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Kelowna News

Council 'bat'-ty over netting

Apr 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

The one-liners were flying as readily as home runs and foul balls at Edith Gay Park on a cloudless summer afternoon. The topic was flying baseballs and the need...

Cops will serve with dignity

Apr 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

Kelowna's new top cop says officers within her detachment will serve residents of the community with dignity and compassion. Five months into the job, Supt....

'It brought me to tears'

Apr 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

The founder of the Okanagan Forest Task Force was brought to tears earlier this week after an outpouring of community support. Blake has run OFTF since its...

Amazing flying raccoon

Apr 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

You may have heard the old saying, "when pigs fly, but what about raccoons? If you were in the Ethel Street area in Kelowna on Monday morning you would...

FreshGrade has new owners

Apr 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

Kelowna’s FreshGrade has been sold to the California company behind the world’s largest network of Montessori schools. Higher Ground Education...

More virus school exposure

Apr 12, 2021 / 9:00 pm

Seven more schools within the Central Okanagan have been hit with confirmed exposures to COVID-19. These include six schools within the Central Okanagan School...

Probe into child's death over

Apr 12, 2021 / 7:04 pm

The Kelowna RCMP has finished its investigation into the death of a toddler who was killed by a vehicle in the driveway of a Rutland home nearly one year ago....

Arts, sports honoured

Apr 12, 2021 / 6:20 pm

Despite seeing many of their traditional activities and events scrapped throughout most of 2020 because of COVID-19, many within Kelowna's arts and sports...

Food, music spot supported

Apr 12, 2021 / 5:24 pm

The design of Revelry Food + Music Hub has undergone a few adjustments since hitting City of Kelowna planning desks last summer, and now it is ready for the...

Crane concern remains

Apr 12, 2021 / 4:47 pm

A large crane remains the centre of attention at Glenmore Road and Union Avenue after a fire broke out at a construction site last week. After the inferno was...

Oil spill 3rd time in a year

Apr 12, 2021 / 1:18 pm

For the third time in less than a year, cooking oil has been spilled in the alley behind the Naked Cafe along Lawrence Ave in Kelowna. Kristy Gevers works in...

'Shayla' safe and sound

Apr 12, 2021 / 8:54 am

Kelowna RCMP tell Castanet they have found the missing dog "Shayla" "The 8-pound, black and grey Havanese dog reported stolen on April 3rd, 2021...

Sunshine and double-digits

Apr 12, 2021 / 4:00 am

You may want to start slathering on the sunscreen because according to Environment Canada the Okanagan will see double-digit temperatures all week....

Free help to manage money

Apr 12, 2021 / 4:00 am

Launch Okanagan is gearing up to host a free financial literacy course to help participants boost their financial competency and confidence. Launch Okanagan and...

Art students' final exhibition

Apr 12, 2021 / 4:00 am

Every spring, visual arts students from UBC Okanagan prepare a final exhibition and this year’s theme is Up Close from a Distance which will be shared...

Driver hits pole, in hospital

Apr 11, 2021 / 9:07 pm

A driver has been sent to hospital following a crash into a pole along Highland Drive South Sunday night. Emergency crews arrived on the scene just after 8:30...

A new use for waste

Apr 11, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Waste materials from the pulp and paper industry have long been seen as possible fillers for building products like cement, but for years these materials have...

Protesting church closures

Apr 11, 2021 / 2:30 pm

A few hundred people packed Kelowna's Kerry Park Sunday morning to protest the province's closures of indoor church services. The “Let us...

1st civic awards given out

Apr 11, 2021 / 12:00 pm

In keeping with what has been an unusual 13 months, the City of Kelowna will begin honouring its finest in an unusual way Monday afternoon. Typically, the city...

Top news stories this week

Apr 11, 2021 / 4:00 am

A fire ravages a construction site in Glenmore, White Spot franchisee throws feces on the door step of a homeless shelter, and the BC SPCA seizes 38 wiener...