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Missing teen

Oct 1, 2014 / 1:51 pm

Kelowna RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing teen. Sophia Yousif was last seen on Aug 26. Police say there is nothing to indicate foul play at this time. They believe she is either in Vancouver or Kelowna. Yousif is described as: Caucasian female...

Coke smuggler gets 14 years

Oct 1, 2014 / 1:31 pm

A man convicted of smuggling almost 100 kilograms of cocaine into Canada has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Clifford Montgomery was found guilty earlier this year, along with is accomplices Salvador Ascencio-Chavez (also known as Victor Perez Rodriguez) and Tariq Aslam. The trio were...

Cops warn public about 'ICE'

Oct 1, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Kelowna police are warning the public after a significant drug seizure was made earlier this summer. Two men from Quebec were arrested in August while in possession of 80 white pills stamped with the word “ICE”, along with 30 grams of marijuana, a set of brass knuckles and a...

Wings closes, jobs lost

Oct 1, 2014 / 1:15 pm

1:15 p.m. update: According to an email leaked to Castanet the Wings Corporate office says they hope to reopen the restaurant in Rutland and rehire employees who've lost their jobs. Here is the email: We at Head Office have been in touch with the landlord working as quickly as we can...

Touching base with businesses

Oct 1, 2014 / 1:01 pm

If response from business on Kelowna's Leon Avenue is any indication, business is good in the Central Okanagan. Members of the business community took to the streets Wednesday morning as part of the third annual Business Walk sponsored by the Central Okanagan Economic Development...

The tale of two Kegs

Oct 1, 2014 / 5:00 am

Located alongside busy Highway 97, ‘The Keg Steakhouse and Bar’ opened its new franchise just over one week ago. However, for those who have been attending the Water Street Keg location since its inception back in 1993, they might be curious to know what is going on with the two...

BC likes to stay active

Sep 30, 2014 / 7:05 pm

British Columbians have long held the title of healthiest Canadians and according to a new Ipsos Reid Poll, that trend is continuing. The study, conducted partnership with the Canadian Sporting Goods Association, interviewed over 16,500 households about their current fitness participation...


Hells Angel found guilty

Sep 30, 2014 / 4:06 pm

A Kelowna Hells Angels member has been found guilty of numerous weapons charges. Joseph Bruce Skreptak was recently released following his incarceration for a separate incident in which he was sentenced to 26 months in June 2013 for aggravated assault. Also found guilty of weapons charges...

No disabilities here

Sep 30, 2014 / 12:41 pm

A local film maker is shining the spotlight on a support group for wheelchair-bound residents of the Okanagan. Chelsea McEvoy made a short documentary on the Facebook group Accessible Okanagan, which bills itself as a "A place to post wheelchair friendly activities, sports and events in the...

Smoked out

Sep 30, 2014 / 11:00 am

Residents of an apartment building on Truswell Road in the Mission were evacuated for a brief time Tuesday morning. Fire crews were called to the building shortly after 10:30 a.m. after smoke was seen coming from the top floor. The building was evacuated as a precaution but fire officials say...

Double rainbow show

Sep 30, 2014 / 9:59 am

Kelowna residents were treated to a vibrant, colourful double rainbow late Monday afternoon. The rainbow popped up after a brief shower rolled through the area. Of course, as is always the case, you, our loyal readers, came through with some incredible images. Send your pictures to...

Fire crews take out the trash

Sep 30, 2014 / 6:14 am

The Kelowna Fire Dept. responded to a 911 call of a fire on a balcony at the Executive House at 737 Leon Avenue just before midnight Monday. A passerby notice flickering light and called it in; when crews arrived they discovered a small fire in a garbage can on the 10th floor. The fire was...

Paddlers descend on city hall

Sep 30, 2014 / 5:00 am

Much to the chagrin of some in the community, the Kelowna Paddle Centre has been granted a nine year lease to operate on a portion of parkland set aside for the new Cedar Avenue Park. City Council unanimously approved the lease Monday afternoon. The club was originally granted a three...

Mystery weed identified

Sep 29, 2014 / 8:30 pm

UPDATE SEPT 29 8 P.M. It took a marine biologist to solve the question of just what type of weeds are growing in Sutherland Bay around the Fintry Queen. Laura Hooker, an Associate Professor of Biology at UBC Okanagan, confirms that, for the most part, the plant is quite...

Motorcycle crash injures one

Sep 28, 2014 / 8:10 pm

A motorcycle crash east of Kelowna has put one man in hospital. A witness tells Castanet that around 4:40 p.m. a "motorcyclist parted company with his bike, which rolled down an embankment between the Big White turnoff and Beaverdell. He sustained a broken leg and was taken to Kelowna...

BC's biggest organics expo

Sep 28, 2014 / 1:56 pm

Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt The ninth annual Okanagan Organics Expo is one of the biggest in BC and brings out...

Kelowna Open for Business

Sep 28, 2014 / 11:36 am

For an unprecedented second year in a row, Kelowna has received the province’s Open For Business Award. The B.C. Small Business Roundtable’s Open for Business Awards were presented Wednesday evening during the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) annual convention in...

Rollover on KLO

Sep 28, 2014 / 10:19 am

Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt A two vehicle crash sent a small SUV rolling onto its roof and put two men in hospital with unknown injuries Sunday morning. The crash occurred around 9:40 a.m. at the...

New music from local artist

Sep 27, 2014 / 7:07 pm

A local musician is releasing his third full length album this week. Andrew Judah is the man behind Monster which is set for release on Sept. 30. Judah plays all the instruments except the drums on Monster. For that role, he recruited his brother-in-law Paul Clark. Judah's day job is...

Dragoons battle ready

Sep 27, 2014 / 12:01 pm

Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt The British Columbia dragoons are trained up and ready for deployment after performing individual battle standards testing Saturday morning. The dragoons are a...



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