Kelowna News

Hwy 33 reopens after crash

Nov 18, 2018 / 7:40 pm

UPDATE 7:40 p.m. DriveBC reports the crash has now been cleared and traffic is flowing. ORIGINAL 6:30 p.m. A single vehicle rollover has closed Highway 33 in...

A unique experience at YLW

Nov 18, 2018 / 3:53 pm

Okanagan families with kids who have autism had the chance to experience the entire pre-boarding and boarding process on Sunday. Canucks Autism Network and...

Aftermath of carport blaze

Nov 18, 2018 / 11:14 am

Not much is left after a blaze engulfed multiple cars at a Kelowna apartment building early Wednesday morning. After Kelowna RCMP reviewed security footage the...

Flames consume shed

Nov 18, 2018 / 9:42 am

Fire consumed a shed in Kelowna on Saturday afternoon, according to Castanet readers. Concerned residents quickly called fire crews after noticing smoke...

Missing woman found dead

Nov 18, 2018 / 7:49 am

A missing Kelowna woman has been found dead, RCMP confirm. Cassandra Miller's body was found Friday night, police say, while officers were conducting follow...

Your say on transportation

Nov 18, 2018 / 7:08 am

Central Okanagan and Vernon residents are urged to complete surveys asking about their travel habits. Thousands of households were randomly selected by mail to...

UBCO tech women shine

Nov 18, 2018 / 7:06 am

Women make up 20 per cent of the high-tech workforce in B.C., far less than the national average. But three young women at UBC Okanagan are changing that...

Playing piano with a goat

Nov 17, 2018 / 7:29 pm

A unique sight cruised into downtown Kelowna Saturday night — a blue pickup truck with a piano in the back, a goat standing atop the piano, and a young...

Strike action imminent

Nov 17, 2018 / 11:57 am

Rotating strikes could begin Wednesday in the lumber industry after contract talks broke down. A letter posted on the United Steel Workers (USW) Local 1-423...

Liberals converge in Valley

Nov 17, 2018 / 7:33 am

MPs from across B.C. and beyond are gathered in Kelowna this weekend for the Liberal Party of Canada’s B.C. Convention. “I’m excited that...

Holiday fun this weekend

Nov 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Check out what's happening this weekend with Jenna Craigmyle, who'll be making the rounds in the Castanet-Total Restoration Total Fun Cruiser.

Wilkinson urges you to vote

Nov 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson touched on his two favourite topics during a stop in Kelowna Friday, the Prop-Rep referendum and the speculation tax. While...

Hep vaccine in short supply

Nov 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Those looking to get a hepatitis vaccination before travelling to a foreign country may be out of luck for the time being. Currently, there is a global shortage...

French connection at salon

Nov 16, 2018 / 9:15 pm

Ludovic and Jessica Jan met more than 20 years ago at a hair school in Paris. Did they foresee opening a hair salon together on Kelowna's Ellis Street one...

Musician loses his voice

Nov 16, 2018 / 7:30 pm

A Kelowna musician has had to cancel a number of gigs after thieves stole much of his livelihood. Ray Volk is a saxophone player who entertains at a seniors...

Evening Update Nov. 16.

Nov 16, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Friday Nov. 16, 2018 with Wayne Moore.

Police warn of scam artist

Nov 16, 2018 / 4:30 pm

Kelowna RCMP are warning of the apparent return of a door-to-door scam. Police say an alleged fraudster solicited cash from local residents and motel guests on...

No fire pit this winter

Nov 16, 2018 / 3:13 pm

You won't be able to warm your hands at the Stuart Park skating rink this winter. The City of Kelowna is shutting off natural gas to the fire pit following...

Prof seeks Liberal nod

Nov 16, 2018 / 10:23 am

A professor at UBC Okanagan hopes to enter federal politics. Dr. Mary Ann Murphy, an associate professor with a cross-appointment in aging, is seeking the...

Local posties on strike again

Nov 16, 2018 / 10:17 am

UPDATE: 10:15 a.m. Postal workers in Kelowna walked off the job at 9:30 a.m., following a national directive aimed at taking the corporation by surprise....