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Kelowna author William Peckham with his wife and collaborator Lynn Vaughan-Peckham.  (Barry Gerding - Black Press)

Kelowna senior to publish book before his 89th birthday

William Peckham began his writing career in his 70's

Kelowna author William Peckham with his wife and collaborator Lynn Vaughan-Peckham.  (Barry Gerding - Black Press)
The sign of smoke indicating a fire in B.C. this summer has so far been a surprisingly rare occurrence due to the precipitation and cooler temperatures in May through July so far this year. But things are expected to heat up for the rest of July and into August. (BC Wildfire/Facebook photo)

Rainy, cooler weather reducing forest fire activity in Okanagan

Kamloops Fire Centre reports fewer than average fires this year as of mid-July

The sign of smoke indicating a fire in B.C. this summer has so far been a surprisingly rare occurrence due to the precipitation and cooler temperatures in May through July so far this year. But things are expected to heat up for the rest of July and into August. (BC Wildfire/Facebook photo)
Kids climb on the Kelowna Wibit adventure park located off Hot Sands Beach in City Park. (File photo)

Thompson Okanagan tourism takes a hit

Lack of international travelers coming to the region causing a devastating impact

Kids climb on the Kelowna Wibit adventure park located off Hot Sands Beach in City Park. (File photo)
An upgrade to the Highway 97 intersection with Glenmore Road and Beaver Lake Road was brought up during Question Period in the B.C. Legislature on Thursday (July 9) by local MLA Norm Letnick. (File photo)

Lake Country traffic bottleneck solution still lacks funding

No money committed yet but province will unveil solution options for Highway 97- Beaver Lake Road-Glenmore Road intersection this fall

An upgrade to the Highway 97 intersection with Glenmore Road and Beaver Lake Road was brought up during Question Period in the B.C. Legislature on Thursday (July 9) by local MLA Norm Letnick. (File photo)
An upgrade to the Highway 97 intersection with Glenmore Road and Beaver Lake Road was brought up during Question Period in the B.C. Legislature on Thursday (July 9) by local MLA Norm Letnick. (File photo)

Lake Country traffic bottleneck solution still lacks funding

No money committed yet but province will unveil solution options for Highway 97- Beaver Lake Road-Glenmore Road intersection this fall

An upgrade to the Highway 97 intersection with Glenmore Road and Beaver Lake Road was brought up during Question Period in the B.C. Legislature on Thursday (July 9) by local MLA Norm Letnick. (File photo)
Education Minister Rob Fleming says the NDP government will have a plan in place to resume school in September within the next three weeks. (File photo)

Liberals push NDP for fall school reopening plan

Local Liberal MLA says NDP government committed to plan being unveiled before Aug. 4

Education Minister Rob Fleming says the NDP government will have a plan in place to resume school in September within the next three weeks. (File photo)
Trees along greenway behind 6th Avenue that could be lost due to water quality improvement project for the District of Peachland. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Residents fail to convince Peachland council to save row of mature trees

Trepanier Creek Greenway trees in path of water main project

Trees along greenway behind 6th Avenue that could be lost due to water quality improvement project for the District of Peachland. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
Transportation planning has run into speedbumps amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (File)

Long-range transportation planning around Central Okanagan offers challenges

Work from home has upended traditional traffic patterns

Transportation planning has run into speedbumps amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (File)
The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)

Supportive housing angers Super 8 Motel neighbours in West Kelowna

Residents of the area have started a petition to have the occupants of the hotel relocated elsewhere

The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)
Rugby is one of many sports in B.C. that will face challenges in starting up again this fall at the adult league and high school levels. (Contributed)

Okanagan town hall forum discusses evolving sports landscape

Adult/youth sports face challenges starting up again during COVID-19 pandemic

Rugby is one of many sports in B.C. that will face challenges in starting up again this fall at the adult league and high school levels. (Contributed)
WFN chief Christopher Derickson speaks to media at grand reopening of Sənsisyustən House of Learning in September 2019. (Contributed by WFN)

Leading Westbank First Nation into the future

Chief Christopher Derickson address issues facing the Westbank First Nation

WFN chief Christopher Derickson speaks to media at grand reopening of Sənsisyustən House of Learning in September 2019. (Contributed by WFN)
Westbank First Nation chief Christopher Derickson speaks at grand reopening of Sənsisyustən House of Learning in September 2019. (Contributed by WFN)

WFN chief addresses racism against Indigenous people

Christopher Derickson says confronting racism is a reality for First Nations people in Canada

Westbank First Nation chief Christopher Derickson speaks at grand reopening of Sənsisyustən House of Learning in September 2019. (Contributed by WFN)
The Central Okanagan School District finance and audit committee will meet Wednesday, June 17, to make its recommendations regarding the school district budget for 2020-21. (File photo)

COVID-19 generates cost reduction for Central Okanagan School District

Net financial outcome of COVID-related lost revenue and additional costs against savings is about $1.38 million

The Central Okanagan School District finance and audit committee will meet Wednesday, June 17, to make its recommendations regarding the school district budget for 2020-21. (File photo)
Pearson Road Elementary in Rutland hopes to have its new outdoor exploration centre built by this fall. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

Kelowna school to build outdoor exploration centre

Pearson Road Elementary project four years in the making

Pearson Road Elementary in Rutland hopes to have its new outdoor exploration centre built by this fall. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)
Discussions with the school district and Okanagan YMCA to turn the George Elliot Secondary School annex into a childcare centre are 
progressing. (Contributed)

Okanagan YMCA pursues Lake Country childcare centre

Hoping to take over space in George Elliot Secondary School annex

Discussions with the school district and Okanagan YMCA to turn the George Elliot Secondary School annex into a childcare centre are 
progressing. (Contributed)
Portables will continue to be a reality for many Central Okanagan schools as enrolment across the school district continues to rise. (Contributed)

More portables rising enrolment reality for Central Okanagan schools

School district to purchase six new portables for 2020-21 school year

Portables will continue to be a reality for many Central Okanagan schools as enrolment across the school district continues to rise. (Contributed)
Dr. Silvina Mema is a medical health officer with Interior Health. (Maria Cihlar - Photo)

Dr. Silvina Mema: Canada is the land of opportunity

She is a medical health officer with Interior Health

Dr. Silvina Mema is a medical health officer with Interior Health. (Maria Cihlar - Photo)
New condo building construction project at corner of Enterprise Way and Spall Avenue in Kelowna sees construction workers having to work outdoors in winter snow conditions. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

WorkSafeBC encourages safety for outdoors workers

Winter cold and snow conditions create hazards for number of industries and occupations.

New condo building construction project at corner of Enterprise Way and Spall Avenue in Kelowna sees construction workers having to work outdoors in winter snow conditions. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)
Dayleen van Ryswyk and her husband Eduard have saved eight dogs from the dog meat industry in South Korea. (Submitted)

Kelowna’s year in review – February 2019

A look back at the biggest stories of the year for the month of February

Dayleen van Ryswyk and her husband Eduard have saved eight dogs from the dog meat industry in South Korea. (Submitted)
Dr. Connie Eaves. (Contributed)

Cancer cure breakthrough needs more research

Dr. Connie Eaves, a leading biotech research scientist in Canada, was keynote speaker at cancer care forum held Friday in Kelowna

Dr. Connie Eaves. (Contributed)