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An American thanksgiving

Nov 27, 2014 / 3:27 pm

In the spirit of American Thanksgiving, celebrated on this unseasonably warm Thursday in November, let us raise a feather or two to our “neighbours” among us. The expat population in the Thompson-Okanagan, according to Statistics Canada, has been steadily growing over the past decade...

Kelowna loves country

Nov 27, 2014 / 10:32 am

Kelowna radio listeners have a new favourite station, and it turns out y'all love country. Penticton/Kelowna station Country 100.7 has made huge moves from the June 2014 ratings, moving from fifth in the market overall to your top tuned in station. The country station's overall...

Local kids take Disney trophy

Nov 27, 2014 / 5:00 am

Two Kelowna kids have been keeping a secret from friends and family for months, but the time has come to tell everyone they are the winners of Disney XD Canada's Grizzly Cup. We shared the story with you in October of the the brother and sister duo who were battling on the TV show to reign...

Be a hero this Christmas

Nov 27, 2014 / 5:00 am

An international charity that is located right here in Kelowna is working with the Canadian Government to help children who are at risk globally. Be a Hero, has over 27 orphanages around the world and this Christmas the charity is focusing their efforts on children living in the...

Hit and run suspect gets bail

Nov 26, 2014 / 4:08 pm

The woman accused in the hit and run death of 83-year-old Julie Gillespie is free on bail. Sharon Marlene Scott was released on $1,000 bail. Scott, 71, has been charged with failure to stop at an accident with a person and failure to stop at an accident causing bodily harm. She was...

Last chance for winter tires

Nov 26, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Anyone who hadn’t already gotten their winter tires surely found themselves at a local tire shop this morning, following the Okanagan’s first significant snowfall of the season. Upwards of 20 centimetres fell in some areas, with treacherous road conditions leading to over a dozen...

Kelowna snow crews out in force

Nov 26, 2014 / 9:15 am

The phones are ringing off the hook at the City of Kelowna public works yard as crews work to clear streets following the first snowfall of the season. The question on everyone's minds, when will their street be plowed? "We are still battling our first priorities (school bus routes...


Defence perceives bias

Nov 26, 2014 / 5:01 am

Two men found guilty of numerous weapons charges in September were expected to be sentenced in a Kelowna courtroom Tuesday, but additional judicial applications have delayed the process. Admitted Hells Angels member Joseph Bruce Skreptak and Cory Montemurro were each found guilty of various...

Lottery scam: Not a winner

Nov 25, 2014 / 7:00 pm

It turns out a Kelowna senior is not a winner, after they were caught up in a Publishers Clearing House scam. The 76-year-old reviewed a letter from the giant magazine marketer, which indicated she was a winner of their Lottery Awards Program. However Cst. Kris Clark says when the woman...

Pet friendly my arf

Nov 25, 2014 / 3:48 pm

It would seem not everyone in Kelowna is as paw-sitive as Canadian Dogs Annual when it comes to just how pet-friendly our city is. A survey released by the magazine Monday says Kelowna is the most pet-friendly city in Canada. That survey certainly enlisted a number of responses from Castanet...

Charges laid in fatal hit and run

Nov 25, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Charges have now been laid against a 71-year-old woman in connection with the death of an elderly woman in Kelowna early Sunday morning. Sharon Marlene Scott appeared in a Kelowna courtroom Tuesday morning, charged with failure to stop at an accident causing bodily harm and two counts of failure...

Monday target for outdoor rink

Nov 25, 2014 / 12:40 pm

If all goes well, you should be able to take your first turn of the season on the outdoor rink at Stuart Park next Monday. That's the day the city is hoping to have the outdoor sheet up and running. Civic Properties Supervisor, Martin Johansen, says the city has fired up the chiller and...

Home for sale, FREE

Nov 25, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed UPDATE 12 P.M. - Nothing attracts our attention like the offer of a free home. It only took a few hours but the mobile home Carol Baker was willing to give away is gone. This message was...

Killed in hit and run

Nov 24, 2014 / 2:28 pm

Update -- 2 p.m. The woman arrested in connection with Sunday's hit and run was a contracted driver with the Kelowna Daily Courier. She was picking up paper bundles at the time. Courier Publisher, Terry Armstrong, says the paper feels terrible about this tragic incident and extends its...

Kelowna most pet friendly city

Nov 24, 2014 / 1:09 pm

Kelowna has a new title - pet-friendliest city in Canada. That according to Canadian Dogs Annual 2015, which will hit newsstands tomorrow (Tuesday). According to the publication, Kelowna edged out several other urban Canadian cities for the title. “We looked at a wide range of...

Fundraiser for at-risk youth

Nov 24, 2014 / 5:00 am

The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs are hosting an online auction to help support youth at risk in the community. This year's auction is bigger and better than last year, with a variety of items for everyone. Starting Nov. 24 the online auction goes live and includes the following...

Mom finds solace in similarities

Nov 23, 2014 / 11:00 am

It was after an abnormally long ultrasound that Shauna Racich knew something was amiss. The seemingly regular pregnancy became an inspiration for the Kelowna woman once she first discovered her unborn daughter would have a cleft lip and possibly a cleft palate. "I was at work when the...

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...



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