Gary Barnes

Kelowna International Airport. (File photo)

Kelowna Airport lands $500,000 in funding for terminal expansion

YLW has received $500,00 in funding through B.C.’s mass timber demonstration program

Kelowna International Airport. (File photo)
Professional bull riders will be "looking for eight" at Kelowna's Prospera Place on July 20. (File photo/Black Press Media)

Wild rides lined up for Kelowna’s Prospera Place

Professional Bull Riders Canada returns to the Okanagan July 20

Professional bull riders will be "looking for eight" at Kelowna's Prospera Place on July 20. (File photo/Black Press Media)
Former Global Okanagan news anchor Rick Webber is running for Kelowna council. (Photo/Elect Rick Webber Facebook)

Former Kelowna news anchor tosses hat in ring for city council

“I have been considering this for a long time”

Former Global Okanagan news anchor Rick Webber is running for Kelowna council. (Photo/Elect Rick Webber Facebook)
Boyd Autobody franchise owner Methal Abougoush has decided to retire. (Photo/Black Press Media)

Kelowna Father’s Day car show fixture set to retire

‘It has been an honour to serve this great community over the years’

Boyd Autobody franchise owner Methal Abougoush has decided to retire. (Photo/Black Press Media)
Canada Day safety urged by Kelowna Fire Department and RCMP. (Metro-Creative)

Stay safe on Canada Day weekend: Kelowna Fire Department, RCMP

The RCMP urges not to push your limits when in and on the water

Canada Day safety urged by Kelowna Fire Department and RCMP. (Metro-Creative)
The Nouissers stand outside their Peachland home which was the scene of an armed police response that may have been predicted by a swatting call on Apr. 16, 2022 (Photo/Gary Barnes)

‘What am I charged with?’ Peachland couple seeks RCMP apology after suspected swatting call

“They marched through my house with guns drawn going ‘clear’, top floor clear.’”

The Nouissers stand outside their Peachland home which was the scene of an armed police response that may have been predicted by a swatting call on Apr. 16, 2022 (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Conceptual rendering of new building planned for the corner of Water and Leon. (Photo contributed)

Wedged out: Distinct office building destined for downtown Kelowna downsized

The Wedge received approval from city council in June 2020

Conceptual rendering of new building planned for the corner of Water and Leon. (Photo contributed)
Tom Dyas announced his candidacy for mayor of Kelowna in a campaign kick-off event in Rutland on Wednesday evening. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

Dyas first to declare Kelowna mayoral run

‘While we’ve seen some positive changes, our leaders have failed to address many of the key priorities’

Tom Dyas announced his candidacy for mayor of Kelowna in a campaign kick-off event in Rutland on Wednesday evening. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)
Abbott/Casorso Active Transportation Corridor needs extra funds to finish. (File photo)

Kelowna’s Abbott/Casorso Active Transporation Corridor to cost $800,000 more

Additional funds needed to cover construction inflation, final project scope, and tender pricing

Abbott/Casorso Active Transportation Corridor needs extra funds to finish. (File photo)
Kelowna City Hall. (File photo)

Kelowna’s annual report highlights more staff added, and city growth

2040 Official Community Plan and the 2040 Transportation Master Plan were also completed last year

Kelowna City Hall. (File photo)
Peachland Coun. Patrick Van Minsel declares his intention to run for mayor. (Photo/Matt Abrey)

Peachland coun. Patrick Van Minsel running for mayor

‘I have demonstrated my commitment to the community and gained the experience necessary to run for mayor’

Peachland Coun. Patrick Van Minsel declares his intention to run for mayor. (Photo/Matt Abrey)
Kelowna council considering the rezoning of 11 properties in the Gateway to address illegal industrial activities. (Photo/City of Kelowna)

Industrial rezoning in Kelowna’s Gateway considered by council

‘I wasn’t sure this day actually would come’

Kelowna council considering the rezoning of 11 properties in the Gateway to address illegal industrial activities. (Photo/City of Kelowna)
B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon speaks at a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon Jun. 27, 2002. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Affordability in B.C. the focus for Liberal leader Falcon at Kelowna Chamber lunch

B.C. Liberal leader says NDP needs more accountability

B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon speaks at a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon Jun. 27, 2002. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Tom Dyas. (File photo)

Former mayoral candidate Tom Dyas to make announcement regarding ‘Kelowna’s future’

Tom Dyas will make an announcement on Wednesday

Tom Dyas. (File photo)
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)