Paula Tran

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Man arrested for stealing poppy donation boxes in downtown Kelowna

The suspect is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 13, 2022

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
The Similkameen River is one of eight regions that are part of the Canadian portion of the Columbia River Basin. (Cindy Boehm/UBC Okanagan)
The Similkameen River is one of eight regions that are part of the Canadian portion of the Columbia River Basin. (Cindy Boehm/UBC Okanagan)
(Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)

Kelowna teen seriously injured after attack, robbery on Rail Trail

Boy, 17, in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries; perpetrators stole his shoes, bike and phone

(Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)
Overcrowded enrolment at Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary School in West Kelowna is pressing the need for a new secondary school to be built on the Westside, as outlined in the school district’s updated Long Term Facilities Plan. (Barry Gerding/Black Press Media)

Plans for new secondary school in West Kelowna approved by province

The new secondary school aims to solve capacity issues at Mount Boucherie Secondary School

Overcrowded enrolment at Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary School in West Kelowna is pressing the need for a new secondary school to be built on the Westside, as outlined in the school district’s updated Long Term Facilities Plan. (Barry Gerding/Black Press Media)
A concept rendering of the proposed 13 storey tower at 350 Doyle Avenue in downtown Kelowna. (Rise Commercial Developments/Contributed)

Kelowna city council moves forward with creative hub plans at former RCMP detatchment

This concludes phase one of the feasibility study

A concept rendering of the proposed 13 storey tower at 350 Doyle Avenue in downtown Kelowna. (Rise Commercial Developments/Contributed)
A photo of the police incident unfolding at Harvey Avenue at Richter Street on Tuesday morning, Nov. 9. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)

Three men, two women arrested after home invasions in Kelowna

Mounties responded to the incident at 5:08 a.m.

A photo of the police incident unfolding at Harvey Avenue at Richter Street on Tuesday morning, Nov. 9. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)
A picture of the gift basket that was given to staff and owners of Bon Ga. (Photo: Glenmore (Kelowna) Community Facebook group)

Gift basket donated to Kelowna Korean restaurant targeted with racist graffiti

Bon Ga was vandalized with racist graffiti on Saturday morning, Oct. 30

A picture of the gift basket that was given to staff and owners of Bon Ga. (Photo: Glenmore (Kelowna) Community Facebook group)
The event is CRIS’ largest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds will benefit the organization’s ability to provide outdoor recreation opportunities for disabled people. (Photo: Screenshot of Kelowna Polar Bear Dip webpage)

Annual Kelowna Polar Bear Dip back in person for 2022

The event will be hosted on New Year’s Day 2022

The event is CRIS’ largest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds will benefit the organization’s ability to provide outdoor recreation opportunities for disabled people. (Photo: Screenshot of Kelowna Polar Bear Dip webpage)
Loyal Wooldridge. (Contributed)

Kelowna councillor takes on RDCO board chair position

Wooldridge was elected as the new head of the RDCO board of directors by secret ballot

Loyal Wooldridge. (Contributed)
South Rutland Elementary. (Contributed)

Kelowna woman charged after allegedly embezzling $20K from elementary school PAC

Andrea Blanchard, 46, is facing several fraud-related charges

South Rutland Elementary. (Contributed)
A screen-shot of a video posted to social media of the incident on Oct. 31.
A screen-shot of a video posted to social media of the incident on Oct. 31.
School of Health and Exercise Sciences professor Jennifer Jakobi was recently named the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Chair for Women in Science and Engineering. (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)

Kelowna researcher named chair for Women in Science and Engineering

Professor Jenn Jakobi was awarded the position for her passion in equity, diversity and inclusion

School of Health and Exercise Sciences professor Jennifer Jakobi was recently named the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Chair for Women in Science and Engineering. (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)
The Living Wage for Families campaign found that working people in Kelowna would need to earn at least $18.49 an hour in order to meet the most basic costs of raising two children. (Black Press File Photo)

Living wage over $3 higher than minimum wage in Kelowna: report

Report suggests people living in Kelowna need to earn $18.49 hourly to cover essential costs

The Living Wage for Families campaign found that working people in Kelowna would need to earn at least $18.49 an hour in order to meet the most basic costs of raising two children. (Black Press File Photo)
Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)

Interior Health remains mum on capacity restrictions

Many businesses in the region are demanding answers from the health authority

Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)
Advocacy Canada says it is seeking legal opinion on how the Charter governs the powers of local governments with respect to a conversion therapy ban. (Black Press file photo)

Kelowna advocates seek legal opinion after municipal conversion therapy ban request denied

Advocacy Canada is still fighting for a local conversion therapy ban in Kelowna

Advocacy Canada says it is seeking legal opinion on how the Charter governs the powers of local governments with respect to a conversion therapy ban. (Black Press file photo)
In a video posted on Facebook, a man wearing dark clothing could be seen mimicking a group of women who were speaking a different language. He then called the group terrorists, claiming that people only speak English. (Black Press file photo)

BC Transit probes racist attack on Kelowna bus

Man shouted racist vitriol at a group of women on a bus

In a video posted on Facebook, a man wearing dark clothing could be seen mimicking a group of women who were speaking a different language. He then called the group terrorists, claiming that people only speak English. (Black Press file photo)
Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)

Kelowna residents rally behind Korean restaurant targeted with racist graffiti

Bon Ga was vandalized with racist graffiti on Saturday morning, Oct. 30

Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)
(Photo: Pexels)
(Photo: Pexels)
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Kelowna RCMP investigates racist graffiti left on local business

The incident happened at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Researchers analyzed more than 1,200 Reddit posts to gather data. (Pexels photo)

Young people are quitting vaping due to health impacts: UBC Okanagan study

The study aims to inform resources that are created for those who want to quit e-cigarettes

Researchers analyzed more than 1,200 Reddit posts to gather data. (Pexels photo)
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