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A new winery set to open in the middle of downtown Kelowna will break the traditional mould with more than just its urban location. Jason Alton says he's trying to do something different with Ricco Bambino, by creating a more vibrant and social atmosphere inside the winery. “I wanted to ...

1/15/2018 9:30:00 PM

A jury has been selected for the trial of a Peachland man accused of sexually assaulting two women while they slept. Shea Gardecki is facing two counts of sexual assault and one count of breaking and entering from an Aug. 23, 2017, Kelowna incident. The 39 year old was arrested near the incid...

1/15/2018 8:15:00 PM

Kelowna city council gave its blessing to a four-story, 55 unit strata development within the Central Green site. The development is the final for-purchase building to go up on the former KSS site at the corner of Richter Street and Harvey Avenue. The building approved Monday is the furthest s...

1/15/2018 7:15:00 PM

Investigators are working to determine the cause of a mobile home fire that left one man dead. Firefighters responded to the blaze at Lake City Homes Estates just after 5 a.m. on Sunday to find the mobile home engulfed in flames. A deceased man was found inside the home while firefighters batt...

1/15/2018 6:10:00 PM

When they arrived the structure was fully involved in flames so they began a defensive attack to ensure the blaze wouldn't spread to any other structures. "The property owner was doing renovations, but the building is pretty much gone so it will be difficult to determine the actual cause of ...

1/15/2018 5:52:00 PM

Although it's mid-January, temperatures will feel more like October this week. Environment Canada is forecasting mild temperatures and rain for the majority of the week in the Okanagan. Monday hovered around the freezing mark, but Tuesday should see a high of 3 C and a 70 per cent chance of ...

1/15/2018 4:57:00 PM

An arbitrator tasked with deciding how much Commissionaires BC has to pay the 17 guards it employs at the Kelowna jail cells has handed down his decision. According to Commissionaires' Julie Powers, Mark Brown released his legally binding decision today. She says the arbitration award sets out ho...

1/15/2018 4:55:00 PM

RCMP are investigating after materials and tools were stolen during a break and enter from a downtown Kelowna construction site on Sunday. A suspect cut through a fenced perimeter on the 1400 block of Ellis Street and entered the building through a window. Copper piping and construction tools ...

1/15/2018 4:52:00 PM

Jan. 15 marks Blue Monday. But what is it? Blue Monday is considered to be the most depressing day of the year. The term was first coined in 2005 by a U.K. travel channel with hopes of selling vacations to sunny destinations. The day is said to encompass dreary weather, failed resolutio...

1/15/2018 2:47:00 PM

Kelowna RCMP are on the hunt for a driver who fled from a routine traffic stop last Friday. Police tell Castanet news Emergency crews and the motoring public were put at risk Friday afternoon when the driver of a pickup truck fled from police who were conducting traffic control at an unrelated sc...

1/15/2018 1:17:00 PM