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Kelowna News Last 7 days

KF can't hire fast enough

Nov 21, 2017 / 9:00 pm

Kelowna's KF Aerospace is having to turn away jobs because it can’t find enough workers. KF is hiring from every corner of the country and across the...

Fun night, good cause

Nov 21, 2017 / 8:00 pm

There is nothing better then getting in the holiday spirit for a good cause. On Nov. 25, The Innkeeper’s Gala, hosted by the Hotel Eldorado, will...

Kids face fear of flying

Nov 21, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Kelowna children with autism got a look inside the airport to ease anxiety about flying. The Canucks Autism Network and YLW hosted the accessibility tour for...

Legality, morality clash

Nov 21, 2017 / 12:58 pm

The City of Kelowna believes it has the law on its side. Local pot dispensaries claim they are defending morality and people's right to choose. A Kelowna...

Body found in house fire

Nov 21, 2017 / 12:41 pm

UPDATE: 12:40 p.m. Neighbours living beside the Rutland home where a body was discovered after a fire broke out say there was suspicious activity from the four...

Alleged pimp in court

Nov 21, 2017 / 11:53 am

The police investigation of an alleged Kelowna pimp spanned almost a full year. Now, a year after charges were first laid, he's back in court. Simon Walter...

Car wash cleaned out

Nov 21, 2017 / 11:20 am

Thieves made off with cash from a coin machine at Skogies Car Wash in Kelowna last week. The break-in happened in the early hours of Nov. 13. Owners of the car...

Shoe boxes full of love

Nov 21, 2017 / 9:57 am

A semi will pick up thousands of shoe boxes in Kelowna, Wednesday – filled with gifts for poor children around the world. Mike Penninga, senior pastor at...

Kelowna's housing crisis

Nov 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Kelowna has a housing crisis, and it doesn't only affect the homeless or disenfranchised. If current trends continue, it will get much, much worse over the...

Fikowski wants first place

Nov 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

The second fittest man in the world is Kelowna's Brent Fikowski. Fikowski placed second in the 2017 CrossFit Reebok games. The 2017 CrossFit Invitational...

Council study 'the pits'

Nov 20, 2017 / 7:24 pm

Kelowna council wants to study just what a development will look like at the former Pier Mac gravel pit across from the airport. The request for the study came...

Teen girl, dog missing

Nov 20, 2017 / 7:17 pm

An 18-year-old Kelowna teen and a Shih Tzu dog have been missing since Nov. 14. Sabrina McConnell was last seen that morning, leaving a house in Rutland and...

For or against $15 an hour

Nov 20, 2017 / 6:30 pm

Kelowna residents are being asked how a minimum wage increase would impact them. The Fair Wage Commission is coming to Kelowna Tuesday, and seven other...

Crash near YLW

Nov 20, 2017 / 5:45 pm

Traffic heading into Kelowna is being slowed by a crash on Highway 97 near the airport. The crash occurred sometime after 5 p.m. on Highway 97 near the entrance...

Winter holding off

Nov 20, 2017 / 2:11 pm

Good news for the Okanagan this week, winter may be holding off a little longer. "We shouldn't see a significant amount of snow over the next couple of...

Armed robbery at Super 8

Nov 20, 2017 / 1:55 pm

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in an armed robbery at Super 8 Motel in Kelowna on Friday. RCMP responded to the 2500...

Monster trucks to roar

Nov 20, 2017 / 10:39 am

The monster trucks are coming! The Traxxas Monster Truck Tour will rev up Kelowna's Prospera Place Jan. 13 and 14. The 10,000-pound, car-crushing giants...

Road closure for roundabout

Nov 20, 2017 / 9:59 am

Construction of a roundabout will close the intersection of Old Vernon, Rutland and Acland roads for four days. The closure begins at 7 p.m. today and continues...

To lose a child is too hard

Nov 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

His daughter was killed during a multi-vehicle collision on the Coquihalla Highway just south of Merritt almost eight months ago. This weekend, Hideki Mimura...

Olympic party at Big White

Nov 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

Big White Ski Resort will be the official location of the 2018 Canadian Olympic team send-off. The public event will give fans a chance to wish Canadian...

Report of fire in bedroom

Nov 19, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Firefighters responded to reports of a residential fire in Lake Country on Sunday. Crews were called to 10022 Okanagan Centre Road at about 6:30 p.m. for a fire...

Castanet's week in review

Nov 19, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Castanet's Week in Review with Nich Johansen.

PM sent pics of OD victims

Nov 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

Helen Jennens lost both of her sons to overdoses in the past six years. The Kelowna woman has now joined hundreds of parents across the country in sending the...

MVI's impact everyone

Nov 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

It may not be as big as some memorial services, but organizers of World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims are hoping to change that. Police officers,...

Pedestrians hit at xwalk

Nov 18, 2017 / 8:27 pm

UPDATE: 7:40 a.m. Sunday Kelowna Fire Rescue confirms that a crew was called to attend an incident involving two pedestrians on the 2300 block of Baron Road...

Visible fire a controlled burn

Nov 18, 2017 / 5:53 pm

A fire currently burning atop Okanagan Mountain is a controlled slash burn, not a forest fire, according to the Kelowna Fire Department. Castanet News has...

Teen assaulted, ring stolen

Nov 18, 2017 / 6:41 am

Kelowna RCMP are asking for the public's help in locating an unusual ring. The ring, stolen Nov. 6, belongs to a youth and has great sentimental value....

Cars collide on Gordon

Nov 18, 2017 / 6:37 am

Two cars collided at Gordon Drive and Highway 97 just after 6:30 p.m. Friday. A red four-door and a black sedan were damaged in the collision. The black sedan...

NBA dancer to Kelowna

Nov 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Former NBA Toronto Raptors dancer Mahta Sadi left Toronto to pursue a career in real estate, but she soon ended up right back on the dance floor. "Within...

Housing issues in focus

Nov 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Barriers to home ownership in Kelowna are not expected to improve if current trends continue. That according to a new Housing Needs Assessment. The report...

Saying no to hotel

Nov 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

City planning staff are asking city council to reject an application for a hotel on the former Pier Mac gravel pit site across from Kelowna International...

Help out the wildlife

Nov 17, 2017 / 9:00 pm

The BCSPCA is asking you to take a second and think about wildlife before doing your usual yard work. "You can do a great service to wildlife by letting...

'I just broke my neck'

Nov 17, 2017 / 6:18 pm

Mike Shaw, a former competitive freestyle skier, survived a near-death workplace incident as a young skiing coach. Shaw spoke at the go2HR Tourism and...

Power restored to most

Nov 17, 2017 / 1:30 pm

UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. Power has now been restored to all but 113 homes, following a widespread outage in Southeast Kelowna Friday. The remaining homes are expected...

Castanet Kid Report

Nov 17, 2017 / 1:00 pm

This week's Castanet Kid Report with junior reporter Ariella Amato.

Reimagining Clement

Nov 17, 2017 / 11:03 am

A reimagining of Clement Avenue, at the edge of Kelowna's downtown, is underway. On the heels of construction of the new RCMP detachment and eventual...

Seeking fair water rates

Nov 17, 2017 / 5:45 am

The City of Kelowna is looking for public input in designing a new water rate structure. The survey comes as the city gets ready to add more than 500...

Big White eager to open

Nov 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

Big White Ski Resort has plenty of white stuff on the ground, a week out from their Nov. 23 opening. The resort has been busy working hard to get everything...

Reaching new speeds

Nov 16, 2017 / 6:30 pm

A West Kelowna man has been breaking speed records. Mitch Egner spent much of the past year chasing the 2017 Pacific F2000 Championship, finally finding...

Bleacher bums take a seat

Nov 16, 2017 / 3:37 pm

It would appear these thieves are looking for an audience. Some time over the Remembrance Day long weekend, thieves targeted High Noon Park in Kelowna's...

Deadly distraction?

Nov 16, 2017 / 2:51 pm

The third Sunday in November has been designated UN World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Paul Hergott, organizer of the Kelowna ceremony...

Let the bells jingle

Nov 16, 2017 / 12:03 pm

Jingle bells are a sign Christmas is right around the corner. The Salvation Army's 2017 Christmas kettle campaign got underway in Kelowna Thursday morning. ...

Chases stranger with knives

Nov 16, 2017 / 11:09 am

An intoxicated man with a knife chased a stranger in Kelowna's Rutland neighbourhood, Thursday. RCMP responded to the 300 block of Highway 33 about 12:30...

Big Bad Wolf in town

Nov 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

Over 60 volunteers have joined together for this year’s Theatre Kelowna Society play the Big Bad Wolf. The 38 member cast ranges in age from five years...

New Okanagan nightmare

Nov 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

A new nightmare is coming to the Okanagan. "A Father's Nightmare," the latest sequel in the nightmare series began filming in the Central Okanagan...

Sean Kingston to Kelowna

Nov 15, 2017 / 7:45 pm

Sean Kingston is coming to Kelowna. Many may know Kingston from his hits "Beautiful Girls" and "Take you there". He first became a household...

Credit unions 'Volinspired'

Nov 15, 2017 / 4:22 pm

A pair of local credit unions have bought into the Kelowna company behind the volunteer-oriented social network Volinspire. Combining elements of Facebook,...

Lots to ponder with Airbnb

Nov 15, 2017 / 3:20 pm

How will the City of Kelowna regulate the thriving Airbnb market? While that decision is still four to six months away, the city says it is keeping an eye on...

Improving lives of families

Nov 15, 2017 / 1:00 pm

The BC Cancer Foundation hosted its seventh annual Discovery Luncheon at Kelowna's Delta Grand on Wednesday. Over 300 guests attended the lunch to help...

Brodie gets 9 years

Nov 15, 2017 / 12:00 pm

UPDATE: 12 p.m. While Justice Martha Devlin says the rehabilitation of Donald Brodie should not be overlooked in her sentencing, she's not convinced the...

Thief hits CNC locker room

Nov 15, 2017 / 11:26 am

Despite a similar m.o., RCMP do not have evidence linking the theft of keys and a vehicle from the Capital News Centre with similar thefts at fitness clubs a...

Driver fined after rollover

Nov 15, 2017 / 11:02 am

A 31-year-old Kelowna man has been prohibited from driving following a single-vehicle crash at Valley Road North and Sexsmith Road Late Tuesday afternoon....

Banking on mental health

Nov 15, 2017 / 9:49 am

The Royal Bank has committed $50,000 to Okanagan youth and families struggling with mental health. The donation to Foundry Kelowna is in support of the Youth...

Power off this afternoon

Nov 15, 2017 / 9:45 am

About 200 FortisBC customers in Kelowna's North End will be without power for a portion of the afternoon. The planned outage will affect those residents and...

Local cadets to visit Vimy

Nov 15, 2017 / 5:00 am

Two Kelowna cadets from 903 British Columbia Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps have been chosen to go on a cadet battlefield tour of Vimy Ridge. Ava Durrell, 17,...

Xmas memories stolen

Nov 15, 2017 / 5:00 am

A Kelowna woman woke up to devastation Sunday after discovering her Christmas flower pots had been stolen from her driveway. "I woke and cried for two...