Phil McLachlan

Renders show The Hatching Point brewery, proposed for 2850 Boucherie Road. (City of West Kelowna)

West Kelowna council endorses saloon-style brewery

The Hatching Point has been proposed for West Kelowna’s wine trail area

Renders show The Hatching Point brewery, proposed for 2850 Boucherie Road. (City of West Kelowna)
Crews are working to repair downed trees in downtown Kelowna on Jan. 13, 2021. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News Staff)

UPDATE: Power restored to thousands, some Lake Country residents still the in dark

BC Hydro says everyone should get power back today (Jan. 14)

Crews are working to repair downed trees in downtown Kelowna on Jan. 13, 2021. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News Staff)
Dave and Skye Hamming of Tazo Farms are pictured inside their barn, with roughly 110 cattle behind them. A recently installed DeLeval milking robot, pictured in the background, allows them to do more, with fewer hands. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Supply management key to survival of B.C. dairy industry, says Okanagan farmer

Automation, robotic milking; family farms continue to adapt to keep up with the changing times

Dave and Skye Hamming of Tazo Farms are pictured inside their barn, with roughly 110 cattle behind them. A recently installed DeLeval milking robot, pictured in the background, allows them to do more, with fewer hands. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
FILE - A traveler wears a mask as she waits for her flight in Terminal 3 at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

67 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health, no new deaths

895 COVID-19 cases are active, 37 individuals are hospital, nine in critical care

FILE - A traveler wears a mask as she waits for her flight in Terminal 3 at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
(Big White Ski Resort photo)

19 more cases of COVID-19 linked to Big White cluster

This brings the total number of cases to 162, 107 of which reside on the mountain

(Big White Ski Resort photo)
(Phil McLachlan - Kelowna Capital News)

False tsunami warning in South Okanagan caused by corrupted file

No, the South Okanagan isn’t being swept away by a tsunami

(Phil McLachlan - Kelowna Capital News)
(Phil McLachlan - Kelowna Capital News)

False tsunami warning in South Okanagan caused by corrupted file

No, the South Okanagan isn’t being swept away by a tsunami

(Phil McLachlan - Kelowna Capital News)
(Contributed - FWSY)

Kelowna restaurant owner speaks out after customers dispute COVID-19 guidelines

Customer at FWSY! in Kelowna caused stir after mask, contact tracing guidelines enforced

(Contributed - FWSY)
A photo posted on social media Saturday, Jan. 9, shows a group of anti-restriction protestors standing downtown Kelowna. (Gypsy Mireille - Facebook)

RCMP fine organizer of Kelowna anti-restriction protest

Protest downtown Kelowna Jan. 9 results in $2,300 ticket to organizer

A photo posted on social media Saturday, Jan. 9, shows a group of anti-restriction protestors standing downtown Kelowna. (Gypsy Mireille - Facebook)
(Loblaw Companies - Twitter)

Cases of COVID-19 recorded at Kelowna, Kamloops Loblaw stores

Two staff at Superstore in Kelowna tested positive Jan. 5

(Loblaw Companies - Twitter)
At around 5:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 9) morning, Peachland Fire Rescue responded to a report of a vehicle that had possibly driven into Okanagan Lake, and was sinking. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Peachland fire crews find abandoned vehicle sinking in Okanagan Lake

Crews say the driver drove into the lake Saturday morning, and left before crews showed up

At around 5:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 9) morning, Peachland Fire Rescue responded to a report of a vehicle that had possibly driven into Okanagan Lake, and was sinking. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Seven more cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a cluster outbreak at Big White Ski Resort. (Contributed)

Seven more cases of COVID-19 linked to Big White Mountain cluster

IH announced the additional cases Friday (Jan. 8) afternoon

Seven more cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a cluster outbreak at Big White Ski Resort. (Contributed)
Gem Lake Top, at Big White Ski Resort, seen at Jan. 8. (Big White Ski Resort)

Big White Ski Resort cancels bookings for non-locals until February

At least one more month until non-locals can return to stay at resort, amid ongoing COVID-19 cluster

Gem Lake Top, at Big White Ski Resort, seen at Jan. 8. (Big White Ski Resort)
(Black Press file photo)

Police investigating van following child in West Kelowna

Incident followed just one day after a similar one in Rutland

(Black Press file photo)
A student is pictured wearing a mask in a school bus, on his first day back-to-school. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Individual at Kelowna high school tests postive for COVID-19

School District 23 said students should continue to come to school while contact tracing is underway

A student is pictured wearing a mask in a school bus, on his first day back-to-school. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
A Kelowna church congregation will continue to worship together, despite receiving a ticket by police. (Pixabay)

‘We are making a stand’: Kelowna church will continue to gather, despite RCMP fine

Since the pandemic began, Harvest Ministries has not stopped gathering

A Kelowna church congregation will continue to worship together, despite receiving a ticket by police. (Pixabay)
The Kelowna RCMP issued a $2,300 ticket to a local church that failed to comply with public health orders. (Black Press)

Second large gathering at Kelowna church results in ticket

Kelowna church found to violate BC Public Health Orders; leader issued $2,300 ticket

The Kelowna RCMP issued a $2,300 ticket to a local church that failed to comply with public health orders. (Black Press)
Heavy snow is seen falling on Hwy 5 near the Britton Creek Rest Area. (DriveBC)

Drivers warned as Coquihalla hit by heavy snow

Heavy snow is currently falling on Hwy 5 between Hope and Merritt

Heavy snow is seen falling on Hwy 5 near the Britton Creek Rest Area. (DriveBC)
Kelowna seen from Mt. Knox hike. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)

Kelowna included among best places to visit post-pandemic

American news agency highlighted Okanagan city’s “picturesque, lakeside wine country”

Kelowna seen from Mt. Knox hike. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)
RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (FILE - Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)

Update: Family of 4 killed in Alberta helicopter crash

RCMP responded to emergency signal in rural county, found crashed helicopter, no survivors

RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (FILE - Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)