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9 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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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21 hrs ago | 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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Kelowna Capital News

Jumping for joy about Okanagan Centre for Innovation

Organizers wanted to rally the community to show some sort of support for the project, which will become a hub of high-tech entrepreneurs and creative idea development in Kelowna.

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Kelowna Capital News

Hodge: Possibilities for where tourists can spend their money

Please pass this over to a friendly yet frustrated tourist near you who is obviously wondering what to do or where to go.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Forest fires: Climate change's new normal

Few people know better than Lori Daniels that the pillars of dark smoke rising over the forests of British Columbia this summer are going to increase in both frequency and intensity in the future.

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Kelowna Capital News

Manteo Resort agrees to marina realignment and reduction in size

An agreement has avoided a potential dispute about the size and alignment of the marina under construction by Manteo Resort.

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Deseret News

Many Christian denominations face challenges; Dan Jackson helps Seventh-day Adventists conquer theirs

Seventh-day Adventist Church North American Division President Dan Jackson offers prayer at the beginning of an annual church business session on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.

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Castanet.net

COG parking restrictions

The City of Kelowna reminds residents and visitors that parking on Abbott Street will be restricted starting Thursday, July 24 until Monday, July 28 for the Center of Gravity festival.

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GlobalNews

Mass murderer forgoes parole hearing

The mass murder who mercilessly wiped out a West Kelowna family more than 30 years ago will remain behind bars for at least the next two years.

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Brandon Sun

Storms throw wet blanket over B.C. blazes, but wildfires likely to return

Heavy rain showers over the past 24 hours have wiped out any imminent wildfire danger across British Columbia, although it's expected to be only a temporary reprieve.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Globe and Mail

B.C. residents mourn the retirement of Mars water bombers

Fans of the Mars water bomber watch as one releases its load of water over Burrard Inlet in Vancouver on January 17, 2008.

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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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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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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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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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