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Crash slows traffic

Dec 22, 2014 / 9:20 am

A single vehicle accident delayed southbound traffic in West Kelowna this morning. The accident occurred on Highway 97 around 7 a.m. Monday morning, when a vehicle apparently struck the median on the right hand side of the road and flipped onto its roof. An ambulance arrived at the scene,...

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...

Sneena Road overpass opens

Dec 17, 2014 / 2:50 pm

A new roadway which connects WFN lands on each side of Highway 97 and also connects Lakeview Heights with Casa Loma and The William R Bennett Bridge officially opened Wednesday morning. Westbank First Nation Chief Robert Louie says the $9.3M project, which began in the spring, concludes a...

New website for district

Dec 15, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Users of the District of West Kelowna's website will notice a new look and new features after the municipality unveiled its new look Monday. The new website uses responsive design to provide an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices, from desktop computers to mobile...

Cookbook features local cafe

Dec 11, 2014 / 5:00 am

More love for a westside restaurant from the Food Network. The Kekuli Cafe, featured on the network's 'You Gotta Eat Here' two years ago has now been featured in the program's latest cookbook. Sharon Bond, owner of Kekuli Cafe, says after the program shot the episode at her...

Stolen truck in crash

Dec 8, 2014 / 2:40 pm

Update -- 2:30 p.m. The RCMP have now confirmed the vehicle that caused a multi-car accident in West Kelowna this morning was stolen. Cst. Kris Clark says the blue Dodge Dakota had just been reported stolen from the Logan Road area at around 8 a.m., and when the driver noticed police, he sped...

Westlake watermain replacement

Dec 5, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Watermain replacement work on Westlake Road between Caledonia Way and Sussex Road, part of the Westlake Road Upgrade project, will begin Wednesday, Dec 10. Motorists can expect minor traffic delays when travelling through this section. Work is expected to take four days. Motorists are asked...

Dump truck rollover

Dec 3, 2014 / 9:43 am

One man is in hospital after losing control of his dump truck and flipping near Westside Road Wednesday morning. The truck rolled on Bear Lake Main Road just after 8:00 a.m. with multiple police, fire and ambulance personnel attending. “A dump truck overturned while coming down the road...

Early Christmas gift for district

Dec 3, 2014 / 5:00 am

The District of West Kelowna received an early Christmas gift courtesy of the BC Assessment Authority. If you're a taxpayer, the news isn't quite so good. According to Jason Sowinski with BC Assessment Authority, property values in the district have been underassessed by an...

Dissension creeps into council

Dec 3, 2014 / 5:00 am

It didn't take long for the bloom to fall off West Kelowna's inauguration rose. Photo: Wayne Moore - Castanet Following the swearing in of the new council and Mayor Doug Findlater's inaugural address, council got down to the job of deciding who would represent the...

West Kelowna fire chief retiring

Dec 1, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Wayne Schnitzler is getting ready to hang up his hat for the last time. Schnitzler informed West Kelowna Council Monday he will be retiring in March of next year. His last day on the job will be March 27, 2015. Schnitzler has been West Kelowna's Fire Chief since March of 2008. Prior...

RapidBus stops ready Sunday

Nov 27, 2014 / 11:25 am

Transit service will be available on Sunday, November 30 at two new RapidBus stations on Highway 97 at Westlake Road and Hudson Road. The new stations are part of the 97 Okanagan route that was extended to the Westside on August 31. Schedule information is available here. The Westlake-Hudson...

Dead deer affecting traffic

Nov 25, 2014 / 5:31 pm

Motorists heading south out of Kelowna should use caution going up bridge hill. A Castanet tipster is warning about a large deer that has evidently been struck by a vehicle and is still lying in the middle lane. We're told the deer is dark in colour, stretched out across the lane, and...

Shutout Sports Challenge Cup

Nov 23, 2014 / 3:25 pm

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Warriors face ringette challenge

Nov 21, 2014 / 10:00 am

With the West Kelowna Warriors sitting in 2nd place in the BC Hockey League's Interior Division, it's apparent that they know a thing or two about playing hockey. The bigger question this weekend though is this: Can they play without a blade on their stick and with a blue rubber...

Westside overpass near completion

Nov 19, 2014 / 4:09 pm

On time and on budget. Construction on the $9.3M Sneena Road overpass project, which began back in April, is expected to be complete by the end of the month. Project manager, Evelyn Lube, says everything is weather dependent. "We'll be opening the road as soon as all the final...

Crash victim identified

Nov 19, 2014 / 10:10 am

The Peachland man who lost his life in a crash on Hwy. 97C this weekend has been identified as Lawrence William Renaud. According to the BC Coroner, Renaud was a passenger in a pickup truck that was heading eastbound on Hwy. 97C about 35 km west of West Kelowna, near Brenda Mines. At about...

Weekend crash on 97C kills one

Nov 17, 2014 / 1:50 pm

A Peachland area man was killed following a single vehicle crash on Highway 97C near Brenda Mines Saturday. Police say the crash occurred approximately 1:45 p.m. after the westbound truck the man was a passenger in hit a patch of ice, went out of control and plunged down an embankment. The...

97C three vehicle crash

Nov 16, 2014 / 5:10 pm

At least three people were transported to hospital after a three vehicle crash on Highway 97C near the Brenda Mine turn off Sunday afternoon. A witness says several other people were under the care of paramedics, three ambulances were on scene. West Kelowna fire department responded to the...

Car lands in ditch

Nov 15, 2014 / 2:36 pm

A male driver was treated for undetermined injuries after his vehicle ended up in a ditch beside Shannon Lake Road Saturday morning. The single vehicle accident happened around 11:20 a.m. close to where Old Okanagan Highway meets Shannon Lake Road. West Kelowna fire engine 31, Police and two...

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