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Car wash brushed off

Apr 16, 2014 / 10:03 am

Good business - wrong location. That was the feeling of Kelowna City Council before it unanimously shot down a proposed car wash in a residential area of Glenmore. A standing room only crowd packed council chambers for Tuesday's 6 p.m. public hearing, prompting council to move the item to...

Teams needed for PlayOn!

Apr 15, 2014 / 9:00 pm

It has been a tough go so far for organizers of Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! Kelowna. After a stellar turnout at last year’s street hockey tournament, they say only a dozen or so teams have signed up for the 2014 event. The tournament will take place the weekend of May 24 at...

The story of Gloria & me

Apr 15, 2014 / 7:37 pm

Assigned to cover the story of Gloria Taylor’s fight to die with dignity, two local Kelowna filmmakers ventured out on their most personal, heart wrenching endeavour yet. Taylor was at the centre of a successful BC Supreme Court Challenge that briefly overturned the ban on assisted...

UBCO students victorious

Apr 15, 2014 / 7:30 pm

UBCO says they are standing by their students and reversing their decision made last week to cut three accounting courses from the school's curriculum. “The level of concern from students was significant and it was clear that they had a high level of anxiety about this and that could...

Buckerfield's cat found

Apr 15, 2014 / 3:44 pm

Update -- April 15, 2:30 p.m. RCMP in Ashcroft had some good news for Buckerfield's today, telling them that Annie the cat had been found. Information was received in Kelowna which led Ashcroft RCMP officers to recover the cat without incident at a residence in Ashcroft. Annie is being...

Tower Ranch fire mitigation

Apr 15, 2014 / 2:24 pm

The City of Kelowna is looking for a provincial grant to mitigate potential wildfire fuel from Tower Ranch Mountain Park. The park is on the eastern slopes of the city, just south of Tower Ranch golf course. A 150 unit Tower Ranch subdivision is planned for the area adjacent to the park,...

It was a blood moon rising

Apr 15, 2014 / 10:19 am

Photo: Contributed - Andy Neumann Photo: Contributed - Andy Neumann Photo: Contributed - Andy Neumann Photo: Contributed - Andy Neumann Photo: Contributed - Andy Neumann Photo: Contributed - Andy Neumann A Castanet reader, whose husband is...

Food rolls into City Park

Apr 15, 2014 / 6:40 am

You can add waffles and tacos to the menu of items you'll be able to get at City Park this summer. Two new vending carts offering up both have been added to the roster of vending operations allowed to serve food at the park this year. Council Monday approved three year leases to allow...

Paddling for 1200 days straight

Apr 15, 2014 / 5:00 am

He says as long as he stays healthy he’ll keep going. It’s been 1,200 days straight that Bob Purdy has strapped on his standup paddle board (SUP) braved the elements, rain or shine, all for the betterment of the planet. Last year Castanet sat down with Purdy to talk about his...

UBCO reverses decision

Apr 14, 2014 / 6:30 pm

One week after an unwavering Faculty of Management Dean Roger Sugden made a controversial decision to cut three fourth year accounting courses, UBCO has reversed the decision. Just before 8 a.m. Monday UBCO sent an email to all students stating the courses would, in fact, be offered (see...

Grossmith trial set for Nov.

Apr 14, 2014 / 4:31 pm

A trial date has been set for the man accused of killing his mother with a hammer in September 2012. Conor Frederick Grossmith will stand trial later this year by judge alone, having waived his right to a jury trial. The trial will begin Nov. 17 and it’s expected to last 25...

T-bone take 2

Apr 14, 2014 / 1:50 pm

Another vehicle was T-Boned at the intersection of Harvey and Hardy Monday afternoon. Two days ago an SUV was flipped on its side after being hit by a truck when the driver tried to dart across Harvey onto Hardy (video below) sending four people to hospital. In today's (Monday) accident...

Snelson trial to be moved

Apr 14, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Neil Snelson will be going to trial once again, but it won’t be in Kelowna. The new manslaughter trial into the death of Jennifer Cusworth will take place in Kamloops, after counsels for both sides agreed to the move. Snelson, who is still in custody after being convicted in 2011, is...

Rescued from a trail

Apr 14, 2014 / 6:34 am

On Sunday afternoon the Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR) group were called to rescue a woman on the Mission Creek Greenway. COSAR was dispatched to assist the BC ambulance service and the Kelowna Fire Department in rescuing the woman who was having a mild cardiac issue. She was on the...

Speed a recurring problem

Apr 14, 2014 / 5:00 am

Speed appears to have been behind an accident, Saturday night, on Sexsmith Rd. According to witnesses a blue Toyota was travelling east on Valley Road North, approaching Sexsmith Road, when the driver lost control and crashed into a parked pickup truck on Sexsmith. Luckily no one was hurt in...

T-bone caught on video

Apr 12, 2014 / 8:38 pm

Four people were taken to hospital with minor injuries after an accident at the intersection of Harvey and Hardy on Saturday afternoon. According to RCMP Cst. Bob Charron, the two vehicle accident happened just after 2 p.m.. "An eastbound vehicle on Hwy. 97 attempted to make a left hand...

Law Day celebrations

Apr 12, 2014 / 9:27 am

​If you've ever wanted to know more about the law and how it works, this is your chance to find out. Law Day is being celebrated locally Saturday at the Kelowna Courthouse. The family oriented event features Girl Guide arrests and mock trials, RCMP demonstrations, courthouse tours,...

Fortis plans power outages

Apr 12, 2014 / 7:00 am

FortisBC has a few power outages planned in Kelowna over the next several days. Outages will affect about 1,800 customers. On Sunday, April 13, a planned power outage is scheduled for 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. It will affect approximately 600 customers from Richter street south to Coopland...

College bails out UBCO students

Apr 11, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Okanagan College has stepped up to the plate to help accounting students at UBCO after that school announced they were cutting three critical fourth-year courses from next year’s curriculum. The college already offers the same courses as part of their business program, and Heather Banham,...

RCMP talks YLW pot bust

Apr 11, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The RCMP has finally said why they seized two shipments of marijuana at Kelowna International Airport last week. According to Sgt. Duncan Pound of the RCMP Criminal Operations Federal Policing, the pot was seized because it did not match what was authorized to be transferred. The statement...

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