City of Kelowna

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)
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PHOTOS: Proposed design unveiled for UBC Okanagan downtown Kelowna campus

The project aims to create healthy vibrant communities by rethinking mixed-use spaces

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Kenya Thompson was inspired to give back to her community after the Dilworth Mountain fire and after seeing her mother help with evacuation efforts in West Kelowna. (Contributed/Kenya Thompson)

Kelowna woman offers free food, supplies to wildfire evacuees

Kenya Thompson posted on Twitter offering to cook for families who have evacuated

Kenya Thompson was inspired to give back to her community after the Dilworth Mountain fire and after seeing her mother help with evacuation efforts in West Kelowna. (Contributed/Kenya Thompson)
Mount Law wildfire pictured from downtown Kelowna on Aug. 15. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

UPDATE: 1 structure damaged, Mount Law wildfire evac order lifted for most in West Kelowna

Crews made progress in holding the fire Tuesday, said emergency officials

Mount Law wildfire pictured from downtown Kelowna on Aug. 15. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Mount Law wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)

West Kelowna mayor asks tourists to think of wildfire evacuees

Mayor Gord Milsom is urging tourists to find other accommodations to free up hotels for evacuees

Mount Law wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)
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)
The fire on Dilworth spotted from Glenmore. (Karen Hill/Kelowna Capital News)
The fire on Dilworth spotted from Glenmore. (Karen Hill/Kelowna Capital News)
COVID-19 virus (file photo).

Three more long-term care facilities in Kelowna declare COVID-19 outbreaks

Five elderly care facilities in Kelowna are currently experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks

COVID-19 virus (file photo).
McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)

Procedural hiccup causes Kelowna council to defer decision on controversial development

Recent traffic impact studies were not made public, prompting council to bump the matter for two weeks

McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)
Conservative MP Tracy Gray rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Banned from Kelowna Pride events, MP refuses to apologize for conversion therapy vote

Kelowna Pride has banned Tracy Gray from participating after her vote against conversion therapy ban

Conservative MP Tracy Gray rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A photo of the White Rock Lake fire at Westside Road. (Darren Wolf/Facebook)

6 structures west of Vernon damaged by White Rock Lake fire

The structures are on four properties in the Bouleau Lake area

A photo of the White Rock Lake fire at Westside Road. (Darren Wolf/Facebook)
Kelowna West MLA Ben Stewart addresses a small gathering of campaign supporters at the West Kelowna Yacht Club, shortly after hearing of his election victory on Oct. 24, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

COVID benefits to blame for lacking employment, says Kelowna West MLA

Ben Stewart’s winery recently listed a job working 60-plus hours a week at minimum wage

Kelowna West MLA Ben Stewart addresses a small gathering of campaign supporters at the West Kelowna Yacht Club, shortly after hearing of his election victory on Oct. 24, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
The new technology was developed by assistant professor Mohammad Zarifi and his team at the Okanagan Microelectronics and Gigahertz Application (OMEGA) Lab. (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)

UBCO-developed technology opens door to personalized antibiotic therapy

The new method aims to make personalized antibiotic therapy more accessible and affordable

The new technology was developed by assistant professor Mohammad Zarifi and his team at the Okanagan Microelectronics and Gigahertz Application (OMEGA) Lab. (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)
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)
Two women look at the wreckage on the morning of Tuesday, July 13, after a crane collapsed in downtown Kelowna the previous day. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

WorksafeBC returns deadly Kelowna crane collapse site to developer

Mission Group working to determine next steps, possible timeline changes

Two women look at the wreckage on the morning of Tuesday, July 13, after a crane collapsed in downtown Kelowna the previous day. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
An investigation was conducted and resulted in the seizure of various amounts of suspected illegal drugs including fentanyl, crystal meth, powdered cocaine, crack cocaine and heroine. (Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit)

Gang cops seize drugs, gun during vehicle stop in Kelowna

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit located a cache of illegal drugs, weapons and a firearm.

An investigation was conducted and resulted in the seizure of various amounts of suspected illegal drugs including fentanyl, crystal meth, powdered cocaine, crack cocaine and heroine. (Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit)
Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)

Peaceful protest planned against West Kelowna homophobic church

The protest comes after LGBTQ2S+ community members pushed back against the church’s statement of beliefs

Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)
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)
Interior Health is recommending parents and eligible school-aged children get the vaccine before heading back to class. (Metro Creative photo)

Central Okanagan families urged to get vaccinated before school year starts

A letter was sent to parents of school-aged children by email from Interior Health

Interior Health is recommending parents and eligible school-aged children get the vaccine before heading back to class. (Metro Creative photo)
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)