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  1. Sunshine and scorching temperatures is a welcome sight to many living in the Okanagan Valley, but officials at the River Forecast Centre are saying it will cause high flows of water. Unseasonable high temperatures have sprung up across the valley with the warmest day falling on Thursday with a fo...
  2. A forum hosted by Travel Penticton aimed to talk strategies for dealing with public perception of the South Okanagan during the upcoming flood and fire season. "What we want to do is talk about what we had happening last year and how we might have to deal with it this year, and that's hi...
  3. BC Housing made good on a second chance at designing a 46-unit supportive housing complex on Commerce Avenue. Neighbours in the mainly commercial area off Enterprise Way were not happy with the original design, which came to the city late last year. "The original proposal was slightly dif...
  4. "The world's changing, we have to change if the world is still going to exist," says Vernon Mayor Akbul Mund. Mave Lane school kids and city staff came together outside Vernon city hall Monday for the 'Yellow Fish Painting' Storm Water event in honour of Earth Day. "...
  5. Papa John's Pizza and the Sunshine Foundation of Canada will again team up to help assist kids in the Okanagan living with severe physical disabilities and life-threatening illnesses. The fourth annual Papa John's Dream for Kids Day takes place Wednesday. One hundred per cent of procee...
  6. Category 3 open fires are now prohibited within the Cariboo Fire Centre and the Tsilhqot'in (Xeni Gwet'in) Declared Title Area. The new prohibition, intended to help prevent human-caused wildfires, includes: Any fire larger than two metres high by three metres wide Three or more c...
  7. BC Transit is getting ready to roll out its much-anticipated real-time bus location technology. But, Kelowna transit riders will have to wait until the fall to take advantage of the new tracking system. The system, known as NextRide, will roll out in Nanaimo next month then the Comox Valley in...
  8. Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday. Jim McGrath said on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is "responding to treatments and appears to be recovering." He was...
  9. Recent curiosity about red-tinged beaches in Kelowna led many to wonder how safe Okanagan Lake water really is. The City of Kelowna tested water from Cedar Creek Beach and said the unusually coloured rocks were due to a natural process. An independent water test conducted on April 12 concluded...
  10. The provincial government has introduced legislation that will attempt to restore the finances of B.C.'s public auto insurance agency. The proposed changes introduced Monday in the legislature include a limit of $5,500 for pain and suffering on minor injury claims and faster resolutions of di...