Lumby volunteers sought

Written on:July 27, 2015
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Source: Community – Vernon Morning Star

The Whitevalley Community Resource Centre is currently seeking volunteers to serve on the board of directors.

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Shamrocks secure Shaw Cup

Written on:July 27, 2015
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Armstrong wins its first Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League playoff title since 2003

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Politics may be blocking a Canadian recovery: Don Pittis

Written on:July 27, 2015
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Democracy is supposed to solve our problems but sometimes politics just gets in the way. Don Pittis suggests getting out of election mode in the bid to get Canada back on road to economic recovery.

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Girl dead, dad missing after boating tragedy north of Vancouver

Written on:July 27, 2015
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A seven-year-old girl has died in a boating incident north of Vancouver.

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Weekend B.C. rain ‘a drop in the bucket’

Written on:July 27, 2015
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A pair of rainy days over the weekend ended a long dry spell in the Lower Mainland, but it won’t do much to replenish the region’s stressed reservoirs. The rainfall on Friday and Sunday was a welcome bit of relief, said Darrell Mussatto, chair of Metro Vancouver’s utilities committee, but it won’t dramatically change the situation that last week prompted the region to implement its toughest water restrictions in 12 years.

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Police investigating ‘suspicious’ death of teen in East Vancouver

Written on:July 27, 2015
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Vancouver police are asking for tips in connection to the death of a 16-year-old boy in East Vancouver.

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Pan Am Games closing ceremony: Fans cheer Team Canada, Kanye West’s mic cuts out

Written on:July 27, 2015
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A spectacular fireworks display from the CN Tower and an apparent microphone malfunction for headliner Kanye West helped end the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto with an exclamation mark during the closing ceremony on Sunday night.

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Kanye’s mic goes out with Pan Am Games

Written on:July 27, 2015
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Welcomed with a hearty roar, Kanye West ran through a career-spanning collection of his hits to close out a Pan Am Games headlined by a harder, better, faster, stronger Canada — until a faulty microphone didn’t let the rapper finish.

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86 year-old Vancouver Island man skydives to celebrate birthday

Written on:July 27, 2015
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Frank Webb, an 86 year-old resident of Saanich, B.C., celebrated his birthday in style — by jumping out of an airplane and free-falling towards Earth at 200 km/h.

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Evacuation alert lifted for West Kelowna

Written on:July 26, 2015
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Rain has brought some relief to fire crews fighting wildfires around B.C., especially in the southeast and Kamloops districts.

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Tory defector Eve Adams trounced in Liberal nomination fight

Written on:July 26, 2015
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Former Tory Eve Adams, who appealed personally to Prime Minister Stephen Harper — to no avail — to let her run for the Conservatives in the next election, has now failed in her bid to run for the Liberals instead.

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Forest fires burn near West Kelowna, B.C.

Written on:July 26, 2015
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Fires burning out of control near West Kelowna, B.C. were among more than 250 blazes across the province Thursday. Officials issued evacuation orders to residents of 70 homes in the area. – The Canadian Press

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VIDEO: Harper, Clark thank firefighters near Kelowna

Written on:July 26, 2015
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A wildfire in Westside (Kelowna) hit 460 hectares on Thursday morning, with more than 60 firefighters tending to the blaze

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Kelowna man’s house destroyed by fire, but big power bills still keep coming

Written on:July 25, 2015
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A Kelowna man whose elegant log home burned to the ground last winter is angry that he’s still getting massive monthly electricity bills for a property that no longer exists.

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Stephen Harper, Christy Clark thank firefighters near West Kelowna

Written on:July 24, 2015
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The Westside wildfire (near Kelowna) hit 460 hectares in size on Thursday, near where the Prime Minister and Premier stopped for a tour and press conference. Video: The Canadian Press

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DVA launches mural tours

Written on:July 24, 2015
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Mural tours are back this summer in downtown Vernon

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Vernon Tigers force deciding game in TOJLL championship

Written on:July 24, 2015
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Tigers erupt for 10 goals in final period to beat hometown Kamloops Venom 13-6; Game 5 goes Monday, 7:30 p.m., Kal Tire Place

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Naloxone’s prescription-only status to get Health Canada review

Written on:July 24, 2015
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Health Canada is reviewing the prescription-only status of an antidote used to treat drug overdoses.

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Will Ottawa’s child care cheques stimulate economy? Not much, CIBC says

Written on:July 24, 2015
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Canadian families may have big plans for the sudden influx of backdated Universal Child Care Benefit cheques that Ottawa mailed out this week, but there’s little evidence that the economy as a whole is going to benefit from them, one of Canada’s biggest banks says.

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Pete McMartin: Kelowna and the Premier and the burning issues of the day

Written on:July 24, 2015
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Premier Christy Clark, preoccupied of late with ushering in the Age of Liquefied Natural Gas, which will make us all rich, took time out of her busy schedule to visit her Kelowna constituency this week. Her constituency was on fire. There were photos and footage of the Premier looking very concerned at the charred ground, and of her speaking with the firefighters who had manned the front lines. She announced sombrely, as if to reflect her resolve, that her government would do all it could to provide help for and supply relief to her constituents. Given that they provided her the parachute that landed her safely in the legislature, it was the least she could do. These were her people, after all, if only by adoption.

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