Okanagan

New home construction continues to lag behind housing demand across the Okanagan. (Contributed)

Over-heated Okanagan housing market not cooling off

Price increases fueled by supply/demand housing imbalance

 

B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame curator Pay Loyer has collected dozens of famous memobillia since taking the job two and a half months ago. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame going the extra mile to honour province’s history

Hall of Fame curator Pat Loyer is a man on a mission

 

Unplug and Play and Family Literacy Week is back for it’s 8th year, encouraging families to get outside and avoid screen time (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

Unplug and play during Project Literacy week in Kelowna

The week long event offers a variety of free activities for families around the Central Okanagan

 

Lane Merrifield and the Merrifield Family Foundation have gifted $100k to healthcare students at Okanagan College. (Photo courtesy of Okanagan College)

‘Incredibly grateful’: Okanagan College Health Sciences Centre receives $100k donation

The Merrifield Family Foundation’s donation will support technology upgrades around the building

Lane Merrifield and the Merrifield Family Foundation have gifted $100k to healthcare students at Okanagan College. (Photo courtesy of Okanagan College)
Okanagan College women’s basketball swept the Camosun College Chargers over the weekend (Mark Gallagher Photography)

Okanagan College basketball teams plays home games for 1st time in 2 years

The men split while the women sweeped their series against Camosum College over the weekend

Okanagan College women’s basketball swept the Camosun College Chargers over the weekend (Mark Gallagher Photography)
Black Press file photo.

Cougar lunges at man and dog in Mission Creek Regional Park

The man was walking his dog about 6:30 p.m. Sunday

Black Press file photo.
The third round of multi-day extended closures to the highway east of Golden were announced. (MOTI photo)

Third round of extended highway closures announced east of Golden

It’s a part of Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project

The third round of multi-day extended closures to the highway east of Golden were announced. (MOTI photo)
Two men broke into a Kelowna art gallery early Saturday morning, stealing almost $70k worth of pieces in the process. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Thieves break into Kelowna gallery, escape with $70k worth of fine art

Camera footage indicates the heist was completed by 2:02 a.m. on Jan. 15

Two men broke into a Kelowna art gallery early Saturday morning, stealing almost $70k worth of pieces in the process. (Submitted)
The weekly COVID-19 case map for Jan. 2 to 8. (BC CDC).

441 COVID-19 cases reported in the Central Okanagan from Jan. 2 to 8

The data indicates a decline in cases from the region’s 625 infections the week before

The weekly COVID-19 case map for Jan. 2 to 8. (BC CDC).
(Kelowna Capital News)

Update: Fog advisory ended for the Central and South Okanagan

Environment Canada warns visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero

(Kelowna Capital News)
DriveBC Webcam just west of Field.

UPDATE: Highway 1 re-opens east of Golden

A detour is available along Highway 93 and 95.

DriveBC Webcam just west of Field.
School District 83 announced on Jan 13 that, due to a staffing shortage, a two-day functional closure of Armstrong Elementary would take place Jan. 14 and 17. (File photo )

Two-day ‘functional closure’ announced for North Okanagan school after teachers refuse work

Closure planned for Armstrong Elementary School on Jan. 14 and 17

School District 83 announced on Jan 13 that, due to a staffing shortage, a two-day functional closure of Armstrong Elementary would take place Jan. 14 and 17. (File photo )
Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school in September. (Jonathan Hayward/CP photo)

School briefs: Central Okanagan schools combat negative impact of Omricon variant

Health restriction measures intended to keep schools open

  • Jan 14, 2022
Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school in September. (Jonathan Hayward/CP photo)
Mar Jok Elementary, show here when it was under construction, is the last new school to be built in West Kelowna. (Contributed)

School catchments set for new West Kelowna developments

Smith Creek and Goat’s Peak elementary school designations approved

Mar Jok Elementary, show here when it was under construction, is the last new school to be built in West Kelowna. (Contributed)
Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021 (@guyatsfu/Twitter)

Okanagan College partners in climate-resilient housing project for Lytton evacuees

The housing initiative will provide housing for fire evacuees by Sept. 2022

Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021 (@guyatsfu/Twitter)
Josh Niedermayer has been a member of the Penticton Vees since the 2019-2020 season but committed to the NCAA’s Arizona State Sun Devils on Jan. 3 for the 2022-2023 campaign where he will join his older brother, Jackson. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees’ Josh Niedermayer eager to reunite with his brother in Arizona

The two brothers previously played three games together with the Vees in 2019-2020

Josh Niedermayer has been a member of the Penticton Vees since the 2019-2020 season but committed to the NCAA’s Arizona State Sun Devils on Jan. 3 for the 2022-2023 campaign where he will join his older brother, Jackson. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
An inquiry has found that Richard William Fairgrieve’s murder charge in relation to the death of William Bartz in 2017 is still viable, despite Fairgrieve having been found unfit for trial in January 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Murder charge in 2017 Vernon homicide still viable, inquiry finds

Richard William Fairgrieve’s murder charge could be prosecuted if he is eventually deemed fit for trial

An inquiry has found that Richard William Fairgrieve’s murder charge in relation to the death of William Bartz in 2017 is still viable, despite Fairgrieve having been found unfit for trial in January 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Concentration camp survivor and Penticton resident Joe Knypstra celebrated his 102nd birthday on Jan. 3 with friends and staff at the Concorde Retirement Residence in Penticton. (Photo courtesy of the staff at Concorde)

Penticton resident and concentration camp survivor celebrates 102nd birthday

Joe Knypstra, a retired baker from Kaleden, turned 102 on Jan. 3

Concentration camp survivor and Penticton resident Joe Knypstra celebrated his 102nd birthday on Jan. 3 with friends and staff at the Concorde Retirement Residence in Penticton. (Photo courtesy of the staff at Concorde)
The Kelowna Rockets will meet the Portland Winterhawks for the fourth and final time this season on Saturday (Jan. 8) after the team’s game the night before the postponed. (Steve Dunsmoor photo)

Kelowna Rockets back on the ice Saturday after six-day hiatus

The team’s game on Friday against the Vancouver Giants was postponed

The Kelowna Rockets will meet the Portland Winterhawks for the fourth and final time this season on Saturday (Jan. 8) after the team’s game the night before the postponed. (Steve Dunsmoor photo)
DriveBC issued a wildlife advisory reminder on Friday (Jan. 7) to drivers on Highway 97 between Riverside Dr. and Wharf St. (File photo)

Wildlife Advisory still in effect on Highway 97: DriveBC

Motorists have been asked to watch out for wild horses on the highway since New Year’s Eve

DriveBC issued a wildlife advisory reminder on Friday (Jan. 7) to drivers on Highway 97 between Riverside Dr. and Wharf St. (File photo)