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As vaccine card rolls out, Kelowna’s top cop promises safety for businesses

Businesses are encouraged to call the police if they are threatened by anti-vaccine people

(Kelowna RCMP)
VSAR dispatched 22 search and rescue members to locate the couple. Teams from Kelowna, Penticton and Kamloops also helped with the search. (Contributed)

Missing hikers’ campfire snuffed north of Vernon

Couple lost near Silver Star found by Search and Rescue crews next day

VSAR dispatched 22 search and rescue members to locate the couple. Teams from Kelowna, Penticton and Kamloops also helped with the search. (Contributed)
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Damaged West Kelowna water main repaired

A water quality advisory that had been issued for nearby residences has been lifted

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A customer shops at West Kelowna’s Gospel Mission location during the store’s grand opening on Sept. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Dozens attend grand opening of Westside location of Kelowna’s Gospel Mission thrift store

‘We’re so happy to be here, continuing to stretch out our hand and help people’

A customer shops at West Kelowna’s Gospel Mission location during the store’s grand opening on Sept. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Anoop Singh Klair leaves the Vernon Courthouse Friday, Sept. 10 during a break from sentencing. (Morning Star)

Former Vernon teacher faces up to 7 years in prison for sex crimes against children

Crown seeking 7 years behind bars for Anoop Singh Klair; defence suggests 2 years house arrest

Anoop Singh Klair leaves the Vernon Courthouse Friday, Sept. 10 during a break from sentencing. (Morning Star)
Campfire bans are not being lifted in Enderby, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, BX and Silver Star, despite Vernon lifting the ban Sept. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Campfire ban sticks throughout North Okanagan, except Vernon

Enderby, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, BX, Silver Star, Lake Country extending the ban

Campfire bans are not being lifted in Enderby, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, BX and Silver Star, despite Vernon lifting the ban Sept. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
COSAR’s headquarters, located at 4680 Old Vernon Road in Kelowna. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue/Facebook)

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue looking for new building

‘An improved building and location will allow COSAR to better serve the community’

COSAR’s headquarters, located at 4680 Old Vernon Road in Kelowna. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue/Facebook)
Campfires are still banned in the Central Okanagan, despite BC Wildfire lifting the ban on the Kamloops Fire Centre. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)

Campfire ban continues for Central Okanagan

Conditions continue to be too dry to allow campfires at this time

Campfires are still banned in the Central Okanagan, despite BC Wildfire lifting the ban on the Kamloops Fire Centre. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
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RCMP seek wanted man believed to be in North Okanagan

36-year-old Vincent Maxwell failed to comply with probation order

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Cyclists depart from the parking lot of Kelowna’s Sandman Hotel on Sept. 10 for the first day of the 21st annual Cops for Kids fundraising campaign. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: 21st annual Cops for Kids fundraiser kicks off B.C. Interior journey in Kelowna

The 10-day ride will see 20 cyclists bike a total of 1,000 km

Cyclists depart from the parking lot of Kelowna’s Sandman Hotel on Sept. 10 for the first day of the 21st annual Cops for Kids fundraising campaign. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Kelowna man dies after suffering medical emergency while traveling in taxi

Criminality is not suspected at this time

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Joan Phillip is running for the NDP in Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola. (Contributed)

Election 2021: Joan Phillip — NDP candidate for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola

This is Joan Phillip’s second run at a seat in Parliament

Joan Phillip is running for the NDP in Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola. (Contributed)
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Morning Start: The oldest person ever lived to 122 years old

Your morning start for Friday, Sept. 10, 2021

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The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum, hosted by Dan Proulx (top left), saw the five North Okanagan-Shuswap candidates answer questions on a variety of topics Sept. 8. (Screen shot)

VIDEO: North Okanagan-Shuswap candidates share plans to boost workforce

Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce and BC Fruit Growers host event prior to election

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum, hosted by Dan Proulx (top left), saw the five North Okanagan-Shuswap candidates answer questions on a variety of topics Sept. 8. (Screen shot)
Emily Zurrer won bronze with Canada’s Olympic women’s soccer team in 2012. (Black Press Media file)

Kelowna Olympian felt joy of former team’s gold medal in Tokyo

Emily Zurrer watched her old teammates on Canada’s Olympic women’s soccer team win gold in August

Emily Zurrer won bronze with Canada’s Olympic women’s soccer team in 2012. (Black Press Media file)
(BC Centre for Disease Control)

Weekly COVID-19 numbers in Central Okanagan decline for 3rd straight week

For the past eight weeks, the region has had the highest case counts in the province

(BC Centre for Disease Control)
The proposed winery’s 19.5-metre observation tower is 10 metres taller than the city typically allows for alcohol production facilities. (Azhadi Vineyards/Contributed)

Iranian-styled winery proposed in Kelowna

Azhadi Vineyards is seeking a height variance for a 19.5-metre observation tower

The proposed winery’s 19.5-metre observation tower is 10 metres taller than the city typically allows for alcohol production facilities. (Azhadi Vineyards/Contributed)
Sarah Eves is running for the Liberal Party in Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola. (Contributed)
Sarah Eves is running for the Liberal Party in Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola. (Contributed)
About a dozen people stopped to douse a grass fire that was sparked off Highway 6 near Cherryville Monday. (Cam Brooks photo)

VIDEO: Grass fire sparked in North Okanagan snuffed by citizens

About a dozen people jumped to action after wheel flies off boat trailer

About a dozen people stopped to douse a grass fire that was sparked off Highway 6 near Cherryville Monday. (Cam Brooks photo)
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Golden’s Louisiana Pacific to allow only vaccinated employees on site

As ordered by Interior Health in response to several employees testing positive

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