Marshall Jones

Costs of incorporation continuing to mount

Before West Kelowna voted to incorporate, residents knew there would be a price to running a City Hall, their own RCMP detachment and maintaining their own roads, among many other costs.

Kelowna Minor Hockey product Cody Beach has signed his first NHL contract.

Younger Beach signs first NHL deal

Finally figured it out

Kelowna Minor Hockey product Cody Beach has signed his first NHL contract.
Volcanic Hill  estate winery proprietor Bobby Gidda

Winery’s test sample given thumbs up

For a winery that’s just over a year old, West Kelowna’s Volcanic Hills Estate Winery is already putting itself in some prestigious company as it was awarded the Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Excellence in B.C. Wines for its 2010 Rosé.

Volcanic Hill  estate winery proprietor Bobby Gidda
Mt. Boucherie  Secondary school students Michelle Boorman (left)

Boucherie students stand up as a voice for youth

District of West Kelowna councillors have met every two weeks for almost four years in a building next door to Mt. Boucherie Secondary school, but it was only in the last six weeks that they spent any time talking to their neighbours.

Mt. Boucherie  Secondary school students Michelle Boorman (left)

West Kelowna District better showcased online

If you thought Google Maps was cool, wait till you see what the District of West Kelowna can do.

Quick response to grassfire

It didn’t take long for West Kelowna Fire Rescue crews to realize a Sunday grassfire would need more than a single callout.

Council agrees to school cop

Who says politicians don’t listen to young people—or that students can’t make a difference?

West Kelowna council remains dumbfounded on how to apply transit changes

District of West Kelowna councillors may be behind the wheel of their own bus services, but they still can’t seem to figure out which way to turn.

Peter Klein

Past Canada Day cake baker takes on new role

Next week’s Westside Daze will feature a parade as always, but a new tradition may begin this year by honouring outstanding members of the community as Parade Marshal.

Peter Klein

Big spray park finally under construction

In a little under two months, a field of grass and dirt in the Westbank Centre park will be transformed into a children’s spray park.

The bills for Royal Lepage Place keep rolling in

Just when you thought the cost of Royal Lepage Place couldn’t get any higher, yet another bill was revealed by the District of West Kelowna Tuesday that is directly attributable to construction of the community arena.

Bear Creek boat launch closed

Campers and boaters at Bear Creek Park are going to be in for a rude surprise this summer as the only boat launch in the area is being closed by the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

West Kelowna council puts funding for kids’ new spray park over the top

It may be a little more expensive than anyone projected, but West Kelowna hopes it will have the central community attraction it has been looking for with final approval from District of West Kelowna council for the Westbank Centre Children’s Spray Park.

Winery owner stays consistent on vision for future expansion

He doesn’t often speak publicly about it, but when Anthony von Mandl shares his vision of the future of his Mission Hill estate winery and the Okanagan Valley in general, he is consistent.