City of West Kelowna

Westside Road. (Aaron Hemens)
Westside Road. (Aaron Hemens)
Westside Road. (Aaron Hemens)
 Westside Road. (Aaron Hemens)

UPDATE: Tactical evacs caused by Westside Road fire partially lifted, traffic flowing

The fire is burning at three hectares near Bear Creek Provincial Park

Westside Road. (Aaron Hemens)
 Westside Road. (Aaron Hemens)
It took some Glenrosa residents several hours to evacuate after the order was issued on Aug. 15 as they could only access one way out of the neighbourhood. (Tracy Pappin/Contributed)

West Kelowna residents call for better exits after evacuations cause traffic jams

Several properties were ordered evacuated when the Mount Law wildfire closed in

It took some Glenrosa residents several hours to evacuate after the order was issued on Aug. 15 as they could only access one way out of the neighbourhood. (Tracy Pappin/Contributed)
The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

UPDATE: Four properties downgraded from evacuation order to alert at Mount Law fire

Residents are reminded to be ready to leave their home at a moment’s notice

The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Smoke from the Mt. Law fire near Peachland. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Smoke from the Mt. Law fire near Peachland. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Downtown Kelowna waterfront, looking north toward the White Rock Lake fire on Aug. 15, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Kelowna Capital News)

West Kelowna resort refuses refund to wildfire, COVID cautious tourist

Province has discouraged travel to the Central Okanagan amid surging COVID, raging fires

Downtown Kelowna waterfront, looking north toward the White Rock Lake fire on Aug. 15, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Kelowna Capital News)
Firefighters cuddle puppies in West Kelowna. (Facebook)

Taking a break from Mount Law wildfire for some puppy therapy

Firefighters battling the West Kelowna blaze were treated to puppy cuddles on Monday

Firefighters cuddle puppies in West Kelowna. (Facebook)
Mount Law wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)

West Kelowna mayor asks tourists to think of wildfire evacuees

Mayor Gord Milsom is urging tourists to find other accommodations to free up hotels for evacuees

Mount Law wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)
The White Rock Lake wildfire burns near the Westside on Friday night, Aug. 6, 2021. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)

Evacuation order lifted for some on Westside Road, alert still in place

Orders remain in place for some as the White Rock Lake wildfire continues to burn at 55,700 hectares

The White Rock Lake wildfire burns near the Westside on Friday night, Aug. 6, 2021. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)
Harbour Ridge will be providing a variety of rental housing units that are 30 per cent below the median household income for the area. (Contributed/Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)

More affordable rental units coming to West Kelowna

Harbour Ridge will provide 120 units that have rents below the median household income for the area

Harbour Ridge will be providing a variety of rental housing units that are 30 per cent below the median household income for the area. (Contributed/Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
The White Rock Lake wildfire burns near the Westside on Friday night, Aug. 6, 2021. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)

PHOTOS: White Rock Lake wildfire lights up night skies in the Okanagan

The 55,000-hectare wildfire caused thousands of evacuations Friday night, even more on alert

The White Rock Lake wildfire burns near the Westside on Friday night, Aug. 6, 2021. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)
Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)

Peaceful protest planned against West Kelowna homophobic church

The protest comes after LGBTQ2S+ community members pushed back against the church’s statement of beliefs

Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Man wanted on numerous warrants arrested in West Kelowna

43-year-old Michael Collins was arrested in the 3000-block of Cougar Road

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

West Kelowna updates development services bylaw, fees

The city’s development fees have not changed since 2007

City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Interior Health is recommending parents and eligible school-aged children get the vaccine before heading back to class. (Metro Creative photo)

Central Okanagan families urged to get vaccinated before school year starts

A letter was sent to parents of school-aged children by email from Interior Health

Interior Health is recommending parents and eligible school-aged children get the vaccine before heading back to class. (Metro Creative photo)
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)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Westside officials lobbying for more power lines after wildfire threatens only source

West Kelowna, Westbank and Peachland are all advocating for new power lines

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
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)
Left to right – Jok (younger brother to Fee), Quentin (Fee’s son), Fee (older brother to Jok), May (Jok’s daughter) and Henry (Fee’s son). (Contributed)

Westside founding family donates temporary parkland to West Kelowna

The Mar family has a long history in the Central Okanagan

Left to right – Jok (younger brother to Fee), Quentin (Fee’s son), Fee (older brother to Jok), May (Jok’s daughter) and Henry (Fee’s son). (Contributed)
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)