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Apr 24, 2015 / 8:44 am

Castanet's AM Update for Friday April 24, with Carmen Weld.

Winged war underway

Apr 23, 2015 / 6:00 am

The District of West Kelowna is looking for the public's help as it gets ready to resume its goose management program. The district is asking for assistance in locating possible nesting sites. In 2014, West Kelowna used tactics to scare away geese from the waterfront parks on a trial...

Earth-Day gardeners

Apr 22, 2015 / 5:06 pm

Students at Shannon Lake Elementary proved you’re never too young or too small to make a difference. About 70 students in Grades 2, 3 and 4 clambered up a hill behind Talus Ridge to pull marked plants and shrubs from the ground and have them transplanted back at their school for Earth...

Mom thanks rescuers

Apr 22, 2015 / 3:34 pm

The mother of a 12-year-old boy trapped on Mount Boucherie after nightfall Tuesday is reaching out to first responders. The woman said she hiked up the side of Mount Boucherie to help her son when someone in the parking lot asked if we needed help. She said that person called 911. "And...

Sprinkler vandals strike

Apr 22, 2015 / 2:51 pm

Vandals are targeting irrigation systems in West Kelowna. During the past two weeks, no less than three systems have been hit. These include the newly upgraded portion of Brown Road in Westbank Centre, the upgraded wine route portion of Boucherie Road and the Rosewood Sportsfields. The...

Dark mountain rescue

Apr 21, 2015 / 9:45 pm

A potentially dangerous situation on Mount Boucherie was averted Tuesday night. Members of the West Kelowna Fire Department were called to the mountain about 9 p.m., well after nightfall, for a 12-year-old boy who called for help. "A younger person went for a bit of a hike and, what the...

No hockey rage allowed

Apr 21, 2015 / 3:12 pm

Players with West Kelowna Minor Hockey won't be allowed to step on the ice next season until their parents prove they can be polite. The Respect In Sport program has been offered for the past several years through Hockey Canada. West Kelowna Minor Hockey has always suggested parents take the...

Chiefs leave Clark's office

Apr 20, 2015 / 6:30 pm

After occupying Christy Clark’s MLA office for six days and five nights, First Nations leaders from the Nicola Region and their supporters are moving out. In a press event Monday afternoon Chief Aaron Sam of the Lower Nicola Indian Band, stated that the protesters would be leaving in a...

Pharmacy robbed of drugs

Apr 20, 2015 / 11:18 am

Police are searching for a suspect in the robbery of Remedy RX Pharmacy in West Kelowna. Just before 3 p.m. on Friday, RCMP responded to a report of a robbery at the pharmacy. A lone male entered the business and approached the clerk, demanding pharmaceutical drugs. The suspect fled the scene...

Bird knocks out power

Apr 18, 2015 / 9:30 pm

A bird contacting the wires has knocked out power in West Kelowna. According to the BC Hydro website, the outage affects more than 300 customers East of Gellatly Road and South of Ingram Road. The power went out around 8:30 p.m. and the estimated time of reconnection is 11 p.m.

Occupy protest hits day 4

Apr 18, 2015 / 4:26 pm

Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld A couple dozen supporters, aboriginal and non-aboriginal, lined the highway outside the office showing their unwavering support for the Nicola Valley Chief's protest. The four chiefs...

Hackers hit board of trade

Apr 17, 2015 / 1:30 pm

A warning today for all members of the Greater Westside Board of Trade. Their system has been hacked and they are asking you not to open any attachments or zip files sent from the Board of Trade. "We are currently trying to rectify this matter. Our sincere apologies for this grave...

Chiefs stick to their guns

Apr 17, 2015 / 11:03 am

Native chiefs continue their sit-in at Premier Christy Clark's West Kelowna office – and say they're prepared to stay put through the weekend. The four chiefs and elders from Nicola Valley First Nations are protesting the shipment of sewage sludge from the Central Okanagan and...

Chiefs sleep in Clark's office

Apr 16, 2015 / 11:21 am

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Mischief on nature trail

Apr 16, 2015 / 6:50 am

A West Kelowna resident is concerned about a nature trail in his backyard, after noticing someone had attempted to disrupt traffic. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, says a portion of the trail has been vandalized in Rose Valley Regional Park, near West Kelowna Road. “I...

Glen Canyon fire doused

Apr 15, 2015 / 6:31 pm

West Kelowna firefighters were forced to use portable tanks to douse a fire a the base of Glen Canyon Park today. The fire was reported in the tinder dry forest about 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. Thirteen firefighters were called to the fire which burned a couple of stumps, some grass and...

Chiefs say they won't leave

Apr 15, 2015 / 4:46 pm

Aboriginal leaders and community members are occupying the premier's West Kelowna office to protest the trucking of sewage sludge from the Central Okanagan to land near Merritt. The group is demanding an immediate moratorium on the importation of biosolids to their region. Chief Harvey...

Chiefs occupy Clark's office

Apr 15, 2015 / 2:34 pm

Nicola Valley First Nation chiefs are occupying Premier Christy Clark's West Kelowna constituency office in protest over the trucking of sewage sludge from the Central Okanagan to land near Merritt. The five chiefs represent the Upper Nicola, Nooaitch, Lower Nicola, Shackan and Coldwater...

Armed robbers arrested

Apr 14, 2015 / 5:30 pm

Two West Kelowna men appeared in Kelowna court today (Tuesday) accused in yesterday's robbery at the CIBC branch in West Kelowna. Shortly before 3 p.m. Monday police say a man walked into the bank, threatened the teller and demanded cash. He fled in a vehicle with an undisclosed amount of...

Const. Bruce remembered

Apr 14, 2015 / 1:54 pm

More than 100 RCMP members past and present, family, friends, dignitaries and on-lookers marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Const. Neil Bruce, Tuesday. The ceremony took place in Glen Canyon Park, about 100 yards from where Bruce was gunned down by Russell Joseph Spears on April 10,...

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