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Kelowna News Last 7 days

Cheer the cheerleaders on

Apr 28, 2017 / 8:00 pm

The 5th Annual Okanagan Cheerleading Championships are only a few days away. This Saturday, April 29, more than 800 athletes from around B.C. and Alberta will...

Voting begins Saturday

Apr 28, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Advance polls for the 2017 provincial election open up around the province this weekend. Six days of advance polls have been set aside prior to general voting...

Recycling Western Star plant

Apr 28, 2017 / 7:00 pm

After taking over the long-empty former Western Star Trucks plant early this month, U-Haul is now up and running in the 23,500-square-metre building. Although...

Open 4 days, thieves strike

Apr 28, 2017 / 7:00 pm

After only a week of being open, a store in Rutland was broken into early Friday. Just after 4 a.m., the Dope Depot had a rock thrown through the front door. A...

Evening Update April 28

Apr 28, 2017 / 4:55 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Friday, April 28, with reporter Wayne Moore.

Weaver to visit Kelowna

Apr 28, 2017 / 4:26 pm

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver will be in Kelowna this weekend. Weaver will be at the Best Western Inn, Sunday at 2 p.m., to attend a campaign rally with...

Rescue in Myra Canyon

Apr 28, 2017 / 3:50 pm

UPDATE 3:50 p.m. A man who suffered a compound fracture as a result of a fall in the Myra Canyon area has been rescued and taken by helicopter to Kelowna...

Something fishy going on

Apr 28, 2017 / 2:52 pm

The young – and not quite so young – came out to Hall Road pond in Mission Creek Regional Park, Friday, to watch 500 rainbow trout find themselves a...

Castanet Kid Report

Apr 28, 2017 / 11:00 am

Castanet's Kid Report for April 28 with junior correspondent Ariella Amato.

682 ODs in 10 months

Apr 28, 2017 / 9:30 am

Nearly 700 overdoses were reported throughout the Interior Health region during the past 10 months. According to figures contained in a report released by the...

Libs a no-show at forum

Apr 28, 2017 / 9:07 am

Candidates from two Central Okanagan ridings took turns criticizing the B.C. Liberal record of childcare and poverty at an all-candidates forum in Rutland...

City to supply SEKID water

Apr 28, 2017 / 5:00 am

The City of Kelowna plans to integrate the water supply for Southeast Kelowna into the City's water supply. Council will consider a budget amendment Monday...

New scanner at KGH

Apr 28, 2017 / 5:00 am

Kelowna General Hospital has a new $1.9-million toy. A shiny, new CT scanner, that is. "We are celebrating thanks to the four hospital auxiliaries that...

Taxpayers get a break

Apr 28, 2017 / 5:00 am

Kelowna taxpayers will be getting a break, albeit a miniscule one. City council Monday is expected to give final approval to the city's 2017 budget which...

Candidates on transportation

Apr 28, 2017 / 5:00 am

Castanet News reached out to candidates running in the ridings encompassing the Central Okanagan. These include Kelowna-Lake Country, Kelowna-Mission and...

Floating finery on display

Apr 27, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Are you a boating enthusiast, water sport junkie or just want a day on the water? Then you might want to head to the 22nd annual Kelowna Yacht Club Boat Show...

If you could turn back time

Apr 27, 2017 / 6:50 pm

A UBC researcher has created a way to time travel. Maybe. Ben Tippett, a math and physics instructor at UBC Okanagan, created a mathematic model for the...

5 B&Es, 2 months, 1 man

Apr 27, 2017 / 6:20 pm

Police are investigating a series of five break-ins they believe are linked. Officers received reports of a break-and-enter at a business on Harvey Avenue on...

Evening Update April 27

Apr 27, 2017 / 4:55 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Thursday, April 27, with reporter Wayne Moore.

No room for kids

Apr 27, 2017 / 4:46 pm

Parents in Kettle Valley are devastated to find out their children won’t be accepted into the school they moved to the neighbourhood for. Three mothers...

Police action just a drill

Apr 27, 2017 / 3:38 pm

Commuters on Pandosy Street may have noticed some serious-looking police action this morning. But, there's no need for concern – it was only a drill....

Onesie for mental health

Apr 27, 2017 / 2:52 pm

The young at heart may love sliding into a onesie after a long day, but now there is an even better reason to get cozy. On Monday, May 1, everyone is encouraged...

Taking control of beach

Apr 27, 2017 / 2:50 pm

If the District of Lake Country gets its way, some boating controls will be placed along a large section of beach at the north end of Wood Lake. The...

$42,000 worth of dreams

Apr 27, 2017 / 12:32 pm

People throughout the B.C. Interior helped less fortunate children get closer to their dreams. The third annual Papa John's Pizza Dreams for Kids Day raised...

Inside overdose RV

Apr 27, 2017 / 11:46 am

Interior Health's new mobile overdose prevention RV hit the streets in Kelowna, Wednesday. The 33-foot motorhome provides harm-reduction services,...

Candidates talk rental crisis

Apr 27, 2017 / 7:00 am

Castanet News reached out to candidates running in the ridings encompassing the Central Okanagan. These include Kelowna-Lake Country, Kelowna-Mission and...

'Didn't deserve to die'

Apr 27, 2017 / 5:00 am

The mother of a 17-year-old Kelowna girl who died from an overdose in March said her daughter was turned away from help before she could be saved. Chelsea...

30 months for stolen bait car

Apr 27, 2017 / 5:00 am

A Kelowna man with a laundry list of prior convictions will spend an additional 19 months behind bars for stealing a bait car last March. Nathan Fahl, 28,...

New YLW to Victoria flight

Apr 27, 2017 / 5:00 am

This summer, another flight between Kelowna and Victoria will grace the skies. Starting June 5, Pacific Coastal Airlines will offer a midday flight between...

Chamber grills candidates

Apr 26, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Members of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce heard from each of B.C.'s major political parties at a lunchtime all-candidates forum at the Ramada Conference...

Council sends pot message

Apr 26, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Kelowna City Council has reaffirmed its stance on the sale of marijuana from storefront locations. The practice within city boundaries is illegal, for now. At a...

Barbecue for giving back

Apr 26, 2017 / 5:36 pm

National Volunteer Week kicked off with a barbecue Tuesday to show appreciation for volunteers at Project Literacy Kelowna and the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club....

Evening Update April 26

Apr 26, 2017 / 4:55 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Wednesday, April 26, with reporter Wayne Moore.

Real estate pace on fire

Apr 26, 2017 / 4:28 pm

The company behind a 21-storey residential highrise under construction in Kelowna’s North End says the city’s housing market is so hot, it’s...

Cops raid Manhattan home

Apr 26, 2017 / 3:51 pm

There was a large police presence in Kelowna's North End Wednesday morning. Just before 8 a.m., uniformed officers raided a home on the 900 block of...

Kids' dreams touch us all

Apr 26, 2017 / 2:35 pm

You don't have to be a kid, to be a kid. Just ask members of the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Representatives are in B.C. today as part of the...

Bacon trial delayed, again

Apr 26, 2017 / 1:37 pm

The trial of three men charged in the 2011 murder of gangster Jonathan Bacon, which was set to begin next week, has been delayed again. Jujhar Khun-Khun, Jason...

Kelowna woman Miss BC

Apr 26, 2017 / 12:30 pm

A 23-year-old Kelowna resident has been named Miss British Columbia. Natalie Allin won the title on March 26 and will now go on to represent B.C. at the 2017...

Overdose RV hits streets

Apr 26, 2017 / 11:39 am

Interior Health's mobile overdose prevention RV will hit the streets of Kelowna today. The motorhome, which offers a place for people who use drugs to be...

Candidates tackle #1 issue

Apr 26, 2017 / 7:30 am

Castanet News reached out to candidates running in the ridings encompassing the Central Okanagan. These include Kelowna-Lake Country, Kelowna-Mission and...

Candidates take the stage

Apr 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

A not-quite-all-candidates forum was held at the Kelowna Community Theatre Tuesday evening, with nine of the 11 candidates running in the three Central Okanagan...

Green plan for Hwy 97

Apr 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Green Party candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country says her party's platform will ease traffic congestion on Highway 97. Alison Shaw says the Green...

Tallest building proposed

Apr 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

Is Kelowna ready for towers over 30 storeys? That question will be answered soon. North American Development Group, which has an offer pending on a vacant piece...

And the winner is...

Apr 25, 2017 / 8:20 pm

A Kamloops author has won the UBC Okanagan 2017 Okanagan Short Story Contest. Karen Hofmann took first place for her short story “The Island.” Cliff...

Misses shot at space

Apr 25, 2017 / 7:30 pm

A UBC Okanagan chemistry professor came close to space. But not close enough. Richard Federley was cut short of being named to the Canadian Space Agency...

Evening Update April 25

Apr 25, 2017 / 4:55 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Tuesday, April 25, with reporter Wayne Moore.

Colourful Vaisakhi parade

Apr 25, 2017 / 3:43 pm

It's Vaisakhi parade time again in Kelowna this weekend. Saturday marks the annual celebration on the Sikh calendar, which marks the Sikh new year and...

Rescued pups up for grabs

Apr 25, 2017 / 3:23 pm

Two dozen dogs are getting some much needed love and care at the Kelowna SPCA after suffering severe neglect at a puppy breeding operation near Lillooet. SPCA...

OKM's magnum opus

Apr 25, 2017 / 11:09 am

Students at Okanagan Mission Secondary School have turned music class into history class. The students put their curriculum into action with a multimedia...

Truck pulls lines down

Apr 25, 2017 / 10:40 am

A dump truck pulled down multiple utility lines on a portion of Lakeshore Road Tuesday morning. Firefighters were on scene, but said there was no concern for...

Cyclist hit during commute

Apr 25, 2017 / 8:43 am

A female cyclist is in Kelowna General Hospital with undetermined injuries after she was struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning. Const. Lise Marion says the...

Candidate questionnaire

Apr 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

Castanet News reached out to candidates running in the ridings encompassing the Central Okanagan. These include Kelowna-Lake Country, Kelowna-Mission and...

'Animals need your help'

Apr 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

Multiple people gathered at The Sails in Kelowna to march for an end to lab animals. Protestors in Kelowna brought animals with them for the march and walked...

Council OK's liquor outlet

Apr 24, 2017 / 6:45 pm

City council have given its OK for a small liquor outlet in the nearly complete Hillside Plaza next to the former Conservatory site. The outlet will be situated...

Evening Update April 24

Apr 24, 2017 / 4:56 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Monday, April 24, with reporter Wayne Moore.

Bringing history to life

Apr 24, 2017 / 4:16 pm

The annual Okanagan Regional Heritage Fair is coming to Downtown Kelowna on Tuesday. Every year, dozens of schools from across the Interior participate in...

Youth detox service is back

Apr 24, 2017 / 3:29 pm

Youth detox services have returned to Kelowna. The Bridge Youth & Family Services, in partnership with Interior Health, has opened the doors to a four-bed...

Dumping hot spot

Apr 24, 2017 / 10:12 am

A section of Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park is becoming more of a garbage dump than a scenic destination, according to a Kelowna resident. Rolf von Andrian says...

'Thank you for fixing me'

Apr 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

It’s hard to believe that only a few months ago this eight-year-old Kelowna girl had a life-changing surgery. On Sunday afternoon, she was outside kicking...

Candidate Steve Thomson

Apr 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

Castanet News wants to give you an opportunity to meet each of the candidates running in Central Okanagan ridings during the 2017 provincial election. Each...

No help with creek flood

Apr 23, 2017 / 12:15 pm

Residents are growing concerned about rising water in Mill Creek. Water was flooding into yards in the area of Ethel Street and Burne Avenue on Sunday, but a...

Tourism, hospitality job fair

Apr 23, 2017 / 10:33 am

A tourism and hospitality career fair is taking place on Sunday in Kelowna. Restaurants, hotels and wineries from across the Okanagan that are looking for...

Sure sign of spring

Apr 23, 2017 / 6:59 am

Spring has been slow in coming to the Okanagan, but signs are blooming that it's here to stay. Arrowleaf balsamroot flowers are blooming on Okanagan...

Low bid for Hindle build

Apr 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

A Surrey company appears to be the leading candidate for the extension of John Hindle Drive. BD Hall Constructors Corp. came in with the lowest of the five bids...

Repair Cafe fixes all

Apr 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Repair Cafe could be just the event you’re looking for to fix up those home projects. The event is hosted by the regional waste reduction office, and...

O'Leary: not all wonderful

Apr 22, 2017 / 3:56 pm

Kevin O'Leary isn't a politician, doesn't pretend to be one, and won't apologize for it. But, the self-proclaimed Mr. Wonderful who rose to...

Smoke no cause for concern

Apr 22, 2017 / 8:49 am

There will be smoke above the mountains near Kelowna, but it is no cause for concern. With good air quality and venting conditions today, Saturday, April 22,...

Car goes up in flames

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:08 am

Castanet received unconfirmed reports overnight of a car fire on Highway 97 in Kelowna. The fire apparently happened about 10:45 p.m. Friday at Highway 97 and...

Time to burn running out

Apr 22, 2017 / 6:00 am

Time is running out for open burning in the Central Okanagan. Eligible property owners with the proper permits, have until sunset Sunday, April 30, to wrap up...

Castanet's week in review

Apr 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Castanet's week in review with Wayne Moore, in for Nich Johansen.