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Residents no longer fear flooding

Barbara Hart can finally breathe a sigh of relief.

Dump HQ over budget

A new city building at the Glenmore dump that was pared down in design once because of perceived extravagance nevertheless wound up exceeding its...

Second crossing years away

A second crossing of Okanagan Lake is on the radar of the provincial Liberal government, but it is barely a blip in the distance.

Premier pumps up Skate Canada

Kelowna will be the focus of the figure skating world later this year when the 2014 Skate Canada comes to the Okanagan.

Publishers regret racy cover

Easter and sex go together as well as heaven and hell, publishers of a local magazine have learned.

Residents win battle

Plans for a controversial car wash were scrubbed away through the energetic opposition of hundreds of Glenmore residents.

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  • Police suspect an Oyama man facing explosives and weapons charges was working with the Hells Angels. John Jason Neufeld, 36, is charged with possessing an explosive substance, possessing a crossbow while prohibited and two other offences. Members…
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  • Kelowna Rockets fans cheer for their team outside Prospera Place in preparation for the Rockets' WHL Western Conference final playoff series against the Portland Winterhawks, which starts tonight. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
  • The Regional District of Central Okanagan has issued a precautionary water-quality advisory for residents served by the Star Place water system in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area.

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Glare causes crash

A plane crash last year just off the Okanagan Connector that killed three people may have been caused by glare blinding the pilot's vision, the Transportation Safety Board said Friday. See the Okanagan Saturday for details.

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  • Our air could be a lot cleaner
    You have written what sooooo many of us have been saying to each other. I have a friend visiting from Manitoba and she says, "BC wants to be doing greener better than any other province? Then, stop wi... More...
    By damama55
  • Thumbs Up - Thumbs Down
    We are poorly served by our representatives in Ottawa from the Okanagan. Full stop. After YEARS of undistinguished service in the miserable back-benches, it is perhaps unsurprising that Mr. Cannan nee... More...
    By WestKBlogger
  • Concerned about spending on dog control
    Next the RDCO will want a "Dog Whisperer" on staff ! When it come to fines, of any kind, you HAVE TO enforce AND collect said fines! Otherwise, what is the use.... More...
    By Viper047
  • Stolen credit cards used in Vernon
    WE here in Canada need to follow the Americans on something they do there... I believe they call it the '3 strike rule' where IF you are charged with the same fraud, in this case, you are given a LONG... More...
    By Viper047
  • Publishers regret racy cover
    You call THAT racy?? Have you watched TV commercials in the last few years? I believe the FEW are way off base on this one, I personally WAS NOT offended by this picture..... I guess it is ALL about p... More...
    By Viper047
  • Unlike some Tories, Cannan's job is safe
    Maybe it was because Harper and his henchman Jason Kenney endorsed Rob Anders that he was turfed after 17 years. No less faithful to Harper than Kenney -- although considerably less favoured -- is the... More...
    By DVarga
  • The loss of credible information
    Great column, Mr. Bond! More...
    By DVarga
  • Leaders of all kinds should be accountable
    Rayek has raised issues and has asked questions any rational person ought to do. If those 'rational' people were to form the majority of voters at each municipal election, we should see change, progre... More...
    By mrajabally
  • Why a state funeral?
    Personally I believe Harper has gone overboard..... The man did his job , period! More wasted $$$$$$$ More...
    By Viper047
  • How did mistake go unnoticed?
    They must have NEEDED that $$$$ elsewhere in the ledgers.....to show profit? Whatever the reason you are right in that WHY would info be purged? I mean, there ARE ways they could save that info for et... More...
    By Viper047
  • Work starts on new Okanagan jail
    I can only say that I hope there WILL BE some major construction opportunities for local workers AND possible employment for locals when the project is finished and running! One thing I read was the "... More...
    By Viper047
  • The loss of credible information
    Was there not a German leader that did similar things for democratic rule AND to further his rule? I believe it was in Germany around 1936 More...
    By Viper047
  • Clark keeps Tories out
    Well, maybe more days per month than she appears in the BC Legislature to do the province's business? More...
    By DVarga
  • Remembering Jim Flaherty
    The Toronto Star's Thomas Walkom wrote: "There is no evidence that I know of to suggest that his motives were anything but public-spirited. But he was also an integral part of a government determined ... More...
    By DVarga
  • Clark keeps Tories out
    Clark's Hidden Ties to Investment Bank RCI Revealed Having been chair of subsidiary, BC premier touted RCI in Asia trade missions. By Bob Mackin, 11 Apr 2014, TheTyee.ca http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/04... More...
    By r2D4
  • Clark keeps Tories out
    Since Clark won her riding, I wonder how many days per month she actually lives in Kelowna, meeting with residents, etc. More...
    By r2D4
  • Sheila Fraser didn't deserve shot
    While Manchester had it coming, I have to say there's something pretty equitable in the fact that he published Stan Gooch's absolutely perfect take-down. Keep 'dem letters rolling, folks! More...
    By DVarga
  • Pipeline waters muddied
    If by "economic ransom" you mean collusion between the Yinka Dene and Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings to reject one pipeline in order to promote another, there's no evidence of that. What's in plain sigh... More...
    By DVarga
  • Pipeline waters muddied
    On Friday, the four clans of the Yinka Dene in Fort St. James officially rejected the Northern Gateway. Together, they own territory covering a quarter of the route for the proposed pipeline. If that’... More...
    By DVarga
  • The loss of credible information
    Every time stories like these are revealed it becomes more and more obvious that Harper and his merry bunch of Con Artists are trying to rule Canada by deception. Are there any Conservative Canadians ... More...
    By DJA
  • Sheila Fraser didn't deserve shot
    So true, even Loyal Conservatives must be able to see the obvious Bias in the Courier article. The real question is do they really care? The writer try's to downplay the concern by very credible exper... More...
    By DJA
  • Snelson trial moving to Kamloops
    This is just another 'scuzz bucket' using the system! He is sitting in jail in hopes that he will get a lesser sentence and THEN because of the 'time served' crap, he will be out in a couple of years!... More...
    By Viper047
  • A parting shot on the matter of the cop shop
    Bravo DVarga! bbj clearly has a problem grasping that apathy and common sense are not the same thing. You have done an excellent job in questioning the basis for a paean to a grand edifice to the surv... More...
    By manifesto2000
  • A parting shot on the matter of the cop shop
    Dianne, thanks for taking the time to provide evidence and support for an unnecessary expenditure (not saying we do not need a new RCMP dig)that will take us taxpayers 40 years to pay for the mortgage... More...
    By mrajabally
  • Remembering Jim Flaherty
    I am also sorry to see anybody pass away at such a young age.However this nothing but a typical Propaganda article written by our MP that has become nothing but another Bully thug for Harper. this Bil... More...
    By DJA
  • Clark keeps Tories out
    Clark is only a Liberal by name her Government is in bed with the worst Conservative Federal Government this Country has ever had the misfortune to have. More...
    By DJA
  • A parting shot on the matter of the cop shop
    Oh, that's a good one! It's through the silent inaction of the Silent Majority that we're spending $42.4 million on a building we seemingly don't need! More...
    By DVarga
  • A parting shot on the matter of the cop shop
    Dianne, sour grapes again! If the populace was dead against the new police HQ sufficiently they would have taken action....but only a small handful did voice concerns! Once again the silent majority s... More...
    By bbj
  • A parting shot on the matter of the cop shop
    I wonder if you'd like to reinforce your thoughts by writing a short note to mayor and council? I think this is our last chance to rattle our cages. More...
    By DVarga
  • A parting shot on the matter of the cop shop
    Great letter! Thanks for articulating so well my concerns and complaints about this entire fiasco! More...
    By camdd