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West Kelowna News

SD23 eyes WFN land

Nov 26, 2020 / 4:00 am

Westbank First Nation membership will get a chance to weigh in on a proposal which could see a new high school built on reserve land adjacent to the Johnson...

City moving on rentals

Nov 26, 2020 / 4:00 am

The City of West Kelowna will go to the public next week with a series of proposed regulations around legalizing short-term rentals. Director of development...

Tenders out for water plant

Nov 25, 2020 / 8:00 pm

The City of West Kelowna hopes to know early in 2021 who will be in charge of constructing the Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant. The city has sent tender...

Peachland's 1st pot shop

Nov 25, 2020 / 7:00 pm

Peachland is getting its first cannabis retail store. Municipal council Tuesday approved issuing a business license to Budding Creations Cannabis Corp. for a...

Smoke blows wrong way

Nov 25, 2020 / 2:15 pm

A prescribed burn in the Glenrosa area of West Kelowna didn't go the way it was planned on Wednesday. "We have been talking to a number of people who...

Festival of Trees adapts

Nov 25, 2020 / 4:00 am

Mission Hill's annual Festival of Trees has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however there are still ways people can enjoy the experience. The...

Pushback against housing

Nov 25, 2020 / 4:00 am

Some residents living in the area around Cougar and Elk roads on Westbank First Nation lands are concerned about a supportive housing project proposed for the...

Recreation takes a hit

Nov 24, 2020 / 1:50 pm

The City of West Kelowna expects to face significant losses within its recreation department through this year and next as a result of impacts from COVID-19....

Family rescued from woods

Nov 23, 2020 / 9:00 pm

A group of three spent a cold night in the woods near Peachland Sunday night after the battery in their truck died. In a news release Monday evening, Central...

Winery temporarily closes

Nov 21, 2020 / 12:30 pm

A West Kelowna winery has temporarily shut its doors after a guest at the winery's restaurant last weekend later tested positive for COVID-19. Friday...

Bakery goes up for sale

Nov 20, 2020 / 4:00 am

Bliss Bakery and Bistro in Westbank is putting the location up for sale. Barry and Darci Yeo, the owners of the Bliss chain, have had lots of success with their...

Hole in road damages car

Nov 20, 2020 / 4:00 am

Traffic cones and signs were erected around a large hole in the road in West Kelowna, but those weren't enough to prevent damage to at least one vehicle....

Positive case at Walmart

Nov 19, 2020 / 2:41 pm

Employees who work at the West Kelowna Walmart tell Castanet that they have been informed one of their fellow employees has tested positive for COVID-19. One...

New COVID-19 protocols?

Nov 19, 2020 / 12:54 pm

UPDATE 12:54 p.m. School District 23 Superintendent Kevin Kaardal tells Castanet there has been no change to the district's safety plan. "We are merely...

Council stands by its staff

Nov 19, 2020 / 10:55 am

Officials within West Kelowna's recreation department say they are following provincial guidelines in an effort to keep city recreation facilities operating...

Big spider spotted on cliff

Nov 19, 2020 / 4:00 am

A West Kelowna man recently came across an unusual sight while walking his dog in Kalamoir Park — a creepy-crawly critter. Brett Smeltzer and his wife...

4 more school exposures

Nov 18, 2020 / 6:33 pm

UPDATE 6:29 p.m. The Central Okanagan Public School Board has confirmed yet another case at KLO Middle School. Interior Health has confirmed four schools in...

Missing woman found

Nov 17, 2020 / 4:31 pm

A woman West Kelowna RCMP were seeking after she hadn't been seen for a week has been located. The 35-year-old woman is safe and sound according to a press...

Duelling bucks on the hwy

Nov 16, 2020 / 3:51 pm

An Okanagan man is feeling lucky after coming across a once in a lifetime scene right in the comfort of his own vehicle. Stephen James König tells Castanet...

Connector crash claims life

Nov 16, 2020 / 8:57 am

RCMP have confirmed that a collision on Highway 97C Saturday night near the Pennask Summit claimed one life. RCMP Cpl. Mike Halskov tells Castanet, "this...