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Year: 2017

Lake levels continue to rise to historic highs

500,000 additional sandbags on their way As of Monday (June 5) morning, the level of Okanagan Lake was 343.246 m, exceeds historic highs. Local government crews and BC Forestry crews have been deployed to inspect existing barriers after last night’s high winds, review protection in vulnerable areas and make all required adjustments. The Emergency Operations Centre will be using a lake level of 343.5 metres as a planning number for analyzing flood protection measures and residents in impacted areas are advised to do the same. Residents should also ensure protective measures include an additional buffer for wave action. Although the snowpack...

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See The Big Picture at the Kelowna Art Gallery

What is it about big things that fascinate us so much? Could this fascination for “going big” hold true for art as well? An exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery, entitled The Big Picture, gives visitors a chance to decide for themselves. The Big Picture features fifteen works drawn from the Gallery’s permanent collection, all chosen for their large size. To illustrate, a pair of works created by artist Wanda Koop dominate an entire gallery wall, each piece measuring 13 feet long by 9 feet tall. Working big has its own history – whether in drawing, painting, printmaking, or...

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Completely Creedence comes to Kelowna

The tribute band Completely Creedence performs Thursday, September 21 at the Kelowna Community Theatre. The Woodstock alum Creedence Clearwater Revival ruled the late 60s and early 70s. Their Southern Rock style encompassing roots rock, swamp rock and blues produced the hit titles “Proud Mary,” “I Put a Spell on You,” “Suzie Q,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Midnight Special,” “Travelin’ Band,” “Down On the Corner” and many others. And now, this Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band will transported fans back in time to an era of intense passions. This four-piece group from Vancouver Island, also known as Mr. Completely, has been recording and...

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Quiet Stories from Canadian Places coming to Kelowna Museums

On June 2, the Kelowna Museums Society is opening a new exhibition featuring a series of paintings and new media works by artist Heather Cline. This new attraction, entitled Quiet Stories from Canadian Places, is a national touring exhibition created in response to Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration. Cline’s work shifts the traditional role that painting has played in documenting history through official portraiture and pivotal historical moments, to documenting Canadian places that are significant to everyday people and simple moments. Over the past 10 years, Cline has been quietly gathering stories from communities across Canada, including Kelowna, collecting personal...

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