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3 options for council prayer

Apr 25, 2015 / 7:00 am

Kelowna city council will be given three options as it tries to determine how to handle a Supreme Court of Canada ruling on prayer in council chambers. In its decision earlier this month, the Supreme Court unanimously concluded the state must maintain a strict neutrality in religious matters and...

Heritage on hold

Apr 24, 2015 / 8:26 pm

The restoration of Cameron House is expected to be put on hold while the exact scope of that restoration is determined. Cameron House was originally built in 1928 at 2345 Richter Street. The surrounding parkland was donated to the city in 1968 while the building itself was purchased for $70,000...

Opening the doors of trade

Apr 24, 2015 / 8:00 pm

Councillor Mohini Singh is set to meet with the B.C. Fruit Growers Association on Monday to talk about trade opportunities with India. Last Thursday, Singh had the opportunity to meet the the Prime Minster of India and his delegation, and while she hoped to speak with them about opening trade...

Rail vote: pick your side

Apr 24, 2015 / 4:13 pm

Lake Country voters have one last chance to make their feelings known on the proposed purchase of the defunct CN Rail corridor. Voters are being asked to determine whether they wish to allow the municipality to borrow up to $2.6 million to buy half the 16-kilometre corridor running through the...

Surgical centre gets keys

Apr 24, 2015 / 3:31 pm

Plenary Health presented Interior Health with an oversized ceremonial key Friday, to signify handover of the first three floors of the new Interior Heart and Surgical Centre. The event marked the completion of construction of floors one through three, which are set to open to patients on Sept....

Civic block workshop

Apr 24, 2015 / 2:20 pm

The City of Kelowna wants your input into potential changes to the city's civic block. A community workshop planned for May 13 is one of several activities that will enable residents to participate in creation of a land-use plan for the downtown area. Building on the momentum of enhanced...

Power restored

Apr 24, 2015 / 12:44 pm

UPDATE 12:45 P.M. Fortis BC reports power has been restored to all customers. UPDATE 10:45 A.M. Fortis BC says power has been restored to approximately 550 customers, leaving about 200 still in the dark. UPDATE 10:20 A.M. About 750 customers are without power in an area of...
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Sneak peek paddlers

Apr 24, 2015 / 10:31 am

Castanet got a sneak peek at the Kelowna Paddle Centre set to open on May 2. An estimated $150,000 of in-kind work, including equipment was donated by the membership and community to the centre. The centre now features a clubhouse with change rooms, a trophy room, kitchen and exercise room;...

Revolutionary toothbrush

Apr 24, 2015 / 5:53 am

A Kelowna company is hoping to change the way the world brushes its teeth – and it's turning to crowdfunding to help make it happen. Richard Fulop is founder of Brush Effects, a toothbrush he and his long time friend, Buta Herr, developed about three-and-a-half years ago. "My...

Bus exchange reopening

Apr 23, 2015 / 8:00 pm

The $5.6 million Queensway transit exchange will reopen to transit users, coinciding with summer transit service changes this Sunday. The temporary exchange area on Ellis Street will cease being served by transit. Features of the improved Queensway exchange include a unique, all-weather wood...

Health show this weekend

Apr 23, 2015 / 4:32 pm

Fitness, well being, nutrition and all things health will take over the Kelowna Curling Club this weekend for the annual Kelowna Health Show. During the two-day event, attendees can expect more than 60 exhibitors and back-to-back guest keynote speakers to share their wisdom with the...

Rail results expected late

Apr 23, 2015 / 4:25 pm

Don't expect results from Saturday's Lake Country referendum to be swift. Results are expected to be released once the votes are tabulated, sometime between 10 p.m. and midnight. Chief Election Officer Reyna Seabrook said the delay is due to the fact the votes will be counted by hand...

Mayhem motorist caught

Apr 23, 2015 / 3:29 pm

A Kelowna man suspected of causing several thousand dollars in damage in a crash at a local supermarket is now in police custody. Police located the Ford Explorer and arrested a 30-year-old man in the McCulloch area after a vehicle drove through the front window of Lakeview Market at Pandosy...

Charged following crash

Apr 23, 2015 / 2:55 pm

A 56-year-old Penticton man faces a number of potential charges resulting from a five-car pile-up on Harvey Avenue Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. at Harvey and Ethel Street. The suspect walked away from the crash scene. "A witness on scene advised that...

Car-crash market mayhem

Apr 23, 2015 / 12:30 pm

UPDATE 12:15 P.M. Lakeview Market manager Ed Desjardins was working in the produce section about 10:30 Thursday morning when he heard a crash come from the front of the building. He thought a display had fallen over, but when he made his way to the front of the store, he was met with a much...

What did they really see?

Apr 23, 2015 / 10:37 am

Ogopogo, much like the Lochness Monster and Sasquatch, is a legend carried through generations – believed by some, dismissed by most. After we posted the first-hand account of two women who swear they saw the beast in Okanagan Lake, Castanet's Facebook, social media and comment...

4 things you need to know

Apr 23, 2015 / 8:37 am

Castanet's AM Update for Thursday April 23, with Carmen Weld.

Praying for a decision

Apr 23, 2015 / 8:00 am

Kelowna city council is expected to come up with a decision regarding prayer prior to meetings next week. In a unanimous decision earlier this month, the Supreme Court ruled Catholic prayer at the beginning of a council meeting in Saguenay, Que., infringed on freedom of conscience and religion....

New shoes for souls

Apr 23, 2015 / 5:00 am

Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Contributed To help more Canadians, the charity has switched its focus to provide more shoes to those locally in need. Shoe Bank Canada is a...

Raft of Medusa

Apr 22, 2015 / 8:00 pm

A locally produced rock musical is set to take Kelowna by storm according to the writer and director. Raft of the Medusa is an original musical based on a true account of a tragic shipwreck during the nineteenth century, told through the eyes of a French painter Theodore Gericault. Randall...
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