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B.C.'s Human Rights Tribunal says a transgender woman attempted to use it as a "weapon to extort or bully another person" into a financial settlement and has ordered she pay $6,000 to those she accused. Jessica Yaniv filed a complaint against seven women and companies that refused to w... [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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?A West Vancouver police officer was fired for what British Columbia's police complaints commissioner describes as "predatory" behaviour involving 11 women. The case study in the commissioner's annual report says an investigation was launched when a victim of violence by her partne... [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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Kelowna has been recognized as an age-friendly accessible and inclusive community for seniors and people of all ages and abilities. The recognition comes from the B.C. Ministry of Health, calling Kelowna a unique community, where not just seniors but people with a combination of ages and abilities c... [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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Zombies will invade downtown Kelowna's Stuart Park on Saturday. It can only mean one thing – Halloween is just around the corner, and Studio 9 Independent School of the Arts' Thrill the World event is back. Spokesman Michael Guzzi says students will again dance to Michael Jackson's... [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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Zara Kinash was driving down South Main Street in Penticton recently when she saw a woman her age sleeping on a bed of small jagged rocks on the side of the road. Cars zoomed past the woman as if she weren't even there, and Zara might have done the same—she [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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Sparkling Hill Resort plans to present the Indigenous peoples of the Okanagan with oil paintings cast in crystal to show their appreciation and honour their heritage. They will be gifting 16 paintings, each cast in crystal by the Swarovski Creative Team in Austria. The artwork will then hang in the [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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Safeguarding businesses will be the goal of a new crime prevention program in West Kelowna. Five organizations have teamed up to create Business Watch, which will allow businesses to utilize specialized prevention expertise at no cost. RDCO Crime Prevention, Greater Westside Board of Trade, City of ... [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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The Vancouver police have received a surveillance video of a Burnaby woman moments before she was involved in a horrific accident. Desiree Evancio, 24, was dragged underneath a moving vehicle for several blocks, crushing her face and leaving her with life-threatening injuries, according to CTV News... [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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With the 40-day federal election campaign now behind us, the ousted incumbent MP for Kelowna-Lake Country says he saw plenty of “nastiness” locally. Stephen Fuhr surprised many in 2015 when he took the riding, historically a Conservative stronghold, from three-term Conservative MP Ron Ca... [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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An anti-abortion protest at UBC Okanagan, Tuesday, was met with a counter protest by university students. The Kelowna Right to Life Society was opposed by students from the UBC Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO), Sexual Assault and Rape Awareness (S.A.R.A.) and the UBCSUO Sex Pos... [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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Boeing is replacing the head of its commercial-airplanes division as it struggles with a crisis created by two deadly crashes of its newest airliner. Boeing said Tuesday that Kevin McAllister is out as chief executive of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He is being replaced by Stanley Deal, leader of Bo... [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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Greta Thunberg has said no to Victoria. The Swedish climate activist declined an invite to the B.C. capital because getting there would mean taking a fossil fuel-powered ferry, city officials say. “The absence of a fossil fuel-free option was a major obstacle to visiting the island," Mayo... [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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Eight exceptional TRU graduate students have been recognized for their efforts, each receiving $6,000 Ken Lepin Graduate Student Awards during an Oct. 17 ceremony. This marks an investment of $48,000 in graduate education. The Kamloops philanthropist also presented three Business Excellence Entrepre... [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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After the results of last night's election, the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce will focus on ensuring the important issues of the North Okanagan are priority one with both local MP Mel Arnold, and the federal government and opposing parties. “Our Chamber congratulates Mel Arnold on his... [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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RCMP seized a large cache of weapons and stolen property from a home in Langley. A search warrant executed Oct. 10 at a home on the 7500 block of 202A Street followed a fraud investigation into a Surrey incident in early October. Items seized in the raid included: Two [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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One of two men accused of being involved in an armed robbery and shooting earlier this month in Penticton has been granted bail. Jesse Eldon Harry Mason, 32, was granted his release Tuesday while he awaits trial on a single count of break and enter. The contents of the [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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Love food and like to party? We've giving away a pair of tickets to Canada's Great Kitchen Party event in Kelowna, a regional qualifier for the Canadian Culinary Championships. The prize is worth $600, and all you have to do to enter is visit Castanet's contests page. The Kitchen Party [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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The remains of seven Canadians who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash have been returned to the country, more than seven months after the disaster. Mohamad Ali, of Toronto, says he flew to Ethiopia last week to bring his sister and niece home. He says his relatives' remains were returned [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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Authorities say Henry Thomas, the actor who starred as a child in "E.T. the Extra Terrestrial," has been arrested for driving under the influence in Oregon. The 48-year-old Thomas was booked into the Washington County Jail and faces the misdemeanour charge after police said they found him ... [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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Just after 4 p.m. Monday, a man with a gun held up a financial institution on Ross Street in Salmon Arm. The man wore a balaclava and pointed a gun at the clerk demanding cash. Police believe the suspect took off east in the downtown. He is described as a [...]
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
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