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Festival of Grape brings together thosuands of wine lovers in South Okanagan – Okanagan
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Festival of Grape brings together thosuands of wine lovers in South Okanagan – Okanagan

Thirty teams are competing for the title of Grape Stomp Champion at the 25th annual Festival Grape in Oliver, B.C. “The Grape Stomp has been a tradition with this event,” said Ian Lobb, Oliver Tourism executive director.“There’s incredible costumes, a lot of stomping and squishing of the grapes and a relay race, so it’s a real spectacle to watch.” Read more: Rock the Lake back in the Okanagan with top-tier line-up To win, it takes teamwork, stamina and a good sense of humour.“It was really squishy, occasionally you got the stems [between your toes],” said Kendra Kruger, who participated in the relay race. Story continues below advertisement Read more: No sour grapes: Hit hard by smoke damage, Okanagan winery l...
B.C. municipal election 2022: Oliver results – Okanagan
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B.C. municipal election 2022: Oliver results – Okanagan

Residents of Oliver, the self-proclaimed wine capital of Canada, will be voting for their next council in the 2022 B.C. municipal election. However, they won’t be voting for their next mayor, as that’s already been decided. Martin Johansen was acclaimed in early September after no one else submitted their name before the nomination deadline. This will be Johansen’s second term as mayor.In the 2018 municipal election, Johansen unseated incumbent Ronald Hovanes as the town’s mayor in a close race. Johansen gathered 879 votes (55 per cent) with Hovanes at 719 votes (44.9 per cent).Upcoming Local Government Election Dates 🗳️Visit for more information https://t.co/1Uaeymdr5r#oliverbc #vote #election pic.twitter.com/9eSktHO5Va— Town of Oliver (@TownofOliverBC) September 14, 2022 ...
‘Keep Callum at Home’: Osoyoos, B.C. family fundraising for son’s accessibility equipment
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‘Keep Callum at Home’: Osoyoos, B.C. family fundraising for son’s accessibility equipment

Fighting for their 12-year-old son Callum has become a way of life for Osoyoos, B.C., couple Leanne Scott and Dale Fuhr. Callum was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called PURA syndrome, which, according to his parents, affects fewer than 500 kids worldwide.Callum also suffers from epilepsy and seizures and deals with scoliosis.“He is wheelchair bound, he cannot stand or walk, he’s diapered so that means he needs 24-hour cognitive care, and he is non-verbal,” said Scott.In order to better care for their son, the family relocated from Regina to Osoyoos, and the pair left their respective careers to become full-time ABM neuromovement practitioners.“The cold weather in Saskatchewan, unfortunately, was very difficult for Callum’s system and the wheelchairs don’t go very far in s...
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...