Poll: rent in the Okanagan

Aug 13, 2019 / 7:15 pm

The latest Canadian National Rent Report has ranked Kelowna as the eighth most expensive rental market in the nation with prices of one- and two-bedroom units...

Poll: traffic in Kelowna

Aug 12, 2019 / 7:36 pm

By 2040, Kelowna residents will drive farther, spend more time in their vehicles, while moving at slower speeds. All that equates to more congestion on Kelowna...

Poll: finding work

Aug 11, 2019 / 7:46 am

It turns out B.C.’s job market isn’t immune to what’s unfolding across the rest of the country. Despite maintaining the country’s lowest...

Poll: beating the heat

Aug 8, 2019 / 7:45 pm

With highs in the mid-30s in the Okanagan, it can be difficult to remain comfortable while enjoying the summer heat, let alone working in the blistering...

Poll: campfire ban?

Aug 7, 2019 / 4:55 pm

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Okanagan, including Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon. The weather statement indicates "a...

Poll: going electric

Aug 6, 2019 / 3:12 pm

Transport Canada data shows more than 14,000 electric vehicles were purchased nationwide during the first three months of the federal government's new...

Poll: paying the taxman

Aug 1, 2019 / 7:03 pm

The average Canadian family spent almost half its total income on taxes in 2018, a new study by the Fraser Institute reveals. The study found the average family...

Poll: student loans

Jul 31, 2019 / 6:25 pm

Federal officials warned in a presentation earlier this year that the risk of student loan defaults and delays was on the rise, noting bleakly: the "system...

Poll: variable parking rates

Jul 30, 2019 / 7:07 pm

City council has begun to pave the way for sweeping changes to parking in Kelowna. A number of bylaw amendments were approved Monday as part of the downtown...

Poll: Peachland bypass?

Jul 29, 2019 / 7:34 pm

The District of Peachland says it opposes all the shortlisted Highway 97 options presented by the Ministry of Transportation. “Neither option has...

Poll: thermostat wars

Jul 25, 2019 / 7:30 pm

A new study from BC Hydro finds office air conditioning may cool the workplace, but can also lead to heated arguments. Hydro says 25 per cent of those asked say...

Poll: Okanagan wines

Jul 24, 2019 / 7:55 pm

Harry McWatters, who died suddenly on Tuesday at age 74, is being praised as a driving force in getting the Okanagan wine industry off the ground. BC Wine...

Poll: recreational cannabis

Jul 23, 2019 / 7:20 pm

The long wait to buy legal cannabis in Kelowna is nearly over. Nine months after the feds legalized the cultivation, sale and consumption of cannabis, Kelowna...

Poll: dog licences

Jul 22, 2019 / 8:04 pm

There are almost 3,000 "missing dogs" in the Central Okanagan. The regional district says 2,968 dogs were licensed in 2018, but are not licensed for...

Poll: Gilbert the fawn

Jul 21, 2019 / 7:30 am

Gilbert the fawn has been put down. On its Facebook page, Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital said at 5 p.m. Friday afternoon, Gilbert was euthanized, as required...

Poll: McCurdy housing

Jul 18, 2019 / 9:44 am

The City of Kelowna has reached an agreement with BC Housing to change the operating model of a controversial supportive housing complex at 130 McCurdy Rd. At a...

Poll: housing affordability

Jul 16, 2019 / 8:40 pm

A recent survey on housing affordability in Canada puts Kelowna near the top of the list for homeownership desirability. According to the website finder.com, 54...

Poll: McCurdy housing

Jul 15, 2019 / 9:00 pm

Some Rutland residents, upset with the possibility of a "wet" supportive housing facility in their neighbourhood, are pleased with a decision by...

Poll: panhandling

Jul 12, 2019 / 5:20 pm

Salmon Arm has passed a bylaw that will fine people $50 for panhandling. But the city says the fines aren't the intended "primary method of achieving...

Poll: pro-life or pro-choice?

Jul 10, 2019 / 7:45 pm

The Kelowna Right to Life Society is trying to find more theatre availabilities for the controversial anti-abortion movie 'Unplanned.' A second...