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Kelowna News

Kelowna Liberals To Acclaim

Apr 26, 2004 / 7:54 am

Vern Nielsen, will be acclaimed as the Liberal candidate for the federal riding of Kelowna at a nomination meeting tonight at 5:30 pm at Benvoulin Heritage...

Social Development Grants

Apr 26, 2004 / 6:31 am

The 2004 Community Social Development Grants Recommendations from the Social Planning and Housing Committee will go to City council today. The grants...

This Boat Won""t Float

Apr 25, 2004 / 11:15 am

There are still a few traffic problems on highway 97C about three kilometers west of the east bound brake check. Members of the Westside fire department are...

Not In Our Backyards

Apr 25, 2004 / 8:12 am

Residents of McKinley Landing and the Mission have joined forces to oppose tactics they say are being used by a local developer. The groups allege promoter...

IH Cancels Elective Surgery

Apr 25, 2004 / 6:38 am

To prepare for expected strike activity by the HEU at noon today, Interior Health is canceling elective surgeries throughout the health authority. “The...

Worm Gardeners Festival

Apr 25, 2004 / 5:00 am

In honour of Earth Day the World of Worm Castings Farm is hosting a special Earth Day Gardener’s Festival. The special gardening celebration will feature...

97 Widening Work

Apr 24, 2004 / 10:13 am

If you are travelling from Kelowna south to Penticton expect delays between Peachland and Summerland. That""s because the highway is being widened to four lanes...

Garbage Bin Arson?

Apr 24, 2004 / 8:33 am

The Kelowna Fire Department was busy Friday night and early Saturday morning dealing with a number of medical first responses and three garbage bin fires. The...

Cabbie Robbed, Car Stolen

Apr 24, 2004 / 7:38 am

Rural RCMP continue the search for a male suspect in a violent robbery early Saturday. Police say shortly after three am, two Caucasian males in their early...

Click It Or Ticket

Apr 24, 2004 / 6:41 am

Every three minutes over a seven hour period Friday someone in Kelowna got a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt. Three officers issued 137 seatbelt violations on...

Gas Station Robbery

Apr 24, 2004 / 6:32 am

Kelowna RCMP are looking for a male suspect in the armed robbery of a gas station early Saturday morning. Police say shortly after 2:30 am the Petro Can at...

Victim Was Wearing Mask

Apr 23, 2004 / 2:27 pm

CBC Radio Kelowna is reporting one of the men shot in a Peachland home last weekend was found dead in a stairwell and had a ski mask over his head. The bodies...

Burglars In Westbank

Apr 23, 2004 / 1:47 pm

Westbank residents are being advised to lock their doors and windows following a series of break-ins. A total of six homes were broken into early Friday morning...

Kelowna Boy Makes Recovery

Apr 23, 2004 / 1:25 pm

A young Kelowna boy who nearly died last weekend is back at home and is making a full recovery. Garrett Helgesen, 8, was found at the bottom of a pool at the...

Peachland Murder Update

Apr 23, 2004 / 12:52 pm

Police say there was likely more than one person in the home when two men were shot and killed last weekend in Peachland. The bodies of Anthony Joseph Gorkoff,...

New Park Parking Fees

Apr 23, 2004 / 11:04 am

The Campbell government is introducing parking fees for local provincial parks. It says the dedicated park fee program already in use in Lower Mainland and...

Kelowna SPCA In Need

Apr 23, 2004 / 10:33 am

The Kelowna SPCA is making a public appeal for dry-kitten food, dog biscuits and of all things -- PENS. "We have numerous kittens right now -- although we...

Fire Education Program

Apr 23, 2004 / 6:40 am

With the arrival of warm weather, many Kelowna residents are concerned about the advent of another forest fire season. The Kelowna Fire Department has an...

WFN Bill Delayed

Apr 23, 2004 / 6:16 am

A fillibuster in the House of Commons has pushed the vote on the self-government deal, Bill C-11 for the Westbank First Nation into next week. Opponents of the...

No Kokanee Fishery This Year

Apr 23, 2004 / 5:00 am

The government has decided to not re-open the Kokanee fishery on Okanagan Lake. Fisheries Biologist Steve Mathews says the idea was contemplated but decided...