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Robert Saunders $460k+ fraud deprived youth in his care: Judge

Robert Saunders $460k+ fraud deprived youth in his care: Judge

May 20, 2022 / 2:11 pm

Despite Robert Riley Saunders' insistence that his years of stealing money from the Ministry of Children and Family Development had no impact on the...

Kelowna RCMP reporting 20% job vacancy rate as prominent officer takes leave

Kelowna RCMP reporting 20% job vacancy rate as prominent officer takes leave

May 20, 2022 / 2:08 pm

As we head into the May long weekend, there are staff disruptions at the Kelowna RCMP. Insp. Adam MacIntosh, the detachment's most prominent officer behind...

Rodney Hobson Karate Academy posts impressive showing at provincials despite five months of flood repairs

Rodney Hobson Karate Academy posts impressive showing at provincials despite five months of flood repairs

May 20, 2022 / 1:09 pm

Nearly five months after a flood, the repairs are finally finished at the Rodney Hobson Karate Academy in Rutland. Extreme cold in late December caused a pipe...

Suspect with taser arrested downtown Kelowna

Suspect with taser arrested downtown Kelowna

May 20, 2022 / 11:59 am

Kelowna RCMP arrested a man in the alley behind the Blue Gator Pub on Lawrence Avenue Wednesday afternoon. Initial reports indicated a man had been spotted near...

Interior Health making Suboxone available to emergency departments

Interior Health making Suboxone available to emergency departments

May 20, 2022 / 11:54 am

Interior Health is increasing access of Suboxone, making it widely available in hospital emergency departments. The medication helps some get off opioids by...

Eldorado Hotel offers jobs, and emergency housing, to displaced Ukrainians

Eldorado Hotel offers jobs, and emergency housing, to displaced Ukrainians

May 20, 2022 / 11:41 am

A woman who arrived in Kelowna from Ukraine just over a month ago with her two children is ready to join the workforce. Ivanka recently had an interview at the...

130 new parking stalls being prepared near Kelowna General Hospital

130 new parking stalls being prepared near Kelowna General Hospital

May 20, 2022 / 10:59 am

Interior Health is preparing to add a significant number of new parking spots near Kelowna General Hospital. While the health authority has been working to...

Can Kelowna's infrastructure keep up with its rapid growth?

Can Kelowna's infrastructure keep up with its rapid growth?

May 20, 2022 / 4:00 am

Kelowna's landscape is forever being altered with as many as 20 large towers on the books for downtown alone. Whether that's a positive or not depends...

Kelowna pastor facing sex charges will stand trial next March

Kelowna pastor facing sex charges will stand trial next March

May 20, 2022 / 4:00 am

Trial dates have been set next year for a former Kelowna youth pastor and high school basketball coach accused of sex crimes against multiple children. Last...

Cold spring delays the opening of some fruit stands, farm markets

Cold spring delays the opening of some fruit stands, farm markets

May 20, 2022 / 4:00 am

You might have to wait if you were hoping to pop by your closest farm market this long weekend to pick up some early season produce. The cool spring has delayed...

ICBC and police asking drivers to watch their speed this long weekend

ICBC and police asking drivers to watch their speed this long weekend

May 20, 2022 / 4:00 am

As drivers hit the road this Victoria Day long weekend, ICBC and police are asking them to watch their speed. On average, 480 people are injured and three...

UBCO turning to the public for housing help

UBCO turning to the public for housing help

May 19, 2022 / 8:00 pm

UBC Okanagan is asking for help. Associate vice-president of students Dale Mullings says the housing crisis facing the Okanagan has left several university...

Environment Canada forecasts warm temperatures across the Okanagan for long weekend

Environment Canada forecasts warm temperatures across the Okanagan for long weekend

May 19, 2022 / 4:00 pm

Despite cooler-than-normal temperatures across the Okanagan over the past few weeks, the Victoria Day long weekend is looking warm. Friday will see a chance of...

Assault trial for Kelowna's David Lindsay set for March 2023

Assault trial for Kelowna's David Lindsay set for March 2023

May 19, 2022 / 3:14 pm

David Lindsay will face trial for two counts of assault in March of next year, in what he describes as a “politically motivated” prosecution....

Joe Rich Sportsman's Association to host open house for National Gun Range Day

Joe Rich Sportsman's Association to host open house for National Gun Range Day

May 19, 2022 / 1:00 pm

The first annual National Gun Range Day is happening on June 4 and the Joe Rich Sportsman’s Association will be hosting an open house event, welcoming the...

Bear spotted on Airport Way attracts a crowd

Bear spotted on Airport Way attracts a crowd

May 19, 2022 / 12:39 pm

Bear sightings at this time of year are pretty common in the Okanagan, but this one looked like it was trying to catch a flight at YLW Thursday morning. Justin...

Owner says 'grossly underinsured' Winfield Bakery will not reopen

Owner says 'grossly underinsured' Winfield Bakery will not reopen

May 19, 2022 / 10:48 am

It’s a sad day for the community. The Winfield Bakery will not be reopening after all. Fire raced through the building at 10017 Main St. in Lake Country...

Local MP Albas highlights Okanagan Forest Task Force in Parliament

Local MP Albas highlights Okanagan Forest Task Force in Parliament

May 19, 2022 / 10:36 am

The Okanagan Forest Task Force and its founder Kane Blake was recognized Tuesday in the House of Commons by local MP Dan Albas. Albas took a few minutes to...

Canadian rocker, Bryan Adams launches Canadian tour with stop in Kelowna

Canadian rocker, Bryan Adams launches Canadian tour with stop in Kelowna

May 19, 2022 / 7:30 am

Platinum selling and Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams is launching a Canadian tour to support his latest album So Happy It Hurts, which includes a stop in...

As many as two dozen new high rises could dot Kelowna's skyline before the end of the decade

As many as two dozen new high rises could dot Kelowna's skyline before the end of the decade

May 19, 2022 / 4:00 am

Kelowna's landscape is forever being altered with as many as 20 large towers on the books for downtown alone. Whether that's a positive or not depends...

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