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West Kelowna News

Pop-up vax clinic on wheels

Jul 27, 2021 / 6:25 pm

Interior Health in partnership with Foundry BC, will be hosting a pop-up vaccine clinic utilizing Foundry Kelowna’s Wellness on Wheels vehicle in West...

'Minimal' growth at Brenda

Jul 27, 2021 / 4:00 am

There has been minimal growth at a large wildfire near the old Brenda Mines site off Highway 97C. In an update late Monday night, the BC Wildfire Service said...

Engagement ring found

Jul 26, 2021 / 10:00 pm

UPDATE: 10 p.m. Shelby Hinter says her faith in humanity has been restored. Hinter lost her engagement ring while picking up a few things at Glenrosa...

More Music in the Park

Jul 26, 2021 / 6:15 pm

The City of West Kelowna has added additional performances to its Music in the Park series in Kinsmen Park. JUNO nominated Dirt Road Opera will headline the...

Marr family donates park

Jul 26, 2021 / 12:00 pm

The Marr family, who first settled in Kelowna in the 1920s, is dedicating part of their land in Rose Valley for a temporary off-leash dog park. It will be on...

Brenda fire grows east

Jul 26, 2021 / 10:54 am

UPDATE 10:55 a.m. The BC Wildfire Service says the Brenda Creek wildfire saw some growth on its east flank overnight. “Crews will be working on...

Brenda Creek: wind concern

Jul 25, 2021 / 11:16 am

UPDATE 11:15 a.m. The Brenda Creek fire is now listed at an estimated 824 hectares in size, up from 662 hectares yesterday. It remains out of control. ORIGINAL...

Teacher set to be released

Jul 25, 2021 / 4:00 am

A former West Kelowna teacher convicted of having a sexual relationship with a student will be released on statutory release next month, after he's been...

Some alerts lifted at Brenda

Jul 24, 2021 / 8:40 pm

UPDATE 8:40 p.m. The Thompson Nicola Regional District has lifted its evacuation alert related to the Brenda Creek wildfire. The TNRD was one of three regional...

Kelowna joins BBQ ban

Jul 23, 2021 / 3:00 pm

UPDATE: 3 p.m. The City of Kelowna has joined other Central Okanagan jurisdictions in banning barbeques and other cooking implements from city parks. The ban,...

Fire 'looking really good'

Jul 23, 2021 / 2:35 pm

UPDATE: 2:35 p.m. There continues to be good news coming from the fire line at the Brenda Creek wildfire, burning south of the Okanagan Connector. During a...

Alleged assault near park

Jul 23, 2021 / 12:30 pm

RCMP say they have one man in custody following an assault near the Cove Resort in West Kelowna Thursday evening. According to reports, witnesses reported...

Still call despite false alarm

Jul 23, 2021 / 10:31 am

West Kelowna Fire Chief Jason Brolund says he would prefer to get a hundred calls for smoke that turns out to be nothing than nobody call for what turns out to...

Fire was a 'smoke chase'

Jul 22, 2021 / 8:56 pm

UPDATE 8:56 p.m. The smoke spotted near Glenrosa in West Kelowna was not from a new fire in the area, BCWS reports. A spokesperson from wildfire service says...

Targeted in Nazi hate crime

Jul 22, 2021 / 3:04 pm

UPDATE: 3 p.m. West Kelowna RCMP say they are investigating after a swastika was spray-painted in a local parking lot. On July 21, 2021 just after 5:30 p.m.,...

Alleged arsonist arrested

Jul 22, 2021 / 2:55 pm

UPDATE: 2:45 p.m. Twelve days after a man was filmed allegedly attempting to set fire to a forest in a residential area of Glenrosa, he's been charged with...

New home for food bank

Jul 22, 2021 / 11:59 am

It’s a sweet deal for the Central Okanagan Food Bank. It has signed a temporary lease with the owners of Dolicious Donuts and is now operating out of a...

Growth in Brenda Creek fire

Jul 22, 2021 / 11:51 am

UPDATE 11:51 a.m. The Brenda Creek wildfire burning south of the Okanagan Connector above Peachland has shown significant growth over the past several days....

Opposition to resort spa

Jul 22, 2021 / 4:00 am

Some residents within the Shannon View Drive area of West Kelowna are determined to try and put a halt to a proposed "Whistler-style resort spa" in...

Fire could impact power line

Jul 21, 2021 / 9:11 pm

UPDATE 9:10 p.m. Winds were blowing in the right direction for BC Wildfire Service crews Wednesday, on the Brenda Creek fire. It allowed them to reinforce...

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