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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

Poll: premier's performance

Jun 26, 2015 / 4:50 pm

Only three in 10 British Columbian’s are happy with Premier Christy Clark, according to a poll by Angus Reid. Clark has seen a slight decline in popularity this past quarter, for an approval rating of 30 per cent. That's down three per cent from earlier in the year. Story and video...

Poll: campfire ban

Jun 25, 2015 / 5:10 pm

The Wildfire Management Branch has imposed a sweeping fire ban on coastal B.C. as a heat wave descends on the southern half of the province. A similar ban is already in place in the Southern Interior on open burning, and there are restrictions on campfires. Read more

Poll: how hot is too hot?

Jun 24, 2015 / 6:42 pm

An intense ridge of high pressure is heading to the Okanagan. With it comes the potential for record-breaking temperatures. According to meteorologist Lisa Coldwells, the mercury is expected to top out at 39 C on the weekend. The daily norm for the end of June is about 25 C. Read more

Poll: lost in the backcountry

Jun 23, 2015 / 8:43 pm

Search and rescue teams are looking for two missing hikers in the Cathedral Lakes area of the Similkameen. Read more

Poll: elderly drivers

Jun 22, 2015 / 5:46 pm

A three-year-old girl and her dog are doing OK today after a terrifying accident Sunday. On June 21 at 3:08 p.m., Kelowna RCMP received a report of a child struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Bernard Avenue and Richmond Street. “An eastbound car was travelling slowly on Bernard...

Bang for your tax buck?

Jun 19, 2015 / 3:45 pm

Municipalities across B.C. have been busy preparing their respective 2014 civic reports. These reports include a breakdown of just how much is spent on wages with a specific breakdown of the employees who earn $75,000 or more. In the Okanagan the City of Kelowna spent slightly more than $61.4...

Poll: hospital laundry

Jun 18, 2015 / 7:01 pm

A rally outside MLA Steve Thompson’s office garnered honks and waves from passing motorists, Thursday. Dozens of Hospital Employees Union workers and supporters gathered to draw attention to Interior Health's plan to privatize hospital laundry services. Read more

Poll: dogs in hot vehicles

Jun 17, 2015 / 5:49 pm

A small dog was left inside a truck for more than two hours this week, as temperatures hovered near 30 C. Both the SPCA and RCMP responded to the hot dog call and discovered a truck parked in the mall parking lot by Tim Hortons in Lake Country. A witness says both the driver’s side and...

Poll: pitbull muzzles

Jun 16, 2015 / 8:35 pm

A pitbull was seized Sunday in Vancouver's Yaletown district after it attacked a cocker spaniel. The incident occurred near Smithe and Homer streets about 4 p.m., in view of the dog's owner. A witness told CTV a couple that own the pit bull was dropped off by a taxi, and the animal...

Poll: rental market

Jun 16, 2015 / 5:43 am

For the first time in years, the vacancy rate in Kelowna has gone up – slightly. With one of the lowest vacancy rates in the country – 1.9 per cent – Kelowna has at least improved from worst in the country. Last June, the vacancy rate was just 1.5 per cent. We're now...

Poll: transit taxes

Jun 12, 2015 / 6:17 pm

Proponents of a multibillion-dollar plan to upgrade transit services in Metro Vancouver spent just over $5.8 million promoting a Yes vote during the recent TransLink plebiscite. The Mayors' Council campaign asked residents to vote for a half-per-cent sales tax to fund $7.5 billion for more...

Poll: Yoga Day closure

Jun 11, 2015 / 7:34 pm

Twitter is aflutter with people furious over Premier Christy Clark's latest tongue in cheek post about a massive yoga event later this month that will close the Burrard Bridge in Vancouver. Read more

Poll: Senate reform

Jun 10, 2015 / 9:39 pm

Family funerals, fishing trips, hockey games and enough cellphone roaming charges to make a telecom CEO blush: Canada's auditor general laid bare the Senate's expense-account excesses Tuesday as he called for independent oversight to teach the upper chamber some respect for the public...

Poll: mandatory vaccination

Jun 9, 2015 / 4:25 pm

The majority of residents in B.C. and Alberta want mandatory vaccinations for children, according to a new poll. The survey, conducted by Insights West, showed 78 per cent of British Columbians and 73 per cent of Albertans support the vaccination for childhood diseases, like polio and measles,...

Poll: gambling on ferries

Jun 8, 2015 / 4:57 pm

The provincial government says it's folding its cards when it comes to gambling on BC Ferries. British Columbia's Transportation Ministry says a study finds gaming on ferries will end up costing more money than it makes. Read more

Poll: do you believe?

Jun 5, 2015 / 8:32 pm

Some type of flying object was turning heads in Rutland Friday afternoon, according to a Kelowna resident. Sebastien Latour was driving near Highway 33 when he noticed some people outside Rutland Glass looking at the sky. “I asked them what they were looking at, and they said, ‘We...

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