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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...

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...

Peacekeeping pledge short on detail, MP says

August
26
,
2016
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The Trudeau government is being less than forthright as it commits Canadian peacekeepers to conflict zones around the world without specifics, MP Cathy McLeod says. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, together with Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane...

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...

MP won't be at electoral reform town hall

August
26
,
2016
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MP Cathy McLeod won’t be participating in a Sept. 12 town hall on federal electoral reform due to an overlapping caucus meeting in the Maritimes. McLeod has been critical of the Trudeau government’s approach to changing the Canadian...

Postal workers serve strike notice

August
25
,
2016
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After a last-ditched attempt by Ottawa to head off a postal disruption, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has given Canada Post 72-hour strike notice. Postal customers were notified of the move by Canada Post Thursday...

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...