Paul Clarke

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery owner Tyler Dyck (left) and Kyle Friesen from Waterfront Cafe, who won both categories for his cocktail ‘spiked chai.” (submitted)

Okanagan Mixoff stirs up a new winner

Each cocktail required two Okanagan spirit ingredients and a local wine, beer or cider

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery owner Tyler Dyck (left) and Kyle Friesen from Waterfront Cafe, who won both categories for his cocktail ‘spiked chai.” (submitted)
Mexican citizen pleads guilty to smuggling meth into Canada

Mexican citizen pleads guilty to smuggling meth into Canada

Armando Esparza-Ochoa was caught trying to smuggle meth into Canada near Osoyoos in September 2018

Mexican citizen pleads guilty to smuggling meth into Canada
Photos: Did you see the stunning sunset across the Okanagan last night?

Photos: Did you see the stunning sunset across the Okanagan last night?

Okanagan residents took to social media to show their spectacular sunset photos

Photos: Did you see the stunning sunset across the Okanagan last night?
Man who died from Okanagan RCMP Taser had mental health challenges, family says

Man who died from Okanagan RCMP Taser had mental health challenges, family says

Family have identifed the man as 38-year-old Clayton Donnelly of Kelowna.

Man who died from Okanagan RCMP Taser had mental health challenges, family says
BC Care Providers Association recently launched a heat map to illustrate the staffing shortages for licensed practical nurses and health care assistants. (BC Care Providers Association)

Okanagan faces nursing shortfall for long-term care

There are currently 95.6 job vacancies for health care assistants and 24.7 job vacancies for nurses

BC Care Providers Association recently launched a heat map to illustrate the staffing shortages for licensed practical nurses and health care assistants. (BC Care Providers Association)
Vernon physiotherapist pleads guilty to nine counts of sexual assault

Vernon physiotherapist pleads guilty to nine counts of sexual assault

Crown and defence are seeking a joint 18-month conditional sentence

Vernon physiotherapist pleads guilty to nine counts of sexual assault
Five black bears were shot and killed by conservation officers in the Wiltse neighbourhood in Penticton, B.C. the morning of Oct. 24 due to public safety concerns. (Karla Ziegler - Photo)

UPDATE: ‘This is nearly unprecedented’: Five bears killed after roaming near Penticton school

The bears’ death come only a week-and-a-half after six more bears were killed in West Kelowna

Five black bears were shot and killed by conservation officers in the Wiltse neighbourhood in Penticton, B.C. the morning of Oct. 24 due to public safety concerns. (Karla Ziegler - Photo)
Conservative candidate Tracy Gray wins Kelowna-Lake Country
Conservative candidate Tracy Gray wins Kelowna-Lake Country
Conservative candidate Tracy Gray wins Kelowna-Lake Country
Conservative candidate Tracy Gray wins Kelowna-Lake Country
Opinion polls indicate Conservative candidate Tracy Gray could win Kelowna-Lake Country

Opinion polls indicate Conservative candidate Tracy Gray could win Kelowna-Lake Country

Going into today’s election Gray had 40 per cent support

Opinion polls indicate Conservative candidate Tracy Gray could win Kelowna-Lake Country
Big White receives 18 cm of snow

Big White receives 18 cm of snow

Snowfall comes as the resort prepares for opening day on Nov. 28.

Big White receives 18 cm of snow
Police investigating suspicious fire at Airport Inn in Lake Country

Police investigating suspicious fire at Airport Inn in Lake Country

Twenty-four firefighters responded to the call around 2 a.m.

Police investigating suspicious fire at Airport Inn in Lake Country
Police investigating suspicious fire at Airport Inn in Lake Country

Police investigating suspicious fire at Airport Inn in Lake Country

Twenty-four firefighters responded to the call around 2 a.m.

Police investigating suspicious fire at Airport Inn in Lake Country
Dynamite rolls are the third most popular item order in Kelowna so far this year, according to SkipTheDishes.

What do miso soup, butter chicken and dynamite rolls have in common?

According to SkipTheDishes, those are the top three items ordered in Kelowna so far this year.

Dynamite rolls are the third most popular item order in Kelowna so far this year, according to SkipTheDishes.
Advanced polls for the federal election open today in Kelowna

Advanced polls for the federal election open today in Kelowna

Polls will be open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Advanced polls for the federal election open today in Kelowna
Chicken products sold in Kelowna recalled due to safety concerns

Chicken products sold in Kelowna recalled due to safety concerns

Two products sold at Urban Fare have been recalled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Chicken products sold in Kelowna recalled due to safety concerns
Interior BC highways covered in snow

Interior BC highways covered in snow

Special weather statement remains in effect for high mountain passes

Interior BC highways covered in snow
Lora Barry (left) and Tracey Rose held placards near William Bennett Bridge to demand action against climate change Monday night. (Paul Clarke)

Climate protesters stage protest near William Bennett Bridge

The protesters were from Extinction Rebellion, the same group that shut down bridges across Canada

Lora Barry (left) and Tracey Rose held placards near William Bennett Bridge to demand action against climate change Monday night. (Paul Clarke)
Police are in a stand off with a man who appears to be holding a knife towards himself on a dock in downtown Kelowna. (Mackenzie Britton)                                A knife wielding man was arrested by police around 3:45 p.m. at the Kelowna waterfront marina. (Mackenzie Britton)                                A knife wielding man was arrested by police around 3:45 p.m. at the Kelowna waterfront marina. (Mackenzie Britton)

VIDEO: Kelowna RCMP canine unit helps end stand off with knife wielding man

Police arrested the man around 3:45 p.m., more than two hours after the stand off started

Police are in a stand off with a man who appears to be holding a knife towards himself on a dock in downtown Kelowna. (Mackenzie Britton)                                A knife wielding man was arrested by police around 3:45 p.m. at the Kelowna waterfront marina. (Mackenzie Britton)                                A knife wielding man was arrested by police around 3:45 p.m. at the Kelowna waterfront marina. (Mackenzie Britton)
‘This has destroyed our neighbourhood’ Rutland resident says Heath House is blight on community

‘This has destroyed our neighbourhood’ Rutland resident says Heath House is blight on community

Residents in Rutland have seen a spike in crime since the Heath House opened in January

‘This has destroyed our neighbourhood’ Rutland resident says Heath House is blight on community