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(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Kelowna fire crews quickly knock down blaze inside home

The fire was reported around 9:30 p.m. inside a suite attached large home

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

47 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health region

1,538 total cases, 399 are active, ten in hospital

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)

Update: Glenmore Rd reopens after ‘serious’ high-speed collision

Collision occured at 2910 Glenmore Road North, at approx. 2:30 p.m.

(Google Maps)

Update: COVID-19 case confirmed at CNB Middle School

Two exposures at Kelowna schools have been confirmed today, Nov. 27

(Google Maps)
A rendering of the proposed development at the intersection of Leon Avenue and Water Street. (Contributed)

Massive Leon Ave development coming back to Kelowna council

The towers would stand at 24, 28 and 42 storeys, the largest of which would be the tallest building in the city

A rendering of the proposed development at the intersection of Leon Avenue and Water Street. (Contributed)
The Stuart Park ice rink in January 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna’s Stuart Park outdoor ice rink opening delayed

Recent provincial health orders have again shifted the city’s strategy regarding the popular rink

The Stuart Park ice rink in January 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
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BBQ fire at Kelowna apartment
Hazmat deems envelope filled with 'suspicious substance' near UBCO non-hazardous
Animal Food Bank seeking donations
RCMP arrest maskless woman at Kelowna Value Village
Crime Stoppers is looking to identify these three individuals who may have been involved in credit card fraud. (Surveillance images)
Crime Stoppers is looking to identify these three individuals who may have been involved in credit card fraud. (Surveillance images)
Hazardous materials response unit at Ivy Hall investigating a suspicious substance. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

UPDATE: Hazmat deems envelope filled with ‘suspicious substance’ near UBCO non-hazardous

Crews are securing and isolating the area in which the envelope was opened in the lobby of an apartment building

Hazardous materials response unit at Ivy Hall investigating a suspicious substance. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Kelowna Secondary School. (SD23 photo)

COVID-19 case confirmed at Kelowna Secondary School

This comes after six Central Okanagan Schools confirmed cases yesterday, including KSS

Kelowna Secondary School. (SD23 photo)
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Company fined after worker falls through roof at Kelowna construction site

WorkSafeBC says no form of fall protection was used, resulting in serious injuries

(Pixabay photo)
Central Okanagan Public Schools administration office in Kelowna. (File photo)

COVID-19 confirmed in 5 more Central Okanagan schools

All people who tested positive for the virus are self isolating at home

Central Okanagan Public Schools administration office in Kelowna. (File photo)
“Flower” was installed outside Interior Health’s downtown Kelowna Community Health & Services Centre on Wednesday, Nov. 25.(Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

New public art installation unveiled in downtown Kelowna

The piece, called Flower, sits in front of Interior Health’s Community Health & Services Centre on Doyle Avenue

“Flower” was installed outside Interior Health’s downtown Kelowna Community Health & Services Centre on Wednesday, Nov. 25.(Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
KLO Middle School. (Google Maps)

KLO Middle School community member tests positive for COVID-19

According to SD23, the individual is self-isolating at home

KLO Middle School. (Google Maps)
A worker at Kelowna Airport has tested positive for COVID-19. (File)

Kelowna airport worker tests positive for COVID-19

Individual, who works as a screener, was asked to self-isolate, at which time they tested positive

A worker at Kelowna Airport has tested positive for COVID-19. (File)
Ebus. (Contributed)

Ebus opening new location in downtown Kelowna

The company will continue to serve its YLW and West Kelowna stops

Ebus. (Contributed)
Wineries in the Central Okanagan this year saw a high quality harvest, but a low yield. Pictured is a winery in West Kelowna, in October. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

B.C. Master of Wine reflects on industry’s teetering economic state

Pandemic, for some wine makers, has been a blessing in disguise. For others, not so much.

Wineries in the Central Okanagan this year saw a high quality harvest, but a low yield. Pictured is a winery in West Kelowna, in October. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Highway 5 southbound lanes are closed near Exit 286. Pictured are southbound lanes at 7:06 p.m. (DriveBC)

Coquihalla Highway southbound lanes closed due to vehicle incident

Southbound lanes closed between Exit 286: Merritt and the start of Hwy 5

Highway 5 southbound lanes are closed near Exit 286. Pictured are southbound lanes at 7:06 p.m. (DriveBC)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna council allocates $8M provincial COVID-19 grant

$5.4 million will be applied to the city’s preliminary 2021 budget

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
An empty learning space at Kelowna’s Canyon Falls Middle School prior to the school’s opening in fall 2019. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

COVID-19 case confirmed at Canyon Falls Middle School

This is the first case of COVID-19 being reported at Canyon Falls Middle School

An empty learning space at Kelowna’s Canyon Falls Middle School prior to the school’s opening in fall 2019. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)