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BC Local News
Lake Country drowning victim namedThe BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died in Okana
Lake Country drowning victim named
BC Local News / Posted 9 hours ago
The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died in Okanagan Lake near Lake Country June 26. Her name is Arlene Susan Westervelt, aged 56, of Lake Country. Westervelt was canoeing with a family member late on the afternoon of... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
Lake Country drowning victim namedThe BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died in Okana
Lake Country drowning victim named
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 10 hours ago
The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died in Okanagan Lake near Lake Country June 26. Her name is Arlene Susan Westervelt, aged 56, of Lake Country. Westervelt was canoeing with a family member late on the afternoon of... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Lake Country drowning victim namedThe BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died in Okana
Lake Country drowning victim named
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 10 hours ago
The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died in Okanagan Lake near Lake Country June 26. Her name is Arlene Susan Westervelt, aged 56, of Lake Country. Westervelt was canoeing with a family member late on the afternoon of... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Kelowna transit and HandyDART services to be expanded2012 and last year. He said reasons for the jump include overall city growth,
Kelowna transit and HandyDART services to be expanded
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 11 hours ago
2012 and last year. He said reasons for the jump include overall city growth, increases in student registrations at UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College and the higher cost of school district 23 busing. The system also saw a fare increase last... Read more
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BC Local News
Kelowna transit and HandyDART services to be expanded2012 and last year. He said reasons for the jump include overall city growth,
Kelowna transit and HandyDART services to be expanded
BC Local News / Posted 11 hours ago
2012 and last year. He said reasons for the jump include overall city growth, increases in student registrations at UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College and the higher cost of school district 23 busing. The system also saw a fare increase last... Read more
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BC Local News
Senator Nancy Greene-Raine visits Cranbrookcaptured three Olympic medals and two World Championship medals in 1968. "When
Senator Nancy Greene-Raine visits Cranbrook
BC Local News / Posted 13 hours ago
captured three Olympic medals and two World Championship medals in 1968. "When I was named to the Senate, I chose Thompson-Okanagan-Kootenay as my designated area and I don't get over to the East Kootenays that much — I get to the West Kootenays... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
DeHart: Put a like-new shine on you curbside binPhysiotherapy Association, Orthopedic Division post graduate curriculum mainly
DeHart: Put a like-new shine on you curbside bin
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 14 hours ago
Physiotherapy Association, Orthopedic Division post graduate curriculum mainly in Vancouver at UBC. NLP travels from Lake Country to West Kelowna. Call 778-363-4888 www.newleafphysio.ca BC Bin Wash is a new locally owned company launched this... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
Update: Lake Country woman's body recovered from Okanagan LakeThe body of a 57 year old Lake Country woman has been recovered from the bottom
Update: Lake Country woman's body recovered from Okanagan Lake
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 15 hours ago
The body of a 57 year old Lake Country woman has been recovered from the bottom of Okanagan Lake as a result of a drowning that occurred on June 26 at approximately 7:29 p.m. "The RCMP Dive team located the woman's body approximately 35 m from where... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Police recover body of Lake Country woman from Okanagan LakeThe body of a 57 year old Lake Country woman has been recovered from the bottom
Police recover body of Lake Country woman from Okanagan Lake
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 15 hours ago
The body of a 57 year old Lake Country woman has been recovered from the bottom of Okanagan Lake as a result of a drowning that occurred on June 26th, 2016 at approximately 7:29 pm. The RCMP Dive team located the woman's body approximately 35 metres... Read more
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BC Local News
The Cruzeros happy to be headlining Canada Day concert in Kelownahometown at such an important event," said original member Curtis Tulman. "We l
The Cruzeros happy to be headlining Canada Day concert in Kelowna
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
hometown at such an important event," said original member Curtis Tulman. "We live in one of the best cities in the best country in the world and it is an honour to celebrate that with our Kelowna fans who have given us so much encouragement and... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
The Cruzeros happy to be headlining Canada Day concert in Kelownahometown at such an important event," said original member Curtis Tulman. "We l
The Cruzeros happy to be headlining Canada Day concert in Kelowna
Kelowna Capital News / Posted yesterday
hometown at such an important event," said original member Curtis Tulman. "We live in one of the best cities in the best country in the world and it is an honour to celebrate that with our Kelowna fans who have given us so much encouragement and... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
RCMP searching for missing woman in Lake Country after canoe incidentA canoeing incident on Sunday in Lake Country had an RCMP dive team searching O
RCMP searching for missing woman in Lake Country after canoe incident
Lake Country Calendar / Posted yesterday
A canoeing incident on Sunday in Lake Country had an RCMP dive team searching Okanagan Lake for a missing 57-year-old female on Monday morning after reports of a capsized canoe in Okanagan Centre Sunday evening. Lake Country RCMP received a report... Read more
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BC Local News
Search continues for woman who fell out of canoeIt’s believed a woman has drowned in Okanagan Lake. On Sunday at about 7:29 p.
Search continues for woman who fell out of canoe
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
It’s believed a woman has drowned in Okanagan Lake. On Sunday at about 7:29 p.m., Lake Country RCMP were alerted to a capsized canoe near the 9300 block of Okanagan Centre Road West. “Two occupants in a canoe were about 100 feet off shore when... Read more
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BC Local News
Kelowna RCMP search for capsized canoeist in Okanagan LakeA canoeing incident on Sunday in Lake Country had an RCMP dive team searching O
Kelowna RCMP search for capsized canoeist in Okanagan Lake
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
A canoeing incident on Sunday in Lake Country had an RCMP dive team searching Okanagan Lake for a missing 57-year-old female on Monday morning after reports of a capsized canoe in Okanagan Centre Sunday evening. Lake Country RCMP received a report... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Kelowna RCMP searching for missing person after canoe capsized in Okanagan LakeA canoeing incident on Sunday in Lake Country had an RCMP dive team searching O
Kelowna RCMP searching for missing person after canoe capsized in Okanagan Lake
Kelowna Capital News / Posted yesterday
A canoeing incident on Sunday in Lake Country had an RCMP dive team searching Okanagan Lake for a missing 57-year-old female on Monday morning after reports of a capsized canoe in Okanagan Centre Sunday evening. Lake Country RCMP received a report... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Search continues for woman who fell out of canoeIt’s believed a woman has drowned in Okanagan Lake. On Sunday at about 7:29 p.
Search continues for woman who fell out of canoe
Vernon Morning Star / Posted yesterday
It’s believed a woman has drowned in Okanagan Lake. On Sunday at about 7:29 p.m., Lake Country RCMP were alerted to a capsized canoe near the 9300 block of Okanagan Centre Road West. “Two occupants in a canoe were about 100 feet off shore when... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Live music returns to downtown Vernon for summertakes place in Justice Park, across from the courthouse, every Wednesday from n
Live music returns to downtown Vernon for summer
Vernon Morning Star / Posted yesterday
takes place in Justice Park, across from the courthouse, every Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Michael Painchaud, a country music singer/songwriter currently based in the Okanagan, kicks off the series July 6. The winner of this year’s Lake... Read more
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BC Local News
Live music returns to downtown Vernon for summertakes place in Justice Park, across from the courthouse, every Wednesday from n
Live music returns to downtown Vernon for summer
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
takes place in Justice Park, across from the courthouse, every Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Michael Painchaud, a country music singer/songwriter currently based in the Okanagan, kicks off the series July 6. The winner of this year’s Lake... Read more
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Penticton Western News
CANNINGS: Celebrate Canada's birthdaySummer has arrived and this coming Friday we celebrate our country’s 149 birthd
CANNINGS: Celebrate Canada's birthday
Penticton Western News / Posted yesterday
Summer has arrived and this coming Friday we celebrate our country’s 149 birthday. As we look to the year ahead and get closer to Canada’s 150 birthday, now is a good time to reflect on some of the great things that we have accomplished as a nation.... Read more
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Brown University Athletics
Kenneally ’90 Announces Women’s Hockey Class of 2020honors. Why Brown?: "I chose Brown because I received an athletic opportunity,
Kenneally ’90 Announces Women’s Hockey Class of 2020
Brown University Athletics / Posted yesterday
honors. Why Brown?: "I chose Brown because I received an athletic opportunity, plus it is one of the best schools in the country." Hometown: Menlo Park, Calif. High School: Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School Junior Team: Little Caesars Athletic... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
UBCO study: Men in smaller cities reluctant to test for HIVless likely to get an HIV test than their metropolitan counterparts, a UBCO stu
UBCO study: Men in smaller cities reluctant to test for HIV
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 2 days ago
less likely to get an HIV test than their metropolitan counterparts, a UBCO study shows. The study, conducted at the UBC’ Okanagan campus, also shows that the lower testing rates are likely connected to internalized feelings of homophobia and a... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Arnold’s criticism requires balanceNot surprisingly, North Okanagan-Shuswap Mel Arnold has slammed the Liberal gov
Arnold’s criticism requires balance
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 3 days ago
Not surprisingly, North Okanagan-Shuswap Mel Arnold has slammed the Liberal government and the spring session that just wrapped up on Parliament Hill. “Some of it was undoing the good work we did in the last 10 years,” said Arnold of his party’s... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Outboard taps into lakeside funand Kitimat and three years ago, the father/daughter team purchased their first
Outboard taps into lakeside fun
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 3 days ago
and Kitimat and three years ago, the father/daughter team purchased their first waterfront pub, Turtle Bay Pub, in Lake Country. The Outboard opened May 2 with new exterior and interior paint, decor and menu, and they even brought their head... Read more
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BC Local News
Outboard taps into lakeside funand Kitimat and three years ago, the father/daughter team purchased their first
Outboard taps into lakeside fun
BC Local News / Posted 3 days ago
and Kitimat and three years ago, the father/daughter team purchased their first waterfront pub, Turtle Bay Pub, in Lake Country. The Outboard opened May 2 with new exterior and interior paint, decor and menu, and they even brought their head... Read more
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Penticton Western News
TGIF: Concerts and event listingsMill concert series. Tickets $20. July 13 -— Don Henley brings the best of the
TGIF: Concerts and event listings
Penticton Western News / Posted 4 days ago
Mill concert series. Tickets $20. July 13 -— Don Henley brings the best of the Eagles and his solo career to the South Okanagan Events Centre. July 21 — Calgary-based band Flowshine come to the Elite. July 22 — Country superstar Aaron... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Frei guides Ugandans into world championship$45,000 was raised to finance the trip. The team will feature 14 players and t
Frei guides Ugandans into world championship
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 4 days ago
$45,000 was raised to finance the trip. The team will feature 14 players and two coaches from the east African country. Frei has added one Austrian and three Canadian assistants to her coaching staff, as well as two young developing... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Reconciliation through food, faith and friendshipand Reconciliation potluck dinner. “We are fulfilling our commitment to host e
Reconciliation through food, faith and friendship
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 5 days ago
and Reconciliation potluck dinner. “We are fulfilling our commitment to host events at solstice and equinox in the North Okanagan,” said Mollie Bono, with the Vernon Interfaith Bridging committee. “We plan to share foods from different cultures... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Vernon Jackals face Penticton Harlequins in finalconfident, and ready to tackle the opposition (5-0). The Jackals face off agai
Vernon Jackals face Penticton Harlequins in final
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 5 days ago
confident, and ready to tackle the opposition (5-0). The Jackals face off against old rival Penticton Harlequins for the Okanagan Rugby Union final, Saturday, 1 p.m., at Grahame Park. Vernon Rugby Club president and inside centre Bryan Cragg... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Kelowna Yacht Club hosts Melges 24 nationalsMany of the continent's most skilled and competitive sailors will take to the w
Kelowna Yacht Club hosts Melges 24 nationals
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 6 days ago
Many of the continent's most skilled and competitive sailors will take to the waters of Okanagan Lake this week for the 2016 Land Rover Kelowna 2016 Melges 24 Canadian National Championship. The first stage on the three-race North American circuit,... Read more
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Penticton Western News
Nearly Neil to hit beach cruisesharing more of himself on stage during an opening set at 8 p.m. as the Bobby B
Nearly Neil to hit beach cruise
Penticton Western News / Posted 6 days ago
sharing more of himself on stage during an opening set at 8 p.m. as the Bobby Bruce Band. “I’ve always loved B.C.’s wine country. It gives me a thrill when I can play at home, outside, in a gorgeous location like on the shores of Okanagan Lake.... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
Members of the Okanagan Nation celebrate National Aboriginal Day in KelownaFirst Nations' school-children, along with members of the B.C. Aboriginal Polic
Members of the Okanagan Nation celebrate National Aboriginal Day in Kelowna
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 7 days ago
First Nations' school-children, along with members of the B.C. Aboriginal Policing Services and the Okanagan Nation Alliance took part in a ceremonial canoe trip on Tuesday, paddling from the Westbank First Nation to City Park, kicking off a day of... Read more
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BC Local News
Members of the Okanagan Nation celebrate National Aboriginal Day in KelownaFirst Nations' school-children, along with members of the B.C. Aboriginal Polic
Members of the Okanagan Nation celebrate National Aboriginal Day in Kelowna
BC Local News / Posted 7 days ago
First Nations' school-children, along with members of the B.C. Aboriginal Policing Services and the Okanagan Nation Alliance took part in a ceremonial canoe trip on Tuesday, paddling from the Westbank First Nation to City Park, kicking off a day of... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Members of the Okanagan Nation celebrate National Aboriginal Day in KelownaFirst Nations' school-children, along with members of the B.C. Aboriginal Polic
Members of the Okanagan Nation celebrate National Aboriginal Day in Kelowna
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 7 days ago
First Nations' school-children, along with members of the B.C. Aboriginal Policing Services and the Okanagan Nation Alliance took part in a ceremonial canoe trip on Tuesday, paddling from the Westbank First Nation to City Park, kicking off a day of... Read more
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Penticton Western News
Celebrate Canada Day by riding the Okangan TrestlesCelebrate Canada Day by riding the Okanagan Trestles Tour on July 3. Myra Cany
Celebrate Canada Day by riding the Okangan Trestles
Penticton Western News / Posted 7 days ago
Celebrate Canada Day by riding the Okanagan Trestles Tour on July 3. Myra Canyon is a national historic site and there is not better way to celebrate than by riding a rail trail. The rail line brought the country together and today rail trails allow... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Alcohol laws outdatedtempted to say Canada’s dated liquor laws are driving Canadian businesses and c
Alcohol laws outdated
Calgary Sun / Posted 8 days ago
tempted to say Canada’s dated liquor laws are driving Canadian businesses and consumers to drink. But the reality is this country’s patchwork system of federal and provincial rules, regulations and taxes is gouging consumers and stifling... Read more
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Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune
Locals hit links at Alberta OpenTeeing off in search of a provincial title. That's what Jordan Relling (Mighty
Locals hit links at Alberta Open
Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
Teeing off in search of a provincial title. That's what Jordan Relling (Mighty Peace Golf and Country Club), Tyson Beaupre (The Dunes), Max Sekulic (Grande Prairie Golf and Country Club) and Shane Smith (Grande Prairie Golf and Country Club) are... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Latimer: Senate helpful in assisted dying debaclehas been some activity in the Senate that has given me hope and a renewed sense
Latimer: Senate helpful in assisted dying debacle
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 9 days ago
has been some activity in the Senate that has given me hope and a renewed sense of encouragement about its role in our country. When our federal government tabled Bill C-14 in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Carter v Canada on... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Prairie Firehouse wine -- and prices -- are fabulousmany times for gouging their customers on wine, a sentiment shared by many of m
Prairie Firehouse wine -- and prices -- are fabulous
Brandon Sun / Posted 10 days ago
many times for gouging their customers on wine, a sentiment shared by many of my wine-writing colleagues across the country. Anyway, it wasn’t only the Trivento that was, in my opinion, a bargain. The subtle and elegant Quail’s Gate... Read more
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St. Catharines Standard
SPECIAL REPORT: China and Niagara's wineit and gobble it up,” says professor Luke Chan of McMaster University, an exper
SPECIAL REPORT: China and Niagara's wine
St. Catharines Standard / Posted 11 days ago
it and gobble it up,” says professor Luke Chan of McMaster University, an expert on Chinese economics who has visited the country more than 200 times in the last decade. “It’s not about the wine. It’s all a show.” But the potential growth for... Read more
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Niagara Falls Review
SPECIAL REPORT: China and Niagara's wineit and gobble it up,” says professor Luke Chan of McMaster University, an exper
SPECIAL REPORT: China and Niagara's wine
Niagara Falls Review / Posted 11 days ago
it and gobble it up,” says professor Luke Chan of McMaster University, an expert on Chinese economics who has visited the country more than 200 times in the last decade. “It’s not about the wine. It’s all a show.” But the potential growth for... Read more
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Welland Tribune
SPECIAL REPORT: China and Niagara's wineit and gobble it up,” says professor Luke Chan of McMaster University, an exper
SPECIAL REPORT: China and Niagara's wine
Welland Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
it and gobble it up,” says professor Luke Chan of McMaster University, an expert on Chinese economics who has visited the country more than 200 times in the last decade. “It’s not about the wine. It’s all a show.” But the potential growth for... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Woman to Watch: Judy Bishopand experience into Kelowna’s burgeoning high-tech sector, she sees the signs o
Woman to Watch: Judy Bishop
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 12 days ago
and experience into Kelowna’s burgeoning high-tech sector, she sees the signs of another big wave about to sweep across the Okanagan. Bishop says the ecosystem developing in Kelowna, mixing start-up companies with the venture investment and company... Read more
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BC Local News
Woman to Watch: Judy Bishopand experience into Kelowna’s burgeoning high-tech sector, she sees the signs o
Woman to Watch: Judy Bishop
BC Local News / Posted 12 days ago
and experience into Kelowna’s burgeoning high-tech sector, she sees the signs of another big wave about to sweep across the Okanagan. Bishop says the ecosystem developing in Kelowna, mixing start-up companies with the venture investment and company... Read more
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BC Local News
Property tax deadline approaching for Central Okanagan residentsIt's tax time. Property owners in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachla
Property tax deadline approaching for Central Okanagan residents
BC Local News / Posted 12 days ago
It's tax time. Property owners in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland and the two Central Okanagan Regional District electoral are being reminded that their 2016 property tax payments are due July 4. While the province handles the... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Property tax deadline approaching for Central Okanagan residentsIt's tax time. Property owners in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachla
Property tax deadline approaching for Central Okanagan residents
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 12 days ago
It's tax time. Property owners in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland and the two Central Okanagan Regional District electoral are being reminded that their 2016 property tax payments are due July 4. While the province handles the... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Celebrate the sun with outdoor Sol-ful yogaYogis of all levels are invited to Sol-ful, Sunday, June 19. Share the grass a
Celebrate the sun with outdoor Sol-ful yoga
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 13 days ago
Yogis of all levels are invited to Sol-ful, Sunday, June 19. Share the grass at Beasley Park in Lake Country for Sol-ful Summer Solstice Yoga, 9:30 to 11 a.m. The beautiful green park on the shores of Wood Lake is a perfect location to stretch,... Read more
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Penticton Western News
Summit to help welcome immigrants to OkanaganAn often untapped pool of skilled workers immigrate to Canada, and an upcoming
Summit to help welcome immigrants to Okanagan
Penticton Western News / Posted 13 days ago
An often untapped pool of skilled workers immigrate to Canada, and an upcoming summit at Okanagan College hopes to break down some common barriers and make connections. WELCOME 2016, a summit put on by the South Okanagan Similkameen Local... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
Lake Country council: Dog poop versus horse poopLake Country councillors tackled a sticky issue last week when discussion turne
Lake Country council: Dog poop versus horse poop
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 14 days ago
Lake Country councillors tackled a sticky issue last week when discussion turned to poop-scooping and what animals should be included under the district's ticketing bylaw for leaving feces behind. Staff brought the bylaw forward for review and to... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Lake Country council: Dog poop versus horse poopLake Country councillors tackled a sticky issue last week when discussion turne
Lake Country council: Dog poop versus horse poop
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 14 days ago
Lake Country councillors tackled a sticky issue last week when discussion turned to poop-scooping and what animals should be included under the district's ticketing bylaw for leaving feces behind. Staff brought the bylaw forward for review and to... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Len Marchand: MP broke a trail for Indigenous people in politicsIt’s a long way from the dusty grasslands of Six Mile Creek on the Okanagan Ind
Len Marchand: MP broke a trail for Indigenous people in politics
The Globe and Mail / Posted 15 days ago
It’s a long way from the dusty grasslands of Six Mile Creek on the Okanagan Indian Reserve to having dinner with Queen Elizabeth II at Government House in Ottawa. But the Honourable Leonard Stephen Marchand Sr. made that journey in his remarkable... Read more
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