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Emergency crews called to incident at Glenrosa Middle school

Emergency crews called to incident at Glenrosa Middle school

May 20, 2022 / 3:42 pm

Emergency crews were dispatched to Glenrosa Middle school sometime early Friday afternoon. In response to a request for information concerning an incident at...

Hwy 97C open after crash that required air ambulance

Hwy 97C open after crash that required air ambulance

May 20, 2022 / 1:30 pm

UPDATE 1:30 p.m. The Okanagan Connector has now reopened in both directions. Photos submitted to Castanet show an air ambulance was dispatched to the crash,...

Quails’ Gate Winery takes over operation of South Okanagan vineyard

Quails’ Gate Winery takes over operation of South Okanagan vineyard

May 19, 2022 / 7:00 pm

Pioneers of British Columbia’s wine industry — the Stewart family of Quails’ Gate Winery and the Martiniuk family of Stoneboat Vineyards...

Dozens rally outside MLA's office for better access to family doctors

Dozens rally outside MLA's office for better access to family doctors

May 19, 2022 / 12:37 pm

Dozens of West Kelowna residents rallied outside Kelowna West MLA Ben Stewart's office Thursday morning, protesting the right to a family doctor. The rally...

Power back on to areas of Peachland, Summerland

Power back on to areas of Peachland, Summerland

May 18, 2022 / 9:25 pm

UPDATE 9:25 p.m. The lights are now back on. The BC Hydro website shows the power has been restored to the affected areas of Peachland and Summerland. UPDATE...

Glenrosa Middle School holds weeklong fundraiser for Ukraine

Glenrosa Middle School holds weeklong fundraiser for Ukraine

May 18, 2022 / 4:00 am

Students at Glenrosa Middle School are holding a fundraiser this week to raise money for Ukraine. According to eighth grade teacher Anyssa Allen, the idea came...

Police arrest wanted West Kelowna man

Police arrest wanted West Kelowna man

May 16, 2022 / 10:50 am

A wanted West Kelowna man has turned himself in to RCMP after being on the loose since early May. Aidan McLuskey, 24, was wanted on a warrant for failing to...

West Kelowna RCMP continue hunt for wanted man

West Kelowna RCMP continue hunt for wanted man

May 12, 2022 / 3:30 pm

West Kelowna RCMP is asking for the public's help to locate Aidan McLuskey, 24, who is facing charges of not complying with a release order. RCMP announced...

West Kelowna drug trafficker successfully appeals the revoking of his parole

West Kelowna drug trafficker successfully appeals the revoking of his parole

May 12, 2022 / 1:31 pm

A convicted West Kelowna drug trafficker whose parole was revoked earlier this year has successfully appealed that decision, but he remains behind bars for now....

West Kelowna councillors appear supportive of vineyard pathway

West Kelowna councillors appear supportive of vineyard pathway

May 12, 2022 / 1:18 pm

West Kelowna city councillors appeared supportive of a multi-use pathway through vineyards along Boucherie Road, and construction is expected to begin later...

Man hurls threats, tire iron, in attack in Glenrosa parking lot

Man hurls threats, tire iron, in attack in Glenrosa parking lot

May 12, 2022 / 11:29 am

RCMP made an arrest after a violent incident outside the Glenrosa Convenience Store Wednesday. At about 11:50 a.m., the West Kelowna RCMP responded to a weapons...

Parents worried after threat to ‘shoot up’ Mount Boucherie Secondary School is shared widely on social media

Parents worried after threat to ‘shoot up’ Mount Boucherie Secondary School is shared widely on social media

May 12, 2022 / 4:00 am

Parents are rattled by a threat to ‘shoot up’ Mount Boucherie Secondary School. An image circulating very widely on social media shows a message in...

Asbestos contamination slows repairs and reopening of Peachland’s popular Gasthaus on the Lake

Asbestos contamination slows repairs and reopening of Peachland’s popular Gasthaus on the Lake

May 12, 2022 / 4:00 am

The good news is the Gasthaus on the Lake in Peachland will be reopening. The bad news is it likely won’t happen until the middle of the summer. The...

Westside residents offered grants to protect homes from wildfire

Westside residents offered grants to protect homes from wildfire

May 11, 2022 / 7:00 pm

The City of West Kelowna and Westbank First Nation is offering residents grant money to home owners who are taking steps to protect their homes from wildfire....

Houseboat near Bear Creek Park floating once again, owner still not confirmed

Houseboat near Bear Creek Park floating once again, owner still not confirmed

May 11, 2022 / 4:00 am

The saga of the beached houseboat near Bear Creek Provincial campground appears to be taking another twist. Melanie Walsh lives on Westside Rd. and sees the...

Spring maintenance will close West Kelowna Boucherie Road later this week

Spring maintenance will close West Kelowna Boucherie Road later this week

May 10, 2022 / 8:00 pm

The City of West Kelowna has announced a temporary closure of Boucherie Road on Thursday evening. Crews will be blocking off Boucherie Road between Hayman Road...

Westbank First Nation appeals arbitration decision involving former care home employees

Westbank First Nation appeals arbitration decision involving former care home employees

May 10, 2022 / 4:45 pm

The Westbank First Nation says it was faced with $8 million worth of required upgrades at the Pine Acres long term care home when they announced the closure of...

Woman find partial remains of cat in her yard after it was likely killed by coyotes

Woman find partial remains of cat in her yard after it was likely killed by coyotes

May 10, 2022 / 4:00 am

A woman who lives in West Kelowna's Lakeview Heights is warning her neighbours to keep their small pets close after one of her cats was likely grabbed and...

New ridesharing app will gradually expand beyond Kelowna

New ridesharing app will gradually expand beyond Kelowna

May 9, 2022 / 5:12 pm

Residents of West Kelowna will have to be patient while Uride gradually builds out their ridesharing services first on the other side of the lake. The Canadian...

RCMP trying to return stolen tools to rightful owner

RCMP trying to return stolen tools to rightful owner

May 9, 2022 / 3:45 pm

West Kelowna RCMP are trying to reunite recovered tools with their rightful owner. Mounties in West Kelowna recovered a Ford F-150 on April 19 that had been...