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Plenty of people wore pink Wednesday for the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Pink Shirt Day breakfast at the Laurel Packinghouse to show their support against bullying. "Pink Shirt Day is a way to stand up for others in the ways that we are treating other people," [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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Thom Yorke has reportedly found love with an Italian actress, months after the death of his ex-partner. The Radiohead frontman, who is in the running for the Best British Group award at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday evening, is allegedly romancing actress Dajana Roncione. Dajana, a rising star of ... [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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A two-vehicle collision by the train crossing at Highway 97 and Grandview Flats Road in Armstrong closed the highway for some time last night. At approximately 5:15 p.m., a 56-year-old female driver in a Chevrolet car stopped at the train crossing on the highway because the flashing red indicator... [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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By Dave Conway BC Hydro set a new daily record for power consumption earlier this year as cold winter weather increased the demand for electricity. Of course, it's our job at BC Hydro to keep the lights on. To be successful, we need to be able to meet our customers' electricity ... [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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By Charles Lammam The BC Liberals have presented their much-anticipated 2017 budget, ahead of the May provincial election. While there are some positive elements, overall the budget does little to promote a “competitive, job-creating economy,” as Finance Minister Mike de Jong claim... [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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Nationally acclaimed poet Judith Pond from Calgary will join two emerging homegrown talents for an evening of readings at Okanagan College on Thursday. One Night: Three Writers will see Pond assembled with current Okanagan College student Pip Dryden, winner of this year's OC 3-Hr Short Stor... [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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A group of South Okanagan residents is currently fundraising for a well/water system in Nepal. The village had two wells but one was damaged in an earthquake, so they are eager to do their part, according to organizers. One of the residents Jerry Monahan initially met a guide who lives in the [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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Vernon RCMP have released some details about a serious two-vehicle collision on Highway 6 at Pottery Road early Tuesday morning. Just before 5:30 a.m., a 2006 Ford E350 van travelling eastbound on Highway 6 was struck by a 2017 Dodge 3500 pickup attempting to cross the highway southbound on Potte... [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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Tom Hanks is turning his love of typewriters into a literary venture. The Sully star will release a collection of short stories, titled Uncommon Type: Some Stories, in October. Hanks has been an avid typewriter collector for years and the 17 stories in the book will each center on the machine.... [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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Residents of a condo building on Calgary Avenue in Penticton say they are fed up with ongoing thefts from their underground parking area. For the last two months, everything from from golf clubs to bikes and other personal belongings have been disappearing from the Cambrooke House Apartments at 1... [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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A Porsche slammed into a police car in Vancouver late Tuesday night. Vancouver police say they tried to pull over a stolen Porsche Cayenne SUV in downtown Vancouver when the driver fled from police. Police did not pursue. About 15 minutes later, the driver smashed into a K-9 officer's v... [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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There's been had been an outpouring of grief on social media for a local woman who was killed in a snorkeling accident in Thailand last week. Shelly Bot, 50, passed away after being struck by a boat while snorkeling on vacation on the island of Koh Tao. Renda Currie said she's known [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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The Vancouver Police Department will release more details this morning on two high-profile cases. Const. Jason Doucette will speak about: A hit-and-run incident on the Granville Street Bridge last week, and Three wanted men arrested in relation to the kidnapping on Dieppe Place in Septemb... [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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UPDATE: 10:35 a.m. Three "extremely dangerous" kidnapping suspects have been arrested. Erlan Lizandro Acosta, 26, Matthew Scott Stewart, 33, and Ellwood Thomas Bradbury, 26, were wanted on Canada-wide warrants in connection with kidnapping and aggravated assault. Acosta was arrest... [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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It was a strong showing for the Penticton Vees' final weekend at home for the regular season, with nearly 11,000 people in attendance over three games. Those three games went back-to-back-to-back, on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon, which head coach Fred Harbinson says can mak... [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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A deadly abduction in North Vancouver has landed a man in jail for 14 years. Tian Yi Eddie Zhang was sentenced Tuesday for manslaughter in the death of a 22-year-old Chinese student. Zhang was also convicted of unlawful confinement and extortion. He received seven-year concurrent sentences for... [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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Kamloops residents can find out more about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion's impact at a drop-in information session on Thursday. The Kinder Morgan pipeline will twin an existing oil pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby, passing close by Kamloops. Updates will be shared on construction ... [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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Crime Stoppers is asking the public's assistance in locating the following male who is wanted on a province-wide warrant as of February 22, 2017. Jared David James Grant (DOB 1990-06-20) is wanted for one count of possession of a controlled substance. Grant is described as a 26-year ol... [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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A government official says the Trump administration will revoke guidelines that say transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity. The decision would be a reversal of an Obama-era directive issued in May. It required public schools ... [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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Katy Perry was so sick at her first ever BRIT Awards she spent most of her night shivering with cold sweats in the bathroom. The Teenage Dream singer, who is set to perform at the British awards show on Wednesday, first came to the ceremony in 2009 and she was so [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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