Alistair Waters

Kelowna city councillor and Okanagan Basin Water Board chairwoman Tracy Gray and West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater joined municipal politicians from several other valley communities Thursday to get hands-on instruction about planting drought-resistant plants during the Make Water Work campaign kick-off. —Alistair Waters/Capital News

Pledging to Make Water Work

Annual Okanagan Valley water conservation campaign kicks off

Kelowna city councillor and Okanagan Basin Water Board chairwoman Tracy Gray and West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater joined municipal politicians from several other valley communities Thursday to get hands-on instruction about planting drought-resistant plants during the Make Water Work campaign kick-off. —Alistair Waters/Capital News
Large 12-inch pumps, like this one used in Peachland during the 2017 floods, will be deployed around Kelowna to keep the city’s drainage system near the lakeshore from backing up should the lake level rise further. —Image: Kathy Michaels/Capital News

Keeping Kelowna’s lakeshore drains clear

Huge pumps to be used to keep lake water from backing up drainage systems along the lakeshore

Large 12-inch pumps, like this one used in Peachland during the 2017 floods, will be deployed around Kelowna to keep the city’s drainage system near the lakeshore from backing up should the lake level rise further. —Image: Kathy Michaels/Capital News

2015 Kelowna-Lake Country federal election deal led to contraventions of Elections Act

But Elections Canada commissioner says Green Party won’t be prosecuted for supporting Liberal

The snowpack in the Okanagan is 208 per cent of normal, the highest since 1980.—Image: Thinkstock

Flooding fears grow across B.C.

Flood threat increases in many areas as upper level snowpacks reach record levels

The snowpack in the Okanagan is 208 per cent of normal, the highest since 1980.—Image: Thinkstock
YLW senior manager of airport operation Phillip Elchitz (left), White Spot CEO Warren Erhart and Kayla Ungaro, regional director of the Canucks Autism Network, are served food from the Triple O food truck at the Kelowna airport Thursday by White Spot employee Govind Siwach. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Food truck arrives at Kelowna’s airport

While White Spot renovates its kitchen at YLW, it’s food truck will supply food

YLW senior manager of airport operation Phillip Elchitz (left), White Spot CEO Warren Erhart and Kayla Ungaro, regional director of the Canucks Autism Network, are served food from the Triple O food truck at the Kelowna airport Thursday by White Spot employee Govind Siwach. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran interviews Kelowna Olympians Tess Critchlow (left) and Kelsey Serwa (right). —Image: Carli Berry/Capital News

Kelowna welcomes home Olympians

Gold medalist Kelsey Serwa and snowboard cross racer Tess Critchlow feted in downtown park

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran interviews Kelowna Olympians Tess Critchlow (left) and Kelsey Serwa (right). —Image: Carli Berry/Capital News
Update: Kelowna resident escapes fire with her passport and slippers

Update: Kelowna resident escapes fire with her passport and slippers

Fire investigator Paul Johnson spoke about the home that was destroyed Tuesday

Update: Kelowna resident escapes fire with her passport and slippers
Kelowna city Coun. Ryan Donn.—Image: Carli Berry/Capital News

Kelowna councillor to publicly protest his own city’s busking changes

Ryan Donn says he’ll entertain people in the street in defiance Kelowna’s proposed busking rules

Kelowna city Coun. Ryan Donn.—Image: Carli Berry/Capital News
B.C. city to fine those who give cash to panhandlers, buskers

B.C. city to fine those who give cash to panhandlers, buskers

Kelowna City says it plans to review the buskers program in light of public concerns

B.C. city to fine those who give cash to panhandlers, buskers
‘Slow-motion’ mudslide a concern for Kelowna

‘Slow-motion’ mudslide a concern for Kelowna

The slide, ongoing for two years, appears caused by an unidentified groundwater source says the city

‘Slow-motion’ mudslide a concern for Kelowna
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran speaks to reporters outside Kelowna City Hall Tuesday. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Kelowna mayor still opposed to B.C’s new speculation tax despite tweaks

Colin Basran says tax, as proposed, is ‘fundamentally’ the wrong way to go

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran speaks to reporters outside Kelowna City Hall Tuesday. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
The RCMP’s famed Musical Ride will perform in Kelowna Aug. 9 at Prospera Place in support of Cops For Kids. —Image: contributed

RCMP’s Musical Ride to perform in Kelowna

Musical Ride will return to the city for two shows Aug. 9 at Prospera Place

The RCMP’s famed Musical Ride will perform in Kelowna Aug. 9 at Prospera Place in support of Cops For Kids. —Image: contributed
Well-known former B.C. radio personality and politician Barrie Clark dies

Well-known former B.C. radio personality and politician Barrie Clark dies

Clark remembered as a fair-minded ‘statesman,’ who always saw the big picture

Well-known former B.C. radio personality and politician Barrie Clark dies
Kelowna International Airport is expecting more than 100,000 passengers to flow through its terminal over the next three weeks. —Image: Capital News file

Kelowna airport expecting to be busy over spring break

So YLW officials have issued a number of helpful tips for travellers

Kelowna International Airport is expecting more than 100,000 passengers to flow through its terminal over the next three weeks. —Image: Capital News file
Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan (left), seen here talking to cadet master warrant officer Jonas Bystrom during a visit to the Vernon Army Camp last year, will be in Kelowna Tuesday to make an announcement. —Image: Lisa VanderVelde/Vernon Morning Star

Defence minister to speak in Kelowna

Harjit Sajjan will make an announcement concerning reservists at the B.C. Dragoons armoury Tuesday

Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan (left), seen here talking to cadet master warrant officer Jonas Bystrom during a visit to the Vernon Army Camp last year, will be in Kelowna Tuesday to make an announcement. —Image: Lisa VanderVelde/Vernon Morning Star
The rock slide Friday afternoon, just south of Antler’s Beach near Peachland on Highway 97. —Image: Facebook

Updated: Lanes on Highway 97 reopen after rockslide

The rockslide occurred around 3 p.m. just south of Antler’s Beach.

The rock slide Friday afternoon, just south of Antler’s Beach near Peachland on Highway 97. —Image: Facebook
Between 10 and 20 centimetres of new snow is expected to fall on the Coquihalla between Friday and Saturday mornings.—Image: Facebook

More snow expected on the Coquihalla, Highway 3

Environment Canada says five to 10 centimetres will come down between Friday and Saturday mornings

Between 10 and 20 centimetres of new snow is expected to fall on the Coquihalla between Friday and Saturday mornings.—Image: Facebook
Chris Mazurkewich, president and CEO of Interior Health will retire in October. —Image: Capital News files

Interior Health CEO to retire in October

Chris Mazurkewich will step down after three years leading IH

Chris Mazurkewich, president and CEO of Interior Health will retire in October. —Image: Capital News files
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and officials with North American Development Group and Kerkhoff Construction, the two companies building One Water Street, shovel dirt during the official ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday. In the background is the large vibrating mechanism driving one of the 150 pilings for the site into the ground.—Alistair Waters/Capital News

Construction of Kelowna’s two tallest buildings commences

One Water Street will feature residential towers of 36 and 29 storeys

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and officials with North American Development Group and Kerkhoff Construction, the two companies building One Water Street, shovel dirt during the official ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday. In the background is the large vibrating mechanism driving one of the 150 pilings for the site into the ground.—Alistair Waters/Capital News
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver speaks in West Kelowna Friday about Alberta’s ban on importing B.C. wine and B.C. Premier John Horgan’s position on the planned Trans Mountain Pipeline.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

B.C. Green leader supports Premier Horgan’s pipeline stance

Andrew Weaver calls the Alberta premier’s B.C. wine ban response “petty”

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver speaks in West Kelowna Friday about Alberta’s ban on importing B.C. wine and B.C. Premier John Horgan’s position on the planned Trans Mountain Pipeline.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News