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West Kelowna News

Reprieve for gardeners

Sep 9, 2020 / 12:06 pm

Gardeners in West Kelowna have been granted a reprieve. The city says hand watering for flower beds and gardens will be permitted under restrictions in place...

Westside Road fire doused

Sep 9, 2020 / 6:53 am

Fire crews doused a small grass fire off Westside Road Tuesday evening. A 14-member crew from North Westside Fire Rescue responded to the grass fire, south of...

Knives found at beach

Sep 9, 2020 / 4:00 am

A local resident is warning the public to remain vigilant of hazardous items at beaches, after finding two kitchen knives on the lake bed at West Kelowna's...

Urgent care on Westside

Sep 8, 2020 / 3:00 pm

UPDATE: 3 P.M. After nearly 12 years of lobbying, the City of West Kelowna will finally be home to a urgent and primary care centre. Health Minister Adrian Dix...

Injured hiker rescued off trail

Sep 6, 2020 / 6:45 pm

Emergency services assisted with the rescue of an injured hiker on Sunday evening just after 5:30 p.m. The woman was hiking in West Kelowna's Goats Peak...

Woman dies at Bear Creek

Sep 6, 2020 / 10:28 am

A mother of two children has passed away after a tragic paddleboarding accident on Okanagan Lake. First responders were seen administering CPR to someone near...

Found on Okanagan Lake

Sep 5, 2020 / 8:55 pm

UPDATE: 8:55 p.m. COSAR says the woman has been found safe and sound. ORIGINAL: 8:35 p.m. Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR) and the RCMP asking for...

Watering rules hit gardens

Sep 5, 2020 / 4:00 am

Green thumbs in West Kelowna are up in arms after the city announced it will be banning outdoor watering next week to maintain supply while pipework is...

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...