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2 hrs ago | Castanet.net

Motorcyclist dies in crash

Penticton RCMP confirmed Monday that a 41-year-old motorcyclist from West Kelowna died in a motor vehicle accident on Saturday. According to Sgt.

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6 hrs ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

Kelowna city councillor Gerry Zimmermann won't seek re-election

Kelowna city Councillor and former city fire chief Gerry Zimmermann says he won't run again in November's civic election. Zimmermann, the city's former fire chief who said he ran for council in 2011 because he was concerned about the direction the city was taking under the former council, announced Monday he will not seek re-election in November's civic vote.

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8 hrs ago | Kelowna Capital News

Kelowna murder trial scheduled for next spring

The man charged in the killing of Kelowna woman Amy Jane Parkes will face a judge and jury next spring. Ryan James Quigley, 35, was scheduled Monday morning for a monthlong trial on the charge of second degree murder.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Vancouver Sun

B.C. ski resort will not open this coming season after chairlift accident

Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano. Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research.

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GlobalNews

Woman airlifted to hospital after horse race accident

The 2014 BC Endurance Championships, a long distance horse race, hit the trails in West Kelowna but partway into the ride something went terribly wrong. A woman in her 40's was thrown off her horse and slammed into a tree near Jackpine Lake.

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Castanet.net

Horoscope: September 14 - 20

Plan carefully before taking action or traveling. Prepare for the unexpected; rushing will not save time in the long run.

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Vernon Morning Star

Testimony continues into trial

Janice Snell jumped into the passenger seat of her PT Cruiser, grabbed the keys from the ignition and had almost closed the driver's side door when she was stopped in her tracks. To both questions she said "no" and even went so far as to gently nudge the gunman in the direction of the door.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Castanet.net

Voters won't get say on Civic Centre

A proposed referendum question concerning funding for West Kelowna's new Civic Centre won't be ready in time for the November election. While negotiations continue with New Town/Sturgess Group, the necessary funding information won't be ready in time to be included as part of the ballot.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

CBC News

Prince Edward and Sophie Countess of Wessex begin B.C. tour

Prince Edward received an impromptu lecture on B.C. labour relations Friday as he and his wife kicked off a five-day tour of the province. A crowd of students watched the Prince and Sophie Rhys-Jones, the earl and countess of Wessex, inspect a naval guard of honour as the Lieutenant Governor welcomed the pair to Government house.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Stork Report: New arrivals

July 12: Born to Adam and Danielle Rosseel of Vernon, B.C., a girl, 8 lbs. 12 oz., named Oaklyn Dayna .

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GlobalNews

Kelowna to rezone Abbott Street waterfront

After years of debate and public heat, Kelowna City Council will consider an application to rezone 12 city-owned waterfront properties to create a new park at council Monday. The residential properties are located in the 3000 block of Abbott Street, on Walnut Street west of Cedar Avenue and one property on Meikle Avenue.

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GlobeNewswire

Central Okanagan Valley Walks for Autism Speaks Canada

As the prevalence of autism diagnoses increases 30% in 2 years, Autism Speaks Canada is launching the inaugural Central Okanagan Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada on September 21 at Waterfront Park, Kelowna. The fundraising goal for this first event is $50,000 and all the proceeds from the event support the local and national work of Autism Speaks Canada, which together with Autism Speaks in the U.S.A., is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization.

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Castanet.net

Three area residents join College's Board of Governors

Three new members of Okanagan College's Board of Governors will be bringing business and community perspectives to the table as Christopher Derickson, Susan Johal and Joe Maciel will serve on the Board of Governors for a one-year term ending July 31, 2015. They were appointed by the Provincial Government through Order-in-Council this summer.

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Castanet.net

Bacon Chase heats up donations

The Great Canadian Bacon Chase is a 5km Scurry or a .05km Saunter to raise money for "Inn From the Cold Kelowna". By running and eating unlimited BC bacon you will be responding to the needs of people who are experiencing, or are at risk of homelessness.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Lifestyle series captures Wine Country

A music composer-turned TV producer is raising a glass to a new show that he's hoping will lead to greater exposure for the wine industry and a new reality-type series. Kenton Gilchrist is the writer and director for Ventures in Wine Country , which will provide viewers with an inside look at three Okanagan wineries: Covert Farms, Painted Rock Estate Winery and a yet-to-be named winery in West Kelowna.

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GlobalNews

Angry Kelowna resident warns crooks with strongly worded lawn sign

A sign of angry frustration has gone up along Sadler road in Kelowna's Rutland neighbourhood, where one of the residents is so fed up drug dealing and other crime, she's put up a strongly worded sign telling the bad guys to get lost. "Drug dealers come down the street in their cars and pass the dope to kids on their bikes.

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GlobalNews

Teacher support challenge

A West Kelowna resident is challenging the public to donate money to the British Columbia Teachers foundation for its strike fund.

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Air quality survey part of Kelowna door-to-door scam

Police are warning Kelowna residents about a door-to-door scam that begins with an offer of a prize and a free in-home air quality assessment. On September 11th, RCMP were called to Wintergreen Drive, near Gordon and Lanfranco roads in Kelowna's Mission, when two men solicited a resident for personal information.

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Kelowna Capital News

Party politics coming to Kelowna

Three candidates planning to run in November's civic election say they will do so as members of Taxpayers First, described by the candidates-former city councillors Carol Gran and Graeme James and newcomer Dale Olson-as the city's first civic political party and a non-partisan group of three like-minded people. It is the first time a group of candidates has announced they are all politically aligned and are seeking election representing a single identifiable group.

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Castanet.net

Park and Ride on West K radar

The District of West Kelowna is looking at a plan to encourage more people to use the newly instituted RapidBus service from the municipality to Kelowna. The proposed facility would include 92 parking stalls along Concord Road accessed off Hudson Road and adjacent to Highway 97. The project would also include curb and gutter, sidewalk, underground storm sewer, lighting, trees and landscaping at a cost of $1.17M.

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