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  • Okanagan film industry brought almost $50 million to the region in 2020

    Even though COVID-19 caused a slowdown in film production last year, the Okanagan Film Commission was still able to secure two dozen shoots worth $48.8 million to the local economy, according to the film commissioner.
  • Why Thompson-Okanagan cities are doomed to repeat heritage protection failures

    The photo above shows the current state of a Kelowna property that was demolished, even though it was once on the city’s heritage registry.
  • Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81

    LOS ANGELES - Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was 81.
  • Christmas day crash claims life of Penticton man

    A 63-year-old man died Christmas Day, at around 11:45 a.m., when his SUV went down an embankment and crashed into some trees at Carmi Avenue and Carmi Road.

    "Evidence at the scene suggests the driver drove straight off the left side of Carmi Avenue, down the embankment," Penticton RCMP Const. James Grandy said in a press release distributed today, Dec. 28.
  • The haskap berry is a growing trend in the Okanagan and beyond

    Full of antioxidants, this superfood is catching on in the Thompson Okanagan as awareness for the haskap berry is growing.
  • Downtown Nashville explosion knocks communications offline

    NASHVILLE - A recreational vehicle parked in the deserted streets of downtown Nashville exploded early Christmas morning, causing widespread communications outages that took down police emergency systems and grounded holiday travel at the city's airport.
  • Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

    BETHLEHEM, Palestinian Territory - Bethlehem on Thursday ushered in Christmas Eve with a stream of joyous marching bands and the triumphant arrival of the top Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land, but few people were there to greet them as the coronavirus pandemic and a strict lockdown dampened celebrations in the traditional birthplace of Jesus.
  • B.C. Wildlife Park raising money by auctioning off items made by bears

    Kamloops's B.C. Wildlife Park is hosting a fundraiser auction with items individually crafted by their resident bears.
  • iN VIDEO: Moms Stop the Harm remind people on the fringes they 'do matter'

    On Christmas Eve the 280 men and women who will find refuge at one of Kelowna’s shelters will each find a box of Roger’s gourmet chocolates and two pairs of new socks at the foot of their bed, wrapped in a wish of “peace and comfort” from Moms Stop the Harm.
  • iNwine Wednesday: Fort Berens Winery Cabernet Franc

    B.C. Cabernet Franc is seeing the spotlight these days and has become a favourite for critics in our wine world. No longer playing second fiddle to its glamourous cousin Cabernet Sauvignon, our B.C. Cabernet Francs have evolved rapidly from having a small cult following to becoming a mainstream fave for red wine lovers.
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