Okanagan

Selina Peters was last seen on Sept. 20 at a West Kelowna medical facility. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Missing West Kelowna woman found safe and sound

Selina Peters was last seen on Sept. 20 at a West Kelowna medical facility

Selina Peters was last seen on Sept. 20 at a West Kelowna medical facility. (Contributed)
(Black Press Media file)

Okanagan financial literacy group launches program to help low-income residents

Launch Okanagan is looking for 100 new donors to help with the program

(Black Press Media file)
Crash near Vernon stalls traffic Friday afternoon on Highway 97. (Contributed)

Motorcycle crash stalls Highway 97 traffic near Vernon

Incident causes delays for Friday afternoon motorists

Crash near Vernon stalls traffic Friday afternoon on Highway 97. (Contributed)
A forensic artist’s composite sketch of a suspect involved in a sexual assault that occurred at Kelowna’s Millbridge Park on Sept. 29. (Contributed)

Kelowna RCMP release sketch of sexual assault suspect

The suspect was involved in a sexual assault that occurred at Millbridge Park on Sept. 29

A forensic artist’s composite sketch of a suspect involved in a sexual assault that occurred at Kelowna’s Millbridge Park on Sept. 29. (Contributed)
Meat the Victims activists and police face off at Hybrid Turkeys in Ontario. (Agnes Cseke/Contributed)

Okanagan animal rights activists arrested before protest could begin

Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer were arrested before they could make it out the door

Meat the Victims activists and police face off at Hybrid Turkeys in Ontario. (Agnes Cseke/Contributed)
James Bergen rides one of six adaptive tricycles during a demonstration of the City of Kelowna’s new adaptive bike program at the Parkinson Recreation Centre on Oct. 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

City of Kelowna launches new adaptive bike program

The program will see participants have access to six adaptive tricycles and two adult trailers

James Bergen rides one of six adaptive tricycles during a demonstration of the City of Kelowna’s new adaptive bike program at the Parkinson Recreation Centre on Oct. 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Josh Waters and his one-year-old English Staffy cross, Rocky. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

COVID, heartbreak among speedbumps in Australian’s road to residency in Kelowna

Josh Waters shares his experience in the hopes to help others like him

Josh Waters and his one-year-old English Staffy cross, Rocky. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
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Morning Start: Candy Corn was originally called Chicken Feed

Your morning start for Friday, Oct. 8, 2021

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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)
(File photo)

Kelowna airport at risk of losing $2.5M over stagnation of international travel

Despite international travel resuming at less busy airports, YLW’s future is still up in the air

(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)
Brenda Mine on the Okanagan Connector, looking east. (DriveBC)

Snow descends on parts of the Okanagan Connector

Patches of snow blanketed the highway between Brenda Mine and Pothole Lake

Brenda Mine on the Okanagan Connector, looking east. (DriveBC)
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)
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Morning Start: Halloween is 2,000 years old

Your morning start for Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021

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Gerald (Duke) Dawe served 31 years in the Canadian Air Force as a pilot. (Contributed)

Flyover commemorates Okanagan Air Force veteran’s 90th birthday

After beating COVID-19 this summer, Duke Dawe was treated to an aerial formation by Vernon Flying Club

Gerald (Duke) Dawe served 31 years in the Canadian Air Force as a pilot. (Contributed)
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 pop up garden was constructed at Komasket Park, with 60 boxes, for the Okanagan Indian Band’s Food Security Initiative in 2020. (OKIB photo)

Poverty-reduction funds granted to Okanagan First Nations

OKIB focusing on food security, Osoyoos hosting community well-being sessions

A pop up garden was constructed at Komasket Park, with 60 boxes, for the Okanagan Indian Band’s Food Security Initiative in 2020. (OKIB photo)
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)
The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)

Police respond to body discovery in Vernon

Investigation into death ongoing after unresponsive person found near Performing Arts Centre

The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)
The Vital Signs report, put out by the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen, is now available online. (Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen website image)

South Okanagan Similkameen Vital Signs report now available online

Report shows job loss, mental health and housing are still pressing issues in the region

The Vital Signs report, put out by the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen, is now available online. (Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen website image)