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How did that even happen?
The victim has been identified as Grade 1 student James McIntosh.
"I am sure there are some individuals that think I am nuts to give up a swimming pool."
Sadly, the civic mayhem isn't limited to staffing, it's cross-contaminated a few council chambers, sometimes making the Hatfield and McCoy feud seem like an episode of the Brady Bunch.
KEREMEOS, B.C. - Search-and-rescue crews were shocked when an Ontario couple missing for seven days walked out of the backcountry in southern British Columbia.Lynne Carmody, 61, and Rick Moynan, 59, o...
City bureaucracies are a bit like junk drawers -- they need a good purging every once in a while.
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The new mom had no idea she was 37 weeks pregnant.
Property owner says he's been trying to keep them off his beach since 2006.
"I've never myself seen an abuse case like this."
A photo of a tortured pigeon with a hat glued on its head and bell wrapped around its neck is drawing outrage among residents in Penticton, B.C. On Saturday morning, Gary McDougall noticed a pigeon o...
"We have everybody from bikers to cross-dressers, businessmen, lawyers, families with kids, air force pilots. You name it, we get them down here."
The disappearance of a single mother in B.C.'s Okanagan earlier this month has now turned into a murder investigation, with two of the woman's in-laws charged in her death. Roxanne Louie, who moved t...
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A passenger on an Air Canada Express flight from Penticton to Vancouver got more than a scenic view when he watched a bolt break off the plane and embed itself in the outer window. Matt Langlois post...
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Saturday was a good day for local democracy in B.C. As one person noted online: "First time in my life I've had to wait to vote in a local election....What the hell is going on?" What was going on was that voters were coming out of the woodwork by the thousands in towns and cities across B.C. and it seems that those who skipped 2011 had one thing on their mind this time.
VANCOUVER - When Elaine Alec started door knocking in her First Nation community to ask families and respected elders if they would approve of an on-reserve medical marijuana grow-op, she braced herse...
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We're used to seeing hockey players take tumbles on ice, but anthem singers generally manage to stay upright. Unfortunately, legendary Vancouver Canucks anthem singer Mark Donnelly had some trouble w...
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PENTICTON, B.C. - A major music festival scheduled for next weekend in Penticton has been dealt a big blow.British Columbia's Liquor Control and Licensing Branch has denied the Boonstock Music and Art...
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An anonymous artist of sorts in Penticton, B.C., has found a unique way to show displeasure with the city's urban deer problem. Late last month, someone dropped off a statue of a deer on city hall st...
The debate over urban deer in B.C.'s Okanagan inspired one local to take their point to creative extremes — by crafting a statue out of deer poop and leaving it on the steps of Penticton City Hall....
Taxpayers deserve more than the same-old, same-old from potential mayors and councillors. We want details and real ideas. And, in a world where "there is nothing new under the sun," one hopes that a few ideas that have popped up in cities across B.C. might take root everywhere.
PENTICTON, B.C. - The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples says a high profile Métis leader who was elected to Parliament died Friday in the south Okanagan city of Penticton, B.C., Eugène Rhéaume was 80.Rhé...
PENTICTON, B.C. - Politicians in south central B.C. are calling on the provincial government to bring back photo radar, but only in schools and playground zones.The B.C. Liberals scrapped photo radar...
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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.
Former RCMP officer Keith Wiens has been found guilty of second degree murder in the shooting death of his common-law wife, Lynn Kalmring two years ago. The jury delivered their verdict to B.C. Supre...
People had to scramble out of the way last night when a Penticton, B.C., man drove his boat right up onto a city pier, leaving it perched high and dry on the railings. RCMP said several tourists were...
Think of it as an electoral echo. While many British Columbians are just getting over the election hangover from May's blockbuster BC Liberal comeback win, 13 municipalities are about to head into by-election mode. Four mayors and 10 councillors from 13 different communities were elected May 14th. A dozen BC Liberals, two New Democrats: all will need to be replaced in the coming weeks, triggering a series of expensive by-elections.
This wine-tasting thing is a breeze -- until you've had your fair share and are recommended to spit after sipping. It just seems like such a waste, but what's a tipsy gal (with two more wineries to visit before lunch) to do but comply?
A provincial judge has found a Penticton man guilty of sexually abusing and pimping out his teenage stepdaughter. The man, who can't be named in order to protect the identity of the girl, was found g...
PENTICTON, B.C. - Residents in several small communities in British Columbian's Okanagan region have been told to leave their homes due to the risk of flash floods.The Regional District of Okanagan-Si...
David Wesley Bobbitt is now facing eight criminal charges in connection with the beating and sexual assault of a young Penticton, B.C., mother. The 22-year-old woman and her toddler son were held for...
PENTICTON, B.C. - Mounties had launched a Canada-wide search for a man accused of a vicious assault on a young mother, but he was found just 50 kilometres away, hiding in plain sight. David Wesley Bob...
PENTICTON, B.C. - Police in B.C. have issued an arrest warrant after a 22-year-old woman was allegedly confined in a Penticton store and brutally assaulted in front of her toddler. RCMP Corporal Dan M...