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Trash dumped on family

Sep 3, 2015 / 5:00 am

Jamie Angus left his home Monday night to drop off his granddaughter, but a few hours later when he returned to his rural property in West Kelowna, he was met with a disgusting site. Someone had turned the edge of his driveway into their personal dump. Everything from tires, oil, shoes,...

Compost program trashed

Sep 2, 2015 / 7:30 pm

Peachland’s compost site will be closing as of Oct. 1, due to a crackdown by the province on burning regulations. The District of Peachland has operated the site as an unmonitored yard-waste dumping site after the landfill there was closed in 1997. Much of the woody material that was...

Crash now a fatal

Sep 2, 2015 / 1:17 pm

UPDATE 1:15 p.m. Wednesday: The passenger of a grey vehicle involved in a collision on Highway 97, Tuesday, died in hospital this morning. Corp. Joe Duncan said both the driver and sole occupant of the red car along with the driver and passenger of the grey vehicle were taken to Kelowna...

Designer sets sights on LA

Sep 2, 2015 / 5:00 am

A local First Nations fashion designer is hoping to make it to Style Fashion Week in Los Angeles in October, but will need some help getting there. Jill Setah, from the Chilcotin Nation who now lives on the Westbank First Nation reserve, first got into fashion design when she made traditional...

A blast at Rose Valley

Sep 1, 2015 / 7:20 pm

They're having a blast in Rose Valley. The City of West Kelowna advised those in the area Tuesday that blasting activity related to subdivision construction will occur during the next two weeks and may continue until Sept. 30. A blasting permit was issued to Rose Valley Ventures Ltd. for...

Bear cubs pay visit

Sep 1, 2015 / 10:46 am

A West Kelowna resident had some surprise visitors to his backyard Monday night. Harvey Tebb looked out his window while making dinner and saw a black bear cub rummaging near his bird feeder. Another cub and mother bear were poking around in his neighbour’s yard. After hanging out for...

Fire destroys mobile home

Sep 1, 2015 / 6:08 am

Fire destroyed a mobile home on Boucherie Road overnight. A quick-thinking neighbour rescued an occupant of the home, who was asleep at the time, prior to the arrival of firefighters. West Kelowna Fire Rescue responded to the Paradise Mobile Home Park at 9:45 p.m. Firefighters from the...

Gas leak forces evacuation

Aug 31, 2015 / 7:51 pm

UPDATED 7:51 P.M. A gas leak, which caused the evacuation of homes and businesses in the Anders Road, has been repaired and evacuees are free to return home. UPDATE 6:40 PM A spokesperson for FortisBC has said the gas leak is under control. Michael Allison said the leak was brought...

Trashy beach 'disgusting'

Aug 31, 2015 / 5:00 am

Visitors to Hardy Falls in Peachland are making a mess where Deep Creek flows into Okanagan Lake – and at least one nature lover is furious about it. Trevor Spannier says he visited Hardy Falls Regional Park over the weekend and was "thoroughly disgusted" by what he...

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...

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,”...

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