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Cal Foote is staying put. The restricted free-agent inked a new two-year contract with the reigning Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday. The $1.7 million deal carries with it an annual average value of $850,000. It's a one-way contract, meaning Foote will be paid the full amount of... [...]
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
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UPDATE: 8:34 p.m. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has downgraded more evacuation orders for the Sparks Lake Wildfire in Electoral Area “J” (Copper Desert Country) to an evacuation alert. The following 74 properties are now on evacuation alert: 3328 to 3988 Copper Creek Rd; 3401 to... [...]
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
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It should come as no surprise, but some of Canada's best fruit has produced some of Canada's best cider. Kelowna-based BC Tree Fruits Cider Co. was a big winner at the recent All Canadian Wine Championships, as its Broken Ladder Apples beverage captured double gold in the modern cider ca... [...]
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
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The federal Conservatives are urging the Liberal government to do more to ensure that Canadians who received two different doses of COVID-19 vaccines are able to travel internationally. Tory health critic Michelle Rempel Garner sent a letter Thursday to Health Minister Patty Hajdu highlighting multi... [...]
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
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The federal Conservatives are urging the Liberal government to do more to ensure that Canadians who received two different doses of COVID-19 vaccines are able to travel internationally. Tory health critic Michelle Rempel Garner sent a letter Thursday to Health Minister Patty Hajdu highlighting multi... [...]
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
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Kelowna's John Gay has secured a spot in the men's 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Tokyo Olympics. Competing in his first Olympic Games, Gay ran in the first of three qualification heats. His time of eight minutes, 16.99 seconds was nearly four seconds better than his [...]
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
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If you were thinking about taking a road trip through British Columbia, make sure you plan ahead. With extreme heat on the horizon and a rapidly dynamic wildfire situation, officials are asking people to make sure they are aware of the risk when travelling. As of Thursday afternoon, [...]
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
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The Town of Oliver is introducing tighter water restrictions, which take effect on Friday for users within the Town boundaries and portions of RDOS Electoral Area 'C' (rural Oliver). Residential users will now only be allowed one day per week to water, odd numbered houses on Wednesday and ev... [...]
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
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Thompson Rivers University's Chad Grimm, head coach of the women's volleyball team, has been named assistant coach for the Canadian women's senior team. In a news release, TRU said this will be Grimm's first formal role with Team Canada as a coach. “It's always fu... [...]
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
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It's another sign a fall election is likely. The Liberal Party of Canada has acclaimed UBC Okanagan grad Tim Krupa as their candidate in the Kelowna-Lake Country riding. After completing his undergraduate degree in biology at UBCO, Krupa worked for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for three years... [...]
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
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UPDATE: 6:52 p.m. The amended evacuation order issued for the properties near the Sparks Lake wildfire has been downgraded to evacuation alert for the area west of Alpine Valley. ORIGNAL: 4 a.m. Firefighters are working to secure the southeast flank of a massive fire burning near Kamloops [...]
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
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UPDATE: 6:44 p.m. A portion of the evacuation order issued due to the Tremont Wildfire near Barnes Lake in Electoral Area “I” (Blue Sky Country) has been downgraded to an evacuation alert. The effected 41 properties can be found here. The two remaining properties under evacuation order a... [...]
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
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UPDATE: 6:34 p.m. The fire behaviour continues to be aggressive, with activity on all fronts of the fire. The BC Wildfire Service is having difficulty getting accurate mapping on the fire because aircraft have been grounded due to smoke blocking visibility. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District say... [...]
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
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The U.S. Navy charged a sailor Thursday with starting a fire last year that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard docked off San Diego, marking the maritime branch's worst warship blaze outside of combat in recent memory. The amphibious assault ship burned for more than four days. Left with extensi... [...]
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UPDATE: 6:21 p.m. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District says the Hunakwa Lake wildfire has grown to 2,700 hectares in size. BC Wildfire is working with Federate Co-op and Louisiana Pacific on widening roads as fire guards. Fire is spreading south, mostly in the direction away from the community of ... [...]
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
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A Penitcton City Councillor wants to see more action done for Pathways Addiction Resource Centre from the City, requesting for council to support a letter in favour of restoring funding from Interior Health. The newly elected Coun. James Miller asked his fellow politicians in a special meeting on Th... [...]
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
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A floor of an Aberdeen hotel was evacuated over the weekend and a gun was seized after police received a report of a guest sleeping with a rifle in his bed. On Saturday afternoon just before 3:30 p.m., Mounties received a report of a man sleeping with a long gun [...]
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
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UPDATE 6 p.m. The highway has now reopened in both directions, reports DriveBC. UPDATE 3:20 p.m. Northbound traffic detour via Lakehill Rd and Pineview Dr. Southbound traffic detour via Larch Ave, Spruce Ave, Juniper Ave, Lakehill Rd. ORIGINAL 2:53 p.m. Highway 97 is closed between Larch [...]
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
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Planned ignitions are underway at a massive wildfire burning in the South Cariboo. The BC Wildfire Service says the controlled burn at the Flat Lake wildfire is taking place on the northwest corner of the fire. It will remove fuels between the fire perimeter and predetermined control lines. “... [...]
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
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Salmon Arm RCMP are searching for a stolen trailer after two thieves towed it off a local RV Dealer's lot. On July 25 between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. two suspected individuals entered a local RV Dealer's lot and stole a battery from one of the units. The thieves then [...]
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
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