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Vehicle, hunting knives, chainsaw stolen from Penticton, B.C. home as family slept
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Vehicle, hunting knives, chainsaw stolen from Penticton, B.C. home as family slept

It was a scary start for a family in Penticton, B.C., who woke up to find thieves in their home Sunday morning. Penticton resident Nikki Evans said thieves broke into her parents’ home along Fairford Drive and stole their vehicle, a cellphone and hunting gear — which included knives, a chainsaw and other items.The family thinks the burglars entered through the downstairs suite, where Evan’s sister lives, and then made their way upstairs to the main house.“They came around the back of the house, opened the door and turned on every light, maybe even checked (my sister’s) room — she thinks (they) opened the door but she didn’t hear them,” said Evans.According to Evans, her parents and sister were asleep at the time, but Evans’ sister awoke when she heard them closing the door that se...
Snowbirds cancel Penticton performance following incident in Fort St. John
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Snowbirds cancel Penticton performance following incident in Fort St. John

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds cancelled their Penticton Peach Festival performance in the wake of an incident in Fort St. John. A 431 Air Demonstration Squadron CT-114 aircraft was headed to Penticton Tuesday, where the rest of the Snowbirds were at that time preparing for the Penticton Air Display.READ MORE: Canadian Snowbirds and SkyHawks fly into Penticton for Peach FestMaj. Trevor Reid, public affairs officer with the Canadian Armed Forces, told Global News the CT 114 Tutor aircraft suffered some damage during takeoff from the North Peace Regional Airport in Fort St. John. The pilot and sole occupant of the plane was not injured and an investigation is ongoing.In a statement, Peach Fest organizers said they’ve been told the aircraft won’t be flown while a Royal Canadian Air Fo...
Cooling centres open across the Okanagan except in Kelowna – Okanagan
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Cooling centres open across the Okanagan except in Kelowna – Okanagan

As summer heats up in the Okanagan, communities are taking steps to ensure residents have the opportunity to cool down. Cooling centres have opened in Penticton, Osoyoos, and the Shuswap region, and a pop-up spray park has opened in Vernon. The exception is Kelowna, which is instead encouraging people to follow Interior Health’s guidelines.“With the forecast for the next few days, being a little higher than it typically is during the summer months, we’ve identified more of a proactive approach to provide an opportunity for the community to cool off,” said Anthony Haddad, general manager with City of Penticton’s Community Services.“Opening [Tuesday] as a result of the increased heat over the next few days, we’ve got four cooling centers that are located within our existing city fac...