Gary Barnes

Westbank First Nation Logo (Westbank First Nation Facebook)

Westbank First Nation to investigate alleged improper land sale by staff memebers

Peachland property allegedly sold in 2021 by two WFN staff members without authorization of council

Westbank First Nation Logo (Westbank First Nation Facebook)
Children protest in front of BC Parliament for autism support in B.C. in 2021. (Autism BC)

B.C.’s new autism funding model a disappointment, says Autism BC

Part one in a series of stories related to autism awareness in B.C.

Children protest in front of BC Parliament for autism support in B.C. in 2021. (Autism BC)
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RCMP arrest man for pointing replica handgun at people near Kelowna mall

Police arrested suspect in the parking lot without incident

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3 of 4 Kelowna murders in 2021 involved mental health component: Kelowna RCMP

Calls for service involving mental health-related issues were up by 206 in 2021 over 2020.

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Kelowna Court House (File photo)

Almost 80% of criminal charges awaiting approval by Crown: Kelowna RCMP

Of 3,358 charges submitted in 2021, 2,675 are still awaiting assessment according to RCMP

Kelowna Court House (File photo)
Photo L-R: Interim President, Canada Airports Council, Monette Pasher, Kelowna Mayor, Colin Basran, YLW Director, Sam Samaddar, International Development Minister, Harjit Sajjan. (Gary Barnes)

Kelowna airport collects $3.2M in federal funding to help with COVID costs

Part of the funding will go to maintenance and facility operations associated with the pandemic

Photo L-R: Interim President, Canada Airports Council, Monette Pasher, Kelowna Mayor, Colin Basran, YLW Director, Sam Samaddar, International Development Minister, Harjit Sajjan. (Gary Barnes)
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‘I could have been dead’: Kelowna woman confronts alleged break-in suspect

Suspect was trying to break into vehicle when confronted

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B.C. Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie (File photo)

Seniors advocate plans to speak with IH about heating issue at Kelowna care home

Lake Country woman says her husband’s room has been without proper heat since late December

B.C. Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie (File photo)
Property destroyed by the White Rock Lake wildfire is seen in Monte Lake, east of Kamloops, B.C., on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Damage from White Rock Lake wildfire could contribute to flooding: report

The White Rock Lake burned over 800-square kilometres

Property destroyed by the White Rock Lake wildfire is seen in Monte Lake, east of Kamloops, B.C., on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Property rented by Barb Ames, Sep. 2017-Jan. 2020 (Photo contributed)

Single mom out $1K after landlord dispute with former West Kelowna mayoral candidate

Barb Ames has been waiting two years for Mary Mandarino to pay after Residential Tenancy Branch decision

Property rented by Barb Ames, Sep. 2017-Jan. 2020 (Photo contributed)
Students on the steps of Mt. Boucherie Secondary School (Photo/Dave Ogilvie)

‘No means no’ protest at West Kelowna high school

Students were on school steps chanting and holding up signs

Students on the steps of Mt. Boucherie Secondary School (Photo/Dave Ogilvie)
Lynn Fanelli and husband Paul.

Lack of heat in husband’s care home has Kelowna woman demanding provincial action

‘I want full disclosure for those who have a vested interest in the healthcare of family members’

Lynn Fanelli and husband Paul.
Kelowna (Photo/Tourism Kelowna)

Kelowna third fastest growing city in Canada

‘From 2016 to 2021 the population growth rate of downtown was 23.8%’

Kelowna (Photo/Tourism Kelowna)
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Second incident of gunfire on Kelowna streets in four days

RCMP investigating if latest incident is related to shooting Friday night

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BC Legislature (Govt. of BC)

Opposition critic portfolios for Okanagan and Shuswap MLAs

Appointments come just days after Kevin Falcon won the B.C. Liberal Party leadership

BC Legislature (Govt. of BC)
Vancouver business owner Gavin Dew listens to Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield at a B.C. Liberal leadership debate, November 2021. (B.C. Liberal Party video)

Disappointing finish in Liberal leadership race for Kelowna-Mission MLA

Renee Merrifield ended up in sixth spot in a field of seven candidates

Vancouver business owner Gavin Dew listens to Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield at a B.C. Liberal leadership debate, November 2021. (B.C. Liberal Party video)
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Lack of benefits, regular hours leading to BC Transit’s driver shortage in Kelowna: union

Bus service in several communities was cut by 15 per cent at the beginning of January

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(File photo) L: Kelowna-Lake Country MP Tracy Gray R: Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP Dan Albas

O’Toole’s removal opportunity to move forward: Okanagan MPs

Third time in just over six years conservative party members will choose a new leader

(File photo) L: Kelowna-Lake Country MP Tracy Gray R: Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP Dan Albas
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Kelowna drivers spend average of 18 minutes commuting to work or school

Driving is the most common way people in the city get around

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Drug making the rounds on Kelowna streets contaminated: IH

Health authority says ‘Down’ contains Fentanyl and other unknown substances.

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