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Speeder brags on Instagram

Oct 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed A Kelowna leadfoot is bragging about his need for speed on social media. But the user of the Instagram profile 'kylegonek' is no ordinary speeder – he's shared photos of himself exceeding 300 km/h.

Unexpected guests in hotel

Oct 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

Two women encountered an unpleasant surprise in their Kelowna hotel room. Annamaria Annis was visiting from Prince George on Sept. 28 and booked a one-night stay at the Dilworth Inn. After entering the room, she says she discovered

Centennial Cup in Penticton

Oct 18, 2019 / 7:49 pm

Photo: Jasmine Aantjes The Penticton Vees will be hosting the 2021 Centennial Cup. The Penticton Vees have announced the 2021 Centennial Cup will be coming to Penticton, at the South Okanagan Events Centre. This will be the first time

Cyclist struck on Cadder

Oct 18, 2019 / 2:47 pm

Photo: Google street view Castanet has received reports a cyclist has been struck at the intersection of Richter Street and Cadder Avenue. It is believed the cyclist was travelling westbound on Cadder when they were struck by a

Battle of the best pairings

Oct 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

The Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery Mixoff is back for another year on Nov. 7, at the Laurel Packinghouse in Kelowna. The event will feature 10 to 12 local bartenders who have teamed up with local chefs to create the best pairings. "Each

Edible education on the rise

Oct 17, 2019 / 6:08 pm

Photo: Chefs in the Classroom Mission Hill Estate Winery gives $10,000 to Chefs in the Classroom. Chefs in the Classroom is growing, thanks to a $10,000 donation from Mission Hill Estate Winery. The non-profit program launched in 2016

Biker dies in Whistler

Oct 17, 2019 / 3:20 pm

Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward A mountain biker on the peak of Whistler mountain on Aug. 11, 2012. A 35-year-old Burnaby man died last week following an accident on a mountain biking trail in Whistler, B.C. on October 9. Ski

Bottle drive for fire family

Oct 17, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Josette Genest The aftermath of a Kelowna house fire that occurred on Sept. 19. Neighbours of a Kelowna family devastated by a recent house fire are hosting a bottle drive Oct. 26, to help the residents with unexpected costs. The

Bus signs send OD message

Oct 15, 2019 / 4:35 pm

Local advocacy group Moms Stop the Harm now has rolling billboards on BC Transit buses around Kelowna. The group started amongst mothers who had all lost children as a result of drug overdose, but it has quickly grown into a nationwide organization that

Upcoming artist at 18

Oct 13, 2019 / 7:18 pm

Zoe Welch is an 18-year-old Kelowna based singer-songwriter who is celebrating the release of her first EP, called As Promised. The EP includes four songs that she wrote at the young age of 16. "I'm just really happy that I could
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