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West Kelowna News

Water flush for Westshore

Aug 5, 2020 / 9:00 pm

Residents using the RDCO Westshore Estates water system should be aware of plans to flush water mains. Starting tomorrow (Aug. 6) through Aug. 14, engineering...

RCMP have located body

Aug 5, 2020 / 8:38 pm

UPDATE 8:34 p.m. The Central Okanagan Search and Rescue says they were able to locate the body of the man missing and presumed drowned after jumping off the...

Identity theft warning

Aug 5, 2020 / 7:00 pm

A West Kelowna woman wants other potential fraud victims to be aware of a cell phone scam making the rounds. Christine Stephens tells Castanet she went to bed...

SUV & boat both rollover

Aug 5, 2020 / 5:57 pm

A vehicle pulling a boat rolled over on Highway 97 Wednesday afternoon, sending both down an embankment. The single-vehicle crash occurred on Northbound on...

Wildfire 'a wake-up call'

Aug 5, 2020 / 2:25 pm

"This event on the weekend should be a wake up call for people." Following the Rose Valley Dam wildfire that ignited Sunday, West Kelowna fire chief...

Hwy 97C fire smouldering

Aug 5, 2020 / 1:00 pm

UPDATE: 1 p.m. The BC Wildfire Service says a wildfire at the edge of the Okanagan Connector near Peachland is now officially held. The fire, which broke out...

Wildfire now 'under control'

Aug 5, 2020 / 12:42 pm

The BC Wildfire Service has now deemed the Rose Valley Dam wildfire in West Kelowna “under control.” The classification means the three-hectare...

COSAR called off in search

Aug 4, 2020 / 10:58 am

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue tell Castanet they have been asked to stand down in the search for the body a missing 33-year-old Alberta man, presumed...

Hanging by a thread

Aug 4, 2020 / 10:45 am

Someone took a wrong turn - a very wrong turn. Sometime over the weekend, the white truck pictured above ended up down an embankment above the WFN beach lots in...

Rose Valley fire 'being held'

Aug 3, 2020 / 8:00 pm

UPDATE: 8 p.m. Firefighters from the BC Wildfire Service have been making quick work of the Rose Valley Dam fire. The Kamloops Fire Centre has listed the fire,...

Rose Valley Dam wildfire

Aug 2, 2020 / 9:32 pm

UPDATE: 9:32 p.m. The Rose Valley Dam wildfire is still considered out of control, but it has reduced to three hectares in size. Gagan Lidhran, fire information...

Wildfire, your pictures

Aug 2, 2020 / 7:26 pm

The Rose Valley Dam wildfire in West Kelowna is estimated at 5 hectares in size and is currently out of control. Crews attended the fire at 2:15 p.m. and have...

Searching for drowned man

Aug 2, 2020 / 10:43 am

Operations are underway to retrieve a body of a swimmer who has presumably drowned in Okanagan Lake near Peachland yesterday afternoon. On Aug. 1., around 2:40...

New playground coming

Jul 31, 2020 / 8:00 pm

The Regional District of Central Okanagan is installing a new playground at West Kelowna's Traders Cove Regional Park. After the BC Day long weekend, a...

Excavator rollover

Jul 31, 2020 / 7:15 pm

Emergency crews responded to a home in West Kelowna shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Friday after a man was involved in an excavator rollover. Witnesses tell Castanet...

Police cleared in death

Jul 31, 2020 / 1:53 pm

B.C.'s independent police watchdog has concluded actions by RCMP in West Kelowna did not contribute to the death of a man back on July 20. The Independent...

5-vehicle crash on Hwy 97

Jul 31, 2020 / 12:30 pm

Traffic heading into Kelowna is backing up as a result of a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 97 between Hudson and Boucherie Roads. According to witnesses on...

'Slow down, Quail crossing'

Jul 31, 2020 / 4:00 am

If you haven’t driven up Campbell Road in West Kelowna in a while, you may have missed some unique reminders to slow down. Casa Loma area residents have...

Westside power restored

Jul 30, 2020 / 11:00 am

UPDATE: 11 a.m. Power has been restored to 226 properties in West Kelowna. According to BC Hydro, power went off to customers in and around the 3800 block of...

Home peppered with bullets

Jul 28, 2020 / 12:30 pm

UPDATE 12:30 p.m. At least two bullet holes are visible in the windows of a West Kelowna home that was targeted with gunfire in the early hours of Tuesday...

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