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The 1,300 km commute (Part 2: The community)

The second story in a three-part series about locals living in the Okanagan and commuting 1,300 km for work in northern Alberta.

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The 1,300 km commute (Part 1: The people)

The first of a three-part series on how working in northern Alberta affects individuals in the Okanagan, as well as the community.

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West Kelowna Fire Rescue members remove parts of a car while primary care paramedic students from the Justice Institute of B.C. check on injured patients during a simulation Thursday.

Paramedic students train with West Kelowna Fire Rescue

West Kelowna Fire Rescue members worked alongside paramedic students Thursday, simulating a car accident with extrication needed.

West Kelowna Fire Rescue members remove parts of a car while primary care paramedic students from the Justice Institute of B.C. check on injured patients during a simulation Thursday.
The map illustrates the four potential sites being considered for a future District of West Kelowna Municipal Hall.

Four potential locations unveiled for new West Kelowna Municipal Hall

The District of West Kelowna has shortlisted four Westbank Centre locations as potential sites for its new Municipal Hall.

The map illustrates the four potential sites being considered for a future District of West Kelowna Municipal Hall.
Ben Stewart

Former Westside-Kelowna MLA adjusting to life in China

Ben Stewart says he is quickly learning the importance of his new job.

Ben Stewart
West Kelowna real estate agent and amateur chef Kaila Klassen has made it to the top 16 in MasterChef Canada's inaugural season. The reality TV contestant has been using her culinary skills to help feed those at Kelowna's Gospel Mission.

West Kelowna MasterChef Canada contestant gives back to community

Kaila Klassen is using her popularity from being a MasterChef Canada contestant to help locals in need.

West Kelowna real estate agent and amateur chef Kaila Klassen has made it to the top 16 in MasterChef Canada's inaugural season. The reality TV contestant has been using her culinary skills to help feed those at Kelowna's Gospel Mission.
Rodney and Gloria Lozinski will be working the phones at Variety's Show of Hearts Telethon this weekend.

Local Boat for Hope volunteers to help in telethon

Rodney and Gloria Lozinski will be travelling to Coquitlam to work the phones at Variety's Show of Hearts Telethon.

Rodney and Gloria Lozinski will be working the phones at Variety's Show of Hearts Telethon this weekend.
Ferio Pugliese

YLW service to Fort McMurray to help tourism, economy

The approximately 5,000 people in the Okanagan who work in northern Alberta will have an easier commute by this spring.

Ferio Pugliese

West Kelowna residents face 2.95% tax hike

If West Kelowna council stays on its current path, residents will face a 2.95 per cent tax increase for the second year in a row.

Westbank First Nation Chief Robert Louie is off his feet for the next few months after he broke his leg snowboarding just over a week ago.

Westbank First Nation chief breaks leg snowboarding

Westside politicians have had a couple bad breaks when it comes to snowboarding.

Westbank First Nation Chief Robert Louie is off his feet for the next few months after he broke his leg snowboarding just over a week ago.
School District 23 Superintendent Hugh Gloster signs the second Central Okanagan School District Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement.

Agreement to enhance aboriginal education in Central Okanagan

The second Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement aims to improve the success of all aboriginal students over the next five years.

School District 23 Superintendent Hugh Gloster signs the second Central Okanagan School District Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement.

District approves economic development strategy

Business development officer John Perrott says 2014 will see West Kelowna continue with several economic development initiatives.

The Greater Westside Board of Trade unveiled its new logo at its Annual General Meeting Monday night.

Board of trade unveils new logo, mission statement

Increasing membership and working with other chambers of commerce in the region are the 2014 goals for the Greater Westside Board of Trade.

The Greater Westside Board of Trade unveiled its new logo at its Annual General Meeting Monday night.
Jim Catterson holds a picture of his baseball team at his home in West Kelowna. Catterson

Walk for Memories to honour West Kelowna man

Jim Catterson shares his story of dealing with life after discovering he had vascular dementia.

Jim Catterson holds a picture of his baseball team at his home in West Kelowna. Catterson
West Kelowna firefighters conduct ice rescue training at Green Bay in West Kelowna Thursday afternoon.

West Kelowna firefighters practice ice rescue techniques

Green Bay has been the ideal training ground for West Kelowna firefighters this week.

West Kelowna firefighters conduct ice rescue training at Green Bay in West Kelowna Thursday afternoon.
West Kelowna's Kaila Klassen prepares a dish during the taping of MasterChef Canada.

Amateur West Kelowna chef to compete on MasterChef Canada

A West Kelowna realtor with a knack for cooking is one of 50 contestants on the inaugural season of MasterChef Canada.

West Kelowna's Kaila Klassen prepares a dish during the taping of MasterChef Canada.
Five-year-old Brendan Ritchie will be featured on the upcoming Variety Show of Hearts Telethon. Variety has helped pay for some of the medication Ritchie—who has primary pulmonary hypertension—is required to take.

West Kelowna family to be featured in Show of Hearts Telethon

Kristine and Don Ritchie first realized their son had a serious health issue in November 2012.

Five-year-old Brendan Ritchie will be featured on the upcoming Variety Show of Hearts Telethon. Variety has helped pay for some of the medication Ritchie—who has primary pulmonary hypertension—is required to take.
Allan Holender

Peachlandradio.com brings musical nostalgia online

A new Peachland radio station is giving its listeners golden oldies through a modern medium.

Allan Holender
Premier Christy Clark is Capital News' 2013 Newsmaker of the Year.

Newsmaker of the year: Premier Christy Clark

Premier Christy Clark has been named Capital News' 2013 Newsmaker of the Year.

Premier Christy Clark is Capital News' 2013 Newsmaker of the Year.
Part of Lakeshore Road was closed for about an hour Friday morning as crews dealt with a damaged power pole. A van allegedly slid on a patch of ice before it crashed into the pole Friday morning.

Lakeshore Road collision takes out power pole

FortisBC has been called out to Lakeshore Road after a van slid on ice and crashed into a power pole Friday morning.

Part of Lakeshore Road was closed for about an hour Friday morning as crews dealt with a damaged power pole. A van allegedly slid on a patch of ice before it crashed into the pole Friday morning.