Alistair Waters

Maribeth Friesen of the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. accepts a cheque for $10,627 from Kelowna T-Bones employee Shay Larsen, as Sam Johnston and Brian and Tanner Ulveland (left to right in middle) look on. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Okanagan company helps ‘meat’ the need for Alzheimer’s support

T-Bones donates $10,627 to Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. from latest fundraising effort

Maribeth Friesen of the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. accepts a cheque for $10,627 from Kelowna T-Bones employee Shay Larsen, as Sam Johnston and Brian and Tanner Ulveland (left to right in middle) look on. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
The rock slide Friday afternoon, just south of Antler’s Beach near Peachland on Highway 97. —Image: Facebook

Updated: Lanes on Highway 97 reopen after rockslide

The rockslide occurred around 3 p.m. just south of Antler’s Beach.

The rock slide Friday afternoon, just south of Antler’s Beach near Peachland on Highway 97. —Image: Facebook
Between 10 and 20 centimetres of new snow is expected to fall on the Coquihalla between Friday and Saturday mornings.—Image: Facebook

More snow expected on the Coquihalla, Highway 3

Environment Canada says five to 10 centimetres will come down between Friday and Saturday mornings

Between 10 and 20 centimetres of new snow is expected to fall on the Coquihalla between Friday and Saturday mornings.—Image: Facebook
Chris Mazurkewich, president and CEO of Interior Health will retire in October. —Image: Capital News files

Interior Health CEO to retire in October

Chris Mazurkewich will step down after three years leading IH

Chris Mazurkewich, president and CEO of Interior Health will retire in October. —Image: Capital News files
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and officials with North American Development Group and Kerkhoff Construction, the two companies building One Water Street, shovel dirt during the official ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday. In the background is the large vibrating mechanism driving one of the 150 pilings for the site into the ground.—Alistair Waters/Capital News

Construction of Kelowna’s two tallest buildings commences

One Water Street will feature residential towers of 36 and 29 storeys

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and officials with North American Development Group and Kerkhoff Construction, the two companies building One Water Street, shovel dirt during the official ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday. In the background is the large vibrating mechanism driving one of the 150 pilings for the site into the ground.—Alistair Waters/Capital News
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver speaks in West Kelowna Friday about Alberta’s ban on importing B.C. wine and B.C. Premier John Horgan’s position on the planned Trans Mountain Pipeline.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

B.C. Green leader supports Premier Horgan’s pipeline stance

Andrew Weaver calls the Alberta premier’s B.C. wine ban response “petty”

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver speaks in West Kelowna Friday about Alberta’s ban on importing B.C. wine and B.C. Premier John Horgan’s position on the planned Trans Mountain Pipeline.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson (left), seen here with Kelowna West Liberal candidate Ben Stewart, gets some wine advice from Sandhill Estate Winery manager Patricia Lesley Friday during a stop in Kelowna.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Wilkinson wades into war of words over wine

New Liberal leader blames B.C. premier for starting trade fight with Alberta

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson (left), seen here with Kelowna West Liberal candidate Ben Stewart, gets some wine advice from Sandhill Estate Winery manager Patricia Lesley Friday during a stop in Kelowna.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Okanagan College president Jim Hamilton introduces Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark (left) during Thursday’s announcement of funding for more students in the aircraft maintenance engineering structures program.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

More aircraft maintenance spaces at Okanagan College created

Partnership between government, college and private sector funds new training spots

Okanagan College president Jim Hamilton introduces Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark (left) during Thursday’s announcement of funding for more students in the aircraft maintenance engineering structures program.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Kelowna West byelection candidates are condemning Alberta’s decision to stop importing B.C. wines in its trade dispute with B.C. over expanding the Kinder Morgan pipeline.—Image: contributed

Alberta’s B.C. wine ban condemned by Kelowna West byelection candidates

Ban called ‘petty,’ ‘ugly side’ of politics and ‘sabre-rattling’

Kelowna West byelection candidates are condemning Alberta’s decision to stop importing B.C. wines in its trade dispute with B.C. over expanding the Kinder Morgan pipeline.—Image: contributed
Interior Health medical health officer Dr. Karin Goodison speaking about the meningococcal disease outbreak in the region Monday in Kelowna. —Image: Kathy Michaels/Capital News

IH ready to declare meningococcal outbreak over

Health authority says it has immunized more than 14,000 teens in response to outbreak

Interior Health medical health officer Dr. Karin Goodison speaking about the meningococcal disease outbreak in the region Monday in Kelowna. —Image: Kathy Michaels/Capital News
Kelowna West residents will go to the polls in a byelection to elect a new MLA Feb. 14.—Image: Elections BC

Kelowna West byelection called for Feb. 14

Four candidate race to replace departed former B.C. premier Christy Clark

Kelowna West residents will go to the polls in a byelection to elect a new MLA Feb. 14.—Image: Elections BC
Dine Around Thompson Okanagan kicks off

Dine Around Thompson Okanagan kicks off

Fifty restaurants in the region will participate in this year’s event

Dine Around Thompson Okanagan kicks off
More than 1.89 million passengers used Kelowna’s airport in 2017, a 9.3 per cent increase over the previous year.—Image: Capital News file

Busiest year ever at Kelowna’s airport

With the final numbers in for 2017, YLW saw 1.89 million passengers use the airport last year

More than 1.89 million passengers used Kelowna’s airport in 2017, a 9.3 per cent increase over the previous year.—Image: Capital News file
Contributed                                Concerns following last spring’s flooding on Okanagan Lake have experts watching snowpack and lake levels this year.

Feature Friday: High snowpack has lake watchers on alert

Expert says its too early to predict how the snowpack will impact lake levels in the spring

Contributed                                Concerns following last spring’s flooding on Okanagan Lake have experts watching snowpack and lake levels this year.
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue volunteers conduct a recent search through the snow. —Image: Facebook/COSAR

Avalanche danger climbs to high for Okanagan

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue warn against travel into the backcountry

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue volunteers conduct a recent search through the snow. —Image: Facebook/COSAR
Google maps                                 An outbreak of respiratory infection has been declared at Kelowna’s David Lloyd Jones Home and several other care facilities across the Interior Health region.

Update: Four influenza deaths at Interior Health care homes

Respiratory infections and gastroinstesinal illnesses identified

Google maps                                 An outbreak of respiratory infection has been declared at Kelowna’s David Lloyd Jones Home and several other care facilities across the Interior Health region.
Alistair Waters/Capital News                                Pilot Dave McElroy gives the thumbs up as he gets ready to take off from Kelowna’s airport Tuesday on the 60-day, 20,000-mile Give Hope Wings journey across North, Central and South America.

Fundraising flights take off from Kelowna’s airport

Give Hope Wings will take three pilots in two small planes to 20 countries in the Americas

Alistair Waters/Capital News                                Pilot Dave McElroy gives the thumbs up as he gets ready to take off from Kelowna’s airport Tuesday on the 60-day, 20,000-mile Give Hope Wings journey across North, Central and South America.
Maxogram’s Matthew Jensen shows off the new technology available through the app at Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna Tuesday.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Kelowna-developed app brings static images to life

Maxogram links static images to video for a whole new take on marketing and information

Maxogram’s Matthew Jensen shows off the new technology available through the app at Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna Tuesday.—Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Kelowna’s Clifford Britch won $16.7 million in the Lotto 6/49 lottery.—Image: contributed

Kelowna Lotto winner thought he’d won a small prize, but then…

Man stunned to learn he won $16.7 million on Lotto 6/49

Kelowna’s Clifford Britch won $16.7 million in the Lotto 6/49 lottery.—Image: contributed
B.C. Green Kelowna West byelection candidate Robert Stupka.—Image: contributed

B.C. Greens name candidate for Kelowna West byelection

Robert Stupka will run for the party in the riding vacated by former Liberal premier Christy Clark

B.C. Green Kelowna West byelection candidate Robert Stupka.—Image: contributed