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Fish festival educates kids

Sep 21, 2014 / 8:32 pm

Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Hundreds of people came out for the Kokanee salmon festival at Mission Creek Park on...

Easter Seal camp gets makeover

Sep 20, 2014 / 7:58 pm

It was a million dollar makeover that left the recipients in tears. The Easter Seals Camp Winfield has been renovated in a project that was planned for over a year, but kept secret from the Easter Seals organization until today. From building and painting new picnic tables to landscaping and...

Run in Colour raises $75K

Sep 20, 2014 / 11:41 am

Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt The Grant Thornton 5k Run in Colour event raised more than $75,000 for the Kelowna General...

Free bikes for kids

Sep 20, 2014 / 9:33 am

The Kelowna chapter of Bicycles for Humanity is giving away bikes for kids today. Founded in Kelowna 10 years ago, Bicycles for Humanity is a charity with 50 chapters across the world. Their goal is to empower people in developing countries by giving them the gift of transportation. A bicycle...

Surviving hurricane Odile

Sep 20, 2014 / 6:06 am

Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed "We were so sad. We got to leave, they all had to stay there." That captures the...

Largest ever regional park

Sep 19, 2014 / 10:53 pm

It’s an ecological gem; a unique, geological landmark that towers over Kelowna’s eastern boundary. Now it is protected. Black Mountain/Sntsk‘il’ntən Regional Park has officially been announced at a ceremony with Regional District Chair Robert Hobson, Westbank First...

School zones back in

Sep 19, 2014 / 7:00 pm

It's a little later than usual but schools are ready for the return of some 21,000 students, who will be arriving in many different ways. As the school year begins, children will be traveling to and from their local schools by public or private transportation as well as on bikes,...

Coopers evacuated

Sep 19, 2014 / 6:53 pm

A faulty HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system) machine had shoppers scrambling out of the Cooper's in Rutland as smoke filled the aisles. At first it was thought roofers working above the store might have started a fire. “There were roofers up and sometimes (they...

Attacked dogs get support

Sep 19, 2014 / 5:03 pm

Just days after three rottweilers were attacked while they slept in Kelowna, the community is rallying together to help pay the vet bills. The dogs, aged 8-months to 10-years, were attacked by what the owners believe was a machete early Tuesday morning. Injuries ranged from a fractured skull,...

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...

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 The 2014 Airport Affordability Index lists YLW as the most affordable airport with an average fare of $308. Kelowna International ranked number two a...

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