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Kelowna News

50/50 winner announced

Aug 1, 2021 / 3:35 pm

The West Kelowna Fire Department's 50/50 draw benefiting three local charities has officially come to a close and a winner has been named. "The winner...

Kyle Gianis shot again

Aug 1, 2021 / 2:56 pm

UPDATE 2:45 p.m. The RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit has arrived at the scene and is widening the evacuation zone. People are being pushed back on the north end...

Merrifield's leadership bid

Aug 1, 2021 / 4:00 am

It appears that Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield will be making a bid for the leadership of the BC Liberals, less than a year into her first term in...

Delta variant widespread

Aug 1, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Delta variant now accounts for the vast majority of all recent COVID-19 infections in B.C.'s Interior. In its weekly update, the BC Centre for Disease...

'Targeted' shooting hits 2

Jul 31, 2021 / 8:50 pm

UPDATE 8:50 p.m. The Kelowna RCMP believed the shooting of two adult males was targeted on Saturday night. Police were called to the area of Pandosy Street and...

Outhouse set ablaze

Jul 31, 2021 / 12:55 pm

An outhouse was set on fire in Kelowna's Kettle Valley neighbourhood Friday evening. The Kettle Valley Neighbourhood Association posted photos of the...

Male hair models needed

Jul 31, 2021 / 12:00 pm

If you are a male between the ages of 15 and 25 with some serious flow, Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop would like to hear from you. The Kelowna-based...

Downtown vax clinic opens

Jul 31, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Kelowna Yacht Club has been transformed into a drop-in vaccine clinic. Interior Health has teamed up with the Downtown Kelowna Association and the Kelowna...

2nd highest crime rate again

Jul 31, 2021 / 4:00 am

While crime rates across Canada fell in 2020 largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kelowna still has the second highest crime rate in all of Canada, along with...

Magnate sues city, developer

Jul 31, 2021 / 4:00 am

Kelowna geologist Charles Fipke is taking legal action against the City of Kelowna and Aqua Resorts to stop the contentious waterfront project from being built...

RDCO seeking volunteers

Jul 30, 2021 / 9:00 pm

If you’re interested in leading land use in your community, the Regional District of Central Okanagan has several opportunities for you. Applications are...

Closures through weekend

Jul 30, 2021 / 7:05 pm

UPDATE: 7:05 p.m. The Landing Kitchen + Bar in West Kelowna has made the decision to close for the balance of the August long weekend. In a news release, the...

Truck thieves caught in act

Jul 30, 2021 / 1:45 pm

Mounties say they caught would-be car thieves this week before they could make a clean getaway. The owner of a Ford pickup heard his truck being started at his...

Fentanyl found in cocaine

Jul 30, 2021 / 1:10 pm

Interior Health is warning residents after a sample of cocaine recently tested positive for fentanyl in downtown Kelowna. On Friday, IH issued a drug alert,...

Smoke may clear Saturday

Jul 30, 2021 / 12:35 pm

The Okanagan could get a brief reprieve from the smoky skies Saturday, so enjoy it while it lasts. The region has been blanketed by thick smoke for weeks, but a...

Face of RCMP on the move

Jul 30, 2021 / 11:59 am

A familiar face is on the move. BC RCMP media relations officer Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey is going coast to coast as he moves his family to Harbour Grace,...

RCMP investigate brushfire

Jul 30, 2021 / 10:46 am

UPDATE 10:47 a.m. Kelowna RCMP tells Castanet they continue to investigate the cause of a grass fire near Hollywood Rd. and the Mission Greenway. "We...

Local radio station rebrands

Jul 30, 2021 / 9:56 am

There's a new radio station in Kelowna. Pattison Media has flipped the switch on Power 104.7, rebranding to The Lizard. A press release indicates,...

Mower man finds following

Jul 30, 2021 / 4:00 am

A Kelowna man is transforming old lawn mowers into off-roading machines in his garage. Two years ago, Ryley Kesslar and his friends were looking for a hobby....

Lake near record low

Jul 30, 2021 / 4:00 am

Water levels on Okanagan Lake have dropped concerningly low. “Right now they are about, in actual terms, 341.85 metres above sea level. That’s...

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