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Kelowna educators and staff discuss the importance of LGBTQ2S+ representation

SD23 staff and educators are advocating for more representation for queer and trans students

 

Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal MLA Norm Letnick. (File photo)

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick open to considering a mayoral run

Letnick previously served as a city councillor in Kelowna from 2005 to 2008

 

Data from the BC Centre for Disease Control shows 223 cases of COVID-19 were identified in the Central Okanagan between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2. (BCCDC)

Weekly COVID-19 cases fall again in the Central Okanagan

The region saw 223 cases between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2

 

A nurse prepares a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Kelowna on March 16, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

First dose vax rate nears 90% for some Central Okanagan neighbourhoods

Almost 80 per cent of eligible Central Okanagan residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

A nurse prepares a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Kelowna on March 16, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
The Okanagan Lake Dam pictured in 2019. (Okanagan WaterWise/Facebook)

Okanagan Lake Dam called ‘inadequate’ for flood mitigation

Climate change is driving the changes in lake levels, the Okanagan Basin Water Board said

The Okanagan Lake Dam pictured in 2019. (Okanagan WaterWise/Facebook)
B.C. students between kindergarten and Grade 3 will be required to wear a mask in class as of Oct. 4, joining their older peers. (Shutterstock)

Central Okanagan school officials on board with K-3 mask mandate

As of Monday, students between kindergarten and Grade 3 will be required to wear a mask at school

B.C. students between kindergarten and Grade 3 will be required to wear a mask in class as of Oct. 4, joining their older peers. (Shutterstock)
Nine public schools and two private schools in the Central Okanagan region have reported potential COVID-19 exposures. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

11 Central Okanagan schools report potential COVID-19 exposures

School exposures are posted when a school staff member or student tests positive COVID-19

Nine public schools and two private schools in the Central Okanagan region have reported potential COVID-19 exposures. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna RCMP, COSAR, Vernon Search and Rescue and BC Emergency Health Services responded to the area and located a single-vehicle collision of an ATV with two occupants. One of the occupants, a 52-years-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene. (Contributed)

Kelowna RCMP and BC Coroners Service investigate fatal ATV collision in Lake Country

The incident happened at approximately 3 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25

Kelowna RCMP, COSAR, Vernon Search and Rescue and BC Emergency Health Services responded to the area and located a single-vehicle collision of an ATV with two occupants. One of the occupants, a 52-years-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene. (Contributed)
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UPDATE: Highway 97 in Lake Country now open following serious collision

The highway was closed for more than an hour after the three-vehicle crash

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Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)

Central Okanagan fire ban lifted

Campfires are allowed across the region, except for Kelowna where they’re never permitted

Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)
(Left to right) Brian Rogers (People’s Party), Cade Desjarlais (NDP), Imre Szeman (Green), Tim Krupa (Liberal) and Tracy Gray (Conservative) will be seeking to represent Kelowna-Lake Country in Ottawa this fall. (Contributed)
(Left to right) Brian Rogers (People’s Party), Cade Desjarlais (NDP), Imre Szeman (Green), Tim Krupa (Liberal) and Tracy Gray (Conservative) will be seeking to represent Kelowna-Lake Country in Ottawa this fall. (Contributed)
Cade Desjarlais is the NDP candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country. (Cade Desjarlais/Facebook photo)

Election 2021: Cade Desjarlais — NDP candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country

Cade Desjarlais is a political science student at UBC Okanagan

Cade Desjarlais is the NDP candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country. (Cade Desjarlais/Facebook photo)
Imre Szeman is currently a 
professor at the University of Waterloo and will be campaigning while teaching online classes in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Election 2021: Imre Szeman— Green candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country

Imre Szeman is a professor at the University of Waterloo

Imre Szeman is currently a 
professor at the University of Waterloo and will be campaigning while teaching online classes in Kelowna. (Contributed)
Tim Krupa has previously worked for the Prime Minister’s Office from 2014 to 2017. He has also worked for CPP Investments and has both a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy from Oxford University. (Contributed)

Election 2021: Tim Krupa – Liberal candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country

Tim Krupa previously worked for the Prime Minister from 2014 to 2017 and at CPP Investments

Tim Krupa has previously worked for the Prime Minister’s Office from 2014 to 2017. He has also worked for CPP Investments and has both a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy from Oxford University. (Contributed)
Conservative Tracy Gray rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Election 2021: Tracy Gray — Conservative candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country

Tracy Gray is the incumbent Conservative candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country

Conservative Tracy Gray rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Brian Rogers is the Kelowna-Lake Country candidate for the People's Party of Canada. (Contributed)

Election 2021: Brian Rogers — PPC candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country

Brian Rogers is an electrician who has lived in the Kelowna area most of his life

Brian Rogers is the Kelowna-Lake Country candidate for the People's Party of Canada. (Contributed)
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Watch out for bears in parks: Regional District of Central Okanagan

With the fall season comes ripening fruit, which can attract bears to parks

(Regional District of Central Okanagan/Contributed)
The climate debate was organized by GreenPac and Green Okanagan, non-partisan organizations advocating for better climate policies from politicians. The debate is part of the 100 Debates For The Environment series hosted every election year. (Screenshot)

Kelowna-Lake Country candidates spar over climate, environment

The climate debate was organized by advocacy organizations GreenPac and Green Okanagan

The climate debate was organized by GreenPac and Green Okanagan, non-partisan organizations advocating for better climate policies from politicians. The debate is part of the 100 Debates For The Environment series hosted every election year. (Screenshot)
Concept art of what the vaccine card will look like. (B.C. government)

Central Okanagan sees uptick in jab rates after vax card announcement

The upcoming vaccine card mandate seems to have increased vaccination rates in the region

Concept art of what the vaccine card will look like. (B.C. government)
A school zone sign outside of Springvalley Middle and Elementary Schools in Kelowna. Drivers are asked to obey the speed limit when driving in the area during school hours. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna RCMP reminds motorists to pay attention to school zones

School zones will be in effect every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a posted speed limit of 30 km/h.

A school zone sign outside of Springvalley Middle and Elementary Schools in Kelowna. Drivers are asked to obey the speed limit when driving in the area during school hours. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)