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  1. As a result of the pandemic, pharmacies have seen an influx of patients and requests that would typically be directed to walk-in clinics, physicians’ offices, or those currently avoiding the ER. Here in British Columbia, there are approximately 700,000 residents without a family doctor so S...
  2. A Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee in Penticton has endorsed extending a pilot project allowing open alcohol on certain local beaches and parks, and has recommended adding more locations. The committee, made up of a small group of public citizens and sanctioned by the city, exists to discu...
  3. Shocking dashcam footage sent in to Castanet shows six cars going through a red light at the intersection of Highway 97 and Daimler Road in West Kelowna on Friday morning. Mitch Michel was waiting to go through the green light when the situation unfolded in front of him, and says he was completel...
  4. Another sale at the old Weyerhaeuser Mill site in Okanagan Falls has fallen through. Sunniva Inc., whose CEO Dr. Tony Holler also owns Naramata Bench's Poplar Grove and Monster wineries, announced in June 2019 that it had sold the site to CannaPharmaRX for $20M. One year later, that fell...
  5. After closing in March, the Okanagan Science Centre has now reopened its doors to the public. The centre will be operating with restrictions, but there will be no restrictions on fun for the kids. "We have our summer camps going right now, most of them are full but we still have a few two...
  6. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Monday there is no apparent link between transmission of the COVID-19 virus and recent public protests. Henry says she has heard from healthcare colleagues in the United States that they have not seen any surges in active virus cases related to...
  7. Snowforest Campground won't live up to its name right away. The new campground is being opened by Parks Canada in Mount Revelstoke National Park July 15, when there isn't much snow around, even on the famed mountain. The site is located along the Meadows in the Sky Parkway which leads up...
  8. GNC Nutrition stores in the Thompson-Okanagan appear to be safe – for now – from a major restructuring that is seeing closures in both the United States and Canada. The Pittsburgh-based sport supplement and nutrition company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it restruc...
  9. A West Kelowna husband and father of two is in for the fight of his life after his truck tumbled down the slope on Westside Rd. on June 29, 2020. Tyler Sheriff and a friend had to turn around on Westside Rd. and while he was backing up the truck went over the side of the hill, bounced and rolled...
  10. If you’re in need of adventure this summer, it’s closer than you think. Whistler’s doors are open and ready to offer you the ultimate holiday close to home. This summer, Whistler is changing its pace and upholding to the highest standards of health and safety so we can all adventur...