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Lippy went missing after a rollover on the Coquihalla. (Aaron Proudfoot/Facebook)

Family’s dog missing after Coquihalla rollover

Highway drivers asked to keep an eye out for the small dog named Lippy

Lippy went missing after a rollover on the Coquihalla. (Aaron Proudfoot/Facebook)
A healthcare worker takes a swab from a driver at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing facility, in Vancouver, on Monday, December 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

One more death, 61 cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

Thirty-five people are in hospital, seven of whom are in intensive care

A healthcare worker takes a swab from a driver at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing facility, in Vancouver, on Monday, December 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
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12990 Pixton Road in Lake Country. (BC Assessment)

Thompson-Okanagan’s most expensive home located in Lake Country

Central Okanagan take the top 20 spots on BC Assessment’s list of highest-valued residential properties in the region

12990 Pixton Road in Lake Country. (BC Assessment)
Carrie Koski. (Julieahnnah Marcellus-Tran/Facebook)

Kelowna grandmother dies in skiing incident at Big White

Carrie Koski remembered as a ‘hard-working nurse,’ ‘beautiful human being’

Carrie Koski. (Julieahnnah Marcellus-Tran/Facebook)
RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Kelowna RCMP responded to 14 COVID-related call-outs on New Year’s Eve

In total, local Mounties responded to 120 call-outs on NYE

RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Big White Ski Resort recently submitted its 2020 Master Plan to the province. (Big White Ski Resort photo)

Bigger White: Ski resort eyes massive, long-term expansion

Big White’s new 2020 Master Plan shows resort’s intention to more than double in size over the next 60 years

Big White Ski Resort recently submitted its 2020 Master Plan to the province. (Big White Ski Resort photo)
Kelowna-based charity Thrive Kids Canada will be opening up 35 child care spaces in West Kelowna. (Thrive Kids Canada)
Kelowna-based charity Thrive Kids Canada will be opening up 35 child care spaces in West Kelowna. (Thrive Kids Canada)
Artistic rendering from the corner of Clement Avenue and St. Paul Street. (Contributed)

Kelowna council to consider final approval for new downtown hotel

The five-storey, 88-unit hotel is proposed to be built down the street from the RCMP precinct

Artistic rendering from the corner of Clement Avenue and St. Paul Street. (Contributed)
COSAR responded to 81 emergencies in 2020; more than the usual average of 60 a year. (Contributed)

Busiest year on record for Central Okanagan Search and Rescue

The team responded to 81 emergencies in 2020; more than the usual 60

COSAR responded to 81 emergencies in 2020; more than the usual average of 60 a year. (Contributed)
Kelowna seen from Mt. Knox hike. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)

Kelowna included among best places to visit post-pandemic

American news agency highlighted Okanagan city’s “picturesque, lakeside wine country”

Kelowna seen from Mt. Knox hike. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)
RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (FILE - Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)

Update: Family of 4 killed in Alberta helicopter crash

RCMP responded to emergency signal in rural county, found crashed helicopter, no survivors

RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (FILE - Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)
Parents David and Davanna Dawson of Sicamous welcome baby Rose, the first baby of 2021 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. (Contributed)
Parents David and Davanna Dawson of Sicamous welcome baby Rose, the first baby of 2021 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. (Contributed)
Kelowna General Hospital emergency room. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Interior Health’s first baby of 2021 born in Kelowna

Baby girl welcomed into the world at 1:22 a.m., at Kelowna General Hospital

Kelowna General Hospital emergency room. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
A woman wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 walks past a mural in Vancouver on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel
A woman wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 walks past a mural in Vancouver on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel
The BC Centre for Disease Control released COVID-19 case counts from Dec. 20 to 26 for local health areas across the province Dec. 31, 2020. (BCCDC)

New COVID-19 weekly case-count in the Central Okanagan decreases slightly

Health officials identified 214 cases in the Central Okanagan from Dec. 20–26

The BC Centre for Disease Control released COVID-19 case counts from Dec. 20 to 26 for local health areas across the province Dec. 31, 2020. (BCCDC)
Iron wrought fences with pointed pickets are continuing to kill deer in the Central Okanagan, according to the BC Conservation Service. (Pixabay)

Two deer euthanized after becoming impaled, stuck on Kelowna fences

Conservation Service urges those with wrought iron fences to modify them, and make them safer

Iron wrought fences with pointed pickets are continuing to kill deer in the Central Okanagan, according to the BC Conservation Service. (Pixabay)
A tow truck operator responds to a rollover on Highway 97 near Bailey Road Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Crews respond to rollover on highway between Vernon and Kelowna

Police received no reports of injury as a result of the crash. Two taken to hospital in MVI night prior

A tow truck operator responds to a rollover on Highway 97 near Bailey Road Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Toddler Gaige and his father, Mark Banman. (GoFundMe photo)

Kelowna year in review –April 2020

A look back at the top stories from the month of April

Toddler Gaige and his father, Mark Banman. (GoFundMe photo)
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran addresses media from the front steps of council chambers on March 23. 
(Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna’s year in review – March 2020

Top stories from the month of March

  • Dec 31, 2020
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran addresses media from the front steps of council chambers on March 23. 
(Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)