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The Coquihalla Highway is open in both directions on Thursday morning, Dec. 22, after being closed for more than 14 hours. (DriveBC)

Coquihalla Highway reopens after 14 hours of weather-induced mayhem

It’s expected to be sunny and cloudy with a high of -21C on the highway, with snow on the way

The Coquihalla Highway is open in both directions on Thursday morning, Dec. 22, after being closed for more than 14 hours. (DriveBC)
Dave Laboucane was on suboxone when becoming clean earlier this year but returned to Kelowna’s Tent City and suffered severe burns in a fire attempting to keep his tent warm in the cold weather. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

“There is help out there”: Kelowna burn victim identified as man with 22-year troubled past

Another example of Kelowna’s homeless population and the province’s ongoing drug crisis

Dave Laboucane was on suboxone when becoming clean earlier this year but returned to Kelowna’s Tent City and suffered severe burns in a fire attempting to keep his tent warm in the cold weather. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
The crash southbound at the Othello Road exit on the Coquihalla Highway is now open. (Kevin Hale/Facebook)

UPDATE: Coquihalla open southbound following multiple crashes

Snowfall warnings and travel advisories are in effect for Coquihalla Highway, Okanagan Connector

The crash southbound at the Othello Road exit on the Coquihalla Highway is now open. (Kevin Hale/Facebook)
Michael Bosma was 25 at the time he disappeared in Kelowna on Jan. 9, 2006. (Facebook/Michael James Bosma - We Miss You!)
Michael Bosma was 25 at the time he disappeared in Kelowna on Jan. 9, 2006. (Facebook/Michael James Bosma - We Miss You!)
Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Dach is playing for Team Canada at the 2023 World Junior Hockey Championships. (Hockey Canada/Twitter)

“I’m really thankful I get this chance”: Kelowna Rockets captain ready for World Juniors

Colton Dach is one of two Kelowna Rockets getting the chance to play in the tournament

Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Dach is playing for Team Canada at the 2023 World Junior Hockey Championships. (Hockey Canada/Twitter)
Wayne Dorman, dressed as Santa, jumped in to save a dog after it had fallen through the ice on Okanagan Lake near Kelowna’s downtown. (Contributed)

Santa Claus to the rescue when dog falls through ice in Okanagan Lake

Wayne Dorman says this is a good reminder of how important strong recall is with dogs

Wayne Dorman, dressed as Santa, jumped in to save a dog after it had fallen through the ice on Okanagan Lake near Kelowna’s downtown. (Contributed)
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‘No safe number’ of trips to the tanning bed, says Kelowna doctor as winter approaches

UVA rays in tanning beds can be 15 times higher than sun exposure

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A cat and her kittens in a kennel after being rescued from a duct taped box left in a dumpster in Penticton on Nov. 25, 2022. (contributed)

10 cats found in duct taped box shocks Okanagan Humane Society president

The box of cats was found in a dumpster in Penticton

A cat and her kittens in a kennel after being rescued from a duct taped box left in a dumpster in Penticton on Nov. 25, 2022. (contributed)
Graeme Flannigan holding a sign that reads ‘no sex for children’ behind a group of children and their mom who attended the Holiday drag show and drag performer Toddy (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Protesters clash with attendee at Kelowna drag show; police investigating

Counter protesters held signs that read ‘drag is for everyone’

Graeme Flannigan holding a sign that reads ‘no sex for children’ behind a group of children and their mom who attended the Holiday drag show and drag performer Toddy (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Former Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran charged with sexual assault. (file photo: Capital News)

Former Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran charged with sexual assault

Colin Basran is due in Kelowna Provincial Court Jan. 24

Former Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran charged with sexual assault. (file photo: Capital News)
Photo of a boat posted to Facebook that was dumped on East Kelowna road. (Facebook)

Dumped boat makes waves in Okanagan

A boat was dumped in the middle of Bedford Road on Dec. 5

Photo of a boat posted to Facebook that was dumped on East Kelowna road. (Facebook)
Jan. 16, hearing in Kelowna involving Grand Forks RCMP officer

Grand Forks mountie faces hearing in Kelowna for allegations of violating RCMP Code of Conduct

Constable Corey Flodell is facing five allegations of breaching the Code of Conduct

Jan. 16, hearing in Kelowna involving Grand Forks RCMP officer
Image from a video taken of the arrest on May 30 in downtown Kelowna.

“Imperfect but reasonable”: Judge finds Kelowna constable not guilty of assault

Const. Siggy Pietrzak was caught on camera punching a suspect during an arrest downtown

Image from a video taken of the arrest on May 30 in downtown Kelowna.
Two of the top prospects in hockey battled it out at Prospera Place on Tuesday night.(@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)

Cristall wins the battle, Bedard wins the war as Kelowna Rockets fall in front of sold-out crowd

Rockets forward Andrew Cristall collected four points but Connor Bedard extended his point streak

Two of the top prospects in hockey battled it out at Prospera Place on Tuesday night.(@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)
The Coquihalla Highway at 9:09 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Nov. 29). The Coq and the Okanagan Connector are expecting 20-35 centimetres of snow over the next 24 hours. (DriveBC)

STORM WATCH: 20-35 cm of snow expected on major B.C. Interior highways

Eastern Fraser Valley municipalities also affected

The Coquihalla Highway at 9:09 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Nov. 29). The Coq and the Okanagan Connector are expecting 20-35 centimetres of snow over the next 24 hours. (DriveBC)
Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)

Top hockey prospects, best friends Bedard and Cristall set to battle it out in Kelowna

Rockets and Pats forwards first and second in WHL scoring

Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)
Juilet Bridge on the Coquihalla highway. (B.C. Transportation)

Coquihalla and Okanagan Connector on winter storm watch

The storm is expected to hit the highways with 20 centimetres of snow on Saturday night (Nov. 25)

Juilet Bridge on the Coquihalla highway. (B.C. Transportation)
UBCO, many other universities, and Lululemon are working on more comfortable athletic fabric. (Photo - UBCO/Contributed)

UBC Okanagan working with Lululemon to create next-generation fabric

Other collaborators include UBC, Swiss Federal Laboratories

UBCO, many other universities, and Lululemon are working on more comfortable athletic fabric. (Photo - UBCO/Contributed)
The black Dodge Ram truck the three suspects used was stolen from Coquitlam with a license plate from Langley. (Merritt RCMP/Submitted)

3 people arrested following pickup chase on Coquihalla

It is unknown if the suspects are related to recent criminal events in Merritt, Lower Mainland

The black Dodge Ram truck the three suspects used was stolen from Coquitlam with a license plate from Langley. (Merritt RCMP/Submitted)
RCMP staging behind equipment on the Coquihalla, Nov. 23. (Contributed)
RCMP staging behind equipment on the Coquihalla, Nov. 23. (Contributed)