Weaver meeting in Kelowna, Vernon

Green Party leader meeting with tech, fruit growing industries in Kelowna this morning

After arriving in Kelowna on Sunday afternoon, Green Party leader Andrew Weaver will spend his second day in a row in the Okanagan on Monday with stops in Kelowna and Vernon.

Weaver had a Monday morning meeting with tech hub Accelerate Okanagan and will tour an orchard and cidery with the B.C. Fruit Growers Association later this morning.

The leader of the Greens arrived in Kelowna Sunday to meet with area candidates at a rally before attending the Kelowna Rockets game Sunday night.

The trip was put together on short notice as the Greens target the three Okanagan ridings, traditional strong-holds by the BC Liberals.

“I wouldn’t be coming to Kelowna if I didn’t think we have a surge of support here: We wouldn’t be in the Okanagan today and tomorrow,” he said noting they feel they have a chance to gain serious political ground in the Okanagan. “It’s a very real possibility but I would leave it up to the voters. I will say this if you don’t vote for what you believe in you will never get what you want.”

Following the morning events in Kelowna, Weaver will go to Vernon for mini-rally and canvassing with Keli Westgate, Green candidate for Vernon-Monashee.

Just Posted

Need to catch up on news? You’re covered

Every Saturday the Capital News will highlight stories from the week

Big White board school among best

Director of snow sports, Josh Foster, is one of the top instructors in Canada

Seniors prefer funeral to lifestyle planning

Survey finds 73% of seniors have a will, only 13% have long-term care plan

Okanagan College business students soar

Medal winners at Western Canadian Business Competition

UBCO civil engineer touts cohousing option

Gord Lovegrove says cohousing is sustainable social and economic lifestyle

VIDEO: B.C. Mounties reunite veteran with lost military medals

RCMP say Zora Singh Tatla, who served in the army in India for 28 years, is the righful owner

Federal government seeks public feedback on pedestrian safety

What safety measures do you think need to improved for pedestrians and cyclists?

4 facts to ring in St. Patrick’s Day

What do you really know about the Irish celebration?

Experts urging caution as rabbits die by the hundreds in B.C. city

Province of B.C. confirms more positive tests for rabbit haemorrhagic disease

Canucks snap scoreless streak but fall short in 5-3 loss to Sharks

Swiss forward Timo Meier nets two, including the game-winner, to lead San Jose

Search continues for 10-year-old Montreal boy missing since Monday

Montreal police said they are exploring every possibility in search for Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Airline passenger-rights bill claws back protections for travellers: Advocate

Bill C-49 would double tarmac delays, scrap compensation for flights affected by mechanical failures

Canadian research vessel to explore 19th Century shipwrecks

Commissioned this week in Victoria, the RV David Thompson is Parks Canada’s newest vessel

Most Read