Kelowna News

'Heroes' rescue lost skier

Feb 23, 2019 / 10:30 am

A Kelowna man has reached out to thank the volunteers who saved his life earlier this month after he became lost in the Big White backcountry. Central Okanagan...

Best ski day of the year

Feb 23, 2019 / 7:38 am

Stop hitting the snooze button on that alarm and get up to Big White! After consistent snow fell on the mountain throughout the week, Big White was hit with...

February one of the coldest

Feb 23, 2019 / 5:00 am

The Okanagan is on track for one of its coldest months in the region's recorded history. The mean daily temperature for the first 17 days of February in...

Surprise CO2 source found

Feb 23, 2019 / 5:00 am

A new study from UBC Okanagan has uncovered a surprising new source of carbon dioxide emissions – irrigating valley orchards with lake water. Melanie...

Separated bike lanes on way

Feb 23, 2019 / 5:00 am

The City of Kelowna's active transportation network will be expanding later this year with projects along Ethel Street and Sutherland Avenue. Designs will...

Fresh powder on the slopes

Feb 22, 2019 / 7:25 pm

The Okanagan saw approximately three centimeters fall at valley bottom Friday and the ski slopes hit the jackpot. Over the past 24 hour Big White Ski Resort...

Flood cause determined?

Feb 22, 2019 / 6:38 pm

A flood that forced about 100 university students out of their homes may have been caused by the failure of a fire-suppression system. Mission Group, which...

Evening Update Feb. 22

Feb 22, 2019 / 5:00 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Friday, Feb. 22, with reporter Wayne Moore.

Out, OK in rollover crash

Feb 22, 2019 / 4:42 pm

UPDATE: 4:40 p.m. The driver and a passenger are reportedly out of the vehicle and were uninjured in a rollover crash on Glenmore Road. The vehicle is off the...

Hwy 33 a skating rink

Feb 22, 2019 / 3:58 pm

Emergency crews are on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 33 near Springfield Road in Kelowna. The crash reportedly happened just after 3:30 p.m. A...

Crystal Waters crash scene

Feb 22, 2019 / 3:46 pm

Castanet is receiving reports of at least one rollover crash on Highway 97 near Crystal Waters in Lake Country. Firefighters and paramedics have been dispatched...

Celebrating pop culture

Feb 22, 2019 / 3:00 pm

For the sixth year, downtown Kelowna will be overflowing with people dressed up in costumes for the Kelowna Fan Experience. The Comic-Con-style event involves a...

Four years for break-in spree

Feb 22, 2019 / 1:10 pm

A man who went on an 11-day property crime spree in Kelowna last year will spend almost two and a half more years behind bars. Between Jan. 17 and Jan. 27,...

Total fun weekend ahead

Feb 22, 2019 / 1:00 pm

Check out what's happening this weekend with Jenna Craigmyle, who'll be making the rounds in the Castanet-Total Restoration Total Fun Cruiser.

Addict turned life around

Feb 22, 2019 / 12:29 pm

Dean Schaffler once lived on the streets of Kelowna – but now, he's an example for others hoping to change their lives. Schaffler is a staff member at...

Unstable slope a threat

Feb 22, 2019 / 10:11 am

Two landowners in the Black Mountain area of Kelowna could be forced to fix an unstable slope. And, according to director of community safety Lance Kayfish, it...

55+ Games coming to town

Feb 22, 2019 / 5:00 am

Athletes from across the province will be coming to Kelowna next September for the 32nd annual 55+ BC Games. The Games will run from Sept. 10-14, when the city...

Mitigating future flooding

Feb 22, 2019 / 5:00 am

Over the next two months, Kelowna's Mill Creek Regional Park along Spencer Road will be the site of a major construction project. Crews will be replacing...

Local stuck in Haiti

Feb 22, 2019 / 5:00 am

A Kelowna woman volunteering in Haiti says she can’t find a way back to Canada and she's been left to fend for herself. “I’ve never seen...

Edge finds Top 40 over 40

Feb 22, 2019 / 5:00 am

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is once again recognizing its top 40 over 40 business leaders. It's the fifth year for the Top 40 Over Forty, presented by...