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West Kelowna News

City wages jump 11%

Aug 25, 2020 / 10:45 am

The City of West Kelowna saw its payroll jump by about 11 per cent in 2019. The city paid out staff wages of $18.503 million a year ago, compared with $16.679...

Convicted rapist still on bail

Aug 25, 2020 / 4:00 am

This story contains graphic details that may not be suitable for all readers. A West Kelowna man sentenced to five years in prison last year for a violent rape...

Boucherie Road closure

Aug 24, 2020 / 8:00 pm

Seasonal boulevard maintenance will close a portion of Boucherie Road on Wednesday evening. Crews will close Boucherie Road between Hayman and Hudson Roads from...

Talking cockatiel missing

Aug 23, 2020 / 8:31 pm

A West Kelowna family is pleading with the public to keep an eye out for their beloved cockatiel. Lunar escaped from the safety of Jeff and Jana White's...

Crash closes Boucherie

Aug 22, 2020 / 9:40 pm

Castanet is receiving reports of a collision which has closed a portion of Boucherie Road. According to reports, the crash happened between Frind Winery and...

Missing camper rescued

Aug 22, 2020 / 8:15 pm

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue and Vernon Search and Rescue teamed up to bring a missing camper to safety Friday. They required a helicopter equipped with a...

Westside power restored

Aug 21, 2020 / 6:50 pm

UPDATE: 6:50 p.m. The lights are back on for more than 3,400 BC Hydro customers on the Westside. Hydro crews were able to repair the damage and restore power...

Missing man found safe

Aug 21, 2020 / 1:58 pm

UPDATE 1:59 p.m. West Kelowna RCMP tell castanet they have managed to locate 53-year-old Terry Frank Simpson of Lake Country and he is safe. West Kelowna RCMP...

Crews douse brush fire

Aug 20, 2020 / 10:18 pm

The West Kelowna Fire Department quickly doused a brush and tree fire in Westbank on Thursday night. Firefighters were called to Hebert Rd. and Dobbin Rd....

Munro Creek fire held

Aug 20, 2020 / 10:22 am

The Munro Creek wildfire in the hills above Peachland is now being held, meaning crews do not expect it to grow any further. Twenty-one firefighters and a...

Fire burns above Peachland

Aug 19, 2020 / 2:00 pm

UPDATE: 2 p.m. A helicopter is en route to the Munro Creek wildfire burning west of Summerland and Peachland, to help assist the 21 firefighters battling the...

Strike planned for Walmart

Aug 19, 2020 / 4:00 am

The West Kelowna Walmart worker we spoke with last week has contacted Castanet to let us know he is organizing a one day strike at the store. "Please do...

Vehicle fire blocks Hwy 97

Aug 18, 2020 / 4:42 pm

UPDATED: 4:42 p.m. The left lane of Highway 97 travelling southbound is now open, and the right lane remains closed. BC Ambulance was not required on scene as...

Body of swimmer found

Aug 18, 2020 / 7:40 am

RCMP have recovered the body of a 29-year-old Kelowna man after an extensive search of Okanagan Lake. The body was recovered Monday afternoon after a thorough...

Speed demon back at it

Aug 18, 2020 / 4:00 am

A concerned citizen has reached out to Castanet after a West Kelowna man posted a video of himself going 238 km/h. Kyle Gonek posted a public Facebook story on...

Abandoned fire doused

Aug 17, 2020 / 7:04 am

Another unattended fire left to smoulder as temperatures soar in the Okanagan was doused by a thoughtful passer-by. Dustin Herbst says he came across the fire,...

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...

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