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Outgoing Accelerate Okanagan CEO Raghwa Gopal. —Image: contributed

Accelerate Okanagan CEO stepping down

Raghwa Gopal is leaving to head up InnovateBC

Outgoing Accelerate Okanagan CEO Raghwa Gopal. —Image: contributed
Kelowna’s traffic congestion is affecting local transit schedules and efficiency say city officials. -Image: Dave Ogilivie

Kelowna city councillor to drivers who use HOV lane illegally – ‘get out’

Coun. Gail Given has blunt message for drivers of single-occupancy vehicles

Kelowna’s traffic congestion is affecting local transit schedules and efficiency say city officials. -Image: Dave Ogilivie
Castanet reporter Nicholas Johansen faces a criminal charge of violating a court-ordered publication ban. —Image: Youtube

Castanet reporter charged with violating court-ordered publication ban

Castanet’s Nicholas Johansen accused of publishing banned information in court case

Castanet reporter Nicholas Johansen faces a criminal charge of violating a court-ordered publication ban. —Image: Youtube
Dignitaries, including local MP Stephen Fuhr and Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran, cut the ribbon to open Heath House Thursday. —Image: contributed

Kelowna’s newest supportive housing project opens

Heath House, on Highway 97 North in a renovated motel, will house 50 people

Dignitaries, including local MP Stephen Fuhr and Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran, cut the ribbon to open Heath House Thursday. —Image: contributed
Contract negotiations between the Amalgamated Transit Union local 1722 and FirstCanada, which operates the Kelowna regional transit system are underway. —Image: Capital News file

Kelowna transit contract negotiations underway

Both sides looking to avoid another strike following the two-week system shutdown in 2016

Contract negotiations between the Amalgamated Transit Union local 1722 and FirstCanada, which operates the Kelowna regional transit system are underway. —Image: Capital News file
—Image: Google Maps                                The planned site for a new supportive housing complex in the Rutland area of Kelowna will be at the corner of McIntosh Road and Asher Road.

Newly announced supportive housing will allow drug use on-site

Ministry of Municipal Affairs confirms latest project will also be a harm reduction facility

—Image: Google Maps                                The planned site for a new supportive housing complex in the Rutland area of Kelowna will be at the corner of McIntosh Road and Asher Road.
Kelowna Coun. Ryan Donn is unhappy the introduction of ride-hailing service is taking so long in B.C. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Kelowna councillor blasts province for ride-hailing delay

Coun Ryan Donn says he fears services like Uber and Lyft are still a year away in B.C.

Kelowna Coun. Ryan Donn is unhappy the introduction of ride-hailing service is taking so long in B.C. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran says his city council won’t join council’s in Vancouver, Los Angeles and London in declaring a climate emergency. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Kelowna’s mayor rules out climate emergency declaration

Colin Basran says his council won’t follow Vancouver’s lead but is addressing climate change

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran says his city council won’t join council’s in Vancouver, Los Angeles and London in declaring a climate emergency. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
The site at 365 and 367 Hein Road in Rutland is slated for a 24-unit apartment building. —Image: Google Maps

More multi-family housing projects proposed for Kelowna

Projects in Rutland and the Mission areas of the city proposed

The site at 365 and 367 Hein Road in Rutland is slated for a 24-unit apartment building. —Image: Google Maps
Former Kelowna city manager Ron Mattiussi says he believes Costco’s possible relocation to the west side of Okanagan Lake could be a bargaining play. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Former Kelowna city manager downplays possible Costco move

Ron Mattiussi says if store leaves for Westside, another big box retailer will likely take the site

Former Kelowna city manager Ron Mattiussi says he believes Costco’s possible relocation to the west side of Okanagan Lake could be a bargaining play. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran during the lengthy public hearing Thursday night that culminated in council approving a rezone that will allow a controversial supportive housing project to proceed. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Controversial supportive housing project gets green light from Kelowna city council

Land for 52-unit project on Agassiz Road rezoned after lengthy, packed public hearing

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran during the lengthy public hearing Thursday night that culminated in council approving a rezone that will allow a controversial supportive housing project to proceed. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Kelowna city hall on Water Street. Image: Capital News files

Kelowna city hall looking to add to its large communications staff

The city is looking for someone to run its 17-member communications department

Kelowna city hall on Water Street. Image: Capital News files
Waters: Kelowna city council responding to residents concerns

Waters: Kelowna city council responding to residents concerns

Council now dealing with perception and reality when it comes to social issues

Waters: Kelowna city council responding to residents concerns
Kelowna Coun. Charlie Hodge, back in his seat at City Hall Monday less than week after getting out of hospital.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Kelowna city councillor back in his council seat after hospitalization

Coun. Charlie Hodge calls his brush with death in KGH a “sedation vacation.”

Kelowna Coun. Charlie Hodge, back in his seat at City Hall Monday less than week after getting out of hospital.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Mayor Colin Basran and says the perception some in the city have about safety has to be, and is being, addressed. Image: Carli Berry/Capital News

Despite growing public concern about safety, Kelowna’s mayor not surprised by survey’s findings

Annual Citizens’s Survey shows most feel quality of life in city is good but not as good as the past

Mayor Colin Basran and says the perception some in the city have about safety has to be, and is being, addressed. Image: Carli Berry/Capital News
Kitsch Winery in south east Kelowna has won city council’s support to host two large gatherings this summer. Now it requires approval from the provincial Agricultural Land Commission. —Image: Kitsch Winery/YouTube

Kelowna council supports farm fundraisers

Kitsch Winery plans two large gatherings on its south-east Kelowna property this summer

Kitsch Winery in south east Kelowna has won city council’s support to host two large gatherings this summer. Now it requires approval from the provincial Agricultural Land Commission. —Image: Kitsch Winery/YouTube
Kelowna’s Josh Gorges (left), played for the Montreal Canadians of the NHL for eight seasons before being traded to the Buffalo Sabres in 2016. As captain of the Kelowna Rockets, he lead his hometown team to the Memorial Cup championship on home ice in 2004. —Image: Instagram

Josh Gorges announces his retirement after 13 years in the NHL

Kelowna’s Josh Gorges has announced his retirement from the NHL. Gorges approached…

Kelowna’s Josh Gorges (left), played for the Montreal Canadians of the NHL for eight seasons before being traded to the Buffalo Sabres in 2016. As captain of the Kelowna Rockets, he lead his hometown team to the Memorial Cup championship on home ice in 2004. —Image: Instagram
Kelowna councillor recovering at home after brush with death

Kelowna councillor recovering at home after brush with death

Charlie Hodge says when he was admitted to hospital last week, he didn’t know if he would survive

Kelowna councillor recovering at home after brush with death
Kelowna spends $12 milion to stop future complaints about its landfill

Kelowna spends $12 milion to stop future complaints about its landfill

City buys 182 acres to buffer landfill from development after rejecting housing proposal for land

Kelowna spends $12 milion to stop future complaints about its landfill
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson was in Kelowna Tuesday to speak at a sold-out luncheon hosted by the chamber of commerce, UDI and Canadian Home Builders’ Association. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

B.C. Liberal leader vows to scrap speculation tax

During a stop in Kelowna, Andrew Wilkinson calls the tax ‘clearly arbitrary’ and ‘wrong’

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson was in Kelowna Tuesday to speak at a sold-out luncheon hosted by the chamber of commerce, UDI and Canadian Home Builders’ Association. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News