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Kelowna News

Roadwork plans for Costco

Apr 18, 2021 / 4:00 am

Improvements to the busy intersection at Highway 97 and Leckie Road should be done sooner rather than later as the city contemplates increased pressures due to...

Care home back at council

Apr 18, 2021 / 4:00 am

An 82-unit, long-term care facility is once again being proposed for Lake Country after being granted a conditional Agricultural Land Reserve exclusion more...

Apex Trail now one way

Apr 18, 2021 / 4:00 am

The City of Kelowna has announced that Apex Trail in Knox Mountain Park is again one-way only. The change went into place this week due to rising COVID-19...

College gets financial help

Apr 17, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Okanagan College is $50,000 richer thanks to the generosity of the Stewart family. The money is being donated on behalf of Rosemary and Richard...

Both lanes open on Hwy 97

Apr 17, 2021 / 4:31 pm

UPDATED: 4:31 p.m. Both lanes of Highway 97 near Peachland are back open, according to Drive BC. An eyewitness stated traffic returned to single lane...

Weekly cases hit new high

Apr 17, 2021 / 3:00 pm

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the Okanagan continued to rise to unprecedented levels last week, but the rate of growth has slowed. New geographical data...

Drone buzzes eagle nest

Apr 17, 2021 / 12:15 pm

The BC Conservation Officer Service is investigating after a group of young people were seen flying a drone near a pair of nesting bald eagles on Knox Mountain...

COVID-19 in the classroom

Apr 17, 2021 / 10:30 am

UPDATE: 10:30 a.m. While one Castanet reader said there were more than 100 people isolating at the Kelowna Secondary School due to COVID-19 exposures, the...

Northern lights return

Apr 17, 2021 / 9:00 am

The northern lights made another appearance over the Central Okanagan Friday night and early Saturday morning. After an Oyama photographer snapped some...

Lawsuit to 'send a message'

Apr 17, 2021 / 4:00 am

The City of Kelowna is hoping to “send a message” with two lawsuits filed this week against a pair of alleged prolific graffiti vandals. While...

Tricycling through COVID

Apr 17, 2021 / 4:00 am

Darlene and Allan Fischer have been riding bikes together for more than 40 years. After Darlene had a fall on her bike, she no longer felt safe on the road. But...

Safety of farmers' markets

Apr 17, 2021 / 4:00 am

How safe are outdoor farmers' markets from the spread of COVID-19? Very, if everyone follows the rules. As farmers' markets begin opening up around the...

Unresponsive in back of cab

Apr 16, 2021 / 8:00 pm

A Kelowna taxi driver may have saved the life of a client on Friday afternoon. Kelowna Cabs spokesperson Roy Paulson says a driver was taking a customer to the...

3 more school exposures

Apr 16, 2021 / 7:32 pm

The Central Okanagan School District has announced three more COVID-19 exposure incidents in the region. Coronavirus exposures were confirmed by IH on Friday at...

City's 'high impact' projects

Apr 16, 2021 / 7:00 pm

The City of Kelowna is highlighting a series of “high visibility and impact” infrastructure investments being made this year. This year the...

Homeless site on the move

Apr 16, 2021 / 2:36 pm

The City of Kelowna's designated homeless camping location is on the move. Crews are at work preparing a new site near the corner of Richter Street and...

Virus on Kelowna flights

Apr 16, 2021 / 1:47 pm

Another Kelowna flight last week carried a COVID-positive passenger, one of 12 B.C. flights in the past week that has been flagged as a possible exposure. A...

Brooker hired to grow Flowr

Apr 16, 2021 / 12:07 pm

Darryl Brooker is moving from wine to weed. The Mission Hill Family Estate president has quit to become the chief executive officer of Flowr, the publicly...

New inspector arrives

Apr 16, 2021 / 11:12 am

A new woman has been added to the senior leadership team at the Kelowna RCMP. The regional detachment announced on social media Friday that Inspector Beth...

Ready to restart 'safe place'

Apr 16, 2021 / 10:32 am

A program designed to provide a safe shelter for members of the LGBTQ community should be back up and running in Kelowna soon. Under the Safe Places program,...