Twila Amato

The Rutland IGA is located in Willow Park Shopping Centre at 590 BC-33. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)

Customer asked to mask up, throws hot coffee at Kelowna IGA employee

The woman grabbed cat food on her way out when she refused to wear a mask

The Rutland IGA is located in Willow Park Shopping Centre at 590 BC-33. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Interior Health reports 65 new cases of COVID-19

Province-wide, there are 887 new cases of the virus

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Police service dog Fitz helped track and rescue a lost hiker and his dog in Kelowna. (Kelowna RCMP)

Kelowna police dog Fitz dies of cancer

Fitz recently helped locate a lost hiker in the Central Okanagan

Police service dog Fitz helped track and rescue a lost hiker and his dog in Kelowna. (Kelowna RCMP)
REN Energy will source waste wood from ATCO Wood Products and other forest companies, as well as brush piles, to create Renewable Natural Gas in a new facility planned for Park Siding just outside of Fruitvale. Townsman file photo.

Kelowna, Calgary energy companies design renewable gas plant near Trail

The new project is in Fruitvale, B.C. and builds on Canada’s green energy economy

REN Energy will source waste wood from ATCO Wood Products and other forest companies, as well as brush piles, to create Renewable Natural Gas in a new facility planned for Park Siding just outside of Fruitvale. Townsman file photo.
Glass of whiskey

UBCO substance use clinic goes virtual

The clinic is adapting the way it provides services as the pandemic continues

Glass of whiskey
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Interior Health reports 70 new cases overnight

The total number of cases in the region is now at 1,426

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Ashley Stone’s Village App is one of the semi-finalists for the Total Mom Pitch. (The Village App - Facebook)

Kelowna mom’s app semi-finalist in Canada’s Total Mom Pitch

Ashley Stone is developing an app called Village, a community-based messaging platform where people can ask for and offer help

Ashley Stone’s Village App is one of the semi-finalists for the Total Mom Pitch. (The Village App - Facebook)
In this handout photo provided by the Philippine Red Cross, families stay at a temporary evacuation center at Catanduanes province, eastern Philippines, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, as Typhoon Goni hits the country. Families living near coastal towns have moved to evacuation centers as the strong typhoon makes landfall. (Philippine Red Cross via AP)

Okanagan community group organizes fundraiser for typhoon-hit Philippines

Over two million people have been affected by flooding, with about 500,000 forced to leave homes

In this handout photo provided by the Philippine Red Cross, families stay at a temporary evacuation center at Catanduanes province, eastern Philippines, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, as Typhoon Goni hits the country. Families living near coastal towns have moved to evacuation centers as the strong typhoon makes landfall. (Philippine Red Cross via AP)
The Animal Food Bank is asking for donations as the pandemic continues and the holidays approach. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Okanagan Animal Food Bank in need of donations as pandemic continues

The Animal Food Bank provides food for any domestic pet in need

The Animal Food Bank is asking for donations as the pandemic continues and the holidays approach. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
BC SPCA member seen in an undated photo. (BC SPCA photo)

Cat found dead under suspicious circumstances near Kelowna

The domestic short-haired cat was found at a truck stop along Highway 33

BC SPCA member seen in an undated photo. (BC SPCA photo)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Device found on Walmart parking lot confirmed false: Kelowna RCMP

Banks Road around Walmart was closed off on Nov. 22

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Interior Health reports 28 new COVID-19 cases overnight

There are now a total of 1,172 cases in the region

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Due to the increase in animals, Warren Peace Bunny Sanctuary is having a hard time keeping up with care and food costs. (Christina Bombaek - Facebook)

Lake Country bunny sanctuary asking for community support

There are nearly 200 animals at Warren Peace Bunny Sanctuary and they need to be cared for

Due to the increase in animals, Warren Peace Bunny Sanctuary is having a hard time keeping up with care and food costs. (Christina Bombaek - Facebook)
The Bridge Youth and Family Services has opened four new youth detox beds in Kelowna, for people under the age of 18.

Okanagan mother shares necessity of youth treatment centre

Kimberly Christianson is speaking up after she lost her daughter to an overdose

The Bridge Youth and Family Services has opened four new youth detox beds in Kelowna, for people under the age of 18.
The stuffed toy has been missing since the weekend of Nov. 14. (Christine Gagnon - Facebook)

Kelowna mom asking for help locating missing teddy bear

Christine Gagnon said the bear went missing the weekend of Nov. 14

The stuffed toy has been missing since the weekend of Nov. 14. (Christine Gagnon - Facebook)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Interior Health reports 38 additional cases of COVID-19

The number of cases is now at 1,144 with three deaths

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
(File photo)

West Kelowna business helping community through trying times

Owner Marlon Fagan wants to give back to the community that has invested in him

(File photo)
Zuri the baby goat who recently arrived at the Twin Hearts Animal Sanctuary. She will need a prosthetic leg to replace the one she lost to frostbite. (Contributed)

Kamloops resident raises funds for Shuswap baby goat’s prostheses

Zuri lives at Twin Heart Animal Sanctuary and is in need of a new prosthetic limb

Zuri the baby goat who recently arrived at the Twin Hearts Animal Sanctuary. She will need a prosthetic leg to replace the one she lost to frostbite. (Contributed)
Casorso Elementary has made it to the finals for the Superpower Your School contest. - Image Credit: Google Maps

Additional COVID-19 cases confirmed at Kelowna elementary school

The Central Okanagan School District first reported one case from the school on Nov. 9

Casorso Elementary has made it to the finals for the Superpower Your School contest. - Image Credit: Google Maps
Sparring bucks. Image: YouTube.

Duelling bucks stop traffic on Highway 97 near Peachland

An Okanagan man caught the action on video

Sparring bucks. Image: YouTube.