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West Kelowna News

Motorists advised of temporary Boucherie Road closure

Oct 18, 2021 / 8:00 pm

The City of West Kelowna is closing Boucherie Road, between Hayman and Hudson Roads, on Tuesday for seasonal boulevard maintenance. The work will include...

Fatal crash Friday night on Hwy 97 at Drought Hill

Oct 18, 2021 / 9:53 am

A crash Friday night on Highway 97 on Peachland's Drought Hill was fatal. The single-vehicle crash occurred at about 7 p.m. and claimed the life of an...

Structure fire on Horizon Drive in West Kelowna

Oct 17, 2021 / 5:09 pm

UPDATE: 5:08 p.m. A large garage fire broke out on Horizon Crescent in West Kelowna just after 3 p.m. “As soon as we left the station we could see that...

Westbank Salvation Army celebrates grand reopening

Oct 16, 2021 / 2:30 pm

The Westbank Salvation Army celebrated their grand reopening with the community on Saturday, after the store received a huge makeover. To celebrate, the...

Hwy 97 reopens after crash on Drought Hill

Oct 15, 2021 / 10:41 pm

UPDATE 10:40 p.m. The highway has now reopened to traffic in both directions. Witnesses say the crash was a vehicle that went down the embankment at Drought...

Rose Valley Veterinary warns pet owners of dangers of speargrass

Oct 15, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital is warning pet owners after a dog came into the vet with strange symptoms. On Facebook the vet hospital posted recently...

West Kelowna has adopted measures to allow for electronic access to meetings

Oct 13, 2021 / 8:00 pm

West Kelowna city council has approved measures that will allow for remote access to meetings for councillors and the public under certain circumstances. The...

Bear hangs out on Glenrosa deck, doesn't smell Thanksgiving turkey

Oct 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

A West Kelowna man is giving thanks that a bear didn't wreck his Thanksgiving dinner. "I had my turkey soaking in brine outside around the corner and I...

'Couple of morons' break into Peachland's ZipZone, leave empty handed

Oct 12, 2021 / 5:42 pm

Peachland’s ZipZone adventure park was hit by thieves on Thanksgiving Monday. Business owner Kevin Bennett says a “couple of morons in an...

West Kelowna authorizes borrowing up to $11 million for its new city hall

Oct 12, 2021 / 5:34 pm

West Kelowna city council has given the go ahead for the city to borrow up to $11 million to pay for its new city hall. The financing was approved a year after...

Busy Westbank road to reopen soon after 2 month closure

Oct 11, 2021 / 11:00 am

Crews are nearing completion on a roads project on the Westbank First Nation. Louie Drive will reopen to traffic between Old Okanagan Highway and Elk Road on...

West Kelowna mom gets more than 1,000 signatures on a petition calling for school busing policy change

Oct 11, 2021 / 4:00 am

A West Kelowna mom has taken her push to get her kids, and many others, on the school bus to the online platform change.org, and she’s getting a lot of...

Police thank public for helping find the missing West Kelowna woman

Oct 10, 2021 / 9:45 am

UPDATE: 9:45 a.m. Police say Seline Peters has been found safe, after the RCMP reached out to the public Saturday for help in finding the missing West Kelowna...

Traffic backed up in both directions after three-vehicle crash

Oct 8, 2021 / 4:16 pm

UPDATE 4:15 p.m. DriveBC reports the crash has been cleared. Motorists should expect delays while the traffic backlog clears. UPDATE 3:35 p.m. DriveBC reports...

Snow falls on high-mountain passes across B.C.

Oct 7, 2021 / 11:05 am

UPDATE 11:05 a.m. While some snow fell on the Okanagan Connector overnight, heavy snow continues to fall on Rogers Pass to the east. Thursday morning, big...

Snow on Pennask a reminder of winter tire regulations

Oct 6, 2021 / 6:28 pm

BC Transportation reported snow flurries on the Pennask Summit of Highway 97C, the Coquihalla Connector, late Wednesday afternoon. Flurries on #BCHwy97C near...

Busy roundabout on Westbank First Nation to be closed for 2 weeks

Oct 4, 2021 / 7:00 pm

The roundabout at Carrington and Butt Roads on the Westbank First Nation will be closed for two weeks later this month. The closure schedule is as follows: ...

West Kelowna students give thanks to firefighters through artwork

Oct 4, 2021 / 4:29 pm

Visual Arts students at Mount Boucherie Secondary School are showing their thanks. They have created art pieces with personal messages on the back, expressing...

Final day to have your say on new city hall/library

Oct 3, 2021 / 9:45 am

Today is the last day to submit feedback on the detailed design for the City of West Kelowna’s proposed new city hall and library. You can share your...

Peachland mayor proposes funding to help support COSAR

Oct 3, 2021 / 4:00 am

The mayor of Peachland, Cindy Fortin, has added her voice to calls for the Central Okanagan Search and Rescue team to get a new home. In an open letter to...