Summer

Kelowna Made

Kelowna Made: one-day festival to take over City Park

Beginning as a one-day event, plans to extend in the future

 

Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of summer fun

There are plenty of summertime activites to enjoy during the last weeks of August

 

Kelowna Dachshund Club

Kelowna wieners know how to keep cool, they jump in the pool

On July 24 the Kelowna Dauschund Group gathered for a pool paw-ty

 

Most British Columbians choose to leave their air conditioning on for their pets when they are away from home on hot days, BC Hydro found in a June 2022 survey. (CNW Group/Canadian Animal Health Institute)

British Columbians willing to pay the price to keep their pets cool, says BC Hydro

75% leave air conditioning on for furry friends even when not home, survey finds

Most British Columbians choose to leave their air conditioning on for their pets when they are away from home on hot days, BC Hydro found in a June 2022 survey. (CNW Group/Canadian Animal Health Institute)
A fatal crash occurred Sunday afternoon in the 31900 block of Maclure Road in Abbotsford while police were in pursuit of the occupants of a stolen vehicle that was believed to be connected to a double homicide near Summerland. (Facebook photo)

2 dead in Abbotsford crash connected to Summerland bodies in burned car: RCMP

The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO BC) is now investigating

A fatal crash occurred Sunday afternoon in the 31900 block of Maclure Road in Abbotsford while police were in pursuit of the occupants of a stolen vehicle that was believed to be connected to a double homicide near Summerland. (Facebook photo)
Cover up to avoid a burn this weekend (File Photo)

Don’t get burned: Sunny skies across the Okanagan this weekend

The UV index will be ‘very high’ this July 17 and 17

Cover up to avoid a burn this weekend (File Photo)
Music in the Park returns to West Kelowna for another summer of free concerts. (Photo/City of West Kelowna)

Music in the Park returns in West Kelowna

Concerts will run every Friday evening from Jul. 15 to Sept. 2 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Music in the Park returns to West Kelowna for another summer of free concerts. (Photo/City of West Kelowna)
Enjoy the dog days of summer in the Okanagan (File)

Dog ambassadors are paw-trolling the Central Okanagan

Regional District of Central Okanagan Dog Ambassadors are out to keep people safe and educated

Enjoy the dog days of summer in the Okanagan (File)
Boyd Autobody franchise owner Methal Abougoush has decided to retire. (Photo/Black Press Media)

Kelowna Father’s Day car show fixture set to retire

‘It has been an honour to serve this great community over the years’

Boyd Autobody franchise owner Methal Abougoush has decided to retire. (Photo/Black Press Media)
City of Kelowna crews setting up Bernard for pedestrians. (Brittany Webster/ Black Press Media)

Bernard Avenue in Kelowna prepares for pedestrians

Bernard Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic from St. Paul Street to Okanagan Lake

City of Kelowna crews setting up Bernard for pedestrians. (Brittany Webster/ Black Press Media)
Seven pianos are located around Kelowna (Pianos in Parks/Facebook)

Serenade your summer sweetheart with pianos placed around Kelowna

Festival Kelowna has placed seven decorated pianos around Kelowna for everyone to play

Seven pianos are located around Kelowna (Pianos in Parks/Facebook)
(Photo - @kelownafalcons/Twitter)

Kelowna Falcons, Mayor Basran vying for new B.C. Cup

The WCL season starts on Friday, June 3

(Photo - @kelownafalcons/Twitter)
Kelowna's three water parks will be open until the Labour Day Weekend. (Photo/City of Kelowna)

Splashing, summer fun set for Saturday in Kelowna

The city’s three splash parks are opening for the season.

Kelowna's three water parks will be open until the Labour Day Weekend. (Photo/City of Kelowna)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham)

Pickleball returns to Kelowna Curling Club

The club is scheduled to host trade shows as well this summer

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham)
The “Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man” with his truck and the corn he sells for $1 a cob (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)

Who is Penticton’s Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man?

The Corn Man has been selling Chilliwack corn in the Okanagan for almost 10 years

The “Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man” with his truck and the corn he sells for $1 a cob (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)
The Scavenger hunt will include prizes from local businesses (Elevation Outdoors)

The Great Kelowna Scavenger Hunt returns for its second year

The event will take place downtown Kelowna on August 14

The Scavenger hunt will include prizes from local businesses (Elevation Outdoors)
The stoke was high at this summer’s first skate camp. (Photo: Madelaine Duff)

Kids taught life lessons at Revelstoke skate camp

The sold-out skate camp came to an end on Friday

The stoke was high at this summer’s first skate camp. (Photo: Madelaine Duff)
Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

‘Heat is just relentless’: Meteorologist warns of hot, dry summer ahead for B.C.

Environment Canada isn’t expecting any significant rain until the second half of August

Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
A family enjoys their ice cream in the heat in downtown Kelowna on Monday, July 27. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)

Weather alert lifted, but heat still on for Okanagan-Shuswap: Environment Canada

Environment Canada meteorologist says we’re not quite out of the woods yet

A family enjoys their ice cream in the heat in downtown Kelowna on Monday, July 27. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)
A water advisory has been posted for Okanagan Beach between the SS Sicamous and the Peach following a test conducted on June 29, 2021 that identified higher than normal levels of bacteria. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Excessive levels of E. coli at Penticton’s Okanagan Beach prompts warning

Five times the acceptable amount of E. coli was found in the water at Okanagan Beach

A water advisory has been posted for Okanagan Beach between the SS Sicamous and the Peach following a test conducted on June 29, 2021 that identified higher than normal levels of bacteria. (Jesse Day - Western News)
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