Okanagan

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Early morning crash causes delays on Coquihalla Highway

The crash is now cleaned up and there are no more delays

(Contributed)
Bernard Avenue in downtown Kelowna. (File photo)

Central Okanagan economy grapples with labour shortage

Housing affordability keeping skilled labour away

Bernard Avenue in downtown Kelowna. (File photo)
(Photo - BC Wildfire Services)
(Photo - BC Wildfire Services)
Representatives from Penticton breweries, sponsors and local charities gathered on Friday afternoon, Sept. 9, at Cannery Brewing in anticipation of the start of Penticton Beer Week on Oct. 14. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Countdown begins for 4th annual Penticton Beer Week

The newly-crafted drink will be launched Oct. 14, thanks to the efforts of all eight local breweries

Representatives from Penticton breweries, sponsors and local charities gathered on Friday afternoon, Sept. 9, at Cannery Brewing in anticipation of the start of Penticton Beer Week on Oct. 14. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Central Okanagan Public Schools continues to work towards creating online access to school board meetings at some point this fall. (Contributed)

Webcasting of Central Okanagan school board meetings delayed

Policy go-ahead will fall to incoming trustees

Central Okanagan Public Schools continues to work towards creating online access to school board meetings at some point this fall. (Contributed)
With snow still on the court and school is closed for spring break, Jeremy LaBelle and his fellow basketball enthusiasts have limited options, but are still trying to keep the ball going. Jeremy LaBelle has started a petition to gather support for the construction of a public regulation outdoor basketball court in town. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

New hoops court donated to Central School in Kelowna

Anonymous donor covers $14,400 cost

With snow still on the court and school is closed for spring break, Jeremy LaBelle and his fellow basketball enthusiasts have limited options, but are still trying to keep the ball going. Jeremy LaBelle has started a petition to gather support for the construction of a public regulation outdoor basketball court in town. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Victor 2021, Area 3: West Fork (BW Wank/Facebook/Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation Photographers)

Morning start: Running with asses is a competitive sport

Your morning start for Friday September 9

Victor 2021, Area 3: West Fork (BW Wank/Facebook/Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation Photographers)
The Canadian flag in the Orchard Parking Shopping Centre parking lot was flying at half-mast on Thursday (Sept. 6). (Barry Gerding-Black Press Media

Central Okanagan schools recognize Queen’s death

Canadian flags at school sites flown at half-mast

The Canadian flag in the Orchard Parking Shopping Centre parking lot was flying at half-mast on Thursday (Sept. 6). (Barry Gerding-Black Press Media
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A Queen’s Welcome: Queen Elizabeth II visited Kelowna 51 years ago

Kelowna was her fifth stop of a 10-day tour across the province

(Photo - @downtownkelowna/Twitter)
Kelowna fire truck. (File photo)
Kelowna fire truck. (File photo)

Kelowna fire crews tackle suspicious early morning pallet fire

The fire started around 2 a.m. beside the Kelowna Curling Club

Kelowna fire truck. (File photo)
Kelowna fire truck. (File photo)
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Morning Start: Standing is good for your health

Your morning start for Thursday, Sept. 8

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Wayne Danforth - “Nothing like a good back scratch”
Wayne Danforth - “Nothing like a good back scratch”
Smoke seen from hills of South East Kelowna. (Image/ Terry Lust)
Smoke seen from hills of South East Kelowna. (Image/ Terry Lust)
The Perfect Storm Group in Parksville Qualicum Beach is moving forward with a request for proposal following funding for a feasibility study from the Qualicum Beach town council. (Black Press media file photo)

Uzelman: The health care crisis – part two

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 7, 2022
The Perfect Storm Group in Parksville Qualicum Beach is moving forward with a request for proposal following funding for a feasibility study from the Qualicum Beach town council. (Black Press media file photo)
Syre before the incident. (Nina Sandovall)

West Kelowna vet, Okanagan Humane Society join forces to save cat

A recent college graduate was in desperate need of help when her cat broke its femur

Syre before the incident. (Nina Sandovall)
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Morning Start: Bees and their wing speed

Your morning start for Wednesday, Sept. 7

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Nurses tend to a COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit at the Bluewater Health Hospital in Sarnia, Ont., on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Nearly two and a half years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, what started as a challenge related to high infection rates overloading hospitals has evolved into an acute labour challenge.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Uzelman: The health care crisis – part one

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 6, 2022
Nurses tend to a COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit at the Bluewater Health Hospital in Sarnia, Ont., on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Nearly two and a half years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, what started as a challenge related to high infection rates overloading hospitals has evolved into an acute labour challenge.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Kelowna RCMP Constable Mike Della-Paolera engages with some kids ahead of the first day of school at Springvalley Elementary on Tuesday morning (Sept. 6) (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Kelowna RCMP Constable Mike Della-Paolera engages with some kids ahead of the first day of school at Springvalley Elementary on Tuesday morning (Sept. 6) (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
RCMP are reminding motorists to travel with care through school zones and crosswalks as students return to the classrooms Sept. 6 and 7. (RCMP)

Okanagan motorists use caution as students return to school

B.C. RCMP sends out yearly reminder that school speed zones are back in effect as kids head to classes

RCMP are reminding motorists to travel with care through school zones and crosswalks as students return to the classrooms Sept. 6 and 7. (RCMP)
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Morning Start: A blue whale’s heartbeat

Your morning start for Tuesday, Sept. 6

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