Central Okanagan News

Kettles bells will soon be ringing

Nov 17, 2014 / 12:18 pm

The Salvation Army is getting ready to 'ring in' the Christmas season. The annual Salvation Army Christmas Kettle campaign will officially kick off...

Apples win gold

Nov 16, 2014 / 1:50 pm

B.C. apples captured the top spots in the Ambrosia, Golden Delicious, Aurora Golden Gala, and Heaviest Apple categories at this year’s National Apple...

Search and Rescue called out

Nov 15, 2014 / 2:07 pm

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR) members were called out to help locate two males who had gone exploring on the back roads around Beaver Lake. RCMP...

Therapy dogs make a difference

Nov 15, 2014 / 6:00 am

Over 120 Okanagan dog handlers, with 114 faithful pups, spend more than 11,000 hours a year making a difference in the lives of those who need a furry friend....

Board endorses parks' review

Nov 14, 2014 / 6:21 am

The following are highlights from the Regional District of Central Okanagan board meeting from Thursday, Nov 13, 2014. The Regional Board has endorsed a report...

Diabetes diagnosis on the rise

Nov 14, 2014 / 6:19 am

Nov. 14 is National Diabetes Awareness Day, a time to address the seriousness of the disease that affects nearly four million Canadians. In the Interior Health...

Tree Fruits pick new president

Nov 13, 2014 / 1:35 pm

The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative has a new man at the helm. At its recent Annual General Meeting in Summerland, the new Board of Directors appointed Malcolm...

Grape time for ice wine

Nov 13, 2014 / 6:58 am

Yes, it's cold this week. But did you know it's cold enough to pick grapes for ice wine? While most of us are bundling up and muttering under our...

Advanced voting over in RDCO

Nov 12, 2014 / 8:38 pm

Advance voting opportunities are now over in the Regional District election for Central Okanagan West Electoral Area Director. In the two advance voting...

IH airing dirty laundry

Nov 12, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Interior Health has announced they may soon contract out their laundry services, due to higher costs and aging infrastructure. No decisions have been made at...

From the Okanagan to war

Nov 11, 2014 / 5:00 am

The men and women of the Okanagan have, for decades and decades, made a lasting impact in the Canadian Armed Forces. Hundreds upon hundreds of men and women...

Lake Country fire aftermath

Nov 10, 2014 / 3:40 pm

Two cats perished in a Sunday evening fire that demolished a fifth-wheel home and older abandoned building. Residents of the Wood Lake Terrace RV &...

Flurries in the forecast

Nov 10, 2014 / 1:03 pm

It has been a mild fall, one of the warmest on record according to Environment Canada, but that is all about to change. There is a possibility of flurries in...

Lake Country fire

Nov 9, 2014 / 8:39 pm

8:30 p.m. update: Crews are mopping up the fire at Wood Lake Terrace RV & Campground. Deputy Fire Chief Brent Penner says, "Basically we've lost an...

Castanet's Week in Review

Nov 9, 2014 / 5:00 am

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Breakfast club keeps expanding

Nov 8, 2014 / 6:00 am

Many people may not be aware, but the Breakfast Club of Canada operates hot meals programs in 11 schools throughout the Okanagan. They’ve recently...

4000+ seniors without doctors

Nov 7, 2014 / 5:01 am

There are many seniors in the Okanagan without a family doctor, and a group of local physicians is attempting to change that. The Central Okanagan Division of...

Transit buses to get cameras

Nov 6, 2014 / 8:00 am

BC Transit says surveillance cameras will be rolling on some buses in the central Okanagan next spring after a man was stabbed to death on Kelowna transit. The...

Hundreds line up for flu shot

Nov 6, 2014 / 7:20 am

The season of immunization is upon us once again. Hundreds are lining up at free flu clinics around the Okanagan, after the official vaccination effort began...

Making BC a destination

Nov 4, 2014 / 10:39 am

(The Okanagan is featured in the new video produced by Destination BC) Today Destination BC (formerly Tourism BC) released its new corporate strategy and...