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Proceeds from Two Kings: Elvis Live in Concert in West Kelowna will benefit firefighting charities

Proceeds from Two Kings: Elvis Live in Concert in West Kelowna will benefit firefighting charities

Feb 21, 2024 / 5:00 pm

A concert whose proceeds will support local firefighter charities is quickly approaching, and you might be all shook up if you don’t get your tickets now....

Highway 97 crash at Daimler Drive slows traffic Wednesday

Highway 97 crash at Daimler Drive slows traffic Wednesday

Feb 21, 2024 / 12:30 pm

A crash has caused traffic delays on Highway 97 in West Kelowna Wednesday. Just before noon, a Jeep and Dodge Ram collided at the intersection of the highway...

West Kelowna liquor store fined $7K for selling cider to minor

West Kelowna liquor store fined $7K for selling cider to minor

Feb 21, 2024 / 4:00 am

A West Kelowna liquor store has been slapped with a $7,000 fine for selling alcohol to a minor. According to a recent decision from the Liquor and Cannabis...

West Kelowna opens process to get approval for $8 million fire hall loan

West Kelowna opens process to get approval for $8 million fire hall loan

Feb 20, 2024 / 6:49 pm

The City of West Kelowna has formally launched an alternative approval process for a $8 million loan for a new fire hall. The one month window for residents to...

LoneĀ 4-wheel driver stuck in snow above West Kelowna found safely by COSAR

LoneĀ 4-wheel driver stuck in snow above West Kelowna found safely by COSAR

Feb 16, 2024 / 7:30 pm

The Central Okanagan Search and Rescue team was called out for their third rescue in three nights on Thursday, this time helping a lone 4-wheel driver stuck in...

West Kelowna couple spend day touring Invictus Games sites with Duke and Duchess of Sussex

West Kelowna couple spend day touring Invictus Games sites with Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Feb 16, 2024 / 10:15 am

A West Kelowna couple has rubbed shoulders with royalty. Mike and Lori Bourgeois got to spend the day with Prince Harry and his wife Meghan in Whistler on...

Lunar New Year celebrated at Mar Jok Elementary School in West Kelowna

Lunar New Year celebrated at Mar Jok Elementary School in West Kelowna

Feb 16, 2024 / 4:00 am

Students at Mar Jok Elementary School have been celebrating Lunar New Year over the past couple of weeks, with several children in grade five learning and...

Things to do in Kelowna and West Kelowna on Family Day

Things to do in Kelowna and West Kelowna on Family Day

Central Okanagan Feb 15, 2024 / 8:00 pm

Kelowna and West Kelowna are getting ready for BC Family Day and they're promising fun for everyone involved this long weekend. There's a number of...

West Kelowna council approves townhomes on Gellatly Road South

West Kelowna council approves townhomes on Gellatly Road South

Feb 15, 2024 / 1:34 pm

A multi-family housing development on West Kelowna's Gellatly Road has the blessing of city council. The multi-residential development would include 20...

Taylor Swift-Mania providing boost to some Okanagan restaurants

Taylor Swift-Mania providing boost to some Okanagan restaurants

Feb 14, 2024 / 4:30 pm

Restaurants in Kelowna and West Kelowna are taking a page out of the NFL playbook, using Taylor Swift-Mania as a way to boost sales for a struggling hospitality...

Process to get approval for West Kelowna fire hall loan begins next week

Process to get approval for West Kelowna fire hall loan begins next week

Feb 14, 2024 / 1:03 pm

The City of West Kelowna begins the process of obtaining voter approval to spend up to $8 million on a new Lakeview Heights fire hall next week. The one month...

West Kelowna council nix gymnasium at refurbished community centre

West Kelowna council nix gymnasium at refurbished community centre

Feb 14, 2024 / 11:05 am

The City of West Kelowna will go ahead with designing the new Mount Boucherie Community Centre without a gymnasium. City council nixed the gym addition during...

Former Kelowna city manager serves as interim West Kelowna CAO

Former Kelowna city manager serves as interim West Kelowna CAO

Feb 13, 2024 / 2:34 pm

The City of West Kelowna didn't have to look too far to find an interim replacement for outgoing chief administrative office Paul Gipps. Former Kelowna city...

West Kelowna city councillor to run provincially for BC United

West Kelowna city councillor to run provincially for BC United

Feb 12, 2024 / 1:22 pm

West Kelowna city councillor Stephen Johnston has been selected by the BC United party as its candidate in the West Kelowna-Peachland riding. Johnston, 38, is a...

Missing man's body discovered near Bear Creek, police say

Missing man's body discovered near Bear Creek, police say

Feb 12, 2024 / 12:05 pm

West Kelowna RCMP have released more information regarding the tragic end to the search of a local man found dead over the weekend. Lucas Singer-Kraus, 23, was...

West Kelowna council to consider Gellatly Road townhomes

West Kelowna council to consider Gellatly Road townhomes

Feb 12, 2024 / 4:00 am

West Kelowna city council this week will consider a 20-unit townhouse project proposed for Gellatly Road South. The proposal at 3830 Gellatly Road South is for...

Two-vehicle crash on West Kelowna's snow-covered Gellatly Road Sunday

Two-vehicle crash on West Kelowna's snow-covered Gellatly Road Sunday

Feb 11, 2024 / 2:16 pm

UPDATE:2:15 p.m. West Kelowna's Gellatly Road appears to be moving smoothly again after a two-car collision just before noon. ORIGINAL: 12 p.m. It appears...

Massive search for young West Kelowna man comes to tragic end

Massive search for young West Kelowna man comes to tragic end

Feb 11, 2024 / 6:30 am

The search for West Kelowna's Lucas Singer-Kraus has come to a tragic end. In a post to the "Help Search for Lucas" Facebook group Saturday night,...

West Kelowna council to review redevelopment options for former city hall

West Kelowna council to review redevelopment options for former city hall

Feb 11, 2024 / 4:00 am

Will a redeveloped Mount Boucherie Community Centre include a gymnasium? That's a question West Kelowna city council will wrestle with when they are...

Hundreds of townhomes proposed for Upper Glenrosa

Hundreds of townhomes proposed for Upper Glenrosa

Feb 9, 2024 / 4:18 pm

An ambitious housing development in the Gates Road area of Upper Glenrosa will come before West Kelowna's Advisory Planning Commission next week. The...

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