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Crash slows Highway 97

Sep 27, 2022 / 11:12 am

Photo: Casey Richardson Drivers should expect delays on Highway 97 just north of Penticton. A crash north of Red Wing Estates has stopped northbound traffic while emergency crews work. Firefighters are working to separate two vehicles

Starlink streaks across sky

Sep 27, 2022 / 10:12 am

Photo: Contributed A train of Starlink satellites visible from Carrs Landing on Monday night. A train of Starlink satellites made an appearance over the Okanagan Valley on Monday night. The stream of lights, moving west to east, was reported

No long weekend for most

Sep 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society Government employees and students will be getting the day off on Friday, Sept. 30, for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The federal holiday, for now, applies only to federally regulated workplaces,

Open burn season delayed

Sep 26, 2022 / 5:58 pm

Photo: Contributed The start of open burning season is being delayed in the Central Okanagan. Fire chiefs say an ongoing high fire danger rating means they will not issue any opening burn permits until risk subsides. Normally when the

Revelry responds to threat

Sep 26, 2022 / 12:48 pm

Photo: Revelry Food and Music Hub The owners of a forthcoming downtown Kelowna live music venue are brushing aside legal threats from a neighbouring resident. After city council last week supported a liquor license application for Revelry

Local into hall of fame

Sep 23, 2022 / 4:25 pm

Photo: Special Olympics BC Hall of Fame Kelsey Wyse Kelowna athlete Kelsey Wyse has been inducted into the Special Olympics BC Hall of Fame. Wyse has excelled in both summer and winter sports and has competed in many Special Olympics

New role hopes to support

Sep 23, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: VCC Interior Health says it is trying to support, not undermine, lab assistants with a new program that provides on-the-job training for new healthcare workers who draw blood. The health authority’s launch of a new “lab

Cornhole fundraiser returns

Sep 22, 2022 / 2:09 pm

Photo: Kelowna Kinsmen The Kinsmen Club of Kelowna is bringing back its annual cornhole tournament fundraiser, after two years off during the pandemic. The event Sept. 24 in Kinsmen Park features tournaments for both singles and doubles

Car bomb had gang ties

Sep 22, 2022 / 12:50 pm

Photo: RCMP Police photo shows piece of shrapnel from car bomb that flew through a neighbourhood home. It’s believed a car bomb in the Kootenays earlier this month is linked to organized crime. The explosion on Sept. 9 at 6:40

Local lawyer fined

Sep 22, 2022 / 12:14 pm

Photo: Gregg Anthony Alfonso A Kelowna lawyer has been fined $20,000 by his profession's regulator for misconduct and a “cavalier approach” to trust fund management. Gregg Anthony Alfonso admitted to eight allegations of
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