Okanagan

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre addresses the Conservative caucus for the first time as leader during a meeting in Ottawa on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre addresses the Conservative caucus for the first time as leader during a meeting in Ottawa on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A month-long initiative by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit in the Okanagan led to the seizure of illicit drugs, weapons, firearms, and cash while working to disrupt and lessen opportunities for gang violence (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Estimated 29,000 lethal fentanyl doses taken off Okanagan streets

CFSEU-BC completed the initiative in partnership with RCMP detachments throughout the Okanagan

  • Sep 21, 2022
A month-long initiative by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit in the Okanagan led to the seizure of illicit drugs, weapons, firearms, and cash while working to disrupt and lessen opportunities for gang violence (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
The Judges Choice Award went to UBC Okangan Nechako Commons and was built by Sawchuk Developments Co. Ltd

UBC Okanagan, Nechako Commons tops Thompson Okanagan Commercial Building Awards

The awards were held Sept. 15 in Kelowna

  • Sep 21, 2022
The Judges Choice Award went to UBC Okangan Nechako Commons and was built by Sawchuk Developments Co. Ltd
(Photo - Downtown Kelowna/Facebook)

Small Shop Saturday returns to Downtown Kelowna

The event runs downtown from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(Photo - Downtown Kelowna/Facebook)
Matt Maclaren serves up a cheese and wine pairing at Grate Cheesery. (Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)

Great ‘Grate’ cheese comes to Kelowna

New cheesery opens in South Pandosy corridor

Matt Maclaren serves up a cheese and wine pairing at Grate Cheesery. (Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)
Okanagan College students from Vernon, Salmon Arm, Kelowna and Penticton launched the Unusually Good Food Co. and are heading to Toronto to compete in the Enactus Canada National Exposition finals Sept. 30, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Okanagan College waste-saving food project heads to nationals

Students behind the Unusually Good Food Co. are in the Enactus Finals

Okanagan College students from Vernon, Salmon Arm, Kelowna and Penticton launched the Unusually Good Food Co. and are heading to Toronto to compete in the Enactus Canada National Exposition finals Sept. 30, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Hundreds gathered to walk from the Peach to the Okanagan Nation’s Residential School Survivor Memorial in Penticton to mark the first Truth and Reconciliation Day in September 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Here’s how Penticton plans on recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The day includes a Walk for the Children and a celebration of culture at Gyro Park

Hundreds gathered to walk from the Peach to the Okanagan Nation’s Residential School Survivor Memorial in Penticton to mark the first Truth and Reconciliation Day in September 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
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Morning Start: Excited Rats

Your morning start for Wednesday, Sept. 21

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Friends of the Library hosting a book sale Sept. 19-21 at the Kelowna Curling Club (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Treat yo’ shelf: Used book sale at Kelowna Curling Club

The sale is hosted by Friends of the Library

  • Sep 20, 2022
Friends of the Library hosting a book sale Sept. 19-21 at the Kelowna Curling Club (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
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Too Fast, Too Furious: Two Kelowna speeders caught going 2-times the speed limit

The incident took place on Saturday night (Sept. 17)

(RCMP/Contributed)
Vancouver Canucks mascot Fin riding the South Okanagan Events Centre Zamboni during the team’s appearance at the 2022 Young Stars Classic in Penticton. (Credit- Vancouver Canucks)

VIDEO: Vancouver Canucks release thank you video to Penticton after Young Stars Classic

The team released a special tribute video to Peach City for hosting the tournament

Vancouver Canucks mascot Fin riding the South Okanagan Events Centre Zamboni during the team’s appearance at the 2022 Young Stars Classic in Penticton. (Credit- Vancouver Canucks)
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Team Canada heading down under with some Kelowna flare

Team Canada opens the FIBA World Cup on Thursday in Australia

(Photo - @tayaahanson/Instagram)
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard (left) at Kelowna’s Kettle River Brewing (Photo - @kettleriverbrew/Instagram)

Kelowna turned ‘upside down’ by Stranger Things stars

The Stranger Things star is from Vancouver

Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard (left) at Kelowna’s Kettle River Brewing (Photo - @kettleriverbrew/Instagram)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Protest takes place outside Kelowna house known to RCMP

The house has been visited by police many times over the last year

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
The 2022 Young Stars Classic returns to Penticton Friday, Sept. 16. Prospects from the Edmonton Oilers battled those from the Winnipeg Jets to kick off the action. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

PHOTOS: NHL prospects shine in Penticton at 2022 Young Stars Classic

Action continues Saturday night at the SOEC with the Battle of Alberta

The 2022 Young Stars Classic returns to Penticton Friday, Sept. 16. Prospects from the Edmonton Oilers battled those from the Winnipeg Jets to kick off the action. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
The 2022 Young Stars Classic returns to Penticton Friday, Sept. 16. Prospects from the Edmonton Oilers battled those from the Winnipeg Jets to kick off the action. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

PHOTOS: NHL prospects shine in Penticton at 2022 Young Stars Classic

Action continues Saturday night at the SOEC with the Battle of Alberta

The 2022 Young Stars Classic returns to Penticton Friday, Sept. 16. Prospects from the Edmonton Oilers battled those from the Winnipeg Jets to kick off the action. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

This Week in the OK: Top headlines from across the region

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
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Week 9: Okanagan Sun look to continue their perfect season

Kick off is at the Apple Bowl at 4 p.m.

(Contributed)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Make your free time useful by finding the right fit at the Okanagan Volunteer Fair

More than 75 non-profit organizations will be on site looking for new volunteers

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Kelowna RCMP investigated 24 police-reported hate files in 2021, compared to six in 2020. (File photo)

Trio of serious crimes in Kelowna remain unsolved

North Glenmore Dog Park death remains under investigation

Kelowna RCMP investigated 24 police-reported hate files in 2021, compared to six in 2020. (File photo)
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