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West Kelowna News

Westside Grass Fire

Jul 11, 2007 / 6:00 pm

Westside Fire Crews responded to a grass fire near the Crystal Springs Mobile Home Park Wednesday afternoon. It""s the second grass fire on the Westside in five...

Gravel Expansion Nixed

Jul 11, 2007 / 3:30 pm

The Central Okanagan Regional District has said no to a gravel pit expansion application. Operators of the Paradise Sand and Gravel pit along Trepanier Road...

New Garbage Program

Jul 11, 2007 / 11:30 am

Residents on the Westside, Peachland and Glenmore will take part in an automated waste collection pilot project this fall. About 500 homes in the selected areas...

Regional Board Highlights

Jul 10, 2007 / 6:00 pm

Maximum Joe Rich Fire Tax Rate Reduced - The Regional Board has amended the bylaw setting out the maximum allowable tax rate that can be levied for the Joe Rich...

Pros Skate For Neitsch

Jul 10, 2007 / 11:00 am

Former NHL goaltender Kelly Hrudey is on board. So is Nashville Predators defenceman Shea Weber. Hrudey and Weber will take part in ""Face Off For A Friend,"" a...

Indie Soldiers In Fight?

Jul 9, 2007 / 5:30 pm

At least 20 people were involved in a fight which broke out at a resort in the 4200 block of Gellatly Road in Westbank Sunday night. Just after 7:00 p.m. RCMP...

Aggressive Driver Blitz

Jul 9, 2007 / 3:45 pm

Two hundred and four kilometres per hour counts as an excessive speed violation, even for Hwy 97C. With a high number of people heading back and forth to the...

Province Names Westside

Jul 9, 2007 / 2:30 pm

The provincial government has taken the liberty of naming the new municipality on the Westside, at least temporarily. The province""s newest municipality will...

Westsiders Won""t Challenge

Jul 7, 2007 / 12:30 pm

Referendum results regarding Westside governance were announced June 16. The final tally is widely known and has been hotly disputed: out of almost 24,000...

Traffic Stop Nets Drugs

Jul 7, 2007 / 6:00 am

A 31-year-old Kelowna woman faces drug charges following a routine traffic stop in Westbank. Police, checking a vehicle near Main Street and Huskins Road,...

Westside Race Is On

Jul 5, 2007 / 11:00 am

BC""s newest municipality doesn""t have a name yet, but it does have its first candidate for council. Gord Milsom, 52, has publicly declared his candidacy for...

Cops Tracking Bronco

Jul 3, 2007 / 2:30 pm

Kelowna RCMP are on the lookout for an orange-coloured Bronco after it eluded police on three separate occasions over the past two days. RCMP Const. Julie...

Crash Sends Car Into Lake

Jul 3, 2007 / 1:00 pm

A head-on collision near Highway 97 and Renfrew Road in Peachland on the weekend sent one vehicle into the lake and all occupants to hospital. Kelowna RCMP say...

Leak Closes Gellatly Road

Jul 3, 2007 / 10:30 am

An ammonia leak forced the closure on a portion of Gellatly Road near the Westbank Yacht Club Monday afternoon. Westside Fire Chief Wayne Schnitzler says the...

Westside Summer Fun

Jul 1, 2007 / 5:00 am

Since 2004 the Westside Parks and Recreation staff have been taking their mobile summer fun action package on the road - and this year is no exception. Christy...

""Pawsitive"" Decision

Jun 30, 2007 / 10:00 am

The Supreme Court of BC has ruled in favour of a Westbank woman in a nasty fight over the name of her dog training business. Dana Eklund, the owner of Pawsitive...

Luke Sommer Splits

Jun 30, 2007 / 8:12 am

An accused bank robber staying in the Okanagan while he fought extradition, is apparently now on the run. Former US army ranger Luke Sommer was under house...

Westbank Pharmasave Fire

Jun 29, 2007 / 8:59 pm

Westbank firefighters were called out in force Friday night around dinner time, to reports of a problem at the Westbank Pharmasave on Elliot Road. The initial...

Westbank RCMP Will Lease

Jun 29, 2007 / 5:00 pm

Stockwell Day Minister of Public Safety and Member of Parliament for Okanagan-Coquihalla has confirmed that approval has been granted for the RCMP to enter into...

Casa Loma Residents Wait

Jun 29, 2007 / 4:30 pm

Residents in the Westside area of Casa Loma are waiting and hoping the Provincial Municipal Affairs Department will provide a means for them to disengage from...

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