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Part of the water treatment plant. (District of Peachland - Facebook)

Peachland water treatment plant gets boost from restart grant

The project will be complete by mid-February

Part of the water treatment plant. (District of Peachland - Facebook)
Heather Lucier, a pastor at Kelowna Harvest Fellowship, speaks to an RCMP officer outside of Harvest Ministries on Sunday, Jan. 10. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna church fined a second time for violating public health order

Harvest Ministries in Kelowna has previously said they will fight the tickets in court

Heather Lucier, a pastor at Kelowna Harvest Fellowship, speaks to an RCMP officer outside of Harvest Ministries on Sunday, Jan. 10. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Okanagan Forest Task Force clean up took place on May 9 along Postill Lake Road. (Okanagan Forest Task Force)

Okanagan cleanup taskforce gears up for new year

The crew assisted in getting about 60 illegal dumpers ticketed

Okanagan Forest Task Force clean up took place on May 9 along Postill Lake Road. (Okanagan Forest Task Force)
(Black Press file photo)

Highway 3 cleared, open after vehicle incident

The road was closed for about three hours earlier on Jan. 18

(Black Press file photo)
When people talk about Blue Monday, they really mean Seasonal Affective Disorder, according to CMHA Kelowna. (Pixabay)

CMHA Kelowna offers tips for managing winter blues during COVID-19

CMHA says it’s important to take care of mental well-being during these times

When people talk about Blue Monday, they really mean Seasonal Affective Disorder, according to CMHA Kelowna. (Pixabay)
The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs is inviting everyone to join them in celebrating Pink Shirt Day safely at home. (Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs)

Pink Shirt Day re-imagined as COVID-19 pandemic continues

The Boys and Girls Clubs are introducing Breakfast in a Box

The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs is inviting everyone to join them in celebrating Pink Shirt Day safely at home. (Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs)
(Black Press file photo)

Tap water safe to drink again for Pritchard-Sunnyside system customers

The city put a quality advisory in place due to the windstorm earlier in the week

(Black Press file photo)
President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Washington. The President is traveling to Texas. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Black Press Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

In case you missed it, here’s what made waves throughout the week

President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Washington. The President is traveling to Texas. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Interior Health update. File photo.

86 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths in Interior Health

The new deaths are from Heritage Square, a long-term care facility in Vernon

Interior Health update. File photo.
West Kelowna RCMP are investigating reports of gunfire in the 1700-block of Ross Road. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

West Kelowna RCMP investigating reports of gunfire

West Kelowna RCMP said the incident occurred on Jan. 14

West Kelowna RCMP are investigating reports of gunfire in the 1700-block of Ross Road. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Megan Freedman’s music video for Perfect was shot at the Lindon House on Ethel Street. (Perfect - Megan Freedman)

Kelowna musician’s anti-bullying anthem receives international award

The music video was shot at Kelowna’s Lindon House

Megan Freedman’s music video for Perfect was shot at the Lindon House on Ethel Street. (Perfect - Megan Freedman)
A woman wearing a protective face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 walks past a mural in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel

115 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths in Interior Health

There are now a total of 4,970 cases in the region

A woman wearing a protective face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 walks past a mural in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel
Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file

Kelowna International Airport saw 64% decrease in passenger numbers in 2020

The airport said these numbers haven’t been seen since 1997

Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file
Peachland's fire department will get a wage increase this year. The last wage increase for the department was in 2008. (Peachland Fire and Rescue Service - Facebook)

Peachland firefighters to get a pay raise

Currently, new recruits at the fire department are paid less than minimum wage

Peachland's fire department will get a wage increase this year. The last wage increase for the department was in 2008. (Peachland Fire and Rescue Service - Facebook)
(Black Press file photo)

3 catalytic converters stolen from Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs vehicles

The theft has happened three times over the course of two weeks

(Black Press file photo)
A sidewalk. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Long-awaited sidewalk coming to Peachland’s Trepanier Bench Road

The district is applying for a B.C.-Canada grant to fund the project

A sidewalk. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
(Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs)

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs need support for downtown youth centre

The organization is thanking the community for its continued support

(Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs)
Kelowna RCMP is looking for this man caught on surveillance. (Kelowna RCMP)

WATCH: Kelowna RCMP looking for assault suspect

Police have released a video in hopes of identifying the suspect

Kelowna RCMP is looking for this man caught on surveillance. (Kelowna RCMP)
Crews are working to repair downed trees in downtown Kelowna on Jan. 13, 2021. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News Staff)

UPDATE: Power restored to thousands, some Lake Country residents still the in dark

BC Hydro says everyone should get power back today (Jan. 14)

Crews are working to repair downed trees in downtown Kelowna on Jan. 13, 2021. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News Staff)
FILE - A traveler wears a mask as she waits for her flight in Terminal 3 at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

67 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health, no new deaths

895 COVID-19 cases are active, 37 individuals are hospital, nine in critical care

FILE - A traveler wears a mask as she waits for her flight in Terminal 3 at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)