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West Kelowna News

Home destroyed by blaze

Oct 2, 2019 / 1:51 pm

A fire outside of Peachland completely destroyed a home Tuesday morning. The fire sparked about 10 a.m. on Brent Road, just off Highway 97, south of town. While...

Local story hits big screen

Oct 2, 2019 / 12:30 pm

Two very Okanagan stories clash in a new film that premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival this week. Ash, the second film from Peachland-born...

MLA Stewart exonerated

Oct 1, 2019 / 12:54 pm

Kelowna West MLA Ben Stewart has rejoined the Liberal caucus. Stewart stepped away from caucus Aug. 1, after he discovered an issue concerning a political...

Peachland home ablaze

Oct 1, 2019 / 10:27 am

Fire crews from Peachland are on the scene of a structure fire on Brent Road, just off Highway 97. Witnesses say they began seeing smoke shortly after 10 a.m....

Jeep crashes on Boucherie

Sep 30, 2019 / 4:24 pm

A single-vehicle accident may slow your commute in the Boucherie area of West Kelowna. A Jeep Cherokee went off Boucherie Road, between Green Bay Road and...

WFN school goes solar

Sep 30, 2019 / 3:25 pm

Westbank First Nation's Sensisyusten House of Learning elementary school now sports 300 rooftop solar panels, thanks to a $150,000 equity investment from...

This fundraiser ain't no Bull

Sep 30, 2019 / 6:13 am

Don Journeay is continuing his dream of reopening the former Crystal Mountain ski resort. Journeay, who owns the company that holds the lease on the hill, plans...

New playgrounds going up

Sep 28, 2019 / 6:54 pm

West Kelowna kids will soon have more places to play. As early as Monday, Sept. 30, West Kelowna will begin the installation of two new playgrounds. Shannon...

Environment up for debate

Sep 28, 2019 / 5:00 am

Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola candidates seeking your votes will debate the environment in Peachland early next month. The debate, hosted by Green...

97C crash injures 2

Sep 27, 2019 / 3:40 pm

Two people were sent to hospital following several motor vehicle incidents on Highway 97C. Two vehicles apparently rolled over while accessing the runaway lane...

West K resolutions proceed

Sep 26, 2019 / 7:30 pm

Municipalities will be able to implement the use of photo radar on their own, and B.C. will more strictly regulate the marketing of vaporizers to youth if the...

Cops talk on stolen plaques

Sep 26, 2019 / 11:15 am

UPDATE: 11:15 a.m. West Kelowna RCMP have released information regarding the recovery of stolen bronze plaques from Westbank Cemetery, as well as cemeteries in...

Theft reopens grief

Sep 26, 2019 / 5:00 am

It's been more than a week since 56 plaques were stolen from the Westbank Cemetery, with no conclusion yet as to the whereabouts of the plaques or any...

West Kelowna gets new cop

Sep 25, 2019 / 6:00 pm

After many months of lobbying for more police resources, the province has come through for West Kelowna. During meetings with Minister of Public Safety Mike...

Gellatly boat launch closure

Sep 25, 2019 / 2:50 pm

The Gellatly boat launch will be closed or have limited access for much of next week. The City of West Kelowna says the boat launch will be closed Sept. 30 and...

Pushing for 2nd power line

Sep 25, 2019 / 10:00 am

Elected officials from West Kelowna are continuing their efforts to lobby BC Hydro for a redundant power supply for the Westside. Mayor Gord Milsom and members...

Power restored on Westside

Sep 24, 2019 / 5:16 pm

UPDATE: 5:15 p.m. BC Hydro has removed the Westside power outage from its map. It is not yet showing up as restored, but the change would imply power is back...

Flees cops, injured in crash

Sep 24, 2019 / 3:20 pm

A police officer's actions are being investigated following a serious, four-vehicle crash in West Kelowna Monday evening. The crash occurred just after 6...

Police scouring lake

Sep 24, 2019 / 3:06 pm

UPDATE: 3:05 p.m. RCMP confirm divers are searching Okanagan Lake for evidence related to a police incident at the log booms near Bear Creek Provincial Park on...

Bears keep on truckin'

Sep 24, 2019 / 1:35 pm

A couple of bears took a special interest in Randy Rhode's new truck. "What the heck ... bears on the truck deck," Rhodes said in an email to...

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