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West Kelowna News

CPR on Westside Road

Sep 4, 2020 / 6:54 pm

Emergency crews were spotted giving CPR to an individual near the Bear Creek campground on Friday evening after being rescued from Okanagan Lake. Ambulance,...

Glenrosa detour changes

Sep 4, 2020 / 5:34 pm

Motorists are advised to watch for detour changes in the area of Glenrosa and McIver roads beginning next week. The City of West Kelowna, in a news release...

Encore stays closed for now

Sep 4, 2020 / 4:00 am

The Encore Theatre in West Kelowna isn't going anywhere. The theatre, which plays second run movies, has closed its doors, at least for the time being. It...

Planned boil water notice

Sep 3, 2020 / 8:00 pm

The City of West Kelowna is announcing a planned week-long boil water notice for the Lakeview-Rose Valley System next week. Starting Sept. 8, the boil water...

In a flap over a flag

Sep 3, 2020 / 10:13 am

It seems some residents aren't too thrilled to see an American flag hoisted high above Heritage Park in downtown Peachland. The flag was erected as part of...

Water notice downgraded

Sep 2, 2020 / 4:40 pm

The Boil Water Notice for the Lakeview-Rose Valley System has been temporarily downgraded to a Water Quality Advisory, through Monday. "The Boil Water...

Walmart strike postponed

Sep 2, 2020 / 10:51 am

Nain Martinez and other employees at the West Kelowna Walmart have decided to work with management rather than walk off the job. In an email to Castanet News,...

Boil water notice issued

Aug 30, 2020 / 3:23 pm

A Boil Water Notice has been issued for the Lakeview/Rose Valley system, effective immediately and until further notice. The notice has been issued by the City...

Planned power outage

Aug 30, 2020 / 10:28 am

Over 1,800 customers are without power Sunday morning in West Kelowna. According to BC Hydro, the power went out to 1,832 customers at 9:57 a.m. Aug. 30 and the...

Mother grateful for rescuers

Aug 29, 2020 / 1:05 pm

UPDATE: 1:05 p.m. “Of course, the last words [I said] to them leaving was: 'Stay on the path and be safe.'” A local mother is extremely...

Early parole denied again

Aug 29, 2020 / 4:00 am

A West Kelowna drug trafficker will remain behind bars after his request for early parole was denied for a second time. In a decision from earlier this week,...

Fuel thieves hit fire hall

Aug 29, 2020 / 4:00 am

It was a punch to the gut for members of the Wilson's Landing Fire Department. The paid-on-call department was recently preparing to deploy personnel to...

Heli rescue at Pincushion

Aug 28, 2020 / 4:05 pm

UPDATE; 4:05 p.m. Penticton Search and Rescue were able to rescue a female hiker from the top of Pincushion Mountain in Peachland Friday afternoon. Pensar...

Garbage hampers fire fight

Aug 28, 2020 / 2:45 pm

UPDATE; 2:45 p.m. West Kelowna bylaw officers are no strangers to a property on Colleen Road, which caught fire early Friday morning. Residents of the area tell...

Boat falls onto highway

Aug 28, 2020 / 1:48 pm

A boat owner had a bad day Thursday evening in West Kelowna. A Castanet reader submitted this photo of a boat in the middle of the intersection of Highway 97...

Car crashes into lake

Aug 27, 2020 / 11:14 am

UPDATE: 11:14 a.m. Kelowna RCMP say a white Nissan Pathfinder was travelling southbound on Highway 97 when it hit the cement abutment. The collision occurred at...

Petition for water plant

Aug 27, 2020 / 4:00 am

West Kelowna residents affected by the Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant will have until October 2 to let the city know their feelings on a borrowing bylaw to...

Council moves to new digs

Aug 26, 2020 / 6:00 pm

West Kelowna council has a new, temporary home. In order to be able to accommodate both council and staff, while adhering to proper physically distancing orders...

Water advisory issued

Aug 26, 2020 / 5:05 pm

A water quality advisory has been issued for the Lakeview/Rose Valley Water System, due to above normal turbidity at the reservoir and the distribution network....

Delay on short term rentals

Aug 26, 2020 / 10:22 am

West Kelowna council has put off a discussion on short-term rentals within the city until a future meeting. The topic was to have been discussed Tuesday...