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Life not a bowl of cherries for Okanagan residents or rain-soaked farmers

By The Canadian Press
July 8, 2016 - 1:24pm

KELOWNA, B.C. — As June rains continue into July, cherry growers in the Okanagan are putting in some extra work in, but it might be costing area residents some extra sleep.

Once ripe, cherries can’t tolerate any extra water or their outer skins will split, destroying their value.

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Mother bear, cubs, caught after woman hurt in Maple Ridge, B.C., attack

By The Canadian Press
July 7, 2016 - 11:37am Updated: July 7, 2016 - 5:14pm

MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. — The Conservation Officer Service says it has trapped a bear that may be responsible for an attack in Maple Ridge, B.C.

A woman’s face was cut in the incident that occurred on the deck of her rural home at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.