Kelowna

As they did in 2018, tipping off the 25th annual event, the Vernon Panthers (white) will face the Kelowna Christian School Knights in the opening game of the 2022 Pit Classic senior girls basketball tournament Friday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. at VSS. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Panthers host Okanagan at classic

Senior girls basketball team hosts Kelowna, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Kamloops

 

West Kelowna Warriors Jaiden Moriello and Justin Katz have been named to the BCHL Top Prospects game in Penticton on Friday, Jan 20. (West Kelowna Warriors/Contributed)

Pair of West Kelowna Warriors get nod to BCHL top prospects game

The top prospects game kicks off the league’s 60th annual all-star weekend

 

Rayna Wettberg and her son Blake pick out food at the new Central Okanagan Community Food Bank in Kelowna in 2018. (Alistair Waters - Capital News)

Big White to match donations to Central Okanagan Food Bank

The food bank averaged 200 new clients per month in 2022

 

(YMCA of Southern Interior BC/Submitted)

Childcare coming to Kelowna Airport, opportunities to study early childhood education

KF Aerospace donated $50,000 to the YMCA of Southern Interior B.C.

(YMCA of Southern Interior BC/Submitted)
Paul and Alison Weber are helping launch the Share-a-Meal Program at JoeAnna’s House. (JoeAnna’s House/Contributed)

Share-a-Meal at Kelowna’s JoeAnna’s House

The Share-A-Meal program began on Wednesday, Dec. 7

Paul and Alison Weber are helping launch the Share-a-Meal Program at JoeAnna’s House. (JoeAnna’s House/Contributed)
A cat and her kittens in a kennel after being rescued from a duct taped box left in a dumpster in Penticton on Nov. 25, 2022. (contributed)

Cats found in duct taped box shocks Okanagan Humane Society president

The box of cats was found in a dumpster in Penticton

A cat and her kittens in a kennel after being rescued from a duct taped box left in a dumpster in Penticton on Nov. 25, 2022. (contributed)
A shopping cart of goods the West Kelowna RCMP seized during their sixth annual shoplifting blitz after an individual attempted to steal the items. (West Kelowna RCMP/Contributed)

West Kelowna ‘shoplifting blitz’ saves thousands of dollars in merchandise from being stolen

The West Kelowna RCMP conducted the shoplifting blitz on Nov. 18 and 19

A shopping cart of goods the West Kelowna RCMP seized during their sixth annual shoplifting blitz after an individual attempted to steal the items. (West Kelowna RCMP/Contributed)
West Kelowna Warriors forward Ben McDonald scores late in the third period, capping off a 6-3 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings at Royal LePage Place on Wednesday, Dec. 7. (Tami Quan Photography/@BCHLWarriors Twitter)

West Kelowna Warriors double up on Prince George

The Warriors now head out on the road for a three-game weekend

West Kelowna Warriors forward Ben McDonald scores late in the third period, capping off a 6-3 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings at Royal LePage Place on Wednesday, Dec. 7. (Tami Quan Photography/@BCHLWarriors Twitter)
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  • Dec 8, 2022
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Boat dumped on Highway 33. (Contributed/Dustin Siewert)

‘Move your junk’: Another boat dumped on Okanagan road

A sailboat was left on the side of Highway 33 near Kelowna

Boat dumped on Highway 33. (Contributed/Dustin Siewert)
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Morning Start: Eating an airplane

Your morning start for Thursday, Dec. 8

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Graeme Flannigan holding a sign that reads ‘no sex for children’ behind a group of children and their mom who attended the Holiday drag show and drag performer Toddy (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Protesters clash with attendee at Kelowna drag show; police investigating

Counter protesters held signs that read ‘drag is for everyone’

Graeme Flannigan holding a sign that reads ‘no sex for children’ behind a group of children and their mom who attended the Holiday drag show and drag performer Toddy (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) is bringing holiday joy around the Okanagan from Dec. 16-18. (Okanagan Symphony Orchestra/Facebook)

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra bringing holiday joy around the Okanagan

The symphony is making stops in Kelowna, Penticton, and Vernon

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) is bringing holiday joy around the Okanagan from Dec. 16-18. (Okanagan Symphony Orchestra/Facebook)
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to open the second adult withdrawal management facility in Kelowna on Dec. 7, 2022. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

More treatment beds available after new withdrawal centre opens in Kelowna

The facility has 8 treatment beds and 4 transitions suites

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to open the second adult withdrawal management facility in Kelowna on Dec. 7, 2022. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
Former Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran charged with sexual assault. (file photo: Capital News)

Former Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran charged with sexual assault

Colin Basran is due in Kelowna Provincial Court Jan. 24

Former Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran charged with sexual assault. (file photo: Capital News)
The BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Estate Winery in Lake Country is one of the top 100 most beloved restaurants in Canada in 2022, according to OpenTable. (50th Parallel/Facebook)

Top 100 in Canada: An outpouring of love for 2 Okanagan restaurants

18 restaurants across B.C., including Kelowna, Lake Country, made OpenTable’s top 100 list

The BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Estate Winery in Lake Country is one of the top 100 most beloved restaurants in Canada in 2022, according to OpenTable. (50th Parallel/Facebook)
AltiTunes 2022. (altitunesmusicfest.com)

Peach Pit, Felix Cartel take over Big White for AltiTunes

Tickets for this Après-ski festival go on sale Dec. 8

AltiTunes 2022. (altitunesmusicfest.com)
The Okanagan Mission Secondary School Huskies are AAAA provincial champions in women’s volleyball. (Paul Yates/Submitted)

Okanagan Mission Secondary hammers their way to first provincial title on home court

It was an all-Okanagan final as Okanagan Mission beat Mount Boucherie in the finals

The Okanagan Mission Secondary School Huskies are AAAA provincial champions in women’s volleyball. (Paul Yates/Submitted)
Candesca performs at the Vernon Community Music School Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. (Contributed)

Kelowna’s Candesca brings Christmas concert to Vernon

Award-winning vocal ensemble brings holiday tunes to town

Candesca performs at the Vernon Community Music School Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. (Contributed)
Brendan Ritchie (second from the right) stands with Warriors players after a game at Royal LePage Arena in West Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

West Kelowna Warriors helping ill longtime fan in battle with Prince George

The Warriors sit second in the Interior Conference with a 14-6-3-0

Brendan Ritchie (second from the right) stands with Warriors players after a game at Royal LePage Arena in West Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)