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West Kelowna News

Debating rainbow crosswalk

Sep 20, 2019 / 8:00 pm

The District of Peachland is considering installing a rainbow crosswalk. Council debated a request this week to install the multi-coloured crosswalk at the...

WFN elects new Chief

Sep 20, 2019 / 12:00 am

Westbank First Nation has a new Chief. Christopher Raymond Derickson was elected to the band's top position in voting conducted Thursday. Derickson defeated...

Cougar sighting near school

Sep 19, 2019 / 2:23 pm

Parents and residents are being warned of multiple cougar sightings in the Rose Valley area. Rose Valley Elementary School sent an email to parents advising:...

Short-term rentals on radar

Sep 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

West Kelowna council will tackle the growing number of illegal short-term rentals in the city next spring. Council made the decision following an impassioned...

Tax-funded lights left dark

Sep 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

West Kelowna local Mike Leigh is calling for an explanation as to why the taxpayer-funded lights at Johnson Bentley skate park have not been used. The avid...

Arson trial delayed to 2020

Sep 18, 2019 / 3:30 pm

The trial of a woman accused of setting fire to a pile of men's clothes, which then caused more than $100,000 in damage to a West Kelowna home, has been...

Goats Peak officially opens

Sep 18, 2019 / 3:21 pm

UPDATE: 3:20 p.m. Goats Peak Regional Park is officially open to the public. Regional Park Services officials held a press conference at the scenic West Kelowna...

WFN going to the polls

Sep 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

Band members with Westbank First Nation head to the ballot box this week to elect a new chief and council. Roxanne Lindley, elected the first female Chief of...

West K has prime cannabis

Sep 17, 2019 / 6:55 pm

The City of West Kelowna is the latest Okanagan community with a legally licenced non-medical cannabis store. Prime Cannabis will be the first of five or six...

Missing woman found

Sep 17, 2019 / 1:50 pm

UPDATE: Tuesday, 1:50 p.m. After police reached out to the public for help finding Kasey-Anne Balaberda Monday, she has since been found. ORIGINAL: Monday,...

Danger bear shot by COs

Sep 17, 2019 / 12:30 pm

A black bear has been euthanized after making itself at home in West Kelowna for the last week or more. Ken Owens with the B.C. Conservation Officer Service...

WFN leading the way

Sep 17, 2019 / 5:00 am

A study of the Central Okanagan's Westbank First Nation finds the band has used property rights to swing above its weight economically and stimulate...

Water advisory rescinded

Sep 16, 2019 / 4:14 pm

After consulting with Interior Health, the Regional District of Central Okanagan has rescinded a water quality advisory for customers of the Westshore Estates...

Wheelbarrow caused crash

Sep 15, 2019 / 6:32 am

UPDATE: 6:30 a.m. Witnesses in a group of motorcyclists involved in a West Kelowna crash on Saturday say it was an unsecured wheelbarrow that came off a pickup,...

Suspect shot by police

Sep 13, 2019 / 2:25 pm

UPDATE: 2:25 p.m. A man wielding garden shears was shot by police near Bear Creek Provincial Park in the early hours of Friday morning. Police were called to...

Have you seen Dalton?

Sep 13, 2019 / 11:40 am

RCMP need your help to try and locate a missing West Kelowna man. Dalton Evans has been reported missing, his family indicate they believe he is in the West...

Late-night fire doused

Sep 13, 2019 / 6:55 am

A small grass fire was doused overnight by West Kelowna firefighters. The fire broke out about 10:30 p.m. behind Landmark Cinemas, in a field at Sneena Road and...

Big time bear activity

Sep 12, 2019 / 7:00 pm

As we head into fall, there has been plenty of bear action in the Okanagan. A black bear was spotted trotting down Campbell Road in West Kelowna on Thursday and...

Grass fire snuffed

Sep 12, 2019 / 2:18 pm

UPDATE 2:18 p.m. The Peachland Fire Department responded to the scene of a fire that broke out along the side of Highway 97 and Drought Rd and that fire is now...

Water funding extended

Sep 10, 2019 / 7:00 pm

The timeline for government funding of a new Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant announced in 2017 has been extended, after construction continues to face delays....

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