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  • Seeing the forest for the trees: searching for solutions in B.C.'s Kispiox Valley

    Clear plastic bags hang from small spigots plugged into birch trunks in a mixed stand of deciduous and coniferous trees on a hillside above the Kispiox River in northwest B.C. Denzel Sutherland-Wilson and his 19-year-old niece, Hailey Wilson, pour the birch water collected overnight from five trees into a 20-litre bucket, explaining they’ve been doing this every day for a couple of weeks. 
  • Cyberattack on US pipeline is linked to criminal gang

    NEW YORK - The cyberextortion attempt that has forced the shutdown of a vital U.S. pipeline was carried out by a criminal gang known as DarkSide that cultivates a Robin Hood image of stealing from corporations and giving a cut to charity, a person close to the investigation said Sunday.
  • Making your money work for you

    Steven Theimer makes people’s money work for them. The Penticton-based consultant with IG Wealth Management says the importance of financial planning cannot be stressed strongly enough, but it is not always a message that gets through to some people.
  • 'I'm in!': Caitlyn Jenner running for California governor

    LOS ANGELES - Caitlyn Jenner's decision Friday to enter the race for California governor injects a jolt of celebrity into a campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom while raising questions about whether a political newcomer can lead the nation's most populous state as it recovers from the pandemic.
  • This isn't just another mural project in Kelowna

    Murals are ubiquitous in cities around the world so it’s to be expected that many cities in the Okanagan as well as Kamloops have online guides to their local treasures.
  • Thompson-Okanagan couples opting to elope now, party post pandemic

    With so much uncertainty around gatherings, more couples are opting to elope in 2021 and save the party plans for later.
  • Okanagan rail trails great for locals but could be better for business, tourists

    If anyone wants to learn about the economic benefits of an Okanagan Rail Trail, they need look no further than Cory Holland.
  • Heritage needs to be less offensive and more fun: consultant

    A whole new approach to heritage is emerging in B.C. and Kelowna could lead the way, according to a heritage consultant who gave city councillors a workshop on the subject earlier this week.
  • 'Do as I say': Anger as some politicians ignore virus rules

    SAN FRANCISCO - Denver's mayor flies to Mississippi to spend Thanksgiving with his family — after urging others to stay home. He later says he was thinking with “my heart and not my head." A Pennsylvania mayor bans indoor dining, then eats at a restaurant in Maryland. The governor of Rhode Island is photographed at an indoor wine event as her state faces the nation's second-highest virus rate.
  • Work from home? New office towers in Kamloops, Kelowna defy the pandemic trend

    Construction of the 23-storey Landmark 7 office tower in Kelowna hasn’t slowed because of COVID-19.
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