Catapult contest launches

Written on:July 29, 2014
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Armstrong-Spallumcheen’s 14th annual Harvest Pumpkin Festival in October will feature the Great Pumpkin Launch.

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Catapult contest launches

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Pilot sent to hospital after plane goes down in the Westside Road area

Written on:July 29, 2014
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Parachutist hitting a Vernon house is also under investigation

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Pilot walks away from plane crash in B.C.’s North Okanagan

Written on:July 29, 2014
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The pilot of a small plane that went down in B.C.’s North Okanagan is in hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, officials say.

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Chef hosts Star events

Written on:July 27, 2014
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One of Canada’s leading culinary talents is hosting a dinner to start off Silver Star Mountain Resort’s Wine and Food Festival Aug. 8.

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Students earn trade honours

Written on:July 27, 2014
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Jacob Wall and Hudson Schier won silver medals at the Skills Canada national competition

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City Furniture lends a hand

Written on:July 27, 2014
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City Furniture donated $4,000 to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation

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Petition targets plant

Written on:July 27, 2014
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Opposition is growing to Lavington’s proposed wood pellet plant.

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Hundreds of thousands of people jam onto English Bay beaches for fireworks extravaganza

Written on:July 27, 2014
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After a sun-drenched Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people poured into downtown Vancouver to see the first night of the Honda Celebration of Light fireworks. The summer fireworks festival features three shows. Team USA lit up English Bay and wowed a massive crowd Saturday. France takes the stage on Wednesday evening, and Japan will end with a bang next Saturday.

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Politics is a team sport, so ‘wear a cup,’ says ex-Harper spokesman

Written on:July 27, 2014
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former director of communications Andrew MacDougal confesses to not always agreeing with the position he vociferously defended for the cameras. He also points out it’s not only in politics that people disagree with the boss at times. His advice for the squeamish: “Wear a cup.”

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Is Canada missing the boat on cycling tourists?

Written on:July 27, 2014
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Cyclists bring big bucks to small towns, but, save for Quebec, most of Canada lags on cashing in.

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B.C. man who had stroke in his bathroom survived on toilet water for a week

Written on:July 27, 2014
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VANCOUVER – Water from a toilet bowl and thoughts of his family kept a 62-year-old Dawson Creek, B.C., man alive for a week when a stroke left him partially paralyzed on his bathroom floor.

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Mountie heads to Netherlands to see how Canada can aid MH17 probe

Written on:July 26, 2014
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An RCMP officer will travel to the Netherlands on Sunday to determine how Canada can help Dutch law enforcement investigate what downed Flight MH17, said Canada’s Minister of National Defence.

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Ukraine crisis: John Baird says no ‘blank cheques’

Written on:July 26, 2014
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Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada will live up to obligations made to Ukraine, but will not “write blank cheques.” Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada publicly complained this week his country had not received $200-million Canada pledged. However, in an interview with CBC’s The House, Baird said these things take time.

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Armstrong hockey gets funds

Written on:July 26, 2014
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A community gaming grant worth $35,000 has gone to the North Okanagan Minor Hockey Association in Armstrong.

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Inquest date set for Lavington mill death

Written on:July 26, 2014
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Bradley Haslam, 18, died June 15, 2013 as a result of a workplace incident

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$3.2B AltaLink sale wins conditional approval

Written on:July 26, 2014
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CALGARY — The federal government has signed off on the controversial $3.2-billion sale of Alberta’s largest electricity transmission provider to a company owned by U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett. The approval, however, comes with a long list of conditions, including the guarantee that buyer Berkshire Hathaway Energy must reinvest every penny it earns from AltaLink in the company, the province or Canada, if it is allowed to complete the purchase from Quebec-based SNC Lavalin.

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MH17 tragedy, rebounding retailers and Parks Canada’s new threads: the week in business

Written on:July 25, 2014
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An eventful week in business news was punctuated by the story dominating headlines this week: the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Jacqueline Hansen gets you caught up with her recap of the week in business.

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Celebration of Light takes over English Bay with Team USA

Written on:July 25, 2014
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Vancouver’s 24th annual Celebration of Light kicks off this Saturday with team USA, followed by France (Wed. July 30) and Japan (Sat. Aug 2).

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ReWalk Robotics exoskeleton helps paraplegics to walk

Written on:July 25, 2014
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A robotic exoskeleton that allows some people with spinal cord injuries to walk upright has been approved for use by Health Canada and the U.S. Federal Drug Administration.

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Rancho Vignola ~ Blog » Making Chocolate Chia Pudding

Written on:July 25, 2014
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We offer a reward program for customers who refer others to us! Rancho Vignola Gift Packs are hand-made in Armstrong , BC ! We support local, national, and international food banks and charities! We only import our products …

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