Sindi Poll Results

May 31, 2004 / 5:30 am

Thanks to all our readers for your feedback on our weekend Sindi Hawkin""s letters poll. The poll was inspired by an unusual amount of unsolicited feedback we...

Had Enough Of Hawkins"" Letters?

May 28, 2004 / 4:44 pm

Regular updates from Kelowna MLA Sindi Hawkins and her battle with leukemia have prompted some interesting feedback from Castanet readers. Some have said they...

Should NDP Say Sorry?

May 27, 2004 / 5:15 pm

The federal election campaign turned ugly Thursday following personal attacks on Prime Minister Paul Martin who was accused of causing the deaths of homeless...

Taking A Trip?

May 26, 2004 / 4:24 pm

According to a new Ipsos-Reid survey conducted on behalf of Expedia.ca, half (48%) of Canadians plan on taking a vacation or a trip this summer. Canada is the...

McKinley Landing Development

May 25, 2004 / 8:00 am

Today Kelowna City Council will hear from residents of McKinley Landing on Grant Gaucher""s Vintage Landing Wellness Centre proposal, described as the largest...

Minority Or Majority Govt?

May 23, 2004 / 12:44 pm

By all accounts it looks like today""s election, called for Monday June 28th will be a very close one. The May 22nd, Ipsos-Reid poll shows... Liberals 35% (-4%)...

Gatineau or Kelowna?

May 22, 2004 / 3:45 pm

It was shoot out this afternoon at Prospera Place. The Gatineau Olympiques beat Medicine Hat Tigers 6-5 today to take a berth against the Kelowna Rockets in...

Should Hosts Be Held Liable?

May 19, 2004 / 4:28 pm

Ontario court left the door open Wednesday on whether party hosts are liable for the actions of their guests, rejecting an appeal by a woman who was left...

Pay For A Private CAT Scan?

May 18, 2004 / 5:00 pm

Considering that public health care budgets are limited, and the demand for diagnostic imaging services only increases, it is not surprising to note that there...

Can Dryden Do It?

May 17, 2004 / 4:52 pm

Hockey Hall of Famer Ken Dryden is making the leap from sports to the political arena. Dryden, vice-chairman of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, confirmed...

Who will win the Memorial Cup?

May 15, 2004 / 5:42 pm

The Memorial is now underway. This is what Rocket""s Coach Marc Habscheid makes of each team. Ontario Hockey League champion Guelph Storm: "They""re a quick...

Can Kelly Guard Do It?

May 14, 2004 / 2:22 pm

Kelowna Rockets Goaltender Kelly Guard has signed a 3 year agreement with the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators....

Teachers Can Speak Out

May 13, 2004 / 4:19 pm

A labour arbitrator has upheld the right of B.C. teachers to criticize the provincial government in parent-teacher interviews and on public bulletin boards....

Referendum Rules Changed

May 12, 2004 / 4:22 pm

The B.C. government introduced legislation today that provides for a higher approval threshold than the simple majority contained in the Referendum Act. The...

Collusion Among Gas Companies?

May 11, 2004 / 4:47 pm

Okanagan motorists can brace themselves for another hike at the pumps. Gas prices shot up to 98.5 cents a litre in Vernon Tuesday and prices in Kelowna and the...

Women As Candidates

May 10, 2004 / 6:55 am

NDP Leader Jack Layton is accusing Paul Martin of breaking a vow made during the Liberal leadership race that the Liberals would go into the election with the...

Who Will Win Survivor All-Stars?

May 8, 2004 / 5:10 pm

Sunday 8 pm is when the two hour finale of Survivor All-Stars will air. The best of previous 7 shows square off in this version of the game. The teaser for the...

Ban Squeegee Kids?

May 7, 2004 / 3:49 pm

A Liberal backbencher wants to ban so-called squeegee kids. MLA Lorne Mayencourt has introduced two private member""s bills aimed at promoting safe streets and...

Paying Your Parking Tickets

May 6, 2004 / 4:40 pm

Have any unpaid parking tickets? If so, you might want to consider paying them before you end up in court. A Kelowna woman learned that lesson this week when...

Donating To Strangers

May 5, 2004 / 5:08 pm

British Columbia is set to become the first province in Canada to perform kidney transplants from anonymous donors. Previously, patients needing a transplant...