EDITORIAL: Reid's Corner construction project long time coming

(subscription) (subscription)We're writing specifically about the Reid's Corner announcement Monday at City Hall in Kelowna. ... “The (provincial) Ministry of Transportation hasn't given us...

Redevelopment plan for Kelowna's Capri Centre carries 'wow' factor for council

Coun. Gail Given said while there was a time the proposed building heights may have raised eyebrows on council, that was not the case any...

DeHart: Former radio executive follows new career path

This week's column is dedicated to my long-time friend Paul Johnson, who passed away Jan. 13. My husband Chris went to school with Paul and...

New neighbourhood envisioned for Kelowna's Capri Mall site

Mayor Colin Basran, in voting for the CD25 zone, said the Capri Mall site — which used to be on the outskirts of Kelowna —...

From dirt to subdivision

Kelowna city council has given preliminary approval to a 37-unit subdivision on Hollywood Road South, near Juniper Road. The subdivision is on lands owned by...

Reading, writing, coding

“Events like these help spark students' passion and interest in computer science and tech-related career options, which are so significant in our region,” says Steve...

City welcomes highrises planned for rebuilt Capri Centre Mall site

(subscription) (subscription)“It will be very much market-driven,” said owner Graham Lee of R.G. Properties, the same company that owns Prospera Place in Kelowna and...

RV park goes to public hearing

(subscription)A controversial proposal for 10 RV slips on agricultural land in Kelowna will get further airing at a public hearing next month. City council...

UBCO to host youth computer coding event

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and MLA Steve Thomson (Kelowna-Mission) will participate in the morning activities with the students. Members of the First Nations Technology Council's...

Criticism of philanthropic group for men rejected by co-founder

(subscription) (subscription)Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal MP Stephen Fuhr give a damn. Clips of both touting 100 Men while attending a...

Ainsley Macdonald (third on left) and Cameron Janssen display their medals

With the addition of these two medals, the Kelowna medal count is now sixteen medals including four gold, six silver and six bronze since first...

Telus moving downtown

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran is thrilled to see another major employer come to the city's downtown. Plans were unveiled Monday for a new development at...

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Kelowna RCMP Cpl. Joe Duncan said a search warrant was executed to look for stolen property at 290 Beverdell Station Rd. The investigation began in...

DeHart: Family tradition carries on at popular restaurant

They originally started Mekong upstairs beside what is now Earl's (across from the Sails) for 11 years and for the last 18 years have operated...

Kelowna wants to tap into federal funds for new cycle lanes

Kelowna's mayor says his council is very enthusiastic about development of more pedestrian and cycling paths in the city. But Colin Basran admits there's no...

No dock for Fintry Queen

Mayor Colin Basran said with the new public pier and marina and the children's play area now in place, he doesn't see where there is...

Price tag proves biggest hurdle for Kelowna's pedestrian, bicycling plan

Gail Given that pedestrian and bike infrastructure budget be tied as a percentage to the money Kelowna spends each year on roads and infrastructure for...

Parking disaster cautioned

Coun. Luke Stack warned parking could be an issue at the soon-to-be rebuilt Islamic Centre of Kelowna in Rutland. Council has agreed to rezone a...

Fintry Queen's fate in a perilous state

Castanet.net (subscription)“Kelowna is this ship's home,” said Schwab. “It's been here for over 65 years, and before I either sell it and someone sets it...

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Now, Schwab is trying one last time to get the City of Kelowna to agree with his plan to moor the vessel at City Park.

Fintry Queen: 1 last chance

Now, Schwab is trying one last time to get the City of Kelowna to agree with his plan to moor the vessel at City Park.

Tech Talk: Kelowna vying for its share of tech economy

Whether it's advocating for the construction of an innovation hub for tech start-ups, backing city plans to build the dark fibre network or simply being...

The time I toured with David Bowie: Daniel Hart reflects on his 2004 trek ...

There were 26–30 of us on the tour at any given time, and he was paying enough for us to have two tour buses (a...

RV plan for Kelowna farm heading to public hearing

“It's based on a dream,” said Mayor Colin Basran, who said he was torn on the issue because he knows Lintell personally, appreciates his passion...

RV park a case of council putting cart before horse

(subscription)His voice seeming to choke at times, Stack suggested council was venturing unwisely down a path that has the potential to dramatically redraw Kelowna's...

DeHart: Hardcore Archery on target with new location

14); Andre Blanleil (Jan. 15); Gerry Ellchuck (Jan. 16); Ross Gilley (Jan. 17); Jim Belshaw (Jan. 17); Dina Kotler (Jan. 17); Joyce Prowse (Jan.17); Fred...

Kelowna Urban Farm Proposal Heads to Public Hearing

Mayor Basran, Councillor Stack, Councillor Gail Given, and Councillor Tracy Gray all voted against the resolution, but with the five other councillors voting in favour...

Plan for RV park approved – barely

(subscription) (subscription)The Linttell family, owners of this property at 2075 KLO Rd., have plans to add a 10-site RV campground, left, and convert an...

Kelowna councillors split over approval of agri-tourism RV park

The Daily Courier (subscription)KELOWNA - Kelowna councillor Luke Stack warned the City of Kelowna could expect a flood of applications from other like-minded landowners if...

Agricultural Land Commission gets under the skin of some Kelowna councillors

The Daily Courier (subscription)Gail Given defended the process as flawed but the only way the city and residents can have a voice. “I think I...

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Castanet.net - File PhotoCastanet.netChristopher Drummond, 37, of Coldstream and Chad Cutting, 37, of Kelowna have each been formally charged with possession of property obtained by...

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Castanet.net - Google Street ViewCastanet.netTwo Kelowna men have been formally charged following the theft of a vehicle and several break ins or attempted break ins...

Kelowna business group votes to allow female members

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran also acknowledged the vote on his Facebook page this morning. "Well done, Kelowna Jaycees!! 'Because it's 2016'," he wrote. Kelowna Jaycees...

New Canadian airline could boost Okanagan tourism

The Daily Courier (subscription)“We're excited,” says Michael J. Ballingall with Big White Ski Resort near Kelowna. “There is no doubt about it that … if...

West Kelowna Biathlon Ace Hits Target In Bid For Youth Olympics In Norway

She, Gowling and the two male biathletes will also have six days of training in Lillehammer under Team Canada coach Luke McGurk. While Banser is...

West Kelowna Biathlon Ace Hits Target In Bid For Youth Olympics In Norway

She, Gowling and the two male biathletes will also have six days of training in Lillehammer under Team Canada coach Luke McGurk. While Banser is...

DeHart: Alchemy aims to change lifestyle shopping in Kelowna

Congratulations to Kelowna International Airport (YLW) on receiving the B.C. Aviation Council's William Templeton Award. YLW was recognized for its commitment to growth and achievement...

Basran says city to begin addressing homelessness

(subscription) (subscription)The City of Kelowna will try to identify the extent of homelessness in the community and outline effective ways to move people into...

Man who keeps questionable company denied bail

Forsyth had an endorsed warrant out of Kelowna for prohibited driving, and was still under a driving prohibition. Forsyth was arrested for driving while prohibited,...

Newsmaker of the Year: New Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr

Pierce had just come off managing rookie Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran's successful civic election campaign and he also helped get former Kelowna mayor Walter Gray...

Cannan willing to help integrate water systems

(subscription) (subscription)Cannan said Tuesday he would like to serve as a provincially appointed mediator to try to get the City of Kelowna and various...

News Diary: Some events that made news in 2015

Slager claimed in his official police report that he killed Walter Scott in self-defence after the motorist grabbed his Taser. 7 – Singer-songwriter Don ....

2015: A year in review

Boxer Eric Basran is awarded the silver medal at the Canadian Youth Boxing Championships held in Quebec City. • Second World War veterans Gerry Gaudet...

Purchase of former CN railway for recreational path top Okanagan news story ...

(subscription) (subscription)“I've had people say to me, you know what, if there's an option on my tax notice where I could opt in and...

Top 10 News Stories

The crosswalks arrived the week prior to Kelowna's Pride Parade, which was led by Mayor Colin Basran. The Okanagan Pride Society said they weren't surprised...

Kelowna councillor shares Christmas memories and traditions

KELOWNA - While Christmas traditions vary from family to family, everyone has their own that make the day so special. Kelowna city councillor Luke Stack...

Kelowna homeless initiative to cost hundreds of thousands

Global News Kelowna city council has approved hiring a Social Issue Coordinator to investigate all facets of the homeless issue. “It's not just homelessness,” says...

Kelowna homeless initiative to cost hundreds of thousands ...

Kelowna city council has approved hiring a Social Issue Coordinator to investigate all facets of the homeless issue. “It's not just homelessness,” says City Councilor...

Kelowna looks back over the year that was

2015 also marked the first year of the current council's four-year mandate, a year Mayor Colin Basran described as busy but rewarding. Construction also started...

Kelowna Newsmakers of 2015 | Kelowna Crosswalks Get a Splash of Colour

Mayor Colin Basran, who received negative phones calls and anonymous messages, stated in August that the sidewalks would be staying for good. “I'm not doing...