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Tattoo art, Okanagan show appeals to all

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clockwise from upper left; Tautu the Tahitian tattoo artist at work, close up of a Tautu tattoo, Okanagan Tattoo Show organizers Danielle Crowe, Terence Smith, and Diana Paraschiv at the show, close up of a tattoo done at the show (Gilliannne Richards CBC)

Whether it's a unicorn, a dragon, or a portrait of your dog, tattoos are everywhere.

In nearly every culture across the world, regardless of differences, you can usually find a common mark, sometimes on an arm, the face, or other hidden places.

The art of injecting ink into the skin has a long and colorful history and arts columnist Gillianne Richards is hear to tell us more.

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Organizers say Penticton's Boonstock is set to go

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It's been a bumpy road.

But organizers of the festival say they what is needed to go ahead with the event on the 24th of July.

They met Tuesday night with members of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce and the media.

The CBC's Jamie Kehler was there and speaks with Chris Walker.

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Boonstock, lots of concerns and questions

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Organizers of the Boonstock music festival near Penticton can expect a lot of questions at a public forum Tuesday night.

Especially, since a security company announced it was pulling out of the Pentiction based music festival.

Chris Walker talks to Campbell Watt, president of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber is hosting the forum.

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Could a pyromaniac be on the loose in Vernon?

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There have been 20 suspicious fires in the city in recent weeks.

But police and fire officials have not been able to find a suspect.

Michael Woodworth, an associate professor of psychology at UBC Okanagan specializes in criminal behavior.

He gives an analysis of the personality likely involved.

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Setback for Boonstock, security company pulls out

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Penticton city hall ( courtesy city of Penticton)

The company hired to do security for the festival near Penticton has pulled the plug on its contract snd that has some people worried.

Chris Walker speaks with Katie Robinson, a Penticton city councillor.

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What does the Tsilhqot'in decision mean in the Okanagan ?

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Westbank First Nation Chief, Robert Louie (Contributed by: Westbank First Nation)
Robert Louie, chief of the Westbank First Nation, speaks with Chris Walker about the ripple effects of the historic Tsilqot'in ruling and its impact on the Okanagan Nation Alliance.

The ONA has land claims stretching over a 69,000 square kilometers through the Okanagan to the Shuswap and Revelstoke areas.


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Huska, Rockets coach, moves to the pros

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Now former Kelowna Rockets coach Ryan Huska(courtesy CBC)

A Rocket becomes a Flame, when the Calgary Flames went looking for a new coach to guide their minor league team, they found their man in Kelowna.

Chris Walker speaks with Ryan Huska.

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Conservative MP Dan Albas, Northern Gateway, we won't allow people with pitchforks to determine how we grow the economy

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Photo of Conservative Member of Parliament for Okanagan-Coquihalla, Dan Albas at cbc Kelowna studios

It doesn't surprise anyone the federal Government gave approval to the Northern Gateway project.

The MP for Okanagan Coquihalla Dan Albas spoke to Chris Walker about his government's  position on Enbridge. 

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New deal for cherry growers opens Chinese market

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David Geen is one of  Canada's largest cherry growers.

He explains what the new trade agreement means to Daybreak's Chris Walker.

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Iraqi student hopes to advocate for peace in her homeland

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Raafa Abdulla, An Iraqi student from UBC Okanagan (courtesy CBC)

Iraq has been torn by violence this month.

Hundreds have died and hundreds of thousands have fled their homes.

Chris Walker speaks with Raafa Abdulla, a student at UBC Okanagan who hopes to eventually use her education in Canada to become an advocate for peace in her homeland.

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