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Ground will be broken on an important addition to Kelowna General Hospital on Tuesday. Donors and project stakeholders will officially turn earth to mark the beginning of construction on JoeAnna's House. The house will be a home away from home for families forced to travel to Kelowna for medic...

10/22/2018 11:18:00 AM

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10/22/2018 11:00:00 AM

A Castanet poll prior to Saturday's municipal election closely mirrored the actual results in Kelowna's mayoralty race. Colin Basran was returned as mayor with 56.95 per cent of the vote, compared to 29.92 per cent for challenger Tom Dyas, 8.4 per cent for Bobby Kennedy, and 4.74 per cent for Bob...

10/22/2018 10:55:00 AM

Wayne Carson will represent voters in the Central Okanagan West electoral area. Carson won the race for director on the Regional District of Central Okanagan board in Saturday night's municipal election. Carson earned 58 per cent of the vote with 292 votes. He was challenged by John Michael...

10/22/2018 10:28:00 AM

The heavy fog enveloping much of the Okanagan this morning is also impacting air travel out of YLW. Several flights have been delayed and several more have been canceled completely. WestJet arrivals from Vancouver and Edmonton later this morning have been cancelled, as have departures to Victo...

10/22/2018 9:33:00 AM

A bizarre encounter between two dog walkers took place in Kelowna and now one woman is warning others. Kelowna RCMP responded to a suspicious circumstance at a park near Springfield Road and Leckie Road just before 2 p.m. on Oc.t 15. A woman told police that while she was walking her dog a man...

10/22/2018 6:00:00 AM

A little girl is devastated after her family's ATV was stolen from their driveway in Kettle Valley on Oct. 17. Police called Wes Sutherland telling him his quad was spotted in Rutland. “It shocked me,” he said. “I've only had it registered for a month now.” The one m...

10/22/2018 6:00:00 AM

A Kelowna author's new book takes a look at Okanagan lake – from above and below. Author and researcher Raphael Nowak recently completed a degree in freshwater science at UBC Okanagan and has been avidly studying the science and history of Okanagan Lake for nearly 15 years. Nowak's book,...

10/22/2018 6:00:00 AM

Police are asking witnesses to come forward after a suspect tried to commit a daytime robbery in Kelowna. A man approached a woman near Manhattan Drive and Sunset Drive just after 11 a.m. and pushed her to the ground from behind. Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey said the man was not known to the woman an...

10/21/2018 6:37:00 PM

UPDATE: 5:25 p.m. An 87-year-old man from the Upper Fraser Valley died in this morning's crash on Highway 97 in Lake Country, RCMP confirm. Emergency crews were called to the scene south of Oceola Road at 7:35 a.m. for a report of a head-on collision. Witnesses told police a grey Chevrolet Imp...

10/21/2018 6:27:00 PM