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A roller derby Halloween contest

Oct 29, 2014 / 9:48 pm

The Okanagan Roller Derby Association is giving two lucky readers a chance to join them at one the best Halloween parties in Kelowna! If you are over 19 and want to party with the derby gals, send your best 'caption' for the photo above to [email protected] for your chance to win the...

Rec Centre pool reopens

Oct 29, 2014 / 2:50 pm

UPDATE 2:50 P.M. OCT 29 The Parkinson Recreation Centre main pool has now re-opened. A reduction in water clarity was caused by a mechanical malfunction that affected the pool’s filtration system. The issue has been resolved and City staff will continue to monitor the equipment. The...

Christmas display goes up on ...

Oct 29, 2014 / 1:45 pm

The very popular Christmas light display will be returning to Kerry Park this holiday season. Rotary Clubs of Kelowna have announced the display, called the Festival of Lights will be turned on Saturday, Dec. 6 following a program sponsored by the Downtown Kelowna Association. The light...

Kelowna teen missing

Oct 29, 2014 / 1:38 pm

Kelowna RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Kelowna resident. Jaiden Barber-Schrader was last seen Oct. 19. There is nothing to indicate foul play at this time. Barber-Schrader is described as: Caucasian female 15 years 5 ft 3 in (160 cm) 104...

Centennial Park sale official

Oct 28, 2014 / 9:34 am

The sale of Centennial Park to the City of Kelowna in exchange for an extension of Shepherd Road was made official Monday afternoon. The sale was made possible earlier this month when the membership of the Rutland Park Society voted 71 per cent in favour of the deal. As part of the sale the...

CUPE, City reach deal

Oct 28, 2014 / 5:00 am

After months of negotiations, talk breakdowns and little movement, CUPE Local 338 and the City of Kelowna have ratified a five-year collective agreement. “This historic five-year agreement provides fair compensation for employees while enhancing service and operational flexibility,”...

Keloha gone, is COG far behind?

Oct 28, 2014 / 5:00 am

One of Kelowna's two big summer music festivals is going by the wayside. Wet Ape owner, Scott Emslie confirmed today the Keloha Music Festival will not be returning in 2015. Emslie says his company has asked the mid-July weekend be left open for a new event. "We are working on...

Airport takedown

Oct 27, 2014 / 2:41 pm

A 35-year-old Alberta man, currently residing in Summerland, faces several charges after the Kelowna International Airport received a threat to an outgoing domestic flight on Saturday afternoon. On October 25 at 12:24 p.m., the Kelowna RCMP received a report of a possible threat specific to...

Foerster returns to court

Oct 27, 2014 / 11:25 am

Lawyers for Matthew Foerster were back in court Monday on two outstanding matters facing the man already convicted of first degree murder. In April of this year, Foerster was sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility of parole in the Oct. 31 murder of 18-year-old Taylor Van...

Haunted Kelowna

Oct 26, 2014 / 11:53 am

It's a headless horseman kind of week. Halloween is only a few days away and there are several spooky spectacles for kids and adults to experience in and around Kelowna. Cam Lowther has set up a display in his yard and a ghost-pirate themed maze in his garage as a way to collect food and...

Castanet's Week in Review

Oct 26, 2014 / 5:00 am

Castanet's week in review with Jen Zielinski.

Airport incident

Oct 25, 2014 / 9:20 pm

UPDATE 9 P.M. Kelowna RCMP have arrested one person of interest in connection with the threat against an aircraft Saturday afternoon. Nothing suspicious or threatening was found by RCMP during the search of either aircraft, passengers or baggage. Kelowna RCMP continue to investigate the...

Free parking for small shop

Oct 25, 2014 / 9:32 am

On-street parking has been waived by the City of Kelowna Saturday. The move is in support of the Downtown Kelowna Association’s Small Shop Saturday promotion. Vehicles can park without paying, but posted time limits remain in effect so that convenient parking spaces are turned over for...

Winter travel event at YLW

Oct 25, 2014 / 9:14 am

Kelowna International Airport is hosting its annual winter travel event today. To kick off the winter flight schedule, the public is invited to this sun, beaches and more event to learn about amazing travel destinations and activities, and enter to win prizes. The event runs from 11 a.m. to...

Struck cyclist's friends rally

Oct 25, 2014 / 6:42 am

The Kelowna cyclist and yogi who nearly lost her life after being pinned under a water truck is doing better, beating the odds and slowly recovering in Vancouver. Andy Hayden, 31, was riding her bike in the Pandosy area when she had a collision with a water truck. Hayden was dragged underneath...

Pedestrian hit on Harvey

Oct 25, 2014 / 1:35 am

Photo: Trevor Rockliffe Photo: Trevor Rockliffe Photo: Trevor Rockliffe Photo: Trevor Rockliffe Photo: Contributed - Callum Mathieson A pedestrian was taken to hospital after he was struck by a vehicle at Abbott Street and Harvey Avenue Friday night. RCMP say the man appeared to try and...

Dinner to support "diversabilities"

Oct 24, 2014 / 7:29 pm

Supporting adults with 'diversabilities' is as simple as going out for dinner this Wednesday. Pathways Abilities Society and Kelowna Community Development Society present the second Annual Dine for Diversabilities fundraising event in celebration of Community Living...

Designated driver only 14

Oct 24, 2014 / 2:05 pm

A son making sure his intoxicated dad got home safely has received his first traffic ticket following a vehicle stop Wednesday evening. Turns out the son was just 14-years-old. Members of the Kelowna Integrated Road Safety Unit, stopped the Chevy Impala on Bartley Road near Capri Road shortly...

Two sentenced in shoot out

Oct 24, 2014 / 1:53 pm

Two of the three accused Westside Shooters were sentenced in Kelowna on Friday. They were involved in a chase and exchange of gun fire with police in July of 2012. The chase stretched from West Kelowna to Vernon along Westside Road and involved numerous carjackings. It eventually culminated...

Lights out, crocodile

Oct 24, 2014 / 1:53 pm

1:45 p.m. update: FortisBC contacted Castanet to say that they have been working with Croc Talk for more than five years in attempts to reduce their outstanding balance and find a timeframe for repayment that worked for both parties. This is contrary to Illman's claim that his power was...

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