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YLW runway clear

Aug 1, 2014 / 1:02 pm

UPDATE 12:35 P.M. The private Cessna Citation aircraft that was blocking the north end of the runway at Kelowna International Airport (YLW) has been removed. The runway was cleared of debris and after a follow-up safety inspection airport operations were approved to resume at 12:30...

Yacht club readies sails

Aug 1, 2014 / 12:00 pm

The new Kelowna Yacht Club is nearing completion. Officials with the club expect the new 24,100 square foot, two storey building, to officially open mid September. A majority of the construction has been complete with mainly cosmetic items left to be finished. Officials expect to be able...

More skills training at OC

Aug 1, 2014 / 10:32 am

Okanagan College will be adding more seats to some of its programs. There will be 203 new spaces available to students as early as the 2014 school year, and the province hopes this will reduce waitlists for trades training in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, and other...

Pickup hit and run

Jul 31, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Police are looking for the driver of a pickup truck that overturned another vehicle and fled from the scene Wednesday afternoon. Cst. Kris Clark says a blue Chevy pickup truck rear-ended a red Ford Explorer causing it to flip onto its side, the Chevy then took off. The accident happened just...

Family's loss leads to help

Jul 31, 2014 / 2:23 pm

In the wake of a former Kelowna resident’s sudden death, her family is ensuring the community benefits in the same way she lived her life – by helping those less fortunate. Kristen Porrelli, the 22-year-old daughter of local lawyer Barry Porrelli and his wife Laurie, died July 3 in...

Prolific offender goes camping

Jul 31, 2014 / 12:42 pm

A fugitive with three dozen outstanding warrants is behind bars. Kelowna RCMP say they arrested the unidentified man Wednesday night at the Willow Creek Campground on Lakeshore Road in Kelowna. Cst. Kris Clark says the RCMP Street Enforcement Team, following up on a tip, descended upon the...

The cat came back

Jul 31, 2014 / 5:00 am

Sometimes, even if you don’t expect it, the cat does come back, it’s just not always the very next day. Jeannine Lamb and her husband were visiting Kelowna in May. The pair were out walking their cats when one of them, Tubby, became spooked and broke free from his leash. That was...

More than 5,000 behind in taxes

Jul 31, 2014 / 5:00 am

More than 5,000 Kelowna taxpayers missed the July deadline to satisfy their tax bill. City Revenue Manager, Lynn Walter that's on par with previous years. She says about 95 per cent of taxpayers did meet the July deadline which is normal. According to Walter 5,679 landowners missed...

Kelowna council highlights

Jul 30, 2014 / 8:00 pm

The following are highlights from the Kelowna City Council meeting held Monday, July 28, 2014. Second Quarter Report Council received an update on City activities during the second quarter of 2014. Highlights include the highest construction value since 2010, surpassing 20,000 e-Subscribers...

City, CUPE break off talks

Jul 30, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Contract talks between the City of Kelowna and its unionized CUPE workers have broken off. A note posted on the union's website says talks broke off after five days of mediation, earlier this month, failed to end with an agreement. "Talks were progressing but both sides were unable...


Jul 30, 2014 / 4:55 pm

Sh*t Parkers of Kelowna

Jul 30, 2014 / 3:31 pm

Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Sh*t Parkers of Kelowna and YLW's Worst Parking are part of a new trend in social media, outing...

Snowbirds ready for hot show

Jul 30, 2014 / 5:01 am

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds arrived in Kelowna Tuesday in preparation for today's (Wednesday) performance over the waters of Okanagan Lake. The show begins at 5 p.m. and runs about 35 minutes. The performance will be centered across from the island stage in Waterfront Park meaning the...

No use for new taxi charge?

Jul 30, 2014 / 5:00 am

Last week the province’s Passenger Transportation Board approved a new fee for anyone soiling or damaging the interior of taxis, but companies in Kelowna say the idea of drunken people vomiting during a ride home is more of a big city problem. Castanet called multiple taxi companies and...

Snowbirds hit town

Jul 29, 2014 / 10:25 am

If you look to the skies over Kelowna today you may catch a glimpse of the Canadian Forces' Snowbirds. The CT-114 Tutors Demonstration team began arriving in Kelowna today in advance of Wednesday's show over Okanagan Lake. According to Public Affairs Officer, Cpt Thomas Edelson,...

Cash bog at COG

Jul 29, 2014 / 5:00 am

Despite the great weather and the best sports and entertainment lineup the festival has ever had, Center of Gravity likely lost money this year. Scott Emslie, the event founder and producer, says it will be a few weeks before he knows for sure, but he expects the festival will be in the...

Kelowna teen missing

Jul 28, 2014 / 6:32 pm

Kelowna RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Kelowna resident. Angeline Lepine was last seen on Tuesday, July 22nd. Lepine is described as: Caucasian female 14 years 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) 120 lbs (54 kg) Slender build long brown hair brown...

Car wrecks motorcycle

Jul 28, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Photo: Ragnar Haagen Photo: Ragnar Haagen Photo: Ragnar Haagen A motorcyclist escaped unscathed following a crash with a car at the intersection of Bernard Avenue and Ethel Street Monday afternoon. Cort Zacharias says he was travelling southbound on Ethel through a green light, when a...

Premier: Time to negotiate now

Jul 28, 2014 / 1:59 pm

"Our negotiators are there, we are ready and waiting to negotiate. I want to urge the teacher's union now is not the time to take the summer off." Those were the words of Premier Christy Clark Monday morning, when asked about the prospect of the labour dispute between BC's...

$6M for Innovation Centre

Jul 28, 2014 / 11:37 am

The Province announced a $6 million investment toward the development of the new state-of- the-art Okanagan Centre for Innovation in Kelowna on Monday. Premier Christy Clark and Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services Andrew Wilkinson were joined by local technology...

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