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Kelowna city council floats ideas to nix image of 'lake monster' Ogopogo

Ogopogo could get the heave-ho if councillors in Kelowna, B.C., decide to ditch images of the mythical lake monster from its parade float. A proposal for the city's new float stresses outdoor...
How to take your “green car” on a road trip

Green to go! Electric car trips to B.C. destinations put eco into travel.

It’s taken longer than it should have, and there's still a ways to go, but hybrid and electric “eco-cars” are on their way—along with a global network of charging stations to keep green-minded...
Christy Clark to run in Kelowna by-election

Christy Clark to run in Kelowna by-election

Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart has formally stepped aside to make room for his party leader Christy Clark to run in a by-election in the safe Okanagan Valley.

Plane crashes in Richmond

A plane has crashed in Richmond, near Vancouver International Airport. It appears to be a nine-passenger Beechcraft King Air 100, CTV News reports. Dark smoke could be seen on No. 2 Road, the scene...

Suspect caught 'dealing drugs out of his underwear'

Mounties say accused was packing heroin, meth and cocaine in secret zipper pocket of his underpants.

Views of Vancouver from VO's photo pool

Vancouver photographers capture some of last summer's most beautiful moments.

Kelowna forest fires push out 550 residents

Ravaged by wildfires back in 2009, Kelowna is dealing with fires once again this year as the summer winds down. The Canadian Press has the story: A forest fire has forced the evacuation of 550 people...

UN gang associate charged with conspiracy to murder

United Nations gang associate Amir Eghtesad, 29, was charged with one count of conspiracy to kill the Bacon brothers and other members of the Red Scorpion gang on Monday afternoon. Eghstesad appeared...

Insurance and wildfire tips for safeguarding your home

Nobody wants to think about the possibility of losing a home to wildfires. But every year, there are an average of 2,000 wildfires in this province, and one-third of the province is now under a '...

Targeted shooting in Kelowna kills gangster Jonathan Bacon

Notorious Red Scorpion member had been target of earlier assassination attempts, this time shot in busy tourist venue.