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Top Stories for May 25, 2023

Soaring costs and shifting tastes put restaurants on the edge of bankruptcy

Soaring costs and shifting tastes put restaurants on the edge of bankruptcy

Kelowna 4:00 am - 41,190 views

A new report by Restaurants Canada is sounding the alarm, indicating a 116 per cent increase in bankruptcy filings within the foodservice industry since 2022,...

Former financial head sues Active Care, alleges he was fired for exposing boss's forgery

Former financial head sues Active Care, alleges he was fired for exposing boss's forgery

Kamloops 4:00 am - 31,325 views

The former chief financial officer of a Kamloops-based social services agency has filed a lawsuit alleging he was wrongfully fired after blowing the whistle on...

Meet me at the Market: Heating up Kelowna with Brutal hot sauce

Meet me at the Market: Heating up Kelowna with Brutal hot sauce

Kelowna 4:00 am - 25,516 views

Meet Me at the Markets is a recurring series highlighting the stories behind the many vendors and food producers who make up the Kelowna Farmers' &...

Country musician Cooper Alan to play Kelowna

Country musician Cooper Alan to play Kelowna

Kelowna 6:15 pm - 22,980 views

Country musician and TikTok star Cooper Alan will perform in Kelowna this fall. Alan will play the Kelowna Community Theatre on Oct 29, bringing his unique...

ProducKIDvity announces new daycare location downtown

ProducKIDvity announces new daycare location downtown

Kelowna 9:23 am - 20,895 views

The Block on Bernard Avenue in downtown Kelowna has another tenant. A locally owned daycare, ProducKIDvity, has signed a 15 year lease with Mission Group and...

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Retaining wall build for slide site off Highway 97 in Summerland estimated at two weeks to complete

Retaining wall build for slide site off Highway 97 in Summerland estimated at two weeks to complete

Summerland 3:12 pm - 19,228 views

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has begun work building a lock-block retaining wall in Summerland on Highway 97, after a rockslide closed the...

Kelowna, YLW and RCMP join initiative to fight human trafficking

Kelowna, YLW and RCMP join initiative to fight human trafficking

Kelowna 2:55 pm - 18,126 views

The City of Kelowna, Kelowna International Airport (YLW), RCMP and Child Advocacy Centre are partnering with an initiative called NotInMyCity to raise awareness...

Google Maps sending drivers on unpassable route to Sun Peaks

Google Maps sending drivers on unpassable route to Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks 7:06 pm - 17,726 views

Police have been called twice this month by drivers who followed bad directions into the mountains east of Sun Peaks. Chase RCMP say they were called at 9:30...

Are government regulations needed for the use of artificial intelligence?

Are government regulations needed for the use of artificial intelligence?

Poll 7:30 pm - 16,403 views

Artificial intelligence pioneer Yoshua Bengio says regulation in Canada is on the right path, but progress is far too sluggish. Speaking in Montreal, the...

IH release drug alert after Kelowna sample contains high levels of fentanyl and benzodiazepine

IH release drug alert after Kelowna sample contains high levels of fentanyl and benzodiazepine

Kelowna 3:39 pm - 15,696 views

Those using opioids in Kelowna are being warned after a recently tested sample contained high levels of fentanyl and a benzodiazepine. Interior Health released...

Vernon mother continues to grieve as Vernon cemetery removes 'approved' tribute to son

Vernon mother continues to grieve as Vernon cemetery removes 'approved' tribute to son

Vernon 4:00 am - 14,874 views

A Vernon mother continues to grieve the loss of her son after the City of Vernon dismantled a graveside monument that had previously been approved by city...

Vancouver’s Canada Day fireworks are gone forever. Here’s what’s replacing them

Vancouver’s Canada Day fireworks are gone forever. Here’s what’s replacing them

Vancouver 4:04 pm - 14,608 views

The Port of Vancouver, the authority responsible for the city's onetime annual Canada Day fireworks display, announced Wednesday (May 24) that "after...

Bear spotted in West Kelowna eating household garbage

Bear spotted in West Kelowna eating household garbage

West Kelowna 10:17 pm - 13,756 views

A young bear was spotted eating garbage in West Kelowna. Matthew Cook says he spotted the animal eating garbage in the Lakeview Heights community, at about 6:40...

Shuswap man arrested on the couch twice in a month

Shuswap man arrested on the couch twice in a month

Celista 6:49 pm - 13,308 views

An unwelcome guest is facing charges after a pair of incidents in the Shuswap. Police say they were called at 12:12 a.m on May 8 for a report of a...

Military escort for Memorial Cup as Casimir, dignitaries welcome teams, open tournament

Military escort for Memorial Cup as Casimir, dignitaries welcome teams, open tournament

Kamloops 4:56 pm - 13,261 views

UPDATE: 4:56 p.m. The Memorial Cup received a military escort on Thursday afternoon as the national major junior hockey championship kicked off with an opening...

Long-awaited cancer centre will be treating patients in four years, Dix pledges

Long-awaited cancer centre will be treating patients in four years, Dix pledges

Kamloops 1:53 pm - 12,990 views

UPDATE: 1:53 p.m. The province’s health minister says a long-awaited cancer care centre for Kamloops will be fully functioning in four years, with a...

70 City of Vernon employees paid more than $100,000 in 2022

70 City of Vernon employees paid more than $100,000 in 2022

Vernon 4:00 am - 12,545 views

The City of Vernon's "sunshine list" includes 70 employees who made more than $100,000 last year. All cities must disclose financial information...

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes in Caribbean just off border between Panama and Colombia

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes in Caribbean just off border between Panama and Colombia

Panama 6:02 am - 11,274 views

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck Wednesday night in the Caribbean Sea just off the Panama-Colombia border, the U.S. Geological...

Yoga students raise more than $500, donate needed hygiene products to displaced Ukrainians

Yoga students raise more than $500, donate needed hygiene products to displaced Ukrainians

West Kelowna 4:00 am - 10,970 views

A group of yoga trainees from West Kelowna has learned the power of volunteering and the importance of the little things in life. They managed to raise more...

Conference Board report latest to suggest slowing B.C. economic growth

Conference Board report latest to suggest slowing B.C. economic growth

BC 1:01 pm - 10,817 views

The Conference Board of Canada is the latest research organization to suggest B.C.'s economy will slow in 2023 – specifically due in part to a...

Construction set to start on new 10-unit apartment near Kelowna's Osprey Park

Construction set to start on new 10-unit apartment near Kelowna's Osprey Park

Kelowna 7:00 pm - 10,705 views

Construction is expected to begin soon on a new three-storey apartment building on Wardlaw Avenue. The developer received the go ahead to begin construction...

Vernon man says he's dancing through life to spread joy

Vernon man says he's dancing through life to spread joy

Vernon 4:00 am - 10,495 views

Shawn Vibert is dancing through life. If you’ve seen the young man dancing through the streets of downtown Vernon and wondered why, Castanet has the...

Air Canada briefly grounds flights due to computer system problem

Air Canada briefly grounds flights due to computer system problem

Business 11:06 am - 10,492 views

Air Canada briefly grounded its planes Thursday due to a problem with its computer system. The airline says a technical issue with the system it uses to...

11% of Cdns invest in real estate - and that total is set to grow

11% of Cdns invest in real estate - and that total is set to grow

Canada 6:58 am - 10,314 views

A new survey shows more than one in 10 Canadians own an investment property — and their ranks are expected to grow over the next five years. The online...

Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec join Ottawa in investigating ChatGPT

Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec join Ottawa in investigating ChatGPT

BC 11:05 am - 9,481 views

The governments of Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec are joining the federal privacy commissioner in investigating the company behind the artificial...

Caught on camera: Men dump 70 bags of asbestos-containing drywall in Burnaby

Caught on camera: Men dump 70 bags of asbestos-containing drywall in Burnaby

Burnaby 5:12 pm - 9,374 views

In broad daylight on May 14, two men drove into a parking lot in Burnaby and dumped 70 garbage bags of asbestos-containing drywall – tossing bags in the...

Man arrested after car collides with gates of Downing Street, home of UK prime minister

Man arrested after car collides with gates of Downing Street, home of UK prime minister

London 9:28 am - 9,122 views

A car collided Thursday with the gates of Downing Street in central London, where the British prime minister's home and offices are located, setting off a...

'This was his swan song': Widow decries West Vancouver lifeboat vandalism

'This was his swan song': Widow decries West Vancouver lifeboat vandalism

West Vancouver 1:03 pm - 8,818 views

When vandals tagged the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue’s main Horseshoe Bay vessel, it wasn’t just a piece of life-saving equipment they...

Industry blindsided by Ottawa's plan to track ill effects of natural health products

Industry blindsided by Ottawa's plan to track ill effects of natural health products

Canada 5:55 am - 8,754 views

A new plan to force hospitals to report adverse effects of "natural health products" such as herbal remedies and supplements has come as a surprise to...

AI guru says regulation too slow, warns of 'existential' threats

AI guru says regulation too slow, warns of 'existential' threats

Canada 6:31 am - 8,640 views

Artificial intelligence pioneer Yoshua Bengio says regulation in Canada is on the right path, but progress is far too sluggish. Speaking in Montreal, the...

Innovative program helps B.C. patients with overdose-related brain injuries

Innovative program helps B.C. patients with overdose-related brain injuries

BC 2:29 pm - 8,553 views

A program that is the first of its kind in Canada aims to help British Columbians living with mild to moderate overdose-related brain injuries. The Ministry of...

Ford electric vehicle owners to get access to Tesla Supercharger network starting next spring

Ford electric vehicle owners to get access to Tesla Supercharger network starting next spring

Business 5:14 pm - 8,052 views

All of Ford Motor Co.'s current and future electric vehicles will have access to about 12,000 Tesla Supercharger stations in the U.S. and Canada starting...

BC fishing industry's 'Christmas season' - it's time for spot prawns

BC fishing industry's 'Christmas season' - it's time for spot prawns

BC 7:44 am - 7,793 views

It’s time to fire up the barbie: Spot prawn season has arrived. “It’s the Christmas of the fishing season,” says Jennifer Gidora,...

More than one-quarter of Quebec teachers not legally qualified: auditor general

More than one-quarter of Quebec teachers not legally qualified: auditor general

Quebec 9:25 am - 7,254 views

Quebec's auditor general says more than one-quarter of teachers who worked in the province's classrooms during the 2020-21 school year weren't...

Lululemon promises 2,600 new jobs after exemption from some immigration rules

Lululemon promises 2,600 new jobs after exemption from some immigration rules

Vancouver 6:18 pm - 7,029 views

Vancouver-based company Lululemon says it will expand its headquarters in the city and create 2,600 jobs over the next five years. The announcement comes months...

'Heartbreaking': Coastal GasLink sediment spills into Wet'suwet'en waters, wetlands

'Heartbreaking': Coastal GasLink sediment spills into Wet'suwet'en waters, wetlands

BC 10:11 am - 6,990 views

Sleydo’ Molly Wickham was composed and quiet as she stared out the window of a helicopter flying over vast stretches of TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink...

Healthy food is costly in B.C — and it's worrying public health officials

Healthy food is costly in B.C — and it's worrying public health officials

BC 1:01 pm - 6,921 views

B.C.’s top public health officials are expressing concerns about the rising costs of eating healthy food. B.C. Centre for Disease Control researchers went...

BC researcher helps define new standards for diagnosing concussions

BC researcher helps define new standards for diagnosing concussions

Vancouver 6:07 am - 6,324 views

Remembering what happened after she hit her head on the ice while playing hockey is tough for Meg Kerekes, but she knows how that particular headache felt...

Japan nuclear watchdog asks Fukushima plant operator to assess risk from reactor damage

Japan nuclear watchdog asks Fukushima plant operator to assess risk from reactor damage

Japan 9:12 am - 6,232 views

A nuclear watchdog has asked the operator of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant to assess possible risks resulting from damage that was found...

Federal clean fuel regulations will hit rural, low-income Canadians hardest

Federal clean fuel regulations will hit rural, low-income Canadians hardest

Dan in Ottawa 11:00 am - 6,083 views

Last week, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) released their latest report, titled A Distributional Analysis of the Clean Fuel Regulations. The regulations...

Officials report progress on Alberta wildfires as many evacuees return home

Officials report progress on Alberta wildfires as many evacuees return home

Alberta 6:12 am - 6,053 views

Officials in Alberta say there has been significant progress in the fight against wildfires in the province due to rain, cooler weather and the efforts of...

Gun manufacturing, drug charges laid after Fraser Valley searches

Gun manufacturing, drug charges laid after Fraser Valley searches

Abbotsford 6:20 pm - 5,957 views

A Fraser Valley man is facing gun-manufacturing and drug charges after police raided three Abbotsford residences two years ago. The charges against Tyson...

Evacuation order in wake of flooding at Parker Cove now lifted

Evacuation order in wake of flooding at Parker Cove now lifted

OKIB 9:04 am - 5,942 views

The evacuation order covering Parker Cove properties in the wake of spring flooding has now been lifted. The Okanagan Indian Band announced the rescinding of...

B.C.’s largest solar panel project takes the form of Lululemon’s logo

B.C.’s largest solar panel project takes the form of Lululemon’s logo

Delta 12:59 pm - 5,603 views

Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s (Nasdaq:LULU) logo can now be seen from the skies thanks to an array of solar panels installed on top of a B.C. warehouse,...

Plan to grant $750K to Peachland Hub project delayed

Plan to grant $750K to Peachland Hub project delayed

Peachland 4:00 am - 5,417 views

A proposal to offer financial help to a non-profit building project in Peachland is having trouble getting off the ground. Coun. Randey Brophy’s motion to...

Making a case for selfish volunteers

Making a case for selfish volunteers

Volunteer Matters 4:00 am - 5,399 views

When you recruit for your organization, do you avoid selfish volunteers? Should you? Can self-interest drive positive change? I’d like to challenge you to...

Habitat for Humanity Okanagan wants your refundable containers this weekend

Habitat for Humanity Okanagan wants your refundable containers this weekend

Kelowna 1:38 pm - 5,387 views

Organize all your refundable containers and take them to the Habitat ReStores in Kelowna or in West Kelowna this weekend. Habitat for Humanity Okanagan has been...

Central Okanagan students show off their robotics knowledge at SumoBots competition

Central Okanagan students show off their robotics knowledge at SumoBots competition

Kelowna 3:38 pm - 5,378 views

The gym at the Hollywood Road Education Services building was teeming with activity Thursday. About 180 students aged 9 to 14 watched their Lego Mindstorms...

The New Human two-day event will empower and help you find your true potential

The New Human two-day event will empower and help you find your true potential

Sponsored Content 12:01 pm - 5,330 views

In an era when innovation blooms in every corner of your life, it’s time to upgrade the most precious asset: your own health and vitality. The opportunity...

Police lay no charges against former Unifor head Jerry Dias in alleged bribery case

Police lay no charges against former Unifor head Jerry Dias in alleged bribery case

Canada 12:55 pm - 5,070 views

Toronto Police say former Unifor president Jerry Dias was not charged as the result of an investigation launched last year into allegations that the longtime...

Alberta election campaign enters final stretch with voting day just around the corner

Alberta election campaign enters final stretch with voting day just around the corner

Alberta 5:56 am - 4,971 views

The Alberta election campaign is entering its final days, but it doesn't seem to be going quietly. Calgary street pastor Artur Pawlowski has accused...

Canadian residential mortgage debt hits $2.08 trillion: CMHC

Canadian residential mortgage debt hits $2.08 trillion: CMHC

Business 8:53 am - 4,848 views

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the country's total residential mortgage debt was $2.08 trillion as of January this year, up six per cent from...

Payton & Dillon Budd Memorial Ride celebrates its 10th year in Kelowna

Payton & Dillon Budd Memorial Ride celebrates its 10th year in Kelowna

Kelowna 4:58 pm - 4,784 views

One of Kelowna’s largest fundraisers for mental health is coming back this June. The Thomas Allen Budd Foundation's Payton and Dillon Budd Memorial...

Shuswap rail trail closed as rock scaling work poses danger

Shuswap rail trail closed as rock scaling work poses danger

Shuswap 1:50 pm - 4,780 views

A rock scaling project got underway Wednesday on the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District reminds the public that the trail...

Public feedback sought as West Kelowna reviews parks and trails master plans

Public feedback sought as West Kelowna reviews parks and trails master plans

West Kelowna 5:54 pm - 4,724 views

Here’s your chance to influence the future development of green space in West Kelowna. The city is hosting an open house to get public feedback on the...

Richmond yo-yo kid crowned national champion

Richmond yo-yo kid crowned national champion

Richmond 1:40 pm - 4,717 views

A local professional yo-yo player recently became the 2023 Canadian National Champion. R.C. Palmer secondary’s Terrance Wang came first in both 1A and...

YKA launching non-stop flights to Edmonton, seeking to secure links to other cities

YKA launching non-stop flights to Edmonton, seeking to secure links to other cities

Kamloops 4:00 am - 4,565 views

With a new, non-stop service between Fulton Field and Edmonton cleared for takeoff in June, the managing director for Kamloops Airport says YKA has also been...

Typhoon Mawar flips cars, cuts power on Guam as scope of damage emerges

Typhoon Mawar flips cars, cuts power on Guam as scope of damage emerges

Guam 6:43 am - 4,500 views

Powerful Typhoon Mawar smashed the U.S. territory of Guam and continued lashing the Pacific island with high winds and heavy rain Thursday, knocking down trees,...

Downtown Vernon's 'Local Losers' art studio announces closure

Downtown Vernon's 'Local Losers' art studio announces closure

Vernon 3:23 pm - 4,444 views

Come June, Local Losers will be lost. Owner Noah MacLeod describes burnout as the reason for shuttering the brick and mortar space in Vernon's downtown. He...

Eby close to calling byelections in ridings once held by former premier, minister

Eby close to calling byelections in ridings once held by former premier, minister

Vancouver Island 5:15 pm - 4,422 views

Premier David Eby says British Columbia's legislature will have two new members this fall after he calls byelections in vacant ridings once held by former...

Stranded man rescued from cliff face near Parksville

Stranded man rescued from cliff face near Parksville

Vancouver Island 9:44 am - 4,420 views

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue saved a man stuck on a cliff face on Little Mountain, just outside of Parksville, on Tuesday night. The man had contacted his...

Information roadblocks for Indigenous in-custody deaths in B.C. revealed in new report

Information roadblocks for Indigenous in-custody deaths in B.C. revealed in new report

BC 9:52 am - 4,292 views

The B.C.’s government’s alleged unwillingness to release information on the deaths of Indigenous people while in police custody is a problem that...

Economic headwinds weigh on bank results as more money set aside for bad loans

Economic headwinds weigh on bank results as more money set aside for bad loans

Business 9:13 am - 4,171 views

The effects of heightened inflation and central bank efforts to rein it in by slowing the economy are showing in the second-quarter results from Canada's...

Annual car show pumps nearly $1.5 million into local economy

Annual car show pumps nearly $1.5 million into local economy

Osoyoos 6:00 pm - 3,833 views

All signs are pointing to the biggest and best Cactus Jalopies car event yet, with 600 vehicles and at least 1,200 accompanying humans along with another 10,000...

Crash causes power outage for hundreds in downtown Kamloops

Crash causes power outage for hundreds in downtown Kamloops

Kamloops 8:54 am - 3,814 views

Nearly 300 addresses in downtown Kamloops are without electricity on Thursday morning after a motor vehicle crash. A damaged hydro pole can be seen in an alley...

School District No. 67 announced administration changes for 2023-24 school year

School District No. 67 announced administration changes for 2023-24 school year

Okanagan-Skaha 1:04 pm - 3,765 views

Some changes are coming forward for the next school year with the Board of Education of School District No. 67 SD67 announced administrative changes on...

B.C. Premier embarks on trade mission in Japan, Korea, Singapore and Vietnam

B.C. Premier embarks on trade mission in Japan, Korea, Singapore and Vietnam

Asia 11:04 am - 3,380 views

British Columbia Premier David Eby is heading to Asia on a trade mission that makes stops in Japan, Korea, Singapore and Vietnam. But the premier's tour...

'Devastated': Vancouver locals up in arms over removal of old trees

'Devastated': Vancouver locals up in arms over removal of old trees

Vancouver 9:40 am - 3,255 views

Vancouver residents of West 13th Avenue, by City Hall, were not happy to learn that three stately trees are slated for removal to accommodate a new development....

Penticton's most colourful run is back, with registration now by-donation to a worthy local cause

Penticton's most colourful run is back, with registration now by-donation to a worthy local cause

Penticton 9:56 am - 3,025 views

The time is now to sign up for Penticton's most colourful run! The annual Wildstone Colours 4 Kids Run is back after a pandemic break, taking place June 11,...

Walk for Alzheimer's returns May 28 at Polson Park

Walk for Alzheimer's returns May 28 at Polson Park

Vernon 4:00 pm - 2,956 views

The Walk for Alzheimer's returns to Vernon on Sunday. The event will take place at Polson Park. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the walk commences at...

Penticton students learn legal system basics at local courthouse

Penticton students learn legal system basics at local courthouse

Penticton 4:00 am - 2,601 views

It was "Law Day" at the Penticton courthouse Wednesday, where middle and high school students learned the ins-and-outs of the justice system. Students...

Preliminary plans for future of Kobau Park in Cawston revealed

Preliminary plans for future of Kobau Park in Cawston revealed

Similkameen Valley 4:35 pm - 2,572 views

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has announced the successful completion of the Kobau Park Concept Plan, described as "a comprehensive...

Armstrong Regional Co-op seeks charity applicants for its Fuel Good Day

Armstrong Regional Co-op seeks charity applicants for its Fuel Good Day

North Okanagan 2:49 pm - 2,426 views

Local charities are invited to feel good with a little help from Armstrong Regional Co-op's Fuel Good Day. The event doesn't take place until Sept. 19,...

Summerland museum shares history of local Japanese community creating a baseball team in the 1930s

Summerland museum shares history of local Japanese community creating a baseball team in the 1930s

Summerland 7:00 pm - 2,414 views

A snapshot of sports history from the Summerland Museum & Archives Society has a look back at the local Japanese community's first baseball team, ahead...

Boil water notice downgraded in Killiney Beach

Boil water notice downgraded in Killiney Beach

Killiney Beach 1:59 pm - 2,405 views

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has announced a downgrade from the boil water notice, issued on May 9, to a water quality advisory, applicable to all...

Kamloops Fire Rescue looking for ‘courageous and dedicated’ firefighter applicants

Kamloops Fire Rescue looking for ‘courageous and dedicated’ firefighter applicants

Kamloops 2:46 pm - 2,310 views

Kamloops Fire Rescue is seeking new firefighters, putting a call out for potential recruits. The job competition opens on June 5 and anyone interested is...

LocoLanding Adventure Park hosting weekend fundraiser for Penticton Secondary School dry grad festivities

LocoLanding Adventure Park hosting weekend fundraiser for Penticton Secondary School dry grad festivities

Penticton 1:14 pm - 2,235 views

Tickets are now on sale for a family fun experience at LocoLanding Adventure Park this weekend, offering direct support to Penticton Secondary School's...

Paddlewheel Pooch Parade this Sunday in Vernon

Paddlewheel Pooch Parade this Sunday in Vernon

Vernon 6:00 pm - 2,122 views

The first ever Paddlewheel Pooch Parade happens this Sunday in Vernon. It’s all part of the Okanagan Landing and District Community Association’s...

Suspect arrested after motorcycle stolen in Valleyview, police say

Suspect arrested after motorcycle stolen in Valleyview, police say

Kamloops 6:00 pm - 2,082 views

A suspect has been arrested after a motorcycle was stolen last weekend in Valleyview, police say. According to Mounties, officers received a report of a stolen...

BC advocate wants to hear from Vernon seniors at town hall meeting

BC advocate wants to hear from Vernon seniors at town hall meeting

Vernon 10:41 am - 1,887 views

B.C.'s seniors advocate is coming to a town hall meeting in Vernon. Isobel Mackenzie will be at the Schubert Centre for the June 7 event. Mackenzie will...

Vernon's Deer Park getting upgrades for an increased $160,000

Vernon's Deer Park getting upgrades for an increased $160,000

Vernon 2:12 pm - 1,822 views

Upgrades to Vernon's Deer Park have been approved at an increased $160,681. City staff say both tennis/pickleball courts at the park in Canadian Lakeview...

Award-winning eco-comedy play coming to Pavilion Theatre

Award-winning eco-comedy play coming to Pavilion Theatre

Kamloops 6:00 pm - 1,770 views

Boomerangst, an award-winning comedy production set in Kamloops, is making its world premiere at the Pavilion Theatre in June. Boomerangst is about a baby...

Casimir says delegation made 'amazing' final pitch to host 2027 Indigenous games

Casimir says delegation made 'amazing' final pitch to host 2027 Indigenous games

Kamloops 4:00 am - 1,696 views

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir says a band and City of Kamloops delegation that recently presented its final pitch for hosting the 2027...

Big prizes up for grabs as GoByBike Week returns to Vernon

Big prizes up for grabs as GoByBike Week returns to Vernon

Vernon 10:48 am - 1,681 views

Riding your bike might just win you a new one, or even a trip to Croatia. It’s part of GoByBike Week taking place next week in Vernon. The annual event...

CSRD residents to vote in referendum on Shuswap Watershed Council funding

CSRD residents to vote in referendum on Shuswap Watershed Council funding

Shuswap 5:00 pm - 1,580 views

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is recommending a referendum on continuation of a parcel tax to fund the Shuswap Watershed Council on a permanent basis....

Arts Council of the North Okanagan murder mystery night postponed till fall

Arts Council of the North Okanagan murder mystery night postponed till fall

Vernon 11:13 am - 1,535 views

The Arts Council of the North Okanagan has postponed its murder mystery event until the fall. Manager Shawna Patenaude says: "After careful consideration,...

Spring into the Oliver nest and experience local art

Spring into the Oliver nest and experience local art

Oliver 4:00 am - 1,282 views

May is a time for blossoming flowers, birds chirping, warmer weather, and local artists hatching out of their winter hibernations to showcase their creations...

Oliver's Finance Department awarded for 11th year in a row

Oliver's Finance Department awarded for 11th year in a row

Oliver 8:00 am - 489 views

The Finance Department at the Town of Oliver has once again been awarded for the quality of its financial reporting, an award it has won consecutively since...