Aaron Hemens

Conservative MP 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

Kelowna-Lake Country Conservative candidate Tracy Gray discloses COVID-19 vaccine status

A week after her vaccination status was called into question, Gray revealed she has been vaccinated

Conservative MP 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
A helicopter surveys the Mount Law wildfire, just above Preston Road and Glonrosa Road in West Kelowna on Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Mount Law wildfire burning near West Kelowna being held, all evac alerts lifted

The human-caused fire began on Aug. 15 and is currently measured at 976 hectares

A helicopter surveys the Mount Law wildfire, just above Preston Road and Glonrosa Road in West Kelowna on Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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‘A slap in the face’: Central Okanagan Search and Rescue without gear after trailer theft

An oxygen tank and trauma pack are just some of the many items stolen

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Morning Start: A baby born 131 days premature was given a 0% chance of survival

Your morning start for Friday, Sept. 3, 2021

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West Kelowna man wanted on outstanding warrants arrested for second time

Michael Collins had been arrested for charges related to driving while prohibited and flight from police

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Central Okanagan sees 2nd straight week of decline in weekly COVID-19 cases

72 per cent of residents in the Central Okanagan have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine

(BC Centre for Disease Control)
The Mount Law wildfire pictured from Preston Road and Glenrosa Road in West Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Cooler conditions assist with containment of Mount Law wildfire near West Kelowna

While the fire’s threat has eased, some areas remain uncontained

The Mount Law wildfire pictured from Preston Road and Glenrosa Road in West Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna General Hospital nurses stand outside the hospital with locked arms in opposition of a more than 1000-person protest against provincial COVID-19 health mandates on Wednesday, Sept. 1. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Vax card protesters take over streets near Kelowna General Hospital

Around 1,000 people have gathered in opposition of B.C.’s recently announced vaccine card program

Kelowna General Hospital nurses stand outside the hospital with locked arms in opposition of a more than 1000-person protest against provincial COVID-19 health mandates on Wednesday, Sept. 1. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Hundreds of people gathered at Kelowna’s Kerry Park on Aug. 31 for an event that honoured the families and those lives lost to illicit drug overdoses. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather in Kelowna for International Overdose Awareness Day

The event honoured the families and those lives lost to illicit drug overdoses

Hundreds of people gathered at Kelowna’s Kerry Park on Aug. 31 for an event that honoured the families and those lives lost to illicit drug overdoses. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Morning Start: The world’s oldest man lived to 113 years old

Your morning start for Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021

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A helicopter surveys the Mount Law wildfire, just above Preston Road and Glenrosa Road in West Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

‘Good progress’ being made against Mount Law wildfire burning near West Kelowna

Cooler temperatures and rain are assisting crews as they work towards containing the blaze

A helicopter surveys the Mount Law wildfire, just above Preston Road and Glenrosa Road in West Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
(SilverStar Mountain Resort)

Light flurries descend upon parts of the Okanagan

Light flurries swept through the Okanagan connector between 6 a.m. and 8:20 a.m.

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UPDATE: Calgary woman reported missing in West Kelowna located

West Kelowna RCMP have confirmed that Julianne Veltikold has been found

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Vernon residents cheer on firefighters as they return to camp from the White Rock Lake fire. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

‘Positive progress’ being made on all flanks of White Rock Lake wildfire

60 Canadian Armed Forces personnel were been deployed on Saturday, an additional 60 coming Sunday

Vernon residents cheer on firefighters as they return to camp from the White Rock Lake fire. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Highway 97 at Highway 97C junction, about 5 km south of Westbank, looking south. (DriveBC)

3-vehicle collision involving 5-ton truck stalls traffic both ways on Highway 97

The crash occurred around noon near the interchange between Highway 97 and Highway 97C

Highway 97 at Highway 97C junction, about 5 km south of Westbank, looking south. (DriveBC)
A helicopter surverys the Mount Law wildfire, just above Preston Road and Glonrosa Road in West Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Firefighters from Mexico assisting with Mount Law wildfire near West Kelowna

Skimmer aircraft are also planning on conducting a practice water drop on the blaze on Saturday

A helicopter surverys the Mount Law wildfire, just above Preston Road and Glonrosa Road in West Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
28-year-old Prab Kohar, who was critically injured in a fatal car crash in Kelowna in July, died from her injuries on Aug. 18. (Prab’s Road To Recovery/GoFundMe.com)

Kelowna woman injured in fatal car crash dies from injuries

28-year-old Prab Kohar died surrounded by family on Aug. 18

28-year-old Prab Kohar, who was critically injured in a fatal car crash in Kelowna in July, died from her injuries on Aug. 18. (Prab’s Road To Recovery/GoFundMe.com)
Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Proof of COVID-19 vaccine required to enter Kelowna’s Prospera Place

Starting Sept. 17, all guests, staff and employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination

Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Spring Valley Seniors Community long-term care home. (Google)

Another COVID-19 outbreak declared at Kelowna long-term care centre

There are now seven outbreaks at Central Okanagan long-term care facilities

Spring Valley Seniors Community long-term care home. (Google)