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Conceptual rendering for The Revelry at 1383 Ellis Street in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Music hall and urban ballroom The Revelry almost ready to open in downtown Kelowna

Revelry Food+Music Hub was first proposed in August 2020

Conceptual rendering for The Revelry at 1383 Ellis Street in Kelowna. (Contributed)
A heavy police presence at Appaloosa and Arab roads in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Reports of gunshots lead to Kelowna standoff, at least 1 person arrested

Several police vehicles and ambulances are at Appaloosa and Arab roads

A heavy police presence at Appaloosa and Arab roads in Kelowna. (Contributed)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Local business ProducKIDvity produces donations for Kelowna children

Fundraising efforts from a multi-day garage sale resulted in $30,000 in donations and equipment

(Black Press Media file photo)
RCMP Proactive Enforcement Team members with the newly formed Strike Force unit seized 90.3 grams of cocaine, 28.7 grams of fentanyl, 124 pills of Dilauded with 56 unknown yellow pills and a large sum of Canadian currency during a traffic stop on June 2, 2023. (Kelowna RCMP/Submitted)

‘This kind of behaviour will not be tolerated’: Kelowna RCMP make another drug bust

Officer detected strong odor of cannabis after making traffic stop

RCMP Proactive Enforcement Team members with the newly formed Strike Force unit seized 90.3 grams of cocaine, 28.7 grams of fentanyl, 124 pills of Dilauded with 56 unknown yellow pills and a large sum of Canadian currency during a traffic stop on June 2, 2023. (Kelowna RCMP/Submitted)
(L-R): Ainsley Tymchyna (United Way), Cheryl Broder (Ukrainian Free Store), Bonnie Penner (Bravery Foundation), Iryna Storozhuk (Kelowna Stands With Ukraine), Kathleen Fieseler (Ukrainian Free Store), Jacqueline Burgess (United Way). (Gary Barnes/Capital News)

Donated hygiene kits to help displaced Ukrainians in Central Okanagan

The kits were donated through the United Way with help from TD Bank

(L-R): Ainsley Tymchyna (United Way), Cheryl Broder (Ukrainian Free Store), Bonnie Penner (Bravery Foundation), Iryna Storozhuk (Kelowna Stands With Ukraine), Kathleen Fieseler (Ukrainian Free Store), Jacqueline Burgess (United Way). (Gary Barnes/Capital News)
Kelowna Mayor Tom Dyas will chair the task force on crime reduction. (City of Kelowna)

Kelowna’s mayor OK with name change for task force on crime reduction

Task force members were appointed at council’s June 5 meeting

Kelowna Mayor Tom Dyas will chair the task force on crime reduction. (City of Kelowna)
(Marth Wickett/Black Press Media file photo)

More people expected to be sheltering on Kelowna streets this winter

City has applied for provincial funding to support Kelowna’s extreme cold weather project

(Marth Wickett/Black Press Media file photo)
In May 2023, rising river levels caused the closure of the Casorso (pictured) and Gordon Drive underpasses on the Mission Creek Greenway. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Mission Greenway underpasses in Kelowna open after 1-month closure

They were closed last month due to freshet-driven levels in Mission Creek

In May 2023, rising river levels caused the closure of the Casorso (pictured) and Gordon Drive underpasses on the Mission Creek Greenway. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
Jeff Simla. (Metro Community Church/Facebook)

Councillors remember ‘Kelowna community builder’ Jeff Simla

‘He stepped up when the need was there’

Jeff Simla. (Metro Community Church/Facebook)
1990s alternative/progressive metal rockers TOOL will play Kelowna’s Prospera Place Oct. 22 (Photo/Travis Schinn)

Metal masters TOOL to play Kelowna

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m.

1990s alternative/progressive metal rockers TOOL will play Kelowna’s Prospera Place Oct. 22 (Photo/Travis Schinn)
The pilot will allow drinking in Waterfront, Kinsmen and Boyce Gyro Parks between 12 and 9 p.m. and will run from July 4 to October 6. ( Black Press file photo).

Pick up garbage, don’t bring glass and booze in Kelowna parks possible: Council

The pilot program will include three previously excluded long weekends

The pilot will allow drinking in Waterfront, Kinsmen and Boyce Gyro Parks between 12 and 9 p.m. and will run from July 4 to October 6. ( Black Press file photo).
Kelowna council chambers (Black Press file photo)

Kelowna council concerned over code of conduct

‘This came out so that we are as transparent as possible with regards to being a council’

Kelowna council chambers (Black Press file photo)
Al Horning was honoured by the City of Kelowna during a ceremony in council chambers on Feb. 6, 2023. (Facebook)

City lowering flags to half-mast in honour of former Kelowna councillor Horning

Horning, who was well known as the ‘Champion of Rutland,’ died March 20, 2023

Al Horning was honoured by the City of Kelowna during a ceremony in council chambers on Feb. 6, 2023. (Facebook)
Carola Zabawa took this fire while travelling on Highway 97C, June 5, of the Pigeon Creek wildfire.

UPDATE: Out-of-control blaze off Highway 97C near Peachland grows to 33 hectares

The cause of the Pigeon Creek wildfire is still under investigation

Carola Zabawa took this fire while travelling on Highway 97C, June 5, of the Pigeon Creek wildfire.
The Pigeon Creek wildfire is burning 6.5 kilometres west of Peachland. (BC Wildfire)

Wildfire spotted west of Peachland near Highway 97C

The Pigeon Creek fire is 0.2 hectares in size and burning out of control

The Pigeon Creek wildfire is burning 6.5 kilometres west of Peachland. (BC Wildfire)
The study found that more than 70 per cent of goods-generating businesses are within one kilometre of Highway 97, and only one to two per cent of truck trips are passing through the Central Okanagan region. (Warren Henderson)

Kelowna council to look at improving goods movement on Central Okanagan roads

In 2021, the city partnered with the province to fund a goods movement study

The study found that more than 70 per cent of goods-generating businesses are within one kilometre of Highway 97, and only one to two per cent of truck trips are passing through the Central Okanagan region. (Warren Henderson)
(Photo/RDCO)

Central Okanagan parks ready for summer programs and visits

Regional parks are operating on summer hours from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until August 31.

(Photo/RDCO)
A hedge fire destroyed a shed and a RV trailer on Friday morning, June 2. (West Kelowna Fire Department)
A hedge fire destroyed a shed and a RV trailer on Friday morning, June 2. (West Kelowna Fire Department)
Kelowna council chambers (Black Press file photo)

New code of conduct for Kelowna council

The code sets out rules council must follow in fulfilling its duties and responsibilities

Kelowna council chambers (Black Press file photo)
Kelowna Mayor Tom Dyas (City of Kelowna video)
Kelowna Mayor Tom Dyas (City of Kelowna video)