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  • Okanagan Makers Christmas Craft Fair returns this weekend

    Kick off the Okanagan’s craft fair season by attending Okanagan Makers Christmas Craft Fair.
  • Ministry urges public to use common sense with bears

    VICTORIA - This time of year, bears throughout the province are out searching for available food sources as they fuel up for the winter months.
  • Central Okanagan EDS team deployed to Fort Mac

    The Salvation Army Central Okanagan Emergency Disaster Service Team is being sent to assist in Fort McMurray.
  • Engineering grad students share research with fellow students

    A group of graduate students at UBC’s School of Engineering did a bit of show and tell at the university recently.

    The students organized the first-ever graduate symposium, a student-led event that allowed 38 master’s degree and PhD students to explain to the community, the university, and their peers exactly what their research entails. The event consisted of three parallel sessions, each showcasing the work of graduate researchers.
  • Member of Parliament Report for Okanagan-Coquihalla: The end of the SIN card?

    I have written in previous reports and spoken on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in the House of Commons. The feedback from constituents for a number of years has been consistent in supporting tighter regulations that ensure Canadians are provided the first opportunity for employment and that those who become temporary foreign workers are not abused or taken advantage of.
  • 2014 Burn permits for open burning now available

    Property owners can burn with a permit between February 28 and April 30 on properties two hectares (five acres) or over as long as they follow BC Regulation 145/93, which can be found at and follow the regulations detailed in Bylaw 5263 on the City’s website at
  • UBC engineers assist Penticton with energy reduction goals

    Researchers will look at everything from recycling to electrical consumption

    The City of Penticton will get a helping hand from UBC’s Okanagan campus to reach its goal of reducing corporate greenhouse gas emissions.

    Prof. Keith Culver, the director of UBC’s Okanagan Sustainability Institute, connected City of Penticton staff with Prof. Rehan Sadiq and Assoc. Prof. Kasun Hewage from the university’s School of Engineering.
  • Recycle Your Old Phone Book

    Now that the new Telus directories are hitting local doorsteps, the Regional Waste Reduction Office reminds you to recycle your old phone book.

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