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Another evacuation alert issued for Sicamous residents
An evacuation alert has been issued by the Shuswap Emergency Program for several Sicamous properties.The evacuation alert covers the following area: all occupied dwellings on Silver Sands Road, Beach Road, all areas north of the Trans-Canada Highway and south of Eagle River between Shuswap Lake and the CPR bridge.The alert
Police investigating "suspicious circumstances" on Simcoe Street
Winnipeg police are looking into what they are calling a suspicious incident in Winnipeg's downtown. Forensic investigators are on the scene; police wouldn't confirm word from neighbours a body was found by a dumpster in the area. Officers were called to the 700 block of Simcoe Street around 7:00 p.m.
Health providers protest cuts to refugee health services across Canada
TORONTO - Health professionals across Canada are protesting planned cuts in refugee health care coverage.On Monday, physicians, nurses, community health workers and others will demonstrate in 14 cities from Vancouver to St. John's. The demonstrations are being held in the hopes of persuading the federal government to reverse course on the changes scheduled to take effect June 30.
Magnotta returning to Canada, Ottawa says
TORONTO - The man allegedly behind the grisly murder and dismemberment of a Chinese student in Montreal is en route to Canada on a Royal Canadian Air Force plane, Ottawa confirmed Monday. Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Jun Lin.
News from The Associated Press
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad appointed a loyalist as prime minister Wednesday as he battles a 15-month uprising against his rule that has grown increasingly violent, the government said. Riad Farid Hijab, a member of the ruling Baath Party and the former agriculture minister, will form a new government following last month's parliamentary elections.
Big White, Silver Star sever ties
If you have been buying dual mountain passes at Big White and Silver Star, those days are gone.On Friday, CHBC News confirmed that Big White and Silver Star are no longer affiliated due to a corporate restructure.
Lower Mainland shooting suspect has links to Vernon
A man who was shot and killed by police in the Lower Mainland on Wednesday was a former Vernon resident.There was a massive manhunt for Angus David Mitchell, 26, after a double murder in Burnaby on Sunday then a shooting on Tuesday that seriously injured his former landlord.Mitchell was wounded Wednesday in an exchange of gunfire and taken by air ambulance to hospital in grave condition.
Luka Rocco Magnotta
Bisexual porn star, possible kitten killer. Luka Magnotta is a Canadian model and bisexual pornstar who has been in the news for two separate incidents. He is known for allegedly dating serial killer Karla Homolka (which he completely denies), and for suffocating two kittens on YouTube.
Patients moved into KGH expansion
At 7 a.m. on Sunday, patients began walking through the doors of the new Centennial Building at Kelowna General Hospital.The moment has been a long time coming: plans for the addition to the aging and seemingly always over-crowded facility were first announced in 2007."We have been planning this for months and months.
Signage problems pop up for West Kelowna walking path
A new walking trail in West Kelowna officially opened on Sunday but some details still need to be worked out.The new path connects the Westbank Town Centre to the waterfront at Okanagan Lake. It starts at the end of Old Okanagan Highway.
B.C. considers uncorking restaurants with BYOB
The B.C. government is considering allowing restaurant-goers in the province to BYOB - bring your own bottle of wine, that is. The practice - which is presently illegal - involves patrons bringing their own wine with them when they visit restaurants.
National Celiac Conference held in Kelowna
Breads, crackers and pies. The mouth-watering gluten-free goods were on display at the National Celiac Conference in Kelowna this weekend. About 150 people packed a downtown Kelowna hotel for the three-day conference. Celiac sufferers can't digest gluten, a protein found in some grains. It's a disease that is more common than you may think.
Dix lends support to laid-off Kelowna workers
Lending his voice and support to the workers at Spring Valley Health Care Centre in Kelowna is NDP leader Adrian Dix.Dix made a stop in Kelowna on Friday to discuss the state of healthcare in the province.
Unions rally for laid-off Spring Valley workers
It was a show of solidarity on Friday as several different unions gathered to show their support for care workers at Kelowna's Spring Valley Health Care Centre.Earlier this month, 130 care aides and assistants were given the pink slip after learning their care partner contract with the facility, which is owned by Park Place Seniors Living, had been cancelled.