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Fatal stabbing on city bus

Oct 30, 2014 / 10:03 pm

9:20 p.m. Update: A witness has come forward and given more details about the incident to Castanet. The witness, who wanted to remain anonymous, was two feet away from the victim when he was attacked. She says their eyes met and he looked at her with disbelief that he had been stabbed. He was...

Haunted Kelowna

Oct 30, 2014 / 8:00 pm

It's a headless horseman kind of week. Halloween is only a few days away and there are several spooky spectacles for kids and adults to experience in and around Kelowna. Cam Lowther has set up a display in his yard and a ghost-pirate themed maze in his garage as a way to collect food and...

Local kids compete on Disney

Oct 30, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Disney hosted an open casting call at various locations across the country this summer, looking for eight kids to compete in their new Survivor type adventure show. Thousands answered the call, all vying to form teams of two to compete in the Grizzly Cup – but only one group from Western...

Wounded deer worries residents

Oct 30, 2014 / 3:50 pm

Update: 3:45 p.m. Residents of Silver Place contacted Castanet to report the deer's condition had worsened and the wound from the arrow had caused significant damage to the animal, contrary to what was previously thought. Conservation was called in to euthanize the deer, although they...

Missing 15-year-old

Oct 30, 2014 / 3:35 pm

Kelowna RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing teen. Jasmine Jobin was last seen Sunday, Oct. 26. Police have since followed up on several leads and possible sightings, but have been unable to speak with her. She is described as: First Nations...

Work underway on Pandosy

Oct 30, 2014 / 1:33 pm

Construction crews have begun the process of ripping up the pavement around the intersection of Pandosy Street and Leon Avenue in downtown Kelowna. The work is in preparation for a new intersection configuration. This project includes construction of traffic calming curb bulbs, new traffic...

Halloween haunts

Oct 30, 2014 / 1:21 pm

With the scariest holiday of the year upon us, we've compiled a list of more places to check out on your ghoulish adventures...

Dig your neighbourhood

Oct 30, 2014 / 12:32 pm

Residents are being asked to offer comments, suggestions and critiques on the Mission area of Kelowna this weekend, as UBCO students present their showcase on the neighbourhoods past, present and future. Dig Your Neighbourhood is an initiative created by Creative Writing and Visual Arts students...

Humanitarian passes away

Oct 30, 2014 / 7:20 am

Kelowna lost a great giver over the weekend. Al Hromek, a former gas station owner, realtor and missionary, passed away over the weekend at the age of 79. Many will remember Hromek's incredible tale of survival, when he and his wife Ev were trapped under their concrete home, after it...

A roller derby Halloween contest

Oct 29, 2014 / 9:48 pm

The Okanagan Roller Derby Association is giving two lucky readers a chance to join them at one the best Halloween parties in Kelowna! If you are over 19 and want to party with the derby gals, send your best 'caption' for the photo above to [email protected] for your chance to win the...

Rec Centre pool reopens

Oct 29, 2014 / 2:50 pm

UPDATE 2:50 P.M. OCT 29 The Parkinson Recreation Centre main pool has now re-opened. A reduction in water clarity was caused by a mechanical malfunction that affected the pool’s filtration system. The issue has been resolved and City staff will continue to monitor the equipment. The...

Christmas display goes up on ...

Oct 29, 2014 / 1:45 pm

The very popular Christmas light display will be returning to Kerry Park this holiday season. Rotary Clubs of Kelowna have announced the display, called the Festival of Lights will be turned on Saturday, Dec. 6 following a program sponsored by the Downtown Kelowna Association. The light...

Kelowna teen missing

Oct 29, 2014 / 1:38 pm

Kelowna RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Kelowna resident. Jaiden Barber-Schrader was last seen Oct. 19. There is nothing to indicate foul play at this time. Barber-Schrader is described as: Caucasian female 15 years 5 ft 3 in (160 cm) 104...

Centennial Park sale official

Oct 28, 2014 / 9:34 am

The sale of Centennial Park to the City of Kelowna in exchange for an extension of Shepherd Road was made official Monday afternoon. The sale was made possible earlier this month when the membership of the Rutland Park Society voted 71 per cent in favour of the deal. As part of the sale the...

CUPE, City reach deal

Oct 28, 2014 / 5:00 am

After months of negotiations, talk breakdowns and little movement, CUPE Local 338 and the City of Kelowna have ratified a five-year collective agreement. “This historic five-year agreement provides fair compensation for employees while enhancing service and operational flexibility,”...

Keloha gone, is COG far behind?

Oct 28, 2014 / 5:00 am

One of Kelowna's two big summer music festivals is going by the wayside. Wet Ape owner, Scott Emslie confirmed today the Keloha Music Festival will not be returning in 2015. Emslie says his company has asked the mid-July weekend be left open for a new event. "We are working on...

Airport takedown

Oct 27, 2014 / 2:41 pm

A 35-year-old Alberta man, currently residing in Summerland, faces several charges after the Kelowna International Airport received a threat to an outgoing domestic flight on Saturday afternoon. On October 25 at 12:24 p.m., the Kelowna RCMP received a report of a possible threat specific to...

Foerster returns to court

Oct 27, 2014 / 11:25 am

Lawyers for Matthew Foerster were back in court Monday on two outstanding matters facing the man already convicted of first degree murder. In April of this year, Foerster was sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility of parole in the Oct. 31 murder of 18-year-old Taylor Van...

Castanet's Week in Review

Oct 26, 2014 / 5:00 am

Castanet's week in review with Jen Zielinski.

Airport incident

Oct 25, 2014 / 9:20 pm

UPDATE 9 P.M. Kelowna RCMP have arrested one person of interest in connection with the threat against an aircraft Saturday afternoon. Nothing suspicious or threatening was found by RCMP during the search of either aircraft, passengers or baggage. Kelowna RCMP continue to investigate the...

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