Michael Rodriguez

(Courtesy photo)

Kelowna rental housing demand higher than supply: report

‘Overall, there are not enough affordable rental units being provided to serve residents with lower incomes’

(Courtesy photo)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna wants to remove carriage home red tape

Bylaws being drafted to encourage density in the city

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
A vial of some of the first 500,000 of the two million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses that Canada has secured through a deal with the Serum Institute of India in partnership with Verity Pharma at a facility in Milton, Ont., on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Carlos Osorio

80 more cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health over the weekend

Fifteen people in the health authority are hospitalized with the virus and three of them are in intensive care

A vial of some of the first 500,000 of the two million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses that Canada has secured through a deal with the Serum Institute of India in partnership with Verity Pharma at a facility in Milton, Ont., on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Carlos Osorio
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran. (Capital News file)

Mayor thinks Kelowna will be travel ‘hot spot’ this summer amid pent up demand

Mayor Basran believes Kelowna will be the destination of choice for many restless Canadians

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran. (Capital News file)
A concept rendering of the proposed “Culinary College for Humanity” at Summerhill Pyramid Winery. (Contributed)

Technical issues delay Kelowna council decision on winery’s culinary college

Proposed “Culinary College for Humanity” faces another speed bump

A concept rendering of the proposed “Culinary College for Humanity” at Summerhill Pyramid Winery. (Contributed)
Michael Vecchio playing his cherry Guild Starfire at a family Christmas gathering in 2014. (Connie Vecchio photo)

Kelowna woman seeks missing guitar that helped Castlegar dad with dementia be ‘himself again’

Connie Vecchio says the vintage guitar has gone missing from her father’s Castlegar care home

Michael Vecchio playing his cherry Guild Starfire at a family Christmas gathering in 2014. (Connie Vecchio photo)
A close-up of the Rockets’ new third jersey. (Contributed)

Kelowna Rockets ready to bust out redesigned third-jersey

The Rockets will be back in black for the 2021 season

A close-up of the Rockets’ new third jersey. (Contributed)
Police have cordoned off the parking lot at Sun-Rype in Kelowna . (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

UPDATE: Criminality not suspected for body found at Sun-Rype, say Kelowna RCMP

The body was found at the facility’s parking lot on Monday morning

Police have cordoned off the parking lot at Sun-Rype in Kelowna . (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
The Kelowna Fire Department evacuated a PetSmart along Harvey Avenue on Sunday afternoon. (Files)

Kelowna PetSmart evacuated due to ‘glowing red transformer’

Fire crews quickly responded, shutting off power to the transformer

The Kelowna Fire Department evacuated a PetSmart along Harvey Avenue on Sunday afternoon. (Files)
Bernard Avenue in Downtown Kelowna on July 27, 2020. (Aaron Hemens - Black Press Media)

Kelowna again hoping to close Bernard Avenue to vehicles this summer

City is planning for live music, street games to animate pedestrian-only street

Bernard Avenue in Downtown Kelowna on July 27, 2020. (Aaron Hemens - Black Press Media)
Nevaeh French-Prince. (Contributed)

RCMP searching for missing 13-year-old West Kelowna girl

Nevaeh French-Prince was last seen on Banks Road in Kelowna

Nevaeh French-Prince. (Contributed)
(BC Wildfire Dashboard)

Wildfire sparked west of Penticton thought to be human-caused

The wildfire near Penticton, and another near Kamloops, are B.C.’s first of 2021

(BC Wildfire Dashboard)
Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Kelowna fire crews knock down fire at Harvey Ave. business

Crews responded to the Saturday evening fire just before 10 p.m.

Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Noah Vaten(left) having a cigarette out front of the Kelowna Law Courts on a brief break during his manslaughter trial on March 8, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna Canada Day manslaughter trial adjourned

The BC Prosecution Service refused to comment on the reason for the adjournment

Noah Vaten(left) having a cigarette out front of the Kelowna Law Courts on a brief break during his manslaughter trial on March 8, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
A CH-146 Griffon helicopter being unloaded from the RCAF’s C-17 Globemaster at Kelowna International Airport on March 11, 2021. (KF Aerospace)

Military equipment, personnel arrive at Kelowna International Airport

The RCAF is conducting training exercises in the Okanagan for the next few weeks

A CH-146 Griffon helicopter being unloaded from the RCAF’s C-17 Globemaster at Kelowna International Airport on March 11, 2021. (KF Aerospace)
Minister Adrian Dix looks through a copy copy of phase two in B.C.’s COVID-19 immunization plan as Premier John Horgan looks on during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Interior Health reports 42 new cases of COVID-19

Fourteen people in the region are currently in hospital with the virus, five of whom are in intensive care

Minister Adrian Dix looks through a copy copy of phase two in B.C.’s COVID-19 immunization plan as Premier John Horgan looks on during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canyon Falls Middle School. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

COVID-19 exposure at Kelowna’s Canyon Falls Middle School

Exposure dates noted as March 4 and 5

Canyon Falls Middle School. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Alleged victim testifies about sexual assault in Vernon teacher’s trial

One of Anoop Klair’s alleged victims detailed his allegations in court on Wednesday

Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
John Michael Aronson. (RCMP handout)

Kelowna man convicted of charges related to police pursuit, serious crash

John Michael Aronson has been found guilty for several charges related to a Sept. 23, 2019 police chase, crash

John Michael Aronson. (RCMP handout)
Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Vernon teacher on trial in Kelowna for decades-old sex crimes against minors

Anoop Singh Klair charged with several sex crimes alleged to have been committed in Vernon between late-1999 and 2003

Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)