Michael Rodriguez

Severe thunderstorm watch issued across Okanagan Valley. (Contributed)

Severe thunderstorm warning for Kelowna, watch in effect for Okanagan

The storms are expected to be short but severe

Severe thunderstorm watch issued across Okanagan Valley. (Contributed)
Two wildfires burn north of Big White on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

No growth on wildfire north of Big White as crews continue to battle blaze

‘No news is good news,’ said fire information officer Noelle Kekula

Two wildfires burn north of Big White on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Bird Canada has ceased its Kelowna operations. (Contributed)

Shared e-scooter fleet in Kelowna down 70% as Bird flies coop

Only 300 scooters are left on Kelowna streets, down from the nearly 1,000 present in early June

Bird Canada has ceased its Kelowna operations. (Contributed)
Fortis BC’s outage map shows the outage focused around Raymer Road, where trees fell earlier in the day. (Contributed/Fortis BC)

Falling trees cause power outage in Kelowna

More than 400 homes were without power around 2 p.m., most restored

Fortis BC’s outage map shows the outage focused around Raymer Road, where trees fell earlier in the day. (Contributed/Fortis BC)
“For Sale” and “Sold” signs are shown outside a new home in Beckwith, Ont., on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Okanagan-Shuswap housing market still hot, not ‘boiling’ anymore: Realtors

The Association of Interior Realtors says it’s still a seller’s market, prices remain high

“For Sale” and “Sold” signs are shown outside a new home in Beckwith, Ont., on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A police cruiser and ambulance at the Gellatly Road-Carrington Road roundabout on Tuesday, July 6. (Dave Ogilvie photo)

Construction worker struck by motorcycle in West Kelowna

The incident happened at the currently under construction Gellaty Road-Carrington Road roundabout

A police cruiser and ambulance at the Gellatly Road-Carrington Road roundabout on Tuesday, July 6. (Dave Ogilvie photo)
Kelowna RCMP precinct. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News file)

Kelowna Mountie resigns before conduct hearing that could’ve seen him fired

Southeast District Const. Chad Vance was scheduled for a conduct hearing next week

Kelowna RCMP precinct. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News file)
Kelowna RCMP cruisers stationed at the Highway 33 entrance to Davie Road on Monday, July 5. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

UPDATE: Bomb scare at Kelowna clinic false alarm

Davie, Saskatoon roads reopen after RCMP determine suspicious package not a bomb

Kelowna RCMP cruisers stationed at the Highway 33 entrance to Davie Road on Monday, July 5. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Helicopter rescue team. (Contributed/COSAR)

Busy week for Central Okanagan rescue crews

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue was called out six times last week, one of its busiest weeks ever

Helicopter rescue team. (Contributed/COSAR)
A lightning-caused wildfire in Kamloops’ Juniper Ridge neighbourhood on July 1, 2021. (@sarah_sandholm/Twitter)A lightning-caused wildfire in Kamloops’ Juniper Ridge neighbourhood on July 1, 2021. (@sarah_sandholm/Twitter)

Kamloops homes evacuated twice in 1 night due to lightning-sparked wildfire

City of Kamloops rescinded evacuation order, reinstated it an hour later

A lightning-caused wildfire in Kamloops’ Juniper Ridge neighbourhood on July 1, 2021. (@sarah_sandholm/Twitter)A lightning-caused wildfire in Kamloops’ Juniper Ridge neighbourhood on July 1, 2021. (@sarah_sandholm/Twitter)
The Sparks Lake wildfire on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: Skeetchestn Indian Band issues evacuation alert due to Sparks Lake wildfire

The fire is still estimated at 31,000 hectares, but smoke impairment is restricting the ability to properly assess the fire’s size

The Sparks Lake wildfire on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
An artist’s rendering of the proposed apartment complex. (Contributed)

Massive apartment complex proposed for Kelowna’s Dilworth Centre

If approved, the 466-unit complex would abut Superstore and be across the street from the new Costco

An artist’s rendering of the proposed apartment complex. (Contributed)
Fire is raging through Lytton, B.C. and the entire town is being evacuated. (Photo credit: Facebook)

BREAKING: Footage shows homes, buildings up in flames as wildfire races through Lytton

Mayor says fire came up in minutes and is sweeping through the community

Fire is raging through Lytton, B.C. and the entire town is being evacuated. (Photo credit: Facebook)
Sparks Lake wildfire on Tuesday, June 29. (BC Wildfire/ Twitter)

Wildfire north of Kamloops grows to 20,000 hectares, 136 properties evacuated

The fire has more than quadrupled in size since this afternoon

Sparks Lake wildfire on Tuesday, June 29. (BC Wildfire/ Twitter)
Cannabis. (Unsplash photo)

Kelowna council looks to remedy downtown pot shop ‘deficit’

Council sends two cannabis stores to public hearing, despite staff’s recommendation

Cannabis. (Unsplash photo)
A still from the video taken of a violent arrest on May 30, 2020, in downtown Kelowna. (File)

Trial dates set for Kelowna Mountie charged in rough, caught-on-camera arrest

Despite two assault charges against him, Const. Siggy Pietrzak remains suspended with pay

A still from the video taken of a violent arrest on May 30, 2020, in downtown Kelowna. (File)
An e-scooter parked in downtown Kelowna on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Black Press file)

Kelowna council slashes e-scooter fleet size

New restrictions will see 85 per cent fewer scooters in Kelowna by Canada Day

An e-scooter parked in downtown Kelowna on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Black Press file)
Former Rocket and current Montreal Canadian Shea Weber (pictured) will face fellow Kelowna alumni Luke Schenn and Cal Foote, now teammates playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning, in the Stanley Cup Final. (Contributed)

Kelowna Rockets alumni contend for Stanley Cup

Former Rocket Shea Weber is getting his first shot at the cup after 16 NHL seasons

Former Rocket and current Montreal Canadian Shea Weber (pictured) will face fellow Kelowna alumni Luke Schenn and Cal Foote, now teammates playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning, in the Stanley Cup Final. (Contributed)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Canada Day celebrations a go on the Westside

Westside Celebration Committee encourages residents to wear orange in support of Indigenous communities

(Black Press Media file photo)
Dozens of family members and friends of Lake Country’s Arlene Westervelt rallied and called for justice outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 25. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Protesters call for justice for drowned Lake Country nurse at Kelowna courts

June 26 marks five years since Arlene Westervelt died while canoeing with her husband on Okanagan Lake

Dozens of family members and friends of Lake Country’s Arlene Westervelt rallied and called for justice outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 25. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)