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Kelowna News

Teen who went missing in Surrey is safe, has family in Kelowna

Oct 28, 2021 / 6:13 am

UPDATE: 6:10 a.m. Surrey RCMP advised overnight that the missing teen has been located and is safe. ORIGINAL: 9 p.m. RCMP in Surrey are appealing to the public...

Chilly Halloween night expected for Thompson-Okanagan

Oct 28, 2021 / 4:00 am

Trick-or-treaters may want to dress warm for Halloween in the Thompson-Okanagan. Environment Canada Meteorologist Doug Lundquist says a ridge of high pressure...

Five Guys looking for new spot after West Kelowna location closes

Oct 28, 2021 / 4:00 am

There is a chance that those in the Okanagan who have an affinity for Five Guys Burgers and Fries will be able to get their fix once again in the future. The...

KGH employees gifted with over 400 pieces of art from community

Oct 28, 2021 / 4:00 am

More than 400 Kelowna General Hospital employees are receiving a hand-painted piece of art this week from the community. The "Share the Sunshine"...

Speeding vehicles worry Kelowna neighbourhood after fatal crash

Oct 28, 2021 / 4:00 am

Residents of Southeast Kelowna are raising concerns about speeding vehicles and street racing in the area, something they say is a nightly occurrence. Blair...

RBC makes $75K donation to Okanagan College

Oct 27, 2021 / 9:00 pm

The Royal Bank of Canada has gifted Okanagan College $75,000. RBC is donating $35,000 to the schools fundraising campaign for a new Health Sciences Centre at...

Cantina del Centro opening new location at Big White Ski Resort

Oct 27, 2021 / 7:30 pm

It looks like Cantina del Centro is making a move up the mountain. The popular Mexican restaurant, which was born in Nelson and added a location in downtown...

Well-respected professor at UBC Okanagan passed away suddenly last month

Oct 27, 2021 / 7:00 pm

UBC Okanagan has lost a prominent member of its faculty. Dr. Hugo De Burgos, Associate Professor of Teaching in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences’...

Death toll from outbreak climbs to 17 at Kelowna care home

Oct 27, 2021 / 6:14 pm

A COVID-19 outbreak at a Kelowna long-term care home continues to claim lives. Interior Health reports two more deaths at Cottonwoods Care Centre in its daily...

Most youth who vape are trying to quit: UBCO

Oct 27, 2021 / 5:31 pm

A recent study from UBCO show that the majority of youth who vape would rather not be. According to Dr. Laura Struik, assistant professor in the UBCO School of...

Kelowna-raised hockey player comes forward as accuser in Chicago Blackhawks sex assault scandal

Oct 27, 2021 / 5:06 pm

A scandal that has rocked the National Hockey League and Chicago Blackhawks has reached all the way back to the Okanagan. Kelowna-raised Kyle Beach has come...

Chorus of politicians, business leaders demanding international flights return to Kelowna gets louder

Oct 27, 2021 / 3:29 pm

Kelowna-Lake Country MP Tracy Gray is making another plea for the federal government to open Kelowna International Airport to international flights. She has...

'Terrible public display': Mayor, RCMP condemn Confederate Halloween display in Kelowna

Oct 27, 2021 / 3:15 pm

UPDATE: 3:05 p.m. The Kelowna RCMP and city bylaw have opened a pair of investigations into a Halloween display featuring a Confederate flag and a figure...

New sculpture unveiled outside the Kelowna Art Gallery

Oct 27, 2021 / 11:46 am

Pedestrians and motorists will encounter a striking new sculptural art piece the next time they’re at the corner of Water Street and Cawston Avenue in...

Dierks Bentley to play Kelowna's Prospera Place in January

Oct 27, 2021 / 10:19 am

Large concerts are slowly making their post-pandemic return to Kelowna. Country-music star Dierks Bentley will play Prospera Place on Jan. 28, 2022, supported...

Kelowna city council has adopted its roadmap for future growth over the next 20 years

Oct 27, 2021 / 4:00 am

Kelowna city council has given second and third readings to its new 2040 Official Community Plan. Once it's signed off by the provincial government, it will...

Kelowna's hospital, already nearly full, may intermittently close beds due to staffing crunch after vaccine mandate

Oct 27, 2021 / 4:00 am

Beds may be intermittently closed at Kelowna General Hospital as health officials grapple with staffing shortages as a result of the healthcare worker vaccine...

Time is running out to have your say on Kelowna's e-scooters

Oct 27, 2021 / 4:00 am

They were the subject of a flurry of complaints early on, but the uproar has died down lately. Now the City of Kelowna wants your feedback on its shared...

Pilot project allows dogs into pair of Lake Country parks

Oct 27, 2021 / 4:00 am

Pilot projects are officially underway in two regional parks within the District of Lake Country. One of the pilot projects allows dogs to be off-leash in Kopje...

Easter Seals Drop Zone raises $66K for Camp Winfield

Oct 26, 2021 / 9:00 pm

Thanks to the Stober Foundation’s $25,000 donation, the Easter Seals Drop Zone event surpassed its fundraising goal to send kids and adults with...

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