Wade Paterson

A West Kelowna resident keeps an eye on the Smith Creek fire from Shannon Ridge Park Friday.

Smith Creek Wildfire: Friday photos

Photos from Friday's response to the blaze and how it is affecting residents.

A West Kelowna resident keeps an eye on the Smith Creek fire from Shannon Ridge Park Friday.
Two recent wildfires in West Kelowna

Recent West Kelowna fires caused by people

Both the Mount Boucherie and Smith Creek fires were human-caused, according to fire officials.

Two recent wildfires in West Kelowna

Prolific offender dies after jumping from moving vehicle

A 23-year-old man died after allegedly jumping from a moving vehicle in Glenmore Saturday morning.

Packed German Canadian Club celebrates World Cup victory

Nearly 100 people crammed into the German Canadian Harmonie Club Sunday to watch Germany win its fourth World Cup title.

Cawston man dies in fall near Big White

A 67-year-old Cawston man has died after falling from a cliff near Big White Sunday afternoon.

Michelle Novakowski

New unit to combat domestic violence

Kelowna RCMP, the provincial government and local frontline workers are teaming up to assist victims of domestic violence.

Michelle Novakowski
Kelowna RCMP are optimistic their new sports car

Fancy sports car to discourage gang life

Mounties are hoping a 2004 Nissan 350Z, which was seized in Vancouver from an alleged gangster, will keep young people away from gangs.

Kelowna RCMP are optimistic their new sports car
Three trees in Myra Canyon Adventure Park were damaged by chainsaw last weekend. The adventure park has been forced to delay its opening

Vandalism delays adventure park opening

Myra Canyon Adventure Park was supposed to open this weekend.

Three trees in Myra Canyon Adventure Park were damaged by chainsaw last weekend. The adventure park has been forced to delay its opening

Elliott Road re-opening delayed

Detour signs will be left up a month longer than expected in Westbank Centre due to construction delays on the new Westbank Centre Exchange.

Street hockey tournament planned for improved Brown Road

The recently upgraded Brown Road will be the backdrop for a brand new District of West Kelowna street hockey tournament next month.

Traffic was delayed on Highway 97 between Summerland and Peachland Sunday after a rockslide spilled debris onto several lanes of the highway.

Rockslide clean-up to wrap up Tuesday

B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure officials expect Highway 97 traffic will be back to normal Tuesday morning.

Traffic was delayed on Highway 97 between Summerland and Peachland Sunday after a rockslide spilled debris onto several lanes of the highway.
Federal Industry Minister James Moore speaks to media at Gray Monk Estate Winery in Lake Country Friday. Moore is on a cross-Canada tour to speak about removing interprovincial trade barriers.

Federal industry minister visits Lake Country

Minister James Moore visited Gray Monk Estate Winery in Lake Country Friday to gain support for removing interprovincial trade barriers.

Federal Industry Minister James Moore speaks to media at Gray Monk Estate Winery in Lake Country Friday. Moore is on a cross-Canada tour to speak about removing interprovincial trade barriers.
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone speaks to members of the Greater Westside Board of Trade Thursday morning.

Second crossing could be built by 2022

Motorists may have a second way to get across Okanagan Lake in less than a decade.

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone speaks to members of the Greater Westside Board of Trade Thursday morning.
Melissa Wornardt of Paynter's Fruit Market sorts fresh Bing cherries. Paynter's Fruit Market is one of 15 stops on the newly developed Westside Farm Loop.

Westside Farm Loop inspired by wine trail

Farmers and agritourism operators are hoping the district's new farm loop will enjoy similar success to that of the Westside Wine Trail.

Melissa Wornardt of Paynter's Fruit Market sorts fresh Bing cherries. Paynter's Fruit Market is one of 15 stops on the newly developed Westside Farm Loop.
(From front left to right) Sarah Bernacki

Fundraiser goes Barefoot on the Boardwalk

Soles4Souls Canada is asking Kelowna residents to ditch their shoes in a fundraiser that will help bring footwear to others in need.

(From front left to right) Sarah Bernacki

West Kelowna summer concert series begins

The sounds of Frank Sinatra and the big bands will kick off West Kelowna's third season of Music in the Park.

David Perron says odours from the Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant have prevented him from enjoying his deck during the three years he has lived in his Canyon Ridge home.

Close-up: Struggling to eliminate waste

Reporter Wade Paterson looks at several issues facing the Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.

David Perron says odours from the Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant have prevented him from enjoying his deck during the three years he has lived in his Canyon Ridge home.

Skier makes pitch for skatepark

Competitive freestyle skier Mason Barzilay wants West Kelowna youth to be active, and predicts a new skatepark may be one solution.

One hundred and forty cyclists rode from Kelowna to Delta last Saturday as part of the annual Ride2Survive fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society.

West Kelowna pastor cycles 400 km for cancer research

David Barbour spent more than 19 hours on his bike Saturday as he and 139 others completed the Ride2Survive.

One hundred and forty cyclists rode from Kelowna to Delta last Saturday as part of the annual Ride2Survive fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Rick de Jong

West Kelowna councillor eyeing move to federal politics

Rick de Jong has announced his candidacy for Conservative nomination in the newly established riding of South Okanagan West Kootenay.

Rick de Jong