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1 hr ago | Birder's World

Five superb photos of American White Pelicans from our galleries

American White Pelican was recently the subject of a fascinating article in The Passenger Pigeon , the excellent journal of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology .

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11 hrs ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

Stampeders on the road to Peachfest

It's been nearly half a century since the Stampeders first got together, but performing is still a thrill for the classic Canadian rockers.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Nominations begin for new SOWK riding

Nomination meetings in the newly formed South Okanagan West Kootenay riding are being hosted throughout the region beginning today at 10 a.m. in Grand Forks for the first of four Conservative Party of Canada events that culminate Saturday in Penticton with the appointment of a candidate who will lead the political faction into the next federal ... (more)

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The Penticton Western

Penticton charity shop getting set to close its doors

It has helped many women and children in need to get back on their feet, but a charity thrift shop in downtown Penticton is no longer able to help itself.

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The Penticton Western

Penticton-area evacuation alerts lifted

All evacuation alerts in the South Okanagan were rescinded Thursday morning after wet weather helped crews gain the upper hand on a trio of fires.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Nelson and Grand Forks to help reduce waste

When Sean Keely, owner of Positive Apparel Thrift Store in Nelson, saw the amount of unsold clothes he was dumping into the landfill he wondered if there was a better way.

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Pique News Magazine

Pro battle brewing for Ironman Canada

Both racers, who together hold the race's past two pro men's titles, will be back in the field for Sunday's race.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Osoyoos Times

Penticton writing contest seeks local entries

Osoyoos and area writers are being urged to make submissions to a creative writing contest open to emerging writers of short fiction and poetry.

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Related Topix: Canada, Arts, Poetry

Kootenay Advertiser

VIDEO: Flooding in Kamloops, severe thunderstorm watch for Interior, Okanagan Valley

A severe thunderstorm warning is currently in effect for several parts of B.C.'s Southern Interior, including the Okanagan Valley and Kelowna, Vernon, and Penticton .

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Castanet.net

Wild weather begins

Environment Canada has upgraded their weather statement and has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Okanagan Valley, stretching from Penticton to Vernon.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Penticton Western

Conservation group pitches property levies for $500,000 fund

A plan to create a conservation fund through a levy on the region's property owners has now gained preliminary approval from two local governments.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Flying through memories

Staring at the gleaming, silver B-25 Mitchell bomber on the tarmac at Penticton Regional Airport Monday, tears welled up in Hank Siemen's eyes as memories came flooding back.

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Related Topix: Canada, US Military, North America, World News, US Air Force

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Short stories, poems sought for contest

The Penticton Writers and Publishers group is calling for entries to the 2014 Clem Battye Legacy Award contest, a creative writing contest open to emerging writers of short fiction and poetry.

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Related Topix: Canada, Arts, Poetry

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Castanet.net

Penticton council highlights

A public hearing on allowing the sale of alcohol at the Penticton Farmers Market will take place Monday night in council chambers.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

SUNDAY: Aviation buff looks skyward in Pitt Meadows

Thousands are expected to attend the annual Pitt Meadows Day Airport Day Sunday, where they'll enjoy static exhibits, educational booths, children's activities, hot air balloon rides, and an air show.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Jobs minister applauds Penticton-area businesses

Five local businesses received visits Friday from B.C.'s job minister, who thanked them for helping build the next generation of tradespeople.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Crews gain ground on trio of fires in Penticton area

Fire information from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and B.C. Wildfire Management Branch as of Saturday at 8 a.m. No change from previous report.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Castanet.net

Campbell Mountain fire update

As of Friday morning, the fire on Campbell Mountain was fully contained according to Penticton Deputy Fire Chief Dave Spalding.

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The Asian Pacific Post

Maple Batalia: keeping the memory alive

On September 28, 2011, the loss of Maple Batalia had ripple affects across British Columbia.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

CCMA award nominations for Cressman and Invictus

Jim Cressman is becoming an entertainment mogul in Canada, netting a number of Canadian Country Music Association nominations this week.

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