David Venn

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Former B.C. Mountie charged with seven counts of breach of trust

BC Prosecution Service announced the charges have been approved

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Kelowna company apologizes for vulgar sign after vandalism

Kelowna company apologizes for vulgar sign after vandalism

The questionable sign was only up for a brief period of time, according to Mission Group

Kelowna company apologizes for vulgar sign after vandalism
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Ex-Kelowna police officer charged with seven counts of breach of trust

BC Prosecution Service announced the charges have been approved

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Katie Wihak, french immersion teacher at Glenmore Elementary hurries her students along to get ready in time for the school’s big water conservation event in May, 2019. (David Venn - Kelowna Capital News)

Central Okanagan schools leaders in B.C. French immersion, report states

SD 23’s school body is almost 12 per cent French immersion

Katie Wihak, french immersion teacher at Glenmore Elementary hurries her students along to get ready in time for the school’s big water conservation event in May, 2019. (David Venn - Kelowna Capital News)
Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr interacts with a few children who ran up to the Liberal tent during the Labour Day Picnic celebrations behind Hollywood Road Education Services on Sept. 2, 2019. (David Venn - Kelowna Capital News)

Okanagan MP candidates take note of Conservative’s Labour Day absence

Rutland’s Hollywood Road Education Services hosted annual picnic

Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr interacts with a few children who ran up to the Liberal tent during the Labour Day Picnic celebrations behind Hollywood Road Education Services on Sept. 2, 2019. (David Venn - Kelowna Capital News)
A woman is kicked out of City Park for constructing an illegal shelter on Aug. 6, something which people who experience homelessness say is unfounded and discriminatory. (David Venn - Capital News)

Adopting Homeless Charter of Rights a possibility: Okanagan mayor and MLA

The charter has been noted to enhance human rights of the marginalized community

A woman is kicked out of City Park for constructing an illegal shelter on Aug. 6, something which people who experience homelessness say is unfounded and discriminatory. (David Venn - Capital News)
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue team. (Royce Sihlis)

COSAR is looking to hire new recruits for fall

The deadline is Sept. 26, 2019.

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue team. (Royce Sihlis)
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The dogs of Labour Day

Days off are dog days

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Morning start: Fun fact, weather, and video of the day. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

Morning start: Fun fact, weather, and video of the day

Begin your day with a few conversation starters

Morning start: Fun fact, weather, and video of the day. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
Members from Moms Stop the Harm Kelowna are called on stage for an ovation from the Kerry Park crowd on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (David Venn - Kelowna Capital News)

Narcan nasal spray handed out on Overdose Awareness Day in Okanagan

The spray is four times the injectable dosage, pharmacists say

Members from Moms Stop the Harm Kelowna are called on stage for an ovation from the Kerry Park crowd on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (David Venn - Kelowna Capital News)
22 Ch. de la Pointe-de-la-Michel, Saint-Donat, Quebec, J0T2C0 Canada, is listed on Sotheby’s for a dollar less than $1M. (Sotheby’s International Realty)

The price of an Okanagan loft can get you an acre, lakefront mansion in Quebec

The average price of Kelowna homes sold in July was over $1m

22 Ch. de la Pointe-de-la-Michel, Saint-Donat, Quebec, J0T2C0 Canada, is listed on Sotheby’s for a dollar less than $1M. (Sotheby’s International Realty)
Police park on the grass near the yacht club to locate the bear-spray victim at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 29. (Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)

Okanagan man allegedly bear-sprays victim, starts random bar fights

The victim jumped into the lake for relief and waited for officials to arrive

Police park on the grass near the yacht club to locate the bear-spray victim at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 29. (Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)
Participants of the Okanagan Nation Purple Ribbon Campaign march over the William R. Bennett Bridge from Westbank First Nation to Kelowna’s City Park on Aug. 28, 2019, in support of International Overdose Awareness Day. (David Venn - Kelowna Capital News)

Communities must unite to solve opioid crisis: Okanagan Indigenous leaders

Indigenous activists march bridge for overdose awareness week

Participants of the Okanagan Nation Purple Ribbon Campaign march over the William R. Bennett Bridge from Westbank First Nation to Kelowna’s City Park on Aug. 28, 2019, in support of International Overdose Awareness Day. (David Venn - Kelowna Capital News)
From left to right: Rotary Club Kelowna Sunrise president Susan McIntyre, Pathways executive director Charisse Daley and raffle chair Bob Fortier pose with a cheque worth $10,000 during RibFest Kelowna on Aug. 23 to 25, 2019. (submitted)

‘We cannot make everyone happy’: Okanagan RibFest responds to protests

Sunrise Rotary donated approximately $30,000 to charities

From left to right: Rotary Club Kelowna Sunrise president Susan McIntyre, Pathways executive director Charisse Daley and raffle chair Bob Fortier pose with a cheque worth $10,000 during RibFest Kelowna on Aug. 23 to 25, 2019. (submitted)
A police officer patrols the Bernard Ave. and Richter St. protest on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (Rick Wonnacott)

‘There’s no room for a rib fest’: protesters shut down Okanagan streets

Green-shirts peacefully protested over the carnivorous weekend

A police officer patrols the Bernard Ave. and Richter St. protest on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (Rick Wonnacott)
The remains of an SUV are being investigated by police after a serious collision shut down a portion of Highway 33 on Monday, Aug. 26. (David Venn - Kelowna Capital News)

Kelowna highway reopens after fatal crash

A vehicle hit a bus shelter early Monday morning closing streets between Gertsmar and Bryden roads

The remains of an SUV are being investigated by police after a serious collision shut down a portion of Highway 33 on Monday, Aug. 26. (David Venn - Kelowna Capital News)
Tyler (left) and Rian (Leinweber) were always close, said their mother Helen Jennens. (Contributed)

Okanagan mom misses two sons killed by opioids

‘I’m always very aware of 11 o’clock’

Tyler (left) and Rian (Leinweber) were always close, said their mother Helen Jennens. (Contributed)
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Hell’s Angel prospect back in custody after being charged with assault

The 30-year-old man now faces several additional charges

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UBC Okanagan, Lake Country joint community pool not a reality

Lake Country residents want a community pool, survey shows

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Airport Inn Lakeside owner Raif Fleihan points to some of his memorabilia in the motel lobby. (David Venn - Kelowna Capital News)

Infamous Okanagan motel to appeal being boarded up

‘The people that are living there today are compromised by the fact that they have to live there’

Airport Inn Lakeside owner Raif Fleihan points to some of his memorabilia in the motel lobby. (David Venn - Kelowna Capital News)