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Poll: feeling squeezed?

May 21, 2015 / 3:14 pm

Feeling pressured? From the high cost of living, to skyrocketing home prices, student debt that is higher than ever and pricey childcare, Generation Squeeze is feeling pinch. Do you think those squeezed between caring for children and aging parents have it tough? Read more here

Poll: protecting farmland

May 20, 2015 / 4:54 pm

The former chair of the Agricultural Land Commission believes agriculture is low on the province's priority list. Kelowna orchardist Richard Bullock made the comment after he was relieved of his duties as chair of the commission five months before his term ended. Read more

Memorial Cup champion?

May 19, 2015 / 3:45 pm

The 97th edition of the Mastercard Memorial Cup begins Friday night at Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City. The WHL champion Kelowna Rockets, OHL winners Oshawa Generals, QMJHL champions Rimouski Oceanic and host Quebec Remparts will meet in the week long tournament to decide the national CHL...

Perfect bionic vision?

May 18, 2015 / 3:00 pm

Imagine being able to see three times better than 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or contacts — even at age 100 or more — with the help of bionic lenses implanted in your eyes. Dr. Garth Webb, a British Columbia optometrist who invented the Ocumetic Bionic Lens, says patients...

Poll: bad drivers

May 15, 2015 / 8:01 pm

All indications point to a busy start to the summer season in the Central Okanagan. While summer doesn't officially arrive for another five weeks the unofficial kickoff is always the May long weekend. And, with a hot, sunny weekend in the forecast, tourists are expected to flock to the...

Poll: let it burn?

May 14, 2015 / 3:26 pm

Officials say crews battling a rapidly spreading wildfire in Central British Columbia were starting to make some progress when the blaze flared up again overnight. The fire is engulfing an estimated 130 square kilometres of land near Norman Lake, about 50 kilometres southwest of Prince...

Poll: a second bridge

May 13, 2015 / 4:51 pm

The timing of a second crossing of Okanagan Lake is on the table during public consultation on Highway 97. Beginning next week, residents will have a chance to provide input on traffic conditions through the highway corridor. The public engagement, part of a three-year study, will explore...

Poll: parking prices

May 12, 2015 / 2:48 pm

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran wonders if the time is right for a private company to build a downtown parkade. Basran made the comments during a discussion centering around construction of the new Memorial Parkade between Memorial Arena and the museum. "The fact we are moving forward I'm...

Poll: vacation plans

May 11, 2015 / 3:46 pm

Weed dispensing in city?

May 10, 2015 / 3:39 pm

Shelves at the Kaya Clinic are empty, after being shut down for the second time in six months by RCMP. Police executed a search warrant at the medical marijuana dispensary in January, but no arrests were made. The business closed for a time, but reopened on the Easter long weekend. However,...

Poll: IH ordeal

May 8, 2015 / 4:34 pm

A Penticton man's claim that his wife was held hostage in a care facility has prompted a stinging report from the office of the province's ombudsperson and an apology from a health authority. David and Nancy Varcoe's bureaucratic odyssey began when she was admitted to Penticton...

Poll: Alberta election

May 6, 2015 / 3:33 pm

The NDP has won its first majority government in Alberta by toppling the Progressive Conservative colossus that has dominated the province for decades and driving leader Jim Prentice from public life. The New Democrats, under leader Rachel Notley, swept all 19 constituencies in Edmonton on...

Poll: city vs district

May 5, 2015 / 1:37 pm

Residents only have one week left in an alternative approval process that could see the reclassification of West Kelowna from a district municipality to a city. Eligible resident and non-resident electors have until 4 p.m. May 11 to complete the approved elector response form and submit it to...

Poll: tax increases

May 4, 2015 / 6:48 pm

Kelowna city council approved its final 2015 budget, Monday, with a municipal tax increase of 3.2 per cent. That means the owner of a single-family home with an average assessed value of $467,730 will pay $55.42 more in property taxes than last year. Read more

Poll: prayer vs oath

May 1, 2015 / 9:21 pm

Kelowna city council will reaffirm its oath of office rather than pray before Tuesday night meetings. That solution was reached as a way of appeasing a recent Supreme Count of Canada ruling banning the practice of prayer at council meetings. Read more

Poll: paying to pay bills

Apr 30, 2015 / 3:23 pm

The NDP has called on Ottawa to ban so-called "pay-to-pay" fees charged by Canada's big banks. NDP MP Andrew Cash said Thursday that he wants an expanded code of conduct for the banks that is not voluntary. "Offering the banks a voluntary code of conduct is like telling a...

Poll: should fire-starters pay?

Apr 29, 2015 / 2:58 pm

There has been a rush of small grass and brush fires in the Okanagan in recent days, including fires in Kelowna and Penticton on Wednesday. KLO brush fire extinguished Fire on Campbell Mountain

Poll: oath vs prayer

Apr 27, 2015 / 5:17 pm

Kelowna city council will reaffirm its oath of office rather than pray before Tuesday night meetings. That solution was reached Monday as a way of appeasing a recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling banning the practice of prayer at council meetings. Read more here.

Poll: Not in my backyard?

Apr 24, 2015 / 4:30 pm

The five chiefs of the Nicola Valley First Nations declared a moratorium on sludge dumping at a ceremony in Shulush Thursday afternoon. The five chiefs represent the Upper Nicola, Nooaitch, Lower Nicola, Shackan and Coldwater Indian bands. They have been fighting the importation of sewage...

Poll: Regulate medical pot?

Apr 23, 2015 / 4:54 pm

The federal government is critical of the City of Vancouver's plan to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, saying it does not support making drugs more accessible. A spokesman for Health Minister Rona Ambrose says marijuana use is still illegal in Canada and the government expects all...

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