Okanagan

New home construction continues to lag behind housing demand across the Okanagan. (Contributed)

Over-heated Okanagan housing market not cooling off

Price increases fueled by supply/demand housing imbalance

 

B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame curator Pay Loyer has collected dozens of famous memobillia since taking the job two and a half months ago. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame going the extra mile to honour province’s history

Hall of Fame curator Pat Loyer is a man on a mission

 

Unplug and Play and Family Literacy Week is back for it’s 8th year, encouraging families to get outside and avoid screen time (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

Unplug and play during Project Literacy week in Kelowna

The week long event offers a variety of free activities for families around the Central Okanagan

 

Charmane Lazzarotto received the first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Kelowna on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Interior Health photo)

Interior Health backs up Central Okanagan School District staff vaccination survey

Deadline for response from teachers, support staff extended to Jan. 25

Charmane Lazzarotto received the first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Kelowna on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Interior Health photo)
Lane Merrifield and the Merrifield Family Foundation have gifted $100k to healthcare students at Okanagan College. (Photo courtesy of Okanagan College)

‘Incredibly grateful’: Okanagan College Health Sciences Centre receives $100k donation

The Merrifield Family Foundation’s donation will support technology upgrades around the building

Lane Merrifield and the Merrifield Family Foundation have gifted $100k to healthcare students at Okanagan College. (Photo courtesy of Okanagan College)
Black Press file photo.

Cougar lunges at man and dog at Kelowna park

The man was walking his dog about 6:30 p.m. Sunday

Black Press file photo.
The third round of multi-day extended closures to the highway east of Golden were announced. (MOTI photo)

Third round of extended highway closures announced east of Golden

It’s a part of Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project

The third round of multi-day extended closures to the highway east of Golden were announced. (MOTI photo)
Two men broke into a Kelowna art gallery early Saturday morning, stealing almost $70k worth of pieces in the process. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Thieves break into Kelowna gallery, escape with $70k worth of fine art

Camera footage indicates the heist was completed by 2:02 a.m. on Jan. 15

Two men broke into a Kelowna art gallery early Saturday morning, stealing almost $70k worth of pieces in the process. (Submitted)
DriveBC Webcam just west of Field.

UPDATE: Highway 1 re-opens east of Golden

A detour is available along Highway 93 and 95.

DriveBC Webcam just west of Field.
School District 83 announced on Jan 13 that, due to a staffing shortage, a two-day functional closure of Armstrong Elementary would take place Jan. 14 and 17. (File photo )

Two-day ‘functional closure’ announced for North Okanagan school after teachers refuse work

Closure planned for Armstrong Elementary School on Jan. 14 and 17

School District 83 announced on Jan 13 that, due to a staffing shortage, a two-day functional closure of Armstrong Elementary would take place Jan. 14 and 17. (File photo )
Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021 (@guyatsfu/Twitter)

Indigenous-led partnership aims to build ‘climate-resilient’ homes for Lytton

The housing initiative will provide housing for fire evacuees by Sept. 2022

Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021 (@guyatsfu/Twitter)
Josh Niedermayer has been a member of the Penticton Vees since the 2019-2020 season but committed to the NCAA’s Arizona State Sun Devils on Jan. 3 for the 2022-2023 campaign where he will join his older brother, Jackson. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees’ Josh Niedermayer eager to reunite with his brother in Arizona

The two brothers previously played three games together with the Vees in 2019-2020

Josh Niedermayer has been a member of the Penticton Vees since the 2019-2020 season but committed to the NCAA’s Arizona State Sun Devils on Jan. 3 for the 2022-2023 campaign where he will join his older brother, Jackson. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
Concentration camp survivor and Penticton resident Joe Knypstra celebrated his 102nd birthday on Jan. 3 with friends and staff at the Concorde Retirement Residence in Penticton. (Photo courtesy of the staff at Concorde)

Penticton resident and concentration camp survivor celebrates 102nd birthday

Joe Knypstra, a retired baker from Kaleden, turned 102 on Jan. 3

Concentration camp survivor and Penticton resident Joe Knypstra celebrated his 102nd birthday on Jan. 3 with friends and staff at the Concorde Retirement Residence in Penticton. (Photo courtesy of the staff at Concorde)
Snow is piled higher than the tops of cars and trucks in a parking lot in downtown Summerland following a heavy accumulation overnight on Jan. 5 to 6. However, measurments taken at two sites west of Summerland on Jan. 1 show snow pack levels near normal levels. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland’s snow measurements on par with previous years

Measurements are taken each month until the snow melts

Snow is piled higher than the tops of cars and trucks in a parking lot in downtown Summerland following a heavy accumulation overnight on Jan. 5 to 6. However, measurments taken at two sites west of Summerland on Jan. 1 show snow pack levels near normal levels. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Live wrestling is returning to Penticton on Jan. 28 and 29 when Okanagan-based promotion Thrash Wrestling takes the stage at the Luso Canadian Multicultural Society. (Facebook)

Thrash Wrestling makes anticipated return to Penticton

The Okanagan-based live wrestling will be in Penticton for a 2-night showcase Jan. 28 and 29

Live wrestling is returning to Penticton on Jan. 28 and 29 when Okanagan-based promotion Thrash Wrestling takes the stage at the Luso Canadian Multicultural Society. (Facebook)
The newest member of the Kelowna Rockets, Adam Kydd, is expected to ‘step in and play in all situations’. (Photo by Candice Ward/Calgary Hitmen)

Rockets trade Vernon product Steel Quiring for Calgary Hitmen’s Adam Kydd

Rockets GM Bruce Hamilton expects Kydd to be a team leader right away

The newest member of the Kelowna Rockets, Adam Kydd, is expected to ‘step in and play in all situations’. (Photo by Candice Ward/Calgary Hitmen)
Kelowna not only had its driest year on record in 2021 but also had its third-warmest year ever. (Aaron Hemens - Black Press Media)

2021 was Kelowna’s driest year ever: Environment Canada

Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton all saw their precipitation numbers cut in half for the entire year

Kelowna not only had its driest year on record in 2021 but also had its third-warmest year ever. (Aaron Hemens - Black Press Media)
New mask rules will apply at School District 83 schools in 2022. (File Photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap schools change mask rules in effort to get ahead of Omicron

School District 83 Superintendent Donna Kriger asked people to work together to keep schools open

New mask rules will apply at School District 83 schools in 2022. (File Photo)
Ice jellyfish and geese on Okanagan Lake (José Salmerón)

‘Ice jellyfish’ spotted around Okanagan Lake

Unusual weather creates strange ice formations

Ice jellyfish and geese on Okanagan Lake (José Salmerón)
James Wood had been missing from a West Kelowna neighbourhood since Nov. 8 and his sister is was looking for help to bring him home safely. (Facebook photo)

Missing vulnerable man found dead in West Kelowna

The man is believed to be James Wood who went missing on Nov. 8

James Wood had been missing from a West Kelowna neighbourhood since Nov. 8 and his sister is was looking for help to bring him home safely. (Facebook photo)