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Four Kelowna city councillors participate in a meeting virtually on March 23, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

City of Kelowna reopens council chambers to public attendance

Council meetings have only been available online for the past six months

Four Kelowna city councillors participate in a meeting virtually on March 23, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Severe thunderstorm watch issued across Okanagan Valley. (Contributed)

Severe thunderstorm warning for Kelowna, watch in effect for Okanagan

The storms are expected to be short but severe

Severe thunderstorm watch issued across Okanagan Valley. (Contributed)
Two wildfires burn north of Big White on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

No growth on wildfire north of Big White as crews continue to battle blaze

‘No news is good news,’ said fire information officer Noelle Kekula

Two wildfires burn north of Big White on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Bird Canada has ceased its Kelowna operations. (Contributed)

Shared e-scooter fleet in Kelowna down 70% as Bird flies coop

Only 300 scooters are left on Kelowna streets, down from the nearly 1,000 present in early June

Bird Canada has ceased its Kelowna operations. (Contributed)
Fortis BC’s outage map shows the outage focused around Raymer Road, where trees fell earlier in the day. (Contributed/Fortis BC)

Falling trees cause power outage in Kelowna

More than 400 homes were without power around 2 p.m., most restored

Fortis BC’s outage map shows the outage focused around Raymer Road, where trees fell earlier in the day. (Contributed/Fortis BC)
“For Sale” and “Sold” signs are shown outside a new home in Beckwith, Ont., on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Okanagan-Shuswap housing market still hot, not ‘boiling’ anymore: Realtors

The Association of Interior Realtors says it’s still a seller’s market, prices remain high

“For Sale” and “Sold” signs are shown outside a new home in Beckwith, Ont., on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A police cruiser and ambulance at the Gellatly Road-Carrington Road roundabout on Tuesday, July 6. (Dave Ogilvie photo)

Construction worker struck by motorcycle in West Kelowna

The incident happened at the currently under construction Gellaty Road-Carrington Road roundabout

A police cruiser and ambulance at the Gellatly Road-Carrington Road roundabout on Tuesday, July 6. (Dave Ogilvie photo)
Kelowna RCMP precinct. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News file)

Kelowna Mountie resigns before conduct hearing that could’ve seen him fired

Southeast District Const. Chad Vance was scheduled for a conduct hearing next week

Kelowna RCMP precinct. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News file)
Kelowna RCMP cruisers stationed at the Highway 33 entrance to Davie Road on Monday, July 5. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Bomb scare at Kelowna clinic false alarm

Roads reopen after RCMP determine suspicious package not a bomb

Kelowna RCMP cruisers stationed at the Highway 33 entrance to Davie Road on Monday, July 5. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
A lightning-caused wildfire in Kamloops’ Juniper Ridge neighbourhood on July 1, 2021. (@sarah_sandholm/Twitter)A lightning-caused wildfire in Kamloops’ Juniper Ridge neighbourhood on July 1, 2021. (@sarah_sandholm/Twitter)

Kamloops homes evacuated twice in 1 night due to lightning-sparked wildfire

City of Kamloops rescinded evacuation order, reinstated it an hour later

A lightning-caused wildfire in Kamloops’ Juniper Ridge neighbourhood on July 1, 2021. (@sarah_sandholm/Twitter)A lightning-caused wildfire in Kamloops’ Juniper Ridge neighbourhood on July 1, 2021. (@sarah_sandholm/Twitter)
The Sparks Lake wildfire on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: Skeetchestn Indian Band issues evacuation alert due to Sparks Lake wildfire

The fire is still estimated at 31,000 hectares, but smoke impairment is restricting the ability to properly assess the fire’s size

The Sparks Lake wildfire on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
An artist’s rendering of the proposed apartment complex. (Contributed)

Massive apartment complex proposed for Kelowna’s Dilworth Centre

If approved, the 466-unit complex would abut Superstore and be across the street from the new Costco

An artist’s rendering of the proposed apartment complex. (Contributed)
Fire is raging through Lytton, B.C. and the entire town is being evacuated. (Photo credit: Facebook)

BREAKING: Footage shows homes, buildings up in flames as wildfire races through Lytton

Mayor says fire came up in minutes and is sweeping through the community

Fire is raging through Lytton, B.C. and the entire town is being evacuated. (Photo credit: Facebook)
Sparks Lake wildfire on Tuesday, June 29. (BC Wildfire/ Twitter)

Wildfire north of Kamloops grows to 20,000 hectares, 136 properties evacuated

The fire has more than quadrupled in size since this afternoon

Sparks Lake wildfire on Tuesday, June 29. (BC Wildfire/ Twitter)
Cannabis. (Unsplash photo)

Kelowna council looks to remedy downtown pot shop ‘deficit’

Council sends two cannabis stores to public hearing, despite staff’s recommendation

Cannabis. (Unsplash photo)
An e-scooter parked in downtown Kelowna on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Black Press file)

Kelowna council slashes e-scooter fleet size

New restrictions will see 85 per cent fewer scooters in Kelowna by Canada Day

An e-scooter parked in downtown Kelowna on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Black Press file)
Dozens of family members and friends of Lake Country’s Arlene Westervelt rallied and called for justice outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 25. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Protesters call for justice for drowned Lake Country nurse at Kelowna courts

June 26 marks five years since Arlene Westervelt died while canoeing with her husband on Okanagan Lake

Dozens of family members and friends of Lake Country’s Arlene Westervelt rallied and called for justice outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 25. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Earls On Top at 211 Bernard Avenue in Kelowna. (Google Maps photo)

Downtown Kelowna’s Earls ordered closed after COVID-19 transmission

Earls on Top on Bernard Avenue will be closed from June 18 to June 27

Earls On Top at 211 Bernard Avenue in Kelowna. (Google Maps photo)
Dereck Donald Sears. (Contributed/Crimestoppers)

Murder charge laid in relation to suspicious Kelowna death

Dereck Donald Sears is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Darren Middleton

Dereck Donald Sears. (Contributed/Crimestoppers)
A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)

Over 5K jabbed at Interior Health mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics

The clinics have made stops in more than 40 communities since launching last week

A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)