200207
204980

Kelowna News

Winter wonderland at Spring Valley Middle School gives back

Winter wonderland at Spring Valley Middle School gives back

Dec 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

Spring Valley Middle School has created a "winter wonderland" display to raise money for the Central Okanagan Food Bank this season, a project that...

Two supportive housing projects proposed for Kneller Road in Rutland

Two supportive housing projects proposed for Kneller Road in Rutland

Dec 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

Kelowna city council will be asked to throw its support behind two supportive housing projects planned for Kneller Road in Rutland. While the projects are...

Proposed replacement of Parkinson Rec Centre put on hold

Proposed replacement of Parkinson Rec Centre put on hold

Dec 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

The next phase in the planning for a proposed replacement of the Parkinson Recreation Centre has been put on hold. A $3.9 million request included as part of...

Grand Forks RCMP officer faces code of conduct hearing in Kelowna next month

Grand Forks RCMP officer faces code of conduct hearing in Kelowna next month

Dec 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

A Grand Forks RCMP officer will face a code of conduct hearing in Kelowna next month, over a number of unknown allegations. The RCMP conduct hearing schedule...

Kelowna's Freida Whales and friends takes drag show on the road

Kelowna's Freida Whales and friends takes drag show on the road

Okanagan Dec 2, 2022 / 7:00 pm

If you're looking for a unique way to celebrate the holidays this year, Kelowna drag queen performer Freida Whales has an idea for you. The Holidrag...

'Set the Table' food drive making it easy to donate in Kelowna

'Set the Table' food drive making it easy to donate in Kelowna

Dec 2, 2022 / 4:01 pm

Castanet is once again partnering with Total Restoration Kelowna for a city-wide holiday food drive. The Central Okanagan Food Bank is currently serving 5,500...

Kelowna unemployment rate rises for third consecutive month

Kelowna unemployment rate rises for third consecutive month

Dec 2, 2022 / 3:17 pm

Central Okanagan’s unemployment rate jumped in November, marking the third consecutive month it has increased. Statistics Canada on Friday reported...

Kelowna Salvation Army kettle donations down 25% so far this season

Kelowna Salvation Army kettle donations down 25% so far this season

Dec 2, 2022 / 1:54 pm

The Kelowna Salvation Army says donations to their annual Kettle campaign, which collects donations for families in need around the holiday season, are down 25...

Man hit with $6,253 Kelowna rental car bill after 30-day impound

Man hit with $6,253 Kelowna rental car bill after 30-day impound

Dec 2, 2022 / 12:36 pm

A man who planned to rent a vehicle from Kelowna's airport for just two days is stuck with a $6,253 bill after the car was impounded for a month in...

Cold and flu season is hitting BC Interior children hard this year

Cold and flu season is hitting BC Interior children hard this year

BC Interior Dec 2, 2022 / 11:53 am

After laying dormant for nearly two years, the flu has returned with a vengeance. According to Interior Health medical health officer Dr. Carol Fenton, the...

Porch pirates are out in Kelowna ready to steal your packages, say police

Porch pirates are out in Kelowna ready to steal your packages, say police

Dec 2, 2022 / 11:43 am

It’s high season for porch pirates. The Kelowna RCMP is urging residents who shop online to be mindful that thieves are lurking. Delivery companies now...

Basran, Donn, Stack to be cross-examined in petition against City of Kelowna

Basran, Donn, Stack to be cross-examined in petition against City of Kelowna

Dec 2, 2022 / 4:00 am

A group of residents who are taking the City of Kelowna to court will be able to cross-examine the former mayor and a former and current city councillor....

Downtown Kelowna Association pays tribute to long-time On Street Services manager

Downtown Kelowna Association pays tribute to long-time On Street Services manager

Dec 2, 2022 / 4:00 am

The man who has managed the Downtown On Call and Clean teams since their inception in Kelowna is about to retire. Ron Beahun was honoured at the final...

Mayor Tom Dyas says a permanent shelter to help the homeless transition to permanent housing is a great idea

Mayor Tom Dyas says a permanent shelter to help the homeless transition to permanent housing is a "great idea"

Dec 2, 2022 / 4:00 am

The new mayor of Kelowna appears to be onside with the idea of building a permanent shelter for people living with homelessness. Tom Dyas told Castanet the need...

Parade With a Purpose aims to raise $50,000 for the Youth Recovery House Campaign

Parade With a Purpose aims to raise $50,000 for the Youth Recovery House Campaign

Dec 1, 2022 / 8:00 pm

There will be a Santa Claus Parade in Kettle Valley Saturday. This parade is about more than ringing in the festive season, though. Founded by Kettle Valley Pub...

Share your amazing Christmas display on Castanet's 'Parade of Lights'

Share your amazing Christmas display on Castanet's 'Parade of Lights'

Thompson-Okanagan Dec 1, 2022 / 7:00 pm

Christmas displays are going up on houses throughout the Thompson-Okanagan, Candy Cane lane is open and it’s time for the Parade of Lights. In an effort...

12 new detox beds opening in Kelowna next year

12 new detox beds opening in Kelowna next year

Dec 1, 2022 / 6:00 pm

New services are being offered for adults trying to get off drugs in Kelowna. The Bridge Youth & Family Services has partnered with Interior Health to open...

Kelowna businessman comes up big for Rotary Club's calendar giveaway fundraiser

Kelowna businessman comes up big for Rotary Club's calendar giveaway fundraiser

Dec 1, 2022 / 4:56 pm

Kelowna Sunrise Rotary Club is much closer to its holiday season fundraising goal thanks to a city businessman. Brent Marshall, a commercial Realtor and...

4% tax increase proposed for Kelowna taxpayers in 2023

4% tax increase proposed for Kelowna taxpayers in 2023

Dec 1, 2022 / 4:41 pm

The average Kelowna taxpayer is looking at an additional $91.68 in municipal taxes in 2023. The preliminary budget released Thursday calls for a budget...

Thompson-Okanagan coming out of much colder-than-normal November

Thompson-Okanagan coming out of much colder-than-normal November

Thompson-Okanagan Dec 1, 2022 / 3:30 pm

It was a colder-than-usual November throughout the Thompson-Okanagan. Environment Canada says Kelowna and Vernon recorded their fourth-coldest Novembers on...

205002
202783
205033