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Latest Articles from Alanna Kelly

44 years, never seen this

May 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

He's lived in his Okanagan Lake home for 44 years, and never seen anything this dramatic. Gabion dams set up on the beach next to Mill Creek separate Fred Berhner's home from the rising lake by just a few feet. “In

Mill Creek overflowing

May 25, 2017 / 2:51 pm

The Lake Avenue beach access is starting to flood in Kelowna. Neighbours are raising concerns the water could surround their homes from Mill Creek and Okanagan Lake. Water was pooling at the bottom of the walkway over the creek, which is heavily

Breakfast with a cause

May 25, 2017 / 11:14 am

Students at Kelowna Secondary School learned how to host an event while raising money for a good cause. The Rona parking lot was jam-packed for the 15th KSS Cancer Awareness Drive-thru Breakfast. “Just seeing the smilies on peoples

Fastest log car visiting town

May 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Savoy Equipment The world's fastest tree is coming to Kelowna. The Cedar Rocket is made out of a single 240-year-old red cedar. The car, along with HGTV’s Bryan Reid Sr. of Timber Kings, will be at Savoy Equipment to

Reprieve in flood battle

May 24, 2017 / 6:10 pm

Photo: Candice Fenrick Okanagan Lake has taken over many beaches in Kelowna after Tuesday's storm. Temperatures are expected to rise again at the end of the week, and a break in the weather Wednesday allowed residents to bolster

Lake damage from the sky

May 24, 2017 / 1:53 pm

Okanagan Lake beaches took a beating from a violent wind storm Tuesday night. Beaches around the Central Okanagan were almost completely underwater at parts, and most shorelines have moved past flood barriers that were set up around low lying areas. "High

Storm pounds valley

May 24, 2017 / 6:24 am

Alanna Kelly UPDATE: 6:20 a.m. Power lines were brought down throughout the region during Tuesday night's wind storm. Lines were reported down in West Kelowna, on Highway 1 east of Canoe, and a tree came down across Highway 97B just

Cannabis centre licensed

May 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

An Okanagan company is the first research and development cannabis facility in the valley to receive a Health Canada licence. Valens Agritech now holds a controlled drugs and substance dealers licence and operates from a 17,000-square-foot,

At mercy of the weather

May 23, 2017 / 6:39 pm

Photo: Alanna Kelly Officials are firmly stating the William R. Bennet Bridge is secure enough to handle the rising lake levels and strong winds. Okanagan Lake is going to continue to be high for several weeks, well into the summer months. “The

Car hits walker, man hurt

May 23, 2017 / 10:52 am

A pedestrian was rushed to Kelowna General Hospital, Tuesday morning, after a compact car struck the man's walker, sending him to the ground. According to witnesses at the scene, the man was using a walker on the sidewalk near Gordon Drive