Parking lot purchased in downtown Vernon

Written on:February 9, 2016
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Source: News – Vernon Morning Star

The City of Vernon has purchased a lot at 2901 33rd Ave. for $345,000.

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Kelowna second-worst place to find a job in Canada says report

Written on:February 9, 2016
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Kelowna mayor Colin Basran maintains the city is in good economic shape, contrary to a report that says the city is second-to-last in Canada when it comes to finding a job.

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Game Day: Canucks look to get out of Denver with ‘must-win’

Written on:February 9, 2016
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DENVER — If the Vancouver Canucks needed inspiration this morning, they only had to look outside the Pepsi Center.

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Art meets science at Canada’s home for nuclear physics

Written on:February 9, 2016
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Artist-in-residence at TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, aims to bridge the divide between science and society.

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Black film fests founder says Canada lacks roles for people of colour

Written on:February 9, 2016
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While the Canadian Screen Awards tout a diverse slate of 2016 nominees, there’s still a dearth of roles for people of colour in this country, says the founder of the Montreal International Black Film Festival and the Toronto Black Film Festival.

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GM to recall 473,000 trucks and SUVs for brake pedal problem

Written on:February 9, 2016
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General Motors is recalling more than 473,000 trucks and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the brake pedals can come loose and fail to work properly.

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Lawyers who challenged Harper’s choice of Marc Nadon for Supreme Court denied costs

Written on:February 9, 2016
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Two lawyers who challenged the Harper government’s ultimately aborted appointment of Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada have been handed a judicial spanking for trying to collect tens of thousands of dollars for their efforts.

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B.C. Liberals lay out plans to deal with real estate market

Written on:February 9, 2016
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The B.C government laid out its plan for dealing with Metro Vancouver’s housing market in its throne speech on Tuesday — but it is short on details.

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Electoral reform without a referendum? Not so fast, Canadians say in new poll

Written on:February 9, 2016
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Canadians overwhelmingly feel there should be a referendum on any electoral reform, suggests a new poll. But first-past-the-post voting retains a high level of satisfaction. Will Canadians care if the Liberals follow through on their campaign promise to change the way they vote?

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Real Estate Council of B.C. to investigate shadow flipping of Vancouver homes

Written on:February 9, 2016
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The independent office charged with overseeing the British Columbia real estate market will investigate allegations of fraud and insider trading by some Metro Vancouver real estate agents, the provincial government said Monday.

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Moncton RCMP shooting: Mounties report ‘significant progress’ on recommendations

Written on:February 9, 2016
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The RCMP said Tuesday it has implemented 42 of the 64 recommendations stemming from a review into the force’s response to the June 2014 shootings in Moncton, N.B., that left three Mounties dead and two wounded.

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Despite questions about airstrikes, Trudeau asserts principles in fight against ISIS

Written on:February 9, 2016
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While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lays out a new approach to the fight against Islamic State, he faces questions about why he is withdrawing Canadian fighter jets from airstrikes.

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Don’t hold your breath for a Saudi-led OPEC push to cut output

Written on:February 9, 2016
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As much as Canada’s oil industry would like higher prices, Saudi Arabia has other ideas, Paul Haavardsrud writes.

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Guilty plea entered in downtown arson case

Written on:February 8, 2016
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A Vernon man whose arrest in connection with a downtown arson was sparked by social media has pleaded guilty

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WE Day surprise

Written on:February 7, 2016
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VERNON: Alexis Park Elementary students’ efforts to make a difference locally and globally pays off as 13 are selected to attend WE Day in Saskatoon with WestJet picking up the tab for flights and accommodations

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Lumby shoots for a win

Written on:February 7, 2016
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Series of community activities scheduled for Monday, Family Day in bid for Hockeyville

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Parking meter vandal sentenced to jail time

Written on:February 7, 2016
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A man responsible for damaging and breaking into parking meters in downtown Vernon in the fall has been given jail time for his actions

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Canvas Project in Kelowna finds universal answers to big questions

Written on:February 7, 2016
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Where do you consider home? What’s something you cherish most? And what’s something that disappoints you most? Those are the deep and perhaps challenging questions UBC Okanagan students put to people in downtown Kelowna on Saturday.

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What happens if federal health transfers get age-adjusted

Written on:February 6, 2016
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Canada’s provinces have very different age structures and provincial governments with older populations want age-adjusted health transfer payments. Here’s how the health-care pot of gold gets divided if they get their way.

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‘Super’ fundraiser kicks off

Written on:February 5, 2016
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The Green Pub and Village Green Hotel host Super Bowl party fundraiser for Vernon and District Minor Football Association Sunday

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