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Cariboo couple missing for weeks

September
2
,
2016
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By CASTANET STAFF Williams Lake RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in locating a couple missing for three weeks. Mihai Vornicu, 44, and his wife Marie Olarte, 58, were reported missing on Aug. 8. RCMP said the initial...

Woman sues city over tree root hazard

September
2
,
2016
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By DEBORAH PFEIFFER A Kamloops woman who claims she was injured after tripping over a tree root is suing the City of Penticton. The claim was filed Aug. 15 in Kamloops by Donna Alice Russell. Russell states in the claim that on Aug. 29...

Masked trio assaults residents

September
2
,
2016
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By NICHOLAS JOHANSEN KELOWNA — Three masked men broke into a home in the suburb of Glenmore Thursday night, beating an elderly man and two women before stealing several electronic devices. The violent break-in happened on the 600 block...

E-cigarette rules take effect

September
1
,
2016
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Laws on the sale, promotion and use of e-cigarettes in B.C. took effect Thursday, Sept. 1. The Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act is designed to protect youth from the unknown effects of e-cigarette vapour and from becoming addicted to...

Vicious attacks have city worried

September
1
,
2016
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By DARREN HANDSCHUH A vicious assault on two young women has many people in Vernon wondering what is happening in the once quiet community. On Tuesday, Brianna and a friend were assaulted on 39th Avenue near the Silver Springs seniors...

Lightning sparks series of wildfires

August
31
,
2016
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Firefighters are battling a string of lightning-caused wildfires in the Southeast Fire Centre within the Arrow Lake and Kootenay Lake fire zones. Many of the fires are highly visible in the area, but none of them is threatening any...

Suspect arrested after indecent act

August
31
,
2016
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By CARMEN WELD A 52-year-old North Thompson resident is facing charges after allegedly exposing himself to a woman in Kelowna early Wednesday morning, Aug. 31. Kelowna RCMP responded to an indecent act Wednesday at 1:30 a.m...

'We fail to see that we are the problem'

August
31
,
2016
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By CARMEN WELD A Kelowna woman is fuming mad and outing her neighbours for their complete disregard of the bear population. Amanda Martineau has lived in the Okanagan for 21 years and said she is fed up with people's attitudes towards...

Collision sends cyclist to hospital

August
30
,
2016
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By WAYNE MOORE KELOWNA — A 61-year-old cyclist was taken to hospital with what were described as moderate injuries after being struck by a vehicle late Monday night. Police said the driver was turning onto the highway from the downtown...

Firefighters find unexploded mortar shell

August
29
,
2016
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By  DARREN HANDSCHUH Firefighters battling the Kokanee Road fire had to deal with more than flames on the weekend. Vernon Fire Rescue Services and Wildfire Management Branch firefighters encountered a mortar shell while battling...