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RCMP have laid charges after a bus driver was assaulted - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:04:00 PDT
A 29-year-old Kelowna man is now in custody facing charges after an alleged assault on a bus driver which took place Saturday just after 4 p.m. The incident happened in the Queensway Bus Loop in Kelowna where a BC Transit bus driver suffered minor injuries as a result of the assault. Kelowna R...
Donation bins filling up with no pick up plans; landfill see 22% increase - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:00:00 PDT
Many are using their time quarantined to get a head start on some spring cleaning. Decluttering the things you don't need anymore can also help others when you donate your unwanted items to charity, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many local groups have stopped their collection services. Di...
Mortgage deferral program a work in progress: Interior Savings - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:00:00 PDT
More than a million Canadians are reported to have initiated mortgage deferrals due to the COVID-19 pandemic as of March 27, 2020, but not everyone is approved. One Kelowna woman tells Castanet her bank has refused her mortgage deferral request, despite the fact she says she only made $17,000 in ...
Kelowna's Gospel Mission still offering services despite COVID-19 - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:00:00 PDT
Kelowna's Gospel Mission is still helping people experiencing homelessness and poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some services have been adjusted to meet requirements set by the province. On March 13, drop-in services were closed, which included three daily meals. The shelter then stopped int...
Pair of hot tubs stolen from Kelowna's Aqua Friends - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:30:00 PDT
Staff at Kelowna's Aqua Friends were shocked on Friday after they discovered their trailer and two hot tubs had been stolen. At about 5 a.m. on March 27, video surveillance caught an individual on camera pulling up to the back of Aqua Friends with a flat deck truck. The individual is shown attac...
Kelowna physician distressed over shortage of PPE's in Canada - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:00:00 PDT
A Kelowna family physician says Canada is woefully short on personal protective equipment for front-line workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Janneme Frouws put out a plea recently on her Facebook page, asking for donations of critically needed masks, gowns, gloves and face shields and gog...
A Kelowna Transit driver was beaten while on the job - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:30:00 PDT
A Kelowna Transit driver is recovering from injuries suffered during an attack on his bus Saturday at the Queensway Transit Station. Officials with BC Transit acknowledged the incident took place, but would only say the local operating company is supporting the driver as needed. "Safety i...
A Park Ave. home, built more than 100 year ago, has been torn down - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:32:00 PDT
A home, formerly on Kelowna's heritage registry, is now a pile of rubble. The home, at the corner of Park Avenue and Long Street was demolished Monday. An application to tear down the home caused quite a debate among Kelowna city councillors, who narrowly approved the demolition by a 5-4 vote....
City of Kelowna tightening its belt amid pandemic - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:40:00 PDT
The City of Kelowna is tightening its belt in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Colin Basran provided a civic update Monday, via video news conference, during which time he urged the public to follow social distancing rules and wash their hands frequently. "While most of our citi...
Big White applauds feds' COVID-19 aid plan for businesses - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:47:00 PDT
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's announcement Monday morning that the federal government would be beefing up a previously announced wage subsidy is being met with a sigh of relief by many Canadian small and medium-sized businesses. Trudeau announced the program will cover all businesses whose reve...

Province at 'critical' stage of fight to stop virus spread: The latest on COVID-19 in B.C. - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:16:12 EDT

Paramedic appeals for help after thieves steal essential equipment - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:19:28 EDT
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Annelie Van Der Heyden said her kit, taken from her vehicle in East Vancouver this past week, contained everything she needs to work out in the field, including safety gear, her uniform and boots with custom orthotics.

'Just not exercising good judgment': Police chief frustrated as weekend parties ignore physical distancing - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:56:47 EDT
Empty Victoria Streets

Victoria police say they were called to several parties and gatherings this weekend despite public health officials urging people to maintain physical distance to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

Proposed B.C. container terminal would threaten endangered killer whales, review panel finds - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:30:10 EDT
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A federally appointed panel has found the development of a new shipping container terminal south of Vancouver would result in "significant adverse'' effects on endangered southern resident killer whales.

Running in close quarters can increase spread of COVID-19, warn experts - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:00:00 EDT

Doctors say that while running is a great way to stay healthy and prevent illness, the activity itself can increase the chances of producing micro-droplets that can transmit the virus from person to person.

Long-haul drivers face challenges to keep on trucking during pandemic - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:00:00 EDT
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Work is underway to ensure the people who drive essential supplies across the province are being cared for — which includes access to food and clean bathrooms, even as restaurants and pit stops close their doors.

COVID-19 forces B.C. authorities to rethink emergency response to wildfires and floods - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:02:46 EDT

Operations centres are having to plan how to carry out evacuations from at-risk areas while following the public health orders of maintaining physical distancing and self-isolation.

Gulf Island residents concerned after cargo carrier ships' anchors entangle - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:11:52 EDT

Residents of the southern Gulf Islands are extremely worried after a windstorm pushed two large commercial carriers next to each other in Plumper Sound Monday morning, causing their anchors to entangle.

What is a ventilator and how does it work? - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:00:00 EDT
Ventilator Humber River Hospital

Ventilators are an essential part of treating severe cases of COVID-19 — when it's life or death.

What to expect as B.C. students return to virtual classrooms - Sun, 29 Mar 2020 18:08:22 EDT
2000 schools have been shutdown in B.C., leaving over 500,000 students without in-class instruction.

With spring break coming to an end, students, parents and teachers are preparing to adapt to an education system that is shifting to a virtual environment with the cancellation of in-class learning.

Quiz: Can You Guess What Tool This Is? - Thu, 05 Sep 2019 20:07:15 GMT
It's hammer time!
Quiz: Can We Guess Your Education Level From The U.S. States You Know? - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 20:19:13 GMT
Do you know ALL the states?
Quiz: Can You Name All These Junk Foods? - Wed, 28 Aug 2019 14:49:00 GMT
That looks yummy!
Quiz: Can You Pass 9th Grade History? - Thu, 26 Sep 2019 21:05:54 GMT
Ah, 9th grade history. Miss it?
QUIZ: Can You Identify These Famous American Historical Figures? - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 20:35:40 GMT
How many can YOU identify?
If You Pass This Test You Must Have Gone To Culinary School - Thu, 05 Sep 2019 22:23:10 GMT
Don't end up with egg on your face!
Quiz: Can You Name These Biblical Figures? - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:52:18 GMT
Do you stand upon the Word of God?
QUIZ: Can We Guess Your Education Level Based On The American History You Know? - Fri, 26 Jul 2019 16:01:06 GMT
What happened in 1776?
- Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:50:03 GMT
QUIZ: Can You Guess The State By Its Outline? - Wed, 30 Oct 2019 23:25:42 GMT
Washington... or West Virginia?

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