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People’s Party of Canada leader Maxine Bernier prior to fundraising dinner held Friday night in Kelowna. (Barry Gerding/Black Press)

PPC leader wants to appeal to voters’ intelligence

Maxine Bernier says his right-wing populist political movement differs from that of U.S. President Donald Trump and other similar European leaders

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxine Bernier prior to fundraising dinner held Friday night in Kelowna. (Barry Gerding/Black Press)
Mazu founder and CEO Janice Taylor went public last month with complaints about how SIDIT’s loan policies jeopardized the future of her company, a complaint shared by other SIDIT loan recipients. (Barry Gerding - Black Press)

SIDIT complaints review nearing completion

MLA hopes government review of controversy surrounding Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust completed within next 30 days

Mazu founder and CEO Janice Taylor went public last month with complaints about how SIDIT’s loan policies jeopardized the future of her company, a complaint shared by other SIDIT loan recipients. (Barry Gerding - Black Press)
Access to the public trail off Kloppenberg Court in Kelowna is blocked off, illustrating the fears of a potential landslide due to nearby slope erosion. (Barry Gerding - Black Press)

Kelowna subdivision slope erosion fuels landslide fears

City says up to $1.2 million in slope remedial work is required this spring

Access to the public trail off Kloppenberg Court in Kelowna is blocked off, illustrating the fears of a potential landslide due to nearby slope erosion. (Barry Gerding - Black Press)
Flames arising from the Lake Country’s Nighthawk wildfire in 2017. (Capital News file photo)

Okanagan hopes $111M in B.C. wildfire cash will extinguish fires this summer

Unknown yet how much of funding targeted for the Okanagan

Flames arising from the Lake Country’s Nighthawk wildfire in 2017. (Capital News file photo)
Kelowna campus of Okanagan College. Photo: Contributed

OC adopts 2% domestic student tuition hike starting 2019 fall semester

Increase called for to address projected 2019-20 budget shortfall

Kelowna campus of Okanagan College. Photo: Contributed
Chief executive officer Janice Taylor with some of her staff who work for her Mazu website tech company. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

Okanagan tech company Mazu jeopardized by stalled funding, says owner

Mazu staff face missing second paycheque in January

Chief executive officer Janice Taylor with some of her staff who work for her Mazu website tech company. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

Thompson Okanagan potential hot spot for lung-cancer-causing gas

Kelowna public forum addresses excessive radon radiation exposure dangers

Part of the DD Express courier vehicle fleet on the road in Kamloops. Photo: DD Express

New courier company rises out of Greyhound shutdown

Former Greyhound delivery agents start new Okanagan-Thompson region business

Part of the DD Express courier vehicle fleet on the road in Kamloops. Photo: DD Express
Dementia journey the long good-bye

Dementia journey the long good-bye

More than 70,000 people in B.C. have been diagnosed with dementia

Dementia journey the long good-bye
A drawing from the Nk’Mip children’s art exhibit opening Jan. 19 at Kelowna Art Gallery and the Okanagan Heritage Museum. Photo: contributed

Collaborative Kelowna effort to showcase historic Indigenous children’s art

Shared Nk’Mip children’s art exhibition hosted by Kelowna Art Gallery and Okanagan Heritage Museum

A drawing from the Nk’Mip children’s art exhibit opening Jan. 19 at Kelowna Art Gallery and the Okanagan Heritage Museum. Photo: contributed
Inside the Foundry Kelowna centre located on Kirschner Road. Photo: Capital News file

Foundry Kelowna looking to go mobile

Youth health centre looks to expand access to services across Central Okanagan

Inside the Foundry Kelowna centre located on Kirschner Road. Photo: Capital News file
Although dementia mainly affects older people, it is not a normal part of ageing. Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and may contribute to 60 to 70 per cent of cases. Photo: Contributed

Column: Difficulty of dealing with dementia

Dementia journey a mix of humour and sadness.

Although dementia mainly affects older people, it is not a normal part of ageing. Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and may contribute to 60 to 70 per cent of cases. Photo: Contributed
Property assessment increases for Penticton, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Vernon residential property owners fell within the 6-8 per cent range. Photo: Contributed

Okanagan region property assessments continue to rise

Biggest increases for Okanagan region from 2018 to 2019 reported in Summerland, Keremeos

Property assessment increases for Penticton, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Vernon residential property owners fell within the 6-8 per cent range. Photo: Contributed
Safeguarding youth from Internet addiction

Safeguarding youth from Internet addiction

Kelowna website founder invited to global conference on children’s social media exposure rights

Safeguarding youth from Internet addiction
Retailers feel impact of generous return policies

Retailers feel impact of generous return policies

Technology data tracking can clamp down on fraudulent abuse

Retailers feel impact of generous return policies
Photo: Contributed                                Nhi Dao, a Grade 12 student at Mount Boucherie Secondary, is a finalist for the largest student service based scholarship offered in Canada.

West Kelowna student finalist for $100,000 scholarship

Nhi Dao, Grade 12 Mouch Boucherie Secondary student, cited for her community service

Photo: Contributed                                Nhi Dao, a Grade 12 student at Mount Boucherie Secondary, is a finalist for the largest student service based scholarship offered in Canada.
St. Andrews church parish volunteers help package items for people trying to move on from transitional housing to permanent residence. Photo: Contributed

Kelowna church helping people change their lives

Programs exemplify community service ideals of St. Andrews Anglican Parish congregation

St. Andrews church parish volunteers help package items for people trying to move on from transitional housing to permanent residence. Photo: Contributed
Rita Wiens and her daughter Sharon Campbell, an occupational therapist with Interior Health, standing next to a physiotherapy exercise device at Kelowna General Hospital. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

In depth: Simple falls causing serious injuries to people over 65

Kelowna’s high population of seniors puts it in the spotlight for how it deals with seniors’ issues

Rita Wiens and her daughter Sharon Campbell, an occupational therapist with Interior Health, standing next to a physiotherapy exercise device at Kelowna General Hospital. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Investigation justifies shooting of homeless man by B.C. RCMP officer

Investigation justifies shooting of homeless man by B.C. RCMP officer

Incident won’t be referred to Crown counsel for consideration of charges

Investigation justifies shooting of homeless man by B.C. RCMP officer
Interior Health adapting to legalized cannabis

Interior Health adapting to legalized cannabis

Creating new challenges for IH staff, public health care facilities

Interior Health adapting to legalized cannabis