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Full nameCity of Kelowna
Official nameCity of Kelowna
Motto"Fruitful in Unity"
Regional DistrictCentral Okanagan
BodyKelowna City Council
MPRon Cannan
MLAsSteve Thomson
Norm Letnick
Ben Stewart
Total Area81.7 sq mi (211.69 km2)
Elevation1128.6 ft (344 m)
Total Population106707 (2006)
Density (pop.)504.1/km2 (1305.6/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)162276
Other information
Time zonePacific Time Zone (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
Postal code spanV1P, V1V V1Z
Area code(250), (778)

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Kelowna is a city on Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley, in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada. Its name derives from a Okanagan language term for "grizzly bear". Kelowna ranks as the 22nd largest metropolitan area in Canada.

Nearby communities include the district of West Kelowna (a separate political entity from Kelowna) to the west across Okanagan Lake, Lake Country and Vernon to the north, as well as Peachland to the southwest and, further to the south, Summerland and Penticton.


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Unsolved crimes: West Kelowna - Tweet this news unnerved occupants of a home on the 2000 block of Harmon Road in West -Kelowna- reported a break and enter that occurred sometime overnight on April 15, 2011. While they slept, intruder(s) broke a basement window with a rock and made the - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 12:06:14 GMT+00:00
Man struck while jaywalking - Global Toronto Tweet this news
Global Toronto--A middle aged man is in hospital with head injuries after being struck by a vehicle in -Kelowna- Saturday afternoon. A man attempting to cross a busy stretch of highway in -Kelowna- learned the hard way the consequences of jaywalking. ... - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 01:20:56 GMT+00:00
Rutland Brush fire - Tweet this news pilot Justin Simlie has brought his crew of CL215 pilots to -Kelowna- for waterbombing practice. Two of the planes, affectionately called "ducks" will fly Saturday and Sunday off -Kelowna's- waterfront. Originall - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 23:12:58 GMT+00:00
Charges laid against owner of dog abandoned at Kelowna shelter - Kelowna Capital News Tweet this news
Kelowna Capital News--By Contributed - -Kelowna- Capital News Charges of animal cruelty have now been laid against a -Kelowna- man who abandoned his critically ill dog last month. Dave Schamerhorn faces charges under both the Criminal Code of Canada and t - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 18:11:14 GMT+00:00
Complaints over new seniors centre - Global Winnipeg Tweet this news
Global Winnipeg--After nearly 40 years, days at the Water Street Senior Centre in downtown -Kelowna- are numbered. The building will soon be demolished to make way for the new -Kelowna- Yacht Club. The City of -Kelowna- plans to build a new senior's - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 05:01:39 GMT+00:00
Close-up: Riding demographics heavily favour Conservatives - Kelowna Capital News Tweet this news
Kelowna Capital News--Crowds swarmed his car, young girls rushed up to kiss his cheek and audiences listened with rapt enthusiasm, reads a newspaper story about a rare moment in Canadian history when public office had the shimmer of ... - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 17:09:58 GMT+00:00
Easter egg hunting in Kelowna - CKFR Tweet this news
CKFR--The Victory Fellowships 8th annual Free Easter event, at the Parkinson Recreation Centre, was a rousing success according to a couple of very excited youngsters. "My favorite thing was the pancakes and the show. I saw the Easter Bunny and t - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 20:24:38 GMT+00:00
House raided for the 3rd time - Tweet this news RCMP - Story: 61598 The -Kelowna- Property Crime Unit went into action Thursday night. They raided a home in the 500 block of McKay Avenue in -Kelowna- at a known crack house. Police know this because they've been there before. ... - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 19:00:21 GMT+00:00
Way of the Cross inspires justice - Tweet this news year's walk also recognized -Kelowna's- social agencies, honouring those who serve and those who are served, and was co-sponsored by -Kelowna- KAIROS and Central Okanagan Ministerial. It wound its way through downtown -Kelowna - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 21:36:29 GMT+00:00
ATV rider rescued - Global Edmonton Tweet this news
Global Edmonton--The man was riding his ATV in the hills above West -Kelowna- when he crashed and pinned himself underneath the quad. A RCMP helicopter was dispatched to the scene after police received a call about the accident near Hayman Lake around 12 - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 00:20:18 GMT+00:00

Kelowna's use as a market trial location :
1959 10,000
1971 19,089
1978 51,955
1981 59,196
1986 61,213
1991 75,950
1993 85,564
1996 89,442
2001 96,288
2006 106,707

Kelowna's use as a market trial location :
Catholic 18,195 19.2%
Protestant 38,215 40.3%
Christian Orthodox 795 0.8%
Christian, n.i.e. 5,735 6.1%
Muslim 250 0.2%
Jewish 215 0.2%
Buddhist 505 0.5%
Hindu 140 0.1%
Sikh 855 0.9%
Eastern religions 110 0.1%
Latter-day Saint 305 0.3%
No religious affiliation 29,435 31.1%

Kelowna's use as a market trial location :
Scottish 16,275 37.9%
German 13,170 30.7%
Canadian 12,410 28.9%
Irish 12,265 28.5%
French 7,455 17.4%
Ukrainian 4,485 10.4%
Dutch 2,915 6.8%
Polish 2,815 6.6%
Norwegian 2,765 6.4%
Swedish 2,380 5.5%
Russian 2,045 4.8%
Italian 1,865 4.3%
Aboriginal people 1,695 3.9%
Welsh 1,390 3.2%

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