Gary Barnes

Undated photo of Kelowna Airport. (Courtesy City of Kelowna)

Kelowna International Airport looks back on 75 years

YLW started out as a 320-acre field purchased for $20,000

Undated photo of Kelowna Airport. (Courtesy City of Kelowna)
Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, Harjit Sajjan, speaks at the Kelowna Innovation Centre, Apr, 11, 2022 (Capital News/Gary Barnes)

Minister Sajjan stops in Kelowna to talk federal budget highlights

The minister also talked about climate change and moving to a green economy

Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, Harjit Sajjan, speaks at the Kelowna Innovation Centre, Apr, 11, 2022 (Capital News/Gary Barnes)
The under-construction Water’s Edge building on Truswell Road in Kelowna engulfed in flames moments before it collapsed on July 8, 2017. (File)

‘Brutally understaffed’ to combat high-rise blazes: Retired Kelowna firefighter

‘We have 120 firefighters on staff, but a minimum of 23 on shift,’ said Kelowna Fire Chief Travis Whiting

The under-construction Water’s Edge building on Truswell Road in Kelowna engulfed in flames moments before it collapsed on July 8, 2017. (File)
Ukrainian servicemen help an elderly woman, in the town of Irpin, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. With the Kremlin’s rhetoric growing fiercer and a reprieve from fighting dissolving, Russian troops continued to shell encircled cities and the number of Ukrainians forced from their country grew to over 1.4 million. (AP Photo/Andriy Dubchak)

Kelowna mom looks to help equip ex-military members heading to Ukraine; launches fundraiser

Bonnie Penner started The Bravery Foundation after he son told he was going to fight

Ukrainian servicemen help an elderly woman, in the town of Irpin, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. With the Kremlin’s rhetoric growing fiercer and a reprieve from fighting dissolving, Russian troops continued to shell encircled cities and the number of Ukrainians forced from their country grew to over 1.4 million. (AP Photo/Andriy Dubchak)
The Okanagan Basin Water Board makes six recommendations to fight invasive mussels. (File photo/Cap News)

Okanagan Basin Water Board pushes province for action on invasive mussels

‘If we are B.C.’s number one destination for mussel-infested watercraft, we need to be better prepared’

The Okanagan Basin Water Board makes six recommendations to fight invasive mussels. (File photo/Cap News)
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West Kelowna RCMP looking for suspect in Tim Horton’s assault

Police say incident is ‘concerning’

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B.C. kids in grades 4-5 learn new skills in cycling safety

Everyone Rides Grades 4-5 teachings things such as helmet safety and hand signals

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Province adds $10 a day childcare spots in Thompson-Okanagan

Childcare centres in Kelowna, Penticton, Lumby, Kamloops, and Clearwater getting 309 new spaces

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Ukraine flag in Kelowna council chambers in support of the people of Ukraine. (City of Kelowna)

Kelowna council contributes $20,000 to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine

Contributions to come from city’s contingency fund

Ukraine flag in Kelowna council chambers in support of the people of Ukraine. (City of Kelowna)
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Leases extended at 2 Kelowna shelters for people experiencing homelessness

Need for shelter services in Kelowna ‘greater than ever’

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UBCO researcher studying solar energy conversion tech

Results may lead to quicker development of more effective products

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(Black Press Media photo)

Province of B.C. commits to year-round wildfire service

Permanent year-round service expected by September

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Luke Stack (Photo/lukestack.com)

Kelowna Councillor Luke Stack to step down as Society of Hope executive director

Stack is the largest non-profit housing providing in Interior

Luke Stack (Photo/lukestack.com)
Black bear sightings close to double in 2021 over 2020 (File photo)

Okanagan Westside communities see significant uptick in bear sightings

WildsafeBC’s annual report shows there were 412 sightings last year compared to 250 the year before

Black bear sightings close to double in 2021 over 2020 (File photo)
Oksana Tomun (Photo contributed)

‘Always in fear for life’: Kelowna woman concerned for friend in Ukraine, helping refugees

‘I didn’t know people can pull together so much’

Oksana Tomun (Photo contributed)
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Kelowna welcomes back Spring Okanagan Wine Fest

The 26th annual event will be held May 5-15

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(Autism BC photo)

B.C.’s new autism funding model a disappointment, says Autism BC

Part two in a series of stories related to autism awareness in B.C.

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Man arrested after weapons incident at Kelowna home

RCMP Emergency Response Team and crisis negotiator were on scene

(Photo/Jacqueline Gelineau/Captial News)
Robbery suspect from Feb. 28 (Photo/Kelowna RCMP)

Petro-Can in Kelowna robbed again for cigarettes

RCMP are looking into whether or not there may be a connection between these robberies

Robbery suspect from Feb. 28 (Photo/Kelowna RCMP)
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Comedian Russell Peters coming to the Okanagan

Kelowna one of four B.C. stops on Act Your Age world tour

(Photo/Russell Peters Facebook)