The right-wing People’s Party of Canada almost quadrupled its votes in the two Kelowna-area ridings on Monday.
For many days now, the likely main issue in the upcoming civic election has been visible right outside The Daily Courier’s newsroom window.
The Central Okanagan bypass, once Kelowna’s top transportation priority, might forever be a dead end thanks to a hard left turn by city planners.
Acting city manager Joe Creron once oversaw Kelowna's parks systems, and so he has plenty of experience reconciling public and private interests. Perhaps it was that background that prompted him to provide a valuable and somewhat unusual interjection at Monday's council meeting.
A month before the 2009 provincial election, reality caught up to then NDP Leader Carole James in the form of an inconvenient question.
To the left in one of their dreamscape renderings of their proposed downtown highrise, Edmonton-based developer Westcorp has added a phantom skyscraper.
Tuesday morning was a glorious time to be out and about in Kelowna parks, wonderfully sunny with the beginnings of another remarkably mild fall day enveloping the Central Okanagan.
The city’s plan to reverse the flow of water in Kelowna is probably going to rub many people the wrong way. Opposition to the idea of drawing from Mission Creek instead of Okanagan Lake might take a while to get going, since it was sort of buried this week in a grand plan to improve water quality.
It takes a confident mayor to stand up to the fire chief and the police department. More than a little backbone is also required to oppose the self-interested demands of hundreds of well-off homeowners, and to defend a sensible, if easily-criticized, attempt to make downtown safer and more i…
When the courts side with you, it’s a great day for justice. When the courts rule against you, it’s “shameful.” You are left to shake your head “in disbelief at the utter ridiculousness” of the outcome.
Debate in the upcoming West Kelowna city hall referendum could be coloured by tales of an arsonist’s revenge, a service club’s diminishing energies, and deals some might have preferred to keep secret.
It’s too soon to throw the all-volunteer group raising money for the Okanagan railway path under the bus. But events suggest they are going to need professional help. Or taxpayer help.
Women may cut the cheques at Kelowna City Hall, but they’re not cashing many of the biggest ones. Only 20 per cent of the top 113 managerial jobs, those that pay more than $75,000, are held by women.
Those who expect the city-owned cemetery to be a place of reverent silence and quiet reflection may be all shook up by the latest development at the local graveyard.
At 3:50 p.m. on the holiday Monday, on Bernard Avenue across from The Sails, a couple cars — mine included — were stopped to let pedestrians cross the street.
There isn’t a single question about West Kelowna’s most significant issue in the citizen survey mailed by the municipality this month to Westsiders.
More than $30 million worth of property has disappeared in recent months from Kelowna. These weren’t valuables stolen from homes or businesses. It was the result of a process by which property simply vanishes, at least from view of the taxman. And its ongoing if little-publicized reality hit…
The wooden wheels of a century-old German field gun have been rebuilt in beautiful fashion. A base for the gun’s new location has been made from old cenotaph stones outside Memorial Arena. A plaque has been readied explaining the gun’s history, and how it comes to be in downtown Kelowna.