Okanagan

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue was getting ready to unveil their new West Kelowna location when they were called to rescue two lost hikers in Peachland. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue)

COSAR gear cache unveiling interrupted by Peachland rescue

The rescue group was unveiling its new West Kelowna gear cache when the call came

 

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Morning Start: The human calculator managed 36 additions in 15 seconds

Your morning start for Friday, Sept. 24, 2021

 

A makeshift memorial has been created at the site where the body of a woman was found on the side of Highway 33 near Nickel Road on Sept. 19. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Memorial created for Kelowna woman found dead near Highway 33

41-year-old Krystal Moyan was described as ‘strong and beautiful’

 

(B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

Central Okanagan COVID-19 cases drop for 5th straight week

75 per cent of Central Okanagan residents are fully immunized against COVID-19

(B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
A parked Kelowna RCMP cruiser on Alumni Way on Sept. 23. Mounties have asked the public to avoid the area of Academy Way due to an ongoing police incident. (Twila Amato/Capital News)

Police response near UBC Okanagan caused by man allegedly wielding gun

The length of the closure is not yet known at this time

A parked Kelowna RCMP cruiser on Alumni Way on Sept. 23. Mounties have asked the public to avoid the area of Academy Way due to an ongoing police incident. (Twila Amato/Capital News)
Jan Paleta has been missing since Sept. 17. (Lake Country RCMP)

Body of missing Lake Country man found

58-year-old Jan Paleta was reported missing by his friends and family on Sept. 17

Jan Paleta has been missing since Sept. 17. (Lake Country RCMP)
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Morning Start: A 12-year-old became the youngest person to achieve nuclear fusion

Your morning start for Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021

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VIDEO: Harvest a mixed bag for Okanagan fruit growers this year

The heatwave has damaged some crops, while it has been welcome for others

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West Kelowna mayor Gord Milsom, Westbank First Nation councillor Jordan Coble, and Okanagan Regional Library CEO Don Nettleton. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: City of West Kelowna unveils new skatepark

Skate park opening marks completion of the first step of the city’s work towards a new city hall, library

West Kelowna mayor Gord Milsom, Westbank First Nation councillor Jordan Coble, and Okanagan Regional Library CEO Don Nettleton. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Open burn ban rescinded in Kamloops Fire Centre (File photo)

Province to lift open burning ban in Kamloops Fire Centre

Category 2 and 3 open fires allowed everywhere within the Kamloops Fire Centre on Friday

Open burn ban rescinded in Kamloops Fire Centre (File photo)
Justin Katz. (Contributed)

West Kelowna Warriors sign new goalie ahead of pre-season opener

Warriors sign goalie Justin Katz; send defenceman Corey McCann to Alberta

Justin Katz. (Contributed)
Sue Simpson is asking the community to send handmade cards and letters of encouragement to her son, Jessie. (Sue Simpson)

Kamloops mom asking for encouraging letters for son injured in 2016 assault

Sue Simpson hasn’t seen Jessie, whose nursing home is in lockdown due to COVID-19

Sue Simpson is asking the community to send handmade cards and letters of encouragement to her son, Jessie. (Sue Simpson)
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Morning Start: A high schooler broke the world paper-folding record

Your morning start for Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021

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West Kelowna Walmart set to reopen after lengthy closure

The store was forced to close following a Sept. 1 fire that sent smoke throughout the building

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Dave Shearer of Pinchin Ltd. rappels down the 18-story Landmark 6 building on Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21 for Easter Seals’ first-ever Okanagan Drop Zone fundraising event. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

60 people rappel down Kelowna high-rise for charity

The initiative was just one of four Drop Zone events hosted in the province in the last week

Dave Shearer of Pinchin Ltd. rappels down the 18-story Landmark 6 building on Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21 for Easter Seals’ first-ever Okanagan Drop Zone fundraising event. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Alcohol believed to be a factor in serious crash in Kelowna

Saturday night collision at Springfield and Benvoulin sent three people to hospital

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Kelowna RCMP seeking witnesses following fatal collision on Highway 97 in Lake Country

A 30-year-old female passenger was declared dead at the scene

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UPDATE: Highway 97 in Lake Country now open following serious collision

The highway was closed for more than an hour after the three-vehicle crash

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Kelowna tops $1M in total Terry Fox Run donations

This year’s donations put Kelowna over the $1-million milestone

(Norm Letnick/Facebook)
THe Vernon Towne Theatre has finally reopened to the public after almost a year of being closed. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Curtain finally opens for Vernon’s historic Towne Theatre

COVID-19 closed the theatre last November, major renovations undertaken as the show goes on today

THe Vernon Towne Theatre has finally reopened to the public after almost a year of being closed. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)