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Serious threats over movie?

Dec 17, 2014 / 5:00 pm

A Canadian movie theatre chain has pulled all showtimes for the Vancouver-shot North Korea comedy “The Interview” following an ominous threat of terror attacks, reports CTV Vancouver. Cineplex, one of the country’s biggest entertainment companies, said it decided to postpone...

Site C approval?

Dec 16, 2014 / 5:01 pm

British Columbia's government has given the green light for construction of the massive Site C hydroelectric dam on the Peace River in the province's northeast. Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett says the decision to go ahead with the $8.5-billion project is what's best for...

Gas prices a Christmas boon?

Dec 15, 2014 / 4:57 pm

Savings at the pump may allow many Canadians to shell out more for gifts this holiday season and boost sales for retailers, analysts say, particularly as a weaker loonie prompts fewer shoppers to venture south of the border. Oil prices have fallen well over 40 per cent since the summer, leading...

Doing enough to prevent slides?

Dec 11, 2014 / 4:33 pm

Business owners, students and truck drivers were among those impacted by Tuesday's rockslide, which forced the closure of a section of Highway 3, between Keremeos and Hedley. Many say the situation is getting more and more frustrating, with this being the fourth slide this year at the same...

Real or artificial?

Dec 10, 2014 / 5:17 pm

Tis the season many families will haggle over real or fake, the age old christmas tree debate. Conversations usually center around environmental impact, aroma, aesthetics and, usually the clincher, price. In BC, and for that matter Canada, we have a lot to choose from of either variety. A...

A lack of security?

Dec 9, 2014 / 4:50 pm

Interior Health has come under attack again for a lack of security after another alarming incident at an IH facility. Just one day after word broke that a physician was assaulted by a patient in Penticton, the BC Nurses’ Union has announced one of their staff members was “brutally...

Federal election outcome?

Dec 8, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Support for the federal Liberals and Conservatives has tightened yet again as an election year draws near, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Global News. The poll of 8,268 Canadians (6,502 decided voters) was conducted over the last three weeks and shows that the race...

Giving back?

Dec 5, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The holiday season is upon us. It is the time of year for family, fun, friends and celebrating all we have in our lives, but for many, this time of year is a reminder of what they don't have. The pressure to provide gifts, food, fun and cheer can be overwhelming for the many Okanagan...

Flu shot concern?

Dec 3, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Update -- Dec. 4 The scheduled flu clinic in Princeton will be going ahead as planned today at the Princeton Health Centre. Flu shot clinics in Vernon and Summerland have been postponed for what Interior Health is calling a shortage in vaccines. Despite comments from Interior Health just...

In good hands?

Dec 2, 2014 / 4:50 pm

Colin Basran was officially sworn in as Kelowna's youngest mayor during Monday's inauguration ceremony at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Basran, who turned 37 the night before the election, put a twist on Walter Gray's mantra from the 2011 election campaign. Instead of Open for...

Rail purchase a good deal?

Dec 1, 2014 / 5:03 pm

A deal has been reached with CN Rail. The City of Kelowna made the announcement Monday morning on behalf of the Inter-jurisdictional Acquisition team, that a signed and negotiated sales and purchase agreement with CN has been completed for the discontinued rail line between Kelowna and Mile 88...

Tuning your radio?

Nov 28, 2014 / 7:28 pm

Kelowna radio listeners have a new favourite station, and it turns out y'all love country. Penticton/Kelowna station Country 100.7 has made huge moves from the June 2014 ratings, moving from fifth in the market overall to your top tuned in station. The country station's overall...

Giving at Christmas?

Nov 27, 2014 / 4:51 pm

An international charity that is located right here in Kelowna is working with the Canadian Government to help children who are at risk globally. Be a Hero, has over 27 orphanages around the world and this Christmas the charity is focusing their efforts on children living in the...

$15/hr minimum wage?

Nov 26, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The BC Federation of Labour has launched a new campaign calling on the province to increase the minimum wage. The campaign, 'Fight For $15' calls for an increase in the minimum wage to $15. "At the current minimum wage, working full-time is not enough to lift a worker out of...

Black Friday?

Nov 25, 2014 / 4:35 pm

Black Friday shopping deals are no longer just for the United States. Canadian retailers have caught on to the door crashing sales available in the US, with most stores now offering similar deals. "In the last three years, our retailers have embraced it, so they're now doing the same...

Pet friendly?

Nov 24, 2014 / 4:50 pm

Kelowna has a new title - pet-friendliest city in Canada. That according to Canadian Dogs Annual 2015, which will hit newsstands tomorrow (Tuesday). Kelowna edged out several other urban Canadian cities for the title. “We looked at a wide range of issues that affect our companion...

Arresting activists?

Nov 21, 2014 / 5:00 pm

A small group of protesters has linked arms and is chanting "Stop Kinder Morgan" as Mounties move in to end the months-long demonstration against the pipeline expansion. Media are reporting that some people have been arrested as police begin to enforce a court injunction granted on...

Shuffling the grades?

Nov 19, 2014 / 4:42 pm

As soon as next school year, students in the Rutland area may be shuffled around depending on their grade level. Following a decision made in December 2012 by the Board of Education the school district will change the middle school set-up to now have students in three new school configurations,...

Trusting the IIO?

Nov 18, 2014 / 4:45 pm

An independent agency created to handle serious cases involving police officers in British Columbia started its very first investigation by deploying two former cops who weren't legally permitted to be investigators, says a newly released report. And while a review of the case found no...

Pleased with your new council?

Nov 17, 2014 / 4:42 pm

Voters in six municipalities woke up to new mayors Sunday morning. Five of those were expected while one, Keith Fielding in Peachland went down to defeat. Throughout the valley, the other new municipal heads include Akbal Mund in Vernon, Colin Basran in Kelowna, Peter Waterman in Summerland,...

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