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Elvis closes music series

Aug 26, 2015 / 6:00 am

World renowned Elvis tribute artist Adam Fitzpatrick will close out the fourth season of Music in the Park. Fitzpatrick, who hails from Penticton, will perform on stage Friday at Memorial Park in West Kelowna. The tribute singer has captured numerous Elvis competitions around the world...

His garden to your table

Aug 26, 2015 / 5:00 am

New father and West Kelowna resident Ben Pallett risked it all to follow his personal and professional dream to pursue a better life for him and his family. “I emphasize local, sustainable. I support small business and I do high-end food. All those things are probably the most important...

Skate park design help

Aug 25, 2015 / 7:17 pm

West Kelowna is seeking input into the design of a new skate park via an online survey. In partnership with the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, the city is designing and constructing a new skate park at Memorial Park in 2016. The project will be located adjacent to the Johnson...

Grass fire in Peachland

Aug 24, 2015 / 6:40 pm

UPDATE 6:30 P.M. Firefighters with the Peachland Fire Department are mopping up a 0.1 hectare fire which hit in the Deep Creek area of the municipality late Monday afternoon. According to Kayla Pepper with the Wildfire Management Service, provincial firefighters were called back after it was...

Fire quickly knocked down

Aug 22, 2015 / 5:05 pm

West Kelowna Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire in the 1000 Block of Anders Road in the Lakeview Heights Area, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Saturday. The initial arriving crew, based in Lakeview Heights, found a fire burning on the exterior of the home. They made a quick attack from the...

Boater faces charges

Aug 20, 2015 / 7:00 pm

A West Kelowna man is facing charges following an incident on Okanagan Lake Wednesday evening. RCMP Const. Jesse O'Donaghey said police in West Kelowna RCMP were called to assist the West Kelowna Fire Department who were responding to rescue a couple boating on the water. A 45-year-old...

Moms try MOGA

Aug 20, 2015 / 5:00 am

Everything from picking up your baby to how your body feels doing it can be a brand new experience when you’re a first time mom. But being surrounded by women who are in the same position can be both reassuring and supportive, which is why Amy Rauscher created MOGA, a fun, safe environment...
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Who shot Nyla the beagle?

Aug 18, 2015 / 5:00 am

The reward for whoever shot a 10-year-old beagle with a BB gun has just gone up. Initially, Wade Thomas was offering $500 for information leading to charges against whoever shot his beloved dog, Nyla, last Thursday. But since the story went public on Castanet, Sunday, family members and a...

Fire near Brenda Mine

Aug 17, 2015 / 2:29 pm

UPDATE 2:30 p.m. The blaze near Brenda mine, referred to as the Boliver Service Road fire by officials, is now contained. Wildfire Management say the fire grew to 0.5 hectares but was easily brought under control. An initial attack crew still remains on site to mop up. There were no...

Rollover slows traffic

Aug 17, 2015 / 11:42 am

Traffic through Peachland on Highway 97 is at a near stand still Monday morning as a single vehicle rollover caused delays. RCMP say the accident near Hawkes Street involved just one vehicle that hit a parked car before ending up upside down in a ditch. The single female driver and two others...

Dog shot in the face

Aug 16, 2015 / 2:06 pm

Wade Thomas is stunned by the cruelty of whoever shot his beagle, Nyla, with a BB gun. The 10-year-old dog was viciously attacked at a cabin on Lindley Drive on the Westside Thursday evening. “She was out for about five minutes. She came back, and her face was covered in blood,”...

Storm forces event indoors

Aug 14, 2015 / 8:00 pm

With the weekend forecast calling for possible thunderstorm activity, the City of West Kelowna is moving the Art in the Park event indoors to ensure it proceeds. The event will be held, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Byland’s Garden Centre at 1600 Byland Road instead of Rotary...

Dump truck T-bones car

Aug 14, 2015 / 1:34 pm

A gravel truck T-boned a car this afternoon in West Kelowna. The accident took place at the intersection of Boucherie Road and Gellatly Road at approximately 12:30 p.m.. The male driver of the car was loaded onto a stretcher and taken to the hospital, according to David Ogilvie, who was at...

Brush fire quickly doused

Aug 14, 2015 / 11:56 am

The West Kelowna Fire Department quickly extinguished a small brush fire in Rose Valley this morning. The fire was first reported about 10 a.m., prompting multiple fire engines to the area at Rosealee Lane. The fire is believed to have been caused by lightning. The fire was near houses,...

Missing ATVer just late

Aug 12, 2015 / 10:47 am

An overdue ATVer rode out of the hills unscathed early Wednesday, just as searchers were about to go looking for him. Central Okanagan Search and Rescue vice-president Duane Tresnich said the missing off-roader was reported late Tuesday when he didn't return from an evening ride in the hills...

Highway 97 reopens

Aug 12, 2015 / 10:05 am

UPDATE 10:15 A.M. Highway 97 in Peachland has now reopened following a truck fire. Peachland Fire Chief Dennis Craig says the department received a call about a flat deck truck on fire at 8:46 a.m. “A one-ton flat-deck truck hauling insulation caught fire northbound on Antler's...

WFN to buy back mortgage

Aug 11, 2015 / 9:00 pm

UPDATE 9 P.M. Westbank First Nation members have voted to authorize chief and council to borrow up to $8,050,000 to buy back lands set aside for a proposed private medical centre. In a vote Tuesday night, 39 members voted for Option A, while 29 members voted for Option B. Nine ballots were...

Stage 2 water restrictions

Aug 11, 2015 / 4:33 pm

The City of West Kelowna will move to Stage 2 water restrictions on Wednesday. Stage 2 restrictions mean residents with even numbered addresses are allowed to water on Saturday and Tuesday while those with odd numbered addresses are restricted to watering on Sunday and Wednesday. In...

Attempted teen abduction

Aug 10, 2015 / 3:42 pm

RCMP are trying to identify two men allegedly involved in the attempted abduction of a 15-year-old girl in Peachland. According to police, a call was received Saturday evening, shortly before 8 p.m., concerning the incident in the tunnel between Beach and Princeton avenues. Two unidentified...

High-flying proposal

Aug 9, 2015 / 8:00 pm

A B.C. couple is on cloud nine after their high-flying Sunday zip line adventure ended with him on his knee and a ring on her left hand. Steve Venman and Rebecca Meehan from Kitimat are in the Okanagan this week visiting Venman’s parents in Penticton. Venman decided this was the perfect...
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