Central Okanagan Regional District

A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Capital News file photo)

‘Another foreign company’ looks to take over Kelowna regional transit: Union

French firm to buy First Transit from Swedish investment group

 

Mission Creek in Kelowna during floods in the summer of 2022. (Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)

Okanagan Water Board bracing for the effects of climate change

Infrared flood mapping could be used for minimizing damage

 

(COSAR/Submitted)

Injured dirt biker saved by Central Okanagan Search and Rescue

Rider injured her leg near Little White

 

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue were called to the Kettle Valley Rail Trail Sunday afternoon. (Photo/COSAR)

Rescue on Rail Trail south of Kelowna

‘This has been an exceptionally busy year on the KVR’

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue were called to the Kettle Valley Rail Trail Sunday afternoon. (Photo/COSAR)
Unionized Kelowna transit drivers have voted 97 per cent in favour to approve a strike vote. (File photo)

‘Can’t hire and retain professional, reliable workers’: Possible Kelowna transit strike

‘The company can’t hire and retain professional, reliable workers’

Unionized Kelowna transit drivers have voted 97 per cent in favour to approve a strike vote. (File photo)
The advice is to drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. (File photo)

Heat warning in effect for Central and South Okanagan

Daytime temperatures are expected to reach 35 C to 40 C, while overnight lows will be near 18 C

The advice is to drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. (File photo)
The high cost of housing in Kelowna is causing recruitment problems for the RCMP. (File photo)

Housing cost handcuffs Kelowna RCMP recruitment

“Direct correlation with the cost of housing in Kelowna impacting ability to recruit officers’

The high cost of housing in Kelowna is causing recruitment problems for the RCMP. (File photo)
A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)

Kelowna had Canada’s highest crime rate in 2021

Kelowna also ranked seventh worse in the country for violent crime

A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)
Options for Kelowna non-boat owner residents and tourists to have fun on Okanagan Lake have expanded with the GetMyBoat service app. (Contributed)

Have fun, but stay safe on Okanagan Lake this weekend: Kelowna RCMP

More RCMP resources brought in for B.C. Day long weekend

Options for Kelowna non-boat owner residents and tourists to have fun on Okanagan Lake have expanded with the GetMyBoat service app. (Contributed)
Hosts at Evely Campground lost everything in an early morning fire July 6. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: ‘Suspicious’ North Westside campsite fire investigated

GoFundMe set up after camp hosts lose belongings, trailer and pets

Hosts at Evely Campground lost everything in an early morning fire July 6. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
North Westside Fire Rescue crews extinguish an early morning blaze at the Evely Recreation Site Wednesday, July 6. Two park officers lost their trailer and vehicle, three pets and their belongings in the blaze. A GoFundMe campaign has started for the pair. (North Westside Fire Rescue photo)

Funds raised for North Westside park officers injured in fire

GoFundMe set up after pair lose belongings, trailer and pets

North Westside Fire Rescue crews extinguish an early morning blaze at the Evely Recreation Site Wednesday, July 6. Two park officers lost their trailer and vehicle, three pets and their belongings in the blaze. A GoFundMe campaign has started for the pair. (North Westside Fire Rescue photo)
(Jen Zielinski/Capital News)

State of Emergency lifted after creeks flood in Kelowna

Two individuals lost thier lives in local bodies of water during the emergency

  • Jun 29, 2022
(Jen Zielinski/Capital News)
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Spend an hour in Armstrong: Okanagan shows off in collaborative videos series

You may be surprised with what local communities have to offer

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Onlookers gathered at the Okanagan Heritage Museum on June 14 for the announcement of the 2022 Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame inductees. (Jake Courtepatte/Capital News)

Newest class announced for Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame

‘Mr. Basketball’ among the four inductees

Onlookers gathered at the Okanagan Heritage Museum on June 14 for the announcement of the 2022 Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame inductees. (Jake Courtepatte/Capital News)
Skaha Beach in Penticton sees plenty of activity in the summer, but Penticton us more than beaches and peaches (John Arendt - Black Press)

Okanagan shows off in new collaborative videos series

You may be surprised with what local communities have to offer

Skaha Beach in Penticton sees plenty of activity in the summer, but Penticton us more than beaches and peaches (John Arendt - Black Press)
The 2019 Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame class (Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame Museum/Facebook)

Central Okanagan Hall of Fame to announce 2022 inductees

The newest members will be announced on Tuesday, June 14

The 2019 Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame class (Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame Museum/Facebook)
COSAR’s 33rd task of 2022 involved rescuing two men with various injuries after their all terrain vehicle flipped May 28, 2022 (COSAR)

COSAR rescues two men in Lake Country after all terrain vehicle flips

It was COSAR’s 33rd task of 2022

  • May 29, 2022
COSAR’s 33rd task of 2022 involved rescuing two men with various injuries after their all terrain vehicle flipped May 28, 2022 (COSAR)
Bear runs across Kane Road in Glenmore. (Facebook)

Bear activity in Central Okanagan a concern for conservation officers

‘Securing attractants is the single best way to keep people safe, and avoid unnecessary killing of bears’

Bear runs across Kane Road in Glenmore. (Facebook)
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Brendon Ogmundson, Chief Economist for BC Real Estate Association. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Big drop in housing sales predicted for Central Okanagan

Economist expects prices will stay relatively flat

Brendon Ogmundson, Chief Economist for BC Real Estate Association. (Photo/Gary Barnes)