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West Kelowna News

West Kelowna council will debate a 5% budget next week

West Kelowna council will debate a 5% budget next week

Jan 28, 2023 / 4:00 am

West Kelowna residents face the potential for the largest tax increase in the city's brief history. City council will debate a 2023 budget next week which...

Driver killed in head-on crash on Highway 97's Drought Hill

Driver killed in head-on crash on Highway 97's Drought Hill

Peachland Jan 26, 2023 / 1:31 pm

The driver of a Toyota Corolla was killed Wednesday evening following a crash on Highway 97 in Peachland. The portion of highway was closed for more than eight...

Police raid home on Old Okanagan Highway in Westbank

Police raid home on Old Okanagan Highway in Westbank

Jan 26, 2023 / 12:16 pm

UPDATE: 12:15 p.m. West Kelowna RCMP have arrested multiple people after close to a two-hour standoff on Thursday morning. Multiple people came out in handcuffs...

Collision cleared, had closed Highway 97 north of Peachland

Collision cleared, had closed Highway 97 north of Peachland

Peachland Jan 26, 2023 / 6:07 am

UPDATE 6:05 a.m DriveBC reports the collision that had closed Highway 97 overnight north of Peachland was cleared as of 3:25 a.m. UPDATE 10:20 p.m. In an...

West Kelowna high school robotics team preparing for competition

West Kelowna high school robotics team preparing for competition

Jan 26, 2023 / 4:00 am

The Mount Boucherie Bears Robotics Team is getting ready to compete at the FIRST Robotics Competition, Charged Up. At the Canadian Pacific regional event, the...

West Kelowna seeking feedback on plans to shape the city's future

West Kelowna seeking feedback on plans to shape the city's future

Jan 25, 2023 / 8:00 pm

The City of West Kelowna is looking for your input on two major planning initiatives designed to guide growth over the next 20 years. Phase 2 of the...

West Kelowna man captures video of rare green comet

West Kelowna man captures video of rare green comet

Jan 24, 2023 / 4:00 am

A West Kelowna man captured a rare celestial phenomenon on video from his home in Glenrosa. Sean Perdue tells Castanet he took up photographing the stars a...

West Kelowna resident captures bobcat on video

West Kelowna resident captures bobcat on video

Jan 23, 2023 / 8:00 pm

A bobcat was spotted wandering an area of West Kelowna Monday afternoon. Jody Harris shared the video with Castanet and says the bobcat was spotted just before...

West Kelowna fire crews respond to garage fire

West Kelowna fire crews respond to garage fire

Jan 23, 2023 / 2:29 pm

A West Kelowna garage went up in flames late Monday morning. Just before noon, the West Kelowna Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Emerald Road....

Truck up in flames, fire spreads to garage in West Kelowna

Truck up in flames, fire spreads to garage in West Kelowna

Jan 23, 2023 / 10:41 am

UPDATE 10:40 a.m. West Kelowna Fire Rescue says an investigation has determined the blaze originated in a vehicle parked on the driveway near the garage....

Man in medical distress rescued from Mount Boucherie trails

Man in medical distress rescued from Mount Boucherie trails

Jan 22, 2023 / 10:35 am

West Kelowna Fire Rescue was called into action early Sunday morning to help rescue a man who was injured on the Mount Boucherie trails. Fire Chief Jason...

Erratic driver almost hits child near school, arrested on drug charges

Erratic driver almost hits child near school, arrested on drug charges

Jan 19, 2023 / 3:38 pm

An erratic driver that came close to hitting a child was arrested Thursday on drug-related charges. West Kelowna RCMP say they received a report Thursday of a...

Wildfire mitigation underway in West Kelowna

Wildfire mitigation underway in West Kelowna

Jan 19, 2023 / 2:46 pm

If you happen to see smoke emanating from the hills above Hudson Elementary over the next few weeks, there's no cause for concern. The City of West Kelowna...

Kelowna Stands With Ukraine puts out urgent call for more host families as it braces for an influx of new arrivals

Kelowna Stands With Ukraine puts out urgent call for more host families as it braces for an influx of new arrivals

Jan 19, 2023 / 4:00 am

“It is a lot of work. There’s a lot of paperwork to it, but it’s the most wonderful, rewarding thing you can do," says Brenda Scruton....

West Kelowna's Bartley Road littered with garbage, trailers and furniture

West Kelowna's Bartley Road littered with garbage, trailers and furniture

Jan 19, 2023 / 4:00 am

The Okanagan Forest Task Force says it is dealing with a number of dump sites along Bartley Road in West Kelowna. Group founder Kane Blake says his team drove...

Smoke around Mount Boucherie is for fuel mitigation

Smoke around Mount Boucherie is for fuel mitigation

Jan 18, 2023 / 1:30 pm

If you're seeing smoke wafting from above Hudson Elementary on Mount Boucherie, no need to be alarmed. According to West Kelowna fire rescue, fuel...

Parents at Hudson Road Elementary School chip in to buy students lunch

Parents at Hudson Road Elementary School chip in to buy students lunch

Jan 14, 2023 / 5:00 am

A group of parents at Hudson Road Elementary School in West Kelowna have banded together to make sure all 360 students at the school will get a happy meal later...

West Kelowna man warns of cougar prowling neighbourhood

West Kelowna man warns of cougar prowling neighbourhood

Jan 12, 2023 / 7:00 pm

A West Kelowna man is warning his neighbours about a cougar sighting. "I haven't seen a cougar up here in years. It's a little alarming, but a good...

Housing needs assessment begins in West Kelowna

Housing needs assessment begins in West Kelowna

Jan 11, 2023 / 2:34 pm

The City of West Kelowna hopes to have a better understanding of where the gaps in housing exist when its Housing Needs Strategy is unveiled in the summer....

Peachland planners take issue with lowering building heights along Beach Avenue

Peachland planners take issue with lowering building heights along Beach Avenue

Peachland Jan 11, 2023 / 4:00 am

How high is too high along Beach Avenue in Peachland has been a bone of contention within the community for quite some time. Building heights along the...

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