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Kelowna school trustee Rolli Cacchioni is being remembered as an outstanding educator, valued mentor, and tireless community volunteer.

PENTICTON — A one-punch assault two years ago on a Penticton beach that left the brain-damaged victim unable to work resulted Friday in a five-year prison term for the attacker.

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Rolli Cacchioni, a five-term Central Okanagan Public Schools trustee and retired educator, has died.

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When I first started coming to Kelowna as a child in the 1950s to visit my grandparents, John and Mary Hoffman and assorted uncles, aunts and cousins, I was blissfully ignorant of the fact that Kelowna was in a semi-arid area. All I saw were orchards and masses of flowers.

Police acted properly in searching for a missing Lumby man who was later found dead, an investigation has determined.

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An Indigenous students scholarship program is waiting to hand out renewable awards of $1,000 to $5,000 to post-secondary students.

Vernon Mounties have a new liaison officer to the Okanagan Indian Band.


This is one of the best times of the Okanagan year, a chance to combine winter and summer activities on the same day, or during the same week.