City of Kelowna

People in Kelowna’s City Park on May 18, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Downtown Kelowna’s City Park scheduled for facelift

Designs for the future of City Park unveiled; construction to begin fall 2021

 

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

Kelowna, West Kelowna still looking to opt-out of speculation tax

Mayors say spec tax has missed the mark, revenue largely coming out of Canadians’ pockets

 

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran said the city won’t look at changing its policy regarding automatic cost of living pay bumps for himself and city councillors, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (File)

Kelowna won’t look at nixing automatic pay raises for council, mayor

Mayor Colin Basran said the raise is minuscule, won’t look at changing policy amid residents’ COVID struggles

 

Yanni’s Grill co-owners Keisha and Paul Clarke. (Contributed)

Straight from DeHart

New restaurant opens at Mission Creek Golf Club

  • Jan 21, 2021
Yanni’s Grill co-owners Keisha and Paul Clarke. (Contributed)
A rendering of UBC’s planned downtown Kelowna campus. (Contributed)

Kelowna’s new downtown campus to help alleviate UBCO’s space crunch

The sizable development is anticipated to be completed by the fall 2024 semester

A rendering of UBC’s planned downtown Kelowna campus. (Contributed)
Kelowna International Airport. (Contributed)

Contactless parking payment available at YLW

Kelowna International Airport parking now compatible with the PayByPhone application

Kelowna International Airport. (Contributed)
The sale of the Kirschner Mountain Development for $22M marks the largest in Realtor history, in the Okanagan. (Contributed)

Kelowna mountain development sold for $22M

The sale of the 640-acre Kirschner Mountain development has made the history books

The sale of the Kirschner Mountain Development for $22M marks the largest in Realtor history, in the Okanagan. (Contributed)
The sale of the Kirschner Mountain Development for $22M marks the largest in Realtor history, in the Okanagan. (Contributed)

Kirschner Mountain development sold for $22M

The sale of the 640-acre Kirschner Mountain development has made the history books

The sale of the Kirschner Mountain Development for $22M marks the largest in Realtor history, in the Okanagan. (Contributed)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

More development allowed around Kelowna General Hospital

Zoning for area around KGH amended to allow multi-family housing developments

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna would need to invest $204M to address lack of affordable housing

Mayor Colin Basran says deficit caused by lack of provincial and federal investment; city can’t tackle issue alone

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Benvoulin Church in Kelowna. (Image: Prime Light Media)

UPDATE: Council approves designation for Kelowna’s Benvoulin Heritage Park

Benvoulin Heritage Park will be protected in perpetuity by a city bylaw

Benvoulin Church in Kelowna. (Image: Prime Light Media)
A rendering of BC Housing’s proposed 20-storey rental development at 1451 and 1469 Bertram Street in downtown Kelowna. (Contributed)

BC Housing hoping to build 20-storey rental housing tower in downtown Kelowna

The building would create ‘urgently needed’ new affordable rental housing units downtown

A rendering of BC Housing’s proposed 20-storey rental development at 1451 and 1469 Bertram Street in downtown Kelowna. (Contributed)
A concept rendering of the proposed three-tower development at the corner of Leon Avenue and Water Street. (Contributed)

‘Gentrification’ not the answer: Mega-condo won’t fix social issues, says Kelowna councillor

Letters of support for a three-tower downtown development cited issues with homeless population in the area

A concept rendering of the proposed three-tower development at the corner of Leon Avenue and Water Street. (Contributed)
Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file

Kelowna International Airport saw 64% decrease in passenger numbers in 2020

The airport said these numbers haven’t been seen since 1997

Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file
2302 Abbott Street. (Google Maps)

Kelowna buys waterfront land near Strathcona Park for $5M

The property previously belonged to local philanthropist Wally Lightbody

2302 Abbott Street. (Google Maps)
A rendering of the proposed development, called 2020, adjacent to other currently underway projects in the area. (Contributed)

Proposed 46-storey tower dubbed ‘2020’ would be Kelowna’s tallest building

The building was proposed two days after council approved a 42-storey tower on Leon Avenue

A rendering of the proposed development, called 2020, adjacent to other currently underway projects in the area. (Contributed)
A concept rendering of the proposed three-tower development at the corner of Leon Avenue and Water Street. (Contributed)

Kelowna’s next tallest building receives hesitant approval from council

‘I’m afraid that because we’re so fed up, we’re just accepting something that is not in our best interest’ - Coun. Charlie Hodge

A concept rendering of the proposed three-tower development at the corner of Leon Avenue and Water Street. (Contributed)
A concept rendering of the proposed Costco at the corner of Baron, Leckie and Springfield roads. (WSP Global)

Kelowna council approves rezoning for contentious Costco relocation

Despite feedback from residents, council gave Costco the green light on Tuesday evening

A concept rendering of the proposed Costco at the corner of Baron, Leckie and Springfield roads. (WSP Global)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna implements revised public hearing protocols

Health orders continue to ban in-person gatherings, so the city has made some procedural changes

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Affordable housing, active transportation among Kelowna’s key 2021 projects

The city’s 2021 Action Plan outlines more than 120 projects

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)