Okanagan

Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Surprise guilty plea derails Kelowna manslaughter trial

Noah Vaten broke down in court on Tuesday morning, returning in the afternoon with a guilty plea

Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
The Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society’s Jonas Gairdner-Loe wears one of the hundreds of orange T-shirts made by the organization in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society sells 100s of orange T-shirts

The orange shirt has become a national symbol that honours victims of Canada’s residential school system

The Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society’s Jonas Gairdner-Loe wears one of the hundreds of orange T-shirts made by the organization in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Movie set at Pandosy on Sept. 23. (Capital News)

Kelowna’s Pandosy Street transforms into small-town America for new movie

Reel One Entertainment has shot 18 movies in two years in Kelowna

Movie set at Pandosy on Sept. 23. (Capital News)
Bryson and Sarah lost their home in a fire on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Contributed/GoFundMe)

Fire destroys young Kelowna couple’s home, friends rally to help rebuild

Bryson, Sarah and their two dogs made it out safely but their home is uninhabitable

Bryson and Sarah lost their home in a fire on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Contributed/GoFundMe)
This photo was taken after the driver of this tractor was rescued and an air ambulance took the patient to hospital Sunday. (Oliver Fire)

Alcohol suspected in Oliver tractor rollover that sent man to hospital

Air ambulance took the tractor driver to Kelowna hospital

This photo was taken after the driver of this tractor was rescued and an air ambulance took the patient to hospital Sunday. (Oliver Fire)
Sign in a Chilliwack School District school washroom posted last week telling people to use hand sanitizer since there’s no soap due to thefts. (Facebook photo)

Washroom vandalism TikTok challenge hits Central Okanagan schools

The TikTok video challenge encouraged students to vandalize their school washrooms

Sign in a Chilliwack School District school washroom posted last week telling people to use hand sanitizer since there’s no soap due to thefts. (Facebook photo)
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Kelowna man facing a number of charges after allegedly assaulting 2 people

35-year-old Brady Dolphin attacked two strangers before attempting to break into one of their homes

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Krystal Moyan. (Contributed)

Kelowna RCMP appeals for information regarding suspicious death

Mounties confirmed the identity of the woman found dead on side of Highway 33 as 41-year-old Krystal Moyan

Krystal Moyan. (Contributed)
Noah Vaten (left) having a cigarette out front of the Kelowna Law Courts on a brief break during his manslaughter trial on March 8, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Accused killer’s hazy memory leads to vague answers during Kelowna manslaughter trial

Noah Vaten was on the stand for the third day in a row on Friday

Noah Vaten (left) having a cigarette out front of the Kelowna Law Courts on a brief break during his manslaughter trial on March 8, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue was getting ready to unveil their new West Kelowna location when they were called to rescue two lost hikers in Peachland. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue)

COSAR gear cache unveiling interrupted by Peachland rescue

The rescue group was unveiling its new West Kelowna gear cache when the call came

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue was getting ready to unveil their new West Kelowna location when they were called to rescue two lost hikers in Peachland. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue)
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Morning Start: The human calculator managed 36 additions in 15 seconds

Your morning start for Friday, Sept. 24, 2021

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A makeshift memorial has been created at the site where the body of a woman was found on the side of Highway 33 near Nickel Road on Sept. 19. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Memorial created for Kelowna woman found dead near Highway 33

41-year-old Krystal Moyan was described as ‘strong and beautiful’

A makeshift memorial has been created at the site where the body of a woman was found on the side of Highway 33 near Nickel Road on Sept. 19. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
(B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

Central Okanagan COVID-19 cases drop for 5th straight week

75 per cent of Central Okanagan residents are fully immunized against COVID-19

(B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
A parked Kelowna RCMP cruiser on Alumni Way on Sept. 23. Mounties have asked the public to avoid the area of Academy Way due to an ongoing police incident. (Twila Amato/Capital News)

Police response near UBC Okanagan caused by man allegedly wielding gun

The length of the closure is not yet known at this time

A parked Kelowna RCMP cruiser on Alumni Way on Sept. 23. Mounties have asked the public to avoid the area of Academy Way due to an ongoing police incident. (Twila Amato/Capital News)
Jan Paleta has been missing since Sept. 17. (Lake Country RCMP)

Body of missing Lake Country man found

58-year-old Jan Paleta was reported missing by his friends and family on Sept. 17

Jan Paleta has been missing since Sept. 17. (Lake Country RCMP)
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Morning Start: A 12-year-old became the youngest person to achieve nuclear fusion

Your morning start for Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021

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(Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Harvest a mixed bag for Okanagan fruit growers this year

The heatwave has damaged some crops, while it has been welcome for others

(Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
West Kelowna mayor Gord Milsom, Westbank First Nation councillor Jordan Coble, and Okanagan Regional Library CEO Don Nettleton. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: City of West Kelowna unveils new skatepark

Skate park opening marks completion of the first step of the city’s work towards a new city hall, library

West Kelowna mayor Gord Milsom, Westbank First Nation councillor Jordan Coble, and Okanagan Regional Library CEO Don Nettleton. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Justin Katz. (Contributed)

West Kelowna Warriors sign new goalie ahead of pre-season opener

Warriors sign goalie Justin Katz; send defenceman Corey McCann to Alberta

Justin Katz. (Contributed)
Sue Simpson is asking the community to send handmade cards and letters of encouragement to her son, Jessie. (Sue Simpson)

Kamloops mom asking for encouraging letters for son injured in 2016 assault

Sue Simpson hasn’t seen Jessie, whose nursing home is in lockdown due to COVID-19

Sue Simpson is asking the community to send handmade cards and letters of encouragement to her son, Jessie. (Sue Simpson)