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Excuse me, is that a live grenade?

September
15
,
2016
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By DARREN HANDSCHUH There was an explosion of concern at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum after someone questioned if the some of the vintage war ordnance on display had been disarmed. Maureen Karran, museum president, said a visitor from...

MSP move a 'small gesture,' New Democrat says

September
15
,
2016
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The provincial government is cancelling a four-per-cent increase to MSP premiums, one of several moves Finance Minister Michael de Jong attributes to a stronger fiscal position than forecast. But the cancellation announced Thursday, Sept. 15...

Vernon to gain fastest Internet service

September
15
,
2016
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By DARREN HANDSCHUH Vernon is set to become the most connected community in Western Canada. Earlier this year, TELUS announced it is investing $35 million to connect more than 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Vernon directly to its fibre...

Majority of bill not for natural gas

September
14
,
2016
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By NICHOLAS JOHANSEN While the price of natural gas will increase by a whopping 80 per cent come October, the average customer will actually only see a 12 per cent increase on their gas bill. That's because much of the bill...

RCMP look for possible murder witness

September
14
,
2016
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By DAVID WYLIE Police are looking for a possible murder witness to a shooting on Kelowna's notorious Hein Road this summer. Benjamin Cory Virgint, 35, was found shot to death in his home. Now police are looking for the owner...

System 'crumbling at seams,' MD says

September
13
,
2016
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By CARMEN WELD While the provincial government fears a two-tier medical system would undermine our Canadian principles, a retired Kelowna physician says we already have a two-tier system and the public model is broken. Dr. Mark Fromberg spent...

'It's about what's best for Canada'

September
12
,
2016
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Participants got a bonus at a town hall Monday night on federal electoral reform: A crash course in alternative forms of democratic representation and a voice in community input for the federal all-party committee examining possibilities. About...

No discharge for bringing in guns

September
12
,
2016
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By DEBORAH PFEIFFER A man who attempted to enter the country with firearms has been denied a request for discharge. Marion Furman Taylor Jr.'s defence said his attempt to cross the border with three pistols – two of which are...

Royal tour itinerary confirmed

September
12
,
2016
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Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Victoria Saturday, Sept. 24, for an official welcome and the start of a one-week tour of B.C. and the North. Premier Christy Clark announced the Royal couple’s itinerary...

4.0 tremor rattles Okanagan

September
10
,
2016
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By JON MANCHESTER UPDATE: 10:50 a.m. KELOWNA — Natural Resources Canada reports this morning's earthquake near Oliver was a magnitude 4.0 tremor. NRC also differs from U.S. Geological Survey information in stating the quake struck...