Rain cancels Civic Sounds concert

Written on:July 25, 2014
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Source: News – Vernon Morning Star

Downtown Vernon Association holds free concerts Thursdays during the summer

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Downtown Eastside pop-up market in Vancouver

Written on:July 23, 2014
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A market in Vancouver’s downtown eastside community lets residents set-up vending stations and sell their toys, trinkets, and other valuables to the public. Video: The Canadian Press

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Vancouver-founded Five Hole For Food hits 1,000,000 milestone

Written on:July 23, 2014
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The ball hockey-based annual charity and cross-Canada tour has now raised one million pounds of food for food banks coast-to-coast.

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Stars offer Summer Sampler

Written on:July 23, 2014
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The latest Morning Star online contest offers one lucky winner a Silver Star prize package.

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Storm concerns force closure of Silver Star bike park

Written on:July 23, 2014
Storm concerns force closure of Silver Star bike park

The popular facility will be off-limits for the remainder of Wednesday

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Tyrannosaurs might have roamed in social packs, newly discovered B.C. footprints suggest

Written on:July 23, 2014
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VANCOUVER — Fossilized footprints uncovered in northeastern British Columbia suggest the ferocious tyrannosaurs that ruled the Earth 70 million years ago just may have been more gregarious than than they’ve been given credit for.

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T-Rex fossil footprints found in northern B.C. paint new picture of ferocious dinosaur

Written on:July 23, 2014
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Fossilized footprints uncovered in northeastern British Columbia suggest the ferocious tyrannosaurs that ruled the Earth 70 million years ago just may have been more gregarious than than they’ve been given credit for.

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National flu vaccine plant inspection finds 10 problems

Written on:July 23, 2014
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A recent Health Canada inspection of the country’s only flu vaccine production plant identified 10 problems that need to be addressed, a report from the federal regulatory agency reveals.

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Hasibullah Yusufzai, of Burnaby, B.C., faces terror-related charge

Written on:July 23, 2014
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The RCMP has charged a British Columbia man for leaving Canada to take part in a terrorist activity.

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Air Canada cancels Wednesday flight to Tel Aviv

Written on:July 23, 2014
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Air Canada cancelled its scheduled flight from Toronto to Tel Aviv on Wednesday, along with the return flight Thursday from Israel, the second straight day it has done so. “We will continue to evaluate the situation going forward, and provide updates as needed,” said Isabelle Arthur, a spokeswoman for the airline. Air Canada’s announcement came shortly after […]

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Canada’s proposed new gun law aims to cut red tape

Written on:July 23, 2014
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The federal government unveiled plans today for new legislation covering ownership of firearms that aims to cut red tape, but also show Canada is taking gun safety seriously.

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Talisman shares halted after reports of Repsol takeover bid

Written on:July 23, 2014
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Shares in Talisman energy were briefly halted on the Toronto Stock Exchange Wednesday after reports that Spanish oil conglomerate Repsol SA is considering buying the company.

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Alberta family gets beavers to do its landscaping

Written on:July 23, 2014
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After years of trying unsuccessfully to build a pond on their property, an Alberta family decided to call in some experts – beavers.

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New-car buyers push retail sales up to record $42B in May

Written on:July 23, 2014
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Retail sales rose 0.7 per cent in May, Statistics Canada said, as new-car buyers pushed the monthly figure to a record $42 billion overall for the month.

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No Canadians in the running for 2014 Man Booker Prize

Written on:July 23, 2014
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Not a single Canadian author made the list for Britain’s prestigious 2014 Man Booker literary prize. But the Americans have arrived in force for the first year they’ve been in contention.

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Businesses with highly skilled hires ‘blindsided’ by temporary foreign workers changes

Written on:July 23, 2014
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Canadian employers who use the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to hire high-skilled workers say they have been sideswiped by changes intended to curb alleged abuses of the program by businesses in the fast-food sector.

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Air Canada, FAA extend Tel Aviv flight ban as fighting intensifies

Written on:July 23, 2014
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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is extending its ban on all flights to Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport while Air Canada announced it is again cancelling its daily scheduled flight to Tel Aviv from Toronto as well as Thursday’s return flight from Tel Aviv.

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Firefighters battle Smith Creek blaze near Kelowna, B.C.

Written on:July 22, 2014
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Firefighters continue to fight the Okanagan wildfire that has evacuated some 2,500 people from Smith Creek in B.C. ‘It’s pretty tough,’ said firefighter Jake Sparks. ‘A lot of the job is just digging and keeping your wits about you and making sure all the angles are covered.’ Video: The Canadian Press

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Pace cars program revved up

Written on:July 22, 2014
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The City of Vernon has renewed the pace car program for 2014/15 and it will be expanded to three additional schools.

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Water restrictions evolve in Greater Vernon

Written on:July 22, 2014
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There is no domestic/commercial outdoor watering on Mondays

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