Kelowna News

Candidate signs defaced

Oct 19, 2020 / 11:17 am

Kelowna-Mission Green Party candidate Amanda Poon is decrying racist and sexist vandalism of her election signs. "I was saddened to learn that some of my...

Driver rams police vehicles

Oct 19, 2020 / 10:40 am

A driver rammed two RCMP vehicles in Lake Country while fleeing from police on Sunday night. Just before 7 p.m., an officer spotted a green Pontiac car speeding...

Abandoned home burns

Oct 19, 2020 / 6:21 am

UPDATE: 6:20 a.m. A structure fire at a vacant home in Rutland Sunday night is being deemed suspicious. Multiple calls to 911 came in about 9.p.m., reporting...

More murals for Rutland

Oct 19, 2020 / 4:00 am

Rutland continues to get colourful as six new murals are being revealed in the community. Karen Beaubier, the Executive Director for the Uptown Rutland...

Chess, Clue, Catan & more

Oct 19, 2020 / 4:00 am

Those looking to get their game on have a new option in Kelowna. Twice the Dice is a local board game cafe on Bernard Avenue that opened during the pandemic as...

Justin Kulik: 1 on 1

Oct 19, 2020 / 4:00 am

Nineteen-year-old UBC student Justin Kulik is looking to take the Kelowna-Lake Country riding for the BC NDP. And, despite his youthful age, Kulik is already a...

TD gifts Okanagan College

Oct 19, 2020 / 4:00 am

TD Bank has donated $15,000 to Okanagan College's Our Students, Your Health campaign. The gift from TD will help provide equipment for the new Health...

BC wine subscription box

Oct 18, 2020 / 7:00 pm

The BC Wine, Cider & Spirits Festival has launched its subscription box to support members this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fall tasting event plans...

Love & support for Olympia

Oct 18, 2020 / 6:00 pm

After a devastating fire claimed a beloved restaurant in Rutland, the community has showcased their support in a colourful way. MP Tracy Gray and Karen...

Van crashes, CPR needed

Oct 18, 2020 / 2:10 pm

A person appears to be in medical distress after a van crashed into a bush in Rutland Sunday afternoon. At about 1:30 p.m., a white van appears to have left...

Castanet's week in review

Oct 18, 2020 / 2:00 pm

Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen.

Let it snow, let it snow!

Oct 18, 2020 / 10:40 am

The snow has hit some lower elevation parts of the Okanagan Sunday morning. Castanet readers have been sharing their photos of snow, from Black Mountain to...

Unused coffin for sale

Oct 18, 2020 / 4:00 am

You never know what you're going to find in the Castanet Classifieds. Randy Martin says he picked up a white movie prop coffin a while back with grand plans...

New charge in hamster case

Oct 18, 2020 / 4:00 am

A Kelowna man accused of torturing and killing hamsters, and posting videos of it online, is now facing an additional charge related to the disturbing...

COVID on Kelowna flight

Oct 17, 2020 / 7:00 pm

The B.C. centre for Disease Control says a COVID-19 infected passenger was on a flight leaving Kelowna earlier this month. WestJet flight 182 between Kelowna...

Firefighter passes away

Oct 17, 2020 / 4:01 pm

Firefighter Karl Featherstone with the Lake Country Fire Department has passed away. Featherstone was a part of the fire department since 2009 as an on-call...

Merrifield set to wave signs

Oct 17, 2020 / 3:00 pm

Kelowna-Mission Liberal candidate Renee Merrifield hopes to meet Kelowna voters over the next week. The candidate, running for former Liberal MLA Steve...

City winds down for winter

Oct 17, 2020 / 11:45 am

The City of Kelowna is reminding residents that winter closures are beginning at the city's parks. Cold weather is here which means seasonal closures have...

Community loves Olympia

Oct 17, 2020 / 4:00 am

Since Kelowna's Olympia Greek Taverna went up in flames, the community is rallying behind the restaurant in many ways. During the evening on Oct. 6, the...

Apple dispute end in sight

Oct 17, 2020 / 4:00 am

The David and Goliath dispute between Oyama apple farmer Alan Gatzke and the District of Lake Country has taken another turn. It appears the District of Lake...