Police search for man posing as reflexologist following 'unusual interactions' with women in Kelowna

RCMP are searching for a man claiming to be a reflexologist who was involved in "two separate and unusual interactions" with women in Kelowna.

Man charged with murder after body found in water near bridge in West Kelowna

Prosecutors have charged a man with murder after a body was found in shallow water near the bridge connecting Kelowna and West Kelowna, B.C.

Police ask for public's help identifying body found in West Kelowna

A man's body was found in shallow water at the west end of the William R. Bennett Bridge near Shelter Bay Marina on Friday afternoon.

Pro hockey player swaps jersey for scrubs, joins younger brother in nursing school

A pair of Shuswap Nation brothers aged eight years apart are attending UBC Okanagan's nursing program at the same time. For elder brother Adrian Van de Mosselaer, 30, it was a career in professional hockey that sparked a curiosity for helping others.

Habitat protection alone won't save endangered caribou in B.C., recovery program director says

Conservation policies to save the woodland caribou population in B.C. from becoming extinct is not as simple as protecting habitat loss, according the director of the provincial Caribou Recovery Program.

New research shows continued habitat loss will drive caribou to extinction in B.C.

The endangered woodland caribou of Western Canada will be lost forever if direct action isn't taken soon, according to a new study funded in part by B.C., Alberta, and the federal government. 


Highest suspension bridge in Canada to open near Golden, B.C.

The Golden Skybridge, located just outside of the town of Golden, B.C, will open to the public in June and be home to not one but two massive suspension bridges. 

Pen-pal project will connect isolated seniors and middle-school students 

About 50 Grade 6 students from KVR Middle School will become pen pals with residents of the Cherry Park Retirement Residence, with plans to exchange regular notes and letters through the school year.

Historic Okanagan farmland being considered for agriculture education centre

North Okanagan Regional District is reconsidering plans to sell off a 50-plus hectare parcel

COVID-19 constraints at downtown church in Kelowna bring 'loss of a sense of community' for most vulnerable

Outreach minister says closed buildings and social distancing are affecting support services and adding to the isolation.

Retired couple out thousands of dollars after tenants skip out on paying rent during COVID-19

Now Clive Callaway, 76, and Cathryn Rankin, 70, say the province needs to do more to protect low-income landlords who rely on rent to make ends meet.

First Nation celebrates sockeye harvest with free fish distribution

The Westbank First Nation's annual "Salmon Day" aims to restore traditional food systems in pandemic times and help members prepare for the winter.

Federal Conservatives and B.C. Liberals oust Kelowna party executive member for inflammatory Nazi remark

The B.C. Liberals and the federal Conservatives have ousted a prominent party executive in Kelowna after he said a raised fist in support of racial justice was "no different than a Nazi salute."

Potter's empty bowls help fill food bank shelves

With the summer markets for his wares closed by the pandemic, Salmon Arm potter Bruce Nyeste donated 100 handmade bowls to raise money for the local food bank.

Kelowna considering banning spiked fences after moose dies

A conservation officer in the Okanagan is calling for a ban on sharp, spiked fencing around yards after a moose impaled itself and died on Friday.

Economic development group pitches highway shortcut between Red Deer, Alta., and Golden, B.C.  

Howse Pass route through Banff proposed as safer, "gentler path" than Highway 1's Kicking Horse Canyon for traffic between central Alberta and B.C.

Rural grant program missing from budget as $25M redirected to forestry crisis response

Municipal leaders hoped for a return of the $25-million Rural Dividend Program in the recent provincial budget to fund community projects in small towns. Instead, the funds have been diverted to help unemployed forest industry workers.

Baby, it's cold inside: Seniors centre struggles to heat building, stay open

A popular activity centre in Vernon has launched a "furnace fundraiser" as it faces possible closure over crushing debt and a failing heating system.

Neither snow, nor rain ... but staff shortage delays mail for weeks in southern B.C. villages

Residents in the southern Interior community of Coalmont are frustrated with Canada Post because they haven't had mail delivery to their town since before Christmas.

Former regimental sergeant major pleads guilty to possessing child porn

The former Regimental Sergeant Major of the B.C. Dragoons of the Department of National Defence's 39th Brigade Group, based in Kelowna, B.C. has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

Star light, star bright: Rare designation sought to keep Kelowna park dark

Isabella Hodson's work at a dark-sky preserve in Alberta led her to spot the potential for a similar designation of a 405-hectare park on the south slopes of Kelowna.

B.C. woman first Canadian to complete ultra-triathlon equivalent to 20 Ironmans

Vernon, B.C. ultra-triathlete Shanda Hill has become the first Canadian to complete a double-Deca triathlon - a gruelling race equivalent to 20 Ironman triathlon races.

B.C. dad sentenced to life for murders of his wife and 2 daughters

Jacob Forman admitted to killing his wife and two daughters in the family home in December of 2017. He has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 35 years.

Curtis Sagmoen pleads not guilty as trial begins over allegations of threatening sex worker with gun

Curtis Sagmoen, accused of threatening a sex trade worker with a shotgun while wearing a mask, has pleaded not guilty to five charges. The alleged incident occurred in August 2017 near his parents' property south of Salmon Arm, B.C.

'Ghost bike' memorial to be installed where Kelowna, B.C., cyclist was killed by truck

Ernie Gabbs died after a collision with a semi-trailer truck on Monday at the intersection of Dilworth Drive and Harvey Avenue. Kelowna RCMP are asking anyone who may have seen the fatal crash to come forward with information.