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Kelowna’s Orchard Park Mall Apple Entrance. (Black Press Media file)

Kelowna RCMP investigating bear spray incident at Orchard Park Shopping Centre

Mounties responded to the incident at approximately 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29

Kelowna’s Orchard Park Mall Apple Entrance. (Black Press Media file)
Robert Riley Saunders. (Facebook photo)

First Nations Leadership Council frustrated by former Kelowna social worker’s plea deal

Robert Riley Saunders pleaded guilty to stealing from and harming at-risk youth in his care, many of whom are Indigenous

Robert Riley Saunders. (Facebook photo)
A picture of the house at 424 Gibson Road. (BC Assessment photo)

Kelowna man sues city after being ordered to demolish his home

Janusz Grelecki was ordered to demolish his home due to its dilapidated appearance

A picture of the house at 424 Gibson Road. (BC Assessment photo)
Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Surprise guilty plea derails Kelowna manslaughter trial

Noah Vaten broke down in court on Tuesday morning, returning in the afternoon with a guilty plea

Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
The plan aims to reduce traffic congestion and emissions as well as make it easier for people to walk, bike and take transit. It also aims to double transit ridership, quadruple the number of trips made by bicycle and reduce the average distance driven per person by 20 per cent. (Mike Chouinard photo)

Increasing transit, bike trips key to Kelowna’s transportation plan

City council endorsed the 2040 Transportation Master Plan on Monday

The plan aims to reduce traffic congestion and emissions as well as make it easier for people to walk, bike and take transit. It also aims to double transit ridership, quadruple the number of trips made by bicycle and reduce the average distance driven per person by 20 per cent. (Mike Chouinard photo)
Canadian Airports Safety Week is an airport-led initiative to promote healthy and safe work practices among airport employees.

Kelowna International Airport kicks off Canadian Airport Safety Week

All airport staff will have the opportunity to take part in virtual safety-themed activities

Canadian Airports Safety Week is an airport-led initiative to promote healthy and safe work practices among airport employees.
Robert Riley Saunders. (File)

Former Kelowna social worker pleads guilty to defrauding youth in his care

Saunders is accused of stealing money from at-risk youth in his care, many of whom are Indigenous

Robert Riley Saunders. (File)
Languages such as English, Portuguese and Latvian all have a common ancestor called Proto-Indo-European. (Photo: Pexels)

Morning Start: Many languages have the same roots

Your Morning Start for Monday, Sept. 27

Languages such as English, Portuguese and Latvian all have a common ancestor called Proto-Indo-European. (Photo: Pexels)
Kelowna RCMP, COSAR, Vernon Search and Rescue and BC Emergency Health Services responded to the area and located a single-vehicle collision of an ATV with two occupants. One of the occupants, a 52-years-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene. (Contributed)

Kelowna RCMP and BC Coroners Service investigate fatal ATV collision in Lake Country

The incident happened at approximately 3 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25

Kelowna RCMP, COSAR, Vernon Search and Rescue and BC Emergency Health Services responded to the area and located a single-vehicle collision of an ATV with two occupants. One of the occupants, a 52-years-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene. (Contributed)
Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Accused in 2018 Kelowna Canada Day killing takes stand during manslaughter trial

Noah Vaten claims he doesn’t recall much of the night as he consumed too much cocaine

Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Ten COSAR members, including a COSAR dog team, aided an RCMP dog team and helicopter in the search. (Contributed)

Missing motorist found down embankment in West Kelowna after crash

This was Central Okanagan Search and Rescue’s 81st call in 2021

Ten COSAR members, including a COSAR dog team, aided an RCMP dog team and helicopter in the search. (Contributed)
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CANADA VOTES: Conservative Dan Albas re-elected for fourth term

Albas currently sits at 22,694 votes and 45.3 per cent of the popular vote

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CANADA VOTES: Conservative Tracy Gray retains seat in Kelowna-Lake Country

Gray leads by more than 5,000 votes with more than 60 per cent of polls reporting

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A good portion of Setenil de Las Bodegas in Spain is built in a gorge underneath a huge rocky outcropping. (Pixabay)

Morning Start: There’s a town with buildings built underneath a rock

Your Morning Start for Monday, Sept. 20

A good portion of Setenil de Las Bodegas in Spain is built in a gorge underneath a huge rocky outcropping. (Pixabay)
Multiple police cars can be seen in the area behind the Four Seasons Resort. (Black Press file photo)

Woman found dead at Highway 33 and Nickel Road in Kelowna

The death is believed to be suspicious

Multiple police cars can be seen in the area behind the Four Seasons Resort. (Black Press file photo)
Colour Tongues hits the stage at Fernando’s Pub in Kelowna in 2020. (Contributed)

Iconic Kelowna pub, Fernando’s, shuts its doors after 10 years

Fernando’s Pub will be closing at the end of the month

Colour Tongues hits the stage at Fernando’s Pub in Kelowna in 2020. (Contributed)
Fully vaccinated fans will be welcomed back to Nonis Field this weekend as women’s and men’s soccer hosts Thompson Rivers on Saturday and Sunday. (Contributed/GreyStroke Photography)

UBC Okanagan Heat welcoming fans back this weekend

All fans in attendance must be double vaccinated

Fully vaccinated fans will be welcomed back to Nonis Field this weekend as women’s and men’s soccer hosts Thompson Rivers on Saturday and Sunday. (Contributed/GreyStroke Photography)
(Left to right) Brian Rogers (People’s Party), Cade Desjarlais (NDP), Imre Szeman (Green), Tim Krupa (Liberal) and Tracy Gray (Conservative) will be seeking to represent Kelowna-Lake Country in Ottawa this fall. (Contributed)

Kelowna-Lake Country candidates tackle housing and labour issues at forum

All candidates were present at the forum

(Left to right) Brian Rogers (People’s Party), Cade Desjarlais (NDP), Imre Szeman (Green), Tim Krupa (Liberal) and Tracy Gray (Conservative) will be seeking to represent Kelowna-Lake Country in Ottawa this fall. (Contributed)
The degree is a four-year direct-entry program for students looking to address complex environmental issues by using an interdisciplinary approach. It will also include hands-on experience and community-based learning. (Contributed)

UBCO announces new sustainability bachelor’s degree

The program will tackle complex environmental issues through an interdisciplinary approach

The degree is a four-year direct-entry program for students looking to address complex environmental issues by using an interdisciplinary approach. It will also include hands-on experience and community-based learning. (Contributed)
Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, puts on her protective mask after releasing details about a COVID-19 vaccination card that will be needed by anyone wanting to eat in restaurants, visit theatres or go to other events. She made the announcement at a news conference at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Restrictions eased for Interior businesses following vax card program

Liquor service again allowed after 10 p.m. in the Central Okanagan

Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, puts on her protective mask after releasing details about a COVID-19 vaccination card that will be needed by anyone wanting to eat in restaurants, visit theatres or go to other events. She made the announcement at a news conference at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito