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

20 hrs ago | 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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23 hrs ago | 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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Thu Jul 24, 2014

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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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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Wed Jul 23, 2014

GlobalNews

Triple fatal crash victims identified

The B.C. Coroners has released the names of the three people who lost their lives in a devastating car accident July 15th north of Kelowna.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

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

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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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Kelowna Capital News

Smith Creek Wildfire: Danger decreases, though fire only 50 per cent contained

While it is only estimated at 50 per cent contained, firefighters have wrangled the Smith Creek wildfire back enough to send 2000 people evacuated from their homes back to their own beds this evening.

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Turtle Island News

Daily Newswire

Turtle Island News is now providing the only national native news service delivered to your computer or cell each morning.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Castanet.net

Power being restored in Kelowna

Saturday's windy conditions brought trees down on power lines in West Kelowna and in Kelowna as well.

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Castanet.net

No change for Smith Creek

An Evacuation Order remains in effect for Smith Creek, Tallus Ridge, Alexandria Way and Shannon Woods neighbourhoods.

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Kelowna Capital News

Smith Creek Fire: Reliability of power to the Westside subject of...

The single transmission line feeding West Kelowna has been a hot button issue for years, with politicians and bureaucrats concerned it would cause problems in just such an emergency.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Castanet.net

Smith Creek down to 250 ha.

Wildfire Management Branch conducted a full response to this wildfire following its detection early yesterday afternoon.

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The St Paul Journal

B.C. residents brace for evacuation as wind picks up, fuels wildfire

Linda Corscadden has been watching nervously from the back lawn of her West Kelowna, B.C., home as water bombers strafe a raging fire just a kilometre away.

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Castanet.net

Smith Creek fire 400 hectares

With winds from the south expected to reach gusts of up to 40km/hr, fire officials expect the size of the blaze could increase throughout the day.

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Castanet.net

Power could soon be cut

The Regional District of the Central Okanagan is asking residents to be prepared in case power goes out as the fire is burning within 100 metres of the main feeder line that serves Peachland, Westbank, and West Kelowna.

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Castanet.net

Labour shortage in BC

If the experience of Alberta is a guide to our own future, the highly skilled labour will disappear first.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

CBC News

B.C. wildfire leads to evacuation of 200 Kelowna residents

Grey smoke rises from behind Smith Creek in West Kelowna. The wildfire was first spotted around 1:30 p.m. PT Thursday.

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Vancouver Sun

Wildfire forces West Kelowna residents from home; Hudson's Hope evacuation order lifted

Tori Amos launched the North American leg of her 80-date international tour in support of "Unrepentant Geraldines" at the Orpheum Wednesday night.

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CBC News

West Kelowna wildfire reported, size unknown

Grey smoke rises from behind Smith Creek in West Kelowna. The wildfire was first spotted around 1:30 p.m. PT today.

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