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Watch for turtles on roads

Jun 14, 2021 / 7:40 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre The City of West Kelowna is pleading for drivers to slow down on Westlake Road during turtle crossing season It's turtle crossing season. The Nature Conservancy of Canada is asking motorists to keep an eye out for

Big turnout at spring cleanup

Jun 14, 2021 / 6:43 pm

Photo: Big White When the snow melts at a ski hill, a whole season’s worth of litter is revealed. So on Saturday, more than 165 people took part in Big White's annual community clean-up. “Our Community Clean Up was a

Cops 'out in force' on hwys

Jun 14, 2021 / 6:22 pm

Photo: Contributed With provincial travel restrictions now lifted, BC Highway Patrol says they will be “out in force” enforcing the rules of the road. The provincial police highways unit says the lifting of travel checkpoints

Person hurt by forklift

Jun 14, 2021 / 5:58 pm

Photo: Dave Ogilvie A person was rushed to hospital from rural Peachland Monday afternoon due to a forklift rollover. A patient was taken to hospital by an ambulance after their leg became trapped under a tipped-over forklift on Maxwell

277 new cases, 4 deaths

Jun 14, 2021 / 3:41 pm

Photo: BC Gov Flickr The provincial government has announced 277 new coronavirus cases, including 63 in the Interior Health region, within the past 72 hours. The new cases bring B.C.’s total since the pandemic began to 146,453 cases,

Body found in vehicle

Jun 14, 2021 / 3:40 pm

Madison Erhardt UPDATE 2:25 p.m. The RCMP says they were called to the West Kelowna Buckerfields parking lot at 12:45 p.m. for a report of a deceased woman. "We are still in the very early stages of this investigation, and we are working

BC reaches stage 2 of reopen

Jun 14, 2021 / 10:26 am

Liquor will pour in restaurants until midnight, cinema projectors will roll once more and recreational travel throughout all corners of B.C. will resume. The provincial government confirmed Monday that B.C. is transitioning to the second stage

Highway 24 reopen

Jun 13, 2021 / 9:14 pm

Photo: DriveBC A plume of black smoke seen, left, rising from Highway 24 UPDATE: 9:10 p.m. DriveBC reports Highway 24 is now open. The highway was closed for several hours due to a vehicle fire. UPDATE: 5:10 p.m. DriveBC

Lake levels start to fall

Jun 13, 2021 / 10:31 am

Photo: Castanet Staff The water level of Okanagan Lake has plateaued well below the provincial government’s “full pool” target. The lake has ended its spring rise over the past several days, and in fact, fell slightly the

Jade boulder back in place

Jun 13, 2021 / 9:08 am

Photo: Cariboo Jade & Gifts/Facebook An iconic 3,000-pound jade boulder is now back on display in front of a gift shop in Cache Creek. The boulder made provincial headlines when it was stolen from outside Cariboo Jade & Gifts shortly


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