Central Okanagan News

Falcon Ridge water advisory lifted

Falcon Ridge water advisory lifted

May 16, 2012 / 10:30 am

A Water Quality Advisory has been lifted for residents served by the Falcon Ridge Water System off Highway 33. The removal of the Advisory was made after...

Taps shut off in Lake Country

May 16, 2012 / 10:00 am

Residents in Lake Country will have their water turned off for a good portion of the day (Wednesday). Due to a hydrant installation, properties located in the...

A new home needed for Food Bank

May 16, 2012 / 9:44 am

Lake Country is considering options for a new food bank facility. Currently the Lake Country Food Assistance Society operates the food bank program out of...

Crash victim recovery a slow process

Crash victim recovery a slow process

May 15, 2012 / 10:30 am

It will likely be later in the week before the BC Coroner Service is able to positively identify the three victims of Sunday's float plane crash off Highway...

Kelowna Mtn. hijacks public hearing

Kelowna Mtn. hijacks public hearing

May 15, 2012 / 5:00 am

They came by the busload -- three or four busloads in fact. They were more than 200 strong, well organized and wearing t-shirts stating, 'Create 2,800...

8-Mile hairpin claims another semi

8-Mile hairpin claims another semi

May 14, 2012 / 2:28 pm

The 8-Mile hairpin turn on Highway 33 has claimed another vehicle -- this one a semi-trailer hauling wood chips. The incident occurred shortly before 1 p.m....

Alleged duck hunter loses weapon

Alleged duck hunter loses weapon

May 11, 2012 / 1:57 pm

On a day when at least two families of ducks were given a helping hand comes word a 20-year-old Lake Country man was allegedly shooting at ducks from the dock...

Lawsuit threat prompts apology

Lawsuit threat prompts apology

May 11, 2012 / 1:44 pm

The Okanagan East Regional District Director is backing down from statements made last month in which she asked for the resignation of both the board chair and...

River levels expected to rise

May 11, 2012 / 10:00 am

The Okanagan has been placed on a high streamflow advisory. The BC River Forecast Centre issued the alert Thursday for small and medium-sized rivers in the...

Transportation brings govt's together

May 10, 2012 / 3:31 pm

Municipal and regional governments from across the Central Okanagan have formed a new partnership focused on regional, sustainable transportation interests....

RDCO Board highlights

RDCO Board highlights

May 10, 2012 / 9:00 am

The following are highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan board meeting held Thursday May 10. Gas Tax Funding Applications The Regional Board...

Metal law may have little impact

Metal law may have little impact

May 10, 2012 / 5:38 am

A scrap metal dealer in the Central Okanagan has mixed reactions to the government's attempt to halt metal theft. New guidelines introduced Wednesday by...

Know where the 'grows' were

May 9, 2012 / 5:23 am

Kelowna has been labeled a marijuana grow spot, after RCMP seized more plants in the city than any other detachment in the province over the last year. From...

Motorcycle impounded for 170 km/h

May 7, 2012 / 3:22 pm

Members of the RCMP Central Okanagan Traffic Services (COTS) sent a motorbike straight to the impound lot this (Monday) morning and fined the driver for...

Water advisory for McKinley Landing

May 1, 2012 / 4:30 pm

A Water Quality Advisory (WQA) has been issued for water users within the McKinley Landing Area of the Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District (GEID). In...

Video: K9 takes 'bite' out of crime

Video: K9 takes 'bite' out of crime

May 1, 2012 / 10:06 am

Video: Kelly Hayes - Castanet One of the RCMP's four legged members got the assist as an alleged car thief was taken down in Lake Country Tuesday morning....