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Kelowna International Airport is increasing its airport improvement fee to $20 as of April 1, 2019. —Image: contributed

Kelowna airport improvement fee rising again

Growth at the airport is prompting a $5 hike to YLW’s $15 AIF

Kelowna International Airport is increasing its airport improvement fee to $20 as of April 1, 2019. —Image: contributed
Kelowna city council has approved an annual business licence fee of $9,465 for new cannabis retail stores. —Image: Capital News file

Price of selling pot in Kelowna won’t be cheap

City sets annual business licence fee for cannabis retail stores at $9,465

Kelowna city council has approved an annual business licence fee of $9,465 for new cannabis retail stores. —Image: Capital News file
—Image: contributed                                An artist drawing of the proposed social housing development slated for 2025 Agassiz Road in Kelowna.

Protest at Kelowna City Hall against contentious public housing project

Residents form neighbourhood association fight plan to build homes for homeless in their area

—Image: contributed                                An artist drawing of the proposed social housing development slated for 2025 Agassiz Road in Kelowna.
The remains of the historic Fleming House in Kelowna following a devastating fire in July. —Capital News file

New, protective roof for burnt-out historic Kelowna building

The city spending $29,000 to protect the charred remains of the Fleming House over the winter

The remains of the historic Fleming House in Kelowna following a devastating fire in July. —Capital News file
New 23-storey tower for Kelowna’s Landmark District

New 23-storey tower for Kelowna’s Landmark District

Al Stober Construction announces plans for the Landmark 7 office tower

New 23-storey tower for Kelowna’s Landmark District
West Kelowna Mayor Gord Milsom. —Image: Capital News file

West Kelowna steps up efforts for urgent care centre

Announcement expected early in 2019 about a centre that could be located in the city

West Kelowna Mayor Gord Milsom. —Image: Capital News file
Central Okanagan MLAs (left to right) Ben Stewart (Kelowna West), Norm Letnick (Kelowna-Lake Country) and Steve Thomson (Kelowna-Mission) spoke to the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

MLAs say they believe Central Okanagan is next on list for urgent primary care centre

Announcement expected in early 2019, but no indication of where centre will be located

Central Okanagan MLAs (left to right) Ben Stewart (Kelowna West), Norm Letnick (Kelowna-Lake Country) and Steve Thomson (Kelowna-Mission) spoke to the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Kelowna’s pot shop application prediction went up in smoke

Kelowna’s pot shop application prediction went up in smoke

Now city says cannabis retail stores won’t open until late April or early May

Kelowna’s pot shop application prediction went up in smoke
Kelowna’s former RCMP building on Doyle Avenue being demolished Wednesday. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Former Kelowna RCMP building demolished

Crews moved in Wednesday morning to take down the former home to the Kelowna RCMP

Kelowna’s former RCMP building on Doyle Avenue being demolished Wednesday. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News                                 The Pool Room at the Rutland Centennial Hall was demolished Tuesday to make way for a new entrance to the hall facing Roxby Square.

Piece of Rutland history has a date with demolition

The Pool Room, at Rutland Centennial Hall in Kelowna, torn down to make way for new hall entrance

—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News                                 The Pool Room at the Rutland Centennial Hall was demolished Tuesday to make way for a new entrance to the hall facing Roxby Square.
The plaza in Stuart Park, across from Kelowna City Hall, where the names of current city civic award winners are etched on plaques. —Image: City of Kelowna

Time to nominate people for Kelowna civic awards

Nomination period will run until Feb. 8 and the award gala goes April 24

The plaza in Stuart Park, across from Kelowna City Hall, where the names of current city civic award winners are etched on plaques. —Image: City of Kelowna
The proposed Agassiz Road supportive housing project has met with stiff opposition from area neighbours. —Image: Capital News file

Date set for contentious supportive housing project public hearing in Kelowna

Council will hear from the public on the proposed Agassiz Road project on Jan. 17

The proposed Agassiz Road supportive housing project has met with stiff opposition from area neighbours. —Image: Capital News file
Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick lights the first candle on the large public menorah set up in Kelowna’s Stuart Park to mark the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. —contributed

Menorah lighting ceremony in Kelowna draws record crowd

More than 180 people turn out to mark the first night of the Jewish Hanukkah holiday in the city

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick lights the first candle on the large public menorah set up in Kelowna’s Stuart Park to mark the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. —contributed
Kelowna city hall is looking at an annual 1.95 infrastructure levy on top of annual property taxes starting next year. —Image: Capital News file

Kelowna city hall eyeing extra infrastructure tax

City says proposed 1.95 per cent tax would be in addition to annual property taxes

Kelowna city hall is looking at an annual 1.95 infrastructure levy on top of annual property taxes starting next year. —Image: Capital News file
Kelowna says it has received 41 applications to rezone site for legal cannabis retail stores. —Image: Capital News file

Kelowna gets 41 applications for pot shop site rezonings

City says it will still use committee to vet applications before planning department deals with them

Kelowna says it has received 41 applications to rezone site for legal cannabis retail stores. —Image: Capital News file
The Grateful Fed on Bernard Avenue in Kelowna is up for sale. —Image: Facebook

Kelowna’s Grateful Fed Cafe is up for sale

Owner says if buyer can’t be found, popular eatery and live music venue will close for good Dec. 23

The Grateful Fed on Bernard Avenue in Kelowna is up for sale. —Image: Facebook
Dumping fees going up at Kelowna’s Glenmore landfill. —Image: contributed

Kelowna landfill dumping fees going up

Increases set to go into effect at the Glenmore Landfill in 2019 and 2020

Dumping fees going up at Kelowna’s Glenmore landfill. —Image: contributed
Real-time transit information is now available for the Kelowna Regional Transit system. —Image: Capital News/file

Real-time transit information rolls into Kelowna

Kelowna Regional Transit system rider scan now access bus info on mobile devices

Real-time transit information is now available for the Kelowna Regional Transit system. —Image: Capital News/file
Kelowna RCMP Supt. Brent Mundle will present a report to council Monday that will show crime has increased across the city, including in the downtown area. —Capital News file

City’s top cop says crime spiked in Kelowna in third quarter of 2018

Supt. Brent Mundle says property crime downtown jumped 23 per cent between July and September

Kelowna RCMP Supt. Brent Mundle will present a report to council Monday that will show crime has increased across the city, including in the downtown area. —Capital News file
New Oliver Mayor Martin Johansen is current working as Kelowna’s manager of building operations and civic properties. —Image: contributed

New Oliver mayor working at Kelowna City Hall

Kelowna’s manager of building operations was elected Oliver’s mayor Oct. 20

New Oliver Mayor Martin Johansen is current working as Kelowna’s manager of building operations and civic properties. —Image: contributed