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

Friday Aug 15 | The Globe and Mail

Spirits align for Ogopogo opera

Delphine Derickson, left, a member of the Westbank First Nation, worked with Heather Pawsey to develop the current version of The Lake/N-ha-a-itk.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Canada,

Behind The Killcams - 2 PIECE HITMARKER

LAPD Cop: If You Don't Want To Get Shot, Don't Challenge Me

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Friday Aug 15 | Vernon Morning Star

Excessive speed still an issue on local highway

The RCMP's North Okanagan Traffic Services and Central Okanagan Traffic Services worked in a combined effort over the weekend to deal with the summer traffic issues on Highway 97 between Vernon and Lake Country.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Castanet.net

City seeks charging station

City Council Tuesday directed staff to submit a letter of interest to BC Hydro to participate in the proposed BC Hydro Direct Current Fast Charging Station for electric cars.

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Related Topix: Canada

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Georgia Straight

Cultures and history meet in The Lake/N-ha-a-itk

When Astrolabe Musik Theatre, the Turning Point Ensemble, and Westbank First Nation team up to present the 1952 opera's first full staging, at West Kelowna's Quails' Gate Winery this weekend, it'll be a true homecoming, for the events depicted in Livesay's libretto took place on that very same property 140 years before.

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Related Topix: Canada, Arts, Opera

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Castanet.net

Arrests in Vernon manhunt

Three of the people were arrested on Glenmore Road in Kelowna this afternoon, and a fourth person was arrested in Vernon.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

Kelowna Capital News

Firefighters continue to fight Peachland blaze, fears of gusts of wind persist

Structural fire crews from the Districts of Peachland and West Kelowna and forest fire crews with the BC Wildfire Management Branch continue to pour significant resources in to the Drought Hill Forest Fire.

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Related Topix: Canada, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire,

Thu Aug 07, 2014

CBC News

Peachland wildfire evacuation order issued

An evacuation order has been issued for a single home in West Kelowna due to a 25-hecare wildfire that began burning near Highway 97 C Thursday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Canada,

Wed Aug 06, 2014

First Nations Drum

The Lake / n-ha-a-itk: A World Premiere 60 Years in the Making

Astrolabe Musik Theatre & Turning Point Ensemble , in collaboration with Westbank First Nation, proudly present the world premiere production of The Lake / n-ha-a-itk - August 15-17 at Quails' Gate Winery in Kelowna, BC, in a fully-integrated evening of historical Canadian opera and contemporary syilx culture.

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Related Topix: Canada, Arts, Opera

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Castanet.net

Pritchard bridge inspection Tues

Motorists can expect minor delays and single lane alternating traffic on Pritchard Drive Bridge Tuesday, August 5 due to routine inspection work.

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Related Topix: Canada

Thu Jul 31, 2014

GlobalNews

Business B&E's, shoplifting: July police issues

Kelowna RCMP saw a spike in reported business break and enters mid-July, but the crime is down overall in the Central Okanagan over last year.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

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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Related Topix: Canada,

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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Fri Jul 25, 2014

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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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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Related Topix: Canada, Opinion

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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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Agriculture, Science, Family, Kids, Canada

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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Related Topix: Canada, Weather

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

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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Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News

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