bobbe MacKenzie, Brian Willows and Simon Dufresne. Memorabilia from the past 75 years was proudly on display. Club president Sharon Cain noted Lions founder... [...]
Tue, Nov 24, 2020
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