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Parents get Robo-Calls

Sep 17, 2014 / 4:50 pm

Although we do not 'officially' know school is back on, parents in the Okanagan are receiving some promising calls. School District 23 Superintendent Hugh Gloster says 'robo-calls' or automated calls have started going out to parents letting them know that, pending the...

Schools ready to welcome kids

Sep 16, 2014 / 11:55 am

As teachers get ready to vote on a tentative agreement Thursday to end their lengthy strike schools in the Central Okanagan are ready to accept students. School District 23 Superintendent, Hugh Gloster, says schools in the district could open Friday if that is deemed the course of action if...

School conference still in limbo

Sep 15, 2014 / 7:02 pm

School District 23 is appealing to the compassionate side of teachers union leader, Jim Iker. The district has sent a letter to Iker asking for permission to use Kelowna Secondary School and some district buses for the Canadian Student Leadership Conference, slated to be held in Kelowna...

Sports persevere through strike

Sep 15, 2014 / 9:00 am

Photo: Contributed - Sasha Lakic Photo: Contributed - Sasha Lakic Photo: Contributed - Sasha Lakic Photo: Contributed - Sasha Lakic While all school and extra-curricular activities remain dark in the province due to the on-going teachers strike, some high school sports are finding a way to...

Castanet's weekly weather

Sep 15, 2014 / 5:00 am

Warmer weather returns this week but there will still be cloud cover. What are you doing now that the tourists have all gone, and kids still aren't in school? Check out the forecast here.

Keeping kids busy: your options

Sep 13, 2014 / 6:58 pm

At this point kids being out of school for the third week is imminent and parents are stuck scrambling for options for their kids. Many of the programs first offered when the summer ended are winding down and parents are left with even less options. Castanet called around to those still...

Crash victim succumbs to injuries

Sep 13, 2014 / 1:37 pm

A 69-year-old man injured in a rollover on Hwy 97C two weeks ago, succumbed to his injuries Friday. Just before 3 p.m. on August 27 Merritt RCMP responded to a single-vehicle rollover near Pothole Creek Bridge on the connector. At the scene, a Ford F350 pickup towing a loaded flat deck...

Student conference needs billets

Sep 10, 2014 / 7:25 pm

The Central Okanagan School District is making an URGENT shout-out to our community. We still need billets for over 300 student delegates for the five-day Canadian Student Leadership Conference coming to Kelowna the week of September 23-27 and volunteers during the event!!! This conference is...

Risk of frost and sunshine

Sep 10, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Summer in Canada is typically defined as the three months from June to August, and Environment Canada readily concedes the warmest months are behind us. While that doesn’t necessarily mean the Okanagan will soon see conditions similar to what Calgary has experienced lately, there is a...

Saw horse blocks highway

Sep 9, 2014 / 1:30 pm

An Okanagan motorist has a word of warning after nearly colliding with a saw horse in the middle of the highway last night. Vernon resident Brad Lewicky was on his way home from work in Kelowna around 9 p.m., when he found the saw horse, standing up in the locked position, in the middle of...

Super moon gallery

Sep 9, 2014 / 6:52 am

A few of our readers were being followed by a moon shadow last night so they took these photos. Photo: Contributed - Brianne Mapson Photo: Contributed - Keith Martin Photo: Contributed - Linda Tymko Photo: Contributed - Conrad Photo: Contributed - Mike Pittaway Photo: Contributed - Trevor...

Hwy. 97 - motorist killed

Sep 8, 2014 / 10:51 am

Update -- 10:45 a.m. Kelowna RCMP have confirmed that the victim struck alongside Highway 97 Monday morning died on the way to hospital. The man is said to have been in his late 20's or early 30's and from Kelowna. The person driving the vehicle who struck the victim is also a...

Castanet's weekly weather

Sep 8, 2014 / 5:00 am

Another cool week is the harbinger of fall. Check out the forecast here:

Crime spree in Joe Rich

Sep 4, 2014 / 2:59 pm

RCMP are looking for your assistance into a recent rash of daytime break-ins. Back on Wednesday, Aug 27, police responded to three daylight break ins in the Huckleberry and Jack Pine road areas of Joe Rich. The neighbourhood was targeted by thieves sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 5...

Boundary commission hits OK

Sep 4, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The independent BC Electoral Commission will make two stops in the Okanagan as part of a 29 city tour to get public input on possible boundary changes. The commission is looking for input on the area, boundaries and names of provincial electoral districts to be used for the next two provincial...

Strike activities for kids

Sep 3, 2014 / 11:11 am

Parents and guardians wondering how to spend their $40 per day from the support fund (sign up for fund here) need look no further. Castanet is compiling a list of camps and activities being offered throughout the Okanagan for kids during teachers' strike. (This story continues to be...

Letter to parents from SD23

Sep 2, 2014 / 7:59 pm

The following is a letter from Superintendent Hugh Gloster, to parents and guardians of students in School District 23: The purpose of this letter is to provide you with current information as we enter the month of September. It is with profound regret that we are unable to start the school...

Crash: Truck Vs. Pontiac

Sep 1, 2014 / 8:57 am

An accident is snarling traffic on Highway 97 in Lake Country. The two vehicle MVA was reported around 8:30 a.m. Monday near the Oceola Rd. intersection (Tim Hortons). A grey Trans Am and a Dodge Ram 1500 truck collided, the front-end of the Pontiac was crushed under the front wheels of the...

Castanet's weekly weather

Sep 1, 2014 / 5:00 am

This week looks cooler and partly cloudy with a few days of rain. Summer isn't quite over yet, but Fall is coming - this week begins to usher it in. Check out Castanet's weekly weather forecast here.

Week in Review

Aug 31, 2014 / 9:07 am


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