Kelowna

Kelowna's Aiyla Forgie is one of five Lotto Max Dream Studio 2021 winners. The Okanagan hiker submitted an entry describing her dream to spread her mother's ashes at the top of Mount Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America. (BCLC/Contributed)

Kelowna woman wins dream trip to Alaska’s Mount Denali

Aiyla Forgie wants to climb North America’s highest mountain in honour of her mom

 

Ten COSAR members, including a COSAR dog team, aided an RCMP dog team and helicopter in the search. (Contributed)

Missing motorist found down embankment in West Kelowna after crash

This was Central Okanagan Search and Rescue’s 81st call in 2021

 

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Alcohol believed to be a factor in serious crash in Kelowna

Saturday night collision at Springfield and Benvoulin sent three people to hospital

 

As of 9:26 p.m., Gray is up by more than 5,000 votes on Liberal candidate Tim Krupa with more than 60 per cent of polls reporting. (Justin Tang/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

CANADA VOTES: Conservative Tracy Gray retains seat in Kelowna-Lake Country

Gray leads by more than 5,000 votes with more than 60 per cent of polls reporting

As of 9:26 p.m., Gray is up by more than 5,000 votes on Liberal candidate Tim Krupa with more than 60 per cent of polls reporting. (Justin Tang/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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UPDATE: Highway 97 in Lake Country now open following serious collision

The highway was closed for more than an hour after the three-vehicle crash

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Kelowna tops $1M in total Terry Fox Run donations

This year’s donations put Kelowna over the $1-million milestone

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Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)

Central Okanagan fire ban lifted

Campfires are allowed across the region, except for Kelowna where they’re never permitted

Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)
Multiple police cars can be seen in the area behind the Four Seasons Resort. (Black Press file photo)

Woman found dead at Highway 33 and Nickel Road in Kelowna

The death is believed to be suspicious

Multiple police cars can be seen in the area behind the Four Seasons Resort. (Black Press file photo)
Renee Merrifield, BC Liberal Party MLA for Kelowna-Mission. (Contributed)

Kelowna MLA shuffled out of health critic role ahead of BC Liberal leadership contest

Three leadership candidates were removed from their portfolios

Renee Merrifield, BC Liberal Party MLA for Kelowna-Mission. (Contributed)
George “Geord” Roland Holland. (Geord Holland Law photo)

Kelowna lawyer suspended for practising while suspended

Local lawyer Geord Holland admitted to professional misconduct

George “Geord” Roland Holland. (Geord Holland Law photo)
(Contributed/B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive)

Okanagan food banks looking for Thanksgiving donations

Contactless food drive will provide dinner for many this Thanksgiving

(Contributed/B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive)
Colour Tongues hits the stage at Fernando’s Pub in Kelowna in 2020. (Contributed)

Iconic Kelowna pub, Fernando’s, shuts its doors after 10 years

Fernando’s Pub will be closing at the end of the month

Colour Tongues hits the stage at Fernando’s Pub in Kelowna in 2020. (Contributed)
The Johnson-Bentley family was killed while camping near Wells Gray Provincial Park in 1982. (Tammy Arishenkoff/change.org)

Friend of slain family grateful Wells Gray murderer denied parole

More than 100,000 people signed Tammy Arishenkoff’s petition to keep David Ennis behind bars

The Johnson-Bentley family was killed while camping near Wells Gray Provincial Park in 1982. (Tammy Arishenkoff/change.org)
The UBC Okanagan Heat are the newest member of Canada West track and field, which will allow them to compete at the 2021-22 Canada West championships. (Contributed)

UBCO to debut track and field program at 2021-22 Canada West championships

The UBCO Heat is the conference’s ninth track and field member

The UBC Okanagan Heat are the newest member of Canada West track and field, which will allow them to compete at the 2021-22 Canada West championships. (Contributed)
A polling station will be set up in the Nechako Residence gathering room on Monday, Sept. 20 for those living on campus and the areas surrounding campus. (Photo: Tom Zillich/Black Press Media)

Polling station to be set up at UBCO for students living near campus

Those living near UBC Okanagan will have the opportunity to vote on campus on election day.

A polling station will be set up in the Nechako Residence gathering room on Monday, Sept. 20 for those living on campus and the areas surrounding campus. (Photo: Tom Zillich/Black Press Media)
Kelowna RCMP’s commanding officer Supt. Kara Triance. (Kelowna RCMP)

Murder prompts Kelowna’s top cop to call for wellness check changes

Supt. Kara Triance said the detachment is working on advocating for more mental health resources

Kelowna RCMP’s commanding officer Supt. Kara Triance. (Kelowna RCMP)
Fully vaccinated fans will be welcomed back to Nonis Field this weekend as women’s and men’s soccer hosts Thompson Rivers on Saturday and Sunday. (Contributed/GreyStroke Photography)

UBC Okanagan Heat welcoming fans back this weekend

All fans in attendance must be double vaccinated

Fully vaccinated fans will be welcomed back to Nonis Field this weekend as women’s and men’s soccer hosts Thompson Rivers on Saturday and Sunday. (Contributed/GreyStroke Photography)
Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Kelowna Rockets home opener pushed

Fans will need to wait a little longer for regular-season action

Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
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West Kelowna Walmart remains closed after fire

Blaze tore through the loading bays on Sept. 1

(Clayton Whitelaw/Black Press Media)
(Left to right) Brian Rogers (People’s Party), Cade Desjarlais (NDP), Imre Szeman (Green), Tim Krupa (Liberal) and Tracy Gray (Conservative) will be seeking to represent Kelowna-Lake Country in Ottawa this fall. (Contributed)
(Left to right) Brian Rogers (People’s Party), Cade Desjarlais (NDP), Imre Szeman (Green), Tim Krupa (Liberal) and Tracy Gray (Conservative) will be seeking to represent Kelowna-Lake Country in Ottawa this fall. (Contributed)