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Alcohol involved in cyclist crash

Oct 17, 2014 / 3:25 pm

A Kelowna woman has lost her driving privileges for three days after hitting a cyclist Thursday evening. The 23-year-old was travelling on Springfield Road when she struck a cyclist attempting to turn left in the 1700 block. The 43-year-old victim sustained minor injuries when she was hit by...

Boost for at risk youth

Oct 17, 2014 / 1:33 pm

A program organized through the Kelowna office of the Canadian Mental Health Association has just won a significant award. Photo: Contributed - Sasha Lakic The Connected by 25 Program received $25,000 as one of four recipients of the Eva’s Awards to End Youth Homelessness, and...

Officers cleared in crash

Oct 17, 2014 / 9:49 am

No charges will be laid against the three RCMP officers involved in a high-speed chase that ended with a civilian being struck and severely injured in Kelowna last December. The Crown decided that although the officers should have terminated, or not even begun the chase in the first place,...

Tourists flocking back to Kelowna

Oct 17, 2014 / 5:00 am

Tourists are flocking back to Kelowna in numbers not seen since 2009. The economic downturn which affected tourist reliant cities such as Kelowna seems to be just a distant memory according to numbers obtained from Tourism Kelowna. "Our occupancy is up four per cent over 2013 and July...

Dragonboaters head south

Oct 16, 2014 / 9:26 pm

Members of the local dragon boat team, Bust 'N Loose, are travelling to Florida to take part in an international paddlers' commission. The International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission (IBCPC) is a Dragon Boat Festival at Nathan Benderson Park. More than 3,000 Breast...

Massive drug bust

Oct 16, 2014 / 1:46 pm

Update -- Oct. 16 Police began their investigation into the two men after what they’re calling a routine traffic stop was conducted on Aug. 22 in Kelowna. At that time, a vehicle was pulled over in the area of Commerce Avenue, and police found one kilogram of cocaine and one kilogram of...

Renovations brighten club

Oct 16, 2014 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Around 30 young people pass through the doors of the Jaycees Downtown Youth Centre, which is home of several Okanagan Boys and...

Remembering 'Old Kelowna'

Oct 16, 2014 / 5:00 am

Captured a life time ago, a photograph of two siblings Dorothy and Charley Bubb sitting outside the Kelowna Train Station became the spark for a conversation about preserving this city’s history. The photo taken back in the 1920’s was of Kelowna resident Shona Harrison’s...

Carma strikes twice

Oct 15, 2014 / 8:48 pm

Two deserving Kelowna moms drove away in their new set of wheels today after being selected as this year’s recipients of The Carma Project. This is the fourth year of the initiative which, for the first time, saw two worthy individuals getting new rides. The non-profit organization was...

Uniting to pull a bus

Oct 15, 2014 / 7:38 pm

They huffed, and they puffed, and they pulled a bus as hard and fast as they could across the Queen’s Way Bus Loop. Seventeen teams ranging from the lawyers at Pushor Mitchell to the strong men working for the City of Kelowna, signed up for the first annual United Way Bus Pull...

Hazmat visits million $ home

Oct 15, 2014 / 3:09 pm

The Hazmat team was called to a million dollar lakeshore home Wednesday afternoon after chlorine leaked into the basement. Owners of the home on Sheerwater Court off Clifton Road were apparently trying to find a leak in the swimming pool system when the incident occurred. Kelowna Fire...

Harcourt joins human chain

Oct 15, 2014 / 11:00 am

Former Premier, Mike Harcourt is a guest of honour today in Kelowna as he joins the Pathways Abilities Society to celebrate Community Living Month. He will link hands with others in the community to create the now annual human “Inclusion Chain” in front of Kelowna City Hall. The...

Crash sends 5 to hospital

Oct 14, 2014 / 9:57 pm

Photo: Ragnar Haagen Photo: Ragnar Haagen Photo: Ragnar Haagen Multiple people were taken to hospital Tuesday night after a serious car accident at the intersection of Richter Street and KLO Road. An SUV carrying a male driver in his 40’s and two...

Feds invest $3.8M in STAR

Oct 14, 2014 / 8:00 pm

The federal government announced Tuesday that they are financially backing a new defense and aerospace innovation program at UBC Okanagan. Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, Michelle Rempel, was on hand to announce the $3.8 million in funding to support the establishment of...

Cops nab dangerous driver

Oct 14, 2014 / 3:08 pm

Kelowna RCMP arrested a dangerous driver over the long weekend. Shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Monday, a red Ford Mustang was seen driving aggressively and tailgating motorists on Highway 97 north of town. A traffic services investigator who was operating an unmarked police vehicle activated his...

1200 pot plants seized in raid

Oct 14, 2014 / 10:30 am

A 32-year-old Summerland woman is facing charges after 1,200 marijuana plants were seized from neighboring houses on Kirschner Mountain. Acting on a tip, members of the RCMP raided a home in the 1700 block of Kloppenburg Road on Sept. 26, and found the basement had been converted into a...

Bird photo contest winners

Oct 14, 2014 / 10:16 am

Photo: Contributed - Mladen Tegzes Photo: Contributed - Holly Prediger Photo: Contributed - Laurie Schretlen Photo: Contributed - William Farr Photo: Contributed - Nonie Brown-John Photo: Contributed - Peter Matkovich Photo: Contributed - Peter Matkovich Photo: Contributed - Karen Smalley Photo:...

10th annual run for Africa

Oct 13, 2014 / 11:36 am

Runners from the Okanagan-Shuswap will be taking to the streets on October 19th for the 10th Anniversary relay from West Kelowna to Enderby, BC. All to raise support for a local charity’s poverty fighting work in Ethiopia. The Great BIG Run for Africa hopes to raise $25,000 for...

Okanagan marathon results

Oct 12, 2014 / 3:22 pm

New men's and women's champions were named at the 20th annual running of the BMO Okanagan Marathon Sunday. Abbotsford runner Ryan Prachnau finished first to become the new marathon champion. Prachnau finished with a time of 2:39:36, his first time winning a marathon. Edmonton’s...

Bikers clear tonnes of trash

Oct 12, 2014 / 2:38 pm

A group of mountain bikers cleared more than 2,000 kilograms of trash from the Gillard mountain bike trails. The Mountain Bikers of the Central Okanagan are a "bunch of mountain bikers of every discipline from the Central Okanagan," according to their website. They recently cleaned...

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