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LG G3 contest winner

Sep 25, 2015 / 3:41 pm

Castanet General Manager Chris Kearney and Sebastiaan Pynappels of Kelowna Cell Repair present Erica with a new LG G3.

June's Big Surf photo winner

Jul 3, 2015 / 11:48 am

Jolene VanBolhuis is June’s winner in the Big Surf Beer summer fun photo contest. VanBolhuis sent in this great shot titled ‘Beautiful Day on Wood Lake’ and is our final winner for 2015. Thanks to all who entered! To view all of the contest submissions click here.

Flower Power winner

Jun 11, 2015 / 3:12 pm

Castanet recently held a photo contest for a pair of tickets to tour some of the top gardens in Kelowna. The tour is called 'Flower Power, Cool Digs and Groovy Gardens’ and we are proud to announce that Gerrit and Wilma Van Vliet are this year’s winners. The 18th Annual Kelowna...

May's Big Surf photo winner

Jun 3, 2015 / 11:09 am

Todd Avison is May’s winner in the Big Surf Beer summer fun photo contest. Avison sent in this great shot titled ‘Diving Into Summer’. June is your last month to enter to win a Summer Shred Package consisting of a Big Surf longboard, ONE Boardshop shades, shorts, sandals and...

Big Surf photo winner

May 8, 2015 / 11:10 am

Jenna Cass is April's winner in the Big Surf Beer summer fun photo contest. Cass sent in this shot combining two great pastimes – yoga and paddleboarding. Send in your summer fun photos for a chance to be May's winner of a summer shred package consisting of a Big Surf...

We've just expanded our content

Feb 10, 2015 / 4:01 pm

Readers have long counted on Castanet for breaking news. That hasn't changed, but we've just bolstered our mix of regional, provincial, national and international news and local columns, sports and entertainment with some meatier content to chew on. First, we added opinion editorials....

Castanet celebrates 14 years

Nov 1, 2014 / 8:20 am

In 2000, local focused internet sites like Castanet were few and far between and the ones that existed made little impact. Back then, not many internet start-ups celebrated a first birthday much less a second or third. Nov. 1, 2014, marks Castanet's 14th year serving the Okanagan as its home...

Drone: clearing the air

Jul 16, 2014 / 10:46 am

Some media are reporting we put aircraft at risk by flying a drone over a forest fire in Peachland. That is not the case, they are not reporting the facts. I was at the forest fire, I flew the drone, this is what I know: The helicopter was finished for the day - I confirmed with the team...

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...


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...

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? is giving you a chance to do all this - and more! It's all part of the...


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