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West Kelowna News

Person hurt by forklift

Jun 14, 2021 / 5:58 pm

A person was rushed to hospital from rural Peachland Monday afternoon due to a forklift rollover. A patient was taken to hospital by an ambulance after their...

Body found in vehicle

Jun 14, 2021 / 3:40 pm

UPDATE 2:25 p.m. The RCMP says they were called to the West Kelowna Buckerfields parking lot at 12:45 p.m. for a report of a deceased woman. "We are still...

Injured biker rescued

Jun 13, 2021 / 5:03 pm

An injured mountain biker along Smith Creek has been rescued by first responders. A witness on the scene tells Castanet the female rider was 15 minutes up the...

Vehicle down embankment

Jun 13, 2021 / 3:04 pm

UPDATE 3:04 p.m. According to the owner of the vehicle, the crash occurred around 7 a.m. Sunday. The owner said the sole occupant of the vehicle did not suffer...

Push to keep caps in place

Jun 13, 2021 / 7:07 am

Restaurant owners say food delivery apps have taken too big a bite out of their revenues for too long. Food delivery apps were forced to implement lower fees...

New shelter at gravel pit?

Jun 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

The City of West Kelowna is considering putting a new homeless shelter at a gravel pit. In an application the city's Advisory Planning Commission will...

Resort spa proposed

Jun 12, 2021 / 4:00 am

The City of West Kelowna is considering an application for a large spa resort in Shannon Lake. The Loewen Development Group has proposed the ‘Baden...

3-car crash slows commute

Jun 9, 2021 / 10:54 am

Traffic was slowed Wednesday morning in West Kelowna by a three-car crash. The crash at about 9:25 a.m. occurred at Bartley Rd. and Pike Rd. A witness said...

Concerns over rental bylaw

Jun 9, 2021 / 4:00 am

If public reaction is any indication, it appears the City of West Kelowna is on the right track when it comes to a proposed set of bylaws which would regulate,...

Storm moves across water

Jun 8, 2021 / 9:00 pm

In case you have forgotten how awesome it is to live in the Okanagan, John Conybeer managed to take a video that shows how awe-inspiring the scenery can be....

Skatepark construction soon

Jun 8, 2021 / 3:43 pm

Construction is expected to start this month on a new skatepark in West Kelowna, the first step in making space for the municipality's new city hall. City...

Car engulfed in flames

Jun 8, 2021 / 12:38 pm

UPDATE 12:35 p.m. A large vehicle fire Tuesday morning in West Kelowna may have been caused by a crash. When fire crews arrived on scene, the car was fully...

Break-in while family sleeps

Jun 7, 2021 / 4:00 am

A West Kelowna family is confused and frustrated after an early-morning break-in along Old Okanagan Highway on Saturday. Brandon Travis says he woke up just...

Win adventure of a lifetime

Jun 7, 2021 / 4:00 am

West Kelowna Professional Firefighters Local 4457 are gearing up for this year's annual 'Fire in the Mountains' trip which breaks down barriers for...

More short term rental input

Jun 6, 2021 / 4:00 am

Changes to a proposed series of bylaws around short-term rentals has triggered a second public hearing on the issue. The public hearing is set for Tuesday at 5...

$45K for Music Fest MS

Jun 4, 2021 / 3:24 pm

West Kelowna country singer Ben Klick's third-annual “Music Fest MS” raised $45,360 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. In three years...

Traffic stop goes sideways

Jun 3, 2021 / 7:13 pm

RCMP say a man and woman were arrested Wednesday afternoon after assaulting an officer during a traffic stop in West Kelowna. Police were called just after 4...

A small moment of healing

Jun 3, 2021 / 4:00 am

Exactly 215 orange balloons went up Wednesday inside and out at the Kekuli Cafe on Westbank First Nation land. The balloons, one for each of the 215 children...

Arrest slows Highway 97

Jun 2, 2021 / 5:29 pm

Traffic has been slowed on Highway 97 in West Kelowna by an arrest involving a large motorhome. Multiple witnesses tell Castanet that RCMP pulled over a large...

Westside Daze goes virtual

Jun 2, 2021 / 4:00 am

Canada Day and Westside Daze will both look a little bit different in West Kelowna this year. Organizers were hoping to be able to return to some semblance of...

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