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Search and rescue crews find missing Kelowna senior in locked parking garage - Wed, 14 Apr 2021 07:03:00 PDT
UPDATE: 7 a.m. Searchers located a missing Kelowna senior overnight, locked inside an apartment parking garage. Central Okanagan Search and Rescue members set up a base camp at Cameron Park and fanned out in four teams, two on foot and two on bicycles. The woman was found just over an hour ...
Kelowna firefighters douse grass fire along Okanagan Rail Trail - Wed, 14 Apr 2021 06:23:00 PDT
Kelowna firefighters doused a grass fire along the Okanagan Rail Trail in the wee hours Wednesday morning. Platoon Capt. Scott Clarke says about 1:20 a.m., crews responded to a report of a grass fire along the rail trail between Spall Road and Hardy Street. Firefighters arrived to find a Rank ...
SD 23 lobbying province for $400M worth of new or upgraded schools - Wed, 14 Apr 2021 04:00:00 PDT
The Central Okanagan urgently needs more than $400M worth of new or upgraded schools, trustees will hear this week. The school district is launching a public outreach campaign, “Together We Build,” to raise awareness of the issue as it lobbies the provincial government for funding. ...
Flyover planned to bring some joy this May long weekend - Wed, 14 Apr 2021 04:00:00 PDT
As British Columbia grapples with a surge in COVID-19 cases and continued restrictions as a result of the pandemic, one Kelowna man is hoping to provide a much-needed distraction and maybe some smiles. A year ago, Trevor Jones and a group of pilots planned and executed a flyover in honour of Capt...
As was the case in 2020, businesses wishing to set up patios on public land will get a break on fees this year - Wed, 14 Apr 2021 04:00:00 PDT
Restaurants and other eating and drinking establishments wishing to set up outdoor patios on public land will get a break on fees charged by the city. Property management manager JoAnne Adamson told council Monday the normal fee charged for patio space is based on appraised value to ensure a fair...
Witnesses report a car fire just north of Lake Country - Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:03:00 PDT
UPDATE: 6:13 p.m. Traffic appears to be backed up near a car fire on Highway 97, north of Lake Country. Witnesses report that emergency vehicles are on scene attending to the incident, which is located on the northbound side of the highway. ORIGINAL: 6:01 p.m. Witnesses are reporting a...
Fire-damaged crane in Kelowna removed, traffic flowing again - Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:02:00 PDT
UPDATE 6 p.m. Traffic is again flowing on Glenmore Road after the fire-damaged crane at the intersection of Union Avenue has been dismantled. “The related evacuation order for sixteen properties in the area has been rescinded and the residents whose homes were not affected by the fire wi...
Kelowna gym refusing masks and vaccinated patrons - Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:33:00 PDT
A Kelowna gym is under fire after advertising controversial messaging online. Flow Academy shared a statement on their website saying "for the health, safety, and protection of us and our members, face coverings are not permitted in our facility." “Flow Academy will not be acce...
Kelowna will apply for a portion of $100 million made available by the province for overnight sheltering - Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:15:00 PDT
The City of Kelowna is looking to grab a piece of the Strengthening Communities Services grant the provincial government has made available. City safety director Darren Caul told council Monday it's his intention to put forth an application later this week for an amount in excess of $2.5 million ...
Coroner investigating death at Scenic Canyon Regional Park - Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:51:00 PDT
The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating how a woman has died after RCMP found her unresponsive along the area of Scenic Canyon Regional Park on April 10. Just before 11 a.m., Kelowna RCMP were called to assist paramedics along a hiking area off McCulloch Road after a passerby reported a deceas...

More than 7,000 lives lost to toxic drugs in 5 years — and this B.C. health crisis is only getting worse - Wed, 14 Apr 2021 07:00:00 EDT
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So far, 2021 is shaping up to be worse than 2020, which was the deadliest year on record for overdose deaths.

After safety review, Health Canada says people shouldn't hesitate to get AstraZeneca vaccine - Wed, 14 Apr 2021 12:24:48 EDT
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Following reports of rare blood clotting events among some who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine, Health Canada officials said Wednesday they still believe the product is safe — and Canadians should have no qualms about rolling up their sleeves for it when the time comes.

Woman sues former B.C. city councillor who was convicted of sexually assaulting her as a teen - Wed, 14 Apr 2021 08:00:00 EDT
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A woman who was sexually assaulted by a former city councillor in Pitt Meadows, B.C., when she was a teenager has filed a civil lawsuit in wake of the abuser's criminal conviction, claiming she should be compensated for decades of mental anguish.

Premier says more restrictions possible as B.C. records 873 new cases of COVID-19 and 2 more deaths - Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:28:54 EDT
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B.C. health officials announced 873 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths on Tuesday, as Premier John Horgan suggested more restrictions could be coming to stem the third wave of the pandemic.

John Furlong pitches a broader B.C. bid for 2030 Winter Games - Wed, 14 Apr 2021 11:32:27 EDT
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A 2030 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games that encompasses more of B.C. than the Lower Mainland and a ski resort town will be part of John Furlong's pitch to the Vancouver Board of Trade on Friday.

Ban on indoor dining to be extended into May, B.C. restaurant association says - Tue, 13 Apr 2021 21:29:33 EDT
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B.C.'s ban on indoor dining at restaurants and pubs is set to be extended as COVID-19 numbers continue to surge, according to the B.C. Restaurant and Foodservices Association.

Summer Olympics will be different from anything we have seen before - Wed, 14 Apr 2021 04:00:00 EDT
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The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to open in 100 days on July 23. But instead of a global spectacle, these Games will be all about restrictions and protocols to protect the health and safety of athletes and those around them.

First Nation's council and chief ask '3rd-party' activists to stand down in B.C. logging dispute - Tue, 13 Apr 2021 21:49:03 EDT
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The chief and council of a Vancouver Island First Nation at the centre of a protest over old-growth logging are asking outside activists to stand down and leave the community to decide how to use local forestry resources.

If a pill could ease your heartbreak, would you take it? - Wed, 14 Apr 2021 04:00:00 EDT
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Love potions are the stuff of fiction, but in recent years, a field of research has emerged that is exploring how to use MDMA, antidepressants and other drugs to manipulate the neurological and hormonal processes related to falling in and out of love.

Man sentenced to life with no parole for at least 15 years for murder of Burnaby woman - Tue, 13 Apr 2021 20:21:49 EDT
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Jan Poepl pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his ex-partner Nicole Porciello in November 2018. 


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