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Okanagan residents speak out about issues with Apple and Google

Okanagan residents speak out about issues with Apple and Google

Nov 14, 2020 / 4:00 am

The story of a family who lost $12,000 in a month on TikTok, and later had it refunded by the app, has sparked other residents in the Okanagan to come forward...

Local barber provides free haircuts to residents at Kelowna Gospel Mission

Local barber provides free haircuts to residents at Kelowna Gospel Mission

Nov 13, 2020 / 4:00 am

For Plan B Headquarters general manager and barber Tim Davenport, cutting hair isn't just reserved for the 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. work day. He's also started...

Kelowna local pleads with public to help save small bird rescue and sanctuary

Kelowna local pleads with public to help save small bird rescue and sanctuary

Nov 12, 2020 / 4:00 am

A Kelowna woman who has spent the past 16 years rescuing and caring for vulnerable birds is asking for the public’s help to keep her bird sanctuary...

Kelowna local opens up Okanagan's first water polo club during pandemic

Kelowna local opens up Okanagan's first water polo club during pandemic

Nov 11, 2020 / 9:00 am

There aren't many people who would choose to open a new sports club in the midst of a global pandemic, but that's exactly what motivated Kelowna local...

Vancouver heritage house being given away for free, with a small catch

Vancouver heritage house being given away for free, with a small catch

Nov 10, 2020 / 5:08 pm

A Vancouver heritage home that had its debut in a famous television series is being given away for free, with a small catch - the new owner has to pay for its...

Cold weather complicates search for suspects in backcountry terrain

Cold weather complicates search for suspects in backcountry terrain

Nov 10, 2020 / 12:10 pm

Two Kelowna residents were arrested Monday after allegedly stealing a F350 truck on Saturday evening and driving it into the backcountry. RCMP received a...

Mount Boucherie student releases TEDxYouth talk on disorder she lives with

Mount Boucherie student releases TEDxYouth talk on disorder she lives with

Nov 10, 2020 / 4:00 am

Mount Boucherie Secondary School student Alyssa Sundstrom knows what it's like to live with a rare auto-immune disorder, after being diagnosed with...

Dr. Bonnie Henry elated at reported vaccine progress

Dr. Bonnie Henry elated at reported vaccine progress

Nov 9, 2020 / 5:14 pm

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has expressed her elation at the idea of adding a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to British Columbia's pandemic-fighting...

British Columbia announces 998 new cases over two-day period

British Columbia announces 998 new cases over two-day period

Nov 9, 2020 / 4:45 pm

UPDATED: 4:45 p.m. Interior Health has confirmed 53 additional cases of COVID-19 in the region over the weekend, bringing the total in IH since the start of the...

Family loses everything in mobile home fire

Family loses everything in mobile home fire

Nov 9, 2020 / 9:28 am

MONDAY 9:30 a.m. The Kelowna Fire Department says the mobile home was fully involved when they arrived at the 700 block of Beaver Lake Road at 7:30 p.m. Crews...

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