Paula Tran

VSAR dispatched 22 search and rescue members to locate the couple. Teams from Kelowna, Penticton and Kamloops also helped with the search. (Contributed)

Missing hikers in SilverStar area located, says Vernon Search and Rescue

The pair had gone for a hike near SilverStar and gotten way off track

VSAR dispatched 22 search and rescue members to locate the couple. Teams from Kelowna, Penticton and Kamloops also helped with the search. (Contributed)
Interior Health will be hosting pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics at schools across Kelowna, West Kelowna and Winfield. (Adobe Stock photo)

Pop-up vaccination clinics coming to schools in Kelowna, West Kelowna and Winfield

Those aged 12 and up can get their first dose or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

Interior Health will be hosting pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics at schools across Kelowna, West Kelowna and Winfield. (Adobe Stock photo)
The climate debate was organized by GreenPac and Green Okanagan, non-partisan organizations advocating for better climate policies from politicians. The debate is part of the 100 Debates For The Environment series hosted every election year. (Screenshot)

Kelowna-Lake Country candidates spar over climate, environment

The climate debate was organized by advocacy organizations GreenPac and Green Okanagan

The climate debate was organized by GreenPac and Green Okanagan, non-partisan organizations advocating for better climate policies from politicians. The debate is part of the 100 Debates For The Environment series hosted every election year. (Screenshot)
Concept art of what the vaccine card will look like. (B.C. government)

Central Okanagan sees uptick in jab rates after vax card announcement

The upcoming vaccine card mandate seems to have increased vaccination rates in the region

Concept art of what the vaccine card will look like. (B.C. government)
Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)

Developer sues City of Kelowna for ‘bad faith’ decision to reject subdivision

City council previously voted 7-2 in favour of staff recommendation to nix Thomson Flats project

Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)
Women chewing gum while sitting on the street. (Pexels)

Morning Start: Chewing gum boosts concentration

Your Morning Start for Tuesday, Sept. 7

Women chewing gum while sitting on the street. (Pexels)
A school zone sign outside of Springvalley Middle and Elementary Schools in Kelowna. Drivers are asked to obey the speed limit when driving in the area during school hours. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna RCMP reminds motorists to pay attention to school zones

School zones will be in effect every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a posted speed limit of 30 km/h.

A school zone sign outside of Springvalley Middle and Elementary Schools in Kelowna. Drivers are asked to obey the speed limit when driving in the area during school hours. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Okanagan College, Vernon campus. (Vernon Morning Star/Brendan Shykora)

Okanagan College to host COVID-19 vaccine clinics at multiple campuses

Clinics will be open in Kelowna, Penticton, Salmon Arm and Vernon

Okanagan College, Vernon campus. (Vernon Morning Star/Brendan Shykora)
Plane (Pexels)
Plane (Pexels)
More than 300 people attended a rally in Kelowna on Sunday, Sept. 5 to hear People’s Party of Canada (PPC) leader Maxime Bernier speak about the party’s platform. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Over 300 people attend People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier rally in Kelowna

Bernier says his party will represent ‘true Canadian values’

More than 300 people attended a rally in Kelowna on Sunday, Sept. 5 to hear People’s Party of Canada (PPC) leader Maxime Bernier speak about the party’s platform. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
A vehicle accident northbound at Highway 97 and Commonwealth Road has slowed traffic in the area. (Black Press file photo)

UPDATE: Vehicle accident cleared north of Kelowna

Emergency crews were on the scene and traffic control was directing single lane alternating traffic

A vehicle accident northbound at Highway 97 and Commonwealth Road has slowed traffic in the area. (Black Press file photo)
An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)

Hedges Butte wildfire outside of Penticton now a Wildfire of Note

Crews will continue to work around the east side of the fire with suppression activities

An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)
The Kelowna Taiwnaese Cultural Society and the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival will be hosting the first annual Okanagan Taiwanese Film Festival from Sept. 10 to Sept. 19. (Contributed)

Virtual Taiwanese film festival coming to the Okanagan

The festival will feature eight films that participants can view from home

The Kelowna Taiwnaese Cultural Society and the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival will be hosting the first annual Okanagan Taiwanese Film Festival from Sept. 10 to Sept. 19. (Contributed)
A picture of the incident that happened at West Kelowna on Tuesday, Aug. 31. (Contributed: David Oglivie)

No charges laid against driver that struck pedestrian in West Kelowna parking lot

Pedestrian tried to vandalize car, injured as the driver attempted to flee

A picture of the incident that happened at West Kelowna on Tuesday, Aug. 31. (Contributed: David Oglivie)
A Kelowna General Hospital patient watches the protest unfold outside, as roughly 1,000 people gathered and protested COVID-19 health measures outside of the hospital on Sept. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna mayor condemns anti-vax card protest at hospital

‘These workers deserve everyone’s respect and gratitude’

A Kelowna General Hospital patient watches the protest unfold outside, as roughly 1,000 people gathered and protested COVID-19 health measures outside of the hospital on Sept. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Telus and Bell wireless customers are experiencing outages. (Pixabay photo)

UPDATE: Telus service restored in B.C. and Alberta

It is unclear whether Bell’s services have been restored

Telus and Bell wireless customers are experiencing outages. (Pixabay photo)
(Paula Tran/Capital News)

Multiple-vehicle crash causes delays on Highway 97 in Kelowna

Traffic is moving slowly in both directions on the highway

(Paula Tran/Capital News)
A photo of the crash scene at Highway 97 and Commonwealth Road in Lake Country. (Sydney Watt/Capital News)

Crash in Lake Country halts traffic at Highway 97 and Commonwealth Road

Lake Country Fire Department and RCMP are attending to the scene

A photo of the crash scene at Highway 97 and Commonwealth Road in Lake Country. (Sydney Watt/Capital News)
Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)

Kelowna Pride Week postponed to October

Kelowna Pride Society cited COVID-19 concerns and public health restrictions as part of its decision

Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)
The air quality statement issued on Tuesday, Aug. 31 warned residents of smoky skies for two days. Environment Canada urged people to be mindful of the health effects of wildfire smoke and limit time spent outdoors. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Smoky skies bulletin lifted for Kelowna, Vernon; remains in place for South Okanagan

A special air quality statement still remains for the South Okanagan

The air quality statement issued on Tuesday, Aug. 31 warned residents of smoky skies for two days. Environment Canada urged people to be mindful of the health effects of wildfire smoke and limit time spent outdoors. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)