Your morning news in 90 – Oct. 4, 2018

Your morning news update with Jen Zielinski for the Okanagan-Shuswap

A former Vernon man who is in custody for the alleged 1986 murder of his wife will appear in Vernon courtroom today for arraignment.

Following a two-week setback initiated by the Crown, Paramjit Singh Bogarh is slated to appear at 9 a.m.

Our Vernon reporter Parker Crook will be following this story as it develops.

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The Penticton Vees have taken yet another hit as a prominent player is sidelined for Mono (mononucleosis (mono) virus.

First-year Vee Luke Loheit, an NHL Ottawa Senators draft pick, will likely be out for several weeks.

The Vees also had Cassidy Bowes out with an injury — but Bowes is set to return as early as this weekend.

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The members of Grace Church in Salmon Arm are looking for a new home after a deal to buy the SASCU Downtown Activity Centre from School District #83 died.

With a weekly attendance of about 100 people, the church has been holding worship services at the DAC for four years.

The original $1.5 million price tag was out of reach, but when it looked like no sale was forthcoming the church made an offer on the building.

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And Cannabis connoisseurs in Vancouver have been able to buy potent weed over the counter for years — but ironically, that could change when marijuana becomes legal.

None of the long-standing pot shops in the city have received provincial licences to operate, with only two weeks left until legalization.


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