The Penticton Community Centre Fitness Room will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 6 a.m. with increased safety protocols and capacity limits in place.

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PARIS (AP) — A spattering of Paris Fashion Week menswear shows began in earnest this week for the fall-winter season, with French virus restrictions forcing many to an online-only presence.

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If you’re in the throws of a New Year’s diet or trying out “Dry January” or “Dryuary,” well, good for you. With our world turned upside down since 2020, I say there’s no better time to celebrate hope for the future than now. And with a fabulous meal. Perhaps not with all the bells and whistl…

I expect that many people do not know that Hawaii was an independent, stamp-issuing kingdom until 1893.

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MILAN (AP) — K-way, the Franco-Italian brand synonymous with windbreakers, is stepping into luxury fashion with its first live runway show ever on the closing day of Milan Fashion Week.

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A cold case team that combed through evidence for five years in a bid to unravel one of World War II's enduring mysteries has reached what it calls the “most likely scenario” of who betrayed Jewish teenage diarist Anne Frank and her family.

With classes back in full swing last fall, some Canadian students said it seemed like they were finally settling into a school routine after more than a year and a half of intermittent learning interruptions.

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MILAN (AP) — Milan menswear designers seem to have decided on the answer, but the question remains: Have the pandemic lockdowns emboldened men to embrace a more feminine silhouette, including skirts, mini-dresses and cape coats?

There are places in the universe where colossal amounts of energy get stored. Most of the time it gets slowly released, non-catastrophically, but on some occasions this is not possible and it gets released explosively.

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MILAN (AP) — Dean and Dan Caten gave a heart-felt welcome to the guests, including Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, assembled Friday for the Canadian designing twins' first live show in two years as Milan Fashion Week opened with a glimmer of optimism despite an omicron-curtailed calendar.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pandemic-era saga of tennis star Novak Djokovic in Australia this week is but one of many: Pro athletes who have refused to be vaccinated have been put at center court in a larger contest — as famous faces who are becoming proxy players in the accelerating worldwide cu…

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The Rotary Club of Penticton Sunrise recently rang in the New Year by recognizing Krystal Bhandhal, a scholarly, high-octane driven, and altruistic Grade 12 student at Princess Margaret Secondary School, as Rotary Student of the Month for January.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Starting next month, workers at Universal Orlando's theme parks will have to be vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing in order to comply with federal guidelines, company officials said Wednesday.

Happy New Year, dear readers of this column. I hope that 2022 is a good year for you; may positive things come to you in the days, weeks and months ahead.

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VANCOUVER - A pediatrician who has researched COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among parents in Canada, the United States and Israel is urging people concerned about getting their children vaccinated to talk to a health-care provider as the Omicron variant pushes cases to all-time highs.

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Glennon Doyle hates giving advice. Nor does she want to be referred to as a self-help guru or any other woo-woo spiritual title. The author of best-selling memoirs including “Untamed” says she just wants to help others find the freedom she found “untaming” herself.

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ROME (AP) — Designer Giorgio Armani said Tuesday he was cancelling his Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani men’s fashion shows in Milan this month and his Prive haute couture show in Paris because of soaring coronavirus cases in Europe.

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With the majority of the celebrations behind us, I’ve been sorting through the leftovers in my fridge and pantry because who wants to spend any time frolicking outside in this bitter weather?

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NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who says she was sexually trafficked to Britain’s Prince Andrew by Jeffrey Epstein accepted $500,000 in 2009 to settle her lawsuit against the American millionaire and anyone else “who could have been included as a potential defendant,” according to a court record uns…

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PARIS (AP) — Sorrow for the dead and dying, fear of more infections to come and hopes for an end to the coronavirus pandemic were — again — the bittersweet cocktail with which the world said good riddance to 2021 and ushered in 2022.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, whether as a man-crazy TV hostess on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" or the loopy housemate on "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 99.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas isn't canceling or scaling back plans for big New Year’s gatherings amid concerns about the rapid spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19, regional public safety and elected leaders said Wednesday.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sandra Jaffe, who co-founded Preservation Hall in New Orleans, introducing countless people to jazz through the intimate French Quarter venue over six decades, has died.

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Monday cut isolation restrictions for Americans who catch the coronavirus from 10 to five days, and similarly shortened the time that close contacts need to quarantine.

LONDON (AP) — English sparkling wine has been gaining prestige in recent years, with some experts comparing it to Champagne in taste and quality.