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Telus and Bell wireless customers are experiencing outages. (Pixabay photo)

UPDATE: Telus service restored in B.C. and Alberta

It is unclear whether Bell’s services have been restored

Telus and Bell wireless customers are experiencing outages. (Pixabay photo)
Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)

Kelowna Pride Week postponed to October

Kelowna Pride Society cited COVID-19 concerns and public health restrictions as part of its decision

Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)
The air quality statement issued on Tuesday, Aug. 31 warned residents of smoky skies for two days. Environment Canada urged people to be mindful of the health effects of wildfire smoke and limit time spent outdoors. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Smoky skies bulletin lifted for Kelowna, Vernon; remains in place for South Okanagan

A special air quality statement still remains for the South Okanagan

The air quality statement issued on Tuesday, Aug. 31 warned residents of smoky skies for two days. Environment Canada urged people to be mindful of the health effects of wildfire smoke and limit time spent outdoors. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Some UBC Okanagan programs and courses have decided to move their content online for the upcoming fall term, said the university in a press release. (Contributed)

UBC Okanagan expands online offerings due to COVID-19 pandemic

Students’ union president Tashia Kootenayoo criticized school’s slow response on Twitter

Some UBC Okanagan programs and courses have decided to move their content online for the upcoming fall term, said the university in a press release. (Contributed)
Data: BC Coroners Service

Kelowna overdose deaths 4th-highest in B.C. over the last decade

Across the province, illicit drug toxicity death rates remain high for all health authorities

Data: BC Coroners Service
An artist's rendering of the proposed development that would replace the Hiawatha RV Park in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Second phase of Hiawatha RV Park redevelopment in Kelowna revealed

Second phase will feature a parkade and three residential towers

An artist's rendering of the proposed development that would replace the Hiawatha RV Park in Kelowna. (Contributed)
Ivermectin is a medication that is used to treat parasite infestations in dogs, cats and large animals. While a form of ivermectin that is safe for human consumption exists, it is not approved to treat or prevent COVID-19. (Pexels)

Some Okanagan residents are seeking out horse dewormer to treat COVID-19

Misinformation about ivermectin has been widely spread online, identifying it as a treatment for COVID-19

Ivermectin is a medication that is used to treat parasite infestations in dogs, cats and large animals. While a form of ivermectin that is safe for human consumption exists, it is not approved to treat or prevent COVID-19. (Pexels)
The affordable units are located in an apartment building at 1060 Cawston Avenue and are primarily intended for women, single-parent families and seniors. (Photo by ROV Engineering Consultants)

40 new affordable rentals open in Kelowna

Monthly rents range from $375 to $1835, depending on the tenant’s income

The affordable units are located in an apartment building at 1060 Cawston Avenue and are primarily intended for women, single-parent families and seniors. (Photo by ROV Engineering Consultants)
The bromelain enzyme in pineapples breaks down protein chains. (Pexels)

Morning Start: Pineapple works as a natural meat tenderizer

Your Morning Start for Monday, Aug. 30

The bromelain enzyme in pineapples breaks down protein chains. (Pexels)
A grass fire has been updated to a brush fire in Peachland and crews are responding to the scene. (Black Press file photo)

Crews responding to brush fire in Peachland

The fire was first reported at approximately 8:25 p.m.

A grass fire has been updated to a brush fire in Peachland and crews are responding to the scene. (Black Press file photo)
Rosa Campagna Deck was ordered to pay surgeon Dr. Brian Peterson in damages, after posting a series of defamatory comments on her website and Google Reviews. (Pexels)

Kelowna blogger ordered to pay $30,000 for defamatory comments after surgery

She was also ordered to remove the posts and must not re-post them on any media

Rosa Campagna Deck was ordered to pay surgeon Dr. Brian Peterson in damages, after posting a series of defamatory comments on her website and Google Reviews. (Pexels)
The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Crews make good progress on Mount Law fire in West Kelowna, says BC Wildfire

A small planned ignition is planned today (Aug. 29) if weather conditions remain favourable

The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Fitzpatrick served as a member of the Senate of Canada for 10 years and was first appointed in 1998. (Contributed/Ross Fitzpatrick)

Former Okanagan Senator leaves retirement to chair Liberal candidate’s campaign

Former Senator Ross Fitzpatrick retired from politics in 2008

Fitzpatrick served as a member of the Senate of Canada for 10 years and was first appointed in 1998. (Contributed/Ross Fitzpatrick)
Colin Cameron, 91, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at Kelowna’s Trinity Hall clinic on March 16, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Kelowna’s main COVID-19 vaccine clinic is closing, new location in the works

The Trinity Hall clinic will close its doors on Sept. 7

Colin Cameron, 91, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at Kelowna’s Trinity Hall clinic on March 16, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Since the disease is so new, Nishimura's medication is not currently covered by the provincial healthcare system nor by pharmacare. (Contributed)

Fundraiser launched for Kelowna man with newly discovered disease

Medication to treat Brendan Nishimura’s MOGAD will cost up to $40,000 a year

Since the disease is so new, Nishimura's medication is not currently covered by the provincial healthcare system nor by pharmacare. (Contributed)
The wine competition will be held on Sept. 8 to 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

B.C. wine festival comes back to Kelowna

The B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards will be held at the Manteo Resort in September

The wine competition will be held on Sept. 8 to 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Undergraduates of Canadian Research-Intensive Universities (UCRU) and the BC Federation of Students (BCFS) are urging Elections Canada to reconsider its decision not to establish polling stations at post-secondary campuses this year. (Elections Canada photo)

Reinstate on-campus voting options, B.C. student groups urge ahead of federal election

On-campus polling stations were available for most students in the last two elections

Undergraduates of Canadian Research-Intensive Universities (UCRU) and the BC Federation of Students (BCFS) are urging Elections Canada to reconsider its decision not to establish polling stations at post-secondary campuses this year. (Elections Canada photo)
A concept photo of the rejected tower at Goats Peak Winery. (Contributed/City of West Kelowna)

West Kelowna rejects highrise lookout at Goats Peak Winery

The 35-metre tower would’ve necessitated special training for firefighters at a $200K cost

A concept photo of the rejected tower at Goats Peak Winery. (Contributed/City of West Kelowna)
A firefighter extinguishes a hotspot on Aug. 24 near a Westside Road property impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Central Okanagan White Rock Lake wildfire evacuees invited to public info session

Officials will take questions from evacuees during an online event Thursday evening

A firefighter extinguishes a hotspot on Aug. 24 near a Westside Road property impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The wildfire above Westside Road seen on Tuesday, Aug. 24. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Westside Road wildfire near West Kelowna being held

The fire is approximately three hectares in size and was reported on Tuesday, Aug. 24

The wildfire above Westside Road seen on Tuesday, Aug. 24. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)