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  1. Tesla is working on new battery technology that CEO Elon Musk says will enable the company within the next three years to make sleeker, more affordable cars that can travel dramatically longer distances on a single charge. But the battery breakthroughs that Musk unveiled Tuesday at a highly antic...
  2. The Canada West golf championship scheduled for Kelowna early next month has been cancelled. The championship was to have taken place Oct. 2 to 4 at the Okanagan Golf Club. But, because of travel restrictions related to COVID-19, it was scrapped. The 36-hole event, hosted by UBCO would have se...
  3. Late last year, Research Co. and Glacier Media took an initial look at the relationship between Canadians and animals. At the time, the country’s residents appeared to express outright dismay at practices like trophy hunting and killing animals for their fur, but sizable majorities had no p...
  4. Commuters on Columbia Street will have to keep an eye out for construction this coming week. Crews are set to start repaving on Monday (Sept. 28), says city streets manager Glen Farrow. "We’ll be milling the asphalt in the travel lane from Sixth Avenue to Valleyview," he says. ...
  5. The University of British Columbia's 3rd Annual Homecoming is going virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “While we are offering events for Homecoming Weekend 2020 remotely, we are taking time to celebrate the importance of connection,” says Lesley Cormack, UBC Okanagan deputy vic...
  6. The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce 33rd Annual Business Excellence Awards will be presented virtually and in person on Oct. 3, offering two choices for people to tune in to see the show. The 2020 Fire & Ice Celebration of Success, presented by Total Restoration Services, ca...
  7. Science and literacy week is currently underway, and the Okanagan Science Centre is participating in showcasing this year's theme, which is biodiversity. In the spirit of the event, the science centre will be hosting two gallery shows. You can make your own bottled biosphere on Tuesday, and l...
  8. A man who pleaded guilty last year to possessing child pornography appeared in Kelowna courts Tuesday for the start of a sentencing hearing. In November 2019, Terry Krock, 54, pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography in a charge which was originally dated January 2010 to June 2017. Howe...
  9. The BC Care Providers Association along with EngAge BC have released a new guide 'The Best Visit Possible' for families wanting to make the most of in-person and virtual visits with their family members in long-term care. The association represents most of B.C.'s long-term care and as...
  10. Columbia Shuswap Regional District directors have approved to extend the services of the Shuswap Watershed Council. The approval from the Inspector of Municipalities allowed the CSRD to adopt the bylaw, which will provide a three-year extension for the council. "We appreciate the Inspecto...