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An Iranian airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials feared all 65 people on board were killed. The crash of the Aseman Airlines ATR-72 was yet another fatal aviation disast... [...]
Mon, Feb 19, 2018
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There was a time when the whole neighbourhood surrounding an east-end Montreal bakery would smell like baking Oreos. But that era comes to an end this month when snack-maker Mondelez International closes its Montreal factory for good. Union spokesman Pierre Grenier says many of the factory'... [...]
Mon, Feb 19, 2018
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A driver in Kelowna needs a reminder of how to clear the snow off their vehicle. The driver of an SUV was spotted on Sunday afternoon driving from Highway 33 to Richter and Highway 97 with their license plate and lights covered in snow. “You couldn't see his lights at all, it [...]
Mon, Feb 19, 2018
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The Liberal government is trying to move beyond the obvious in its quest for gender equality, thinking outside the daycare box to more thoroughly examine how the federal budget would impact men and women in different ways — even before committing to a dime of spending. "They definitely... [...]
Mon, Feb 19, 2018
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Kelowna West MLA Ben Stewart is getting set to join his new colleagues in Victoria as members prepare for Tuesday's budget. Stewart said last week he expects to be sworn in Tuesday morning and assume his seat in the legislature in time for the unveiling of the budget Tuesday afternoon. Ste... [...]
Mon, Feb 19, 2018
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The highways and roads in and around Whistler, B.C. are notoriously treacherous in the winter, and the municipality is pushing an incentive program to help keep cars off the roads. Whistler mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden said the initiative, which involves free public transit options at peak times, ... [...]
Mon, Feb 19, 2018
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An imagining of what Siri might look like if Apple developed it in the '80s and also if it ran on a 386.... [...]
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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Triple axels can turn skaters into legends. This is why.... [...]
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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A man was involved in a serious incident while snowboarding at Big White Sunday afternoon. He was retrieved by rescue crews from the Black Forest area of the resort shortly after 1 p.m., with injuries that required he be transported to hospital. Big White Senior VP Michael Ballingall confirme... [...]
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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Experience a ballet class unlike any other with Chan Hon Goh. Goh holds master classes around Canada and the U.S. with the first stop of 2018 right here in Kelowna. "I'm so delighted to be in Kelowna. I come here every time I teach the master class series. This is [...]
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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UPDATE: 6:30 p.m. A Kelowna man's quick thinking saved him from being one of nine vehicles involved in a collision on the Okanagan Connector Sunday. Swade Scebba swerved his vehicle up to the right side of the highway on a snowbank when he noticed a vehicle stopped in front of him. Ju... [...]
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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A Calgary man who died in Mexico after suddenly falling ill while on vacation is being remembered for his loyalty. Troy Black was with his wife, Lindsay, in Puerto Vallarta when he began vomiting blood on Thursday. Doctors then found a tear in his esophagus, said his friend Jonathan Denis, a [...]
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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An international advocacy group says it has collected thousands of names in a campaign calling for GoFundMe to remove a page that's raising funds for Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley's family. The online petition launched by the group SumOfUs says the crowdfunding website is profiting f... [...]
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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UPDATE: 6:01 p.m. FortisBC claims issues with power in the Summerland area have been resolved, but multiple Castanet readers claim their power is still out. Fortis said they rebooted power to the area following a motor vehicle incident which compromised their main line earlier Sunday afternoon... [...]
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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The British Columbia Dragoons hosted an open house in Vernon on Sunday. The open house was meant to connect the dragoons with the community, along with recruiting potential reserve soldiers. "What we're trying to show them really is the variety of what it's like to be a reserve so... [...]
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive. "You're the president. You're supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us," said Da... [...]
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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Local Summerland bobsledder Justin Kripps is within sight of an Olympic medal. Kripps and his two-man bobsleigh partner Alexander Kopacz of Ontario are one-tenth of a second out of the gold medal spot, behind the German team, following heats early Sunday morning Pacific time. The final two he... [...]
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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Local Summerland bobsledder Justin Kripps is within sight of an Olympic medal. Kripps and his two-man bobsleigh partner Alexander Kopacz of Ontario are one-tenth of a second out of the gold medal spot, behind the German team, following heats early Sunday morning Pacific time. The final two he... [...]
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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Federal New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh emerged from his party's national convention with a strong mandate to overcome the many challenges ahead for the NDP to beat the Liberals at their own game and deliver in 2019. The three-day convention, which wrapped up Sunday, was Singh's... [...]
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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For the fourth year in a row, Penticton community radio station CFUZ will broadcast a nationwide radio event in solidarity with homeless and under-housed Canadians. The Homeless Marathon is hosted by the University of New Brunswick's student radio station in Saint John, and is broadcast by ca... [...]
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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