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Kelowna International Airport sign. (Black Press file photo)

NO FLIGHTS: Okanagan wildfires shut down Kelowna airport

‘Priority is safety of our community and access to the airspace required by aerial firefighters’

Kelowna International Airport sign. (Black Press file photo)
Kelowna Fire Department has called in mutual aid from seven surrounding departments to help battle a wildfire in the Clifton/McKinley area. (Jaqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Wildfire burns out of control in Kelowna more evacuations issued

Several evacuation orders have been issued including Quail Ridge and Finch Road

Kelowna Fire Department has called in mutual aid from seven surrounding departments to help battle a wildfire in the Clifton/McKinley area. (Jaqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
McDougall Creek fire burning above West Kelowna. (Facebook)

More evacuations as McDougall Creek wildfire in West Kelowna burns into the night

McDougall Creek wildfire in West Kelowna now 10,500 hectares

McDougall Creek fire burning above West Kelowna. (Facebook)
The Okanagan Mountain Park fire in 2003 burned 25,600 hectares, forced evacuations in Kelowna and Naramata impacting more than 33,000 people, and destroyed 239 homes. (File photo)

‘Save the rest of the city’: Reflecting on Okanagan Mountain Park 2003 wildfire

The Okanagan Mountain Park wildfire started Aug. 16, 2003, with a lightning strike

The Okanagan Mountain Park fire in 2003 burned 25,600 hectares, forced evacuations in Kelowna and Naramata impacting more than 33,000 people, and destroyed 239 homes. (File photo)
Kelowna RCMP is requesting the public’s help in recovering a stolen violin. It dates back to the 1840s. (Photo/RCMP)

Nearly 200-year-old violin stolen in Kelowna alley

The rare and highly valuable violin dates back to the 1840s

Kelowna RCMP is requesting the public’s help in recovering a stolen violin. It dates back to the 1840s. (Photo/RCMP)
Kelowna General Hospital. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

New radiology suite opens at Kelowna General Hospital

The suite cost $9.6 million and was purchased in part with a contribution from the KGH Foundation

Kelowna General Hospital. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Georgia Powell (r) with two of her sons, Jerome Blake (l) and Jason Blake. (Photo contributed)

Olympic runner Jerome Blake just 1 of 3 success stories for B.C. family

Blake competing in the 2023 Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships

Georgia Powell (r) with two of her sons, Jerome Blake (l) and Jason Blake. (Photo contributed)
Kelowna International Airport sign. (Black Press file photo)

Couple disheartened after helping newcomers to Okanagan

‘We’ve had an unfortunate experience’

Kelowna International Airport sign. (Black Press file photo)
The Fraser River near Chilliwack, B.C. (Jenna Hauck/Black Press)

2022 one of the deadliest drowning years in B.C. history

The report shows that 86 people died last year with most drownings occurring in rivers and creeks

The Fraser River near Chilliwack, B.C. (Jenna Hauck/Black Press)
Kelowna RCMP found a tent and personal belongings of Charles Horvath-Allan at the Tiny Town campground days after he disappeared. (Contributed)

‘One last search’: U.K mom still looking for son who disappeared in Kelowna 34 years ago

Charles Horvath-Allan was last seen at Orchard Park Royal Bank May 26, 1989

Kelowna RCMP found a tent and personal belongings of Charles Horvath-Allan at the Tiny Town campground days after he disappeared. (Contributed)
(File photo)

Dog rescued from hot vehicle by Kelowna RCMP officer

Police received a call just after 5 p.m. that the animal was in the vehicle on Sunset Drive

(File photo)
Kelowna’s tent city garnered national attention after twee by Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Poilievre’s depiction of Kelowna’s tent city ‘disappointing’, says safety director

‘This issue is one that cities across the province and in fact across the country’

Kelowna’s tent city garnered national attention after twee by Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
(Black Press Media files)

Central Okanagan teacher suspended for 4th time for ‘inappropriate conduct’

Most recently, Justin Enns has been suspended for five days from Jun. 5-9

(Black Press Media files)
Kelowna Hells Angels clubhouse at 837 Ellis Street, April 14, 2023. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)

RCMP at Nanaimo, Kelowna Hells Angels clubhouse to ‘keep the peace’ amidst forfeiture

Civil Forfeiture Office members were following up on a BC Court of Appeal ruling

Kelowna Hells Angels clubhouse at 837 Ellis Street, April 14, 2023. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)
Fire crews extract the driver from the cab of the semi-after it crashed into a home on Gordon Drive. (Gary Barnes/ Capital News)

Driver, woman and baby safely extracted after semi crashes into Kelowna home

Emergency crews are on scene of the incident at Gordon and Cameron

Fire crews extract the driver from the cab of the semi-after it crashed into a home on Gordon Drive. (Gary Barnes/ Capital News)
L-R: Regional District Hospital Board Chair Loyal Wooldridge, Interior Health Authority President and CEO Susan Brown, B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix, Kelowna Mayor Tom Dyas, Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield, Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick. (Gary Barnes/Capital News)

Minister Dix announces urgent care centre coming to Kelowna

The new centre will open in the fall at 110 Highway 33

L-R: Regional District Hospital Board Chair Loyal Wooldridge, Interior Health Authority President and CEO Susan Brown, B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix, Kelowna Mayor Tom Dyas, Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield, Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick. (Gary Barnes/Capital News)
RCMP cruiser. (Black Press file photo)

1 person in grave condition, 3 injured after crash on Highway 33 east of Kelowna

Crash happened around 6:15p.m. on March 21

RCMP cruiser. (Black Press file photo)
Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport Lana Popham (front row second from left), Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Future Skills Selina Robinson (front row third from left) and Okanagan College President Dr. Neil Fassina (front row right) were on hand for the announcement for a new food, wine and tourism centre for the college. (Photo/Gaary Barnes)

Province cooks up new centre for tourism, culinary arts at Okanagan College

The province is providing OC with $44.8 million for the centre

Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport Lana Popham (front row second from left), Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Future Skills Selina Robinson (front row third from left) and Okanagan College President Dr. Neil Fassina (front row right) were on hand for the announcement for a new food, wine and tourism centre for the college. (Photo/Gaary Barnes)
This WestJet airplane had to make an emergency landing at YLW on March 2 after an engine fire. (Gary Barnes/Capital News)
This WestJet airplane had to make an emergency landing at YLW on March 2 after an engine fire. (Gary Barnes/Capital News)
The Explosive Disposal Unit safely neutralized the explosive on Harvey Ave. (Alex Senger/Capital News freelance)

‘Made safe’: Explosive neutralized in Kelowna after Highway 97 closed for hours

Highway opens after around 7 hours of closure

The Explosive Disposal Unit safely neutralized the explosive on Harvey Ave. (Alex Senger/Capital News freelance)