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Ragnar Haagen

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Ragnar Haagen is a reporter for Castanet News and a graduate of the Broadcast Journalism program at BCIT.

Before joining the Castanet team, he worked as a reporter/anchor for Rawlco Radio in Prince Albert, SK where his main beats were courts/crime and breaking news.

After managing to survive one of the mildest winters on record in Saskatchewan, he made his escape and is happy to be back in BC.

Ragnar loves sports, and when he's not tracking down stories, can be found on the soccer pitch or the baseball diamond.
Latest Articles from Ragnar Haagen

3 family members killed in crash

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:24 pm

Photo: CTV The three people who died last week in a horrific car accident near Kelowna have been identified by the BC Coroners Service. Harold Reinhardt Miller, 82, was behind the wheel with his 79-year-old wife Violet Juline Miller in the

Guilty plea in home invasion

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:24 pm

One of the men involved in a violent home invasion on Halloween night two years ago will be going to jail, the only question that remains is the length of his sentence. Matthew Scott Stewart, 31, pleaded guilty earlier this week to break and enter

Stolen truck smashes store

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:24 pm

Photo: Contributed A truck attempted to ram its way into the Lake Country Liquor Store on July 17. The front doors of Lake Country Liquor were damaged last week after at least one person tried to break into the store. Members of the Lake

Highway re-opened

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:24 pm

Photo: DriveBC The Trans-Canada highway has been closed near Revelstoke due to a vehicle incident. Update -- 11 a.m. The road has been reopened in both directions. Original story -- 8:30 a.m. A serious crash has closed the Trans-Canada

Home robbed during evacuation

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:24 pm

Photo: Contributed - Kayla Pfob As if the threat of someone’s home burning down in the Smith Creek fire wasn’t enough, now it seems at least one house was burglarized during the evacuation order. West Kelowna RCMP received a

Ric's Grill: Reader feedback

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:24 pm

Photo: Ragnar Haagen The For Lease signs went up at the former downtown Ric's location Wednesday afternoon, July 16. The fallout continues from Castanet’s reporting into unfair business practices at Ric’s Grill in downtown

Premier visits fire zone

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:24 pm

Premier Christy Clark made the first visit to her West Kelowna riding Friday to survey damage caused by the Smith Creek wildfire. Photo: Carmen Weld - Castanet Premier Christy Clark speaks with an evacuee at Mount Boucherie Secondary

Jura fire 150 hectares

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:24 pm

Photo: Contributed - RDOS UPDATE 12:20 P.M.  The Jura fire, burning west of Princeton-Summerland is now over 150 hectares in size. The evacuation alert remains in effect for 606 properties in the area (see full details below).  Barbara

Ric's Grill: Behind on the books

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:24 pm

Photo: Facebook Workers are coming forward and telling Castanet they are not being paid at Ric’s Grill, a downtown Kelowna steak house that has been battling money problems for months. We were first alerted to the restaurant in February,

Illegal dumping a mess

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:24 pm

  Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed 1 2 3 4 5   A resident out for a morning walk in Gallagher’s Canyon came upon an unsightly



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