Gary Barnes

West Kelowna City Hall (Black Press file photo)

West Kelowna council considering potential 5% property tax increase

The property tax increase for 2022 was four per cent

West Kelowna City Hall (Black Press file photo)
In 2022, a food waste feasibility study was done by the RDCO to explore options for expanding residential organics management programs. (Black Press file photo)

Central Okanagan Regional District looking at curbside take-away for food waste

Study recommends co-mingled food and yard waste collection in a single container

In 2022, a food waste feasibility study was done by the RDCO to explore options for expanding residential organics management programs. (Black Press file photo)
Witnesses saw the man get out of a white Hyundai in the 1600 block of Ellis and procede to smash several windows at a bank. (Black Press file photo)

Axe-wielding man smashes bank windows in downtown Kelowna

‘These types of unprovoked attacks on our local businesses are concerning to the RCMP’

Witnesses saw the man get out of a white Hyundai in the 1600 block of Ellis and procede to smash several windows at a bank. (Black Press file photo)
The 2023 RDCO financial plan includes operating revenues and expenditures of $61.5 million, an increase of $2 million or 3.4% compared to the 2022 plan. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District Central Okanagan residents to pay 6.8% more on average in property tax

Impact on property owners depends on where they live and the value of their property

The 2023 RDCO financial plan includes operating revenues and expenditures of $61.5 million, an increase of $2 million or 3.4% compared to the 2022 plan. (Black Press file photo)
A man was attacked on Bernard Avenue around 12:45 a.m. Jan. 29, 2023. (Black Press file photo)

Kelowna RCMP seeking suspects in Bernard Avenue attack

A man was found lying on the ground, unconscious and bleeding from his head

A man was attacked on Bernard Avenue around 12:45 a.m. Jan. 29, 2023. (Black Press file photo)
Starbright Child Development Centre is set to close at the end of June. (Photo/Starbright)

NDP ‘tone-deaf’ to families with children that have developmental needs: Kelowna MLA

‘They are not consulting with families…they are not actually listening’

Starbright Child Development Centre is set to close at the end of June. (Photo/Starbright)
Kelowna Fire Department. (Black Press file photo)

Early morning house fire sends four people to Kelowna hospital

The four individuals were treated for smoke inhalation

Kelowna Fire Department. (Black Press file photo)
A budget town hall is scheduled for Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in Lake Country Council Chambers. (Photo/District of Lake Country)

Budget deliberations begin for Lake Country council

Council is considering either a 9.95 or 14 per cent property tax increase

A budget town hall is scheduled for Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in Lake Country Council Chambers. (Photo/District of Lake Country)
Starbright Child Development Centre is set to close at the end of June. (Photo/Starbright)

Kelowna child development centre continues to shine in face of closure

‘Our agency has been a hub of services for decades’

Starbright Child Development Centre is set to close at the end of June. (Photo/Starbright)
(Black Press file photo)

Kelowna nurse reprimanded after Indigenous person left unresponsive in emergency room

Katherine Lowe ​has agreed to a public reprimand including a breach of ethical practice

(Black Press file photo)
A 200-unit apartment complex proposed for Clement Avenue will help bolster Kelowna’s purpose-built rental inventory. (Photo/City of Kelowna)

Central Okanagan 4th highest in Canada for rental rates in 2022

Vancouver, Toronto, and Victoria topped the list ahead of Kelowna metropolitan area

A 200-unit apartment complex proposed for Clement Avenue will help bolster Kelowna’s purpose-built rental inventory. (Photo/City of Kelowna)
ICBC statistics show there have been more than 180 crashes between the Highway 97/97C interchange to Hardy Road at Antlers Beach from 2017 to 2022. (Photo/District of Peachland)

‘We have concerns about the safety of our highway’: Peachland CAO after fatal crash

District of Peachland has been trying to have speed limits reduced on Highway 97 for several years

ICBC statistics show there have been more than 180 crashes between the Highway 97/97C interchange to Hardy Road at Antlers Beach from 2017 to 2022. (Photo/District of Peachland)
Conceptual rendering of new Canadian Tire store to possibly be built at old Costco site in Kelowna. (Photo/City of Kelowna)

Canadian Tire to set up shop at old Costco site in Kelowna

Documents have been submitted to city hall

Conceptual rendering of new Canadian Tire store to possibly be built at old Costco site in Kelowna. (Photo/City of Kelowna)
A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Black Press file photo)

Hard-driving questions for BC Transit expansion from West Kelowna councillor

BC Transit delegation updated council on regional transit service

A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Black Press file photo)
(Photo/Kelowna Chamber YouTube)

Kelowna Chamber looking for top-notch nominees over ‘40’

Nominees are being accepted until Feb. 28

(Photo/Kelowna Chamber YouTube)
Students from the Okanagan College School of Business returned from a successful outing at the Queen’s University Inter-Collegiate Business Competition. (Okanagan College/Submitted)

Okanagan College students in the black at Canada’s oldest business school competition

Business school students took part in Queen’s University Inter-Collegiate Business Competition

Students from the Okanagan College School of Business returned from a successful outing at the Queen’s University Inter-Collegiate Business Competition. (Okanagan College/Submitted)
In 2019 the provincial government began allowing municipalities to delegate authority to staff in approving minor development variance permits. (Black Press file photo)

City of Kelowna staff strive to streamline some development approvals

Delegated authority would save staff and council time

In 2019 the provincial government began allowing municipalities to delegate authority to staff in approving minor development variance permits. (Black Press file photo)
Kelowna City Hall. (File photo)

Kelowna Airport lands most of the grant money awarded to city in 2022

YLW received the lion’s share at $22 million

Kelowna City Hall. (File photo)
Changes are also coming to the city’s public hearing process. (Black Press file photo)

Transparency on tap for Kelowna council

‘We need to hear from the community’

Changes are also coming to the city’s public hearing process. (Black Press file photo)
Support staff had voted 99 per cent in favour of a strike vote prior to a tentative agreement being reached. (Photo/COPS)

Potential labour deal between Central Okanagan Public Schools and support staff

Agreement with CUPE Local 3523 was reached over the weekend

Support staff had voted 99 per cent in favour of a strike vote prior to a tentative agreement being reached. (Photo/COPS)