Vernon residents visit European sister cities

Written on:October 30, 2014
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Twenty-eight individuals, most from the Vernon area, left Sept. 18 to begin a two-week European journey

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Alert Vernon employees prevent theft

Written on:October 30, 2014
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Two alert Middleton Mountain employees may have put an end to an alleged theft from vehicles spree.

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Vernon hosts 4-H delegats

Written on:October 29, 2014
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Learning, laughs and networking were the focus as 4-H leaders from across British Columbia

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Golf courses claim high water rates put them at risk

Written on:October 29, 2014
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Businesses call for Vernon council to adjust reclaimed water rates

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Vancouver arson suspect caught on camera: VPD

Written on:October 29, 2014
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Vancouver police are asking the public to help identify a man caught on camera in front of a book publisher’s home shortly before the front of the house went up in flames.

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Don Cayo: Canada’s tax policies are overdue for reform

Written on:October 29, 2014
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It’s no secret to anyone who follows these things that Canada’s complex web of tax policies is overdue for reform.

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Sexual images in Air Canada flight decks worse than airline admits: pilot

Written on:October 29, 2014
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A pilot is speaking out about explicit images in the Air Canada flight deck, saying she has seen images that are ‘definitely pornographic’ while working on several different types of aircraft.

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Calgary driver still haunted after killing girl lying on highway

Written on:October 28, 2014
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A Calgary driver says he is still shaken up four years after he struck and killed a 17-year-old girl, who was lying down on the Trans-Canada Highway near 36th Street and refusing to budge after she and her sister had been consuming alcohol. Malcolm Mitchell told a fatality inquiry into the teen’s death that he was on his way to work at about 3 a.m. on Oct. 26, 2010, when he suddenly saw the girl and her 19-year-old sister on the road about five metres away.

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No compensation for Ottawa couple in 7Up complaint against Air Canada

Written on:October 28, 2014
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The Supreme Court of Canada has rejected a claim for financial compensation by an Ottawa couple who sought damages from Air Canada when, among other things, they couldn’t order a 7Up in French. In a 5-2 decision, the top court ruled Tuesday there was no dispute that the airline violated Michel and Lynda Thibodeau’s French-language rights during three international flights in […]

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Empty chairs at Canada’s spy watchdog as government strengthens CSIS

Written on:October 28, 2014
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As the government moves to strengthen the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, two of five chairs sit empty on the watchdog agency that oversees the spy service.

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Wireless speeds in Canada’s big cities match U.S., U.K., study says

Written on:October 28, 2014
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The mobile wireless networks in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver have a speed and reliability that are “comparable to, or exceeds” that in U.S. and U.K. cities, a report says.

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John Kerry pledges to work with Canada to prevent terror attacks

Written on:October 28, 2014
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Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. promises to work even more closely with the Canadian government to prevent attacks such as the ones that occurred in Ottawa and Quebec last week.

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Drone being used to survey damage from alien crab species

Written on:October 28, 2014
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The Nature Conservancy of Canada will be using a drone, chartered aircraft, as well as “boots on the ground,” to try and get a clearer picture of the impact of the invasive green crab on eel grass beds.

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Don’t overload CSIS: The case for a separate foreign spy agency

Written on:October 28, 2014
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The new powers to spy abroad that Ottawa wants to bestow on CSIS don’t resolve the central problem, which a host of other countries have found, that foreign and domestic intelligence gathering just don’t mix, Brian Stewart writes.

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Nun awake while heart valve replaced, procedure livestreamed

Written on:October 28, 2014
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Sister Theresa’s aortic valve replacement operation was broadcast in real time and observed by hundreds of cardiologists at the 2014 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Vancouver — and she was awake through the entire surgery.

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Realtors collect clothing

Written on:October 27, 2014
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The Sutton Warm and Fuzzy Shelter Collection is taking place once again in Vernon.

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Suspect sprays blood on Vernon restaurant customers

Written on:October 27, 2014
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Anyone impacted during the incident is asked to call the RCMP

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Week promotes crime prevention

Written on:October 26, 2014
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The City of Vernon’s Safe Communities Unit is raising awareness about Crime Prevention Week Nov. 1 to 7.

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‘Threat’ cancels Kelowna flight to Calgary

Written on:October 26, 2014
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YLW has emergency protocols in place to handle threats such as the one Saturday afternoon

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Man taken into custody in B.C. after WestJet flight threatened

Written on:October 25, 2014
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One man was taken into custody at the Kelowna airport after emergency crews were placed on standby following a threat against an Edmonton-Kelowna-Calgary WestJet flight.

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