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Top Stories for January 24, 2023

Prominent American businessmen die in avalanche near Revelstoke

Prominent American businessmen die in avalanche near Revelstoke

Revestoke 2:43 pm - 61,361 views

UPDATE 2:40 p.m. Two brothers and prominent American businessmen have been identified as the fatal victims of an avalanche Monday near Revelstoke. Timothy and...

Kelowna senior, family fighting for refund on $12K WestJet vacation package cancelled by weather

Kelowna senior, family fighting for refund on $12K WestJet vacation package cancelled by weather

Kelowna 4:00 am - 39,671 views

A Kelowna senior is exasperated after being unable to obtain a $12,000 refund from WestJet for a vacation package derailed by last month’s winter weather....

West Kelowna man captures video of rare green comet

West Kelowna man captures video of rare green comet

West Kelowna 4:00 am - 36,233 views

A West Kelowna man captured a rare celestial phenomenon on video from his home in Glenrosa. Sean Perdue tells Castanet he took up photographing the stars a...

Basran hires prominent lawyer to defend sex assault charge

Basran hires prominent lawyer to defend sex assault charge

Kelowna 2:53 pm - 33,550 views

Former Kelowna mayor Colin Basran had his first scheduled court date Tuesday on a single charge of sexual assault. Basran was not present for the brief...

69-year-old woman falls through the ice at Swansea Point

69-year-old woman falls through the ice at Swansea Point

Sicamous 12:09 pm - 25,669 views

After falling through the ice near Swansea point on Mara Lake Monday night, a 69-year-old woman was able to call 911 while clinging to the ice. “The woman...

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Are you planning to fly internationally this year?

Are you planning to fly internationally this year?

Poll 7:30 pm - 24,908 views

Travellers who have experienced recent delays and long line-ups at airports might think travel has returned to where it was before the COVID-19 pandemic but new...

Penticton local starts grassroots fundraiser to help family after tragic loss

Penticton local starts grassroots fundraiser to help family after tragic loss

Penticton/Prince George 4:48 pm - 23,965 views

“No parent should ever have to bury their child and now have to raise a grandchild.” After the sudden loss of her sister-in-law, a Penticton...

City of Kelowna opens online voting to name newest snowblower

City of Kelowna opens online voting to name newest snowblower

Kelowna 9:54 am - 21,829 views

The City of Kelowna has released the final list of names for its newest snowblower and they want your help to pick the winner. Help us name this lean, mean...

Recent sightings of wolves in the Kelowna area highlight the need to prevent human-wildlife conflict

Recent sightings of wolves in the Kelowna area highlight the need to prevent human-wildlife conflict

Kelowna 4:00 am - 20,151 views

Are wolves moving into populated areas, or are people encroaching more on the animals’ territory? Castanet has received reports in recent months of...

GoFundMe launched for young Kamloops family dealing with devastating ordeal

GoFundMe launched for young Kamloops family dealing with devastating ordeal

Kamloops 5:02 pm - 17,756 views

A GoFundMe has been launched raising money for a young Kamloops family dealing with some life-changing circumstances. The family — a single mom and two...

West Van buys Jimmy Pattison's waterfront home for $5.175M

West Van buys Jimmy Pattison's waterfront home for $5.175M

West Vancouver 10:05 am - 17,693 views

West Vancouver has purchased one of the last remaining waterfront homes in Ambleside – part of a decades-long plan to buy all of the land between...

Environment Canada issues snowfall warning between Hope and Merritt

Environment Canada issues snowfall warning between Hope and Merritt

Coquihalla Highway 7:41 am - 16,526 views

A snowfall warning for the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt was issued by Environment Canada Tuesday morning. The warning was issued at 5:45 a.m. and...

B.C. beefs up strata CRF contributions in effort to address insurance costs

B.C. beefs up strata CRF contributions in effort to address insurance costs

BC 6:13 pm - 15,639 views

The B.C. government announced today (Jan. 24) that it is implementing changes to strata regulations to better protect strata owners, and mitigate the high cost...

This Vancouver living room with a hide-a-bed is for rent for over $1,000 a month

This Vancouver living room with a hide-a-bed is for rent for over $1,000 a month

Vancouver 2:23 pm - 14,709 views

With the struggle for many to find affordable places to live in B.C. continuing, more unusual rentals are popping up online. In one case, someone in...

Kelowna acro-dance duo aims for gold on world stage

Kelowna acro-dance duo aims for gold on world stage

Kelowna 1:51 pm - 14,676 views

A young duo of acrobatic dancers from Kelowna has been selected to represent Team Canada at the International Dance Organization World Acro Championships in...

Kelowna fire crews douse HVAC fire at Kelowna General Hospital

Kelowna fire crews douse HVAC fire at Kelowna General Hospital

Kelowna 9:25 am - 14,579 views

The Kelowna Fire Department responded to a small fire at Kelowna General Hospital Tuesday morning. The incident happened just after 5:30 a.m. when fire crews...

Kelowna RCMP join procession for second Nelson police officer who died of injuries suffered in avalanche

Kelowna RCMP join procession for second Nelson police officer who died of injuries suffered in avalanche

Kelowna 11:29 am - 14,334 views

Kelowna RCMP members have paid tribute to a fallen police officer. RCMP cruisers joined a procession from the Nelson Police Department along Springfield Road...

Summerland man given suspended sentence for kicking in a stranger's door while high

Summerland man given suspended sentence for kicking in a stranger's door while high

Summerland 1:41 pm - 13,702 views

A Summerland man has been sentenced to a 12 month suspended sentence with conditions following a break-in at a local home while he was high. Travis Simpson,...

Jury now deliberating in case of man who claims self defence

Jury now deliberating in case of man who claims self defence

Kamloops 3:19 pm - 12,792 views

UPDATE: 3:19 p.m. The 12-person jury tasked with deciding the fate of a Kamloops man charged with murder is now out for deliberations. James Sanford’s...

Four 13-yr-old boys arrested in alleged attack on Toronto transit workers

Four 13-yr-old boys arrested in alleged attack on Toronto transit workers

Toronto 1:57 pm - 12,414 views

Toronto police say they've charged four 13-year-old boys after two transit workers were allegedly swarmed and attacked on a city bus. Police say they got a...

Justin Bieber sells his rights to 'Sorry,' 'Despacito' and other hits to Hipgnosis

Justin Bieber sells his rights to 'Sorry,' 'Despacito' and other hits to Hipgnosis

Entertainment 10:32 am - 12,268 views

Justin Bieber has sold the rights to his entire back catalogue, including megahits "Despacito," "Sorry" and "Baby," to Hipgnosis...

Kelowna looks at changes to its development variance approval process

Kelowna looks at changes to its development variance approval process

Kelowna 4:00 am - 12,174 views

The City of Kelowna is looking at ways of streamlining its development approval process in keeping with directives from the province. One way it hopes to save...

The Doors sell exhaustive slate of rights in 'monumental' deal

The Doors sell exhaustive slate of rights in 'monumental' deal

Entertainment 6:35 pm - 12,027 views

The Doors have sold an exhaustive slate of branding and publishing rights in a "monumental" deal. Indie publisher Primary Wave Music has acquired...

Ukraine war moves 'Doomsday Clock' to 90 seconds to midnight

Ukraine war moves 'Doomsday Clock' to 90 seconds to midnight

United States 10:31 am - 11,660 views

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the specter of nuclear weapon use, Earth crept its closest to Armageddon, a science-oriented advocacy group said,...

DriveBC says Highway 1 near Tappen reopened after Tuesday evening crash

DriveBC says Highway 1 near Tappen reopened after Tuesday evening crash

Salmon Arm 10:00 pm - 11,481 views

UPDATE: 10:00 p.m. DriveBC says Highway 1 near Tappen has been reopened after a crash earlier Tuesday evening closed the highway in both directions. ORIGINAL:...

Bike racks can't obscure licence plates or vehicle lights

Bike racks can't obscure licence plates or vehicle lights

Behind the Wheel 4:00 am - 11,287 views

“I have a question about rear hitch-mounted bike racks, which are readily available in stores. We use one with four bikes on it for our family and when...

Okanagan-Similkameen residents reminded to not release goldfish into the wild

Okanagan-Similkameen residents reminded to not release goldfish into the wild

Yellow Lake 12:33 pm - 10,814 views

A non-profit organization dedicated to tackling invasive species in the Okanagan-Similkameen got a report in this week from a local angler who spotted goldfish...

City's injunction application targeting 'Freedom Rallies' about managing public space: city councillor

City's injunction application targeting 'Freedom Rallies' about managing public space: city councillor

Kelowna 4:00 am - 10,733 views

A Kelowna city councillor says he believes the municipality's intent behind its injunction application targeting regular anti-pandemic protests in Stuart...

Co-workers try to offset family's costs as child undergoes chemo

Co-workers try to offset family's costs as child undergoes chemo

Salmon Arm 4:00 am - 10,732 views

It’s going to be at least six months of intensive chemotherapy for young Gage. Chad Inglis is trying to help out friends whose son was recently diagnosed...

Crypto firms acted like banks, then collapsed like dominoes

Crypto firms acted like banks, then collapsed like dominoes

Business 6:51 am - 10,226 views

Over the past few years, a number of companies have attempted to act as the cryptocurrency equivalent of a bank, promising lucrative returns to customers who...

Vancouverite nabs Oscar nom for work on Top Gun: Maverick

Vancouverite nabs Oscar nom for work on Top Gun: Maverick

Vancouver 12:46 pm - 10,176 views

Another Oscar could soon be residing in B.C. after Vancouverite Bryan Litson was nominated along with others for his visual effects work on Top Gun: Maverick....

Okanagan College students capture awards on national stage

Okanagan College students capture awards on national stage

Okanagan 9:00 pm - 9,996 views

Okanagan College business students won big at a prestigious competition this month. The Queen’s University Inter-Collegiate Business Competition...

Nicole Chan was 'frustrated' by handling of sex assault case before suicide: officer

Nicole Chan was 'frustrated' by handling of sex assault case before suicide: officer

Burnaby 6:41 am - 9,347 views

One of the last members of the Vancouver Police Department to see Const. Nicole Chan before her suicide said Chan was angry about the treatment of her complaint...

'Intimidating': Doctor tells law society former health minister visited his home

'Intimidating': Doctor tells law society former health minister visited his home

Alberta 4:36 pm - 8,690 views

The Law Society of Alberta heard Tuesday a number of allegations about Alberta’s justice minister over suggestions he violated the profession's code...

Everything Everywhere All at Once leads 2023 Oscar nominations with 11

Everything Everywhere All at Once leads 2023 Oscar nominations with 11

Entertainment 7:30 am - 8,361 views

'Everything Everywhere All at Once' has topped the 2023 Oscar nominations with 11 nods. The shortlists for the 95th Academy Awards were announced on...

South Okanagan prolific offender to spend 424 more days behind bars for breaching weapons prohibition

South Okanagan prolific offender to spend 424 more days behind bars for breaching weapons prohibition

Penticton 4:00 am - 8,202 views

A South Okanagan prolific offender will spend 424 more days in jail after pleading guilty Monday to a 2021 incident involving weapons, a stolen vehicle and an...

7 dead as California mourns 3rd mass killing in 8 days

7 dead as California mourns 3rd mass killing in 8 days

California 6:20 am - 8,201 views

A gunman killed seven people at two agricultural businesses in Northern California, plunging the state into mourning again in the wake of its third mass killing...

Federal Court of Appeal rejects Competition Bureau's appeal on Rogers-Shaw

Federal Court of Appeal rejects Competition Bureau's appeal on Rogers-Shaw

Business 12:34 pm - 8,156 views

UPDATE 12:35 p.m. The Federal Court of Appeal has rejected the Competition Bureau's appeal on the Rogers-Shaw deal. The Court of Appeal found the...

Passport backlog update expected as federal cabinet retreat enters second day

Passport backlog update expected as federal cabinet retreat enters second day

Canada 7:00 am - 8,075 views

The Liberal cabinet will head into the second of a three-day retreat in Hamilton today with a lengthy to-do list, including tackling inflation and making the...

Scammers impersonating tech support scam Kootenay woman out of $7,000

Scammers impersonating tech support scam Kootenay woman out of $7,000

Trail 2:09 pm - 8,057 views

A woman in the Kootenays is out nearly $7,000 thanks to a bogus tech support scam. RCMP said in a news release they were called on Jan. 20 by a 47-year-old...

Nominations close soon for the 2022 Civic Awards

Nominations close soon for the 2022 Civic Awards

Kelowna 7:00 pm - 7,688 views

The deadline to nominate a deserving man, woman, company or organization for Kelowna's 48th annual Civic and Community Awards is nearly upon us. The...

Alex Fraser Bridge closure due to mental health crisis

Alex Fraser Bridge closure due to mental health crisis

Delta 2:17 pm - 7,640 views

Delta Police closed the Alex Fraser Bridge on Monday for more than eight hours due to a mental health crisis. Police rarely share information regarding mental...

ICBC stands firm on Flying Spaghetti Monster pirate, colander hats

ICBC stands firm on Flying Spaghetti Monster pirate, colander hats

Grand Forks 4:05 pm - 7,613 views

ICBC is not budging in its stance that a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster of B.C. has no religious right to wear pirate hats or colanders on...

Patrik Allvin doesn’t know what Canucks fans want

Patrik Allvin doesn’t know what Canucks fans want

NHL 2:19 pm - 7,312 views

While he may be the team’s general manager, Vancouver Canucks fans haven’t heard much from Patrik Allvin. Instead, the spokesperson for the...

City of Prince George tried to silence UNBC critics, emails show

City of Prince George tried to silence UNBC critics, emails show

Prince George 6:04 pm - 7,245 views

A Prince George Citizen opinion article written by a group of UNBC faculty, which criticized the City of Prince George for removing belongings and shelters from...

Bettman: 2018 Canada junior team investigation ‘really close to the end’

Bettman: 2018 Canada junior team investigation ‘really close to the end’

Hockey 4:25 pm - 6,842 views

MONTREAL — NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the league’s investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving members of Canada's 2018 world junior team...

Police seek witnesses in Burnaby stranger assault that broke woman’s arm

Police seek witnesses in Burnaby stranger assault that broke woman’s arm

Burnaby 4:11 pm - 6,788 views

Burnaby RCMP are looking for more witnesses in a stranger assault that broke a woman’s arm Monday. Shortly before noon, a 29-year-old woman was walking...

Customer sues McDonald's over alleged coffee-scalding in Burnaby

Customer sues McDonald's over alleged coffee-scalding in Burnaby

Burnaby 9:44 am - 6,761 views

McDonald’s is being sued for a cup of “scalding hot coffee” that allegedly spilled on a customer at a Burnaby store. Lok Fai Fung ordered a...

Canada's passport application backlog now 'virtually eliminated,' minister says

Canada's passport application backlog now 'virtually eliminated,' minister says

Canada 11:50 am - 6,755 views

Social Development Minister Karina Gould says Service Canada has "virtually eliminated" the massive backlog of passport applications that were delayed...

New health funding deal with provinces to be discussed at cabinet retreat in Hamilton

New health funding deal with provinces to be discussed at cabinet retreat in Hamilton

Canada 6:47 am - 6,711 views

Canada's premiers are waiting to see if the federal cabinet can make headway towards a new deal on health-care funding as the ministers meet for a retreat...

TRU gets government approval for new graduate program to train nurse practitioners

TRU gets government approval for new graduate program to train nurse practitioners

Kamloops 4:00 am - 6,580 views

Thompson Rivers University’s School of Nursing has received government approval for a new graduate program to train nurse practitioners — something...

Man jailed for excavating Hudson's Hope dinosaur site

Man jailed for excavating Hudson's Hope dinosaur site

Hudson's Hope 9:53 am - 6,526 views

An Alberta man has been sentenced to jail and fined $15,000 for excavating slabs of protected dinosaur fossil footprints near Hudson’s Hope in 2020....

B.C. wood manufacturers to get bigger cut of the cut

B.C. wood manufacturers to get bigger cut of the cut

BC 4:40 pm - 6,488 views

Wood manufacturers in B .C. that have little or no Crown tenure will get increased access to logs through BC Timber Sales. B.C. Forests Minister Bruce Ralston...

Classified documents at Pence's home, too, his lawyer says

Classified documents at Pence's home, too, his lawyer says

United States 3:40 pm - 6,364 views

Documents with classified markings were discovered in former Vice President Mike Pence 's Indiana residence last week, his lawyer says, the latest in a...

Suspect in custody after stolen vehicle damages four police cruisers: RCMP

Suspect in custody after stolen vehicle damages four police cruisers: RCMP

Kamloops 1:54 pm - 5,887 views

UPDATE: 1:54 p.m. Four RCMP vehicles were damaged Monday as officers tried to stop a stolen van in the Heffley Creek area, police say. According to Mounties, a...

'Disappointing' that U.S. pressing ahead with duties on Canadian softwood lumber: Ng

'Disappointing' that U.S. pressing ahead with duties on Canadian softwood lumber: Ng

Canada/U.S. 4:18 pm - 5,758 views

Canada's international trade minister says the United States appears to be pressing ahead with what she calls "unjustified" duties on softwood...

B.C. Premier David Eby spent $338K on leadership campaign

B.C. Premier David Eby spent $338K on leadership campaign

BC 4:07 pm - 5,573 views

Premier David Eby spent $338,173 on his campaign for the BC NDP leadership, which never resulted in a membership vote following the disqualification of his only...

B.C. cold case file: family of four vanished without a trace in 1989

B.C. cold case file: family of four vanished without a trace in 1989

Prince George 9:29 am - 5,428 views

On Aug. 1, 1989, Ronnie Jack, 26, was at the First Litre Pub, a sketchy Prince George drinking hole about four blocks from his home. While there he got to...

Nearly one-quarter of trails in southern B.C., Alberta unmapped and unmanaged: study

Nearly one-quarter of trails in southern B.C., Alberta unmapped and unmanaged: study

BC/Alberta 10:24 am - 5,225 views

New research has spelled out for the first time the gap between official lists of trails in the southern Rockies and the number of trails there actually are,...

Body of snowmobiler recovered from Ontario lake by divers

Body of snowmobiler recovered from Ontario lake by divers

Ontario 6:34 am - 5,174 views

The body of a snowmobiler who had been missing on a southern Ontario lake has been recovered by divers. Ontario Provincial Police say in a news release that the...

'Roma Gry,' a Romani dance group perform Sunday at the Rotary Centre for the Arts

'Roma Gry,' a Romani dance group perform Sunday at the Rotary Centre for the Arts

Kelowna 8:00 pm - 5,030 views

Two years after they were originally scheduled to perform, a Romani dance group will get a chance to take the stage in Kelowna. Roma Gry was expected to perform...

Postmedia to lay off 11 per cent of staff, sources say

Postmedia to lay off 11 per cent of staff, sources say

Business 12:39 pm - 4,968 views

Sources say newspaper publisher Postmedia Network Corp. is laying off 11 per cent of its editorial staff. Postmedia announced the layoffs at a town hall this...

Elon Musk takes stand for 3rd day in Tesla investors lawsuit

Elon Musk takes stand for 3rd day in Tesla investors lawsuit

Business 10:33 am - 4,878 views

Elon Musk returned to the stand for a third day Tuesday in federal court in San Francisco to testify in a trial stemming from a class action lawsuit brought by...

VPD Const. Nicole Chan pleaded for 'justice' in victim statement before suicide

VPD Const. Nicole Chan pleaded for 'justice' in victim statement before suicide

Vancouver 12:46 pm - 4,712 views

In the weeks before Vancouver police Const. Nicole Chan died by suicide, she detailed her anguish that a senior officer had "taken advantage" of her...

Learning to lie: AI tools adept at creating disinformation

Learning to lie: AI tools adept at creating disinformation

Business 9:00 am - 4,590 views

Artificial intelligence is writing fiction, making images inspired by Van Gogh and fighting wildfires. Now it's competing in another endeavor once limited...

Justice Dept. sues Google over digital advertising dominance

Justice Dept. sues Google over digital advertising dominance

United States 12:00 pm - 4,454 views

The Justice Department and eight states sued Google on Tuesday, alleging that its dominance in digital advertising harms competition as well as consumers and...

North Okanagan swan and eagle count spots 206 bald eagles

North Okanagan swan and eagle count spots 206 bald eagles

North Okanagan 4:00 am - 4,423 views

The bald eagle population in the North Okanagan appears to be doing well, according to the region's annual swan and eagle count. About 10 members of the...

Mother of missing man Ryan Shtuka plans book signing at Kamloops Chapters

Mother of missing man Ryan Shtuka plans book signing at Kamloops Chapters

Kamloops 4:00 am - 4,405 views

The mother of a young man who vanished nearly five years ago from Sun Peaks will be in Kamloops next month for a book signing. Heather Shtuka will be at...

Helping farmers with the backlog in foreign worker approvals

Helping farmers with the backlog in foreign worker approvals

MLA Minute 11:00 am - 4,400 views

If you have been to the grocery store lately, you know how expensive food has become. Part of that, is outside of government’s control. But part is a...

Alberta government contracts out thousands of hip and knee surgeries

Alberta government contracts out thousands of hip and knee surgeries

Calgary 6:27 am - 4,215 views

Alberta Health says it will contract out thousands of orthopedic surgeries to chartered surgical facilities in Calgary. Health Minister Jason Copping says more...

Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre won't fully open until March in wake of flood

Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre won't fully open until March in wake of flood

Vernon 10:42 am - 4,213 views

The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre will resume full operations in March after December's flood. The Snowed In Comedy Tour will go ahead Jan....

B.C. Indigenous child agency appeals mom's $150K separation award

B.C. Indigenous child agency appeals mom's $150K separation award

BC 2:21 pm - 4,074 views

Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS) is appealing a B.C. Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT) ruling that awarded $150,000 to an Indigenous...

Freeland silent on tanks for Ukraine, but says victory would boost world economy

Freeland silent on tanks for Ukraine, but says victory would boost world economy

Canada 4:03 pm - 3,985 views

The United States and Germany are taking steps to send battle tanks to Ukraine, but Canada still will not say whether it plans to make a similar move to help...

Residents back but evacuation alerts remain for Campbell River buildings

Residents back but evacuation alerts remain for Campbell River buildings

Campbell River 9:47 am - 3,804 views

Residents of two Campbell River buildings who were evacuated after landslides last week have returned to their homes. But evacuation alerts remain in place as...

Quails' Gate Winery offers comparative wine tastings

Quails' Gate Winery offers comparative wine tastings

Sponsored Content 12:01 am - 3,762 views

The art of winemaking is all about time and place. Starting Jan. 26, Quails’ Gate Winery invites you to explore these unique wine-growing influences with...

A timeline of the avalanche hazard in B.C., where five people are dead

A timeline of the avalanche hazard in B.C., where five people are dead

BC 4:02 pm - 3,327 views

Five people have been killed in British Columbia avalanches this month. Forecasters have compared this season’s snowpack with the conditions of 2003, one...

Five Little Indians was most popular adult fiction book in 2022, TNRL says

Five Little Indians was most popular adult fiction book in 2022, TNRL says

Kamloops 10:00 am - 2,965 views

The most borrowed novel from the library in Kamloops last year was written by a local author. The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library has released a list of the...

Canadian publishing-sector revenues keep plunging

Canadian publishing-sector revenues keep plunging

Business 12:29 pm - 2,724 views

It may sound like old news that print publishers are losing advertising revenue to digital publications, and are forced to shift their business models toward...

November international travel to Canada below 2019 level

November international travel to Canada below 2019 level

Canada 9:26 am - 2,501 views

Travellers who have experienced recent delays and long line-ups at airports might think travel has returned to where it was before the COVID-19 pandemic but new...

Police looking for information after burglary on Hillside Drive

Police looking for information after burglary on Hillside Drive

Kamloops 4:52 pm - 2,329 views

Kamloops police are looking for information and security video footage after a break-in Monday night at a business on Hillside Drive. In a news release,...

Longtime Vernon cultural leader Susan Brandoli departs Caetani Centre

Longtime Vernon cultural leader Susan Brandoli departs Caetani Centre

Vernon 1:39 pm - 2,306 views

A longtime contributor to Vernon's arts and cultural landscape is leaving the Caetani Cultural Centre. The centre has announced the resignation, effective...

Victoria police warn about rise in 'sextortion' cases targeting boys, men

Victoria police warn about rise in 'sextortion' cases targeting boys, men

BC 9:24 am - 2,250 views

Victoria police are warning about a rise in ‘sextortion’ cases. Police are urging parents and caregivers to be vigilant about youths’ online...

Penticton's Kiwanis Park playground to be closed for renovations

Penticton's Kiwanis Park playground to be closed for renovations

Penticton 8:00 pm - 2,096 views

The playground at Kiwanis Park in Penticton will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. Crews will be conducting construction work which will take approximately...

Planned community flagpole at Vernon City Hall finds new home

Planned community flagpole at Vernon City Hall finds new home

Vernon 11:38 am - 2,005 views

A community flagpole at Vernon City Hall will accommodate a growing number of requests for flag raisings for various events and causes. In September, council...

Vernon seeks consultant to assess its recreation and parks fees

Vernon seeks consultant to assess its recreation and parks fees

Vernon 4:00 am - 2,001 views

The City of Vernon is seeking quotes on an assessment of its recreation and parks fees. The request for quotations is for a consultant to provide "a...

Annual Apex Mountain Winter Classic hockey tournament for kids raises $48K for BC Children's Hospital

Annual Apex Mountain Winter Classic hockey tournament for kids raises $48K for BC Children's Hospital

Penticton 4:00 am - 1,677 views

Organizers and participants of the 7th Annual Winter Classic hockey tournament at Apex Mountain have something to be proud of after an incredible fundraising...

Children's ideas of 'community' published - book launch to follow

Children's ideas of 'community' published - book launch to follow

Vernon 6:00 pm - 1,620 views

A group of local children between the ages of four and 12 is getting ready for its first book launch. The book Who Are The Children in our Community is the...

Minor baseball spring registration opens for the South Okanagan with the Penticton Tigers

Minor baseball spring registration opens for the South Okanagan with the Penticton Tigers

South Okanagan 7:00 pm - 1,397 views

Hey batter batter, it’s time to register for spring baseball. After another very successful year of minor baseball for the Penticton Tigers, registration...

Free menstrual products now available in some City of Kamloops buildings

Free menstrual products now available in some City of Kamloops buildings

Kamloops 6:00 pm - 1,337 views

The City of Kamloops is offering free period products in some municipal buildings, a pilot initiative the city says could expand to other public washrooms in...

Vernon Winter Carnival looking for volunteers as celebration nears

Vernon Winter Carnival looking for volunteers as celebration nears

Vernon 1:44 pm - 1,262 views

The 63rd Vernon Winter Carnival is just over a week away, and there is still time to get in on the fun as a volunteer. Carnival runs from Feb. 3 to 12, and...

Vernon Winter Carnival hosting 1950s Happy Days Sock Hop

Vernon Winter Carnival hosting 1950s Happy Days Sock Hop

Vernon 5:00 pm - 1,256 views

It's time to dig out those poodle skirts and leather jackets. Vernon Winter Carnival is inviting people back to the 1950s for the Happy Days Sock Hop. Dress...

Recreation programs on the rebound in Vernon, but still below pre-pandemic levels

Recreation programs on the rebound in Vernon, but still below pre-pandemic levels

Vernon 4:00 pm - 1,238 views

Use of recreation facilities in Vernon continues to rebound from the pandemic. A recreation services fourth quarter report to city council sees user numbers...

City of Vernon budget increase for 2023 less than originally expected

City of Vernon budget increase for 2023 less than originally expected

Vernon 9:40 am - 1,167 views

Some good news for Vernon taxpayers. The city's 2023 tax increase is going to be slightly less than originally expected – plus the city will be able...

UVic and faculty association reach tentative agreement

UVic and faculty association reach tentative agreement

Victoria 9:21 am - 1,161 views

The University of Victoria has reached a tentative contract agreement with its faculty. The deal covers close to 1,000 faculty members and librarians. Details...

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