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Kyle Gianis. (Kyle Gianis/Instagram)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

In case you missed it, here’s what happened this week

Kyle Gianis. (Kyle Gianis/Instagram)
Pete Coolio has been removed from committees he was part of after his “inappropriate” conduct. (Pete Coolio/Facebook)

Peachland councillor censured after pressuring CAO

Coun. Pete Coolio pressured CAO Joe Mitchell to approve unpermitted deck on a property he is selling

Pete Coolio has been removed from committees he was part of after his “inappropriate” conduct. (Pete Coolio/Facebook)
The City of Kelowna will start enforcing Stage 1 watering restrictions in a bid to conserve water. (Linda Scott photo)

City of Kelowna ups water restriction enforcement as drought conditions continue

If you have received a warning and are caught watering outside your schedule, you will be fined

The City of Kelowna will start enforcing Stage 1 watering restrictions in a bid to conserve water. (Linda Scott photo)
A photo of the White Rock Lake fire (BC Wildfire Service)

Evacuees from all over B.C. check-in at Kelowna emergency service centre

Emergency support services workers aren’t sure who will show up next

A photo of the White Rock Lake fire (BC Wildfire Service)
(Pixabay)

Western Canada bike trek to raise funds for nature set to pass through Okanagan

Alex Simakov wants to raise funds and awareness for Nature Conservancy Canada

(Pixabay)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Man wanted on numerous warrants arrested in West Kelowna

43-year-old Michael Collins was arrested in the 3000-block of Cougar Road

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

West Kelowna updates development services bylaw, fees

The city’s development fees have not changed since 2007

City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Cottonwoods Care Home in Kelowna. (Google Maps)

COVID-19 back at Kelowna long-term care facilities

Two residents at Cottonwoods have been diagnosed with COVID-19

Cottonwoods Care Home in Kelowna. (Google Maps)
The alleged suspect is seen in video footage released by the Kelowna RCMP. (Kelowna RCMP)

Surveillance footage of alleged Kelowna shooting suspect released

The footage shows the alleged suspect of Saturday’s shooting

The alleged suspect is seen in video footage released by the Kelowna RCMP. (Kelowna RCMP)
A mantis shrimp can pack a mean punch, with a force of a .22 calibre bullet. (Pixabay)

Morning Start: The mantis shrimp’s punch has the force of a bullet

Here’s your morning start for Tuesday, Aug. 3

A mantis shrimp can pack a mean punch, with a force of a .22 calibre bullet. (Pixabay)
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)

Scattered precipitation helped with Brenda Creek wildfire behaviour

Conditions will return to warm and dry, making fighting the fire a challenge

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)
KLO Road closed due to teen hit by vehicle. (Delaney Cannell/ Facebook)

UPDATE: Teen in serious condition after being hit by vehicle in Kelowna

A 14-year-old boy was hit and taken to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries

KLO Road closed due to teen hit by vehicle. (Delaney Cannell/ Facebook)
Kelowna International Airport. (File)

UPDATE: Flights at Kelowna International Airport cancelled due to White Rock Lake fire

Flights into or out of the Okanagan have been cancelled for part of the day

Kelowna International Airport. (File)
The area between Pandosy Street and KLO Road remains cordoned off as RCMP investigate a suspected targeted shooting that sent two men to the hospital on Saturday, July 31. (Jeff Jones/Contributed)

Weekend targeted shooting ‘very distressing and concerning’, says Kelowna mayor

Two men were injured, including West Kelowna man Kyle Gianis

The area between Pandosy Street and KLO Road remains cordoned off as RCMP investigate a suspected targeted shooting that sent two men to the hospital on Saturday, July 31. (Jeff Jones/Contributed)
The Kelowna Yacht Club clinic is open from 3p.m.-7p.m. July 30-August 4th (Kelowna Yacht Club/Facebook)

VIDEO: Kelowna Yacht Club hosts vaccination clinic

The target age group is between 20 to 40 years old, according to Interior Health

The Kelowna Yacht Club clinic is open from 3p.m.-7p.m. July 30-August 4th (Kelowna Yacht Club/Facebook)
People can be seen trying to pick up glass from wine bottles that are across both lanes of traffic on Highway 97 in Oliver Wednesday afternoon. (Anica Grenzberg Facebook)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s a quick summary of what happened in the news this week

People can be seen trying to pick up glass from wine bottles that are across both lanes of traffic on Highway 97 in Oliver Wednesday afternoon. (Anica Grenzberg Facebook)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Westside officials lobbying for more power lines after wildfire threatens only source

West Kelowna, Westbank and Peachland are all advocating for new power lines

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
A busy Bernard Avenue in downtown Kelowna on May 18, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

‘Businesses are frustrated’: Kelowna chamber of commerce, tourism sector react to health restrictions

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce said part of the frustration is the region-specific mandate

A busy Bernard Avenue in downtown Kelowna on May 18, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
COVID-19 safety measures are already in place at the Kelowna International Airport. (Black Press Media file)

No changes expected as COVID-19 cases surge in Central Okanagan: Kelowna airport

Kelowna International Airport currently has a mandatory mask policy in place

COVID-19 safety measures are already in place at the Kelowna International Airport. (Black Press Media file)
The 2026 BC Summer Games will be held in Kelowna. (Black Press Media file)

Kelowna to host 2026 BC Summer Games

BC Summer Games act as a springboard for Olympic athletes

The 2026 BC Summer Games will be held in Kelowna. (Black Press Media file)