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West Kelowna News

All-Canadian country song

Aug 13, 2020 / 4:00 am

A local country artist has used his government COVID-19 relief grant to create new music during the pandemic. BC Country Music Association and international...

Road rehab work begins

Aug 12, 2020 / 7:00 pm

The City of West Kelowna begins its extensive 2020 road rehabilitation project later this month. In a news release, the city says road treatments and repaving...

Pontoon boat was in distress

Aug 12, 2020 / 3:21 pm

UPDATE 3:20 p.m. A Castanet reader has reached to let us know they were on the lake last night and spotted the pontoon boat in distress. Sam tells Castanet,...

Hwy bypass not on radar

Aug 12, 2020 / 2:17 pm

A Highway 97 bypass of Peachland needs more study. As part of a package of information for public engagement into options around the Peachland Transportation...

Showcasing local wineries

Aug 12, 2020 / 4:00 am

Do the Okanagan is a website dedicated to all things fun and local around the Valley. They host an annual wine competition that takes place for six months out...

Rollover witnesses needed

Aug 12, 2020 / 4:00 am

The driver of an SUV towing a boat that flipped and rolled down an embankment last week is looking for witnesses to the crash on Highway 97 near Powers Creek...

Fire takes home, not hope

Aug 11, 2020 / 4:00 am

A family who recently lost their home due to a house fire wants to thank the community for the outpouring of support. Michelle Hemingway was filled with...

Teens, adults brawl in street

Aug 10, 2020 / 4:59 pm

UPDATE: 4:59 p.m. Castanet has spoken with Jenn Lamont who described the altercation as "traumatizing." "I drove up on the scene of these kids...

Humans of Peachland

Aug 8, 2020 / 4:08 pm

Based on the Humans of New York social media initiative, the Peachland Chamber of Commerce has launched the 'Humans of Peachland' project. The entire...

'Fire in the Mountains'

Aug 7, 2020 / 8:33 pm

West Kelowna Professional Firefighters Local 4457 are gearing up for this year's annual 'Fire in the Mountains' trip which breaks down barriers for...

4-car crash on Hwy 97

Aug 7, 2020 / 6:18 pm

UPDATE 6:20 p.m. The crash has now mostly been cleared. Motorists should expect delays as the backlog of traffic moves through. UPDATE 5:45 p.m. Northbound...

Fundraiser for house fire

Aug 7, 2020 / 10:26 am

A GoFundMe fundraiser has been set up to help the West Kelowna family who lost their home to a fire Thursday. The campaign organized by Hayden Smith says his...

'We don't make the rules'

Aug 7, 2020 / 4:00 am

As the pandemic drags on and COVID-19 measures at B.C. restaurants become routine for some, others have been taking out their frustrations on servers and...

Nothing for council to do

Aug 6, 2020 / 8:30 pm

West Kelowna has made the decision to cancel next Tuesday's council meeting. The meeting, according to city officials, was cancelled due to a lack of items...

House fire not suspicious

Aug 6, 2020 / 4:16 pm

UPDATE: 4:16 p.m. Twenty members of the West Kelowna Fire Rescue responded to the scene of a house fire in the 2000 block of Sunview Drive at approximately...

Your photos: Sunview fire

Aug 6, 2020 / 12:24 pm

A house fire in West Kelowna on Sunview Drive appears to be contained. Fire crews responded quickly and the neighbours and area residents did a great job of...

Water flush for Westshore

Aug 5, 2020 / 9:00 pm

Residents using the RDCO Westshore Estates water system should be aware of plans to flush water mains. Starting tomorrow (Aug. 6) through Aug. 14, engineering...

RCMP have located body

Aug 5, 2020 / 8:38 pm

UPDATE 8:34 p.m. The Central Okanagan Search and Rescue says they were able to locate the body of the man missing and presumed drowned after jumping off the...

Identity theft warning

Aug 5, 2020 / 7:00 pm

A West Kelowna woman wants other potential fraud victims to be aware of a cell phone scam making the rounds. Christine Stephens tells Castanet she went to bed...

SUV & boat both rollover

Aug 5, 2020 / 5:57 pm

A vehicle pulling a boat rolled over on Highway 97 Wednesday afternoon, sending both down an embankment. The single-vehicle crash occurred on Northbound on...

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