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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)
Cody Petrone, a lived-experience ambassador for CRIS, made a snow angel in Kelowna on Jan. 1, as a part of the CRIS Polar Bear Challenge. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Central Okanagan residents get cold in support of those with disabilities

In absence of annual polar bear dip, participants got creative in their fundraising efforts

Cody Petrone, a lived-experience ambassador for CRIS, made a snow angel in Kelowna on Jan. 1, as a part of the CRIS Polar Bear Challenge. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Cody Petrone, a lived-experience ambassador for CRIS, made a snow angel in Kelowna on Jan. 1, as a part of the CRIS Polar Bear Challenge. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Kelowna residents get cold in support of those with disabilities

In absence of annual polar bear dip, participants got creative in their fundraising efforts

Cody Petrone, a lived-experience ambassador for CRIS, made a snow angel in Kelowna on Jan. 1, as a part of the CRIS Polar Bear Challenge. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Kelowna General Hospital emergency room. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Interior Health’s first baby of 2021 born in Kelowna

Baby girl welcomed into the world at 1:22 a.m., at Kelowna General Hospital

Kelowna General Hospital emergency room. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Kelowna fire crews responded to a dumpster fire outside Source Adult shop, New Years Eve. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Goodbye, 2020: Kelowna fire crews extinguish dumpster fire on New Year’s Eve

Crews quickly knocked down dumpster fire just hours before the new year began

Kelowna fire crews responded to a dumpster fire outside Source Adult shop, New Years Eve. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
A woman wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 walks past a mural in Vancouver on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel

Interior Health finishes 2020 with 83 more COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

38 individuals are in hospital, five in intensive care

A woman wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 walks past a mural in Vancouver on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel
Iron wrought fences with pointed pickets are continuing to kill deer in the Central Okanagan, according to the BC Conservation Service. (Pixabay)

Two deer euthanized after becoming impaled, stuck on Kelowna fences

Conservation Service urges those with wrought iron fences to modify them, and make them safer

Iron wrought fences with pointed pickets are continuing to kill deer in the Central Okanagan, according to the BC Conservation Service. (Pixabay)
Four Kelowna city councillors participate in a meeting by video conference on March 23. The COVID-19 pandemic upended regular municipal government processes due to public health orders restricting in-person gatherings. Public hearings were postponed early in the pandemic and several procedures were changed to allow for less contact between councillors. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

2020 in photos: Kelowna’s most memorable moments of the year

As the year draws to a close, the Kelowna Capital News is featuring its best photos of the year

Four Kelowna city councillors participate in a meeting by video conference on March 23. The COVID-19 pandemic upended regular municipal government processes due to public health orders restricting in-person gatherings. Public hearings were postponed early in the pandemic and several procedures were changed to allow for less contact between councillors. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
(Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

RCMP respond to ‘relatively low’ number of health order compliance calls at Big White

COVID-19: Since Dec. 16, police have enhanced their presence at Big White Ski Resort

(Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue assisted in the recovery of a man found dead at the Telemark Nordic Club, Dec. 27. (COSAR - Facebook)

Okanagan man found dead on West Kelowna snowshoeing trail

64-year-old Peachland man found deceased on trail at Telemark Nordic Club

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue assisted in the recovery of a man found dead at the Telemark Nordic Club, Dec. 27. (COSAR - Facebook)
(File photo)

COVID-19: Two more deaths at Central Okanagan long-term care homes

One person in Kelowna, one in West Kelowna long-term care homes have died as result of COVID-19

(File photo)
Snow is on the way for the Central and North Okanagan, Environment Canada announced Dec. 29. (Nate Brown photo)

Snowfall warning issued for Central, North Okanagan

Snow expected to start Tuesday night, continue into Wednesday

Snow is on the way for the Central and North Okanagan, Environment Canada announced Dec. 29. (Nate Brown photo)
Dash, a three-pound, 10-week-old long-haired Chihuahua was reportedly stolen during a Dec. 10 break-in to a Lake Country home. (Contributed)

Two weeks later, no sign of missing Lake Country puppy

Dash, a young long-haired Chihuahua was reportedly stolen from a Lake Country home Dec. 10

Dash, a three-pound, 10-week-old long-haired Chihuahua was reportedly stolen during a Dec. 10 break-in to a Lake Country home. (Contributed)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)

Five more Kelowna flights exposed to COVID-19

12 flights in December to or from YLW have carried COVID-positive passengers

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)
Santa is pictured visiting a family in Kelowna on Christmas Eve, 2019. Due to COVID-19, virtual visits have replaced in-person chats. (Contributed)

Santa keeping Christmas spirit alive in Okanagan through virtual visits

Thanks to modern technology, Santa has managed to keep in touch with families in the Kelowna area

Santa is pictured visiting a family in Kelowna on Christmas Eve, 2019. Due to COVID-19, virtual visits have replaced in-person chats. (Contributed)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Public cautioned after potential COVID-19 exposures at Revelstoke restaurant

Zala’s Restaurant in Revelstoke has temporarily closed until further notice

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of COVID-19 is seen through Christmas lights, in downtown Vancouver, on Sunday, November 22, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

70 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

Outbreak numbers remain mostly unchanged, except for care homes in Central Okanagan

A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of COVID-19 is seen through Christmas lights, in downtown Vancouver, on Sunday, November 22, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
(Black Press file)

49 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health, one additional death

Total number of cases in IH to 3,440 since testing began

(Black Press file)
Paulina Pekova pictured on Dec. 23 appealing for information in relation to the death of her brother, Joseph Pek. (RCMP)

‘Joe deserves justice’: Family of Kelowna man stabbed at 2009 party appeals for information

October 20 marked the 11th anniversary of the death of Kelowna’s Joseph…

Paulina Pekova pictured on Dec. 23 appealing for information in relation to the death of her brother, Joseph Pek. (RCMP)