City of West Kelowna

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran addresses media from the front steps of council chambers on March 23. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna, West Kelowna still looking to opt-out of speculation tax

Mayors say spec tax has missed the mark, revenue largely coming out of Canadians’ pockets

 

A render of the proposed lighthouse at Goats Peak Winery. (Contributed)

Proposed 115-foot lighthouse at West Kelowna winery turning heads

If approved, this would serve as West Kelowna’s tallest building

 

Kelowna Transit. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Central Okanagan residents invited to give input on regional transport plan

The plan will help Central Okanagan governments work together to connect people and places across the region

 

The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)                                The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)

Supportive housing angers Super 8 Motel neighbours in West Kelowna

Residents of the area have started a petition to have the occupants of the hotel relocated elsewhere

The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)                                The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)
Public washrooms are now open in West Kelowna. (City of West Kelowna)

West Kelowna leading the way in safe reopening

Staff said the city’s protocols are being used by other municipalities

Public washrooms are now open in West Kelowna. (City of West Kelowna)
Several western painted turtles have been crushed as they cross Westlake Road. (Photo courtesy of Paige Erickson-McGee)

City of West Kelowna to install trail cams to monitor turtle crossing at Westlake Road

2020 has seen an increase in turtle mortality in the area

Several western painted turtles have been crushed as they cross Westlake Road. (Photo courtesy of Paige Erickson-McGee)
West Kelowna fire crews rescued a girl who fell into Powers Creek on June 13. (West Kelowna Fire Rescue)

West Kelowna Fire rescue individual from Powers Creek

The incident occurred on June 13 during heavy rains in the area

West Kelowna fire crews rescued a girl who fell into Powers Creek on June 13. (West Kelowna Fire Rescue)
West Kelowna indoor pools not opening for the summer

West Kelowna indoor pools not opening for the summer

Physical distancing requirements are difficult to meet in indoor aquatic centres

West Kelowna indoor pools not opening for the summer
Registration for West Kelowna summer programs is now open. (File)

City of West Kelowna opens registration for summer programming

2020 summer programs have been designed to follow provincial health guidelines

Registration for West Kelowna summer programs is now open. (File)
The City of West Kelowna has reopened two beach volleyball courts and four new pickleball courts. (Pixabay)

West Kelowna reopens beach volleyball, new pickleball courts

The City of West Kelowna is asking residents to maintain safe distancing

The City of West Kelowna has reopened two beach volleyball courts and four new pickleball courts. (Pixabay)
City of West Kelowna staff have set up physically distant chairs to ensure those attending public hearings will be safe. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

WATCH: City of West Kelowna opens up for public hearings

City staff have made sure residents keep their distance to minimize COVID-19 transmission

City of West Kelowna staff have set up physically distant chairs to ensure those attending public hearings will be safe. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
Gas main upgrade on Old Okanagan Highway, expect delays

Gas main upgrade on Old Okanagan Highway, expect delays

Work will start on May 19 between Reece Road and Gosset Road

Gas main upgrade on Old Okanagan Highway, expect delays
The city’s improvement project around the Glenrosa-McIver Road intersection is set to begin on May 14. (City of West Kelowna)

Detours around Glenrosa-McIver start on May 14

The detours are part of the road improvement project in the area

The city’s improvement project around the Glenrosa-McIver Road intersection is set to begin on May 14. (City of West Kelowna)
One of the city’s largest road improvement projects is set to start in the second week of May. (File photo)

Construction starts on Glenrosa/McIver road improvement project

This is one of West Kelowna’s largest road improvement projects

One of the city’s largest road improvement projects is set to start in the second week of May. (File photo)
The new Gellatly Bridge is now open in West Kelowna after months of construction. (Contributed)

West Kelowna’s new Gellatly Bridge open

Bridge replacement construction began in January

The new Gellatly Bridge is now open in West Kelowna after months of construction. (Contributed)
West Kelowna City Hall—Image credit: City of West Kelowna

West Kelowna’s Boucherie Road to be closed for planned cleanup

The road will be closed between Hayman and Hudson Roads on April 29

West Kelowna City Hall—Image credit: City of West Kelowna
The beautifully crafted fairy doors can be found on several trees along the trails in the Rose Valley Regional Park. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Fairy doors pop up in Rose Valley Regional Park

The doors add magic to the trails

The beautifully crafted fairy doors can be found on several trees along the trails in the Rose Valley Regional Park. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
A dust cloud forms as blasting takes place in Sooke, B.C. (File)

Blasting permit issued on Mount Boucherie

The blasting work will take approximately one month

A dust cloud forms as blasting takes place in Sooke, B.C. (File)
(The City of West Kelowna)

West Kelowna pauses Re-leaf Program after COVID-19 confirmed at local nursery

Tree deliveries are paused until further notice after outbreak confirmed March 31

(The City of West Kelowna)
(from left) West Kelowna city councillors Carol Zanon, Doug Findlater, Jason Friesen, Rick de Jong, Stephen Johnston and mayor Gord Mislom at the Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant. (Capital News file photo)

City of West Kelowna to start blasting at Rose Valley Treatment Plant

Early site work at the new water treatment plant starts this week

(from left) West Kelowna city councillors Carol Zanon, Doug Findlater, Jason Friesen, Rick de Jong, Stephen Johnston and mayor Gord Mislom at the Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant. (Capital News file photo)