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West Kelowna News

Westside Daze needs land

May 22, 2019 / 10:51 am

Dates for the annual Westside Daze festival were changed this year to accommodate a midway. Now, festival organizers are scrambling to find a piece of land...

Funding for more child care

May 21, 2019 / 2:30 pm

A new child care centre in West Kelowna will soon provide local families with licensed child care spaces. The province is investing $250,000 through its...

Highway 97 reopens

May 21, 2019 / 1:35 pm

UPDATE: 1:35 P.M. Emergency crews have now cleared the scene of a multi-vehicle collision at Highway 97 and Boucherie Road. Traffic heading into Kelowna remains...

Bylaw service expanded

May 20, 2019 / 1:00 pm

Bylaw enforcement in West Kelowna has been expanded to seven days a week for the summer. The expansion is in response to increased call volumes during the peak...

World of Wheels shines

May 19, 2019 / 5:33 pm

It wasn't too hot, nor too cold, and the rain stayed away, drawing out huge crowds for the annual Peachland World of Wheels car show on Sunday. The...

World of Wheels is back

May 17, 2019 / 5:00 am

Peachland’s biggest event is back for the long weekend. The World of Wheels Show & Shine attracts more than 10,000 people to the Peachland waterfront...

Albas introduces looting bill

May 15, 2019 / 6:30 pm

Okanagan MP Dan Albas has brought forth a private member's bill intended to give the legal system more teeth when dealing with looting during evacuation...

Shaky ride after nuts stolen

May 15, 2019 / 7:47 am

RCMP are warning the public about a potentially serious act of vandalism. RCMP tell Castanet they are investigating two acts of mischief that happened on May 14...

Filming at Quails' Gate

May 14, 2019 / 5:00 am

It's lights, camera, and action at West Kelowna's Quails’ Gate Winery. The musical film documentary The Lake / N’-ha-a-itk has begun...

Kids spray park to open

May 14, 2019 / 5:00 am

The Kids Care Spray Park in West Kelowna is set to open in a few days, giving local families a fun head start on summer. The popular children’s water park...

Douses abandoned fire

May 13, 2019 / 11:40 am

A Peachland resident stumbled upon an abandoned campfire and is hoping people will think twice next time. Danilo Mueller posted a photo and video to the...

Escaped bees captured

May 13, 2019 / 5:00 am

A West Kelowna man’s phone has been ringing off the hook for him to come rescue swarms of bees all across the Okanagan Valley. Last Sunday, Preston Hayden...

Car slams into parked truck

May 12, 2019 / 6:52 am

A car crashed into a parked truck in West Kelowna overnight. The black Mustang left the road, went across a front yard and slammed into a crew cab pickup in a...

Dial-a-dope ring busted

May 10, 2019 / 1:39 pm

RCMP have seized drugs and firearms from a West Kelowna home after a month-long investigation. Police have been working on an Okanagan-wide dial-a-dope drug...

$5 million for fires

May 10, 2019 / 10:01 am

UPDATE 10:36 a.m. The B.C. government has announced new funding to help communities prepare for and recover from emergencies. Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public...

Mountain biker rescued

May 9, 2019 / 2:55 pm

UPDATE: 2:50 p.m. The female rider has reportedly sustained multiple injuries including a broken nose and arm. A member from the group of riders says the...

Albas to introduce bill

May 8, 2019 / 4:18 pm

Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola Conservative MP Dan Albas is expected to introduce a private member's bill in the House of Commons, Thursday. Albas, the...

Bear stops by for dinner

May 8, 2019 / 2:26 pm

Bears have been visiting backyards in Peachland lately. Jessica Delgatty was inside her home on Ehlers Road when she noticed a black bear exploring her garden...

Swarm of 100k bees loose

May 7, 2019 / 7:30 pm

A swarm of over 100,000 bees are on the loose and their owner really wants them back. Preston Hayden was tending to the beehive on his property in West Kelowna...

Party on the pier Saturday

May 7, 2019 / 4:29 pm

A grand opening community festival will celebrate the new Peachland Pier on Saturday. Bring the family for an afternoon of outdoor games, an artisan...