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  • 'Very friendly, very small': A look back at Osoyoos over the past 75 years

    On Jan. 14, 1946 the small village of Osoyoos became a municipality. The first ever meeting of the Municipality of the Village of Osoyoos was held at the Canadian Pacific Railway station a few weeks later and William Andrews was elected chairman of the board, Gordon Kelly and Joseph Armstrong were elected village commissioners. 
  • '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.
  • COVID-19's impact on nursing homes 'more severe' than expected: Trudeau

    The sweep of COVID-19 throughout Canada's nursing homes is proving more devastating than expected, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday as he warned that reopening the economy too early would be "absolutely disastrous."
  • Half-million infected worldwide as economic toll rises

    The human and economic toll of the lockdowns against the coronavirus mounted Thursday as India struggled to feed the multitudes, Italy shut down most of its industry, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week. The U.S. surpassed official Chinese government numbers to become the country with most reported infections.
  • Virus outbreak hits weakened Italian economy where it hurts

    MILAN - The focal point of the coronavirus emergency in Europe, Italy, is also the region's weakest economy and is taking an almighty hit as foreigners stop visiting its cultural treasures or buying its prized artisanal products, from fashion to food to design.
  • Self storage industry is booming in Kamloops, the Okanagan and beyond

    What was once just cubicles on industrial land at the fringes of cities is turning into a high tech and rapidly growing part of the economy.
  • Snapping into place: Jigsaw puzzles have ardent following

    There are jigsaw puzzle nights at coffee shops and libraries. Puzzle groups and puzzle games online. Hand-cut wooden puzzles that cost thousands of dollars. And puzzle designs that range from edgy, original artwork to your own, custom-ordered family photos.
  • Planning prosperous future starts today with IG Wealth Management

    It all starts with a plan — and that plan starts now.
  • Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

    A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president.
  • Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

    A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president.
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