Kelowna

Colin Cameron, 91, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at Kelowna’s Trinity Hall clinic on March 16, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Kelowna’s main COVID-19 vaccine clinic is closing, new location in the works

The Trinity Hall clinic will close its doors on Sept. 7

Colin Cameron, 91, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at Kelowna’s Trinity Hall clinic on March 16, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Since the disease is so new, Nishimura's medication is not currently covered by the provincial healthcare system nor by pharmacare. (Contributed)

Fundraiser launched for Kelowna man with newly discovered disease

Medication to treat Brendan Nishimura’s MOGAD will cost up to $40,000 a year

Since the disease is so new, Nishimura's medication is not currently covered by the provincial healthcare system nor by pharmacare. (Contributed)
Since the disease is so new, Nishimura's medication is not currently covered by the provincial healthcare system nor by pharmacare. (Contributed)

Fundraiser launched for Kelowna man with newly discovered disease

Medication to treat Brendan Nishimura’s MOGAD will cost up to $40,000 a year

Since the disease is so new, Nishimura's medication is not currently covered by the provincial healthcare system nor by pharmacare. (Contributed)
Greg Balkwill with his family. (From left to right: Elli, Janelle, Katelyn and Greg Balkwill)

Kelowna resident leading the fight against incurable blood cancer

Greg Balkwill pushes awareness and more research at annual Kelowna Multiple Myeloma March

Greg Balkwill with his family. (From left to right: Elli, Janelle, Katelyn and Greg Balkwill)
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)
Central Okanagan Public Schools administrative office in Kelowna. (File photo)

Mask mandate for Central Okanagan students not surprising: superintendent

Students will be wearing masks in class again this fall

Central Okanagan Public Schools administrative office in Kelowna. (File photo)
The Okanagan Mountain Park fire of 2003. (Capital News file)

Lessons learned from Kelowna’s infamous 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park wildfire

Evacuees, officials of 2003 blaze lay out what lies ahead for those who lost their homes this year

The Okanagan Mountain Park fire of 2003. (Capital News file)
Shannondee Rigby’s West Kelowna home was razed by the Mount Law wildfire on Aug. 15. (Contributed)

Fundraiser launched for West Kelowna teacher who lost home in Mount Law wildfire

Shannondee Rigby has taught at George Pringle and Glenrosa Elementary

Shannondee Rigby’s West Kelowna home was razed by the Mount Law wildfire on Aug. 15. (Contributed)
Bright Jenny is located at 984 Laurel Avenue in Kelowna. (Isabella Harmel/Capital News)

Kelowna coffee shop offers free coffee, workspace to wildfire evacuees

Bright Jenny Coffee is inviting evacuees in, ‘treat this place like an extension of your home’

Bright Jenny is located at 984 Laurel Avenue in Kelowna. (Isabella Harmel/Capital News)
West Kelowna musician Nathan Hutton is releasing a song he hopes will raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. (Nathan Hutton)

West Kelowna musician raising funds for cancer research through new single

Soul Forgotten’s single Lilies will be released on Aug. 22

West Kelowna musician Nathan Hutton is releasing a song he hopes will raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. (Nathan Hutton)
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Sign vandals strike as federal election campaign begins in Kelowna

Conservative candidate Tracy Gray’s signs were found vandalized on Thursday morning

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(Dave Ogilvie/Contributed)

Traffic slowed on Highway 97 in West Kelowna after crash

Only one lane is open both ways

(Dave Ogilvie/Contributed)
Robert Riley Saunders. (Facebook photo)

Disgraced Kelowna social worker to plead guilty

Robert Riley Saunders is accused of stealing money from at-risk youth in his care

Robert Riley Saunders. (Facebook photo)
A map showing COVID-19 weekly case counts in the B.C. Interior between Aug. 8 and 14. (BCCDC)

More record-breaking weekly COVID-19 numbers for the Central Okanagan

The Central Okanagan region contains 25% of B.C.’s cases despite only containing 4% of the population

A map showing COVID-19 weekly case counts in the B.C. Interior between Aug. 8 and 14. (BCCDC)
Kelowna’s Jerome Blake won two gold and one silver at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. (Contributed/Canada Games)

‘Bet on yourself, always’: Kelowna’s Jerome Blake reflects on Olympic bronze

Blake walked away from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a bronze medal for the men’s 4x100m relay

Kelowna’s Jerome Blake won two gold and one silver at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. (Contributed/Canada Games)
Leighton Allen Labute. (Contributed)

Kelowna hamster killer handed conditional sentence, not allowed in pet stores

Leighton Labute appeared in a Kelowna court on Wednesday after pleading guilty earlier this year

Leighton Allen Labute. (Contributed)
(Stacia O’Brien/Facebook)

UPDATE: Downed power lines knock out power between Lake Country and Vernon

Traffic cleared, but power remains out for 200 properties

(Stacia O’Brien/Facebook)
Mount Law wildfire seen from Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Brent Crozier photo)

Evacuation alert expands slightly due to Mount Law wildfire near West Kelowna

18 more properties on alert; Crown land added to evac order

Mount Law wildfire seen from Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Brent Crozier photo)
The White Rock Lake wildfire has come down to Westside Road near Vernon, as pictured Monday, Aug. 16. (Contributed)

Some Interior Health long-term care homes proactively relocated due to wildfires

Families are being contacted directly and provided details of their loved one’s temporary location

The White Rock Lake wildfire has come down to Westside Road near Vernon, as pictured Monday, Aug. 16. (Contributed)
A man looks towards the White Rock Lake fire from downtown Kelowna on Aug. 15, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Conditions at Mount Law, White Rock Lake fires remain volatile

A detailed damage assessment will be done when it is safe to do so, say wildfire officials

A man looks towards the White Rock Lake fire from downtown Kelowna on Aug. 15, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)