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Damage to Mission Creek Greenway during flooding in June 2022. (Photo/RDCO)

Kelowna’s Mission Creek Greenway needs $150k in emergency repairs

On June 14, several areas of the greenway were damaged by significant rainfall

 

Chelsea Cardno went missing on June 14, 2022 while out walking her dog JJ (Photo - @chelscardno/Instagram)

Update: Messages of support and sympathy for the family of Chelsea Cardno

‘It is with very heavy hearts that we have to announce that we have found our sweet Chelsea’

 

Kelowna RCMP vehicle in the vicinity of where a body was found in a flooded field. (Photo/Jake Courtepatte)

Body found in flooded field near Mission Creek: Kelowna RCMP

A body was discovered in a flooded field in the 3600 block of Berard Road this afternoon

 

Kelowna council is getting an update on the Mission Creek Restoration Initiative. (Photo contributed)

Managing Mission Creek for the future

Ongoing restoration plan seeks to restore natural functions to the lower reaches of the creek

Kelowna council is getting an update on the Mission Creek Restoration Initiative. (Photo contributed)
Bridge over Mission Creek at KLO and Spiers roads. (Photo/Jacqueline Gelineau)

Update: Emergency Operations Centre activated as isolated flooding seen in Kelowna

KLO Creek is closed and parts of Mission Creek Greenway are closed

Bridge over Mission Creek at KLO and Spiers roads. (Photo/Jacqueline Gelineau)
The Canadian National Youth Darts Championship was held from May 19 to 23 in Toronto. Submitted photo.

Mission teenager crowned Canada’s top young darts player

Samantha Ponak, 17, wins singles in Canadian National Youth Darts Championship in Toronto

The Canadian National Youth Darts Championship was held from May 19 to 23 in Toronto. Submitted photo.
Numerous convicted or credibly accused pedophiles are former students of the Seminary of Christ the King, according to the plaintiffs. Google Street View image.

3rd former seminary student alleges sexual abuse at B.C. priest school in 1970s

Andrew Ehman claims senior monk ‘discreetly’ observed abuse occur in boys’ shower, did not intervene

Numerous convicted or credibly accused pedophiles are former students of the Seminary of Christ the King, according to the plaintiffs. Google Street View image.
The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission also started the separate process of reviewing federal electoral boundaries. (Black Press Media photo)

Kelowna residents may be voting in new ridings next provincial election

Kelowna’s three Liberal MLAs proposed redrawing ridings and a fourth MLA earlier this year.

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission also started the separate process of reviewing federal electoral boundaries. (Black Press Media photo)
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Conceptual rendering of townhomes proposed for 4760 Lakeshore Rd. (Rootstock Architecture)

16-unit townhome development proposed in Kelowna’s Mission neighbourhood

Development is planned for 4760 Lakeshore at the intersection of Barnaby and Chute Lake roads.

Conceptual rendering of townhomes proposed for 4760 Lakeshore Rd. (Rootstock Architecture)
Mission’s Seminary of Christ the King – the last remaining youth seminary in Canada – is currently the subject to two civil suits from former students claiming they were sexually abused as teenagers. Google Maps image.

B.C. sex-abuse lawsuit seeks Catholic records; Pope’s ambassador seeks diplomatic immunity

Foreign Affairs Canada asserts the office of Apostolic Nunciature has immunity from discovery

Mission’s Seminary of Christ the King – the last remaining youth seminary in Canada – is currently the subject to two civil suits from former students claiming they were sexually abused as teenagers. Google Maps image.
LEFT: Glenn Wells’ grandmother May Simmons with a man suspected to be Harry Mahler’s biological father. RIGHT: A photo of the man with a baby girl suspected to be Wells’ mother, Violet. Photos courtesy of Courtney Mahler.

B.C. man and mom to reunite with long-lost family following DNA results

Glenn Wells’ mother has not seen her half-brother in over 60 years

LEFT: Glenn Wells’ grandmother May Simmons with a man suspected to be Harry Mahler’s biological father. RIGHT: A photo of the man with a baby girl suspected to be Wells’ mother, Violet. Photos courtesy of Courtney Mahler.
Smoke rises from Kharkiv apartment buildings following a Russian missile bombardment. The image is of an area near the family's apartment building, taken by a friend of Straner's father. Submitted photo.

B.C. woman’s childhood home becomes deathtrap for family stuck in besieged Kharkiv

Olena Straner’s family cannot leave 15th floor of exposed Soviet style apartment building

Smoke rises from Kharkiv apartment buildings following a Russian missile bombardment. The image is of an area near the family's apartment building, taken by a friend of Straner's father. Submitted photo.
Traffic backed up into Agassiz this week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. As of Saturday morning, traffic is single-lane alternating east and west of Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)

UPDATE: Hwy 7 closured canceled, controlled travel resumes

Update: 1:57 p.m. The Observer has confirmed with with the Ministry of…

Traffic backed up into Agassiz this week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. As of Saturday morning, traffic is single-lane alternating east and west of Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The explosion is being investigated by the Mission RCMP’s serious crime unit and forensic teams and the Lower Mainland RCMP’s explosive disposal unit. Police say it’s too early to say if the restaurant was targeted. Patrick Penner photo.

Mission RCMP’s serious crime unit investigating early-morning explosion at restaurant

SCU working with RCMP’s explosive disposal unit; vehicle set on fire in Matsqui shortly after blast

The explosion is being investigated by the Mission RCMP’s serious crime unit and forensic teams and the Lower Mainland RCMP’s explosive disposal unit. Police say it’s too early to say if the restaurant was targeted. Patrick Penner photo.
A 1958 photo of Father Falhman’s funeral procession at the Oblates of Mary Immaculate Cemetery at St. Mary’s Residential School. The graves on the hill left-hand side of the photo are now covered by row of blackberry bushes. Mission Community Archives photo.

Stó:lō Nation set out plan for 3-year project to find unmarked graves at Fraser Valley residential schools

$3 million, 200 hours in archives, radar at 9 locations – starting with St. Mary’s

A 1958 photo of Father Falhman’s funeral procession at the Oblates of Mary Immaculate Cemetery at St. Mary’s Residential School. The graves on the hill left-hand side of the photo are now covered by row of blackberry bushes. Mission Community Archives photo.
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Explosion reported at Diamond Head Motor Inn in Mission

Mission firefighters, RCMP and BC ambulance services on scene

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B.C. teacher walks off 125 pounds in weight-loss journey to inspire students

Myke Koe TikTok’s walk-a-thons across Lower Mainland

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Mission school district shutting its doors Monday due to heat wave

Mission’s Superintendent Angus Wilson says many elementary schools lack air conditioning

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The music video for Isaiah Faber’s (Powfu) “death bed (coffee for your head) ft. beabadoobee” was filmed mostly at Abbotsford Mill Lake Park. The song has over 1 billion views on Spotify and the video has over 362 million views on Youtube. Screenshot from Youtube music video.

B.C. artist sees 1B Spotify plays with ‘Coffee for Your Head’, joins ranks of Drake, The Weeknd

Powfu’s ‘death bed (coffee for your head) ft. beabadoobee’ smashes past ‘Call Me Maybe’ Spotify plays

The music video for Isaiah Faber’s (Powfu) “death bed (coffee for your head) ft. beabadoobee” was filmed mostly at Abbotsford Mill Lake Park. The song has over 1 billion views on Spotify and the video has over 362 million views on Youtube. Screenshot from Youtube music video.