Wade Paterson

Westbank Cemetery brought back to life

Two years ago, the Westbank Cemetery was described as devastating, depressing and neglected. Now, flowers and trees line the walkways.

Adoption of Water Utility Master Plan delayed

Council wants the district's new general manager of engineering and public works to review the Water Utility Master Plan.

Fast electric car charging station coming to West Kelowna

Drivers of electric cars will soon have more incentive to travel to West Kelowna.

Neighbours save woman, dog from house fire

Nicole Hamelin is offering her thanks to a few men responsible for saving her mother from a house fire on Paynter Road Monday morning.

West Kelowna artist’s work destined for Eiffel Tower

Roberta Grewcock's painting will hang on a wall in the Eiffel Tower's first floor Oct. 23.

Firefighters quickly knock down Mt. Bou fire

It didn't take long for firefighters to extinguish the second fire to burn on Mount Boucherie in less than a month.

Local fashion designer gets New York invite

Jill Setah is a month away from seeing her clothes on a New York runway.

Cross-Canada tour focuses on boating safety

Representatives from Canada's top provider of pleasure craft operator cards were in Kelowna Friday.

Drivers putting pedal to the metal on new highway

Local Mounties have targeted excessive speeders on the new stretch of highway north of Lake Country.

New shoe bank focuses on locals in need

Clients of the Kelowna Community Food Bank will now have an opportunity to save a few extra dollars on footwear.

Province puts $6 million toward innovation centre

Approximately one-sixth of the funding for the Okanagan Centre for Innovation will come from the provincial government.

Premier ‘hopeful’ negotiated agreement can be reached before September

Premier Christy Clark believes an agreement can still be reached with teachers before students are scheduled to head back to class.

Fire brings neighbourhood together

West Kelowna Coun. Carol Zanon was one of thousands evacuated during the Smith Creek wildfire.

Common sense more important than air quality advisories

"People should just be aware of the messaging and they should…use common sense." -Ralph Adams, air quality meteorologist.

Smith Creek Wildfire: Friday photos

Photos from Friday's response to the blaze and how it is affecting residents.

Smith Creek Wildfire: Fire chief, residents watch blaze from Shannon Ridge Park

Shannon Ridge Park offered one of the best vantage points for watching the Smith Creek wildfire Friday morning.

Smith Creek Wildfire: Evacuees share their experiences

Residents in the evacuated area had just minutes to gather their belongings Thursday afternoon.

Recent West Kelowna fires caused by people

Both the Mount Boucherie and Smith Creek fires were human-caused, according to fire officials.

Packed German Canadian Club celebrates World Cup victory

Nearly 100 people crammed into the German Canadian Harmonie Club Sunday to watch Germany win its fourth World Cup title.

Cawston man dies in fall near Big White

A 67-year-old Cawston man has died after falling from a cliff near Big White Sunday afternoon.