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West Kelowna News

Logs fall from overpass to Hwy 97 in West Kelowna

Nov 29, 2021 / 8:00 pm

UPDATE: 8 p.m. The Glenrosa Road overpass and Highway 97 south have both been cleared and traffic is moving freely in all directions. The overpass and highway...

Police investigate erratic driver who crashed on Hwy 97, then fled on foot

Nov 29, 2021 / 1:52 pm

BC Highway Patrol has taken over the investigation into a crash on Highway 97 south of Peachland that happened Friday and brought traffic to standstill during...

A cat spent three days stuck on top of a hydro pole

Nov 28, 2021 / 2:26 pm

West Kelowna resident Dianne Kusch says her cat Boots was stuck on top of a hydro pole for a full 72 hours before it was rescued by BC Hydro. Kusch says Boots...

VIDEO: Highway 97 crash caught on dash camera

Nov 28, 2021 / 10:30 am

UPDATE 10:30 a.m. RCMP have yet to comment on the crash, but Castanet has been contacted by witnesses who say the driver involved was fleeing police at the...

Community raises enough to keep Therapeutic Lake Cruises going

Nov 28, 2021 / 4:00 am

A Kelowna charity fighting to stay afloat will survive to cruise Okanagan Lake again this summer thanks to the communities generosity. "Everybody was...

Mission Hill hosting 'Season of Trees' in support of Children's Hospital

Nov 27, 2021 / 11:00 am

Mission Hill Family Estate is getting ready to welcome the holiday season with Season of Trees, a magical winter wonderland and wine tasting experience...

Westbank First Nation to conduct wildfire mitigation work starting Monday

Nov 27, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wildfire mitigation work is set to be conducted by the Westbank First Nation next week. The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, Nov. 29, lasting approximately...

Traffic moving after crash on Highway 97 near Peachland

Nov 26, 2021 / 5:05 pm

UPDATE 5:05 p.m. Multiple motorists say traffic is now moving in both directions. Driver should expect delays while the backlog is cleared. UPDATE 4:35 p.m....

Proposed Peachland seniors' development talks moved behind closed doors

Nov 26, 2021 / 2:50 pm

Peachland residents will have to wait a little longer to find out more about a planned new low-income seniors’ housing development that will require...

West Kelowna Fire Rescue douse a balcony fire at an apartment Thursday evening

Nov 25, 2021 / 9:54 pm

West Kelowna Fire Rescue quickly knocked down a balcony fire at an apartment Thursday evening. Just after 7 p.m. crews were called out to a fire on the third...

Pics with Santa at Sunshine Pet Supplies to support the food bank

Nov 25, 2021 / 8:00 pm

Sunshine Pet Supplies wants to help those in need in the community this holiday season. The independent pet store in West Kelowna is hosting its annual pictures...

Officials seize dogs involved in attack in West Kelowna

Nov 25, 2021 / 1:43 pm

UPDATE 1:43 p.m. Two of the four dogs allegedly involved in an attack on a victim in Kalamoir Park have now been seized, but RDCO manager of protective services...

Crash closed right lane of Highway 97 in West Kelowna Wednesday evening

Nov 25, 2021 / 6:48 am

UPDATE: 6:45 a.m. A witness who say they were one of the first on scene at a crash on Highway 97 in West Kelowna Wednesday evening says the occupant of the...

Michael the cat rescued from his willowy perch

Nov 25, 2021 / 4:00 am

He was a cat in a tree, and then in a bag. Now he’s safely back with his family. Michael the feline spent about six hours up a willow tree in a yard in...

Anticipated West Kelowna tax increase not nearly as high as other Okanagan communities

Nov 24, 2021 / 6:22 pm

A tax increase facing West Kelowna residents could be less than one imposed a year ago despite a significant bill coming from the RCMP. The new RCMP contract...

West Kelowna set to kick off the holiday season with annual light up

Nov 24, 2021 / 1:24 pm

Lights are going up in West Kelowna as the city gets ready to officially kick off its festive season with two holiday traditions. Light Up will be held on Brown...

Outbreaks in two Okanagan schools declared over, IH says

Nov 24, 2021 / 4:00 am

Two COVID-19 outbreaks in Okanagan elementary schools have been declared over, according to Interior Health. The health authority made the announcement on...

Peachland man was moving with mother, partner when swept away in mudslide

Nov 23, 2021 / 2:41 pm

A British Columbia man who was moving from Peachland to Vancouver Island has been identified as one of the individuals swept away in a fatal mudslide along...

'Devastating loss': Fundraisers set up for toddler, family of those killed in B.C. mudslide

Nov 22, 2021 / 4:13 pm

UPDATE 4:10 p.m. Police say the person still missing in a fatal mudslide north of Pemberton is an Okanagan resident. RCMP say the missing individual is a...

Man who allegedly set fire to Glenrosa forest faces trial next August

Nov 20, 2021 / 4:00 am

A man who was filmed allegedly trying to set fire to a forested area near homes in the Glenrosa area last summer will face trial next August. A resident on...

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