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Written on:November 21, 2014
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LAVINGTON: Accidents sparks evacuation as car crashes into high-pressure gas line off Highway 6 in Lavington, east of Vernon

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Downtown ready for holidays

Written on:November 21, 2014
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Downtown Vernon businesses extend hours for Christmas season

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Evacuations lifted, schools closed in Lumby

Written on:November 21, 2014
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Gas leak fixed, but 1,200 Lumby customers out of natural gas until technicians can relight each appliance, schools closed today in Lumby

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Insulin pump tubing may disconnect, Health Canada warns

Written on:November 21, 2014
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Some insulin pump users are warned there’s a risk the tubing may detach in certain sets, Health Canada says.

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Canada pledges $300 million to Green Climate Fund

Written on:November 21, 2014
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Canada will contribute $300 million to the Green Climate Fund, which helps developing countries address climate change.

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Yaffe: Vancouver housing prices tied to China’s economic growth (with video)

Written on:November 21, 2014
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No real estate downturn in sight, Conference Board economist says.

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Mohawk Girls TV series takes edgy look at dating

Written on:November 21, 2014
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The director of Mohawk Girls says her culture has been misrepresented in the media for years, but now she’s nervous her new series could be too authentic.

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U.S. man sentenced to 36 years for kidnapping that ended in Manitoba

Written on:November 21, 2014
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A Colorado man has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for abducting his young son from his estranged wife’s home and driving 1,500 kilometres to Canada, where he was arrested in Brandon, Man.

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Beware of monks bearing gifts, warn Vancouver police

Written on:November 21, 2014
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Vancouver police are advising caution after reports of money-hungry monks running an internationally-known scam in downtown Vancouver. Buddhist societies outside of Asia generally forbid monks from begging for, or even handling money. But in the past week there have been multiple reports and even incidents witnessed by Province reporters, of golden-robed men engaged in pushy panhandling near busy Vancouver transit stations.

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Richest of the rich gain ground in Canada

Written on:November 21, 2014
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There are more ultra-wealthy people in Canada this year than last year and they’re getting richer, according to a global study of the richest of the rich.

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Express Entry immigration plan has plenty of unknowns for employers

Written on:November 21, 2014
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The federal government is preparing to launch a new immigration system that gives skilled workers “express entry” into Canada starting Jan. 1, but first it’s consulting people involved. At least two groups representing employers are taking a wait-and-see approach.

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More Kinder Morgan protesters arrested on Burnaby Mountain

Written on:November 21, 2014
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Several more anti-pipeline protesters have been arrested on Burnaby Mountain, east of Vancouver, after allegedly crossing police tape to enter the Kinder Morgan work site.

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Inflation jumps to surprise 2.4% in October, led by food and shelter

Written on:November 21, 2014
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It got a lot more expensive to keep a roof over your head and food on your table last month, according to the latest inflation numbers from Statistics Canada on Friday morning.

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Privacy commissioner warns senators against internet surveillance measures

Written on:November 20, 2014
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Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien warned senators today that the increased police powers proposed in the government’s cyberbullying bill need to be matched with ways of tracking their use.

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SnowPass keeps kids active over winter months

Written on:November 20, 2014
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Silver Star Mountain Resort is among the 31 B.C. ski areas participating in the program

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Nordic ski season begins in North Okanagan

Written on:November 20, 2014
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Silver Star and Sovereign Lake open their cross-country trails Friday

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How to navigate the risky world of travel insurance

Written on:November 20, 2014
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Taking a vacation always carries a certain risk, but some travellers, like the Saskatchewan woman who gave birth prematurely in Hawaii, find that buying health insurance is no safety net in the case of an emergency.

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Beetle kill focus of fire

Written on:November 19, 2014
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The Vernon Fire Department is working with a local resident to hold a prescribed burn north of Tronson Road

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Vernon develops timeline for budget

Written on:November 19, 2014
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Council approved a 2015 budget timeline process Monday.

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VIDEO: Gregor Robertson wins 3rd term as Vancouver Mayor

Written on:November 18, 2014
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Robertson was elected to his third term as mayor of B.C.’s biggest city, defeating challenger Kirk LaPointe on November 15, 2014. Video: The Canadian Press

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