City of West Kelowna

West Kelowna, pictured in October 2020. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)

Majority of Westside growth expected to happen in Westbank First Nation

Over the next 20 years, the majority of growth on the Westside will happen on WFN land

 

(Phil McLachlan - West K News)

Short-term rentals could be allowed in West Kelowna by the summer

Residents largely happy with city’s proposed regulations, according to survey

 

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

 

(City of West Kelowna)

Council voices approval of large West Kelowna housing development

The Goat’s Peak Housing Development takes large step forward toward approval

(City of West Kelowna)
(Contributed - City of West Kelowna)

City of West Kelowna to consider endorsing Smith Creek project

Smith Creek neighbourhood plan proposes 900+ housing development on 154 hectares

(Contributed - City of West Kelowna)
A render of the proposed lighthouse at Goats Peak Winery. (Contributed)

Proposed 115-foot lighthouse at West Kelowna winery turning heads

If approved, this would serve as West Kelowna’s tallest building

A render of the proposed lighthouse at Goats Peak Winery. (Contributed)
Old Ferry Wharf Road. Google Maps.

UPDATE: Old Ferry Wharf Road reopens

The leak was first reported about 11:35 a.m., Friday

Old Ferry Wharf Road. Google Maps.
Peachland council is continuing to advocate for a bypass route as long-term solution to Highway 97 upgrade. (Contributed)

Peachland council divided over bypass delay response

Mayor Cindy Fortin and Coun. Keith Fielding clash over letter

Peachland council is continuing to advocate for a bypass route as long-term solution to Highway 97 upgrade. (Contributed)
Upgraded access for historic Peachland schoolhouse

Upgraded access for historic Peachland schoolhouse

The $350,000 project undertaken by Peachland Historic School Accessible Plaza Society

Upgraded access for historic Peachland schoolhouse
B.C.’s thriving mosquito population not a health hazard: Entomologist

B.C.’s thriving mosquito population not a health hazard: Entomologist

Minimal standing water can be prime breeding grounds for annoying insects

B.C.’s thriving mosquito population not a health hazard: Entomologist
Kelowna Transit. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Central Okanagan residents invited to give input on regional transport plan

The plan will help Central Okanagan governments work together to connect people and places across the region

Kelowna Transit. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
West Kelowna church expansion a no-go

West Kelowna church expansion a no-go

The developer pulled the application to expand Evangel Baptist Church

West Kelowna church expansion a no-go
The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)                                The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)

Supportive housing angers Super 8 Motel neighbours in West Kelowna

Residents of the area have started a petition to have the occupants of the hotel relocated elsewhere

The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)                                The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)
Public washrooms are now open in West Kelowna. (City of West Kelowna)

West Kelowna leading the way in safe reopening

Staff said the city’s protocols are being used by other municipalities

Public washrooms are now open in West Kelowna. (City of West Kelowna)
Several western painted turtles have been crushed as they cross Westlake Road. (Photo courtesy of Paige Erickson-McGee)

City of West Kelowna to install trail cams to monitor turtle crossing at Westlake Road

2020 has seen an increase in turtle mortality in the area

Several western painted turtles have been crushed as they cross Westlake Road. (Photo courtesy of Paige Erickson-McGee)
Residents can now consume water as normal (Black Press file photo)

Boil water notice reissued for Sunnyside/Pritchard system

City of West Kelowna staff said the rain from the weekend increased turbidity in the lake

Residents can now consume water as normal (Black Press file photo)
City of West Kelowna asking residents to participate in community visioning

City of West Kelowna asking residents to participate in community visioning

The project, titled #OURWK, will help shape the city’s future

City of West Kelowna asking residents to participate in community visioning
West Kelowna fire crews rescued a girl who fell into Powers Creek on June 13. (West Kelowna Fire Rescue)

West Kelowna Fire rescue individual from Powers Creek

The incident occurred on June 13 during heavy rains in the area

West Kelowna fire crews rescued a girl who fell into Powers Creek on June 13. (West Kelowna Fire Rescue)
West Kelowna indoor pools not opening for the summer

West Kelowna indoor pools not opening for the summer

Physical distancing requirements are difficult to meet in indoor aquatic centres

West Kelowna indoor pools not opening for the summer
West Kelowna City Hall—Image credit: City of West Kelowna

City of West Kelowna approves applications for wineries, restaurants to expand service areas

The service area expansion is so establishments can meet the provincial requirement on physical distancing

West Kelowna City Hall—Image credit: City of West Kelowna