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The six B.C. Liberal leadership hopefuls debated for a third time in Nanaimo Nov. 19.—Image: Nanaimo Bulletin

Liberal leadership hopefuls in Kelowna

Fourth debate goes at Coast Capri Hotel Saturday

The six B.C. Liberal leadership hopefuls debated for a third time in Nanaimo Nov. 19.—Image: Nanaimo Bulletin
Uber Canada’s Mike van Hemmen speaks to the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Thursday.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Uber official says public needs to push for ridesharing in B.C.

Mike van Hemmen tells Kelowna Chamber of commerce ridesharing would be ‘win-win-win’

Uber Canada’s Mike van Hemmen speaks to the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Thursday.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
A new UBCO study says kids benefit from taking technology outdoors.—contributed

Kids, the great outdoors and technology

UBCO study says send your kids outside but let them take their electronic devices

A new UBCO study says kids benefit from taking technology outdoors.—contributed
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce president Tom Dyas (right) and chamber executive director Dan Rogers (left) appear before the B.C. Fair Wages Commission in Kelowna Tuesday.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Making the case for and against a $15 per hour minimum wage in B.C.

Fair Wages Commission hears both sides during a stop in Kelowna

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce president Tom Dyas (right) and chamber executive director Dan Rogers (left) appear before the B.C. Fair Wages Commission in Kelowna Tuesday.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
The village centre at Big White Ski Resort. —Image: contributed

Big White to send off Olympians in style

Okanagan ski resort picked as location for official send-off of Canada’s 2018 Winter Olympic team

The village centre at Big White Ski Resort. —Image: contributed
B.C.’s minimum wage in the spotlight in Kelowna Tuesday

B.C.’s minimum wage in the spotlight in Kelowna Tuesday

The Fair Wages Commission will hold a hearing to gather public input

B.C.’s minimum wage in the spotlight in Kelowna Tuesday
Former free-style skier and coach Mike Shaw now speaks to young workers and employers about safety on the job.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News.

‘Listen to your gut’ urges injured skier

Mike Shaw was told he’d never walk again after an accident four years ago, but he defied the odds

Former free-style skier and coach Mike Shaw now speaks to young workers and employers about safety on the job.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News.
Kelowna’s Flair Airlines has announced the launch of its new website.—Image: Flair Airlines

Low fare airline creates new website

Flair Airlines says the website was designed with user experience in mind

Kelowna’s Flair Airlines has announced the launch of its new website.—Image: Flair Airlines
An indoor skating rink and pop-up Christmas market will be set up on the 16th floor of the Landmark6 building Nov. 24-26.—Image: Kal West/Google

High altitude skating comes to Kelowna

Indoor, synthetic ice-rink to be set up on the 16th floor of a city high rise

An indoor skating rink and pop-up Christmas market will be set up on the 16th floor of the Landmark6 building Nov. 24-26.—Image: Kal West/Google
B.C. growers savouring wins at National Apple Competition

B.C. growers savouring wins at National Apple Competition

Summerland and Kelowna growers win top prizes in Toronto

B.C. growers savouring wins at National Apple Competition
Visibility and wind direction issues caused cancellation of flights at Kelowna International Airport Thursday.—Image: contributed

Weather affects flights at Kelowna’s airport

Visibility and wind direction cancelled some flights Thursday morning

Visibility and wind direction issues caused cancellation of flights at Kelowna International Airport Thursday.—Image: contributed
Kelowna city manager Ron Mattiussi, Bob Warner of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Tara Hirsekorn of Water’s Edge Engineering review a map of the no wake/low wake areas of Okanagan Lake during the flooding that hit the Central Okanagan in the spring.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/CapitalNews

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

Kelowna city manager Ron Mattiussi, Bob Warner of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Tara Hirsekorn of Water’s Edge Engineering review a map of the no wake/low wake areas of Okanagan Lake during the flooding that hit the Central Okanagan in the spring.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/CapitalNews
TSB                                 The wreckage of the Carson Air Swearingen Merlin III plane reconstructed at the TSB laboratory.

2015 plane crash report coming Thursday

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

TSB                                 The wreckage of the Carson Air Swearingen Merlin III plane reconstructed at the TSB laboratory.
Kelowna council being asked to support licenced private pot shop recommendation for B.C.

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

Kelowna council being asked to support licenced private pot shop recommendation for B.C.
Black Crow Herbal Solutions, which also has an operation in Vernon, is one of the several marijuana dispensaries in West Kelowna told to shut down by Oct. 1. —Image: Jennifer Smith/Black Press

Central Okanagan cities staking out positions on pot shops

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

Black Crow Herbal Solutions, which also has an operation in Vernon, is one of the several marijuana dispensaries in West Kelowna told to shut down by Oct. 1. —Image: Jennifer Smith/Black Press
Interior Health medical health officer Dr. Silvina Mema addressed Kelowna city council about the ongoing opioid drug overdose crisis Monday at Kelowna City Hall.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Community response needed in OD crisis says Interior Health

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

Interior Health medical health officer Dr. Silvina Mema addressed Kelowna city council about the ongoing opioid drug overdose crisis Monday at Kelowna City Hall.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
The community-based adult education programs are delivered in partnership with Okanagan College.—Image: Google Maps

Investing in adult learners across the Interior

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

The community-based adult education programs are delivered in partnership with Okanagan College.—Image: Google Maps
West Kelowna targetting more pot shops

West Kelowna targetting more pot shops

After pulling the licence for two local shops, RCMP investigating four more dispensaries

West Kelowna targetting more pot shops
UBCO associate psychology professor Zach Walsh, who along with and PhD candidate Rielle Capler, is calling on cities to allow illegal cannabis dispensaries to remain open after studying issue.—Image:UBCO

UBCO study recommends letting illegal pot shops stay open

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

UBCO associate psychology professor Zach Walsh, who along with and PhD candidate Rielle Capler, is calling on cities to allow illegal cannabis dispensaries to remain open after studying issue.—Image:UBCO
B.C. Liberal leadership candidate Dianne Watts speaks with Teresa May and Mike Ostopowich during a stop in Kelowna Tuesday night.—Alistair Waters/Capital News

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 candidate Dianne Watts speaks with Teresa May and Mike Ostopowich during a stop in Kelowna Tuesday night.—Alistair Waters/Capital News