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Fat Cat Festival gallery

Jun 8, 2014 / 8:25 am

Fun was had by all at the Fat Cat children's festival Friday and Saturday - check out some photos from the parade and festival submitted by readers. Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt

New wheels for the fire dept

Jun 7, 2014 / 8:02 pm

Kelowna Fire Department has a new addition to their fleet of fire safety vehicles, but this one doesn't sport sirens or a hose. Their colourful new 2014 VW Beetle vehicle will deliver daily messages about fire prevention to residents and students in Kelowna. The donated vehicle is used...

More car chaos in Kelowna

Jun 7, 2014 / 3:31 pm

Another motor vehicle incident is slowing traffic near Orchard Park mall in Kelowna. Just after 3 p.m. emergency crews were called to a two-car motor vehicle incident at the intersection of Leckie Road and Baron Road. Three police cars, one ambulance, one fire truck and two tow trucks were on...

Cadillac smashes light pole

Jun 7, 2014 / 12:11 pm

A car crash partially snarled traffic on Highway 97 near Dilworth in Kelowna Saturday. The driver said that another car cut him off, leaving a mark down the side of his black Cadillac, before he lost control and smashed into the light pole. That claim could not be confirmed at the...

Life lost in Rutland vineyard

Jun 7, 2014 / 11:23 am

A family member has contact Castanet with more details regarding this sad story. Kalvin Kilgren, grandson of the man who died, said his grandfather was named Bert Teather. The farm is locally known as 'The Grape Patch.' Teather, 79, had been running the vineyard almost exclusively by...

Fat cat parade fills streets

Jun 7, 2014 / 10:51 am

Despite the majority of respondents to Castanet's poll saying they would not be attending the Fat Cat children's festival, a large crowd turned out on Cawston street Saturday morning to take in the parade. The annual festival began Friday and may have seen lower numbers due to the...

Clubhouse fire at golf course

Jun 7, 2014 / 9:11 am

The pro shop at Michaelbrook Golf Course was damaged by an early morning fire. At 3:40 a.m. Saturday the Kelowna Fire Department responded to the fire at the golf course at 1085 Lexington Drive. When crews arrived they could see fire burning on the wood siding and overhanging deck of the main...

Grads excited about future

Jun 6, 2014 / 2:06 pm

Nearly 1,600 students are beginning the next leg of life's journey after receiving degrees this week from UBC Okanagan. It's the largest graduating class ever at UBC's Kelowna campus. Convocation ceremonies were held at the school over the past two days culminating with two final...

Making a splash for cash

Jun 6, 2014 / 12:49 pm

An aquatic park could soon be floating on Okanagan Lake near City Park. On Monday, City Council will review a proposal by Kelowna Wibit to install the water activity park adjacent to the old aquatic center. The water park concept, which, according to a staff report, has been successfully...

Cops negotiate eviction

Jun 6, 2014 / 12:40 pm

Kelowna RCMP were back at a notorious house in the 1300 block of Glenmore Road Friday morning. Police were present to assist the landlord in executing an eviction notice on the tenant of the house. While police don't normally deal with the civil eviction process, Cst. Kris Clark said...

Stop bullying with mysharebook

Jun 6, 2014 / 8:10 am

Generous, humorous, thoughtful -- all words that could be used to describe someone you care about. Now, it’s the hope of one Kelowna mother that those words will be used in a handwritten form to stop bullying before it starts. Karen Wolfe created mysharebook in 2009 as a way to...

Lightning hits jet - normal

Jun 5, 2014 / 3:13 pm

Castanet confirmed that lightning struck an incoming WestJet flight during Tuesday night’s thunderstorm, and the popular airline company says this happens sometimes. In a statement released to Castanet, Brie Thorsteinson Ogle says aircraft are built to withstand a breadth of weather...

Road open, businesses open

Jun 5, 2014 / 10:38 am

Businesses along Lakeshore Road are open despite construction between Cook Road and Lexington Drive. That's the message a dozen business owners wanted to get out during a meeting with city and project officials Wednesday afternoon. While generally pleased with the level of communication...

Cops bust drug traffickers

Jun 4, 2014 / 5:36 pm

A significant amount of cash and drugs was seized following a traffic stop in Kelowna Friday night. Members of the RCMP Street Enforcement Team had been investigating a group of “dial-a-dope” dealers, who they believed were based out of a rental apartment in the downtown...

Glitches muddy up landfill

Jun 4, 2014 / 11:14 am

It hasn't been the smoothest of openings at the new entrance to the Glenmore landfill. The new landfill entrance off John Hindle Drive opened Monday and complaints to both Castanet and the City, cited long lineups and poor staffing levels. Solid waste supervisor, Ken Muller, admitted...

Hurting businesses get meeting

Jun 4, 2014 / 11:07 am

Lakeshore Road businesses will get their wish. Businesses affected by the Lakeshore Road upgrade project will get a chance to meet with project officials Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Jennifer Zielinski - Castanet File Photo The meeting is the first of the planned monthly gatherings...

Planned power outage

Jun 4, 2014 / 5:00 am

A planned power outage will affect over one hundred FortisBC customers in Kelowna Wednesday morning. The outage is planned for the Knox Mountain area, from Mt. Royal Drive south to Mountain Avenue, and east to Garland Street. Approximately 117 customers will be without power from 9-11 a.m. as...

2 years for gross indecency

Jun 3, 2014 / 9:41 am

Warning: The following report includes sexually graphic information. A 64-year-old Kelowna man who admitted his culpability after family members came forward alleging inappropriate touching and sexual assaults three decades ago, will spend the next couple of years behind bars. The accused...

Dispute will disrupt Fat Cat

Jun 3, 2014 / 5:00 am

The ongoing labour dispute between BC's teachers and the province has hit Kelowna's Interior Savings Fat Cat Children's Festival. The annual festival runs this coming Friday and Saturday at Waterfront Park. Festival Artistic Director, Dorothee Birker, says traditionally, a number...

Students side with teachers

Jun 2, 2014 / 9:00 pm

They just want a fair deal. Grade 12 students Vanessa Bobbitt and Kolby Zinger-Harris have seen three province-wide teacher walk-outs in the past 10 years, and while they might be at the end of the secondary education the fourth and latest set of rotating strikes will be the last straw. They...

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