City of Kelowna

The Kelowna RCMP is releasing Austyn Godfrey’s name and photos to further the investigation (Kelowna RCMP)

RCMP identify body found at Kelowna dog park as Ontario woman

Police are asking the public for information about the death of Austyn Godfrey

 

Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts is one of six city-owned cultural facilities (File photo/Kelowna Cap News)

Cultural Facilities Master Plan gets glowing review from Kelowna council

The plan looks at how city-owned cultural facilities are used in support of cultural programming

 

The fire started on the deck before spreading to the home (West Kelowna Fire Rescue/ Contributed)

Fire destroys mobile home in Westbank First Nation

West Kelowna Fire Rescue was first on the scene, just after midnight

 

Malindi has been building grit and strength on the cold, snowy Kelowna rail trail (Malindi Elmore/ @malindielmore)

Kelowna-based Olympians training for Boston

The two Canadian representatives in the 2022 Boston marathon are training in Kelowna

Malindi has been building grit and strength on the cold, snowy Kelowna rail trail (Malindi Elmore/ @malindielmore)
Drugs, seized from a hotel room on the 1500-block of Highway 33(Kelowna RCMP/Submitted)

Drive-thru drug dealer arrested by Kelowna RCMP

RCMP seized drugs, cash, and a firearm during the New-Years Eve drug bust.

Drugs, seized from a hotel room on the 1500-block of Highway 33(Kelowna RCMP/Submitted)
The vehicle of interest may be the black Ford Explorer with a kayak roof rack pictured (Kelowna RCMP/Submitted)

RCMP search for SUV following stabbing in downtown Kelowna

RCMP are searching for information related to the unprovoked attack on Dec.18

The vehicle of interest may be the black Ford Explorer with a kayak roof rack pictured (Kelowna RCMP/Submitted)
Lead Pastor, Mark Wagner, from the Kelowna Salvation Army, joins Officer Jennifer Henson and Lenetta Parry from the Westside Salvation Army, for a picture with Real Canadian Superstore Assistant Manager, Randy Sheehan, and Gary Bennett in front of some of the shelf-stable, healthy, and ready to eat food items purchased for the Salvation Army’s Emergency Food Hamper programs (Salvation Army/ Submitted)

Kelowna charity donation to the Salvation Army feeds local community

Gary Bennet Family Fund gave $3000 to local Salvation Army locations to fund food programs

Lead Pastor, Mark Wagner, from the Kelowna Salvation Army, joins Officer Jennifer Henson and Lenetta Parry from the Westside Salvation Army, for a picture with Real Canadian Superstore Assistant Manager, Randy Sheehan, and Gary Bennett in front of some of the shelf-stable, healthy, and ready to eat food items purchased for the Salvation Army’s Emergency Food Hamper programs (Salvation Army/ Submitted)
Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021 (@guyatsfu/Twitter)

Indigenous-led partnership aims to build ‘climate-resilient’ homes for Lytton

The housing initiative will provide housing for fire evacuees by Sept. 2022

Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021 (@guyatsfu/Twitter)
The Outreach Urban Health Center in Kelowna is available to help people struggling with addiction (Photo by BLACK PRESS)

Kelowna saw record-breaking overdose calls in 2021

The overdose crisis is fueled by social instability and a ‘dirty’ drug supply

The Outreach Urban Health Center in Kelowna is available to help people struggling with addiction (Photo by BLACK PRESS)
Ben Stewart is calling out for constructive dialogue between businesses and Interior Health ( John Lehmann)

Kelowna-West MLA calls for gym closures to be reversed immediately

Ben Stewart has written a letter to Minister Dix and Dr. Bonnie Henry

Ben Stewart is calling out for constructive dialogue between businesses and Interior Health ( John Lehmann)
Deceased bat (R. Gervais/ B.C. Community Bat Program)

White-nose fungus threatening Okanagan bat populations

White-nose syndrome is decimating populations as it moves West

Deceased bat (R. Gervais/ B.C. Community Bat Program)
Meghan McCreight received her award in Vancouver from the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training Anne Kang (Irving K. Barber/BC Scholarship Society)

Okanagan College grad wins award and breaks barriers for women

Meghan McCreight graduated from the Water Engineering Technology program at the OC, Kelowna campus

Meghan McCreight received her award in Vancouver from the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training Anne Kang (Irving K. Barber/BC Scholarship Society)
Signs say ‘Mental Health Matters,’ ‘Gyms are Essential,’ and ‘#FreeBC’ (Iron Energy Gym Instagram)

West Kelowna gym ordered to close and fined $2,300 for disobeying COVID restrictions

Interior Health was escorted by RCMP at Iron Energy Gym

Signs say ‘Mental Health Matters,’ ‘Gyms are Essential,’ and ‘#FreeBC’ (Iron Energy Gym Instagram)
Breanna Berndsen and Kalista Senger, Canadians on the Kazakstan national team (@kalista.senger)

Kelowna hockey player worries about her teammates in Kazakhstan civil unrest

Breanna Berndsen plays for the Kazakhstan women’s hockey team

Breanna Berndsen and Kalista Senger, Canadians on the Kazakstan national team (@kalista.senger)
Deep-Fried Pierogies, Bagel Forestiere, Duck-fat fried tortilla chips, Gnocchi Breakfast Carbonara, and Korean Bulgogi are new additions to the brunch menu at OEB (@oeb_breakfast)

New brunch spot coming to Kelowna

The restaurant will open Jan.17 at 1590 Ellis Street in the Berard District in downtown Kelowna

Deep-Fried Pierogies, Bagel Forestiere, Duck-fat fried tortilla chips, Gnocchi Breakfast Carbonara, and Korean Bulgogi are new additions to the brunch menu at OEB (@oeb_breakfast)
Signs say 'Mental Health Matters,' 'Gyms are Essential,' and '#FreeBC' (Iron Energy Gym Instagram)

West Kelowna Gym disobeyed public health orders, not granted 2022 business license

Iron Energy Gym has remained open despite a PHO ban on indoor gatherings

Signs say 'Mental Health Matters,' 'Gyms are Essential,' and '#FreeBC' (Iron Energy Gym Instagram)
A snowboarder glides under a chairlift at the Big White Ski Resort (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

‘Extreme powder alert’ at Big White

The local ski resort got 20cms of fresh pow overnight

A snowboarder glides under a chairlift at the Big White Ski Resort (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
Sidewalks covered snow in Kelowna. (Image: Billie Loiselle)

Snow blows budget: Kelowna spent nearly $1M on winter maintenance for December

The city expects to increase spending with snow in the Jan. forecast

Sidewalks covered snow in Kelowna. (Image: Billie Loiselle)
Grey Ron Allison was born to parents Molly Smith and Tyler Allison at 2:12 a.m. on Jan. 1, becoming Interior Health’s first baby born in 2022. (Photo courtesy of Molly Smith and IH)

First baby of 2022 in B.C.’s Interior born at Kelowna General Hospital

Grey Ron Allison was welcomed into the world by parents Molly Smith and Tyler Allison

Grey Ron Allison was born to parents Molly Smith and Tyler Allison at 2:12 a.m. on Jan. 1, becoming Interior Health’s first baby born in 2022. (Photo courtesy of Molly Smith and IH)
Jenae and Dr. Alex van Duyvendyk delivering gifts at Kelowna General Hospital’s pediatric unit (KGH Foundation)

Kelowna student spreads joy with a wagon full of gifts

Jenae and Dr. Alex van Duyvendyk delivered presents to Kelowna’s pediatric unit on Dec. 24

Jenae and Dr. Alex van Duyvendyk delivering gifts at Kelowna General Hospital’s pediatric unit (KGH Foundation)