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Winter makes a brief re-appearance in the Okanagan

Winter returned to the Okanagan this morning with a dump a wet, heavy snow.

Many area highways were foggy and mountain passes were reported as experienced major snowfalls.

At Valley ski hills, Big White received 14 cm of new snow, Silver Star received 11 cm, and Crystal Mountain got 13 cmThe snow that has fallen today will melt soon.

Environment Canada says the wet snow falling this morning should end about noon.

This afternoon's forecast is for a 40 per cent chance of rain showers with a 20 km/h wind from the south developing. The high will be about 10 C.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 07:38

Firebug jailed 18 months for setting pal ablaze



He may have lit his sleeping friend’s clothes on fire, but Mathew Sweet-Grant deserves credit for admitting he did wrong, a judge says.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 06:10

Crash snarls Springfield

A collision at the intersection of Spall and Springfield roads caused a major traffic tie-up over the lunch hour Friday.

More details in the Okanagan Saturday.

A Kelowna crash snarled traffic

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 February 2013 07:33

Council hands out jubilee medals


Kelowna city council awarded Diamond Jubilee Medals commemorating Queen Elizabeth’s 60th anniversary on the throne to three individuals Monday.
Former Kelowna mayor Jim Stuart, Kelowna General Hospital Auxiliary volunteer Chrissie Leathley and philanthropist Thomas Budd are among people across Canada being recognized for their outstanding efforts to improve our community.
“Jim Stuart, Chrissie Leathley and Thomas Budd – in their individual ways – have devoted themselves to making Kelowna a better place,” said Mayor Walter Gray. “They are generous, giving people who care about our city and tirelessly contribute to its betterment.”
Stuart dedicated 31 years to local government as a member of Kelowna City Council, including 10 years as mayor, and 15 years as chairman of the Regional District of Central Okanagan. His community involvement also includes volunteer work with Kelowna General Hospital, B.C. Tree fruits, and the B.C. Transit Authority.
Leathley is described as the KGH Foundation’s “ultimate volunteer” who has 77 years of commitment to the hospital. She started her involvement as a student at the Kelowna Hospital School of Nursing in 1935 and was among the group that organized the Kelowna Hospital Auxiliary in 1963. She continues her work on behalf of the hospital and its patients today.
Budd is a community leader who created a charitable foundation after retiring as an investment banker in 2008. He has provided more than two dozen local non-profit societies with funding to support community needs through the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation.

We're looking for parents who are hockey heroes


Do you know a dedicated hockey mom or dad, or maybe a coach who’s up before dawn and well into the night for their kids’ hockey practices and games?

Someone who goes the extra mile?

If so, we want to hear about them.

To celebrate Minor Hockey Week, The Daily Courier will be publishing a special section in tribute to our region’s hockey parents.

Email us a photo of them and a description of their dedication. Tell us why they stand out in 400 words or less, and we’ll include your tribute in our keepsake section, along with stories and photos on the local hockey scene.

You can email your submissions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , but please have them in by Jan. 7.

Seinfeld coming to Kelowna



Jerry Seinfeld, one of the best-known comedians in the world today, is coming to Prospera Place in Kelowna.

He will perform his signature stand-up routine on May 3, it was announced Friday, with tickets going on sale Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. at Select Your Tickets.

Ticket prices start at $59.50, and will be available at or by calling 250-762-5050.

His TV sitcom, Seinfeld, aired on NBC for nine years, from 1989 to 1998. It is now in syndication.

 It was created by Larry David and Seinfeld, the latter starring as a fictionalized version of himself.

Seinfeld’s stage act is much like his sitcom, using his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life, which seem to relate to audiences everywhere.

Bridge crash stalls highway traffic

A chain reaction collision on the Bennett Bridge brought Highway 97 traffic from the Westside to a crawl over the lunch hour on Monday. The crash did not appear to be serious in nature.


Highway fender bender


Emergency crews clean up at the scene of a fender bender at the corner of Highway 97 and Cooper Road early Tuesday afternoon. There was no word on injuries, but the accident did not appear serious.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:45

Misty Evans And Dark Romances

Help for small distilleries


New Democrat leader Adrian Dix and agriculture critic Lana Popham will be in Kelowna this afternoon to talk about proposals their party wants to implement to help the artisan distillery industry.
Following policies now allowed in the wine business, the NDP proposed today:
— Direct sales to restaurants and licensees, in addition to sales through the Liquor Distribution Branch;
—On-site lounges and event areas;
— Adjusting the Liquor Distribution Branch mark up to 129 per cent from 170, and exempting storefront sales from commission.
The NDP proposes creating a craft artisan distillery designation. This classification would entail producing less than 50,000 litres annually in an artisan pot still, using at least 50 per cent local agriculture products.
Kelowna has at least two small distillers — Vernon-based Okanagan Spirits' second outlet, and Urban Distilleries.

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