Central Okanagan Regional District

FortisBC has received interim approval from the BC Utilities Commission to raise its rates as of Jan. 1, 2023.(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

FortisBC sparking nearly 4% rate hike for electric customers in the New Year

‘We are forecasting an increased cost to purchase power in the upcoming year’


A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)

Kelowna had Canada’s highest crime rate in 2021

Kelowna also ranked seventh worse in the country for violent crime


A view of the White Rock Lake wildfire from Ellison Park Provincial Park Aug. 6, 2021. (Alana Johannson photo)

PHOTOS: White Rock Lake wildfire lights up night skies in the Okanagan

The 55,000-hectare wildfire caused thousands of evacuations Friday night, even more on alert


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