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City workers in West Kelowna getting 16.5% pay bump over four years

City workers in West Kelowna getting 16.5% pay bump over four years

Apr 23, 2024 / 6:15 pm

The unionized workforce with the City of West Kelowna will be getting a 16.5% pay raise over four years. The municipality announced Tuesday that it and the...

West Kelowna fire crews douse fire outside fast food restaurant

West Kelowna fire crews douse fire outside fast food restaurant

Apr 23, 2024 / 5:09 pm

West Kelowna fire crews quickly doused a fire burning behind some dumpsters off Highway 97 on Tuesday. Witnesses say the fire started behind the bins outside...

West Kelowna council holds final meeting in temporary digs Tuesday

West Kelowna council holds final meeting in temporary digs Tuesday

Apr 23, 2024 / 4:00 am

West Kelowna city council will bid a not-so-fond farewell to the temporary digs it has called home since the COVID-19 pandemic. With occupancy of the new city...

West Kelowna man, 92, reaches walking milestone with dog

West Kelowna man, 92, reaches walking milestone with dog

Apr 22, 2024 / 4:29 pm

A West Kelowna senior and his dog are still going strong after surpassing his latest walking milestone. Dudley Booth, 92, and his dog Loki have been walking...

Watermain flushing prompts water quality advisory in parts of West Kelowna

Watermain flushing prompts water quality advisory in parts of West Kelowna

Apr 22, 2024 / 11:52 am

Residents of the Shannon Woods, Shannon Heights and Tallus Ridge neighbourhoods of West Kelowna have been placed under a precautionary water quality advisory...

Local MBSS student organizing walk for mental health fundraiser

Local MBSS student organizing walk for mental health fundraiser

Apr 22, 2024 / 4:00 am

For the second year in a row, students at Mount Boucherie Secondary are holding a Walk for Mental Health next month. The inaugural event was organized last...

West Kelowna to say thank you to wildfire responders

West Kelowna to say thank you to wildfire responders

Apr 22, 2024 / 4:00 am

Final preparations are underway for a wildfire responder gratitude event next weekend in West Kelowna. The Okanagan Responders Gratitude Event takes place...

Elvis tribute concert raises $3.5K for Central Okanagan firefighter societies

Elvis tribute concert raises $3.5K for Central Okanagan firefighter societies

Apr 21, 2024 / 2:00 pm

It was a rockin’ good time on March 8 in West Kelowna, where a pair of Elvis Presley tribute artists raised $3,500 for the Kelowna and West Kelowna...

Not much support for 70-lot subdivision proposed north of Fintry

Not much support for 70-lot subdivision proposed north of Fintry

Fintry Apr 20, 2024 / 4:00 am

Interior Health, BC Parks and staff with the Regional District of Central Okanagan have come out in opposition to a new subdivision proposed around the Valley...

Westside resident startled out of sleep by tree falling onto apartment building

Westside resident startled out of sleep by tree falling onto apartment building

Apr 19, 2024 / 12:35 pm

UPDATE 12:37 p.m. A West Kelowna woman who lives on the third floor of an apartment building on 3401 Old Okanagan Highway says she and her partner were rudely...

West Kelowna group appeals permit allowing aerial spraying over school

West Kelowna group appeals permit allowing aerial spraying over school

Apr 18, 2024 / 12:05 pm

The West Kelowna chapter of Kelowna Citizens Safety Association have filed an appeal of a permit granted to the Ministry of Forests for aerial spraying over an...

Kalamoir Regional Park to close Wednesday for tree removal

Kalamoir Regional Park to close Wednesday for tree removal

Apr 16, 2024 / 8:00 pm

Tree removal is taking place at Kalamoir Regional Park on Wednesday, April 17, forcing a full day closure of the entrance at Benedick Road near the Casa Loma...

One arrested after police raid in Westside mobile home park

One arrested after police raid in Westside mobile home park

Apr 16, 2024 / 1:41 pm

There was a significant police operation in the Westview Village Mobile Home park Tuesday morning. Residents of the mobile home park off Highway 97 near Grizzly...

Victim of motorcycle crash under investigation for possible dangerous driving

Victim of motorcycle crash under investigation for possible dangerous driving

Apr 16, 2024 / 9:11 am

UPDATE 9:05 a.m. West Kelowna RCMP say they are investigating the operator of a motorcycle following a crash on Highway 97 near Daimler Road late Monday...

Westside Wine Trail hosting day of wine and cheese for those who love both

Westside Wine Trail hosting day of wine and cheese for those who love both

Apr 13, 2024 / 4:00 am

If you like wine and you like cheese, you are going to love the Westside Wine Trail’s newest spring event. The trail, which is managed by the West Kelowna...

Neighbourhood hosts fire preparedness day May 4

Neighbourhood hosts fire preparedness day May 4

Apr 12, 2024 / 12:37 pm

Organizers are hoping a large segment of those living within West Kelowna's Casa Loma neighbourhood come out for a wildfire preparedness event next month....

Chief Jason Brolund looking forward to celebration but ready for another fire season

Chief Jason Brolund looking forward to celebration but ready for another fire season

Apr 12, 2024 / 4:00 am

The accolades and thanks for West Kelowna firefighters continue. West Kelowna Fire Chief Jason Brolund accepted an award at West Kelowna city hall Tuesday, to...

West Kelowna winery told to stop by renowned champagne maker

West Kelowna winery told to stop by renowned champagne maker

Apr 11, 2024 / 7:00 pm

"Put a cork in it!" That was essentially the warning West Kelowna winery Crown and Thieves recently received from one of the worlds top producers....

Kelowna man accused in July 2022 killing denied bail Thursday

Kelowna man accused in July 2022 killing denied bail Thursday

Apr 11, 2024 / 4:42 pm

A Kelowna man facing a first-degree murder charge will remain behind bars while he awaits his jury trial next January, after he was denied bail Thursday. Wyne...

Students to plant 8,400 trees in Bear Creek area following McDougall Creek wildfire

Students to plant 8,400 trees in Bear Creek area following McDougall Creek wildfire

Apr 11, 2024 / 4:34 pm

Several months after the McDougall Creek wildfire burned through parts of West Kelowna, the Rutland Secondary School forestry program teamed up with grade three...