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Flying Truck Tire Hits Senior

KELOWNA, B.C. - A flying truck tire has left a 62-year-old West Kelowna, B.C., motorcyclist with a severely injured left leg.The unidentified man was hit late Tuesday afternoon as he rode his Harley D...
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Kelowna Ecstasy Victim Identified

Kelowna police are awaiting toxicology results to determine the cause of death of a teenage girl over the weekend. Marissa Ginter was friends with three teens who were taken to the hospital on Friday...
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City Hall Pay Is Out Of Control

Taxpayers and watchdogs often focus their attention on the top of the government salary spectrum. Government executives are increasingly overpaid, especially at the municipal and regional district level. But it's not just the top end that is out of control. Taxpayers are overpaying for labour throughout the system.
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Christy Commits Flood Funds

Premier Christy Clark has made good on one of her campaign promises from the Westside-Kelowna byelection, announcing $500,000 in funding for flood mitigation work. Over a year ago, in the spring, flo...
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Wildfire Closes Kelowna Airport

KELOWNA, B.C. - Humans are likely responsible for a wildfire that grounded traffic at Kelowna International Airport in B.C.'s central Okanagan on Thursday night.Flames were first spotted north of the...
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Buyer Beware

A Vancouver woman says internet fraudsters are using photos and information about her condo to scam vacationers, and the police say there isn't much they can do. Heidi Rahn was shocked to see her Kel...
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Teen Killer To Appeal Sentence

WEST KELOWNA, B.C. - The mother of a girl who was killed at a house party in Peachland, B.C., three years ago says the teenager convicted of manslaughter will appeal her sentence.Charrie Hyatt says th...
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MEANEST DRIVER EVER

KELOWNA, B.C. - Mounties in Kelowna, B.C., have picked up the case of a heartless SUV driver and a grieving pet owner.Police in the Okanagan city are searching for the driver after an incident on Feb....
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The Notorious Bacon Brothers: Inside Gang Warfare on Vancouver Streets

Jamie Bacon didn't even see the two guys on the street in front of the Surrey house at about one in the morning on April 13. But as he drove his Corvette into the driveway, the two men sent a cascade of .45-caliber shells at him. Five shells hit the car, seven penetrated the garage door. Jamie instinctively leapt from the car, which continued to roll until it hit the house. As the two assailants ran away, Jamie pulled out a Glock handgun and fired four shots at them.
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Jonathan Bacon Gang Slaying Won't Be The Last

Of course, selling drugs is a dangerous game. With so much money involved, friction between rival gangs often emerges, and disagreements over territory frequently erupt into violence. Because of this, gangs form alliances for mutual protection. In B.C., as with the rest of Canada, those alliances fall into two groups -- those aligned with the Hells Angels and those against them.
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Movin' On Up!

British Columbia's real estate market could be recovering with a report predicting that housing starts will trend up this year. The province's housing starts are expected to climb from 27,465 homes in...
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Party Poopers, Pay Up: Homeowners

A Kelowna couple want the people who trashed their house during a wild teen party to come forward and pay for repairs. RCMP say vandals deliberately destroyed the home after word spread on social med...
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B.C. Lake Crash Victim Identified

KELOWNA, B.C. - A Salmon Arm, B.C., woman has been identified as the victim in a fatal vehicle accident on Highway 97 last week.Fifty-nine-year-old Elly Collins was the driver and only occupant of a J...