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Power outage in Kelowna on Friday, Aug. 13. (FortisBC photo)

UPDATE: Power restored for thousands in Kelowna

Power restored in Upper Mission, lights out in Lower Mission

Power outage in Kelowna on Friday, Aug. 13. (FortisBC photo)
Four RCMP vehicles near the intersection of Highway 97 and Highway 33 in Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Jen Zielinski/Black Press Media)

RCMP arrest man panhandling at Kelowna intersection

Mounties allege the man attempted to assault an officer after being given a warning

Four RCMP vehicles near the intersection of Highway 97 and Highway 33 in Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Jen Zielinski/Black Press Media)
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit’s gang team was in the Okanagan Aug. 3 to 7. (@cfseubc/Twitter)

Gang cops seize 2 kilos of illicit drugs, firearms during Okanagan visit

CFSEU officers were in the Okanagan patrolling between Kelowna and Vernon for five days this month

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit’s gang team was in the Okanagan Aug. 3 to 7. (@cfseubc/Twitter)
Cade Desjarlais, left, and Joan Phillip, right, will be running for the NDP in Kelowna-Lake Country and Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola, respectively. (Contributed)

NDP confirms two Central Okanagan candidates

Cade Desjarlais and Joan Phillip will be on the ballot

Cade Desjarlais, left, and Joan Phillip, right, will be running for the NDP in Kelowna-Lake Country and Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola, respectively. (Contributed)
COVID-19 cases in the B.C. Interior between Aug. 1 and 7. (BCCDC photo)

Central Okanagan shatters record for most weekly cases again

Between Aug. 1 and 7, health officials recorded 849 cases in the region

COVID-19 cases in the B.C. Interior between Aug. 1 and 7. (BCCDC photo)
McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)

Procedural hiccup causes Kelowna council to defer McKinley Beach development decision

Recent traffic impact studies were not made public, prompting council to bump the matter for two weeks

McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)
A couple wearing masks walks along downtown Kelowna’s Bernard Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Almost 1,700 COVID-19 cases in Central Okanagan outbreak

Numbers continue to trend upwards, according to Interior Health; 95% of cases not fully immunized

A couple wearing masks walks along downtown Kelowna’s Bernard Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A semi-truck flipped, blocking traffic in both directions on Clifton Road in Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Semi flips, closes Kelowna road in both directions

Stretches of Clifton and High roads are closed

A semi-truck flipped, blocking traffic in both directions on Clifton Road in Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna General Hospital. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Influx of COVID-19 patients prompts Kelowna General Hospital to bump some surgeries

‘Our hospital is swamped with COVID patients, almost entirely unvaccinated’

Kelowna General Hospital. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
The White Rock Lake wildfire burns near the Westside on Friday night, Aug. 6, 2021. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)

Evacuation order lifted for some on Westside Road, alert still in place

Orders remain in place for some as the White Rock Lake wildfire continues to burn at 55,700 hectares

The White Rock Lake wildfire burns near the Westside on Friday night, Aug. 6, 2021. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. Government photo)

Dr. Bonnie Henry, Adrian Dix to host COVID-19 townhall for Interior Health

Residents invited to ask questions of health minister, top doctor leading B.C.’s COVID-19 response

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. Government photo)
Henry and his mother Bristol Debowski. (Contributed/Hope Air)

Kelowna boy finishes cancer treatments with help of free flights

Hope Air flew the nine-year-old to Vancouver appointments for his leukemia, free of charge

Henry and his mother Bristol Debowski. (Contributed/Hope Air)
Water quality advisories for Upper Fintry, Westshore, Killiney Beach water systems. (Kim Sievers/Wikimedia Commons photo)

Water quality advisories issued for evacuated North Westside communities

731 properties affected in Upper Fintry, Westshore and Killiney Beach water systems

Water quality advisories for Upper Fintry, Westshore, Killiney Beach water systems. (Kim Sievers/Wikimedia Commons photo)
The White Rock Lake wildfire burns near the Westside on Friday night, Aug. 6, 2021. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)

PHOTOS: White Rock Lake wildfire lights up night skies in the Okanagan

The 55,000-hectare wildfire caused thousands of evacuations Friday night, even more on alert

The White Rock Lake wildfire burns near the Westside on Friday night, Aug. 6, 2021. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)
White Rock Lake wildfire from Monte Lake Aug. 5, 2021. (Kevin Cooke/Facebook)

Wildfire crews forced to rescue Monte Lake residents who ignored evacuation order

‘No property is worth risking lives,’ said Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth

White Rock Lake wildfire from Monte Lake Aug. 5, 2021. (Kevin Cooke/Facebook)
Kyle Gianis. (@ironathletics_official/Instagram)

Man who survived 4 gangland hits in B.C. found dead at Okanagan campground

Kyle Gianis believed to have died of self-inflicted wounds days after failed hit in Kelowna

Kyle Gianis. (@ironathletics_official/Instagram)
Kyle Gianis. (@ironathletics_official/Instagram)

Man who survived recent Kelowna gangland shooting found dead at Enderby campground

Kyle Gianis believed to have died of self-inflicted wounds days after failed hit in Kelowna

Kyle Gianis. (@ironathletics_official/Instagram)
Nathan Truant sits outside the Kelowna courthouse during a break on March 8, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Despite no-show during manslaughter trial, accused Kelowna killer back out on bail

Nathan Truant failed to appear in court as the lengthy manslaughter trial continued on July 28

Nathan Truant sits outside the Kelowna courthouse during a break on March 8, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
The White Rock Lake wildfire pictured on Aug. 4. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: Entire community of Falkland ordered evacuated due to White Rock Lake wildfire

CSRD, TNRD and OKIB order evacuation of hundreds of more homes on Wednesday night

The White Rock Lake wildfire pictured on Aug. 4. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
RCMP at the Kelowna Mini dealership on Wednesday, Aug. 4. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Guns-drawn police response near Kelowna dealership caused by mistaken weapons report

Police were responding to a report of a man with a weapon

RCMP at the Kelowna Mini dealership on Wednesday, Aug. 4. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)