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Cops seek help on murder

Jun 18, 2014 / 10:07 am

It's been one year and police are still looking for the killer of Theresa Ashley Neville. Photo: Contributed - RCMP Theresa Ashley Neville Neville was found murdered in her Glenmore home June 18, 2013. Shortly after 12:30 a.m. on the morning of the 18th, police were asked to...

Chamber supports Gateway

Jun 18, 2014 / 5:00 am

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is firmly standing behind the Northern Gateway pipeline. The chamber announced Tuesday afternoon it supports the BC Chamber of Commerce and applauds the federal government’s approval of the Northern Gateway project. “Kelowna stands to gain...

Summer boater safety

Jun 18, 2014 / 5:00 am

As more and more boaters hit the water this summer, the Kelowna RCMP would like to remind people about boater safety. Each vessel is marked with a limit on the safe number of occupants allowed on board, and under the Canada Shipping Act, the operator can be ticketed if found exceeding that...

Sun blamed for accident

Jun 17, 2014 / 8:53 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff A two-vehicle crash in Glenmore Tuesday night is being blamed on a clear sky and a setting sun. The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. at the corner of Glenmeadows Road and Glenburn Street. According to Cst. Shufelt, the silver Jeep was traveling...

Hazmat called to Perc spill

Jun 17, 2014 / 4:25 pm

Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld A small dry cleaning business was evacuated Tuesday in Pandosy Village after a machine leaked a toxic chemical. Platoon Captain Dale Calhoun says a mechanic was working on a dry cleaner at 'Quality...

Prof: pipeline to nowhere

Jun 17, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Although the federal government has given conditional approval for the Northern Gateway project to go ahead, one UBCO professor is not holding his breath that actual construction will begin any time soon. Kevin Hanna is an associate professor of geography at UBCO, who specializes in...

Cops watch as suspect flees

Jun 17, 2014 / 2:03 pm

Wrong place - wrong time. A 21-year-old Kelowna man learned a hard lesson about attempting a robbery with the cops lurking around. It all came down shortly before 11 p.m. Monday, June 9 while a uniformed RCMP member sat in the parking lot of Berezan Liquor Store on Hwy. 33 West. While...

Lambo, Vette & R8 impounded

Jun 17, 2014 / 1:31 pm

On your mark! Get set! Pullover! Photo: Contributed Three luxury sports cars were impounded after police saw them speeding down Highway 97 Sunday. An RCMP officer in a marked car was stopped at the gas station on Harvey Avenue and Spall Road when he observed the cars accelerate...

Pot bylaw moves forward

Jun 17, 2014 / 6:33 am

Kelowna City Council has given first reading to a bylaw which would allow Medicinal Marijuana Production Facilities (MMPF) to be located on select agricultural properties. Council unanimously supported first reading of the bylaw creating the A1m Zone. It will now go to public hearing for public...

Stuart Park ready for dancing

Jun 17, 2014 / 12:50 am

Zumba, hip hop and country are just three of the nine dance styles coming to Stuart Park this summer. Residents are invited try new dance styles for free on Wednesday nights from 7 – 8:30 p.m., starting July 2. “Dance is a good way to express yourself and keep active,” says...

Engine malfunction leads to fire

Jun 16, 2014 / 10:02 am

A motorhome sustained significant damage after the engine compartment caught fire. The incident occurred about 8:30 Sunday evening on Swamp Road near Michaelbrook Golf Course. Jason Brolund with the Kelowna Fire Department says flames were coming from the engine compartment of the Class C...

Flower Power slide show

Jun 15, 2014 / 7:50 pm

Here is a slideshow taken Saturday June 14, from the Flower Power Cool Digs & Groovy Gardens tour, presented by MacMillian Events. It was the 17th annual tour, money raised is going towards: Growing Chefs - an elementary classroom gardening and cooking program Central Okanagan...

Foster parents rally

Jun 15, 2014 / 4:03 pm

The Koester family and some of their supporters gathered to protest the Ministry of Children and Family Development today. As Castanet has previously reported, the Koester family has been going through turmoil as the MCFD prepares to take several adopted and fostered children out of the...

16th Father's Day car show

Jun 15, 2014 / 2:41 pm

The 16th annual Father's Day car show took over City Park in Kelowna on Sunday afternoon. Close to 500 cars rolled into the park and festivities, including live music and food, began at noon. They attracted a similar number of vehicles last year, and people from throughout the interior...

Police incident in Rutland

Jun 15, 2014 / 10:57 am

There was a police incident in Rutland Saturday evening. Around 5:45 p.m. several witnesses saw about 10 police cars speeding up Highway 97. At 6 p.m. the cars and officers were seen parked around Findlay, Fitzpatrick and Killarney Roads. Officers had closed the roads and witnesses say...

Amazing shopping cart race

Jun 14, 2014 / 10:51 am

The third annual Arthur Cottie Memorial amazing shopping cart race is being held in Kelowna today. A total of 20 teams of pledged race participants decorated shopping carts and at 10 a.m. set out on an Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt around town, which will end with a barbecue at Kerry Park...

Strike activities for kids

Jun 14, 2014 / 10:37 am

As many are aware, the BC government and teachers' union have not resolved their issues and a full-scale strike is set to begin Tuesday. Parents wondering what to do with their kids need look no further - here is a list of some local activities and day camps being offered in the...

Power outage in Kelowna

Jun 14, 2014 / 9:10 am

The power outage in the mission area of Kelowna this morning was likely caused by wildlife. Fortis confirmed they received reports of an outage around 8:45 a.m. and dispatched a crew to make the fix. About 1,000 customers were affected in the Mission, along Richter and north of Richter....

Downtown shop party

Jun 14, 2014 / 4:59 am

It's Small Shop Saturday with a twist. Downtown Kelowna will host its first night time version of the popular shopping event next Thursday evening, June 19. It's billed as 'Small Shop at Night,' with participating businesses staying open until 9 p.m. Sit in one of the 50...

Local firms recognize ability

Jun 14, 2014 / 4:55 am

Two young women are breaking the mold for adults with development disabilities by making their mark in legal world. 25-year-old Emma Acres and 27-year-old Joanna Morris are hard-working law firm employees in downtown Kelowna showing that dedication, skills and a great attitude can go a long way...

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