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Skate with princesses and heroes

Feb 10, 2014 / 9:26 pm

Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed The first annual Family Day Princess and Superhero skate, in memory of Paige was a huge success with hundreds hitting the ice. Superheroes and...

Kelowna losing Sun morning duo

Feb 10, 2014 / 1:42 pm

UPDATE 1:45 P.M. Bell Media radio is going through some major changes in Kelowna. It was just announced this morning (Monday) that 99.9 SunFM is losing their morning team (Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu) and Castanet has also learned their Music Director stepped down last week. Music Director...

Kelowna keeps Culinary Championships

Feb 9, 2014 / 10:23 am

Saturday night the Delta Grand Hotel in downtown Kelowna was dedicated to celebrating the best chefs in Canada. Over 640 people, in black-tie affair, attended the sold out event. Although food and wine were the focus of the event, what came of the competition was an exciting announcement for...

Road rage rear(end)s its ugly head

Feb 8, 2014 / 8:08 pm

Police attended an altercation following a minor collision between two drivers on Hwy 33 by Springfield Road in Kelowna on Saturday. A vehicle was attempting to make a left turn onto Springfield Road, and was bumped from behind by the second vehicle. Constable Brent Lane was on the scene, and...

Culinary Championship's pair local wine

Feb 8, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The first of three challenging competitions is now completed at the 2014 Canadian Culinary Championships being held this weekend in Kelowna. The Mystery Wine Competition was the first of three gruelling challenges for the Chefs, each of whom has won the Gold Medal Plates competition qualifying...

Red Cross $3M campaign a success

Feb 8, 2014 / 10:05 am

The Red Cross’s $3 million Building for Humanity campaign was a success, thanks to generous donations from individuals, corporations, governments, service organizations and foundations, announced campaign chair Anna Hunt-Binkley. "I'm overwhelmed by the incredible support from the...

Pandosy waterfront charrette planned

Feb 8, 2014 / 7:18 am

A two-day charrette (urban design workshop) Feb. 25 and 26 will be part of the process to craft a new plan for Pandosy Waterfront. “The engagement process is underway to develop design guidelines for the neighbourhood, much like we did for the Downtown Plan, along with a site design for...
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Kelowna teen missing

Feb 7, 2014 / 11:24 am

The Kelowna RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Kelowna resident. Lee Robinson is described as: Caucasian teenage male 17 years old 5'10" (178 cm) 132 lbs (60 kg) Short blonde hair Hazel eyes Anyone with information on the...

Supporting an Olympian: 'Go Eric Go'

Feb 7, 2014 / 5:00 am

Brian and Fiona Neilson are overwhelmed with the support from students at Rutland Middle School for their son Eric, a skeleton racer who is in Sochi for his first Olympic games. "It's unbelievable that this is all for him, it's great," says Fiona during a 'Go Eric Go'...

Thieves take out laundry in Rutland

Feb 7, 2014 / 5:00 am

The number of break ins at Kelowna apartment buildings seems to be on the rise. An apartment building on Aurora Crescent in Rutland appears to be one of the latest targets. Apparently thieves broke into Northern Lights Terrace sometime late last month . They broke into an office and the...

Canada's top chefs arrive in Kelowna

Feb 6, 2014 / 9:12 pm

Canada's top chefs have arrived in Kelowna for the 2014 Canadian Culinary Championships Gold Medal Plates. The 11 award-winning chefs were joined by 21 sous chefs at Okanagan College where they toured the kitchen facilities. The mystery wine will be unveiled tonight in preparation for...

Adjournment in paper carrier case

Feb 6, 2014 / 11:46 am

Nathan Fahl's lawyer was in court for his client Thursday morning. Fahl is the 24-year-old man accused of driving the car that struck a paper carrier in the early hours of December 7, while involved in a high-speed chase with police. He was released on extremely strict bail conditions...

Paper carrier walking once again

Feb 6, 2014 / 5:00 am

By all accounts, the man who was struck by a speeding car in Rutland in December is recovering and doing much better. Jack Kania (Steve Kania’s uncle) says his nephew is now able to walk around the rehab centre of Kelowna General Hospital, albeit with a walker. Steve has been at KGH...

Kelownian vying to be 'Top Chef'

Feb 5, 2014 / 6:56 pm

Canada will soon see what Kelowna has to offer in the way of culinary talent. Evelynn Takoff apprenticed with Chef Rod Butters at RauDZ Regional Table and is currently the chef de cuisine at micro bar•bites, but starting this March she can be seen on TV's across the nation as she...

Creative video promotes harmony

Feb 5, 2014 / 4:36 pm

In an attempt to inspire today's youth and celebrate diversity, School District 23 has taken on a concept that no other school district in the province has yet attempted - Harmony Day. The idea was sparked when a teacher with SD23 visited a school in Australia, during the nationally...

Chain reaction crash on Hwy. 97

Feb 5, 2014 / 3:51 pm

An accident involving three vehicles slowed afternoon traffic on Hwy. 97 on Wednesday. The chain reaction crash happened northbound on the highway just before 3 p.m., at the University Way traffic light. The force of the impact lifted a pick-up truck onto the top of an Audi, a van at the...

Armed robbery suspects on camera

Feb 5, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Kelowna RCMP have released surveillance photos of two male suspects involved in an armed robbery at the Mac's Convenience Store on Glenmore Road early Saturday morning. The robbery took place shortly before 1 a.m., and according to police both men entered the store with their faces...

Hells Angels - 15 yrs. for manslaughter

Feb 5, 2014 / 12:11 pm

Two members of the Hells Angels have been sentenced to 15 years in prison after earlier pleading guilty to manslaughter for their role in the June, 2011 death of Dain Phillips in Rutland. Associate Justice Austin Cullen imposed the sentences on Robert Leonard Thomas and Norman Robert Cocks in...

Weather chills fills shelter

Feb 5, 2014 / 11:59 am

The temperatures are expected to climb next week, which is good news for the cities homeless shelters. Tara Tschritter is a coordinator with Kelowna’s Inn From The Cold she says they have been at capacity this whole season, despite the sometimes balmy winter...

Fire puts one man in hospital

Feb 5, 2014 / 7:00 am

7 a.m. update: A man is in hospital with burns after a fire in a garage by 126 Hartman Rd. in Kelowna Tuesday night. A garage, which was attached to a townhouse complex, was fully involved when crews arrived. Quick action by the suppression personnel confined the fire to the garage area of the...
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