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The District of Lake Country has been recognized for its business friendly policies.

Lake Country wins Open for Business Awards

District acknowledged for taking the pulse of the business community

The District of Lake Country has been recognized for its business friendly policies.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be at the University of B.C.'s Okanagan campus Sept. 27.

Royal couple to visit Okanagan university

Prince William and Kate will make a stop at UBC Okanagan Sept. 27.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be at the University of B.C.'s Okanagan campus Sept. 27.
Michelle Stilwell

Stilwell takes 400m gold with record performance at Rio Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – Michelle Stilwell, Paralympian and Parksville-Qualicum MLA sets Paralympic record in women's 400-metre T52.

Michelle Stilwell
Professor Tim Walters has completed his walk between the Penticton and Salmon Arm campuses of Okanagan College.

Okanagan College professor walks the valley for student

So far, Tim Walters has raised almost $12,000 for Enderby's Gary Baker

Professor Tim Walters has completed his walk between the Penticton and Salmon Arm campuses of Okanagan College.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Okanagan as part of a B.C. tour this fall.

Prince William and Kate to visit Okanagan

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate, will be in B.C. in September,

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Okanagan as part of a B.C. tour this fall.
GAMES ROUNDUP: Triathlon drama, soccer action Friday

GAMES ROUNDUP: Triathlon drama, soccer action Friday

Soccer foes faced off and triathletes endured to claim gold at the BC Summer Games in Abbotsford

GAMES ROUNDUP: Triathlon drama, soccer action Friday
Entry in the Amateur Photography Contest: Jennifer Prochazka. Happiness-Daisy-Lou

We want your best photos

Your BC 'Best Shot' photo contest is now underway. Check out our top 3 photo tips. Entry deadline July 4th 2016

Entry in the Amateur Photography Contest: Jennifer Prochazka. Happiness-Daisy-Lou
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CANADA DAY QUIZ: How well do you know Canadian trivia?

In honour of Canada's 149th birthday, we have compiled some Canadian trivia questions. How many can you answer?

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RCMP: Thieves targetting homes under construction in Lake Country

Lake Country police urge residents and home-builders to be vigilant when it comes to crime

Signs popping up in Oyama point to a crime spree but Lake Country RCMP say theft is down.

Officials say there is no crime spree in Oyama despite signs around community

Lake Country RCMP plus Coun. Dickie say Oyama is a safe place despite warning signs of increased break-ins

Signs popping up in Oyama point to a crime spree but Lake Country RCMP say theft is down.
Fort McMurray fire scene from YouTube video.

VIDEO: Escape from Fort McMurray firestorm, how you can help

Harrowing video emerging of the escape from Fort Mac wildfires, how you can contribute to help those left homeless

Fort McMurray fire scene from YouTube video.
Boaz Joseph from the Surrey Leader is a finalist for the award for Feature Photo Award

More than 30 Black Press newspapers named finalists in B.C. awards

Black Press journalists named in writing, photography and online categories.

Boaz Joseph from the Surrey Leader is a finalist for the award for Feature Photo Award
George Affleck

Marketing bootcamp for business owners

Former journalist heads up presentation to small business owners and non-profit organizations on how to stand out from the competition.

George Affleck

New name for Canada’s largest Canadian-owned online classifieds company

Used.ca is headquartered in Victoria, BC and is a part of Black Press Community Media.

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper waves at a campaign event at the J.P. Bowman tool and die company in Brantford

TIMELINE: Key moments of the federal election campaign

From the economy and debates to niqabs and protest songs, we recap the election issues and antics with this interactive timeline

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper waves at a campaign event at the J.P. Bowman tool and die company in Brantford
Valley First president Paulette Rennie and Lake Country Food Bank treasurer Marion Podgornik.

Valley First donates $10,000 to food bank

Credit union's funding commitment to help continue Lake Country Food Bank programs.

Valley First president Paulette Rennie and Lake Country Food Bank treasurer Marion Podgornik.
US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.

BC Amateur Photographer contest a huge success

Seventy finalists competed at this year's Abbotsford International Airshow for a shot at the title of Amateur Photographer of the year

US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.
Aerial view of Wood Lake wildfire north of Harrison Hot Springs

WILDFIRE WATCH: 282,000 hectares now burned is four times 10-year average

Fire updates from around B.C., with photos, interactive charts and updates from Twitter and Facebook

Aerial view of Wood Lake wildfire north of Harrison Hot Springs
A bomber drops retardant on a fire off Tillicum Road in the BX-Swan Lake region on Tuesday evening (July 21

WILDFIRE WATCH: Be ‘very, very cautious’ in B.C. backcountry over Long Weekend

The BC Wildfire Service says there have been 1,342 wildfires since April 1, 2015, burning 276,000 hectares

A bomber drops retardant on a fire off Tillicum Road in the BX-Swan Lake region on Tuesday evening (July 21
Seabird Island Tulip Festival. Photo by Roxanne Watson. Entry in the 2015 Amateur Photographer of the Year.

Time to enter B.C.’s amateur photographer contest

The 3rd annual 'Your Best Shot' contest is open to amateur photographers. Sponsored by London Drugs, Abbotsford Airshow & Black Press

Seabird Island Tulip Festival. Photo by Roxanne Watson. Entry in the 2015 Amateur Photographer of the Year.
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