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Kelowna RCMP confirm single-vehicle crash on Highway 33 Monday was fatal

Kelowna RCMP confirm single-vehicle crash on Highway 33 Monday was fatal

May 22, 2024 / 9:50 am

Kelowna RCMP say one man has died following a single-vehicle crash on Highway 33 Monday morning. Police say the incident happened just before noon when a...

Nearly 10 millimetres of rain fell in the Okanagan overnight

Nearly 10 millimetres of rain fell in the Okanagan overnight

May 22, 2024 / 7:16 am

Drivers are contending with a few more puddles than usual this morning across the Okanagan. A significant amount of rain fell overnight and is expected to...

Kelowna volleyball team wins gold on national stage

Kelowna volleyball team wins gold on national stage

May 22, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Kelowna volleyball team has returned home from the national stage with some hardware. The Kelowna Volleyball Club sent a boys team made up of nine U14 players...

Fortune Creek expanded into downtown Kelowna

Fortune Creek expanded into downtown Kelowna

May 22, 2024 / 4:00 am

Fortune Creek is bringing their sausage, beef jerky and more to downtown Kelowna with the opening of a second location. Now open at 231 Bernard Avenue, in the...

Kelowna sued after teen paralyzed jumping into Okanagan Lake

Kelowna sued after teen paralyzed jumping into Okanagan Lake

May 22, 2024 / 4:00 am

The family of a teen paralyzed in a diving accident on Okanagan Lake last summer are suing the City of Kelowna for negligence. The lawsuit was filed in B.C....

Minor traffic disruptions expected as the Hungry Hungry Half Marathon returns to Kelowna

Minor traffic disruptions expected as the Hungry Hungry Half Marathon returns to Kelowna

May 21, 2024 / 5:51 pm

Kelowna drivers are being told to expect traffic delays Saturday due to the Central Okanagan Food Bank’s Hungry Hungry Half Marathon. The event runs 7...

Second class-action lawsuit proposed over downtown UBCO campus construction

Second class-action lawsuit proposed over downtown UBCO campus construction

May 21, 2024 / 5:15 pm

Another proposed class action lawsuit has been filed over the downtown UBC Okanagan campus debacle. Natasha Chance is the lead plaintiff on a notice of civil...

Kelowna pop singer Scotty Berg announces new song full of summer vibes

Kelowna pop singer Scotty Berg announces new song full of summer vibes

May 21, 2024 / 4:26 pm

Kelowna singer Scotty Berg is set to release a new song just in time for the summer. The 17-year-old Kelowna Secondary School student says the song is set to...

Kelowna RCMP arrest 'aggressive' individual in crisis on Lawerence Ave

Kelowna RCMP arrest 'aggressive' individual in crisis on Lawerence Ave

May 21, 2024 / 3:35 pm

The RCMP say one man has been arrested after an incident on Lawrence Avenue in downtown Kelowna Tuesday afternoon. Police say an individual in a state of crisis...

Kelowna property owners will receive tax notices in the coming days

Kelowna property owners will receive tax notices in the coming days

May 21, 2024 / 3:17 pm

Kelowna property owners will find out just how much they will be required to pay in municipal taxes in the coming days as the city has begun mailing and...

RCMP investigating stabbing at Queensway bus loop in Kelowna

RCMP investigating stabbing at Queensway bus loop in Kelowna

May 21, 2024 / 2:05 pm

Kelowna RCMP is investigating an apparent stabbing at the Queensway bus loop in downtown Kelowna. The incident happened Sunday just before 10 p.m. A Castanet...

SUV crashes through front window of Cobs Bread in Kelowna

SUV crashes through front window of Cobs Bread in Kelowna

May 21, 2024 / 12:44 pm

A vehicle has smashed through the front window of the Cobs Bread store on Spall Road in Kelowna. The Kelowna Fire Department and other emergency personnel are...

City of Kelowna launches traffic safety survey

City of Kelowna launches traffic safety survey

May 21, 2024 / 11:04 am

Here’s your chance to have your say on traffic in Kelowna. The city is seeking input from residents on how to reduce traffic-related injuries and...

Rogers launches AI-powered cameras to detect wildfires in B.C.

Rogers launches AI-powered cameras to detect wildfires in B.C.

Okanagan May 21, 2024 / 10:39 am

On April 24, forest rangers powered up two high-tech cameras mounted on Rogers Communications cellphone towers in the hills above British Columbia’s...

Derrick’s Steakhouse set to take over iconic Raudz location in downtown Kelowna

Derrick’s Steakhouse set to take over iconic Raudz location in downtown Kelowna

May 21, 2024 / 6:43 am

Opening day is at least a month away yet Derrick’s Steakhouse already has its first 30 reservations. It’s the restaurant taking over the iconic...

UBCO river study indicates important implications for climate resilience, adaptation after fire or flood

UBCO river study indicates important implications for climate resilience, adaptation after fire or flood

May 21, 2024 / 4:00 am

New research from the University of British Columbia Okanagan indicates plants play a big role in the way our rivers are shaped. An assistant professor of...

Cat abandoned on Postill Lake Road near Kelowna gets new lease on life

Cat abandoned on Postill Lake Road near Kelowna gets new lease on life

May 21, 2024 / 4:00 am

A pair of Good Samaritans managed to rescue a cat that appears to have been abandoned at the six-kilometre marker of Postill Lake Road. Liz Muir and her husband...

Van donated to Central Okanagan Food Bank

Van donated to Central Okanagan Food Bank

Central Okanagan May 21, 2024 / 4:00 am

The Central Okanagan Food Bank will be riding the streets in style. With the help of CSN Collision and a number of local businesses in Kelowna, the Central...

Crash on Highway 33 near Pyman Road under investigation

Crash on Highway 33 near Pyman Road under investigation

May 20, 2024 / 6:09 pm

UPDATE 6:09 p.m. A collision on Highway 33 just outside Kelowna that snarled traffic earlier today is under investigation, according to police. Kelowna RCMP...

Animal Food Bank Foundation introduces pet evacuation packs to aid residents in wildfire preparedness

Animal Food Bank Foundation introduces pet evacuation packs to aid residents in wildfire preparedness

Okanagan May 20, 2024 / 2:00 pm

In anticipation of wildfire season, the Animal Food Bank Foundation (AFB) has launched an initiative to ensure pet owners are equipped to evacuate with their...