Sister city group formed

Written on:April 20, 2015
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Armstrong council unanimously approved the appointment of the six-member committee

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Driver pleads guilty

Written on:April 20, 2015
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A guilty plea has been entered in connection with an accident that left a Vernon nurse a quadriplegic

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Tree falls on men

Written on:April 19, 2015
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WorkSafe B.C. investigating logging accident east of Lumby Wednesday that resulted in one man being airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital

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Don’t have a million dollars for a Vancouver home? A new Twitter campaign shows you’re not alone

Written on:April 19, 2015
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Don’t have $1 million for a house in Vancouver? Turns out you’re not alone. A hashtag campaign created by 29-year-old Vancouverite Eveline Xia is encouraging priced-out urbanites to speak up about their home ownership woes by sharing their age and profession on Twitter.

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Health advisories lifted at Vancouver beaches following oil spill

Written on:April 19, 2015
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Health advisories on Vancouver beaches have been lifted, with the exception of Crab and New Brighton parks, following a fuel spill in English Bay last week.

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H5 avian influenza confirmed on 2nd farm in Ontario

Written on:April 19, 2015
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Preliminary testing has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a second Ontario farm, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says.

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Thousands of runners to zip through downtown Vancouver in the 31st annual Sun Run

Written on:April 19, 2015
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Up to 50,000 runners will pound the pavement through downtown Vancouver on Sunday in the 31st annual Vancouver Sun Run.

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Raptors drop playoff opener to Wizards in OT

Written on:April 18, 2015
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Paul Pierce had 20 points as the Washington Wizards earned an 93-86 overtime win over the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre in the opener of their first-round playoff series.

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Canucks-Flames rivalry goes bananas as gorilla manhandles jersey

Written on:April 18, 2015
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The Calgary Zoo had some fun with the the rivalry between the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks. On Friday it placed a straw-filled Canucks jersey inside its gorilla habitat.

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Is Shaw hanging up on the home phone?

Written on:April 18, 2015
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Canada’s telecom companies love to bundle, but that strategy is not longer working very well — especially when it comes to the lowly landline that is mocked by millennials, loved by their parents and questioned by everyone in between.

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Leona Aglukkaq says letter to provinces on emissions targets wasn’t an attack

Written on:April 17, 2015
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The federal environment minister says her letter to the provinces last week about their climate change efforts should have come as no surprise and wasn’t meant to point fingers.

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Star seeks kind acts

Written on:April 17, 2015
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Silver Star Mountain Resort has launched its latest social media campaign, 50 Acts of MTB Kindness.

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Vernon resident honoured by college alumni association

Written on:April 17, 2015
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Sareena Sharma Nickoli Nickoli is director of purchasing and marketing at the family-owned City Furniture and Appliances

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Margaret Atwood, Sarah Harmer get their backs up over anti-terrorism bill

Written on:April 17, 2015
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Canadian author Margaret Atwood and singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer are stepping up opposition to the Conservatives’ proposed anti-terrorism bill, asking Liberal MPs from their communities to vote against it.

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Maple syrup could help fight bacterial infections, Canadian scientists find

Written on:April 17, 2015
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Researchers from the University of McGill have found a new use for Canada’s favourite condiment: Making disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics.

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Canada on watch for rare, potentially deadly virus carried by ticks

Written on:April 16, 2015
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A sudden spike in cases of an extremely rare, but potentially deadly virus south of the border has prompted health officials in Canada to expand their monitoring of ticks for the disease.

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Crews on scene of reported logging accident east of Lumby

Written on:April 16, 2015
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Emergency services personnel and Vernon Search and Rescue are on the scene of a reported logging accident in the Monashee Pass

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First Nations protesters occupy the premier’s West Kelowna office

Written on:April 16, 2015
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About 25 people including a group of chiefs representing Nicola Valley First Nations are occupying Premier Christy Clark’s West Kelowna office.

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Vancouver Spill: James Moore hits back at Christy Clark, Gregor Robertson

Written on:April 15, 2015
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Federal Industry Minister James Moore hit back at B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, accusing them of ‘finger-pointing’ for political sakes in the response to last week’s oil spill in English Bay. Video: The Canadian Press

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Astronomy highlight of event

Written on:April 15, 2015
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The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Okanagan Science Centre hold an event April 25

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