Isabella Harmel

Nurses locking arms in front of a crowd of over 1000 anti-vaccine passport protesters on Sept. 1, 2021. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Fundraiser set up to support Kelowna healthcare workers after anti-vax protests

Donations will go to Kelowna General Hospital

Nurses locking arms in front of a crowd of over 1000 anti-vaccine passport protesters on Sept. 1, 2021. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

West Kelowna awarded $190k to combat homelessness

The money will pay to hire a bylaw officer through August 2022

City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
The team (from left to right) Jeff Wills, Cam McMillan, Kris Childe, Jason Lanki, Mike Romer, and their scorekeeper Samantha. (Contributed)

Kelowna golfers tee up for national championships

The team will compete on the Cabot Links Golf Course in Nova Scotia this October

The team (from left to right) Jeff Wills, Cam McMillan, Kris Childe, Jason Lanki, Mike Romer, and their scorekeeper Samantha. (Contributed)
Bright Jenny is located at 984 Laurel Avenue in Kelowna. (Isabella Harmel/Capital News)

Kelowna coffee shop offers free coffee, workspace to wildfire evacuees

Bright Jenny Coffee is inviting evacuees in, ‘treat this place like an extension of your home’

Bright Jenny is located at 984 Laurel Avenue in Kelowna. (Isabella Harmel/Capital News)
The McDonald’s at 1746 Water Street was vacant for 13 years before its demolition in November 2020. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Kelowna lists vacant downtown McDonald’s, Husky sites for over $11M

The long-vacant properties are being listed together with potential for ‘groundbreaking future development’

The McDonald’s at 1746 Water Street was vacant for 13 years before its demolition in November 2020. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
A map showing COVID-19 weekly case counts in the B.C. Interior between Aug. 8 and 14. (BCCDC)

More record-breaking weekly COVID-19 numbers for the Central Okanagan

The Central Okanagan region contains 25% of B.C.’s cases despite only containing 4% of the population

A map showing COVID-19 weekly case counts in the B.C. Interior between Aug. 8 and 14. (BCCDC)
Dr. Rob Shaw will perform in the 2020 Summer Paralympics. (UBC Okanagan)

UBC Okanagan alum goes for gold at Paralympics

Dr. Rob Shaw will compete in the singles wheelchair tennis event

Dr. Rob Shaw will perform in the 2020 Summer Paralympics. (UBC Okanagan)
A child waves at cars by one of the banners that were dropped by members of the Westbank First Nation Youth Council (WFNYC) at the Westside Road interchange above Highway 97 in West Kelowna on July 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Banner honouring residential school victims stolen: WFN Youth Council

Westbank youth hung the banner at the Westside Road overpass on Canada Day

A child waves at cars by one of the banners that were dropped by members of the Westbank First Nation Youth Council (WFNYC) at the Westside Road interchange above Highway 97 in West Kelowna on July 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A photo of a participant from a previous Drop Zone event. Kelowna’s will take place at 1631 Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21. (Contributed)

Superheroes to rappel down Kelowna office tower for Easter Seals

The Easter Seals plan to host their inaugural Drop Zone event this September

A photo of a participant from a previous Drop Zone event. Kelowna’s will take place at 1631 Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21. (Contributed)
(Richard Knight)

After a bumpy pandemic, Kelowna theatre groups are ready for the spotlight

Innovation allowed these theatres to survive the pandemic, now they are planning their return to normal

(Richard Knight)
UBCO researchers have worked to Indigenize a set of wildlife conservation principles and policies that have guided wildlife management decisions in Canada and the United States for decades. (Contributed/UBCO)

UBCO researchers help weave Indigenous-led policy into wildlife conservation model

New approach takes traditional knowledge and applies it to a modern setting

UBCO researchers have worked to Indigenize a set of wildlife conservation principles and policies that have guided wildlife management decisions in Canada and the United States for decades. (Contributed/UBCO)
Most reports of the cough have come from the Kamloops region (BC SPCA)

BC SPCA warns dog owners of contagious cough

There are 24 confirmed cases of this highly transmissible sickness

Most reports of the cough have come from the Kamloops region (BC SPCA)
Andrew Poje and his ice dancing partener Kaitlyn Weaver were part of the Stars on Ice tour (Stars On Ice/Web)

Former Olympian set to coach at the Kelowna Skating Club

Andrew Poje competed in Sochi and Pyeongchang, now skates professionally

Andrew Poje and his ice dancing partener Kaitlyn Weaver were part of the Stars on Ice tour (Stars On Ice/Web)
The new exhibit will showcase artifacts and documents from the past hundred years. (Oliver and District Heritage Society Museum and Archives/Web)

Sylix Okanagan nation, Oliver come together for anniversary celebrations

The Oliver & District Museum will open an exhibit for the One Hundred X One Hundred commemoration

The new exhibit will showcase artifacts and documents from the past hundred years. (Oliver and District Heritage Society Museum and Archives/Web)
Two participants march at Kelowna Pride 2019 (Kelowna Pride Society)

Kelowna Pride Week a go for September

This year’s pride week will take place from September 10 to 19

Two participants march at Kelowna Pride 2019 (Kelowna Pride Society)
A statue pictured as smoke blocks the sun in downtown Kelowna on July 27, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Heat warning issued for Okanagan-Shuswap

Temperatures won’t reach the 40 C seen earlier this month, but highs in the mid-30s are expected

A statue pictured as smoke blocks the sun in downtown Kelowna on July 27, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The Kelowna Yacht Club clinic is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 30 to Aug. 4. (Kelowna Yacht Club/Facebook)

Pop-up vax clinic coming to downtown Kelowna

The clinic will be open for five days, starting this Friday

The Kelowna Yacht Club clinic is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 30 to Aug. 4. (Kelowna Yacht Club/Facebook)
The aribataror called Trackel's actions "deliberate" and "dishonest" (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)

Kelowna man fired from UPS, accused of punching woman and sending offensive text

After a series of incidents including a physical altercation, Brian Trackel has been fired by UPS

The aribataror called Trackel's actions "deliberate" and "dishonest" (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)
OASISS has been monitoring Okanagan lakes for invasive mussels for nine years. Local residents with private docks are being asked to assist. (Photo/OASISS)

Residents asked to help keep Okanagan lakes free from invasive mussels

A group has been monitoring the lakes for nine years to prevent a mussel infestation

OASISS has been monitoring Okanagan lakes for invasive mussels for nine years. Local residents with private docks are being asked to assist. (Photo/OASISS)
Environment Canada forecasts possible rain on Sunday August 1 (Black Press File Photo)

Rain forecasted for the Okanagan Valley this weekend

The much-needed rain comes with a caveat in the form of lightning and wind

Environment Canada forecasts possible rain on Sunday August 1 (Black Press File Photo)