Lake Country

The Okanagan Lake Dam pictured in 2019. (Okanagan WaterWise/Facebook)

Okanagan Lake Dam called ‘inadequate’ for flood mitigation

Climate change is driving the changes in lake levels, the Okanagan Basin Water Board said

The Okanagan Lake Dam pictured in 2019. (Okanagan WaterWise/Facebook)
B.C. students between kindergarten and Grade 3 will be required to wear a mask in class as of Oct. 4, joining their older peers. (Shutterstock)

Central Okanagan school officials on board with K-3 mask mandate

As of Monday, students between kindergarten and Grade 3 will be required to wear a mask at school

B.C. students between kindergarten and Grade 3 will be required to wear a mask in class as of Oct. 4, joining their older peers. (Shutterstock)
Nine public schools and two private schools in the Central Okanagan region have reported potential COVID-19 exposures. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

11 Central Okanagan schools report potential COVID-19 exposures

School exposures are posted when a school staff member or student tests positive COVID-19

Nine public schools and two private schools in the Central Okanagan region have reported potential COVID-19 exposures. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna RCMP, COSAR, Vernon Search and Rescue and BC Emergency Health Services responded to the area and located a single-vehicle collision of an ATV with two occupants. One of the occupants, a 52-years-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene. (Contributed)

Kelowna RCMP and BC Coroners Service investigate fatal ATV collision in Lake Country

The incident happened at approximately 3 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25

Kelowna RCMP, COSAR, Vernon Search and Rescue and BC Emergency Health Services responded to the area and located a single-vehicle collision of an ATV with two occupants. One of the occupants, a 52-years-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene. (Contributed)
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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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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)
(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)
Cade Desjarlais is the NDP candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country. (Cade Desjarlais/Facebook photo)

Election 2021: Cade Desjarlais — NDP candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country

Cade Desjarlais is a political science student at UBC Okanagan

Cade Desjarlais is the NDP candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country. (Cade Desjarlais/Facebook photo)
Imre Szeman is currently a 
professor at the University of Waterloo and will be campaigning while teaching online classes in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Election 2021: Imre Szeman— Green candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country

Imre Szeman is a professor at the University of Waterloo

Imre Szeman is currently a 
professor at the University of Waterloo and will be campaigning while teaching online classes in Kelowna. (Contributed)
Tim Krupa has previously worked for the Prime Minister’s Office from 2014 to 2017. He has also worked for CPP Investments and has both a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy from Oxford University. (Contributed)

Election 2021: Tim Krupa – Liberal candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country

Tim Krupa previously worked for the Prime Minister from 2014 to 2017 and at CPP Investments

Tim Krupa has previously worked for the Prime Minister’s Office from 2014 to 2017. He has also worked for CPP Investments and has both a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy from Oxford University. (Contributed)
Conservative Tracy Gray rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Election 2021: Tracy Gray — Conservative candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country

Tracy Gray is the incumbent Conservative candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country

Conservative Tracy Gray rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Brian Rogers is the Kelowna-Lake Country candidate for the People's Party of Canada. (Contributed)

Election 2021: Brian Rogers — PPC candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country

Brian Rogers is an electrician who has lived in the Kelowna area most of his life

Brian Rogers is the Kelowna-Lake Country candidate for the People's Party of Canada. (Contributed)
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Watch out for bears in parks: Regional District of Central Okanagan

With the fall season comes ripening fruit, which can attract bears to parks

(Regional District of Central Okanagan/Contributed)
The climate debate was organized by GreenPac and Green Okanagan, non-partisan organizations advocating for better climate policies from politicians. The debate is part of the 100 Debates For The Environment series hosted every election year. (Screenshot)

Kelowna-Lake Country candidates spar over climate, environment

The climate debate was organized by advocacy organizations GreenPac and Green Okanagan

The climate debate was organized by GreenPac and Green Okanagan, non-partisan organizations advocating for better climate policies from politicians. The debate is part of the 100 Debates For The Environment series hosted every election year. (Screenshot)
Concept art of what the vaccine card will look like. (B.C. government)

Central Okanagan sees uptick in jab rates after vax card announcement

The upcoming vaccine card mandate seems to have increased vaccination rates in the region

Concept art of what the vaccine card will look like. (B.C. government)
A school zone sign outside of Springvalley Middle and Elementary Schools in Kelowna. Drivers are asked to obey the speed limit when driving in the area during school hours. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna RCMP reminds motorists to pay attention to school zones

School zones will be in effect every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a posted speed limit of 30 km/h.

A school zone sign outside of Springvalley Middle and Elementary Schools in Kelowna. Drivers are asked to obey the speed limit when driving in the area during school hours. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A vehicle accident northbound at Highway 97 and Commonwealth Road has slowed traffic in the area. (Black Press file photo)

UPDATE: Vehicle accident cleared north of Kelowna

Emergency crews were on the scene and traffic control was directing single lane alternating traffic

A vehicle accident northbound at Highway 97 and Commonwealth Road has slowed traffic in the area. (Black Press file photo)
(Left to right) Brian Rogers (People’s Party), Cade Desjarlais (NDP), Tim Krupa (Liberal), Imre Szeman (Green) and Tracy Gray (Conservative) will be seeking to represent Kelowna-Lake Country in Ottawa this fall. (Contributed)

Virtual election forum scheduled for Kelowna-Lake Country candidates

All registered candidates in Kelowna-Lake Country were invited to attend

(Left to right) Brian Rogers (People’s Party), Cade Desjarlais (NDP), Tim Krupa (Liberal), Imre Szeman (Green) and Tracy Gray (Conservative) will be seeking to represent Kelowna-Lake Country in Ottawa this fall. (Contributed)
Plexiglass dividers will provide separation for trustees at the Central Okanagan Board of Education meetings. (File photo)

Several issues face Central Okanagan trustees, parents as school resumes

Changes coming as board meetings move back to in-person setting

Plexiglass dividers will provide separation for trustees at the Central Okanagan Board of Education meetings. (File photo)
Tim Krupa (left) and Tracy Gray (right). (Capital News file)

Liberal, Conservative candidates for Kelowna-Lake Country clash over vaccines

Tim Krupa and Tracy Gray throw accusations after Krupa demanded Gray reveal her vaccination status

Tim Krupa (left) and Tracy Gray (right). (Capital News file)