Central Okanagan News

Garbage schedules change

Dec 20, 2014 / 5:00 am

Garbage collection and curbside recycling pickup for some residents will be changing this month, as Christmas and New Year’s both fall on a Thursday this...

Kelowna's CN share, $7.6M

Dec 9, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Kelowna taxpayers appear to be off the hook, at least for the time being, for its share of the CN Rail line purchase. One week after signing a negotiated sales,...

Given heads Regional Board

Dec 9, 2014 / 11:00 am

Kelowna City Councillor, Gail Given is the new chair of the Regional District of Central Okanagan. Given replaces Robert Hobson who spent 21 years as board...

Warrant team maximize arrests

Dec 8, 2014 / 1:30 pm

During a six-week period from October though November, the Kelowna RCMP executed hundreds of warrants throughout the Central Okanagan and beyond. The Warrant...

Thousands raised for food bank

Dec 8, 2014 / 9:50 am

Residents of Lake Country were invited to ‘Cram the Cruiser’ again this year, and they did just that. Members of the RCMP, along with auxiliary...

$7 million for xmas?

Dec 7, 2014 / 9:46 am

The $5 million jackpot prize in last night`s Lotto 6/49 draw went unclaimed. The jackpot for next Wednesday`s draw will rise to approximately $7 million, and...

Road conditions cause havoc

Dec 7, 2014 / 8:18 am

UPDATED: 8 a.m. Emergency crews were called out throughout the night to more than a dozen motor vehicle accidents around the Central Okanagan. No serious...

Travel warnings

Dec 6, 2014 / 11:52 am

12 p.m. update Highway 3: Freezing rain from Anarchist Summit to Greenwood is now clear. Travel advisory is rescinded. Highway 33: Freezing rain from...

Pet photos with Santa

Dec 6, 2014 / 8:09 am

Today, local pet lovers have two more chances to capture your furry, feathered or scaled loved one with Santa. Rose Valley Veterinary Clinic and Dr. Oz have...

Grants boost public safety

Dec 5, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Five Kelowna organizations that focus on public safety are sharing $172,800 in community gaming grants from the provincial government. Every year, the...

A weekend to give back

Dec 5, 2014 / 11:40 am

The holiday season is upon us. It is the time of year for family, fun, friends and celebrating all we have in our lives, but for many, this time of year is a...

Power usage peak

Dec 5, 2014 / 5:00 am

This past week's cold snap set record breaking hydro use numbers across the province. On Monday Dec. 1 alone, BC Hydro saw province-wide electricity demand...

Arctic Sea Smoke show

Dec 4, 2014 / 5:00 am

The video above shows a fairly cool meteorological moment when very cold air hits the relatively warm lake water and creates a Arctic Sea Smoke show....

Teen girls struggle in Okanagan

Dec 3, 2014 / 3:00 pm

A new report shows that Okanagan teens are making safer choices when it comes to alcohol and driving. They are also remembering to buckle up more than ever...

Be Santa for a senior

Dec 3, 2014 / 5:00 am

This Christmas, you can drop by your local London Drugs and make the difference in the life of a senior in need. Many seniors who live in isolation will get the...

Cram the police cruiser

Dec 3, 2014 / 5:00 am

Grab your non-perishable food donations and head to Lake Country this weekend for the annual Cram the Cruiser event. Kelowna and Lake Country Mounties will be...

Flu shot shortage delays clinics

Dec 2, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Flu shot clinics in Vernon, Summerland and Princeton have been postponed for what Interior Health is calling a shortage in vaccines. Despite comments from...

Wendy's changes charities

Dec 2, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Wendy's Restaurants in the Okanagan will continue to raise money for children. A day after it was learned the local restaurants had ended its 20-year...

CN deal leaves taxpayer in dark

Dec 2, 2014 / 6:00 am

Taxpayers in the Central and North Okanagan won't know for a few months just how much they will be paying for the purchase of the CN rail corridor announced...

Deer poacher in Lake Country

Dec 1, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Local conservation officers in the Central Okanagan are dealing with a poacher on the loose after a mule deer was shot out of season. Conservation officer Terry...