Alistair Waters

MP: Looming trade issue with Australia could adversely impact Canadian wineries

MP: Looming trade issue with Australia could adversely impact Canadian wineries

Kelowna-Lake Country MP Tracy Gray urging federal government act

MP: Looming trade issue with Australia could adversely impact Canadian wineries
Krista Mallory is the manager of the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission. (Maria Cihlar - photo)

Krista Mallory: Steering the Okangan’s economy into the future

She is a business development officer for the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission

Krista Mallory is the manager of the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission. (Maria Cihlar - photo)
Kelowna city staff are asking council to approve a change to the two-tier penalty applied to residents who do not pay their property taxes on time. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna ends two-tier tax paying penalty

Council approved a 10 per cent penalty for those who don’t pay their property taxes on time

Kelowna city staff are asking council to approve a change to the two-tier penalty applied to residents who do not pay their property taxes on time. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Waters: Trump—the man who would be king

Waters: Trump—the man who would be king

U.S. President Donald Trump’s Senate trial defence appears to be anything goes

Waters: Trump—the man who would be king
The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating the death of a Kelowna man in his 60s at the H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre in Kelowna Wednesday. (File photo)

Coroner investigating death at Kelowna public pool

Police say local man in his 60s died but foul play is not suspected

The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating the death of a Kelowna man in his 60s at the H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre in Kelowna Wednesday. (File photo)
Michael Goehring, Mining Association of B.C CEO (left) with Kelowna Chamber of Commerce president Nikki Csek and William Gillette, dean of Okanagan College’s School of Business. (Alistair Waters - Black Press Media)

‘Latte-sipping urbanites’ need to realize value of mining in B.C., association head says

Industry generates a total of $3.9 billion in sales of goods and service across the province

Michael Goehring, Mining Association of B.C CEO (left) with Kelowna Chamber of Commerce president Nikki Csek and William Gillette, dean of Okanagan College’s School of Business. (Alistair Waters - Black Press Media)
Kelowna Coun. Charlie Hodge is recuperating at home after being hospitalized recently with pneumonia. (Alistair Waters - Black Press Media)

Kelowna city councillor recovering from pneumonia

After a week in hospital, Charlie Hodge is confined to his home as he recuperates

Kelowna Coun. Charlie Hodge is recuperating at home after being hospitalized recently with pneumonia. (Alistair Waters - Black Press Media)
The City of West Kelowna will close the Gellatly Road Bridge over Powers Creek Jan. 30 for three months for repairs. (Google Maps)

West Kelowna bridge to close for three months

Work on Gellatly Road Bridge over Powers Creek described as ‘an essential infrastructure project’

The City of West Kelowna will close the Gellatly Road Bridge over Powers Creek Jan. 30 for three months for repairs. (Google Maps)
Waters: Hey, royals, welcome to the neighbourhood

Waters: Hey, royals, welcome to the neighbourhood

West Kelowna could be a good landing spot if the royals want to ‘blend’ in

Waters: Hey, royals, welcome to the neighbourhood
Unseasonably warm weather greeted the hardy souls who took the annual New Year’s Day plunge into Okanagan Lake in Peachland to start the year. The outside temperature was just below 0 C, compared to a year earlier when it was -10 C. The lake temperature was a a balmy 5.4 C. Kelowna’s annual year-starting dip took place at Waterfront Park and attracted hundreds of participants. (Marissa Tiel - Capital News)

Kelowna’s year in review – January 2019

The biggest stories of the year from January

Unseasonably warm weather greeted the hardy souls who took the annual New Year’s Day plunge into Okanagan Lake in Peachland to start the year. The outside temperature was just below 0 C, compared to a year earlier when it was -10 C. The lake temperature was a a balmy 5.4 C. Kelowna’s annual year-starting dip took place at Waterfront Park and attracted hundreds of participants. (Marissa Tiel - Capital News)
Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola Conservative MP Dan Albas (pictured) is publicly thanking now former Conservative leader Andrew Scheer in light of Scheer’s resignation Thursday. (File photo)

Updated: Kelowna area MPs respond to Conservative leader’s resignation

Dan Albas and Tracy Gray issue brief statements about Andrew Scheer quitting as Conservative leader.

Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola Conservative MP Dan Albas (pictured) is publicly thanking now former Conservative leader Andrew Scheer in light of Scheer’s resignation Thursday. (File photo)
CBC Radio has the largest share of listeners in the Kelowna area for the third straight year, according to the fall Numeris ratings. (Google Maps)

CBC Radio tops the ranking again in Kelowna

CBC had largest market share for third year in a row say rating company Numeris

CBC Radio has the largest share of listeners in the Kelowna area for the third straight year, according to the fall Numeris ratings. (Google Maps)
Kelowna’s Tom Smithwick has been awarded the province’s Medal of Good Citizenship for 2019. (Freedom’s Door)

Kelowna man awarded B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship

Tom Smithwick one of 18 medal recipients for 2019

Kelowna’s Tom Smithwick has been awarded the province’s Medal of Good Citizenship for 2019. (Freedom’s Door)
In February, B.C.’s Children and Family Development Minister Katrine Conroy announced B.C.’s first increase in pay in 10 years for people caring for developmentally disabled children and adults. (Hansard TV)

Community Living B.C. workers ratify new labour deal

Three-year deal covers 600 workers across B.C. who support adults with developmental disabilities.

In February, B.C.’s Children and Family Development Minister Katrine Conroy announced B.C.’s first increase in pay in 10 years for people caring for developmentally disabled children and adults. (Hansard TV)
Jamie Klassen carries out the gaming monitor he bought the Black Friday sale at Best Buy in Kelowna’s Orchard Park Shopping Centre Nov. 29.

Looking for Black Friday deals in Kelowna

Plenty of sales but not as many shoppers in line as doors early open at the city’s largest mall

Jamie Klassen carries out the gaming monitor he bought the Black Friday sale at Best Buy in Kelowna’s Orchard Park Shopping Centre Nov. 29.
A bypass has been set up to get phone calls through to Kelowna General Hospital after the phone lines went down at KGH around 9 a.m. Friday. (Black Press Media)

Update: Calls now can get through to Kelowna General Hospital

But IH warns callers may have to wait as switchboard operators deal with a temporary bypass system

A bypass has been set up to get phone calls through to Kelowna General Hospital after the phone lines went down at KGH around 9 a.m. Friday. (Black Press Media)
An artist rendition of the planned Westcorp hotel, as seen Water Street. (contributed)

More tweaks to Kelowna’s planned Westcorp Hotel

But still not construction date for long-awaited downtown hotel/condominium tower

An artist rendition of the planned Westcorp hotel, as seen Water Street. (contributed)
Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association officials, including CEO Glenn Mandziuk (front row, second from left) with the two World’s Responsible Tourism Awards it has won. (contributed)

TOTA tops in responsible tourism again

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Assciation wins second straight World’s Responsible Tourism Award

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association officials, including CEO Glenn Mandziuk (front row, second from left) with the two World’s Responsible Tourism Awards it has won. (contributed)
Waters: Kelowna businessman hedges his bets over downtown homeless

Waters: Kelowna businessman hedges his bets over downtown homeless

Insists on 90-day escape clause in lease for his downtown store

Waters: Kelowna businessman hedges his bets over downtown homeless
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery’s Festival of Trees runs to Jan. 4. (Alistair Waters-Black Press)

Festival of Trees

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery’s fundraising Festival of Trees runs to Jan. 4

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery’s Festival of Trees runs to Jan. 4. (Alistair Waters-Black Press)