Kelowna

Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was fatally stabbed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Teen who fatally stabbed Eli Beauregard in Kelowna avoids jail time

Woman to spend 24 months in rehabilitative program

Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was fatally stabbed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Two women look at the wreckage on the morning of Tuesday, July 13, after a crane collapsed in downtown Kelowna the day previous. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

4 people dead in Kelowna crane collapse

Three workers died on scene and another died in hospital shortly after the incident

Two women look at the wreckage on the morning of Tuesday, July 13, after a crane collapsed in downtown Kelowna the day previous. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Emergency crews responding to a downtown Kelowna construction site after a crane fell on Monday, July 12. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

UPDATE: Multiple deaths reported after ‘catastrophic’ crane collapse in Kelowna

The City of Kelowna has declared a local state of emergency, several buildings remain evacuated

Emergency crews responding to a downtown Kelowna construction site after a crane fell on Monday, July 12. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Construction workers walk up a set of stairs at Union Station during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Kelowna area jobless rate creeps up as more workers join force

Around 7,000 people in the Central Okanagan are without jobs and looking

Construction workers walk up a set of stairs at Union Station during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A concept render of a unique European-style apartment complex being planned for Kelowna. (Contributed/Design Works Engineering)

Developer eyes unique ‘European-style’ Kelowna apartment complex

European-esque community would be the first of its kind in Kelowna, but city staff likely won’t support it

A concept render of a unique European-style apartment complex being planned for Kelowna. (Contributed/Design Works Engineering)
Okanagan Adventure Park opened on July 9 and aims to provide outdoor fun to families and residents of all ages. (Contributed/Okanagan Adventure Park)

Okanagan Adventure Park opens in Kelowna

The park aims to provide challenging outdoor fun for Okanagan residents of all ages

Okanagan Adventure Park opened on July 9 and aims to provide outdoor fun to families and residents of all ages. (Contributed/Okanagan Adventure Park)
Tolko’s Kelowna mill has been closed since September 2019. (Black Press file photo)

City of Kelowna exploring ideas for redevelopment of North End, former Tolko site

The area has been the subject of much speculation since the Tolko mill closed in 2019

Tolko’s Kelowna mill has been closed since September 2019. (Black Press file photo)
Four Kelowna city councillors participate in a meeting virtually on March 23, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

City of Kelowna reopens council chambers to public attendance

Council meetings have only been available online for the past six months

Four Kelowna city councillors participate in a meeting virtually on March 23, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
A man brings a child front and centre of Audience members cheer on Cover2Cover during the band’s performance at the Island Stage at Waterfront Park on July 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Live music back at Kelowna’s Waterfront Park

Residents and tourists were treated to three hours of original tunes and covers of classic hits

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A man brings a child front and centre of Audience members cheer on Cover2Cover during the band’s performance at the Island Stage at Waterfront Park on July 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Bird Canada has ceased its Kelowna operations. (Contributed)

Shared e-scooter fleet in Kelowna down 70% as Bird flies coop

Only 300 scooters are left on Kelowna streets, down from the nearly 1,000 present in early June

Bird Canada has ceased its Kelowna operations. (Contributed)
Fortis BC’s outage map shows the outage focused around Raymer Road, where trees fell earlier in the day. (Contributed/Fortis BC)

Falling trees cause power outage in Kelowna

More than 400 homes were without power around 2 p.m., most restored

Fortis BC’s outage map shows the outage focused around Raymer Road, where trees fell earlier in the day. (Contributed/Fortis BC)
Pictured is an example of equipment the SKE PAC would like to install in the new playground at South Kelowna Elementary. (South Kelowna Elementary/GoFundMe)

Help a Kelowna elementary school get a new playground

The school is raising $50,000 for new equipment

Pictured is an example of equipment the SKE PAC would like to install in the new playground at South Kelowna Elementary. (South Kelowna Elementary/GoFundMe)
RCMP looking for information regarding fireworks incident involving a nine-year-old girl at City Park on Canada Day (Black Press Media stock photo)

VIDEO: Girl, 9, injured by firework in Kelowna Canada Day shenanigans

The girl sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries

RCMP looking for information regarding fireworks incident involving a nine-year-old girl at City Park on Canada Day (Black Press Media stock photo)
Kelowna actress Jen Procé (front left) and Midway musician Javan Johnson pose for a shot during the filming of Son of John’s ‘Put Your Hands Up’ on Saturday, June 24. Photo courtesy of Javan Johnson

Kelowna actress joins cast of Midway music video

Band members Javan and John Johnson said they were grateful for the community’s accommodation

Kelowna actress Jen Procé (front left) and Midway musician Javan Johnson pose for a shot during the filming of Son of John’s ‘Put Your Hands Up’ on Saturday, June 24. Photo courtesy of Javan Johnson
(Black Press Media file photo)

Fire at Kelowna retirement home displaces 46 residents

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time but is not considered suspicious in nature

(Black Press Media file photo)
Kelowna singer song-writer, Scotty Berg (Contributed).

Teenage Kelowna singer earns high-profile comparisons from music industry pros

‘I just saw in him what I saw in Shawn Mendes,’ said CEO of management company about 14-year-old Scotty Berg

Kelowna singer song-writer, Scotty Berg (Contributed).
Kate Budau’s flat tire outside of Glenmore Elementary School on Monday. (Contributed)

Kelowna mom searches for Good Samaritans who helped her change a tire

Woman looking for two dads who helped her after her tire popped in the Glenmore Elementary School drop-off area on Monday

Kate Budau’s flat tire outside of Glenmore Elementary School on Monday. (Contributed)
Carlos Sigurnjak went missing about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, according to a Facebook post by his family. (Facebook/Carlos Sigurnjak profile)

UPDATE: Clearwater RCMP find missing man from Kelowna

Sigurnjak was found just before 2 p.m. April 8 by a passerby.

Carlos Sigurnjak went missing about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, according to a Facebook post by his family. (Facebook/Carlos Sigurnjak profile)
Patsy Lesiuk died at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on March 11. She became infected with COVID-19 at Kelowna General Hospital in February. Photo: Courtesy the Lesiuk family

Trail family seeks answers after losing mother to COVID-19 infection

Patsy Lesiuk contracted the novel coronavirus at Kelowna General Hospital in February

Patsy Lesiuk died at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on March 11. She became infected with COVID-19 at Kelowna General Hospital in February. Photo: Courtesy the Lesiuk family
On March 25 ground was broken at the future site of the KF Centre for Excellence. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

‘God, I love aviation’: KF Aerospace breaks ground for future Kelowna aviation centre

Kelowna aviation company celebrates 51 years on same day as groundbreaking

On March 25 ground was broken at the future site of the KF Centre for Excellence. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)