David Venn

Kelowna woman said her planter had been stolen off her property over night during the Canada Day long weekend. (file photo)

Planter snatcher hits Glenmeadows: Resident warns neighbours to lock up their outdoor belongings

RCMP have been notified of a few similar incidents, according to a Kelowna woman

Kelowna woman said her planter had been stolen off her property over night during the Canada Day long weekend. (file photo)
Leader of the Opposition Andrew Scheer rises during Question Period in the House of Commons Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld - THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer to visit the Okanagan on Canada Day

Kelowna is one of three stops on his Canada-wide tour

Leader of the Opposition Andrew Scheer rises during Question Period in the House of Commons Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld - THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Scarecrow cops are meant to slow people down. (Interior News)

Okanagan residents say RCMP scarecrow officers are working

The idea first originated in Coquitlam

Scarecrow cops are meant to slow people down. (Interior News)
The baby was retrieved after being locked in a car at a Walmart parking lot on Thursday, June 27. She went home smiling. (David Venn - Capital News)

Baby locked in car at Kelowna Walmart

First responders rescued 4-month-old within a few minutes

The baby was retrieved after being locked in a car at a Walmart parking lot on Thursday, June 27. She went home smiling. (David Venn - Capital News)
Lake Country Mayor James Baker is the first to cut the ribbon on the Pelmewash Parkway on a sunny afternoon in June. (David Venn - Calendar Staff)

Pelmewash Parkway opening is the latest milestone in First Nations-government relations

Lake Country officially opens the Pelmewash Parkway with a ceremonial ribbon cutting

Lake Country Mayor James Baker is the first to cut the ribbon on the Pelmewash Parkway on a sunny afternoon in June. (David Venn - Calendar Staff)
Dozens of trans supporters marched through downtown Kelowna on Thursday, June 20. (Brian Webb - HomoCulture)

Trans event at Pride gives marginalized youth a community, says director

The Trans Youth March and Social participants rallied on Thursday, June 20.

Dozens of trans supporters marched through downtown Kelowna on Thursday, June 20. (Brian Webb - HomoCulture)
Lake Country RCMP detachment to hire five officers within the next two years. (File photo)

One Okanagan municipality has seen a crime increase in almost every statistical category, report says

Report states there were 617 offences in Lake Country in 2018; almost 100 more than 2017

Lake Country RCMP detachment to hire five officers within the next two years. (File photo)
Veteran pickle ball players Tracey and Peter Tinkess battle it out against Veikko Paivenen and Rick Abbott at the BC Games 55+ Try It Day in West Fraser Timber Park. (Heather Norman)

The torch has been lit for the +55 BC Games

Volunteers are still needed

Veteran pickle ball players Tracey and Peter Tinkess battle it out against Veikko Paivenen and Rick Abbott at the BC Games 55+ Try It Day in West Fraser Timber Park. (Heather Norman)
There have been 86 fires since April 1, 2019. (File photo)

In 2019, 21 fires in Vernon to Penticton zone have been human caused, some linked to cigarette butts

Lake Country councillors want stricter regulations, more signage on public smoking

There have been 86 fires since April 1, 2019. (File photo)
Would you survive the apocalypse? (AME!)

Survive an Apocalypse in Kelowna with this virtual game

Apocolypse Made Easy is an interactive online survival game

Would you survive the apocalypse? (AME!)
Michael McDonald will come to Kelowna on July 21. (Timothy White - Rolling Stone)

Michael McDonald to play in the Okanagan

The five-time Grammy Award winner has sold out Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

Michael McDonald will come to Kelowna on July 21. (Timothy White - Rolling Stone)
Kelowna residents rally for migrant workers rights and anti-racism overtop of Harvey Avenue on the Dayton Street bridge on Sunday, June 16, 2019. (David Venn - Kelowna Capital News)

RAMA and Migrants Rights Network supporters protest for enhanced labour rights amongst migrant workers

‘I benefit from people who come and do the work that we can’t find other Canadians to do’

Kelowna residents rally for migrant workers rights and anti-racism overtop of Harvey Avenue on the Dayton Street bridge on Sunday, June 16, 2019. (David Venn - Kelowna Capital News)
Near collision at Dilworth Drive and Enterprise Way concerns Kelowna mother. (Suzie Q.)

Caught on camera: Van runs red light, almost crashes in Kelowna

Video was caught by another drivers’ dash cam

Near collision at Dilworth Drive and Enterprise Way concerns Kelowna mother. (Suzie Q.)
Nick Pelletier has been competing in sports his whole life. Now, he wants to do it with purpose. (Nick Pelletier)

Okanagan College graduate is preparing to bike across America

Nick Pelletier will travel coast to coast to raise money for a non-profit

Nick Pelletier has been competing in sports his whole life. Now, he wants to do it with purpose. (Nick Pelletier)
19 Okanagan Grill + Bar. (OpenTable.ca)

Four outdoor dining restaurants in Kelowna to visit this summer

As featured on Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining 2019 list

19 Okanagan Grill + Bar. (OpenTable.ca)
BC Centre for Disease Control naloxone kit. (Darryl Dick/The Canadian Press)

Overdose prevention sites, naloxone kits save thousands of lives in B.C.: study

The study estimates B.C. overdose rates would be 2.5 times higher

BC Centre for Disease Control naloxone kit. (Darryl Dick/The Canadian Press)
Dickinson Family Farm is looking forward to a healthy cherry harvest this year (Dickinson Family Farm).

Cherry season is only a few weeks away and as healthy as ever

According to farmers, the cherry season has hardly been affected by spotty weather

Dickinson Family Farm is looking forward to a healthy cherry harvest this year (Dickinson Family Farm).
Vehicle wheels tampered with again in Central Okanagan

Vehicle wheels tampered with again in Central Okanagan

Another West Kelowna resident reported their vehicle had been tampered with overnight

Vehicle wheels tampered with again in Central Okanagan
Vaping is seen as a healthier alternative to smoking for many, but is this really the case? (Pixabay)

Lake Country Council passes motion to have more regulations on vaping

With vaping on the rise and its health risks uncertain, Gambell wants provisions in place

Vaping is seen as a healthier alternative to smoking for many, but is this really the case? (Pixabay)
Brian Dormen’s car (left) and Debra Bruneau’s car (right) coated in debris at Voyager RV on Thursday May 23. (David Venn - Capital News

Cars parked at Voyager RV get stuck underneath fallen rock

One car owner, was on his way to a funeral

Brian Dormen’s car (left) and Debra Bruneau’s car (right) coated in debris at Voyager RV on Thursday May 23. (David Venn - Capital News