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The Penticton Vees capped off a perfect September with a 6-1 victory over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Friday at the Shaw Centre. The scoring began a minute and a half into the second period, on a Vees' power play when Billy Norcross followed up on Callum Arnott's rebound and took [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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A Calgary company that earlier this year submitted development plans to the City of Kelowna for a pair of six-storey residential buildings in McKinley Landing has added another one to the fold. Davignon Martin Architecture has applied for a development permit application for a six-storey, multi-fami... [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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A woman has died in a motorcycle accident in the North Okanagan. RCMP responded to a motorcycle crash in the 7100 Block of Highway 97A Friday, Sept. 30 at 5:13 p.m. north of the Grindrod Bridge. Police said the operator of the motorcycle, a 35-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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North Okanagan Vernon RCMP are hoping the public can help find a missing teen. Leah Gabriella Pahlke, 16, was last seen in Vernon on Sept. 26. “Efforts to locate Leah have so far been unsuccessful and police are reaching out to the public for their assistance in finding her,” Const. [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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BC Hydro is sending crews to restore power to home in the Glenrosa area. According to the BC Hydro power outage website, only 39 customers are impacted by the outage. Crews are expected to arrive on scene at 9:15 a.m. The cause of the outage is under investigation.... [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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Castanet News has distributed a questionnaire to city council candidates in both Kelowna and West Kelowna to help voters get to know those putting their names forward. Between the two cities, 45 people are running for city councillor. All candidates have been given the same questions and answers hav... [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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Vernon's three mayoral candidates will square off at a Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce forum. Hopefuls Scott Anderson, Victor Cumming and Erik Olesen will meet at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Tuesday. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the forum will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Those [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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The decline of the endangered southern resident killer whale population continued during the past year, according to the most recent census by the Center for Whale Research. The centre, located on San Juan Island in Washington state, has completed an annual census of the orca population since 1976. ... [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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With the help of an "eye in the sky," police issued nearly 30 tickets during a crackdown on distracted driving this past Saturday. While a member of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement Officer took to a bucket on a crane, provided by the City of Prince George, four members of [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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North Korea on Saturday test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles, its neighbours said, the fourth round this week of weapons launches that prompted quick, strong condemnation from its rivals. In an unusually strong rebuke of North Korea's weapons programs, South Korean President Yoon Suk ... [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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Like the land itself, a new management plan for Waterton Lakes National Park is marked by a powerful wildfire that tore through the southern Alberta park five years ago. The 2022 plan, tabled in Parliament this summer, sets the park's direction for the next decade. It includes dealing with clima... [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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The $70 million Lotto Max jackpot is going unclaimed for another day. There was no winning ticket sold in Friday's draw. Of the 40 available Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each, seven winning numbers were drawn, two of which will be shared by two ticket holders for a total of [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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Seemingly endless summer conditions in British Columbia have prompted a warning that this year's "very unique fire season" in the province is not yet over. Hot and dry conditions persist, something the superintendent of the BC Wildfire Service's predictive services said is "qu... [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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Federal workers are increasingly cynical, skeptical and disillusioned about the idea of reporting wrongdoing in the public service, says a recent survey. That pessimism is more "palpable and widespread" now than it was before the pandemic, and bureaucrats have become more likely to fear re... [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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A strong and shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sumatra island on Saturday, killing a resident, injuring 11 and damaging more than a a dozen houses and buildings, police said. The magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck about 40 kilometers (24.8 miles) northeast of Sibolga, a coastal city in North S... [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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As of this morning, travellers to Canada do not need to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 — and wearing a mask on planes and trains is now optional, though it is still recommended. People entering the country are no longer subject to random mandatory tests for the virus, and [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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Ukrainian forces encircled the strategic eastern city of Lyman on Saturday in a counteroffensive that has humiliated the Kremlin, while Russian bombardments intensified after Moscow illegally annexed a swath of Ukrainian territory in a sharp escalation of the war. In the northeast, Ukrainian officia... [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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Earlier this week, I made fruit crisp with plums. I have made Plum Torte for teatime (recipe link: https://happygourmand.wordpress.com/recipe-archives/plum-torte/ ). I have dehydrated approximately ten kilos of assorted plums from our trees. And I have hardly made a difference in what still hangs on... [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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Today's bug of the week is the very definition of creepy – and especially crawly, with its many legs. Tim DePlonty spotted a red centipede near his Lake Country home. “This guy was about four inches long... Bright red, and moved quite swiftly,” DePlonty said in an email. An int... [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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Castanet Kamloops is going to help you get to know the candidates running for mayor. On Saturday mornings, we will be posting a Q&A for mayoral candidates running in the Oct. 15 local general election. All candidates are asked the same questions, and their answers, submitted to Castanet by email... [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
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