Kelowna News Staff

William R. Bennett Bridge across Okanagan Lake. (Kelowna Capital News)

RCMP seek help identifying body found in water near William Bennett Bridge

Police have released a description of the man

William R. Bennett Bridge across Okanagan Lake. (Kelowna Capital News)
Kelowna RCMP recovered a shadow box of an autographed Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadians jersey, a shadow box of an autographed Bill Wyman, a Rolling Stones acid-wash jean jacket, and a framed print of Jean Beliveau and Phil Esposito at centre ice for the Boston Bruins from a storage locker and are looking for the rightful owner. (Kelowna RCMP photo)

Kelowna RCMP seek owner of autographed memorabilia

The items were recovered from a storage locker in the 2000-block of Enterprise Way

Kelowna RCMP recovered a shadow box of an autographed Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadians jersey, a shadow box of an autographed Bill Wyman, a Rolling Stones acid-wash jean jacket, and a framed print of Jean Beliveau and Phil Esposito at centre ice for the Boston Bruins from a storage locker and are looking for the rightful owner. (Kelowna RCMP photo)
The BCCDC’s regional case map for Dec. 26, 2021 - Jan. 1, 2022. (BCCDC photo)

COVID cases climb in Central Okanagan

Omicron driving new infections across the Valley

The BCCDC’s regional case map for Dec. 26, 2021 - Jan. 1, 2022. (BCCDC photo)
While U-Haul migration trends do not correlate directly to population or economic growth, the U-Haul Growth Index is an effective gauge of how well cities are both attracting and maintaining residents. (Submitted photo)

Kelowna, Penticton included among U-Haul’s top 25 cities for growth

One-way trips to these Okanagan cities are up considerably from last year

While U-Haul migration trends do not correlate directly to population or economic growth, the U-Haul Growth Index is an effective gauge of how well cities are both attracting and maintaining residents. (Submitted photo)
Environment Canada says up to 25cm of snow are expected on highways passes. (File photo)

Heavy snow to blanket Okanagan starting Wednesday

10 to 20 cm will fall on the Okanagan with up to 25 cm forecast for highway passes

Environment Canada says up to 25cm of snow are expected on highways passes. (File photo)
Kelowna International Airport Director Sam Samaddar (Submitted photo)

Kelowna Airport director elected to chair of Airports Council International

Sam Samaddar became Chair of Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) on Jan. 1

Kelowna International Airport Director Sam Samaddar (Submitted photo)
A memorial for the five victims of July’s fatal crane collapse stands in front of the Bernard Block 
construction site in downtown Kelowna as two new tower cranes are assembled at the site on Oct. 26, 2021. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)

Newsmaker of the Year: Tragic crane collapse in Kelowna

On July 12, a crane collapse in downtown Kelowna killed five people

A memorial for the five victims of July’s fatal crane collapse stands in front of the Bernard Block 
construction site in downtown Kelowna as two new tower cranes are assembled at the site on Oct. 26, 2021. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)
(Kelowna Capital News file photo)

More emergency winter shelter spaces on the way for Kelowna

There will be approximately 290 beds available on a nightly basis this winter

(Kelowna Capital News file photo)
Okanagan Sikh Temple and Cultural Society members Amarjit Singh Lalli, Sewa Bains and Andy Sandhu (Submitted photo)

Sikh temple supports Okanagan College Health Science Centre with $25k

“I’m very proud that our community is making a difference,” Gurpreet Dhatt said

Okanagan Sikh Temple and Cultural Society members Amarjit Singh Lalli, Sewa Bains and Andy Sandhu (Submitted photo)
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Kelowna to host national youth football tournament in 2022

The Football Canada Cup will be held at Kelowna’s Apple Bowl July 9-17,

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A sedan crashed into a traffic light on Springfield Road after being impacted on the passenger side. (Jen Zielinski/Capital News)

Sedan crashes into traffic light on Springfield Road

Emergency service crews are working to clear the scene

A sedan crashed into a traffic light on Springfield Road after being impacted on the passenger side. (Jen Zielinski/Capital News)
Eye-witness photo of a head-on collision at Rutland Road & Highway 33. (Submitted photo)

Head-on collision at Rutland Road and Highway 33

The collision occured around 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10

Eye-witness photo of a head-on collision at Rutland Road & Highway 33. (Submitted photo)
(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media File)

1 dead after ATV crash in Oyama

Lake Country RCMP say a Kelowna man died at the scene of the crash and a woman was taken to hospital

(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media File)
Kelowna RCMP will be conducting roadside checks as part of December’s impaired driving Counter Attack initiative. (Kelowna RCMP photo)

Kelowna RCMP prepare for crack down on impaired driving

Increased police presence and road checks expected for all of December

Kelowna RCMP will be conducting roadside checks as part of December’s impaired driving Counter Attack initiative. (Kelowna RCMP photo)
RCMP released a composite sketch of the man whose remains were found near Merritt in late September 2019. (BC RCMP photo)

RCMP release sketch to help identify remains found near Merritt in 2019

Police believe the man may be from the Lower Mainland or even Alberta

RCMP released a composite sketch of the man whose remains were found near Merritt in late September 2019. (BC RCMP photo)
Copper Brewing’s beloved mascot Porter poses with the Builder’s Pilsner. (Copper Brewing Co. photo)

Copper Brewing launches ‘Builder’s Pilsner’ to support Lake Country affordable housing

$1 of each four-pack or sleeve sold will go toward funding the Habitat for Humanity project

Copper Brewing’s beloved mascot Porter poses with the Builder’s Pilsner. (Copper Brewing Co. photo)
Suspects in from two robberies at the Shell station on Springfield Road in Kelowna. (RCMP photo)

Kelowna RCMP seek suspects in Springfield Road gas station robberies

Both incidents occurred at the Shell station on Springfield Road

Suspects in from two robberies at the Shell station on Springfield Road in Kelowna. (RCMP photo)
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Child dead after head-on vehicle collision near Logan Lake

RCMP say no further information is available and no updates are anticipated

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
(Paula Tran/Capital News)

Car strikes tree off Kelowna’s Harvey Avenue

Emergency crews are responding

(Paula Tran/Capital News)
Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News file)

Former Kelowna Mountie pleads guilty to breach of trust

Brian Burkett also faces a number of civil lawsuits alleging sexual assault, inappropriate messages

Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News file)
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