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Ross Gorman passes away

Oct 20, 2014 / 3:01 pm

Gorman Brothers lumber has lost the last of its founding sons; Ross Gorman passed away Friday at the age of 93. He and brother John founded the company in 1953 when they opened up a small sawmill operation to supplement their orchard business, which had taken a hit due to heavy frost one...

Traffic delays along highway

Oct 20, 2014 / 12:44 pm

Traffic along Highway 97 has been slowed after a traffic light failure in West Kelowna. Lights at the intersection of the highway and Hudson Road are out, which is causing delays for commuters traveling in both directions. It's believed that construction in the area may have contributed...

This to That for Habitat

Oct 17, 2014 / 4:53 pm

The first annual This to That for Habitat contest is wrapping up with 10 local designers showing off their re-purposing ability, all for a good cause. Months ago, each designer headed into the ReStore building, chose a piece to refurbish and weeks later presented something entirely new,...

Prolific offender picked up

Oct 17, 2014 / 1:18 pm

Police have arrested a man they’re calling a prolific offender after he was found in a stolen minivan Wednesday evening. Stanley Charles Nickason, 33, was picked up in the 4000 block of Pritchard Road in West Kelowna. A concerned citizen had called police about a suspicious male inside a...

Local man safe in Nepal

Oct 16, 2014 / 11:13 pm

UPDATE CTV Vancouver CTV Vancouver is reporting that Adams is apparently safe and has spoken to family. He had been missing since an avalanche in Nepal. More details to come. CBC is reporting that a young West Kelowna man is one of several Canadians still missing in Nepal after...

Mail theft epidemic

Oct 15, 2014 / 3:42 pm

Mail theft is on the rise in West Kelowna. Over the past six weeks, 13 incidents of theft or attempted theft of mail from community mail boxes has been reported. Just one incident was reported over the same time period a year ago. "Although it is difficult to determine what mail may...

From cowpath to city road

Oct 15, 2014 / 10:43 am

The $6.2M upgrade to Westlake Road was officially opened Wednesday. Funding for the project came from various sources including the federal Gas Tax Fund ($500,000), ICBC ($98,000), local Development Costs Charges ($3.9M) and the District of West Kelowna ($1.63M). The project upgraded nearly...

Power restored to customers

Oct 14, 2014 / 7:12 pm

Update -- 7 p.m. Power has been restored to residents in West Kelowna. According to BC Hydro, the outage was due to a voltage problem or an overload. Power has been out for nearly an hour to 86 customers in the Mission Hill winery area off Boucherie Road in West Kelowna. BC Hydro...

Thieves break into mailbox

Oct 12, 2014 / 11:49 am

Thieves pried open a community mail box in West Kelowna Friday night, accessing several people's personal information. Cst. Hall with West Kelowna RCMP said there have been at least 12 similar incidents in the Central Okanagan in the past three weeks. The crime occurred near the...

Locals open recording studio

Oct 11, 2014 / 8:57 am

Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt A new recording studio hand-built by a father-son team is open for business in West Kelowna. Empire Sonic Recording Studio opened its doors last month after a year of construction. They...

Westlake Rd. opens for holiday

Oct 10, 2014 / 11:36 am

Westlake Road, under construction since April, will be opened for the long weekend for the convenience of the travelling public. The $5.1 million Westlake Road Upgrade Project is nearing completion with only the section, between Caledonia Way and Rosewood Drive still under construction. This...

Gellatly Road crash

Oct 9, 2014 / 10:32 am

It appears one person has been transported to hospital following a two vehicle crash on Highway 97 South and Gellatly Road. The incident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday. No word on the condition of the patient. One vehicle appeared to sustain heavy front end damage while the other...

Vandals hit playground

Oct 6, 2014 / 3:48 pm

An act of vandalism has ended in several broken solar lamps littering a playground, leaving behind shards of plastic and glass in West Kelowna Sunday afternoon. Around 1 p.m. emergency crews responded to reports of glass littering a playground near the 2100 block of Sunview Drive in West...

Hiker rescued

Oct 4, 2014 / 8:46 am

An injured hiker was rescued from Rose Valley Regional Park Friday afternoon. At the request of the BC Ambulance service, the Central Okanagan Search and Rescue team was dispatched to Rose Valley Regional Park around noon Friday. A woman in her late fifties had hiked to the top of Bitter...

Works yard gets $8.7M

Oct 3, 2014 / 12:08 pm

The District of West Kelowna is one step closer to getting a new municipal works yard, thanks to an $8.7-million land grant from the province. The announcement of the land grant, at the junction of Bartley and Stevens roads, was made Friday morning by Westside-Kelowna MLA and Premier Christy...

$45M for Westside Rd.

Oct 3, 2014 / 11:54 am

One of the worst roads in the province according to surveys conducted by BCAA will be getting a major facelift. Premier Christy Clark used a gravel pit in West Kelowna as a back drop on Friday to announce an investment of $45M over the next five years to make Westside Road...

Glenrosa traffic calming

Oct 3, 2014 / 7:30 am

Residents in the Glenrosa area of West Kelowna are invited to an open house to review proposed traffic calming options in the area. The open house will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 8 at Glenrosa Elementary School. It will provide residents with an opportunity to review...

Power outage thaws business

Oct 3, 2014 / 7:21 am

One of the owners of a frozen meal company based in West Kelowna says his business has been adversely affected by two recent power outages. Christopher Cruz is a part owner of AIO Meal Solutions, a company that provides meals to several organizations, including senior's homes, Kelowna...

Mayor wants more power

Oct 2, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Last night’s power outage affected 22,000 customers after a fire broke out along the only line that serves the west side of Okanagan Lake. Residents from West Kelowna to Summerland were all left in the dark for approximately nine hours. Some people made the most of it by finding...

Cell tower plan cancelled

Oct 2, 2014 / 6:00 pm

The owners of Mt Boucherie Winery have decided to end negotiations with Rogers for a proposed cell tower in West Kelowna. The decision follows an outcry from some local residents regarding the consultation process. Since their community is not ready, they have decided to call off the planned...

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