Alistair Waters

Robert Mellalieu will run for the Green Party of Canada in the upcoming federal election in Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola. (contributed)

Mellalieu running for Greens again in Central-Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola

Robert Mellalieu ran for federal Green Party in 2015 election and provincial Greens in 2017

Robert Mellalieu will run for the Green Party of Canada in the upcoming federal election in Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola. (contributed)
Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr, Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and federal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi at the ground-breaking ceremony for the first phase of work to join the South-East Kelowna Irrigation District’s water system with the city’s water utility last year. (Alistair Waters-Capital News)

Boil water notice issued for southeast Kelowna

Two construction accidents prompt the issuance of the water notice

Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr, Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and federal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi at the ground-breaking ceremony for the first phase of work to join the South-East Kelowna Irrigation District’s water system with the city’s water utility last year. (Alistair Waters-Capital News)
With lower than normal flows into Okanagan Lake from major tributaries such as Mission Creek (above) the lake did not reached “full pool” this spring. (contributed)

Time to reduce water use says water board

Okanagan Basin Water Board says with B.C now at drought level 3, conservation measures are crucial.

With lower than normal flows into Okanagan Lake from major tributaries such as Mission Creek (above) the lake did not reached “full pool” this spring. (contributed)
Waters: NIMBY alive and well in Kelowna

Waters: NIMBY alive and well in Kelowna

Support for plan to fight homelessness does not always translate into support for implementation

Waters: NIMBY alive and well in Kelowna
Kelowna RCMP continue to search for a second suspect—seen in this surveillance photo released by police—in the robbery of a downtown Kelowna massage parlour in June 2018. (contributed)

Arrest made in connection with 2018 Kelowna escort agency armed robbery

RCMP say 33-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and charged with the robbery at the Garden of Eden

Kelowna RCMP continue to search for a second suspect—seen in this surveillance photo released by police—in the robbery of a downtown Kelowna massage parlour in June 2018. (contributed)
Pearson Road Elementary principal Rob Zoppi talked last month about the Central Okanagan Family Hub at the launch of the A Lot for a Little campaign aimed at trying to the service for immigrant, Indigenous and low-income families open. (Contributed)

School district lends voice to Family Hub funding call

Board chairwoman urges province to reverse its decision to pull funding for hub two years early

Pearson Road Elementary principal Rob Zoppi talked last month about the Central Okanagan Family Hub at the launch of the A Lot for a Little campaign aimed at trying to the service for immigrant, Indigenous and low-income families open. (Contributed)
Former Central Okanagan Community Food Bank executive director Lenetta Parry. (Alistair Waters-Capital News)

Central Okanagan Food Bank looking for new executive director

In a surprise move, Lenetta Parry leaves the region’s largest food bank

Former Central Okanagan Community Food Bank executive director Lenetta Parry. (Alistair Waters-Capital News)
The Kelowna Chiefs and Revelstoke Grizzlies battled in the KIJHL conference championship earlier this year. The team says it is not moving to Cranbrook, despite reports Friday relocation was a possibility. (Steve Dunsmoor/Dunsmoor Creative)

Kelowna Chiefs hockey team staying put

Team owners confirm they talked to a Cranbrook group about a possible sale but talks went nowhere

The Kelowna Chiefs and Revelstoke Grizzlies battled in the KIJHL conference championship earlier this year. The team says it is not moving to Cranbrook, despite reports Friday relocation was a possibility. (Steve Dunsmoor/Dunsmoor Creative)
Lake Country council is being asked to consider adding more police officers next year, but the district’s chief administrative officer says council should hold off making that decision. (file)

Lake Country to consider more cops

Council asked to look at adding up to five more RCMP officers

Lake Country council is being asked to consider adding more police officers next year, but the district’s chief administrative officer says council should hold off making that decision. (file)
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran reads a prepared statement about a threat made against him two weeks ago. The threat was posted online. When he made his public statement he was flanked by his wife, children, mother and two city councillors. (Alistair Waters-Capital News)

No charges for threat to Kelowna’s mayor

B.C. Prosecution Service declines to lay charges after man calls for mayor to be shot

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran reads a prepared statement about a threat made against him two weeks ago. The threat was posted online. When he made his public statement he was flanked by his wife, children, mother and two city councillors. (Alistair Waters-Capital News)
Ron Bierman and Ashlee Robinson, along with one-year-old Mason were on hand to celebrate the kick-off of the 2019 Bike to Work and School Week in Kelowna Monday in Stuart Park. (Alistair Waters-Black Press)

Bike to Work and School week rolls out in Kelowna

Week will feature ‘celebration stations’ to encourage people to ride their bikes instead of using cars

Ron Bierman and Ashlee Robinson, along with one-year-old Mason were on hand to celebrate the kick-off of the 2019 Bike to Work and School Week in Kelowna Monday in Stuart Park. (Alistair Waters-Black Press)
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran reads a prepared statement Wednesday about the shooting threat posted against him online, as his wife Leanne and their two young children (left) and Coun. Gail Given (right) look on. (Alistair Waters - Black Press Media)

Kelowna mayor calls for civility in light of online threat against him

Police say a 52-year-old man was arrested after post on an online forum called for mayor to be shot

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran reads a prepared statement Wednesday about the shooting threat posted against him online, as his wife Leanne and their two young children (left) and Coun. Gail Given (right) look on. (Alistair Waters - Black Press Media)
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran was sworn into office in October by judge Lisa Wyatt after he was re-elected in October. Now he has received a death threat over the Internet. (Alistair Waters-Capital News)

UPDATED: Suspect arrested after Kelowna mayor receives death threat

RCMP say a 52-year-old man was arrested after an online post called for Kelowna’s mayor to be shot

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran was sworn into office in October by judge Lisa Wyatt after he was re-elected in October. Now he has received a death threat over the Internet. (Alistair Waters-Capital News)
Move crews filming on the roof of a Bernard Avenue building in downtown Kelowna last year. In June the city will host the Movie Theatre Association of Canada’s annual gathering. (Alistair Waters-Capital News)

Lights! Camera! Gather!—Movie folks heading to Kelowna

The Okanagan city will host the Movie Theatre Association of Canada’s annual gathering in June

Move crews filming on the roof of a Bernard Avenue building in downtown Kelowna last year. In June the city will host the Movie Theatre Association of Canada’s annual gathering. (Alistair Waters-Capital News)
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran said he brought back a failed development proposal for the South Pandosy town centre because he felt it will be good for the city. (Alistair Waters/Capital News)

Second time lucky for proposed Kelowna development—thanks to mayor

After failing to win council approval, mayor brings back building proposal for a second vote

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran said he brought back a failed development proposal for the South Pandosy town centre because he felt it will be good for the city. (Alistair Waters/Capital News)
Kelowna city will consider handing out $187,000 in community social development grants Monday. ( Capital News file)

Community social development grants on the line at Kelowna city hall

This year 12 groups are in line to share $187,000 in grant funding

Kelowna city will consider handing out $187,000 in community social development grants Monday. ( Capital News file)
Dredging work is being done at the Cook Road boat launch in Kelowna. The city says the north ramp at the launch is now open. Work continues at the south ramp. (Google Maps)

Kelowna boat launch partially re-opens

Just the north ramp of the Cook Road boat launch is now available for use says the city

Dredging work is being done at the Cook Road boat launch in Kelowna. The city says the north ramp at the launch is now open. Work continues at the south ramp. (Google Maps)
A man and woman were arrested May 8 after police raided a West Kelowna home believed to be part of a “dial-a-dope” drug operation. (Capital News file)

Kelowna cops bust suspected ‘dial-a-dope’ operation

Police raid a home in West Kelowna, arrest man and woman

A man and woman were arrested May 8 after police raided a West Kelowna home believed to be part of a “dial-a-dope” drug operation. (Capital News file)
Justin Kulik, 18, has been named the federal NDP candidate in Kelowna-Lake Country. (Facebook)

Kelowna-Lake Country NDP nominate teen to run in federal election

High school student Justin Kulik will challenge incumbent Liberal MP in October’s federal election

Justin Kulik, 18, has been named the federal NDP candidate in Kelowna-Lake Country. (Facebook)
Kelowna looks to e-bike sharing

Kelowna looks to e-bike sharing

With Dropbike dropping out of the picture, the city is planning to pursue e-bike sharing instead

Kelowna looks to e-bike sharing