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Small forest fire near Big White

Small forest fire near Big White

B.C. Wildfire Service on scene at two fires spotted Wednesday afternoon in remote area.

Small forest fire near Big White
West Kelowna’s is the 65th best place to live in Canada says McLean’s Magazine, 35 spots higher than Kelowna.—Image credit: Capital News file.

West Kelowna bests Kelowna in livability says MacLean’s Magazine

West Kelowna ranked 65th best place to live in Canada, Kelowna ranked 100th.

West Kelowna’s is the 65th best place to live in Canada says McLean’s Magazine, 35 spots higher than Kelowna.—Image credit: Capital News file.
Kelowna city manager Ron Mattiussi, Bob Warner of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Tara Hirsekorn of Water’s Edge Engineering with a map of no wake/low wake areas of Okanagan Lake.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Central Okanagan flood responders move into recovery mode

Officials say recovery from the recent flooding could take at least another month.

Kelowna city manager Ron Mattiussi, Bob Warner of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Tara Hirsekorn of Water’s Edge Engineering with a map of no wake/low wake areas of Okanagan Lake.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Christy Clark in Prospera Place in Kelowna July 1, 2017. Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Clark to NDP: Do it right and we’ll support you

In the Okanagan on Canada Day, Liberal leader Christy Clark spoke to the Kelowna Capital News

Christy Clark in Prospera Place in Kelowna July 1, 2017. Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Alistair Waters/Capital News                                Kelowna RCMP officers march in front of the city’s new Police Services building Tuesday morning. Inset: Kelowna RCMP officers salute as the Canadian Flag is raised at the new building.

Mounties get their…building

Kelowna’s new Police Services Building officially opens.

Alistair Waters/Capital News                                Kelowna RCMP officers march in front of the city’s new Police Services building Tuesday morning. Inset: Kelowna RCMP officers salute as the Canadian Flag is raised at the new building.
A milfoil harvester working on Okanagan Lake.—Image credit: Okanagan Basin Water Board

Weather puts Okanagan milfoil control program behind schedule

Okanagan Basin Water Board says its bracing for more milfoil in local lakes this summer.

A milfoil harvester working on Okanagan Lake.—Image credit: Okanagan Basin Water Board
Sandbags stored in Kelowna at Dilworth Drive and Enterprise Way.—Image credit: Warren Henderson/Capital News

Evacuation lifted for Lake Country resort

Despite lowering to an evacuation alert, Tween Lake Resort remains closed to the public.

Sandbags stored in Kelowna at Dilworth Drive and Enterprise Way.—Image credit: Warren Henderson/Capital News
Construction on Okanagan Rail Trail to begin in the fall

Construction on Okanagan Rail Trail to begin in the fall

Initial construction phase of the project will be from Dilworth Drive to Airport Way in Kelowna

Construction on Okanagan Rail Trail to begin in the fall
Kelowna’s Flair Airlines buys NewLeaf Travel

Kelowna’s Flair Airlines buys NewLeaf Travel

Purchase makes Flair Airlines Canada’s third national carrier.

Kelowna’s Flair Airlines buys NewLeaf Travel
Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr.—Image credit: Capital News file

UBCO gets federal funds for irrigation research

Ottawa kicking in $1.4 million to help pay for study that could help reduce greenhouse gases.

Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr.—Image credit: Capital News file
Kelowna city manager Ron Mattiussi (left) and Mayor Colin Basran show Premier Christy Clark maps identifying potential flooding ares along the city’s lakeshore during a visit by Clark to City Park in Kelowna Tuesday.—contributed

B.C. premier checks out flooding in Okanagan

Christy Clark pays low-key vistis to Penticton, Summerland and Central Okanagan Tuesday.

Kelowna city manager Ron Mattiussi (left) and Mayor Colin Basran show Premier Christy Clark maps identifying potential flooding ares along the city’s lakeshore during a visit by Clark to City Park in Kelowna Tuesday.—contributed
The Across The Lake Swim is scheduled to go July 15.—Image credit: Capital News file

Across The Lake Swim still a go say organizers

The event will feature 1,200 swimmers and go July 15 despite the high level of Okanagan Lake.

The Across The Lake Swim is scheduled to go July 15.—Image credit: Capital News file
Wade Westiuk was one of the young Westbank First Nation dancers who participated in Friday’s WFN Siya celebration.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/Capital News

WFN celebrate aboriginal culture

The 27th annual Siya celebration was held on Westbank First Nation land Friday.

Wade Westiuk was one of the young Westbank First Nation dancers who participated in Friday’s WFN Siya celebration.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Wind and rain in forecast add to flooding concern

Wind and rain in forecast add to flooding concern

Wind and rain in forecast add to Central Okanagan flooding concerns

Wind and rain in forecast add to flooding concern
Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola Conservative MP Dan Albas says he supports new party leader Andrew Scheer.—Image credit: Carli Berry/Capital News

MP pledges support for new Conservative leader

Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP Dan Albas didn’t back Andrew Scheer but says he’ll support him now.

Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola Conservative MP Dan Albas says he supports new party leader Andrew Scheer.—Image credit: Carli Berry/Capital News
Tuesday night’s windstorm ripped many docks along Okanagan Lake off their moorings (foreground) and submerged many more (background), as well as pushing water over some flood protection measures along the lakeshore.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Okanagan Lake continues to move toward record high levels

Expected temperatures of 30 C could send more melted snow water flowing down already swollen creeks.

Tuesday night’s windstorm ripped many docks along Okanagan Lake off their moorings (foreground) and submerged many more (background), as well as pushing water over some flood protection measures along the lakeshore.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Snow measurment.—Image credit: Pixabay

Snow pack, boaters both concerns for flood watchers

Central Okanagan officials worried about large snow pack and speeding boaters on lake this weekend.

Snow measurment.—Image credit: Pixabay
Kelowna-Mission Liberal winner Steve Thomson (left) and Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal winner Norm Letnick celebrate on election night Tuesday.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Victorious Liberals say it’s business as usual

Clark, Letnick and Thomson all re-elected by large margins in Central Okanagan.

Kelowna-Mission Liberal winner Steve Thomson (left) and Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal winner Norm Letnick celebrate on election night Tuesday.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/Capital News
IH dental hygienist Shawna Gibb shows four-month-old Jordyn Lauze and her mom Stephanie a toothbrush from Central Okanagan Food Bank’s oral health goodie bags, while (left to right) Gayle Faigan of the Thompson-Okanagan Dental Association and Wayne McNiven and Parker Henderson of ScotiaBank look on.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Food banks help with oral health care

Dental association and ScotiaBank step up to help expand oral health program for those in need.

IH dental hygienist Shawna Gibb shows four-month-old Jordyn Lauze and her mom Stephanie a toothbrush from Central Okanagan Food Bank’s oral health goodie bags, while (left to right) Gayle Faigan of the Thompson-Okanagan Dental Association and Wayne McNiven and Parker Henderson of ScotiaBank look on.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/Capital News
West Kelowna’s Robert Blatchford with pictures of himself and his Brazilian husband Rafael, who has been refused a visitor’s visa to Canada.

West Kelowna man seeks help re-uniting with Brazilian husband

Robert Blatchford says he asked his MP for a letter of support and was refused

West Kelowna’s Robert Blatchford with pictures of himself and his Brazilian husband Rafael, who has been refused a visitor’s visa to Canada.