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Carved pumpkins

Oct 31, 2014 / 6:34 am

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Big White hires 600

Oct 28, 2014 / 1:17 pm

It was a successful job hunt for 600 people looking for work at Big White Ski Resort this week. The mountain and the Big White Chamber of Commerce held a job fair Monday and Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express in Kelowna. People came from around the world to be interviewed to fill mountain...

Spooky colouring contest

Oct 27, 2014 / 2:08 pm

Contest closes at midnight on Wednesday Oct. 29, email your art to [email protected], remember to send us your name, age and contact information. Down load the full page contest art here. We will pick the winners on Thursday Oct. 30.

Pumpkin puts van in lake

Oct 27, 2014 / 12:15 pm

UPDATE 12:15 P.M. A 33-year-old West Kelowna man is lucky to have escaped unscathed after his van ended up in Okanagan Lake Saturday morning. RCMP confirm the incident in which an object, believed to have been a pumpkin, was hurled at the southbound van, smashing the driver's side...

Mountain goat gallery

Oct 27, 2014 / 7:18 am

Mountain goats take in the view and a light lunch near Summerland on Sunday. Photo: Trevor Rockliffe Photo: Trevor Rockliffe Photo: Trevor Rockliffe Photo: Trevor Rockliffe Photo: Trevor Rockliffe Photo: Trevor Rockliffe

Castanet's weekly weather

Oct 27, 2014 / 5:00 am

This week looks cool and rainy with some of our first lows of zero at night. Check the full forecast here:

Big contract helps local firm

Oct 26, 2014 / 8:31 am

A BC company has just received the largest ever single order in the global waterpark sector. WhiteWater West products, a company based in Richmond, signed a deal with Yinji Dynasty’s Zhengzhou Yinji Kaifeng Waterpark in Henan, China for $29-million worth of products. “This is a...

Local MPs under lockdown

Oct 22, 2014 / 1:00 pm

UPDATE 1 P.M. - Late this morning, Kelowna-Lake Country MP, Ron Cannan, sent out a tweet regarding this morning's incident on Parliament Hill. Photo: Twitter - @RonCannan Okanagan MPs are under lockdown this hour after Parliament Hill came under attack Wednesday...

School District remits $11.5M

Oct 22, 2014 / 5:40 am

The Central Okanagan School District (SD23) has repaid the Ministry of Education approximately $11.5M. The payment was for wages not paid as a result of the recent teacher's strike. According to SD23 Secretary/Treasurer, Larry Paul, the ministry recovered $6.2M from the district for...

Castanet's weekly weather

Oct 20, 2014 / 5:00 am

Tuesday and Sunday look to be the sunnier days of the week which is otherwise overcast and rainy. Check the full forecast here:

EECO celebrates 20 years

Oct 19, 2014 / 11:47 am

The Central Okanagan has changed a lot since 1994, when the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan first opened its doors. The public is invited to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, at an open house Sunday afternoon. It runs from...

Castanet's week in review

Oct 19, 2014 / 5:00 am

Castanet's week in review with Jen Zielinski.

Seeing is believing for United Way

Oct 17, 2014 / 3:10 pm

The Central Okanagan United Way held its annual bus tour this week. The Seeing is Believing tour brought members of the public to its various partner agencies to learn how the United Way invests in positive change around the area. It focuses on those people who have experienced crisis or...

New Monaco gets green light

Oct 16, 2014 / 2:55 pm

An Edmonton-based company has just received final approval to build a large community development in Peachland. The New Monaco Enterprise Corporation passed its final hurdle earlier this week, with Peachland city council giving them unanimous zoning approvals for the 125-acre...

Triple Ribbon Cutting

Oct 15, 2014 / 7:27 pm

Photo: Muriel Archibald Photo: Muriel Archibald Photo: Muriel Archibald Photo: Muriel Archibald Photo: Muriel Archibald Photo: Muriel Archibald Three major infrastructure projects have officially opened in Lake Country, with a total budget of $6 million. The largest of the projects is...

Suspected drunk driver flips car

Oct 15, 2014 / 12:06 pm

A young Lake Country man had to be taken to hospital early this morning after flipping his car, but that’s the least of his problems. Kelowna RCMP say the 22-year-old man also faces potential charges of impaired driving after blowing a ‘Fail’ doing a roadside sobriety...

Castanet's weekly weather

Oct 13, 2014 / 5:00 am

This week holds several overcast days and the occasional drizzle of rain. Check out the full forecast here:

Housefire in Peachland

Oct 11, 2014 / 10:12 pm

A house fire on Huston Road in Peachland near the intersection of Shaw Road has sent one person to hospital with unconfirmed injuries. The fire started around 8:30 p.m. at a single family home. Three engines, RCMP, BC Ambulance and a hydro truck attended. The fire was knocked down right...

Walkway construction to begin

Oct 11, 2014 / 3:53 pm

A new walkway is being built along the north breakwater at the Okanagan Centre Safe Harbour Regional Park. The 53-meter aluminum walkway and associated steel piling infrastructure will be installed in six sections along the 58-meter breakwater on Okanagan Lake. The park and its main boat...

Foodbank closer to $100k

Oct 11, 2014 / 9:11 am

The Lake Country Food Bank needs your votes to make the shortlist for the $100,000 Aviva Community Fund prize. The food bank needs to be in the top 15 by Monday to make the shortlist. In five days they have advanced 14 spots from 28th to 14th. "We are currently in 14th place in the...

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