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Wings closes, jobs lost

Oct 1, 2014 / 6:00 am

Employees at Wings restaurant in Rutland were utterly surprised Tuesday morning to find the front doors locked and a handwritten sign placed on the door saying the eatery was closed until further notice. Kylene Bray is a single mother who has worked as a server at Wings since they opened roughly...

The tale of two Kegs

Oct 1, 2014 / 5:00 am

Located alongside busy Highway 97, ‘The Keg Steakhouse and Bar’ opened its new franchise just over one week ago. However, for those who have been attending the Water Street Keg location since its inception back in 1993, they might be curious to know what is going on with the two...

BC likes to stay active

Sep 30, 2014 / 7:05 pm

British Columbians have long held the title of healthiest Canadians and according to a new Ipsos Reid Poll, that trend is continuing. The study, conducted partnership with the Canadian Sporting Goods Association, interviewed over 16,500 households about their current fitness participation...

Itani enters council race

Sep 30, 2014 / 4:16 pm

Beryl Itani is taking the political plunge. She announced Tuesday morning she is entering the race to try and earn one of eight seats on Kelowna City Council. Itani, 76, was the head of Emergency Social Services in 2003 when about 30,000 people were evacuated during the Okanagan Mountain...

Hells Angel found guilty

Sep 30, 2014 / 4:06 pm

A Kelowna Hells Angels member has been found guilty of numerous weapons charges. Joseph Bruce Skreptak was recently released following his incarceration for a separate incident in which he was sentenced to 26 months in June 2013 for aggravated assault. Also found guilty of weapons charges...

No disabilities here

Sep 30, 2014 / 12:41 pm

A local film maker is shining the spotlight on a support group for wheelchair-bound residents of the Okanagan. Chelsea McEvoy made a short documentary on the Facebook group Accessible Okanagan, which bills itself as a "A place to post wheelchair friendly activities, sports and events in the...

Politics: And they're off

Sep 30, 2014 / 11:38 am

Call it what you will – a political sprint, a horse race or a necessary evil in the democratic process. The municipal election campaign officially kicked off at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning with the opening of the nomination process. Candidates who wish to run for a position on City Council,...

Smoked out

Sep 30, 2014 / 11:00 am

Residents of an apartment building on Truswell Road in the Mission were evacuated for a brief time Tuesday morning. Fire crews were called to the building shortly after 10:30 a.m. after smoke was seen coming from the top floor. The building was evacuated as a precaution but fire officials say...

Double rainbow show

Sep 30, 2014 / 9:59 am

Kelowna residents were treated to a vibrant, colourful double rainbow late Monday afternoon. The rainbow popped up after a brief shower rolled through the area. Of course, as is always the case, you, our loyal readers, came through with some incredible images. Send your pictures to...

Fire crews take out the trash

Sep 30, 2014 / 6:14 am

The Kelowna Fire Dept. responded to a 911 call of a fire on a balcony at the Executive House at 737 Leon Avenue just before midnight Monday. A passerby notice flickering light and called it in; when crews arrived they discovered a small fire in a garbage can on the 10th floor. The fire was...

Paddlers descend on city hall

Sep 30, 2014 / 5:00 am

Much to the chagrin of some in the community, the Kelowna Paddle Centre has been granted a nine year lease to operate on a portion of parkland set aside for the new Cedar Avenue Park. City Council unanimously approved the lease Monday afternoon. The club was originally granted a three...

Mystery weed identified

Sep 29, 2014 / 8:30 pm

UPDATE SEPT 29 8 P.M. It took a marine biologist to solve the question of just what type of weeds are growing in Sutherland Bay around the Fintry Queen. Laura Hooker, an Associate Professor of Biology at UBC Okanagan, confirms that, for the most part, the plant is quite...

Hobson will not run

Sep 29, 2014 / 8:31 am

Robert Hobson has confirmed what many already knew - he will not be running for another term on City Council. Hobson made the announcement official Monday morning. "Today I am announcing my retirement from civic life. I will not be a candidate in the upcoming municipal election. It...

Motorcycle crash injures one

Sep 28, 2014 / 8:10 pm

A motorcycle crash east of Kelowna has put one man in hospital. A witness tells Castanet that around 4:40 p.m. a "motorcyclist parted company with his bike, which rolled down an embankment between the Big White turnoff and Beaverdell. He sustained a broken leg and was taken to Kelowna...

BC's biggest organics expo

Sep 28, 2014 / 1:56 pm

Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt The ninth annual Okanagan Organics Expo is one of the biggest in BC and brings out...

Kelowna Open for Business

Sep 28, 2014 / 11:36 am

For an unprecedented second year in a row, Kelowna has received the province’s Open For Business Award. The B.C. Small Business Roundtable’s Open for Business Awards were presented Wednesday evening during the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) annual convention in...

Rollover on KLO

Sep 28, 2014 / 10:19 am

Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt A two vehicle crash sent a small SUV rolling onto its roof and put two men in hospital with unknown injuries Sunday morning. The crash occurred around 9:40 a.m. at the...

New music from local artist

Sep 27, 2014 / 7:07 pm

A local musician is releasing his third full length album this week. Andrew Judah is the man behind Monster which is set for release on Sept. 30. Judah plays all the instruments except the drums on Monster. For that role, he recruited his brother-in-law Paul Clark. Judah's day job is...

Dragoons battle ready

Sep 27, 2014 / 12:01 pm

Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt The British Columbia dragoons are trained up and ready for deployment after performing individual battle standards testing Saturday morning. The dragoons are a...

New police office opens

Sep 27, 2014 / 9:09 am

Kelowna RCMP have expanded their area of service in the Mission with the opening of the new KLO community policing office. The new office replaces the decommissioned Mission community policing office. The Kelowna RCMP has operated a Community Policing Office in the Mission since 1996...

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