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BNA will remained closed during the B.C. Day long weekend to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the Kelowna community. (BNA Facebook)

Kelowna’s BNA, Skinny Duke’s to remain closed to stop spread of COVID-19

The two restaurants voluntarily closed on Tuesday, July 27 due to recent COVID-19 exposures

BNA will remained closed during the B.C. Day long weekend to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the Kelowna community. (BNA Facebook)
The City of West Kelowna is reminding customers that Stage 2 restrictions are still in effect. (Black Press file photo)

‘Conserve now’: West Kelowna urges residents to reduce water use

The city is asking residential, commercial and agricultural customers to reduce outdoor water use by 30 per cent

The City of West Kelowna is reminding customers that Stage 2 restrictions are still in effect. (Black Press file photo)
The victim and the suspect were known to each other and the incident is an isolated one, according to a Kelowna RCMP press release. (Black Press File Photo)

Kelowna man arrested for allegedly assaulting person and police

A 35-year-old Kelowna man has been held in custody and will be brought before the court

The victim and the suspect were known to each other and the incident is an isolated one, according to a Kelowna RCMP press release. (Black Press File Photo)
Tim Krupa will be the federal Liberal candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country in the upcoming federal election. (Contributed/RealWire)

Federal Liberals announce Kelowna-Lake Country candidate

Tim Krupa will be on the ballot for the Liberals in the next federal election

Tim Krupa will be the federal Liberal candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country in the upcoming federal election. (Contributed/RealWire)
Okanagan College, Vernon campus. (Vernon Morning Star/Brendan Shykora)

Okanagan College will not require vaccinations to be on campus, says spokesperson

The college will continue to follow provincial and local public health guidelines

Okanagan College, Vernon campus. (Vernon Morning Star/Brendan Shykora)
The policy change impacts all routes and service in the Kelowna Regional Transit System, route 90 between UBC Okanagan and Vernon, and route 70 between Penticton and Kelowna. (Contributed/BC Transit)

BC Transit to require face coverings in the Central Okanagan

This comes after Interior Health reinstituted a mask mandate for the Central Okanagan

The policy change impacts all routes and service in the Kelowna Regional Transit System, route 90 between UBC Okanagan and Vernon, and route 70 between Penticton and Kelowna. (Contributed/BC Transit)
Health Minister Adrian Dix and Dr. Bonnie Henry will be providing an update on COVID-19 in the Interior Health region on Wednesday, July 28. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

BREAKING: Mask mandate returns to Central Okanagan, COVID-19 outbreak declared

The Interior Health region leads recent provincial COVID-19 case counts

Health Minister Adrian Dix and Dr. Bonnie Henry will be providing an update on COVID-19 in the Interior Health region on Wednesday, July 28. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Members of the Okanagan Nation Alliance at the 2021 Okanagan Nation Alliance annual general assembly. (Okanagan Nation Alliance/Facebook)

Okanagan Nation Alliance celebrates resilience, successes

The event was one of the first times that many Nation members have been able to safely gather.

Members of the Okanagan Nation Alliance at the 2021 Okanagan Nation Alliance annual general assembly. (Okanagan Nation Alliance/Facebook)
Smoke from the wildfires have stopped deliveries in Kelowna, Penticton and Oliver and delivery will resume once it is deemed safe to do so.

No mail deliveries for Kelowna, Penticton and Oliver due to poor air quality

Canada Post prompted a red service alert on Wednesday, July 28

Smoke from the wildfires have stopped deliveries in Kelowna, Penticton and Oliver and delivery will resume once it is deemed safe to do so.
Lifeworks’ Mental Health Index measures current data against pre-pandemic benchmarks. (Pexels)

COVID-19 isolation has impacted mental health of 1-in-5 Canadians, survey finds

Report also found some workers are struggling with their employers’ unclear return to work plans

Lifeworks’ Mental Health Index measures current data against pre-pandemic benchmarks. (Pexels)
The coalition was formed after an LGBTQ2S+ community town hall was hosted to hold MP Tracy Gray accountable for voting against a conversion therapy ban. (Black Press file photo)

LGBTQ2S+ coalition demands public apology from Kelowna-Lake Country MP

Tracy Gray voted against a bill banning conversion therapy in June

The coalition was formed after an LGBTQ2S+ community town hall was hosted to hold MP Tracy Gray accountable for voting against a conversion therapy ban. (Black Press file photo)
The heat warnings come after many areas in the region are battling wildfires and drought from the lack of rain. (Pexels)

More heat warnings coming for B.C.’s Southern Interior: Environment Canada

High temperatures are forecasted for much of the region this week

The heat warnings come after many areas in the region are battling wildfires and drought from the lack of rain. (Pexels)
Kelowna

Morning start: The severed head of a sea slug can grow a whole new body

Your morning start for Monday, July 26, 2021

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Advocacy Canada is a local group founded by community member Wilbur Turner. (Pexels)

Okanagan advocacy group to compile list of LGBTQ2S+ friendly churches

The list aims to expose churches that are openly hostile to LGBTQ2S+ people in the region

Advocacy Canada is a local group founded by community member Wilbur Turner. (Pexels)
An aerial photo from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: White Rock Lake fire now estimated at 12,500 ha

High temperatures and increased winds have resulted in increased fire activity

An aerial photo from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
The fire was discovered on Saturday, July 24. (Screen shot)

UPDATE: Noisy Creek fire outside Salmon Arm now under control

The fire is still labeled as “new” by BC Wildfire and was discovered on Saturday, July 24

The fire was discovered on Saturday, July 24. (Screen shot)
A photo of Edmond Crooks provided by Kelowna RCMP. (Contributed/Kelowna RCMP)

Mounties seeking public assistance for missing Kelowna man

Edmond Crooks was last seen on Saturday, July 24 leaving his residence on foot

A photo of Edmond Crooks provided by Kelowna RCMP. (Contributed/Kelowna RCMP)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. The fire grew to an estimated 824 ha, according to a BC Wildfire update on Sunday, July 24. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATED: Brenda Creek fire grows to an estimated of 824 ha

Crews continue to battle the fire and protect the transmission line in the area

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. The fire grew to an estimated 824 ha, according to a BC Wildfire update on Sunday, July 24. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
The scene of the fatal crash at Springfield Road between Burtch Road and Dayton Street. (Paula Tran/Kelowna Capital News)

UPDATED: Road reopened after fatal crash in Kelowna on Sunday

One person is dead and another with life-threatening injuries in single vehicle crash on Springfield

The scene of the fatal crash at Springfield Road between Burtch Road and Dayton Street. (Paula Tran/Kelowna Capital News)
UBC Okanagan. (Black Press Media file)

COVID-19 vaccine not mandatory to return to campus this fall: UBC Okanagan

The health risk is low for in-person classes, a university spokesperson said

UBC Okanagan. (Black Press Media file)