Okanagan

‘Party bus’ goes up in flames in Vancouver - Surrey Now-Leader

A ‘party bus’ went up in flames in Downtown Vancouver on Saturday night.<p>According to reports, Vancouver fire crews responded to the fire at around 9 …

British Columbia

High winds cancel slew of BC Ferries sailings

BC Ferries has issued a travel advisory for passengers travelling Sunday, due to adverse weather conditions.<p>Environment Canada issued a wind warning …

Canada

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video - Surrey Now-Leader

Thousands of first responders and citizens have gathered in Abbotsford today to honour fallen officer Const. John Davidson. <b>See more ></b><p>Volunteers use …

British Columbia

Don’t call 911, they’re just controlled burns: Kelowna Fire Department

The Kelowna Fire Department has issued a public statement after fielding many calls on Saturday about a controlled burn in the mountains above …

Canadian News

Drones take off to search for missing North Okanagan women - Surrey Now-Leader

The search for missing women in the North Okanagan and Shuswap took to the skies on Saturday, Nov. 18.<p>The efforts of a group of volunteer searchers …

British Columbia

Inquest into death of Phuong Na (Tony) Du

Office of the Premier<p>November 14, 2017 1:00 PM<p>People living in the Mid and North Island will benefit from bigger patient rooms, peaceful …

John Horgan

Okanagan man sent to prison for ripping off investors in Ponzi scheme

An Alberta judge has sentenced an Okanagan man to three years imprisonment for running an illegal Ponzi scheme.<p>The Lethbridge Herald reports Oliver …

Fraud

More meningitis vaccination clinics this weekend in the south Okanagan

Interior Health is expanding its meningococcal disease immunization program in the south Okanagan.<p>There were free vaccine clinics in Oliver last week …

Public Health

Drone takes to sky in search of missing North Okanagan women

The search for missing women in the North Okanagan-Shuswap was taken to new heights on Saturday.<p>An army of search volunteers enlisted the help of a …

British Columbia

The Northwest’s Top 50 Wines

Out of the thousands he tasted in 2017, Andy Perdue picks the best of the bunch.

Wine

Owner claims gold bars stolen from West Kelowna storage

West Kelowna RCMP are investigating a break-and-enter, but this is no ordinary break-in.<p>Police say the theft happened last week at a storage facility …

Kelowna

Lowe's Barrie is Canada's best large surface retailer

NEWS RELEASE<br>LOWE'S CANADA<br>*************************<br>Lowe’s Canada is proud to celebrate the achievement of three of its stores at the Hardlines …

Lowe's

B.C.’s Fair Wages Commission kicks off $15 minimum wage consultations

B.C.’s Fair Wages Commission begins three weeks of consultations Thursday, asking the public how they think a $15 minimum wage should be …

Kelowna

Hockey fraudster won’t skate free on time-to-trial rule - Surrey Now-Leader

An application to toss a guilty verdict on major fraud charges in the Okanagan, due to the lengthy time it took to get to trial, was denied by a …

Kelowna

Vernon flagger seriously injured, hospitalized after being hit by vehicle

VERNON — A road flagger has been hit by a vehicle and seriously injured near this north Okanagan city.First responders say the woman was working at a …

Canadian News

Lots of early snowfall means strong opening for Okanagan nordic skiing

Mother Nature has been kind to Okanagan skiers this year.<p>Unusually heavy early season snowfall delivered a strong opening day for Nordic skiing at …

Skiing

How much should Kelowna farmers pay for their irrigation water?

The City of Kelowna is seeking resident input into irrigation water fees charged to agricultural users.<p>The possible changes come as more than 500 …

Farming

Kelowna to make urban plan for Landmark Towers neighbourhood

Kelowna is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada and one of the city’s quickly expanding business hubs is about to get some much needed …

Canadian News

Knife-wielding man arrested in Kelowna

Kelowna RCMP say a man with a knife was arrested after he chased a stranger down the street early Thursday morning.<p>Police responded to a 911 call …

Kelowna

Victims of vehicle crashes to be honoured in Kelowna

Sunday is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.<p>World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is set aside to remember people killed …

Canadian News

Canada doesn’t invest enough in early childhood education, economist tells Kelowna audience

A new report reveals troubling findings when it comes to accessing early childhood education (ECE) in Canada,<p>“Canada is deeply under investing in …

Childhood

More film production in the Okanagan

Sepia Films is back in the Okanagan to shoot a new TV movie, <i>A Father’s Nightmare</i>.<p>It is a sequel to a film shot in the area in 2012, <i>A Mother’s</i> …

Canadian News

More Okanagan residents expected to need financial help as Salvation Army Kettle Campaign kicks off

The annual Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign officially kicked off in the central Okanagan on Thursday morning.<p>‘Our kettles are out in about …

Salvation Army

More jail time for Kelowna prolific offender

A Kelowna prolific offender is heading back to prison.<p>Donald Brodie, 30, was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison for hitting a newspaper …

Crime

'It's overdue': Vernon, B.C., to get new housing for homeless

In a move a local homeless man calls "overdue as a matter of fact," Vernon, B.C., is about to become home to a pair of new modular housing units that …

Housing

RCMP release footage of shooting incident in Penticton

Penticton RCMP have released security video of a shooting at a social housing complex on Nov. 6, in hopes of getting witnesses to come forward.<p>The …

Canadian News

More Okanagan fruit growers to be blocked from hiring Mexican workers

Global News has learned more fruit producers in the Okanagan Valley will be suspended or expelled at the end of this month from a federal program …

Immigration

New housing for homeless in the Okanagan - Surrey Now-Leader

People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Vernon will soon have access to supportive housing thanks to a partnership between the province …

Housing

Activists stand with family members of missing women on Salmon River Road

About 20 people came out Thursday night to a rally on Salmon River Road in the north Okanagan to remember the four women who are still missing in the …

Canadian News