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Worst drug death year ever

Jan 31, 2023 / 10:34 am

Photo: Colin Dacre An overdose prevention site in Kelowna The B.C. Interior is coming out of its worst year ever for toxic drug deaths. Year-end statistics published by the BC Coroners Service show the Interior Health region saw 388 people

Daycare joins $10-per-day

Jan 30, 2023 / 9:00 pm

Photo: pixabay Just under 70 daycare spaces in Lake Country are among the 725 in B.C. shifting to $10-per-day care in February. BGC Okanagan in Lake Country, which has 68 spaces for infant to school age, was announced as a $10-per-day centre

Private OC info published

Jan 30, 2023 / 4:25 pm

Photo: Contributed Screenshot of Vice Society ransomware group's darkweb page. An international ransomware group has now published a large batch of data on the darkweb claimed to have been obtained through a cyberattack on Okanagan College. Vice

New cell tower proposed

Jan 29, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: RDCO Rogers wireless customers could soon be getting better reception on the North Westside. The telecom is proposed to install a new 15.9-metre-tall cell tower on private land next to the firehall in Wilson's Landing. There is

RDCO plans 6.8% hike

Jan 29, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: RDCO The Regional District of Central Okanagan is in the process of crafting its budget and its impact on taxpayers in 2023. Unlike municipalities, the regional district does not have one tax rate. The RDCO has more than 80 individual

Artist's conviction upheld

Jan 28, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Kelowna Art YouTube Kyle Zsombor in 2013 speaking about his exhibit at the time at the Kelowna Art Gallery A Kelowna-based artist who punched a friend, leaving him with a permanent brain injury, has failed in an appeal of his conviction. Kyle

Graduates walking the stage

Jan 28, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Okanagan College Hundreds of Okanagan College graduates will be walking the stage today at the school’s first convocation ceremonies of the year. Amanda Jones, a Penticton mother of two and owner of McPhail Kilt Makers, is one

Crash blocked Clement

Jan 27, 2023 / 2:14 pm

Photo: Madison Erhardt Clement Avenue was partially blocked Friday afternoon due to a crash near the Gordon Drive intersection. The crash involving a black minivan was in the clearing stages by 1 p.m. It resulted in the closure of Clement

City, Eldorado back in court

Jan 27, 2023 / 12:44 pm

Photo: Kirk Penton The City of Kelowna and Hotel Eldorado are back in court this week, the latest chapter in a dispute over a gate that was blocking access to the public boardwalk alongside the hotel’s patio. The city first sued the

Kelowna nurse reprimanded

Jan 26, 2023 / 2:56 pm

Photo: Shutterstock UPDATE Jan. 27 Interior Health has confirmed that the incident in question did not happen in one of its facilities. The health authority could not offer any additional details. ORIGINAL Jan. 26 A registered


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