Paula Tran

The UBCO Heat women's golf team poses with their silver medals following the conclusion of the 2021 Canada West Championships. (Contributed)

UBCO Heat women’s golf team wins silver at Canada West Championships

This is the second time a Heat program won a Canada West silver medal

The UBCO Heat women's golf team poses with their silver medals following the conclusion of the 2021 Canada West Championships. (Contributed)
Proof of vaccination is also not needed to access skiing, snowboarding and other outdoor activities. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

Big White Ski Resort near Kelowna to open Nov. 25

All patrons will be expected to follow provincial public health orders to access certain services

Proof of vaccination is also not needed to access skiing, snowboarding and other outdoor activities. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
The team sits ninth in Canada in the first U Sports ranking of the season after finishing in second place at the Vikes Invitational back on Sept. 25. (Contributed)

UBCO Heat women’s cross country team among top 10 programs in the country

The team sits ninth in Canada in the first U Sports ranking of the season

The team sits ninth in Canada in the first U Sports ranking of the season after finishing in second place at the Vikes Invitational back on Sept. 25. (Contributed)
A photo of the drugs seized on the sailboat that was caught off the coast of Nova Scotia. (Photo: RCMP)

Kelowna man arrested after 500 kilos of cocaine found on boat near Nova Scotia

Aleck Villeneuve, 38, faces several drug trafficking charges

A photo of the drugs seized on the sailboat that was caught off the coast of Nova Scotia. (Photo: RCMP)
Many of the participants held signs profiling the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women while marching. (Paula Tran/Capital News)

Kelowna residents march to honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The march was hosted by the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society

Many of the participants held signs profiling the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women while marching. (Paula Tran/Capital News)
On Friday night, Oct. 1, the Heat and MacEwan Griffins battled in a high-scoring game. The Heat pulled an 87-82 victory in its first home game since the start of the pandemic. (Contributed)

UBCO Heat women’s basketball team wins first two games since COVID-19 pandemic

The Heat will continue its preseason schedule in two weeks in Edmonton

On Friday night, Oct. 1, the Heat and MacEwan Griffins battled in a high-scoring game. The Heat pulled an 87-82 victory in its first home game since the start of the pandemic. (Contributed)
The city of Liège, Belgium attempted to employ 37 cats as mail carriers in the 1870s, according to a BBC article. (Pexels)

Morning Start: Cats once delivered mail in Belgium

Your Morning Start for Monday, Oct. 4

The city of Liège, Belgium attempted to employ 37 cats as mail carriers in the 1870s, according to a BBC article. (Pexels)
Glen Hamakawa, 67, and wife Eva, 56 were supposed to be back home from an ATV trip in the Crump recreational site area on Oct. 1. As of Sunday morning, Oct. 3, the search continues for the couple. (Facebook)

Couple found dead in apparent ATV rollover near Summerland-Princeton Highway

The couple departed on their black and red Polaris side-by-side ATV in an unknown direction

Glen Hamakawa, 67, and wife Eva, 56 were supposed to be back home from an ATV trip in the Crump recreational site area on Oct. 1. As of Sunday morning, Oct. 3, the search continues for the couple. (Facebook)
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Nine public schools and two private schools in the Central Okanagan region have reported potential COVID-19 exposures. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

11 Central Okanagan schools report potential COVID-19 exposures

School exposures are posted when a school staff member or student tests positive COVID-19

Nine public schools and two private schools in the Central Okanagan region have reported potential COVID-19 exposures. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
RCMP are looking for information on an alleged shooting attempt near an elementary school in Smithers March 10. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Kelowna RCMP investigating sexual assault at park

Investigators are seeking dash-cam video from the Millbridge Park area on Wednesday morning, Sept. 29

RCMP are looking for information on an alleged shooting attempt near an elementary school in Smithers March 10. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
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Central Okanagan sees slight increase in COVID-19 cases

76 per cent of Central Okanagan residents are fully immunized against COVID-19

(B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
Kelowna’s Orchard Park Mall Apple Entrance. (Black Press Media file)

Kelowna RCMP investigating bear spray incident at Orchard Park Shopping Centre

Mounties responded to the incident at approximately 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29

Kelowna’s Orchard Park Mall Apple Entrance. (Black Press Media file)
Robert Riley Saunders. (Facebook photo)

First Nations Leadership Council frustrated by former Kelowna social worker’s plea deal

Robert Riley Saunders pleaded guilty to stealing from and harming at-risk youth in his care, many of whom are Indigenous

Robert Riley Saunders. (Facebook photo)
A picture of the house at 424 Gibson Road. (BC Assessment photo)

Kelowna man sues city after being ordered to demolish his home

Janusz Grelecki was ordered to demolish his home due to its dilapidated appearance

A picture of the house at 424 Gibson Road. (BC Assessment photo)
Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Surprise guilty plea derails Kelowna manslaughter trial

Noah Vaten broke down in court on Tuesday morning, returning in the afternoon with a guilty plea

Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
The plan aims to reduce traffic congestion and emissions as well as make it easier for people to walk, bike and take transit. It also aims to double transit ridership, quadruple the number of trips made by bicycle and reduce the average distance driven per person by 20 per cent. (Mike Chouinard photo)

Increasing transit, bike trips key to Kelowna’s transportation plan

City council endorsed the 2040 Transportation Master Plan on Monday

The plan aims to reduce traffic congestion and emissions as well as make it easier for people to walk, bike and take transit. It also aims to double transit ridership, quadruple the number of trips made by bicycle and reduce the average distance driven per person by 20 per cent. (Mike Chouinard photo)
Canadian Airports Safety Week is an airport-led initiative to promote healthy and safe work practices among airport employees.

Kelowna International Airport kicks off Canadian Airport Safety Week

All airport staff will have the opportunity to take part in virtual safety-themed activities

Canadian Airports Safety Week is an airport-led initiative to promote healthy and safe work practices among airport employees.
Robert Riley Saunders. (File)

Former Kelowna social worker pleads guilty to defrauding youth in his care

Saunders is accused of stealing money from at-risk youth in his care, many of whom are Indigenous

Robert Riley Saunders. (File)
Languages such as English, Portuguese and Latvian all have a common ancestor called Proto-Indo-European. (Photo: Pexels)

Morning Start: Many languages have the same roots

Your Morning Start for Monday, Sept. 27

Languages such as English, Portuguese and Latvian all have a common ancestor called Proto-Indo-European. (Photo: Pexels)