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Latest Articles from Laura Brookes

Have your say on our farms

Sep 22, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: The Canadian Press The province is calling for the public's feedback on how to encourage farming and protect farmland throughout British Columbia. Input is being welcomed on how to support farmers and ranchers in the Agricultural

Celebration all about art!

Sep 22, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: BC Culture Days In celebration of its 10th anniversary, BC Culture Days has announced an entire weekend of engaging and family-friendly events happening later this month. Free cultural events will take place from Sept. 27-29

Focus on disability at forum

Sep 21, 2019 / 10:30 pm

Photo: Pixabay Independent Living Vernon is inviting residents to People Place on Oct. 1 for a federal all candidates forum focusing on Canadians with disabilities. It is the second all candidates forum the company has hosted in

Open doors for guide dogs

Sep 21, 2019 / 9:00 pm

This September is Guide Dog Awareness Month, and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind is calling on local businesses to open their doors to Canadians with guide dogs. Karat Chocolate and Pastry Boutique manager Vikki Drummond says welcoming

Child care study kicks off

Sep 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Instagram Child care needs in communities across the Okanagan will be assessed in a new research project funded by the province. "Care For Our Kids" will look into the state of child care in Kelowna, Lake Country, Westbank

Tax-funded lights left dark

Sep 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

West Kelowna local Mike Leigh is calling for an explanation as to why the taxpayer-funded lights at Johnson Bentley skate park have not been used. The avid skateboarder says the lights have not been turned on since the park was built in 2016, and

Sisters' Arctic adventure

Sep 17, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Kelowna sisters Leonie and Louisa Steigenberger have returned from the "trip of a lifetime" on board the 2019 Arctic Expedition run by Students on Ice. The expedition from Jul. 23 to Aug. 7, offered 131 high school and university students

Child along for wild ride

Sep 16, 2019 / 3:35 pm

Photo: CTV News "Thank God you pulled us over!" an eight-year-old passenger yelled when Sgt. Sandra Glendinning stopped a car over the weekend that was dragging a wheel and being driven by a drunk driver. Glendinning says

Scheer promises tax cuts

Sep 16, 2019 / 9:40 am

UPDATE: 9:35 a.m. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced two new tax measures aimed at helping families during a campaign stop in Lake Country Monday morning. “This election will come down to one question: Who do you trust

Missing 84 yr old found

Sep 16, 2019 / 6:17 am

Photo: Surrey RCMP UPDATE: 6:15 a.m. Police advised late Sunday night the missing 84 year old has been found and is safe. ORIGINAL: 6:20 p.m. Surrey RCMP is asking for the public's assistance to locate a missing elderly male. Hoe
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