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Road network up for discussion

Nov 22, 2014 / 5:46 pm

Residents are invited to drop by an open house at the Capital News Centre on Wednesday, Nov. 26 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to learn more about the possible reprioritization of road network plans in the Okanagan Mission area. “The City has received a developer proposal to accelerate the...

Collision slows traffic

Nov 22, 2014 / 4:05 pm

A head-on collision stopped traffic at the intersection of Leckie Road and Enterprise Way Saturday afternoon. The call for the crash came in around 3:50 p.m. Saturday. No injuries were reported but traffic is backing up on both routes and the road is currently blocked.

Don't toss it, repair it!

Nov 22, 2014 / 2:16 pm

Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt It turns out she only had to do a little dusting. After the headphone jack on Melanie Marcotte's stereo boombox started giving her trouble, she was faced with either the expense of buying a new stereo...

Lakeshore bridge almost done

Nov 22, 2014 / 8:20 am

Business owners met outgoing mayor Walter Gray to reveal the banners for the Lakeshore Road corridor Friday afternoon. Construction began on the Lakeshore Road and bridge improvements in May and it is almost ready to open. Paving is weather dependant and due to the cold weather the final...

No jail time for killing mom

Nov 21, 2014 / 2:46 pm

As the murder trial of Conor Grossmith came to a close after five days of testimony, everyone was in agreement. The man accused of second-degree murder in the death of his mother has been found not criminally responsible due to mental disorder. Justice Alison Beames rendered her decision Friday...

Charity valet at the mall

Nov 20, 2014 / 6:57 pm

The cold weather shuffle, armed with multiple gift bags in hand, is a familiar story to Christmas shoppers. But this season might be a little easier with some Okanagan residents helping out around the holidays. Ben Calder is teaming up with Saxx entrepreneur Trent Kitsch, his wife Ria and the...

RCMP pug rescue

Nov 20, 2014 / 4:18 pm

A beloved family pet has been reunited with its owners after a savvy RCMP officer sensed something was amiss. The missing 13-year-old female pug was returned to her very grateful owner earlier this month after the dog was seen in a vehicle during a traffic stop and the officer became suspicious...
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Balding for bucks

Nov 20, 2014 / 3:47 pm

Eight-year-old Beatrice Evans bravely sits in front of her entire school, preparing for her head to be shaved bald. It’s not the easiest task for a young girl with long blonde hair to under take, but it is something she has wanted to do for sometime, for a cause that means a lot to her...

Family donates $600K to UBCO

Nov 20, 2014 / 3:40 pm

A local family with deep roots in the Okanagan recently made a substantial donation to UBCO. Ken and Jean Finch have committed $600,000 to establish the Finch Family Undergraduate Award and the Finch Family Graduate Award. These awards will recognize students who have demonstrated great...

Christmas Hampers available

Nov 20, 2014 / 3:00 pm

With the holiday season right around the corner, the Salvation Army is hard at work to ensure they will have enough items to provide gifts to children, and a traditional meal to families in need this year. The Salvation Army is currently booking registration appointments for Christmas Hampers,...

One crash is too many

Nov 20, 2014 / 11:45 am

A road traffic death occurs in BC on average every 32 hours, while a road traffic injury occurs every 6.2 minutes. In an attempt to change driving attitude and behaviour to recognize the magnitude of loss, the annual ‘One Crash is Too Many’ campaign was held Wednesday evening at the...

Salmon Arm man at large

Nov 20, 2014 / 8:35 am

Update -- Nov. 20 Police now say that Vincent Massie, who was wanted on outstanding warrants, was taken into custody without incident Wednesday night at a home in West Kelowna. Original story -- Nov. 18 Police are seeking public assistance in locating a 44-year-old Salmon Arm man wanted...

Pet photos with Santa

Nov 20, 2014 / 5:00 am

If you've ever wanted to get a picture of your furry loved ones with Santa, now is the time. Dog owners of those big and small are invited to Bark n' Fly Dog Daycare and Boarding this Saturday to take photos with Santa for charity. This is the second annual event at the location. Last...

Lakeshore Rd nears completion

Nov 19, 2014 / 7:00 pm

With less than two weeks left until Lakeshore Road is scheduled to open, the construction site is seeing the final touches coming together. “Bridge replacements can be particularly challenging, as there is only a short amount of time during the summer between spawning seasons when...

Elderly man injured in robbery

Nov 19, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Police are asking for the public's assistance identifying the suspect who seriously injured and robbed an elderly man back in October. According to RCMP, an 82-year-old Kelowna man was walking to his vehicle in the parking lot of Coast Capri Hotel on Oct 5, 2014 at 9:15 p.m. “The...

Downed power lines close road

Nov 19, 2014 / 11:55 am

Traffic has been disrupted in an area of South Kelowna after some power lines were torn down Wednesday afternoon. A large crane truck was driving down DeHart Road this morning when its boom shifted to the side and caught the lines running alongside the road. Power has not been affected in the...

Thief targets hunting store

Nov 19, 2014 / 11:00 am

A thief or thieves targeted a Kelowna hunting store overnight. According to police, a white pick-up truck backed into the front window of A&C Sports on Banks Road sometime before 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, allowing someone to gain access to the store. While store owners are still trying...

Mental disorder triggered attack

Nov 18, 2014 / 7:30 pm

A steady stream of psychiatrists will be taking the stand this week in Conor Grossmith’s second-degree murder trial. Testimony began Tuesday with Dr. Shabehram Lohrasbe telling the court that in his opinion, Conor suffered from a major mental disorder of psychotic proportions when he...

Rutland grade shuffle

Nov 18, 2014 / 3:58 pm

As soon as next school year, students in the Rutland area may be shuffled around depending on their grade level. Following a decision made in December 2012 by the Board of Education the school district will change the middle school set-up to now have students in three new school configurations,...

Gray heads up ICBC board

Nov 18, 2014 / 12:57 pm

It didn't lake long for the public sector to scoop up outgoing Kelowna Mayor, Walter Gray. Gray, who will officially turn over the keys to the city to mayor-elect, Colin Basran Dec 1, has been appointed the new chair of ICBC's board of directors. The position takes effect Nov...
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