1 killed, 1 injured in UTV crash in Lake Country: COSAR – Okanagan

One person died following an off-road incident in Lake Country earlier on Saturday. Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR) says he was called to Spion Kop shortly before 5 am for a UTV accident involving two people. COSAR said one person was dead while the other was transported to Kelowna General Hospital. The search and … Read more

Hundreds of Okanagan Students Perform Musical Tribute to Ukraine – Okanagan

Students from bands from 11 different schools in downtown Okanagan performed in Kelowna on Sunday, with all proceeds going towards Ukrainian relief efforts. Sunday’s musical performance at Prospera Place was the largest ever performed by the Central Okanagan School District, with 450 students performing the Canadian and Ukrainian national anthems, as well as a song … Read more

Kelowna dog rescue selling blueberry bushes at fundraiser – Okanagan

A creative fundraiser for Kelowna’s Paws it Forward Dog Rescue will sweeten your summer. The nonprofit received over 500 blueberry bushes as a donation and turned that good fortune into a fundraiser. “Now, we have a wonderful opportunity to be able to sell the blueberry bushes and have 100% of everything we create go directly … Read more

UBC Okanagan Celebrates Anniversary of Energy Efficient Building – Okanagan

A unique building at UBC Okanagan is celebrating its one-year anniversary. The energy-efficient six-story building is cited as Canada’s first student residence with passive house certification, which requires little energy for heating or cooling. Overall, it will use 90% less heat and energy than conventional buildings. See More information: UBCO wildfire survey monitoring fuel load … Read more

Hundreds of cars on display at Peach City Beach Cruise in Penticton – Okanagan

Electric cars may be the future of transportation, but plenty of old-school wheels are on display in the southern Okanagan this weekend. After a two-year hiatus, the Peach City Beach Cruise is back. The three-day event started on Friday and ends on Sunday. Between 700 and 800 cars – old to new and everything in … Read more

Search for missing Kelowna, BC woman to resume Saturday – Okanagan

The search for a woman from Kelowna, BC, who disappeared 12 days ago, will resume on Saturday. Chelsea Cardno, 31, disappeared early Tuesday morning, June 14, after leaving her Rutland home to walk her dog, JJ, along Mission Creek. Authorities believe Cardo was swept away by the rushing water of the creek, but searches have … Read more

‘First hot stretch of summer’: BC arrival weather will see mercury hit low to mid 30s

For the second day, Environment Canada is warning the public that it will get hot later this week and that most of BC will be impacted. Billing it as the province’s first hot stretch of summer, the national weather agency says the weather system will hit eastern Vancouver Island and the lower mainland on Friday … Read more

6 wineries near Vancouver that look like they were ripped straight from Europe

BC is filled with so many beautiful wineries that will make you forget you are in Canada. These BC wineries will make you feel like you are being transported to France or Italy when you visit. The Okanagan area is an especially great place to visit some stunning hidden gem wineries. It’s just over a … Read more

Okanagan climate group seeks public input on action plan – Okanagan

Per Victoria Phemia global news Posted on June 12, 2022 9:30 pm smaller font Decrease article font size –ONE larger font Increase the font size of the article ONE+ Members of the Armstrong/Spallumcheen Climate Action (ASCA) group gathered Sunday afternoon at Armstrong Memorial Park to publicize climate action. ASCA was created after the heat dome … Read more

Okanagan Nation Alliance race completed to raise awareness of suicide and violence – Okanagan

The Okanagan Nation Alliance is taking the next step in raising awareness of suicide and community violence with its 14th Unity Race. The 288-kilometer race began on Friday at the Kamloops Indian Residential School and ends at the Syilx Indian Residential School monument on the Penticton Indian Band Reservation. “We did a ceremony first to … Read more