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Vernon cleanup challenge targets needles

RCMP and Upper Room Mission working to make city safer place to be

Social media, digital photography allow millennials to flock to birdwatching

More young people are flocking to birdwatching than ever, aided by social media, digital photography

UPDATE: Air quality improves slightly

Breathing conditions are improving, though still not ideal

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Kal Tire Place North opens
3rd Annual Lawn Days of Summer, hosted by JCI Vernon
RDNO holds referendum information campaign
Rotary Pier at Kal Lake safety

Lumby pool closed due to poor air quality

High level of particulate matter in the air throughout the region

PHOTOS: B.C. city wakes up to darkness under wildfire smoke

The rest of the province also dealing with thick haze as smoky skies continue

‘We will not forget:’ Thousands attend funeral fallen Fredericton officers

Hundreds of officials marched in the parade, which included massed band, several police motorcycles

Check out what’s happening this weekend

Follow Social Squad member Matthew Abrey to find out what’s happening in the Okanagan-Shuswap

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Happy birthday Boler: An anniversary gathering of the cutest campers in Winnipeg

Hundreds of the unique trailers in Winnipeg to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Manitoba invention

B.C. wildfires 2018: Hazy skies impacting crews in spotting new fires

18,000 people are on an evacuation alert, with 3,000 homes under an evacuation order

VIDEO: Your best smoke visuals

Our readers sent us their favourite photos of the smoke in the Okanagan region this week

Updated: ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn reports Franklin passed Thursday at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit

Interim GoFundMe payments approved in Humboldt Broncos crash

$50,000 to be given to each of the 13 survivors and each family of the 16 people who died

A first-hand look at hazards facing scooter users

A Salmon Arm reporter tags along on a mobility scooter tour of the city to learn about safety hazards

Average Canadian family spends 43% of income on taxes: study

Fraser Institute’s consumer report shows taxes accounting for larger chunk of income each year

A look at B.C. wildfire smoke from space

NASA provides a timelapse of smoke covering B.C. from space

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Trudeau honours Fredericton shooting victims as he opens Toronto street festival

Opening of the street festival included a minute of silence and acknowledged first responders