Michael Rodriguez

Kelly Fosbery receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna on April 28. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Central Okanagan COVID-19 cases spike, similar to last summer’s Kelowna cluster event

96% of new cases are among people who haven’t been fully vaccinated

Kelly Fosbery receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna on April 28. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)

2 accused in 2018 Kelowna Canada Day killing back on trial

Noah Vaten and Nathan Truant are back in court after a four-month delay

Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)
Left to right – Jok (younger brother to Fee), Quentin (Fee’s son), Fee (older brother to Jok), May (Jok’s daughter) and Henry (Fee’s son). (Contributed)

Westside founding family donates temporary parkland to West Kelowna

The Mar family has a long history in the Central Okanagan

Left to right – Jok (younger brother to Fee), Quentin (Fee’s son), Fee (older brother to Jok), May (Jok’s daughter) and Henry (Fee’s son). (Contributed)
Central Kitchen and Bar will be closed until July 30 after a COVID-19 exposure at the restaurant. (Central Kelowna/Facebook)

UPDATE: Multiple Kelowna restaurants close after COVID-19 exposures

Central Kitchen + Bar, Rusty’s Sports Lounge and the Kelowna Yacht Club’s members’ lounge are all closed

Central Kitchen and Bar will be closed until July 30 after a COVID-19 exposure at the restaurant. (Central Kelowna/Facebook)
A rendering of the proposed tower included in New Town Architecture’s January 2021 application to the city. (Contributed/New Town Architecture)

‘Slap in the face’: Kelowna council slams door on 35-storey downtown highrise

Coun. Ryan Donn said the proposal felt like a ‘PR stunt’ from the get-go

A rendering of the proposed tower included in New Town Architecture’s January 2021 application to the city. (Contributed/New Town Architecture)
A vehicle after a tire flew off on Highway 1 near Canmore, Alberta in July 2020. The driver was on her way home from the Okanagan where she believed her lug nuts were purposefully loosened. (Rick Bigland photo)

‘Check your nuts’: Kelowna-Lake Country MLA condemns lug nut looseners

Norm Letnick says such vandalism could result in a ‘horrific accident’

A vehicle after a tire flew off on Highway 1 near Canmore, Alberta in July 2020. The driver was on her way home from the Okanagan where she believed her lug nuts were purposefully loosened. (Rick Bigland photo)
A rendering of the proposed tower included in New Town Architecture’s January 2021 application to the city. (Contributed/New Town Architecture)

Kelowna city staff not a fan of ‘2020’ tower proposal

Tower plans reduced to 35 storeys from 46, but city staff say it’s still too big

A rendering of the proposed tower included in New Town Architecture’s January 2021 application to the city. (Contributed/New Town Architecture)
A man was found allegedly setting fire to a wooded area in West Kelowna. (Andrew Lee/Facebook)

West Kelowna man arrested, charged with arson

36-year-old Stephen Leader was taken into custody this morning, West Kelowna RCMP say

A man was found allegedly setting fire to a wooded area in West Kelowna. (Andrew Lee/Facebook)
Carsen Twarynski of the Kelowna Rockets skates against the Spokane Chiefs on March 3, 2018 at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Seattle Kraken pick two former Kelowna Rockets in NHL Expansion Draft

Former linemates Kole Lind and Carsen Twarynski are headed to the NHL’s newest team

Carsen Twarynski of the Kelowna Rockets skates against the Spokane Chiefs on March 3, 2018 at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
A section (left) of the vertical column of a construction crane is lowered past the mangled section of the fallen boom in Kelowna, B.C., Wednesday, July 14, 2021, following a fatal collapse of the crane on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Desmond Murray

Kelowna crane collapse clean-up completed, evacuation order lifted

The local state of emergency has also been lifted

A section (left) of the vertical column of a construction crane is lowered past the mangled section of the fallen boom in Kelowna, B.C., Wednesday, July 14, 2021, following a fatal collapse of the crane on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Desmond Murray
West Kelowna Fire Rescue Station 32 (Contributed: Facebook).

West Kelowna firefighters extinguish blaze at mobile home park

The garage where the fire sparked and a nearby home suffered significant damage

West Kelowna Fire Rescue Station 32 (Contributed: Facebook).
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Brenda Creek fire threatens power line, Westside urged to prepare for potential outage

Crews noted minimal growth Tuesday but incoming heavy winds set to increase fire activity across B.C. Interior

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
The wildfire near Sicamous on July 20, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service image)

Sicamous care home proactively evacuated due to 2 Mile Road wildfire

Around 1,000 Sicamous residents have been ordered to evacuate their homes

The wildfire near Sicamous on July 20, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service image)
Thomas Creek fire seen from Skaha beach Monday evening. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)

Minimal growth in Thomas Creek wildfire, forecasted wind poses risk

The blaze remains at an estimated 6,558 hectares

Thomas Creek fire seen from Skaha beach Monday evening. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)
Crews battle the White Rock Lake fire, which has some Westwold residents under evacuation order and even more on alert. (Brent Robertson photo)

UPDATE: Wildfire near Westwold sees significant growth, more properties ordered evacuated

Area residents calling for more assistance to blaze

Crews battle the White Rock Lake fire, which has some Westwold residents under evacuation order and even more on alert. (Brent Robertson photo)
The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: Evacuation orders issued for Nk’Mip Creek wildfire

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has declared a local state of emergency

The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
The 2 Mile Road wildfire burning on Tuesday evening, July 20. (Hannah Byron photo)

UPDATE: 1,000 residents of Sicamous being evacuated due to wildfire

CSRD issues order after wildfire near Sicamous grows to 60 hectares

The 2 Mile Road wildfire burning on Tuesday evening, July 20. (Hannah Byron photo)
Crews finished dismantling the remainder of the collapsed crane on July 19, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Evacuation order mostly lifted 1 week after deadly Kelowna crane collapse

One property, a seniors’ building directly behind the construction site, remains on evacuation order

Crews finished dismantling the remainder of the collapsed crane on July 19, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
(Twila Amato/Capital News)

2 arrested after allegedly trying to flee Kelowna RCMP in stolen vehicle

During an attempt to evade police, the suspect vehicle struck several police and civilian vehicles

(Twila Amato/Capital News)
(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Credit union donates $50K to support B.C. wildfire victims

First West is also encouraging its members to donate to the cause

(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)