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Market president steps down

Apr 19, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The brewing controversy over a possible move by the Kelowna Farmers' and Crafters' Market has its first casualty. Market society president, Wolf Wesle, stepped down during a heated meeting Thursday night. "Basically I was trying to keep the peace. Whether that works or not I...

A warm Easter serving

Apr 19, 2014 / 1:30 pm

It was a hub of activity at Kelowna’s Gospel Mission Saturday afternoon, as 700 Easter dinners were plated for hungry guests. It takes just under three weeks and 150 volunteers to prepare for the event, says Ami Catriona with Kelowna’s Gospel Mission. “It's a big event...

A splash of colour, a dash of fun

Apr 19, 2014 / 12:32 pm

A splash of colour and a dash around Kelowna’s waterfront made for a fun morning on Saturday. Over 1,000 participants dashed in the inaugural Splash of Colour Family Fun Run organized by Easter Seals. The event kicked off with a Zumba class before the ribbon was cut and runners filed...

Kelowna's largest egg hunt

Apr 19, 2014 / 11:27 am

1,200 children enjoyed hunting for over 15,000 candy filled eggs yesterday on Good Friday in Kelowna. The Victory Life Fellowship hosted its 11th annual Easter event at the Parkinson Recreation Center in Kelowna. “The cool cloudy weather did not deter the 2,528 guests who enjoyed 6,000...

Yukon Blonde play free show

Apr 18, 2014 / 5:00 am

Yukon Blond is returning to Kelowna for a free concert - NO BULL. The concert, scheduled for City Park May 19 is part of the Red Bull Tour Bus 'Hometown Tour.' This is one of 11 free shows Red Bull is sponsoring across Canada bringing musical groups back to their...

Civic Awards tickets on sale

Apr 18, 2014 / 5:00 am

With the 39th Annual Civic Awards Gala just two weeks away, Kelowna residents are reminded to get tickets while they are still available. The Civic and Community Awards are a celebration of the contributions and achievements of the City’s volunteers, artists, athletes and outstanding...

Be a recycling superhero

Apr 18, 2014 / 4:59 am

1-800-GOT-JUNK is calling on all Okanagan SOUPerheroes to do your part this weekend for Earth Day! You can drop by and recycle any and all of your electronics for free! Just bring a donation for the Kelowna Food Bank They will be on location and accepting your electronics on Saturday April...


Superboat chase

Apr 17, 2014 / 9:12 pm

(Video by: Sean Keeley) It looked like a scene from a James Bond movie. A speed boat was being chased by a helicopter on Okanagan Lake Thursday morning and it was creating a 'wake' with some residents. A few people even thought it was a police chase. But it was not, it was a Vector...

Break-in caught on camera

Apr 17, 2014 / 4:52 pm

A pair of thieves on BMX bikes managed to break into an apartment complex on Mills Road early Thursday morning. According to police thieves broke into the building at 345 Mills Road shortly before 1:30 a.m. They gained entry into the underground parking garage, smashed windows in at least...

Kelowna man pleads guilty

Apr 17, 2014 / 2:02 pm

Ryan Follack has pled guilty in court to charges stemming from the death of a woman in New Westminster last year. Follack was arrested back in February and charged with Drive Without Due Care and Drive without Reasonable Consideration. He pled guilty to both charges on Wednesday. Charges...

Premier talks 2nd crossing

Apr 17, 2014 / 5:00 am

Kelowna City Council had a chance to sit down with the Premier during Christy Clark's brief tour through her Westside-Kelowna riding Wednesday. The Premier was in town to announce $100,000 in government funding for Skate Canada International which comes to Kelowna at the end of October and...

The cat came back ....

Apr 16, 2014 / 7:28 pm

Annie is home. The now famous Buckerfield's cat that was catnapped Saturday from her store home in Kelowna was back in the shop Wednesday greeting customers. After four days on the road with strangers Annie was turned into RCMP in Ashcroft and brought back to Kelowna safe and...

City has eyes on you

Apr 16, 2014 / 4:58 pm

Commit a crime around a downtown Kelowna park and chances are 'Big Brother' is watching you. Several city owned cameras have been installed in the city's downtown area over the past couple of years to provide citizens and tourists with an 'increased level of...

Ready for the world

Apr 16, 2014 / 1:24 pm

The provincial government is throwing its financial support behind a major figure skating event coming to Kelowna later this year. With members of the Kelowna Figure Skating Club providing the backdrop, Premier Christy Clark, announced the province will kick in $100,000 to support Skate Canada...

Car wash brushed off

Apr 16, 2014 / 10:03 am

Good business - wrong location. That was the feeling of Kelowna City Council before it unanimously shot down a proposed car wash in a residential area of Glenmore. A standing room only crowd packed council chambers for Tuesday's 6 p.m. public hearing, prompting council to move the item to...

Teams needed for PlayOn!

Apr 15, 2014 / 9:00 pm

It has been a tough go so far for organizers of Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! Kelowna. After a stellar turnout at last year’s street hockey tournament, they say only a dozen or so teams have signed up for the 2014 event. The tournament will take place the weekend of May 24 at...

The story of Gloria & me

Apr 15, 2014 / 7:37 pm

Assigned to cover the story of Gloria Taylor’s fight to die with dignity, two local Kelowna filmmakers ventured out on their most personal, heart wrenching endeavour yet. Taylor was at the centre of a successful BC Supreme Court Challenge that briefly overturned the ban on assisted...

UBCO students victorious

Apr 15, 2014 / 7:30 pm

UBCO says they are standing by their students and reversing their decision made last week to cut three accounting courses from the school's curriculum. “The level of concern from students was significant and it was clear that they had a high level of anxiety about this and that could...

Buckerfield's cat found

Apr 15, 2014 / 3:44 pm

Update -- April 15, 2:30 p.m. RCMP in Ashcroft had some good news for Buckerfield's today, telling them that Annie the cat had been found. Information was received in Kelowna which led Ashcroft RCMP officers to recover the cat without incident at a residence in Ashcroft. Annie is being...

Tower Ranch fire mitigation

Apr 15, 2014 / 2:24 pm

The City of Kelowna is looking for a provincial grant to mitigate potential wildfire fuel from Tower Ranch Mountain Park. The park is on the eastern slopes of the city, just south of Tower Ranch golf course. A 150 unit Tower Ranch subdivision is planned for the area adjacent to the park,...
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