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Friday, April 9th Canadian Cancer Society’s daffodil day

Thursday, April 8th, 2010 | 2:22 pm

Submitted April 9 is the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day, a campaign that has created a movement that has been blooming across the province for the past three weeks. Kelowna is one city that joined the movement.

The Society is asking…

Scenic Road closure for water main and new intersection

Thursday, April 8th, 2010 | 10:53 am

Submitted Beginning Monday, April 12 at 6 a.m., Scenic Road will be closed to traffic at Glenmore Road for the installation of a water main and construction of a new intersection to the Glenmore Bypass. Detour routes include Longhill and…

Turn signals added to busy airport intersection with Highway 97

Thursday, April 8th, 2010 | 9:41 am

KELOWNA – Left turn signals off Highway 97 at the Airport Road intersection were turned on today, making access to and from Kelowna International Airport safer and more efficient.

“Residents and tourists now have safer and more efficient access to Kelowna…

Vimy Ridge Open House at the Okanagan Military Museum

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 | 4:34 pm

Submitted The Okanagan Military Museum invites the public to pay a special visit in honour of Vimy Ridge Day which falls on Friday, April 9th. The public is encouraged to attend the Open House which will be held on Saturday…

United Way hosts plane pull challenge

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 | 4:31 pm

Submitted The United Way of the Central & South Okanagan/Similkameen is thrilled to announce the inaugural Plane Pull Challenge hosted by Kelowna Flightcraft will be held on Friday, April 23rd.

This fun event will give teams of 12 the opportunity to…

West Kelowna students benefit from green upgrade

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 | 4:30 pm

Submitted by Ministry of Education Students at Helen Gorman Elementary will benefit from cleaner air and more efficient heating, thanks to a $650,000 investment from the Province and school district, announced Ben Stewart, Minister of Citizens’ Services and MLA for…

Traffic advisory for Ski 2 Sea Race road closure April 11

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 | 4:26 pm

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The 2010 Ski 2 Sea Race from Big White to City Park will take place on Sunday, April 11.

Peck Road in Rutland will be closed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accommodate the bike-to-run transition. Up to 110 teams…

Mill Creek floodplain open house April 10

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 | 4:21 pm

Submitted by City of Kelowna The public is invited to attend an outdoor open house to learn more about the proposed designation of a bylaw for the floodplain area surrounding Mill Creek.

The open house will be Saturday, April 10 from…

YM-YWCA “Bowl for the Goal”

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 | 4:20 pm

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The YMCA-YWCA Youth Advisory Council, comprised of Grade 11 & 12 students, will host a fundraising event called “Bowl for the Goal” in support of the expansion of their ‘home base’ – the Kelowna Family Y. The YAC are excited…

Warm weather beckons cyclists- be safe out there

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 | 3:59 pm

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The start of April brings warmer weather, longer days and more cyclists and pedestrians enjoying Kelowna’s bike lanes and pathways.

The City of Kelowna has completed sweeping of all bike lanes and most roadways, and the number of commuter and recreational…