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West Kelowna RCMP's detachment commander has received a high honour. Staff Sgt. Duncan Dixon was one of 40 recipients to be invested into the Order of Merit of the Police Forces at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on oct. 31. Gov. Gen. Julie Payette and RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki presented the [...]
Tue, Nov 19, 2019
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Penticton will play host to a unique new race next spring, with organizers hoping to build the event into a world-class destination. Hoodoo Adventures will be bringing “Expedition Canada” to the community on June 2, 2020 — a 2-4 day “adventure race” where teams of two t... [...]
Tue, Nov 19, 2019
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A police chase stretched from Penticton to Osoyoos following a car and then suspects on foot Thursday, culminating in an RCMP dog locating the pair. On Nov. 14 at 11 a.m., RCMP in Penticton located a woman they knew to be prohibited from driving operating a car with a [...]
Tue, Nov 19, 2019
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A sentencing hearing is underway in New Westminster Tuesday for an Oliver man who murdered a Belgian tourist in August 2018. Despite initially being charged with first-degree murder, 27-year-old Sean McKenzie pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of 28-year-old Amelie Sakkalis, who had been hit... [...]
Tue, Nov 19, 2019
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The South Okanagan Regional RCMP is sharing a little “good news” from an incident earlier this month. Const. Matthew Groen of the Keremeos RCMP was called by residents on Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. to the side of Highway 3A, north of Olalla. Const. Groen arrived to find a young [...]
Tue, Nov 19, 2019
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A Hope man is back behind bars after he allegedly continued to traffic in illegal firearms after he'd been released on parole. Back in 2014, Bradley Friesen was charged with 46 counts related to the trafficking of firearms, after the United States's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and E... [...]
Tue, Nov 19, 2019
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The Grey Cup has arrived in Calgary ahead of this weekend's championship game. The Calgary Grey Cup Committee is a volunteer group dedicated to sharing the excitement surrounding the big game, each and every year with cities across Canada. This years game is in Calgary and the Grey Cup Festival [...]
Tue, Nov 19, 2019
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The City of Kelowna is giving you a chance to plan the city's transportation future. The latest step toward preparation and completion of the city's Transportation Master Plan includes an online calculation tool that allows you to determine which of the nine options should receive the highes... [...]
Tue, Nov 19, 2019
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Another day, another prowler caught on security camera. A Castanet reader sent in this photo captured on the weekend of an unwanted person approaching their home. The image was taken just before 7 p.m. of a male near Rose Avenue and Aberdeen Street, in the Kelowna General Hospital area. The [...]
Tue, Nov 19, 2019
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An ambitious new “village” is coming to the Oliver area. Greyback Construction will break ground next spring on the "District Wine Village," to be situated on Osoyoos Indian Band land just south of Gallagher Lake. The village will provide small, craft wine, beer, cider and spir... [...]
Tue, Nov 19, 2019
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