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Flood recovery cost Kelowna close to $10 million says city hall

The city plans to ask the province to reimburse 80 per cent the recovery cost

2015 plane crash report coming Thursday

The plane, belonging to Kelowna-based Carson Air, crashed into Vancouver’s North Shore mountains

Kelowna council being asked to support licenced private pot shop recommendation for B.C.

But city staff want to see dispensaries regulated by both the province and local government

Central Okanagan cities staking out positions on pot shops

Province asking cities for input on how cannabis distribution should be handled in B.C.

Community response needed in OD crisis says Interior Health

Medical health officer talks to Kelowna council and says issue requires more than medical response

Investing in adult learners across the Interior

Province funding community-based, adult literacy programs in Okanagan and Columbia-Shuswap.

UBCO study recommends letting illegal pot shops stay open

Study’s authors say dispensaries preferable to other illegal ways of buying cannabis

B.C. Liberal leadership front-runner says new vision is needed by party

Dianne Watts, speaking in Kelowna, says party also needs to reconnect with British Columbians.

B.C. Liberal leadership front-runner slams planned election referendum

Dianne Watts says changing to proportional representation will hurt rural B.C.

Kelowna owes $1.1 million in back pay to RCMP officers

City is on the hook after the federal government approved two pay hikes

Fed workers fed up

Federal employees affected by faulty Phoenix payroll system protest outside Kelowna MP’s office.

Project Literacy Kelowna wins Canadian premiers’ award

The Kelowna-based group named this year’s winner of the Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

Trudeau standing firm on proposed tax changes

Tweaking may occur but changes are coming vows the prime minister.

Kelowna chamber president refutes PM’s taxation claims

Tom Dyas says Justin Trudeau is wrong to say high-income earners pay less tax than $50K folks

Building awards finalists announced

This year 37 finalists will vie for Thompson Okanagan Kootenay Commercial Building Awards.

Prime minister welcomes Canada’s newest citizens in Kelowna

Justin Trudeau thanks the 60 new citizens for choosing Canada

Flooding and fires put Central Okanagan food bank donations ‘way behind’

The Central Okanagan Food Bank in Kelowna has collected half as much food as normal this summer.

Four-legged, furry stress busters

Just 20 minutes with a dog significantly reduces stress, says new UBC Okanagan research.

Premier hails ‘extraordinary’ effort by fire crews

John Horgan flew over Philpott Road fire after touring fire-ravaged areas in Central B.C.

Okanagan added to B.C. smokey sky advisory

People with breathing problems advised to stay indoors.