Gary Barnes

Flat fee of $2,500 to build a carriage house in Kelowna could increase to between $23,000 and $28,000. (File photo)

Cost of building a carriage house in Kelowna could increase by 1,000%

Update to development cost charges going introduces a new category for carriage houses

Flat fee of $2,500 to build a carriage house in Kelowna could increase to between $23,000 and $28,000. (File photo)
Kelowna Springs golf course was identified as a major opportunity for new industrial development in March 2020. (Photo/KSGC/Facebook)

Next round for city council on Kelowna Springs golf course

Council will consider changing the land designation for the KSGC property

Kelowna Springs golf course was identified as a major opportunity for new industrial development in March 2020. (Photo/KSGC/Facebook)
Wild Things Rehabilitation Society is proposing the centre for property at 2605 O’Reilly Road. (Photo/City of Kelowna)

Changes needed to approve Kelowna wildlife clinic: City staff

The site is currently zoned to allow an animal clinic as a secondary use

Wild Things Rehabilitation Society is proposing the centre for property at 2605 O’Reilly Road. (Photo/City of Kelowna)
Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business, and Economic Development, Mary Ng speaks with members of Khela family, owners of Northern Cherries in Kelowna. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

South Korea the cherry on top for Kelowna fruit company

Kelowna’s Northern Cherries is part of a pilot project shipping the fruit to the Asian country

Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business, and Economic Development, Mary Ng speaks with members of Khela family, owners of Northern Cherries in Kelowna. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
West Kelowna councillor Jayson Zilkie was first elected in 2018. (Photo/Jayson Zilkie/Twitter)

Family first, says West Kelowna councillor not seeking re-election

‘I have decided not to seek re-election to spend more time with family’

West Kelowna councillor Jayson Zilkie was first elected in 2018. (Photo/Jayson Zilkie/Twitter)
William McKay and his wife won $500,000 on the Aug. 5 LottoMax extra draw. (Photo/BCLC)

Lottery win wakes up Lake Country couple

‘I have to wake up my wife! She thought I was joking with her’

William McKay and his wife won $500,000 on the Aug. 5 LottoMax extra draw. (Photo/BCLC)
(Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Slip-up sends car into neighbour’s house in West Kelowna

Believed the driver hit gas pedal instead of brake

(Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Reports of a fire on the roof of George Elliot Secondary School in Lake Country, (Photo/Jordy Cunningham)

Quick response from fire department douses flames at Lake Country school

First calls came in around 7 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 17)

Reports of a fire on the roof of George Elliot Secondary School in Lake Country, (Photo/Jordy Cunningham)
The East Meadows Plateau wildfire is about 20 kilometres from the City of Kamloops. (Photo/BCWS Twitter)

Wildfire sparks just north of Kamloops

The fire is highly visible to Kamloops and the surrounding area

The East Meadows Plateau wildfire is about 20 kilometres from the City of Kamloops. (Photo/BCWS Twitter)
Under a boil water notice water be brought to a rolling boil for one minute or more. (Photo/Shutterstock)

Boil water notice for West Kelowna’s Sunnyside/Pritchard area

The city is treating the system with chlorine, however, turbidity in the system remains high

Under a boil water notice water be brought to a rolling boil for one minute or more. (Photo/Shutterstock)
Moyra Baxter has served as a Central Okanagan Public Schools trustee for 26 years, (File photo)

Central Okanagan School Board chair closes book on career

‘If I think about what I’ve really enjoyed, it’s the opportunity to meet students’

Moyra Baxter has served as a Central Okanagan Public Schools trustee for 26 years, (File photo)
The advice is to drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. (File photo)

Heat warning in effect for Central and South Okanagan

Daytime temperatures are expected to reach 35 C to 40 C, while overnight lows will be near 18 C

The advice is to drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. (File photo)
The Knox Mountain Downhill takes place Aug. 20-21 in Kelowna. (File photo)

Shredding the gnar at Kelowna’s Knox Mountain

Longboarders are coming from around B.C. and elsewhere to compete in the Knox Mountain Downhill

The Knox Mountain Downhill takes place Aug. 20-21 in Kelowna. (File photo)
Xeriscape Spirit Garden ribbon cutting including West Kelowna Mayor Gordon Milsom (second from left), Okanagan Xeriscape Association President Judy Steeves, Peachland Mayor Cindy Fortin and OXA Director Jessica Hobden (far right). (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Educational xeriscape garden springs up in West Kelowna

Spirit Square Garden is located at 2569 May Street

Xeriscape Spirit Garden ribbon cutting including West Kelowna Mayor Gordon Milsom (second from left), Okanagan Xeriscape Association President Judy Steeves, Peachland Mayor Cindy Fortin and OXA Director Jessica Hobden (far right). (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Vernon city council has had a look at the most recent recommendations from an independent remuneration review committee. (File photo)

New Vernon mayor and council will see larger salaries

The mayor’s position was paid $96,292 in 2021 according to the city’s website

Vernon city council has had a look at the most recent recommendations from an independent remuneration review committee. (File photo)
‘When I was at work on Thursday pretty much every member in town was at a mental health call.’ (File photo)

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP needs help with mental health calls

‘The police shouldn’t be the people always responding to these’

‘When I was at work on Thursday pretty much every member in town was at a mental health call.’ (File photo)
Improvements a Highway 97 and Leckie Road include a dual left turn lane from Highway 97 southbound onto Leckie. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Leckie Road at Highway 97 to close overnight for construction work until end of August

Work is being done to accommodate traffic signal works and continuing intersection improvements

Improvements a Highway 97 and Leckie Road include a dual left turn lane from Highway 97 southbound onto Leckie. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Jennifer Cole of West Kelowna won $31M on the Lotto Max draw through her PlayNow.com account. (Photo/BCLC)

31 million reasons to celebrate: West Kelowna resident wins big

‘I heard that the jackpot was won on PlayNow.com, so I logged on to my account’

Jennifer Cole of West Kelowna won $31M on the Lotto Max draw through her PlayNow.com account. (Photo/BCLC)
YeYe Housing Society is planning to build 20 townhomes at the corner of Flemming and Houghton roads for first-time home buyers. (Photo/YeYe Housing)

First-time Kelowna home buyers can benefit from 25% discount

YeYe Housing Society brings the development to Kelowna after success with a similar project in Banff

YeYe Housing Society is planning to build 20 townhomes at the corner of Flemming and Houghton roads for first-time home buyers. (Photo/YeYe Housing)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP will present Q2 2022 stats to council. (File photo)

Westside crime numbers see significant increase

Report to council notes RCMP are monitoring 17 prolific offenders

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP will present Q2 2022 stats to council. (File photo)