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  1. Kelowna residents gathered at the Salvation Army on Sutherland Avenue Tuesday morning for a talk on the Journey Home strategy and its focus on homelessness. “Housing first is a proven approach to help address homelessness and is used all over the world,” said Mike Gawliuk, of the Cana...
  2. A B.C. man once acquitted of dangerous driving has now been charged with unlawfully feeding wildlife. Pictures posted to social media show Randy Scott and co-accused Megan Hiltz feeding or attempting to feed dangerous wildlife. Scott's Facebook profile still shows a photo of a tattooed arm...
  3. Lady Gaga apparently is getting married. The 32-year-old singer and "A Star is Born" actress thanked her "fiance" Christian Carino as she finished speaking Monday night at Elle's 25th annual Women in Hollywood event. A message seeking comment from her publicist was not ret...
  4. Police in Delta are investigating the theft of a large shipping container of high-end bikes worth up to $800,000, and say some of them have surfaced in Ontario. Police say in a release that boxes of the unassembled 2019 models of Rocky Mountain bikes arrived in Delta on Sept. 24 but the container...
  5. Oliver town council got an earful Monday from a group of residents outraged by the reinstatement of a volunteer firefighter after he entered a peace bond last week to avoid trial on criminal charges. Four women berated council, demanding the municipality reconsider the fire chief’s decision...
  6. A school has brought in counsellors to help deal with a six-year-old girl's death in an accident involving a light-rail transit train. The girl was struck by the train on Monday morning at an intersection near a Calgary CTrain station. She was rushed to hospital where she died from her inj...
  7. Curious about a career in the RCMP and what it takes? Have an interest but don’t know where to start? RCMP will be hosting career presentation and entrance exam workshop next week on Wednesday, Oct. 24th and Thursday, Oct. 25th, 2018. "The career presentation will offer you the cha...
  8. Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran is pouring cold water on a hot rumour. There has been speculation Basran would make a run at provincial politics if, as expected, Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson decides not to seek re-election in the next provincial election. Basran has stated on more than one occ...
  9. The B.C. government is pressing ahead with its plan to eliminate Medical Services Plan premiums and replace them with an employer health tax. The Employer Health Tax Act, which sets a tax of 1.95 per cent on the payroll of businesses with payrolls over $500,000, was introduced in the legislature...
  10. The B.C. government has introduced a speculation and vacancy tax that Finance Minister Carole James says will moderate the overheated housing market and create more homes for renters. James says the aim of the tax is to improve housing affordability for thousands, including seniors forced to live...