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RCMP search for missing girl

Aug 19, 2014 / 9:31 am

Update -- August 19 It has now been determined by the Kelowna RCMP that Starr Harvey is 15 years old. An earlier report had stated she was 18. Kelowna RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Kelowna resident. Starr Harvey was last seen August 14. Since...

72 oz of poutine in 90 seconds

Aug 18, 2014 / 7:41 pm

Smoke’s Poutinerie is driving coast to coast to celebrate Canada’s own famous food, poutine. Monday morning they hit Kelowna where hundreds flooded into Kerry Park for a chance to eat free poutine and watch three competitive eaters take on a special Kelowna poutine challenge. Ryan...

Dairy truck smashes sedan

Aug 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

A two-vehicle crash has slowed afternoon traffic and sent two to hospital in Kelowna. According to RCMP on the scene, a green sedan was heading southbound on Harvey (Hwy. 97) in the HOV lane crossing through the intersection at Gordon when it was struck. A northbound Dutchman Dairy Ltd....

Kelowna's #1 summer show returns

Aug 18, 2014 / 5:00 am

It's been almost three years since the 'One Hit Wonders Show' debuted to a full house at the Kelowna Community Theatre. After years of preparation the show hit the Community Theatre stage in August of 2012. “The One Hit Wonders Show has been our theatres number one selling...

Silver for CDN in Apple Triathlon

Aug 17, 2014 / 7:55 pm

Canada’s Paula Findlay took a small, yet significant, step forward in her long rebuild to elite form by winning the silver medal at the Elite Sprint PATCO Premium Cup Race hosted by the Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon in Kelowna Sunday. Competing in her first race since being sidelined in...

Designer fruit, 'bling' water

Aug 17, 2014 / 10:54 am

Designer food items have come to Kelowna and their prices have some people scratching their heads. Urban Fare has been selling square watermelons for a couple of years now. The angular fruit, which is grown in a glass box, is imported from Japan. They cost $200 each. "A square...

Call for election candidates

Aug 17, 2014 / 9:55 am

Your chance to be the mayor of Kelowna is coming up. "Anyone interested in running for Mayor, Councillor or School Trustee is invited to come in and pick up an information package," says Chief Election Officer Karen Needham. "The election office is now up and running out of the...

Parkinson rec pool to stay open

Aug 17, 2014 / 9:17 am

The Parkinson Recreation Centre’s aquatic area will no longer require a temporary closure as originally scheduled for Sept. 2 to 6. The centre’s annual general maintenance will still happen and some amenities including the men’s pool change room will be closed during that time,...

City makes it easy on new biz

Aug 17, 2014 / 9:11 am

Setting up a new business has never been easier says the City of Kelowna. In a new partnership with Service BC within the BC Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services, Kelowna is streamlining the process for starting a new company. Under the Ministry, BC Registry...

Castanet's week in review

Aug 17, 2014 / 5:00 am

Castanet's week in review with Jen Zielinski.

2014 Pride parade and festival

Aug 16, 2014 / 7:00 pm

The 2014 Kelowna pride week festival was held in City Park on Saturday. The small parade began in Stuart Park and led up the path to City park where live entertainment, vendors, information booths, a beer garden and a huge group of people crammed into the area near the Bennett bridge. Ages...

Perfect race season for Albertan

Aug 16, 2014 / 3:24 pm

Calgary’s Russell Pennock capped off a perfect season on the National Junior Series with his fourth straight win at the Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon on Saturday. The 17-year-old Pennock, who rattled off three straight victories including the national championship title earlier this...

Junior elites race Saturday

Aug 16, 2014 / 12:48 pm

A Canadian girl from Ottawa won the female junior elite category in the Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon Saturday morning. This was Samantha Klus' third Apple triathlon and first win in the junior elite category with an official time of 1:03:56. She is 19 years old and was one of 27 female...

Crash on Okanagan Lake

Aug 15, 2014 / 9:03 pm

UPDATE: The captain of the boat has contacted Castanet to clear up some of the details. According to boat captain Mike McLellan, he was testing a new set of injectors on his Formula One tunnel boat at the time of the crash. His racing season ended two weeks ago. He was driving around 80...

Apple triathlon kicks off

Aug 15, 2014 / 4:09 pm

Nearly 1,200 athletes and 1,100 volunteers are gearing up for the Pushor Mitchell Apple triathlon this weekend in Kelowna. This is the 32nd year of the annual triathlon which kicks off on Friday. By 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, boxes of apples abounded and vendors were beginning to set up,...

Park sale shot down

Aug 15, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The proposed sale of the Rutland Centennial Park to the City of Kelowna was shot down Thursday, after it failed to get the required number of votes. A 75 per cent majority was needed to approve the sale, but only 62 per cent of the Rutland Park Society voted in favour of the...

Customized wheels returned

Aug 15, 2014 / 1:30 pm

UPDATE 1:30 P.M. The custom hand-cranked bicycle stolen Thursday belonged to Kelowna FMX rider, Bruce Cook. The bike was recovered shortly after it was stolen through the assistance of friend Sara Dawn Pidwerbesky. According to his Facebook page, Cook posted the theft at 7:15 p.m., 15...

Viva Las Pride

Aug 15, 2014 / 10:24 am

Over 100 people gathered at the Laurel Packinghouse Thursday night for the second annual Viva Las Pride Event. Guests were treated to wines from around the Okanagan along with cheeses from across Canada, and they even able to try their hand at some blackjack. Viva Las Pride is one of the many...

Krafty cuts celebrity chef

Aug 14, 2014 / 5:00 pm

UPDATE 3:30 P.M. AUG 15, 2014 A representative for Kaila Klassen has now come forward. Her lawyer, Welsey Forgione says, “Ms. Klassen disputes the allegations and will be defending the matter before the courts.” AUG 14, 2014 Too many chefs in the kitchen is to blame for...

Downtown surprise cancelled

Aug 14, 2014 / 4:37 pm

UPDATE 4:30 P.M. Due to inclement weather, tonight's downtown event on Bernard Avenue has been cancelled. The event has been rescheduled for Thursday, Aug 28 at the same time. Festivals Kelowna has a surprise planned for you tonight. According to their Facebook Page, you're in...

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