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West Kelowna News Last 7 days

Good Creek fire spreads

Jul 18, 2018 / 6:24 pm

UPDATE: 6:15 p.m. The Good Creek wildfire continues to burn above Rattlesnake Island. A Castanet viewer says the fire is showing new seeding at the north edge...

Fires burn by Peachland

Jul 18, 2018 / 5:00 pm

UPDATE: 5 p.m. The BC Wildfire Service has finally provided an update on a number of lightning-caused fires throughout the Central Okanagan. Fire information...

Missing man, body found

Jul 18, 2018 / 2:17 pm

The search for a missing West Kelowna man ended tragically Tuesday night after his body was discovered above the Shannon Lake area in West Kelowna. Shortly...

No structures near fire

Jul 18, 2018 / 11:25 am

ORIGINAL: 11:25 a.m. The wildfire in West Kelowna's Glenrosa area is not burning near any structures at this time, according to Mayor Doug Findlater. The...

Search for missing ATVer

Jul 17, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue are on the hunt for a missing ATVer after he was reported missing near Smith Creek in West Kelowna. Residents in the area...

Teen airlifted to KGH

Jul 17, 2018 / 1:25 pm

UPDATE: 1:25 p.m. The 14-year-old girl who fell off a horse near Bear Creek Road Tuesday suffered "lower-body injuries," according to emergency crews...

West K wants to talk pot

Jul 17, 2018 / 10:36 am

The City of West Kelowna wants to talk pot. The city is looking for your feedback on possible restrictions on retail cannabis shops. A survey is available...

Roll-over on Glenrosa

Jul 17, 2018 / 5:51 am

Rescue crews had their hands full after finding a pickup truck in the ditch Monday night. The truck appears to have been coming down Glenrosa Road just after...

Crash near 97C turnoff

Jul 16, 2018 / 10:15 pm

There are reports of a vehicle crash on Highway 97 just past the entrance with the Okanagan Connector. No indication as to how serious the incident is, however,...

Distraught man saved

Jul 16, 2018 / 3:25 pm

A section of the William R. Bennett Bridge was shut down for over an hour after a distraught man was helped to safety by police. Concerned motorists contacted...

Swing over falls gone wrong

Jul 16, 2018 / 10:39 am

A fun swing over Christie Falls in West Kelowna went horribly wrong for a man on Sunday after a failed attempt. At 7p.m.Central Okanagan Search and Rescue were...

Police look for missing teen

Jul 14, 2018 / 5:02 pm

Police in West Kelowna are asking for the public's help to find missing 16-year-old Madison Loutitt. Loutitt, who was last seen on Thursday, is described as...

Dangerous fire situation

Jul 13, 2018 / 7:43 am

A potentially dangerous situation was avoided by a quick thinking police officer Friday morning. Phil Olinger tells Castanet he was driving to work near Bear...

Joining 2 water systems

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

The City of West Kelowna will be joining the Pritchard and Sunnyside water systems together. The city says interconnecting the adjacent systems will meet water...

Tesla burned in garage

Jul 12, 2018 / 8:40 pm

UPDATE 8:39 p.m. Brent Watson, Assistant Chief West Kelowna Fire Rescue tells Castanet the WKFR responded to a house fire on Sageview Road just after 7 a.m....

Motorcyclist injured in crash

Jul 12, 2018 / 4:45 pm

Old Okanagan Highway is closed in both directions after what appears to be a serious motorcycle crash. A truck apparently rear ended the motorcycle near the...

Flipped at garden centre

Jul 12, 2018 / 3:12 pm

A tractor-trailer has flipped on its side Thursday afternoon in West Kelowna. Photographs taken at the scene show a semi sideways on the concrete at Bylands...

Searching for assault suspect

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:05 pm

A teenager in West Kelowna was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon after a fight broke out amongst several people in a parking lot, but a suspect has yet to...

Rescue above Smith Creek

Jul 12, 2018 / 11:45 am

Fire crews in West Kelowna were called out to rescue an injured hiker in the Smith Creek area Thursday morning. The man apparently fell on the trail above Smith...

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