Kelowna, B.C. neighbouhood locked down as Mounties clear home

Kelowna, B.C. neighbouhood locked down as Mounties clear home

A Kelowna, B.C., neighbourhood was on lockdown Thursday as RCMP attempted to extricate suspects from a house. Multiple police vehicles and an Emergency Response Team converged outside a home at 1075 Cactus Road in the morning and remained there throughout the afternoon. At one point a person was taken away in handcuffs, a Global reporter … Read more

B.C. living wage jumps 17 per cent from 2021, tops $24/hr in Metro Vancouver: report

B.C. living wage jumps 17 per cent from 2021, tops $24/hr in Metro Vancouver: report

A new report outlines how rising living costs are making it harder for B.C. families to make ends meet. Every year the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) publishes a “living wage report” that calculates the hourly wage two parents need to make to support a family of four. “This would include food, shelter, child … Read more

Kelowna-bound travellers stuck in Vancouver for days as flights cancelled, delayed

Kelowna-bound travellers stuck in Vancouver for days as flights cancelled, delayed

Heather Crane flew out of Kelowna en route to Vancouver on Sunday with every intention of making it home that same night, in time to introduce her family to a new puppy. That introduction came a lot later than expected. Between snowstorms delaying flights and airlines not coming through as planned, Crane, her puppy and … Read more

First snowfall of the season catches many Okanagan residents off guard

First snowfall of the season catches many Okanagan residents off guard

The amount of snow that came down across the valley was a surprise to many including some city crews tasked with clearing roads. In Kelowna, some areas received close to a foot of snow. Many residents spent the day digging out from the first snowfall of the season. But as Klaudia Van Emmerik reports, they … Read more

Okanagan population becoming more culturally diverse, latest census shows – Okanagan

Okanagan population becoming more culturally diverse, latest census shows – Okanagan

Population-wise, the Okanagan has long been one of the whitest places in Canada but there are signs that diversity growing. From 2016 to 2021, the proportion of visible minorities grew, according to the latest round of census information from Statistics Canada. In the 2021 census report, 11.18 per cent of the population identified as a … Read more

LIEGMANN, Joshua – Kelowna Obituaries

LIEGMANN, Joshua – Kelowna Obituaries

February 7, 1998 – October 23, 2022 On October 23, 2022, Joshua Eduard Liegmann went to be with our Lord. He left this earth flowing in one of his passions: paragliding in the majesty of nature. Josh is survived by his father, Iron Liegmann; his mother, Paula Liegmann; his sister, Helena Liegmann; grandmothers Ruth Liegmann … Read more

Gas prices approach $2 a litre in some Okanagan cities – Okanagan

Gas prices approach $2 a litre in some Okanagan cities – Okanagan

Gas prices are on the rise again in B.C. and prices at the pump in the Okanagan are close to hitting the $2 mark. Gas prices in the Okanagan have fluctuated this past summer with some over $2.10 per litre. Since July, the price has been below $2, but now it is rising again. Over … Read more

Alleged impaired driver runs over occupied tent at Kelowna homeless encampment

Alleged impaired driver runs over occupied tent at Kelowna homeless encampment

A man suffered serious injuries after a truck ran over an occupied tent at Kelowna’s Rail Trail homeless encampment overnight. According to police, the driver of the truck may have been intoxicated and was arrested on the scene. “The investigation is still ongoing, but it appears that alcohol was a factor,” said Inspector Beth McAndie, … Read more

Kelowna, B.C., RCMP issues toxic drug warning as five people die on Saturday

Kelowna, B.C., RCMP issues toxic drug warning as five people die on Saturday

Police in the Central Okanagan are warning people that there may be an extremely toxic drug supply in Kelowna and West Kelowna. Kelowna RCMP said officers responded to three different drug overdose calls on Saturday that left five people dead. Read more: Investment scams on the rise in the Okanagan “Starting at 8:13 a.m., the … Read more

Canada’s homeownership rate falls to 20-year low, census shows

Canada’s homeownership rate falls to 20-year low, census shows

A construction worker works on a new home in Ottawa on May 27, 2021. The steady climb in home prices has pushed many would-be buyers out of the market and into rentals.PATRICK DOYLE/Reuters Canada’s home ownership rate dropped to 66.5 per cent last year, new census data show, the lowest level since the turn of … Read more