Kelowna News Staff

(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)
Eileen Neufeld, pictured in the hospital with her daughter Amanda Mota, is in need of funds for extensive chemotherapy and surgery costs after a diagnosis with ovarian cancer. (Amanda Mota)

West Kelowna woman in need of donations for battle against ovarian cancer

Eileen Neufeld has a goal of $10,000 on GoFundMe

Eileen Neufeld, pictured in the hospital with her daughter Amanda Mota, is in need of funds for extensive chemotherapy and surgery costs after a diagnosis with ovarian cancer. (Amanda Mota)
Artemex Mexican Handcrafts, located in West Kelowna, has been selected as one of the five finalists in 2021 Small Business BC Awards. (Google Images)

Mexican entrepreneur in West Kelowna a finalist in Small Business BC Awards

Artemex Mexican Handcrafts is in the top five for the Best Immigrant Entrepreneur Award

Artemex Mexican Handcrafts, located in West Kelowna, has been selected as one of the five finalists in 2021 Small Business BC Awards. (Google Images)
Environment Canada says the first week of spring will be a mix of sun and showers. (Pixabay)

First week of spring brings sun and showers to Okanagan Valley

Environment Canada provided a preview of the weather for this week

Environment Canada says the first week of spring will be a mix of sun and showers. (Pixabay)
Dustin Betuzzi photo

Residents asked to keep off Kelowna sports fields until official open

Sports fields closed for pre-season maintenance

Dustin Betuzzi photo
On March 28, Jackknife Brewing will launch the Celebrating Sisters Brew Campaign to raise awareness and funds for the missing and murdered Indigenous women of Canada. (Photo Submitted)

Kelowna brewery launches new beer for Indigenous Brew Day

Jackknife Brewing is launching the Celebrating Sisters Brew Campaign

On March 28, Jackknife Brewing will launch the Celebrating Sisters Brew Campaign to raise awareness and funds for the missing and murdered Indigenous women of Canada. (Photo Submitted)
Finn Campbell (middle) took first place in the Royal Canadian Legion’s Remembrance Day writing contest, locally, and regionally. He placed second overall in the province for a story on his great uncle. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Wartime story steeped in family history grants Kelowna student award

Finn Campbell earns second place for a story about his great-uncle

Finn Campbell (middle) took first place in the Royal Canadian Legion’s Remembrance Day writing contest, locally, and regionally. He placed second overall in the province for a story on his great uncle. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
UBC Okanagan. (File)

UBC Okanagan student charged with voyeurism

Sari Siyam is scheduled to make his first appearance in provincial court in Kelowna on April 29

UBC Okanagan. (File)
On March 16, the Big White Mountain Early Learning Centre received a $5,000 donation. The ski resort's mascot Loose Moose was on hand to help with the cheque presentation and entertain the kids.

Big money for Big White Mountain Early Learning Centre

$5,000 was donated to the centre on behalf of Big White Ski Resort

On March 16, the Big White Mountain Early Learning Centre received a $5,000 donation. The ski resort's mascot Loose Moose was on hand to help with the cheque presentation and entertain the kids.
A section of Mission Creek Greenway will be temporarily closed for two weeks.

Section of Mission Creek Greenway temporarily closed

Trails are undergoing restoration and repairs from flooding

A section of Mission Creek Greenway will be temporarily closed for two weeks.

Kelowna rent is sixth most expensive in the country

Costs are on the rise from last year

The Cook Road boat launch will be temporarily closed while sand buildup is removed.

City of Kelowna temporarily closes Cook Road boat launch for sand removal

The annual dredging process removes sand and sendiment to make the boat launch safer and easier to use.

The Cook Road boat launch will be temporarily closed while sand buildup is removed.
Kelowna Canadian Italian Club members (from left to right) Emma Rantucci, Romi Marcanio, president Joe Iafrancesco and Clelia Bertolani were featured this week on Carli’s Cultural Connections inside the club’s hall on Lawrence Avenue. - Credit: Carli Berry/Capital News
From left to right, Kelowna Canadian Italian Club members Emma Rantucci, Romi Marcanio, president Joe Iafrancesco and Clelia Bertolani were pictured outside of the club’s hall on Lawrence Avenue in 2018. (Carli Berry, Kelowna Capital News)

Kelowna Canadian Italian Club celebrates 55th anniversary over Zoom

During their virtual celebration, the KCIC unveiled a video documentary series on the stories of Italian immigrants.

Kelowna Canadian Italian Club members (from left to right) Emma Rantucci, Romi Marcanio, president Joe Iafrancesco and Clelia Bertolani were featured this week on Carli’s Cultural Connections inside the club’s hall on Lawrence Avenue. - Credit: Carli Berry/Capital News
From left to right, Kelowna Canadian Italian Club members Emma Rantucci, Romi Marcanio, president Joe Iafrancesco and Clelia Bertolani were pictured outside of the club’s hall on Lawrence Avenue in 2018. (Carli Berry, Kelowna Capital News)
Okanagan Culinary and Pastry Arts students Jessica Madinabeitia and Mariko Nagata prepare lunches for the OC Serves Up program.

Okanagan College serves up free healthy meals to students facing food insecurity

Students who are struggling financially have access to free healthy meals through the OC Serves Up initiative.

Okanagan Culinary and Pastry Arts students Jessica Madinabeitia and Mariko Nagata prepare lunches for the OC Serves Up program.
Frank Phillips receives a visit from his wife Rena at Nanaimo Seniors Village on their 61st wedding anniversay March 31. Patient visits have been restricted to essential only in the COVID-19 pandemic. 
(Nanaimo News Bulletin photo)

Kelowna’s good news year in review – July 2020

A look back at the good news stories of the month

Frank Phillips receives a visit from his wife Rena at Nanaimo Seniors Village on their 61st wedding anniversay March 31. Patient visits have been restricted to essential only in the COVID-19 pandemic. 
(Nanaimo News Bulletin photo)
City councillor Loyal Wooldridge, together with other local businesses, launched a stimulus program to help businesses bounce back from the pandemic's effects. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Kelowna’s good news year in review – June 2020

A look back at the good news stories of the month

City councillor Loyal Wooldridge, together with other local businesses, launched a stimulus program to help businesses bounce back from the pandemic's effects. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
Wendy Robinson and Chris Wallinger look on as the tapes are returned to Marion Baker. (Greg Sakaki - Black Press Media )

Kelowna’s good news year in review – May 2020

A look back at the good news from the month

Wendy Robinson and Chris Wallinger look on as the tapes are returned to Marion Baker. (Greg Sakaki - Black Press Media )
Kelowna firefighters on scene of an apartment fire on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)

Firefighters tend to apartment blaze along Gordon Drive

Two dogs were found safe inside the unit

Kelowna firefighters on scene of an apartment fire on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)
Kelowna-Lake Country MP Tracy Gray has been named shadow minister for export promotion and international trade in the shadow cabinet unveiled by new Conservative leader Erin O’Toole Tuesday, Sept. 8. (Photo submitted)

Central Okanagan MPs remain on shadow cabinet

Tracy Gray shadow minister for export promotion, international trade; Dan Albas moves to environment

Kelowna-Lake Country MP Tracy Gray has been named shadow minister for export promotion and international trade in the shadow cabinet unveiled by new Conservative leader Erin O’Toole Tuesday, Sept. 8. (Photo submitted)