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  1. For the first time in nearly a decade, the Kamloops Blazers will not provide the opposition when the Kelowna Rockets open a new Western Hockey League season. The home opening dates, and opponents for each of the league's 22 teams were announced Monday. The Rockets will kick off the 2019-20...
  2. Any British Columbia resident who has ever complained about losing a precious hour of sleep thanks to daylight saving time now has a chance to gripe to the provincial government. The province is asking people to share their views on how time should be observed in B.C. through an online survey and...
  3. BC Wildfire crews have been called out to a second Sunshine Coast wildfire in less than a week. The fire broke out on the slopes of Cecil Hill in Pender Harbour early Monday evening and is not far from homes. Cecil Hill is near Highway 101 on the west side of the road not far from Lily Lake. ...
  4. Any British Columbia resident who has ever complained about losing a precious hour of sleep thanks to daylight saving time now has a chance to gripe to the provincial government. The province is asking people to share their views on how time should be observed in B.C. through an online survey and...
  5. Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau has given his approval to the proposed $3.5-billion acquisition of WestJet Airlines by Onex Corp. The Calgary-based airline says the minister determined the deal doesn't raise public-interest issues for national transportation. WestJet and Onex enter...
  6. UPDATE: 7:40 p.m. Police say a float plane that crashed in Okanagan Lake below Sunnyside Road in West Kelowna has now been recovered and secured by officials. RCMP Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey confirms the pilot, a 72-year-old Alberta man and his lone passenger, a 59-year-old man, were taken to K...
  7. Buckingham Palace says the monarchy cost British taxpayers 67 million pounds ($85.2 million) during 2018-19, a 41% increase on the previous financial year. The number rose primarily because of higher levels of spending devoted to critical renovations for Buckingham Palace in London. The iconic st...
  8. The City of Kelowna is looking at the former Serwa property on Highway 97 just south of UBCO as a possible site for a new Transit Operations Centre. The current centre, which has been operating for 25 years on Hardie Street, is over-capacity according to transit manager Jerry Dombowski. Under...
  9. The Penticton Vees announced a pair of moves Monday, one on the ice and another in the front office. The team has traded former captain Massimo Rizzo to the Coquitlam Express to complete the June 1 deal that saw the Vees acquire Alex DiPaolo. Rizzo, from Burnaby, spent the past two years with...
  10. UPDATE: 5:25 p.m. DriveBC advises Highway 97 has reopened to single-lane, alternating traffic. ORIGINAL: 4:15 p.m. DriveBC reports Highway 97 is currently closed north of Clinton due to downed power lines. The route is closed between Mound Road and Chasm Road for 17.2 kilometres, abou...