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Few issues, lots of fun at COG

Jul 27, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Center of Gravity is running smoothly and seeing fewer problems than last year according to Kelowna RCMP. By 10:30 a.m. Sunday the sun was getting hot, there were several games of volleyball and vendors were setting up shop for the day. Sgt Ann Morrison said the festival, being held in City...

Boat launch closures for Snowbirds

Jul 27, 2014 / 5:00 am

The Canadian Forces' Snowbirds will showcase their military aerobatic skills over Okanagan Lake on Wednesday, July 30, from approximately 5 p.m. to 5:35 p.m. For the best seats in the house, spectators are encouraged to view the show from Kerry Park or Waterfront Park. There will be no...

Crash takes out fire hydrant

Jul 26, 2014 / 12:41 pm

Just before midnight on Friday, an accident at the intersection of Gordon and Springfield caused a car to smash into a fire hydrant. A witness said they had just gone inside from their second floor balcony when they heard squealing tires and a "deafening crack." "It sounded...

Manteo downsizes marina

Jul 26, 2014 / 5:02 am

Call it a win for the little guy. According to the KLO Neighbourhood Association (KLONA), the new marina, currently under construction at Manteo Resort, will be downsized. In a news release sent out Friday afternoon, the KLONA says, "Manteo Resort has responded to concerns we raised, and...

COG Photo Gallery

Jul 25, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Today is the first day of the three day Centre of Gravity Festival in Kelowna's City Park. Here are some of the sights as the 2014 event kicked off Friday morning. Photo: Robin Jones Photo: Robin Jones Photo: Robin Jones Photo: Robin Jones Photo: Robin Jones Photo: Robin Jones Photo:...

Tentative sale of Ric's Grill

Jul 25, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The owners of Ric's Grill in downtown Kelowna are selling their business, that according to owner Sunny Gupta. He tells Castanet News that an offer to purchase has been accepted by both sides, pending approval by the sites landlord, and other unnamed parties. Gupta says the price was...

Cracked window forces landing

Jul 25, 2014 / 12:45 pm

A flight from Castlegar bound for Vancouver was forced to make an emergency landing in Kelowna Thursday evening due to a cracked windshield. ‎Airport Marketing & Media Relations Manager at Kelowna International Airport, Jenelle Hynes, says there were a few tense moments for passengers...

Corral to honour Arnie

Jul 25, 2014 / 12:28 pm

The OK Corral will hold a special tribute to Arnie Davis Saturday night. He passed away Tuesday at Kelowna's Hospice House. Davis, a fixture at the club for the past 20 years would spend the night chatting and dancing with all the ladies at the Corral. He was known as the 'two...

Ric's workers jobless, homeless

Jul 25, 2014 / 5:00 am

With the closing of Ric’s Grill in Kelowna last week, many staff members are now out of work and looking for a new job. For some it will be easier than others, but for the three temporary foreign workers who were formerly employed by Sunny and Sal Gupta they will undoubtedly have the toughest...

COG parking restrictions

Jul 25, 2014 / 5:00 am

The City of Kelowna reminds residents and visitors that parking on Abbott Street (Highway 97 south to Beach Avenue and west of Water Street to the lake) will be restricted starting Thursday, July 24 until Monday, July 28 for the Center of Gravity festival. On-street parking will be available to...

Industrial zone flooded

Jul 24, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Workers in Kelowna's north end industrial zone were shocked to discover a lake surrounding their businesses Thursday morning. Heavy rain Wednesday caused localized flooding along Gordon Drive prompting action from city crews to get the pooling water under control. Paul Takken arrived at...

Water St roundabout opening

Jul 24, 2014 / 3:10 pm

One more traffic detour will be eliminated from downtown Kelowna later today (Thursday). The Queensway and Water street roundabout will be officially opening to motorists beginning at 6 p.m. this evening. Eastbound traffic on Queensway Avenue between Water and Pandosy streets will be open to...

Big White gets Aussie love

Jul 24, 2014 / 1:09 pm

According to readers of the Australian magazine 'Out & About With Kids,' Big White is right up there with Disneyland, Sea World and the Australian Gold Coast. Big White was named best international family ski resort by readers of the magazine. According to magazine publisher,...

Man falls to death

Jul 24, 2014 / 9:50 am

Update July 24 The 67-year-old Cawston man has been identified as Rodolph Joseph Ernest Legault. Update July 14 A 67-year-old Cawston man has been identified as the person who died near Big White after falling down a cliff Sunday afternoon. His name is being withheld pending...

Crime #'s please top cop

Jul 24, 2014 / 5:00 am

Kelowna's top cop is pleased to see Kelowna is no longer the crime capital of Canada. Numbers released by Statistics Canada Wednesday show crime in the Kelowna metropolitan area has fallen 13 per cent to 7,680 police reported crimes per 100,000 population. That put the metro area...

Kelowna teen found safe

Jul 23, 2014 / 8:06 pm

UPDATE 8:00 P.M. The Kelowna teen reported missing on July 16 has been located safe and sound. ORIGINAL 11 A.M. The Kelowna RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Kelowna resident. Jasmine Jobin was last seen July 15th, 2014. Since her...

Wind knocks tree onto home

Jul 23, 2014 / 7:58 pm

Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld A Kelowna homeowner will be coming home to unwelcome sight after a tree struck their house. Just after 3 p.m. Wednesday as a violent storm hit Kelowna, the tree was ripped...

Arnie dancing with angels

Jul 23, 2014 / 1:50 pm

Arnie Davis, the 'two steppin' cowboy' has passed away. Davis, a fixture at Kelowna's OK Corral the past 20 years, died Tuesday at Kelowna Hospice House. He was the subject of a 12-minute documentary, "Arnie: A Local Legend," which was released last...

Guilty plea in home invasion

Jul 23, 2014 / 1:30 pm

One of the men involved in a violent home invasion on Halloween night two years ago will be going to jail, the only question that remains is the length of his sentence. Matthew Scott Stewart, 31, pleaded guilty earlier this week to break and enter and using an imitation firearm in the 2012...

Crime rate falls 13 per cent

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:46 am

Kelowna is no longer the crime capital of Canada. Figures released by Statistics Canada Wednesday morning show the crime rate in Kelowna fell 13 per cent in 2013 to 7,680 police reported crimes per 100,000 population. The crime severity index, which assigns weighted values based on the...

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