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WFN company taking over development of uncompleted townhouse project

WFN company taking over development of uncompleted townhouse project

Westbank First Nation Nov 30, 2022 / 12:24 pm

A Westbank First Nation development company is stepping in to rescue a townhouse project left dormant five years ago. Ntityix Development Corporation, a WFN...

A month of festive family fun begins this week in West Kelowna

A month of festive family fun begins this week in West Kelowna

Nov 30, 2022 / 4:00 am

West Kelowna is set to launch a month of festive fun. The third annual Twinkle Tour launches on Thursday and Light Up takes place on Friday night. Residents are...

Man struck and killed while walking in Glenrosa Friday evening

Man struck and killed while walking in Glenrosa Friday evening

Nov 28, 2022 / 3:39 pm

UPDATE 5:20 p.m. A man who was a caregiver for the pedestrian who was struck and killed in Glenrosa on Friday says the man was wearing reflective clothing. He...

Elementary school evacuated due to concerns over radon mitigation

Elementary school evacuated due to concerns over radon mitigation

Nov 28, 2022 / 3:36 pm

UPDATE 3:36 p.m. Operations staff have confirmed the air quality in Helen Gorman Elementary School is safe despite students being relocated to nearby Glenrosa...

Local resident raises $16K on a bike for Easter Seals

Local resident raises $16K on a bike for Easter Seals

Nov 26, 2022 / 4:00 pm

A local resident sweat it out on a spin bike for a good cause. Michelle Webber put on her third Spin-A-Thon Fundraiser, taking part in five spin classes in one...

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery ready to welcome guests to the 6th annual Okanagan Festival of Trees

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery ready to welcome guests to the 6th annual Okanagan Festival of Trees

Nov 25, 2022 / 4:00 am

One of the most spectacular holiday displays in the Central Okanagan lights up tonight at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery in West Kelowna. The winery is...

Westside Daze announces Battle of the Bands will return for a second year

Westside Daze announces Battle of the Bands will return for a second year

Canada Day Nov 23, 2022 / 7:00 pm

Following the success of last year's inaugural competition, the Westside Celebration Society will host a second Battle of the Bands in 2023. The competition...

Fundraising efforts for inclusive playground closing in on goal

Fundraising efforts for inclusive playground closing in on goal

Nov 23, 2022 / 1:50 pm

Julia's Junction is getting closer to becoming reality by the day as fundraising efforts to build the inclusive playground in West Kelowna move past...

Crash blocking southbound lanes of Highway 97 in West Kelowna.

Crash blocking southbound lanes of Highway 97 in West Kelowna.

Nov 22, 2022 / 10:33 am

A crash has slowed southbound traffic on Highway 97 in West Kelowna. A transport truck appears to be blocking at least two lanes of the highway near Elk Road....

BC Tree Fruit growers force meeting over Lake Country plant closure

BC Tree Fruit growers force meeting over Lake Country plant closure

Nov 22, 2022 / 10:00 am

The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative board of directors and CEO are meeting with orchardists at a special general meeting Tuesday at the Peachland Communty Centre....

West Kelowna jewelry company invited to participate in Paris Fashion Week

West Kelowna jewelry company invited to participate in Paris Fashion Week

Nov 22, 2022 / 4:00 am

It is a big honour for a little business that operates out of a home studio in West Kelowna. Carolily Finery has been invited to show their jewelry during Paris...

Crown and Thieves offers unique Cognac tasting event featuring The Incredible Hulk

Crown and Thieves offers unique Cognac tasting event featuring The Incredible Hulk

Nov 21, 2022 / 7:00 pm

What do the Incredible Hulk and Cognac have in common? They’ll both be the guests of honour at Crown and Thieves winery on December 8. The West Kelowna...

Santa Run food drive at Wilson's Landing

Santa Run food drive at Wilson's Landing

Nov 20, 2022 / 5:00 pm

The Wilson's Landing fire department will be flashing their lights on Monday, December 5 to signify the annual Santa Run food drive. Between the hours of...

Local skier Francis Stanley named Special Olympics Canada’s 2022 Athlete of the Year

Local skier Francis Stanley named Special Olympics Canada’s 2022 Athlete of the Year

Nov 17, 2022 / 9:00 pm

A skier from West Kelowna has been named the Special Olympics Canada’s 2022 Athlete of the Year. West Kelowna resident Francis Stanley is also the Special...

New gate at Smith Creek trailhead smashed by vandals

New gate at Smith Creek trailhead smashed by vandals

Nov 15, 2022 / 1:17 pm

It didn't take long for a new parking lot at the Smith Creek Trailhead in West Kelowna to be vandalized. West Kelowna Trail Crew executive member Dylan...

Westside foundation giving free meals to kids

Westside foundation giving free meals to kids

Nov 13, 2022 / 4:00 am

A nonprofit foundation is getting off the ground in West Kelowna and Peachland with the simple goal of putting smiles on the faces of children. The QT Kids...

West Kelowna man convicted of 2016 rape denied parole

West Kelowna man convicted of 2016 rape denied parole

Nov 12, 2022 / 4:00 am

This story contains graphic details of sexual assault that may not be suitable for all readers. A West Kelowna man who was convicted in 2018 of a violent rape...

Water advisory lifts in West Kelowna after 7 months

Water advisory lifts in West Kelowna after 7 months

Nov 10, 2022 / 2:20 pm

A water quality advisory that has been in place since the spring for West Kelowna’s Rose Valley-Lakeview water system has finally been lifted. The city...

Courts to weigh in on $30k sale of parking stall at West Kelowna resort

Courts to weigh in on $30k sale of parking stall at West Kelowna resort

Nov 10, 2022 / 4:00 am

Is the sale of a condo unit’s parking stall legally binding on the condo's new owner after a sale? The BC Supreme Court is going to have to answer...

Manhole cover removed at West Kelowna bus exchange

Manhole cover removed at West Kelowna bus exchange

Nov 9, 2022 / 7:00 pm

There has been another open manhole incident on a major thoroughfare, this time in West Kelowna. Maline Cozzuol posted a photo on Facebook's West Kelowna...