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Central Okanagan News

Sports persevere through strike

Sports persevere through strike

Sep 15, 2014 / 9:00 am

While all school and extra-curricular activities remain dark in the province due to the on-going teachers strike, some high school sports are finding a way to...

Castanet's weekly weather

Castanet's weekly weather

Sep 15, 2014 / 5:00 am

Warmer weather returns this week but there will still be cloud cover. What are you doing now that the tourists have all gone, and kids still aren't in...

Keeping kids busy: your options

Keeping kids busy: your options

Sep 13, 2014 / 6:58 pm

At this point kids being out of school for the third week is imminent and parents are stuck scrambling for options for their kids. Many of the programs first...

Crash victim succumbs to injuries

Crash victim succumbs to injuries

Sep 13, 2014 / 1:37 pm

A 69-year-old man injured in a rollover on Hwy 97C two weeks ago, succumbed to his injuries Friday. Just before 3 p.m. on August 27 Merritt RCMP responded to a...

Student conference needs billets

Student conference needs billets

Sep 10, 2014 / 7:25 pm

The Central Okanagan School District is making an URGENT shout-out to our community. We still need billets for over 300 student delegates for the five-day...

Risk of frost and sunshine

Risk of frost and sunshine

Sep 10, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Summer in Canada is typically defined as the three months from June to August, and Environment Canada readily concedes the warmest months are behind us. While...

Saw horse blocks highway

Saw horse blocks highway

Sep 9, 2014 / 1:30 pm

An Okanagan motorist has a word of warning after nearly colliding with a saw horse in the middle of the highway last night. Vernon resident Brad Lewicky was on...

Super moon gallery

Super moon gallery

Sep 9, 2014 / 6:52 am

A few of our readers were being followed by a moon shadow last night so they took these photos. ...

Hwy. 97 - motorist killed

Hwy. 97 - motorist killed

Sep 8, 2014 / 10:51 am

Update -- 10:45 a.m. Kelowna RCMP have confirmed that the victim struck alongside Highway 97 Monday morning died on the way to hospital. The man is said to...

Castanet's weekly weather

Castanet's weekly weather

Sep 8, 2014 / 5:00 am

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Crime spree in Joe Rich

Crime spree in Joe Rich

Sep 4, 2014 / 2:59 pm

RCMP are looking for your assistance into a recent rash of daytime break-ins. Back on Wednesday, Aug 27, police responded to three daylight break ins in the...

Boundary commission hits OK

Boundary commission hits OK

Sep 4, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The independent BC Electoral Commission will make two stops in the Okanagan as part of a 29 city tour to get public input on possible boundary changes. The...

Strike activities for kids

Strike activities for kids

Sep 3, 2014 / 11:11 am

Parents and guardians wondering how to spend their $40 per day from the support fund (sign up for fund here) need look no further. Castanet is compiling a list...

Letter to parents from SD23

Sep 2, 2014 / 7:59 pm

The following is a letter from Superintendent Hugh Gloster, to parents and guardians of students in School District 23: The purpose of this letter is to provide...

Crash: Truck Vs. Pontiac

Crash: Truck Vs. Pontiac

Winfield Sep 1, 2014 / 8:57 am

An accident is snarling traffic on Highway 97 in Lake Country. The two vehicle MVA was reported around 8:30 a.m. Monday near the Oceola Rd. intersection (Tim...

Castanet's weekly weather

Castanet's weekly weather

Sep 1, 2014 / 5:00 am

This week looks cooler and partly cloudy with a few days of rain. Summer isn't quite over yet, but Fall is coming - this week begins to usher it in. Check...

Week in Review

Week in Review

Aug 31, 2014 / 9:07 am

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Big White celebrates summer

Big White celebrates summer

Aug 29, 2014 / 5:00 am

Big White have a big celebration planned for the final long weekend of the summer. The ski hill will open the Bullet Chair Lift this Saturday through Monday for...

Myra Canyon park opens

Myra Canyon park opens

Aug 28, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Despite a blatant attempt to ruin the summer season for a new outdoor adventure company, the group has opened their doors, for free, for some of their sections....

Alcohol fueled crash

Alcohol fueled crash

Aug 28, 2014 / 2:00 pm

UPDATE 2 P.M. AUG 28: A crash on Highway 97 near the entrance to Lake Country Wednesday afternoon was alcohol and speed induced. RCMP confirm the driver of a...

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