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Suspicious fires total 14 in recent months

August
29
,
2016
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By DARREN HANDSCHUH The number of suspicious fires continues to grow in the North Okanagan. BX/Swan Lake fire crews were called to two more fires Sunday afternoon at around 4:30 p.m. Crews were called to both fires within an hour of each other...

Crash shuts down Trans-Canada

August
26
,
2016
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By WAYNE MOORE If you're heading to, or from, Alberta today, you could be in for a delay. A motor vehicle collision has forced closure of the Trans-Canada Highway from Revelstoke to Golden, a stretch of 147 kilometres. The crash is...

Young cyclist struck by car

August
26
,
2016
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By NICHOLAS JOHANSEN KELOWNA — A 16-year-old cyclist suffered minor injuries after being hit by a car in Rutland Thursday night. At 9:10 p.m., the Kelowna youth was crossing McCurdy Road at Hollywood Road North when the driver of a...

Rescue in progress at waterfalls

August
25
,
2016
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By JON MANCHESTER KELOWNA — Search and rescue crews from Penticton have been called in to assist with the rescue of a woman who fell from a rock face at Crawford Falls. The Penticton team are equipped with a Human External...

Sex assault suspect arrested after break-in

August
24
,
2016
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By WAYNE MOORE A 39-year-old Peachland man is in custody after allegedly breaking into a home and touching two women while they slept. The incident occurred about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday night at a residence on the 1500 block of Highland Drive North...

Residents told they can return home

August
24
,
2016
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By CARMEN WELD KELOWNA — Okanagan Lake residents evacuated during the Bear Creek wildfire can expect to return home soon. Central Okanagan Emergency Operations (COEC) says efforts are progressing to have those residents back home...

Blogger thrilled over royal visit

August
24
,
2016
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By CARMEN WELD While there a lot of people excited about the upcoming royal visit to Kelowna, no one is likely as excited as one royal-family blogger. Kelowna's Jamie Samhan is an assistant editor at Royal Central, touted as...

Tree narrowly misses kids in tent

August
23
,
2016
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By KATE BOUEY Shelby Hinter is still shaking. The Peachland resident and her fiance met with friends in the Enderby area on Sunday to do a little camping. But the windstorm that whipped up fire in West Kelowna and knocked down power lines...

Opposition grows against park waterslide

August
23
,
2016
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By DEBORAH PFEIFFER PENTICTON — Opponents of a Skaha Park waterslide project say hundreds have shown support for continuing their cause. In a news release, Nelson Meikle said about 450 people have shown support for another rally...

Bear Creek blaze reduced to ground fire

August
23
,
2016
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By NICHOLAS JOHANSEN KELOWNA — Fire crews have the Bear Creek wildfire 75 percent contained after spending the night working to secure the perimeter of the blaze. B.C. Wildfire Service has 50 firefighters battling the blaze...