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  1. Thanks to the kindness of strangers, a Kamloops grandmother has her mobility back. A thief stole June Seidel's medical scooter last month, and it was returned a few weeks later, trashed. Seidel relied on it to get groceries, make appointments and see her grandkids. Following the Dec....
  2. The provincial government is considering banning all B.C. retailers from providing customers with plastic carry-out bags. It plans to reveal whether it will enact such a ban within weeks. The Ministry of the Environment sought public input on whether to enact a ban on plastic bags at retail ch...
  3. Big White has seen almost five metres of snow since the start of the ski season. All the white stuff has made for some excellent ski conditions so far this year, and night skiing is back after a brief hiatus during the peak of the cold snap. Big White senior vice-president, Michael J. Ballinga...
  4. How easy do you find it to date in Canada? According to a recent report, the maple syrup isn't the only thing sweet in Canada. In fact, the Great White North ranked in the top 10 countries for dating across the globe. Compiled by SeniorDatingAdvice, a dating website for seniors living in...
  5. One person has been rushed to hospital in serious condition after ice smashed through the windshield of a Canada Post truck near the Massey Tunnel Friday afternoon. Images from CTV News Vancouver's Chopper 9 show a Canada Post truck with a large hole in its windshield, on the driver's sid...
  6. It has been a gathering place for Vernon seniors since the doors opened in 1984, but Vernon's Schubert Centre is experiencing some financial challenges. The centre is currently $290,000 in debt and in need of a new HVAC system that will cost another $180,000. And that debt load is raising...
  7. A Surrey man is facing a second-degree murder charge in the 2019 death of 35-year-old Cong Tran. Vancouver police officers initially responded to a call about a serious assault on April 1, 2019 near East Hastings Street and Heatley Avenue. Tran was taken to hospital by paramedics but died of his...
  8. A Duncan Avenue convenience store in Penticton is seeking permission from the city to convert into a liquor store. Duncan Grocery is located at Duncan Avenue and Columbia Street. Owner Gordy Johal is asking city council to modify the zoning affecting his property to allow for liquor retail. ...
  9. Kelowna Chevrolet is hosting Magic for a Cause tonight at Dakoda's Comedy Lounge, with all proceeds benefiting The Bridge Youth and Family Services youth recovery house. Funds raised will help build a live-in facility that will feature healing spaces for expert care, recreation, education and...
  10. Kelowna is one step closer to having electric scooters roaming all city streets. The province announced Friday morning that B.C. communities can now submit proposals to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to test new and emerging transportation technologies as part of a pilot progra...