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A Home For Two?

A B.C. woman has been fined $500 for renting out a garden shed to a homeless couple and their three dogs. A power cord that ran from the woman’s house in Kelowna, B.C., supplied electricity to the sm...
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Cop Broke Almost Every Rule: Expert

KELOWNA, B.C. - A use of force expert has told the assault trial of a Kelowna Mountie that Const. Geoff Mantler broke just about every rule in police training when he arrested a man in January 2011.Ma...
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'Ashlee Got Justice'

KELOWNA, B.C. - A mother's tears capped five weeks of high emotion in a Kelowna, B.C., courtroom, as the teen charged with stabbing Ashlee Hyatt in the neck was found guilty of manslaughter.Charrie Hy...
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Teen Convicted In B.C. Party Death

KELOWNA, B.C. - The young woman accused of killing a 16-year-old girl during a fight outside a house party in B.C.'s Okanagan has been found guilty of manslaughter.The 18-year-old, who can't be named...
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B.C. Pot Bunker Busted

CHERRYVILLE, B.C. - A police raid on an Okanagan house has turned up a two-level confined bunker where more than 4,600 pot plants were being grown.RCMP say the operation was powered half by hydro from...
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Serious Kelowna Daycare FAILS

CBC News has learned 15 of 18 Kelowna daycares were found to have infractions during their October inspections by Interior Health. The health authority routinely inspects daycares to ensure complianc...
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Man Allegedly Beaten By RCMP

A municipal police force has been called in to investigate the alleged beating of a man by two RCMP officers in southeast B.C. Investigators from Delta will be looking into the incident in Creston, B...
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Kelowna Hammer Attack Victim Dead

The victim of a brutal hammer attack earlier this month in Kelowna, B.C., has died of her injuries, and it's expected her son will be charged in the homicide. Monday morning, RCMP said Kate Gilchrist,...
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Seeing Red Over RCMP Policy

VANCOUVER - Several criminal cases against Mounties in British Columbia are facing delays as the RCMP considers whether to pay for defence lawyers and in some instances legal funding was revoking afte...
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Is This Ad Too White?

Kelowna's downtown banners are being criticized as too white. (Chris Walker/CBC) Some Kelowna residents say marketing materials and banners produced by the City of Kelowna are too white and don't refl...
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'We're Helpless Here'

VANCOUVER - It was a dry, hot Sunday afternoon, with winds whipping through British Columbia's Okanagan Valley at speeds as high as 60 kilometres an hour, when a lone RCMP officer found himself starin...
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Wildfire Evacuees Head Home

Authorities have lifted the evacuation order for the more than 250 residents forced out of their homes since Sunday due to a wildfire in Peachland, B.C. "Effective at 5 p.m. [PT Wednesday] afternoon,...
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Wildfire Evacuees Head Home

PEACHLAND, B.C. - The last of the evacuees from a forest fire that tore through parts of Peachland, B.C., destroying four houses, were given the all-clear to return to their homes Wednesday, three day...
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Wildfire Evacuees Return Home

PEACHLAND, B.C. - The flames were a stone's throw away from Maggie Dawson's log home, perched on the Okanagan hillside, when she decided it was time to leave.Less than 10 minutes later, she and her do...
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UPDATED: 4 Houses Destroyed By B.C. Fire

PEACHLAND, B.C. - Four houses have been destroyed and more than 1,500 people remain out of their homes in B.C.'s Okanagan as firefighters battle a persistent and voracious forest fire.Three of the fou...