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  1. No changes will be made to the size of Mayor and Council in the Town of Osoyoos, after the idea to expand from five councillors to seven was floated last month. In a report to council, the town's director of corporate services Janette Van Vianen said the proposed change would allow "more...
  2. The jurors at the Lac-Megantic trial told the judge Tuesday they are at an impasse in their deliberations. Quebec Superior Court Justice Gaetan Dumas read a letter from the jurors in which they asked him what would happen if they couldn't reach unanimity. "We are at an impasse,"...
  3. How do you spell marijuana? For most people, it isn't a debate. However, the Government of Canada sometimes spells the word with an "h" Marihuana. One website, Canada.com, reported Health Canada provided this official explanation: "The common way to spell marijuana is w...
  4. A member of a team of explorers has reached a record depth in a cave near Fernie, B.C., that is believed to be the deepest in Canada. The cave has so far been measured at 5.3 kilometres in length and 670 metres deep — more than 200 storeys below the ground. Project leader Jeremy Bruns pu...
  5. A search and rescue member covering the Okanagan for eight years says there's no excuse for not being prepared in the backcountry. Justin Evans, 2017's top North American competitive snowmobiler, says technology has advanced to the point every rider should be prepared. “It's...
  6. ORIGINAL: 11:30 a.m. Highway 97 A is closed in both directions, just south of Pleasant Valley Road, while RCMP investigate a motor vehicle incident. Few details available at this time, however, the collision involved a semi-truck and passenger vehicle. Further updates to come when available....
  7. An elderly man had to be extracted from his vehicle after a two-vehicle collision in Salmon Arm Monday. RCMP state that a police officer came across the vehicle incident on Highway 97B in the 2500 block and found the man trapped. The crash happened as a result of a Ford pickup truck turning ac...
  8. RCMP are trying to track down an alleged credit card thief who has been using stolen cards throughout the Vernon area. RCMP state in a media release, "On January 5th, 2018, Vernon RCMP received a report of a theft from a vehicle that occurred near Marshall Field, where a purse was stolen....
  9. The historic theatre in downtown Oliver is up for sale. The theatre, listed for $599,900, has been in operation since 1947. It's had the same owners for the past 42 years, as outlined in the sale description. Also attached to the facility is an apartment with three bedrooms and one bathr...
  10. Education is the route the City of Kelowna wants to take in dealing with a growing urban deer population. Forestry supervisor Blair Stewart says the deer population has grown exponentially over the past few years. Calls for service have increased from 20 between 2012 and 2015, to 61 the past two...