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Kelowna News

Power being restored

Sep 24, 2020 / 12:50 pm

UPDATE 12:50 p.m. FortisBC reports power has now been restored to Joe Rich, following Wednesday night's wind storm. A small outage within the City of...

Wind gusts hit 80 km/h

Sep 24, 2020 / 12:46 pm

The storm left almost as quickly as it arrived. Environment Canada says wind gusts during Wednesday night's storm were in the 50 to 80 km/h range between...

Urban hens ruffle feathers

Sep 24, 2020 / 12:16 pm

A Kelowna man and his wife are lamenting the loss of their four laying chickens. Kalyn Killins says they were forced to pack up their chickens Tuesday night...

Impacts of salvage logging

Sep 24, 2020 / 11:27 am

New research from the University of British Columbia Okanagan shows that logging on land damaged by wildfires has a negative impact on animals. Karen Hodges, a...

Police seize drugs, weapons

Sep 24, 2020 / 10:07 am

The Kelowna RCMP seized a stash of guns and drugs from a residence in downtown Kelowna on Wednesday. The Community Safety Unit (CSU) and the RCMP Police Dog...

Private hearing for Brittain

Sep 24, 2020 / 4:00 am

The man accused of committing the deadliest mass murder in Penticton's history will face trial in Kelowna in less than two weeks, but the public was barred...

Wine fest off, awards a go

Sep 24, 2020 / 4:00 am

As is the case with all large events scheduled to take place in B.C., the annual Okanagan Fall Wine Festival will not be happening this year. The festival,...

Homeowners consolidate

Sep 24, 2020 / 4:00 am

Some property owners in the Capri-Landmark area of Kelowna are hoping to cash in as that area gets ready to undergo a major transformation. Many of the...

Kokanee drawing crowds

Sep 24, 2020 / 4:00 am

Thousands of kokanee salmon have been making the annual trip up Mission Creek to spawn in recent weeks, attracting Central Okanagan residents to witness the...

Charity, business gifted ad

Sep 23, 2020 / 7:00 pm

The response was astounding. More than 150 businesses and charities applied to a local giveaway of three free months of billboard advertising. Venture Realty...

1 year sought for child porn

Sep 23, 2020 / 5:45 pm

Warning: This story contains content that may be disturbing to some readers. Sentencing submissions continued in Kelowna Wednesday in the case of Terry Krock, a...

Pump hits lines, sparks fire

Sep 23, 2020 / 4:52 pm

UPDATE: 4:52 p.m. The Kelowna Fire Department has confirmed they attended an equipment fire at about 12:30 p.m. in the alley behind 1060 Cawston Avenue....

City moving homeless camp

Sep 23, 2020 / 3:50 pm

The City of Kelowna says it will be moving its designated camping location for homeless people from Recreation Avenue to 890 Baillie Avenue, a corner lot next...

Groundbreaking new homes

Sep 23, 2020 / 2:51 pm

UPDATE 2:50 p.m. Habitat for Humanity Okanagan broke ground in Lake Country Wednesday afternoon to start their newest project of building 12 new homes for...

Stolen puppy back home

Sep 23, 2020 / 1:12 pm

UPDATE 1:12 p.m. Kelowna RCMP tell Castanet they are continuing to investigate the theft of a puppy stolen from a backyard in the 1900-block of Burtch Rd. last...

Greens look for candidates

Sep 23, 2020 / 11:27 am

Calling all Greens! The Green Party riding association of Greater Kelowna has out out the call for candidates to run in the three Kelowna-area ridings in the...

Thieves hit optometrist

Sep 23, 2020 / 11:15 am

Lake Country's Eyes Inc Optometry was subject to a break-in early Friday, resulting in the theft of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. At 4:36 a.m....

Thanksgiving at the Mission

Sep 23, 2020 / 4:00 am

The Kelowna Gospel Mission's massive Thanksgiving dinner will still happen this year, however, it will look different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Headlines delivered daily

Sep 23, 2020 / 4:00 am

Castanet News is launching a daily newsletter. You can now have the day's top headlines delivered to your email inbox every weekday at 5 p.m. The newsletter...

Housing tops city needs

Sep 23, 2020 / 4:00 am

The City of Kelowna continues to make social issues a top priority. Specifically, finding suitable housing for people with complex needs. That topic was front...

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