Latest Articles from Alanna Kelly

Fastest log car visiting town

May 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Savoy Equipment The world's fastest tree is coming to Kelowna. The Cedar Rocket is made out of a single 240-year-old red cedar. The car, along with HGTV’s Brian Reid Sr. of Timber Kings, will be at Savoy Equipment to

Reprieve in flood battle

May 24, 2017 / 6:10 pm

Photo: Candice Fenrick Okanagan Lake has taken over many beaches in Kelowna after Tuesday's storm. Temperatures are expected to rise again at the end of the week, and a break in the weather Wednesday allowed residents to bolster

Lake damage from the sky

May 24, 2017 / 1:53 pm

Okanagan Lake beaches took a beating from a violent wind storm Tuesday night. Beaches around the Central Okanagan were almost completely underwater at parts, and most shorelines have moved past flood barriers that were set up around low lying areas. "High

Storm pounds valley

May 24, 2017 / 6:24 am

Alanna Kelly UPDATE: 6:20 a.m. Power lines were brought down throughout the region during Tuesday night's wind storm. Lines were reported down in West Kelowna, on Highway 1 east of Canoe, and a tree came down across Highway 97B just

Cannabis centre licensed

May 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

An Okanagan company is the first research and development cannabis facility in the valley to receive a Health Canada licence. Valens Agritech now holds a controlled drugs and substance dealers licence and operates from a 17,000-square-foot,

At mercy of the weather

May 23, 2017 / 6:39 pm

Photo: Alanna Kelly Officials are firmly stating the William R. Bennet Bridge is secure enough to handle the rising lake levels and strong winds. Okanagan Lake is going to continue to be high for several weeks, well into the summer months. “The

Car hits walker, man hurt

May 23, 2017 / 10:52 am

A pedestrian was rushed to Kelowna General Hospital, Tuesday morning, after a compact car struck the man's walker, sending him to the ground. According to witnesses at the scene, the man was using a walker on the sidewalk near Gordon Drive

Reckless boaters on water

May 21, 2017 / 3:30 pm

Several Okanagan residents have complained of boaters going wild on the waters this weekend, including boating wakes encroaching on properties and one boat tearing up a local creek. A video captured on Sunday shows the waves crashing into sandbags

Launch, roads reopen

May 18, 2017 / 6:58 pm

Photo: Randy Millis Crews place boulders along Powers Creek on Gellatly Road. Two roads have reopened in West Kelowna, and the Gellatly boat launch is expected to open for the long weekend. The City of West Kelowna has reopened Shannon

Reprieve for garden?

May 18, 2017 / 5:03 pm

UPDATE: 5 p.m. A man who built a garden on an empty lot may get his wish to keep it. After Greg Brown expressed concern about his community garden being bulldozed by a new development, the company reached out to Castanet, saying it's going