B.C.

Former premier touts 'safe' pot supply

September
29
,
2016
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By DAVID WYLIE A former B.C. premier wants people to have a safe supply of weed. Mike Harcourt, who chairs True Leaf Medicine based in Lumby, is calling on the federal government to ensure a “safe and secure” supply of marijuana is...

Nurse rushes to assist crash victim

September
29
,
2016
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By CASTANET STAFF RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating a fatal collision Wednesday evening, Sept. 28, in West Kelowna.  At 10:37 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a single-vehicle collision in the northbound lanes of...

No taking back guilty plea

September
28
,
2016
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By CARMEN WELD VERNON — Over four years after the incident took place, a Vernon man's attempt at withdrawing his sex assault and forcible confinement guilty pleas for the second time was denied Wednesday morning. The 54-year-old man,...

Royal couple gets sunny welcome

September
27
,
2016
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By CASTANET STAFF UPDATED: 3:22 p.m. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are headed to Whitehorse, Yukon, after stopping at Mission Hill Winery for the final leg of their short Kelowna trip.  The couple's large motorcade whipped...

Kelowna RCMP under investigation

September
27
,
2016
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By DUSTIN GODFREY Abbotsford Police Department has confirmed that it is investigating the Kelowna RCMP detachment. APD spokesman Ian MacDonald wouldn't give specifics on the case, but said the department was contacted by the RCMP sometime...

Royally busy day ahead in Okanagan

September
27
,
2016
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By CASTANET STAFF KELOWNA — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a tightly packed schedule during their whirlwind tour of the Central Okanagan Tuesday, Sept. 27. Their royal highnesses are expected to arrive at Kelowna airport at 12:20...

Bid to plead manslaughter rejected

September
26
,
2016
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By CARMEN WELD UPDATE: 3:20 p.m. “He’s guilty as sin,” said the grieving and angry father of Aimee Parkes outside the Kelowna courthouse on Monday. Graham Parkes is in Kelowna to sit in on the second-degree murder trial of...

Rollover sends 8 teens to hospital

September
26
,
2016
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By JENNIFER ZIELINSKI KELOWNA — A serious vehicle rollover on Postill Lake Road over the weekend sent eight teens to hospital. RCMP Const. Jesse O’Donaghey said a late-model Ford F-150 pickup truck, travelling down the centre...

Grand chief refuses to be part of ceremony

September
26
,
2016
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By JON MANCHESTER Penticton's Grand Chief Stewart Phillip has declined an invitation to take part in a royal reconciliation ceremony Monday, Sept. 26, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Phillip, president of the Union of B.C....

Details of Royal visit sketched out

September
23
,
2016
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By CARMEN WELD KELOWNA — It will be a short but event-filled visit to Okanagan for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. A more detailed schedule for their one-afternoon visit has been released and the Royal couple's day is...