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Jennifer Zielinski

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 250-860-5050

Twitter: @Jen_zee
Jennifer Zielinski is the videographer for Castanet news.

She is a graduate of the Broadcast Journalism program at BCIT. She also has Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Sociology with a concentration in Canadian Government, foreign policy and relations from Thompson Rivers University.

Before joining the Castanet team, Jennifer worked as a traffic and news reporter for CKTB talk radio in St. Catherines, Ontario. From there she went to be an associate producer for 'On the Coast' a CBC radio one program in Vancouver.

Jennifer loves animals and in her spare time can be found walking dogs at the SPCA or wine touring.
Latest Articles from Jennifer Zielinski

Gas leak forces evacuation

Sep 1, 2015 / 9:28 pm

Photo: Jon Manchester UPDATED 7:51 P.M. A gas leak, which caused the evacuation of homes and businesses in the Anders Road, has been repaired and evacuees are free to return home. UPDATE 6:40 PM A spokesperson for FortisBC has said

Don't be a target

Sep 1, 2015 / 9:28 pm

A new campaign to keep you and your valuables safe is being launched by the City of Kelowna and the RCMP. Don’t be an easy target, is about increasing public awareness to help reduce theft from motor vehicles. Crime prevention co-ordinator

City bending rules: audit

Sep 1, 2015 / 9:28 pm

Photo: Jon Manchester A performance audit report on the City of Vernon has been completed by B.C.'s auditor general for local government. In summary, it appears that in 2011 a city department direct-awarded a $35,000 purchase order to

No arrests in drone incident

Sep 1, 2015 / 9:28 pm

Photo: Contributed Two people who have drone permits with Transport Canada have been spoken to by Oliver RCMP regarding an incident that halted aerial wildfire support on Aug. 16. According to Sgt. Gervais, the two people were not responsible

Work starts on new hotel

Sep 1, 2015 / 9:28 pm

Photo: Jennifer Zielinski Site work has started on Kelowna’s new downtown hotel, with test-pile related activity at the former Willow Inn parking lot. The parking lot was fenced off on Friday for site preparation and drilling

Crews mop up two fires

Sep 1, 2015 / 9:28 pm

Photo: Contributed Firefighting crews are mopping up and patrolling the Little White Mountain blaze, which is now 100 per cent contained. Kayla Pepper with the B.C. Wildfire Service, says the fire received a lot of rain over the weekend

Wind and rain blow in

Sep 1, 2015 / 9:28 pm

Photo: Contributed Despite the Little White Mountain fire being fully contained smoke is still lingering in the valley. The air quality index rating for the Central Okanagan remains between a low and moderate risk to health, and a smoky

Caged like an animal

Sep 1, 2015 / 9:28 pm

Photo: Contributed It was a successful day at the Kelowna SPCA shelter – both for the animals and the society. A dog forced to spend the day locked in a kennel with Castanet reporter and funny man Rob Balsdon was finally freed

Smoke still hangs in Valley

Sep 1, 2015 / 9:28 pm

Photo: Contributed - Cabina Del Sindo View from Duck Lake A smoky skies advisory remains in effect for the entire Okanagan, however residents in Vernon and Penticton are reporting an increase in haze from burning forest fires. In the

Proactive power protection

Sep 1, 2015 / 9:28 pm

Photo: Contributed - Scott Power in Rock Creek is now permanently restored. However, nearby communities could go dark as fires in Washington state loom closer to the border. Nicole Bogdanovic with FortisBC says crews are working proactively