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Happy Birthday!

Apr 2, 2014 / 6:00 am

Yes, Castanet viewers, we value your feedback and requests! We have now added Birthdays to our Celebrations page! Check it out under the main Community tab and send us your special announcement! And, it is that time again - time to clean out the clutter and hold your Garage Sale!...

Welcome Kamloops

Jan 9, 2014 / 3:12 pm

Have you noticed something new on Castanet? We've added a Kamloops page. "We've been ramping up our Kamloops coverage for sometime and now we have a news page for the City," says Castanet News Editor, and former Kamloops' resident,Trevor Rockliffe. Castanet...

Spirits at Castanet

Nov 1, 2013 / 11:29 am

To add to the lore of Castanet and to celebrate our 13th anniversary one of our people created this little ditty. The Castanet Dash I was working in the office, late one night When the sirens were screaming, an eerie sight The reporter from his desk, began to rise And suddenly to my...

13 years and 100,000 stories later...

Nov 1, 2013 / 5:00 am

​Not many internet start-ups are able to stick around long enough to celebrate a second, third or fifth anniversary - let alone a 13th. Today, Nov 1, 2013, Castanet celebrates 13 years as Kelowna's and the Okanagan Valley's 'Home Page.' And the numbers bear that...

New webcams spy on city

Oct 18, 2013 / 11:31 am

Castanet has debuted two new high definition webcams on our website, in addition to our other featured cams that detail everything from traffic on the Okanagan Connector to weather conditions on Big White. The new cams feature crystal clear views of the Sails in downtown Kelowna from atop...

'Winter Is Coming' meme contest

Oct 17, 2013 / 12:59 pm

Winter is coming, time to buy snow tires. Or winterize the home. Or buy your ski passes. Or here’s a much better idea: Submit your entry to the Castanet Discussion Board ‘Winter Is Coming’ *meme contest. If you win, you will be dining out at the Train Station Pub with a $100...

Introducing TheTango.net

Oct 2, 2013 / 4:13 pm

A great deal went into the planning of Castanet’s new entertainment-based offshoot website The Tango, but the numbers suggest it was the right move as the site approaches its one-year anniversary. The number of unique visitors and total page views have steadily risen in the months...
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The Big Surf photo contest winner is...

Jun 9, 2013 / 3:57 pm

The May winner for the Big Surf Beer photo contest is Andrew Lafond. Andrew’s winning picture was taken at Kalamalka Lake, as he tore it up behind the Surf Kelowna boat on a board he built himself. Andrew is 39-years-old and an avid surfer, snowboarder, long boarder, and wake boarder....

It's garage sale time

Mar 8, 2013 / 11:14 am

Ready for spring? Time to clean out that garage? Moving and need to downsize? Post your Garage Sale on the new, updated Garage Sales section on Castanet! This new section allows you to post your Garage Sale with up to 10 photos of your items for free. Your Garage Sale will be plotted on the...

She can't believe 10K windfall

Feb 26, 2013 / 12:39 pm

Moira Hennen is still in shock. She lives in Kelowna and teaches in Penticton. Moira won Castanet's Wicked WINter WINdfall contest. "You mean I get it all?", Hennen said when she came to claim her prize. "Really, $10,000 worth of stuff? Wow!" She says her family has...

I do!

Feb 24, 2013 / 5:30 am

Are there wedding bells in your future? Are you a unique business that offers inspirations for this special event? Castanet is thrilled to announce an exciting new category in the Classifieds exclusively for Weddings! This new section includes Wedding Fashion, Wedding Decor and Wedding...

Win big - Winter Windfall a click away

Jan 22, 2013 / 11:22 am

Looking for a way to beat the 'Winter Blahs?' A day on the slopes at Big White? A weekend away at the Cove Lakeside Resort? A shopping spree at Orchard Park? A home renovation project? Castanet.net is giving you a chance to do all this - and more! It's all part of the...

Castanet's 'SILK' anniversary

Nov 1, 2012 / 3:25 pm

Castanet.net is celebrating its twelfth anniversary today, a milestone traditionally celebrated with gifts of silk, or maybe it should be SILK. It was November 1, 2000 when the owner of radio station SILK-FM, Nick Frost, debuted his new website serving Kelowna and the Okanagan. The site...

Castanet, it's not a job it's a career

Oct 4, 2012 / 5:00 am

Castanet is the fastest growing website in BC, and we're looking for three key individuals who love to work in a fast paced environment. We want people who love to be challenged and who want to take a trip to the next level. Join the best, join Castanet. Right Brain with...

Coffee with Castanet

Jul 3, 2012 / 1:11 pm

Castanet news staff will be serving up free coffee coupons tomorrow morning at the Streaming Cafe , 596 Leon Ave., from 8 to 11 a.m. Come meet the newsteam; share your story ideas and your photos. Come and tell us what you like and how we can make Castanet even better. Talk to one of our...

Wineries Refined joins cast at Castanet

Mar 7, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Editor-in-Chief for Wines Refined, Joyce D Wegner, is thrilled to announce an online partnership with CASTANET — the Okanagan’s premiere online news and information site. With over 31 million monthly page views, Castanet is ranked first in total page views in the province and third...

Feeling moody - results for the week

Feb 29, 2012 / 1:52 pm

HAPPY - AMUSED - ANGRY - SAD - SHOCKED - ENTERTAINED - THRILLED - WORRIED - INSPIRED Some people tell us they love our Mood Meter, some tell us they hate it. They write to say it's not clear. After all, how do we know what side people are for or against? Yes we tell them we know people...

Lots happening here at Castanet

Feb 6, 2012 / 5:00 pm

February is here! Hard to believe 2012 is more than a month old already, isn’t it? We’d like to keep you up to date with everything going on here at Castanet, and fill you in on some of the exciting things we’re working on. Our Garage Band contest is still going on, and...

Hot contests, celebs and beauties

Dec 6, 2011 / 4:00 pm

What’s new and exciting for us here at Castanet? Lots! There’s so much to share with everyone, I don’t even know where to begin. We all love a good contest where everyone can get involved, so let’s start there. Along with Wentworth Music, Castanet is proud to...

Entertainment, events and more

Nov 7, 2011 / 4:34 pm

Big things are happening on Castanet, and I’m proud to be a part of the team here. You may know me from my current Tech Soup column - which runs every Friday - or perhaps you used to read my daily ramblings on the world of Hollywood in Celebrity Soup. I can’t quite pull myself away from...










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