Kelowna Capital News

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Kelowna Capital News

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The Kelowna Capital News is a free community newspaper, published once weekly. Central Okanagan Capital News is alternative and supplementary title. The paper was founded in 1930 by Leslie L. “Les” Kerry, who published the first issue on August 30 of that year. The Capital News was initially printed on a hand-cranked Gestetner duplicator. In the 1950s, ownership transferred to Kerry’s daughter Jane and her husband, Graham Takoff. In 1970, Takoff, assumed the role of publisher and increased publication frequency to thrice weekly by 1978. Business locations have included the base of Bernard Avenue and Enterprise Way (since 1990). Takoff sold the Capital News to Lower Mainland Publishing Ltd. in 1993, which ended 63 years of family ownership and marked the sale of the largest privately owned community newspaper in Western Canada at that time. Lower Mainland Publishing Ltd. sold its interest in the paper in 2001 to a group of Kelowna investors including Bruce Hamilton, then-owner of the Kelowna Rockets Junior Hockey Team. This group sold the paper to Black Press in 2003. Karen Hill is the publisher as of 2022.


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  • EAC

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