Kelowna News

Fate in judge's hands

Sep 16, 2019 / 3:13 pm

UPDATE: 3:10 p.m. Sentencing arguments have concluded in the Jacob Forman case at Kelowna Law Courts, and Justice Allen Betton will return to Courtroom 1 at...

Local aid in Dorian's wake

Sep 16, 2019 / 2:13 pm

Kelowna’s Haven Sleep Products is donating mattresses to the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. The company is partnering with HGTV’s Bryan...

LIVE: Kelowna council

Sep 16, 2019 / 1:28 pm

3. Development Application Reports & Related Bylaws\ 3.1 to 3.3 Clement Ave 816, BL11711 (TA18-0006) - PC Urban Clement Holdings Ltd., Inc. No.BC1099980 3.4...

OK Ctr Rd washout closure

Sep 16, 2019 / 12:00 pm

Recent heavy rains have undermined Okanagan Centre Road West in Lake Country. Following heavy rain last week and continued shower activity, the road has been...

This week's SOFT Escape

Sep 16, 2019 / 10:50 am

Escape with SOFT 103.9 this fall. Kelowna resident Ellie is the latest winner of a Soft Escape to Sparkling Hill Resort and Spa. Castanet's radio partner is...

Cops for kids does it again!

Sep 16, 2019 / 10:16 am

The annual Cops for Kids charity ride concluded on the weekend with riders completing a loop of more than 1,000 kilometres in 10 days. "During our 10 days,...

Scheer promises tax cuts

Sep 16, 2019 / 9:40 am

UPDATE: 9:35 a.m. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced two new tax measures aimed at helping families during a campaign stop in Lake Country Monday...

Bahamian siblings reunited

Sep 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

Bahamian siblings have been safely reunited in Kelowna following Hurricane Dorian, which wreaked havoc in the Bahamas. Amanda Ferguson and her two-month-old...

$10k for a unicorn tattoo

Sep 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

Kelowna realtor Darryl Reuter has promised to tattoo a 10x10-inch fire-breathing unicorn on his back if he can raise $10,000. Reuter made the pledge in a bid to...

Food drive fills the need

Sep 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

The B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive kicks off this week, collecting food across the province. This is ninth consecutive year for the Central Okanagan Food...

Crown seeking 35 years

Sep 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

The Kelowna man who murdered his wife and two young daughters just days before Christmas 2017 is in court for the beginning of his sentencing hearing today....

Big money for Accelerate

Sep 15, 2019 / 10:00 pm

Accelerate Okanagan has received a major funding boost to train its leaders. The Western Economic Diversification Canada invested more than $5.6 million in five...

Castanet's week in review

Sep 15, 2019 / 12:00 pm

Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen.

At least wildfires are down

Sep 15, 2019 / 9:43 am

Optimists will likely see the glass is half full today, either because of their positive outlook or because they left their glass outside and it filled with...

Coyotes nabbing cats, fowl

Sep 15, 2019 / 5:00 am

A Kelowna neighbourhood is struggling with what seems to be a growing epidemic of coyotes. Comments about coyotes in local Facebook groups in the North Glenmore...

No child should go hungry

Sep 15, 2019 / 5:00 am

It's hard to think about reading, writing and arithmetic when you have not eaten, but that is the reality for thousands of Central Okanagan students....

Classroom cleaned after OD

Sep 14, 2019 / 4:46 pm

The classroom where an 8-year-old child ingested a dangerous amount of an unknown substance this week in Kelowna has been thoroughly cleaned, according to the...

Music stopping for Milkcrate

Sep 14, 2019 / 12:00 pm

As of Sept. 28, The Milkcrate will be no more. The downtown Kelowna record store and popular live music venue is closing its doors. Management announced the...

Crews called to crash

Sep 14, 2019 / 11:55 am

Emergency crews were called to a multiple-vehicle accident at the corner of Franklyn and Leathead roads Saturday morning. Witnesses tell Castanet the crash was...

Fall winefest almost here

Sep 14, 2019 / 10:00 am

There's a chill in the morning air, and the leaves are starting to turn colour – which means the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival is just around the...