Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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Rodeo action

The 75th annual Keremeos Elks Rodeo was a blast on the Victoria Day long weekend, with events such as bull riding, barrel racing and...

Beware of rattlesnakes and their bite this season

Rattlesnake bites can be serious, and prevention is best.  Every year, about 2-3 people are bitten in BC.  Since the year 1900, two people...

Church celebrates 50th

St. Barbara’s Anglican Church in Okanagan Falls is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Sunday, May 26th exactly a half century to the day after...

Canadian Tire celebrates big Jumpstart Day

On May 25, the fifth annual Jumpstart Day will take place at Oliver Canadian Tire. The day-long fundraising event is the celebration of Jumpstart’s “Together...

Larson wins Boundary-Similkameen riding

Voters of Boundary-Similkameen decisively elected Liberal Linda Larson Tuesday in a provincial election that swept her party back to a majority government. Larson was leading...

Officials keep wary eye on Testalinda Creek

Emergency services officials are keeping a close watch on Testalinda Creek as spring flooding ensues. “The concern is that spring freshet is at full tilt,...

Woe us lowly peasants

It’s no wonder taxpayers have so much mistrust in government. While working class families struggle to pay their taxes every spring, Canada’s tax agency is...

Changes to foreign workers program not felt here

BCFGA president says foreign workers needed Sweeping changes announced last week with the federal government’s temporary foreign workers program will not affect the agricultural industry,...

Teachers make strong pitch for inquiry time

Releasing students early from school once a month so that teachers can enhance learning outcomes is a positive change, according to local educators. That was...

WiFi exposure in schools doesn’t concern district

A report by the Citizens for Safe Technology  (C4ST) is warning schools about the potential health impacts of wireless technology in the classroom. But the...

The big sale

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All hands on deck

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Donating kidney was no-brainer for woman

Within weeks of meeting the teenage girl 25 years ago who would later go on to marry her brother, Denise Little knew one day...