Daniel Taylor

Morning Start: Polar bears don’t have white skin or fur

Morning Start: Polar bears don’t have white skin or fur

Your morning start for Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020

Morning Start: Polar bears don’t have white skin or fur
Screenshot from the 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre. (Contributed)

Kelowna filmmaker launches fundraiser for ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ fan movie

Donations will go towards the production of ‘The Sawyer Massacre’

Screenshot from the 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre. (Contributed)
Morning Start: Night Owls Tend to Be Smarter Than Early Birds

Morning Start: Night Owls Tend to Be Smarter Than Early Birds

Your morning start for Monday, Sept. 21, 2020

Morning Start: Night Owls Tend to Be Smarter Than Early Birds
Rustic Oracle screen shot. (Contributed)

Film that explores themes of missing Indigenous women to screen in Kelowna

Rustic Oracle is the story of a missing teenage Indigenous girl, told through the eyes of her seven-year-old sister

Rustic Oracle screen shot. (Contributed)
Morning Start: The World’s Oldest Hotel Has Been Operating Since 705 A.D.

Morning Start: The World’s Oldest Hotel Has Been Operating Since 705 A.D.

Your morning start for Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

Morning Start: The World’s Oldest Hotel Has Been Operating Since 705 A.D.
An aerial view of the Little White Mountain wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Little White Mountain wildfire remains at 15 hectares

The lightning-caused fire is 25 kilometres south of Kelowna and is currently considered ‘out of control’

An aerial view of the Little White Mountain wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Morning Start: It’s Illegal to Sell Photos of the Eiffel Tower at Night

Morning Start: It’s Illegal to Sell Photos of the Eiffel Tower at Night

Your morning start for Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020

Morning Start: It’s Illegal to Sell Photos of the Eiffel Tower at Night
Brad “Gunzy” Green. (Contributed)

GoFundMe created for motorcyclist seriously injured in Kelowna crash

The rider has been identified as Brad “Gunzy” Green

Brad “Gunzy” Green. (Contributed)
A server wears a face mask while cleaning a table on the patio at an Earls restaurant, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Darryl Dyck - The Canadian Press)

Limited liquor sales hurt business, not parties: Kelowna bars

Last week, the province ordered a ban on alcohol sales in restaurants, bars and pubs after 10 p.m.

A server wears a face mask while cleaning a table on the patio at an Earls restaurant, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Darryl Dyck - The Canadian Press)
UPDATE: Little White Mountain wildfire grows to 15 hectares

UPDATE: Little White Mountain wildfire grows to 15 hectares

The lightning-caused fire is currently considered ‘out of control’

UPDATE: Little White Mountain wildfire grows to 15 hectares
Morning Start: A Brewery in Canada Makes Beer Using Water from 20,000-Year-Old Icebergs
Morning Start: A Brewery in Canada Makes Beer Using Water from 20,000-Year-Old Icebergs
A motorcyclist is being transported to the hospital after a collision at the intersection of Clifton Road and Lambert Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 15, 2020. (Photo - Michael Rodriguez)

Serious collision in Kelowna sends motorcyclist to hospital

The motorcyclist was taken to the Kelowna General Hospital to be treated for injuries

A motorcyclist is being transported to the hospital after a collision at the intersection of Clifton Road and Lambert Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 15, 2020. (Photo - Michael Rodriguez)
Morning Start: Blue cheese can change your dreams

Morning Start: Blue cheese can change your dreams

Your morning start for Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020

Morning Start: Blue cheese can change your dreams
The family of the late Arlene Westervelt stands together in front of the Kelowna Law Courts on Sept. 14, to demand justice and answers as to why the BC Crown Prosecution Service has decided to stay the proceedings against Lambertus (Bert) Westervelt for the alleged murder of his wife Arlene. (Photo - Daniel Taylor)

‘What changed?’ asks family of dead Lake Country woman after murder charge stayed

‘My sister… lost her life under very suspicious circumstances,’ said Arlene Westervelt’s sister

The family of the late Arlene Westervelt stands together in front of the Kelowna Law Courts on Sept. 14, to demand justice and answers as to why the BC Crown Prosecution Service has decided to stay the proceedings against Lambertus (Bert) Westervelt for the alleged murder of his wife Arlene. (Photo - Daniel Taylor)
Morning Start: A hiker found and returned an ancient wallet

Morning Start: A hiker found and returned an ancient wallet

Your morning start for Monday, Sept. 14, 2020

Morning Start: A hiker found and returned an ancient wallet
Morning Start: Astronaut Alan Shepard hit two golf balls on the moon’s surface

Morning Start: Astronaut Alan Shepard hit two golf balls on the moon’s surface

Your morning start for Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020

Morning Start: Astronaut Alan Shepard hit two golf balls on the moon’s surface
People with pre-existing health conditions, respiratory infections such as COVID-19, older adults, pregnant women and infants, children, and sensitive individuals are more likely to experience health effects from smoke exposure. (Contributed)

Special air quality statement in effect for Okanagan Valley

Wildfire smoke from the United States has impacted air quality levels throughout much of southern BC

People with pre-existing health conditions, respiratory infections such as COVID-19, older adults, pregnant women and infants, children, and sensitive individuals are more likely to experience health effects from smoke exposure. (Contributed)
Morning Start: There was a fifth Beatle named Stuart Sutcliffe

Morning Start: There was a fifth Beatle named Stuart Sutcliffe

Your morning start for Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020

Morning Start: There was a fifth Beatle named Stuart Sutcliffe
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm. (Contributed)

Environment Canada issues strong wind alert for Okanagan Valley

A strong ridge of high pressure could bring in winds of up to 60 km/h

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm. (Contributed)
Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)

Swoop’s returns to Kelowna International Airport

Toronto and Kelowna will operate up to four times weekly

Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)