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Ragnar Haagen

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Phone: 250-860-5050
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

Pitching in for Earth Day

Apr 22, 2015 / 5:00 am

Photo: Thinkstock.com Earth Day is today and there are no shortage of ways you can make the world a cleaner place. In the Central Okanagan, residents are being encouraged to take part in a community cleanup project. The Regional

Take a shot, says IH

Apr 21, 2015 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Thinkstock.com Interior Health is continuing to encourage residents to get immunized and protect their community against preventable diseases like measles, mumps and whooping cough. Recent measles outbreaks this year in Ontario and

Missing youth found

Apr 21, 2015 / 2:25 pm

Photo: RCMP UPDATE 2:20 p.m. Kelowna RCMP say Kyle Davidson has been located. Kelowna police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing boy. Kyle Davidson, 15, was last seen early Monday morning and his parents

Steve Fonyo recovering

Apr 21, 2015 / 10:46 am

Photo: CTV Former marathon runner Steve Fonyo speaks to CTV News about his recovery from a brutal stabbing. Former marathon runner Steve Fonyo continues to recover from a vicious home invasion earlier this year. The 49-year-old was stabbed

4/20 mayhem fills the ER

Apr 21, 2015 / 10:23 am

Photo: CTV Thousands of revellers celebrated 4/20 Monday across the world, and, as usual, one of the biggest turnouts was in Vancouver. The annual marijuana celebration took place in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery with a massive “smoke

4 things you need to know

Apr 21, 2015 / 8:40 am

Castanet's AM Update for Tuesday, April 21. YouTube

Crash history of plane

Apr 21, 2015 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed - Transportation Safety Board The Carson Air twin-engine aircraft that crashed shortly after takeoff earlier this month near Vancouver had been safely in service for 38 years prior to the incident. The Swearingen SA226-TC

Planned outage on Pandosy

Apr 20, 2015 / 2:00 pm

Photo: Contributed - FortisBC A couple hundred FortisBC customers will be without power Tuesday in downtown Kelowna. The planned outage will affect 220 customers in the 1900 block of Pandosy Street and will be for equipment upgrades. FortisBC

Cash for kids' playground

Apr 20, 2015 / 1:59 pm

Photo: Contributed - B.C. government caucus Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick presents a $35,000 grant to Carr’s Landing Coun. Matt Vader, Okanagan Centre Coun. Blair Ireland, Councillor-at-large Bill Scarrow, and Oyama Coun. Owen

Was mall reaction overkill?

Apr 20, 2015 / 11:53 am

Photo: Castanet Staff   Last week’s bomb scare at Orchard Park Mall has many Castanet readers wondering if the police reaction was overkill. Our stories and forums have been lighting up with comments strongly divided on the