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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

No jail time for killing mom

Nov 21, 2014 / 9:00 pm

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

Family donates $600K to UBCO

Nov 21, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Photo: UBC Okanagan Zach Holland, right, receives the inaugural Finch Family Undergraduate Scholarship Award from Jean and Ken Finch. A local family with deep roots in the Okanagan recently made a substantial donation to UBCO. Ken and

Downed power lines close road

Nov 21, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Photo: Jennifer Zielinski Traffic has been disrupted in an area of South Kelowna after some power lines were torn down Wednesday afternoon. A large crane truck was driving down DeHart Road this morning when its boom shifted to the side and

Mental disorder triggered attack

Nov 21, 2014 / 9:00 pm

A steady stream of psychiatrists will be taking the stand this week in Conor Grossmith’s second-degree murder trial. Photo: Castanet Staff Testimony began Tuesday with Dr. Shabehram Lohrasbe telling the court that in his opinion, Conor

Giant pandas love the snow

Nov 21, 2014 / 9:00 pm

A blast of wintery weather in the Toronto area brought snow to that city and surely reminded residents that the seasons are changing. But a few inches of the white stuff was a welcome sight to at least one animal at the Toronto Zoo. Da Mao, one

Top Gear coming to Okanagan

Nov 21, 2014 / 9:00 pm

hpedesign A very popular car show has announced it will be filming in the Okanagan later this month. Top Gear, the British television series about cool cars and other vehicles, will be testing out the Hennessey VelociRaptor SUV on highways

Hammer attack trial begins

Nov 21, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff Crown prosecutor Frank Dubenski (left) stands alongside co-counsel David Grabavac (right) outside the Kelowna Courthouse. WARNING: The following story contains graphic details.  The long awaited trial began

Minor fire starts in carport

Nov 21, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Photo: Google Maps A small fire in a carport brought Kelowna fire crews scrambling to Vecchio's Corner Sunday evening. Platoon Captain Kelly Stephens says they saw fire in the carport area of a unit, near the exterior wall of unit #1. The

Voting numbers remain strong

Nov 21, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Photo: Thinkstock.com Over 5,000 residents have taken part in advance voting in Kelowna, with another 1,154 ballots being cast yesterday. That brings the total number of advance votes to 5,047 cast over the three days. Turnout was strong

New parking lot at KGH

Nov 21, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Photo: Contributed - KGH Patients and visitors to Kelowna General Hospital will no longer have to circle the block hoping to find a place to park. A new lot has opened up directly across from the emergency department on Royal Avenue, between
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