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Come and get it!

Sep 19, 2014 / 1:59 pm

An alternative to food trucks is rolling out in Kelowna. Donnie Ungaro is the tattooed "chef executive officer" at Culinary Ink - the local business bringing food bikes to Kelowna. Culinary Ink is partnering with Soles4Souls, Kelowna Community Foodbank and Metro Central to increase...

Bank draft fraud

Sep 19, 2014 / 6:37 am

A fraudulent bank draft that recently showed up in Kelowna has led one business to warn others to be on the lookout. Lisa Maloney of the Canadian Jewelry Exchange says they received a call from a man in Ontario last week, who was interested in a piece of jewelry found on their website. This...

False alarm evacuates building

Sep 18, 2014 / 9:39 pm

A smoking barbecue caused a four storey apartment building to be evacuated Thursday night. Just after 9 p.m. emergency crews responded to a fire alarm at 3115 de Montreuil Court off KLO road in Kelowna. Neighbours to the unit apparently saw smoke coming from under the door and pulled the...

Dogs attacked with weapon

Sep 18, 2014 / 4:45 pm

One beloved dog is dead and two others were severely injured after a horrifying attack Monday night. According to RCMP Cst. Kris Clark, a Kelowna couple woke up to the tragic scene Tuesday morning. “We received a report from the dog owners that his three rottweilers had been attacked...

Teachers disheartened

Sep 18, 2014 / 3:53 pm

There were few smiling faces on teachers as they left the Evangel Church Thursday morning; they were there to learn the details of the tentative agreement and to cast their vote. “It is not the deal that they wanted absolutely. It could have been better. It will be interesting to see how...

Man hospitalized after assault

Sep 18, 2014 / 11:12 am

A 25-year-old Kelowna man is in hospital with serious injuries after he was assaulted late Tuesday night. Sources tell Castanet the man was the victim of a stabbing. Shortly after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to a home in the 1500 block of Leaside Avenue for a report of screaming...

Mail theft

Sep 18, 2014 / 10:30 am

Three postal relay boxes in the Glenmore area were hit by thieves earlier this week. A media relations official with Canada Post in Ottawa says, "We can confirm there was an incident involving a mail theft earlier in the week. Our team of postal inspectors are working with local law...
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Lakeshore Road project update

Sep 18, 2014 / 7:01 am

The Lakeshore Road bridge is beginning to look like a bridge again and roads leading to it will start to look very different in the weeks ahead. Photo: Contributed - City of Kelowna Detour Map Work in the intersection at Lakeshore Road and Lexington Drive has begun and traffic flow...

Kelowna powerboat wins big

Sep 18, 2014 / 5:00 am

Kelowna powerboat company, Vector Martini Racing, won big at the Cowes Classic Offshore Powerboat Race Tuesday in the UK. Their sleek V40R powerboat, built in Kelowna, finished first in both races and first overall at the prestigious annual event. The race, also known as Cowes-Torquay-Cowes,...

ATV crash kills driver

Sep 17, 2014 / 7:13 pm

Photo: Trevor Rockliffe One person is dead after their ATV rolled off a ledge and down a steep bank in Joe Rich Wednesday afternoon. BC Ambulance and emergency personnel were called to the scene near Hwy. 33 and Falcon Ridge Crescent after they received a report of a person...

Cheapflights likes YLW

Sep 17, 2014 / 2:39 pm

Kelowna International Airport is the most affordable airport serving Canadians according to a survey released Wednesday by Cheapflights.ca. The 2014 Airport Affordability Index lists YLW as the most affordable airport with an average fare of $308. Kelowna International ranked number two a...

Ex Eldorado GM looks at council

Sep 17, 2014 / 10:54 am

The former GM and partner at Kelowna’s Hotel Eldorado has declared himself a candidate for Kelowna City Council. Brad Sieben made the announcement Wednesday morning. “I guess you could say that the timing is right,” says Sieben. “With the sale of our business, the...

Mobile home fire suspicious

Sep 17, 2014 / 10:30 am

UPDATE 10:25 A.M. A fire that destroyed a mobile home at the Okanagan Villa Mobile Home Park early Wednesday morning may have been deliberately set. That according to fire inspector, Paul Johnson. "The investigation is just starting now but early indications are that something...

Royalty visits local wineries

Sep 17, 2014 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed His Royal Highness, the Earl of Wessex, made a brief visit to Kelowna Tuesday to recognize our...

UBCO Prof speaks at UN

Sep 17, 2014 / 5:00 am

A UBCO researcher’s presentation to a United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has made an impact. Margo Tamez, an assistant professor of Indigenous studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus says she is confident her voice, and concerns about the negative...

Power restored downtown

Sep 16, 2014 / 7:54 pm

Update -- 7:50 p.m. FortisBC is reporting that power has been turned back on for customers in the Pandosy area. About 700 FortisBC customers are without power Tuesday evening. Officials are unsure what has caused the outage, but crews are currently patrolling the lines to determine the...

Jaws of Life needed for crash

Sep 16, 2014 / 1:03 pm

One person has been taken to hospital with undetermined injuries after a three-car crash Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened at the intersection of Guisachan Road and Gordon Drive just after 12 p.m. It’s believed the injured woman was driving a silver sedan when it sped through a...

Mayor takes shot at zero tax

Sep 16, 2014 / 6:21 am

Kelowna Mayor, Walter Gray, seemed to take a strategic shot at Kelowna's newest municipal party. With Taxpayers First candidate and founder, Carol Gran, in the gallery, Gray read a portion of an article from a Vernon newspaper equating a zero per cent tax increase with increased crime in the...

Captain has boating concerns

Sep 16, 2014 / 6:00 am

Since 1998 Al Cotton has been operating ‘Go with the Wind Cruises’ from the Kelowna Yacht Club, taking clients from around the world out onto Okanagan Lake “We are the longest running cruise on the lake,” says the captain, who has witnessed a lot of action out on the...

MasterChef denies allegations

Sep 16, 2014 / 5:00 am

Former Masterchef contestant Kaila Klassen has now officially replied to accusations made about her in August. At that time, her former business partner and head chef at Krafty Kitchen Chris Shaften filed the claim after their business relationship soured and Klassen was removed from the...
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