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West Kelowna News

Former WFN chief dies

Feb 21, 2020 / 3:15 pm

Westbank First Nation flags have been lowered to half staff in the memory of former chief Noll Derriksan. Derriksan passed away late Wednesday night from...

Working for 'bright futures'

Feb 20, 2020 / 8:30 pm

Schools in the Central Okanagan committed to increasing opportunities for Indigenous students while ensuring the voices of Indigenous people are represented in...

Youth athletes off to Games

Feb 20, 2020 / 11:35 am

Nine young cross-country skiers are representing the Okanagan Zone at the BC Winter Games in Fort St. John. The Games begin today and run through Monday. Seven...

Local nominated for Juno

Feb 18, 2020 / 7:00 pm

West Kelowna’s Johnny Jansen has been nominated for direction of the ‘Music Video of the Year' at this year’s Juno Awards, thanks in part...

Drunk crash caught on cam

Feb 18, 2020 / 10:43 am

A drunk driver lost control on West Kelowna's Bridge Hill late Sunday night, flipping his truck over the road's barricade. And it was all caught on...

Rollover on Bridge Hill

Feb 17, 2020 / 6:40 am

A pickup crashed off Bridge Hill Sunday night in a rollover incident near the Campbell Road overpass on the west side of Okanagan Lake. The vehicle went off...

Fundraiser for true 'Warrior'

Feb 16, 2020 / 7:50 pm

The West Kelowna Warriors swapped their hockey sticks and puck for a ringette stick and a ring on Sunday for the 3rd Annual Battle of the Blades. The Warriors...

Pot shops owe city $160K

Feb 16, 2020 / 5:00 am

The courts have ordered two former cannabis dispensaries pay the City of West Kelowna more than $160,000 in fines and legal fees, but it's unclear if the...

Shelter leads to anxiety

Feb 15, 2020 / 5:00 am

A number of incidents allegedly tied to the homeless population around a cold weather shelter on Stevens Road has caused some concerns among residents in Rose...

Bull Mtn. taking shape

Feb 14, 2020 / 6:00 pm

Here's a complaint you don't hear too often from a ski hill operator - "too much snow." That's what Don Journeay faced this winter during...

3 months without mailboxes

Feb 14, 2020 / 4:20 pm

After thefts from the mailbox at a West Kelowna mobile home park last year, the more than 100 residents have been forced to drive to Kelowna to get their mail...

Guilty in Wal-Mart mayhem

Feb 14, 2020 / 12:04 pm

An Okanagan man pleaded guilty Friday to a slew of charges, stemming from a crime spree last spring that saw him evade police for several days. Dayton...

Vandals smash Sonic Wash

Feb 14, 2020 / 10:14 am

Employees at the Sonic Wash in West Kelowna were in cleanup mode when they got to work this morning. Vandals hit the property overnight and smashed seven...

Busy court delays trial

Feb 13, 2020 / 7:30 pm

The man accused of seriously assaulting an elderly woman and leaving her for dead on a West Kelowna forestry road last spring had his trial on unrelated charges...

Massive project moves on

Feb 12, 2020 / 2:16 pm

A massive home development in Smith Creek is moving on to the next phase. West Kelowna council unanimously approved the next phase of the proposed plan which...

WFN's first doctorate

Feb 12, 2020 / 5:00 am

Okanagan College's Director of Student Services, James Coble, is the first member of the Westbank First Nation (WFN) to earn a doctoral degree. Coble who...

Moving ahead with city hall

Feb 11, 2020 / 7:07 pm

The City of West Kelowna is pushing ahead with a scheme to design and build its first city hall while avoiding voter assent. Council voted Tuesday afternoon to...

Hold and secure at school

Feb 10, 2020 / 2:52 pm

Students and staff at Hudson Road Elementary in West Kelowna were placed under a "hold and secure" Monday afternoon. The safety measure was requested...

City hall back on the books

Feb 8, 2020 / 5:00 am

Nearly four years after West Kelowna residents said no to borrowing money for a new city hall, the city says it can go ahead without taxpayer money, or...

Big plans for Smith Creek

Feb 7, 2020 / 6:00 pm

Plans for a massive neighbourhood in West Kelowna will hit city council desks on Tuesday. The proposed development, which is northwest of the Smith Creek...

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