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Local news for Kelowna, BC continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | Kelowna Capital News

New shoe bank focuses on locals in need

Jim Belshaw, chair of Soles4Souls Canada and owner of Roy's Shoes in downtown Kelowna, said the shoe bank fits nicely with Soles4Souls' vision of helping locals in need.

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6 hrs ago | Maple Ridge News

'Protect us' from wild fire say Maple Ridge residents

In the forests that surround Maple Ridge, you only have to dig a few metres to find a charred layer, evidence of a time when wildfires were more frequent is not difficult to find.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire,

10 hrs ago | The London Free Press

Cheapest airports to fly from in Canada

What is the cheapest airport to fly from in Canada? According to data from Cheapflights.ca 's Airport Affordability Index, you'll avoid the most taxes and fees by flying from smaller airports like Kelowna in British Columbia or Moncton in New Brunswick.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Charleston, SC

14 hrs ago | Vernon Morning Star

Parachutist strikes home

At about 4:15 p.m. Monday, a student with Okanagan Skydive was soaring above the Vernon Airport when he began to descend and struck a residence in the 2400 block of Myriad Road.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Summerdine hits the Okanagan

It claims to be Canada's largest concurrent dinner party and on Aug. 6 over 40 restaurants will participate in the Okanagan.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Life, Food, Dining, Wine, Drink,

The Globe and Mail

Farmhand dies after being head-butt by cow on B.C. ranch

Dairy cows are pictured at the Kooyman family dairy farm in Chilliwack, B.C., Tuesday, June, 10, 2014.

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Realty Times

Decrease In Break-ins Lowers Canada's Crime Rate

Where's the worst place in Canada to be a home alarm salesperson? Perhaps surprisingly, if you said Toronto, you'd be right.

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Effingham Herald

Adventist leader Dan Jackson confronts future challenges in American-born movement

Nothing - not surviving a car wreck en route to his wedding, nor being a Seventh-day Adventist missionary, nor years in the pulpit - had prepared Dan Jackson for the challenge his daughter threw at him on a Saturday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Religion, Seventh-day Adventist, Wedding, Canada

Kelowna Capital News

Facelifts and upgrades fill Kelowna council's agenda

The words seemed to ring through council chambers Monday as city staff ran through a jam-packed agenda of projects like auctioneers at a cattle rattle.

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Related Topix: Facelifts, Canada

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Regina Leader Post

Red Scorpion gangster faces 14 charges after arrest in Alberta

A photo of Red Scorpion member Cory James Lesperance, 29, left. Lesperance tweets on MMA and it is believed he is posing here as a fan with an MMA fighter at an MMA event.

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Related Topix: Drugs, North America, Canada, World News,

Vancouver Sun

Alberta's lucrative drug market continues to draw B.C. gangsters: police

There's no question that the hodgepodge of gardens along CP Rail's Arbutus corridor are charming and no doubt that homeowners prefer gardens and a leafy walkway to trains.

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Related Topix: Drugs, North America, Canada, World News,

Langley Advance

Langley speeder's Lexus impounded

A Langley teenager had his Lexus impounded after he was stopped driving at almost 200 km/h in Clinton, near Kelowna, on Friday afternoon.

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Kelowna Capital News

Kelowna to lose a festival?

As the cleanup got underway for what most have deemed a successful run for the Center of Gravity, organizer Scott Emslie admitted that putting together a profitable festival is becoming challenging.

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Castanet.net

Sharing fruits of their labour

"Our goal is to harvest unused fruit from backyard trees and share it with community members in need," said coordinator Alisa Senecal.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Canada

Castanet.net

$6M for Innovation Centre

Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services Andrew Wilkinson, Mayor Walter Gray and Premier Christy Clark make the $6M announcement Monday in Kelowna.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Hot weather, dry conditions mean B.C. fire activity is set to rise

A Natural Resources Canada study that looked at the impact of climate change on forests found that B.C.'s fire season will be 50 days longer by 2040.

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Related Topix: Weather, North America, Canada, World News,

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Neufeld wins Conservative nomination

It's not the first time he's tried, but Penticton realtor Marshall Neufeld has now has a shot at political after winning the Conservative nomination for South Okanagan West Kootenay.

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Castanet.net

Horoscope: July 27 - August 2

Compromise will be needed to avoid being fired or having to quit. Allow the rope to go out until the evidence shows the truth of the situation.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Castanet.net

Feds help fund Penticton bridge

Minister Bernard Valcourt stands with Penticton Indian Band Chief Jonathan Kruger, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad, MP Dan Albas, MLA Dan Ashton and Penticton Deputy Mayor Andrew Jacubeit to announce federal funding for the Satikw Crossing bridge in Penticton, BC.

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Castanet.net

Merritt to receive power plant

Merritt Green Energy Limited Partnership announced Friday that it has closed on its financing for the Merritt Green Energy Project, a $235 million investment.

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