Gary Barnes

Black bear sightings close to double in 2021 over 2020 (File photo)

Okanagan Westside communities see significant uptick in bear sightings

WildsafeBC’s annual report shows there were 412 sightings last year compared to 250 the year before

Black bear sightings close to double in 2021 over 2020 (File photo)
Oksana Tomun (Photo contributed)

‘Always in fear for life’: Kelowna woman concerned for friend in Ukraine, helping refugees

‘I didn’t know people can pull together so much’

Oksana Tomun (Photo contributed)
(Photo/Okanagan Wine Festivals Society)

Kelowna welcomes back Spring Okanagan Wine Fest

The 26th annual event will be held May 5-15

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(Autism BC photo)

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

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

(Autism BC photo)
(Photo/Jacqueline Gelineau/Captial News)

Man arrested after weapons incident at Kelowna home

RCMP Emergency Response Team and crisis negotiator were on scene

(Photo/Jacqueline Gelineau/Captial News)
Robbery suspect from Feb. 28 (Photo/Kelowna RCMP)

Petro-Can in Kelowna robbed again for cigarettes

RCMP are looking into whether or not there may be a connection between these robberies

Robbery suspect from Feb. 28 (Photo/Kelowna RCMP)
(Photo/Russell Peters Facebook)

Comedian Russell Peters coming to the Okanagan

Kelowna one of four B.C. stops on Act Your Age world tour

(Photo/Russell Peters Facebook)
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Kelowna RCMP claim of criminal charge backlog ‘grossly inaccurate’: Crown Counsel

‘No Crown charge assessment backlog and not an issue of differences in systems or tracking’

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Refugees fleeing conflict from neighboring Ukraine arrive to Zahony, Hungary, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. As hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians seek refuge in neighboring countries, cradling children in one arm and clutching belongings in the other. (AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi, File photo)

World Vision Canada warns of Ukraine humanitarian crisis’s impact on children

More than 7.5 million children in Ukraine at risk according to the non-profit organization

Refugees fleeing conflict from neighboring Ukraine arrive to Zahony, Hungary, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. As hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians seek refuge in neighboring countries, cradling children in one arm and clutching belongings in the other. (AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi, File photo)
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)
File photo (Black Press Media)

RCMP arrest man for pointing replica handgun at people near Kelowna mall

Police arrested suspect in the parking lot without incident

File photo (Black Press Media)
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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)