Wade Paterson

Paterson: Good-bye journalism, it's been a blast

Paterson: Good-bye journalism, it’s been a blast

Reporter Wade Paterson says farewell to Capital News readers.

Paterson: Good-bye journalism, it's been a blast
The Westbank Cemetery has experienced significant improvements over the past two years. The photo on the left

Westbank Cemetery brought back to life

Two years ago, the Westbank Cemetery was described as devastating, depressing and neglected. Now, flowers and trees line the walkways.

The Westbank Cemetery has experienced significant improvements over the past two years. The photo on the left

Adoption of Water Utility Master Plan delayed

Council wants the district's new general manager of engineering and public works to review the Water Utility Master Plan.

West Kelowna is expected to receive one of 30 DC fast charging stations being installed throughout the province by BC Hydro.

Fast electric car charging station coming to West Kelowna

Drivers of electric cars will soon have more incentive to travel to West Kelowna.

West Kelowna is expected to receive one of 30 DC fast charging stations being installed throughout the province by BC Hydro.
Three men helped a woman and her dog escape a house fire on Paynter Road in West Kelowna Monday morning. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

Neighbours save woman, dog from house fire

Nicole Hamelin is offering her thanks to a few men responsible for saving her mother from a house fire on Paynter Road Monday morning.

Three men helped a woman and her dog escape a house fire on Paynter Road in West Kelowna Monday morning. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.
West Kelowna artist Roberta Grewcock will have one of her paintings featured in the Eiffel Tower Oct. 23.

West Kelowna artist’s work destined for Eiffel Tower

Roberta Grewcock's painting will hang on a wall in the Eiffel Tower's first floor Oct. 23.

West Kelowna artist Roberta Grewcock will have one of her paintings featured in the Eiffel Tower Oct. 23.
Fashion designer Jill Setah has been invited to New York for Couture Fashion Week next month. Setah is now fundraising with the hope of seeing her clothes on a New York runway.

Local fashion designer gets New York invite

Jill Setah is a month away from seeing her clothes on a New York runway.

Fashion designer Jill Setah has been invited to New York for Couture Fashion Week next month. Setah is now fundraising with the hope of seeing her clothes on a New York runway.

Firefighters quickly knock down Mt. Bou fire

It didn't take long for firefighters to extinguish the second fire to burn on Mount Boucherie in less than a month.

BOATsmart president Cameron Taylor and Tashonna McDougall were in Kelowna Friday

Cross-Canada tour focuses on boating safety

Representatives from Canada's top provider of pleasure craft operator cards were in Kelowna Friday.

BOATsmart president Cameron Taylor and Tashonna McDougall were in Kelowna Friday

Drivers putting pedal to the metal on new highway

Local Mounties have targeted excessive speeders on the new stretch of highway north of Lake Country.

Trepanier medial marijuana grow-op gets temporary use permit

A building on Paradise Valley Drive near the Okanagan Connector is one step closer to legally producing medical marijuana.

(From left) Fraser Campbell

New shoe bank focuses on locals in need

Clients of the Kelowna Community Food Bank will now have an opportunity to save a few extra dollars on footwear.

(From left) Fraser Campbell
Premier Christy Clark says she is optimistic a deal can be reached with the teachers' union before school starts Sept. 2.

Premier ‘hopeful’ negotiated agreement can be reached before September

Premier Christy Clark believes an agreement can still be reached with teachers before students are scheduled to head back to class.

Premier Christy Clark says she is optimistic a deal can be reached with the teachers' union before school starts Sept. 2.

Province puts $6 million toward innovation centre

Approximately one-sixth of the funding for the Okanagan Centre for Innovation will come from the provincial government.

PHOTOS: Center of Gravity event well underway

PHOTOS: Center of Gravity event well underway

Center of Gravity has taken over Kelowna's City Park this weekend. Here are some shots taken Friday.

PHOTOS: Center of Gravity event well underway
Andrew Hunsberger

Residents encouraged to protect their homes from wildfire

The caretaker's home at the top of Knox Mountain Park is being used as an example of how homes can be protected.

Andrew Hunsberger

Fire brings neighbourhood together

West Kelowna Coun. Carol Zanon was one of thousands evacuated during the Smith Creek wildfire.

Common sense more important than air quality advisories

"People should just be aware of the messaging and they should…use common sense." -Ralph Adams, air quality meteorologist.

Evacuees sit outside of the Emergency Support Services reception centre Friday morning.

Smith Creek Wildfire: Evacuees share their experiences

Residents in the evacuated area had just minutes to gather their belongings Thursday afternoon.

Evacuees sit outside of the Emergency Support Services reception centre Friday morning.
Air support drops fire retardant near the Smith Creek wildfire Friday morning.

Smith Creek Wildfire: Fire chief, residents watch blaze from Shannon Ridge Park

Shannon Ridge Park offered one of the best vantage points for watching the Smith Creek wildfire Friday morning.

Air support drops fire retardant near the Smith Creek wildfire Friday morning.