Josh Winquist
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Latest Articles from Josh Winquist

The voice of addiction

Nov 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Pixaby At what cost do people who use substances keep their addictions alive?  Castanet recently received permission to publish a poem written by a member of our Okanagan community who is living on the streets and is addicted

Affordable child care

Nov 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed A number of licensed child care spaces throughout the Okanagan are benefitting from a provincial partnership, which in turn is helping parents. Through the province’s Early Learning and Child Care Agreement with

Snow show grows

Nov 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

Thousands of people are expected to attend day two of the B.C. Provincial Snow Show at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. With more than 40 vendors this year, the Snow Show continues to grow as it enters its fourth year.  "We see people come

Calling all extras

Nov 9, 2018 / 5:01 am

Photo: Boss Management Filming in the Southern Interior is about to ramp up.  In the next month, the Okanagan will play host to at least three major film productions, and the call has gone out for large numbers of extras for each of

Chamber hosts minister Ng

Nov 8, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Small business opportunities and challenges will be on the agenda as the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce hosts a federal cabinet minister.  Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, will speak

Feds fund OC initiatives

Nov 6, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed The federal government is doling out $45 million to fund more than 94 projects nationwide, including two associated with Okanagan College research initiatives. The initiatives will help two Shuswap area companies

Ahead by a century

Nov 5, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Photo: Peggy Paradis The daughter of a Canadian soldier and an English woman, Peggy Paradis was born six days before the end of the First World War. On Sunday, Peggy's family gathered in Vernon to celebrate her 100th birthday.  All

A Cowboy Christmas Carol

Nov 2, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed There have been countless retellings of Charles Dickens' timeless story, "A Christmas Carol," but very few have a western twist.  So, what do you get when you cross Ebenezer Scrooge with the Wild

Home invasion arrest

Oct 30, 2018 / 3:55 pm

Photo: Contributed Police have made an arrest in relation to a brutal attack on a 59-year-old terminally ill woman in Sicamous.  Police arrested Robert Christopher Bomba, 37, Tuesday. Bomba faces six charges including: forcible confinement,

Concussion program works

Oct 30, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Warrior Garrett Forster is helped off the ice after taking a blow-to-the-head Nov. 13, 2015. The BCHL and HeadCheck Health have teamed up for a second season.  The partnership has improved player safety by using



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