Alistair Waters

Kelowna’s director of business and entrepreneurial development, Robert Fine, seen here on the left at a UDI panel discussion about the Okanagan’s economy last year with the EDC’s Corie Griffiths and local MLA Norm Letnick, says he feels the city’s efforts to stimulate the local business climate are paying off an that is reflected by the lower unemployment rate. -Image credit: Barry Gerding/Black Press

Central Okanagan unemployment rate second lowest in country

At 3.3 per cent in December, it was only bettered by Guelph, Ont. among Canada’s 33 largest centres

Kelowna’s director of business and entrepreneurial development, Robert Fine, seen here on the left at a UDI panel discussion about the Okanagan’s economy last year with the EDC’s Corie Griffiths and local MLA Norm Letnick, says he feels the city’s efforts to stimulate the local business climate are paying off an that is reflected by the lower unemployment rate. -Image credit: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Kelowna Coun. Charlie Hodge is expected to be released from hospital Tuesday. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Popular Kelowna city councillor recovering in KGH, says wife

Charlie Hodge is conscious, off the respirator and due to be released Tuesday after days in ICU

Kelowna Coun. Charlie Hodge is expected to be released from hospital Tuesday. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
The proposed research greenhouse would be located to the west of the UBCO campus on land the university now owns. —Image: Google Maps

UBCO seeks Kelowna council support for large research greenhouse project

University says plants grown in facility will help with research to aid B.C.’s agricultural industry

The proposed research greenhouse would be located to the west of the UBCO campus on land the university now owns. —Image: Google Maps
Members of Central Okanagan Search and Rescue were called out Thursday evening, and with the help of members of the Kelowna Snowmobile Club, rescued two stranded snowmobilers in the Myra Canyon area east of Kelowna. —Image: COSAR

Search for snowmobilers turns into rescue in Myra Canyon

Heavy fog and treacherous snow conditions lead to pair being stuck until help arrived

Members of Central Okanagan Search and Rescue were called out Thursday evening, and with the help of members of the Kelowna Snowmobile Club, rescued two stranded snowmobilers in the Myra Canyon area east of Kelowna. —Image: COSAR
Police probe senior’s death at Kelowna care home

Police probe senior’s death at Kelowna care home

RCMP say death occurred after altercation with another resident of the facility

Police probe senior’s death at Kelowna care home
The view from a Ministry of Highways traffic camera on Highway 97C, the Okanagan Connector, looking east at Brenda Mine Road Friday morning. —Image: Drive BC

Warm weather for Kelowna but slippery roads in the mountains

High of 5 C predicted for today but black ice, fog on Okanagan Connector

The view from a Ministry of Highways traffic camera on Highway 97C, the Okanagan Connector, looking east at Brenda Mine Road Friday morning. —Image: Drive BC
This house on Hobson Road in Kelowna, is, according to BC Assessment, the most valuable single family residence in the Okanagan, with an assessed value of $10.5 million. —Image: Google Maps

Kelowna’s most expensive home assessed at $10.5 million

The one-storey, 9,761-square-foot, lakeshore home on Hobson Road tops the list again this year

This house on Hobson Road in Kelowna, is, according to BC Assessment, the most valuable single family residence in the Okanagan, with an assessed value of $10.5 million. —Image: Google Maps
Kelowna has embarked on an ambitious five-year, $46.7 million plan to address homelessness in the city called the Journey Home Initiative.—Image: Carli Berry/Capital News

Year in Review: Homelessness was the top story in Kelowna in 2018

City approved ambitious five-year, $46.7 million initiative to address homelessness

Kelowna has embarked on an ambitious five-year, $46.7 million plan to address homelessness in the city called the Journey Home Initiative.—Image: Carli Berry/Capital News
Preparation are underway for tonight’s New Year’s Eve event in Stuart Park in downtown Kelowna. —Image: Kathy Michaels/Capital News

Kelowna ready to welcome 2019

Family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration planned for downtown

Preparation are underway for tonight’s New Year’s Eve event in Stuart Park in downtown Kelowna. —Image: Kathy Michaels/Capital News
-Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News                                Former Kelonwa top cop, retired RCMP Supt. Bill McKinnon presented his report on how to make city street safe to council in December.

Year in review: No. 2: Safety a hot topic in the region this year

Kelowna hired former top cop to find ways of making city safer

-Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News                                Former Kelonwa top cop, retired RCMP Supt. Bill McKinnon presented his report on how to make city street safe to council in December.
The tied vote for Peachland mayor following October’s civic election resulted in a judicial recount that was settled by a judge drawing the winner’s name from a box. Incumbent Cindy Fortin’s (right) name was drawn. Her challenger was Harry Gough (left). —Image: Black Press Media photo

Year in review No. 5: Civic election was literally too close to call in Peachland

Incumbent Mayor Cindy Fortin’s name dawn after judicial recount fails to break tie with challenger

The tied vote for Peachland mayor following October’s civic election resulted in a judicial recount that was settled by a judge drawing the winner’s name from a box. Incumbent Cindy Fortin’s (right) name was drawn. Her challenger was Harry Gough (left). —Image: Black Press Media photo
In Peachland, democracy in action was luck of the draw in 2018

In Peachland, democracy in action was luck of the draw in 2018

Peachland picked its mayor by having her name drawn out of a box

In Peachland, democracy in action was luck of the draw in 2018
The Interior Heart and Surgical Centre at Kelowna General hospital. —Image: contributed

Final phase of cardiac centre project at Kelowna General Hospital complete

New recovery rooms for centre patients at KGH completes the $381 million project

The Interior Heart and Surgical Centre at Kelowna General hospital. —Image: contributed
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran delivering his annual State of the City address to the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Friday. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

City budget 2019: Kelowna council settles on 4.43% tax hike

Proposed tax hike includes controversial 1.95 per cent levy to address infrastructure “deficit”

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran delivering his annual State of the City address to the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Friday. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
New fieldhouse slated for Kelowna’s Rutland Recreation Park

New fieldhouse slated for Kelowna’s Rutland Recreation Park

New 9,000-square-foot, two-storey building would replace smaller, aging change rooms

New fieldhouse slated for Kelowna’s Rutland Recreation Park
The B.C. Tree Fruits office on Water Street in Kelowna. —Image: Google Maps

B.C. Tree Fruits searching for new CEO and CFO

Top job postings at growers’ cooperative listed quietly at the end of November

The B.C. Tree Fruits office on Water Street in Kelowna. —Image: Google Maps
Kelowna International Airport is expected to be a busy place over the Christmas holidays. —Image: Capital News file

Kelowna airport advises travellers to plan ahead this holiday season

YLW is expecting more than 100,000 passengers to move through the terminal over next three weeks

Kelowna International Airport is expected to be a busy place over the Christmas holidays. —Image: Capital News file
Tourism Kelowna CEO Liseanne Ballantyne sabres a bottle of sparking wine during the opening of the new Kelowna visitor centre in June. The centre saw 108,000 visitors in its first six months of operation. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Popularity of new Kelowna visitor centre exceeds expectations

Tourism Kelowna says 108,000 people have used the visitor centre in first six months

Tourism Kelowna CEO Liseanne Ballantyne sabres a bottle of sparking wine during the opening of the new Kelowna visitor centre in June. The centre saw 108,000 visitors in its first six months of operation. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Waters: Kelowna growing up, in more ways than one

Waters: Kelowna growing up, in more ways than one

Council’s decision to go with a more urban development future is a major change

Waters: Kelowna growing up, in more ways than one
Temporary signs, such as these, will be subject to the city’s new sign fees. —Image: Google Maps

Kelowna hikes the cost of putting up temporary signs

Depending on the length of time a sign will stay up, fees range from $75 to $350

Temporary signs, such as these, will be subject to the city’s new sign fees. —Image: Google Maps