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Chamber wants rapid tests

Jan 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

Victoria Femia The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is calling on the provincial government to improve access to rapid tests and loosen event capacity restrictions, while suggesting B.C. is falling behind other provinces. Chamber executive director

Help find missing ring

Jan 27, 2022 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Paytyn Harvey A Kelowna woman is hoping the public can help find her ring after it went missing at a local nail salon last week. Paytyn Harvey said she lost her ring on Jan. 20 around 7 p.m. near Exotic Nails and Spa. She said

Card extension no surprise

Jan 26, 2022 / 5:00 pm

Victoria Femia The executive director of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce says he's not surprised B.C. has extended its vaccine passport system to the end of June. “Right now people are accustomed to using the passport and the positive

Cemetery hit by thieves

Jan 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

Victoria Femia Last week several bronze markers were stolen from Lakeview Memorial Gardens, making this the second time in just two years that plaques were stolen from the cemetery. “It is so disheartening that someone could come in and

YMCA vans vandalized

Jan 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Crime Stoppers Central Okanagan/Facebook Crime Stoppers Central Okanagan is reporting two of the YMCA of Okanagan's “Sunshine Coach” vans were vandalized with BB gun pellets just over a week ago in Rutland. Kelowna

RCMP tackle stigma

Jan 25, 2022 / 5:00 pm

Photo: Kelowna RCMP Wednesday is Bell Let’s Talk Day and the Kelowna RCMP and Interior Health are coming together to raise awareness about mental health in the community to address stigma and to continue the conversation around it. Both

Need a trophy builder?

Jan 23, 2022 / 4:00 pm

Photo: Joe Bedard After refurbishing more than 200 trophies for the Vernon BMX Club, a retired trophy builder in Kelowna is welcoming organizations to reach out to him for their trophy needs. The BMX Club put out a call to the community

Learning Indigenous history

Jan 22, 2022 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Jon Manchester School District 22 is already getting their June program ready for Indigenous History Month. SD 22 Indigenous Education Lead Teacher Carly Hills is inviting community leaders, not-for-profit organizations, local professors

Weapons, drugs seized

Jan 20, 2022 / 7:07 pm

Photo: Penticton RCMP Penticton RCMP executed a search warrant and seized drugs, guns, weapons and cash in Naramata after a month-long investigation. Last December the Penticton RCMP commenced a proactive investigation surrounding weapons

BlueSky goes nationwide

Jan 20, 2022 / 5:00 pm

Photo: BlueSky Organics A local Vernon company has had its national distribution contract renewed with Home Depot Canada. Soil and nutrient manufacturer BlueSky Organics says the contract has been continued for the 2022 lawn and garden season. The
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