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Top Stories for November 27, 2022

All lanes reopen on Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt

All lanes reopen on Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt

Interior Highways 5:01 pm - 102,541 views

UPDATE: 5 p.m. DriveBC reports the southbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway have also reopened between Merritt and Hope. "Drive to compact snow, slushy...

Dilworth and Harvey once again tops Kelowna's most dangerous intersections

Dilworth and Harvey once again tops Kelowna's most dangerous intersections

Kelowna 4:00 am - 41,788 views

Vehicle crashes at Kelowna's most dangerous intersections rose substantially in 2021 compared to the year prior, showing the significant impact the pandemic...

Giant trees still fall amid old-growth funding lag for B.C. First Nations

Giant trees still fall amid old-growth funding lag for B.C. First Nations

BC 6:20 am - 23,465 views

British Columbia has asked First Nations if they want old-growth forests set aside from logging, allowing time for long-term planning of conservation and...

Security camera on a house in Tulameen catches bright flash as it passes by

Security camera on a house in Tulameen catches bright flash as it passes by

Tulameen 4:00 am - 20,563 views

Early in November, a security camera on a home out in Tulameen caught a bright flash of green light as it zipped through the sky for a few seconds. The...

Group of Willowstone parents working to save Kelowna school

Group of Willowstone parents working to save Kelowna school

Kelowna 2:00 pm - 20,317 views

While the Willowstone Academy's current location has been purchased by Kelowna Christian School, a group of parents are fighting to keep the private,...

Premier David Eby makes announcement about recruiting more doctors in B.C.

Premier David Eby makes announcement about recruiting more doctors in B.C.

BC 2:20 pm - 19,203 views

UPDATE: 2:20 p.m. British Columbia has announced several new measures to bring more doctors to the province, amid an ongoing shortage and strained emergency...

McKinley Beach neighbourhood eyed for 44-townhome development

McKinley Beach neighbourhood eyed for 44-townhome development

Kelowna 4:00 am - 18,042 views

Forty-four townhomes have been proposed for the McKinley Beach neighbourhood in northern Kelowna. North American Group and Bluegreen Architecture recently...

Kelowna piano tutor faces trial for alleged child sex crimes next March

Kelowna piano tutor faces trial for alleged child sex crimes next March

Kelowna 4:00 am - 17,884 views

A Kelowna piano teacher accused of sexually assaulting a child over an eight-month period is scheduled to face trial next March. Neil Wong was charged in April...

Croatia boots Canada out of the World Cup, then kicks it when it's down

Croatia boots Canada out of the World Cup, then kicks it when it's down

Sports 10:10 am - 15,183 views

AL RAYYAN, Qatar — Croatia booted Canada out of the World Cup on Sunday, then kicked it when it was down. While the Canadians still have one game left to play...

Monkeys in central Thailand city mark their day with feast

Monkeys in central Thailand city mark their day with feast

Thailand 7:20 am - 14,173 views

A meal fit for monkeys was served on Sunday at the annual Monkey Feast Festival in central Thailand. Amid the morning traffic, rows of monkey statues holding...

Kelowna city staff OK with amendments for rental-only project on Bernard Avenue

Kelowna city staff OK with amendments for rental-only project on Bernard Avenue

Kelowna 3:00 pm - 12,432 views

City of Kelowna staff will put its support behind a Bernard Avenue six-storey development when council meets on Monday afternoon. Staff will recommend...

Kelowna city council will ponder slight airport parking fee hike at YLW for 2023

Kelowna city council will ponder slight airport parking fee hike at YLW for 2023

Kelowna 12:00 pm - 12,344 views

Parking fees are set to reach new heights at Kelowna International Airport. Kelowna city council on Monday will discuss a recommendation from YLW that parking...

Canada beats Australia to claim its first Davis Cup tennis championship

Canada beats Australia to claim its first Davis Cup tennis championship

Spain 8:59 am - 11,356 views

The Davis Cup is billed as the “World Championship of Tennis”. And on Sunday in Malagá, Spain, Canada defeated Australia and won it. The squad that...

Former Vernon resident knighted into Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen

Former Vernon resident knighted into Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen

Vernon 4:00 am - 11,347 views

Darren Jacklin can now add knighthood to his list of accomplishments. The former Vernon resident was recently knighted into the Royal Order of Constantine the...

Newborn among seven dead in landslide on Italy's Ischia island

Newborn among seven dead in landslide on Italy's Ischia island

Italy 12:30 pm - 10,164 views

Search teams have recovered seven dead, including a 3-week-old infant and a pair of young siblings, buried in mud and debris that hurtled down a mountainside...

Vernon Community Arts Centre holding annual sale and fundraiser starting Dec. 1

Vernon Community Arts Centre holding annual sale and fundraiser starting Dec. 1

Vernon 7:00 pm - 9,967 views

Artsolutely is back in a big way. The Vernon Community Arts Centre is preparing for its 17th annual Artsolutely Fundraiser and Sale Dec. 1 to 24. Each December,...

Farmers union hopes to attract loose cattle that have been on the run in Quebec town

Farmers union hopes to attract loose cattle that have been on the run in Quebec town

Quebec 6:46 am - 8,337 views

Quebec's farmers union says it's hopeful a herd of runaway cattle that have been wreaking havoc in farmers' fields near a small town in the...

The 7th annual Cars and Toys event is almost here

The 7th annual Cars and Toys event is almost here

Kelowna 4:00 am - 8,030 views

Nothing is better than Santa and supercars. Cars and Toys, now in its seventh year, will be held at Kelowna's August Motorcars, and includes photos with...

Rutland kicks off holiday season with winter light up

Rutland kicks off holiday season with winter light up

Kelowna 5:00 pm - 7,995 views

It's a sure sign the holiday season is here. The Rutland community and beyond, sipped hot chocolate, took photos with Santa and shopped at holiday vendors...

Indo-Pacific strategy launch boosts military spending and visa processing in region

Indo-Pacific strategy launch boosts military spending and visa processing in region

Canada 9:26 am - 7,627 views

The Liberals have unveiled their long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy, which announces more military spending and closer ties with countries such as India. The...

Purple Pantry filling a big need in Penticton's community

Purple Pantry filling a big need in Penticton's community

Penticton 1:00 pm - 7,096 views

There’s a small building outside the Elks Lodge on Ellis Street that’s filling a big need. Eight months since it opened there’s both good and...

Carnival of Lights brightens downtown Vernon

Carnival of Lights brightens downtown Vernon

Vernon 4:00 am - 6,100 views

Hundreds of people headed to downtown Vernon Saturday evening for the official light up of the Carnival of Lights. “When the Downtown Vernon Association...

Times were tough for Vernon and Coldstream Ukrainians in the 1930s

Times were tough for Vernon and Coldstream Ukrainians in the 1930s

Okanagan history 4:00 am - 6,023 views

Since 2019, B.C. has officially recognized Ukrainian Holodomor Memorial Day on the fourth Saturday of November. The Holodomor, also known as the Great Famine,...

Emotional hangovers and honeymoons

Emotional hangovers and honeymoons

The Happiness Connection 11:00 am - 5,935 views

There are many misconceptions about happiness. If you believe all the hype, you might think you should be happy all of the time and if you’re not,...

Hundreds of companies developing lab-grown food

Hundreds of companies developing lab-grown food

Writer's Bloc 4:00 am - 5,637 views

We knew it was just a question of time, and we know the time is now. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just authorized the sale of cultivated chicken in...

In a B.C. first, UVic mini-satellite launched into space after four years of work

In a B.C. first, UVic mini-satellite launched into space after four years of work

Victoria 6:35 am - 5,629 views

A University of Victoria satellite the size of a two-litre milk carton, designed to calibrate light, was fired into space Saturday, after four years of work by...

Kamloops council authorizes public hearing as mobile home park seeks to expand

Kamloops council authorizes public hearing as mobile home park seeks to expand

Kamloops 4:00 am - 5,489 views

Kamloops council has authorized a public hearing for a rezoning application as a North Kamloops mobile home park looks to expand. During a council meeting on...

2019 Township 7 Cabernet Franc

2019 Township 7 Cabernet Franc

Wine Reviews 4:00 am - 5,481 views

Wine: Cabernet Franc, 2019 Winery: Township 7, Penticton and Langley Why drink it? Exclusive to the winery’s clubSEVEN members, this bottle is a good...

Several Interior professionals on diverse BC Hotel Association board

Several Interior professionals on diverse BC Hotel Association board

Thompson-Okanagan 6:00 pm - 5,235 views

The Thompson Okanagan region is well represented on the BC Hotel Association’s new board of directors, which is the most diverse one yet. The organization...

Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland looking for volunteers to help keep their rescue clean

Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland looking for volunteers to help keep their rescue clean

Summerland 4:00 am - 4,974 views

A Summerland animal rescue is in need of volunteers that help keep a space nice and tidy with the benefit of also playing with plenty of kitties. The...

Vernon Search and Rescue looking for new recruits in January

Vernon Search and Rescue looking for new recruits in January

Vernon 4:00 am - 4,800 views

Vernon Search and Rescue is looking for new members. But this is no walk in the woods, and to become a member of the elite rescue crew requires a commitment of...

Controlled burning may occur in Kamloops' Kenna Cartwright Park Sunday

Controlled burning may occur in Kamloops' Kenna Cartwright Park Sunday

Kamloops 11:45 am - 4,333 views

Kamloops residents may notice some smoke coming from the southwest Sunday, but there's no need to worry. Kamloops Fire Rescue posted to Twitter Sunday...

Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport award given to Neskonlith Band endurance runner

Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport award given to Neskonlith Band endurance runner

Kamloops 6:00 pm - 3,735 views

An Indigenous endurance runner from the Lower Nicola has received a provincial award for excellence in sport. Darius Sam, of the Neskonlith Band, was one of 10...

Warren Miller's latest film Daymaker will get you pumped for skiing

Warren Miller's latest film Daymaker will get you pumped for skiing

Vernon 2:00 pm - 3,094 views

A sure sign of ski season is the return of an adrenalin-packed Warren Miller ski movie. The Vernon Ski Club will screen Miller's latest film, Daymaker, next...

Vernon grant application could fund second phase of Becker Mountain bike skills park

Vernon grant application could fund second phase of Becker Mountain bike skills park

Vernon 9:00 am - 2,307 views

Vernon will seek a $500,000 provincial grant to complete the second phase of a bike skills park on Becker Mountain. Councillors are expected to support the...

Teens' project among 50 to be showcased at Vernon Climate Action Ripple Effect summit

Teens' project among 50 to be showcased at Vernon Climate Action Ripple Effect summit

Vernon 12:00 pm - 1,901 views

More Vernon students are creating a ripple effect. As part of the Climate Action Ripple Effect (CARE) project led by the Fresh Outlook Foundation, Grade 11...

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