Paula Tran

The campaign is a national non-partisan initiative to end homelessness and make housing safe and affordable in Canada. It is operated by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, a national advocacy group that aims to end homelessness across the country. (Contributed)

Central Okanagan Journey Home Society endorses “Vote Housing” national campaign

The campaign is a national non-partisan initiative to end homelessness

The campaign is a national non-partisan initiative to end homelessness and make housing safe and affordable in Canada. It is operated by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, a national advocacy group that aims to end homelessness across the country. (Contributed)
Friedland’s goal was to raise awareness and money for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Ride Don’t Hide initiative. So far, he has raised more than $27,000, more than double his fundraising goal. (Contributed)

UBCO student cycles to Arctic Ocean to fundraise for mental health awareness

Mikey Friedland cycled from the 49th parallel to Tuktoyaktuk by himself

Friedland’s goal was to raise awareness and money for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Ride Don’t Hide initiative. So far, he has raised more than $27,000, more than double his fundraising goal. (Contributed)
According to an article by National Geographic, adoptions are fairly common among domestic animals and occasionally seen in the wild. (Pexels)

Morning Start: Humans aren’t the only species to adopt

Your Morning Start for Monday, Sept. 13.

According to an article by National Geographic, adoptions are fairly common among domestic animals and occasionally seen in the wild. (Pexels)
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 in SilverStar area located, says Vernon Search and Rescue

The pair had gone for a hike near SilverStar and gotten way off track

VSAR dispatched 22 search and rescue members to locate the couple. Teams from Kelowna, Penticton and Kamloops also helped with the search. (Contributed)
The climate debate was organized by GreenPac and Green Okanagan, non-partisan organizations advocating for better climate policies from politicians. The debate is part of the 100 Debates For The Environment series hosted every election year. (Screenshot)

Kelowna-Lake Country candidates spar over climate, environment

The climate debate was organized by advocacy organizations GreenPac and Green Okanagan

The climate debate was organized by GreenPac and Green Okanagan, non-partisan organizations advocating for better climate policies from politicians. The debate is part of the 100 Debates For The Environment series hosted every election year. (Screenshot)
Concept art of what the vaccine card will look like. (B.C. government)

Central Okanagan sees uptick in jab rates after vax card announcement

The upcoming vaccine card mandate seems to have increased vaccination rates in the region

Concept art of what the vaccine card will look like. (B.C. government)
Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)

Developer sues City of Kelowna for ‘bad faith’ decision to reject subdivision

City council previously voted 7-2 in favour of staff recommendation to nix Thomson Flats project

Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)
Women chewing gum while sitting on the street. (Pexels)

Morning Start: Chewing gum boosts concentration

Your Morning Start for Tuesday, Sept. 7

Women chewing gum while sitting on the street. (Pexels)
Plane (Pexels)
Plane (Pexels)
An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)

Hedges Butte wildfire outside of Penticton now a Wildfire of Note

Crews will continue to work around the east side of the fire with suppression activities

An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)
The Kelowna Taiwnaese Cultural Society and the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival will be hosting the first annual Okanagan Taiwanese Film Festival from Sept. 10 to Sept. 19. (Contributed)

Virtual Taiwanese film festival coming to the Okanagan

The festival will feature eight films that participants can view from home

The Kelowna Taiwnaese Cultural Society and the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival will be hosting the first annual Okanagan Taiwanese Film Festival from Sept. 10 to Sept. 19. (Contributed)
A picture of the incident that happened at West Kelowna on Tuesday, Aug. 31. (Contributed: David Oglivie)

No charges laid against driver that struck pedestrian in West Kelowna parking lot

Pedestrian tried to vandalize car, injured as the driver attempted to flee

A picture of the incident that happened at West Kelowna on Tuesday, Aug. 31. (Contributed: David Oglivie)
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)
Telus and Bell wireless customers are experiencing outages. (Pixabay photo)

UPDATE: Telus service restored in B.C. and Alberta

It is unclear whether Bell’s services have been restored

Telus and Bell wireless customers are experiencing outages. (Pixabay photo)
Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)

Kelowna Pride Week postponed to October

Kelowna Pride Society cited COVID-19 concerns and public health restrictions as part of its decision

Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)
Some UBC Okanagan programs and courses have decided to move their content online for the upcoming fall term, said the university in a press release. (Contributed)

UBC Okanagan expands online offerings due to COVID-19 pandemic

Students’ union president Tashia Kootenayoo criticized school’s slow response on Twitter

Some UBC Okanagan programs and courses have decided to move their content online for the upcoming fall term, said the university in a press release. (Contributed)
Data: BC Coroners Service

Kelowna overdose deaths 4th-highest in B.C. over the last decade

Across the province, illicit drug toxicity death rates remain high for all health authorities

Data: BC Coroners Service
An artist's rendering of the proposed development that would replace the Hiawatha RV Park in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Second phase of Hiawatha RV Park redevelopment in Kelowna revealed

Second phase will feature a parkade and three residential towers

An artist's rendering of the proposed development that would replace the Hiawatha RV Park in Kelowna. (Contributed)
Ivermectin is a medication that is used to treat parasite infestations in dogs, cats and large animals. While a form of ivermectin that is safe for human consumption exists, it is not approved to treat or prevent COVID-19. (Pexels)

Some Okanagan residents are seeking out horse dewormer to treat COVID-19

Misinformation about ivermectin has been widely spread online, identifying it as a treatment for COVID-19

Ivermectin is a medication that is used to treat parasite infestations in dogs, cats and large animals. While a form of ivermectin that is safe for human consumption exists, it is not approved to treat or prevent COVID-19. (Pexels)
The affordable units are located in an apartment building at 1060 Cawston Avenue and are primarily intended for women, single-parent families and seniors. (Photo by ROV Engineering Consultants)

40 new affordable rentals open in Kelowna

Monthly rents range from $375 to $1835, depending on the tenant’s income

The affordable units are located in an apartment building at 1060 Cawston Avenue and are primarily intended for women, single-parent families and seniors. (Photo by ROV Engineering Consultants)