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Poll: festivals worth it?

Jul 27, 2015 / 4:35 pm

It was a much quieter weekend for RCMP patrolling Center of Gravity than the past festival years. Cpl. Joe Duncan says there were several drug charges, liquor charges and drug seizures, but overall, there were fewer calls for service during the three-day event. Read more

Poll: political opportunism?

Jul 24, 2015 / 7:00 pm

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier Christy Clark made visits to the Shelter Cove fire lines this week. They thanked firefighters and first responders for their efforts, and Harper pledged to start a federal-provincial dialogue with Clark and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall once the fire...

Poll: fire budgeting

Jul 23, 2015 / 7:00 pm

The provincial government budgeted just $60 million to fight wildfires in B.C. in 2015. The final bill could be six or seven times that number. "We're at $163 million today, over a $60-million budget. We could be at $300 million to $400 million by the end of the season, if this keeps...

Poll: wildfire response

Jul 22, 2015 / 7:00 pm

Premier Christy Clark had kind words, smiles and handshakes for the forest firefighters on the front lines of the 430-hectare Shelter Cove fire Wednesday. “Our guys got there as fast as possible and met their obligation,” said Clark. Read more

Poll: bring in the Mars?

Jul 21, 2015 / 2:02 pm

There are no plans to activate the Martin Mars bomber for the Shelter Cove wildfire. The fire, which has now grown to 300 hectares in size, flared up as a result of strong winds Monday night. It initially started late Sunday afternoon when a lightning storm passed through the...

Poll: police shootings

Jul 20, 2015 / 6:00 pm

A man shot and killed by police in northern British Columbia has been identified as James Daniel McIntyre, a 48-year-old resident of Dawson Creek. McIntyre was fatally shot Thursday night outside a restaurant in Dawson Creek, and the activist hackers' group Anonymous has vowed revenge...

Poll: political co-operation

Jul 17, 2015 / 7:00 pm

Federal Greens and Liberals have joined forces in the Kelowna-Lake Country riding. Thursday night, Green Party members voted to co-operate behind Liberal candidate Stephen Fuhr. Fuhr has committed to a partnership that would incorporate key planks of the Green platform in both his campaign...

Poll: how do you travel?

Jul 16, 2015 / 8:00 pm

The provincial government is set to begin a safety performance review of the motor coach industry in B.C. The review comes in the wake of two crashes involving tour buses on the Coquihalla Highway during the last 11 months. Read more

Poll: water restrictions

Jul 15, 2015 / 6:30 pm

British Columbia's Forests Minister says soaring temperatures and paltry rainfall have pushed the province's most heavily populated region to the highest alert level on the drought scale. Read more

Poll: cigarette flickers

Jul 14, 2015 / 7:00 pm

The provincial government has announced it will review fines and penalties in place for people who start wildfires – including possibly impounding the cars of drivers who flick cigarette butts out. Read more

Poll: LNG for B.C.?

Jul 13, 2015 / 7:00 pm

British Columbia's finance minister says he has introduced legislation that provides the blueprint for building and operating the province's first liquefied natural gas plant. Mike de Jong says the proposed $36-billion facility on B.C.'s North Coast would be the largest private...

Poll: lake weeds

Jul 10, 2015 / 5:18 pm

Milfoil has taken over many areas of Okanagan Lake this summer, prompting concerns from some residents. Michael Neill, a member of the KLO Neighbourhood Association, lives along the lake, between Gyro Beach and Cedar Avenue. He’s lived there for 20 years and has never seen the milfoil as...

Poll: cigarettes out windows

Jul 9, 2015 / 7:00 pm

There is one thing the BC Liberal and NDP parties can agree on – People who toss lit cigarettes from moving vehicles near forested areas are idiots. BC NDP leader John Horgan used that word to describe those individuals during a stop in Kamloops yesterday. Provincial Forest Minister Steve...

Poll: marijuana use

Jul 8, 2015 / 5:16 pm

Medical marijuana users can legally consume other forms of the drug beyond the traditional dried version under new Health Canada rules that follow a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada. The department says licensed medicinal marijuana producers can now produce and sell cannabis oil and...

Poll: smart meters

Jul 7, 2015 / 4:00 pm

Fortis BC is hoping smart meter holdouts might change their minds. The utility company is continuing to install the controversial meters across the region, with more than 60,000 already in place in the Kelowna area. Read more

Poll: fighting wildfires

Jul 6, 2015 / 8:00 pm

There are currently 184 active wildfires being fought across the province, with nine evacuation alerts and orders currently in effect, impacting more than 800 homes. Read more

Poll: parole for killers

Jul 3, 2015 / 8:00 pm

Paul Bernardo has applied for day parole in Toronto. The lawyer for the families of Bernardo's murder victims, 14-year-old Leslie Mahaffy and 15-year-old Kristen French, says Correctional Service Canada sent out a form letter to the families last week advising them of his...

Poll: distracted driving

Jul 2, 2015 / 9:00 pm

It would seem British Columbians support tougher distracted driving penalties. At the halfway point of B.C.'s distracted driving online consultation, it's clear British Columbians are concerned about the dangerous behaviour and would support tougher penalties to curb it. Read more

Poll: water wasters

Jun 30, 2015 / 5:08 pm

The District of Summerland is requesting residents cut back their water use during the current hot weather. According to the district, the Summerland water treatment plant has been operating at maximum capacity due to heavy demand for water. Read more

Poll: Canadian, eh

Jun 29, 2015 / 6:01 pm

Check out our events calendar for plenty of fun things to do this Canada Day holiday. Read more

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