West Kelowna News

Water treatment update

Mar 21, 2019 / 4:57 pm

The City of West Kelowna has scheduled what it calls a special announcement concerning the Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant. It was anticipated construction of...

A 'watershed moment'

Mar 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

With concerns over clearcut logging, the future of Peachland's watershed will be the focus of a community roundtable on April 4. Billed as...

Flood preparation urged

Mar 20, 2019 / 6:00 pm

The City of West Kelowna is urging residents in flood-prone areas to consider preparing for possible flooding now. With record-breaking high temperatures across...

Water notice rescinded

Mar 18, 2019 / 5:25 pm

UPDATE: 5:25 p.m. March 18 In consultation with the Interior Health Authority, the boil water notice for the West Kelowna Estates Water Services Area, issued...

Crash slows commute

Mar 18, 2019 / 4:45 pm

UPDATE: 4:45 p.m. Both southbound lanes heading toward downtown Westbank are now open following a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 97 near Westlake Road. However,...

HomeSense opening soon

Mar 16, 2019 / 2:30 pm

The sign has been up for months. Anxious consumers on the Westside won't have to wait much longer for the opening of its latest big box store. HomeSense...

Gus missing for 2 weeks

Mar 16, 2019 / 12:10 pm

A family is still shocked and continues to search after their beloved dog Gus went missing on March 4 in the Upper Glenrosa area of West Kelowna. John Brooke...

WFN school going solar

Mar 14, 2019 / 11:30 am

Westbank First Nation's Senisyusten House of Learning Elementary school is going solar. With the assistance of a $150,000 equity investment from the...

Urgent care centre closer?

Mar 13, 2019 / 6:30 pm

West Kelowna Mayor Gord Milsom believes the province is close to deciding where an urgent care centre will be located in the Central Okanagan. He made that...

Traffic snarled on Hwy 97

Mar 13, 2019 / 8:26 am

Traffic is beginning to snarl on Highway 97 between Daimler Drive and Bartley Road. Mary Joe just called the Castanet newsroom to let us know that it appears...

ID'd after rash of thefts

Mar 12, 2019 / 8:15 pm

A thief who targeted a West Kelowna convenience store twice in just a few hours has been identified by police. Police believe the two robberies are related to...

All OK after hazardous mix

Mar 12, 2019 / 12:40 pm

Six people were released from Kelowna General Hospital after a chemical mixture caused a hotel to evacuate on Monday. A pool attendant inhaled the gases after...

Okanagan adventure tour

Mar 12, 2019 / 10:57 am

An Okanagan thrill seeker is scratching another item off his bucket list. Kevin Bennett, President of ZipZone in Peachland, is off on a three-week solo...

Hotel remains evacuated

Mar 11, 2019 / 7:40 pm

UPDATE: 7:40 p.m. A mixture of acid and chlorine sent one person to hospital and prompted evacuation of the Best Western Hotel on Carrington Road in West...

Help for our veterans

Mar 8, 2019 / 4:37 pm

Mental health for medically released veterans is the focus of a workshop coming to the Central Okanagan for the first time. The Mainland BC Military Family...

Body found in tent

Mar 8, 2019 / 7:05 am

UPDATE 7:32 a.m. West Kelowna RCMP tell Castanet they were called to the area of the 3700 block of Old Okanagan Highway after receiving a report of a deceased...

Slushy roads factor in crash

Mar 7, 2019 / 3:46 pm

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. Police believe slushy roads may have played a factor in an early morning crash on the William R. Bennett Bridge. First responders rushed the...

Collision on Elk Road

Mar 7, 2019 / 11:27 am

Emergency crews are on scene of a two-vehicle motor vehicle incident in West Kelowna. The incident happened on Elk Road and Louie Drive just before 11 a.m....

Trepanier water notice over

Mar 6, 2019 / 2:45 pm

A boil water notice affecting a handful of residents on the Star Place water system has been rescinded. The Regional District, in consultation with Interior...

Seeking witnesses in crash

Mar 5, 2019 / 9:22 pm

UPDATE: 9:20 p.m. Police officers are looking to speak with witnesses after the driver of a Honda Civic drove into a light pole without slowing down. Emergency...

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