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Kelowna man wins PNE 50/50 lottery - Tue, 26 Jan 2021 04:00:00 PDT
Doug McAdam has several thousand reasons to smile these days. The Kelowna resident recently won the PNE Winter 50-50 Lottery. McAdam's name was drawn from the thousands of tickets purchased for the draw. The grand prize - $231,190. McAdam is just the latest Kelowna native to strike it ri...
Kelowna Regional Transit takes massive hit due to pandemic, but there's optimism around recovery - Tue, 26 Jan 2021 04:00:00 PDT
Kelowna's transit manager believes the local transit system will bounce back from deep losses created by COVID-19 quicker than predicted. In its three-year forecast, BC Transit says, based on actual fares prior to the pandemic, ridership will show a recovery of 55, 65 and 85 per cent over the nex...
A new Toyota dealership fronting Hwy 97 in Kelowna approved - Tue, 26 Jan 2021 04:00:00 PDT
Kelowna Toyota is the latest car dealership looking to establish a more high profile presence. City council Monday approved a development permit for the dealership and service centre at 1624 Cary Road in what was the site of Western RV. "This would see the redevelopment of some existing b...
Kelowna singer's music video wins bronze at Global Music Awards, features historic Lindon House - Tue, 26 Jan 2021 04:00:00 PDT
A locally shot music video, featuring the historic Lindon House, has just won bronze at the Global Music Awards. “I wrote the song probably about a year ago. I got this idea and it was kind of me coping with past trauma from bullying, from when I was a teenager,” explains singer Megan...
A positive COVID-19 test has been reported at Central Programs and Services - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 20:50:00 PDT
Interior Health has confirmed another COVID-19 exposure within the School District 23 community. In a news release from the district Monday evening, it was confirmed a positive exposure was registered within Central Programs and Services today. The release states the affected person is self-is...
Simply put, many in Kelowna can't afford home ownership - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 20:30:00 PDT
As the cost of housing goes up, the prospects of an average Kelowna couple owning their own home shrinks. A new regional housing needs assessment indicates housing ownership is out of the reach of many Kelowna residents. It further says median income couple households cannot afford to buy a to...
Opera Kelowna partners in National Women in Musical Leadership Initiative - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 20:00:00 PDT
Opera Kelowna is pleased to announce the launch of the National Women in Musical Leadership fellowship which inspires women in music. Women In Musical Leadership is an opportunity for music directors and conductors to advance and expand their talent pool in Canada. The initiative was first ann...
The City of Kelowna wants to honour neighbourhood snow angels - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 19:00:00 PDT
Snow is in the forecast for the next week or so according to Environment Canada and the City of Kelowna is looking to honour neighbourhood snow angels. If you know someone who braves the cold and heads out on the snowiest days to help shovel sidewalks and driveways, the City of Kelowna wants to h...
Kelowna's LYF Food Technologies Inc. sold for $25M to another local cannabis company - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 18:44:00 PDT
A Kelowna cannabis company and leader in Canadian edibles manufacturing, LYF Food Technologies Inc. has been purchased by another Kelowna-based cannabis firm. The Valens Company purchased LYF Food Technologies Inc. for $24.9 million in cash and stock, plus up to $17.5 million if certain milestone...
Man found guilty of 3 charges related to fatal high-speed crash - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 16:47:00 PDT
UPDATE 4:45 p.m. Judge Lisa Wyatt laid out to the courtroom on Monday how Travis Hennessy sped down Highway 33 in Rutland on June 20, 2018, before crashing into a cement fence near Gerstmar Road, killing Lenard Haines. A Kelowna RCMP officer had been patrolling the area at approximately 3 a.m....

Dr. Bonnie Henry tells British Columbians to 'do more.' But many wonder, what more can they do? - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 22:27:44 EST

A number of people wondered whether the advice was particularly helpful — including the leader of the Green Party.

Residents 'outraged' by couple who flew to small Yukon community to get vaccinated - Tue, 26 Jan 2021 09:00:00 EST
Alaska Highway

'They really put all of us at risk. I can't believe that these people lied, and not only that, but that the government didn't catch it,' said Rita Luxton, who runs the 1202 Motor Inn in Beaver Creek, Yukon. 

Perils of pilfering pondered as can of coconut cream costs B.C. man his job - Tue, 26 Jan 2021 07:00:00 EST
Coconut milk

In a ruling that ponders a plethora of possible punishments for pilfering, an arbitrator upheld a decision to fire a 57-year-old B.C. man over the theft of a damaged can of coconut cream worth only a few dollars.

What you need to know about COVID-19 in B.C. for Jan. 26 - Tue, 26 Jan 2021 08:00:00 EST
COVID-19 Daily Life

B.C. has recorded 1,344 new cases of COVID-19 and 26 deaths over a three-day period.

Brandon Sutter scores 1st career hat trick as Canucks roll over Senators - Tue, 26 Jan 2021 01:04:11 EST
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A hat trick from Brandon Sutter lifted the Vancouver Canucks to a 7-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday. It was a much-needed victory for Vancouver (3-5-0), which had not won in regulation since its season opener on Jan. 13.

B.C. teetering on 'precipice,' says Dr. Bonnie Henry, as COVID numbers plateau at 500 daily cases - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 17:25:30 EST

B.C. has recorded 1,344 new cases of COVID-19 and 26 deaths over a three-day period.

69-year-old man suffers major injuries in cougar attack north of Whistler - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 21:29:54 EST

A 69-year-old man is in hospital with major injuries after being attacked by a cougar north of Whistler.

B.C. boy sets world record for balancing Jenga blocks - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 22:38:56 EST
Auldin Maxwell, Guinness World Record holder for putting the most Jenga blocks on vertical block

The seventh-grader from Salmon Arm, B.C., broke the record set by an Arizona man who stacked 485 Jenga blocks over a single vertical wood block.

Ex lottery VP says Eby 'disinterested' in corporation's anti-money laundering efforts - Tue, 26 Jan 2021 00:40:34 EST
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A former top official at the British Columbia Lottery Corp. says Attorney General David Eby appeared "disinterested'' in its efforts to monitor and report on money laundering at casinos shortly after the NDP took power.

Whistleblowers to be encouraged following financial fiasco at Prince George city hall - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 21:24:59 EST
Prince George City Hall

The City of Prince George is developing a plan to help whistleblowers working at city hall come forward if they have concerns about the way municipal finances are being handled. It comes after revelations that city administrators knew about millions of dollars in cost overruns in the construction of a downtown parkade.

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