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Drug smuggler in court

Oct 13, 2015 / 3:24 pm

Sentencing submissions began today for a Kelowna woman charged in what was called the largest single cocaine bust ever in the Kootenays. Caitlin Christine Gladdish, 26, was arrested attempting to smuggle a reported 35 kilograms of cocaine at the Waneta port of entry near trail on July 26,...

Stuart Park award finalist

Oct 13, 2015 / 11:47 am

Kelowna's Stuart Park is a finalists in the Canadian Institute of Planners "Great Places in Canada" contest. Stuart Park is one of seven finalists in the public space category. Initially, 16 public spaces were nominated from across Canada. The finalists include: Stuart...

Barn doors open at SPCA

Oct 13, 2015 / 11:43 am

A little over six months ago, work began on the B.C. SPCA’s new large-animal seizure facility. Now, the barn is complete and will open Wednesday. It will provide shelter for abused and neglected farm animals in the B.C. Interior. The doors will officially open Wednesday, 1 p.m., at...

Accused stabber in court

Oct 13, 2015 / 10:45 am

UPDATED 10:45 A.M. The preliminary inquiry begins today in Kelowna for the man accused of a random, unprovoked murder on a Kelowna bus last year. Tyler Jack Newton is charged with second-degree murder in the attack that killed 55-year-old Caesar Rosales, who bled to death while taking the No....

Suzuki to speak in Kelowna

Oct 12, 2015 / 7:00 pm

David Suzuki will be in Kelowna this week to speak at a water forum held by the Okanagan Nation Alliance. The forum is set to address everything from droughts in the province to mounting water challenges in the Okanagan. Titled the 'Okanagan Water Forum: From Knowledge to Forward...

45 turkeys for dinner

Oct 12, 2015 / 1:52 pm

More than 800 dinners will be served in the Kelowna Gospel Mission’s new dining room this Thanksgiving. Randy Benson, executive director of the mission, said the original building was built in 1981 and for the last 20 years served as the main dining hall. “We could only seat a few...

Closing park bathrooms

Oct 12, 2015 / 11:31 am

Most washrooms located within parks in the City of Kelowna will soon be shut down for the season. The closure date is set for Friday, Oct. 16. Washrooms at City Park (only the accessible washroom pavilion), Stuart Park and Gerstmar Park will remain open over the winter. In some locations,...

Find your 'soil mate'

Oct 12, 2015 / 5:00 am

A Kelowna group wants to help you find your 'soil mate.' Soil Mate, an online platform that harnesses the power of the web and social media to connect communities with their local farmers, raisers and producers, is holding its inaugural ‘Soil Mate Family Picnic, supported by Valley...

Ballet auditions in Kelowna

Oct 12, 2015 / 5:00 am

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet's 2015-16 audition tour begins this fall and will be coming to Kelowna Oct. 20. The next great ballet star could be in the Okanagan as the popularity and reach of the RWB spans the world. Korean-born talent, Sophia Lee is the newest principal dancer in the...

On a mission to help others

Oct 11, 2015 / 8:00 pm

Kelowna resident Greg Fjetland is headed to Guatemala for two weeks this Month to help build a school for students with special needs. Fjetland is going with the international aid organization STIMMA - Short Term International Medical Missions Abroad. “STIMMA is a terrific organization...

Fire at Bernard Arms

Oct 11, 2015 / 6:29 pm

UPDATED 6:30 P.M. Platoon Captain Steve Wallich said one of 18 units in the apartment building in the 700 block of Bernard Avenue received smoke and fire damage. “It was contained to one unit,” he said, adding there were no injuries in the fire that is believed to be accidental...

$100,000 boat stolen

Oct 11, 2015 / 4:43 pm

UPDATED 4:43 P.M. The boat has been located. The boat was found back at the slip and joy riders are suspected. A boat owner is desperate for the public’s help after his planned birthday boat ride was ruined when he showed up at the dock and his boat was gone. Jason Cunningham...

Kelly marathon's man

Oct 11, 2015 / 2:04 pm

Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Race organizers say clear sunny skies lead to perfect running conditions today at the 21st...

Going big for Halloween

Oct 11, 2015 / 10:55 am

Halloween is still 20 days away but that hasn’t stopped one family from getting their decorations kicked into high gear. In fact, they’ve been working on their house’s decorations since last Halloween ended. “I’m always building … we’ve built several...

Celebration with a cause

Oct 11, 2015 / 5:00 am

A celebration of Diwali in Kelowna will help orphans half a world away. Diwali is the Indian festival of lights, and Kelowna’s East Meets West Orphans Foundation is staging a fundraising Diwali dinner and dance Oct. 17 to shine a light on the lives of abandoned children in that...

Soup to go for those in need

Oct 10, 2015 / 6:52 pm

One Kelowna man’s giving spirit showed up a little early this Thanksgiving weekend, despite having just lost his job. Beau Hocevar was let go from his job as a chef last week. As he was going through his fridge Thursday night looking over his leftovers, he had an idea that maybe he could...

Everyone welcome to dinner

Oct 10, 2015 / 5:35 pm

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Kelowna Gospel Mission is inviting everyone in the community to enjoy a family style dinner in their new dining room. The dinner will take place Oct. 12 from 12 to 6 p.m. at 259 Leon Avenue and there are no reservations needed. Randy Benson,...

Bridging the bike-car gap

Oct 10, 2015 / 1:30 pm

The divide between cyclists and drivers may never have been larger in Kelowna, in the wake of two recent cycling fatalities on city streets. An upcoming event is looking to move past the blame game when it comes to bike-car relations, and open a dialogue between the two worlds. Most recently,...

A run with a view

Oct 10, 2015 / 9:10 am

Runners from all over the country will be in Kelowna this weekend for the 21st annual BMO Okanagan Marathon. The family festival weekend includes a 42.2 kilometre marathon run/walk, a 21.1 km half marathon, 10 km and a five km fun run as well as a kid's activity centre and kid's fun...

Baggage beer mystery

Oct 10, 2015 / 7:25 am

A woman opened her luggage after a flight from Edmonton to Kelowna to discover someone had put men's clothing and beer in her suitcase. Nicole Squires made the unusual find after her recent WestJet flight. When she got to her hotel, she opened the suitcase to discover five cans of Coors...

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