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Strange man grabs boy

Sep 18, 2020 / 4:49 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre The Kelowna RCMP is investigating a frightening incident involving an 11-year-old boy who was grabbed while walking home from school this week. Police say the boy was crossing the intersection of Monterey Road and Springfield

Smoke starting to clear

Sep 18, 2020 / 1:04 pm

Photo: Ventusky Ventusky fire smoke modelling as of 1 p.m. on Friday. Wildfire smoke is starting to dissipate across B.C., a trend that should continue gradually this weekend.  While things have cleared up considerably from

Expensive wheelchair stolen

Sep 18, 2020 / 11:39 am

Photo: RCMP The West Kelowna RCMP is searching for an expensive wheelchair stolen from a vehicle outside Peachland.  While a man was fishing on Sept. 9 at Headwater Lake, someone broke through a small vent window of the vehicle and

Large gun bust at border

Sep 18, 2020 / 11:21 am

Photo: CBSA The Canada Border Services Agency is announcing charges against an American man who was allegedly busted trying to smuggle 14 firearms into Canada at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon crossing. Border guards say they seized the guns

85% of students return

Sep 18, 2020 / 10:53 am

Photo: pixabay The B.C. government says more than 85 per cent of students returned to class for the first week of school. “It’s been incredible to see so many students being able to connect with their teachers, support staff

Shelter shortage looms

Sep 17, 2020 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre Despite efforts to provide emergency housing to those on the streets during the COVID-19 pandemic, there remains a shortage of shelter spaces in Kelowna as we head into fall.  The Journey Home Society said Thursday

Reforestation falling short

Sep 17, 2020 / 5:13 pm

Photo: pixabay Dry interior Douglas fir forests are likely to transition to grassland in the face of climate change, says the BC Forest Practices Board An investigation by B.C.’s forests watchdog has found that many dry interior Douglas

New restaurant rules remain

Sep 17, 2020 / 5:00 pm

Photo: pixabay UPDATE: 5 p.m. Despite pleas from British Columbia's hospitality industry to reconsider some of the restrictions put in place on bars, restaurants and nightclubs in the province, no such changes are coming any time soon.  During

Pedestrian struck on Harvey

Sep 17, 2020 / 10:19 am

Photo: Miriam Halpenny Emergency crews are on scene of a pedestrian-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 97 and Ellis.  A blue car has collided with an older male pedestrian, who was treated by paramedics at the scene prior

City tearing down eyesore

Sep 17, 2020 / 9:51 am

Photo: Google Maps The long-closed McDonald's at the corner of Water Street and Harvey Avenue is finally coming down.  The City of Kelowna says the building at 1746 Water Street is scheduled for demolition at the end of October,



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