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Lifeworks’ Mental Health Index measures current data against pre-pandemic benchmarks. (Pexels)

COVID-19 isolation has impacted mental health of 1-in-5 Canadians, survey finds

Report also found some workers are struggling with their employers’ unclear return to work plans

Lifeworks’ Mental Health Index measures current data against pre-pandemic benchmarks. (Pexels)
The coalition was formed after an LGBTQ2S+ community town hall was hosted to hold MP Tracy Gray accountable for voting against a conversion therapy ban. (Black Press file photo)

LGBTQ2S+ coalition demands public apology from Kelowna-Lake Country MP

Tracy Gray voted against a bill banning conversion therapy in June

The coalition was formed after an LGBTQ2S+ community town hall was hosted to hold MP Tracy Gray accountable for voting against a conversion therapy ban. (Black Press file photo)
The heat warnings come after many areas in the region are battling wildfires and drought from the lack of rain. (Pexels)

More heat warnings coming for B.C.’s Southern Interior: Environment Canada

High temperatures are forecasted for much of the region this week

The heat warnings come after many areas in the region are battling wildfires and drought from the lack of rain. (Pexels)
Kelowna

Morning start: The severed head of a sea slug can grow a whole new body

Your morning start for Monday, July 26, 2021

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Advocacy Canada is a local group founded by community member Wilbur Turner. (Pexels)

Okanagan advocacy group to compile list of LGBTQ2S+ friendly churches

The list aims to expose churches that are openly hostile to LGBTQ2S+ people in the region

Advocacy Canada is a local group founded by community member Wilbur Turner. (Pexels)
An aerial photo from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: White Rock Lake fire now estimated at 12,500 ha

High temperatures and increased winds have resulted in increased fire activity

An aerial photo from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
The fire was discovered on Saturday, July 24. (Screen shot)

UPDATE: Noisy Creek fire outside Salmon Arm now under control

The fire is still labeled as “new” by BC Wildfire and was discovered on Saturday, July 24

The fire was discovered on Saturday, July 24. (Screen shot)
A photo of Edmond Crooks provided by Kelowna RCMP. (Contributed/Kelowna RCMP)

UPDATE: Missing Kelowna man found safe and sound

Edmond Crooks was last seen on Saturday, July 24 leaving his residence on foot

A photo of Edmond Crooks provided by Kelowna RCMP. (Contributed/Kelowna RCMP)
A woman who went missing from Chilliwack April 8 has been found by the RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Assault with weapon in downtown Kelowna sends one to hospital with minor injuries

The incident happened in an alley near Lawrence Ave. and Pandosy St.

A woman who went missing from Chilliwack April 8 has been found by the RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Major Mambo will be performing at Sperling Vineyards on Saturday, Aug. 14. (Contributed/Sperling Vineyards)

Local Latin quartet to play at Sperling Vineyards on Saturday, Aug. 14

Major Mambo will be performing classic hits from Cuba, Puerto Rico, New York and Brazil

Major Mambo will be performing at Sperling Vineyards on Saturday, Aug. 14. (Contributed/Sperling Vineyards)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. The fire grew to an estimated 824 ha, according to a BC Wildfire update on Sunday, July 24. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATED: Brenda Creek fire grows to an estimated of 824 ha

Crews continue to battle the fire and protect the transmission line in the area

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. The fire grew to an estimated 824 ha, according to a BC Wildfire update on Sunday, July 24. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
The scene of the fatal crash at Springfield Road between Burtch Road and Dayton Street. (Paula Tran/Kelowna Capital News)

UPDATED: Road reopened after fatal crash in Kelowna on Sunday

One person is dead and another with life-threatening injuries in single vehicle crash on Springfield

The scene of the fatal crash at Springfield Road between Burtch Road and Dayton Street. (Paula Tran/Kelowna Capital News)
UBC Okanagan. (Black Press Media file)

COVID-19 vaccine not mandatory to return to campus this fall: UBC Okanagan

The health risk is low for in-person classes, a university spokesperson said

UBC Okanagan. (Black Press Media file)
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Coyote sightings reported in Kelowna, West Kelowna: WildsafeBC

Residents are asked to keep their pets safe by not letting them free roam

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Jazz vocalist Anna Jacyszyn will be performing on Sunday, July 18 at Forbidden Spirits Distillery Co. (Forbidden Spirits Distilling Co./Contributed)

Local Kelowna distillery to host live music event every weekend all summer

Forbidden Spirits Distillery Co. will feature local artists every weekend until Sept. 17

Jazz vocalist Anna Jacyszyn will be performing on Sunday, July 18 at Forbidden Spirits Distillery Co. (Forbidden Spirits Distilling Co./Contributed)
Travellers will be able to fly from a private dock at Eldorado Resort Marina to downtown Vancouver on a seaplane starting July 23. (Contributed/Eldorado Resort)

Vancouver to Kelowna seaplane service begins this week

Flights board in downtown Vancouver, land at private dock of Kelowna resort

Travellers will be able to fly from a private dock at Eldorado Resort Marina to downtown Vancouver on a seaplane starting July 23. (Contributed/Eldorado Resort)
Taco Vino takes place on Oct. 23 at the Ford Lincoln dealership from 7 to 10 p.m. (Contributed)

Taco Vino making a comeback in Kelowna

The event will be hosted at the Ford Lincoln dealership at 2250 Enterprise Way

Taco Vino takes place on Oct. 23 at the Ford Lincoln dealership from 7 to 10 p.m. (Contributed)
The two were arrested on Monday, July 19, as police swarmed Benvoulin Road. (Contributed)

2 arrested in stolen vehicle in Kelowna now facing charges

The alleged driver is set to appear in court in August

The two were arrested on Monday, July 19, as police swarmed Benvoulin Road. (Contributed)
The new programs will be provided to Third Space’s student interns and clients at no cost. (Contributed/Third Space Charity)

Kelowna’s Third Space Charity to provide new wellness programs to young adults

Third Space collaborating with Switch Research to boost mental wellness of student interns, clients

The new programs will be provided to Third Space’s student interns and clients at no cost. (Contributed/Third Space Charity)
The BC Wine and Food Truck Feast will take place on Aug. 7 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

BC Wine and Food Trucks Feast making a comeback in Kelowna

The event will be held at the Okanagan Mission Community Hall from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The BC Wine and Food Truck Feast will take place on Aug. 7 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)