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  1. A man was killed during a snowmobile competition at Sun Peaks Resort Saturday. The 28-year-old Alberta man was competing in the Sun Peaks Snowmobile Hill Climb, part of the Western Canada Hillcross tour, when he crashed just before noon, and sustained serious injuries. Police say the man was a...
  2. While a controversial 4/20 celebration/rally was held in Vancouver Saturday, a less controversial event was held in Kelowna, featuring many furry, four-legged friends. For the third year, Quick Grow Kelowna, a local hydroponics store, hosted their 4/20 barbecue SPCA fundraiser outside their store...
  3. A house became fully engulfed in flames in Peachland Saturday. The fire started just after 1 p.m. on Somerset Avenue, just off Princeton Avenue, and quickly overtook the home. Despite a very quick response from the Peachland Fire Department, photos from the scene show large parts of the home h...
  4. Vernon's Allan Brooks Nature Centre kicked off their 2019 season Saturday with an Easter egg hunt. The festivities began at 10:30 a.m., when the centre held two hunts for older kids and the younger ones. In anticipation of Earth Day on Monday, the centre also had educational stations set up,...
  5. UPDATE: noon Police continue to investigate the cause of a deck collapse at a home in Langley, during a wedding celebration that injured more than 35 people, several critically. Langley RCMP say in a Saturday statement that officers have been at the scene since Friday evening, but the cause of...
  6. If you are considering listing your home for sale in the near future then there are some things that you need to know. You may think that your first call should be to a realtor, but it should really be to a mortgage broker – not your mortgage lender, but a mortgage broker. Why? A mort...
  7. A local paddler is making big waves in Hawaii. Leanne Stanley took to the blue waters of Hawaii in her outrigger canoe last weekend to race 40 kilometres from Maui to Molokai. With a time of three hours, eight minutes and 38.35 seconds, the Kelowna Paddle Centre member finished third in the wo...
  8. When cannabis supply at Small Town Buds begins to dwindle, co-owner Chris Felgate shuts the doors of his Devon, Alta., shop and turns customers away. Even though the legal retailer often still has oils and capsules in stock, most shoppers are looking for the store’s namesake product, he sai...
  9. Police in Northern Ireland arrested two teenagers Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a young journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry. The men, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism legislation and taken to Belfast for questioning, the Police Service of Nor...
  10. With only a few days before voters were to go to the polls in Prince Edward Island, the Green party suspended all campaigning Saturday after the sudden death of one of its candidates and his young son. The party confirmed Saturday that Josh Underhay and his son died in a canoeing accident on Frid...