Poll: Penticton mayor's race

Oct 17, 2018 / 7:09 pm

Voters across B.C. go the polls on Saturday in municipal elections. Castanet is conducting three polls on the mayoralty races. Today, the choices in Penticton,...

Poll: prop rep referendum

Oct 16, 2018 / 7:56 pm

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is set to host a debate on proportional representation. Maria Dobrinskaya, who is representing the “yes” side, and...

Poll: where to get weed

Oct 15, 2018 / 6:52 pm

B.C.'s public safety minister says the government has received 173 applications for cannabis retail outlets, but only one approved store will open Wednesday...

Poll: highway speed limits

Oct 11, 2018 / 7:29 pm

A study released this week by the University of British Columbia shows fatalities have increased dramatically on B.C. highways where speed limits have been...

Poll: toking outside work

Oct 10, 2018 / 7:53 pm

Montreal police will be allowed to smoke cannabis during their time off as long as they show up to work "fit for duty," according to the city's...

Poll: climate change

Oct 9, 2018 / 12:09 pm

Canada would have to cut its emissions almost in half over the next 12 years to meet the stiffer targets dozens of international climate change experts say is...

Poll: giving thanks

Oct 7, 2018 / 10:47 am

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Follow this link to find out what's more popular – turkey or ham – on the Thanksgiving table.

Poll: dealing in death

Oct 4, 2018 / 7:20 pm

A drug dealer has pleaded guilty to selling drugs connected to the overdose death of a 13-year-old girl. The youth suspect, who cannot be named because of his...

Poll: a good night's sleep

Oct 2, 2018 / 6:57 pm

A Kelowna clinical research team is looking for volunteers to help with an insomnia study. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry in 2011 found that 40 per cent of...

Poll: a fair trade deal?

Oct 1, 2018 / 7:27 pm

In the new dawn of North American free trade, the stock-taking of winners and losers has begun, but U.S. President Donald Trump is calling it a great deal for...

Poll: online privacy

Sep 30, 2018 / 10:37 pm

Facebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts. The hack is the latest setback for Facebook during a year of...

Poll: Center of Gravity

Sep 29, 2018 / 7:34 am

A sometimes rowdy summer event in Kelowna is the subject of a survey by the Downtown Kelowna Association. The Center of Gravity sports and music festival...

Poll: give up your phone?

Sep 27, 2018 / 8:00 pm

A report from BC Hydro says British Columbians are addicted to personal electronics, prompting a dramatic shift in electricity consumption across the province....

Poll: too soon for Christmas?

Sep 26, 2018 / 7:22 pm

There are three months until Christmas – but that fact hasn't stopped retailers from putting out their holiday items. Walmart and Costco already have...

Poll: will you spark up?

Sep 25, 2018 / 7:09 pm

Licensed marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it is "more than ready" for the legalization of recreational pot next month, with enough supply...

Poll: prop-rep debate?

Sep 24, 2018 / 6:38 pm

BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson is challenging premier John Horgan to a public debate on proportional representation. "This fall, British Columbians...

Investing in pot?

Sep 21, 2018 / 4:30 pm

It is almost time for the legalization of retail marijuana in Canada, and Pretium Group realizes there is plenty of opportunity on the business side of the...

Election campaign too long?

Sep 18, 2018 / 4:16 pm

Election signs around the province began popping up Sept. 4, the day municipal candidates were able to file their nomination papers. For those who got their...

Poll: leap of faith?

Sep 15, 2018 / 9:08 am

Premier John Horgan wants people in British Columbia to take a "leap of faith" and vote in favour of changing the province's electoral system this...

Poll: a taste for wine

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:03 pm

The Okanagan Valley swept the second annual Best of BC Wine Awards, winning all dozen provincial categories in the crowd-sourced online survey. The competition...