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UBC Okanagan students are among the most food insecure in Canada, according to a new study by UBC. 
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

UBCO students among most food insecure in Canada

42.3 per cent either can’t properly feed themselves, or are worried they will soon run out of money

UBC Okanagan students are among the most food insecure in Canada, according to a new study by UBC. 
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
City of West Kelowna staff are recommending a flat rate increase of between eight and 11 per cent for West Kelowna water users to help meet financial needs. (File)

West Kelowna residents could face 8 to 11 per cent water rate increase

Staff say delaying the rate increase will cause loss of $500k, cause further increases down the road

City of West Kelowna staff are recommending a flat rate increase of between eight and 11 per cent for West Kelowna water users to help meet financial needs. (File)
A crash in the value of development applications in Kelowna last year has flipped, according to a new report to council by City of Kelowna director of planning and development services, Ryan Smith. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News/FILE)

Value of Kelowna developments now skyrocketing following 2020 crash

A crash in the value of development applications in Kelowna last year has flipped

A crash in the value of development applications in Kelowna last year has flipped, according to a new report to council by City of Kelowna director of planning and development services, Ryan Smith. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News/FILE)
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Central Okanagan mayors mum on local handgun regulations introduced by feds

Although brief, Mayor Basran did express concern at ‘downloading’ responsibility to municipalities

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Community rallies behind Kelowna teen in need of service dog

Over $4,000 raised in a day for Jamison, who struggles from a variety of mental health challenges

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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020, file photo, Heather Brown, right, is tested for COVID-19 at a new walk-up testing site at Seattle’s Chief Sealth High School. The COVID-19 pandemic was Washington state’s top story for 2020. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

One new COVID-19 case detected in Big White cluster: IH

Of the total 237 cases, 226 people have since recovered

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020, file photo, Heather Brown, right, is tested for COVID-19 at a new walk-up testing site at Seattle’s Chief Sealth High School. The COVID-19 pandemic was Washington state’s top story for 2020. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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‘Courageous’ Central Okanagan students tackle topics of equity, anti-racism

Students participate in Harmony Day for 14th year in a row

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West Kelowna Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire, last night. (Contributed/Dave Ogilvie)

West Kelowna fire crews tackle structure fire reportedly caused by candle

Fire started in basement, crews were able to prevent it from spreading upstairs

West Kelowna Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire, last night. (Contributed/Dave Ogilvie)
Highway 33 at McCulloch, just south of the Big White turnoff. (DriveBC)
Highway 33 at McCulloch, just south of the Big White turnoff. (DriveBC)
A member of the RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/FILE)

23-year-old faces multiple firearms trafficking charges: Kelowna RCMP

Keenan Ely has been released from custody on strict conditions, court appearance expected later

A member of the RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/FILE)
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Semi trucks collide, passenger dies in Coquihalla collision

Hwy 5 southbound lanes were closed overnight following collision

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Team B.C., comprised of Corryn Brown (middle), Erin Pincott, Dezaray Hawes (right) and Samantha Fisher, will be facing Quebec Feb. 20 for their first game of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. (Curling Canada)

Peachland’s Dezaray Hawes reflects on pandemic, goals ahead of Scotties

Team B.C.’s first match of the tournament is Saturday night against Quebec’s Team St-Georges

Team B.C., comprised of Corryn Brown (middle), Erin Pincott, Dezaray Hawes (right) and Samantha Fisher, will be facing Quebec Feb. 20 for their first game of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. (Curling Canada)
Highway 5 from Hope to Merritt is closed to southbound traffic due to a vehicle incident Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (DriveBC photo)

UPDATE: Highway 5 southbound moving again following vehicle incident

Southbound lanes were closed overnight, reopened after police investigation and vehicle recovery

Highway 5 from Hope to Merritt is closed to southbound traffic due to a vehicle incident Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (DriveBC photo)
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Poachers allegedly kill deer with crossbow in Kelowna neighbourhood

Three individuals could face charges relating to hunting out of season, allowing animal to suffer, more

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Kelowna skaters warned to stay off ‘dangerous’ frozen waterways

As temperatures warm, City of Kelowna urging skaters to only skate on maintained ice

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Police stepped in to settle a confrontation between two individuals at an anti-COVID-19 restriction rally in downtown Kelowna on Feb. 13. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Tensions rise between protesters, counter-protesters, at Kelowna anti-restriction rally

More than 100 people gathered at Stuart Park across from Kelowna City Hall on Saturday

Police stepped in to settle a confrontation between two individuals at an anti-COVID-19 restriction rally in downtown Kelowna on Feb. 13. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
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UPDATE: Highway 97 in West Kelowna reopened after crash

One vehicle was on roof, two patients reportedly required medical attention

(Phil McLachlan/WestKNews file)
Arlene Westervelt. (Capital News file)

Cause of Lake Country woman’s death on Okanagan Lake ‘undetermined’: Coroner

Arlene Westervelt’s husband was charged with murder, but the Crown stayed the charge in July 2020

Arlene Westervelt. (Capital News file)
Big White Ski Resort village, pictured at 3:12 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12. (Big White Ski Resort)

One new COVID-19 case confirmed in Big White cluster

This brings the total number of cluster cases to 236, 10 of which are active and on isolation

Big White Ski Resort village, pictured at 3:12 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12. (Big White Ski Resort)
Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Former Kelowna Mountie charged with breach of trust, to plead guilty

Brian Burkett facing seven charges of breach of trust by a public officer, stemming from 2015 - 2016

Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)