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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

Local kids compete on Disney

Oct 30, 2014 / 9:05 pm

Photo: Contributed - Michael Woodworth Mia, 13, and Tobin, 11, are seen here competing for the Grizzly Cup. Disney hosted an open casting call at various locations across the country this summer, looking for eight kids to compete in

Halloween haunts

Oct 30, 2014 / 9:05 pm

With the scariest holiday of the year upon us, we've compiled a list of more places to check out on your ghoulish adventures... The Asian Student Association at UBCO is hosting its second annual haunted house on Friday night from 7-10

Dig your neighbourhood

Oct 30, 2014 / 9:05 pm

Photo: Facebook - Dig Your Neighbourhood Residents are being asked to offer comments, suggestions and critiques on the Mission area of Kelowna this weekend, as UBCO students present their showcase on the neighbourhoods past, present

Special spirits release this weekend

Oct 30, 2014 / 9:05 pm

Photo: Thinkstock.com Liquor connoisseurs and those who just like to have a good stiff drink should celebrate this weekend as select BC Liquor Stores will release a wide range of global spirits. Thel Premium Spirit Release is on Nov.

Cops cleared of excessive force

Oct 30, 2014 / 9:05 pm

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 30, 2014 / 9:05 pm

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 30, 2014 / 9:05 pm

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 30, 2014 / 9:05 pm

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 30, 2014 / 9:05 pm

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 30, 2014 / 9:05 pm

Photo: Thinkstock.com 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


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