Volunteer assists seniors

Written on:August 31, 2015
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Armstrong-Spallumcheen seniors will benefit from some assistance

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New athletics park filled with smiles

Written on:August 31, 2015
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The North Okanagan is on track with Vernon’s new athletics park, which opened Friday

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National NDP leader visits North Okanagan-Shuswap

Written on:August 30, 2015
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Tom Mulcair will make a stop in downtown Vernon Tuesday afternoon

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Powerful wind storm wreaks havoc in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

Written on:August 30, 2015
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Heavy winds littered debris all down Highway 1, forced the closure of the Pacific National Exhibition, stalled SkyTrain service, and wrecked havoc across the region on Saturday. Rainfall and heavy winds pummeled Metro Vancouver throughout Saturday, leaving up to 400,000 B.C. Hydro customers without power at one point in the afternoon.

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Undermanned Whitecaps blanked 2-0 by Dynamo

Written on:August 30, 2015
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Ricardo Clark and Raul Rodriguez scored and the hometown Houston Dynamo beat the short-handed Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 on Saturday night to snap a three-game winless streak.

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Windstorm causes power outages, injury in Metro Vancouver

Written on:August 30, 2015
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One woman suffered life-threatening injuries after she was hit by tree during a severe rain and wind storm that whipped through B.C.’s South Coast on Saturday.

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Mayor criticized for comparing Harper’s use of private security to dictators’ militias

Written on:August 29, 2015
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The mayor of Oakville, Ont., has been under a barrage of online criticism for writing a tweet suggesting Stephen Harper’s use of private security is like those that protected fascist dictators. He apologized after critics accused of him maligning Canadian veterans.

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Don’t call the SPCA. Vancouver dog isn’t dead, just sleeping

Written on:August 29, 2015
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Comet is known for his bizarre sleeping habits on a sidewalk in Mount Pleasant, and has convinced more than one person that he’s dead. In fact, he’s just an old dog who loves to nap. On his back. Twisted up. And halfway onto the road.

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Air Canada mistaken fares: Winning a lottery or taking advantage?

Written on:August 29, 2015
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An Air Canada pricing mistake controversy highlights a quandary for regulators: Should airlines have to make good on honest mistakes spotted by savvy deal-seekers?

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What the hacked data reveals about Ashley Madison’s members

Written on:August 29, 2015
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Data analysts are reporting some interesting findings from the Ashley Madison data dump. For example, almost none of the female members ever used the site, and Canada had the highest percentage by population of accounts.

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Pumpkin festival grows

Written on:August 29, 2015
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The Armstrong Regional Co-op Great Pumpkin Weigh-In is part of Family Fun Day Oct. 10.

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Affordable housing project opens in downtown Vernon

Written on:August 29, 2015
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The Journey Inn motel behind the Fruit Union Plaza has been purchased by B.C. Housing.

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China’s great fall, loonie’s swan dive & some mushy math on taxes: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

Written on:August 28, 2015
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From fears that China’s stock bubble is overinflated, to some new numbers meant to show how overtaxed Canadians are, it was a busy week in the business news. Good thing the CBC’s Jacqueline Hansen is here to walk you through the week that was in her video recap.

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Vancouver Island Health Authority tries new plan to reduce surgical wait times

Written on:August 28, 2015
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The Vancouver Island Health Authority wants to significantly reduce surgical wait times.

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Ballerina Lucila Munaretto wakes from coma, determined to dance again

Written on:August 28, 2015
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A ballerina in Vancouver wakes from the coma she’s been in for two weeks. She’s already talking about dancing again.

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Federal scientist put on leave over Harperman protest song

Written on:August 28, 2015
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An Environment Canada scientist has been sent home on administrative leave and is being investigated after writing and performing an anti-Conservative protest song called Harperman. There are concerns that he has breached the department’s ethics code.

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Body located in Polson Park

Written on:August 27, 2015
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Vernon RCMP trying to determine the cause of the death of a man in his 40s

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Smoke from Washington state fires casts pall over some Okanagan businesses

Written on:August 27, 2015
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Heavy smoke sweeping in from Washington state wildfires is causing some tourists to blow off their Okanagan vacations, say business people around Kelowna.

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Cowboy rides out his travelling dream

Written on:August 26, 2015
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Pierre Cloutier sets out on a nine month, 4,000-kilometre wagon trip across Canada

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Council approves project

Written on:August 26, 2015
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Coldstream council approved a variance permit application for a corner lot on Coldstream Creek Road

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