Miriam Halpenny
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Fall recreation guide arrives

Aug 14, 2020 / 9:00 pm

Photo: City of West Kelowna The City of West Kelowna has released its fall recreation guide, offered only online to ensure up-to-date information is provided throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Some highlights for this season include the Johnson

Bear cools down in pool

Aug 14, 2020 / 5:55 pm

A Kelowna couple who gets frequent visits from a young bear has caught a funny interaction on camera. Katherine Tochor lives in the centre of Kelowna near Summerhill Winery, just off a busy road. Tochor says she has been visited

Peach season is here

Aug 14, 2020 / 1:20 pm

Its peach season in the Okanagan and staff at the locally owned and operated K & J Pacific Peaches in Kelowna are busy at work. Miranda Moser and Carlie Moser, the daughters of the owners of K & J Pacific Peaches, Kaspar Moser

A look at Kelowna's history

Aug 13, 2020 / 1:00 pm

While the end of summer is near, there is still time left to join in on one of Kelowna Museums historical outdoor tours. As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, it can be difficult to find new and interesting things to do. However, Kelowna Museums

Missing child found

Aug 12, 2020 / 4:49 pm

Photo: Contributed UPDATE: 4:49 p.m. The missing child has been located.  The child's father announced on Facebook that the boy had been found. "Thank you all who were so quick to respond. This nothing short of a

Wearing a mask at Walmart

Aug 12, 2020 / 12:05 pm

All Walmart locations across Canada now require customers to wear face coverings when entering the stores, Castanet asked customers at the Kelowna location what they think of the new rule. "Actually I think it's probably a really good

Two fishermen missing

Aug 11, 2020 / 4:14 pm

Photo: CTV News Vancouver Island Two people are missing and the waters off Washington State are being searched after a fishing boat sunk Tuesday. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that a fisherman was discovered in a lifeboat early Tuesday following

Stand up for restaurants

Aug 11, 2020 / 3:18 pm

Photo: Pixabay The BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association (BCRFA) has launched the "Stand Up for Service" campaign to shine a light on the tireless efforts of restaurant and foodservice staff during the pandemic. In

Big gift for Women's Shelter

Aug 11, 2020 / 2:45 pm

Photo: Contributed Dallas Stober, Liberty Stober and Linda Stober with the Stober Foundation, along with Kelowna Women's Shelter executive director Allison Mclauchlan and resource development coordinator Ester Pike. The Kelowna

Water restrictions eased

Aug 10, 2020 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The City of Kelowna has announced that water restrictions for the Hall Road area have eased to Stage 2, allowing irrigation to occur twice weekly. Stage 3 watering restrictions remain in effect for Southeast Kelowna and



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