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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

Empty shelves at the Mission

Nov 28, 2014 / 11:24 am

Photo: Contributed - Lisa Anderson The Upper Room Mission in Vernon is asking for the community’s support in stocking their shelves. According to fundraising director Lisa Anderson, the pantry’s supply room is the barest she

Thick fog causes crash

Nov 28, 2014 / 11:24 am

Photo: Google Street View The crash took place near a rest stop north of Clinton, BC. One person had to be taken to hospital after a head-on collision near Clinton on Wednesday afternoon. According to police, the crash happened at 4:30

Patient shows Ebola symptoms

Nov 28, 2014 / 11:24 am

Photo: Google Street View Health officials in Alberta are on alert after a Calgary patient began exhibiting Ebola like symptoms. Alberta Health Services say that it’s unlikely the female patient has the life-threatening virus after

24-hours without power

Nov 28, 2014 / 11:24 am

Photo: Contributed The heavy snow is causing trees to crash throughout the Okanagan. Update -- 10:20 p.m. According to BC Hydro, power has been restored to most areas of Peachland and Summerland. However there are several regions

Last chance for winter tires

Nov 28, 2014 / 11:24 am

Photo: Jennifer Zielinski Anyone who hadn’t already gotten their winter tires surely found themselves at a local tire shop this morning, following the Okanagan’s first significant snowfall of the season. Upwards of 20 centimetres

Road Report: Highways

Nov 28, 2014 / 11:24 am

Photo: DriveBC Pennask Summit Hwy 97C, 74km west of Kelowna, looking east. (elevation: 1717 metres) Update 2 p.m. Highway 97C east of Logan is now open. Highway 5 is now closed northbound at Merritt due to a traffic incident. Highway

City crews on scene

Nov 28, 2014 / 11:24 am

Photo: Contributed - Teresa Taylor At least one resident in Naramata cannot leave their property as broken tree limbs are blocking the driveway. UPDATE 12:00 - City crews are responding to reports of downed trees and branches as quickly

Defence perceives bias

Nov 28, 2014 / 11:24 am

Photo: Castanet Staff Two men found guilty of numerous weapons charges in September were expected to be sentenced in a Kelowna courtroom Tuesday, but additional judicial applications have delayed the process. Admitted Hells Angels member

Hwy.1 reopened after crash

Nov 28, 2014 / 11:24 am

Photo: Contributed - Revelstoke RCMP Update 11:30 a.m. Hwy. 1 has reopened 30 kilometres west of Revelstoke after a fatal crash closed the highway Monday evening.  Details below.  Original An accident on the Trans-Canada

No jail time for killing mom

Nov 28, 2014 / 11:24 am

Photo: Contributed Conor Grossmith (far left) with his mother Kathleen Gilchrist, father Harry Grossmith and family As the murder trial of Conor Grossmith came to a close after five days of testimony, everyone was in agreement. The



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