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Autism program in Kelowna saved

A Kelowna City councillor and a local firefighter are being credited with helping to save an important program for children with autism. Councillor Mohini Singh...

More Kelowna beaches where dogs can dip coming next summer

Gail Given was one of three city councilors to vote against the plan. “This particular location is a little bit challenged for parking and I'm...

Thousands show their pride in Kelowna march | Globalnews.ca

From rainbow crosswalks to Mayor Sugarplum getting attention from across the country, many say Kelowna has transformed when it comes to pride.Pride under a rainbow...

Kelowna puts hold on new RV parks on agricultural land

“We want to help farmers, help them succeed, help them diversify, but there are rules in place that have to be adhered to,” said councillor...

Two more pot shops pop up in Kelowna

With the addition of these two locations, there are now at least five medical marijuana dispensaries operating in Kelowna, most with no business licenses. Kelowna...

Foreign real estate tax in Vancouver could be felt in the Okanagan

Councilor Luke Stack doesn't anticipate the tax will come to the Kelowna area. However, he's noticed the city is already feeling the effects of the...

Kelowna mayor steps out in drag at Sugarplum Ball

Clad in a hot pink shirt underneath a tuxedo, Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran strutted the runway wearing a face that was almost unrecognizable. Basran bravely...

Kelowna taxpayers contributing cash to pro golf tournament

The City of Kelowna and its airport operations have signed on as founding partners to the GolfBC Championship at the Gallagher's Canyon Golf and Country...

Portage Terriers advance at the Western Canada Cup

Later on Saturday, the West Kelowna Warriors will face the Brooks Bandits in the Western Canada Cup final. The winner will grab a berth in...

Kelowna Vaisakhi festival draws thousands

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran says the event hits close to home. “My great-grandparents were one of the first to settle in the valley from India...

Kelowna keeps mythical monster Ogopogo

Coun. Luke Stack said there was clearly widespread support for having the beast continue to feature prominently on the float, which will get a $20,000...

Province to help sort out Kelowna's water woes

The only district now still struggling with water quality issues is up in southeast Kelowna,” says Bonn. Kelowna mayor Colin Basran has suggested the most...

Kelowna council extinguishes proposal to build new fire hall early

“This isn't a nice to have, it is a need to have,” said councilor Mohini Singh. She's one of the councilors who voted to have...

Gravel debate a rocky one for Kelowna City Council

“Well it was interesting,” says Kelowna City Councillor Luke Stack. “We talked for 90 minutes. Council has a lot of interest and there was a...

Ben Lee remembered in Kelowna

“Everyone here knows how selfless and devoted Ben Lee was to his family, to his profession and to his community,” said Kelowna mayor Colin Basran.

Help on the way for Kelowna Fire Department

KELOWNA – The Kelowna Fire Department (KFD) will soon have 20 more firefighters and another fire hall. It's the first time the KFD has added...

Are tolls the answer to reducing traffic congestion in Kelowna?

“There are a number of benifits,” says Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran. “Firstly getting cars off the road for the environment. We know that it's also...

Big changes coming to downtown Kelowna

That includes the Kelowna Community Theatre, which will become a performing arts centre. The Memorial Arena site will be used for future civic use. While...

Kelowna approves RV park on farmland

In January, Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran was outspoken about his position against the permit at 2075 K.L.O. Road. On Tuesday, however, he changed his stance.

Kelowna at odds with water utilities on integration talks

“City council's first priority is getting clean water to all of our citizens and we believe that integrating all of the water providers in our...

Kelowna the fastest growing metro area in Canada

“At the same time it does require growth to sustain the community.” Kelowna city councillor Mohini Singh is welcoming the news. “I see it as...

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...

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...

Okanagan politician censured, sanctioned

KELOWNA — Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) board members decided on Tuesday that one of their own, Patty Hanson, will be censured and sanctioned.

Plans approved for a multi-million dollar piece of Kelowna real estate

KELOWNA–The city of Kelowna has approved a new master plan for a five-hectare property on the corner of Harvey Avenue and Richter Street. It's been...

Okanagan park named Canada's best

Kelowna's downtown waterfront is getting national recognition. Stuart Park was named Canada's best public space today by the Canadian Institute of Planners. Kelowna's mayor, Colin...

Kelowna Mountain suing Regional District — again

... lawsuit involving Kelowna Mountain. “I can say that the Regional District will actively defend itself against these unproven and false accusations that are without...

Kelowna celebrates new seniors' housing project

“The city is proud of the work accomplished by the Society of Hope and continues to accomplish in the city of Kelowna,” says Mayor of...

Fewer tax breaks for downtown Kelowna development

They help bring new life to certain areas and spur more development projects. But in some parts of Kelowna's downtown, those incentives are coming to...

Orphans reunite in Kelowna after a decade apart | Globalnews.ca

Tara's mother, Mohini Singh, set out to help fill that void in her daughter's heart. “Anna, who was known as Sudha in the orphanage, found...

Kelowna art and craft vendors scramble to find alternate income

We believe it adds value to our community but there are you know times and places that are appropriate,” says Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran. Last...

Kelowna councillors mark National Blood Donor Week

KELOWNA — National Blood Donor week was marked on Monday by Kelowna city councillors who met a young blood recipient's father and the councillors also...

Kelowna mayor pushes for pedal power this upcoming Bike to Work Week

KELOWNA — Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran is gearing up for Bike to Work Week, encouraging residents to participate in the upcoming event. “Riding your bike...

Kelowna mom who lost her daughter fights for end to mental health stigma

By allowing people to share one story at a time, they're hoping to help support the mental health of youth by taking the stigma away...

Okanagan apples could be destined for India

KELOWNA – if efforts by a Kelowna city councillor are successful. Mohini Singh is leading the charge to start exporting local apples to the...

Kelowna's Mission Creek to undergo major transformation

KELOWNA – It's considered one of Kelowna's jewels, Mission Creek. The waterway, however, isn't as healthy as it should be. It was channelized for flood...

Are small businesses in the Okanagan in jeopardy?

KELOWNA – The City of Kelowna projects a bright future for local business owners, but one Okanagan man, who specializes in commercial company sales, is...

WATCH: Okanagan's oldest mall in for huge changes

“It is a really big and ambitious project, “ says City of Kelowna's urban planning manager Ryan Smith. “We are talking about a mixed use...

BREAKING: Old KSS site in Kelowna sold

“The City and the community worked together from 2008 to 2011 to create a comprehensive plan for Central Green that would guide its development,” says...

High spending Kelowna city councillor defends her expense claims

Mayor Walter Gray, who expensed almost $12,000, says some of his fellow councillors rein in their spending out of fear of upsetting taxpayers. “Some are...

UPDATE: Kelowna mayoral candidates respond to apparent hacking

UPDATE: Kelowna mayoral candidate Colin Basran says he wants to support Sharon Shepherd after her twitter account was apparently hacked. “There is no room for...

WATCH: Shepherd wants to be Kelowna mayor again

... at Kelowna's City Park – a place she promises to revamp if she's elected as mayor. “This is probably the best kept secret in...

WATCH: Party politics arrive in Kelowna

Current mayor Walter Gray sees only the downside to party politics in the city. “To be bound by a particular doctrine of a party, kind...

WATCH: Kelowna close to reaching CN rail deal

Kelowna, Lake Country, Coldstream and the two regional districts are working on a joint package to buy the abandoned rail line between Kelowna and Coldstream.

Kelowna gallery unites artists and entrepreneurs

It's one step in bringing two sectors of the community together. Kelowna City Councillor, Colin Basran was on hand at the Tuesday night event applauding...

WATCH: Kelowna Paddle Centre making waves

Kelowna mayor Walter Gray says the city leases land to sporting clubs all the time. He says the paddle club is no different. “Many organizations...

Robert Hobson calling it quits

KELOWNA — After more than two decades in civic politics, Kelowna councillor Robert Hobson is packing it in. On Monday, Hobson announced that he will...

Hotel proposed for Kelowna waterfront clears final hurdle

All councillors voted in favour with the exception of Maxine Dehart who did not vote citing a conflict of interest. It took 15 years to...

Rutland Centennial Park status quo

“We are disappointed that not all of the society members shared the same vision or understand the value in working together for improving the historic...

WATCH: Kelowna motorcycle noise crackdown hits the brakes

KELOWNA — To some motorcyclists, it's music to their ears, but to most it's noise pollution. Kelowna city councillor, Luke Stack, says noisy motorcycles is...