Local named Miss Teen Canada princess

Written on:November 25, 2014
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Source: Community – Vernon Morning Star

Kassidy Kleef is a Grade 12 student at Vernon’s W.L. Seaton Secondary School

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City of Vernon crews dealing with water main breaks

Written on:November 25, 2014
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Crews busy with two breaks, and will be repairing a third shortly

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Cambie Street merchants in court for new Canada Line trial

Written on:November 25, 2014
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Lawyers for 200 people who own businesses and commercial property on Vancouver’s Cambie Street are in court this week arguing for compensation from Translink.

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Humanitarian aid audit finds Syrian help delayed, water purifiers inefficient

Written on:November 25, 2014
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Funding delays of more than a year plagued two major Canada humanitarian assistance projects in Syria, while the military’s water purification system didn’t measure up during last year’s typhoon in the Philippines, according to the audit released Tuesday by Auditor General Michael Ferguson.

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True cost of auto bailout hard to decipher, AG says

Written on:November 25, 2014
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A new report by the federal auditor general says Canadians would have to go searching through a bunch of different reports if they wanted to piece together how their tax dollars were spent on big auto bailouts.

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Veterans face too many barriers to mental-health help, auditor general says

Written on:November 25, 2014
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The federal government has to assess whether its services are “truly meeting the needs of Canadians,” the auditor general said today in releasing audits critical of how long it takes veterans to access services and how a northern food subsidy is provided.

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Another deep freeze ahead for most of Canada

Written on:November 25, 2014
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One of Canada’s leading weather watchers has bad news for anyone hoping to avoid the deep freeze of last winter — you’re probably out of luck.

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Iain MacIntyre: Canucks icon Pat Quinn was hockey royalty in Vancouver

Written on:November 25, 2014
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It was the morning after a practice in which Pat Quinn’s stern, profane lecture to Canuck players was caught on tape by a local broadcaster, who had enterprisingly reached his microphone over the glass at the Agrodome to capture it.

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B.C. residents see mental health training, online vigilance as key factors in battle against homegrown terrorism

Written on:November 25, 2014
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More than four in five Canadians support training mental health workers to identify signs of radicalization that could lead to homegrown terrorism, according to a recent survey.

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Vancouver’s cheapest houses vs. houses in other cities

Written on:November 25, 2014
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We highlight a few Vancouver homes and show you what you can buy at similar price points in other cities.

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‘Act of terrorism’ warning came days before Ottawa attack

Written on:November 24, 2014
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A top-level federal memo warning of a potential “violent act of terrorism in Canada,” distributed by the prime minister’s staff five days before last month’s attack on Parliament Hill, directed staff to ensure vigilence and strict compliance with security protocols.

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Former Vancouver Canucks coach, player Pat Quinn dies

Written on:November 24, 2014
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Former Vancouver Canucks coach and player Pat Quinn died Sunday night at Vancouver General Hospital.

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‘Substandard medicines a problem,’ recall review finds

Written on:November 24, 2014
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The number of recalls of defective prescription medicines in Canada has increased over the last nine years, British researchers have found.

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CRTC to decide if small ISPs can use high-speed networks built by big rivals

Written on:November 24, 2014
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The federal telecom regulator begins a hearing Monday that could determine how much access small internet service providers have to high-speed service across Canada.

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Canada’s Smartest Person is a 22-year-old law student from Kamloops

Written on:November 24, 2014
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Braden Lauer was crowned the champion on Sunday night’s finale of Canada’s Smartest Person. The CBC show challenges assumptions about what it means to be smart.

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Armstrong ready for Christmas

Written on:November 24, 2014
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The annual Home for the Holidays – Downtown Light Up and Parade takes place Thursday.

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Family invests in students

Written on:November 24, 2014
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A Vernon couple is giving back to the community by making a substantial donation to the University of B.C.’s Okanagan campus

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Natural gas restored to most Lumby residences

Written on:November 23, 2014
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Service was interrupted Thursday after a vehicle struck a gas main in Lavington.

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Karen Armstrong, Martin Short, Egypt: Radio highlights this week

Written on:November 22, 2014
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If you missed these interviews, you’ll want to settle in on your couch, press play, and prepare to be entertained.

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Gas emergency

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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