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Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Former Vernon teacher found guilty of historic sex crimes against minors

Anoop Singh Klair was found guilty of all eight charges against him in a Kelowna courtroom on Friday

Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
(Contributed/PadMapper)

Kelowna has Canada’s 7th most expensive rental market: report

PadMapper’s monthly rent report shows Kelowna residents pay, on average, $1,480 for a one-bedroom unit

(Contributed/PadMapper)
Dr. E. Kwok administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a recipient at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

COVID-19: Vaccination low, test positivity rate high in Rutland, Lake Country

The Central Okanagan had 162 more cases of COVID-19 between May 2 and 8

Dr. E. Kwok administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a recipient at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A nurse prepares a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

More than 40% of Central Okanagan residents have received 1st vaccine dose

Local clinics have administered 81,247 first doses to Central Okanagan residents

A nurse prepares a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Rutland Senior Secondary School. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Two Rutland schools exposed to COVID-19

Interior Health confirmed exposures at Rutland Senior Secondary and Pearson Road Elementary

Rutland Senior Secondary School. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Construction crews on Kelowna’s South Perimeter Road are finding hikers in the area, despite signage indicating the road is closed. (Black Press file photo)

Hikers hinder construction on Kelowna’s South Perimeter Road

Construction crews are encountering hikers despite signage indicating the area is closed

Construction crews on Kelowna’s South Perimeter Road are finding hikers in the area, despite signage indicating the road is closed. (Black Press file photo)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Planning staff want Kelowna council to weigh in earlier on ‘complex’ proposals

Currently, all proposals go through the same process, whether its a carriage home or a 40-storey tower

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Danny Fulton receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Coast Capri Hotel on April 27. The pop-up clinic was hosted by the First Nations Health Authority. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

All adults in Rutland, Summerland now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Province expands age range to 18+ for vaccinations in ‘high transmission’ areas

Danny Fulton receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Coast Capri Hotel on April 27. The pop-up clinic was hosted by the First Nations Health Authority. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna RCMP precinct. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna RCMP reviewing rough arrest after video shared on social media

The video shows an officer punching a man while arresting him for allegedly driving a stolen car

Kelowna RCMP precinct. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Kelowna Rockets forward pokes the game-winning goal through the pads of Prince George Cougars goaltender Taylor Gauthier on May 9, 2021 at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops. (Kelowna Rockets/Contributed)

Kelowna Rockets end 2-game skid with win over Prince George

The Rockets picked up a 2-1 win on Sunday night

Kelowna Rockets forward pokes the game-winning goal through the pads of Prince George Cougars goaltender Taylor Gauthier on May 9, 2021 at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops. (Kelowna Rockets/Contributed)
Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Man jailed almost 3 years for Rutland gas station robbery spree

Kyle Watts-Watling robbed four gas stations in Rutland within 24 hours in March 2019

Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Kelowna seen from the top of Knox Mountain. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Accessibility concerns raised as Kelowna ponders banning vehicles from Knox Mountain

Knox Mountain Drive, which leads to two lookouts, has been closed since the COVID-19 pandemic began

Kelowna seen from the top of Knox Mountain. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Interior Health nurses administer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News file)

People aged 30+ in Rutland, Summerland offered vaccine amid high transmission risk

Interior Health offers residents of Kelowna’s Rutland area and Summerland aged 30 and up chance at vaccine

Interior Health nurses administer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News file)
Alex Hegedus (left) with his wife and two young children. (Contributed/Kelowna RCMP)

Family offers reward for information about Peachland man’s suspicious 2018 death

Alex Hegedus died under suspicious circumstances in March 2018

Alex Hegedus (left) with his wife and two young children. (Contributed/Kelowna RCMP)
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto in April 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Kelowna’s unemployment rate jumps in April, remains one of Canada’s lowest

Kelowna had the fifth-lowest unemployment rate of major centres across the country in April

A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto in April 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Spring Valley Seniors Community long-term care home. (Google)

Three people die as COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Kelowna care home

Outbreak was declared at Kelowna’s Spring Valley long-term care home on April 28

Spring Valley Seniors Community long-term care home. (Google)
A graphic showing the improved visibility of a “smart channel right-turn lane.” (Contributed/City of Kelowna)

Construction to start on ‘smart’ right turn at Clifton and Clement in Kelowna

The right turn from Clifton Road to Clement Avenue will be reconfigured to make it safer

A graphic showing the improved visibility of a “smart channel right-turn lane.” (Contributed/City of Kelowna)
Jason Townsend wearing his Kelowna Hells Angels prospect patches. (Jason Townsend/Facebook)

Crown stays domestic assault charges against Kelowna Hells Angels prospect

Jason Townsend, 43, was charged in August 2020 with assault and assault by choking

Jason Townsend wearing his Kelowna Hells Angels prospect patches. (Jason Townsend/Facebook)
Fernando’s Pub is set to reopen on May 17 following a lengthy winter closure, allowing Kelowna residents to again enjoy the pub’s famed avocado margarita. (Fernando’s Pub/Facebook)

Downtown Kelowna’s Fernando’s Pub set to reopen after winter closure

Fernando’s has announced it will begin welcoming its patrons back on May 17

Fernando’s Pub is set to reopen on May 17 following a lengthy winter closure, allowing Kelowna residents to again enjoy the pub’s famed avocado margarita. (Fernando’s Pub/Facebook)
City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/West K News)

City of West Kelowna puts more than $35M into infrastructure projects

Sizable investments into road and active transportation network projects

City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/West K News)