West Kelowna News

Two dead at home in Peachland after apparent murder-suicide

Jun 28, 2022 / 6:36 pm

UPDATE: 6:35 p.m. A resident of the Garraway Place neighbourhood in Peachland where two are dead after a murder-suicide says the occupant of the home now filled...

Coun. Patrick Van Minsel announces run for Peachland mayor

Jun 28, 2022 / 11:48 am

Saying It's time for a change, Peachland Coun. Patrick Van Minsel announced his bid for the municipality's top job. At a news conference Tuesday...

Motorcycle crashes off Westside Road

Jun 28, 2022 / 11:01 am

Emergency crews had to respond to a motorcycle crash on Westside Rd. Monday evening. RCMP tell Castanet they received a report of a single-vehicle collision...

Water quality advisory reissued for Lakeview-Rose Valley system

Jun 28, 2022 / 10:37 am

It was nice while it lasted. The City of West Kelowna has re-issued a water quality advisory for the Lakeview-Rose Valley water system. The advisory was posted...

Last summer's Glenrosa arsonist is now out of prison

Jun 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

A man caught on camera last summer trying to set fire to a forest in a residential area of Glenrosa has been released from prison and into the custody of a...

A large police presence this evening in Peachland

Jun 27, 2022 / 6:50 pm

There is a large police presence this evening in Peachland. Witnesses in the area around Garraway Place indicate more than a dozen RCMP vehicles including the...

Body of missing Calgary swimmer pulled from Okanagan Lake

Jun 27, 2022 / 3:13 pm

The body of a Calgary man who did not resurface after jumping into Okanagan Lake near Peachland has been recovered. Samson Adedeji, 34, jumped from a boat near...

Ride-hailing service launches in West Kelowna, still recruiting

Jun 27, 2022 / 8:58 am

West Kelowna residents have a new way to get around starting Monday. New ride-hailing service, Uride launched Monday morning at 9 a.m.in West Kelowna, after...

City of West Kelowna looking for driver who crashed into bleachers

Jun 23, 2022 / 3:26 pm

The City of West Kelowna is hoping a driver who crashed into a set of bleachers comes forward so the municipality can be reimbursed through insurance. The city...

Glenrosa residents looking for answers after several basements were flooded by burst pipes and hot water tanks

Jun 23, 2022 / 11:16 am

UPDATE 11:15 a.m. In a brief statement, the City of West Kelowna says public works staff responded to water service calls in Glenrosa Wednesday afternoon. City...

Boil water notice issued for Sunnyside/Pritchard water system

Jun 22, 2022 / 3:42 pm

The City of West Kelowna has upgraded the water quality advisory for the Sunnyside/Pritchard water system to a full boil water notice. The change has been made...

West Kelowna RCMP host group of Indigenous youth for mock 'Depot'

Jun 22, 2022 / 3:01 pm

The West Kelowna Indigenous Policing Section hosted 16 youth last month for a mini Depot-style experience called “Cop Camp," with a focus on shedding...

West Kelowna woman says coyote lunged at her

Jun 22, 2022 / 4:00 am

A West Kelowna woman says she was charged by an aggressive coyote near Rose Valley Elementary School last week. Kirst Racich says she was walking her dog on...

Golfer sinks hole-in-one at Two Eagles, wins $25,000

Jun 21, 2022 / 4:00 am

A men's night at Two Eagles golf course in West Kelowna was a lucky one for one player. Brad Wightman nailed a hole-in-one on the 161-yard, 9th hole. The...

Search underway for Calgary man who did not surface after jumping into Okanagan Lake

Jun 20, 2022 / 4:06 pm

A search is underway on Okanagan Lake for a Calgary man who has been missing since Saturday. West Kelowna RCMP say Oluwaseun Samson Adedeji, 34, jumped from a...

West Kelowna wins temporary injunction ordering path at Boucherie Beach Resort be opened

Jun 20, 2022 / 3:14 pm

The City of West Kelowna has won the first round in a legal fight against the strata owning the Boucherie Beach Resort over a walkway on the development’s...

Labour board rejects WFN's late appeal of decision involving former care home employees

Jun 18, 2022 / 4:00 am

The Westbank First Nation will not get a chance to appeal a labour board decision on the severance owed to former employees of the now-closed Pine Acres care...

West Kelowna driver has dodged 3 wrong-way vehicles in 6 months

Jun 18, 2022 / 4:00 am

A West Kelowna man says he had to swerve his vehicle to avoid a car travelling in the wrong direction and on the wrong side of Highway 97 Thursday morning...

Father's Day bike ride for clean water worldwide

Jun 18, 2022 / 4:00 am

For the second year in a row, a West Kelowna man is cycling to Merritt on Father’s Day to raise money for clean drinking water around the world. But this...

Water advisories lifted for Lakeview-Rose Valley system after 78 days

Jun 17, 2022 / 5:38 pm

The City of West Kelowna has lifted its boil water advisory for the Lakeview-Rose Valley water system. The boil water notice was originally needed due to...