City of Kelowna

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Former Penticton Mayor apologizes for threats, violence during civil assault case

While mayor, John Vassilak was involved in a family dispute that escalated to physical violence

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Central Okanagan had its busiest month ever in June. (COSAR/Submitted)

Record breaking number of search and rescues in Central Okanagan

In 69 years of searching, July 2023 was COSAR’s busiest month ever

Central Okanagan had its busiest month ever in June. (COSAR/Submitted)
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6 years later: Public inquest into death of woman scheduled for Kelowna

Heather Louise Cote died in 2017, while in custody of Merritt police

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Georgia Powell (r) with two of her sons, Jerome Blake (l) and Jason Blake. (Photo contributed)

Olympic runner Jerome Blake just 1 of 3 success stories for B.C. family

Blake competing in the 2023 Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships

Georgia Powell (r) with two of her sons, Jerome Blake (l) and Jason Blake. (Photo contributed)
(Julian Vicente/Submitted)

Kelowna man’s journey to completing Hardrock 100 trail running race

Julian Vicente spent 10 years preparing to run the iconic Hardrock 100 mile race

(Julian Vicente/Submitted)
A study is being conducted to understand the behaviour of Okanagan cougars. (HCTF/Submitted)
A study is being conducted to understand the behaviour of Okanagan cougars. (HCTF/Submitted)
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Navy to conduct drills on Okanagan and Kootenay Lakes

The exercises will be seen and heard from the Kelowna and Nelson Marinas July 25-Aug. 1

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Statistics Canada estimates that nationally, the rate of domestic abuse is approximately 44 per cent over a woman’s lifetime. (File/Pixabay)

‘Way past due’: UBC Okanagan helps create concussion guide for survivors of domestic abuse

A researcher from UBCO was on the team of advocates and clinicians that developed the free resource

Statistics Canada estimates that nationally, the rate of domestic abuse is approximately 44 per cent over a woman’s lifetime. (File/Pixabay)
RCMP patrol car. (File photo)

No charge for Kelowna RCMP officer after 2019 shooting

The Highway Patrol Officer shot the driver of a truck after attempting a traffic stop

RCMP patrol car. (File photo)
A memorial for the five victims of July’s fatal crane collapse stands in front of the Bernard Block construction site in downtown Kelowna as two new tower cranes are assembled at the site on Oct. 26, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Construction company being sued at least 10 times for Kelowna crane collapse

Stemmer Construction has been named in civil lawsuits after the 2021 deadly crane collapse

A memorial for the five victims of July’s fatal crane collapse stands in front of the Bernard Block construction site in downtown Kelowna as two new tower cranes are assembled at the site on Oct. 26, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A section (left) of the vertical column of a construction crane is lowered past the mangled section of the fallen boom in Kelowna, B.C., Wednesday, July 14, 2021, following a fatal collapse of the crane on Monday. Evacuation orders have been lifted for all but one building in downtown Kelowna as crews have completed dismantling what remained of a crane that collapsed, killing five people.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Desmond Murray

Crane company involved in deadly collapse in Kelowna sues manufacturer for ‘defect’

The lawsuit alleges that the manufacturers knew about the defect and did nothing

A section (left) of the vertical column of a construction crane is lowered past the mangled section of the fallen boom in Kelowna, B.C., Wednesday, July 14, 2021, following a fatal collapse of the crane on Monday. Evacuation orders have been lifted for all but one building in downtown Kelowna as crews have completed dismantling what remained of a crane that collapsed, killing five people.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Desmond Murray
Cherries (File Photo)

Buy local urges BC Tree Fruits, as U.S. cherries flood market

Late-season American cherries are being sold in the Okanagan, rather than fresh, locally-grown fruit

Cherries (File Photo)
A man ripped down the trans flag in front of the Kelowna Art Gallery on June 2. (Kelowna RCMP/Submitted)
 A man ripped down the trans flag in front of the Kelowna Art Gallery on June 2. (Kelowna RCMP/Submitted)

Kelowna RCMP identify man who ripped down trans flag, investigation ongoing

The Kelowna RCMP have found and talked to the suspect

A man ripped down the trans flag in front of the Kelowna Art Gallery on June 2. (Kelowna RCMP/Submitted)
 A man ripped down the trans flag in front of the Kelowna Art Gallery on June 2. (Kelowna RCMP/Submitted)
Screenshot of YouTube video of gender reveal blaze being extinguished, uploaded by Rob Iezzi. (Rob Iezzi/Youtube)

Gender reveal party ‘explodes’ into wildfire near Oliver

Good Samaritans jumped into action to put out the growing blaze on Mount Baldy

Screenshot of YouTube video of gender reveal blaze being extinguished, uploaded by Rob Iezzi. (Rob Iezzi/Youtube)
(Katie Spencer/Submitted)

Evacuation Order now downgraded to Alert on Kelowna’s Knox Mountain

Fire is likely human caused, now 6.5 ha with 448 homes evacuated

(Katie Spencer/Submitted)
(Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Cat saved from burning home in Kelowna

Fire broke out at Columbus Gardens townhome around 1p.m.

(Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Tai August fitting a young person with a breast binder in Salmon Arm. (Tai August/Submitted)

Gender-affirming care for youth is lifesaving, say B.C. experts

Transgender youth are at increased risk of mental distress without access to gender affirming care

Tai August fitting a young person with a breast binder in Salmon Arm. (Tai August/Submitted)
Mayhem the camel and his friends at the Bartlett farm. (Alysha Bartlett/ Submitted)

Okanagan camel is just a baby ‘growing like a weed’

Mayhem the camel lives in Lavington, B.C.

Mayhem the camel and his friends at the Bartlett farm. (Alysha Bartlett/ Submitted)
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran. (Contributed)

Former Kelowna mayor Basran reacts after sexual assault charges stayed

The sexual assault trial for Colin Basran has been stopped in light of new information

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran. (Contributed)
A memorial for the five victims of the July 2021 fatal crane collapse stands in front of the Bernard Block construction site in downtown Kelowna in October of 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Widow files civil suit claiming 2021 Kelowna crane collapse result of ‘negligence’

The investigation into the collapse that killed 5 is ongoing

A memorial for the five victims of the July 2021 fatal crane collapse stands in front of the Bernard Block construction site in downtown Kelowna in October of 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)