Okanagan

Penticton man charged in fight that injured two Vancouver police officers

Vancouver police say assault charges have been approved after a violent confrontation early Monday morning that injured two officers, one suffering a …

Policing

Here's How Ancient Lightning Strikes Can Be Trapped In Stone

I don’t understand why some scientific discoveries don’t get more coverage in the media. We recently found out that the largest deep-ocean eruption in history produced upward of 9,000 tonnes of volcanic debris <i>per second</i> – and yet, it was eclipsed by stories of teenagers eating laundry detergent …

Pacific Northwest

Construction activity is booming in West Kelowna

It was a record high year in West Kelowna in 2017 for construction activity with building permits adding up to more than $131 million.<p>In 2016, the …

Real Estate

North Okanagan high school run down, underutilized; may be replaced

The high school in Lumby is in “very poor” condition and should be considered a high priority to be replaced with a new facility within five …

Education

Disguised robber gets no cash from Penticton business

A man with a fake beard tried to rob a downtown Penticton business.<p>RCMP were called to Mike’s Pawn Brokers on Main street just before 6:00 p.m. …

British Columbia

Anthony Gismondi: B.C. wine of the week, wine to cellar and calendar items

A style change in California Pinot Noir may be the biggest wine story of 2018. Late last year there was an announcement from Kosta Browne that its …

Pacific Northwest

Two deadly crashes in one day on icy North Okanagan highways

32-year-old man from Nelson, B.C., killed on Highway 97 south of Westwold<p>A 32-year-old man from Nelson, B.C., was killed in a crash on Highway 97 in …

British Columbia

Valen Groworks: Going Diversified In The Cannabis Industry

Valens Groworks has a production plant that can grow 2000 kg of cannabis annually.<p>It also aims to become a Leading Analytical Service Provider within …

Business

Photo of alleged Vernon credit card thief released

Motorists in the North Okanagan are being urged not to keep valuables in their vehicles — especially credit cards.<p>The warning stems from an incident …

Identity Theft

Freezing rain warning issued for B.C. Southern Interior

Freezing rain can be expected Tuesday morning in a vast area of the B.C. Southern Interior, according to a warning issued by Environment Canada.<p>“An …

Weather

Okanagan nurse aids returns from refugee assistance in Bangladesh

More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled ethnic cleansing in Myanmar and many were injured along the way to safety in Bangladesh.<p>Crystal …

Disease

Creek restoration work in Kelowna will cost millions of dollars

An Okanagan creek that overflowed during the spring flooding is getting an expensive make-over.<p>Channel restoration work begins Monday on Upper Vernon …

Kelowna

Public invited to bring Smart Cities Challenge ideas to ExpOCP

The City of Penticton and the Smart Cities Challenge Team invites Penticton residents to bring ideas on the most pressing issues facing Penticton and …

Cities

Province is passing the buck on urban deer problem, says City of Kelowna staff

Kelowna should pressure the provincial government to deal with urban deer munching their way through local yards, city councillors heard Monday in a …

Canada

Fire in Ellison

Kelowna fire Platoon Captain, Tim Light confirms there has been a fire on Rittich Road near the airport. The Ellison fire department is taking the …

Kelowna

Kelowna residents still displaced following Truswell Road fire

Six months after a devastating fire in Kelowna, residents are still displaced.<p>In July, a fire along Truswell Road devastated Water’s Edge, a new …

Kelowna

Vernon to host 2019 Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games

Hundreds of athletes will converge on the north Okanagan next winter.<p>For the first time, Vernon is hosting the Special Olympics B.C. Winter …

Olympics

Yukon couple leaves $1M to help cancer patients

Whitehorse apartment building sold and proceeds given to B.C. medical foundation<p>A longtime Whitehorse couple has left behind a very special …

Northern Canada

No kids involved in school bus crash near Kelowna

School bus and dump truck collided in Lake Country, B.C.; bus driver injured<p>RCMP in Lake Country, B.C. are continuing their investigation into a …

Kelowna

1 person dead, 3 firefighters injured in Kelowna blaze

One person died and three firefighters were injured in a mobile home fire in Kelowna.<p>Fire crews were called to the 3500-block of McCulloch Road just …

Kelowna

Lake Country wins national award for new signage - Kelowna Capital News

Signs, signs, everywhere a sign… the District of Lake Country has recently won a national public engagement award for improving the development …

Kelowna

The Methow Valley

<b>Posted:</b> January 12, 2018 | <b>Author:</b> Shari Blaukopf | <b>Filed under:</b> Uncategorized |1 Comment<p>I’m still working through some West Coast scenes that I’ve …

Drawing

Will Legal Cannabis Save Canadian Agriculture?

Many things are falling into place as Canada advances toward legal cannabis, expected to take effect this summer. Provinces are to come up with their …

Cannabis

Creating poetry connects First Nations youth with elders

'Startling and beautiful' results from interviews for Elder Project<p>Indigenous youth in B.C. are partnering with local elders to tell their stories …

Canada

Regina artist Cline explores Canadian places, stories in new exhibit

Each painting tells a story in Heather Cline’s Quiet Stories art exhibition. More specifically, it’s an individual’s story about a Canadian place.In …

Saskatchewan

Another blast of winter weather hits the Okanagan

It’s the first snow storm of the New Year as Environment Canada issues a snowfall warning for the central, south Okanagan and Similkameen valleys.<p>Up …

Weather

$1 million estate donation to Penticton hospital expansion

The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation is inching closer to its fundraising goal for the Penticton Regional Hospital expansion project …

British Columbia

Thursday’s Okanagan forecast

Thursday, January 11, 2018 – Weather forecast update at 5am:<p>A complicated weather pattern is in store today. A weather system moving into BC will …

Weather

Osoyoos small business takes stand against credit card transaction fees

A small business owner in the south Okanagan is taking a stand against credit card processing fees that she says are affecting her bread and …

British Columbia

Black Hills Estate Winery

Twenty years ago, two intrepid couples had a dream to make an outstanding red Bordeaux blend. Senka and Bob Tennant, along with Susan and Peter …

Lifestyle (Canada)