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West Kelowna News

Rescue at Mount Boucherie

Aug 16, 2020 / 3:48 pm

UPDATE 3:50 p.m. The rescued woman is now in stable condition at Kelowna General Hospital, confirmed West Kelowna Fire Rescue assistant chief of operations...

Fireworks display after vows

Aug 16, 2020 / 3:42 pm

If you were lucky enough to enjoy the fireworks show Saturday night in West Kelowna, you may want to thank (or better yet, congratulate) Larissa Smith and her...

3,700 deer cross highway

Aug 16, 2020 / 4:00 am

The potential for at least 3,700 collisions between vehicles and mule deer were avoided on the Okanagan Connector last year, according to new data from the...

Fireworks fly over the lake

Aug 15, 2020 / 10:00 pm

A spontaneous firework display was launched over by Okanagan Lake in West Kelowna on Saturday night. The professional-grade show could be seen for about ten...

Pizza shop offering up help

Aug 15, 2020 / 4:53 pm

A pizza shop in West Kelowna is looking out for the community and anyone in need of a hot meal or groceries. Pizzamoreh posted on Facebook Tuesday that they...

Grass fire was 'accidental'

Aug 15, 2020 / 4:25 pm

UPDATE: 4:25 p.m. Thirteen West Kelowna firefighters helped quickly extinguish the grass fire below Mission Hill Winery Saturday afternoon. The fire was first...

Fall recreation guide arrives

Aug 14, 2020 / 9:00 pm

The City of West Kelowna has released its fall recreation guide, offered only online to ensure up-to-date information is provided throughout the COVID-19...

Walmart: 'proud of workers'

Aug 14, 2020 / 1:58 pm

UPDATE 1:57 p.m. Walmart Canada has responded to our request for comment after a front line employee reached out to us to complain about the lack of pandemic...

All-Canadian country song

Aug 13, 2020 / 4:00 am

A local country artist has used his government COVID-19 relief grant to create new music during the pandemic. BC Country Music Association and international...

Road rehab work begins

Aug 12, 2020 / 7:00 pm

The City of West Kelowna begins its extensive 2020 road rehabilitation project later this month. In a news release, the city says road treatments and repaving...

Pontoon boat was in distress

Aug 12, 2020 / 3:21 pm

UPDATE 3:20 p.m. A Castanet reader has reached to let us know they were on the lake last night and spotted the pontoon boat in distress. Sam tells Castanet,...

Hwy bypass not on radar

Aug 12, 2020 / 2:17 pm

A Highway 97 bypass of Peachland needs more study. As part of a package of information for public engagement into options around the Peachland Transportation...

Showcasing local wineries

Aug 12, 2020 / 4:00 am

Do the Okanagan is a website dedicated to all things fun and local around the Valley. They host an annual wine competition that takes place for six months out...

Rollover witnesses needed

Aug 12, 2020 / 4:00 am

The driver of an SUV towing a boat that flipped and rolled down an embankment last week is looking for witnesses to the crash on Highway 97 near Powers Creek...

Fire takes home, not hope

Aug 11, 2020 / 4:00 am

A family who recently lost their home due to a house fire wants to thank the community for the outpouring of support. Michelle Hemingway was filled with...

Teens, adults brawl in street

Aug 10, 2020 / 4:59 pm

UPDATE: 4:59 p.m. Castanet has spoken with Jenn Lamont who described the altercation as "traumatizing." "I drove up on the scene of these kids...

Humans of Peachland

Aug 8, 2020 / 4:08 pm

Based on the Humans of New York social media initiative, the Peachland Chamber of Commerce has launched the 'Humans of Peachland' project. The entire...

'Fire in the Mountains'

Aug 7, 2020 / 8:33 pm

West Kelowna Professional Firefighters Local 4457 are gearing up for this year's annual 'Fire in the Mountains' trip which breaks down barriers for...

4-car crash on Hwy 97

Aug 7, 2020 / 6:18 pm

UPDATE 6:20 p.m. The crash has now mostly been cleared. Motorists should expect delays as the backlog of traffic moves through. UPDATE 5:45 p.m. Northbound...

Fundraiser for house fire

Aug 7, 2020 / 10:26 am

A GoFundMe fundraiser has been set up to help the West Kelowna family who lost their home to a fire Thursday. The campaign organized by Hayden Smith says his...

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