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Police dog competition

Aug 22, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Some of the best and brightest dogs in the country will be in Kelowna next month to take part in the Canadian Police Canine Association’s annual competition. The three-day event featuring trials and seminars, and will culminate in a public display of agility drills, obedience, and criminal...

Puppy attacked at park

Aug 22, 2014 / 11:34 am

Chad Smith is making a desperate plea to the public to find a man and his German Shepherd. The dog allegedly attacked Smith’s friend’s 15-week-old Labradoodle on Sunday near Waterfront Park. “My friend’s seven-year-old daughter was walking the dog along near Waterpark...

Mission serves lobster

Aug 22, 2014 / 11:31 am

Photo: Contributed A surprise delivery from a courier company had the guests of at Kelowna Gospel Mission eating like kings. According to the media communications officer for the mission, Ami Catriona, they got a surprising early morning call from a courier company. “Would we...

Farm Fest hits Kelowna

Aug 22, 2014 / 11:03 am

Rain or shine the first annual ‘Farm Fest’ will giddy-up at the Arion Therapeutic Farm. This is the first summer event for the non-profit which holds a ‘Winter Wonderland’ festival each year. This August the farm wished to entice visitors, as well as local families, to...

1000 litre diesel spill

Aug 22, 2014 / 10:03 am

Crews managed to avert a potential environmental disaster after an estimated 1,000 litres of diesel fuel spilled at the Regional District of Central Okanagan office on KLO Road. Officials at the scene have contained the spill and believe the fuel breached just the main parking lot and a...

OK Sun accepts ALS challenge

Aug 22, 2014 / 5:59 am

The Okanagan Sun football team has been challenged. The BC Football Conference club has been challenged by Westwood Retirement Resort to take the ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge'. The Sun have accepted. Members of the team will take part in the challenge Monday afternoon from 4:30 until...

Teen rescued from cliff

Aug 21, 2014 / 9:27 pm

A teen was rescued from the side of a cliff on Knox Mountain, Thursday afternoon. The Kelowna fire department was called in at around 5:45 p.m. when witnesses said the teen became stuck on a ledge, about 20 metres from the ground. The cliff is at the bottom of the mountain by the park...

Vibey is home!

Aug 21, 2014 / 4:44 pm

UPDATE AUG 21 4 p.m.: After an exhaustive four day search, an eagle eyed Castanet reader spotted Vibey off the beaten path, giving this story a happy ending. Vibrant Vines owner, Wyn Lewis says thanks to Castanet and the huge media attention, Vibey's abductors were forced to abandon the...

Crash driver allegedly impaired

Aug 21, 2014 / 2:57 pm

A Kelowna teen faces possible impaired driving charges after a crash late Wednesday night that sent two people to hospital with serious injuries. Shortly before midnight, police were called to a single vehicle crash on Springfield Road near Hollywood Road South. Police say a black Chevy...

Accused murderer picks trial

Aug 21, 2014 / 11:56 am

The 34-year-old Kelowna man accused of killing his fiancé earlier this year has chosen his mode of trial. Ryan James Quigley has elected to be tried by both judge and jury, and has waived his right to a preliminary inquiry. Quigley was charged with second-degree murder in the April 1...

Wildfires: protecting homes

Aug 21, 2014 / 6:17 am

The tinder dry underbrush surrounding homes at Gallagher's Canyon makes area resident Merv Vincent more than a little concerned. It was 11 years ago when he and his family were evacuated from their home during the Okanagan Mountain Park Fire. “If a live ember had of come here,...

No space for student newspaper

Aug 21, 2014 / 5:00 am

After spending the past 25 years on the campus of UBC Okanagan, the school’s student run newspaper has been forced to find a new home. The Phoenix packed up its cameras, computers, contributors and desks earlier this month and has temporarily set up shop at the home of the...

Anchored by delays

Aug 20, 2014 / 4:38 pm

The Kelowna Yacht Club is coming to fruition on the outside, but on the inside there is a lot of work still to be done before they can open their doors. “The very original opening date was the end of June. It was very quickly moved to July 21, which was the date we were planning around for...

Three injured in crash

Aug 20, 2014 / 2:47 pm

Photo: Ragnar Haagen Photo: Ragnar Haagen Photo: Ragnar Haagen Photo: Ragnar Haagen Update -- August 20 Cst. Kris Clark of the Kelowna RCMP has confirmed the truck's driver blew almost two times the legal limit and has a January court appearance for Impaired Driving. Original...

Temporary entrance to KGH

Aug 20, 2014 / 10:56 am

A new, temporary main entrance will greet visitors and patients to Kelowna General Hospital this weekend. Beginning Saturday and running through the end of October, the main entrance and roundabout driveway at the Centennial Building at KGH will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians. The...

Rutland fire not suspicious

Aug 20, 2014 / 8:38 am

Update -- August 20 The Kelowna RCMP have ruled out foul play as the cause of a structure fire believed to be suspicious. A further investigation has determined that a barbeque was the cause of the blaze. UPDATE 2:55 P.M. The Kelowna RCMP have deemed Thursday's house fire in...

Mayor's field already crowded

Aug 20, 2014 / 5:00 am

If early numbers are any indication, Kelowna's mayoralty race is going to be a very crowded affair. Without an incumbent in the field it appears anyone and everyone is willing to take a shot at the open mayor's chair. Since the window for picking up nomination papers opened just...

MasterChef taken to court

Aug 19, 2014 / 3:53 pm

Legal action has commenced between Krafty Kitchen and former reality chef Kaila Klassen. A notice of claim was filed late last week against the MasterChef Canada contestant alleging Klassen removed company funds for personal use to the tune of $29,542.88 – however the restaurant is only...

Schools ready if settlement reached

Aug 19, 2014 / 12:09 pm

Unlike a handful of school districts in the province, School District 23 will be ready to open at a moments notice if and when a settlement is reached in the current dispute between striking teachers and the province. District Superintendent, Hugh Gloster, says it's been a normal summer...

Shed destroyed by fire

Aug 19, 2014 / 11:11 am

Update 11 a.m. Lost in the fire was approximately $10,000 worth of Snap-on Tools and cases handed down by relatives. They were to be used by the homeowner’s son, who is starting trade school next month as a heavy-duty mechanic. According to the homeowner, fire investigators have been...

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