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5 hrs ago | Castanet.net

OK College better than OK

If the future of our region is dependent on a skilled workforce, the Okanagan is in good shape.

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10 hrs ago | Castanet.net

Road closures and blasting

Construction season shifts into high gear in the District of West Kelowna April 22 with the start of upgrades and required traffic rerouting at Westlake Road between Highway 97 and Starlight Crescent.

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12 hrs ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

OPINION: On David Black's refinery proposal: Aren't there other options?

Listening to David Black speak in Kelowna this week, it was hard not to get behind his idea of a made-in-B.C. oil refinery that would create thousands of jobs for the hard-done-by communities of Kitimat and Terrace, sparking the B.C. economy and bringing in millions, if not billions of dollars from China.

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Related Topix: Canada, Boat Disaster, Opinion

14 hrs ago | Castanet.net

Garneau talks to veterans

Mark Garneau, the MP for Westmount-Ville-Marie and the first Canadian in space, discussed veterans issues at a town hall meeting in Kelowna on Thursday.

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18 hrs ago | Castanet.net

Horoscope: April 20 - 26

Saber rattling escalates. Demands for freedom are more aggressive. Try to contain confrontations or combat .

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Castanet.net

A splash of colour, a dash of fun

The event kicked off with a Zumba class before the ribbon was cut and runners filed out of City Park.

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The Daily Courier

Young giving record stores a spin as vinyl enjoys revival

The Grooveyard owner LeAnne Jakubeit, left, and assistant store manager Jasmine Lamont pull out new vinyl albums and 45s for Record Store Day.

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Related Topix: Metal, Metallica, Canada

The Daily Courier

Hear pop-rockers for free

Yukon Blonde will perform in concert May 19 in Kelowna's City Park. Free tickets are available at redbull.ca/yukonblonde.

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The Daily Courier

Christians recreate Jesus' final walk to recognize work done to help poor in downtown Kelowna

Rev. Karen Medland, front, of First United Church, and Rev. Pat Giannelia, with Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, carry a wooden cross to the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Centre in Kelowna during the 20th Good Friday Way of the Cross walk.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Castanet.net

Hearing set for Bobbitt

The dangerous offender hearing for David Bobbitt is slated to start June 9 in Penticton and last for four weeks.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Penticton helicopter age touches down for retirement

Jan Rustad with Tim Simmons in the cockpit of one of the HNZ Topflight helicopters at the Penticton base.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Kelowna Capital News

Kelowna cat-napping victim returned home

Jeff Cameron, from the Buckerfields on Springfield Road, said their store cat Annie was returned home at around 11 a.m. Wednesday, after being stolen last Saturday, and it was as though she'd never been gone.

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Kelowna Capital News

Kelowna's Bernard Avenue revitalization could be finished sooner than planned

The $14.3 million facelift and underground utility replacement of Bernard Avenue, the city's main downtown street, is nearing completion.

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Canada.com

Okanagan man charged after police allege he was found with bomb-making materials

The Vancouver Canucks have the sixth overall pick in the June 27-28 NHL Entry Draft.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Officers honoured for being part of Alexa's Team

An Abbotsford police officer has been named an "All Star" with Alexa's Team, consisting of RCMP and municipal officers committed to reducing the number of impaired-driving deaths in B.C. Const.

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Regina Leader Post

I never got close to him, testifies Hells Angels associate accused in beating death of Kelowna dad

Norman Cocks , 31. a full-patch Hells Angels member, is shown with dad Robert Cocks, 53, a member of the Throttle Lockers, an HA support club.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Residents relieved with McDougall Creek flood mitigation work

Barbara Hart has been finding it easier to sleep at night this spring now that she doesn't have to worry about nearby McDougall Creek being breached by high stream flow.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Canada

Painting/Wallcovering Contractor

License Lapse Halts $6.3M Drywall Job

Drywall work on a $150 million condominium project in downtown San Diego has been halted after California officials discovered that the subcontractor was unlicensed in the state.

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CBC News

Brain drain challenges First Nation communities across Canada

John Gladstone left his home community of Skidegate for Vancouver nearly a decade ago, and he has no plans to return.

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The Daily Courier

Murder trial starts in November for man who may have been insane

Despite a mental illness, the Kelowna man charged with murdering his mother goes to trial in November.

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