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20 min ago | GlobalNews

Last Smith Creek evacuee returns home

Further successful work on the Smith Creek wildfire in West Kelowna has allowed the last evacuee to return home, but approximately 1,100 residents in the area remain on Evacuation Alert.

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4 hrs ago | The First Perspective-Aboriginal

Harmony of Nations' a success

The inaugural "Harmony of Nations" Music Festival set out to unite artists and audience members from First Nation, MA©tis, Canadian, and American communities in a creative, musical environment-and that's just what it did.

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8 hrs ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

Burnette: Fruit growing synonymous with Okanagan history

Early peaches are coming on now and for the most part the apple and pear crops look good.

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12 hrs ago | Pulp & Paper Canada

Metis groups form joint venture to commercialize Alberta forests

Active Energy Group Plc, an international supplier of industrial wood chip, timber products and forestry management services, has entered into a joint venture agreement to exclusively commercialize in excess of 100,000 hectares of mature forestry assets in Alberta, which are expected to yield more than 20 million m3 of commercial standing timber.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

CBC News

Severe thunderstorms sweep through southern B.C.

Twitter user Jeff Schenderling took this photo of a car stuck on flooded River Road in Kamloops, next to the South Thompson River.

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Kelowna Capital News

VIDEO: Flooding in Kamloops, severe thunderstorm watch for Southern Interior

Flash flooding is being reported in Kamloops, where heavy rain is coming down and basements are soaking up , and a severe thunderstorm is currently in effect for the province's Southern Interior.

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Kelowna Capital News

DeHart: New sales manager aboard at truck dealership

Dwayne was a gifted carver and artist and was part of the sculpture symposium. Personal condolences to Maurice and his many friends.

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Castanet.net

3 family members killed in crash

The three people who died last week in a horrific car accident near Kelowna last week have been identified by the BC Coroners Service.

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Cowichan News Leader

Province defends shift from Martin Mars water bombers

The provincial government is defending its unpopular decision to halt B.C.'s use of the veteran Martin Mars water bombers in favour of newer aircraft to fight wildfires.

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Castanet.net

Guilty plea in home invasion

One of the men involved in a violent home invasion on Halloween night two years ago will be going to jail, the only question that remains is the length of his sentence.

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Castanet.net

Crime rate falls 13 per cent

The intentional torching of the Westbank Lions Hall was one of several crimes in the greater Kelowna metropolitan area in 2013.

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The London Free Press

Craigowan a pro at hosting

Last year's champion, 16-year-old Brooke Henderson of Smith Falls, hits a shot on the fairway on Hole 5 at Craigowan Golf and Country Club during the 101st annual Canadian Women's Amateur Golf Championship Tuesday July 22. At the end of the first day, there was a four-way tie with all four golfers at four under par, and Henderson finishing tied for ... (more)

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Castanet.net

Mars out, skimmers in

One of the lasting images from the 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park fire was the sight of the majestic Martin Mars water bomber.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

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The Georgia Straight

Grab these wines and hit the deck

Admittedly, our tasting panel has spent more than a few Fridays of late outdoors on the Roof at Black+Blue, taking in the lunchtime burger-and-beer special.

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The Guardian

BC calls for help from Island to fight forest fires

A RCMP officer puts up police tape as flames from a forest fire are seen burning on a hillside in West Kelowna, B.C., early Friday, July, 18, 2014.

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Vancouver Sun

B.C. on track for one of the worst fire seasons in a decade

A helicopter gets water from Shannon Lake so they can put the water on a blaze on a hillside in West Kelowna, B.C. Friday, July, 18, 2014.

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Kelowna Capital News

Common sense more important than air quality advisories

With more than 100 active fires burning throughout the province as of Wednesday, the B.C. Ministry of Environment and Interior Health issued a smoky skies advisory for the region.

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CBC News

Manitoba crews head to forest fire battle in BC, NWT

The Smith Creek wildfire in West Kelowna grew from 200 to 250 hectares from Thursday night to Friday morning.

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GlobalNews

Power outage crashes Interior Health system

Power surges have disabled computers across the Interior Health Authority , including electronic patient records at all hospitals from Kamloops to Kelowna and Cranbrook.

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