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

Ice fishing returns to Lake Country

The annual Learn to Ice Fish event takes place at Beaver Lake

Kelowna’s mayor still seeking a cut of pot revenues

News the provinces will get 75 per cent of revenues doesn’t address municipal share says Colin Basran

Visit with Santa amidst the Big White snow

Snow lovers can head up to Big White this month to visit with Santa

Kelowna-developed app brings static images to life

Maxogram links static images to video for a whole new take on marketing and information

BC Housing working quickly to redesign Kelowna project for the homeless

They are working on “improving the appearance of the building, including landscaping.”

Me Too At Work: Sexual assault and harassment in the B.C. workplace

Introducing an in-depth look at who is affected and what can be done

Big White fire department given seasons passes

Members of the Work Experience Program were given passes by the resort

‘Assemble your own meal’ kits grow into $120M industry in Canada

Kits offer a middle ground between eating out and grocery shopping

Millennials closing in as B.C.’s biggest wine drinkers

Generation X leads the way in current consumption of B.C. wine, as more wine drinkers are enjoying local varietals

Canadians lag behind Americans in giving to charity

Only one-in-five Canadians donated to charities in 2017

B.C. children adoption rates lagging, despite increased funding: watchdog

More than 1,000 children children are still waiting to be adopted, new report shows

Hurdles ahead for Sicamous off-road vehicle bylaw

RCMP, ICBC and province not yet on-board with district

FortisBC to lower natural gas rates in 2018

Rate changes to impact the Lower Mainland, Kootenays, Interior and Vancouver Island

Warriors’ Harrison commits to Michigan Tech

West Kelowna native has been one of Warriors’ top blueliners since the 2015-16 season

Most Read