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Serena Williams has posed nude, showing off her baby bump, for the cover of the August (17) issue of Vanity Fair U.S. The pregnant tennis star posed for famed photographer Annie Leibovitz for the magazine, immediately drawing comparisons with Demi Moore's groundbreaking 1991 photoshoot, also ... [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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Some of the most authentic kilts in all of Canada are made right here in Penticton, by a small business that ships its product around the globe. McPhail Kilt Makers has grown out of their small space on Main Street, and opened up a brand new storefront in the Cannery Trade [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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While the rest of the country toasts Canada's 150th birthday, Westside Daze is celebrating a little more. The annual Westside July long weekend festival is joining with Westbank First Nation with a theme of 15+ Decades in Canada. Westside Daze president Leah Thorderson said: "while we... [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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The average waterfront home in Kelowna now costs almost $1 million, a price that's ballooned by almost 50 per cent since last year. Realtors across the Okanagan have said the market in the valley is red-hot these days, and numbers from Remax's 2017 Recreational Housing Report confirm ... [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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The war of words over the Speaker of the Legislature continues to spew in Victoria. A letter sent by Finance Minister Mike de Jong to newly elected Speaker Steve Thomson has ruffled the feathers of Green leader Andrew Weaver. The letter seeks clarification regarding the role of the Speaker. ... [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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Scientists at the University of Alberta are celebrating Canada's 150th birthday on a nanoscale. They believe they have created the world's smallest sculpture of a maple leaf, measuring just 10 nanometres across. That's 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair and 100 tim... [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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Britain's prime minister said Tuesday there must be a "major national investigation" of potentially flammable cladding on highrise towers, while a German city evacuated an 11-storey building because of safety concerns prompted by the fatal fire in London. Theresa May's comments ... [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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Fire crews are a responding to thick, black smoke seen over BC Place in Vancouver. Firefighters arrived at Pacific Boulevard about 11:30 a.m. It is not yet clear what caused the fire. Castanet will update the story as more information becomes available. Black smoke in downtown #yvr #va... [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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B.C.'s Prosecution Service says a Kelowna woman has been charged with uttering death threats aimed at Premier Christy Clark and Speaker Steve Thomson. The service says a special prosecutor approved charges of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm against Pavla Janeckova. The threa... [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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The Penticton RCMP is investigating an armed robbery of the Foodland grocery store on Westminster Avenue at about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Two males entered the store with bandanas across their faces, one with a large hunting knife and the other with a hatchet. The men stole a small amount of cash... [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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The Okanagan continues to see a spike in overdose deaths. There have been 50 OD deaths in the first four months of 2017 in the valley. “The number of deaths from drug overdoses continues to increase locally and across the province,” says Dr. Silvina Mema, medical health officer wit... [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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Johnny Depp could face a perjury investigation in Australia after his ex-managers alleged he lied about not knowing his dogs were brought into the country illegally. Depp's then wife Amber Heard escaped conviction in April year (16) after admitting she brought the couple's pet terriers Pi... [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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A report by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute says Canadians' willingness to take on debt is leaving the country's economy vulnerable to downswings. Philip Cross, the institute's Munk senior fellow, writes that all sectors of the economy — households, governments and businesses &m... [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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Brain scientists at a Canadian university are aiming to get a better handle on how sleep affects memory, problem solving, and other cognitive functions in what they are billing as the largest such study ever to be done. The researchers at Western University, based in London, Ont., are hoping to r... [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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Queen Elizabeth II is set to receive an increase in the official funding she receives each year. Buckingham Palace said Tuesday the "sovereign grant" will be 82.2 million pounds ($104.8 million) next year — an increase of more than 6 million pounds. The increase is derived from... [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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The Penticton Fire Department made quick work of a brush fire off Max Lake Road in West Bench on Monday evening. Crews were called to the mountainside behind the Peter Bros. gravel pit at around 5:15 a.m. for reports of smoke. Deputy Fire Chief Chris Forrester says the department discovered a [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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I saw it again the other day, a driver who was stopped at the beginning of an acceleration lane patiently signalling and looking for a large gap to join in with the passing traffic. Before you make a comment about gray hair, this could just as easily have been a new [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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UPDATE: Tuesday 10:45 a.m. The owner of a sailboat that was washed onto Rotary Beach after strong winds Monday night has found his boat and is assessing the damages. According to a resident living nearby, the “owner of the boat was happy to have been reunited.” ORIGINAL: Monda... [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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The Penticton RCMP is reporting a very busy first weekend of the summer. Police called in extra resources to handle the crowds brought in by the Peach City Beach Cruise and Elvis Festival. Between Friday morning and Sunday at midnight, the detachment had 175 calls for service. Nine impaired dr... [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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Big White fire chief Jamie Svendsen called Monday's lightning-caused fire on the hill a wake-up call. A lightning storm passed through the area, sparking a small fire in the alpine area. Smoke and flames were visible around the resort. "About eight to 10 trees were candling and produc... [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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