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  1. By Raina Dawn Lutz Are you a dedicated coffee drinker? Is coffee your religion? Many of my family, friends and clients use coffee on a regular basis, and I was always surrounded by coffee when I was younger. I even learned to make coffee for my parents at the tender age of 7. We know it...
  2. Homeowners can learn what steps they can take to keep their homes safer from wildfire at an information session tonight. Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) is hosting a public information session at 6 p.m. to discuss what homeowners can do to help reduce risk from wildfire. The free informatio...
  3. A 35-year-old Burnaby man died last week following an accident on a mountain biking trail in Whistler, B.C. on October 9. Ski resort Whistler Blackcomb confirmed the man was biking along the A-Line trail in the bike park when the incident occurred, according to CTV News Vancouver. The man had...
  4. A Summerland farm has been cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation by multiple agencies in response to complaints by neighbours. District council requested staff look into the ALR property at 9918 Canyon View Road in August. The results of the probe, which also involved the Agricult...
  5. Vernon RCMP are asking the public to help find the vehicle and driver involved in a hit and run with a motorcycle. On Oct 8 at about 6:30 p.m., a grey sedan hit a grey Yamaha motorcycle at the 48 Ave and 24 St intersection. The sedan left the scene without trying to stop. "Our officers...
  6. A local consortium of nonprofits and social service providers say they have made headway housing Penticton’s homeless, so much so, that a new name is in order. 100 Homes Penticton has rebranded to "100 More Homes Penticton," after managing to house 130 homeless people last year....
  7. The British Columbia Prosecution Service says charges will not proceed against a New Westminster police officer who shot and wounded an armed suspected shoplifter nearly four years ago. A statement from the agency says the standard to begin a prosecution has not been met and charges have not been...
  8. The Transportation Safety Board is sending a team of investigators to look into the sinking of a tug boat in Howe Sound. The board says in a statement that the tug Sheena M capsized and sank on Oct. 1 not far from the BC Ferries terminal in Langdale. The Canadian Coast Guard spokeswoman said t...
  9. Six people were arrested in a rural Kelowna drug raid, Wednesday. RCMP executed a search warrant at a home on the 7500 block of Falcon Road in Joe Rich and seized $1,400 in cash, 95 pounds of dried marijuana bud and nearly 2,000 plants. During the raid, four women and two men were arrested. Th...
  10. The BC Conservation Officer Service has charged Lake Okanagan Resort after failure to manage attractants led to six bears being destroyed for public safety. Conservation officer Sgt. Jeff Hanratty says officers were forced to put down three bears Sunday, one Monday and two on Tuesday. While th...