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Interior Region First Nation, Interior Health and First Nations Health Authority executives renewed their Partnership Accord on June 5. (Submitted photo)

Interior Health and First Nations renew Partnership Accord

The accord, originally signed in 2012, has been renewed until 2024 with several updates

Interior Region First Nation, Interior Health and First Nations Health Authority executives renewed their Partnership Accord on June 5. (Submitted photo)
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Five Okanagan organizations receive federal homelessness funding

Over $759,000 has been provided through Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy

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UPDATE: Highway 5A fully reopened after semi flips south of Kamloops

UPDATE: Highway 5A fully reopened after semi flips south of Kamloops

Argo Roads tweeted that the highway fully reopened around 10 p.m. on May 31

UPDATE: Highway 5A fully reopened after semi flips south of Kamloops
Lake Okanagan Resort again under new management

Lake Okanagan Resort again under new management

Vancouver-based Cozystay Holdings Inc. took over management of the resort on May 15

Lake Okanagan Resort again under new management
Community members in Ashcroft getting active as part of the annual Skip’s Run in 2015. (File photo)

Residents in B.C.’s wildfire zone raise cash for fire-ravaged northern Alberta

Community centre in Ashcroft donating proceeds from ParticipACTION walk to fire relief effort

Community members in Ashcroft getting active as part of the annual Skip’s Run in 2015. (File photo)
KF Aerospace employee Renée Mason at work in the KF hangar. Mason is an alumna of Okanagan College. (Contributed)

BC Colleges: Flexibile programs needed to meet skills gap

Pending labour skills shortfall looming as baby boomers retire

KF Aerospace employee Renée Mason at work in the KF hangar. Mason is an alumna of Okanagan College. (Contributed)
Tejwant Danjou is accused of second degree murder in the July 2018 death of Rama Gauravarapu in West Kelowna. (Kathy Michaels - The Capital News)

Trial dates set for Surrey man charged in 2018 Kelowna killing

Dates for Tejwant Danjou’s Crown pre-trial and trial by jury were set on May 27

Tejwant Danjou is accused of second degree murder in the July 2018 death of Rama Gauravarapu in West Kelowna. (Kathy Michaels - The Capital News)
B.C. Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Selina Robinson (left), City of Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran (centre left) and PC Urban Properties CEO Brent Sawchyn (centre right) broke ground for the rental housing project at 726 Clement Ave. on May 24. (Karissa Gall - Black Press Media)

Developer breaks ground on downtown Kelowna rental housing project

Apartments at 726 Clement Ave. are projected to cost $1,300 per month or $1,780 per month

B.C. Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Selina Robinson (left), City of Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran (centre left) and PC Urban Properties CEO Brent Sawchyn (centre right) broke ground for the rental housing project at 726 Clement Ave. on May 24. (Karissa Gall - Black Press Media)
Registration is now open for the 8th annual motionball Kelowna Marathon of Sport event, set to take place on Sept. 21. (Submitted photo)

Registration open for motionball Kelowna

The 8th annual Special Olympics fundraiser will take place in Kelowna on Sept. 21

Registration is now open for the 8th annual motionball Kelowna Marathon of Sport event, set to take place on Sept. 21. (Submitted photo)
Surrey-based Safer Schools Together trainer Rob Rai presents information on dial-a-dope during the gang crime information session recently held in Kelowna. (Karissa Gall - Black Press Media)

Kelowna parents attend gang information session

Safer Schools Together trainers and former Hells Angel spoke to parents on May 22

Surrey-based Safer Schools Together trainer Rob Rai presents information on dial-a-dope during the gang crime information session recently held in Kelowna. (Karissa Gall - Black Press Media)
Krafty Kitchen + Bar owner Chris Shaften is opening a second restaurant called Orchard Room on Lawrence Street that will focus on plant-forward dishes, though the menu will include a couple small plates with fish and meat. Pictured is a grilled ahi tuna dish with salsa verde, green bean, tomato, crushed olives and nori crisps. (Trevor Cooper photo)

Krafty Kitchen to open second Kelowna restaurant

Orchard Room is a plant-forward restaurant that will open on Lawrence Street sometime in mid-June

Krafty Kitchen + Bar owner Chris Shaften is opening a second restaurant called Orchard Room on Lawrence Street that will focus on plant-forward dishes, though the menu will include a couple small plates with fish and meat. Pictured is a grilled ahi tuna dish with salsa verde, green bean, tomato, crushed olives and nori crisps. (Trevor Cooper photo)
BrainTrust launched its annual Helmet Safety Program at the Belgo Elementary School bike rodeo on May 22. (Submitted photo)

BrainTrust launches annual helmet program in Kelowna

Three students received free helmets at the May 22 launch at Belgo Elementary School

BrainTrust launched its annual Helmet Safety Program at the Belgo Elementary School bike rodeo on May 22. (Submitted photo)
Cycle for Strong Kids, the YMCA of Okanagan’s largest fundraiser of the year, takes place this Sunday, May 26. (Submitted)

Registration is open for the Okanagan’s largest outdoor cycling class

The 13th annual YMCA of Okanagan Cycle for Strong Kids event will take place on May 26

Cycle for Strong Kids, the YMCA of Okanagan’s largest fundraiser of the year, takes place this Sunday, May 26. (Submitted)
Artist’s rendition of LNG Canada’s proposed Kitimat liquefied natural gas plant. (Contributed)

Kelowna company wins contract for LNG Canada project in Kitimat

SK Form & Finish will work with equivalent of 4,000 fully loaded concrete trucks

Artist’s rendition of LNG Canada’s proposed Kitimat liquefied natural gas plant. (Contributed)
Ten teams met at Prospera Place in 2018 to strap a bus weighing 24,000 pounds on their backs and pull for the United Way — both figuratively and literally. (File photo)

Bus pull returns to Kelowna with record 17 teams

Teams of eight people will pull a BC Transit bus for their community on May 25

Ten teams met at Prospera Place in 2018 to strap a bus weighing 24,000 pounds on their backs and pull for the United Way — both figuratively and literally. (File photo)
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Toddler sustains serious injuries after falling from Rutland balcony

RCMP are investigating after a two-year-old boy fell from the balcony of an apartment on May 18

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More than 200 Okanagan kids will take to the skies on June 15 as part of the annual COPA for Kids event. (File Photo)

More than 200 Okanagan kids set to take to the skies

The annual COPA for Kids event will take place at the Kelowna airport on June 15

More than 200 Okanagan kids will take to the skies on June 15 as part of the annual COPA for Kids event. (File Photo)
Kelowna-based motorcycle app Tonit launched a new club feature on May 16. (Facebook photo)

Kelowna-based motorcycle app adds new club feature

The new Tonit feature helps club members communicate, promote events

Kelowna-based motorcycle app Tonit launched a new club feature on May 16. (Facebook photo)
The number 222 and Kelowna’s murder victim Chris Ausman

The number 222 and Kelowna’s murder victim Chris Ausman

Officers told Steven Pirko the number was significant to Christopher Ausman

The number 222 and Kelowna’s murder victim Chris Ausman
Steven Randy Pirko, accused in the 2014 murder of Christopher Ausman. (File photo)

Accused confessed to police he hit murder victim with hammer

Jurors watch video footage of Steven Pirko telling officers about deadly night

Steven Randy Pirko, accused in the 2014 murder of Christopher Ausman. (File photo)