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Officer charged in fatal accident

September
9
,
2016
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By WAYNE MOORE Charges have been filed against a Penticton RCMP officer in the death of a five-year-old boy. Ace Jimmy Stewart was charged with driving without due care and attention after the vehicle he was allegedly driving struck and...

Museum fire considered suspicious

September
9
,
2016
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By KATE BOUEY UPDATE: 12:19 p.m. An early morning fire behind the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives has been labelled as suspicious, confirms fire investigator Lawrie Skolrood. The RCMP are now involved in the case, said Skolrood. ...

Toddler airlifted to hospital after accident

September
9
,
2016
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By KATE BOUEY RCMP have updated the condition of three children and a woman daycare worker who were struck by a car turning right at the intersection of 43rd Street and 25th Avenue in Vernon Friday morning. Cpl. Dan Moskaluk...

Stewart re-elected UBCIC leader

September
9
,
2016
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By JON MANCHESTER. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of Penticton has been re-elected as president of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs. Stewart was returned to the position by acclamation Thursday. Phillip has served as...

Pay parking fines in food, councillor says

September
8
,
2016
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By DARREN HANDSCHUH VERNON — Parking violators in Lexington, Ky., are helping to feed the less fortunate and one Vernon city councillor is wondering if the same can be done here. The U.S. city introduced a system whereby people...

RCMP hope for clues in murder case

September
8
,
2016
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KELOWNA — RCMP hold a news conference Friday morning marking 10 years of probing an unsolved West Kelowna murder case. The news conference will centre around the Sept. 10, 2006, slaying of 32-year-old Adam Fettes. Fettes'...

School anti-bullying includes LGBTQ

September
8
,
2016
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students will be included with other groups reflected in anti-bullying policies in school districts and independent schools throughout the province. Education Minister Mike Bernier announced...

MLA seen as potential new health minister

September
7
,
2016
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By WAYNE MOORE KELOWNA — There is speculation that an Okanagan MLA could become the next B.C. minister of health. Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick may be the logical choice after Health Minister Terry Lake announced last week...

Trespass confrontation could bring charges

September
7
,
2016
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By JENNIFER ZIELINSKI KELOWNA — A Postill Lake Road resident who allegedly took matters into his own hands when two men trespassed on his property ended up being taken into police custody. The incident happened in the late evening...

Pipeline views remain static, poll shows

September
7
,
2016
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By NICHOLAS JOHANSEN Public opinion on two controversial pipeline projects remain largely unchanged over the past year, according to a recent poll. The Insights West poll found 50 per cent of British Columbians oppose Enbridge's Northern...