Okanagan

Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)

Top hockey prospects, best friends Bedard and Cristall set to battle it out in Kelowna

Rockets and Pats forwards first and second in WHL scoring

 

Helen Gorman Elementary School. (Google Maps/screenshot)

West Kelowna elementary school evacuated due to lingering smell

Students were moved to the gym at Glenrosa Middle School

  • Nov 28, 2022

 

A Lewis Woodpecker, just one of the many species at risk that are in the proposed boundary for a new national park in the South Okanagan Similkameen (Photo courtesy of Paul Graham)

Talks ongoing about national park in South Okanagan Similkameen

If approved the park would cover 270 square kilometres and protect dozens of species at risk

 

Mount Everest (Pixabay)

Morning Start: Mount Everest’s height

Your morning start for Monday, Nov. 28

Mount Everest (Pixabay)
Emily Meyer’s car and dog were stolen from her early Saturday morning (Nov. 26) close to Highway 33 and Kneller/Gerstmar Road. (Emily Meyer/Facebook)

UPDATE: Kelowna woman reunited with dog and car

The car and dog were stolen around 5:50 a.m. Saturday morning (Nov. 26)

Emily Meyer’s car and dog were stolen from her early Saturday morning (Nov. 26) close to Highway 33 and Kneller/Gerstmar Road. (Emily Meyer/Facebook)
Black Press Media is giving a lucky fan two tickets to a future Vancouver Canucks game to whoever creates the best sign for the Nov. 29 Rockets game vs. the Regina Pats and Connor Bedard. To enter, fans needs to send their a photo of them with their sign to Kelowna Capital News’ social media channels. (Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets)

CONTEST: Get creative for Kelowna Rockets game to win Vancouver Canucks tickets

Make a sign for the Nov. 29 Rockets game against Connor Bedard and be entered to win

Black Press Media is giving a lucky fan two tickets to a future Vancouver Canucks game to whoever creates the best sign for the Nov. 29 Rockets game vs. the Regina Pats and Connor Bedard. To enter, fans needs to send their a photo of them with their sign to Kelowna Capital News’ social media channels. (Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets)
(Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Consider factors behind criminal activity

Knowing patterns and statistics can help in quest for solutions

  • Nov 25, 2022
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Nabyl Dine has been missing since Sept. 5, 2022. (RCMP/Contributed)

Ontario man still missing after last being seen in Kelowna

Nabyl Dine hasn’t been seen or heard from since Sept. 5, 2022

Nabyl Dine has been missing since Sept. 5, 2022. (RCMP/Contributed)
Juilet Bridge on the Coquihalla highway. (B.C. Transportation)

Coquihalla and Okanagan Connector on winter storm watch

The storm is expected to hit the highways with 20 centimetres of snow on Saturday night (Nov. 25)

Juilet Bridge on the Coquihalla highway. (B.C. Transportation)
(Pixabay)

Morning Start: Dalmatians

Your morning start for Friday, Nov. 25

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UBCO, many other universities, and Lululemon are working on more comfortable athletic fabric. (Photo - UBCO/Contributed)

UBC Okanagan working with Lululemon to create next-generation fabric

Other collaborators include UBC, Swiss Federal Laboratories

UBCO, many other universities, and Lululemon are working on more comfortable athletic fabric. (Photo - UBCO/Contributed)
The black Dodge Ram truck the three suspects used was stolen from Coquitlam with a license plate from Langley. (Merritt RCMP/Submitted)

3 people arrested following pickup chase on Coquihalla

It is unknown if the suspects are related to recent criminal events in Merritt, Lower Mainland

The black Dodge Ram truck the three suspects used was stolen from Coquitlam with a license plate from Langley. (Merritt RCMP/Submitted)
(@TomAckermanWX/Twitter)

Morning Start: Frost Flowers

Your morning start for Thursday, Nov. 24

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RCMP staging behind equipment on the Coquihalla, Nov. 23. (Contributed)
RCMP staging behind equipment on the Coquihalla, Nov. 23. (Contributed)
Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Trans-Canada Highway project is expected to complete in early 2024 (MOTI)

Trans-Canada Highway near Golden reopening to the public

The highway near Golden will reopen Nov. 25 at 6 a.m.

Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Trans-Canada Highway project is expected to complete in early 2024 (MOTI)
Ronald Karlson was arrested early Tuesday morning, Nov. 23. 
(Photo/Merritt RCMP)

Fifth standoff in eight days in Merritt leads to prolific offender’s arrest

Ronald Karlson was arrested early Tuesday morning (Nov. 23) after a lengthy standoff

Ronald Karlson was arrested early Tuesday morning, Nov. 23. 
(Photo/Merritt RCMP)
Every newborn baby in Scotland gets a baby box. (Photo - @edinnews/Twitter)

Morning Start: Scotland’s baby boxes

Your morning start for Wednesday, Nov. 23

Every newborn baby in Scotland gets a baby box. (Photo - @edinnews/Twitter)
Eagle Pass, 33 kilometres west of Revelstoke, is starting to experience snow from the snowfall warning in effect on Tuesday, Nov. 22 for all major Okanagan highways, as they are expecting 15-20 centimetres of snow is 24 hours (Photo - DriveBC)

Snowfall warning in effect for major Interior highways, Okanagan, Shuswap

The highways are expecting 15-20 centimetres of snow in the next 24 hours

Eagle Pass, 33 kilometres west of Revelstoke, is starting to experience snow from the snowfall warning in effect on Tuesday, Nov. 22 for all major Okanagan highways, as they are expecting 15-20 centimetres of snow is 24 hours (Photo - DriveBC)
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)

A chance to get smashed with The Hulk’s Lou Ferrigno at West Kelowna winery

Enjoy a tasting of one of the world’s most prestigious cognacs -…

Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
Someone sleeping outside in Kelowna during Nov. 2022. (Contributed)
Someone sleeping outside in Kelowna during Nov. 2022. (Contributed)