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Centre thankful for support

Nov 26, 2020 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet Staff The Child Advocacy Centre is excited to be selected as this year’s charity of choice for the Tree of Hope Celebration of Giving.  The Tree of Hope fundraiser will be looking a bit different this year, but

Penalty after worker falls

Nov 26, 2020 / 4:00 am

Photo: CTV News file photo WorkSafeBC has issued a $2,500 penalty after a serious workplace accident last year at a job site in Kelowna.  David Thane, doing business as Spraytek Exteriors, was a subcontractor at an under-construction

Poll: sports gambling bill

Nov 25, 2020 / 7:15 pm

Photo: The Canadian Press Justice Minister David Lametti The Liberal government says it will bring in a bill on one-game sports betting, five years after a previous attempt died in the Senate. The legislation on the House of Commons notice

Automated Return-It station

Nov 25, 2020 / 12:06 pm

Photo: Contributed It is now much easier for visitors and residents of Big White to recycle.  The region’s very first Return-It Express & GO recycling station has opened at 4500 Big White Road, allowing people to conveniently

Suspicious fire burns cabin

Nov 24, 2020 / 8:06 pm

UPDATE 8:05 p.m. A bystander who called 911 about a suspicious fire at a structure on Lakeshore Road on Tuesday night says the blaze went from smoke to an inferno in just minutes. “It was just black smoke when we got there and we could

Poll: fines over masks

Nov 24, 2020 / 7:15 pm

Photo: The Canadian Press British Columbia health officials are reporting a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases, while they order a pause indoor physical activities. The latest peak in numbers comes as health officials ordered dance studios,

Man told to stop proposing

Nov 24, 2020 / 5:06 pm

Photo: pixabay A man in the Kootenays was looking for marriage but instead got a visit from the police.  The Trail RCMP say they were called on Nov. 20 at 12:40 p.m. by a local woman in her 30’s who was contacted by a casual acquaintance,

941 new cases, 10 deaths

Nov 24, 2020 / 4:17 pm

Photo: BC Gov Flickr The provincial government announced 941 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, including 49 in the Interior Health region.  The new cases bring B.C.’s total since the start of the pandemic to 28,348, although the

Exposure closes winery

Nov 24, 2020 / 1:57 pm

Photo: O?Rourke?s Peak Cellars O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars in Lake Country and attached bistro will be closed until Dec. 4 due to COVID-19. The winery announced on social media Monday that a deep sanitization is underway after a

Flu has yet to arrive in BC

Nov 24, 2020 / 12:04 pm

Photo: BC Gov Flickr While much of the public’s attention is focused on the COVID-19 virus, health officials in B.C. are also on the lookout for influenza. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Monday that typically



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