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Suspect sought in stabbing

Jan 23, 2015 / 5:01 pm

Police are searching for a suspect after a 62-year-old West Kelowna man was stabbed shortly before 3:30 p.m. last Sunday. RCMP say they were called to a report of a stabbing at Sidney's Swap & Shop located at 2474 Main Street. A lone, masked male suspect entered the shop and asked...

West K wants input on booze policy

Jan 22, 2015 / 7:05 pm

The community is being asked to weigh in on new rules that are in the works for events at District of West Kelowna properties and facilities where alcohol is served. The Municipal Alcohol Policy (MAP) Survey is open until February 5 and can be found online. Public input is a key piece of the...

Senior struck on Hwy 97

Jan 22, 2015 / 3:26 pm

UPDATE 3:20 P.M. A elderly Williams Lake man suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries after he was struck Wednesday afternoon. According to West Kelowna RCMP, on Jan. 21 at 3:24 p.m., officers responded to a pedestrian collision on Highway 97 at Daimler Road. “According to...

Lions Hall opens its doors

Jan 20, 2015 / 5:00 am

After more than a year behind construction fences, the Westbank Lions Hall is once again open to the public. The iconic building on West Kelowna's Main Street was torched in September of 2013. Kerry Robert Cooper was sentenced to 39 months in prison and ordered to pay $5,500 in...

Hunters to rally at premier's office

Jan 19, 2015 / 6:58 am

Hunters will march to Premier Christy Clark’s West Kelowna office Jan. 31 to protest the reallocation of hunting permits in the province. They say the changes give a larger share of permits to guides and outfitters, and fewer permits to regular citizens. The march and rally is...

New exec for board of trade

Jan 16, 2015 / 7:23 pm

The Greater Westside Board of Trade has installed a new board of directors. Leading the business group for 2015 is chairman Norm LeCavalier of Silver Fox Business Strategies. Vice-chair is Chris Cruz of AMC Tours & Delicious Donuts. The vice-president's role will be filled by Noreen...

Grant funds Telemark accessibility

Jan 16, 2015 / 6:00 am

West Kelowna’s Telemark Nordic Club is on its way to becoming the only fully accessible Nordic skiing facility in the B.C. Interior. The club has been awarded a $7,370 federal grant to help fund an upgrade to its lodge to bring it up to current accessibility standards. When complete, the...

Chain-reaction slows commute

Jan 15, 2015 / 9:24 am

A four-vehicle crash slowed traffic this morning on Highway 97. The crash occurred near Boucherie Road and Friends Pub, and saw traffic bound for Kelowna backed up as far as Bartley Road. Police on scene say three people were taken to hospital with what are believed to be minor...

Changing from district to city

Jan 15, 2015 / 5:30 am

West Kelowna has begun the process of changing its designation from district to city. Council Tuesday agreed to begin the process of seeking provincial government approval by first getting the go-ahead from its own citizens. That will come in the form of an Alternative Approval Process...

Eying the 2015 budget

Jan 14, 2015 / 9:30 pm

West Kelowna's proposed 2015 municipal budget includes a modest tax increase of 2.40 per cent. Council got a chance to view the new financial document for the first time Tuesday. The budget includes spending of slightly more than $76.7 million. The budget increase is based on a review...

Chief stays out of eviction fight

Jan 12, 2015 / 2:37 pm

The arbitrator's report into the case of a Westside couple facing eviction from their mobile home, states Ed Schneider and Ross Arnot did not give sufficient evidence of hardship that would be caused by the operator of the mobile home park ending their tenancy. Schneider and Arnot received...

Eviction notice a 'slap in face'

Jan 11, 2015 / 5:00 am

A West Kelowna couple facing eviction from their home on Westbank First Nation land have been “slapped in the face” by management of their mobile home park, says their lawyer. Paul Varga of the law firm Pearce, Taylor, Schneiderat says the operators of Jubilee Mobile Home Park could...

Couple faces eviction, $300K loss

Jan 11, 2015 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed A West Kelowna couple say they are being unfairly evicted and face the total loss of the home they purchased and have lived in for eight years. Ed Schneider and Ross Arnot bought a waterfront...

District 1, houseboat owners 0

Jan 10, 2015 / 9:30 am

The District of West Kelowna scored the final win against nuisance houseboat owners in the BC Court of Appeal Friday. The BC Court of Appeal upheld the Supreme Court of BC’s decision that the District of West Kelowna was within its legal right to establish and enforce a Water Zone,...

Fire causes heavy smoke damage

Jan 9, 2015 / 7:19 pm

Three West Kelowna residents were forced to leave their home Friday morning after a fire broke out. The blaze began just after midnight in the 3100 block of Country Pines Way. Firefighters quickly contained the fire, but the house did suffer extensive smoke damage. All three occupants, as...

West Kelowna continues cleanup

Jan 8, 2015 / 12:45 pm

Snow removal efforts continue in West Kelowna. According to the municipality, all roads have seen at least one pass of a snow plow following the massive snowstorm which dumped record amounts of snowfall throughout the Okanagan both Sunday and Monday. The municipality says it is now moving...

Arrest in wildfire break in

Jan 6, 2015 / 5:00 am

Kelowna RCMP have made an arrest in connection with a break in during last summer's Smith Creek Wildfire. West Kelowna resident Niso Kamhakoataew, 21, has been charged with Break and Enter and Commit. Back on July 20, RCMP in West Kelowna received a report of a break and enter and theft...

Service delays in West Kelowna

Jan 5, 2015 / 3:08 pm

Residents of West Kelowna are being told to expect delays in snow clearing and other municipal services due to the heavy snow. District crews and contractors are making every effort to provide ongoing essential services, including priority winter road maintenance, transit and curbside collection...

Crashes slow traffic

Dec 22, 2014 / 12:05 pm

Update -- 12 p.m. Just hours after today's crash in West Kelowna, another vehicle rolled over in the same area of town. This second incident involved a car that rolled over on Lower Glenrosa Road. The occupants were able to walk away with minor injuries The accident caused minor...

Helicopter parts found

Dec 19, 2014 / 3:20 pm

Update -- Dec. 19 Police say they have recovered most of the helicopter parts stolen from a local company earlier this month. A search warrant executed Tuesday led police to a home in Lake Country where they found 30 of the 31 stolen parts, but no one was home. The estimated replacement...

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