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Vancouver Island mayor looking to bring Amazon headquarters to B.C.

New headquarters could bring up to 50,000 jobs and billions of dollars to the local economy

House fire forces out mom and daughter

Structure fire in Vernon housing complex Friday afternoon

  • Sep 22nd, 2017

New board chair for Interior Health

Dr. Doug Cochrane appointed by provincial government

Doctors grapple with tax policy proposals

Financial issues for MDs extend beyond corporate tax breaks

Vernon on hook for RCMP back pay

$332,000 owed following federal approved pay hikes

Famous elk back with new headgear on Vancouver Island

He’s sporting a tarp, an innertube, and windchimes now but he’s the same frisky fellow from last year.

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Roots & Blues 2017 day two

     

    Roots & Blues 2017 day one

       

      Program opens new chapter for kids
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      Vernon takes on the One Bag Challenge

         

        Snow on the Okanagan Connector and other B.C. highways

        Environment Canada says there’s more to come …

        Canada-EU trade deal in effect today

        Kelowna-Lake Country MP urging companies—especially exporters—to find out more about CETA

        Environmental concerns shore up

        Shoreline disturbance on Okanagan lakes causing concern

        B.C. women cut off life-changing medication

        Changes in health insurance coverage devastate Okanagan and Victoria women battling cystic fibrosis

        • Sep 20th, 2017

        Vernon woman nearly bilked in phone scam

        Callers said daughter was in jail and ‘lawyer’ asked woman to send $65,000

        Helping immigrants feel at home

        UBCO study says small towns need to do more to help immigrants feel they belong.

        Conference looks to future of Okanagan wine, culinary tourism

        Experts from 12 different countries will speak at the first of its kind event in Kelowna in October

        Growth in pot shop numbers sparks concern

        Concern over shops which are operating without a business license that allows them to sell marijuana

        Arrest ends manhunt

        Prolific offender from Shuswap observed in Spallumcheen, found nearly five hours later after manhunt

        Kindergarten registration starts early

        It’s a sad and exciting day when the kids first go to school, and now the planning starts even sooner

        Kelowna man washes hands of confession to police

        Donald Brodie testified Monday that his previous public confession was untrue.

        Learning from their elders

        Indigenous youth taught respect for water, land and each other on 3-day canoe journey

        Vernon ‘neuters’ camping bylaw

        Enforcement eased, to allow homeless a chance to set up camp in the daylight.

        Man mounts Paramount sign

        It was a different kind of show at the former Paramount Theatre in Kelowna over the weekend