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2 hrs ago | St. Albert Gazette

St. Albert man missing in Kelowna

West Kelowna RCMP have confirmed the identity of a missing man, whose boat was found unoccupied on Okanagan Lake in B.C., as St. Albert resident Brian Daryl Lakevold, 64. Lakevold's boat was found on the lake Tuesday night when a local couple were operating their own boat near Kalmoir Regional Park when they collided with Lakevold's unoccupied ... (more)

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Weyburn Review

Raw Video: Tour bus towed after rollover on B.C. highway

A tour bus rolled over on a highway near Merritt, B.C. Friday, leaving 56 people injured -- seven of them critically.

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CBC News

B.C. tour bus crash: "blood everywhere" recalls U.S. family

American citizens Janice Wong and father James Wong, from Los Angeles shop for new clothes at a Target store in Kelowna, B.C. on Friday after their tour bus crashed on the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., on Thursday.

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Kelowna Capital News

Kelowna teachers discuss reality of classrooms

Visit their school. Spend some time in a classroom. Get a feel for what happens at the students' level of B.C.'s education system.

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The Chronicle Herald

56 injured, at least 5 critically, after tour bus rollover on B.C. highway

Dozens of tourists were injured, at least five of them critically, when a bus carrying them through a picturesque British Columbia mountain pass rolled over Thursday.

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Castanet.net

Coquihalla bus crash

At this time, Interior Health has received 43 patients from today's bus accident on the Coquihalla Highway, south of Merritt.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

GlobalNews

Kelowna man sentenced to jail for causing fatal traffic crash

A Kelowna man has been handed a 15 month jail sentence, one year probation and banned from driving for two years for causing a fatal traffic crash at a Highway 97 intersection.

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Castanet.net

Fundraising effort with a twist

A group of guys who love Kelowna, love beer, love moustaches and love tackling cancer are back this summer, aiming to raise $10,000 for the cause.

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GlobalNews

Scotiabank on Dilworth robbed - again

Bank robberies are nothing new in Kelowna. They happen at various branches but for some reason robbers like to target a particular branch - the Scotiabank on Dilworth Dr. "A lone male suspect entered the bank with his face covered and deployed a bear spray into the facility and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash," says RCMP Cst.

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Brandon Sun

Earl and countess of Wessex to tour B.C., Saskatchewan, northern Ontario

The Queen's youngest son, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, and his wife, the Countess of Wessex, Sophie Rhys-Jones, are scheduled to tour B.C. between Sept.

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Kelowna Capital News

New program aids stroke survivors

Jennifer Monaghan felt that her active life as a mother and volunteer was over when she suffered a stroke in April 2012 that initially left her paralyzed on her right side.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

MCC Thrift Shop volunteers celebrated

The Mennonite Central Committee staff for B.C. gathered in Kelowna earlier this month to show their appreciation to the volunteers of the local MCC Thrift Shop.

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Kelowna Capital News

Kelowna announces road closures for upcoming half-marathon

The 21.1 kilometre race will start at 7 a.m. at The Vibrant Vine Winery on Pooley Road and make its way through East Kelowna, the Lower Mission, South Kelowna, City Park and Waterfront Park.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Castanet.net

Crash on Highway 97

Two drivers were sent to hospital with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday morning after a three vehicle crash closed Highway 97 north of Summerland.

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Kelowna Capital News

Expanded RapidBus service, new routes and more hours coming to Kelowna regional transit

The arrival of the express transit service linking Westbank with the UBC Okanagan campus via downtown Kelowna along Highway 97 is one of several changes to be unveiled by the regional transit system starting next week.

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Kelowna Capital News

Kelowna council says sky's the limit for new downtown hotel

A plan to build a 24-storey lakefront hotel in downtown Kelowna has crossed its final hurdle following city council's decision to allow it to be higher than council's current 19-storey limit for new buildings downtown.

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Castanet.net

Drunk crash on Westside Rd.

A drunk driver on Westside Road may have gotten the scare of his life when his truck went off the road Monday night.

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Castanet.net

New dock for Shannon Lake

The dock will be made possible through a $15,000 donation from the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, the provincial government and the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.

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Buses world news

Bus Markets Worldwide * India - Australia

In 100 such buses, the system has stopped functioning. So, the government instead of maintaining a good fleet of red buses is planning to give up on acquiring new ones... Such frequent incidents of breakdown cause traffic jams during peak hours.

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The Daily Townsman

Bus ridership down slightly in Cranbrook

Ridership was down for the 2013/14 year on Cranbrook's buses. BC Transit noted a three per cent decrease over last year's ridership in an annual report presented through the city's administration.

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