Phil McLachlan

(Phil McLachlan - West K News)

B.C. VOTES 2020: BC Liberal Ben Stewart re-elected as MLA in Kelowna West

Matt Badura, Spring Hawes, Magee Mitchell, Ben Stewart, Peter Truch vying for Kelowna-West spot

(Phil McLachlan - West K News)
Thanks to efforts by a Kelowna shelter and Elections BC, anyone who wishes to can vote in the 2020 BC Provincial Election, even if they don’t have a fixed address. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Kelowna group ensures people experiencing homelessness can vote

Shelter supervisor says voting ‘a fundamental right’ even for those without a fixed address

Thanks to efforts by a Kelowna shelter and Elections BC, anyone who wishes to can vote in the 2020 BC Provincial Election, even if they don’t have a fixed address. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
(Big White Ski Resort photo)

Big White receives 21 cm of snow in 24 hours

Resort’s snow base 41 cm deep, one month until opening day

(Big White Ski Resort photo)
A photo posted on Facebook under the Kelowna Alert page shows emergency vehicles blocking Westside Road. (Mark Kay photo)

UPDATE: Westside Road reopened after vehicle crashes 100 feet down embankment

The road had been closed since this afternoon

A photo posted on Facebook under the Kelowna Alert page shows emergency vehicles blocking Westside Road. (Mark Kay photo)
A power outage in West Kelowna has affected over 3,000 customers. (BC Hydro)

Update: Some Central Okanagan outages restored, over 3,000 still in the dark

Over 3,000 BC Hydro customers in West Kelowna are still without power

A power outage in West Kelowna has affected over 3,000 customers. (BC Hydro)
The Coquihalla Summit pictured at 9:18 a.m. Oct. 23. Hwy 5 is closed in both directions due to a multi-vehicle incident. (DriveBC)
The Coquihalla Summit pictured at 9:18 a.m. Oct. 23. Hwy 5 is closed in both directions due to a multi-vehicle incident. (DriveBC)
B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. Government photo)

Kelowna Francophone school COVID-19 outbreak climbs to 5, mixture of students and staff

Health officer says situation evolving, spoke to possible closure, changes to provincial guidelines

B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. Government photo)
Elections BC has sent out almost 700,000 mail voting packages as of Oct. 14 with just under 3.5 million registered voters. (Black Press Media File)
By Oct. 21, Elections BC had received an estimated 396,900 returned vote-by-mail packages. This represents about 55 per cent of packages issued to date. (Black Press Media File)

Early voters in Southern Interior contribute to breaking records

61,900 vote-by-mail packages were requested in the Southern Interior

Elections BC has sent out almost 700,000 mail voting packages as of Oct. 14 with just under 3.5 million registered voters. (Black Press Media File)
By Oct. 21, Elections BC had received an estimated 396,900 returned vote-by-mail packages. This represents about 55 per cent of packages issued to date. (Black Press Media File)
Diane Galbraith won $100,000 in a Luxury Crossword Scratch and Win. (Contributed, BCLC)

Kelowna photographer in the spotlight after winning big

Diane Galbraith won $100k in a scratch and win, purchased in Kelowna

Diane Galbraith won $100,000 in a Luxury Crossword Scratch and Win. (Contributed, BCLC)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Wanted Kelowna man arrested after allegedly driving stolen vehicle

38-year-old Kelowna man had an outstanding warrant for his arrest

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
In this file photo, snow is seen falling along the Coquihalla Highway. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Weather statement issued for Coquihalla, Hwy 3, as arctic front approaches

The early season snowfall expected to hit Fraser Valley, Friday, Oct. 23

In this file photo, snow is seen falling along the Coquihalla Highway. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
RCMP stock photo (Black Press)

Kelowna RCMP investigating unexplained death of cattle

Cattle found dead near gravel road, east of the Kelowna Airport

RCMP stock photo (Black Press)
Kelowna-West candidates prepare before the start of a live-streamed candidates debate on Oct. 20 in Kelowna. From left, BC Liberals candidate Ben Stewart, BC Greens candidate Peter Truch, NDP candidate Spring Hawes and Libertarian candidate Matt Badura. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)

Top issues raised during Kelowna-West candidates forum

BC Liberals candidate Ben Stewart, BC NDP candidate Spring Hawes, BC Libertarian Party candidate Matt Badura and BC Greens candidate Peter Truch were in attendance

Kelowna-West candidates prepare before the start of a live-streamed candidates debate on Oct. 20 in Kelowna. From left, BC Liberals candidate Ben Stewart, BC Greens candidate Peter Truch, NDP candidate Spring Hawes and Libertarian candidate Matt Badura. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

UPDATE: Abandoned Kelowna heritage building fire deemed suspicious

The building sustained major fire damage to the exterior and roof area

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
On a tour through B.C.’s interior on Oct. 17, John Horgan visited Penticton today, talking with supporters and volunteers. (Phil McLachlan - Kelowna Capital News)

Childcare, healthcare hot topics during John Horgan’s Penticton visit

The NDP government today pledged $2.9 million to provide 116 full-time childcare spaces

On a tour through B.C.’s interior on Oct. 17, John Horgan visited Penticton today, talking with supporters and volunteers. (Phil McLachlan - Kelowna Capital News)
This year, the impact of COVID-19 have resulted in a 61 per cent increase in the number of individuals 
reaching out to the Kelowna Salvation Army for help. (Michael Ramsay photo)

Kelowna Salvation Army asks for support as demand increases, Christmas approaches

“There’s a lot of uncertainty in our community right now,” said Kelowna Captain, Darryl Burry

This year, the impact of COVID-19 have resulted in a 61 per cent increase in the number of individuals 
reaching out to the Kelowna Salvation Army for help. (Michael Ramsay photo)
Sheriffs lead John Brittain into the courthouse. (Penticton Western News file)

Ex-wife of convicted Penticton killer speaks out after his sentencing

John Brittain was sentenced yesterday to life in prison for the 2019 killing of four people

Sheriffs lead John Brittain into the courthouse. (Penticton Western News file)
Upper Bench Estate Winery’s 2019 Riesling was named wine of the year, Oct. 15. (Okanagan Wine Festivals Society)

Penticton winery takes top spot in British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

Lake Country, West Kelowna, Kelowna, Penticton, Naramata wineries also honoured with Platinum awards

Upper Bench Estate Winery’s 2019 Riesling was named wine of the year, Oct. 15. (Okanagan Wine Festivals Society)
(File photo)

Kelowna resident falls victim to ‘Grandparent Scam’, RCMP issue warning

A ‘lawyer’ convinced victim to send money to get son out of police custody

(File photo)
Two more COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Interior Health (IH) region overnight. (Getty)

Two additional COVID-19 cases in Interior Health region overnight

Twenty-six cases are active, and on isolation, according to Interior Health Authority

Two more COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Interior Health (IH) region overnight. (Getty)