Mackenzie Britton

(Photo: Jeremy Mills Facebook)

Update: Father calls for better drug recognition after 8-year-old overdoses at Okanagan school

The young child ingested an unknown substance Wednesday at a Kelowna school

(Photo: Jeremy Mills Facebook)
‘A real shame’: Okanagan MLA says factors behind Tolko mill closing should have been caught

‘A real shame’: Okanagan MLA says factors behind Tolko mill closing should have been caught

Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson said the industry is in bad shape across the province

‘A real shame’: Okanagan MLA says factors behind Tolko mill closing should have been caught
Archers take aim during competition at the 55+ BC Games in Kelowna. Bob O’Brien (left) from Nanaimo is at his third 55+ Games this year. (Mackenzie Britton - Capital News)

Archery pulls in exciting competition at 55+ BC Games

The archery champions will be presented Saturday in Kelowna

Archers take aim during competition at the 55+ BC Games in Kelowna. Bob O’Brien (left) from Nanaimo is at his third 55+ Games this year. (Mackenzie Britton - Capital News)
A mobile home in Lake Country went up in flames on Wednesday night, Sept. 4, 2019. (Sean Thomas with Five by 5 media/courtesy to Kelowna Capital News)                                A mobile home in Lake Country went up in flames on Wednesday night, Sept. 4, 2019. (Sean Thomas with Five by 5 media/courtesy to Kelowna Capital News)

Support rolling in for Lake Country couple who lost RV in suspicious fire

A GoFundMe has been started for Bob and Tracey Whyte

A mobile home in Lake Country went up in flames on Wednesday night, Sept. 4, 2019. (Sean Thomas with Five by 5 media/courtesy to Kelowna Capital News)                                A mobile home in Lake Country went up in flames on Wednesday night, Sept. 4, 2019. (Sean Thomas with Five by 5 media/courtesy to Kelowna Capital News)
This year’s apple crop is beginning to be showcased on orchard trees across the Okanagan Valley. (Contributed)

It’s crunch time for Okanagan apple farmers

Bella Rosa Orchards’ apple season is at its peak

This year’s apple crop is beginning to be showcased on orchard trees across the Okanagan Valley. (Contributed)
Skeet shooters aim and fire during the 2019 Okanagan Open Skeet Tournament in May. (Photo - Central Okanagan Shotgun Sports Club)

Ready, aim, fire: Top-ranked skeet shooters coming to Okanagan for championships

The Central Okanagan Shotgun Sports Club will host the Western Championships in 2020

Skeet shooters aim and fire during the 2019 Okanagan Open Skeet Tournament in May. (Photo - Central Okanagan Shotgun Sports Club)
Kelowna father pleads guilty to triple murder of daughters, wife

Kelowna father pleads guilty to triple murder of daughters, wife

Jacob Forman pleaded guilty before a judge in a provincial courtroom in Kelowna Thursday

Kelowna father pleads guilty to triple murder of daughters, wife
Jacob Forman with family prior to Dec. 2017 (Advocate file photo).

Accused murderer of wife, two daughters in Kelowna pleads not guilty

Jacob Forman appeared in B.C. Supreme Court in Kelowna Tuesday

Jacob Forman with family prior to Dec. 2017 (Advocate file photo).
The Okanagan Sun’s Lawrenzo Dissee is tackled by Vancouver Island Raiders defenders in a 37-13 loss on Aug. 24. (Greg Sakaki - Black Press Media)

Bye week ahead, Okanagan Sun look to recover from two straight losses

The Sun lost 37-13 to the VI Raiders Saturday

The Okanagan Sun’s Lawrenzo Dissee is tackled by Vancouver Island Raiders defenders in a 37-13 loss on Aug. 24. (Greg Sakaki - Black Press Media)
Jessica Podskalny will join the UBC Okanagan Heat womens softball team after two years with the Douglas College Royals. Photo: Douglas College Royals Athletics

Okanagan draws in Metro Vancouver softball star

Jessica Podskalny will pitch for UBC Okanagan in their inaugural softball season

Jessica Podskalny will join the UBC Okanagan Heat womens softball team after two years with the Douglas College Royals. Photo: Douglas College Royals Athletics
Remember to wear your purple ribbon on Aug. 31 for International Overdose Awareness Day. Photo by Jordyn Thomson.

Okanagan Nation bringing overdose awareness to Syilx Okanagan communities

The Purple Ribbon Campaign for International Overdose Awareness Day is Aug. 28

Remember to wear your purple ribbon on Aug. 31 for International Overdose Awareness Day. Photo by Jordyn Thomson.
Okanagan Rail Ride gathering steam ahead of inaugural race

Okanagan Rail Ride gathering steam ahead of inaugural race

The ride is a non-competitive event celebrating the Okanagan Rail Trail

Okanagan Rail Ride gathering steam ahead of inaugural race
Crowds pack King Stadium at the 2018 Denim on the Diamond show in downtown Kelowna. The 1-day festival returns Aug. 31. (Denim on the Diamond Facebook)

Denim on the Diamond festival returns to the Okanagan bigger and better

The end of summer festival returns to King Stadium in Kelowna Aug. 31

Crowds pack King Stadium at the 2018 Denim on the Diamond show in downtown Kelowna. The 1-day festival returns Aug. 31. (Denim on the Diamond Facebook)
The Jaxsn Cahill Memorial at West Kelowna’s Gellatly Bay Park. Candles still burn in memorial for the 15-year-old who died Aug. 17. (Mackenzie Britton - Capital News)

Memorial grows for teen who drowned in Okanagan Lake

Jaxsn Cahill drowned at Gellatly Bay Park in West Kelowna on Aug. 17

The Jaxsn Cahill Memorial at West Kelowna’s Gellatly Bay Park. Candles still burn in memorial for the 15-year-old who died Aug. 17. (Mackenzie Britton - Capital News)
(File photo - THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Richard Vogel)

Okanagan partners respond to provincial ride-hailing requirements

The Sustainable Transportation Partnership of the Central Okanagan states its position

(File photo - THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Richard Vogel)
Kelowna’s Megan Osland will play at the 2019 CP Canadian Women’s Open in Aurora, Ont., taking place Aug. 22 to 25.                                 (contributed)

Strong finish on the year a goal for Okanagan golfer

Kelowna’s Megan Osland continues with a test at the 2019 Canadian Women’s Open

Kelowna’s Megan Osland will play at the 2019 CP Canadian Women’s Open in Aurora, Ont., taking place Aug. 22 to 25.                                 (contributed)
The Kelowna Chiefs season starts September 13. (Steve Dunsmoor - Dunsmoor Creative)

KIJHL adds Kelowna Chiefs’ late owner’s initials to helmets

Grant Sheridan died July 28 and is the honoured by Kootenay International Junior Hockey League

The Kelowna Chiefs season starts September 13. (Steve Dunsmoor - Dunsmoor Creative)
Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys competing at the BC Amateur Championships at Big Sky Golf and Country Club in Pemberton, B.C., on July 12. (Brad Ziemer - Twitter)

Humphreys misses cut, brushes it off before next challenge

14-year-old Cooper Humphreys looks to bounce back at Junior championships

Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys competing at the BC Amateur Championships at Big Sky Golf and Country Club in Pemberton, B.C., on July 12. (Brad Ziemer - Twitter)
Okanagan Sun’s Tyler Going plays defence for the Sun and was ranked the eighth best player in the country by the Canadian Junior Football League. (Marissa Baecker - Sun Media)

Going the distance: Top Okanagan football player looks to lead team back to glory

Tyler Going was ranked No. 8 top player in Canadian Junior Football League

Okanagan Sun’s Tyler Going plays defence for the Sun and was ranked the eighth best player in the country by the Canadian Junior Football League. (Marissa Baecker - Sun Media)
Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Bill Blair (right) meets with Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr (left) and Mary Ann Murphy, Liberal candidate for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola. (Bill Blair Facebook)

“More can be done”: Investments needed to surpress gang violence in Okanagan

Minister of Organized Crime Bill Blair discusses community empowerment after Kelowna visit

Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Bill Blair (right) meets with Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr (left) and Mary Ann Murphy, Liberal candidate for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola. (Bill Blair Facebook)