City of Kelowna

McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)

Kelowna council quashes McKinley Beach development sprawl, loses out on park

Developer offered 250 acres of parkland in the hopes council would allow hundreds of single-family homes

McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)
A picture of the fire outside the Kettle Valley area in Kelowna. (Photo: Facebook)

New fire sparks outside Kettle Valley area in Kelowna

The fire is under one hectare in size and is suspected to be human caused

A picture of the fire outside the Kettle Valley area in Kelowna. (Photo: Facebook)
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COVID-19 cases identified on Air Canada flight from Toronto to Kelowna

Passengers seated in rows 30 to 36 are considered to be at higher risk of exposure

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Cooler temperatures, precipitation slows spread of Mount Law fire in West Kelowna

Parts of the fire is still uncontained in areas and crews are working for containment

The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

UPDATE: Four properties downgraded from evacuation order to alert at Mount Law fire

Residents are reminded to be ready to leave their home at a moment’s notice

The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
On-campus housing at both UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College are already full, and waitlists are hundreds of students long. (File photo)

Lack of affordable housing leaves post-secondary students scrambling in Kelowna

Students are having a tough time finding accommodations for the upcoming school year

On-campus housing at both UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College are already full, and waitlists are hundreds of students long. (File photo)
Downtown Kelowna waterfront, looking north toward the White Rock Lake fire on Aug. 15, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Kelowna Capital News)

West Kelowna resort refuses refund to wildfire, COVID cautious tourist

Province has discouraged travel to the Central Okanagan amid surging COVID, raging fires

Downtown Kelowna waterfront, looking north toward the White Rock Lake fire on Aug. 15, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Kelowna Capital News)
The McDonald’s at 1746 Water Street was vacant for 13 years before its demolition in November 2020. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Kelowna lists vacant downtown McDonald’s, Husky sites for over $11M

The long-vacant properties are being listed together with potential for ‘groundbreaking future development’

The McDonald’s at 1746 Water Street was vacant for 13 years before its demolition in November 2020. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
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PHOTOS: Proposed design unveiled for UBC Okanagan downtown Kelowna campus

The project aims to create healthy vibrant communities by rethinking mixed-use spaces

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Kenya Thompson was inspired to give back to her community after the Dilworth Mountain fire and after seeing her mother help with evacuation efforts in West Kelowna. (Contributed/Kenya Thompson)

Kelowna woman offers free food, supplies to wildfire evacuees

Kenya Thompson posted on Twitter offering to cook for families who have evacuated

Kenya Thompson was inspired to give back to her community after the Dilworth Mountain fire and after seeing her mother help with evacuation efforts in West Kelowna. (Contributed/Kenya Thompson)
Mount Law wildfire pictured from downtown Kelowna on Aug. 15. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

UPDATE: 1 structure damaged, Mount Law wildfire evac order lifted for most in West Kelowna

Crews made progress in holding the fire Tuesday, said emergency officials

Mount Law wildfire pictured from downtown Kelowna on Aug. 15. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Mount Law wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)

West Kelowna mayor asks tourists to think of wildfire evacuees

Mayor Gord Milsom is urging tourists to find other accommodations to free up hotels for evacuees

Mount Law wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)
Several flights flying out and into Kelowna International Airport have been delayed, many coming from Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

Flights delayed, cancelled at Kelowna International Airport due to wildfires

Travellers should check with airline before leaving for the airport

Several flights flying out and into Kelowna International Airport have been delayed, many coming from Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
The fire on Dilworth spotted from Glenmore. (Karen Hill/Kelowna Capital News)
The fire on Dilworth spotted from Glenmore. (Karen Hill/Kelowna Capital News)
COVID-19 virus (file photo).

Three more long-term care facilities in Kelowna declare COVID-19 outbreaks

Five elderly care facilities in Kelowna are currently experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks

COVID-19 virus (file photo).
McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)

Procedural hiccup causes Kelowna council to defer decision on controversial development

Recent traffic impact studies were not made public, prompting council to bump the matter for two weeks

McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)
Conservative MP Tracy Gray rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Banned from Kelowna Pride events, MP refuses to apologize for conversion therapy vote

Kelowna Pride has banned Tracy Gray from participating after her vote against conversion therapy ban

Conservative MP Tracy Gray rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A photo of the White Rock Lake fire at Westside Road. (Darren Wolf/Facebook)

6 structures west of Vernon damaged by White Rock Lake fire

The structures are on four properties in the Bouleau Lake area

A photo of the White Rock Lake fire at Westside Road. (Darren Wolf/Facebook)
Kelowna West MLA Ben Stewart addresses a small gathering of campaign supporters at the West Kelowna Yacht Club, shortly after hearing of his election victory on Oct. 24, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

COVID benefits to blame for lacking employment, says Kelowna West MLA

Ben Stewart’s winery recently listed a job working 60-plus hours a week at minimum wage

Kelowna West MLA Ben Stewart addresses a small gathering of campaign supporters at the West Kelowna Yacht Club, shortly after hearing of his election victory on Oct. 24, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
The new technology was developed by assistant professor Mohammad Zarifi and his team at the Okanagan Microelectronics and Gigahertz Application (OMEGA) Lab. (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)

UBCO-developed technology opens door to personalized antibiotic therapy

The new method aims to make personalized antibiotic therapy more accessible and affordable

The new technology was developed by assistant professor Mohammad Zarifi and his team at the Okanagan Microelectronics and Gigahertz Application (OMEGA) Lab. (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)