City of Vernon praises athletes

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The Canada Winter Games has wrapped up in Prince George

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Lumby urged to rally

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The Whitevalley Community Resource Centre seeking community support

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Temporary art gallery takes shape in downtown Vernon

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Storage lockers moved into place for Okanagan Print Triennial

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Fentanyl warning directed at recreational pot users

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Startling statistics on fentanyl-related overdoses and deaths have prompted police and health authorities to issue a public warning — particularly to recreational pot users. Vancouver police Const. Sandra Glendinning — at a news conference Monday to highlight the lethal risks of the synthetic drug — said they are now finding fentanyl turning up in batches of seized marijuana.

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UNBC strike notice threatens final exams

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Final exams at the University of Northern British Columbia might not go ahead if professors walk off the job Thursday morning.

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Canada’s economy expanded faster than U.S. in final quarter of 2014

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Canada’s gross domestic product expands by 0.6 per cent in the final three months of 2014, a bit slower than the pace seen in the previous quarter but better than what analysts were expecting.

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‘Come on man. Check your voicemail,’ Justin Bieber begs Seth Rogen

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With his celebrity roast approaching, Justin Bieber has turned up the heat on one of his preferred roasters: fellow Canadian Seth Rogen.

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Canada losing out to Australia and U.S. in race to export natural gas

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The Canadian Energy Research Institute is holding a conference in Calgary titled LNG: Canada’s Last Window of Opportunity. The conference’s first keynote speaker, Kenneth Medlock, a resource and energy economist at Rice University in Houston, says that window is already closed.

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Real estate board muzzles brokers over release of home sales prices

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This week, three real estate brokers are cutting off customers’ online access to recent final home sales prices — coveted information that can help buyers and sellers gauge a property’s worth — because of a threat made by the Toronto Real Estate Board that they risk losing their lifeline to all privileged industry data.

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Former ambassador questions Chinese money in Canadian housing market

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Canadian cities need to have an open debate about the risks and benefits of Chinese money — including “hot” funds brought in by corrupt officials — in Canada’s housing market, according to a former senior Harper government official.

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Want to e-petition Ottawa for a Death Star? Now you’ll need 500 names

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A digital petition that once famously forced the White House to issue official comment on the idea of building an intergalactic Death Star as an economic stimulus program, but Canadians hoping to make the same pitch to their federal government via official online petitions may have a slightly tougher time.

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Mike Duffy trial to hear from former PMO insiders, Conservative MPs

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Some of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s closest former advisers will appear as Crown witnesses in the trial of suspended senator Mike Duffy, a list that also includes several Conservative MPs, CBC News has learned.

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Michael Stanley accused of raping American woman

Written on:March 2, 2015
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Investigators say a sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle has been arrested in the rape of a 69-year-old woman.

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Leonard Nimoy remembered by Canadians who ‘Spock’ $5 bills

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Canadian’s are paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy’s character spock on their $5 bills.

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Alcohol-abuse risks need much more attention, researchers say

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Do you drink beer, wine, coolers or other alcoholic beverages is a question Canadians could hear more often from their doctor as part a move to get us to stop and think about risky drinking.

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Reading boosts Junction

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Junction Literacy Centre is inviting the public to listen to an array of readers at the Vernon library Wednesday

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New track running well over budget

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The $7.5 million Greater Vernon Athletic Park next to Okanagan College is $790,000 over budget

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Kindale receives $94,826

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There were big smiles and many hugs to celebrate National Hug Day at Kindale’s Armstrong thrift store.

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Vernon School District officials anxious over cuts

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The Vernon School District is still preparing for cuts but firm details are lacking

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Poster design turns heads

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The poster for the 2015 Vancouver International Auto Show was created by Vernon designer Jen Hobbs

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