City of Kelowna

Kelowna seen from the top of Knox Mountain. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)

Homeownership unattainable for many Kelowna residents

Single-person and single-parent households often have limited options when it comes to housing

 

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran addresses media from the front steps of council chambers on March 23. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna, West Kelowna still looking to opt-out of speculation tax

Mayors say spec tax has missed the mark, revenue largely coming out of Canadians’ pockets

 

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran said the city won’t look at changing its policy regarding automatic cost of living pay bumps for himself and city councillors, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (File)

Kelowna won’t look at nixing automatic pay raises for council, mayor

Mayor Colin Basran said the raise is minuscule, won’t look at changing policy amid residents’ COVID struggles

 

A rendering of UBC’s planned downtown Kelowna campus. (Contributed)

Kelowna’s new downtown campus to help alleviate UBCO’s space crunch

The sizable development is anticipated to be completed by the fall 2024 semester

A rendering of UBC’s planned downtown Kelowna campus. (Contributed)
The sale of the Kirschner Mountain Development for $22M marks the largest in Realtor history, in the Okanagan. (Contributed)

Kelowna mountain development sold for $22M

The sale of the 640-acre Kirschner Mountain development has made the history books

The sale of the Kirschner Mountain Development for $22M marks the largest in Realtor history, in the Okanagan. (Contributed)
Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file

Kelowna International Airport saw 64% decrease in passenger numbers in 2020

The airport said these numbers haven’t been seen since 1997

Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file
2302 Abbott Street. (Google Maps)

Kelowna buys waterfront land near Strathcona Park for $5M

The property previously belonged to local philanthropist Wally Lightbody

2302 Abbott Street. (Google Maps)
A rendering of the proposed development, called 2020, adjacent to other currently underway projects in the area. (Contributed)

Proposed 46-storey tower dubbed ‘2020’ would be Kelowna’s tallest building

The building was proposed two days after council approved a 42-storey tower on Leon Avenue

A rendering of the proposed development, called 2020, adjacent to other currently underway projects in the area. (Contributed)
A concept rendering of the proposed three-tower development at the corner of Leon Avenue and Water Street. (Contributed)

42-Storey building receives hesitant approval from Kelowna council

‘I’m afraid that because we’re so fed up, we’re just accepting something that is not in our best interest’ - Coun. Charlie Hodge

A concept rendering of the proposed three-tower development at the corner of Leon Avenue and Water Street. (Contributed)
A concept rendering of the proposed Costco at the corner of Baron, Leckie and Springfield roads. (WSP Global)

Kelowna council approves rezoning for contentious Costco relocation

Despite feedback from residents, council gave Costco the green light on Tuesday evening

A concept rendering of the proposed Costco at the corner of Baron, Leckie and Springfield roads. (WSP Global)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Affordable housing, active transportation among Kelowna’s key 2021 projects

The city’s 2021 Action Plan outlines more than 120 projects

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
The former RCMP site on Doyle Avenue in downtown Kelowna. (File)

Lease finalized for redevelopment of former Kelowna RCMP precinct

A large mixed-use project is planned directly across the street from city hall

The former RCMP site on Doyle Avenue in downtown Kelowna. (File)
Artistic rendering from the corner of Clement Avenue and St. Paul Street. (Contributed)

Kelowna council to consider final approval for new downtown hotel

The five-storey, 88-unit hotel is proposed to be built down the street from the RCMP precinct

Artistic rendering from the corner of Clement Avenue and St. Paul Street. (Contributed)
A Kelowna resident donated a boardgame set in the city to the Capital News. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Kelowna-themed board game lands in Capital News office

Local resident Perry Gurniak found the board game at a thrift store

A Kelowna resident donated a boardgame set in the city to the Capital News. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
WestJet planes at YLW. (Capital News file photo)

Status quo for WestJet at Kelowna International Airport despite airline’s cutbacks

Airport roles will be contracted out but WestJet didn’t say how many Kelowna employees will be let go

WestJet planes at YLW. (Capital News file photo)
A concept rendering of the proposed Costco at the corner of Baron, Leckie and Springfield roads. (WSP Global)

Public hearing for controversial Kelowna Costco relocation goes digital

Notice on the city’s website states people will need to participate in the hearing electronically

A concept rendering of the proposed Costco at the corner of Baron, Leckie and Springfield roads. (WSP Global)
Hand of man giving car keys to designated driver

Designated driver service pivots during COVID-19

Gals Designated Drivers started delivering groceries to homes when the pandemic started

Hand of man giving car keys to designated driver
The former BC Tree Fruits office building at 1473 Water Street has been sold. (Contributed)

BC Tree Fruits downtown Kelowna office sold for $7.5M

Historic building sold for 44 per cent more than the $5.2-million asking price

The former BC Tree Fruits office building at 1473 Water Street has been sold. (Contributed)
A concept rendering of the proposed Costco at the corner of Baron, Leckie and Springfield roads. (WSP Global)

Contentious Kelowna Costco relocation moved to public hearing

Costco looking to move less than a kilometre away to build a larger store with more parking, gas bar

A concept rendering of the proposed Costco at the corner of Baron, Leckie and Springfield roads. (WSP Global)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna city staff recommend allocation for nearly $8M provincial COVID-19 grant

Staff suggest the funds be used for lost revenues, support for the Kelowna International Airport

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)