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Kelowna News

Kelowna student honoured nationally by BGC Canada

Kelowna student honoured nationally by BGC Canada

Feb 27, 2024 / 9:00 pm

A Kelowna student has been named a BGC Canada Youth of the Year regional recipient. Mehak Parihar, a first-year engineering student at UBCO, is one of seven...

Drivers report icy conditions, crashes as snow falls in the Okanagan

Drivers report icy conditions, crashes as snow falls in the Okanagan

Feb 27, 2024 / 7:42 pm

A blast of snow caused chaos on Okanagan roads Tuesday evening. Several drivers in Peachland reported slippery conditions and multiple crashes at Drought Hill...

Kelowna group using time and skills to give back to Habitat for Humanity

Kelowna group using time and skills to give back to Habitat for Humanity

Feb 27, 2024 / 7:00 pm

A pair of Okanagan groups are teaming up to help the Kelowna Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The Okanagan Men’s Shed is adding their expertise to help the...

Six-storey rental apartment proposed for Rutland

Six-storey rental apartment proposed for Rutland

Feb 27, 2024 / 4:57 pm

A new rental-only apartment complex is being proposed for Valleyview Road in Rutland. The application before city planners is for a six-storey, wood-frame...

Kelowna business owner launches petition over Leckie Rd. bike path

Kelowna business owner launches petition over Leckie Rd. bike path

Feb 27, 2024 / 2:51 pm

The owner of a martial arts studio in Kelowna believes the city needs to rethink plans for a bike path that will take away valuable parking spaces. James...

Part of Sutherland Avenue closing until the summer for bike lane construction

Part of Sutherland Avenue closing until the summer for bike lane construction

Feb 27, 2024 / 2:14 pm

Sutherland Avenue will be closed between Ethel St. and Gordon Dr. starting Wednesday, through to summer 2024, to allow for bike lane construction. According to...

BC Transit extends contract for operator of Kelowna, Vernon, North Okanagan and Shuswap bus services

BC Transit extends contract for operator of Kelowna, Vernon, North Okanagan and Shuswap bus services

Okanagan-Shuswap Feb 27, 2024 / 1:41 pm

Despite a local lobby group’s calls for locally-controlled and operated transit services, BC Transit is renewing the contracts for the current operator of...

His son died in a 2021 B.C. crane tragedy. He wants to know why they still happen

His son died in a 2021 B.C. crane tragedy. He wants to know why they still happen

Feb 27, 2024 / 1:32 pm

When Chris Vilness heard about the crane accident that killed a construction worker in Vancouver last week, he was angry, and he didn't have to imagine what...

'Ukrainian Paganini' plays Kelowna's Rotary Centre for the Arts

'Ukrainian Paganini' plays Kelowna's Rotary Centre for the Arts

Feb 27, 2024 / 11:43 am

The man known as the "Ukrainian Paganini" is coming to Kelowna. Violinist and pianist Vasyl Popadiuk, founder of the group PapaDuke, will bring his...

Award-winning Kelowna spa closed due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’

Award-winning Kelowna spa closed due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’

Feb 27, 2024 / 11:06 am

A downtown Kelowna spa that won numerous Best of Kelowna awards in recent years has gone out of business. A post on the Amora Day Spa website says “we...

Kelowna council has authorized $130k to help start Rutland on-call program

Kelowna council has authorized $130k to help start Rutland on-call program

Feb 27, 2024 / 4:00 am

A program patterned after the successful downtown on-call is one step closer to reality in Rutland. City council Monday authorized spending $130,000 to help...

Kelowna in a unique position to implement new provincial housing regulations

Kelowna in a unique position to implement new provincial housing regulations

Feb 27, 2024 / 4:00 am

The City of Kelowna will be one of, if not the first, community in the province to endorse bylaw changes pertaining to new provincial housing legislation. City...

Kelowna council OK's use of rental e-scooters during Meet Me on Bernard

Kelowna council OK's use of rental e-scooters during Meet Me on Bernard

Feb 27, 2024 / 4:00 am

Kelowna city council has given staff the go ahead to prepare terms of a contract for shared e-scooters and e-bike rentals for the next two years. Included...

YLW is looking for this year's recipient of its $2,500 scholarship fund

YLW is looking for this year's recipient of its $2,500 scholarship fund

Feb 26, 2024 / 8:00 pm

Kelowna International Airport is looking for the next recipient of its $2,500 scholarship for an Okanagan student who is currently studying aviation or...

Kelowna city clerk Stephen Fleming is retiring after 16 years

Kelowna city clerk Stephen Fleming is retiring after 16 years

Feb 26, 2024 / 7:00 pm

After presiding over nearly a thousand city council meetings over a 21 year career, Kelowna city clerk Stephen Fleming is ready for a new chapter in his life....

Home Sweet Home Summit to bring housing experts, developers from across B.C. to Kelowna

Home Sweet Home Summit to bring housing experts, developers from across B.C. to Kelowna

Feb 26, 2024 / 5:12 pm

Housing experts and stakeholders will be meeting in Kelowna this week to address housing challenges in the Central Okanagan and around the province. The Home...

Big White Ski Resort sets new 10-day record between BC Family Day and US Presidents' Week

Big White Ski Resort sets new 10-day record between BC Family Day and US Presidents' Week

Big White Feb 26, 2024 / 4:15 pm

Big White Ski Resort has made history, setting a new all-time record for visitor attendance during the ten days encompassing BC Family Day and U.S....

UBCO murder trial delayed, defence may seek not criminally responsible ruling

UBCO murder trial delayed, defence may seek not criminally responsible ruling

Feb 26, 2024 / 12:27 pm

The murder trial for the man charged in the killing of a UBC Okanagan security guard has been postponed. During a voir dire hearing (a hearing to determine the...

Warm weather records broken in Okanagan while mountain passes get buried

Warm weather records broken in Okanagan while mountain passes get buried

Okanagan Feb 26, 2024 / 11:18 am

The balmy winter weather Sunday resulted in temperature records falling in the Okanagan. Environment Canada says the “vigorous frontal system” that...

Jann Arden, Rick Mercer plot 16-date Canadian comedy and storytelling tour

Jann Arden, Rick Mercer plot 16-date Canadian comedy and storytelling tour

Feb 26, 2024 / 9:46 am

Canadian funny people Jann Arden and Rick Mercer are joining forces for a cross-country storytelling tour this spring, including a stop in Kelowna. The...

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