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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

Shopping cart fire

Sep 22, 2014 / 5:21 pm

Video by Matty Dee A shopping cart was set on fire Sunday in downtown Kelowna. The cart was parked behind the Metro Church on Water Street when the incident took place around 2:40 p.m. The small blaze was quickly put out by the responding

Slope safety still a concern

Sep 22, 2014 / 5:21 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff A broken piece at the top left-hand side of the first tower can be seen in this photo from Crystal Mountain on Saturday March 1, 2014. The BC Safety Authority has completed the data collection and analysis phase of

RCMP will target school zones

Sep 22, 2014 / 5:21 pm

Photo: Thinkstock.com With confirmation that public schools will be back in session next week, the RCMP are reminding motorists that school zones will once again be in effect. Members of the West Kelowna RCMP will be conducting traffic safety

Rock quarry deaths

Sep 22, 2014 / 5:21 pm

Photo: Contributed Murray Neil Fadden was one of two men killed Sept. 16, 2014 at a rock quarry near Cranbrook. The names of two men who died earlier this week in an industrial accident near Cranbrook have been released by the BC Coroners

Dog handler recounts chase

Sep 22, 2014 / 5:21 pm

An RCMP dog handler, whose vehicle was rammed and shot at during a chase on Westside Road two years ago, took the stand Thursday in the attempted murder trial of Michael Edward Ellis. The court heard from Cpl. Richard Gingras, who was travelling southbound

Few leads in clubhouse fire

Sep 22, 2014 / 5:21 pm

Photo: Wayne Moore The new clubhouse at Shannon Lake Golf Course is expected to open in time for the 2015 golf season. Well over a year after the clubhouse at Shannon Lake Golf course was destroyed by fire, police still have few leads. They

Kelowna woman killed in AB.

Sep 22, 2014 / 5:21 pm

Photo: Contributed - Amber McNeely Susan Elko, 39, was found knifed to death early Sunday morning in Calgary. A woman from Kelowna has been killed in Calgary. The body of Susan Elko, 39, was found knifed to death early Sunday

Hells Angel didn't see guns

Sep 22, 2014 / 5:21 pm

An admitted member of the Hells Angels Kelowna chapter told a judge Wednesday that he did not know of, or see, any of the numerous weapons found during a vehicle stop in Salmon Arm in 2010.  Furthermore, 47-year-old Joseph Bruce Skreptak said

Mobile home fire suspicious

Sep 22, 2014 / 5:21 pm

Photo: Carmen Weld UPDATE 10:25 A.M. A fire that destroyed a mobile home at the Okanagan Villa Mobile Home Park early Wednesday morning may have been deliberately set. That according to fire inspector, Paul Johnson. "The investigation

Witness would chase them again

Sep 22, 2014 / 5:21 pm

Knowing how things turned out, he would probably do it the same way all over again. That comment was made by Crown witness Michael Scott, who spoke with the media outside the Kelowna Courthouse following his testimony in the Michael Ellis attempted


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