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MP: Looming trade issue with Australia could adversely impact Canadian wineries

MP: Looming trade issue with Australia could adversely impact Canadian wineries

Kelowna-Lake Country MP Tracy Gray urging federal government act

MP: Looming trade issue with Australia could adversely impact Canadian wineries
Kelowna city staff are asking council to approve a change to the two-tier penalty applied to residents who do not pay their property taxes on time. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna ends two-tier tax paying penalty

Council approved a 10 per cent penalty for those who don’t pay their property taxes on time

Kelowna city staff are asking council to approve a change to the two-tier penalty applied to residents who do not pay their property taxes on time. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating the death of a Kelowna man in his 60s at the H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre in Kelowna Wednesday. (File photo)

Coroner investigating death at Kelowna public pool

Police say local man in his 60s died but foul play is not suspected

The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating the death of a Kelowna man in his 60s at the H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre in Kelowna Wednesday. (File photo)
Michael Goehring, Mining Association of B.C CEO (left) with Kelowna Chamber of Commerce president Nikki Csek and William Gillette, dean of Okanagan College’s School of Business. (Alistair Waters - Black Press Media)

‘Latte-sipping urbanites’ need to realize value of mining in B.C., association head says

Industry generates a total of $3.9 billion in sales of goods and service across the province

Michael Goehring, Mining Association of B.C CEO (left) with Kelowna Chamber of Commerce president Nikki Csek and William Gillette, dean of Okanagan College’s School of Business. (Alistair Waters - Black Press Media)
Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola Conservative MP Dan Albas (pictured) is publicly thanking now former Conservative leader Andrew Scheer in light of Scheer’s resignation Thursday. (File photo)

Updated: Kelowna area MPs respond to Conservative leader’s resignation

Dan Albas and Tracy Gray issue brief statements about Andrew Scheer quitting as Conservative leader.

Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola Conservative MP Dan Albas (pictured) is publicly thanking now former Conservative leader Andrew Scheer in light of Scheer’s resignation Thursday. (File photo)
CBC Radio has the largest share of listeners in the Kelowna area for the third straight year, according to the fall Numeris ratings. (Google Maps)

CBC Radio tops the ranking again in Kelowna

CBC had largest market share for third year in a row say rating company Numeris

CBC Radio has the largest share of listeners in the Kelowna area for the third straight year, according to the fall Numeris ratings. (Google Maps)
Kelowna’s Tom Smithwick has been awarded the province’s Medal of Good Citizenship for 2019. (Freedom’s Door)

Kelowna man awarded B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship

Tom Smithwick one of 18 medal recipients for 2019

Kelowna’s Tom Smithwick has been awarded the province’s Medal of Good Citizenship for 2019. (Freedom’s Door)
In February, B.C.’s Children and Family Development Minister Katrine Conroy announced B.C.’s first increase in pay in 10 years for people caring for developmentally disabled children and adults. (Hansard TV)

Community Living B.C. workers ratify new labour deal

Three-year deal covers 600 workers across B.C. who support adults with developmental disabilities.

In February, B.C.’s Children and Family Development Minister Katrine Conroy announced B.C.’s first increase in pay in 10 years for people caring for developmentally disabled children and adults. (Hansard TV)
Jamie Klassen carries out the gaming monitor he bought the Black Friday sale at Best Buy in Kelowna’s Orchard Park Shopping Centre Nov. 29.

Looking for Black Friday deals in Kelowna

Plenty of sales but not as many shoppers in line as doors early open at the city’s largest mall

Jamie Klassen carries out the gaming monitor he bought the Black Friday sale at Best Buy in Kelowna’s Orchard Park Shopping Centre Nov. 29.
A bypass has been set up to get phone calls through to Kelowna General Hospital after the phone lines went down at KGH around 9 a.m. Friday. (Black Press Media)

Update: Calls now can get through to Kelowna General Hospital

But IH warns callers may have to wait as switchboard operators deal with a temporary bypass system

A bypass has been set up to get phone calls through to Kelowna General Hospital after the phone lines went down at KGH around 9 a.m. Friday. (Black Press Media)
An artist rendition of the planned Westcorp hotel, as seen Water Street. (contributed)

More tweaks to Kelowna’s planned Westcorp Hotel

But still not construction date for long-awaited downtown hotel/condominium tower

An artist rendition of the planned Westcorp hotel, as seen Water Street. (contributed)
Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association officials, including CEO Glenn Mandziuk (front row, second from left) with the two World’s Responsible Tourism Awards it has won. (contributed)

TOTA tops in responsible tourism again

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Assciation wins second straight World’s Responsible Tourism Award

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association officials, including CEO Glenn Mandziuk (front row, second from left) with the two World’s Responsible Tourism Awards it has won. (contributed)
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery’s Festival of Trees runs to Jan. 4. (Alistair Waters-Black Press)

Festival of Trees

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery’s fundraising Festival of Trees runs to Jan. 4

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery’s Festival of Trees runs to Jan. 4. (Alistair Waters-Black Press)
Revelers at the 2019 Innkeeper’s Gala at the Eldorado Hotel in Kelowna Nov. 16. (Neil Slattery Photography)

Kelowna innkeeper’s fundraiser hits $1 million mark

This year’s Innkeeper’s Gala raises $84,080, pushing 30-year total to more than $1 million

Revelers at the 2019 Innkeeper’s Gala at the Eldorado Hotel in Kelowna Nov. 16. (Neil Slattery Photography)
Susan Brown, appointed president and CEO of Interior Health in October 2018, is the top public sector wage earner in the Central Okanagan, receiving a total of $349,751 in the past year. (file)

Health and education leaders top list of public sector wage earners in Central Okanagan

The heads of Interior Health and UBC Okanagan each received more than $300,000 last year

Susan Brown, appointed president and CEO of Interior Health in October 2018, is the top public sector wage earner in the Central Okanagan, receiving a total of $349,751 in the past year. (file)
Waters: Homeless protest magnifies the problem in Kelowna

Waters: Homeless protest magnifies the problem in Kelowna

Work is being done to address homelessness but results re not coming fast enough for many

Waters: Homeless protest magnifies the problem in Kelowna
Sharon Sander and Tamsen Cruikshank admire the decorated Christmas trees at the annual Mission Hill Family Estate Winery Festival of Trees opening night in 2018. (file photo)

West Kelowna winery’s Festival of Trees returns

The fundraiser for the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation will return for a third year Nov. 22.

Sharon Sander and Tamsen Cruikshank admire the decorated Christmas trees at the annual Mission Hill Family Estate Winery Festival of Trees opening night in 2018. (file photo)
Ebus passengers are welcomed to Kelowna at the bus lines Kelowna International Airport stop on Friday, Nov. 1. The service, linking Kelowna with Kamloops, Salmon Arm and Vancouver, started Oct. 31, 2018. (Alistair Waters - Black Press Media)

Ebus service celebrates one year in operation

Long-haul bus service between southern Interior and Lower Mainland growing says company official

Ebus passengers are welcomed to Kelowna at the bus lines Kelowna International Airport stop on Friday, Nov. 1. The service, linking Kelowna with Kamloops, Salmon Arm and Vancouver, started Oct. 31, 2018. (Alistair Waters - Black Press Media)
Former Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien was seen shaking hands with Liberal supporters at Kelowna-Lake Country candidate Stephen Fuhr’s office in Kelowna last Friday. (Alistair Waters - Capital News)

Chretien says Trudeau has handled blackface issue properly

Former Liberal prime minister’s advice for Trudeau—move on

Former Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien was seen shaking hands with Liberal supporters at Kelowna-Lake Country candidate Stephen Fuhr’s office in Kelowna last Friday. (Alistair Waters - Capital News)
The names of each year’s Kelowna Civic and Community Award winners are displayed in Stuart Park downtown. (contributed)

Kelowna looking for civic awards committee members

Seven positions are up fro grabs on the Civic and Community Awards steering committee

The names of each year’s Kelowna Civic and Community Award winners are displayed in Stuart Park downtown. (contributed)