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Kevin Costner to saddle up, head Calgary Stampede Parade
Costner's band, Kevin Costner & Modern West, is set to perform the day the stampede kicks off. Officials have promised a return to pre-pandemic form this year after two years of scaled-back festivities. Brazilian cowboy Filipe Masetti Leite and Katari Right Hand of the Siksika First Nation are also set to attend this year's stampede.See the Story
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Time’s up for Tiny Town as weather, vandals take toll on B.C. model village
Tiny Town will soon be no more. The 19 miniature replicas of buildings in Jim Allen's hometown of Youghal have sat beside the George Little House on city property for nearly 10 years. The city is now demolishing the adjacent former Co-op garden centre the chainlink fence that protected the village will also be taken down.See the Story
BC Ferries floats 33% savings to entice off-peak commercial traffic
Commercial vehicles travelling via the Queen of Alberni will be offered fare savings until Oct. 12. The rate for these special fares will be $4.71 per foot. A commercial vehicle is defined as a vehicle over 5,500 kg registered gross vehicle weight, excluding buses and vehicles over nine feet wide.See the Story
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B.C. dog chases off ‘scary-looking guy’ as RCMP seek fleeing suspect
A White Lake woman had a frightening encounter June 15, which ended up connected to the unmarked police vehicles seen travelling through the Shuswap Wednesday. She said she took her quad out to the back trails around Woodhaven campground near White Lake to rescue her son whose motorbike had run out of fuel. Her dog George had followed her so she was going to take him for a swim. When the can was empty, she put it on the front of the quad. She suddenly heard footsteps behind her and turned around to find a scratched and muddy suspect behind her. The man was in his late 30s or maybe mid-40s with a medium build.See the Story
Bear killed after multiple attacks on walkers in Pemberton
A woman was charged and bitten by the bear on the Riverside Wetlands trail. The bear was identified based on victim and witness descriptions, the location and evidence at the scene. Authorities have confirmed that the same bear is responsible for a similar attack on Sunday (June 12) and multiple incidents of charging people.See the Story
US & Canada · Ottawa
Air Canada to reduce flights this summer amid 'customer service shortfalls'
Air Canada is cutting more than 15 per cent of its scheduled flights in July and August. The move will see 154 flights per day on average dropped from the airline's schedule. The flights link mainly to its Toronto and Montreal hubs, and are all on domestic or Canada-U.S. routes.See the Story
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Wages · Keremeos
Flood preparations urged in Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen - Kelowna Capital News
The figure is the remuneration paid to the 33 directors and alternate directors during the year. Members of the regional district board claimed a total of $12,327 in expenses. Karla Kozakevich, chair for much of the year and then a director for the board, received $68,202 in compensation.See the Story
Floods · Overland
Overland flooding confirmed south of Oliver - Kelowna Capital News
Overland flooding south of Oliver prompted a response from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen's emergency team on Thursday afternoon. The regional district is currently monitoring the situation near Road 22 in rural Osoyoos. The region is working with provincial partners and AIM Roads. Snowpack levels are between 153 and 165 per cent of the normal mark.See the Story
Kelowna · Kelowna
Truck stuck at hairpin on East Kelowna Road
A tractor trailer has been stuck all day at the hairpin corner on East Kelowna Road. Photos sent to Castanet show the truck lodged against some barricades. Traffic is still getting by in both directions. Drivers should expect delays while travelling through the area.See the Story
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Kamloops · Kamloops
Okanagan softball girls crowned Western Canadian champs - Kelowna Capital NewsKelowna Capital News
Okanagan Elite, made up of players from Naramata to Kamloops, win U17B title in AlbertaSee the Story
‘Help is available’: Emergency assistance for pets amid Keremeos Creek Wildfire - Kelowna Capital NewsKelowna Capital News
The Keremeos Creek wildfire is forcing the evacuation of more than 500 properties. The wildfire, nearly 6,000 hectares in size as of Aug. 5, has closed Highway 3A from the junction with Highway 97 in Kaleden. The BC SPCA is reminding people that emergency help is available for pets and other animals.See the Story