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BC Cowboy Heritage Society

BC Government proclaims “Cowboy Heritage Week” March 8 to15

"The history of the cowboy and his way of life needs to be told": MLA Donna Barnett

BC Cowboy Heritage Society
B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.

Olivia, Liam top lists of new baby names in B.C.

Also popular were Emma, Sophia, Emily and Ava for girls, and Mason, Ethan, Lucas and Benjamin for boys (With interactive charts)

B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.
UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.

#UsedHelps: Connecting Business with Canadian Charities

It's a first for Canadian buy and sell websites, where sellers can donate the proceeds of their sales directly to national, local charities.

UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.
Pierre Trudeau

TIMELINE: An interactive history of terrorist attacks and plots in Canada

From the FLQ and the War Measures Act to Al-Qaeda-inspired plotters, Canada has seen terrorism before. Interactive timeline.

Pierre Trudeau
Winning photo for Amateur Photographer of the Year

Amateur photographer contest winners announced

Steve Dutt has been named the Next Generation Amateur Photographer of the Year

Winning photo for Amateur Photographer of the Year
Mediator Vince Ready arrives to meet with B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker and B.C. Public School Employers' Association negotiator Peter Cameron in Richmond

Teachers strike mediation hopes rise as Ready talks to BCTF, province

Negotiators for both sides in bitter strike expected to meet as early as today

Mediator Vince Ready arrives to meet with B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker and B.C. Public School Employers' Association negotiator Peter Cameron in Richmond
Last year's People's Choice winner was Christina Dutkowski.

Vote for the People’s Choice ‘Best Photo’

Voting for the Next Generation People's Choice photo contest is open until Sept. 7 at midnight

Last year's People's Choice winner was Christina Dutkowski.
This photography

Your Best Shot finalists chosen

More than 2,100 entries received for the second annual contest

This photography
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of Penticton reaches out to an audience member during the grand entry of the delegates to the 2014 BC Elders Gathering at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

B.C.’s Elders Gathering in Penticton unique in Canada

More than 3,500 people attended the 38th annual Elders Gathering in Penticton July 7 to 9.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of Penticton reaches out to an audience member during the grand entry of the delegates to the 2014 BC Elders Gathering at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Provincial exams will go ahead despite teachers’ job action

LRB ruling said possible picket lines by teachers can't interfere with exams for Grades 10,11 and 12 students.

Arson fire under investigation in Lake Country

On April 4 at about 12:42 a.m., officials responded to a report of a structure fire in the 11000 block of Lang Court.

Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick has returned as B.C.'s agriculture minister.

Lake Country MLA returns as agriculture minister

Norm Letnick was in the portfolio from September 2012 to June 2013

Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick has returned as B.C.'s agriculture minister.
RCMP direct traffic onto Pelmewash Parkway in Oyama as the risk of a potential slide was investigated near the new stretch of Highway 97 Friday afternoon.

Slide risk closes major route in Lake Country

Traffic has now been restored in both directions on Highway 97

RCMP direct traffic onto Pelmewash Parkway in Oyama as the risk of a potential slide was investigated near the new stretch of Highway 97 Friday afternoon.
 Study gauges Pulse of southern B.C. communities

 Study gauges Pulse of southern B.C. communities

Fill out the online survey and become eligible for one of three $1,000 cash prizes.

 Study gauges Pulse of southern B.C. communities

Lake Country pilot killed in float plane crash

Provincial coroner releases names of three victims in flying accident at Potts Lagoon on West Cracroft Island.

Couple riding ATV near Oyama Lake found dead

A man and a woman, both 30, had gone for a ride on a quad to the Oyama Lake Road lookout Thursday

New money announced to help wetlands areas in the Okanagan

Jack Seaton Park in Lake Country could benefit from several different funding announcements

An example of the artwork that will be on display as part of the Lake Country Art Gallery's new exhibit on the Okanagan Mountain Park fire.

Lake Country Art Gallery to host wildfire exhibit

On the 10th anniversary of the Okanagan Mountain Park Fire, the art gallery set to kick off harrowing exhibit.

An example of the artwork that will be on display as part of the Lake Country Art Gallery's new exhibit on the Okanagan Mountain Park fire.

Oyama Hall to host open air performances Saturday night

Several performers to play for free at the Oyama Community Hall

Wood Lake drowning victim identified

Forty-two-year-old man found in a depth of 16 feet of water