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Police seized quantities of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and cocaine in a drug raid Wednesday in Enderby. North Okanagan RCMP officers executed a search warrant at a home on the 2700 block of Canyon Road. "The search warrant was obtained under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act as part of an... [...]
Thu, Feb 02, 2023
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Phil McGraw says 'Dr. Phil' had to end so he could grow his "platform" beyond daytime television. The 72-year-old TV personality recently announced that he long-running daytime series is coming to an end after its 21st season later in 2023, and he's keen to point out he isn... [...]
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The Supreme Court has agreed to wade into a landmark legal battle over whether Canada's military judges, who are responsible for overseeing dozens of courts martial every year, are truly independent. The top court announced its decision on Thursday following requests from several service membe... [...]
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Dairy giant Saputo Inc. has announced sweeping changes to its U.S. operations, saying it will permanently close three facilities, build a new packaging facility and expand string cheese operations. The goal of the capital investments and consolidation is to streamline and enhance its manufacturing f... [...]
Thu, Feb 02, 2023
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After months of agonizing, the U.S has agreed to send longer-range bombs to Ukraine as it prepares to launch a spring offensive to retake territory Russia captured last year, U.S. officials said Thursday, confirming that the new weapons will have roughly double the range of any other offensive weapo... [...]
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Ballet Kelowna continues its 20th anniversary season with a mixed program, Reflections, at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Reflections is a collection of four short works and offers audiences a mix of thought-provoking premieres and returning audience favourites. The program includes two new commissi... [...]
Thu, Feb 02, 2023
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Salmon Arm RCMP responded to 18 collisions over the last 10 days. Eleven of those crashes were on the Trans-Canada Highway. Notable incidents included an overturned transport truck on Jan. 24 in the eastbound lands of Highway 1 near Broderick Creek Frontage Road. A pickup then slid into the wrecked [...]
Thu, Feb 02, 2023
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Canada has renewed mandatory COVID-19 testing and screening for travellers from China, Hong Kong and Macao for another two months. The government mandated pre-boarding tests for people coming from those places last month after China removed longstanding public-health restrictions, causing a countryw... [...]
Thu, Feb 02, 2023
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Someone decided to return a 42-year-old shirt to the UBC Bookstore. Rather than cram it into his closet, Mark Gibbs sent his aged, torn, and faded yellow Thunderbirds T-shirt back to the bookstore, along with a handwritten letter and several photos. Gibbs, who is from Swansea, Wales, bought the [...]
Thu, Feb 02, 2023
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UPDATE: 1:03 p.m. One person is in critical condition after a crash on Highway 5 just south of McLure. The crash happened at about noon on Thursday. The highway has since been closed in both directions. Const. James Ward of the BC Highway Patrol told Castanet the incident began when [...]
Thu, Feb 02, 2023
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Beer lovers will be able to continue to bring Fido and Fifi with them when they go for a brew at Unleashed Brewing Co. Interior Health has given the go-ahead for the Kelowna brewery to carry on allowing dogs on the premises, after fears the practice would be ended after [...]
Thu, Feb 02, 2023
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The sudden passing of a longtime member of the BX-Swan Lake Fire Department has left a big hole among those at the firehall. Firefighter David Hentschel died unexpectedly and suddenly on Jan. 22. A memorial drive-by was held Tuesday night, with vehicles and members from the Vernon, Coldstream, Lumby... [...]
Thu, Feb 02, 2023
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The Philippines said Thursday it was allowing U.S. forces to broaden their footprint in the Southeast Asian nation, the latest Biden administration move strengthening an arc of military alliances in the Indo-Pacific to better counter China, including in any future confrontation over Taiwan. Thursday... [...]
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UPDATE: 12:32 p.m. Highway 5 near McLure is closed in both directions after a crash early Thursday afternoon, according to DriveBC. The highway is closed between Kealty Road and McLure Ferry Road. "Crews are on scene. No detour is available," DriveBC said. ORIGINAL: 12:06 p.m. A [...]
Thu, Feb 02, 2023
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Snow pack levels at Summerland's two measurement sites, Isintok Dam and the Summerland Reservoir, are higher than normal. Fresh data measured Feb. 1 shows the reservoir has a depth of 950 millimetres, which is 144 per cent of the historical average. It is the equivalent of 246 milimetres of wate... [...]
Thu, Feb 02, 2023
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A court has seen video of a Calgary pastor encouraging truckers to keep blocking the Canada-U.S. border to protest COVID-19 restrictions because the world was watching. The trial for Artur Pawlowski began Thursday in southern Alberta on charges of breaching a release order and mischief for inciting ... [...]
Thu, Feb 02, 2023
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A judge in British Columbia has acquitted a man of stabbing his partner with a kitchen knife, agreeing with defence arguments that the accused was in a drug and alcohol-induced state of "automatism" at the time. Jean-Luc Perignon, now in his early 60s, admits to the April 2017 stabbing at [...]
Thu, Feb 02, 2023
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Sarah Buck always knew sheĆ¢e(TM)d end up in the medical sciences, but her passion for nursing and community-based research came into her life unexpectedly. So did the news that she was one of the first recipients of a new national scholarship encouraging diversity and equity in health care. Buck is [...]
Thu, Feb 02, 2023
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A collision just south of McLure is slowing traffic in both directions on the Yellowhead Highway, according to DriveBC. The crash happened just before noon on Thursday. DriveBC said crews are heading to the vehicle incident, which happened along Highway 5 about five kilometres south of McLure, and w... [...]
Thu, Feb 02, 2023
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The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is inviting residents to have a say in the future of emergency management within the area. A series of community focus groups are planned in various RDOS communities throughout February, where facilitators with the district will gather direct feedback f... [...]
Thu, Feb 02, 2023
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