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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...

Forest mitigation on weekend

Nov 14, 2014 / 1:28 pm

Residents in the Rose Valley and Bear Creek Road neighbourhoods may notice smoke plumes in the forest this weekend as forest fuel mitigation work continues in the vicinity. Since October 27, Westbank First Nation (WFN), in partnership with the District of West Kelowna (DWK), has been undertaking...

Accident slows traffic

Nov 11, 2014 / 6:30 pm

A two-vehicle crash on highway 97 slowed traffic this evening in West Kelowna. The accident occurred near Grizzly Road, at around 5:30 p.m. Southbound traffic was down to one lane, as both vehicles remained in the road with their airbags deployed. An ambulance was on scene, but it is...

Remembrance Day Service

Nov 11, 2014 / 10:35 am

Recorded live from West Kelowna's Royal LePage Place.

Saved by teammates

Nov 10, 2014 / 1:12 pm

When Dennis Savage was asked to chip in $40 so his hockey team could buy an automated external defibrillator (AED), he didn't really see the need. But now that he owes his life to the machine and his trained teammates, he sees things differently. Savage and team mate Dave Jenkins, both of...

Mall to be demolished

Nov 6, 2014 / 12:16 pm

The Lakeview Heights Plaza is set for demolition. West Kelowna Council gave approval Tuesday for a Commercial Development Permit that will pave the way for redevelopment of the Anders Road shopping centre. The permit allows for demolition of the current shopping centre and a phased in...

Motorbike crashes into truck

Nov 5, 2014 / 7:06 pm

A man in his 30's is in hospital after his motorcycle collided into the back of a truck that was turning left off of Webber Road in Glenrosa, around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to witnesses at the scene speed may have been a factor in the crash. Webber Road was closed for...

From West Kelowna to Paris

Nov 5, 2014 / 6:00 am

A West Kelowna artist has received international recognition in a year full of accolades and achievement. Roberta Grewcock has been painting since she was a child, but it was only four years ago that she began to focus again on her passion. As a result she will be receiving several prestigious...

West K gets employer award

Nov 5, 2014 / 5:00 am

The District of West Kelowna was honoured with the 2014 Employer Award for Career Enhancement and Success of Technology Professionals at the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) annual awards and recognition celebration Nov. 1, in Vancouver. The award recognizes the...

Veterans' monument unveiled

Nov 4, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Community members gathered in West Kelowna today to witness the unveiling of the Westbank First Nation’s new Veterans Monument. The large art piece depicts three people, and was constructed by Colville Confederate Tribe artist Smoker Marchand. He says it honours all Okanagan First...

Crash snarls traffic

Nov 1, 2014 / 3:29 pm

A car crash has tied up traffic near the Gorman's Mill in West Kelowna. It appears that a car was rear ended by a truck in the passing lane heading south. The highway has been reduced to single lane traffic southbound while tow trucks clear the vehicles. There are no reported...

Candidates forum Q&A

Oct 31, 2014 / 8:53 pm

At an all candidates meeting in West Kelowna earlier this week, about 150 residents heard from three mayoral candidates and 12 others running for council. They all unanimously agreed that the district’s economic well-being hinges on the refurbishment of the areas infrastructure, and their...

Prohib driver driving drunk

Oct 30, 2014 / 1:45 pm

It seems some lessons are harder to learn than others. A 33-year-old West Kelowna man faces possible impaired driving charges just one week after being issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and having his vehicle impounded for 30 days. Shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, a member of the...

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