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West Kelowna News

Clothing has second life

Nov 16, 2018 / 2:52 pm

The Great Closet Cleanout is back. Tables of gently used clothing, shoes and accessories will be available Sunday at the Westbank Lions Hall, from 10 a.m. to 2...

Water advisory rescinded

Nov 16, 2018 / 2:50 pm

A water quality advisory for people on the Lakeview water system has been rescinded. The City of West Kelowna removed the advisory Friday afternoon in...

Cannabis requests trickle in

Nov 15, 2018 / 3:03 pm

Applications are finally starting to trickle in for the retail sale of non-medical cannabis in the Central Okanagan. Both West Kelowna and Lake Country have...

Women of influence, charity

Nov 14, 2018 / 4:47 pm

The third annual West K Women of Influence winter fundraising gala is back, and better then ever. The event supports the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank. ...

Beloved baker passes

Nov 14, 2018 / 11:47 am

One of West Kelowna's most beloved residents has died. Baker Peter Klein, whose cakes celebrated many an occasion throughout the Okanagan, died in his sleep...

Trailer fire doused

Nov 14, 2018 / 10:17 am

Firefighters doused a trailer fire in West Kelowna early this morning. Fire crews responded to the area off Old Ferry Wharf Road and Westside Road about 3 a.m....

Security patrols extended

Nov 13, 2018 / 4:53 pm

West Kelowna has extended its contract for downtown security patrols through the end of the year. Council was told in October there has been a noticeable...

Dangerous pranks on hwy

Nov 13, 2018 / 12:28 pm

Two vehicles were hit by objects while driving along Highway 97 in West Kelowna on two separate dates. RCMP tell Castanet that both incidents are "very...

Flings can at moving truck

Nov 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

A couple were driving along Highway 97 in West Kelowna on a quiet Saturday night when something hit their vehicle. Scott Paynton and his fiancé were...

Bells to toll 100 times

Nov 9, 2018 / 7:00 pm

The bells of Mission Hill Family Estate Winery will toll 100 times as the sun sets on Sunday. The ringing will mark 100 years since the end of the First World...

Pedestrian struck, injured

Nov 9, 2018 / 6:45 am

Castanet has received reports of a pedestrian struck in West Kelowna Thursday evening at approximately 8:30 p.m. The incident happened in the 3600 block of Old...

Syilx honoured by Dragoons

Nov 8, 2018 / 7:00 pm

A first in Canadian military history may have been achieved in West Kelowna on Thursday. "As far as our military historians can tell, this is the first...

Rollover on Connector

Nov 8, 2018 / 6:25 pm

A vehicle has flipped on the slippery Okanagan Connector Thursday night in a crash that involved three vehicles. The crash occurred just after 5:30 p.m. near...

Clean water No. 1 priority

Nov 7, 2018 / 11:48 am

Newly minted West Kelowna Mayor Gord Milsom says clean water is his No. 1 priority. Milsom and his council were officially sworn into office Tuesday, before...

New council gets to work

Nov 7, 2018 / 6:57 am

It's traditionally more ceremony than substance – but that didn't stop West Kelowna's new council from getting some work done on inauguration...

Accident closes lane

Nov 6, 2018 / 6:13 pm

It is believed no one was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday evening. Emergency crews were called to Highway 97 at Grizzly Road at 5:20 p.m....

Flood leaves church all wet

Nov 6, 2018 / 12:49 pm

A West Kelowna church is hoping for good news from its insurance company after torrential rains caused significant damage. The basement of Westbank United...

Toddler needs surgery

Nov 5, 2018 / 5:00 am

A West Kelowna couple hope to find out in the next few days whether their young son will qualify for a life-changing operation. Stephanie Weller gave birth to...

Talking transit expansion

Nov 2, 2018 / 5:10 pm

Kelowna Transit wants your ideas on changes to bus service on the Westside. Changes being proposed involve expansion to off-peak transit service on Route 97...

Pedestrian clipped by mirror

Nov 1, 2018 / 10:31 am

UPDATE: Thursday 10:30 a.m. RCMP confirm a pedestrian was taken to hospital as a precaution, Wednesday night, after the teenager was struck by a vehicle in West...