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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

School cuts coming - but where?

Feb 27, 2015 / 9:22 pm

Photo: Thinkstock.com The Central Okanagan School District knows it will have to cut costs over the next two years, but it’s unclear at this point how much belt-tightening it will be forced to do. School boards across the province

Streets given clean sweep

Feb 27, 2015 / 9:22 pm

Photo: Thinkstock.com Dusty streets in Vernon will be given a clean sweep. The city is starting its spring sweeping and flushing program, with high-volume roads that generate excessive dust being first on the agenda. The remaining residential

Strong interest in jail jobs

Feb 27, 2015 / 9:22 pm

Photo: Contributed - BC government It appears many people are interested in finding employment at the new Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver, slated for completion in 2016. More than 700 applicants turned out for information sessions

New flight paths, fees at YLW

Feb 27, 2015 / 9:22 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff Changes are coming to the flight paths of planes arriving and departing from Kelowna International Airport, and the public is invited to learn more about it this weekend. Staff from Nav Canada, WestJet and YLW

Land swap over 700 acres

Feb 27, 2015 / 9:22 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff The land-swap agreement reached last week between the provincial government and Westbank First Nation offers even more land than West Kelowna residents balked at in 2011. The initial agreement offered 698 acres

Disability funding for locals

Feb 27, 2015 / 9:22 pm

Photo: Facebook - One Cup at a Time A local project that helps people with disabilities just got a financial boost from the federal government. On Tuesday, Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan announced $83,000 in funding for the John Howard

What's next for rail trail?

Feb 27, 2015 / 9:22 pm

Photo: Contributed - John Gallant The District of Lake Country must decide its next move for the Okanagan rail corridor – and must do so quickly. Following the failure of the alternative approval process, which gained just 29 more

Montemurro out on bail

Feb 27, 2015 / 9:22 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff A man sentenced last month to five years in prison has instead been released on bail while he appeals his conviction. Cory Joseph Montemurro, 45, filed his appeal on Jan. 20 and was granted bail Monday. He had been

Crash sends 1 to hospital

Feb 27, 2015 / 9:22 pm

Photo: Contributed - Skylar noe-vack A multi-vehicle incident in Penticton this afternoon sent at least one person to hospital. The crash happened in front of Skaha Ford about 1 p.m. and involved four vehicles. A witness at the scene

Sex assault suspect caught

Feb 27, 2015 / 9:22 pm

Update -- Feb 25 Vancouver police say Mark Spelrem was arrested shortly before 8 p.m. last night in the 300 block of Powell Street. He was the subject of a public warning after two women were violently assaulted on February 19th. Spelrem