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What are sinkholes, and how do these mysterious things form?... [...]
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
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I've only got 73 seconds before I hit the ground, how am I supposed to have enough time to watch this 4min video?... [...]
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
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A three-vehicle crash on Harvey Avenue near Cooper Road has reportedly left multiple people injured. The crash occurred in the westbound lanes of Harvey Avenue just after 9 p.m. Thursday night, closing the westbound lanes. The Kelowna Fire Department, ambulance and the RCMP attended the scene... [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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The law under which the owner of two medical marijuana dispensaries was charged last year was unconstitutional because a valid program making medicinal pot readily available did not exist at the time, an Ontario court heard on Thursday. As a result, charges of possession for the purposes of traff... [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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The old adage goes something like this: a man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client. But Canada's top judge blames a lack of legal aid funding for what she says is the major challenge facing the criminal system — access to justice, especially for the poor [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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Tragically Hip superstar, Gord Downie passed away Tuesday, after battling a brain tumour since May 2016. He proved to have many loyal fans and clearly made an impact on those who listened to his music. Castanet News hit the streets of Penticton to ask his die-hard fans what they will miss most... [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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Hyatt Hotels announced Thursday the Spirit Ridge at Nk'Mip Resort in Osoyoos will become the first Canadian property in its Unbound Collection. Part of the franchise agreement between Hyatt and the Spirit Ridge Owners Association will see a $5.2M renovation take place this winter to refresh... [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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A father and son who were badly burned while fighting a grass fire on their land in southwestern Saskatchewan are still in a Calgary hospital's intensive care unit. The family of Ron Wedrick and his son Evan says they are being treated at the Foothills Medical Centre by a team of [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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Vernon bylaw officers are dealing with increasing hostility from residents living in a homeless camp at the linear park along 25th Avenue. In a report to council, Geoff Gaucher, manager of protective services, said bylaw staff are encountering hostile residents and open drug use. There are fou... [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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With construction work about to start at the northern end of the Okanagan Rail Trail, politicians have started talking about the basics, including toilets, garbage bins and access points, while one Vernon councillor warned the committee not to get bogged down on minor details. A rail trail 'v... [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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A lucky 150 people had the chance to try 12 one-off beers in Kelowna Thursday night. The third annual Brewphoria event kicked off at the Tree Brewing Beer Institute with the tapping of unique casks from craft breweries from Penticton to Kamloops. The beers were all created specifically for Thu... [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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Washrooms in most parks across Kelowna are now closed for the season. The same holds for water fountains, including water at off-leash dog parks across the city. The move comes as winter approaches and temperatures drop, to prevent pipes from freezing during the cold winter months. Washroom... [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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Travellers who are prescribed marijuana for medical reasons have fewer hurdles to clear at airport screening points due to a change in policy by the agency responsible for security. The Canadian Air Transportation Security Authority confirmed on Thursday that its airport screeners are no longer c... [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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All of Kelowna's zombies are being called to gather in Stuart Park on Oct. 28 to dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller. Thrill the World Kelowna is back to pay tribute to the popular album released in 1982. People of all ages are invited to attend the dance. Those looking to practice b... [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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The jury in Daniel Ruff's second-degree murder trial is expected to begin deliberations Monday, after Crown and defence wrapped up their cases Wednesday. Ruff, 65, is accused of hitting his roommate of 15 months in the head with a hammer, as 51-year-old Warren Welters lay passed out in his be... [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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A new McDonald's may soon be coming to Rutland. A Vancouver real estate company has asked the City of Kelowna for permission to build the restaurant, which development documents indicate will feature a 24-hour drive-thru. If the city OK's the application, the new McDonald's wil... [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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Dress up for a good cause on Saturday – the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Red Dress event. The sixth-annual fundraising fashion show celebrates women's heart health while raising awareness about heart disease and stroke as a leading cause of death. Since 2013, the Red Dress g... [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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Police continue to search for a missing 61-year-old Prince George woman who was last seen in Williams Lake. Jenny Lynn Larocque was reported missing on Oct. 3, after she hadn't been seen since Sept. 27. On Oct. 15, Larocque's large dog was found in the Venables Valley area, south of As... [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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The Kelowna & District Safety Council Society is pleased to announce the immediate start up of their Safety Training Sponsorship Program thanks in part to a $10,000 grant from the City of Kelowna! This new Program is part of KDSC's commitment to address the safety training needs of indivi... [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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Police have released sketches and a surveillance image of a suspect in two Surrey sex assaults. RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the man, following two assaults in the Clayton Heights area. On Oct. 10 and Oct. 17, two young girls were groped in separate incident... [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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