Sydney Morton

Kelowna’s Josh Gorges (left), played for the Montreal Canadians of the NHL for eight seasons before being traded to the Buffalo Sabres in 2016. As captain of the Kelowna Rockets, he lead his hometown team to the Memorial Cup championship on home ice in 2004. —Image: Instagram

Josh Gorges announces his retirement after 13 years in the NHL

Kelowna’s Josh Gorges has announced his retirement from the NHL. Gorges approached…

Kelowna’s Josh Gorges (left), played for the Montreal Canadians of the NHL for eight seasons before being traded to the Buffalo Sabres in 2016. As captain of the Kelowna Rockets, he lead his hometown team to the Memorial Cup championship on home ice in 2004. —Image: Instagram
Smoke rises into the sky from a tree on fire near the base of DIlworth Mountain in Kelowna. Sydney Morton/Black Press

UPDATE: Kelowna firefighters rule Dilworth Drive grass fire not suspicious

The tree was burning at the foot of Dilworth Mountain

Smoke rises into the sky from a tree on fire near the base of DIlworth Mountain in Kelowna. Sydney Morton/Black Press
photo: Al Waters                                The City of West Kelowna will be applying for new funding from federal and provincial governments to upgrade and expand the fitness and administration facilities at the Johnson-Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre.

West Kelowna Council applies for grant to upgrade rec centre

The renovation and expansion would be completed by 2024

photo: Al Waters                                The City of West Kelowna will be applying for new funding from federal and provincial governments to upgrade and expand the fitness and administration facilities at the Johnson-Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre.
Kelowna punk band, Early Work celebrates anniversary with show

Kelowna punk band, Early Work celebrates anniversary with show

The punk band assembled through classified ads and recorded their EP in their bedroom

Kelowna punk band, Early Work celebrates anniversary with show
Founding members of The Trews, Colin MacDonald, John-Angus MacDonald, Jack Syperek photo: contributed

The Trews find inspiration from up and coming bands

Guitarist, John-Angus MacDonald discusses the band, producing and new bands ahead of show in Kelowna

Founding members of The Trews, Colin MacDonald, John-Angus MacDonald, Jack Syperek photo: contributed
Costs mount for West Kelowna multi-sport facility

Costs mount for West Kelowna multi-sport facility

Developers of a West Kelowna sports facility did not include washrooms in the initial design.

Costs mount for West Kelowna multi-sport facility
Kansas-Lee Hatherly, Osoyoos based musician will perform at Kelowna’s Fireside Festival Jan. 27. photo: contributed

Osoyoos musician, Kansas-Lee creates heartfelt piano based album

From busking to the piano, the musician can play it all

Kansas-Lee Hatherly, Osoyoos based musician will perform at Kelowna’s Fireside Festival Jan. 27. photo: contributed
Fireside Festival 2018 photo: contributed

Fireside Festival’s flame grows for sixth anniversary

The Kelowna music festival celebrates B.C. music

Fireside Festival 2018 photo: contributed
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UPDATE: Newly opened Canoe Coffee Roasters’ shop broken into

The new location that opened over the weekend, has now closed for repairs

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A new initiative to help vulnerable residents may come to West Kelowna

The HUB would be comprised of front line workers and RCMP to identify and mitigate risks

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—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News                                West Kelowna Fire Rescue, seen here set up to extinguish six small, deliberately set fires on Mt. Boucherie earlier this year, is asking council to approve the hiring of eight more firefighters.

Firefighters request for extra staff and a re-brand in West Kelowna budget

West Kelowna Fire Rescue is asking for an additional eight firefighters to be hired

—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News                                West Kelowna Fire Rescue, seen here set up to extinguish six small, deliberately set fires on Mt. Boucherie earlier this year, is asking council to approve the hiring of eight more firefighters.
West Kelowna Warriors owner Kin Dobranski (left) and reinstated head coach and general manager Geoff Grimwood address the media Thursday morning outside Royal LePage Place. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News                                West Kelowna Warriors owner Kin Dobranski (left) and head coach and general manager Geoff Grimwood. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

West Kelowna Warriors owner and president writes open letter to fans

Kim Dobranski asks fans that rallied to keep the team in 2017 to return to the stands

West Kelowna Warriors owner Kin Dobranski (left) and reinstated head coach and general manager Geoff Grimwood address the media Thursday morning outside Royal LePage Place. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News                                West Kelowna Warriors owner Kin Dobranski (left) and head coach and general manager Geoff Grimwood. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Co-owner of CBD 4 Paws, Dave Obrand and his inspiration, Austin photo: contributed

Kelowna start up looks to heal pets

CBD 4 Paws looks to give four-legged friends a new lease on life

Co-owner of CBD 4 Paws, Dave Obrand and his inspiration, Austin photo: contributed
The fires in Okanagan Mountain Park continue to burn, Wednesday night. - Kathy Michaels/Capital News

Year in review: Wildfires

This is our No. 6 year in review story. This year’s string…

The fires in Okanagan Mountain Park continue to burn, Wednesday night. - Kathy Michaels/Capital News
Karin Rush, artist will be teaching Spanish from her West Kelowna home starting in January. photo: contributed

Spanish classes made fun in West Kelowna

Conversational Spanish lessons will begin in January

Karin Rush, artist will be teaching Spanish from her West Kelowna home starting in January. photo: contributed
Charles Mansion to play one final show before leaving the desert

Charles Mansion to play one final show before leaving the desert

The Kelowna band will take a bow before moving to Vancouver

Charles Mansion to play one final show before leaving the desert
Books written by and either self published or published with a publisher from the Westbank Writers Group photo: Sydney Morton

Westbank Writers’ Group motivate each other to achieve dreams

With each published book, the writers keep encouraging one another

Books written by and either self published or published with a publisher from the Westbank Writers Group photo: Sydney Morton
Country music’s Aaron Pritchett looks to perform indefinitely

Country music’s Aaron Pritchett looks to perform indefinitely

The B.C. musician will take the stage in Kelowna in January

Country music’s Aaron Pritchett looks to perform indefinitely
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Peachland Christmas tradition keeps magic alive

The Peachland fire department will take to the streets once again to spread Christmas cheer

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The Rossi collection at the Kelowna Art Gallery

The Rossi collection at the Kelowna Art Gallery

Dr. Luigi Rossi had over 170 pieces of art in his collection

The Rossi collection at the Kelowna Art Gallery