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West Kelowna News

Home 'severely damaged'

Mar 6, 2021 / 2:20 pm

UPDATE: 2:20 p.m. A West Kelowna mobile home suffered “severe damage” in a fire Saturday. West Kelowna Fire Rescue assistant chief Brent Watson said...

Tax rate planned at 4.05%

Mar 6, 2021 / 4:00 am

West Kelowna's chief financial officer is recommending city council approve the budget it gave first and second reading to earlier this year. Following a...

Driver's dream comes true

Mar 6, 2021 / 4:00 am

A West Kelowna race car driver who almost gave up his dreams because of COVID-19 is one step closer to achieving his goals. Marco Kacic, 18, now has not one,...

Some delays on Boucherie

Mar 6, 2021 / 4:00 am

Construction on the lower portion of Boucherie Road could cause some minor delays for motorists. Beginning Monday, March 8, crews will begin constructing a...

No baby mask? No haircut

Mar 5, 2021 / 4:00 am

Sarah Balkenhol is upset with Great Clips in West Kelowna after she was refused service when she took her son Barrett in for his first haircut. "They asked...

Re-Leaf program is back

Mar 4, 2021 / 9:00 pm

You can help improve West Kelowna’s urban canopy by purchasing a tree through the city’s Urban Re-Leaf program. Starting Monday at 8:30 a.m.,...

Fire deemed accidental

Mar 4, 2021 / 1:42 pm

UPDATE 1:40 p.m. West Kelowna Fire Rescue says a blaze Thursday morning that claimed the life of two pets and injured a firefighter has been declared...

Glenrosa road work is back

Mar 3, 2021 / 9:00 pm

The City of West Kelowna says it is about to restart road, sidewalk and infrastructure upgrade work on Glenrosa and McIver Roads. Phase two of the project...

Hearing on short term rents

Mar 3, 2021 / 6:32 pm

The public will get a chance to weigh in later this month on a package of proposed zoning bylaw amendments which will regulate short-term rentals within...

Positive signs are missed

Mar 3, 2021 / 4:00 am

A Peachland woman who became an inspiration to the community over the last year says she hopes her effort to brighten people's lives will linger even now...

Man falls through ice

Mar 2, 2021 / 2:02 pm

Firefighters in West Kelowna rescued a man Tuesday morning who fell through the ice on Shannon Lake. Fire chief Jason Brolund says crews were called to the...

Collision on Hwy 97

Mar 1, 2021 / 4:16 pm

The drive home has been slowed down on Highway 97 southbound just before Daimler Rd. in West Kelowna. A three-vehicle incident on Highway 97 has snarled traffic...

West Kelowna has a vision

Feb 25, 2021 / 9:00 am

The City of West Kelowna has taken a step closer to a new Official Community Plan after endorsing its community-inspired "Community Vision." The...

Split on short-term rentals

Feb 25, 2021 / 4:00 am

West Kelowna residents will get another chance to chime in on a proposed package of bylaws that, if ultimately approved, would legalize, and regulate the...

COVID billboard misleading

Feb 24, 2021 / 5:44 pm

A West Kelowna billboard questioning the safety of the “cure” for COVID-19 is “playing upon fears rather than providing facts,”...

Water plant contract award

Feb 24, 2021 / 10:14 am

Construction on the new $75 million Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant could begin within the next two weeks. Allen Fillion, director of engineering and public...

Skate park moves to ALC

Feb 23, 2021 / 9:59 am

The City of West Kelowna is turning to the province for help in relocating the skate park adjacent to the Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre. The park,...

Fireball lights up night sky

Feb 22, 2021 / 1:24 pm

A bright green fireball flew over Kelowna early Monday and one lucky resident caught it on camera. Darren Seneshen was travelling on Highway 97 in Westbank...

Large boat capsizes

Feb 22, 2021 / 9:54 am

If you own a large boat and moor it at Lake Okanagan Resort you might want to double-check that it's still upright. Castanet received these photos from Rick...

Elevate your music dreams

Feb 22, 2021 / 4:00 am

A new local program is working to get musicians back to work during a time when the entertainment industry has taken a huge hit amid the COVID-19 pandemic....

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