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Kelowna Capital News
More than running to Wine Country Half MarathonThe third edition of the Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon is all set for Sund
More than running to Wine Country Half Marathon
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 21 hours ago
The third edition of the Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon is all set for Sunday, Sept. 6. Beginning at Vibrant Vine winery and ending on the shores of Okanagan Lake, the 21.1 kilometre event showcases the viticulture and beauty of the Central... Read more
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Abbotsford News
There may be a new dynamic in this electionPerry Bellegarde is urging all indigenous people to get out and cast a ballot.
There may be a new dynamic in this election
Abbotsford News / Posted yesterday
Perry Bellegarde is urging all indigenous people to get out and cast a ballot. There are 51 electoral districts across the country where First Nations can make the difference, and Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon is one of them. “(These) ridings can... Read more
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Penticton Western News
TGIF: Concerts and events listings for the South Okanagan6 — Music at the Grist Mill: Scott Cook and the Second Chances weave together f
TGIF: Concerts and events listings for the South Okanagan
Penticton Western News / Posted 2 days ago
6 — Music at the Grist Mill: Scott Cook and the Second Chances weave together folk, roots, blues, soul and country with spacious fingerstyle guitar and clawhammer banjo arrangements, part of the summer evening concert series at The... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Wildfire Update: Refrain from reporting fire listed belowFire Departments and BC Forest Service are aware of a number of wild fires burn
Wildfire Update: Refrain from reporting fire listed below
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 3 days ago
Fire Departments and BC Forest Service are aware of a number of wild fires burning within the Regional District of Central Okanagan. As night-fall approaches, residents are asked to refrain from reporting any of the wild fires noted below. Current... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
Wildfire Update: Refrain from reporting fire listed belowFire Departments and BC Forest Service are aware of a number of wild fires burn
Wildfire Update: Refrain from reporting fire listed below
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 3 days ago
Fire Departments and BC Forest Service are aware of a number of wild fires burning within the Regional District of Central Okanagan. As night-fall approaches, residents are asked to refrain from reporting any of the wild fires noted below. Current... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: Are you a poet and you know it?their choice and regional winners from the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, Kootenay Ro
THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: Are you a poet and you know it?
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 3 days ago
their choice and regional winners from the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, Kootenay Rockies, Northern British Columbia, Thompson Okanagan, Vancouver, Coast and Mountains and Vancouver Island will also be chosen and awarded $50 gift certificates. This... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
Final open air performance this weekend in Okanagan CentreThis Saturday at Okanagan Centre Park (11255 Okanagan Centre Rd West, Lake Coun
Final open air performance this weekend in Okanagan Centre
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 3 days ago
This Saturday at Okanagan Centre Park (11255 Okanagan Centre Rd West, Lake Country) is the last Lake Country Open Air event of the 2015 season. Two great performers will begin the night, followed by a big screen Movie-in-the-Park. Andrew Smith will... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
How UBC lost a president a year after they hired himof the University of British Columbia. The gathering was made up of professors
How UBC lost a president a year after they hired him
The Globe and Mail / Posted 4 days ago
of the University of British Columbia. The gathering was made up of professors and associate deans from the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, from science to arts and humanities. For a few hours last March, they had the president’s undivided... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Cruise in to A&W Aug. 27 to help fight MSis hosting its seventh annual Cruisin’ to End MS for the Multiple Sclerosis Soc
Cruise in to A&W Aug. 27 to help fight MS
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 4 days ago
is hosting its seventh annual Cruisin’ to End MS for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada at 840 restaurants across the country. $1 from every Teen Burger®sold on Aug. 27 will go towards ending MS. Festivities at Kelowna’s Capri Centre A&W,... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Cowboy rides out his travelling dreamwho arrived Sunday afternoon at Historic O’Keefe Ranch. “I wanted to live like
Cowboy rides out his travelling dream
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 4 days ago
who arrived Sunday afternoon at Historic O’Keefe Ranch. “I wanted to live like the pioneers did.” As he approached the Okanagan Valley, O’Keefe Ranch got wind of his whereabouts and tried to track him down. “We have been tracking his story for... Read more
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BC Local News
Kelowna wine country ready to host half marathon runnersFor its third consecutive year, The Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon will sho
Kelowna wine country ready to host half marathon runners
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
For its third consecutive year, The Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon will showcase the Okanagan Valley to thousands of runners. This half marathon isn’t your typical 21.1 kilometre race. It’s much more of a granular experience, as it invites... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Kelowna wine country ready to host half marathon runnersFor its third consecutive year, The Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon will sho
Kelowna wine country ready to host half marathon runners
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 4 days ago
For its third consecutive year, The Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon will showcase the Okanagan Valley to thousands of runners. This half marathon isn’t your typical 21.1 kilometre race. It’s much more of a granular experience, as it invites... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
One group that’s benefiting from B.C.’s drought? WineriesFor grape growers in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, the best of times alwa
One group that’s benefiting from B.C.’s drought? Wineries
The Globe and Mail / Posted 4 days ago
For grape growers in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, the best of times always come with a threat of the worst. That became apparent earlier this month as wildfires swept through the southern interior near the Washington border, tragically... Read more
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BC Local News
Cowboy rides out his travelling dreamwho arrived Sunday afternoon at Historic O’Keefe Ranch. “I wanted to live like
Cowboy rides out his travelling dream
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
who arrived Sunday afternoon at Historic O’Keefe Ranch. “I wanted to live like the pioneers did.” As he approached the Okanagan Valley, O’Keefe Ranch got wind of his whereabouts and tried to track him down. “We have been tracking his story for... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Kapchinsky takes Ladies Openankle didn't stop Madison Kapchinsky from leaving the rest of the field behind
Kapchinsky takes Ladies Open
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 4 days ago
ankle didn't stop Madison Kapchinsky from leaving the rest of the field behind at the 2015 edition of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club's Ladies Open. A member of Kelowna Springs and Black Mountain Golf Clubs, Kapchinsky carded rounds of 73 and 71... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Pipers perform in PolsonVernon to compete in piping, drumming, marching and dancing competitions. The b
Pipers perform in Polson
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 5 days ago
Vernon to compete in piping, drumming, marching and dancing competitions. The bands also participated in the second annual Okanagan Military Tattoo, which attracted bands and dancers from across the country for two shows in July. “This year also... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
College conference focus on connected classroomslearning, leading education institutions to adapt to new models in order to sta
College conference focus on connected classrooms
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 5 days ago
learning, leading education institutions to adapt to new models in order to stay ahead of the curve. On Sept. 25 and 26, Okanagan College will host a new conference titled Tiltshift—an acronym for “technology in learning and teaching”—that will... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
College conference focus on connected classroomslearning, leading education institutions to adapt to new models in order to sta
College conference focus on connected classrooms
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 5 days ago
learning, leading education institutions to adapt to new models in order to stay ahead of the curve. On Sept. 25 and 26, Okanagan College will host a new conference titled Tiltshift—an acronym for “technology in learning and teaching”—that will... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
Soil removal application for Glenmore Road will have to wait for nowA soil removal application in Lake Country that first appeared in 2008 will hav
Soil removal application for Glenmore Road will have to wait for now
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 5 days ago
A soil removal application in Lake Country that first appeared in 2008 will have to wait some more to be dealt with. Lake Country council has asked staff to clean up the temporary use application from the Large family to remove gravel from an 8.5... Read more
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BC Local News
Farm tour increases public awarenessin Spallumcheen recently when its owners, Tom and Jane Boeve and family, hosted
Farm tour increases public awareness
BC Local News / Posted 6 days ago
in Spallumcheen recently when its owners, Tom and Jane Boeve and family, hosted an open house on behalf of the Kamloops Okanagan Dairy Association. A rare event, opening the farm to the public was spurred by what Tom says: “Farms and the... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Sports and culture groups get fundingSome North Okanagan groups are getting a financial boost. The provincial gover
Sports and culture groups get funding
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 6 days ago
Some North Okanagan groups are getting a financial boost. The provincial government has issued gaming grants to 15 local sports and culture organizations. “Sports and arts groups such as these improve the quality of life in our communities,” said... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Farm tour increases public awarenessin Spallumcheen recently when its owners, Tom and Jane Boeve and family, hosted
Farm tour increases public awareness
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 6 days ago
in Spallumcheen recently when its owners, Tom and Jane Boeve and family, hosted an open house on behalf of the Kamloops Okanagan Dairy Association. A rare event, opening the farm to the public was spurred by what Tom says: “Farms and the... Read more
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BC Local News
Cyclists pumped to help kidsA three-year veteran, two return riders from 2014, and five rookies from the No
Cyclists pumped to help kids
BC Local News / Posted 7 days ago
A three-year veteran, two return riders from 2014, and five rookies from the North Okanagan will be cycling across southeastern B.C. to raise money for local children this September. The Cops for Kids Ride takes place Sept. 11 to 20 across... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Gravel bid on hold in Lake CountryA soil removal application in Lake Country that first appeared in 2008 will hav
Gravel bid on hold in Lake Country
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 8 days ago
A soil removal application in Lake Country that first appeared in 2008 will have to wait some more to be dealt with. Lake Country council has asked staff to clean up the temporary use application from the Large family to remove gravel from an 8.5... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Cyclists pumped to help kidsA three-year veteran, two return riders from 2014, and five rookies from the No
Cyclists pumped to help kids
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 8 days ago
A three-year veteran, two return riders from 2014, and five rookies from the North Okanagan will be cycling across southeastern B.C. to raise money for local children this September. The Cops for Kids Ride takes place Sept. 11 to 20 across... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Sun readers poll shows Stampede City catching Blue Jays feverFriday night at Calgary’s Pig and Duke pub, and there’s not an empty seat in th
Sun readers poll shows Stampede City catching Blue Jays fever
Calgary Sun / Posted 8 days ago
Friday night at Calgary’s Pig and Duke pub, and there’s not an empty seat in the house. Thousands of kilometres across the country, the Toronto Blue Jays are playing host to the New York Yankees. Nevermind the sometimes prickly relationship between... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Steele: Coping with drought restrictionsThe province has now declared the Okanagan to be at Level 4 drought, joining Va
Steele: Coping with drought restrictions
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 9 days ago
The province has now declared the Okanagan to be at Level 4 drought, joining Vancouver Island and southwestern B.C. which have been at Level 4 most of the summer. It’s time to look at how long term, drought-stricken areas like Australia cope with... Read more
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Penticton Western News
Concert band conductor concludes careerhas grown a lot, but specifically it has grown in quality – the musicians just
Concert band conductor concludes career
Penticton Western News / Posted 10 days ago
has grown a lot, but specifically it has grown in quality – the musicians just blew my mind away.” He said the South Okanagan’s allure for retirees made it much easier to recruit talent from the area. “Musicians come from all over Canada to... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Partisan politics delivered at public gathering to stop postal service cutsas a rally to protest cuts at Canada Post, including the phasing out of remaini
Partisan politics delivered at public gathering to stop postal service cuts
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 10 days ago
as a rally to protest cuts at Canada Post, including the phasing out of remaining door-to-door delivery of mail in this country, in favour of using community mail boxes. And all the candidates running for MP in both Kelowna-Lake Country and... Read more
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BC Local News
Preserving and sharing knowledge through storytellingagainst a cultural backdrop of vibrant phulkaris (traditionally embroidered sca
Preserving and sharing knowledge through storytelling
BC Local News / Posted 11 days ago
against a cultural backdrop of vibrant phulkaris (traditionally embroidered scarves), portraits of farmworkers from the Okanagan Valley juxtapose the harsh realities that temporary foreign workers face as a set of dark shadows. The exhibit... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
Preserving and sharing knowledge through storytellingagainst a cultural backdrop of vibrant phulkaris (traditionally embroidered sca
Preserving and sharing knowledge through storytelling
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 11 days ago
against a cultural backdrop of vibrant phulkaris (traditionally embroidered scarves), portraits of farmworkers from the Okanagan Valley juxtapose the harsh realities that temporary foreign workers face as a set of dark shadows. The exhibit... Read more
2 related stories
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Kelowna Capital News
Preserving and sharing knowledge through storytellingagainst a cultural backdrop of vibrant phulkaris (traditionally embroidered sca
Preserving and sharing knowledge through storytelling
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 11 days ago
against a cultural backdrop of vibrant phulkaris (traditionally embroidered scarves), portraits of farmworkers from the Okanagan Valley juxtapose the harsh realities that temporary foreign workers face as a set of dark shadows. The exhibit... Read more
2 related stories
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Lake Country Calendar
Residents worried about soil removal at Ok Centre RoadAn Okanagan woman is concerned for the health of her elderly mother and other L
Residents worried about soil removal at Ok Centre Road
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 12 days ago
An Okanagan woman is concerned for the health of her elderly mother and other Lake Country residents near the site of several gravel pit operations now that another application is before Lake Country council this week. Maggie Getz, a registered... Read more
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Penticton Western News
Penticton community still dividedthe delegation castigated them for their handling of the proposal. Dr. Gerry C
Penticton community still divided
Penticton Western News / Posted 12 days ago
the delegation castigated them for their handling of the proposal. Dr. Gerry Carr, a health activist who helped found the Okanagan Similkameen Healthy Living Coalition, spoke about how parks and green spaces contributed to community health,... Read more
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Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune
Local gridiron flavourPeace Country products readyand British Columbia Football Conference (BCFC). The Edmonton Huskies have sev
Local gridiron flavourPeace Country products ready
Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
and British Columbia Football Conference (BCFC). The Edmonton Huskies have several players on the squad from the Peace Country, including: Brennan McNeil (receiver, Grande Prairie), Brayden Kelly (offensive line, Grande Prairie), Keenan Alde... Read more
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Abbotsford News
African teens get 'experience of a lifetime'Seeds of Hope Children’s Ministry that supports children with HIV and other chr
African teens get 'experience of a lifetime'
Abbotsford News / Posted 12 days ago
Seeds of Hope Children’s Ministry that supports children with HIV and other chronic illnesses – includes stops across the country, where the teens will sing in local churches and share stories about life in an orphanage in Zambia. The month-long... Read more
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Peace Arch News
African teens get 'experience of a lifetime'Seeds of Hope Children’s Ministry that supports children with HIV and other chr
African teens get 'experience of a lifetime'
Peace Arch News / Posted 12 days ago
Seeds of Hope Children’s Ministry that supports children with HIV and other chronic illnesses – includes stops across the country, where the teens will sing in local churches and share stories about life in an orphanage in Zambia. The month-long... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Drivers taken to VJH with minor injuries after Highway 97 accident in Spallumcheenwhich occurred after 10 a.m., was at the intersection of Highway 97A and St. An
Drivers taken to VJH with minor injuries after Highway 97 accident in Spallumcheen
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 12 days ago
which occurred after 10 a.m., was at the intersection of Highway 97A and St. Annes Road near the Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club. “Our detachment received word of an incident possibly involving a roll-over,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Fall wine festival will draw a crowdMore than 20,000 visitors are expected to descend on the Okanagan for the annua
Fall wine festival will draw a crowd
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 13 days ago
More than 20,000 visitors are expected to descend on the Okanagan for the annual fall wine festival from Oct. 1 to 11. The 35th annual Fall Okanagan Wine Festival will feature more than 120 events across the valley in the midst of the busiest time... Read more
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The Tyee
Must Win Battlegrounds: How New Dems Can Wrest Victoryof the vote from 2011 in brackets) are: * Burnaby North-Seymour, British Colum
Must Win Battlegrounds: How New Dems Can Wrest Victory
The Tyee / Posted 14 days ago
of the vote from 2011 in brackets) are: * Burnaby North-Seymour, British Columbia (19,150 votes - 44.2 per cent). * South Okanagan-West Kootenay, British Columbia (24,846 votes - 44.8 per cent).* Courtenay-Alberni, British Columbia (25,797 votes -... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Wildfires in B.C. wine country force residents from vineyards, orchardsOLIVER, B.C. -- Fast-moving wildfires in the heart of British Columbia's wine c
Wildfires in B.C. wine country force residents from vineyards, orchards
Calgary Sun / Posted 14 days ago
OLIVER, B.C. -- Fast-moving wildfires in the heart of British Columbia's wine country are threatening prized vineyards and orchards, with scores of residents forced out of their homes. Two fires are raging near the picturesque tourist town of Oliver... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Wildfires threaten B.C.’s wine countryFast-moving wildfires in the heart of British Columbia’s wine country are threa
Wildfires threaten B.C.’s wine country
The Globe and Mail / Posted 14 days ago
Fast-moving wildfires in the heart of British Columbia’s wine country are threatening prized vineyards and orchards, with scores of residents forced out of their homes. Two fires are raging near the picturesque tourist town of Oliver in the Okanagan... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
A green answer to a brown lawnbe proud of and a hobby of sorts for many, the days of the green lawn appear to
A green answer to a brown lawn
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 15 days ago
be proud of and a hobby of sorts for many, the days of the green lawn appear to be something set in the past as the Central Okanagan struggles under a stage four drought in the summer of 2015. And in Lake Country watering of lawns is now being... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
20th anniversary mural going up on wall at Winfield Memorial HallMemorial Hall, it might be worth pulling into the hall and checking out the lat
20th anniversary mural going up on wall at Winfield Memorial Hall
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 16 days ago
Memorial Hall, it might be worth pulling into the hall and checking out the latest, and largest public art display in Lake Country history. The 20th anniversary mosaic mural project has been built and constructed along the south wall of the... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Okanagan property market remains strongThe Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board says sales activity of all MLS property
Okanagan property market remains strong
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 16 days ago
The Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board says sales activity of all MLS property types last month was the second strongest July on record for residential sales since 1981. Bucking the national trend, the B.C. economy is growing and improving, said... Read more
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BC Local News
Okanagan property market remains strongThe Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board says sales activity of all MLS property
Okanagan property market remains strong
BC Local News / Posted 16 days ago
The Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board says sales activity of all MLS property types last month was the second strongest July on record for residential sales since 1981. Bucking the national trend, the B.C. economy is growing and improving, said... Read more
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Penticton Western News
From the sidelines: Political field lines up like Game of Thronesreaders and get them talking. Normally I use this space to inform people of so
From the sidelines: Political field lines up like Game of Thrones
Penticton Western News / Posted 17 days ago
readers and get them talking. Normally I use this space to inform people of something important in the Penticton or South Okanagan sporting world. It’s a change from the other strong topics my newsroom colleagues open your minds to. Instead I’m... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Some (tongue-in-cheek) advice for touriststown friends when they ask what to do in our town. Dear tourist, Welcome to K
Some (tongue-in-cheek) advice for tourists
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 17 days ago
town friends when they ask what to do in our town. Dear tourist, Welcome to Kelowna, located in the heart of the magical Okanagan Valley. As the pampered residents of this haven we are totally blessed in our lifestyle—yet still find the capacity... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
The 116th IPE is set to entertain the crowdsnights of the fair from 9:45 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. after the rodeo. Also performin
The 116th IPE is set to entertain the crowds
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 19 days ago
nights of the fair from 9:45 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. after the rodeo. Also performing on the Ram Truck Stage are the B.C. Country Music Association Artist Development semi-finalists and the IPE’s very own 2014 Youth Talent winner Kassandra... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Family heads to BurundiTwo former North Okanagan residents are leaving their home in Kingston, Ont. fo
Family heads to Burundi
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 19 days ago
Two former North Okanagan residents are leaving their home in Kingston, Ont. for a different way of life in Burundi, East Africa. This fall, Dr. Jesh and Julie Thiessen and their two children are heading to one of the poorest countries in the world,... Read more
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