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A single motorcycle parked outside of the Kelowna Hells Angels clubhouse at 837 Ellis Street on July 9, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna Hells Angels prospect sentenced to 9 months in jail for aggravated assault

Colin Michael Bayley pleaded guilty to the downtown Kelowna assault earlier this month

Vice President Kamala Harris listens as President Joe Biden speaks about distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, May 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

VIDEO: U.S. President Biden boosting world COVID vaccine sharing commitment to 80M doses

Biden administration hasn’t yet said how the new commitment of vaccines will be shared

Rutland Senior Secondary (Barry Gerding/Black Press)

UPDATE: List of Kelowna school COVID-19 exposures expands

School District 23 says two more schools have been exposed to the virus

A drug bust on Government Street in Duncan on Tuesday, March 30, led to a "substantial seizure" according to the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP. (File photo)

Search continues for diver who went missing in Okanagan Lake

Search and rescue, RCMP underwater recovery team looking for diver missing since Saturday afternoon

A drug bust on Government Street in Duncan on Tuesday, March 30, led to a "substantial seizure" according to the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP. (File photo)
Central Okanagan Public Schools administrative office in Rutland. (Contributed)

Central Okanagan trustee seat nominations close May 21

Vacant board seat is for City of Kelowna trustee

Central Okanagan Public Schools administrative office in Rutland. (Contributed)
A man and woman, both 33 and from Kelowna, were arrested on Postill Lake Forest Service Road in possession of two stolen vehicles Friday, May 14, 2021. (File photo)

Kelowna duo arrested with stolen vehicles after ‘brief’ bicycle getaway attempt

A man and a woman were arrested on a forest service road on numerous pending charges

A man and woman, both 33 and from Kelowna, were arrested on Postill Lake Forest Service Road in possession of two stolen vehicles Friday, May 14, 2021. (File photo)
People in Kelowna’s City Park on May 18, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
People in Kelowna’s City Park on May 18, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
The future of the Okanagan Lake watershed land use will be subject of a new study supported by a $300,000 grant from the Vancouver Foundation. (Contributed)

Grant to help develop Okanagan Lake protection strategy

Study receives $300,000 grant from the Vancouver Foundation.

The future of the Okanagan Lake watershed land use will be subject of a new study supported by a $300,000 grant from the Vancouver Foundation. (Contributed)
City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)

City of West Kelowna approves funding application for outreach program

The program would support the community’s most vulnerable and those experiencing homelessness

City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)
The wildfire season in the Okanagan Valley region has been approached with greater apprehension and concern from area residents since the historic Okanagan Mountain Park fire in 2003. That fire burned 25,600 hectares, forced evacuations in Kelowna and Naramata impacting more than 33,000 people, destroyed 238 homes, and claimed 12 wooden trestles and damaged two other steel trestles in Myra Canyon. (File photo)

Ominous wildfire outlook if June rains don’t return to Okanagan

Dry spring is fueling potential for busy wildfire season in July and August

  • May 15, 2021
The wildfire season in the Okanagan Valley region has been approached with greater apprehension and concern from area residents since the historic Okanagan Mountain Park fire in 2003. That fire burned 25,600 hectares, forced evacuations in Kelowna and Naramata impacting more than 33,000 people, destroyed 238 homes, and claimed 12 wooden trestles and damaged two other steel trestles in Myra Canyon. (File photo)
COVID-19 virus. (Black Press Media file)

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Kelowna retirement home

The outbreak at Sandalwood Retirement Resort was initially announced by Interior Health on April 23

COVID-19 virus. (Black Press Media file)
An algal bloom on Wood Lake has residents concerned for the body of water's health. (Wendy Innes-Shaw)

‘Wood Lake looks seriously unwell’: Lake Country residents

Algal bloom appears to be getting worse, and stinky

An algal bloom on Wood Lake has residents concerned for the body of water's health. (Wendy Innes-Shaw)
Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Former Vernon teacher found guilty of historic sex crimes against minors

Anoop Singh Klair was found guilty of all eight charges against him in a Kelowna courtroom on Friday

Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
North Okanagan business Hytec Kohler set up a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Spallumcheen plant Friday, May 14. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

More than half of eligible adults in Interior Health vaccinated

Over 365,000 vaccine doses have been administered throughout the Interior Health region

North Okanagan business Hytec Kohler set up a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Spallumcheen plant Friday, May 14. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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Kelowna, Lake Country high schools exposed to virus

COVID-19 exposures listed at George Elliot, École Kelowna Friday

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Kelowna residents asked to stay vigilant following cougar sightings

The cougar that was spotting roaming through Kelowna this past week was assessed as a low safety risk to the public

(Pixabay photo)
Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is asking the public to think back to the weekend prior to when she went missing. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Cousin of missing woman found in Hope says she won’t have closure until death is solved

Trina Hunt’s family urges Hope residents to check dashcam, photos to help find her killer

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is asking the public to think back to the weekend prior to when she went missing. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
A water quality advisory was issued for the West Kelowna Estates service area on May 14. (City of West Kelowna)

Water quality advisory issued for West Kelowna Estates area

Interior Health put advisory into effect Friday afternoon

A water quality advisory was issued for the West Kelowna Estates service area on May 14. (City of West Kelowna)
Okanagan Lake (Black Press Media file)

Kelowna records driest March on record, spells summer trouble for Okanagan

In March, Kelowna received a total of 2.6 mm of precipitation, compared to the monthly average of almost 22 mm

Okanagan Lake (Black Press Media file)
Start Fresh Kitchen was located at 106-1708 Dolphin Ave in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Kelowna artisan kitchen permanently closes due to pandemic

Start Fresh started offering online classes when the pandemic began

Start Fresh Kitchen was located at 106-1708 Dolphin Ave in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)