Top Story

Recent Headlines

Quietly, behind the scenes, the owner of Canadian Tire in Kelowna has spearheaded a major expansion at the former Costco warehouse property.

The driver of a Toyota Corolla that crossed the centre line and hit an oncoming tractor-trailer head on was killed Wednesday night.

New shelter pods acquired last week by the City of Kelowna could be distributed at the homeless encampment this weekend if the temperature drops to -10C or less including wind chill.

featured
  • Updated

Central Okanagan Public Schools and CUPE Local 3523 reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement over the weekend.

The Tolko mill redevelopment plan is assured of an 800-metre public walkway on Sutherland Bay. But at this point, the City of Kelowna is not considering the possible impact of a second crossing on that plan or the North End Neighbourhood Plan.

WorkSafeBC levied fines for a wide range of worker safety violations in 2022, everything from unsafe storage to lack of fall protection. Conspicuous in is absence is the deadly construction crane collapse in downtown Kelowna last summer that killed five men, however that incident is still un…

If famed Vancouver-based blues musician Tom Lavin gets a twinge of nostalgia and wants to see his gold records or well-travelled guitar case, he’ll have to go to the museum.

Twenty-seven young people are whooping it up at a local downhill resort this week, learning not only to snowboard but learning lifeskills as well, thanks to Elevation Outdoors.

The City of Kelowna says it has exercised patience with those involved in the so-called freedom rally protests that they allege have disrupted normal life in downtown Kelowna for more than two years. But that patience has now run out.

Insulated shelters intended for use by Kelowna’s homeless have arrived in the city, just in time for what meteorologists are predicting will be a Mars-like polar vortex that is likely heading for Canada at the end of the month.

West Point Projects was looking for an ideal location for its next project and seemed to have found it at 1575 Bernard Ave. But the neighbours of the property have different ideas.

Road safety improvements in Kelowna last year just produced $486,600 in funding from ICBC.

Kelowna will get another 688 apartments for renters, thanks to city council approving three tax exemption agreements on Monday.

  • Updated

Kelowna-Lake Country MP Tracy Gray wants federal prisoners to have access to addiction treatment and she received the support of city council on Monday.

A complex-care facility that will house 20 people with serious mental-health and medical issues will open in Kelowna soon.

  • Updated

Police have arrested a man after a taxi driver was assaulted and robbed Tuesday morning.

featured
  • Updated

Construction of the Okanagan Rail Trail's missing link between Kelowna International Airport and Lake Country could be completed this year.

Okanagan College made good progress over the weekend recovering from a cyberattack that took the school’s entire network and website offline on Jan. 9.

This last week the Okanagan Nation Alliance celebrated the 20th year of the Fish in Schools (FinS) program by delivering a final round of fish tanks and equipment to 50 schools and institutions throughout Syilx territory.

  • Updated

The Kelowna roadways crews fought 25 battles against Mother Nature in 2022 but 20 of those occurred in the just the last two months of the year, November and December.

  • Updated

The idea of a new marina has been floated, so to speak, but the head of the local resident’s association says no one should get too excited if they think they will be able to park their powerboat in Sutherland Bay.

  • Updated

Okanagan residents in the valley bottom have suffered through a series of 20 snowfalls since Nov. 4. But that’s nothing compared to the snowpack in the hills – 135 per cent of normal for Jan. 1.

  • Updated

With the Tolko log booms gone from in front of its mill site, Sutherland Bay in the city’s North End is likely to be the subject of a proposal for a protected marina comparable to the Kelowna Yacht Club’s boat moorage.

New council. New year. New hope for Kelowna Springs Golf Course. On Monday, at the first council meeting of the year, Coun. Luke Stack introduced a notice of motion to change the future designation of the course back to recreational from industrial.

Even during the mid-winter slow season, developers are seeking city council approval for multi-unit developments, one in Rutland and the other on the hillside right next to Kuiper’s Peak Mount­ain Park in the Upper Mission.

After decades of discussion, debate and delay, the so-named Pandosy Water­front Park is finally coming together, thanks in part to $1.14 million in provincial and federal grants to help create “the premier paddle craft destination on Okanagan Lake.”

  • Updated

B.C. Assessment Authority just re­leased its list of the 100 most expensive houses in the Thompson-Okanagan and the most expensive  500 homes in the province. But can you find a Top 100 cheap list?

  • Updated

A private contractor and a dive company began the arduous task Thursday of pulling 31 drowned cows from the north end of Okanagan Lake.

featured
  • Updated

Canadians across the country took to the water Sunday to mark New Year’s Day with a polar bear swim. Although there was no large organized event in West Kelowna Jan. 1, people still took to the icy waters of Okanagan Lake  in Gellatly Bay Sunday to welcome the new year.

Whether it’s an annual tradition to wash off the dust of the previous year or a bucket list item decided in a New Year’s Eve haze, polar bear swimmers can rejoice as

Multimedia