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1 hr ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

Students fear for future as first day fizzles

Matthew Koster was supposed to be starting his final year of high school Tuesday, instead, he was part of a group of about 70 adults and young people gathered on Main Street near the library to protest the current labour dispute between teachers and the provincial government.

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Related Topix: Canada, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

5 hrs ago | The Penticton Western

Coroner identifies Seattle man who died climbing near Penticton

Stas Eric Gray, 31, had been scaling the cliffs with friends at Skaha Bluffs south of the city when he fell approximately eight metres to the ground below, the B.C. Coroners Service said Tuesday in a press release.

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5 hrs ago | Canada.com

Washington state man identified as victim in Okanagan rock-climbing accident

B.C. teachers were walking picket lines and rallying throughout the province Tuesday as a months-old dispute labour continued.

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7 hrs ago | Castanet.net

Parents protest strike

Penticton parents and their children voiced concerns about the ongoing teachers' strike at a rally in the city Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Canada, Kids, Family

Mon Sep 01, 2014

GlobalNews

Attempted murder charges dropped against Penticton man

It happened last February at the Mayfair Motel on Skaha Lake Road when a man broke into the room of two women and choked one of them.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Penticton Western

Minister of Education believes parties too far apart for mediation

Mark Brett/Black Press Locked out workers, left to right, Steve Grant and Grant Prothero in front of Penticton Secondary School Wednesday were hoping for good news concerning the current labour dispute with the provincial government.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Canada, Education Etc.

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

SPCA fundraiser set for City Park

The BC SPCA invites the public to join London Drugs and Quality Greens in their efforts to help raise money for this year's Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause Walk to Fight Animal Cruelty fundraiser.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Kelowna Capital News

Fire on Westside Road quickly knocked down

West Kelowna Fire responded to a vehicle fire on Westside Road near the intersection of Nancee Way on Tuesday afternoon at 3:35 p.m. A boat trailer had a mechanical issue causing a wheel to fall off.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Canada

Castanet.net

Marina Way Lookout opens

Council members and some city staff celebrated the opening of Penticton's newest park area on the Okanagan Lake waterfront on Thursday.

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The Penticton Western

Endless summer? Teachers back on picket lines and parents left hanging

Olivia Shrank, 7, beats the heat with a slide through a spray of water and bubbles during one of the Penticton Parks and Recreation summer day camps for kids at the community centre grounds Wednesday.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Dad's association with Hells Angels stalls trial

Arguments about a father's association with the Hells Angels temporarily halted a trial into the alleged sexual abuse of his son.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Penticton Western

Penticton liquor store robber foiled by customers

It's only 29 seconds long, but a video of a young man smashing a glass bottle and allegedly using it to threaten a clerk at a Penticton liquor store is as dramatic as they come.

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The Penticton Western

Minister calls Penticton high priority on visit

Prime Minister Stephen Harper chose to head to the Arctic for his summer tour, but Pierre Poilievre, minister for Democratic Reform chose the much warmer climes of the Okanagan.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

LETTERS: Look beyond the numbers in teacher dispute

With Sept. 2 just around the corner, the bargaining impasse between the provincial government and the BC Teachers' Federation hinges on numbers - numbers about wages, benefits and class size.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Making a difference: Egglestone leaves his mark as a volunteer

Volunteering is something Penticton resident Peter Egglestone has become known for.

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Related Topix: Canada, Personal Finance, Retirement

Castanet.net

Neighbours make a difference

For those of you who follow my reports frequently you may recall a previous incident I reported on that involved a dance instructor located in the Merritt area who was in Canada working under the temporary foreign worker program.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Agriculture, Science,

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Castanet.net

Elvis tribute wraps up music series

Up to this point last year, nearly 5,800 people had attended the events. Total attendance in 2013 was 6,355.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

American Thinker

The World Isn't Running Out of Water

Apparently a quote from environmental activist Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians has made it into the new Mad Max movie.

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Castanet.net

Sex assault trial continues

An alleged sexual assault victim described Tuesday in a Penticton courtroom that he experienced unexpected things during a relationship with an older man.

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The Penticton Western

Penticton teachers back on picket lines

Despite picket lines going up again at local schools this week, administrators are confident they'll be ready for students whenever the teachers' dispute is settled.

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Related Topix: Canada, Education Etc.

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