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Criminal check for trustees

Oct 23, 2014 / 7:25 pm

School District 23 trustees will have to undergo criminal background checks. The current board made that decision at its meeting Wednesday night. "In the past we've said it was up to trustees if they felt they were going to be in a situation where they might be one-on-one with...

Stober buys old KSS site

Oct 23, 2014 / 4:22 pm

The City of Kelowna has finalized a deal for more than $6 million with Al Stober Construction Limited to purchase the remaining five parcels at the Central Green site. Development of the former KSS site is expected to start as early as 2015. “The City and the community worked together...

Heightened security at YLW

Oct 23, 2014 / 11:46 am

You'll notice an increased level of security at Kelowna International Airport as a result of events in Ottawa Wednesday and an incident in Montreal Wednesday that left two members of Canada's military dead. "In light of the two recent incidents we have enhanced our security patrols...

Local designs motivation app

Oct 23, 2014 / 6:00 am

It’s designed to keep you motivated and keep your health on track. Created by a Kelowna resident, Motivation Engine is a lifestyle app with access to personal trainers and coaches who help each individual develop a habit plan that is right for them. CEO and Founder Ryan Gallagher says...

Good karma: Disney found

Oct 23, 2014 / 5:00 am

The residents of Kelowna may have some good karma coming their way. Last weekend Castanet did a story on a new family to Kelowna who had lost their memories of Disneyworld, stored on a memory card in their new video camera, during a visit to Mission Creek park. Last night a Kelowna resident...

Business excellence awards

Oct 22, 2014 / 3:41 pm

The recipients of the ten 2014 Business Excellence Awards were announced last night at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna. Mike Jacobs, president of Emil Anderson Construction, was honoured as the 2014 Business Leader of the Year, the prestigious award was sponsored by Ian Stuart &...

Students take in We Day

Oct 22, 2014 / 1:33 pm

Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Students from Kelowna are showing they care about the local and global community in Vancouver today. A group of 22 students and staff from Studio9 private school in Kelowna got up at 4 a.m. Wednesday morning to...

Protested development approved

Oct 22, 2014 / 11:45 am

After a lengthy public hearing and debate Kelowna City Council has given second and third readings to a controversial development on Strathcona Avenue near Kelowna General Hospital. The public hearing itself lasted nearly five hours with a final decision rendered about 1:30 Wednesday...

All candidates forum coming

Oct 21, 2014 / 8:57 pm

The Rutland Residents Association will be hosting an All Candidates Forum for the upcoming Kelowna municipal elections. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at the Rutland Centennial Hall, 180 Rutland Rd N in Kelowna. Prospective Mayor, City Councilors, and School Board Trustees will be in...

Development builds protest

Oct 21, 2014 / 4:52 pm

There has been a lot of vocal opposition to a development proposed for the corner of Abbott and Strathcona. The neighbourhood community that is vehemently opposed to it, is gathering together tonight to make their opinions heard at the Public Hearing at City Hall. Concerned citizen Jacquie...

KGH ready for Ebola

Oct 21, 2014 / 1:27 pm

Kelowna general hospital is one of five hospitals designated to assess people at risk of having Ebola and to treat confirmed cases. British Columbia's health minister, Terry Lake, says a task force reviewed the province's protocols to respond in the unlikely event that the Ebola virus...

Soccer dome scores profit

Oct 21, 2014 / 1:17 pm

Kelowna could easily sustain a second indoor soccer facility. That on the heels of the overwhelming success of Kelowna United's indoor soccer dome situated behind the CNC in the Mission. Officials with Kelowna United were before council Monday to provide an update on the success of the...

Bear-ing the weight

Oct 21, 2014 / 11:53 am

An on-going problem around the base of The Bear statue in Stuart Park is being rectified. Fences have been put up around the statue while city crews make structural changes to the walking area around The Bear. Since the statue was erected in the summer of 2010, the city has had to perform...

Wrap it up, shrink it up

Oct 21, 2014 / 7:30 am

They will wrap it up, heat it up and shrink it around your boat, to protect the vessel from the elements during the chilly winter months. Dyck’s Mobile Shrink Wrap is the only professional service in Kelowna that comes right to your door or boat launch, and will ensure your water craft is...

Council's Kumbaya moment

Oct 21, 2014 / 5:20 am

All that was missing was a campfire, a bag of marshmallows and the Council octet humming Kumbaya in the background. One by one, many on Kelowna Council took turns Monday lauding their accomplishments of the past three years. Many of those accomplishments, Bernard Avenue Revitalization,...

Mail at risk after key theft

Oct 21, 2014 / 5:00 am

If you live in a Kelowna apartment building with a V1Y postal prefix your building was left vulnerable to thieves for several weeks. This all stems from an incident back on Friday, Sept 12 when a mail bag and a set of postal keys were stolen in an area near High Road and Glenmore...

Rutland park vote redux

Oct 20, 2014 / 7:44 pm

The Rutland Park Society has agreed to sell Centennial Park to the City of Kelowna. As part of a deal negotiated with the society board, the city will take over ownership of the park and receive a road extension. The roadway would extend Shepherd Road through to Rutland Road North, utilizing...

Dinner raises more than $15k

Oct 19, 2014 / 8:58 pm

Over 350 people packed the house at the 14th annual Deepak Binning dinner Saturday evening. The fundraising event was held at the Rutland Centennial Hall. The organizers expect to raise between $15,000 and $20,000. The money will go partly to help abandoned children suffering from serious...

Weed oil fire burns two

Oct 19, 2014 / 6:25 pm

Two men are in hospital with burn injuries after starting a fire while trying to cook weed oil. Kelowna Fire Department was called to 3049 Gordon Drive for a minor structure fire around 4:30 p.m. "Upon arrival the first Engine company found the fire to be extinguished by the...

Local named Team BC capt.

Oct 19, 2014 / 9:00 am

A Kelowna-based Olympian has been named honourary Team BC captain for the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George. Team BC alumna Kelsey Serwa was a member of Team BC at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, Serwa won gold in alpine skiing. She transitioned to the emerging sport of...

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