Alistair Waters

Seven-year-old Christina Vlassopoulos tries her hand at the drumming during last year’s annual Fat Cat Children’s Festival in Kelowna. This year’s festival goes June 8 and 9 in Waterfront Park —Image: Carli Berry/Capital News

Kelowna’s Fat Cat Children’s Festival gearing up for its 28th year

The popular two-day kid-focused festival will take place in Waterfront Park

Seven-year-old Christina Vlassopoulos tries her hand at the drumming during last year’s annual Fat Cat Children’s Festival in Kelowna. This year’s festival goes June 8 and 9 in Waterfront Park —Image: Carli Berry/Capital News
The privately-owned Boeing 747 SP landed at Kelowna International Airport Friday. It will undergo maintenance at KF Aerospace. over the next few weeks. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Very big plane lands at Kelowna’s airport

The arrival of the Boeing 747 Special Performance marks the second largest plane to ever land at YLW

The privately-owned Boeing 747 SP landed at Kelowna International Airport Friday. It will undergo maintenance at KF Aerospace. over the next few weeks. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Kelowna city councillor and Okanagan Basin Water Board chairwoman Tracy Gray and West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater joined municipal politicians from several other valley communities Thursday to get hands-on instruction about planting drought-resistant plants during the Make Water Work campaign kick-off. —Alistair Waters/Capital News

Pledging to Make Water Work

Annual Okanagan Valley water conservation campaign kicks off

Kelowna city councillor and Okanagan Basin Water Board chairwoman Tracy Gray and West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater joined municipal politicians from several other valley communities Thursday to get hands-on instruction about planting drought-resistant plants during the Make Water Work campaign kick-off. —Alistair Waters/Capital News
Large 12-inch pumps, like this one used in Peachland during the 2017 floods, will be deployed around Kelowna to keep the city’s drainage system near the lakeshore from backing up should the lake level rise further. —Image: Kathy Michaels/Capital News

Keeping Kelowna’s lakeshore drains clear

Huge pumps to be used to keep lake water from backing up drainage systems along the lakeshore

Large 12-inch pumps, like this one used in Peachland during the 2017 floods, will be deployed around Kelowna to keep the city’s drainage system near the lakeshore from backing up should the lake level rise further. —Image: Kathy Michaels/Capital News
A new 27-kilometre long paddle trail is about to open along Kelowna’s lakeshore for non-motorized watercraft. —Image: Carli Berry/Capital News

Kelowna’s paddle trail set to open

Marked water trail for non-motorized craft along the city’s lakeshore will open May 19

A new 27-kilometre long paddle trail is about to open along Kelowna’s lakeshore for non-motorized watercraft. —Image: Carli Berry/Capital News
Jaret Boileau, a first year pre-apprenticeship student at Okanagan College workers on an electrical box at the new Trades Training House on the Kelowna campus of Okanagan College Tuesday. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Home sweet home for Okanagan College trades students

New Trades Training House gives students hands-on experience

Jaret Boileau, a first year pre-apprenticeship student at Okanagan College workers on an electrical box at the new Trades Training House on the Kelowna campus of Okanagan College Tuesday. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Dan Ryder —Image: UBCO

Green Party agent says no rules broken in 2015 deal with Liberals

Despite “longstanding” Elections Canada provision, Dan Ryder remains defiant

Dan Ryder —Image: UBCO
The Thai Fusion Restaurant in West Kelowna closed last year after vandal, caught on camera, repeated attacked it, breaking windows, setting fires and even shooting it up. The owners have now opened a new restaurant in Kelowna. —Image: Google

West Kelowna restaurant plagued by vandals reopens downtown

After a string of attacks on their former West Kelowna restaurant, the business reopens in Kelowna

The Thai Fusion Restaurant in West Kelowna closed last year after vandal, caught on camera, repeated attacked it, breaking windows, setting fires and even shooting it up. The owners have now opened a new restaurant in Kelowna. —Image: Google

2015 Kelowna-Lake Country federal election deal led to contraventions of Elections Act

But Elections Canada commissioner says Green Party won’t be prosecuted for supporting Liberal

The snowpack in the Okanagan is 208 per cent of normal, the highest since 1980.—Image: Thinkstock

Flooding fears grow across B.C.

Flood threat increases in many areas as upper level snowpacks reach record levels

The snowpack in the Okanagan is 208 per cent of normal, the highest since 1980.—Image: Thinkstock
YLW senior manager of airport operation Phillip Elchitz (left), White Spot CEO Warren Erhart and Kayla Ungaro, regional director of the Canucks Autism Network, are served food from the Triple O food truck at the Kelowna airport Thursday by White Spot employee Govind Siwach. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Food truck arrives at Kelowna’s airport

While White Spot renovates its kitchen at YLW, it’s food truck will supply food

YLW senior manager of airport operation Phillip Elchitz (left), White Spot CEO Warren Erhart and Kayla Ungaro, regional director of the Canucks Autism Network, are served food from the Triple O food truck at the Kelowna airport Thursday by White Spot employee Govind Siwach. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran interviews Kelowna Olympians Tess Critchlow (left) and Kelsey Serwa (right). —Image: Carli Berry/Capital News

Kelowna welcomes home Olympians

Gold medalist Kelsey Serwa and snowboard cross racer Tess Critchlow feted in downtown park

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran interviews Kelowna Olympians Tess Critchlow (left) and Kelsey Serwa (right). —Image: Carli Berry/Capital News
Update: Kelowna resident escapes fire with her passport and slippers

Update: Kelowna resident escapes fire with her passport and slippers

Fire investigator Paul Johnson spoke about the home that was destroyed Tuesday

Update: Kelowna resident escapes fire with her passport and slippers
Kelowna city Coun. Ryan Donn.—Image: Carli Berry/Capital News

Kelowna councillor to publicly protest his own city’s busking changes

Ryan Donn says he’ll entertain people in the street in defiance Kelowna’s proposed busking rules

Kelowna city Coun. Ryan Donn.—Image: Carli Berry/Capital News
B.C. city to fine those who give cash to panhandlers, buskers

B.C. city to fine those who give cash to panhandlers, buskers

Kelowna City says it plans to review the buskers program in light of public concerns

B.C. city to fine those who give cash to panhandlers, buskers
‘Slow-motion’ mudslide a concern for Kelowna

‘Slow-motion’ mudslide a concern for Kelowna

The slide, ongoing for two years, appears caused by an unidentified groundwater source says the city

‘Slow-motion’ mudslide a concern for Kelowna
The RCMP’s famed Musical Ride will perform in Kelowna Aug. 9 at Prospera Place in support of Cops For Kids. —Image: contributed

RCMP’s Musical Ride to perform in Kelowna

Musical Ride will return to the city for two shows Aug. 9 at Prospera Place

The RCMP’s famed Musical Ride will perform in Kelowna Aug. 9 at Prospera Place in support of Cops For Kids. —Image: contributed
Former Kelowna councillor and radio talk show host Barrie Clark dies

Former Kelowna councillor and radio talk show host Barrie Clark dies

Clark remembered as a fair-minded ‘statesman’ who saw the big picture when it came to Kelowna

Former Kelowna councillor and radio talk show host Barrie Clark dies
Kelowna International Airport is expecting more than 100,000 passengers to flow through its terminal over the next three weeks. —Image: Capital News file

Kelowna airport expecting to be busy over spring break

So YLW officials have issued a number of helpful tips for travellers

Kelowna International Airport is expecting more than 100,000 passengers to flow through its terminal over the next three weeks. —Image: Capital News file
Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan (left), seen here talking to cadet master warrant officer Jonas Bystrom during a visit to the Vernon Army Camp last year, will be in Kelowna Tuesday to make an announcement. —Image: Lisa VanderVelde/Vernon Morning Star

Defence minister to speak in Kelowna

Harjit Sajjan will make an announcement concerning reservists at the B.C. Dragoons armoury Tuesday

Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan (left), seen here talking to cadet master warrant officer Jonas Bystrom during a visit to the Vernon Army Camp last year, will be in Kelowna Tuesday to make an announcement. —Image: Lisa VanderVelde/Vernon Morning Star