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Kelowna News

Car show at the mall

Feb 27, 2020 / 8:00 pm

If you’re thinking of buying a new vehicle but don’t want to spend your weekend driving all over Kelowna to visit 18 dealerships, the Kelowna...

Woman loots freezer

Feb 27, 2020 / 7:00 pm

A woman has been caught on camera entering a Kelowna backyard and stealing items from the home's deck. Renata Mills says her family received an alert from...

School bus fees climb

Feb 27, 2020 / 6:00 pm

School busing fees in the Central Okanagan will be going up next year. However, they will not be doubled as was originally recommended. The School District 23...

Locals up for tourism awards

Feb 27, 2020 / 3:15 pm

Four Okanagan businesses have been nominated for 2020 BC Tourism Industry Awards. Big White Ski Resort, Wicked Wine Tour’s Gerald Lafortune, and Ogopogo...

Swimmer sues city for injury

Feb 27, 2020 / 3:05 pm

UPDATE 3 p.m. The lawsuit's plaintiff has contacted Castanet to provide an image of the injury he sustained at Bluebird Beach. The photo, which is very...

12 sex assault files reopened

Feb 27, 2020 / 2:36 pm

The Kelowna RCMP says 12 sex assault files, previously declared “unfounded,” have been recommended for additional investigation as a part of a...

Virus cancels school trip

Feb 27, 2020 / 1:50 pm

An upcoming trip to Europe for a large group of Okanagan Mission Secondary band students has been cancelled due to the risk of coronavirus. There was a late...

Drive-thru prom shop

Feb 27, 2020 / 11:54 am

Every year, graduation comes around, and every year, it can create financial stress for students whose families can’t afford the expense of glitz and...

Paul's Tomb trail closes

Feb 27, 2020 / 11:04 am

The City of Kelowna is advising residents the Paul's Tomb trail at Knox Mountain Park will be closed for the month of March. Work will begin on trail...

Kelowna to Times Square

Feb 27, 2020 / 10:46 am

Taylor Hickson is larger than life these days. The image of the 22-year-old Kelowna-born actress is towering over Times Square in New York City. The nearly...

Let's talk sustainability goals

Feb 27, 2020 / 5:00 am

An evening of sustainability took place Wednesday at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Global Citizen Events presented the 'NOW is the Time for Sustainability...

On the road to Invictus

Feb 27, 2020 / 5:00 am

A pair of Kelowna athletes are on their way to San Diego to represent Team Canada at the U.S. Marine Corps Trials Feb. 28 to March 12. As part of the run up to...

Cycling for our seniors

Feb 27, 2020 / 5:00 am

Volunteers are needed for Kelowna's new Cycling Without Age program, giving seniors the opportunity to get out and experience the outdoors. The Kelowna Area...

Transit constraints looming

Feb 27, 2020 / 5:00 am

The Kelowna Regional Transit system does not expect to feel the effects of last week's provincial budget. At least, not yet. The budget, tabled by Finance...

New agreement ratified

Feb 26, 2020 / 5:45 pm

The University of British Columbia and the UBC Faculty Association have ratified a new collective agreement. The agreement covers nearly 4,200 faculty members...

Chances hits at the tables

Feb 26, 2020 / 3:21 pm

Kelowna city council has paved the way for live gaming tables at Chances Gaming Entertainment, much to the disappointment of its competitor, Playtime Casino....

Celebrating the Pink Shirt

Feb 26, 2020 / 1:14 pm

On Wednesday morning, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs filled the Laurel Packinghouse with 250 guests to celebrate Pink Shirt Day. It was the sixth annual Pink...

Crime spree lands man in jail

Feb 26, 2020 / 12:28 pm

A 33-year-old man is in custody after a two-day crime spree across Kelowna and West Kelowna. Shawn Bell is being charged with breaking and entering, theft of a...

Staff housing project finished

Feb 26, 2020 / 9:08 am

Big White has completed construction on its $10-million staff housing project in Black Forest. Work started on the four-building development in summer 2017,...

Compactor up in flames

Feb 26, 2020 / 6:24 am

A cardboard compactor went up in flames in Kelowna overnight in what has been deemed a suspicious fire. About 11 p.m., the Kelowna Fire Department dispatch...

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