Black Press Media Staff

Columnist Roseanne Van Ee says it’s time to celebrate the sun as the days will soon be getting longer with the arrival of Winter Solstice on Dec. 21. (Pixabay.com)

Get Outdoors! And celebrate the sun

The Winter Solstice begins Dec. 21, meaning the days will be getting longer and nights shorter

Columnist Roseanne Van Ee says it’s time to celebrate the sun as the days will soon be getting longer with the arrival of Winter Solstice on Dec. 21. (Pixabay.com)
RCMP at KGH, Dec. 20. (Jacqueline Gelineau)

West Kelowna RCMP confirm two men shot, taken to hospital with serious injuries

The shooting incident may have occured in West Kelowna

RCMP at KGH, Dec. 20. (Jacqueline Gelineau)
A photo of Prospera Place in Downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Prospera Place operating at 50 % capacity due spread of Omicron

Sports tournaments, New Year’s parties banned in B.C. Omicron surge

A photo of Prospera Place in Downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
SilverStar Mountain Resort recently made a donation from its Play Forever fund to the North Valley Gymnastics Society, which lost its Vernon facility to a fire on Hallloween morning. (SilverStar Photo)

Vernon ski resort fund amps up December initiatives

SilverStar Mountain Resort’s Play Forever Fund has donated more than $140K since 2019

SilverStar Mountain Resort recently made a donation from its Play Forever fund to the North Valley Gymnastics Society, which lost its Vernon facility to a fire on Hallloween morning. (SilverStar Photo)
(Advocate file photo).

Parking ban on snow routes lifted in Kelowna

The ban was put into effect on Saturday

(Advocate file photo).
North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society volunteers stand in front of a sea can that will be loaded with close to one million meals of soup mix and medical equipment, earmarked for the Dominican Republic. (Contributed)

North Okanagan Gleaners cap busy year with a million meals

Shipment of soup mix along with medical equipment heading to the Dominican Republic

North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society volunteers stand in front of a sea can that will be loaded with close to one million meals of soup mix and medical equipment, earmarked for the Dominican Republic. (Contributed)
B.C. Hydro outage map, Dec. 18, 2021. (B.C. Hydro)

Winter storm leaves thousands in B.C. without power

Outages can be reported to B.C. Hydro at 1-800-BCHYDRO (1-800-224-9376)

B.C. Hydro outage map, Dec. 18, 2021. (B.C. Hydro)
(Black Press file photo)

WestJet ‘strongly opposes’ travel advisory

The airline says the government should publicly share travel-related COVID-19 data

(Black Press file photo)
Volunteer Liesa Howell carries food for the Gospel Mission’s Easter Dinner on Saturday. - File photo

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission serves up Christmas dinner

Dinner will be served at noon on Dec. 18

Volunteer Liesa Howell carries food for the Gospel Mission’s Easter Dinner on Saturday. - File photo
Three vehicle crash in Kelowna. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Kelowna Capital News)

3 vehicle crash on Harvey Avenue in Kelowna

The incident happened near the intersection with Spall Road about 12:30 p.m.

Three vehicle crash in Kelowna. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Kelowna Capital News)
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran addresses media from the front steps of council chambers on March 23. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna mayor disappointed in decision to deny ride-share outside Lower Mainland

Passenger Transportation Board made the decision earlier this week

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran addresses media from the front steps of council chambers on March 23. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Truck crashes in West Kelowna. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Kelowna Capital News)

Truck crashes into fence, down embankment in West Kelowna

The incident happened near 2829 Inverness Road

Truck crashes in West Kelowna. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Kelowna Capital News)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Williams Lake prolific offender arrested in Kamloops after regional crime spree

The 28-year-old allegedly stole fuel in Williams Lake, and fled from police in Ashcroft

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
The Guide Outfitters Association of B.C. donated and delivered 600 bales of hay to the Okanagan Indian Band for its livestock over the winter, after grazing land was devastated in the summer by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (OKIB photo)

Guide outfitters make hay for Okanagan Indian Band following wildfire

Guide Outfitters Association of B.C. donates 600 bales for band livestock over winter

The Guide Outfitters Association of B.C. donated and delivered 600 bales of hay to the Okanagan Indian Band for its livestock over the winter, after grazing land was devastated in the summer by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (OKIB photo)
Vernon North Okanagan say one woman died in hospital after a mid-afternoon collision with a semi truck in Vernon Monday, Dec. 13. (File photo)

Okanagan senior dies as result of collision

Woman, 82, succumbs to injuries from two-vehicle collision involving semi truck Monday, Dec. 13, in Vernon

Vernon North Okanagan say one woman died in hospital after a mid-afternoon collision with a semi truck in Vernon Monday, Dec. 13. (File photo)
Emergency crews spotted by the W.R. Bennett Bridge across Okanagan Lake on Sunday night.

Structure destroyed by flames in West Kelowna

The fire is under investigation

Emergency crews spotted by the W.R. Bennett Bridge across Okanagan Lake on Sunday night.
Fire at abandoned home. (Brennan Phillips/ Black Press Media)

Update: Abandoned Kelowna house fire considered suspicious

Smoke was spotted coming from the home on Leathead Road

Fire at abandoned home. (Brennan Phillips/ Black Press Media)
Vernon Search and Rescue responded to a pair of water calls Sunday, Dec. 12; one involving bringing a fisherman to safety, and one in regards to a missing kayaker on the Shuswap River who was found safely. (VSAR Instragram photo)

Busy Sunday on water for Vernon Search and Rescue

Crews respond to pair of calls on lake and river, both end happily with safe rescues

Vernon Search and Rescue responded to a pair of water calls Sunday, Dec. 12; one involving bringing a fisherman to safety, and one in regards to a missing kayaker on the Shuswap River who was found safely. (VSAR Instragram photo)
The Kelowna Owls, five times the silver medalists at the B.C. AAA High School Senior Boys Volleyball Championships, pushed through and won gold Saturday, Dec. 11, in Richmond, defeating the Elgin Park Orcas of Surrey 3-1. (Instagram photo)

Kelowna Owls capture B.C. volleyball gold

Senior boys push through after 5 silver medals; KSS Owls girls bag bronze at 4A provincials, Mt. Boucherie 5th

The Kelowna Owls, five times the silver medalists at the B.C. AAA High School Senior Boys Volleyball Championships, pushed through and won gold Saturday, Dec. 11, in Richmond, defeating the Elgin Park Orcas of Surrey 3-1. (Instagram photo)
Vernon Vipers forward Luke Pakulak (left) chases down West Kelowna’s Zach Reim during the Warriors’ 4-3 BCHL win Saturday, Dec. 11, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek-Vernon Vipers Photography)

West Kelowna Warriors thwart Vernon Vipers’ comeback

Visitors score with seven minutes remaining Saturday to post 4-3 win at Kal Tire Place in BCHL play

Vernon Vipers forward Luke Pakulak (left) chases down West Kelowna’s Zach Reim during the Warriors’ 4-3 BCHL win Saturday, Dec. 11, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek-Vernon Vipers Photography)