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Vernon Morning Star
Student support lackingDecember and included representatives from Child and Youth Mental Health, Minis
Student support lacking
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 3 hours ago
December and included representatives from Child and Youth Mental Health, Ministry of Child and Family Development, North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society, Interior Health, district trustees, administrators and senior management. In his... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Lake Country brings families together for Indoor Children’s FestivalThe first ever Lake Country Indoor Children’s Festival, presented by TD Bank, i
Lake Country brings families together for Indoor Children’s Festival
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 3 hours ago
The first ever Lake Country Indoor Children’s Festival, presented by TD Bank, is bringing families together for a full day of fun Feb. 27. The event is being hosted at the Lake Country Community Complex from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an array of... Read more
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BC Local News
Canadian Culinary Championship spurring growth in Kelowna foodie culturetop chefs will don the classic white uniforms born from the kitchens of 19th Ce
Canadian Culinary Championship spurring growth in Kelowna foodie culture
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
top chefs will don the classic white uniforms born from the kitchens of 19th Century France and turn up the heat in the Okanagan this weekend, showcasing their technical skills and artistry for the Gold Plates championship. But to many who keep... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Canadian Culinary Championship spurring growth in Kelowna foodie culturetop chefs will don the classic white uniforms born from the kitchens of 19th Ce
Canadian Culinary Championship spurring growth in Kelowna foodie culture
Kelowna Capital News / Posted yesterday
top chefs will don the classic white uniforms born from the kitchens of 19th Century France and turn up the heat in the Okanagan this weekend, showcasing their technical skills and artistry for the Gold Plates championship. But to many who keep... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Lake Country schools fullBlack Press With Lake Country parents registering their children for the 2016-
Lake Country schools full
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 2 days ago
Black Press With Lake Country parents registering their children for the 2016-17 school session beginning this week, the issue of where to put overflow students at Davidson Road Elementary remains up in the air. It’s expected there will be more... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Audience impressed with NOYSEThe North Okanagan Youth Showcase of Excellence (NOYSE) was “absolutely phenome
Audience impressed with NOYSE
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 2 days ago
The North Okanagan Youth Showcase of Excellence (NOYSE) was “absolutely phenomenal,” according to Gillian Thompson, one of the more than 300 audience members who attended the show Sunday at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. “The range of talent... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Kelowna to host Canadian pro tour golf eventin the field when Kelowna hosts its first ever MacKenzie Canadian PGA Tour even
Kelowna to host Canadian pro tour golf event
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 2 days ago
in the field when Kelowna hosts its first ever MacKenzie Canadian PGA Tour event this spring at Gallagher's Canyon Golf and Country Club. The GolfBC Championship is set for June 6 to 12 and will feature many of the game's best up-and-coming... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Kelowna to host Canadian pro tour golf eventin the field when Kelowna hosts its first ever MacKenzie Canadian PGA Tour even
Kelowna to host Canadian pro tour golf event
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 2 days ago
in the field when Kelowna hosts its first ever MacKenzie Canadian PGA Tour event this spring at Gallagher's Canyon Golf and Country Club. The GolfBC Championship is set for June 6 to 12 and will feature many of the game's best up-and-coming... Read more
3 related stories
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Penticton Western News
Vees refining for playoffsice when Tyson Jost and the Penticton Vees take on the Victoria Grizzlies at th
Vees refining for playoffs
Penticton Western News / Posted 4 days ago
ice when Tyson Jost and the Penticton Vees take on the Victoria Grizzlies at the Q Centre. Jost will play against former Okanagan Rockets midget teammate Mark Krabben, a rookie in the BCHL. “We’re really good buddies. I spent a lot of time at... Read more
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BC Local News
Entertainment: What's Oninterplay of the dancers in an abundance of intricate combinations. In Studies
Entertainment: What's On
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
interplay of the dancers in an abundance of intricate combinations. In Studies of Cash, Ballet Kelowna pays tribute to country legend Johnny Cash through a feast of styles—classical lyricism, folk-dance and rhythm and blues from Ballet Kelowna... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Entertainment: What's Oninterplay of the dancers in an abundance of intricate combinations. In Studies
Entertainment: What's On
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 4 days ago
interplay of the dancers in an abundance of intricate combinations. In Studies of Cash, Ballet Kelowna pays tribute to country legend Johnny Cash through a feast of styles—classical lyricism, folk-dance and rhythm and blues from Ballet Kelowna... Read more
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BC Local News
Vees refining for playoffsice when Tyson Jost and the Penticton Vees take on the Victoria Grizzlies at th
Vees refining for playoffs
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
ice when Tyson Jost and the Penticton Vees take on the Victoria Grizzlies at the Q Centre. Jost will play against former Okanagan Rockets midget teammate Mark Krabben, a rookie in the BCHL. “We’re really good buddies. I spent a lot of time at... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Ski coach sentenced to eight yearsski coach at a Seattle private school accused of secretly recording nude teen g
Ski coach sentenced to eight years
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 4 days ago
ski coach at a Seattle private school accused of secretly recording nude teen girls on a trip to the North Okanagan has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison. Bush School ski coach Jason Paur was arrested in the Okanagan... Read more
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BC Local News
Ski coach sentenced to eight yearsski coach at a Seattle private school accused of secretly recording nude teen g
Ski coach sentenced to eight years
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
ski coach at a Seattle private school accused of secretly recording nude teen girls on a trip to the North Okanagan has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison. Bush School ski coach Jason Paur was arrested in the Okanagan... Read more
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Penticton Western News
FROM THE HILL: Pipelines a hot topicPipelines are a hot topic in Ottawa and across the country these days. Last We
FROM THE HILL: Pipelines a hot topic
Penticton Western News / Posted 5 days ago
Pipelines are a hot topic in Ottawa and across the country these days. Last Wednesday the Liberals outlined their plans for a revised environmental assessment process for pipelines, and on Thursday the Conservatives put forward a motion asking the... Read more
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BC Local News
School Bus Safety Week Reminds Drivers to #StopOnRedSchool bus drivers around the Central Okanagan routinely report drivers passing
School Bus Safety Week Reminds Drivers to #StopOnRed
BC Local News / Posted 5 days ago
School bus drivers around the Central Okanagan routinely report drivers passing their school bus while the bus is stopped with red lights flashing, attempting to safely drop or pick-up school children. In fact, school bus drivers report at least one... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
School Bus Safety Week Reminds Drivers to #StopOnRedSchool bus drivers around the Central Okanagan routinely report drivers passing
School Bus Safety Week Reminds Drivers to #StopOnRed
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 5 days ago
School bus drivers around the Central Okanagan routinely report drivers passing their school bus while the bus is stopped with red lights flashing, attempting to safely drop or pick-up school children. In fact, school bus drivers report at least one... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
School Bus Safety Week Reminds Drivers to #StopOnRedSchool bus drivers around the Central Okanagan routinely report drivers passing
School Bus Safety Week Reminds Drivers to #StopOnRed
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 5 days ago
School bus drivers around the Central Okanagan routinely report drivers passing their school bus while the bus is stopped with red lights flashing, attempting to safely drop or pick-up school children. In fact, school bus drivers report at least one... Read more
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BC Local News
Province talks cash investment in tech sectortoday in Kelowna, Wilkinson got a first-hand look at a partnership between stud
Province talks cash investment in tech sector
BC Local News / Posted 5 days ago
today in Kelowna, Wilkinson got a first-hand look at a partnership between students from the University of British Columbia Okanagan and industry partners Helios Global Technologies. Through the support of Mitacs funding, the partnership is... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Province talks cash investment in tech sectortoday in Kelowna, Wilkinson got a first-hand look at a partnership between stud
Province talks cash investment in tech sector
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 5 days ago
today in Kelowna, Wilkinson got a first-hand look at a partnership between students from the University of British Columbia Okanagan and industry partners Helios Global Technologies. Through the support of Mitacs funding, the partnership is... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
26th Sweetheart tourney faces off FridayOne of B.C.'s largest annual sporting events takes to the ice on Friday through
26th Sweetheart tourney faces off Friday
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 5 days ago
One of B.C.'s largest annual sporting events takes to the ice on Friday throughout the Central Okanagan. Eight-five teams and more than 1,300 athletes will take part in the 26th edition of the Kelowna Sweetheart Ringette Tournament. Players aged... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Latimer: Mental health spending in Canadaservices. The Commission also recommends raising average provincial mental heal
Latimer: Mental health spending in Canada
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 6 days ago
services. The Commission also recommends raising average provincial mental health spending to nine percent across the country. In order to address some common issues facing those living with mental illness, the Comnission also suggests... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Scott takes on new duties as director of golf at the Risewant every member and visitor to feel that — to have an exceptional experience
Scott takes on new duties as director of golf at the Rise
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 7 days ago
want every member and visitor to feel that — to have an exceptional experience every time they come.” Originally from the Okanagan, Scott began his golf career as a junior member at the Fernie Golf and Country Club. In 2001, he became a member of... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Headbones opens its doors with Mo’JoSaskatchewan sculptor Jo Fafard is returning to Headbones Gallery with 13 new b
Headbones opens its doors with Mo’Jo
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 7 days ago
Saskatchewan sculptor Jo Fafard is returning to Headbones Gallery with 13 new bronze sculptures never seen before in the Okanagan. “Having driven to Regina to pick up the works and visiting both (his) foundry and the studio, we realize the great... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Revelations in documents shorten list of candidates for UBC presidentcommunity. The plan was the result of extensive consultation with professors a
Revelations in documents shorten list of candidates for UBC president
The Globe and Mail / Posted 8 days ago
community. The plan was the result of extensive consultation with professors and students across both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, he said. “It’s a synergetic relationship that universities build with the broader community. The... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Any suggestions for a luxe Canadian Valentine’s Day getaway?include massage, dining and in-room wine with choc-dipped strawberries. B.C. i
Any suggestions for a luxe Canadian Valentine’s Day getaway?
The Globe and Mail / Posted 8 days ago
include massage, dining and in-room wine with choc-dipped strawberries. B.C. is a hotbed of additional temptations – the Okanagan’s Sparkling Hill Resort and the magical Echo Valley Ranch & Spa both lure retreat-seeking couples – but heads are... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Midget nordic skiers medalMasters skiers Pat Pearce and Mae Hooper. Mitchell Bond, Torin Andrews and Ian
Midget nordic skiers medal
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 8 days ago
Masters skiers Pat Pearce and Mae Hooper. Mitchell Bond, Torin Andrews and Ian Oliphant all had solid seconds. The Teck Okanagan Cup in Revelstoke resulted in podium finishes for a number of Sovereign racers, with golds earned by Bond, Oliphant,... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Ottawa must take quick actionto a CBC report, the on-reserve child welfare system receives up to 38 per cent
Ottawa must take quick action
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 9 days ago
to a CBC report, the on-reserve child welfare system receives up to 38 per cent less funding than in other parts of the country. Now it would be easy to point the finger at the recently-ousted Conservative government, but the reality is that... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
SUV ski-trip showdown: Testing SUVs for a family weekend getaway940-kilometre journey along the steep Crowsnest Highway to Castlegar and Trail,
SUV ski-trip showdown: Testing SUVs for a family weekend getaway
The Globe and Mail / Posted 10 days ago
940-kilometre journey along the steep Crowsnest Highway to Castlegar and Trail, then wildly up and down to Osoyoos in the Okanagan Valley, and ultimately to Vancouver … without feeling a twinge in the back or rear. Should one of the kid brings a... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Bell Let's Talk program donates $10,000The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs are the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the
Bell Let's Talk program donates $10,000
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 10 days ago
The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs are the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the 2015 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund to support the Talking About Wellness Program. “Our goal is to help children and youth access health and wellness education and... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Rap battle survivor Snak the Ripper makes his way back to Vernonhas settled for now, but it proves that people are still passionate about hip h
Rap battle survivor Snak the Ripper makes his way back to Vernon
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 11 days ago
has settled for now, but it proves that people are still passionate about hip hop and the artists slugging it out in this country. Snak the Ripper, and artists such as him, prove that the slogan “hip hop ain’t dead, it lives in the North,” still... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Canadian Varsities to Hold Study Seminar in Rwandaon how to submit applications. "We expect a huge turn-up, especially from inte
Canadian Varsities to Hold Study Seminar in Rwanda
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
on how to submit applications. "We expect a huge turn-up, especially from international schools," Claude Gakwandi, the country representative for Centre for Education Network, the institution that coordinates the programme told The Education... Read more
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BC Local News
More Syrian refugee families to arrive in Penticton and Summerlandthe Syrian refugee crisis the largest humanitarian crisis since the Second Worl
More Syrian refugee families to arrive in Penticton and Summerland
BC Local News / Posted 11 days ago
the Syrian refugee crisis the largest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. Refugee initiatives throughout South Okanagan are aiming to bring five more Syrian refugee families, including a recently announced family of five, soon to be six... Read more
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Penticton Western News
More Syrian refugee families to arrive in Penticton and Summerlandthe Syrian refugee crisis the largest humanitarian crisis since the Second Worl
More Syrian refugee families to arrive in Penticton and Summerland
Penticton Western News / Posted 11 days ago
the Syrian refugee crisis the largest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. Refugee initiatives throughout South Okanagan are aiming to bring five more Syrian refugee families, including a recently announced family of five, soon to be six... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
Oceola Club urges other fish and game clubs around Okanagan Lake to support Mission Creek restorationThe Oceola Fish and Game Club is urging fish and game clubs located all around
Oceola Club urges other fish and game clubs around Okanagan Lake to support Mission Creek restoration
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 11 days ago
The Oceola Fish and Game Club is urging fish and game clubs located all around Okanagan Lake to help support restoration efforts on Mission Creek as it flows through Kelowna. The Oceola club has donated $7,500 to the project and also committed to an... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Kelowna's Williams joins Canadian team in EuropeKelowna's Gareth Williams will gain some international experience over the next
Kelowna's Williams joins Canadian team in Europe
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 12 days ago
Kelowna's Gareth Williams will gain some international experience over the next couple of weeks as a member of Cross Country Canada's Junior B Tour Team. A member of the Telemark Nordic Racers, Williams will compete for his country at the German... Read more
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BC Local News
The Price is Right Live! is coming on down to Pentictonstage show which gives eligible individuals the chance to “come one down” from
The Price is Right Live! is coming on down to Penticton
BC Local News / Posted 12 days ago
stage show which gives eligible individuals the chance to “come one down” from the crowd to win is coming to the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Price is Right Live! comes to Penticton on April 14, and prizes may include appliances,... Read more
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Penticton Western News
The Price is Right Live! is coming on down to Pentictonstage show which gives eligible individuals the chance to “come one down” from
The Price is Right Live! is coming on down to Penticton
Penticton Western News / Posted 12 days ago
stage show which gives eligible individuals the chance to “come one down” from the crowd to win is coming to the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Price is Right Live! comes to Penticton on April 14, and prizes may include appliances,... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
It’s time to make some NOYSEVisit any music or dance school in the North Okanagan and it’s apparent how man
It’s time to make some NOYSE
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 14 days ago
Visit any music or dance school in the North Okanagan and it’s apparent how many youth are pursuing the performing arts. The North Okanagan Community Concert Association (NOCCA) is about to highlight just some of those creative and talented students... Read more
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BC Local News
Artist Kate Kimberley dies at 71so. I’ve led such a privileged life. Firstly in my choice of husband Jake, and
Artist Kate Kimberley dies at 71
BC Local News / Posted 14 days ago
so. I’ve led such a privileged life. Firstly in my choice of husband Jake, and secondly in our choice to emigrate to the Okanagan in 1966. Jake and I have raised two fine sons here; Sean (wife Megan) and Kevin (wife Veronica). We are extremely... Read more
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Penticton Western News
Artist Kate Kimberley dies at 71so. I’ve led such a privileged life. Firstly in my choice of husband Jake, and
Artist Kate Kimberley dies at 71
Penticton Western News / Posted 14 days ago
so. I’ve led such a privileged life. Firstly in my choice of husband Jake, and secondly in our choice to emigrate to the Okanagan in 1966. Jake and I have raised two fine sons here; Sean (wife Megan) and Kevin (wife Veronica). We are extremely... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
AT RANDOM: A great place to livemountain town of Revelstoke, to the quaint seaside villages of Cowichan Bay, Ma
AT RANDOM: A great place to live
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 15 days ago
mountain town of Revelstoke, to the quaint seaside villages of Cowichan Bay, Maple Bay and Ladysmith, to right here in the Okanagan Valley. As a photographer, I worked up and down and all around Vancouver Island, along the Sunshine Coast, in the... Read more
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Penticton Western News
Golden battle among OHA matesFriendship was set aside as Okanagan Hockey Academy teammates Alex Gulstene and
Golden battle among OHA mates
Penticton Western News / Posted 15 days ago
Friendship was set aside as Okanagan Hockey Academy teammates Alex Gulstene and Olivia Knowles battled for a International Ice Hockey Federation U18 World championship. Gulstene and Team U.S.A topped Knowles and Team Canada 3-2 in overtime on Jan.... Read more
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Penticton Western News
TGIF: Concert listings and events in the South OkanaganStephen Fearing reaches hearts and minds through his exquisitely wrought lyrics
TGIF: Concert listings and events in the South Okanagan
Penticton Western News / Posted 15 days ago
Stephen Fearing reaches hearts and minds through his exquisitely wrought lyrics and music at the Dream Cafe. Feb. 13 — The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents Heroes and Heroines from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Cleland Theatre, with special guests the... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Concert supports Vernon food bankinsightful originals from songwriter Kerry Parks and the band’s spirited interp
Concert supports Vernon food bank
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 16 days ago
insightful originals from songwriter Kerry Parks and the band’s spirited interpretations of obscure old time, jazzy country blues, western swing and jug band standards,” reads a release from the band. “People can come and go upstairs, where... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Entertainment: What's Onhas proven popular with audiences, in 2015 winning the Canadian Science Writer’
Entertainment: What's On
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 16 days ago
has proven popular with audiences, in 2015 winning the Canadian Science Writer’s Award for Science Communication. UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Health and Social Development will host this free event. While there is no admission charge, seating... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
Oyama Community Hall getting financial boostThe Oyama Community Hall is getting a boost from taxpayers. Lake Country counc
Oyama Community Hall getting financial boost
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 16 days ago
The Oyama Community Hall is getting a boost from taxpayers. Lake Country council will provide a $3,060 grant to the Oyama Community Club to assist with the costs of emergency repairs to the furnace. “It’s difficult to raise big dollars so they can... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Telemark Racers qualify for B.C. Winter GamesMichelle Kraetzer and Connor Hobbs of the Telemark Racers will represent Zone 2
Telemark Racers qualify for B.C. Winter Games
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 16 days ago
Michelle Kraetzer and Connor Hobbs of the Telemark Racers will represent Zone 2 in cross country skiing at next month's B.C. Winter Games in Penticton. The two local athletes qualified by placing second in their respective divisions at the Teck... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
United Way draws attention to Syrian refugeesNews of an influx of refugees to our community has prompted Okanagan individual
United Way draws attention to Syrian refugees
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 16 days ago
News of an influx of refugees to our community has prompted Okanagan individuals, businesses and nonprofits to get involved. A region-wide coordinated effort is underway. It is anticipated that 20 Syrian families will arrive at the Kelowna airport... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
An explosive situationeconomy. Specifically, a lack of commitment from the Department of National De
An explosive situation
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 18 days ago
economy. Specifically, a lack of commitment from the Department of National Defense to clean up explosives has meant the Okanagan Indian Band has been unable to develop some prime property along the north arm of Okanagan Lake. While the band... Read more
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