Michael Rodriguez

Hazardous materials response unit at Ivy Hall investigating a suspicious substance. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

UPDATE: Hazmat deems envelope filled with ‘suspicious substance’ near UBCO non-hazardous

Crews are securing and isolating the area in which the envelope was opened in the lobby of an apartment building

Hazardous materials response unit at Ivy Hall investigating a suspicious substance. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Central Okanagan Public Schools administration office in Kelowna. (File photo)

COVID-19 confirmed in 5 more Central Okanagan schools

All people who tested positive for the virus are self isolating at home

Central Okanagan Public Schools administration office in Kelowna. (File photo)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Garage in Kelowna burns to the ground, blaze deemed suspicious

Fire crews responded to the scene just after 4:30 p.m.

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Masks are now officially mandatory in all City of Campbell River facilities. (Black Press File Photo)

Interior Health reports 49 new COVID-19 cases overnight

302 cases remain active; two in hospital

Masks are now officially mandatory in all City of Campbell River facilities. (Black Press File Photo)
McDonald’s at 155 Hollywood Road N in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Kelowna McDonald’s reopens after closure due to COVID-19 exposure

The restaurant shut down on Monday for a thorough cleaning and sanitization after a staff member tested positive for the virus

McDonald’s at 155 Hollywood Road N in Kelowna. (Contributed)
A member of the Okanagan Mission Secondary School community has tested positive for COVID-19. (Google Maps)

Another COVID-19 case confirmed at Okanagan Mission Secondary school

Interior Health has confirmed a member of the school community tested positive for the virus

A member of the Okanagan Mission Secondary School community has tested positive for COVID-19. (Google Maps)
A concept rendering of the proposed Costco at the corner of Baron, Leckie and Springfield roads. (WSP Global)

Contentious Kelowna Costco relocation moved to public hearing

Costco looking to move less than a kilometre away to build a larger store with more parking, gas bar

A concept rendering of the proposed Costco at the corner of Baron, Leckie and Springfield roads. (WSP Global)
A woman being arrested at a Kelowna Value Village after refusing to wear a mask on Nov. 22.(@Jules50278750/Twitter)

VIDEO: Woman arrested at Kelowna Value Village after refusing to wear mask, leave

RCMP claims the woman was uncooperative with officers, striking them a number of times and screaming

A woman being arrested at a Kelowna Value Village after refusing to wear a mask on Nov. 22.(@Jules50278750/Twitter)
Jennifer West, owner of Bean Scene North. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Anti-maskers yell at Kelowna café-owner who was holding her baby

Three maskless men entered Bean Scene North on Saturday afternoon looking for an argument, owner says

Jennifer West, owner of Bean Scene North. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Jason Townsend, wearing his Kelowna prospect patches. (Jason Townsend Facebook photo)

Trial dates set for two alleged Kelowna Hells Angels associates

Jason Townsend and Colin Michael Bayley will each stand trial on separate matters in May 2021

Jason Townsend, wearing his Kelowna prospect patches. (Jason Townsend Facebook photo)
Kelowna’s Post-Modern Connection performs for Riot on the Roof on the top of the Vernon Parkade Saturday, Aug. 22. The band is scheduled to play in the “Live @ The KCT” series in Kelowna on Dec. 4. (Vernon Public Art Gallery photo)

Kelowna concert series moves online due to new health orders

Rebellious Unicorns series ‘Live @ The KCT’ has moved to an online model until further notice

Kelowna’s Post-Modern Connection performs for Riot on the Roof on the top of the Vernon Parkade Saturday, Aug. 22. The band is scheduled to play in the “Live @ The KCT” series in Kelowna on Dec. 4. (Vernon Public Art Gallery photo)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna city staff recommend allocation for nearly $8M provincial COVID-19 grant

Staff suggest the funds be used for lost revenues, support for the Kelowna International Airport

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
A concept rendering of the proposed Costco at the corner of Baron, Leckie and Springfield roads. (WSP Global)

Controversial Kelowna Costco relocation inches closer to reality

Council will consider an OCP amendment and rezoning application regarding the project on Monday

A concept rendering of the proposed Costco at the corner of Baron, Leckie and Springfield roads. (WSP Global)
A view of Mission Creek in a digitally recreated Kelowna for the video game Minecraft.(City of Kelowna photo)

City of Kelowna recreates itself in Minecraft

Minecraft is a video game that allows players to explore a 3D world and create a built environment by extracting raw materials

A view of Mission Creek in a digitally recreated Kelowna for the video game Minecraft.(City of Kelowna photo)
From left to right, Al Brunet, Arabella Brunet, Roman Brunet and Leah Brunet sit with Santa for a photo at Orchard Park Shopping Centre a few days before Christmas in 2019. (Dan Taylor - Capital News)

Kelowna’s Orchard Park Shopping Centre cancels Santa visit

Santa Claus will have one less stop to make in Kelowna this year

From left to right, Al Brunet, Arabella Brunet, Roman Brunet and Leah Brunet sit with Santa for a photo at Orchard Park Shopping Centre a few days before Christmas in 2019. (Dan Taylor - Capital News)
From left to right, Al Brunet, Arabella Brunet, Roman Brunet and Leah Brunet sit with Santa for a photo at Orchard Park Shopping Centre a few days before Christmas in 2019. (Dan Taylor - Capital News)

Kelowna’s Orchard Park Shopping Centre cancels Santa visit

Santa Claus will have one less stop to make in Kelowna this year

From left to right, Al Brunet, Arabella Brunet, Roman Brunet and Leah Brunet sit with Santa for a photo at Orchard Park Shopping Centre a few days before Christmas in 2019. (Dan Taylor - Capital News)
Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary School in West Kelowna. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

Update: COVID-19 exposures at four Central Okanagan schools

KLO, OKM, Casorso, MBSS confirm cases of COVID-19

Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary School in West Kelowna. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)
KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence concept render. (Contributed)

Kelowna council approves plane-shaped aviation museum

The 60,000-square-foot facility will feature two hangars for heritage aircraft displays

KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence concept render. (Contributed)
Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Rapid transit could be on the horizon for the Central Okanagan

By 2040, the report suggests only certain areas of Kelowna would be dense enough to support rapid transit

Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Kelowna Law Courts. (File photo)

Lake Country man to spend 2.5 years in prison for assaulting a woman

The matter faced several complications in court due to allegations the lead investigator sent inappropriate texts to the victim

Kelowna Law Courts. (File photo)