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City of West Kelowna looking for driver who crashed into bleachers

City of West Kelowna looking for driver who crashed into bleachers

Jun 23, 2022 / 3:26 pm

The City of West Kelowna is hoping a driver who crashed into a set of bleachers comes forward so the municipality can be reimbursed through insurance. The city...

Glenrosa residents looking for answers after several basements were flooded by burst pipes and hot water tanks

Glenrosa residents looking for answers after several basements were flooded by burst pipes and hot water tanks

Jun 23, 2022 / 11:16 am

UPDATE 11:15 a.m. In a brief statement, the City of West Kelowna says public works staff responded to water service calls in Glenrosa Wednesday afternoon. City...

Boil water notice issued for Sunnyside/Pritchard water system

Boil water notice issued for Sunnyside/Pritchard water system

Jun 22, 2022 / 3:42 pm

The City of West Kelowna has upgraded the water quality advisory for the Sunnyside/Pritchard water system to a full boil water notice. The change has been made...

West Kelowna RCMP host group of Indigenous youth for mock 'Depot'

West Kelowna RCMP host group of Indigenous youth for mock 'Depot'

Jun 22, 2022 / 3:01 pm

The West Kelowna Indigenous Policing Section hosted 16 youth last month for a mini Depot-style experience called “Cop Camp," with a focus on shedding...

West Kelowna woman says coyote lunged at her

West Kelowna woman says coyote lunged at her

Jun 22, 2022 / 4:00 am

A West Kelowna woman says she was charged by an aggressive coyote near Rose Valley Elementary School last week. Kirst Racich says she was walking her dog on...

Golfer sinks hole-in-one at Two Eagles, wins $25,000

Golfer sinks hole-in-one at Two Eagles, wins $25,000

Jun 21, 2022 / 4:00 am

A men's night at Two Eagles golf course in West Kelowna was a lucky one for one player. Brad Wightman nailed a hole-in-one on the 161-yard, 9th hole. The...

Search underway for Calgary man who did not surface after jumping into Okanagan Lake

Search underway for Calgary man who did not surface after jumping into Okanagan Lake

Jun 20, 2022 / 4:06 pm

A search is underway on Okanagan Lake for a Calgary man who has been missing since Saturday. West Kelowna RCMP say Oluwaseun Samson Adedeji, 34, jumped from a...

West Kelowna wins temporary injunction ordering path at Boucherie Beach Resort be opened

West Kelowna wins temporary injunction ordering path at Boucherie Beach Resort be opened

Jun 20, 2022 / 3:14 pm

The City of West Kelowna has won the first round in a legal fight against the strata owning the Boucherie Beach Resort over a walkway on the development’s...

Labour board rejects WFN's late appeal of decision involving former care home employees

Labour board rejects WFN's late appeal of decision involving former care home employees

Jun 18, 2022 / 4:00 am

The Westbank First Nation will not get a chance to appeal a labour board decision on the severance owed to former employees of the now-closed Pine Acres care...

West Kelowna driver has dodged 3 wrong-way vehicles in 6 months

West Kelowna driver has dodged 3 wrong-way vehicles in 6 months

Jun 18, 2022 / 4:00 am

A West Kelowna man says he had to swerve his vehicle to avoid a car travelling in the wrong direction and on the wrong side of Highway 97 Thursday morning...

Father's Day bike ride for clean water worldwide

Father's Day bike ride for clean water worldwide

Jun 18, 2022 / 4:00 am

For the second year in a row, a West Kelowna man is cycling to Merritt on Father’s Day to raise money for clean drinking water around the world. But this...

Water advisories lifted for Lakeview-Rose Valley system after 78 days

Water advisories lifted for Lakeview-Rose Valley system after 78 days

Jun 17, 2022 / 5:38 pm

The City of West Kelowna has lifted its boil water advisory for the Lakeview-Rose Valley water system. The boil water notice was originally needed due to...

Byelection not needed following sudden resignation of WFN Chief

Byelection not needed following sudden resignation of WFN Chief

Jun 17, 2022 / 3:50 pm

Westbank First Nation will carry on as usual despite the resignation of Chief Chris Derickson. Derickson, elected to a first term as chief three years ago,...

Westbank First Nation Chief Christopher Derickson resigns, cites corruption within band

Westbank First Nation Chief Christopher Derickson resigns, cites corruption within band

Jun 17, 2022 / 7:20 am

Westbank First Nation Chief Christopher Derickson has abruptly resigned. In a press release issued Friday, Derickson says he has submitted a resignation letter...

West Kelowna temporarily closing Stevens Road starting Monday

West Kelowna temporarily closing Stevens Road starting Monday

Jun 16, 2022 / 6:36 pm

The City of West Kelowna will be temporarily closing Stevens Road between Ross Road and the Westlake roundabout starting Monday. The closure will last...

Public information session on proposed new Peachland fire hall

Public information session on proposed new Peachland fire hall

Jun 16, 2022 / 4:00 am

An open house is scheduled tonight in Peachland to give the public more information about a proposed new protective services building in the community. The open...

Beecroft Fuels unveils new mural on WFN lands

Beecroft Fuels unveils new mural on WFN lands

Jun 15, 2022 / 12:17 pm

Beecroft Fuels unveiled a new mural this week at its location on Westbank First Nations land. The company teamed up with Sensisyusten House of Learning...

West Kelowna council approves a significant raise for mayor and council effective after the October civic election

West Kelowna council approves a significant raise for mayor and council effective after the October civic election

Jun 15, 2022 / 4:00 am

Newly elected councillors in West Kelowna will get a significant bump in remuneration over what the current mayor and council receive. Council on Tuesday...

Report of suspicious incident involving a nine-year-old child in West Kelowna

Report of suspicious incident involving a nine-year-old child in West Kelowna

Jun 14, 2022 / 4:35 pm

RCMP in West Kelowna are looking for public assistance in connection with an incident involving a nine-year-old child in that community Monday afternoon. Police...

Water quality advisory issued for residents on the West Kelowna Estates water system

Water quality advisory issued for residents on the West Kelowna Estates water system

Jun 13, 2022 / 5:40 pm

A water quality advisory has been issued for people who receive water from the West Kelowna Estates system/ The advisory, due to elevated levels of turbidity,...

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