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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

Cops cleared of excessive force

Oct 25, 2014 / 9:46 am

Photo: Castanet Staff A pair of RCMP officers in Penticton will not be criminally charged in relation to an excessive force complaint from earlier this year. The allegation stems from an incident on March 22 when a vehicle was found in the

Racism in Summerland

Oct 25, 2014 / 9:46 am

A visible minority, running for council in Summerland, was the subject of both sexism and racism after one of her campaign signs was vandalized over the weekend. Toni Boot has spent most of her life in Summerland and owns Grasslands Nursery. Outside

Chef serves up surprise meal

Oct 25, 2014 / 9:46 am

Photo: Contributed - Lisa Anderson Chef Vince Van Wieringen shows off dinner -- Braised beef with rainbow carrots and smoked cheddar polenta. Guests at the Upper Room Mission in Vernon were pleasantly surprised by a three-course meal on

Ross Gorman passes away

Oct 25, 2014 / 9:46 am

Gorman Brothers lumber has lost the last of its founding sons; Ross Gorman passed away Friday at the age of 93. He and brother John founded the company in 1953 when they opened up a small sawmill operation to supplement their orchard business, which

Grizzly chomps on camera

Oct 25, 2014 / 9:46 am

YouTube kitchin sink A wildlife filmmaker from the UK got more than he bargained for while shooting along the BC coast last month. John Kitchin was able to get a bear’s-eye-view of a curious grizzly near Glendale Cove at Knight Inlet,

Alcohol involved in cyclist crash

Oct 25, 2014 / 9:46 am

Photo: A Kelowna woman has lost her driving privileges for three days after hitting a cyclist Thursday evening. The 23-year-old was travelling on Springfield Road when she struck a cyclist attempting to turn left in the 1700

Seeing is believing for United Way

Oct 25, 2014 / 9:46 am

Photo: Contributed - United Way CSO The Central Okanagan United Way held its annual bus tour this week. The Seeing is Believing tour brought members of the public to its various partner agencies to learn how the United Way invests in positive

Boost for at risk youth

Oct 25, 2014 / 9:46 am

Photo: Contributed - Sasha Lakic Mayor Walter Gray and Gail Given (R) at the awards announcement Thursday night. A program organized through the Kelowna office of the Canadian Mental Health Association has just won a significant award. Photo:

Prolific offender picked up

Oct 25, 2014 / 9:46 am

Photo: Contributed Stanley Charles Nickason Police have arrested a man they’re calling a prolific offender after he was found in a stolen minivan Wednesday evening. Stanley Charles Nickason, 33, was picked up in the 4000 block of

Officers cleared in crash

Oct 25, 2014 / 9:46 am

Photo: CTV No charges will be laid against the three RCMP officers involved in a high-speed chase that ended with a civilian being struck and severely injured in Kelowna last December. The Crown decided that although the officers should



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