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Latest Articles from Carmen Weld

No sunshine tax in gas price

Jul 31, 2015 / 6:24 am

Photo: Contributed - Okanagan residents often complain about the "sunshine tax" when it comes to the cost of living in our area, especially when it comes to the price of gasoline. But an industry

Petition for new dog beach

Jul 31, 2015 / 6:24 am

Photo: Contributed - Michael Henderson Kelowna dog lovers and their water-loving pooches have been fighting for a second dog beach in the city for years – now, a new petition is gaining traction and getting noticed by the

Reefer roundabout

Jul 31, 2015 / 6:24 am

Photo: Carmen Weld It seems the roundabout pot prank has moved from Vancouver to the Okanagan. Castanet was tipped off Thursday to a suspicious green plant among the shrubs in the centre of the new roundabout outside Kelowna City

Dash cam captures chase

Jul 31, 2015 / 6:24 am

A Kelowna man is sharing his story of being caught in the middle of a police chase. Joerg Klaemt and his wife were headed north to Salmon Arm on Glenmore Road, Wednesday, when they were stopped by traffic near the landfill. When he realized

Why is Kal Lake green?

Jul 31, 2015 / 6:24 am

Photo: Instagram - @sndon Every resident and tourist alike will agree that one of the jewels of the Okanagan is Kalamalka Lake – but what is it that gives the lake that alluring blue-green colour? As it turns out, Kal Lake

Police swarm Glenmore

Jul 31, 2015 / 6:24 am

Photo: Contributed UPDATE: 2:45 p.m. An astute off-duty officer, on his way to work, started a car chase Wednesday morning in Glenmore. According to RCMP Cpl. Joe Duncan, an off-duty officer was one his way to work, heading south on Highway 97,

Increased smoke anticipated

Jul 31, 2015 / 6:24 am

Photo: Contributed - Bernadette Jarrard If you notice increased smoke around Shelter Cove today, emergency officials say there is no need to worry. People living in Shelter Cove and surrounding areas may notice some increased smoke

Cop porn trial adjourned

Jul 31, 2015 / 6:24 am

Photo: Castanet Staff A former Vernon RCMP officer accused of possessing child pornography won't be back in court until mid-September. Ryan Hampton faces nine counts, including two of possessing and accessing child pornography,

Police converge on home

Jul 31, 2015 / 6:24 am

Photo: Carmen Weld Police converged on a house in the 1300 block of Bernard Avenue Sunday morning. Police could be seen going through the home with gloves on. Officers on the scene would not say why they were in the home, but said a comment

Cops' texts revealed

Jul 31, 2015 / 6:24 am

Photo: Contributed The admissibility of testimony was once again at the forefront of the trial of former Vernon RCMP officer Ryan Hampton. He's charged with possession of child pornography and faces nine counts, including