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The City of Kelowna has announced work will begin this week to move the Skyline Pump station above ground. The original pump station built at the corner of High Road and Clifton Road was established underground in the 1990's to pump potable water to higher elevations. These improvements will add... [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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The Central Okanagan School District says an exposure to COVID-19 has occurred with the Ecole Peter Greer Elementary school community. Interior Health confirmed the exposure in a news release Monday evening. The individual is self-isolating at home with support from local public health team. Anyone ... [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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Kelowna City Council provided feedback on Monday for the city's community shelter plan. The plan is currently in development and will be presented to community stakeholders before the final plan gets presented to council later this year. It is focused on providing shelter services through choi... [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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Barring a last minute snag, the five teams making up the Western Hockey League's BC Division will be able to hit the ice. Health Minister Adrian Dix said Monday the province has "approved in principle" the plan outlined by the league for a resumption of play. The remaining 17 teams [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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Barring a last minute snag, the five teams making up the Western Hockey League's BC Division will be able to hit the ice. Health Minister Adrian Dix said Monday the province has "approved in principle" the plan outlined by the league for a resumption of play. The remaining 17 teams [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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For the third year in a row, Research Co. and Glacier Media asked Canadians about the monarchy. Some of the numbers we track have been remarkably consistent. We have learned that Canadians are more likely to prefer Prince William as the next King, that Prince Charles – first in line [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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New research from UBC Okanagan suggests people may not be uniformly protected by police services thanks to the prevalence of private security systems. Dr. Ross Hickey, an economist in UBC Okanagan's Faculty of Management and the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and his tea... [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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It took more than three hours of presentations, questions, discussion and debate before city council voted down a proposal for a new subdivision in the Upper Mission. Melcor and Canadian Horizons had proposed construction of 680 homes in what is known as Thomson Flats. While applauding the applicant... [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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Kamloops Mounties are hoping tips from the public will help them track down the suspect in a weekend ice cream robbery. Just after midnight on Sunday, police received a call from a business in the 900-block of Eighth Avenue reporting the theft of ice cream bars. “When confronted about the [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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Alberta is opening up libraries and allowing low-intensity indoor group fitness workouts, like Pilates and tai chi, while it continues to monitor rates of COVID-19. The change is a fraction of what had been expected under the second phase of the province's economic relaunch plan. That phase was ... [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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A lawyer for a group of British Columbia churches that are challenging the province's COVID-19 rules prohibiting in-person religious services argued Monday the orders reflect a "value judgment." Paul Jaffe said provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry's orders allow secular gathe... [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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A rally was held at the Kamloops Law Courts Monday afternoon in support of eight people who were arrested last fall while protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline. The gathering was organized by We, the Secwepemc, a group of people from the Secwepemc Nation and supporters who oppose the Trans Mountain... [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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A rally was held at the Kamloops Law Courts Monday afternoon in support of eight people who were arrested last fall while protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline. The gathering was organized by We, the Secwepemc, a group of people from the Secwepemc Nation and supporters who oppose the Trans Mountain... [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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When earnings season rolls around, Duncan Fulton spends days preparing for calls with media, analysts and investors, but hardly ever gets a chance to deliver his messages directly to the people who frequent his Tim Hortons coffee shops or Popeyes drive-thrus. That changed in February when the chief ... [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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As President Joe Biden looks to dismantle the last administration's hardline immigration agenda, he worked Monday to build a partnership with someone who found an unexpected understanding with Donald Trump: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Biden and López Obr... [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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Staff at international bank HSBC were well aware of telecom giant Huawei's control of another company whose business in Iran lies at the heart of fraud allegations against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, the British Columbia Supreme Court heard Monday. Frank Addario, one of Meng's defence law... [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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An Indigenous person will assist British Columbia's police watchdog in an advisory role for the first time during its investigation of a fatal police shooting on the weekend. Moses Martin said the decision by the Independent Investigations Office is something the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation had r... [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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A Kelowna sea cadet has been chosen to perform as part of the online Commonwealth Day celebrations scheduled for March 8. Petty Officer Second Class, Alexander Xiao of the 93 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps in Kelowna has been selected to perform with cadets from around the world as [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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A fundraising effort to save Vernon's heritage Towne Theatre has hit one-third of its goal. The Okanagan Screen Arts Society says money raised through a GoFundMe campaign and other individual and business donations has now reached more than $25,000 – one-third of its $75,000 goal. "We... [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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A new directive issued in response to "buttergate" could make it hard for dairy farmers to keep up with demand for the staple ingredient, according to experts, who suspect that the controversy may be rooted less in fact than media frenzy. Last week, Dairy Farmers of Canada asked its member... [...]
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
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