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Hair salon staff shaken by robbery

A hairstylist was too upset to return to work Wednesday after a masked thug robbed a Kelowna hair salon the night before.

Calgary flood lessons passed on to local officials

Bruce Burrell, fire chief and head of the City of Calgary Emergency Management Agency, speaks to a group of 80 staff representing all Central Okanagan governments and emergency response agencies at the Coast Capri Hotel on Thursday. The chief spoke at length about the ordeal that Calgarians went through during last June's devastating flood. City staff and residents continue to deal with the aftermath emotionally, he said. Burrell's presentation ended with a photograph of a sign that read "We lost some stuff, we gained a community, thank you!" A couple in their 70s put up the sign in front of their home after they lost nearly all their possessions, including valuable artwork. Thursday's event was chaired by Jason Brolund, the Regional District of Central Okanagan's emergency program co-ordinator and deputy fire chief for Kelowna. Burrell's presentation focused on lessons learned from the 2013 flooding that affected the Calgary area. The presentation was intended to help in the Central Okanagan's ongoing training efforts to prepare for and handle any type of potential disaster or emergency.

Sex offender nabbed in Kelowna

A man described as a high-risk sex offender was arrested Thursday in Kelowna.

Twice as nice and double the trouble

Keyan Thin and husband David pose for a photo with their eight-month-old twins, Sean, left, and Abigail, while out for a walk along Lakeshore Road in the MIssion area of Kelowna. Warm spring weather is expected to continue today, with a high of 17 C in the forecast.

Students solve real-life problems

Low test scores cause for concern

The persistently poor showing by two Kelowna area high schools on a province-wide ranking is of concern to administrators although the teachers' union dismisses the comparisons.

Volunteer groups can learn to be successful

The power of volunteerism will be the focus of a forum Monday in Kelowna.

Car-surfing driver fined $5,000

The driver in a fatal car-surfing incident two years ago was fined $5,000 but will spend no time in jail.

Extinction happening before our eyes

Primatologist, conservationist and ethnologist Biruto Galdikas shared her story Monday night about the wild yet gentle orangutan and her life-long mission to protect the endangered primates and their habitat.

Valley in brief

Westlake Road to get an upgrade

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