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Painting Rutland in colour

Aug 7, 2020 / 2:00 pm

Kelowna's Rutland neighbourhood will be getting a colourful spruce up this summer with the beginning of the second phase of the Uptown Mural Project, organized by the Uptown Rutland Business Association.  Project manager David Doody

Meet 'Henry' the robot

Aug 7, 2020 / 4:00 am

A Vancouver local is proving that even a pandemic can't put a wrench in his creativity. Tyler Dwyer set himself the challenge of building a robot inside his downtown apartment when the COVID-19 shutdown started, with

BC Transit mandates masks

Aug 6, 2020 / 12:05 pm

Photo: Contributed Starting August 24, BC Transit will require all transit passengers to wear face coverings on buses, in partnership with TransLink and other transportation agencies.  The new rule will apply province-wide in a

Family's plea for stolen pics

Aug 6, 2020 / 4:00 am

A Kelowna family is pleading for the return of "hundreds, if not thousands" of precious family photos stored on a memory card that was stolen along with their Nikon D90 camera on July 31.  Damien Burggraeve went out to

Food security amid COVID

Aug 6, 2020 / 4:00 am

Photo: UBC Okanagan A UBC Okanagan researcher is uncovering the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on food insecurity in Canada.  The realties of supply and demand are starting to hit Canadians in the wallet, says Joanne Taylor, a

Want to be a park ranger?

Aug 5, 2020 / 5:05 pm

Photo: Flickr Young people with an interest in environmental management and conservation will now have further opportunity to gain experience and skills. The new government program offers work experience with BC Parks and the B.C.

47 new cases, 0 deaths

Aug 5, 2020 / 4:08 pm

Photo: BC gov. Flickr There have been 47 new cases of COVID-19 reported in British Columbia in the past 24 hours, including seven in the Interior Health region.  No new deaths were recorded, keeping the total number of COVID-19

911 calls for US plates rise

Aug 5, 2020 / 12:20 pm

Photo: Contributed It's no secret there's been some tension created by the presence of U.S. license plates in and around Canada during the pandemic, particularly in B.C.  But that's not a good enough reason to call 911,

Schools a 'priority' setting

Aug 5, 2020 / 4:00 am

Photo: The Canadian Press Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry remains confident about children returning to school this fall, despite an online petition protesting the mandatory change that has garnered more than 15,000 signatures. "The

Pickup runs stop sign

Aug 5, 2020 / 4:00 am

A Kelowna driver captured the moment a truck drove straight through a stop sign on Tuesday morning, endangering other vehicles on the road. The incident happened at about 6:45 a.m. at the intersection of Leckie Road and Dilworth Drive. Arnold
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