Central Okanagan News

Wendy's drops Dreamlift Day

Dec 1, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Wendy's Restaurants throughout the Okanagan will no longer be raising funds to send local children to Disneyland through the Sunshine Foundation of Canada....

CN Rail deal reached

Dec 1, 2014 / 12:00 pm

A deal has been reached with CN Rail. The City of Kelowna made the announcement Monday morning on behalf of the Inter-jurisdictional Acquisition team, that a...

Castanet's week in review

Nov 30, 2014 / 5:00 am

Castanet's week in review with Jen Zielinski. This week's episode includes a special preview of the new movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. ...

Hypothermic hunter at KGH

Nov 29, 2014 / 7:29 pm

Hypothermia and a possible dislocated hip have put a Vernon area man into Kelowna General Hospital for the night with non-life threatening injuries. Vernon...

HWY 5 reopened

Nov 29, 2014 / 5:10 pm

Update -- 5 p.m. The Coquihalla has been reopened. Update -- 4 p.m. According to DriveBC, Highway 5 remains closed on the Northbound section between exits 221...

Food bank in funding competition

Nov 29, 2014 / 5:00 am

Proponents of a new building for the food bank in Lake Country are one step closer to receiving a $100,000 grant. The food bank has applied for a $100,000 grant...

Frustrated and hunkered down

Nov 28, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Frustration rules the day in Peachland, as residents head into the second lengthy power outage of the week. After Wednesday's snowstorm damaged a power...

More power woes

Nov 28, 2014 / 10:00 am

Update -- 10 a.m. It was initially thought that Peachland would be the only community affected by today's power outage, but it now appears that some...

Slush will freeze tomorrow

Nov 27, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Local Environment Canada Meteorologist Doug Lundquist has a stern warning to clean the roads and sidewalks before the leftover snow freezes solid, starting...

Cold snap on the way

Nov 26, 2014 / 6:55 pm

Environment Canada is issuing a special weather statement for the Central, North and South Okanagan. A cold snap is anticipated for Thursday and Friday, which...

A place to warm up in Peachland

Nov 26, 2014 / 4:29 pm

Peachland residents enduring a full day without power have a place to go if they want to warm up. The Peachland Community Centre is equipped with a generator...

Big White makes it official

Nov 26, 2014 / 1:07 pm

Big White will officially open Saturday. The storm, which dumped several centimetres of snow on the valley bottom overnight, left about 43 centimetres of snow...

One school without power

Nov 26, 2014 / 10:55 am

Update -- 10:45 p.m. Only one Central Okanagan school remains without power at this time -- Peachland Elementary -- and parents are being asked to pick up their...

Big White delays opening

Nov 25, 2014 / 10:24 am

More delays for Okanagan mountains as the lack of snow is moving back opening dates. Big White Ski Resort has announced they are being forced to delay their...

Castanet's week in review

Nov 23, 2014 / 5:00 am

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Sally Ann sets $700,000 target

Nov 21, 2014 / 10:53 am

The Kelowna Salvation Army hopes people in the Central Okanagan are in a giving mood this holiday season. Salvation Army lead Pastor, Lt. Darryl Burry, says...

Winter wine events

Nov 21, 2014 / 10:03 am

The summer may over but the wine season is yearlong in the Okanagan, and some of best local wineries are opening their doors this winter and welcoming you in....

Youth orchestra performing

Nov 20, 2014 / 6:00 am

Three concerts held this weekend will showcase a number of talented musicians from the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra. The group is made up of 80 musicians...

No shortage of free flu shot

Nov 20, 2014 / 5:00 am

Despite rumblings there are shortages of the flu vaccine in the Interior Health region, the authority stresses that isn’t the case. Instead Renee...

First hint of snow forecast

Nov 18, 2014 / 5:52 am

The Okanagan can expect its next hint that winter is right around the corner. As we warm up from our first blast of Arctic air, expect some snow to fall later...