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Threat to WestJet nets year in jail

September
22
,
2016
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By JENNIFER ZIELINSKI A 37-year-old Alberta man who threatened a WestJet flight in October 2014 will spend just shy of a year in prison. Michael Howells was apparently running late for his flight to Fort McMurray from Kelowna...

Narrow referendum loss confirmed

September
22
,
2016
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The City of West Kelowna is satisfied the election process was followed properly during the referendum to decide whether it could borrow the funds to build a city hall. All that is left now is for council to decide a next course of action and the...

Court upholds drug import convictions

September
22
,
2016
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By NICHOLAS JOHANSEN Appeals by three men convicted of importing almost 100 kilograms of cocaine into Kelowna in 2010 have been dismissed. Clifford Montgomery, Salvador Ascencio-Chavez and Tariq Aslam were convicted of...

Suspect faces attempted murder charge

September
20
,
2016
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By NICHOLAS JOHANSEN A man charged after an Aug. 2 shooting in West Kelowna is now facing attempted murder charges in addition to several weapons charges initially laid. Tyrone Reynolds McGee, 29, is accused of shooting a man in...

Teen in custody after carjacking attempt

September
20
,
2016
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By WAYNE MOORE A 14-year-old Chilliwack girl is in police custody following an incident at the Shell gas station on Main Street in West Kelowna Tuesday morning. Police were called after a teen allegedly approached a customer at the pumps with...

MP criticizes new limits on TFSA contributions

September
19
,
2016
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MP Cathy McLeod criticized the Trudeau government Monday for lowering maximum contributions to tax-free savings accounts. The government has reduced the annual limit for TFSA to $5,500 from the $10,000 allowed by the former Conservative...

Snowfall arrives early on Hwy. 97C

September
19
,
2016
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By CASTANET STAFF KELOWNA — It's snowing in September. DriveBC webcams show a light dusting of snow was falling early Monday afternoon, Sept. 19, at the summit of the Pennask Summit on the Okanagan Connector. Reports are...

City hall referendum 'a cliffhanger'

September
19
,
2016
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By DAVID WYLIE The City of West Kelowna isn't saying much about a possible recount in a very close vote in the weekend's city hall referendum. "All I can tell you is the official results will be available Wednesday,"...

Louie defeated as Westbank chief

September
16
,
2016
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By DAVID WYLIE KELOWNA — The Westbank First Nation confirms Roxanne Lindley will take position as chief by just 34 votes. The historic win positions her as the first female chief of the WFN. In a release sent early Friday morning, the...

Fire near provincial park quickly contained

September
16
,
2016
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By  DAVID WYLIE UPDATE: 3:40 p.m. West Kelowna fire Chief Jason Brolund says a grassfire above Westside Road Thursday night is suspicious. Brolund says the investigation has now been turned over to the RCMP. The cause of the...