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West Kelowna News Last 7 days

Smoke, flames visible

Jun 28, 2017 / 4:23 pm

UPDATE: 4:20 P.M. West Kelowna Fire Crews responded to a report of flames and smoke visible at a residence on Auburn Drive. Crews from Lakeview Heights and...

Explosion leads to burns

Jun 28, 2017 / 1:19 pm

A man is in hospital with severe burns as a result of a workplace accident in West Kelowna Wednesday morning. According to West Kelowna Fire Rescue, a man was...

Crash slows commute

Jun 28, 2017 / 7:10 am

The commute into Kelowna from the Westside is slow this morning. A three, or four vehicle collision on Bridge Hill heading into Kelowna is causing major delays....

Hunters catch another creep

Jun 28, 2017 / 5:50 am

A 46-year-old South Okanagan man was arrested after he was caught attempting to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex. But the girl he had been talking to was...

Lake search finds nothing

Jun 27, 2017 / 6:16 pm

UPDATE: 6:15 p.m. Kelowna firefighters launched their marine rescue boat Monday evening after receiving two reports of people in distress. Both ended happily,...

Westside Daze goes bigger

Jun 27, 2017 / 12:49 pm

While the rest of the country toasts Canada's 150th birthday, Westside Daze is celebrating a little more. The annual Westside July long weekend festival is...

Water advisory lifted

Jun 27, 2017 / 8:40 am

A water quality advisory has been lifted for customers on the Westshore Estates water system. A boil water notice was put into effect in early May, and later...

Where your tax dollars go

Jun 27, 2017 / 5:00 am

The City of West Kelowna spent about $60,000 less on wages and expenses in 2016 than it did the previous year. That according to figures released this week by...

Garnet fire smouldering

Jun 26, 2017 / 4:55 pm

A small wildfire in Garnet Valley, between Peachland and Summerland, is in the mop-up phase. The fire remains the same size as Sunday, at .53 of a hectare, fire...

Westside Rd work delays

Jun 26, 2017 / 2:52 pm

Construction work on Westside Road will reduce the route to single-lane, alternating traffic until further notice. DriveBC reports the work is taking place 11...

Hail to the new (fire) chief

Jun 26, 2017 / 1:25 pm

A new fire chief has been appointed by the Regional District of Central Okanagan to serve Wilson's Landing. Don Bennison took over chief’s duties on...

Peachland water now safe

Jun 26, 2017 / 12:14 pm

A long-standing boil-water notice in Peachland has finally been lifted. Residents using water drawn from Deep Creek and Trepanier Creek, affecting the entire...

No growth in wildfire

Jun 25, 2017 / 11:22 am

There was no growth overnight to a small wildfire in the Garnet Valley area, between Peachland and Summerland, according to the BC Wildfire Service. “The...

Tankers battling blaze

Jun 24, 2017 / 4:35 pm

UPDATE: 9:56 p.m. According to fire information officer Justine Hunse the fire is now measured at .53 hectares in size. They still have three firefighters on...

No blame laid yet in fire

Jun 24, 2017 / 10:15 am

Fire investigators are no longer at the scene of the wildfire that burned off of Westside Road on June 13, and despite witnesses saying the cause was obvious,...

Bin fire in West Kelowna

Jun 24, 2017 / 9:29 am

West Kelowna Fire Rescue had an early start to their day, responding to a morning bin fire. Crews were called out to a fire at West Manufacturing on Marmot Lane...

Double collision on Hwy 97

Jun 23, 2017 / 1:29 pm

UPDATE: 1:28 p.m. The highway has reopened southbound and the crash has been cleared, drivers at the scene report. Traffic had backed up to the Glenrosa...

West Kelowna squeezed

Jun 22, 2017 / 3:10 pm

West Kelowna doesn’t have enough land, and that’s hampering efforts to build new recreation facilities, city hall, and more. “Land is a big...