MORE HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN VERNON ORCHARD

Details emerge after ages-old human remains were found at an ochard on Pleasant Valley Road in Vernon. Archaeologists are poring over a total 4 of sets of remains. The first was found early in April, the other 3 were located nearby shortly after.

ATHEIST BUS ADS RETURN

They’re back on the side of 2 Kelowna Transit buses to finish off the advertising campaign that was interrupted by a case of vandalism.

KELOWNA’S SMOKE FREE PARKS, BEACHES

Locals should know, but many residents are just hearing for the first time that smoking is banned from all Kelowna parks and beaches.

LIBERAL LEADERSHIP VOTE DRAWS IRE FROM DEMOCRACY ADVOCATES

Democracy advocates say its not fair that Christy Clark could spend up to another 2 years in office before the next election.

BC FIRETRUCKS TO BE DONATED TO PERU

Volunteers from Kelowna, BC and Richmond, BC will be using the weekend of June 22 to move donated fire trucks and equipment from Kitimat, Smithers, Prince George and surrounding areas to Vancouver, BC in preparation for donation to Peru. The equipment can no longer be used within Canada according to standards established by National Fire…

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Feds announce $15m Kelowna contract for aircraft fleet maintenance

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Q.C., Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Delta – Richmond East, and the Honourable Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, announced a significant maintenance contract to support the CC-115 Buffalo and CC-138 Twin Otter aircraft fleets that will sustain 54 full time jobs in…

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More Human Remains Found in Vernon Orchard

Details emerge after ages-old human remains were found at an ochard on Pleasant Valley Road in Vernon.  Archaeologists are poring over a total 4 of sets of remains.  The first was found early in April, the other 3 were located nearby shortly after.  They were in the fetal position, keeping with First Nations burial traditions.…

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Deer chases local dog walker out of park

If you own dogs or walk dogs you may want to watch out for some aggressive deer, after a local dog-walker got chased out of the downtown Kelowna bird sanctuary by two deer while she was walking four large dogs. “I see deer all the time and they don’t usually bother us and we just…

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*UPDATE* Aircraft Emergency Near Brenda Mines

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in the crash of a small plane near Brenda Mines on Aug. 13, 2012. The deceased male is Jayson Dallas Wesley Smith, aged 30, of Vancouver. Mr. Smith was one of four persons aboard a Piper Comanche plane that went down about…

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PUBLIC PIER AND MARINA COMING TO DOWNTOWN KELOWNA

On Saturday there will be a public open house to display plans for a new marina and a public pier in downtown Kelowna. The open house will be on Saturday, June 23, from 1:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon, in the tent at Kerry Park. The open house will provide people an opportunity to view…

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Third Alleged Victim of Cst. Mantler Identified

A court document reveals the identity of the man involved in the second assault charge against Constable Geoff Mantler.  Manjit Singh Bhatti claims the cop used excessive force against him at the end of August last year.  Details of the incident have not been released.  Mantler also faces charges for allegedly kicking Buddy Tavares in…

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Update: Charges Laid Against Kelowna Cop

Charges have come down against the police officer involved in the Buddy Tavares incident.  Assistant Police Commissioner Peter Hourihan says Cst. Geoff Mantler faces multiple counts.  “The two charges of Assault Causing Bodily Harm have been sworn against Constable Mantler,” says Hourihan, “these charges stem from two seperate incidents,” he says.  Hourihan explains the other incident…

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Liberal Leadership Vote Draws Ire From Democracy Advocates

Democracy advocates say its not fair that Christy Clark could spend up to another 2 years in office before the next election.  A group called Democracy Watch wants new rules that would require an election months after a leadership change.  Co-ordinator Duff Conacher says, “the mandate should essentially require if there is a change in the…

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Kelowna’s Smoke Free Parks, Beaches

Locals should know, but many residents are just hearing for the first time that smoking is banned from all Kelowna parks and beaches. “The parks will be filled with families enjoying the sun and sand this weekend so we would like to remind everyone that they must butt out before entering City parks,” says Ian…

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