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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden share a laugh after Biden’s address to Parliament in the House of Commons, on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Friday, March 24, 2023. U.S. envoy David Cohen says Biden’s visit was an authentic, intimate showcase of how important Canada continues to be to its southern neighbour. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Biden’s visit an ‘authentic’ expression of Canada’s importance to U.S.: ambassador

Washington envoy says two leaders made progress on Norad, critical minerals

 

Workers remove warning signs at the irregular border at Roxham Road from New York into Canada on Friday, March 24, 2023, in Champlain, N.Y. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Asylum seeker deal between U.S. and Canada won’t stop drama at border, advocates say

New rules preventing people from crossing at popular border spot

 

(Left to right) Splatsin Tkwamipla7 Sabrina Vergata, Wenecwtsin Wayne Christian, Elder George William, and Tkwamipla7 (councillors) Theresa William and Leonard Edwards look on as (front, left to right) Federal Minister of Indigenous Services Patty Hajdu, Splatsin Kukpi7 Doug Thomas and B.C. Minister of Children and Family Development Mitzi Dean hold up the signed coordination agreement. Federal and provincial officials, Kukpi7 Thomas and all Tkwamipla7 members signed the agreement. (Rebecca Willson/ Eagle Valley News)

VIDEO: Splatsin signs historic child and family protection agreement with BC, federal governments

Elders, council, honoured guests gather to celebrate legal support, $136 million over 10 years

(Left to right) Splatsin Tkwamipla7 Sabrina Vergata, Wenecwtsin Wayne Christian, Elder George William, and Tkwamipla7 (councillors) Theresa William and Leonard Edwards look on as (front, left to right) Federal Minister of Indigenous Services Patty Hajdu, Splatsin Kukpi7 Doug Thomas and B.C. Minister of Children and Family Development Mitzi Dean hold up the signed coordination agreement. Federal and provincial officials, Kukpi7 Thomas and all Tkwamipla7 members signed the agreement. (Rebecca Willson/ Eagle Valley News)
This figure, shown at the Vernon Winter Carnival, is also the mascot for the Quebec Winter Carnival. What is the name of this mascot? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Francophone culture?

International Francophone Day, on March 20, is a celebration of French language and culture

This figure, shown at the Vernon Winter Carnival, is also the mascot for the Quebec Winter Carnival. What is the name of this mascot? (Black Press file photo)
Kelowna coaches and athletes were recognized for their athletic accomplishments throughout the last year on Wednesday night (March 8) at the Mary Irwin Theatre (Rotary Centre of the Arts). (Contributed)

Szturc, Iginla among other Kelowna athletes recognized by City and PacificSport

Athletes from the 2022 Summer and Winter Canada Games and BC Games were also recognized

Kelowna coaches and athletes were recognized for their athletic accomplishments throughout the last year on Wednesday night (March 8) at the Mary Irwin Theatre (Rotary Centre of the Arts). (Contributed)
In 2018, Viola Desmond was celebrated on the Canadian $10 bill. Why is she featured on this banknote? (Government of Canada photo)
In 2018, Viola Desmond was celebrated on the Canadian $10 bill. Why is she featured on this banknote? (Government of Canada photo)
Lumby’s Michael Leach (left) and guide Chase Ferguson of Vernon (second from left) won gold in Para-Alpine Skiing’s men’s slalom race Thursday at the Canada Winter Games. West Kelowna’s Samuel Peters (right) was fourth and Ronan Wiens of Salmon Arm (second from right) was sixth. The event was held at Crabbe Mountaiin Ski Resort in New Brunswick. (Facebook photo)

North Okanagan athletes collect Games gold

Skier Matthew Leach, guide Chase Ferguson win gold in Para-Alpine Skiing at Canada Winter Games

Lumby’s Michael Leach (left) and guide Chase Ferguson of Vernon (second from left) won gold in Para-Alpine Skiing’s men’s slalom race Thursday at the Canada Winter Games. West Kelowna’s Samuel Peters (right) was fourth and Ronan Wiens of Salmon Arm (second from right) was sixth. The event was held at Crabbe Mountaiin Ski Resort in New Brunswick. (Facebook photo)
Students at UBC Okanagan protesting the Royal Bank of Canada’s funding of fossil fuel projects outside the University Centre building on March 2, 2023. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

UBC Okanagan students join in nationwide protest against RBC

The group takes the protest to Kelowna City Hall March 3

Students at UBC Okanagan protesting the Royal Bank of Canada’s funding of fossil fuel projects outside the University Centre building on March 2, 2023. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
Lumby’s Matthew Leach (left) and guide Chase Ferguson of Vernon (second from left) won gold in Para-Alpine Skiing’s men’s slalom race Thursday at the Canada Winter Games. West Kelowna’s Samuel Peters (right) was fourth and Ronan Wiens of Salmon Arm (second from right) was sixth. The event was held at Crabbe Mountaiin Ski Resort in New Brunswick. (Facebook photo)

Lumby’s Leach, Vernon’s Ferguson collect Games gold

Skier Matthew Leach, guide Chase Ferguson win gold in Para-Alpine Skiing at Canada Winter Games

Lumby’s Matthew Leach (left) and guide Chase Ferguson of Vernon (second from left) won gold in Para-Alpine Skiing’s men’s slalom race Thursday at the Canada Winter Games. West Kelowna’s Samuel Peters (right) was fourth and Ronan Wiens of Salmon Arm (second from right) was sixth. The event was held at Crabbe Mountaiin Ski Resort in New Brunswick. (Facebook photo)
West Kelowna sit skier Samuel Peters won bronze for B.C. in men’s Para-Alpine Skiing’s super giant slalom event Wednesday, March 1, at the Canada Winter Games in PEI. (Facebook photo)

Lumby guided skier glides to Canada Winter Games silver

Visually impaired Matthew Leach, with guide Chase Ferguson of Vernon, second in giant slalom in PEI

West Kelowna sit skier Samuel Peters won bronze for B.C. in men’s Para-Alpine Skiing’s super giant slalom event Wednesday, March 1, at the Canada Winter Games in PEI. (Facebook photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and B.C. Premier David Eby announced an agreement in principle on a 10-year health care funding deal. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Trudeau, Eby announce $27 billion B.C. health care deal

The PM and premier in Langley to announce 10-year pact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and B.C. Premier David Eby announced an agreement in principle on a 10-year health care funding deal. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Vernon’s Parker Munroe (second from left) celebrates a silver medal with his B.C. teammates in biathlon’s mixed relay event at the Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island (Paul R Mcguire Photo)

Enderby wheelchair sports legend collects Canada Games gold

Marni Abbott-Peter an assistant coach with Team B.C.; Vernon biathlete Parker Munroe pockets silver

Vernon’s Parker Munroe (second from left) celebrates a silver medal with his B.C. teammates in biathlon’s mixed relay event at the Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island (Paul R Mcguire Photo)
(Photo via The Canadian Press)

Canadian men defeat Uruguay after weather delays at Los Angeles Sevens

Sunday win came after eight-game losing streak

(Photo via The Canadian Press)
Vernon’s Tate Garrod (centre) celebrates his gold-medal win at the Canada Winter Games in PEI with B.C. teammate and silver medalist Adam Mulvihill of Squamish (left) and Jeremy Gagné of Quebec, who won bronze. (David Keenan Photo)

Okanagan skier soars to Canada Games gold

Tate Garrod of Vernon wins gold in men’s slopestyle freestyle skiing in PEI

Vernon’s Tate Garrod (centre) celebrates his gold-medal win at the Canada Winter Games in PEI with B.C. teammate and silver medalist Adam Mulvihill of Squamish (left) and Jeremy Gagné of Quebec, who won bronze. (David Keenan Photo)
Farmer and Ukrainian military volunteer Oleh His inspects his grain crop in the small town of Cherneve in western Ukraine on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023. He’s received several grain storage sleeves from Canada through the UN Food and Agriculture Organization after the Russian invasion destabilized the country’s food supply. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Laura Osman

VIDEO: Canadian grain storage arrived just in time for Ukrainian farmer

War has destroyed supplies, impeded farmers from harvesting and selling their work

Farmer and Ukrainian military volunteer Oleh His inspects his grain crop in the small town of Cherneve in western Ukraine on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023. He’s received several grain storage sleeves from Canada through the UN Food and Agriculture Organization after the Russian invasion destabilized the country’s food supply. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Laura Osman
Jully Black is photographed in Toronto on Friday Jan. 17, 2020. Black made a small change to the lyrics of O Canada at Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

‘Our home on native land’: Jully Black calls for small change to O Canada lyrics

Change acknowledged existence of Indigenous people prior to colonization

Jully Black is photographed in Toronto on Friday Jan. 17, 2020. Black made a small change to the lyrics of O Canada at Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
In 2020, Hudson Kibblewhite (16) was the captain of the Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs during the Vernon Winter Carnival Coca-Cola Classic Pee Wee Hockey Tournament. Starting Saturday, Feb. 18, in Prince Edward Island, Kibblewhite will suit up with Team. B.C. at the Canada Winter Games. (Morning Star - file photo)

North Okanagan athletes set to storm PEI for Canada Games

Nine athletes will compete in six sports, joined by coaches from Vernon and Lumby

In 2020, Hudson Kibblewhite (16) was the captain of the Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs during the Vernon Winter Carnival Coca-Cola Classic Pee Wee Hockey Tournament. Starting Saturday, Feb. 18, in Prince Edward Island, Kibblewhite will suit up with Team. B.C. at the Canada Winter Games. (Morning Star - file photo)
Three former Kelowna Falcons will be pitching at the 2023 World Baseball Classic. (Kelowna Falcons)
Three former Kelowna Falcons will be pitching at the 2023 World Baseball Classic. (Kelowna Falcons)
The Russian flag flies outside the Embassy of the Russian Federation to Canada in Ottawa on Monday, March 26, 2018. Russia’s ambassador in Ottawa says Canada is a “very dangerous country” for Russians to visit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Russian ambassador claims Canada a ‘very dangerous country’ to visit

‘Russian-Canadian relations are now in a deep freeze’

The Russian flag flies outside the Embassy of the Russian Federation to Canada in Ottawa on Monday, March 26, 2018. Russia’s ambassador in Ottawa says Canada is a “very dangerous country” for Russians to visit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
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