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RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

RCMP looking for suspect in West Kelowna sexual assault

Woman reported man pulled her into some bushes and sexually assaulted her on Aug. 29

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

West Kelowna man wanted on outstanding warrants arrested for second time

Michael Collins had been arrested for charges related to driving while prohibited and flight from police

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
(BC Centre for Disease Control)

Central Okanagan sees 2nd straight week of decline in weekly COVID-19 cases

72 per cent of residents in the Central Okanagan have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine

(BC Centre for Disease Control)
A Kelowna General Hospital patient watches the protest unfold outside, as roughly 1,000 people gathered and protested COVID-19 health measures outside of the hospital on Sept. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna mayor condemns anti-vax card protest at hospital

‘These workers deserve everyone’s respect and gratitude’

A Kelowna General Hospital patient watches the protest unfold outside, as roughly 1,000 people gathered and protested COVID-19 health measures outside of the hospital on Sept. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The Mount Law wildfire pictured from Preston Road and Glenrosa Road in West Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Cooler conditions assist with containment of Mount Law wildfire near West Kelowna

While the fire’s threat has eased, some areas remain uncontained

The Mount Law wildfire pictured from Preston Road and Glenrosa Road in West Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
RCMP vest. (Phil McLaclan/Capital News)

Early morning knife assault in downtown Kelowna sends man to hospital

RCMP have not yet made any arrests in the incident

RCMP vest. (Phil McLaclan/Capital News)
Helicopters dropped bucket after bucket of water while skimmers hammered the fire with water and air tankers layed retardant guard lines on the Skaha Creek fire Monday. (Meghann Fletcher photo)

Skaha Creek Wildfire near Penticton expected to be more active as weather warms

Another controlled ignition is planned for Thursday

Helicopters dropped bucket after bucket of water while skimmers hammered the fire with water and air tankers layed retardant guard lines on the Skaha Creek fire Monday. (Meghann Fletcher photo)
Returning students, faculty and staff at Okanagan College campuses in Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm and Penticton can get their first or second COVID-19 vaccination Tuesday, Sept. 7, at on-campus clinics. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan College campuses host vaccination clinics

Campuses in Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton and Salmon Arm will host COVID-19 clinics for returning staff, students and faculty on Tuesday, Sept. 7

Returning students, faculty and staff at Okanagan College campuses in Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm and Penticton can get their first or second COVID-19 vaccination Tuesday, Sept. 7, at on-campus clinics. (Black Press file photo)
Hot air balloon spotted on Wednesday. (Capital News Staff)

Kelowna residents recount stories of hot air balloon landing shenanigans

A hot air balloon was spotted landing in the Kelowna Lower Mission on Wednesday

Hot air balloon spotted on Wednesday. (Capital News Staff)
A tray of eggs. (Pixabay photo)

Man arrested after allegedly egging anti-vaccine card protesters in Kamloops

The man was arrested for assault with a weapon; charges being considered

A tray of eggs. (Pixabay photo)
A woman wipes a tear in Kelowna’s Kerry Park on Aug. 31, during an event that honoured the families and those lives lost to illicit drug overdoses. (Aaron Hemens/Black Press)

Enderby among areas with highest overdose death rates

North Okanagan community tops local health areas for first half of 2021

A woman wipes a tear in Kelowna’s Kerry Park on Aug. 31, during an event that honoured the families and those lives lost to illicit drug overdoses. (Aaron Hemens/Black Press)
An evacuation alert for the Township of Spallumcheen was lifted Wednesday, Sept. 1, upon a recommendation from the B.C. Wildfire Service. (Township of Spallumcheen photo)

Alert for Township of Spallumcheen lifted

Move based on recommendation by B.C. Wildfire Service Wednesday, Sept. 1

An evacuation alert for the Township of Spallumcheen was lifted Wednesday, Sept. 1, upon a recommendation from the B.C. Wildfire Service. (Township of Spallumcheen photo)
The BC Wildfire Service used favourable conditions Tuesday, Aug. 24, to begin a small-scale planned ignition operations along the northeastern flank of the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

syilx family explains how wildfire impacts their ceremonies

Kelsie Kilawna is a syilx reporter who’s covering wildfires that have been spreading through her community

The BC Wildfire Service used favourable conditions Tuesday, Aug. 24, to begin a small-scale planned ignition operations along the northeastern flank of the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Skaha Creek fire taken Sunday night, Aug. 29. (Brennan Phillips/Penticton Western News)

B.C. wildfires a `wake-up call’ to return to Indigenous-led fire management

The BCWS should be working with and learning from sqilxw Peoples

The Skaha Creek fire taken Sunday night, Aug. 29. (Brennan Phillips/Penticton Western News)
Beachgoers relax in the sun at Kal Lake Beach in Coldstream on July 23, 2020. (Justin Ketterer - Contributed)

Safe to swim at Kal Beach in Coldstream

Latest Interior Health samples show acceptable bacteria counts

Beachgoers relax in the sun at Kal Lake Beach in Coldstream on July 23, 2020. (Justin Ketterer - Contributed)
Meet Enchante.

AlleyCats: Be an adoption hero

Meet Enchante who is available for adoption in the Okanagan

  • Sep 1, 2021
Meet Enchante.
Hundreds of people gathered at Kelowna’s Kerry Park on Aug. 31 for an event that honoured the families and those lives lost to illicit drug overdoses. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather in Kelowna for International Overdose Awareness Day

The event honoured the families and those lives lost to illicit drug overdoses

Hundreds of people gathered at Kelowna’s Kerry Park on Aug. 31 for an event that honoured the families and those lives lost to illicit drug overdoses. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Satellite imagery showing the extent of the burned land from the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Sentinel Playground - Sinergise Ltd.)

Disposal of ruined fridges and freezers being offered due to the Nk’Mip fire

Power can be cut in wildfire areas like Shrike Hill which can leave food to spoil

Satellite imagery showing the extent of the burned land from the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Sentinel Playground - Sinergise Ltd.)
A Kelowna woman was denied membership at a plumbing union. She says the decision was discriminatory.(Steve Buissinne/Pixabay)

Plumbers union loses appeal on discriminatory membership denial of Kelowna woman

Former plumber Alicia Ferri alleged she was denied membership due to gender discrimination

A Kelowna woman was denied membership at a plumbing union. She says the decision was discriminatory.(Steve Buissinne/Pixabay)
Fire retardant lines have been created to act as a guard along the top of the Skaha Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Services)

Skaha Creek fire near Penticton not growing in size

The fire stayed within the containment lines overnight

Fire retardant lines have been created to act as a guard along the top of the Skaha Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Services)