Gary Barnes

Lake Country routes fall under the Kelowna Regional Transit System, which is operated by FirstCanada, a subsidiary of FirstGroup based in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo/Contributed)

‘Yay them’: Lake Country councillors blast horns on transit service

‘I’m disgusted with the service we’re providing’

Lake Country routes fall under the Kelowna Regional Transit System, which is operated by FirstCanada, a subsidiary of FirstGroup based in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo/Contributed)
Chelsea Cardno went missing on June 14, 2022 while out walking her dog JJ (Photo - @chelscardno/Instagram)

Update: Messages of support and sympathy for the family of Chelsea Cardno

‘It is with very heavy hearts that we have to announce that we have found our sweet Chelsea’

Chelsea Cardno went missing on June 14, 2022 while out walking her dog JJ (Photo - @chelscardno/Instagram)
Kelowna RCMP vehicle in the vicinity of where a body was found in a flooded field. (Photo/Jake Courtepatte)

Body found in flooded field near Mission Creek: Kelowna RCMP

A body was discovered in a flooded field in the 3600 block of Berard Road this afternoon

Kelowna RCMP vehicle in the vicinity of where a body was found in a flooded field. (Photo/Jake Courtepatte)
The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team prepare to launch from the Peachland Yacht Club. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Search for Calgary man missing in Okanagan Lake now recovery operation

Oluwaseun Samson Adedeji has been missing since Jun. 18 after jumping into the water near Squally Point

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team prepare to launch from the Peachland Yacht Club. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Council got a look at the Regional District Central Okanagan’s draft housing strategy at its June 21 meeting. (File photo)

Lake Country council sees need for affordable housing advocacy

‘We’ve had a number of affordable housing projects that failed at the provincial and federal level’

Council got a look at the Regional District Central Okanagan’s draft housing strategy at its June 21 meeting. (File photo)
The Kamloops Fire Centre is banning Category 3 open fires as of June 30, 2022. (File photo/Black Press Media)

Open burning ban for specific fires in Okanagan as wildfire season underway

It goes into effect at 12:00 p.m. Jun. 30 and will end at 12:00 p.m. Oct. 15

The Kamloops Fire Centre is banning Category 3 open fires as of June 30, 2022. (File photo/Black Press Media)
More and more bears are being seen in West Kelowna. (Photo/West Kelowna Rant & Rave Facebook)

Bear spotted on Louie Drive in West Kelowna

Sows and their cubs have also been spotted in Shannon Lake, Glenrosa, and Rose Valley

More and more bears are being seen in West Kelowna. (Photo/West Kelowna Rant & Rave Facebook)
Adoption of the bylaw is expected late this summer, however, it will still need provincial approval. (File photo)

New zoning bylaw will help carry out great vision for Kelowna: Mayor

The new zoning bylaw has been streamlined by city staff

Adoption of the bylaw is expected late this summer, however, it will still need provincial approval. (File photo)
Phase five of Academy Ridge at University Village is slated to start building in early 2023. (Photo/Watermark Group Facebook)

Next phase of townhouse development to start at UBCO in Kelowna

Academy Ridge at University Village is located at 610 Academy Way

Phase five of Academy Ridge at University Village is slated to start building in early 2023. (Photo/Watermark Group Facebook)
Indigenous young men and women took part in Cop Camp at Mount Boucherie Secondary on May 27. (Photo/City of West Kelowna)

West Kelowna RCMP host Indigenous youth at Cop Camp

The recruiting-oriented camp focused on putting a positive light on a career in the RCMP

Indigenous young men and women took part in Cop Camp at Mount Boucherie Secondary on May 27. (Photo/City of West Kelowna)
Westbank First Nation issues water quality advisory for IR# 9. (Black Press file photo)

Westbank First Nation issues water quality advisory for some customers

Updates on the advisory can also be found on the Westbank First Nation website

Westbank First Nation issues water quality advisory for IR# 9. (Black Press file photo)
Residents must use water brought to a rolling boil for one minute or more or seek an alternative safe source. (File photo)

Boil water notice for Sunnyside/Pritchard customers in West Kelowna

Bulk filling station at Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads provides alternative source of drinking water

Residents must use water brought to a rolling boil for one minute or more or seek an alternative safe source. (File photo)
Conceptual rendition of apartment development proposed for Clements Crescent (Photo/Porchlight Developments)

Peachland public hearing pans proposal for apartment complex

‘Please consider the families already living there and keep our neighbourhood safe’

Conceptual rendition of apartment development proposed for Clements Crescent (Photo/Porchlight Developments)
James Kay was the city’s development engineering manager from 2016 to 2021. (Photo contributed)

Former city engineer first to declare Kelowna council bid

‘I’m running to ensure Kelowna continues on a path of responsible growth’

James Kay was the city’s development engineering manager from 2016 to 2021. (Photo contributed)
The old BC Tree Fruits packinghouse at 858 Ellis St. is being converted into a temporary homeless shelter. (Photo/Google Street Maps)

New temporary shelter opening on Ellis Street in Kelowna

The building will replace the temporary shelter at 550 Doyle Avenue

The old BC Tree Fruits packinghouse at 858 Ellis St. is being converted into a temporary homeless shelter. (Photo/Google Street Maps)
Council has heard an update on the city’s Community Climate Action Plan. (Photo/City of Kelowna)

Kelowna aims to meet climate change goals

‘By 2018 the community achieved nearly a 17 per cent reduction in per capita emissions’

Council has heard an update on the city’s Community Climate Action Plan. (Photo/City of Kelowna)
Casa Loma evacuation plan showing escape routes in the event of an emergency in the community. (City of West Kelowna graphic)

Casa Loma evacuation plan ‘step in right direction’ but more needed

‘The plan is a good first step’

Casa Loma evacuation plan showing escape routes in the event of an emergency in the community. (City of West Kelowna graphic)
RCMP Corp. Amadeo Vecchio (left) returns World War documents and medals to Michael Wintermute. The items belonged to his father and grandfather. (Photo Brittany Webster)

World War discharge certificate and medals come home to owner

Items were stolen from a Kelowna home in fall 2021 but the theft was not reported to police

RCMP Corp. Amadeo Vecchio (left) returns World War documents and medals to Michael Wintermute. The items belonged to his father and grandfather. (Photo Brittany Webster)
Kelowna council voted in favour of Recycle BC taking over curbside collection, and urged a multi-container system be used over boxes. (File photo)

Kelowna council to Recycle BC: Keep the bins, include glass

‘If we take a step to go to a box system I don’t believe our citizens will appreciate that’

Kelowna council voted in favour of Recycle BC taking over curbside collection, and urged a multi-container system be used over boxes. (File photo)
Quality of life indicators saw a drop this year, compared to the 2020 survey. (Contributed)

Quality of life in Kelowna good, but perceived getting worse: survey

“I don’t really want to take this report card home and show it to my mother”

Quality of life indicators saw a drop this year, compared to the 2020 survey. (Contributed)