Lake Country

Fitzpatrick served as a member of the Senate of Canada for 10 years and was first appointed in 1998. (Contributed/Ross Fitzpatrick)

Former Okanagan Senator leaves retirement to chair Liberal candidate’s campaign

Former Senator Ross Fitzpatrick retired from politics in 2008

Fitzpatrick served as a member of the Senate of Canada for 10 years and was first appointed in 1998. (Contributed/Ross Fitzpatrick)
Central Okanagan Public Schools administrative office in Kelowna. (File photo)

Mask mandate for Central Okanagan students not surprising: superintendent

Students will be wearing masks in class again this fall

Central Okanagan Public Schools administrative office in Kelowna. (File photo)
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Sign vandals strike as federal election campaign begins in Kelowna

Conservative candidate Tracy Gray’s signs were found vandalized on Thursday morning

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(Stacia O’Brien/Facebook)

UPDATE: Downed power lines knock out power between Lake Country and Vernon

Traffic cleared, but power remains out for 200 properties

(Stacia O’Brien/Facebook)
Several flights flying out and into Kelowna International Airport have been delayed, many coming from Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

Flights delayed, cancelled at Kelowna International Airport due to wildfires

Travellers should check with airline before leaving for the airport

Several flights flying out and into Kelowna International Airport have been delayed, many coming from Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
A couple wearing masks walks along downtown Kelowna’s Bernard Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Almost 1,700 COVID-19 cases in Central Okanagan outbreak

Numbers continue to trend upwards, according to Interior Health; 95% of cases not fully immunized

A couple wearing masks walks along downtown Kelowna’s Bernard Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The Central Okanagan seen from the top of Knox Mountain in Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Central Okanagan bars, nightclubs ordered to close as COVID-19 cases surge

In the last week, COVID-19 cases tripled in the Central Okanagan, health officials say

The Central Okanagan seen from the top of Knox Mountain in Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
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Kelowna-Lake Country MP asked not to attend Pride Festival

Local LGBTQ2S+ group has taken issue with Gray’s vote against a bill banning conversion therapy

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The Central Okanagan area is also lagging behind on COVID-19 vaccinations, despite the province reducing the wait time between doses to 28 days, as opposed to the original 49 days. (Black Press file photo)

Central Okanagan represents 36 per cent of B.C.’s COVID-19 cases

The Central Okanagan tops the charts for the most COVID-19 cases in the province

The Central Okanagan area is also lagging behind on COVID-19 vaccinations, despite the province reducing the wait time between doses to 28 days, as opposed to the original 49 days. (Black Press file photo)
Tim Krupa will be the federal Liberal candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country in the upcoming federal election. (Contributed/RealWire)

Federal Liberals announce Kelowna-Lake Country candidate

Tim Krupa will be on the ballot for the Liberals in the next federal election

Tim Krupa will be the federal Liberal candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country in the upcoming federal election. (Contributed/RealWire)
A vehicle after a tire flew off on Highway 1 near Canmore, Alberta in July 2020. The driver was on her way home from the Okanagan where she believed her lug nuts were purposefully loosened. (Rick Bigland photo)

‘Check your nuts’: Kelowna-Lake Country MLA condemns lug nut looseners

Norm Letnick says such vandalism could result in a ‘horrific accident’

A vehicle after a tire flew off on Highway 1 near Canmore, Alberta in July 2020. The driver was on her way home from the Okanagan where she believed her lug nuts were purposefully loosened. (Rick Bigland photo)
Live! in Lake Country is back this summer with a concert lineup that has something for everyone. (Facebook)

Live music returns to Lake Country

10 performers set to take the stage in Swalwell Park park throughout July

Live! in Lake Country is back this summer with a concert lineup that has something for everyone. (Facebook)
George and Trudy Heiss at Gray Monk Winery in Lake Country. (File photo)

Okanagan winery co-founder dies at 81

Okanagan Valley wine industry pioneer George Heiss, co-founder of Grey Monk, passed away June 29

George and Trudy Heiss at Gray Monk Winery in Lake Country. (File photo)
Ivan and Jamie Gracia Rivera represent for Mexico at last year’s Gathering Together Multicultural Festival in Salmon Arm. The two operate Salmon Arm restaurant Cantina Vallarta. This summer, Ivan opened new Mexican restaurants in Sicamous and Lake Country. (File photo)

Salmon Arm restaurateur brings taste of Mexico to Sicamous, and Lake Country

Cantina Vallarta owner Ivan Rivera embraces opportunities amid pandemic

Ivan and Jamie Gracia Rivera represent for Mexico at last year’s Gathering Together Multicultural Festival in Salmon Arm. The two operate Salmon Arm restaurant Cantina Vallarta. This summer, Ivan opened new Mexican restaurants in Sicamous and Lake Country. (File photo)
Long-time Okanagan committee member retires

Long-time Okanagan committee member retires

Malcolm Mitchell has volunteered on the water advisory for more than 25 years

Long-time Okanagan committee member retires
Water advisory in effect while upgrades on tap in Lake Country

Water advisory in effect while upgrades on tap in Lake Country

Temporary supply change from Okanagan to Beaver Lake

Water advisory in effect while upgrades on tap in Lake Country
Suspects steal $30,000 in glasses from Okanagan business

Suspects steal $30,000 in glasses from Okanagan business

Jimmy Choo, Smith, Ray Ban, Tom Ford and Maui Jims taken from optometry

Suspects steal $30,000 in glasses from Okanagan business
Nobody was injured in a fire deemed suspicious, as a motorhome was found ablaze in Lake Country on Beaver Lake Road Tuesday, July 14, shortly before 8:30 p.m. (Lake Country Fire Department photo)

Lake Country motorhome fire deemed suspicious

Vehicle found fully engulfed Tuesday, July 14, just before 8:30 p.m.

Nobody was injured in a fire deemed suspicious, as a motorhome was found ablaze in Lake Country on Beaver Lake Road Tuesday, July 14, shortly before 8:30 p.m. (Lake Country Fire Department photo)
A fire on Teresa Road in Lake Country Tuesday morning, July 7, destroyed a house. Six people and six animals lived in the home. Four adults, two dogs and two cats are safe. Two people are away camping and two cats are unaccounted for. (Elena Pearson Instagram photo)

Okanagan home destroyed by fire

Call came in from Teresa Road in Lake Country just after 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 7

A fire on Teresa Road in Lake Country Tuesday morning, July 7, destroyed a house. Six people and six animals lived in the home. Four adults, two dogs and two cats are safe. Two people are away camping and two cats are unaccounted for. (Elena Pearson Instagram photo)
Okanagan singer’s country hit goes viral

Okanagan singer’s country hit goes viral

Clark W. a Canadian sensation for his latest patriotic hit

Okanagan singer’s country hit goes viral