Kelly Hayes started as a video journalist/web producer at Global Okanagan in September 2012 and has more than 30 years experience in broadcasting.
Hayes is a pioneer of sorts, being the first web journalist to introduce Internet news video to the Okanagan.
Born in Quebec and fluent in french, Hayes is a world traveler with a passion for covering international conflicts including Afghanistan and Egypt and Libya.
Prior to broadcasting, Hayes was a commercial hot-air balloon pilot and is a former Regional Director for Central Okanagan East.
His hobbies include dirt biking, snowmobiling and horseback riding.
After sitting idle for nearly a decade, construction resumed late last year at the former Lucaya condo tower on Sunset Drive in Kelowna’s north end. Continue reading →
Some dispensary owners admit they don’t know what to think after the City of Kelowna amended its zoning bylaw Tuesday in an attempt to dictate where dispensaries can and cannot set up shop. Continue reading →
Interior Health says the unit cannot be considered a safe injection site until the federal government allows it to be. Continue reading →
Mel Gauthier used to work for the provincial government. The catch is, the government never hired him. Continue reading →
It’s an impressive sight. A wind farm visible from the Okanagan Connector near the Pennask Summit. Continue reading →
It was a random act of kindness Thursday from Okanagan College students to Kelowna Transit drivers, offering them free coffee and donuts… Continue reading →
With house prices reaching record highs, the pressure is mounting on homeowners. Continue reading →
What Andy Wylie of Vernon is doing — some might say — is enlightening. Continue reading →
They’ve kept it a secret for quite some time, but the cat is out of the bag — a winery in Lake Country has gone underground. Continue reading →
When he came to Kelowna two years ago, Mundle was promoted to inspector and then suddenly became Kelowna’s top cop a few months ago when his boss, Supt. Nick Romanchuk, announced he was stepping down. Continue reading →
RCMP say it’s going to take some time before they’re able to identify the body found inside a Kelowna home. Continue reading →
An investigation is underway following the discovery of a man found dead in an RCMP holding cell. The man was arrested after crashing his car into a tree on McCulloch Road in East Kelowna Friday. Police don’t indicate why he was arrested. Police say the man was taken to the detachment and then to hospital… Continue reading →
It’s now the crown’s turn to cross examine Robotti… Continue reading →
The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Dustin Josef Rogers of Vernon. Continue reading →