Kelowna News

Working to end gang life

Jan 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

At the annual Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers appreciation lunch Thursday, a prominent B.C. police officer shared her passion – ending gang life. Sgt....

Fans get revoked seats back

Jan 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

A Kelowna man who had his seasons tickets to the Las Vegas Golden Knights revoked, has got his seats back. Nathan Zinner and four friends said they locked into...

Shoots moose, left it to die

Jan 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

A Surrey man has been given a $10,000 penalty after he shot a moose and left it to suffer for 36 hours before it died in Beaverdell. Marius Vasile, 55, appeared...

Machinist became a chef

Jan 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The competition includes...

Council yes on Agassiz Rd.

Jan 18, 2019 / 2:00 am

UPDATE: 2 a.m. By an 8-0 vote, Kelowna city council approved rezoning for a controversial supportive housing complex on Agassiz Road. Neighbours around the...

City projects on front burner

Jan 17, 2019 / 8:00 pm

A handful of notable developments will have the opportunity to take steps forward on Monday when Kelowna city council gathers for its weekly meeting. A pair of...

Aqua developers stay patient

Jan 17, 2019 / 5:53 pm

The developers behind the proposed Aqua project in Kelowna’s Mission Creek neighbourhood have been working for nearly a decade to bring it to fruition, so...

Evening Update Jan. 17

Jan 17, 2019 / 5:00 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Thursday, Jan. 17, with reporter Wayne Moore.

Spike belt stops stolen truck

Jan 17, 2019 / 4:02 pm

Two men are in custody after police brought the stolen truck they were driving to an abrupt stop with a spike belt in the early hours of Thursday morning. Just...

Gun stolen in B&E

Jan 17, 2019 / 3:20 pm

Police are looking for two men who broke into a Kelowna apartment last month and stole a gun. On Dec. 18, two men broke into an apartment building on the 2300...

Mayor on Costco move

Jan 17, 2019 / 2:45 pm

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran has weighed in on the prospect of Costco relocating to property on Westbank First Nation lands on the Westside. Basran was responding...

Lost battle to cancer

Jan 17, 2019 / 12:52 pm

At the age of just 16, Justin Shavela was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (a bone cancer) in his jaw. After extensive reconstruction surgery with bone from...

Slippery Hwy 97C

Jan 17, 2019 / 12:41 pm

As snow continues to fall in the Okanagan Valley, the airport is juggling delays and some sections of the Okanagan Connector are slippery. Kelowna International...

Imagination key ingredient

Jan 17, 2019 / 6:36 am

Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The competition includes...

Thoughts on Costco move

Jan 17, 2019 / 5:00 am

Castanet reported Wednesday that Costco is rumoured to be moving from Kelowna to the Westside. It's reported that a new store on Westbank First Nation land...

Suit against minor hockey

Jan 17, 2019 / 5:00 am

The former executive director of the Kelowna Minor Hockey Association is taking his former employer to court. Doug Herron worked as executive director of the...

Fire heavily damages home

Jan 16, 2019 / 8:16 pm

A garage fire in Oyama has resulted in about $150,000 worth of damage to a Broadwater Road home. Lake Country firefighters were called to the residence around...

Kiwanis fest around corner

Jan 16, 2019 / 7:30 pm

The Kelowna Kiwanis Music Festival is looking for sponsors. The annual festival features 26 days of dance, voice and music events in March and April, at which...

Crash slows Hwy 97

Jan 16, 2019 / 7:19 pm

Castanet readers have reported a two-vehicle crash on Highway 97 at Lodge Road in Lake Country. Northbound traffic has been reduced to a single lane after a...

Starbuds looks for partner

Jan 16, 2019 / 6:30 pm

A Kelowna-based company didn’t capture one of 25 cannabis retail licences in Ontario’s lottery last week, but it still has a chance to get into the...