Alistair Waters

—Image: Capital News file                                When then B.C. premier and Kelowna-West MLA Christy Clark, seen here with former West Kelowna mayor Doug Findlater and former B.C. Hydro president Jessica MacDonald at the announcement in 2015, said a second electricity transmission line would be build to West Kelowna, the project was estimated to take six years. Now Hydro says it will take at least 10 years.

Second power line for West Kelowna delayed to 2025

West Kelowna council to write to B.C. Hydro board urging construction sooner

—Image: Capital News file                                When then B.C. premier and Kelowna-West MLA Christy Clark, seen here with former West Kelowna mayor Doug Findlater and former B.C. Hydro president Jessica MacDonald at the announcement in 2015, said a second electricity transmission line would be build to West Kelowna, the project was estimated to take six years. Now Hydro says it will take at least 10 years.
The former Kelowna RCMP detachment building on Doyle Avenue will be demolished in the next few weeks says the city. —Image: Alistair Waters

City ready to tear down Kelowna’s former RCMP building

The now gutted building on Doyle Avenue will be demolished before the end of December

The former Kelowna RCMP detachment building on Doyle Avenue will be demolished in the next few weeks says the city. —Image: Alistair Waters
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce likes what it heard in city public safety report

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce likes what it heard in city public safety report

Chamber president says report by former RCMP superintendent reiterates its members concerns

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce likes what it heard in city public safety report
Kelowna urged to lobby for return of RCMP auxiliaries

Kelowna urged to lobby for return of RCMP auxiliaries

City had 64 auxiliaries who put in 11,000 hours of service per year before program suspended

Kelowna urged to lobby for return of RCMP auxiliaries
Central Okanagan Regional District fixing damage to Kalamoir Regional Park

Central Okanagan Regional District fixing damage to Kalamoir Regional Park

Park on west side of Okanagan Lake damaged by nearby watermain break

Central Okanagan Regional District fixing damage to Kalamoir Regional Park
The Stuart Park skating rink will open Nov. 30. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Kelowna’s popular outdoor public skating rink to open Nov. 30

Stuart Park rink to open a day early to host Canada Winter Games torch relay stop in city

The Stuart Park skating rink will open Nov. 30. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
- Al Waters/Capital News                                Retired former RCMP Supt. Bill McKinnon presented his report to council Monday.

Kelowna needs to take the lead with crime and homelessness, says former top cop

“The city never wanted to lead, they always wanted be a partner at the table.”

- Al Waters/Capital News                                Retired former RCMP Supt. Bill McKinnon presented his report to council Monday.
An artist drawing of the proposed social housing development slated for 2025 Agassiz Road in Kelowna. —Image: contributed

Public hearing planned for contentious Kelowna supportive housing project

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

An artist drawing of the proposed social housing development slated for 2025 Agassiz Road in Kelowna. —Image: contributed
The planned Westcorp Hotel is slated for the foot of Queensway, on the downtown Kelowna lakeshore. —Image: contributed

Construction to start on new Kelowna high-rise hotel before the end of 2019

Westcorp say it will open a sales centre downtown in the spring to start selling condos in the tower

The planned Westcorp Hotel is slated for the foot of Queensway, on the downtown Kelowna lakeshore. —Image: contributed
The stretch of Boucherie Road, between Stewart Road and Ogden Road in West Kelowna, has been undergoing an upgrading since April. —Image: contributed

Big West Kelowna road project just about finished

The $9.1 million second phase of upgrading Boucherie Road will be complete Dec. 7

The stretch of Boucherie Road, between Stewart Road and Ogden Road in West Kelowna, has been undergoing an upgrading since April. —Image: contributed
Kelowna cops investigating after report of child yelled at, grabbed and put in a truck

Kelowna cops investigating after report of child yelled at, grabbed and put in a truck

With no reports of missing children, police are asking for information to clarify what happened

Kelowna cops investigating after report of child yelled at, grabbed and put in a truck
Controversial Kelowna supportive housing project going to council Monday

Controversial Kelowna supportive housing project going to council Monday

The proposal, for 2025 Agassiz Road, is opposed by residents of the area

Controversial Kelowna supportive housing project going to council Monday
Robert Riley Saunders. —Image: Facebook

More lawsuits filed against former Kelowna social worker

Robert Riley Saunders is accused of taking money from aboriginal youths in his care

Robert Riley Saunders. —Image: Facebook
Report on how Kelowna should tackle downtown problems coming Monday

Report on how Kelowna should tackle downtown problems coming Monday

City’s former top cop, Bill McKinnon will present his report and recommendations to council Nov. 26

Report on how Kelowna should tackle downtown problems coming Monday
Troika Development Corp.’s Renee Wasylyk. —Image: Capital News file

Kelowna developer named one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women

Renee Wasylyk, CEO of Troika Development Corp., named to WXN’s list for second year in a row

Troika Development Corp.’s Renee Wasylyk. —Image: Capital News file
UBCO professor Mary Ann Murphy has announced she plans to seek the federal Liberal nomination in Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola. —Image: contributed

UBCO professor to seek federal Liberal nomination in Central-Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola

Mary Ann Murphy says voters in the riding are tired of “divisive, partisan criticism.”

UBCO professor Mary Ann Murphy has announced she plans to seek the federal Liberal nomination in Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola. —Image: contributed
The extension of Shepherd Road, part of the final phase of work on the Rutland Transit Exchange, is now complete. —Image: Carli Berry/Capital News

Work on revamp Rutland Transit Exchange in Kelowna now complete

The transit exchange and extension of Shepherd Road will open Saturday says city hall

The extension of Shepherd Road, part of the final phase of work on the Rutland Transit Exchange, is now complete. —Image: Carli Berry/Capital News
Line-up set for 2019 Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna

Line-up set for 2019 Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna

Eleven chefs from across the country have been selected for championships Feb. 1 and 2.

Line-up set for 2019 Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna

Waters: Tell a politician what’s on your mind

Don’t squander opportunity to let political representatives know your opinion

Move crews filming on the roof of a Bernard Avenue building in downtown Kelowna Wednesday. —Alistair Waters/Capital News

Movie-making in Kelowna

Film crews will be shooting scenes around the city for a new movie until early December

Move crews filming on the roof of a Bernard Avenue building in downtown Kelowna Wednesday. —Alistair Waters/Capital News