Amandalina Letterio

(left to right) Award recipients, among the first to be recognized in the Southeast District, from the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP Cst. Shawn Miranda (3 events), Cst. Krista Boudreau (1 event) and Sgt. Dale Jackson (2 events) standing alongside their OIC Supt. Shawna Baher; (RCMP/Contributed)

Okanagan officers recognized for saving lives using Naloxone

RCMP officers from all across the BC southern Interior recognized for life saving

(left to right) Award recipients, among the first to be recognized in the Southeast District, from the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP Cst. Shawn Miranda (3 events), Cst. Krista Boudreau (1 event) and Sgt. Dale Jackson (2 events) standing alongside their OIC Supt. Shawna Baher; (RCMP/Contributed)
Teenagers make their way to Truswell Road after a party is broken up by police at the end of Mission Creek (Lorraine Besner/Contributed).

Kelowna residents concerned about ongoing alleged underage beach parties

Public urination, property damage, drinking and drug usage have become weekly concerns

Teenagers make their way to Truswell Road after a party is broken up by police at the end of Mission Creek (Lorraine Besner/Contributed).
Lake Country firefighters made good use of pet respirators they keep on board June 17, 2021. (District of Lake Country)

PHOTOS: 11 dogs rescued, home destroyed in large blaze in Okanagan

Home deemed a total loss, cause remains unknown but crews thankful for pet respirators

Lake Country firefighters made good use of pet respirators they keep on board June 17, 2021. (District of Lake Country)
Flames shoot from the roof of a home on Hallam Drive as Lake Country firefighters battle a blaze on June, 17 2021. (Amandalina Letterio/ Capital News)

Lake Country home destroyed in large blaze, 11 dogs rescued

Fire crews are responding to 10839 Hallam Drive

Flames shoot from the roof of a home on Hallam Drive as Lake Country firefighters battle a blaze on June, 17 2021. (Amandalina Letterio/ Capital News)
A black bear walks across the street (UBCO/Contributed)

UBCO researchers look at solutions for bear habituation

A new study uses computer modelling to look at the best strategies to reduce human-bear conflict

A black bear walks across the street (UBCO/Contributed)
Scooters lined up for an educational event in Stuart Park on Wednesday, June 16. (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News)

Free e-scooter safety training in Kelowna

Shared e-scooter operators collaborate to educate riders

Scooters lined up for an educational event in Stuart Park on Wednesday, June 16. (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News)
Employees at Playtime Casino wait outside while firefighters inspect the building after a small storage room fire on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News).

Small fire at Kelowna’s Playtime Casino as staff preps to re-open

Fire ignited in the storage room, but the staff were able to put it out

Employees at Playtime Casino wait outside while firefighters inspect the building after a small storage room fire on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News).
Elias Carmichael #14 and Ethan Ernst #19 of the Kelowna Rockets check Gage Goncalves #39 of the Everett Silvertips during a game at Prospera Place on February 28, 2020, in Kelowna. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Fans expected to be back in the stands for Kelowna Rockets 2021-22 season

The Rockets haven’t played in front of a crowd since March 2020

Elias Carmichael #14 and Ethan Ernst #19 of the Kelowna Rockets check Gage Goncalves #39 of the Everett Silvertips during a game at Prospera Place on February 28, 2020, in Kelowna. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
The Okanagan Forest Task Force uses a Ford F350 pick-up truck to gather back country garbage. (Okanagan Forest Task Force/Contributed)

Kelowna Canadian Tire steps in to support Okanagan Forest Task Force

The volunteer group has removed over 351,000 pounds of illegally dumped garbage to date

The Okanagan Forest Task Force uses a Ford F350 pick-up truck to gather back country garbage. (Okanagan Forest Task Force/Contributed)
(Dave Ogilvie photo)

One injured after being pinned by fallen forklift near Peachland

West Kelowna emergency crews responded to reports of a person stuck under a forklift

(Dave Ogilvie photo)
Mounties cover a burgundy truck with a tent at Buckerfields in West Kelowna on Monday, June 14. The RCMP is investigating after a woman’s body was found inside the truck. (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News)

West Kelowna RCMP investigating suspicious death after body found in truck

Police responded to a truck parked out front of a Main Street business where the body was found

Mounties cover a burgundy truck with a tent at Buckerfields in West Kelowna on Monday, June 14. The RCMP is investigating after a woman’s body was found inside the truck. (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News)
Malindi Elmore. (Malindi Elmore/Instagram)

Kelowna runner goes for the gold at the Olympics, 17 years after her first try

Malindi Elmore will run for Team Canada at the summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan

Malindi Elmore. (Malindi Elmore/Instagram)
Hundreds came out to Kelowna City Park on Friday (June 4) to honour the lives of the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were discovered last week at the former grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

City to raise flags after 215 hours at half-mast for buried Kamloops children

City of Kelowna buildings will raise flags Wednesday evening

Hundreds came out to Kelowna City Park on Friday (June 4) to honour the lives of the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were discovered last week at the former grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
No serious injuries were reported at a house fire in Rutland. (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News)

Don’t run back into a house on fire: Kelowna Fire Department

Fortunately, there were no serious injuries after a Kelowna house fire

No serious injuries were reported at a house fire in Rutland. (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News)
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Kelowna residents develop new app to support men’s mental health

The app offers a safe space for men to anonymously connect and receive support for their well-being

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Kelowna students learn how to fight forest fires through SD23 program (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News).

Central Okanagan students train to fight wildfires

The students battled a pretend blaze in Joe Rich off Three Forks Road

Kelowna students learn how to fight forest fires through SD23 program (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News).
KCR Community Resources plants vegetables outside of its office to help give fresh food to families in need. (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News)

Kelowna organizations partner to plant garden, give vegetables to families in need

The Community Care Garden project aims to strengthen food security and beautify downtown

KCR Community Resources plants vegetables outside of its office to help give fresh food to families in need. (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News)
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Support your local BC SPCA through Lock-In for Love virtual fundraiser

The funds raised will go toward caring for local animals and cruelty investigations

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469 Park Avenue, Kelowna. (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News)

Neighbours of abandoned Kelowna house worry for safety

The unkept Park Avenue home owned by a Victoria woman is often used by people experiencing homelessness

469 Park Avenue, Kelowna. (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News)
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Kelowna woman wakes up paralyzed, gets diagnosed with MS

A GoFundMe has been started to raise funds for the woman

(Facebook/Contributed)