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2014-07-03 23:07:31

Skaha Breeze, located on Skaha Lake Road, is just a four minute drive from the Penticton airport and is now home to a number of residents including some from Alberta who will surely benefit from the new flights. (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 During an interview posted on the CBC News website on April 11, 2014, Penticton Mayor Gary Litke said his city has been trying to get direct service to the town for a long time. “Penticton has been at a considerable disadvantage for some time now [because...

2014-04-22 12:28:14

TAOS SKI VALLEY, N.M., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Taos Ski Valley will this summer launch four new mountain biking trails, including a family friendly biking park that offers something for all skill levels. The new attraction will give families and visitors even more reason to take in the pristine alpine destination during the summer months. On June 28 Taos Ski Valley will hold a grand opening celebration for Pioneer's Bike Park, a collection of biking trails that will offer the...

2014-03-28 23:25:31

A group of Kelowna dentists and doctors are reaching out for assistance in acquiring farm equipment and other supplies to ship to Project 7, a self-sustaining children’s orphanage in Haiti. Kelowna, British Columbia (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 The 24 Haitian orphans who live in the new Project 7 children’s village finally have a roof, a bed and surrogate parents to tuck them in at night. Once a shipping container packed by volunteer Kelowna dentists arrives, the children will also have...

2014-03-27 12:24:14

VANCOUVER, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and its partners are pleased to announce the acquisition of a 1,836-acre (743-hectare) property in the South Okanagan Similkameen. More than 30 species at risk are found on these lands, which are seen as a critical acquisition to conserve BC's vanishing native grasslands. The $4.4 million initiative garnered a wide range of support, including the Government of Canada through the Natural Areas Conservation Program,...

2014-03-18 20:22:38

New Satik(w) Crossing bridge to provide further business opportunities for First Nation PENTICTON, BC, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Penticton Indian Band is set to build a new bridge crossing in British Columbia. The Satik(w) Crossing will open up many community economic development opportunities for the First Nation by providing further business opportunities, more jobs, and potential for revenue. The bridge will provide access from Highway 97 to Channel Lands -- the location of...

2014-03-03 23:03:42

Centre for Arts and Technology is pleased to announce that on March 24th-28th, over 100 high school students from across Western Canada will attend the school’s popular annual Digital Elite Bootcamp. Bootcamp is an opportunity for students in Grades 10-12 to “test-drive” a career like Digital Photography, Digital Filmmaking, Audio Engineering and Production, and over a dozen other programs offered at the digital arts school. Kelowna, B.C. Canada (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Students...

2014-02-07 23:01:33

The Centre for Arts and Technology was among 50 exhibitors at this year's 17th annual Education and Career Fair in Kelowna, BC showcasing their career and training options. Kelowna, BC (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Canadian Digital Art School - The Centre for Arts and Technology was once again present at this year’s Education & Career Fair at the Delta Grand Okanagan in Kelowna on Monday Feb 3rd 2014. Crowds of mostly high school students from all over the Okanagan came to get...

2014-02-05 23:02:37

Canadian Digital Art School, The Centre for Arts and Technology Kelowna, will host an exclusive event on February 5th, 2014 with Gary Fong, covering topics such as marketing, lighting, entrepreneurship and will feature the unveiling of a new lighting product. (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 The name Gary Fong is well-known in the photographic industry and in recent years his notoriety has spread to other industries as well. Originally a musician, Gary has followed his own winding path to...

2014-02-03 23:25:21

As part of a renewed agency of record partnership with one of the Okanagan's busiest hotels, Kelowna marketing agency Twin Creek Media is delivering a responsive, stunning new website and a cutting edge social media campaign. Kelowna, British Columbia (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Twin Creek Media didn’t have much time to celebrate renewing an agency of record partnership with BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotel & Suites before getting back to work. The Kelowna marketing agency had to...

2014-01-10 23:22:43

Centre for Arts and Technology (CAT) Kelowna is pleased to announce that from January 16-19th, it will be hosting interactive community presentations about training in the digital arts. The presentations are open to the public and will take place in the Sky Court of Orchard Park Shopping Centre. Kelowna, B.C., Canada (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 Canadian Digital Art School - The Centre for Arts and Technology is proud to offer presentations geared towards Grade 11 and 12 students as well as...


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Ogopogo
2013-09-19 11:01:39

Ogopogo is a cryptid lake monster claimed to inhabit Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Canada. British Cryptozoologist Karl Shuker categorized the Ogopogo as a “many hump” variety of lake monster. He also claims the beast is a primitive serpentine whale similar to a basilosaurus. The original name for this creature was naitaka, which was given to it by the local Okanakane tribe. The name Ogopogo was inspired by the 1924 song “The Ogo-Pogo: The funny Fox-Trot”. It has been...

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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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