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Dinner to support the disabled

Oct 24, 2014 / 7:29 pm

Supporting adults with disabilities is as simple as going out for dinner this Wednesday. Pathways Abilities Society and Kelowna Community Development Society present the second Annual Dine for Diversabilities fundraising event in celebration of Community Living Month. "Participating in...

Designated driver only 14

Oct 24, 2014 / 2:05 pm

A son making sure his intoxicated dad got home safely has received his first traffic ticket following a vehicle stop Wednesday evening. Turns out the son was just 14-years-old. Members of the Kelowna Integrated Road Safety Unit, stopped the Chevy Impala on Bartley Road near Capri Road shortly...

Two sentenced in shoot out

Oct 24, 2014 / 1:53 pm

Two of the three accused Westside Shooters were sentenced in Kelowna on Friday. They were involved in a chase and exchange of gun fire with police in July of 2012. The chase stretched from West Kelowna to Vernon along Westside Road and involved numerous carjackings. It eventually culminated...

Lights out, crocodile

Oct 24, 2014 / 1:53 pm

1:45 p.m. update: FortisBC contacted Castanet to say that they have been working with Croc Talk for more than five years in attempts to reduce their outstanding balance and find a timeframe for repayment that worked for both parties. This is contrary to Illman's claim that his power was...

Banned driver pinched in vehicle

Oct 24, 2014 / 1:24 pm

A 46-year-old Kelowna man is facing a number of possible charges after police located a stolen vehicle outside a problem residence Wednesday night. Shortly before midnight Wednesday a member of the Kelowna RCMP was conducting patrols near a residence in the 700 block of Bernard Avenue when he...

Students wear red in solidarity

Oct 24, 2014 / 9:23 am

A UBCO student is asking his peers to come together in solidarity and show support of those affected by the tragedy that took place in Ottawa on Wednesday. Tom Macauley, returned home from a trip to the U.S. yesterday and as he arrived back in Canada he was accosted by the news of an attack on...

COG searches for answers

Oct 24, 2014 / 5:00 am

The success or failure of Center of Gravity over the past two years depends on which side of the fence you are sitting on. The 2013 festival on the August long weekend was a financial success for organizer Wet Ape Productions but, for residents, businesses and emergency personnel - not so...

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 on Monday, 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...

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