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West Kelowna News

Wheelbarrow caused crash

Sep 15, 2019 / 6:32 am

UPDATE: 6:30 a.m. Witnesses in a group of motorcyclists involved in a West Kelowna crash on Saturday say it was an unsecured wheelbarrow that came off a pickup,...

Suspect shot by police

Sep 13, 2019 / 2:25 pm

UPDATE: 2:25 p.m. A man wielding garden shears was shot by police near Bear Creek Provincial Park in the early hours of Friday morning. Police were called to...

Have you seen Dalton?

Sep 13, 2019 / 11:40 am

RCMP need your help to try and locate a missing West Kelowna man. Dalton Evans has been reported missing, his family indicate they believe he is in the West...

Late-night fire doused

Sep 13, 2019 / 6:55 am

A small grass fire was doused overnight by West Kelowna firefighters. The fire broke out about 10:30 p.m. behind Landmark Cinemas, in a field at Sneena Road and...

Big time bear activity

Sep 12, 2019 / 7:00 pm

As we head into fall, there has been plenty of bear action in the Okanagan. A black bear was spotted trotting down Campbell Road in West Kelowna on Thursday and...

Grass fire snuffed

Sep 12, 2019 / 2:18 pm

UPDATE 2:18 p.m. The Peachland Fire Department responded to the scene of a fire that broke out along the side of Highway 97 and Drought Rd and that fire is now...

Water funding extended

Sep 10, 2019 / 7:00 pm

The timeline for government funding of a new Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant announced in 2017 has been extended, after construction continues to face delays....

Flooding on Gellatly Road

Sep 10, 2019 / 11:15 am

Flooding has swamped Gellatly Road in West Kelowna and is spilling down to Willow Beach, due to what appears to be a backed up storm sewer during this...

Wildfire now under control

Sep 8, 2019 / 8:49 pm

The Kathleen Mountain Wildfire 26 kilometres west of Peachland is now under control, according to the BC Wildfire Service. As reported on Friday, the wildfire...

Canoe journey a success

Sep 8, 2019 / 6:50 pm

The West Kelowna RCMP First Nation Policing (FNP) Unit, partnered with the Okanagan Indian Band FNP and Penticton Indian Band FNP want to thank those involved...

Water advisory now lifted

Sep 6, 2019 / 2:29 pm

Just in time for the weekend, the City of West Kelowna has rescinded a Water Quality Advisory for Rose Valley Properties. The advisory has been in effect since...

Logging no impact on water

Sep 5, 2019 / 12:06 pm

Forestry activities within the Peachland and Trepanier watersheds did not play a major role in the number of boil water advisories in Peachland. That's the...

Bylaw goes where action is

Sep 5, 2019 / 5:00 am

Bylaw officers in West Kelowna have a new home. Beginning today, bylaw will work out of the Westbank Lions Community Centre in an effort to be closer to some of...

10 new firefighters arrive

Sep 4, 2019 / 5:00 pm

The West Kelowna Fire Department welcomed 10 new firefighter recruits on Tuesday. The new recruits will allow residents of West Kelowna and Westbank First...

Lightning strikes house

Sep 4, 2019 / 11:46 am

UPDATE 11:46 a.m. Peachland Fire Chief, Dennis Craig tells Castanet, "it's incredibly rare for us to have a house fire as a result of a lightning...

Accident on Hwy 97

Sep 3, 2019 / 8:47 pm

Emergency crews are on the scene of an accident near Hudson Road on Highway 97. Witnesses are telling Castanet there are at least two vehicles involved. The...

Rose Valley water advisory

Sep 3, 2019 / 4:50 pm

The City of West Kelowna has issued a water quality advisory for customers living in the Rose Valley subdivision. The advisory is effective immediately, and...

Medical emergency on boat

Sep 2, 2019 / 4:10 pm

UPDATE: 4:10 p.m. An individual has been transported from a boat on the Okanagan Lake, to the Shelter Bay Marina in West Kelowna. The individual who suffered a...

Van hits building, burns

Sep 2, 2019 / 8:48 am

UPDATE: 8:48 a.m. Adds raw video of fire. ORIGINAL: Sept. 1, 8:35 p.m. Firefighters doused a vehicle fire behind a West Kelowna business Sunday evening. A...

SUV careens through fence

Aug 31, 2019 / 11:40 am

A West Kelowna couple expecting their first child is fed up with increased crime around their neighbourhood, after an allegedly stolen SUV crashed through their...

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