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West Kelowna News

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...

Hwy open this morning

Sep 24, 2019 / 6:16 am

UPDATE: 6:15 a.m. DriveBC reports Highway 97 reopened at the scene of a serious collision in West Kelowna about 2 a.m. Police say the crash involved four...

Parade of bears by lake

Sep 23, 2019 / 2:05 pm

It has been an especially active season for bears this year. More sightings continue to pour into Castanet. The latest video comes from Jeanine Ross' trail...

'Despicable act' of theft

Sep 23, 2019 / 11:25 am

The City of West Kelowna is calling the theft of bronze grave markers a "despicable act." The theft took place in the late evening of Saturday, Sept....

56 plates stolen at cemetery

Sep 22, 2019 / 4:59 pm

Vandals struck the Westbank Cemetery, prying bronze name plaques off dozens off grave sites. The theft apparently occurred some time last week. Fifty-six...

Head-on motorcycle crash

Sep 22, 2019 / 7:00 am

A sedan and motorcycle collided head on in West Kelowna Saturday evening. About 5:40 p.m., the Harley-Davidson type motorcycle apparently crossed the centre...

Photo radar, e-cigs at UBCM

Sep 22, 2019 / 5:00 am

Regulations around e-cigarettes and a possible return of photo radar will be on the agenda when municipal leaders from across the province convene at the Union...

Debating rainbow crosswalk

Sep 20, 2019 / 8:00 pm

The District of Peachland is considering installing a rainbow crosswalk. Council debated a request this week to install the multi-coloured crosswalk at the...

WFN elects new Chief

Sep 20, 2019 / 12:00 am

Westbank First Nation has a new Chief. Christopher Raymond Derickson was elected to the band's top position in voting conducted Thursday. Derickson defeated...

Cougar sighting near school

Sep 19, 2019 / 2:23 pm

Parents and residents are being warned of multiple cougar sightings in the Rose Valley area. Rose Valley Elementary School sent an email to parents advising:...

Short-term rentals on radar

Sep 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

West Kelowna council will tackle the growing number of illegal short-term rentals in the city next spring. Council made the decision following an impassioned...

Tax-funded lights left dark

Sep 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

West Kelowna local Mike Leigh is calling for an explanation as to why the taxpayer-funded lights at Johnson Bentley skate park have not been used. The avid...

Arson trial delayed to 2020

Sep 18, 2019 / 3:30 pm

The trial of a woman accused of setting fire to a pile of men's clothes, which then caused more than $100,000 in damage to a West Kelowna home, has been...

Goats Peak officially opens

Sep 18, 2019 / 3:21 pm

UPDATE: 3:20 p.m. Goats Peak Regional Park is officially open to the public. Regional Park Services officials held a press conference at the scenic West Kelowna...

WFN going to the polls

Sep 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

Band members with Westbank First Nation head to the ballot box this week to elect a new chief and council. Roxanne Lindley, elected the first female Chief of...

West K has prime cannabis

Sep 17, 2019 / 6:55 pm

The City of West Kelowna is the latest Okanagan community with a legally licenced non-medical cannabis store. Prime Cannabis will be the first of five or six...

Missing woman found

Sep 17, 2019 / 1:50 pm

UPDATE: Tuesday, 1:50 p.m. After police reached out to the public for help finding Kasey-Anne Balaberda Monday, she has since been found. ORIGINAL: Monday,...

Danger bear shot by COs

Sep 17, 2019 / 12:30 pm

A black bear has been euthanized after making itself at home in West Kelowna for the last week or more. Ken Owens with the B.C. Conservation Officer Service...

WFN leading the way

Sep 17, 2019 / 5:00 am

A study of the Central Okanagan's Westbank First Nation finds the band has used property rights to swing above its weight economically and stimulate...

Water advisory rescinded

Sep 16, 2019 / 4:14 pm

After consulting with Interior Health, the Regional District of Central Okanagan has rescinded a water quality advisory for customers of the Westshore Estates...

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