Federal tax relief for home heating oil 'not fair' as it helps mostly Atlantic Canadians, says B.C. resident

Some B.C. residents are calling Ottawa's tax relief for homes heated with oil "unfair," saying the relief mostly helps Atlantic Canadians.


Popular shortbread recipe caught up in Meta's ban on Canadian news

Hundreds of people have been emailing CBC Kelowna looking for instructions for how to make contest-winning cookies.

Kelowna orchestra teams up with First Nation beatboxer for musical performance

Indigenous beatboxer and throat singer Poppa Nuge will be one of the stars of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra's new show, Amplify.

Kelowna to build tiny home village in North End neighbourhood for homeless population

The City of Kelowna, B.C., is converting a vacant lot in the city's North End into a 60-unit tiny home village as part of an initiative to provide interim housing for people living on the streets.

2 arrested in relation to death of Kelowna teen, RCMP say

Kelowna RCMP say they have arrested two people in relation to the death of 15-year-old Tristan Seeger last weekend.

Listen to a world-renowned violinist play a Stradivarius in the CBC Kelowna studio

Timothy Chooi is back in his home province and playing three shows in the Okanagan. He gave a preview on air for the CBC's Chris Walker.

Customers, workers say shuttered B.C. cleaning company owes them hundreds of dollars

Dozens of customers and cleaners claim they are out hundreds — and in some cases thousands — of dollars in undone services and unpaid wages from Surrey-based Scrubbi amid reports the company has folded.


Evacuation order lifted but alerts remain as wildfire burns in Kelowna, B.C.

A wildfire on Knox Mountain in Kelowna, B.C., spurred the brief evacuation of more than 400 properties, which are now under alert, as emergency crews worked to snuff out the blaze near Okanagan Lake on Saturday.

New driver clocked at 223km/h, double the speed limit, on snowy B.C. mountain pass

The first snowfall of the season and an RCMP safety blitz hasn't stopped some travellers from driving dangerously.

Kelowna man's wedding ring lost for 17 years returned days before milestone anniversary

A Kelowna, B.C., man says he never expected to see his wedding band again after losing it in the Penticton Channel nearly two decades ago.

Small B.C. community ordered to evacuate from path of wildfire southwest of Penticton

Emergency officials have ordered all residents to evacuate from the B.C. community of Olalla, about 40 kilometres southwest of Penticton, due to the Keremeos Creek wildfire.

Evacuation order issued for wildfire southwest of Penticton, B.C.

Residents of 21 properties near a wildfire southwest of Penticton, B.C., have been ordered to evacuate.

Man drowns while trying to help person in the water, says Kelowna RCMP

A man died Saturday night in a lake north of Kelowna, B.C., while he was apparently trying to help someone in the water, police say. 

West Moberly First Nations reach partial settlement over Site C Dam

West Moberly First Nations Chief Roland Willson says he was reluctant to sign but felt his community was out of options when it came to opposing the massive B.C. Hydro power project.

Kelowna RCMP find body on flooded property near creek where woman went missing

Kelowna RCMP have found a body on a flooded property near the Mission Creek, the same overflowing waterway scoured by police, search and rescue crews searching for a woman missing since June 14.

Number of COVID-19 patients in critical care rises to 28, as B.C. hospitalizations, deaths continue to fall

Another 26 people died in B.C. last week after testing positive for COVID-19, while 273 people are in hospital, including 28 in intensive care.

Families left high and dry as B.C. cities struggle to meet demand for swimming lessons

Prince George has 700 people on its swimming lesson waiting list, Kamloops and Kelowna are in the midst of a lifeguard shortage while in Vancouver parents exchange advice on how to game the registration system.

Indigenous leaders hope new required high school courses in B.C. will help combat racism

President of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs says he found the news "encouraging" and says students have a fundamental right to learn the history of the lands they live on. He says learning Indigenous history, in a truthful and objective way, will help combat racism.

UBC Okanagan student pleads guilty to filming woman in washroom after RCMP allegedly hesitate to pursue charge

A student at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus has admitted he filmed a fellow student in a campus washroom, pleading guilty to a criminal charge the victim believes might not have been laid because of the RCMP's initial response to the case.

For evacuees forced out of their homes in B.C., Christmas will look very different this year

More than 1,000 people in British Columbia will be spending the Christmas holidays out of their homes this year, after being displaced from catastrophic flooding and fires in 2021, according to the province.

More Merritt evacuees may soon return home, while others granted limited daily access

More residents of Merritt, B.C. will potentially be able to return home by weekend, while others are being permitted limited daily access to their property as the area remains under an evacuation order.

Daily heat records smashed across B.C. as subtropical winds whip through province

Penticton reached 22.5 C on Wednesday, over 10 C warmer than the previous Dec. 1 record and matching the all-time high temperature recorded in Canada for the month of December.

B.C.'s River Forecast Centre understaffed, says new report

The report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says staffing levels at the centre that monitors the province's rivers and provides warnings for flood risk has remained unchanged for years, despite an internal warning.

First Merritt evacuees return home to 'a city that's changed'

About 1,500 residents of Merritt, B.C., were allowed to return to their homes Tuesday, a week after the entire city of 7,000 was forced to evacuate after the Coldwater River spilled its banks and caused the complete failure of the municipality's wastewater system. 

Town of Princeton swamped after floodwaters breach dike

Princeton's mayor says half of the downtown area is under water and there is a boil water advisory due to potential contamination from flooding.