Twila Amato

Members of the “KGH Panther Team” (left to right): Angella Knight, Maxwell McLaughlin, Stephanie Chabot, Kendra Soukeroff, Dr. Amanda Wilmer, Dr. Melissa Caza. (Interior Health)

New ‘Panther’ machines fast-track COVID-19 testing in Interior Health

The new tech will help IH process more than 1,600 COVID-19 tests a day, up from 900

Members of the “KGH Panther Team” (left to right): Angella Knight, Maxwell McLaughlin, Stephanie Chabot, Kendra Soukeroff, Dr. Amanda Wilmer, Dr. Melissa Caza. (Interior Health)
Interior Health declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Williams Lake Seniors Village Dec. 31. (Image courtesy CDC)

81 additional cases, three more deaths due to COVID-19 in Interior Health

The deaths were all in long-term care homes in the region

Interior Health declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Williams Lake Seniors Village Dec. 31. (Image courtesy CDC)
Wesley Kormos, left, is a Kelowna musician and DJ currently undergoing chemotherapy in Vancouver. (Wes Kormos - Facebook)

Okanagan family asks for support as local musician begins battle with cancer

Wesley Kormos, also known as Wes Please, is currently in Vancouver for treatment

Wesley Kormos, left, is a Kelowna musician and DJ currently undergoing chemotherapy in Vancouver. (Wes Kormos - Facebook)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

95 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Interior Health

The total number of cases in the region is now at 4,406

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Esteem Lingerie owner Angela O’Brien said they want to encourage other business owners to invest in good security systems after her store was broken into. (Esteem Lingerie)

Lingerie shop in West Kelowna robbed

Esteem Lingerie owner said she’s also experienced a rash of shoplifting in the fall

Esteem Lingerie owner Angela O’Brien said they want to encourage other business owners to invest in good security systems after her store was broken into. (Esteem Lingerie)
(Pixabay)

Sexual violence at home during pandemic skyrockets, say Okanagan experts

During January, Sexual Assault Awareness Month events are going virtual

(Pixabay)
Kelowna is now home to North America’s first cannabis research facility focused on cultivation techniques and systems. (The Flowr Corporation)

Kelowna hosts North America’s first cannabis cultivation research centre

The centre will focus on cannabis cultivation techniques and systems

Kelowna is now home to North America’s first cannabis research facility focused on cultivation techniques and systems. (The Flowr Corporation)
UBCO researchers and digital health company Curatio have partnered together to bring virtual health support to Canadians. (Stronger Together project - UBCO)

UBCO research project connects community to free virtual health support

The aim of the partnership is to keep people safe at home with virtual services

UBCO researchers and digital health company Curatio have partnered together to bring virtual health support to Canadians. (Stronger Together project - UBCO)
Social activity in homes and accommodation at Big White Ski Resort has resulted in the transmission of COVID-19. (Big White Ski Resort photo)

Additional 25 COVID-19 cases at Big White

The community cluster at the ski resort is now at 136

Social activity in homes and accommodation at Big White Ski Resort has resulted in the transmission of COVID-19. (Big White Ski Resort photo)
Mail boxes are seen at Canada Post’s main plant in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, May 9, 2020, amid a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Kelowna postal workers processing, delivering mail around the clock: Canada Post

Canada Post said employees are also working weekends to meet the heavy demand

Mail boxes are seen at Canada Post’s main plant in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, May 9, 2020, amid a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
(Black Press file photo)

Kelowna RCMP investigating child luring report

A man driving an older black minivan reportedly offered a ride to a young girl

(Black Press file photo)
A Kelowna resident donated a boardgame set in the city to the Capital News. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Kelowna-themed board game lands in Capital News office

Local resident Perry Gurniak found the board game at a thrift store

A Kelowna resident donated a boardgame set in the city to the Capital News. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
WestJet planes at YLW. (Capital News file photo)

Status quo for WestJet at Kelowna International Airport despite airline’s cutbacks

Airport roles will be contracted out but WestJet didn’t say how many Kelowna employees will be let go

WestJet planes at YLW. (Capital News file photo)
Ebus. (Contributed)

COVID-19 exposure identified on Ebus to Kelowna

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control said the exposure event was on Dec. 20

Ebus. (Contributed)
Haley Turner released a new song which she hopes will offer encouragement to those dealing with grief over the holidays. (Haley Turner)

Kelowna singer releases song to help those dealing with grief during holidays

Haley Turner hopes Stay With Me (Jacob’s Song) will help those battling grief

Haley Turner released a new song which she hopes will offer encouragement to those dealing with grief over the holidays. (Haley Turner)
A contractor who exploited three stucco plasterers has been ordered to pay a total of $93,148.10 in owed wages and penalties. (Ksenia Chernaya - Pexels)

Kelowna contractor ordered to pay over $93k in owed wages, penalties

Everlasting Stucco hired three stucco plasterers who allege they were never paid their wages

A contractor who exploited three stucco plasterers has been ordered to pay a total of $93,148.10 in owed wages and penalties. (Ksenia Chernaya - Pexels)
Social activity in homes and accommodation at Big White Ski Resort has resulted in the transmission of COVID-19. (Big White Ski Resort photo)

More snow to come at Big White

Snow is expected all over the Okanagan today, including Big White

Social activity in homes and accommodation at Big White Ski Resort has resulted in the transmission of COVID-19. (Big White Ski Resort photo)
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for a man in his 30s, identified as Hollywood actor Josiah Black, who was found dead at the Spion Kop Summit in Lake Country Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies to give Lake Country woman her dream home after husband’s death

Alicia and Josiah Black have always dreamed of turning a bus into their own tiny home

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for a man in his 30s, identified as Hollywood actor Josiah Black, who was found dead at the Spion Kop Summit in Lake Country Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (GoFundMe)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News Staff)

Quiet holiday season at Kelowna International Airport

The second wave of COVID-19 has reduced traveller traffic at the airport

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News Staff)
Jordan and her daughter Khalli explore their new car. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Kelowna mom receives a Christmas present like no other

Nox Automotive donated a vehicle to Jordan for Christmas

Jordan and her daughter Khalli explore their new car. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)