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Air Canada is in the process of re-booking and refunding passengers affected by Hong Kong's temporary ban on its flights from Vancouver. The airline and its customers were left scrambling over the weekend when Hong Kong's department of health suddenly – and without too much explana... [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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Pfizer has asked Health Canada to approve the first COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 years old. As soon as the regulator gives the green light, providers will be able to start offering the COVID-19 shot to kids, though new child-sized doses might need to be procured. The [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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Penticton city council has a potential ban on single-use plastics to discuss at their meeting Tuesday. The B.C. government recently amended their regulations, allowing local municipalities to ban single-use plastics without first getting provincial approval — a move that streamlines the proce... [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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The Canadian Home Builders' Association Central Okanagan has a new president, and he's from Vernon. Darren Witt of Bercum Builders and brings 35 years of construction experience to the position. Witt's appointment comes as the construction industry in the Okanagan and beyond faces chal... [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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3. Development Application Reports & Related Bylaws 3.1 and 3.2 3510 Spectrum Crt - TA21-0013 (BL12284) - Kelowna Motors Investments Ltd., Inc. No. BC 1281822 3.3 and 3.4 Doyle Ave 350 - Z21-0061 (BL12286) - City of Kelowna 3.5 and 3.6 Richter St 1875 - Z21-0055 (BL12289) - 1243978 BC [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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A Transportation Safety Board investigation that found a train was not to blame for the fire that consumed Lytton has sparked dozens of villagers to protest along a rail line outside of town. Online, hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for a new federal investigation, one that includes... [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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Lawyers for British Columbia's largest gaming companies say compliance with provincial regulations to combat money laundering is and always has been a top priority at provincial casinos. In final submissions at B.C.'s public inquiry into money laundering, lawyers representing Great Canadian ... [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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UPDATE: 12:15 p.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said once again he is committed to working with Tk'emlups te Secwepemc and other Canadian First Nations on reconciliation, promising "concrete actions." Trudeau is in Kamloops on Monday, meeting with leaders from Tk'emlups te... [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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Many employers already provide staff with paid sick leave, and additional regulations could "impact an organization's ability to hire new staff, provide raises, or remain viable," the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce says. The chamber related its concerns about permanent, paid sick... [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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It's all about movement at Move RX Performance and Wellness. The brand new Kelowna business, which is located on Lakeshore Road, provides chiropractic care, massage therapy and kinesiology. If you have any kind of pain, chiropractor Dr. Chris Col and her team will work on eliminating it and ge... [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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Police are investigating after an assault left a man with "very visible" facial injuries. The attack happened around 2 a.m. on Oct. 17 near the Banter Room, a restaurant in Yaletown. The victim in the attack was one of Vancouver Canucks' GM Jim Benning's sons, according to the vict... [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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Penticton post-secondary students and employees have thrown their support behind a new proposed apartment complex near Okanagan College that faces a public hearing Tuesday. Radec Development is looking to build more than 200 units on a 6.6-acre lot on Timmins Street, located behind the college and ... [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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The British Columbia Securities Commission has ordered a Kelowna portfolio manager to pay a fine for the second time in less than a decade. Kilburn Ogilvie Waymann Investment Management Ltd. has paid $55,700 to the commission for inadequate controls and supervision. Specifically, the company was fin... [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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Jordan Abbate was a third-time champ over the weekend with his 948-pound entry in the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Harvest Pumpkin Festival. “We had an excellent turnout. We are so grateful to have been able to continue this tradition. These past few years have been tough on so many of us, and the [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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Why on Earth should you consider launching a podcast for yourself or your business? I was on a flight from Kelowna to Toronto four years ago, and halfway through the flight, I discovered I was sick of my own music. Despite the fact I had thousands of songs downloaded on [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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The nomination period for Vernon's city council byelection begins tomorrow. Those interested in a seat on council can start filing their nomination papers beginning Tuesday at 9 a.m. at City Hall. The byelection was necessitated by the recent passing of Coun. Dalvir Nahal. The nomination perio... [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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The Walt Disney Co. is pushing back the release dates of many of its upcoming titles, including the untitled Indiana Jones movie and the Black Panther sequel “Wakanda Forever.” The company said Monday that the fifth Indiana Jones, a James Mangold-directed and Steven Spielberg-produced in... [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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There will be no poppy campaign in Vernon this year, thanks to the continued COVID-19 pandemic. Vernon Royal Canadian Legion branch first vice-president Larry Dubray says there will also be no parade on Remembrance Day. However, wreaths will be pre-placed at the cenotaph, but no vets will be in atte... [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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Hudson's Bay Co. ULC is suing a Quebec retail family over the use of the Zellers brand. In a statement of claim filed in Federal Court, the company accuses the Moniz family of trademark infringement, depreciation of goodwill and so-called passing off — the deceptive marketing or misreprese... [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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UPDATE 10:10 a.m. Kelowna RCMP have confirmed they are investigating a suspicious death in the Lower Mission Monday morning. Police say they arrived at the 600 block of Bechard Road just before 7 a.m., arriving to find the body of a deceased man whose death is believed to be suspicious. [...]
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
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