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Kelowna mayoral candidate Joshua Hoggan. —Image: Facebook

Kelowna mayoral candidate vows to become homeless if elected

Joshua Hoggan says he will live in transient housing for a year if elected Oct. 20

Kelowna mayoral candidate Joshua Hoggan. —Image: Facebook
West Kelowna Warriors owner Kin Dobranski (left) and reinstated head coach and general manager Geoff Grimwood address the media Thursday morning outside Royal LePage Place. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

West Kelowna Warriors owner reinstates fired head coach

Kim Dobranski says he made a mistake firing Geoff Grimwood; BCHL says it ‘suggested’ reinstatement

West Kelowna Warriors owner Kin Dobranski (left) and reinstated head coach and general manager Geoff Grimwood address the media Thursday morning outside Royal LePage Place. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Environment Canada says remain wary of smoke despite change in weather

Environment Canada says remain wary of smoke despite change in weather

Special air quality statement issued for south Okanagan.

Environment Canada says remain wary of smoke despite change in weather
Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file

Despite heavy smoke, flights still getting into and out of Kelowna’s airport

But flying public still advised to check status of flights on airport’s website before going to YLW

Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file
The union representing Kelowna Regional Transit bus drivers is proposing a Kelowna-based bus operate a route between the city, Penticton and Vernon. —Image: Capital News files

Transportation Ministry encourage private operators to fill Greyhound gap in Okanagan

No direct response to proposal by Kelowna transit union to use existing transit buses to serve valley

The union representing Kelowna Regional Transit bus drivers is proposing a Kelowna-based bus operate a route between the city, Penticton and Vernon. —Image: Capital News files
Amalgamated Transit Union local 1722 president Scott Lovell. —Facebook

Kelowna transit union to propose B.C. Transit bus for Okanagan

Union wants bus based out of Kelowna to run between Penticton and Vernon

Amalgamated Transit Union local 1722 president Scott Lovell. —Facebook
North Okanagan Labour Council representatives Carole Gordon and Ron Bobowski were on hand last year at the Labour Day family picnic in Kelowna.—Image: Mark Dreger

Organized labour’s annual Labour Day picnic slated for Sept. 3 in Kelowna

The North Okanagan Labour Council will host the event in Mission Creek Park

North Okanagan Labour Council representatives Carole Gordon and Ron Bobowski were on hand last year at the Labour Day family picnic in Kelowna.—Image: Mark Dreger
Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for the Okanagan due to wildfire smoke. —Carli Berry/Capital News

Hot, smoky air in the forecast for Okanagan

Special air quality statement issued due to wildfire smoke

Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for the Okanagan due to wildfire smoke. —Carli Berry/Capital News
Gerry Zimmermann, seen here in 2003 when he was the Kelowna fire chief during the Okanagan Mountain Park Wildfire that swept through Kelowna’s south end, destroying 240 homes. —Image: Capital News file

Current forest fires bring back memories of 2003 wildfire in Kelowna

Former Kelowna fire chief says plan should be to throw everything at a forest fire early

Gerry Zimmermann, seen here in 2003 when he was the Kelowna fire chief during the Okanagan Mountain Park Wildfire that swept through Kelowna’s south end, destroying 240 homes. —Image: Capital News file
Alistair Waters/Capital News                                Okanagan College student Maran Kokoszka (left) and OC dean Yvone Moritz join Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark (centre) OC president Jim Hamilton and Susan Brown of Interior Health Thursday at the ground-breaking of the new OC health sciences building.

New health sciences building for Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus

The new $18.9 million, 2,800-square-metre building is expected to be complete by the fall of 2020

Alistair Waters/Capital News                                Okanagan College student Maran Kokoszka (left) and OC dean Yvone Moritz join Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark (centre) OC president Jim Hamilton and Susan Brown of Interior Health Thursday at the ground-breaking of the new OC health sciences building.
West Kelowna council members Coun. Bryden Winsby, Coun. Carol Zanon, Mayor Doug Findlater, fire chief Jason Brolund and Coun. Rick de Jong with one of the new signs warning drivers and passengers about the dangers of throwing lit cigarettes out of vehicles. —Image: contributed

It’s sign of the times for smokers in West Kelowna

With summer here, drivers and passengers being warned to not throw lit cigarettes out of vehicles

West Kelowna council members Coun. Bryden Winsby, Coun. Carol Zanon, Mayor Doug Findlater, fire chief Jason Brolund and Coun. Rick de Jong with one of the new signs warning drivers and passengers about the dangers of throwing lit cigarettes out of vehicles. —Image: contributed
West Kelowna fire chief Jason Brolund, (second from left), along with Coun Bryden Winsby, Mayor Doug Findlater, Coun. Carol Zanon and Coun. Rick de Jong learn about the new fire danger monitoring station in the hills above Rose Valley from a member of the B.C. Wildfire Service. —Image: contributed

West Kelowna Fire Rescue’s new weapon for fighting forest fires

Fire danger monitoring station operating in hills above Rose Valley

West Kelowna fire chief Jason Brolund, (second from left), along with Coun Bryden Winsby, Mayor Doug Findlater, Coun. Carol Zanon and Coun. Rick de Jong learn about the new fire danger monitoring station in the hills above Rose Valley from a member of the B.C. Wildfire Service. —Image: contributed
Esa Carriere died of his wounds after being stabbed in downtown Kelowna July 1. —Image: Facebook

Kelowna Canada Day stabbing victim remembered as ‘super nice guy’

Esa Carriere, 23, died after being stabbed during an altercation downtown July 1

Esa Carriere died of his wounds after being stabbed in downtown Kelowna July 1. —Image: Facebook
UPDATE: Kelowna stabbing victim tight lipped about incident

UPDATE: Kelowna stabbing victim tight lipped about incident

Police say 35-year-old North Okanagan man stabbed in Mission area Sunday won’t talk to investigators

UPDATE: Kelowna stabbing victim tight lipped about incident
Armed RCMP officers combed through part of the Kelowna’s downtown core looking for a man late Monday afternoon. —Image: Sydney Morton.

Updated: Kelowna cops investigate armed robbery at city centre business

Robbery sparks late afternoon manhunt by armed police officers with guns drawn

Armed RCMP officers combed through part of the Kelowna’s downtown core looking for a man late Monday afternoon. —Image: Sydney Morton.
Jordan Mooney has been missing since May 27. —Image: Facebook

Car of missing Vernon man found in Kelowna

Kelowna police are now narrowing the search for Jordan Mooney to the McKinley Landing area

Jordan Mooney has been missing since May 27. —Image: Facebook
Rayna Wettberg and her son Blake pick out food at the new Central Okanagan Community Food Bank in Kelowna Wednesday. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

New food bank, with new approach opens in Kelowna

Food bank now offers its clients the feeling of shopping at a food market

Rayna Wettberg and her son Blake pick out food at the new Central Okanagan Community Food Bank in Kelowna Wednesday. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
On May 25, 2008, former B.C. premier Bill Bennett, lead a large crowd of dignitaries and residents on a walk across the new bridge over Okanagan Lake that bears his name the opening ceremony. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News.

Kelowna’s Bennett Bridge turns 10-years-0ld

Bridge replaced the 50-year-old Okanagan Lake Floating Bridge on May 25, 2008

On May 25, 2008, former B.C. premier Bill Bennett, lead a large crowd of dignitaries and residents on a walk across the new bridge over Okanagan Lake that bears his name the opening ceremony. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News.
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, speaking to the media in Kelowna Monday flanked by Admiral Art McDonald of the Canadian Navy, commander of Joint Task Force Pacific (left) and Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Defence minister thanks troops for B.C. flood relief work

Harjit Sajjan says not only was military response quick, support from locals has been ‘tremendous’

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, speaking to the media in Kelowna Monday flanked by Admiral Art McDonald of the Canadian Navy, commander of Joint Task Force Pacific (left) and Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan talks to cadet master warrant officer Jonas Bystrom during his visit to the Vernon Army Camp last year. —Image: Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star

Defence minister in Kelowna to talk to flood relief soldiers

Canadian Army has 300 soldiers on the Okanagan and Grand Folks areas to help with flood relief

Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan talks to cadet master warrant officer Jonas Bystrom during his visit to the Vernon Army Camp last year. —Image: Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star