Central Okanagan Regional District

Ron Rubadeau. (File photo)

Former Central Okanagan Public Schools superintendent dies at 73

He was known for his unwavering advocacy and support of students with diverse abilities

 

The high cost of housing in Kelowna is causing recruitment problems for the RCMP. (File photo)

Housing cost handcuffs Kelowna RCMP recruitment

“Direct correlation with the cost of housing in Kelowna impacting ability to recruit officers’

 

RCMP Supt. Kara Triance speaks to the media regarding a Statistics Canada report showing Kelowna had the country’s highest crime rate in 2021. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Visitor population not taken into account in high crime rates: Kelowna RCMP

The Kelowna metropolitan area had Canada’s crime rate in 2021

 

A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)

Kelowna had Canada’s highest crime rate in 2021

Kelowna also ranked seventh worse in the country for violent crime

A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)
Options for Kelowna non-boat owner residents and tourists to have fun on Okanagan Lake have expanded with the GetMyBoat service app. (Contributed)

Have fun, but stay safe on Okanagan Lake this weekend: Kelowna RCMP

More RCMP resources brought in for B.C. Day long weekend

Options for Kelowna non-boat owner residents and tourists to have fun on Okanagan Lake have expanded with the GetMyBoat service app. (Contributed)
Over the past 12 years, the RDCO has engaged with local Indigenous syilx communities in the dual naming of select regional park trails. (Photo/RDCO)

New policy could mean new names for Central Okanagan parks

The RDCO board will be asked to consider approving a new parks naming, and renaming policy

Over the past 12 years, the RDCO has engaged with local Indigenous syilx communities in the dual naming of select regional park trails. (Photo/RDCO)
Damage to Mission Creek Greenway during flooding in June 2022. (Photo/RDCO)

Kelowna’s Mission Creek Greenway needs $150k in emergency repairs

On June 14, several areas of the greenway were damaged by significant rainfall

Damage to Mission Creek Greenway during flooding in June 2022. (Photo/RDCO)
North Westside Fire Rescue crews extinguish an early morning blaze at the Evely Recreation Site on Wednesday, July 6. Two park officers lost their trailer and vehicle, three pets and their belongings in the blaze. 
(North Westside Fire Rescue photo)

PHOTOS: ‘Suspicious’ North Westside campsite fire investigated

GoFundMe set up after camp hosts lose belongings, trailer and pets

North Westside Fire Rescue crews extinguish an early morning blaze at the Evely Recreation Site on Wednesday, July 6. Two park officers lost their trailer and vehicle, three pets and their belongings in the blaze. 
(North Westside Fire Rescue photo)
(Photo - Contributed)

New fire chief in Central Okanagan’s Wilson’s Landing

Zydowicz has been with the RDCO since 2016

(Photo - Contributed)
The Okanagan Forest Task Force collected nearly 40,000lbs of garbage along the James Lake Forest Service Road near Black Mountain. (Photo/OFTF)

Thousands of pounds of garbage removed from woods in east Kelowna

The group spent an entire day cleaning up an abandoned campsite and other garbage

The Okanagan Forest Task Force collected nearly 40,000lbs of garbage along the James Lake Forest Service Road near Black Mountain. (Photo/OFTF)
Spring melt and rain caused flooding at the Casorso Rd. underpass of the Mission Creek Greenway last month.(RDCO/Submitted)

Mission Creek trail accesses reopen after Kelowna flooding

High waters closed much of Mission Creek Greenway throughout June

Spring melt and rain caused flooding at the Casorso Rd. underpass of the Mission Creek Greenway last month.(RDCO/Submitted)
North Westside Fire Rescue crews extinguish an early morning blaze at the Evely Recreation Site Wednesday, July 6. Two park officers lost their trailer and vehicle, three pets and their belongings in the blaze. A GoFundMe campaign has started for the pair. (North Westside Fire Rescue photo)

Funds raised for North Westside park officers injured in fire

GoFundMe set up after pair lose belongings, trailer and pets

North Westside Fire Rescue crews extinguish an early morning blaze at the Evely Recreation Site Wednesday, July 6. Two park officers lost their trailer and vehicle, three pets and their belongings in the blaze. A GoFundMe campaign has started for the pair. (North Westside Fire Rescue photo)
North Westside Fire Rescue crews extinguished a blaze that destroyed a travel trailer, car and truck at the Evely Recreation Site off Westside Road Wednesday, July 6. (Morning Star - file photo)

Two taken to hospital in North Westside fire

Travel trailer, car, truck go up in flames at Evely Recreation Site off Westside Road Wednesday, July 6

North Westside Fire Rescue crews extinguished a blaze that destroyed a travel trailer, car and truck at the Evely Recreation Site off Westside Road Wednesday, July 6. (Morning Star - file photo)
(Jen Zielinski/Capital News)

State of Emergency lifted after creeks flood in Kelowna

Two individuals lost thier lives in local bodies of water during the emergency

(Jen Zielinski/Capital News)
Stage two water restrictions are in place for the Star Place, Falcon Ridge, Killiney Beach, Sunset Ranch, Upper Fintry-Shalal Road-Valley of the Sun and Westshore water systems (Black Press file photo).

Thirsty Okanagan lawns can only drink twice each week

Water restrictions are in place for customers of the RDCO water systems

Stage two water restrictions are in place for the Star Place, Falcon Ridge, Killiney Beach, Sunset Ranch, Upper Fintry-Shalal Road-Valley of the Sun and Westshore water systems (Black Press file photo).
Council got a look at the Regional District Central Okanagan’s draft housing strategy at its June 21 meeting. (File photo)

Lake Country council sees need for affordable housing advocacy

‘We’ve had a number of affordable housing projects that failed at the provincial and federal level’

Council got a look at the Regional District Central Okanagan’s draft housing strategy at its June 21 meeting. (File photo)
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Spend an hour in Armstrong: Okanagan shows off in collaborative videos series

You may be surprised with what local communities have to offer

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Onlookers gathered at the Okanagan Heritage Museum on June 14 for the announcement of the 2022 Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame inductees. (Jake Courtepatte/Capital News)

Newest class announced for Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame

‘Mr. Basketball’ among the four inductees

Onlookers gathered at the Okanagan Heritage Museum on June 14 for the announcement of the 2022 Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame inductees. (Jake Courtepatte/Capital News)
Skaha Beach in Penticton sees plenty of activity in the summer, but Penticton us more than beaches and peaches (John Arendt - Black Press)

Okanagan shows off in new collaborative videos series

You may be surprised with what local communities have to offer

Skaha Beach in Penticton sees plenty of activity in the summer, but Penticton us more than beaches and peaches (John Arendt - Black Press)
The 2019 Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame class (Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame Museum/Facebook)

Central Okanagan Hall of Fame to announce 2022 inductees

The newest members will be announced on Tuesday, June 14

The 2019 Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame class (Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame Museum/Facebook)