City of Kelowna

Heather Friesen standing in front of the Kelowna RCMP detachment on March 2, 2020 after it announced it would be implementing a sexual assault unit. Friesen is a vocal advocate of Kelowna’s sexual assault survivors. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Social justice advocate yells at Kelowna council, demands presence at Black Lives Matter rally

Heather Friesen has again taken to council chambers to make her opinion heard

Heather Friesen standing in front of the Kelowna RCMP detachment on March 2, 2020 after it announced it would be implementing a sexual assault unit. Friesen is a vocal advocate of Kelowna’s sexual assault survivors. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
City councillor Loyal Wooldridge, together with other local businesses, launched a stimulus program to help businesses bounce back from the pandemic’s effects. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Kelowna councillor creates campaign to help small businesses, charity

Made In YLW aims to support local businesses affected by COVID-19

City councillor Loyal Wooldridge, together with other local businesses, launched a stimulus program to help businesses bounce back from the pandemic’s effects. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
City councillor Loyal Wooldridge, together with other local businesses, launched a stimulus program to help businesses bounce back from the pandemic’s effects. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Kelowna councillor creates campaign to help small businesses, charity

Made In YLW aims to support local businesses affected by COVID-19

City councillor Loyal Wooldridge, together with other local businesses, launched a stimulus program to help businesses bounce back from the pandemic’s effects. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran addresses media from the front steps of council chambers on March 23. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Booze on Kelowna beaches? Mayor says ‘not at the moment’

Mayor Colin Basran says alcohol in public spaces is not on council’s radar right now — but that could change

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran addresses media from the front steps of council chambers on March 23. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Grist Mill is located at 2136 Leckie Place in Kelowna, B.C. (Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)
Grist Mill is located at 2136 Leckie Place in Kelowna, B.C. (Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

New ‘smart city’ 5G technology to be installed in Kelowna next week

‘This is an exciting opportunity for Kelowna to build on the work we’re doing to bring smart city technologies to our city’ - Mayor Colin Basran

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Unique ‘the Wedge’ development makes way back to Kelowna council

Unique ‘the Wedge’ development makes way back to Kelowna council

Council initially deferred its decision on the project in March

Unique ‘the Wedge’ development makes way back to Kelowna council
Paid parking will be back on Bernard Avenue beginning June 1. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News).

Paid parking in Kelowna to resume in stages

Paid parking back June 1 around Kelowna General Hospital and some downtown parking, further restrictions lifted June 15

Paid parking will be back on Bernard Avenue beginning June 1. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News).
A busy Bernard Avenue in downtown Kelowna on May 18, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna’s main drag will be closed to vehicles this summer

Kelowna’s Bernard Avenue will be a pedestrian-only roadway from June 29 through the Labour Day long weekend

A busy Bernard Avenue in downtown Kelowna on May 18, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Leighton Allen Labute faces charges of animal abuse and allegedly has a string of social media accounts depicting disturbing content.

Kelowna man charged with harming a hamster

The 20-year-old Kelowna man faces several animal cruelty charges

Leighton Allen Labute faces charges of animal abuse and allegedly has a string of social media accounts depicting disturbing content.
An artist’s rendering of the building at 1570 and 1580 Water Street. (Contributed)

625-capacity wine centre proposed in historic Kelowna building

The building at the corner of Lawrence Avenue and Water Street, in Kelowna, was built in 1908

An artist’s rendering of the building at 1570 and 1580 Water Street. (Contributed)
Kelowna man arrested after allegedly pointing gun at driver

Kelowna man arrested after allegedly pointing gun at driver

Police said the man pointed a gun at a driver and damaged a taxi

Kelowna man arrested after allegedly pointing gun at driver
An artists rendering of the proposed Chevron gas bar and Triple O’s drive-thru. (Contributed)

Kelowna council green lights new drive-thru despite staff’s climate concerns

Council said the area is largely car-centric and the environmental impact of non-approval would be negligible

An artists rendering of the proposed Chevron gas bar and Triple O’s drive-thru. (Contributed)
A McDonalds restaurant in Nanaimo. (File)

We’re lovin’ it: Kelowna settles lengthy legal battle with McDonalds for over $2M

The legal action stemmed from the 2007 construction of the William R. Bennett Bridge

A McDonalds restaurant in Nanaimo. (File)
Fence removal prompts security concerns at Kelowna beach

Fence removal prompts security concerns at Kelowna beach

Some area residents are unhappy with the removal of a fence surrounding Sarsons Beach Park

Fence removal prompts security concerns at Kelowna beach
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Kelowna city planners want to ban drive-thrus to reduce GHG emissions

‘While drive-thrus represent a convenient way for many to pick up a meal, it cannot be said that they are a necessity’

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Neighbours line both sides of Chamberlain Street in Victoria to sing together each night while practicing social distancing on April 22. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

City of Kelowna encourages residents to celebrate Neighbour Day — virtually

Kelowna’s fifth annual Neighbour Day celebration is May 3

Neighbours line both sides of Chamberlain Street in Victoria to sing together each night while practicing social distancing on April 22. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

City of Kelowna expecting $1M revenue hit due to tax and fee changes

The city is expecting around $850,000 decrease in property tax revenue, more from other fee changes

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
The family walked part of the way down the trail before being transported the rest of the way by a rescue vehicle. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna crews rescue hiker on Mount Baldy trail

Crews needed to use basket carrier to help individual

The family walked part of the way down the trail before being transported the rest of the way by a rescue vehicle. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Minister kicks off quality of life tour in Kelowna

Minister kicks off quality of life tour in Kelowna

The Minister of Middle-Class Prosperity and Associate Finance Minister Mona Fortier was in Kelowna, Monday

Minister kicks off quality of life tour in Kelowna