Michael Rodriguez

Several spectators look at the wreckage after a crane collapsed at a downtown Kelowna construction site on the morning of July 12, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

2 new cranes to be erected at site of deadly Kelowna crane collapse

Mission Group says company chosen to construct 2 new cranes for the site is a leader in the field

Several spectators look at the wreckage after a crane collapsed at a downtown Kelowna construction site on the morning of July 12, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
The Kelowna Rockets fill the arena against the Calgary Hitmen on February 28, 2015, at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Interior Health MLAs ask B.C. to clarify why local WHL teams are stuck with capacity limits

Provincial restrictions on gatherings set to ease next week, Interior may have to wait

The Kelowna Rockets fill the arena against the Calgary Hitmen on February 28, 2015, at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Sean Scott. (Contributed)

RCMP searching for missing Kelowna man

Sean Scott was last seen Oct. 10, leaving a Clement Avenue home

Sean Scott. (Contributed)
Ravi Kahlon, B.C. Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, has his provincial COVID-19 vaccine card scanned by White Spot restaurant general manager Bill Warwick, before having breakfast in Delta, B.C., on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. British Columbia's COVID-19 vaccine card system went into effect Monday. Anyone who wants access to a range of non-essential indoor services must show proof of at least one dose of vaccine, with a second shot required by Oct. 24. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Public gathering restrictions remain for Interior Health, despite B.C. health order lift

Local health authority orders trump the province’s change

Ravi Kahlon, B.C. Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, has his provincial COVID-19 vaccine card scanned by White Spot restaurant general manager Bill Warwick, before having breakfast in Delta, B.C., on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. British Columbia's COVID-19 vaccine card system went into effect Monday. Anyone who wants access to a range of non-essential indoor services must show proof of at least one dose of vaccine, with a second shot required by Oct. 24. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An RCMP cruiser sits outside a home on Kelowna’s Bechard Road after a suspicious death on Monday, Oct. 18. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Woman arrested after cops find body in Kelowna home, death deemed suspicious

Body found in Lower Mission home; Woman arrested but no charges laid

An RCMP cruiser sits outside a home on Kelowna’s Bechard Road after a suspicious death on Monday, Oct. 18. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
(Dave Ogilvie photo)

Driver in fatal Peachland Highway 97 crash suspected drunk, distracted, seatbeltless

Police say driver in his 40s died as a result of single-vehicle crash near Drought Road

(Dave Ogilvie photo)
(Dave Ogilvie photo)

Highway 97 closed south of West Kelowna after reports of car crashing into lake

Highway closed in both directions; no detour available

(Dave Ogilvie photo)
(FortisBC photo)

Power outage affects over 1,300 Kelowna properties

No estimated time for power to be restored

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Kelowna’s rental rates 4th highest among Canadian cities

The price of a two-bedroom apartment in Kelowna is only $70 less than in Toronto

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A concept rendering of the 13-storey building proposed at 350 Doyle Avenue. (City of Kelowna)

Kelowna council to look at 13-storey building planned for old RCMP precinct

The city agreed to lease the land to a developer for 99 years in January 2021

A concept rendering of the 13-storey building proposed at 350 Doyle Avenue. (City of Kelowna)
A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Kelowna buses facing service issues due to lack of drivers

BC Transit says struggles aren’t connected to recently announced vaccine mandate for drivers

A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal MLA Norm Letnick. (File photo)

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick open to considering a mayoral run

Letnick previously served as a city councillor in Kelowna from 2005 to 2008

Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal MLA Norm Letnick. (File photo)
Data from the BC Centre for Disease Control shows 223 cases of COVID-19 were identified in the Central Okanagan between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2. (BCCDC)

Weekly COVID-19 cases fall again in the Central Okanagan

The region saw 223 cases between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2

Data from the BC Centre for Disease Control shows 223 cases of COVID-19 were identified in the Central Okanagan between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2. (BCCDC)
A nurse prepares a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Kelowna on March 16, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

First dose vax rate nears 90% for some Central Okanagan neighbourhoods

Almost 80 per cent of eligible Central Okanagan residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

A nurse prepares a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Kelowna on March 16, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Tyson Feist of the Kelowna Rockets skates during a game against the Victoria Royals at Prospera Place on March 11, 2020. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Kelowna Rockets name new captain

Tyson Feist is the 26th captain in Kelowna Rockets history

Tyson Feist of the Kelowna Rockets skates during a game against the Victoria Royals at Prospera Place on March 11, 2020. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
A concept rendering of BC Housing’s future Bertram Street tower. (BC Housing photo)

BC Housing’s 20-storey Bertram tower gets Kelowna council’s approval

‘It delivers the dire need of more affordable rental housing, purpose-built, in an urban centre’

A concept rendering of BC Housing’s future Bertram Street tower. (BC Housing photo)
Rilyeh Joseph. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Missing Kelowna man located

Mounties confirmed that Rilyeh Joseph has been found

Rilyeh Joseph. (Contributed)
Rilyeh Joseph. (Contributed)

RCMP searching for missing Kelowna man

Rilyeh Joseph was last seen on Oct. 1 on Pandosy Street

Rilyeh Joseph. (Contributed)
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Kelowna nightclub Sapphire reopens after 18-month absence

The club has been closed since March 2020

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A grand opening ceremony for Okanagan College’s new Health Sciences Centre in Kelowna was hosted on Oct. 1, one month after the building opened its doors to students at the beginning of September. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Okanagan College opens new Health Sciences Centre in Kelowna

New 2,822-square-metre facility will support 591 training for in-demand health-care jobs

A grand opening ceremony for Okanagan College’s new Health Sciences Centre in Kelowna was hosted on Oct. 1, one month after the building opened its doors to students at the beginning of September. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)