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  1. Following reports of gunfire in Mission Creek Park Sunday night, RCMP have investigated. Around 7 p.m. on May 20, Kelowna RCMP received a report of two possible gunshots in the Mission Creek Park area near 2636 Springfield Road. Though officers conducted searches both on foot and in vehicles, the...
  2. A baboon on his way to a South Texas wildlife sanctuary escaped his crate and kept officers busy for two hours at San Antonio International Airport. Officers shot the baboon named Dawkins with a tranquilizer dart. The ape got loose Monday afternoon shortly after arriving on an American Airlines f...
  3. A black bear has been wandering the streets in the Tower Ranch area of Kelowna for the past day. A neighbourhood resident, who wished to remain anonymous, sent Castanet some photos of a bear that she described as seeming "very used to people." "When I got home today, my neighbou...
  4. The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary said evacuation orders have been lifted for about 1,400 properties, leaving about 326 addresses to go by Monday afternoon. Emergency operations centre co-ordinator Chris Marsh said the evacuation orders have been downgraded to evacuation alerts as a prec...
  5. A couple from Saskatchewan got more adventure than they bargained for while travelling in B.C. this week, when they got swept off a cliff by a mudslide. The woman's cousin, Don Struther, said Gabe Rosescu and Sheri Niemegeers were heading to Nelson, B.C. at the time. "They were drivin...
  6. WestJet Airlines says they are confident they will reach an agreement with their pilots as negotiations continue this week. The Calgary-based airline's pilots have had the legal right to commence job action since Saturday, but said they wouldn't disrupt travel plans over the Victoria Day...
  7. B.C.'s parliamentary secretary has been touring the Okanagan-Similkameen to take stock of damage done by floods, and assess the ongoing threat. Jennifer Rice first visited in early May when Regional District flood operations were in full swing. On Sunday, Rice returned, and visited hard-hit a...
  8. Gracie the blind cow was rescued from slaughter last year, and now she is a proud new mother and therapy animal. The Semiahmoo Animal League Inc., also known as SALI, rescued Gracie and a calf named Peanut from a nearby beef farm in 2017. Peanut was an orphaned calf who immediately bonded with G...
  9. Police have arrested a man following a targeted double shooting in Langley Friday which resulted in the two targets being hospitalized, and the woman losing her baby. Carleton Stevens, a 37-year-old Surrey resident, was arrested Sunday evening around 8 p.m. for the East Vancouver shooting. He...
  10. Think you have the grit necessary to pull a transit bus across the finish line? If so, the United Way is looking form you. The annual United Way Bus Pull returns to Kelowna Saturday, May 26. Teams of eight will gather in the parking lot of Prospera Place that day to see if they have the mus...