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Vernon Morning Star
NOYFSS scores with hockey challengestars feel like kids again. Anywhere between 10-15 current and former pros are
NOYFSS scores with hockey challenge
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 10 hours ago
stars feel like kids again. Anywhere between 10-15 current and former pros are expected to take to the ice at Vernon’s Okanagan Training Rink (OTR) on 27th Avenue in the annual North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society’s (NOYFSS) Fitness... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
North Westside residents consider governance optionsat the Killiney Beach Community Thursday, May 26, on the current governance mod
North Westside residents consider governance options
Lake Country Calendar / Posted yesterday
at the Killiney Beach Community Thursday, May 26, on the current governance model under the Regional District of Central Okanagan and whether changes are needed. “I heard a lot of frustration,” said Wayne Carson, director. “The same theme... Read more
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BC Local News
North Westside residents consider governance optionsat the Killiney Beach Community Thursday, May 26, on the current governance mod
North Westside residents consider governance options
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
at the Killiney Beach Community Thursday, May 26, on the current governance model under the Regional District of Central Okanagan and whether changes are needed. “I heard a lot of frustration,” said Wayne Carson, director. “The same theme... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
North Westside residents consider governance optionsat the Killiney Beach Community Thursday, May 26, on the current governance mod
North Westside residents consider governance options
Kelowna Capital News / Posted yesterday
at the Killiney Beach Community Thursday, May 26, on the current governance model under the Regional District of Central Okanagan and whether changes are needed. “I heard a lot of frustration,” said Wayne Carson, director. “The same theme... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Register for Bike to Work Week May 30-June 5annual Bike to Work and Bike and Walk to School Week starts Monday, May 30, and
Register for Bike to Work Week May 30-June 5
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 3 days ago
annual Bike to Work and Bike and Walk to School Week starts Monday, May 30, and runs until Sunday, June 5. Central Okanagan residents are encouraged to join a workplace team, start a new team or register as an individual. “Bike to Work... Read more
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Salmon Arm Observer
Refugee coalition starts letter campaignstaff in and resources to the levels in place 12 years ago. At that time, immi
Refugee coalition starts letter campaign
Salmon Arm Observer / Posted 3 days ago
staff in and resources to the levels in place 12 years ago. At that time, immigration offices in every province in the country were closed and service amalgamated in one office in Winnipeg. “This community has responded with great generosity... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Dancers are fired up to share their Ukrainian heritage125th anniversary of Ukrainian immigration to Canada as Vernon’s Sadok Ukrainia
Dancers are fired up to share their Ukrainian heritage
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 3 days ago
125th anniversary of Ukrainian immigration to Canada as Vernon’s Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble celebrates its 17th annual Okanagan Ukrainian Festival, Sunday at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. The first wave of Ukrainian immigrants to Canada... Read more
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BC Local News
DeHart: New salad greens introduced to Okanagannow at Quality Greens Farm Market locations. Well-known gal around town, Susan
DeHart: New salad greens introduced to Okanagan
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
now at Quality Greens Farm Market locations. Well-known gal around town, Susan Steen, executive director of the Central Okanagan Hospice Association, is moving to Chilliwack. She has taken on a new job as executive director of the Chilliwack... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
DeHart: New salad greens introduced to Okanagannow at Quality Greens Farm Market locations. Well-known gal around town, Susan
DeHart: New salad greens introduced to Okanagan
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 4 days ago
now at Quality Greens Farm Market locations. Well-known gal around town, Susan Steen, executive director of the Central Okanagan Hospice Association, is moving to Chilliwack. She has taken on a new job as executive director of the Chilliwack... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Vernon Kokanee Swim Club celebrates 50 yearshead coach of the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club – one of the oldest, continuously ru
Vernon Kokanee Swim Club celebrates 50 years
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 6 days ago
head coach of the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club – one of the oldest, continuously running competitive swim clubs in the country – was referring to the astounding number of quality swimmers the club has produced as it celebrates its 50th... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Vernon fencers medalMorning Star Staff Fencers from around the Okanagan and Lower Mainland gathere
Vernon fencers medal
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 6 days ago
Morning Star Staff Fencers from around the Okanagan and Lower Mainland gathered in Vernon to compete for the title of Champion of the Jeux de Pomme. This épée event was hosted by the Vernon School District’s fencing team, and saw 106 entries in... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Multiple medals for Okanagan gymnasts in RichmondSixty-two athletes and their coaches from the Okanagan Gymnastics Centre travel
Multiple medals for Okanagan gymnasts in Richmond
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 7 days ago
Sixty-two athletes and their coaches from the Okanagan Gymnastics Centre travelled to Richmond earlier this month to compete in the Best Of the West Gymnastics Fest. The biggest gymnastics event in the country with 1,800 athletes competing, the... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Kidnapped journalist to speak at Kelowna fundraiserof four children abducted from their mother while on holidays. The Kelowna eve
Kidnapped journalist to speak at Kelowna fundraiser
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 8 days ago
of four children abducted from their mother while on holidays. The Kelowna event is being co-organized by the Central Okanagan Refugee Committee (CORC) and the West Kelowna Initiative for Refugee Settlement (WKIRS). Funds raised from the... Read more
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BC Local News
Kidnapped journalist to speak at Kelowna fundraiserof four children abducted from their mother while on holidays. The Kelowna eve
Kidnapped journalist to speak at Kelowna fundraiser
BC Local News / Posted 8 days ago
of four children abducted from their mother while on holidays. The Kelowna event is being co-organized by the Central Okanagan Refugee Committee (CORC) and the West Kelowna Initiative for Refugee Settlement (WKIRS). Funds raised from the... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Okanagan College students earns prestigious international scholarshipAn Okanagan College student’s academic excellence and passion for international
Okanagan College students earns prestigious international scholarship
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 8 days ago
An Okanagan College student’s academic excellence and passion for international development has earned her one of the most esteemed fellowships in the country. Karen Vandergaag, a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Honours student at the... Read more
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BC Local News
Okanagan College students earns prestigious international scholarshipAn Okanagan College student’s academic excellence and passion for international
Okanagan College students earns prestigious international scholarship
BC Local News / Posted 8 days ago
An Okanagan College student’s academic excellence and passion for international development has earned her one of the most esteemed fellowships in the country. Karen Vandergaag, a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Honours student at the... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Group leads the pack in getting city activeThe North Okanagan Coalition for Active Transportation has been named a nationa
Group leads the pack in getting city active
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 8 days ago
The North Okanagan Coalition for Active Transportation has been named a national leader. NOCAT has been recognized by Green Communities Canada as one of 25 groups across the country that have endorsed the Canadian action strategy for walking and... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Peruvian artist has a room with a viewWatercolour Competition, which earned him both recognition and the opportunity
Peruvian artist has a room with a view
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 8 days ago
Watercolour Competition, which earned him both recognition and the opportunity to show his work in galleries around the country. “To get a good reputation in my country, you enter competitions and we have many good watercolour competitions in... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Winfield Bakery fundraiser a heart-warming venture for shop ownerscrambling after a mass evacuation. Priwall figured he had to do something. "
Winfield Bakery fundraiser a heart-warming venture for shop owner
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 9 days ago
scrambling after a mass evacuation. Priwall figured he had to do something. "A lot of people from Winfield, from Lake Country and around the valley work over there; we are connected to Fort McMurray," said Priwall, who has owned the bakery... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
Winfield Bakery fundraiser a heart-warming venture for shop ownerscrambling after a mass evacuation. Priwall figured he had to do something. "
Winfield Bakery fundraiser a heart-warming venture for shop owner
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 9 days ago
scrambling after a mass evacuation. Priwall figured he had to do something. "A lot of people from Winfield, from Lake Country and around the valley work over there; we are connected to Fort McMurray," said Priwall, who has owned the bakery... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Five hidden vacation gems from across Canadasoaking up its beauty from coast to coast to coast. Canadians often say to me t
Five hidden vacation gems from across Canada
The Globe and Mail / Posted 9 days ago
soaking up its beauty from coast to coast to coast. Canadians often say to me that I’ve been to more places in their country than they have, and I always reply that’s such a shame, because damn, Canada! You’re dazzling! There’s almost no need... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Cycling fundraiser to help family with autistic childCanada is a non-profit association that provides community rehabilitation to in
Cycling fundraiser to help family with autistic child
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 9 days ago
Canada is a non-profit association that provides community rehabilitation to individuals with brain injury in the Okanagan, and also has a strong focus on brain injury education and prevention. For more info visit braintrustcanada.com or... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Sun high on Halifax receiverAt just 18, Kian Ishani needed a good reason to leave home and move across an e
Sun high on Halifax receiver
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 9 days ago
At just 18, Kian Ishani needed a good reason to leave home and move across an entire country. The Okanagan Sun provided ample motivation. After attending the BCFC club's spring camp last weekend in Kelowna, the 5-foot-10, 175-pound receiver from... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
Officials say there is no crime spree in Oyama despite signs around communitythe posters that we should keep things locked up, there is not an outbreak of r
Officials say there is no crime spree in Oyama despite signs around community
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 9 days ago
the posters that we should keep things locked up, there is not an outbreak of robberies in Oyama,” said Owen Dickie, a Lake Country councillor. “Essentially, our community continues to be a safe place to raise a family and where everyone watches... Read more
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Salmon Arm Observer
Missing woman's father says investigation shifts to homicidethan $3,500. Simpson said he and his family have been overwhelmed by the suppo
Missing woman's father says investigation shifts to homicide
Salmon Arm Observer / Posted 10 days ago
than $3,500. Simpson said he and his family have been overwhelmed by the support shown by people in the Shuswap and North Okanagan. “We want to thank the people who came out, the search and rescue people, everyone involved. People were really... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Missing woman's father says investigation shifts to homicidethan $3,500. Simpson said he and his family have been overwhelmed by the suppo
Missing woman's father says investigation shifts to homicide
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 10 days ago
than $3,500. Simpson said he and his family have been overwhelmed by the support shown by people in the Shuswap and North Okanagan. “We want to thank the people who came out, the search and rescue people, everyone involved. People were really... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Authorities insist there's no crime wave in Oyamathe posters that we should keep things locked up, there is not an outbreak of r
Authorities insist there's no crime wave in Oyama
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 10 days ago
the posters that we should keep things locked up, there is not an outbreak of robberies in Oyama,” said Owen Dickie, a Lake Country councillor. “Essentially, our community continues to be a safe place to raise a family and where everyone watches... Read more
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BC Local News
Fundraising campaign for Okanagan Rail Trail now underwayIt takes a community to create a legacy… one metre at a time. Fundraising for
Fundraising campaign for Okanagan Rail Trail now underway
BC Local News / Posted 10 days ago
It takes a community to create a legacy… one metre at a time. Fundraising for the construction of the Okanagan Rail Trail begins today with the launch of the web site www.okanaganrailtrail.ca. With the first planning phase completed, Okanagan Rail... Read more
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BC Local News
Authorities insist there's no crime wave in Oyamathe posters that we should keep things locked up, there is not an outbreak of r
Authorities insist there's no crime wave in Oyama
BC Local News / Posted 10 days ago
the posters that we should keep things locked up, there is not an outbreak of robberies in Oyama,” said Owen Dickie, a Lake Country councillor. “Essentially, our community continues to be a safe place to raise a family and where everyone watches... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
Fundraising campaign for Okanagan Rail Trail now underwayIt takes a community to create a legacy… one meter at a time. Fundraising for
Fundraising campaign for Okanagan Rail Trail now underway
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 10 days ago
It takes a community to create a legacy… one meter at a time. Fundraising for the construction of the Okanagan Rail Trail begins today with the launch of the web site www.okanaganrailtrail.ca. With the first planning phase completed, Okanagan Rail... Read more
4 related stories
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Kelowna Capital News
Fundraising campaign for Okanagan Rail Trail now underwayIt takes a community to create a legacy… one metre at a time. Fundraising for
Fundraising campaign for Okanagan Rail Trail now underway
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 10 days ago
It takes a community to create a legacy… one metre at a time. Fundraising for the construction of the Okanagan Rail Trail begins today with the launch of the web site www.okanaganrailtrail.ca. With the first planning phase completed, Okanagan Rail... Read more
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BC Local News
Lakers tee up Valley title— image credit: Vernon Morning Star The Pen High Lakers golf team won its firs
Lakers tee up Valley title
BC Local News / Posted 11 days ago
— image credit: Vernon Morning Star The Pen High Lakers golf team won its first Okanagan Valley championship in 20 years on Monday. Playing at Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club in Vernon, the Lakers won with a combined score of 306. In second was... Read more
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BC Local News
Rock the Bid attempts to land Scotties in PentictonCurling has deep roots in the Okanagan and a group is trying to strengthen them
Rock the Bid attempts to land Scotties in Penticton
BC Local News / Posted 11 days ago
Curling has deep roots in the Okanagan and a group is trying to strengthen them even more by bringing a world championship to Penticton. The Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Canada’s Women’s Curling Championship, is one of the longest running curling... Read more
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Penticton Western News
Lakers tee up Valley title— image credit: Vernon Morning Star The Pen High Lakers golf team won its firs
Lakers tee up Valley title
Penticton Western News / Posted 11 days ago
— image credit: Vernon Morning Star The Pen High Lakers golf team won its first Okanagan Valley championship in 20 years on Monday. Playing at Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club in Vernon, the Lakers won with a combined score of 306. In second was... Read more
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Penticton Western News
Rock the Bid attempts to land Scotties in PentictonCurling has deep roots in the Okanagan and a group is trying to strengthen them
Rock the Bid attempts to land Scotties in Penticton
Penticton Western News / Posted 11 days ago
Curling has deep roots in the Okanagan and a group is trying to strengthen them even more by bringing a world championship to Penticton. The Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Canada’s Women’s Curling Championship, is one of the longest running curling... Read more
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BC Local News
Okanagan Pride president hails proposed transgender protectionsThe new president of Okanagan Pride is welcoming the federal government's intro
Okanagan Pride president hails proposed transgender protections
BC Local News / Posted 11 days ago
The new president of Okanagan Pride is welcoming the federal government's introduction of legislation to extend human rights protections to transgendered Canadians. Sydney Lawson, who is also Pride's director of transgender development, called the... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Okanagan Pride president hails proposed transgender protectionsThe new president of Okanagan Pride is welcoming the federal government's intro
Okanagan Pride president hails proposed transgender protections
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 11 days ago
The new president of Okanagan Pride is welcoming the federal government's introduction of legislation to extend human rights protections to transgendered Canadians. Sydney Lawson, who is also Pride's director of transgender development, called the... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
New coach gets preview of 2016 Suncoach Ben Macauley liked a lot of what he saw over the weekend from the 85 play
New coach gets preview of 2016 Sun
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 11 days ago
coach Ben Macauley liked a lot of what he saw over the weekend from the 85 players who attended the 2016 edition of the Okanagan Sun's spring camp. "The numbers maybe weren't as high as some past years, but I'd say I'm pretty satisfied with the... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
Lake Country councillor Geier says he will continue to change his water use habitsyears ago, when Rob Geier first planted the seeds for what would become a garde
Lake Country councillor Geier says he will continue to change his water use habits
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 12 days ago
years ago, when Rob Geier first planted the seeds for what would become a garden beautiful enough to join the Lake Country Garden Tour, there was plenty of grass around the perennial garden and much water was needed to keep it going. But... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Yuxweluptun’s exhibition brings you face to face with indigenous historythe artist says. “But it is.” Born in Kamloops in 1957, Yuxweluptun, who lives
Yuxweluptun’s exhibition brings you face to face with indigenous history
The Globe and Mail / Posted 12 days ago
the artist says. “But it is.” Born in Kamloops in 1957, Yuxweluptun, who lives in Vancouver, is of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent. He is an outspoken critic of the status quo – specific examples include the Indian Act, the land-claims... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Friendship centres require attentionthose promises sound hollow when you consider the financial plight facing First
Friendship centres require attention
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 13 days ago
those promises sound hollow when you consider the financial plight facing First Nations friendship centres across the country, and particularly in Vernon. We would encourage all North Okanagan residents, as well as our Conservative MP Mel... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Badgers bottle up Kal TireFC Masters Thursday at Mission #11 Sportsfield. Meanwhile, Brandt’s Creek Pub
Badgers bottle up Kal Tire
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 13 days ago
FC Masters Thursday at Mission #11 Sportsfield. Meanwhile, Brandt’s Creek Pub brushed back the Silver Stars 2-1 in Okanagan Men’s 55+ League action Thursday night at Reiswig Park in Lake Country. Two central defensive errors midway through... Read more
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BC Local News
Ground breaking a symbol of growing economic activity in Pentictonlump of dirt set up for the ground breaking of the new casino is a bigger analo
Ground breaking a symbol of growing economic activity in Penticton
BC Local News / Posted 15 days ago
lump of dirt set up for the ground breaking of the new casino is a bigger analogy for what is happening in the South Okanagan. "This is more than merely a symbolic photo op. I think this is a really strong signal that things are happening... Read more
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Penticton Western News
Ground breaking a symbol of growing economic activity in Pentictonlump of dirt set up for the ground breaking of the new casino is a bigger analo
Ground breaking a symbol of growing economic activity in Penticton
Penticton Western News / Posted 15 days ago
lump of dirt set up for the ground breaking of the new casino is a bigger analogy for what is happening in the South Okanagan. "This is more than merely a symbolic photo op. I think this is a really strong signal that things are happening... Read more
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BC Local News
Make Water Work plant collection gives residents drought resistant garden optionsThe Make Water Work challenge lays out several ways residents can conserve wate
Make Water Work plant collection gives residents drought resistant garden options
BC Local News / Posted 15 days ago
The Make Water Work challenge lays out several ways residents can conserve water with one community in the Okanagan being named water work champion Go to makewaterwork.ca to take the challenge and to find plenty of information on conserving water as... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
Make Water Work plant collection gives residents drought resistant garden optionsThe Make Water Work challenge lays out several ways residents can conserve wate
Make Water Work plant collection gives residents drought resistant garden options
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 15 days ago
The Make Water Work challenge lays out several ways residents can conserve water with one community in the Okanagan being named water work champion Go to makewaterwork.ca to take the challenge and to find plenty of information on conserving water as... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Make Water Work plant collection gives residents drought resistant garden optionsThe Make Water Work challenge lays out several ways residents can conserve wate
Make Water Work plant collection gives residents drought resistant garden options
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 15 days ago
The Make Water Work challenge lays out several ways residents can conserve water with one community in the Okanagan being named water work champion Go to makewaterwork.ca to take the challenge and to find plenty of information on conserving water as... Read more
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BC Local News
Water conservation message relayed to South OkanaganMunicipal leaders from around the Okanagan gathered Wednesday to urge residents
Water conservation message relayed to South Okanagan
BC Local News / Posted 16 days ago
Municipal leaders from around the Okanagan gathered Wednesday to urge residents to change their water use habits and conserve water as the region — known as one of the driest in Canada — once again appears headed for drought conditions this... Read more
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Penticton Western News
Water conservation message relayed to South OkanaganMunicipal leaders from around the Okanagan gathered Wednesday to urge residents
Water conservation message relayed to South Okanagan
Penticton Western News / Posted 16 days ago
Municipal leaders from around the Okanagan gathered Wednesday to urge residents to change their water use habits and conserve water as the region — known as one of the driest in Canada — once again appears headed for drought conditions this... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
JOCK TALK: Mann Cup defence starts next week at The Q Centrethis weekend when the Premier Victoria Mariners host four games at home. Tomorr
JOCK TALK: Mann Cup defence starts next week at The Q Centre
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 16 days ago
this weekend when the Premier Victoria Mariners host four games at home. Tomorrow and Sunday the Mariners welcome the Okanagan Athletics with doubleheaders both days at Layritz Park. Games start at 3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.... Read more
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