Aaron Hemens

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Kelowna RCMP seeking witnesses following fatal collision on Highway 97 in Lake Country

A 30-year-old female passenger was declared dead at the scene

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Along with fellow Kelowna General Hospital nurse Jordan Fisher, Naomi Bailuk demonstrates outside of Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield’s office on Sept. 17 to raise awareness around staff shortages, dangerous working environments and other issues affecting nurses across Canada. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna nurses raise awareness about staff shortages, dangerous working conditions

Nurses from across the country staged similar solidarity “Frontline United” demonstrations on Friday

Along with fellow Kelowna General Hospital nurse Jordan Fisher, Naomi Bailuk demonstrates outside of Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield’s office on Sept. 17 to raise awareness around staff shortages, dangerous working environments and other issues affecting nurses across Canada. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
An injured mountain biker is helped by Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR) on the Kettle Valley Trestle Trail on Sept. 16. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue/Instagram)

Injured mountain biker rescued from Kelowna’s Kettle Valley Trestle Trail

The biker injured their arm after sustaining a low-speed crash on the trail

An injured mountain biker is helped by Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR) on the Kettle Valley Trestle Trail on Sept. 16. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue/Instagram)
2017’s Motionball Marathon of Sport at Kelowna’s City Park. (Mark Dreger photo)

9th annual Motionball Marathon of Sport fundraiser coming to Kelowna’s City Park

All proceeds are going towards the Special Olympics Canada Foundation

2017’s Motionball Marathon of Sport at Kelowna’s City Park. (Mark Dreger photo)
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Strong winds, rain to sweep across Okanagan Valley Friday evening

South winds of 60 km/h gusting to 80 km/h may develop today

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Morning Start: A Canadian has been named as the tallest teenager in the world

Your morning start for Friday, Sept. 17, 2021

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Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis works on his “We Are Medicine” mural on the wall of Kelowna’s Gospel Misson on Sept. 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

We Are Medicine: The Syilx-designed mural on Kelowna’s Gospel Mission

‘kʷu mr̓imstn - we are medicine’ pays tribute to Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis’s culture and heritage

Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis works on his “We Are Medicine” mural on the wall of Kelowna’s Gospel Misson on Sept. 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Kelowna sisters desperate to return to Australia to see dying mom amid travel ban

Chloe and Emily’s mother was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor

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Highway 97C near Elkhart Lake on Sept. 15, looking west. (DriveBC)

Snow blankets Okanagan Connector near Elkhart Lake

Snow began to descend onto Highway 97C Wednesday evening

Highway 97C near Elkhart Lake on Sept. 15, looking west. (DriveBC)
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Morning Start: The world’s longest legs stretch almost a metre and a half

Your morning start for Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021

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A family living in the Glenrosa area goes for a stroll down Preston Road on Aug. 18 as smoke from the Mount Law wildfire billows in the background. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Area restriction order for Mount Law wildfire near West Kelowna rescinded

BC Wildfire Service implemented the order on Aug. 21

A family living in the Glenrosa area goes for a stroll down Preston Road on Aug. 18 as smoke from the Mount Law wildfire billows in the background. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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West Kelowna Warriors welcoming vaccinated fans back for 2021-22 season

Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required for all in attendance at Royal Lepage Place

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A number of windows at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries on Spall Road were recently smashed by unknown assailants. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

‘It’s getting really bad out here’: Kelowna businesses concerned over recent thefts, vandalism

Businesses near the Landmark District are worried that the crime situation will only get worse

A number of windows at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries on Spall Road were recently smashed by unknown assailants. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Morning Start: The oldest pig in captivity is 23 years old

Your morning start for Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021

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Kelowna Rockets’ mascot Rocky Raccoon addresses the crwd at Prsopera Place in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Kelowna Rockets pre-season ticket sales open this week

For the general public, preseason home game tickets are available for purchase Thursday morning

Kelowna Rockets’ mascot Rocky Raccoon addresses the crwd at Prsopera Place in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
80-pound Milah walks every day with her human Doug Wilson. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

VIDEO: ‘Milah the Pig’ goes on a walk in Kelowna’s City Park

Milah’s owner Doug Wilson said he takes her on walks every day

80-pound Milah walks every day with her human Doug Wilson. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Damaged West Kelowna water main repaired

A water quality advisory that had been issued for nearby residences has been lifted

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A customer shops at West Kelowna’s Gospel Mission location during the store’s grand opening on Sept. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Dozens attend grand opening of Westside location of Kelowna’s Gospel Mission thrift store

‘We’re so happy to be here, continuing to stretch out our hand and help people’

A customer shops at West Kelowna’s Gospel Mission location during the store’s grand opening on Sept. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
COSAR’s headquarters, located at 4680 Old Vernon Road in Kelowna. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue/Facebook)

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue looking for new building

‘An improved building and location will allow COSAR to better serve the community’

COSAR’s headquarters, located at 4680 Old Vernon Road in Kelowna. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue/Facebook)
Cyclists depart from the parking lot of Kelowna’s Sandman Hotel on Sept. 10 for the first day of the 21st annual Cops for Kids fundraising campaign. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: 21st annual Cops for Kids fundraiser kicks off B.C. Interior journey in Kelowna

The 10-day ride will see 20 cyclists bike a total of 1,000 km

Cyclists depart from the parking lot of Kelowna’s Sandman Hotel on Sept. 10 for the first day of the 21st annual Cops for Kids fundraising campaign. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)