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B.C. chiropractic regulating body walks back motion against vaccine mandates

Health Minister Adrian Dix called the motion disappointing, not reflective of most chiropractors

UBC Okanagan is among the post-secondary institutions in B.C.’s Interior to receive provincial funding for new co-op and work-integrated learning opportunities, according to an announcement Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 (File photo)

Okanagan post-secondary students will soon have more work placement opportunities

Funding from province to bolster co-op, work-integrated lerning programs at Interior schools

(Black Press Media files)

Snowfall warning in place for Hope, Coquihalla and Hope-Princeton

Up to 15 cm expected to fall overnight on mountain passes, says Environment Canada

One of the multiple incidents that closed Highway 3 last week. (Paul Anthony - Twitter)

Five fatal crashes in a week on Highways 3 and 97

Traffic has increased substantially due to floods closing other routes

One of the multiple incidents that closed Highway 3 last week. (Paul Anthony - Twitter)
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Benchmark price for single-family homes in the Central Okanagan pushing $1 million

The Association of Interior Realtors is dealing with an inventory shortage heading into December

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Kelowna RCMP will be conducting roadside checks as part of December’s impaired driving Counter Attack initiative. (Kelowna RCMP photo)

Kelowna RCMP prepare for crack down on impaired driving

Increased police presence and road checks expected for all of December

Kelowna RCMP will be conducting roadside checks as part of December’s impaired driving Counter Attack initiative. (Kelowna RCMP photo)
BC Liberal Party leadership candidate Kevin Falcon was meeting with party members in Kelowna this week. (Contributed)

BC Liberal leader candidate embraces social issues

Kevin Falcon says economic realities for British Columbians are changing

BC Liberal Party leadership candidate Kevin Falcon was meeting with party members in Kelowna this week. (Contributed)
Red Leaf Pulp’s plant will convert agricultural residues into paper products. (File photo)

Kelowna cleantech company receives $3.8 million to fund sustainable pulp plant

Pulp will be used to make recyclable consumer products like writing paper, packaging, tissues

Red Leaf Pulp’s plant will convert agricultural residues into paper products. (File photo)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna city staff proposing 3.49 per cent tax increase in 2022

The preliminary budget will be presented to council on Monday, Dec. 6

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Re-Inventing The Wheel will be making its online international debut on Dec. 3, coinciding with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. (Contributed)

Documentary on Okanagan, Kamloops wheelchair community making its international debut

Re-Inventing The Wheel won the best feature documentary at the 2020 Chelsea Film Festival in New York

Re-Inventing The Wheel will be making its online international debut on Dec. 3, coinciding with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. (Contributed)
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Kelowna chiropractor pens motion to regulator to ‘take a stand’ against vaccine mandates

Mark Foullong urged the College of Chiropractors of British Columbia to maintain “medical freedom of choice”

(Photo: Metro creative stock)
The province of B.C. is requiring irrigators, industries, waterworks and others who use groundwater from a well or dugout for non-domestic use to apply for a water license by March of 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Less than 25% of users have applied for groundwater licence as B.C.’s deadline nears

Those without a licence could face fines, penalties and lose water rights

The province of B.C. is requiring irrigators, industries, waterworks and others who use groundwater from a well or dugout for non-domestic use to apply for a water license by March of 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Eleven COSAR members and the dog team were called in to help search for the man who fled the scene after flipping his vehicle into an orchard near Glenmore Road on Dec. 1. (Contributed)

Man located by COSAR after flipping car, walking away in Lake Country

The man fled the scene after flipping his vehicle into an orchard

Eleven COSAR members and the dog team were called in to help search for the man who fled the scene after flipping his vehicle into an orchard near Glenmore Road on Dec. 1. (Contributed)
Rutland Senior Secondary. (File photo)

Violence threat at Rutland Secondary School

Precautionary steps taken at Rutland Senior Secondary after social media ‘threat-related behaviour’

Rutland Senior Secondary. (File photo)
A person was killed in this crash at the uncontrolled intersection of Warren Ave. and Channel Parkway on Tuesday, Dec. 1. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton crash on Highway 97 was fatal

BC Coroners Service confirm one person died in the crash at an uncontrolled highway intersection

A person was killed in this crash at the uncontrolled intersection of Warren Ave. and Channel Parkway on Tuesday, Dec. 1. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Kelowna Law Courts (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Man sues Kelowna RCMP officer over December 2019 shooting

The officer also faces possible charges for the incident

Kelowna Law Courts (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Shawn Lamouroux of Vernon is facing seven counts of robbery stemming from crimes up and down the Okanagan in October and November 2021. (Contributed)

Month-long Okanagan-wide robbery spree ends with arrest

37-year-old Vernon man facing 7 counts of robbery

Shawn Lamouroux of Vernon is facing seven counts of robbery stemming from crimes up and down the Okanagan in October and November 2021. (Contributed)
Nearly 16 years after first coming up with the idea, Isaiah Fransen finally got around to finishing and publishing his first book this year. (Contributed)

Kelowna man publishes first book, 16 years after writing it

Isaiah Fransen was eight years old when he came up with the idea of his new book

Nearly 16 years after first coming up with the idea, Isaiah Fransen finally got around to finishing and publishing his first book this year. (Contributed)
A map of the proposed alternatives. (BC Hydro photo)
A map of the proposed alternatives. (BC Hydro photo)
Kelowna-Lake Country Conservative MP Tracy Gray rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Justin Tang/CP photo)

Kelowna-Lake Country MP supports new conversion therapy ban

Tracy Gray voted against a previous bill to ban conversion therapy

Kelowna-Lake Country Conservative MP Tracy Gray rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Justin Tang/CP photo)