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  1. A newly elected member of the Alberta legislature has come up a double winner after discovering she's in line for a $100,000 lottery prize. Janis Irwin captured the Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood seat for the NDP in last Tuesday's provincial election, succeeding former NDP cabinet minister Br...
  2. A grant from the Okanagan Basin Water Board will move animals and keep a creek clean at O’Keefe Historic Ranch. The pen relocation project will help the ranch and Interior Heritage Society move farm animals out of the Deep Creek flood zone in order to protect water quality and ranch infrast...
  3. If you've travelled to the coast lately you know gas prices are verging on $1.80 a litre at many gas stations. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is pointing the finger squarely at the new federal carbon-tax as the leading culprit behind the rising gas prices. A release by the CTF points to...
  4. Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following female who is wanted on a province-wide warrant in effect as of April 25, 2019. Alex-Sandra Jessica Brooke (DOB 1995-12-22) is wanted for one count of theft of motor vehicle, one count of assault, one count of assau...
  5. A study of a Shuswap mountain where a fatal slide took place has come up with a dozen recommendations. This assessment was conducted on Bastion Mountain following three landslides in 2014 and 2017 which destroyed homes and killed one man. A geomorphic study into the future landslide risk on th...
  6. As fires go, it happened in a convenient place – right across the street from the firehall. Seven residents were forced out of their home after an aggressive fire in a duplex early Thursday in Mission. The fire started outside a carport and spread to the home, CTV News reports. "...
  7. A hit and run incident that was captured on surveillance video might be solved thanks to a Castanet reader who recognizes the culprit. The incident unfolded on April 12 at Dakoda’s Sports Bar & Grill when a man in a white truck backed into a red truck and allegedly pretended to call an...
  8. Members of the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club have 'adopted' their first stream. The club has adopted a section of BX Creek, near Walmart and Rona, at the north end of the city. Thirteen club members plus 11 adults and children from the NatureKids of BC program, spent two hour...
  9. One of five alleged kidnappers arrested in March has jumped bail. After a man was dropped off at Kelowna General Hospital suffering from serious injuries on Feb. 27, police made several arrests across Kelowna two days later. Police believe the victim in the kidnapping had gone to a Kelowna hom...
  10. Vernon businesses can learn how to be better prepared in the event of a disaster. Community Futures North Okanagan is hosting a workshop to help businesses better prepare for wildfires, floods and other emergencies, including how to develop a business continuity plan, the Greater Vernon Chamber r...