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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...

Thinking outside the bottle

Oct 10, 2014 / 8:35 am

He quit his day job to start a movement in the Okanagan, a scene that some may only be privy to in metropolitan centres. Gerry Jobe a self professed mixologistiticalcullinarianist is inspiring bartenders across the valley to generate a cocktail culture. “The Okanagan Cocktail Movement...

Washout traps campers

Oct 10, 2014 / 6:39 am

The Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR) team was called to help five campers who were trapped after a road was washed out. The campers were at Browne Lake Provincial Park when a culvert in the road somehow became blocked. Water had eroded and washed away the soil around it, making the...

Enrolment up in SD23

Oct 10, 2014 / 5:00 am

Enrolment figures are in encouraging for School District 23. Overall, enrolment in the district increased by 14 students over last year and is 97 over projections. In his report to the Board of Education, Supt. Hugh Gloster, says the district currently have 21,327 registered students. The...

Blood moon gallery

Oct 8, 2014 / 3:24 pm

Here is a gallery from our readers. Send your photos to [email protected] Photo: Contributed - Shawn Berglund Photo: Contributed - Stephen Wells Photo: Contributed - Stephen Wells Photo: Contributed - Suzy Desilets Photo: Contributed - Stewart Hill Photo: Contributed - Stewart Hill Photo:...

City of Big White on hold

Oct 6, 2014 / 1:05 pm

Officials with the Big White Chamber of Commerce will have to wait until after the November Municipal election to know whether a study on self governance will go ahead. For the study to happen approval must be granted by the regional district, in this case, the Regional District of Kootenay...

Castanet's weekly weather

Oct 6, 2014 / 5:00 am

This week has it all with clouds, rain and sun. Check out the full forecast here.

Big White in exclusive pilot

Oct 5, 2014 / 3:54 pm

Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed The Big White Fire Department is one of the only departments in BC to be part of a pilot project that increases their medical training to paramedic level. Only two other fire departments are...

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