Kelowna News

Rash of eggings in Mission

Sep 22, 2020 / 4:00 am

A resident of Kelowna's Mission says the neighbourhood has been besieged by eggings for the past month. In addition to the typical targets of homes and...

Ethel Street closure begins

Sep 21, 2020 / 9:00 pm

Construction on the next phase of the Ethel Street Active Transportation Corridor (ATC) project begins on Wednesday. Ethel Street between Raymer Avenue to...

Filming to close beach

Sep 21, 2020 / 4:08 pm

Tugboat Beach will be partially closed for part of this week to allow for filming. In an advisory Monday, the city said about half the beach will be closed from...

'Hazardous' election call

Sep 21, 2020 / 3:22 pm

UPDATE 3:20 p.m. You can tell we're in an election now by how quickly the NDP has responded to the BC Liberals and a story we published Monday. A news...

Liberals choose Merrifield

Sep 21, 2020 / 2:21 pm

Renee Merrifield Wasylyk is taking another stab at politics - this time provincially. Merrifield has been hand picked by Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson to...

Election timely, or too soon?

Sep 21, 2020 / 1:40 pm

British Columbia Premier John Horgan has announced the next provincial election will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24., 2020. "I want everyone to know I have...

Reward for stolen puppy

Sep 21, 2020 / 9:55 am

Kelowna RCMP is asking for your help to find an allegedly stolen puppy. Tanya Krcmar tells Castanet she believes her 11 week puppy was taken from her yard...

Successful despite pandemic

Sep 21, 2020 / 4:00 am

While COVID-19 caused Canada Day celebrations (and others) to be cancelled, Festivals Kelowna was able to modify its other programs to continue to bring arts...

122 more affordable homes

Sep 21, 2020 / 4:00 am

The provincial government has announced 122 new affordable rental units in Kelowna. The project at 2175 Benvoulin Road will house seniors and single parents...

Cops for Kids completed

Sep 20, 2020 / 2:45 pm

The 20th Annual Cops for Kids Ride completed their feat in Kelowna on Sunday afternoon. Over the past ten days, 29 cyclists logged 1,000 kilometres as a part...

Rustic Oracle debuts locally

Sep 20, 2020 / 12:30 pm

A dramatic film, Rustic Oracle, which sheds light on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is premiering at Kelowna's Landmark Cinemas Grand 10 in...

Castanet's week in review

Sep 20, 2020 / 12:00 pm

Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen.

Paint for Pink goes online

Sep 20, 2020 / 9:00 am

The 5th Annual Paint for Pink event in support of breast cancer research is going online this year due to COVID-19 and they're looking for virtual hosts....

Fourth woman sues cop

Sep 20, 2020 / 4:00 am

A fourth woman has filed a civil lawsuit against a former Kelowna RCMP officer, accusing him of sexual harassment and sexual assault while he was on duty. Brian...

Film fundraiser for Rail Trail

Sep 20, 2020 / 4:00 am

Two local bicycle enthusiasts are hosting a fundraiser in support of the Okanagan Rail Trail. Ashley Lubyk and Kyle Hoehn have brought the world’s best...

Mask drama at mall

Sep 19, 2020 / 2:00 pm

A Lake Country woman claims she was the victim of "commie intimidation" after she was asked to leave Kelowna's LUSH Cosmetics Thursday for...

'Affordable' rental units?

Sep 19, 2020 / 12:00 pm

A new Kelowna apartment building that was financed by the provincial government welcomed residents this month. But while the province touts the new units as...

Grass fire at Chichester Park

Sep 19, 2020 / 10:52 am

The Kelowna Fire Department was busy Saturday morning putting out a grass fire, which is believed to be the result of an abandoned campfire. At approximately...

Smoke begins to clear

Sep 19, 2020 / 9:00 am

Those in B.C.'s Interior woke to an unfamiliar sight Saturday morning – the sky. After smoke from U.S. wildfires blocked out the sun across much of...

Chamber likes recovery plan

Sep 19, 2020 / 4:00 am

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce likes what it saw from the B.C. government’s economic recovery plan this week. The chamber is happy with a variety of...