Kelowna News

Kelowna gets 1st pot shop

Jul 23, 2019 / 5:00 am

The long wait to buy legal cannabis in Kelowna is nearly over. Nine months after the feds legalized the cultivation, sale and consumption of cannabis, Kelowna...

Don't fret over local mussels

Jul 23, 2019 / 5:00 am

The Okanagan Basin Water Board is reminding residents and tourists not to move a mussel. And, if you see mussels in local lakes, don't panic –...

Telephone bank fraud

Jul 23, 2019 / 5:00 am

A Kelowna businessman says he is now leery of telephone and online banking after he says he was defrauded of $20,000. Sebastiaan Pynappels owns Kelowna Cell...

3,000 dogs without licence

Jul 22, 2019 / 7:00 pm

There are almost 3,000 "missing dogs" in the Central Okanagan. The regional district says 2,968 dogs were licensed in 2018, but are not licensed for...

Cabbie sex assault charge

Jul 22, 2019 / 3:55 pm

A Kelowna cab driver has been charged with sexual assault after an incident that took place May 26. Gagandeep Singh Sidhu, 37, was arrested May 30 following a...

Cops swarm over fake gun

Jul 22, 2019 / 3:45 pm

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. Police confirm a guns-drawn takedown in downtown Kelowna was prompted by multiple 911 calls over what appeared to be a sawed-off shotgun. Cpl....

GTEC chases cultivation site

Jul 22, 2019 / 11:34 am

Kelowna’s GTEC Holdings hopes to acquire a facility from Canopy Growth that will significantly increase its annual cannabis output. Canopy has been...

Study to help homeless

Jul 22, 2019 / 10:29 am

Local researchers, academics and service providers have received $218,000 to explore improved services for the homeless. Researchers at UBC Okanagan, Interior...

Go-kart girls

Jul 22, 2019 / 10:01 am

Okanagan College is using a novel approach to get girls interested in trades training. OC's go-kart camp for girls fired up its engines again this year...

Comedy for wildfire relief

Jul 22, 2019 / 5:00 am

An upcoming comedy show will be raising money for a cause close to the hearts of many people in the Okanagan – wildfire relief. This Friday, Dakoda's...

Progress on waterfront hotel

Jul 22, 2019 / 5:00 am

A company with roots in Kelowna has been tabbed with constructing one of the tallest buildings in Kelowna. PCL Construction, which built the H2O Centre and...

Castanet's week in review

Jul 21, 2019 / 12:00 pm

Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen.

Heat set to return

Jul 21, 2019 / 9:19 am

Get ready for some heat. Environment Canada is calling for above-average high temperatures and mostly sunny skies this week for the Kelowna area. Today is...

More renos for Orchard Park

Jul 21, 2019 / 6:20 am

Construction underway at Orchard Park is just part of a larger project for the east side of the Kelowna mall. With the demise of Sears more than a year ago,...

Skills park revamped

Jul 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

Kelowna's Mission Creek Mountain Bike Skills Park officially reopens next week. With a $60,000 upgrade complete, the Hollywood Road park promises a new and...

Industrial equipment ablaze

Jul 20, 2019 / 7:15 pm

Kelowna fire crews were called to a building on Cambro Road Saturday afternoon after a fire alarm was activated They arrived to find smoke pouring from the...

A celebration of tattoos

Jul 20, 2019 / 5:45 pm

The ink is flowing at the Kelowna Curling Club this weekend, where 170 artists are taking part in the annual Okanagan Tattoo Show. The event, now in its seventh...

The heat is coming

Jul 20, 2019 / 5:00 am

Now, this is more like it. The slow start to our Okanagan summer is about to heat up - literally. After a few weeks of wet conditions and temperatures in the...

Local link to moon walk

Jul 20, 2019 / 5:00 am

As the world looks back on the first moon landing 50 years ago to the day, a Kelowna woman is remembering her father. David Strangway wore many hats over his 82...

Wildfire risk Q&A

Jul 20, 2019 / 5:00 am

Summer is upon us in the Okanagan, and unlike summers in recent past, the majority of the valley's fire danger rating is sitting at low to moderate. But,...