City of West Kelowna

Left to right – Jok (younger brother to Fee), Quentin (Fee’s son), Fee (older brother to Jok), May (Jok’s daughter) and Henry (Fee’s son). (Contributed)

Westside founding family donates temporary parkland to West Kelowna

The Mar family has a long history in the Central Okanagan

 

A photo of Edmond Crooks provided by Kelowna RCMP. (Contributed/Kelowna RCMP)

Mounties seeking public assistance for missing Kelowna man

Edmond Crooks was last seen on Saturday, July 24 leaving his residence on foot

 

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. The fire grew to an estimated 824 ha, according to a BC Wildfire update on Sunday, July 24. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATED: Brenda Creek fire grows to an estimated of 824 ha

Crews continue to battle the fire and protect the transmission line in the area

 

A man was found allegedly setting fire to a wooded area in West Kelowna. (Andrew Lee/Facebook)

West Kelowna man arrested, charged with arson

36-year-old Stephen Leader was taken into custody this morning, West Kelowna RCMP say

A man was found allegedly setting fire to a wooded area in West Kelowna. (Andrew Lee/Facebook)
West Kelowna Fire Rescue Station 32 (Contributed: Facebook).

West Kelowna firefighters extinguish blaze at mobile home park

The garage where the fire sparked and a nearby home suffered significant damage

West Kelowna Fire Rescue Station 32 (Contributed: Facebook).
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Brenda Creek fire threatens power line, Westside urged to prepare for potential outage

Crews noted minimal growth Tuesday but incoming heavy winds set to increase fire activity across B.C. Interior

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Brenda Creek wildfire threatening sole power source for the west side of Okanagan Lake

A single transmission line provides power to 60,000 people in West Kelowna, Peachland, Summerland

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Evacuation order, alerts remain in effect for Brenda Creek wildfire

Forty firefighters and 19 support staff are working to keep the fire under control

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
Bradley Furman, 30, broke into tears as BC Supreme Court Justice Clarke Burnett sentenced him to a total of 38 months in prison on Tuesday, Feb. 11. (File Photo)

Ex-Okanagan teacher who sexually exploited student released after 1 year in jail

Bradley Furman is being released from prison with conditions

Bradley Furman, 30, broke into tears as BC Supreme Court Justice Clarke Burnett sentenced him to a total of 38 months in prison on Tuesday, Feb. 11. (File Photo)
The crane collapsed at St. Paul Street and Bernard Avenue at approximately 11 a.m. on Monday, July 12. (Michael Rodriguez/Kelowna Capital News)

Basran, Horgan offer condolences after downtown Kelowna crane collapse

The crane collapsed at St. Paul Street and Bernard Avenue at approximately 11 a.m. on Monday

The crane collapsed at St. Paul Street and Bernard Avenue at approximately 11 a.m. on Monday, July 12. (Michael Rodriguez/Kelowna Capital News)
West Kelowna firefighters put out a small grassfire on Wednesday, July 7. (Contributed/West Kelowna Fire Rescue)

Grass fire in West Kelowna causes power outage

The blaze was quickly knocked down by crews, power out in Boucherie area

West Kelowna firefighters put out a small grassfire on Wednesday, July 7. (Contributed/West Kelowna Fire Rescue)
A police cruiser and ambulance at the Gellatly Road-Carrington Road roundabout on Tuesday, July 6. (Dave Ogilvie photo)

Construction worker struck by motorcycle in West Kelowna

The incident happened at the currently under construction Gellaty Road-Carrington Road roundabout

A police cruiser and ambulance at the Gellatly Road-Carrington Road roundabout on Tuesday, July 6. (Dave Ogilvie photo)
A finger points to an unlabeled location on a map. (NegativeSpace/Pexels)

The Great Kelowna Scavenger Hunt returns for second year

Scavengers are set to roam downtown Kelowna in search of prizes

A finger points to an unlabeled location on a map. (NegativeSpace/Pexels)
A map showing “Block C,” slated to be the first phase of the Goat’s Peak development. (Contributed)

Proposed West Kelowna ‘flagship’ neighbourhood clears another hurdle

The proposed Goat’s Peak neighbourhood’s first phase of development is planned to include 184 homes

A map showing “Block C,” slated to be the first phase of the Goat’s Peak development. (Contributed)
Goats Peak Winery has revised its plans, replacing a proposal for a lighthouse with one for a concrete tower. (Contributed)

West Kelowna winery withdraws lighthouse plans

Instead, Goats Peak Winery will look to erect a concrete tower with viewing platforms

Goats Peak Winery has revised its plans, replacing a proposal for a lighthouse with one for a concrete tower. (Contributed)
City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)

Councillor calls West Kelowna’s 2021 budget ‘oblivious’ to pandemic

Council ultimately voted in favour of the budget and its 4.05 per cent tax hike

City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran addresses media from the front steps of council chambers on March 23. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna, West Kelowna still looking to opt-out of speculation tax

Mayors say spec tax has missed the mark, revenue largely coming out of Canadians’ pockets

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran addresses media from the front steps of council chambers on March 23. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
A render of the proposed lighthouse at Goats Peak Winery. (Contributed)

Proposed 115-foot lighthouse at West Kelowna winery turning heads

If approved, this would serve as West Kelowna’s tallest building

A render of the proposed lighthouse at Goats Peak Winery. (Contributed)
The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)                                The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)

Supportive housing angers Super 8 Motel neighbours in West Kelowna

Residents of the area have started a petition to have the occupants of the hotel relocated elsewhere

The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)                                The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)
Public washrooms are now open in West Kelowna. (City of West Kelowna)

West Kelowna leading the way in safe reopening

Staff said the city’s protocols are being used by other municipalities

Public washrooms are now open in West Kelowna. (City of West Kelowna)