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Sears seeks court protection

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:59 am

Sears Canada said Thursday it is seeking court protection from its creditors in order to restructure its business. The struggling retailer has piled up losses...

Test of wills over budget

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:57 am

A bid by senators to amend the Trudeau government's budget escalated Wednesday into a test of wills over which parliamentary chamber — the elected...

The Source's big revamp

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:52 am

The Source is staging a transformation to turn its stores into electronics playgrounds in an effort to boost sales as the consumer technology industry faces...

Prince Philip leaves hospital

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:49 am

Prince Philip was discharged Thursday from a London hospital after he was treated for an infection, Buckingham Palace said. Philip, the husband of Queen...

No one wants the throne

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:48 am

Britain's Prince Harry has suggested that no one in the royal family really wishes to rise to the throne — and that it is duty, rather than desire,...

2nd wildfire under control

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:37 am

Official reports into Portugal's deadliest natural disaster in decades have described freak conditions that drove the wildfire that killed 64 people, while...

6.8 quake off Guatemala

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:35 am

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.8 earthquake has hit off Guatemala's Pacific coast. Residents of Guatemala City report feeling the 6:31 a.m....

IS destroys ancient mosque

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:29 am

The Islamic State group blew up a historic landmark in Iraq — Mosul's famed 12th century al-Nuri mosque with its iconic leaning minaret known as...

Church 'colluded' on abuse

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:24 am

The Church of England "colluded" with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops, the head of the church...

Beginning of end for Clark?

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:21 am

B.C. politicians return to the legislature in Victoria today, marking the beginning of the end for the minority Liberal government. Premier Christy Clark's...

Buffet buys into Home Cap.

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:14 am

Home Capital Group Inc. says American investment firm Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has agreed to indirectly acquire $400 million of its common shares in a private...

Heat fuels Southwest fires

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:08 am

An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. made the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult Wednesday, including one that has destroyed at least four...

First Nation airport deal

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:04 am

A Lower Mainland First Nation has signed a long-term benefits agreement with Vancouver International Airport. The Musqueam Indian Band and airport officials say...

Mauling bear killed

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:01 am

Alaska wildlife officials say a black bear believed to have mauled a 16-year-old to death during a weekend mountain race has been shot and killed along with...

Senate growing powerful

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:00 am

In last week’s report, I referred to the emerging new dynamic in Ottawa as the increasingly more independent Senate is interfering with the Liberal...

Sask. credit rating cut

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:56 am

Weak commodity prices and higher government capital spending have prompted Standard and Poor's to downgrade Saskatchewan's credit rating. The agency...

Celebs' take on Canada

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

As Canada is about to celebrate a big 150th birthday, one organization asked a few celebrities what they think of Canada. In a video posted by WEmovement, a...

Heavy traffic incoming

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Penticton RCMP are asking the public to be patient this weekend, or consider walking/biking downtown. With the Peach City Beach Cruise set to attract close to...

Arena debate to ramp up

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

The long-running debate over the fate of Memorial Arena is about to heat up. “There is a few of balls in the air here,” Andrew Jakubeit said on this...

Wild hoping for less travel

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Okanagan Wild play their only game of the season in Penticton this weekend, near the tail end of their inaugural season. The Wild have struggled this year...

Keeping track of sandbags

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Since flooding began in early May, two million sandbags have been installed as part of the flood protection measures across the Central Okanagan. On Wednesday,...

Movie 'Triumph'

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

“Rolling!” shouted the director as a movie scene was shot at a Vernon coffee house, Wednesday. Extras and film hands were seen inside Triumph Coffee...

Double dose of bad luck

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

The couple who owns a mobile home destroyed by flames Tuesday evening in Kelowna have been living in Toronto, awaiting a lung transplant. Kory and Renee...

Skipping world record

Jun 22, 2017 / 12:01 am

Fourteen young pupils from Fuji Municipal Harada Elementary School in Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan have turned a fun playground game into an official Guinness World...

Dog, laser, mini cowboy

Jun 22, 2017 / 12:01 am

The jury's out on whether or not laser pointers are bad for dogs. Assuming they're just peachy, this is a very good internet video that really hits all...

Chance to learn and share

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:23 pm

Wednesday marked National Aboriginal Day – and downtown Kelowna's Leon Avenue was alive with music, art, crafts and activity as people of all races...

Torched SUV sparked fire

Jun 21, 2017 / 8:30 pm

The burned-out getaway SUV left near Commonage Road in Lake Country by the gunmen who killed Jonathan Bacon sparked a small wildfire in the dry, mid-August...

Poll: vacation deterrent?

Jun 21, 2017 / 8:00 pm

May was Mexico's bloodiest month in at least 20 years, and homicides are up sharply in 2017 compared with last year, new government crime statistics show....

A tribute to Kelowna

Jun 21, 2017 / 8:00 pm

A local artist took on the challenge of completing a 20 by 300 foot mural as a tribute in Kelowna. Eric Blais was commissioned by Fripp Warehousing to create...

What's for dinner? Roadkill

Jun 21, 2017 / 7:25 pm

Some folks in Oregon might not want to ask, when served an elk burger or a venison steak, where the meat came from. Under a roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly...

Murders spike in Mexico

Jun 21, 2017 / 7:21 pm

May was Mexico's bloodiest month in at least 20 years, and homicides are up sharply in 2017 compared with last year, new government crime statistics show....

She's top in Armstrong/Spall

Jun 21, 2017 / 7:15 pm

Sandy McMurray has been named Armstrong-Spallumcheen Citizen of the Year. McMurray is being honoured for her lengthy role as a volunteer, assisting many...

Aboriginal Day celebrated

Jun 21, 2017 / 7:05 pm

It was a beautiful day to be alive and dance, the Penticton Indian Band’s Levi Bent told the crowd at the local Aboriginal Day celebration, and that's...

Investigating lake dump

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:45 pm

UPDATE: 6:45 p.m. Conservation officers from the Ministry of Environment are investigating after a video surfaced of someone dumping rock and soil right into...

Ped struck on Leon Ave

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:27 pm

A pedestrian was struck on Leon Avenue Wednesday evening. Paramedics and firefighters responded to the scene where a driver was driving out of a parking spot on...

Shots at Fisherman's Wharf

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:19 pm

A police Emergency Response Team has converged on Victoria's Fisherman's Wharf following reports of gunfire. A heavy police presence is reported at the...

Boil water in Sunset area

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:02 pm

A boil-water notice has been issued for residents served by the Sunset Ranch water system after bacteria was found in test samples. The notice affects 275...

Evening Update June 21

Jun 21, 2017 / 4:55 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Wednesday, June 21, with reporter Wayne Moore.

Cdn behind airport attack

Jun 21, 2017 / 4:20 pm

A Canadian man shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at the Flint, Mich., airport on Wednesday, and referenced people being killed...

Art auction turning 40

Jun 21, 2017 / 4:14 pm

The Penticton Art Gallery is inviting residents to join them this week for one its most important fundraisers of the year. The 40th Annual Art Auction,...

Hossa to miss next season

Jun 21, 2017 / 4:09 pm

A severe reaction to medication for a skin disorder has put Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa's career in doubt. Hossa stunned the NHL on Wednesday by...

Murdered, ditched in truck

Jun 21, 2017 / 4:07 pm

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the case of a dead man found inside a burned vehicle near Squamish. The body was found June 14 on...

Library flasher found guilty

Jun 21, 2017 / 3:54 pm

A 64-year-old man who exposed himself to a woman and her three children at the Penticton Library last year has been found guilty. Judge Meg Shaw rendered the...

Grant Thornton chooses...

Jun 21, 2017 / 3:33 pm

Grant Thornton has accepted their Foodapolooza Challenge and hit the streets to "choose" their challenges in person, all in support of the Central...

No deadline on NAFTA

Jun 21, 2017 / 3:21 pm

President Donald Trump's point person on trade says the administration's top priority is locking down the best deal possible for the U.S. in the...

$1B for Clooney's tequila

Jun 21, 2017 / 3:19 pm

Global liquor behemoth Diageo said Wednesday it will pay up to $1 billion to buy a tequila brand co-founded by movie star George Clooney. Clooney founded the...

Bikers escort boy to school

Jun 21, 2017 / 3:07 pm

Hundreds of bikers gathered in Sydney, N.S., Wednesday morning to escort a 10-year-old boy who has been the victim of bullying to school. The leather-clad...

60,000 new childcare spots

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:59 pm

The BC Liberals are promising to spend $1 billion in early childhood education over the next four years as the party faces a confidence vote in the legislature...

Thrilled with new fire boat

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:57 pm

Just in time for summer, the Penticton Fire Department has its hands on a new rescue boat. Fire Chief Larry Watkinson says they took possession of the vessel on...

What does National Aboriginal Day mean to you?

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:54 pm

June 21, 2017 marks the 21st anniversary of National Aboriginal Day since it was officially proclaimed in 1996 by Canadian Governor General Roméo Leblanc. And...

Confided in retired cop

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:49 pm

A former RCMP employee testified she was told she'd be considered a troublemaker if she reported inappropriate comments by a former inspector on trial for...

RCMP forgot about knife

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:31 pm

“You'd agree it would not be proper to charge someone based on how it makes the RCMP look?” asked Jeff Campbell, defence counsel for Cory Van...

Yacht club drying out

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:10 pm

There is light at the end of the tunnel for the Penticton Yacht Club, as Okanagan Lake continues to slowly recede. Members and other volunteers have been...

Fire at Tolko Industries

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:02 pm

Firefighters responded to a fire in the chip pile at Tolko Mill in Kelowna Wednesday afternoon. Smoke was visible from the building about 1 p.m. When crews...

Clock ticks on Liberals

Jun 21, 2017 / 1:55 pm

The clock that counts down to the expected defeat of Premier Christy Clark's minority government starts ticking Thursday with the throne speech. After that,...

Sex charges span decades

Jun 21, 2017 / 1:51 pm

Police in Victoria say 23 new charges have been laid against a man who is already accused of a series of sexual assaults dating back decades. A news release...

Volunteers reclaim beach

Jun 21, 2017 / 12:47 pm

Community members spent their first hours of summer Wednesday morning cleaning Penticton's Marina Way Beach. The beach was covered in debris from weeks of...

Ferrell on Mariah's antics

Jun 21, 2017 / 12:45 pm

Will Ferrell has hinted that Mariah Carey's diva demands caused her cameo to be cut from The House. The actor and comedian is currently promoting the comedy...

Arrest in murder probe

Jun 21, 2017 / 12:30 pm

A man is in custody in Vernon following the death of a woman in an apartment building on the shore of Okanagan Lake. Vernon RCMP were called shortly after 11...

New lead in sheriff sex case

Jun 21, 2017 / 12:30 pm

British Columbia's Prosecution Service says a new special prosecutor has been named to lead the case against a former deputy sheriff charged with sexual...

Tailgate politics

Jun 21, 2017 / 12:25 pm

Vic Beliveau is an opinionated guy. And you don't even have to ask him – he'll give you a piece of his mind, and all you have to do is watch him...

Lena Dunham rehomes dog

Jun 21, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Lena Dunham has sent her beloved pooch Lamby to a professional dog facility after enduring years of "dangerous" and aggressive behavior. The Girls...

Bail hearing set for Ighani

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:57 am

The bail hearing for the man accused of attempted murder in connection to a shooting and manhunt in Oliver in April has been set for July 7. After several...

Heritage site a No to mine

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:53 am

First Nations leaders have declared the Pipsell area a cultural heritage site and are saying No to the Ajax open-pit mine near Kamloops. Grand Chief Stewart...

Evac order downgraded

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:46 am

Tween Lakes Resort in Oyama remains closed to the public although an evacuation order on the property has been downgraded to an evacuation alert. The public...

Bystander chases down thief

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:38 am

A bank robber in Penticton was foiled by a good samaritan on Tuesday, after trying to run off with a woman's cash. At 4 p.m., a women making a withdrawal...

Run for the drum

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:21 am

About three dozen members of the Okanagan Indian Band began the Run for the Drum at top speed at Head of the Lake Wednesday morning, cheered on by family and...

A's host baseball bash

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:15 am

The Okanagan Athletics will host a five-team summer baseball tournament throughout the weekend at Elk Stadium. The Okanagan Summer Baseball Bash includes the...

Simon Cowell praised

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:15 am

Simon Cowell has been praised for organizing such a "beautiful" star-studded cover of Bridge Over Troubled Water to raise money for those affected by...

Brace for fire season

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:14 am

The first heat wave of the summer is expected to hit B.C.'s Cariboo region by the weekend, and the BC Wildfire Service says it is bracing for potential...

Red Deer battered by storm

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:10 am

People in Red Deer were cleaning up Wednesday after a violent windstorm that knocked out power and prompted the central Alberta city to declare a local state of...

'World-class' centre ready

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:05 am

In just a couple of months, an ambitious and “transformative” youth mental health centre will open its doors in Kelowna. Foundry Kelowna is a centre...

He said, she said

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:00 am

So that went well. The Dear Abby format I introduced in my last column generated more readers' questions to my inbox. In the words of my writer mentor,...

B&E suspect swims for it

Jun 21, 2017 / 10:55 am

A robbery suspect in Kamloops may have decided a swim was better than arrest as he tried to evade police early Wednesday morning. RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says...

'Metallica could fall apart'

Jun 21, 2017 / 10:30 am

Metallica's James Hetfield has conceded that the band could "fall apart" at any moment. The frontman formed the heavy metal band in 1981 with...

Park pervert punched in face

Jun 21, 2017 / 10:20 am

Kelowna RCMP have a 64-year-old man in custody following a physical altercation at Swalwell Park in Lake Country Tuesday afternoon. According to police, there...

Boil advisory lifted

Jun 21, 2017 / 10:13 am

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has lifted a boil-water advisory for users of the Star Place water system. The community water system services eight...

Indigenous health research gets $1 million boost

Jun 21, 2017 / 10:00 am

An international network of Indigenous health researchers and knowledge keepers now have a home at TRU thanks to a $1 million Canadian Institute of Health...

Dog thrown from car

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:59 am

A young dog is recovering in Castlegar after being thrown from the window of a vehicle, and police are investigating an alleged case of animal cruelty. RCMP...

Flint airport evacuated

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:55 am

Officials on Wednesday evacuated an airport in Flint, Michigan, where a witness said he saw an officer bleeding from his neck and a knife nearby on the ground....

Fidget spinner danger

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:53 am

Thinking of getting your kid the wildly popular fidget spinner? A consumer watchdog group is warning parents to think again. Boston-based World Against Toys...

Charity single for fire victims

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:51 am

A charity single produced by Simon Cowell is being released to help victims of the devastating fire that killed at least 79 people in west London. Some 50...

Deadly wildfire contained

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:49 am

A wildfire that killed 64 people last weekend has been brought under control, Portuguese authorities said Wednesday as a minute of silence was held in memory of...

Kim K limits cellphone use

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:45 am

Kim Kardashian is bans cellphones at home when she's hanging out with her family. Kanye West's wife is known for her social media presence and recently...

Summer's 1st day a scorcher

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:41 am

Phoenix saw one of its hottest days in recorded history on the first day of summer, Tuesday. Authorities issued several warnings about the dangers of the heat....

Family history inspires next generation

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:36 am

A lifetime’s worth of Air Miles brought Charlotte Munroe and her family face to face with the ceremonial headdress worn by her family’s predecessors nearly...

Property taxes due

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:35 am

The City of Vernon is reminding homeowners that 2017 property taxes are due on or before July 4. The bill must be paid by then to avoid a one-time 10 per cent...

Aboriginal Day to change

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:02 am

The federal government intends to rename National Aboriginal Day as National Indigenous Peoples Day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today. Canadians come...

Elephant rescue

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:02 am

Elephants famously have great memories, but they're also pretty quick on their feet, as these two adults in Seoul's Grandpark showed when they figured...

Royal Bank to cut 450 jobs

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:01 am

Royal Bank of Canada says it is cutting 450 jobs, primarily from its head office locations in the Greater Toronto Area as it tries to revamp its business in...

Johansson's 'date night'

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:00 am

Scarlett Johansson was seen holding hands with her lawyer Kevin Yorn as the pair enjoyed a reported "date night" on Saturday. The 32-year-old actress,...

More flood barrier removal

Jun 21, 2017 / 8:15 am

More flood barriers along Mill Creek will be broken down today as the threat of flooding in those areas lessens. Laura Wilson, communications officer with the...

Bicycle drive-by goes to trial

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:59 am

The man accused of a brazen drive-by bicycle shooting will face trial in Supreme Court. Tyrone McGee, 29, was arrested in the late hours of Aug. 2, 2016, after...

Sears on bankruptcy verge

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:55 am

Sears Canada's stock has plunged this morning following a news report that it's preparing to seek bankruptcy protection within weeks. The shares fell 25...

Speeding bus drivers

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:53 am

A transit rider used an app on his phone to clock his bus driver going more than 20 km/h over the speed limit. Erin Dalzell rides the 352 bus every morning and...

Prince Philip in hospital

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:38 am

Prince Philip, the 96-year old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been admitted to a hospital for treatment of an infection and did not attend the Queen's...

4 dead in tsunami

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:32 am

Greenland flags were flying at half-staff Wednesday across Denmark to mourn four people who are presumed dead after a tsunami flooded a village on the Arctic...

Smuggled guns via library

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:26 am

A Montreal man was brought to the U.S. to face charges he smuggled handguns into Canada, including some that were hidden in the bathroom of a public library...

Do Comey tapes exist?

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:20 am

President Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement in the coming days on whether any recordings exist of his private conversations with former FBI...

Woman's 'white Dr.' rant

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:13 am

A video showing an agitated woman demanding her son be examined by a "white doctor" at a Toronto-area walk-in clinic is sparking online outrage. In...

Traffic stop turns deadly

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:08 am

The Minnesota police officer who pulled over Philando Castile politely told the black driver that his brake lights were out and calmly instructed him not to...

Cooking fire sparks blaze

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:03 am

A report of a late-night car fire in West Kelowna turned out to be a small wildfire. Fire crews responded to the fire just after 11 p.m., near the intersection...

Ketamine as anti-depressant

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:00 am

If you’ve heard of the drug ketamine, it has likely been in the context of its use as an anesthetic or pain reliever. You may also have heard of its...

Largest ever Canada Day

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Organizers are promising Vernon's largest ever Canada Day in Polson Park. “We are excited to announce there is something for everyone,” said...

Another bear spray attack

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Penticton RCMP is investigating yet another bear spray attack involving youth. Three 19 year olds were bear-sprayed by another teen near the intersection of...

KVR trail rehab approved

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Penticton city council has unanimously approved the spending of $300,000 to replace a retaining wall along the KVR trail, between Carder Road and the trestle...

More Vernon roadwork

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

The City of Vernon is advising drivers of more roadwork. Silver Star Road will be closed Wednesday to all but local traffic between East Dedecker Road and...

Flooding: will they sue?

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

As Okanagan Lake slowly starts to recede, rumours are beginning to swirl about the possibility of a class-action lawsuit over this spring's flooding crisis....

TIER Support shut down

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

A Kelowna support network for people with developmental disabilities is facing closure. TIER Support Services is being shut down by Community Living BC on June...

How to find any kid

Jun 21, 2017 / 12:01 am

This is how you find any kid playing hide and seek. This would also likely work on me...

Suspect dead in station blast

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:08 pm

UPDATE: 10 p.m. A spokeswoman for the Brussels prosecutor's office says the suspect in the explosion at a train station in the Belgian capital has died....

Senators defy Trudeau

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:02 pm

The Senate voted Tuesday to delete a so-called escalator tax on booze from the federal government's budget, defying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's...

Parole hearing for OJ

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:55 pm

Imprisoned former football star O.J. Simpson has a July 20 parole hearing that could have him released from a Nevada prison on Oct. 1, a state parole official...

Woods in clinic for pain

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:54 pm

Tiger Woods has checked into a clinic to get help dealing with prescription medication for pain and a sleep disorder, and his agent is not sure how long he will...

Someone stole the sourtoe

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:46 pm

A mummified human toe that is the key ingredient in a strange drinking ritual in Dawson City has been stolen. RCMP are searching for the suspects as well as the...

Body parts killer to marry

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:43 pm

A Quebec TV network is reporting that convicted murderer Luka Rocco Magnotta will be getting married this month. TVA Nouvelles says the man who killed and...

Poll: political donations

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:39 pm

The B.C. Liberals say they are now ready to take big money out of politics following last month's election. Attorney General Andrew Wilkinson says the...

Wind-driven trailer fire

Jun 20, 2017 / 8:56 pm

UPDATE: 8:55 p.m. Kelowna Fire Department says a mobile home on the 5000 block of Chute lake Road was heavily damaged. However, firefighters were able to...

Kelowna power on

Jun 20, 2017 / 7:51 pm

UPDATE: 7:50 p.m. FortisBC reported power was restored to customers in the Kelowna area at 7:40 p.m. ORIGINAL STORY: 3:50 p.m. About 1,600 customers in the...

HazMat incident at YVR

Jun 20, 2017 / 7:31 pm

UPDATE: 7:30 p.m. Two people were sent to hospital after exposure to an unidentified powder at Canada Post's YVR sorting centre on Tuesday. Fourteen people...

Vehicle heads into the bush

Jun 20, 2017 / 7:15 pm

A vehicle heading down Glenrosa Road from the Crystal Mountain area went around a curve near the cattle guard, went off the road into the shoulder, over...

KF expands with WestJet

Jun 20, 2017 / 7:00 pm

KF Aerospace has just completed a five-year contract with WestJet and is expanding its operations in Hamilton and Kelowna. The WestJet contract included the...

RPS battle goes to court

Jun 20, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Infighting between the board of Rutland Park Society and members has reached the courts. The society's board has petitioned the court, seeking to have a...

Beach cleanup appreciation

Jun 20, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Cascades Casino Penticton is hosting a “Back to the Beach Appreciation BBQ” from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday on the rooftop of Match Eatery. Casino staff...

New chief at fire hall

Jun 20, 2017 / 7:00 pm

A veteran firefighter has been named Enderby's new fire chief. Clifford Vetter, who has been acting as chief since the departure of Kevin Alstad, now steps...

Little green thumbs at OSNS

Jun 20, 2017 / 5:37 pm

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre in Penticton celebrated growing season with a garden party Tuesday, welcoming a new batch of plants. Three years ago...

Lumby hit by outage

Jun 20, 2017 / 5:20 pm

UPDATE: 5:20 p.m. Strong winds knocked trees on the lines in the Lumby area Tuesday afternoon causing a power outage to 1,743 customers, according to BC Hydro....

Bridge daredevil was high

Jun 20, 2017 / 5:06 pm

SkyTrain service and Pattullo Bridge were shut down during rush hour, Monday, by a trespasser high on drugs. A man jumped on the SkyTrain tracks at Columbia...

Evening Update June 20

Jun 20, 2017 / 4:55 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Tuesday, June 20, with reporter Wayne Moore.

Lake drops, wind picks up

Jun 20, 2017 / 4:06 pm

There has been a noticeable drop in Okanagan Lake flood waters lapping at the Louis Estates on Okanagan Indian Band land but it is not enough for people to...

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:59 pm

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for live concerts. With its unique jazz sound, the...

No decision on bandshell

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:56 pm

Penticton city council delayed making a decision Tuesday on erecting a fence around the Gyro Park bandshell. The city’s manager of facilities Bregje Kozak...

Don't replace that dock yet

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:37 pm

Don't be too eager to replace your dock. Central Okanagan Emergency Operations says property owners need to have provincial permits before rebuilding any...

KPMG goes all out!

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:34 pm

The Foodapolooza Challenge has seen some great videos already and KPMG was not going to be out done. Check out this fun video and see if your business has been...

Victim a 'major threat'

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:33 pm

Surveillance footage of the punch that killed Zachary Gaudette in February 2016 was shown in court Tuesday, but witnesses say the man who threw the punch was...

Installation inspired by forts

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:29 pm

Think back to your childhood and the days when finding a few branches and a secluded corner of the backyard might lead to building a fort. Perhaps you even...

Shocked by cop's come-on

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:17 pm

A former RCMP employee says she will never forget the sound of the door being locked behind her by a now-retired inspector who is alleged to have sexually...

Paris in springtime

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Paris has not disappointed; it is truly a city for romantics It’s been a whirlwind three-day exploration, which has not allowed for an in-depth view of...

Indigenous wellness research binds communities together

Jun 20, 2017 / 2:34 pm

The team involved in the project: “Indigenous Wellness Knowledge in Action: Evaluation of Research Protocol, Processes, Principles in Practice.” For 10...

Ken out from Barbie shadow

Jun 20, 2017 / 2:23 pm

He's been overshadowed by Barbie for decades, but now Ken is finally getting some attention. Mattel is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll, including...

New visitor centre proposed

Jun 20, 2017 / 2:10 pm

Travel Penticton met with city council on Tuesday to propose plans for a new visitor centre on the South Okanagan Events Centre campus. The city’s tourism...

$50M boost for electric cars

Jun 20, 2017 / 2:00 pm

British Columbia's Liberals are promising a $50-million jolt to charge up more electric vehicles across the province. Environment Minister Jordan Sturdy...

Missing plane: search over

Jun 20, 2017 / 2:00 pm

It's not the outcome the Royal Canadian Air Force was hoping for. The search for a missing B.C. couple last seen taking off in a plane from Cranbrook has...

Heat wave grips Southwest

Jun 20, 2017 / 1:48 pm

The first day of summer is forecast to bring some of the worst heat the southwestern U.S. has seen in years. The forecast calls for 119 degrees in Phoenix,...

Gillett to lead School of Business at Okanagan College

Jun 20, 2017 / 1:28 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College will welcome a new Dean of Business this summer with the arrival of William Gillett, an esteemed post-secondary...

Safety patrol on streets

Jun 20, 2017 / 1:19 pm

Four safety ambassadors are on the streets of Vernon for the summer months, acting as extra eyes and ears for the RCMP and bylaw as well as providing a friendly...

Depp's emails made public

Jun 20, 2017 / 12:45 pm

Email exchanges by Johnny Depp and his team have been made public as part of his ongoing lawsuit against his former managers. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor...

Super dad wins City chair

Jun 20, 2017 / 12:43 pm

A Vernon dad has won a full-power recliner from City Furniture & Appliances on Anderson Way after his wife's winning entry was chosen in the store's...

Police shooting defended

Jun 20, 2017 / 12:00 pm

A Seattle police officer involved in a fatal shooting asked his partner to use a stun gun on the woman authorities say was brandishing a knife, but police audio...

Halle Berry lifestyle website

Jun 20, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Halle Berry is relaunching her Hallewood fan forum as a lifestyle site. The Gothika actress first created the Hallewood fan site in 2000 to she could...

Navigating the HOV

Jun 20, 2017 / 11:54 am

I am blessed with a steady stream of questions that arrive from visitors to my DriveSmartBC web site. When I'm short ideas to base my weekly article on, I...

Dispensary owner sues city

Jun 20, 2017 / 11:26 am

The owner of an illegal marijuana dispensary in Penticton is asking the courts to order the City of Penticton to grant him a temporary license to operate, like...

How long till lake normal?

Jun 20, 2017 / 11:23 am

Summer could be half over by the time Okanagan Lake is "back to normal." In a best-case scenario, the lake is expected to drop to its usual...

A-Rod gushes about J-Lo

Jun 20, 2017 / 11:15 am

Alex Rodriguez has praised his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez for being a "role model" to his daughters. The former professional baseball player and the On...

Canadair crash in Portugal

Jun 20, 2017 / 11:04 am

Emergency services in Portugal said Tuesday they were making headway in controlling a major wildfire that killed 64 people in the central area of the country,...

Quick cop stops train

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:40 am

A quick-thinking, off-duty RCMP officer is being credited with helping avert a tragedy in Saskatchewan by managing to stop a moving train. Police say the...

Playground needle problem

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:34 am

Concerns about the presence of hypodermic needles at a Vancouver park have prompted daily cleanup of two playgrounds and the grounds of a nearby school. Mayor...

Nazi artifacts discovered

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:33 am

In a hidden room in a house near Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history,...

11 dead in landslide

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:32 am

Part of a waterlogged hillside broke loose and slammed into homes and vehicles in western Guatemala early Tuesday, killing 11 people. Sergio Cabanas, executive...

Lorde apologizes

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:30 am

Lorde has apologized after comparing her friendship with other famous people to being pals with someone suffering from an autoimmune disease. The Royals singer...

Overdose behind the wheel

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:29 am

An impaired driver narrowly avoided death with the help of paramedics on Monday night. The Penticton RCMP was called to a single vehicle accident near the...

Stretched to debt limit

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:25 am

A new analysis says the expected, gradual rise of interest rates is poised to lift the financial vulnerability of Canadian households well above levels seen in...

A licence to grow

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:18 am

Trent Kitsch is now licensed to cultivate medical marijuana out of his West Kelowna facility. Health Canada issued the licence Friday, a little more than a...

Liberals' security plan

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:13 am

A super-watchdog to oversee the full array of federal intelligence services would be created under legislation introduced today. The measure is part of a...

Braidwood's condolences

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:00 am

Boxer Adam Braidwood fought back tears in a video statement where he offered condolences to the family of Tim Hague, who died after losing to the former CFL...

Teen randomly attacked

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:00 am

The Penticton RCMP is investigating a random assault on a teenager by a group of people Police say a 17-year-old male was walking down the bike path near KVR...

Games would cost $4.6B

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:00 am

The price tag for Calgary to host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games will be about $4.6 billion, according to a bid exploration committee. The Calgary...

We're scared of pot laws

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:47 am

The Mayor of Enderby is worried the federal government's proposed marijuana laws could have a huge and negative financial impact on his small, North...

Carrie Fisher's autopsy

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:45 am

Carrie Fisher reportedly tested positive for cocaine and ecstasy at the time of her death. The Star Wars icon suffered a massive heart attack on board a flight...

No contact with ex coach

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:26 am

A man facing child pornography charges in Vernon worked for a short time only with North Valley Gymnastics in Vernon, five years ago, according to a...

Tiger Woods getting 'help'

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:00 am

Tiger Woods has confirmed he's getting "professional help" to manage his medications following his driving under the influence (DUI) arrest last...

Lake continues slow fall

Jun 20, 2017 / 8:30 am

The level of Okanagan Lake continues its downward progression. As of 4:30 Tuesday morning, the lake level sat at 343.177 metres above sea level. That's a...

Drug crisis providing organs

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:51 am

Amid the growing death toll of Canada's ongoing opioid epidemic, there's evidence of a correlating increase in the number of healthy human organs...

1 in 2 will get cancer

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:47 am

Almost one in every two Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and one in four Canadians will die from the disease, a new report by...

Feds stick with pot plan

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:40 am

The Trudeau government is sticking with its deadline to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018, despite provincial fears that there's not enough time...

Better protection in the ring

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:35 am

As an Edmonton elementary school mourned the loss of a beloved teacher on Monday, Tim Hague's death from injuries suffered during a boxing match sparked...

255,000 new pilots needed

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:30 am

A report by Montreal-based flight training provider CAE says airlines around the world will need 255,000 new commercial pilots over the next decade, a third of...

Spicer seeks strategic role

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:26 am

White House press secretary Sean Spicer is seeking to take on a more strategic role that would give him a limited presence in the daily press briefings that...

Charles and Camilla to visit

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:22 am

The federal government has released an itinerary for the upcoming royal visit by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla to Canada's north, eastern Ontario and...

Alternate's Cosby outcome

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:18 am

An alternate juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case said Monday he "probably" would have voted to convict and was "ridiculously sick"...

Cenovus CEO to retire

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:15 am

Cenovus chief executive Brian Ferguson will be retiring Oct. 31 but plans to stay as an adviser until the end of March as the oil company undergoes a major...

Fire just swarm of gnats

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:13 am

Emergency services were called to a landmark Hamburg church to fight a fire. All they found was a swarm of gnats. News agency dpa reports that Hamburg's...

Cops end camo protest

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:08 am

Montreal police have packed up their camouflage pants, at least temporarily, as their union and the city try to hammer out an agreement on pensions. City police...

Pickup up in flames

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:02 am

A pickup truck went up in flames overnight in Penticton. Firefighters were called to the blaze about 1:30 a.m. at an apartment complex parking garage on Green...

Stay off the phone!

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:00 am

I’m not a perfect physical specimen. If you know me, you are likely rolling your eyes and muttering: “Really? You don’t say!” Not a...

Give us back the beach

Jun 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

The flooding crisis the Okanagan is enduring could give the province a chance to come to the aid of residents who feel they have been denied unfettered access...

Province will help cleanup

Jun 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is asking private property owners to hold off on tearing down sandbag walls, because the provincial government is...

Fireworks trump flooding

Jun 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

Flooding that has swallowed most of Kin Beach won't stop a mega Canada Day fireworks display from taking place nearby on Okanagan Lake. “It will still...

Polishing a rusty knife

Jun 20, 2017 / 12:01 am

The old owner was willing to part with the knife for less than a dollar, but with a little love and elbow grease, this knife looks good as new.

Brain freeze kid

Jun 20, 2017 / 12:01 am

This kid gets an epic brain freeze for the ages during an ICEE drinking contest.

UBC prof suggests species at risk in Canada are not fully protected

Jun 20, 2017 / 12:00 am

Strategies to protect critical habitat not always followed A new study from UBC’s Okanagan campus has found that in many cases, Canada isn’t following...

Milk recall: another made ill

Jun 19, 2017 / 10:51 pm

A Nanaimo woman became violently ill after consuming milk that's part of a B.C.-wide recall. Tanya Heipel poured the Natrel 1% milk on a bowl of cereal...

Escaped bear on the loose

Jun 19, 2017 / 10:37 pm

A crafty black bear made a bolt for the woods after the roof of its enclosure at a Langley animal rescue and rehabilitation centre collapsed. Conservation...

Locals off to Kids Games

Jun 19, 2017 / 9:00 pm

Kelowna has 14 athletes heading to Kaunas, Lithuania, for the International Children’s Summer Games. The Team Kelowna squad ranges in age from 12 to 15...

Newcomer scam fails

Jun 19, 2017 / 8:15 pm

A scam aimed at wringing money out of new immigrants through threats failed when a woman was targeted in Kamloops recently. Kamloops RCMP report that a newcomer...

OC, city solidify relationship

Jun 19, 2017 / 8:00 pm

The City of Kelowna and Okanagan College put to paper what has been understood for decades. Mayor Colin Basran and college president Jim Hamilton signed a...

Plane search scaled back

Jun 19, 2017 / 7:46 pm

A military spokesman says the search for a small plane and two passengers missing in British Columbia has been reduced. Rear Admiral Art McDonald says more than...

Poll: welfare rates

Jun 19, 2017 / 7:43 pm

There will be a promise to raise welfare rates in British Columbia in the government's throne speech on Thursday, which is expected to set in motion the...

Flood closes Creekside

Jun 19, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Flood waters have prompted an early closure of the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country. But, these flood waters came from internal, not external sources. An...

New bus fares launch July 1

Jun 19, 2017 / 7:00 pm

B.C. Transit is getting ready to roll out changes in the South Okanagan and Similkameen. A new fare structure and unified system will go into effect on July 1,...

Gym coach porn charges

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:30 pm

Social media is abuzz with news that a former Vernon area gymnastics coach has been charged with three counts of child pornography. Chad Andrew McDowell, born...

'Take care of yourself'

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:14 pm

Jeremy McGoran was remembered during a public service attended by hundreds, Monday at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. The former local radio...

Evening Update June 19

Jun 19, 2017 / 4:56 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Monday, June 19, with reporter Wayne Moore.

Guilty in Armstrong robbery

Jun 19, 2017 / 4:50 pm

A woman charged with a Valentine's Day robbery at the 7-11 in Armstrong has pleaded guilty to charges of robbery and disguising face with intent to commit...

Sandbags moved, for some

Jun 19, 2017 / 4:33 pm

Redeployment of sandbags continued Monday in Kelowna, in areas upstream from creek banks and away from the lake. Crews removed sandbags in some areas east of...

3 years for bridge chaos

Jun 19, 2017 / 4:33 pm

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. Ryan Regan was sentenced to three years in jail, Monday, following a police chase that closed down the William R. Bennett Bridge in January....

Legacy lives on at UBCO

Jun 19, 2017 / 4:20 pm

Two bronze deer have taken up permanent residency at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The statues are a tribute to former undergraduate student River Sidley, who...

Lakeside business carries on

Jun 19, 2017 / 4:03 pm

In the face of historically high water levels, Kelowna businesses that rely on Okanagan Lake for their survival are trying to make the best of a less-than-ideal...

Big Money coming to end

Jun 19, 2017 / 3:54 pm

The B.C. Liberals say they are now ready to take big money out of politics following last month's election. Attorney General Andrew Wilkinson says the...

Gambled away son's life

Jun 19, 2017 / 3:42 pm

An Alberta judge expressed frustration Monday over a delay in the sentencing for a woman who treated her son with holistic remedies before he died of a strep...

Killer was insane: court

Jun 19, 2017 / 3:40 pm

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled a homeless man can't be held criminally responsible for a fatal stabbing two years ago because he was suffering from a...

Fake US $ used in Kamloops

Jun 19, 2017 / 3:28 pm

Counterfeit U.S. $20 bills have been making the rounds in Kamloops. Over the past week, numerous local businesses have reported either inadvertently accepting...

1944 Miss America dies

Jun 19, 2017 / 3:22 pm

A former Miss America who helped rally the nation during the Second World War by selling millions of dollars' worth of war bonds has died. Venus Ramey was...

They're not immigrants

Jun 19, 2017 / 3:13 pm

Gov. Gen. David Johnston apologized publicly Monday for referring to Indigenous Peoples as immigrants as he bestowed honours on 29 people — including the...

Fuel tankers collide

Jun 19, 2017 / 3:06 pm

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating a collision between two coastal fuel tankers along Newfoundland's north coast. The board says the...

Floods affecting plans?

Jun 19, 2017 / 3:02 pm

Flooding has consumed the Okanagan since the beginning of May. The historically high water levels have affected businesses, homes and the ability to enjoy all...

There's an app for that

Jun 19, 2017 / 2:41 pm

CALGARY - A study that analyzed nearly 70,000 tweets sent in the thick of the Fort McMurray wildfire shows smartphone emergency apps don't provide much of...

Black bear kills teen

Jun 19, 2017 / 2:27 pm

A 16-year-old boy who was fatally mauled by a black bear during a weekend mountain race in Alaska reportedly called his brother while he was being chased by the...

Fundraiser for teen

Jun 19, 2017 / 1:59 pm

A road hockey fundraiser is being held next Sunday on the grounds of Clarence Fulton Secondary for Garrett Adams, a 17-year-old goalie, who's been diagnosed...

Opera under the stars

Jun 19, 2017 / 1:57 pm

A mid-summer evening of music promises to captivate concert-goers as the third-annual Opera Under the Stars returns to UBC Okanagan this August. Set in UBC...

Caitlyn Jenner under fire

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:45 pm

Caitlyn Jenner has come under fire for an insensitive, ill-timed joke she made about the shooting last week which left politician Steve Scalise critically...

Beach Cruise is 'sold out'

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:20 pm

Final preparations are underway for the Peach City Beach Cruise in Penticton. Thousands of car fans and hot rodders will descend on the city from all over North...

Quite the picnic

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:18 pm

Funtastic volunteers were busy at the DND grounds south of Vernon this past weekend building picnic tables for the big Canada Day long weekend event on June...

Home sales still scorching

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:17 pm

The B.C. Real Estate Association says housing sales in the province are expected to drop 10 per cent in 2017 compared with last year, but it is still predicting...

Welfare hike promised

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:09 pm

There will be a promise to raise welfare rates in British Columbia in the government's throne speech on Thursday, which is expected to set in motion the...

Closing the Gap

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:02 pm

New arts faculty member Angela Sterritt More than 11 percent of the students (about 2800 learners) at TRU are self-declared Indigenous. The university would...

Cocaine in Fisher's blood

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Carrie Fisher's autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine...

Ariana Grande thanks fans

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Ariana Grande thanked her fans for "wiping my tears away" in an emotional note after wrapping the European leg of her tour on Saturday. The...

Fundraiser at Dakota's

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:44 am

Dakota's Sports Bar has fun with the Foodapolooza challenge and wants to see you on June 27th for their burger and beer fundraiser in support of this great...

Quake rattles island

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:44 am

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 has rattled an area of central Vancouver Island. Natural Resources Canada says the shaker hit at 10:22 a.m. and was...

Kudos to SOSLIP and SOICS

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:35 am

Recently, June 15, 2017, I attended a one day conference at Okanagan College in Penticton, which brought local employers and immigrant newcomers together. It...

Falcons to host charity game

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:31 am

The Kelowna Falcons want to raise $50,000 in one night for charity and you can help. On Wednesday June 28, 2017 the Falcons will host the sixth annual BC Fire...

Another attack in Paris

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:27 am

A man on the radar of French authorities was killed Monday after ramming a car carrying explosives into a police vehicle in the capital's Champs-Elysees...

95-room hotel proposed

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:25 am

Penticton city council will get its first look Tuesday at a four storey, 95-room hotel being proposed for the former bingo hall site on Eckhardt Ave. Mundi...

Killer heat worsens

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:21 am

Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows. Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and...

Water advisory lifted

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:19 am

The City of Kelowna and Interior Health have lifted a water-quality advisory for residents and businesses located north of and including K.L.O. Road. However,...

Lions support local kids

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:17 am

On Wednesday, June 14, the Kelowna-Rutland Lions Club members visited the Kelowna Family YMCA with a big cheque that will help a lot more local children and...

iHeartRadio Award winners

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:15 am

Drake, Ed Sheeran and Lorde were among the big winners at the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards on Sunday night. Hotline Bling singer Drake took home two...

An invaluable donation

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:11 am

Mandeep Randhawa, who recently completed Okanagan College’s Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation program, received an invaluable gift to launch his...

Thompson River level down

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:11 am

The water level of the Thompson River dropped more than a metre in the past week and boat launches have reopened. However the City of Kamloops says the water...

Kamloops fight death arrest

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:01 am

A 27-year-old Kamloops man was to appear in court Monday charged with murder in connection with a fight last December that left another man unconscious on the...

Relieving migraine pain

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:00 am

By Michael Côté Migraines cause throbbing or pulsating head pain that can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days. They usually start on one...

Sunshine all week

Jun 19, 2017 / 10:59 am

Okanagan Lake dropped one centimetre from Sunday afternoon and now sits at 343.181 metres above sea level. More good news, the BC Wildfire Service crews will be...

Sunken boat removed

Jun 19, 2017 / 10:36 am

UPDATE: 10:35 a.m. Very little fuel or oil leaked into Okanagan Lake from a sunken boat on Sunday. West Kelowna Fire Chief Jason Brolund says less than two...

Shuswap Launch-a-Preneur named one of BC’s best community projects

Jun 19, 2017 / 10:31 am

Okanagan College Media Release A collaborative program that helps Shuswap entrepreneurs launch their bright ideas received a boost of its own this month when it...

Pam Anderson declares love

Jun 19, 2017 / 10:30 am

Pamela Anderson declared her love for controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in an online letter posted on her website on Saturday. The former Baywatch...

Kelowna teen's epic swim

Jun 19, 2017 / 9:55 am

It took nearly 11 hours, but a 17-year-old Kelowna girl has completed her gruelling goal of swimming around Bowen Island. Instead of resting, Emily Epp is now...

Child's death no 'hoax'

Jun 19, 2017 / 9:52 am

A parent of one of the children killed in the 2012 Connecticut school shootings says she won't view the Megyn Kelly interview of conspiracy theorist Alex...

Swept away in washout

Jun 19, 2017 / 9:50 am

One person needed to be pulled to safety after an early morning washout swept away at least one vehicle near Williams Lake. A news release from North District...

Post to end Monday print

Jun 19, 2017 / 9:46 am

The National Post newspaper is eliminating its Monday print edition as of July. The newspaper hasn't published on Mondays during the summer months for eight...

Madonna purchases palace

Jun 19, 2017 / 9:45 am

Madonna has reportedly purchased a $6.4 million palace in Portugal in a bid to help further her son's soccer dreams. The Material Girl hitmaker's son...

Abandoned 747

Jun 19, 2017 / 9:23 am

These explorers went to an airplane graveyard to tour an abandoned Boeing 727 and 747.

Miley Cyrus fashion feud

Jun 19, 2017 / 9:02 am

Miley Cyrus has sparked a feud with Dolce & Gabbana designer Stefano Gabbana over a comment on Instagram. The Wrecking Ball hitmaker took to the social...

Removing some sandbags

Jun 19, 2017 / 8:20 am

Okanagan Lake dropped one centimetre from Sunday afternoon and now sits at 343.181 metres above sea level. "We are glad to see the one cm drop, but we are...

Lebel quitting politics

Jun 19, 2017 / 8:16 am

Longtime Conservative MP Denis Lebel is quitting politics after nearly 10 years in the House of Commons. The former cabinet minister made the announcement in...

Inside Grenfell Tower

Jun 19, 2017 / 7:31 am

Detectives investigating the huge fire at the Grenfell Tower in west London have released images and video footage from inside the building that show "the...

Could you be on SWAT?

Jun 19, 2017 / 7:21 am

On the first day hopeful SWAT candidates completed a shooting exercise, exposure to tear gas and 45 minutes of treading water in a pool fully clothed while...

HBC urged to close stores

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:57 am

The board of Hudson's Bay Co. is facing investor pressure to get more value from its real estate assets, even if that means closing stores, including its...

Meat prices set to jump

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:52 am

Researchers behind Canada's annual food price report expect food inflation to be slightly lower this year than previously estimated, but shoppers should...

Highrise death toll climbs

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:46 am

London police said Monday that 79 people are now believed to have died in a highrise apartment building fire. Police Commander Stuart Cundy gave the new figure...

65.6M displaced by war

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:41 am

The number of people displaced from their homes across the world due to war and persecution climbed slightly to a record 65.6 million last year, with the...

Britain begins Brexit talks

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:36 am

A year after its historic vote, Britain on Monday finally opened negotiations with the other 27 European Union nations about leaving the bloc, with the final...

Opioid clampdown

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:32 am

China said Monday it would ban a designer drug called U-47700 and three others, following U.S. pressure to do more to control synthetic opioids blamed for...

Paris Air Show takes off

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:21 am

The French president descended from the skies in a European military plane, and Airbus and Boeing raced to impress with big plane orders as the Paris Air Show...

Google goes after extremism

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:18 am

Google is intensifying its campaign against online extremism, saying it will put more resources toward identifying and removing videos related to terrorism and...

Police plead for calm

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:15 am

London police, already stretched by a series of major incidents around the British capital, are putting more officers on the street to reassure the public after...

Son dove to save shipmates

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:12 am

The mother of a U.S. Navy sailor said her son kept diving to try to save his shipmates after a collision at sea until their flooded sleeping berth began running...

Facebook tips

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:00 am

Are you new to Facebook? Are you an experienced Facebook user? Love it or hate it, Facebook has its quirks. Here are a few tips that will make Facebook better....

Deadly police standoff

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:59 am

A man is dead after a police standoff in Port Coquitlam Sunday evening. RCMP were called to a home on the 2100 block of Audrey Drive just after 7 p.m. for a...

City eyeing public smokers

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

The City of Penticton will be ramping up public education and enforcement of anti-smoking bylaws in public spaces this summer. Since rolling out the bylaws in...

Zip line with floaties?

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

ZipZone is taking flood protection one step further. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the Peachland zip lining company says it's testing floatation...

Bandshell could be fenced

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

City of Penticton staff will be going before council on Tuesday to ask for permission to install a large fence around the Gyro Park bandshell when it's not...

Car show vrooms on

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

A change in venue couldn’t put the brakes on the Boyd Autobody Father’s Day Car Show. More than 600 vehicles took part, including cars, trucks,...

Prelim in arson case

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

UPDATE: 11:35 a.m. As expected, a publication ban and an order excluding possible witnesses from the courtroom have been placed on proceedings. ORIGINAL STORY:...

Aboriginal Day this week

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

The En’owkin Centre and Okanagan School of the Arts are working together for a second year to celebrate Aboriginal Day here in Penticton on June 21. The...

Housecat challenges lion

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:01 am

"There's nothing to be gained!" Are you kidding!? That cat's gonna drink for free for the rest of her life at cat bars off the the story of...

Sculptures enhance permanent legacy of former UBC student

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:00 am

Louise Sidley, left, and David Sidley speak to family and friends gathered after the sculpture “Pair of Deer” was officially unveiled at UBC’s Okanagan...

Best grooves of the summer

Jun 18, 2017 / 11:59 pm

What would happen if a bunch of music fans, with decades of experience in the business, got together to plan their perfect festival? They’d find a killer...

2 nights, 2 stabbings

Jun 18, 2017 / 10:00 pm

Vancouver's downtown Granville entertainment district was the scene of another stabbing incident early Sunday. Two men were sent to hospital with...

Fire can't keep them down

Jun 18, 2017 / 9:49 pm

Parishioners of a Vancouver church fear a fire early Sunday will limit their community outreach, but are rolling up their sleeves to get back on track. The fire...

1 dead as van hits crowd

Jun 18, 2017 / 9:30 pm

UPDATE: 9:25 p.m. Police say one person is dead after a van hit crowd of worshippers in north London. Britain's Counter Terrorism Command is investigating...

Coming back for years

Jun 18, 2017 / 7:30 pm

The GolfBC Championship wrapped up in Kelowna on Sunday with one golfer grabbing his first Mackenzie Tour title. Robby Shelton shot a 2-under 69 on Sunday at...

RCMP counterattack

Jun 18, 2017 / 7:00 pm

RCMP focused a counter attack on impaired drivers this weekend in the South Okanagan. Traffic Services travelled through Osoyoos, Oliver, Okanagan Falls,...

Man, 19, arrested for 2 dead

Jun 18, 2017 / 6:55 pm

A Powell River man has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in a double homicide in Lund. Police responded to a call at a...

Fire inside storage unit

Jun 18, 2017 / 6:00 pm

Firefighters battled a fire inside a storage unit Sunday. A Toyota 4x4 was found on fire inside the Xtra Storage Centre at 1280 Commercial Way around 4:30 p.m....

Syrian fighter jet shot down

Jun 18, 2017 / 5:10 pm

The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State...

Kayakers in distress

Jun 18, 2017 / 3:54 pm

RCMP Marine Rescue is en route to two kayakers in distress in Lake Country. The call came in around 4 p.m., near Marble Ledge Drive, near Lakestone Drive for...

Dads aplenty at car show

Jun 18, 2017 / 3:06 pm

There were plenty of dads and granddads at the 23rd annual Father's Day Car Show Sunday, put on by the North Okanagan chapter of the Vintage Car Club of...

Don't forget dad

Jun 18, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Most spiritual traditions instruct us to honour our mother and father. In generations past, honour was a much-used word — from the mythical battleground...

Crash death in Vancouver

Jun 18, 2017 / 1:59 pm

Vancouver police were investigating a single vehicle collision on Boundary Road Sunday that claimed the life of the driver. The passenger was rushed to hospital...

Hostages nabbed at hotel

Jun 18, 2017 / 1:35 pm

Suspected jihadists attacked a hotel resort Sunday in Mali's capital, taking hostages at a spot popular with foreigners on the weekends. The number of...

Boxer dead after fight

Jun 18, 2017 / 1:26 pm

UPDATE: 1:25 p.m. A boxer who had been in critical condition since a fight in Edmonton on Friday night has died, his sister says. Jackie Neil says in a...

No Trump probe: lawyer

Jun 18, 2017 / 12:14 pm

A member of the president's outside legal team said Sunday that Donald Trump is not under federal investigation, days after Trump appeared to confirm he was...

Lakes drop a bit

Jun 18, 2017 / 12:09 pm

UPDATE: 12:05 p.m. Two of the Valley’s big lakes – Okanagan and Kalamalka – continue their slow descent from historically high water levels....

Road clear after SUV fire

Jun 18, 2017 / 12:01 pm

UPDATE: 11:45 a.m. A vehicle that caught fire on Highway 97 south of Vernon just after 9 a.m. on Sunday started a grass fire too although Vernon Fire Rescue...

Swift water rescue taped

Jun 18, 2017 / 11:33 am

A dramatic swift water rescue took place in the Shuswap last week after a woman fell into Sicamous Creek. The June 11th rescue was caught on camera and posted...

Coffee-shop wisdom

Jun 18, 2017 / 11:00 am

I do my best writing in coffee shops. I’m not sure what makes them such fertile environments for my thoughts, but they are. Perhaps it is because I am...

Canada 150 security tight

Jun 18, 2017 / 10:34 am

Be alert but not alarmed, police are urging Canadians who will congregate under the Peace Tower next month for Canada 150 celebrations — a massive public...

15 planes search for missing

Jun 18, 2017 / 10:23 am

A total of 15 aircraft are involved in a search Sunday for two people whose small plane went missing ten days ago on a flight from Cranbrook to Kamloops. Ten...

Attack on Syria aid convoy

Jun 18, 2017 / 9:07 am

Aid groups said Sunday a convoy delivering aid to a besieged opposition area outside Syria's capital has come under attack, seriously wounding a driver of...

UK urgently inspects towers

Jun 18, 2017 / 8:43 am

The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London's Grenfell Tower may have been banned under U.K. building regulations, two British ministers said...

Piece of dino skull a big find

Jun 18, 2017 / 8:24 am

A piece of dinosaur skull unearthed in northeastern British Columbia earlier this month is the first of its kind discovered in the province, an expert says. The...

Flood-hit town rebuilds

Jun 18, 2017 / 7:23 am

Even as High River finishes rebuilding, an abandoned neighbourhood full of million-dollar homes is a stark reminder of devastating flooding four years ago....

Wildfire kills over 60

Jun 18, 2017 / 7:11 am

UPDATE: 10:38 a.m. Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 61 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what...

Undeterred by mistrial

Jun 18, 2017 / 6:57 am

Bill Cosby, the comedian once known as "America's Dad" for his TV role as paternal Dr. Cliff Huxtable, is declaring victory this Father's Day...

Sickened by tainted milk

Jun 18, 2017 / 6:39 am

A Vancouver Island woman says her family became sick after drinking milk that’s part of a sweeping B.C. recall. The woman says her family consumed up to...

Skydivers hung up in tree

Jun 18, 2017 / 6:24 am

A skydiver was taken to hospital Saturday after getting hung up in a tree in suburban Victoria. The man suffered minor injuries and was left dangling from a...

Deadpool poses in Victoria

Jun 18, 2017 / 6:16 am

UPDATE: Sunday 6:15 a.m. Dead pool star Ryan Reynolds has confirmed on social media that the movie's sequel was shooting in Victoria this week. Reynolds...

Tire shop blaze likely arson

Jun 18, 2017 / 6:10 am

A witness saw someone running away from a huge tire shop fire in Abbotsford authorities say is likely an arson. The Saturday morning blaze was called in about...

Horoscope: June18-24

Jun 18, 2017 / 6:00 am

Overview for all signs: The new, creative or original works as a motivator on various levels. Push past blocks or delays where possible. Some will feel excited...

Hillside, Naramata Bench

Jun 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Wine: Muscat Ottonel, 2015 Winery: Hillside, Naramata Bench Why drink it? The flagship wine, a white, from Hillside Estate, the vines have been on the property...

Large solstice event

Jun 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

A big Summer Solstice event is slated to take place Tuesday in Penticton. OK In Health is presenting the fourth annual Largest Summer Solstice in the Okanagan...

Temporary market move

Jun 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Penticton Farmers' Market is moving for a couple of upcoming weekends. Erin Trainer, manager of the market, said it will move to the 500 and 600 blocks...

Park celebration

Jun 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Parkland supporters gathered in Penticton on Saturday for an uplifting event. It was all part of a bench rededication and celebration at Okanagan Lake Park....

Farm housing amendments

Jun 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

The City of Kelowna is ready to try again to implement a temporary farm worker housing bylaw. In April, council gave initial reading to a bylaw, however,...

NYC's Mermaid Parade

Jun 18, 2017 / 4:57 am

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of the new wave band Blondie reigned over a waterlogged edition of New York City's zany Mermaid Parade. The rockers known for...

Stepping on Lego

Jun 18, 2017 / 12:01 am

And this is how the Danish started the war with Sweden...

Chicken abuse protest

Jun 17, 2017 / 8:26 pm

Days after hidden camera footage exposed alleged abuse at several B.C. chicken farms, demonstrators outside of Sofina Foods in Port Coquitlam, Saturday, called...

Going low at Gallagher's

Jun 17, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Jared du Toit may want to skip playing partners, crowds, or sleep for that matter. The 22-year-old Kimberley native with boat loads of talent, slayed...

New charges for voyeur

Jun 17, 2017 / 7:49 pm

A Calgary man accused of filming women without their knowledge and posting their images to a Twitter account called "Canada Creep" is facing...

Teen assaulted in downtown

Jun 17, 2017 / 7:13 pm

Witnesses say a teen was hit in the head and sprayed with pepper spray Saturday evening in Penticton. People at the scene on the 200 block of Main Street said...

Support for OSNS

Jun 17, 2017 / 7:01 pm

The 4th annual Wildstone Colours 4 Kids Run, last Sunday in Penticton, was a resounding success. There were nearly 750 participants and money raised for the...

Animal House actor dies

Jun 17, 2017 / 5:38 pm

Stephen Furst, who played naive fraternity pledge Flounder in the hit movie "Animal House," has died of complications from diabetes, his family said...

Nightclub stabbing

Jun 17, 2017 / 5:38 pm

A Nanaimo man was stabbed early Saturday morning outside the Caprice nightclub in the Granville Entertainment District. The victim, 22, is recovering in...

SAR scour forest floor

Jun 17, 2017 / 4:20 pm

UPDATE: 4:20 p.m. Kimberley Search and Rescue spent four hours Saturday scouring a forested area for the small plane and its two occupants that went missing on...

A life cut short

Jun 17, 2017 / 4:00 pm

Family members and friends of a teen whose life was cut short in 2011 remembered him at a special walk on Saturday. The family of Andrew McAdam walked through...

Rental housing proposed

Jun 17, 2017 / 3:45 pm

Kelowna city council will review two rezoning applications that would add another 35 rental units in the Rutland area. One proposal would consolidate properties...

Games drawing near

Jun 17, 2017 / 3:28 pm

In less than 100 days, thousands of senior athletes will descend upon Vernon for the 55+ BC Games. To mark the countdown, an official torch-lighting ceremony...

Living well with dementia

Jun 17, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What people with dementia need to know to live well with dementia Dementia is not a life sentence; it is just another detour in your life’s journey, and...

Arrest in double homicide

Jun 17, 2017 / 2:32 pm

An arrest has been made in a double homicide north of Powell River. Saturday morning, at approximately 5:15 a.m., RCMP were called to residence in the 1500...

Vital drug in short supply

Jun 17, 2017 / 2:18 pm

A recall of a drug used to treat critically ill patients has prompted some Canadian health authorities to begin rationing it for only the most serious cases....

Shooter had list of names

Jun 17, 2017 / 1:22 pm

The man who shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a congressional baseball practice earlier this week had with him a piece of paper with doodles...

Ontario tornado warning

Jun 17, 2017 / 1:13 pm

Environment Canada has issued a tornado warning for the York-Durham region and ended a tornado warning for Toronto. The weather agency is tracking a severe...

'Rebel' storms stage

Jun 17, 2017 / 1:06 pm

A New York production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" with a Trump-like character who is assassinated had a boisterous new scene this weekend: an...

Sailors bodies found

Jun 17, 2017 / 1:01 pm

UPDATE: 8:02 p.m. The U.S. Navy says the bodies of sailors who went missing in the collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship have been found...

Grand theft avocado

Jun 17, 2017 / 12:45 pm

Police are calling it grand theft avocado. Southern California authorities say three produce company workers have been arrested in the theft of up to $300,000...

A shining success

Jun 17, 2017 / 12:20 pm

The sun was shining, the food was cooking, kids were laughing and thousands of people made the most of the 23rd annual Sunshine Festival. The Downtown Vernon...

Castanet's week in review

Jun 17, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen.

Free bike park at Big White

Jun 17, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Big White Resort has announced the opening of a pump track and skills course this summer, to accompany the launch of their new bike park. The pump track and...

Marching on Ben & Jerry's

Jun 17, 2017 / 11:32 am

Scores of dairy farm workers and activists marched Saturday on a Ben & Jerry's factory in Vermont to push for better pay and living conditions on farms...

Toddler saves babysitter

Jun 17, 2017 / 11:06 am

Police north of Toronto are praising a four-year-old girl who called 911 when her babysitter fell into a backyard pool Friday afternoon. York Regional Police...

Online discount brokers

Jun 17, 2017 / 11:00 am

Discount mortgage broker rate sites have been making an appearance online during the past few years. While these rate sites and discount mortgage brokers appear...

Van flips off highway

Jun 17, 2017 / 10:30 am

A driver flipped their van off Highway 97 into an orchard just north of Oliver Saturday morning. The single-vehicle crash occurred just after 7 a.m. on the...

Officer acquitted in death

Jun 17, 2017 / 9:45 am

Gerry Martin isn't sure he will ever tell a police officer during a traffic stop that he has a concealed-weapon permit — and possibly a weapon —...

Afghan soldier opens fire

Jun 17, 2017 / 9:36 am

An Afghan soldier opened fire on American soldiers on Saturday, injuring at least seven, the U.S. military said. It was the second such insider attack by an...

Serious injuries in crash

Jun 17, 2017 / 9:16 am

An air ambulance had to be called in following a serious accident near Armstrong Friday afternoon. Armstrong Fire Chief Ian Cummings said a car and a motorcycle...

Lake drops slightly

Jun 17, 2017 / 8:52 am

Okanagan Lake continues to go down, but it still has a long way to go before it reaches normal pool. Carla Weadon, public information officer with the EOC, said...

Death toll at 58, could rise

Jun 17, 2017 / 7:57 am

London police say 58 people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and assumed to be dead. Police Commander Stuart Cundy said Saturday that this number,...

Retrial for Cosby

Jun 17, 2017 / 7:53 am

Bill Cosby's trial on sexual assault charges has ended without a verdict after jurors failed to break a deadlock. Jurors deliberated more than 52 hours over...

Poll: help the homeless?

Jun 17, 2017 / 6:52 am

Victoria's mayor wants people to open their homes to those sleeping in parks and their cars because they can't afford or find accommodation. Lisa Helps...

Looking back on dark day

Jun 17, 2017 / 6:37 am

By John Moorhouse June 18, 1962 – a date forever embedded in Bert Terry’s memory. Fifty-five years have passed since that fateful day when three...

Drug users hold solution

Jun 17, 2017 / 6:33 am

Drug users are the solution to addressing overdose deaths and providing services to people before they die alone, says a woman who attended a meeting of health...

Two winners in Lotto Max

Jun 17, 2017 / 6:27 am

Two winning tickets, both sold in Ontario, will share the $21.4 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. Each ticket is worth $10.7 million. The...

Wolf shot, prowls school

Jun 17, 2017 / 6:20 am

Conservation officers killed a wolf Friday after it ventured onto the grounds of a Vancouver Island elementary school. It had become dangerously habituated to...

Cool dads like it really hot

Jun 17, 2017 / 6:00 am

With Father’s Day this weekend, it seemed the perfect thing to write an ode to the barbecue. In this part of the world anyway, dads are generally the ones...

Hwy reopens after fuel spill

Jun 17, 2017 / 5:56 am

The highway to Tofino and Ucluelet reopened Friday after a day-long closure to clean up a fuel spill from a tanker truck crash. The truck crashed onto its side...

A gem of a show

Jun 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

The greatest treasure hunt in Kelowna is here. The Kelowna Gem and Mineral Show features 40 gem, mineral and jewelry vendors from across Canada. "This is...

Wine, dine, save ecosystem

Jun 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

Dine on some of the Okanagan's best food, drink some of the valley's best wine – and feel good about it, because you'll be helping preserve a...

Help for access centre

Jun 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

This is the second in a monthly series featuring the charities and nonprofits recognized by Penticton’s 100 Women Who Care. Four times a year, the group...

A different history

Jun 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

While many people are gearing up to celebrate a historic milestone in Canadian history, one group wants people to be aware of a darker part of the past. Members...

$5M for PET/CT scanner

Jun 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

A $5 million fundraising initiative will help bring PET/CT technology to local cancer patients. The B.C. Cancer Foundation initiative will bring the scanner to...

Hotel undergoes redesign

Jun 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

Three years after receiving a development permit, all remains quiet on the site of a proposed new downtown Kelowna hotel. After several delays, Westcorp is now...

Cherry Fiesta festivities

Jun 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

On July 1, Osoyoos will celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with the 69th annual Cherry Fiesta. The fun begins at 7:30 a.m. with a Rotary pancake breakfast in...

Homemade bacon

Jun 17, 2017 / 12:01 am

With all the recipes and cooking videos available on the internet and the rise of bacon flavoured everything, finding out how to make yours back at home takes...

Carpenter prank

Jun 17, 2017 / 12:01 am

Not the sharpest tool in the shed, but he meant well!

Is your kids' money OK?

Jun 16, 2017 / 11:59 pm

It’s a difficult thing for any parent to watch their kids grow up and strike out into the world on their own. When they’re young, we spend countless...

Shelton hangs onto lead

Jun 16, 2017 / 9:54 pm

Robby Shelton ended the day the way he started - enjoying a one shot lead. Shelton fired a three-under par 68 Friday to sit at 11-under midway through the...

Collision on Hwy 97

Jun 16, 2017 / 9:01 pm

UPDATE: 9 p.m. A witness said two SUV's and one Pickup truck collided. One lane is currently closed each way Northbound and Southbound on Highway. The Left...

Rockets pre-season sked

Jun 16, 2017 / 7:45 pm

We haven't even hit summer yet, and the Kelowna Rockets are thinking of fall. The Rockets announced their 2017-2018 pre-season schedule this week. It...

Cause of Fisher's death

Jun 16, 2017 / 7:31 pm

Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea and a combination of other factors, but investigators were not able to pinpoint an exact cause, coroner's officials said...

Floods dampen real estate

Jun 16, 2017 / 7:15 pm

The real estate market in the Okanagan has gone slightly soggy, as ongoing flood concerns in the area appear to be driving some prospective buyers away. Bill...

Dealership jumps the gun

Jun 16, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Owners of a new car dealership on Finns Road may have put the cart before the horse – or in this case, the shovel before the horse. A week ago, ground was...

Highway 97A reopens

Jun 16, 2017 / 6:58 pm

UPDATE: 6:57 p.m. Highway 97a has reopened 2 km's south of Armstrong. ORIGINAL Highway 97 is closed in both directions two kilometres south of Armstrong...

Shooting incident hearing

Jun 16, 2017 / 6:30 pm

A continuation of a bail hearing for a Penticton man facing charges in connection to a non-fatal shooting incident that took place in January was held Friday in...

Here comes the wind

Jun 16, 2017 / 6:11 pm

Winds were seen picking up by the Kelowna Yacht club around 6 p.m. on Friday night. Environment Canada's special weather statement, calling for more wind...

Evening Update June 16

Jun 16, 2017 / 4:55 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Friday, June 16, with reporter Wayne Moore.

Some sandbags can go

Jun 16, 2017 / 4:15 pm

As Okanagan Lake's rapid rise appears to have come to a halt, some residents can begin removing sandbags from their properties. Central Okanagan Emergency...

Huge industrial blaze

Jun 16, 2017 / 4:07 pm

WATCH LIVE: Chopper 9 over massive fire on Mitchell Island https://t.co/QevCYmeYWF pic.twitter.com/DYCLoXTPpv — CTV Vancouver (@CTVVancouver) June 16,...

Hernias hurting hockey

Jun 16, 2017 / 3:42 pm

Months removed from sports hernia and hip surgeries, Claude Giroux still didn't feel like himself. The Philadelphia Flyers' captain finally got back to...

Cosby jury impasse

Jun 16, 2017 / 3:32 pm

The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case tested the patience of defence lawyers and even the judge on the fifth day of deliberations Friday as it...

Capri Insurance is game

Jun 16, 2017 / 3:30 pm

The Foodapolooza Challenge video from Capri Insurance shows they're game! The question now is, are the businesses they challenged?

Police probe milk recall

Jun 16, 2017 / 3:29 pm

RCMP are investigating after a Quebec-based dairy recalled some of its milk products that are distributed in British Columbia due to what a federal agency calls...

Look! Up in the sky

Jun 16, 2017 / 3:21 pm

People will be jumping out of planes to take part in the Vernon Canada 150 celebrations – literally. Okanagan Skydive will be celebrating the landmark...

Fun with dad on Sunday

Jun 16, 2017 / 3:20 pm

Discovery House's Family Fun Father's Day Picnic is happening this Sunday in Penticton. The event will include road hockey, kids games, a dunk tank and...

5K Foam Fest is back

Jun 16, 2017 / 3:02 pm

The 5K Foam Fest is back at Sun Peaks this weekend. The cross-country obstacle race is part of a nationwide series that has collected $35,000 for Habitat for...

New fire chief welcomed

Jun 16, 2017 / 3:00 pm

The City of Kelowna didn't have to go very far to find its new fire chief. Travis Whiting, a deputy chief within the Kelowna Fire Department, was named to...

Food challenges are flying

Jun 16, 2017 / 2:45 pm

Castanet's Foodapalooza is picking up steam. Challenges are starting to fly, videos are being submitted, and the Kelowna Community Food Bank is the...

Still looking for shooter

Jun 16, 2017 / 1:54 pm

It’s been three years since a cyclist was shot in an apparent random attack in B.C., but RCMP are not giving up their hunt for the shooter. Police are...

Riparian restoration

Jun 16, 2017 / 1:22 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has received financial support from Heritage Canada for a riparian restoration project. The RDOS is working with...

'We'll continue searching'

Jun 16, 2017 / 1:17 pm

The search continues for a missing Piper Warrior aircraft and its two occupants, who failed to show up in Kamloops at their scheduled time. Seven civilian...

Could it happen here?

Jun 16, 2017 / 1:14 pm

Canadian building standards should theoretically prevent the sort of blaze that engulfed a London apartment tower earlier this week, but at least one expert...

More jail for abusers?

Jun 16, 2017 / 1:11 pm

British Columbia's Prosecution Service has filed an appeal of sentences handed to three dairy farm employees who abused milk cows. The service says the...

Westside commuter hell

Jun 16, 2017 / 12:52 pm

Westside commuters are fed up. But are they right? There have been no shortage of complaints about long lines and morning bottlenecks getting into Kelowna....

Needles litter playground

Jun 16, 2017 / 12:50 pm

Patrols are being stepped up at a downtown Vancouver playground after it was found littered with used needles. Tricia Dong posted photos to Facebook of the...

Beyonce birth speculation

Jun 16, 2017 / 12:45 pm

Jay Z fuelled rumours that Beyonce has given birth to their twins as he missed his Songwriters Hall of Fame induction on Thursday night. The 47-year-old...

Suicide texter guilty

Jun 16, 2017 / 12:27 pm

A woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers was convicted Friday of involuntary...

Rutland murder in court

Jun 16, 2017 / 12:27 pm

A Rutland murder case was back before the courts on Friday. Chris Ausman, 32, was found dead on the 100 block of Highway 33 just after 2 a.m. on Jan. 25, 2014....

Teen killer: 'I'm sorry'

Jun 16, 2017 / 12:17 pm

A teenager who killed four people and injured seven others in the Northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche has apologized to his victims saying he didn't...

Talk to kids about drugs

Jun 16, 2017 / 12:15 pm

British Columbia's medical health officer is urging parents to talk to their children about the dangers of potentially deadly illicit opioids before...

'Her idea' for foursome

Jun 16, 2017 / 12:10 pm

One of three Toronto police officers accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague told court Friday that it was the woman's idea to go back to the...

Earthquake near Seattle

Jun 16, 2017 / 12:06 pm

A minor earthquake shook the ground in Washington state Thursday evening. The 3.7 magnitude quake was centred 115 kilometres west of Lofell, Wash., on the...

Right to timely trial upheld

Jun 16, 2017 / 12:04 pm

The Supreme Court of Canada is standing by its groundbreaking decision on ensuring timely criminal trials. In a unanimous decision Friday, the high court ruled...

Zoe Kravitz dated Drake

Jun 16, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Zoe Kravitz has brushed off rumors that she was once in a relationship with Drake. The Mad Max: Fury Road actress has previously been linked to Hollywood stars...

Taxes due July 4

Jun 16, 2017 / 11:55 am

Property owners in Kelowna are reminded they have until July 4 to pay their municipal property taxes. Tax notices have already been sent out. Taxes can be paid...

The gift of being scammed

Jun 16, 2017 / 11:52 am

A new pyramid scheme is making the rounds in B.C. Called a "gifting pyramid scheme," the latest variation of the scam has popped up in Coquitlam. RCMP...

Let the sun shine

Jun 16, 2017 / 11:47 am

Here comes the sun. The 23rd annual Downtown Vernon Association Sunshine Festival takes place Saturday and it is expected to draw thousands of people to the...

9 years for park shootout

Jun 16, 2017 / 11:30 am

A man convicted of participating in a gunfight at Vernon's Polson Park in 2014 has been sentenced to nine years in jail. Justice Peter Rogers sentenced...

Okanagan beach clean up

Jun 16, 2017 / 11:15 am

Crews have returned to the lakeshore this week to continue the cleanup of the beaches on Okanagan Lake. “We’re doing what we can to restore the...

Miley Cyrus reality TV show

Jun 16, 2017 / 11:15 am

Miley Cyrus is open to the idea of a reality television show based on her "insane" family. The 24-year-old has been in the music industry since the...

Not feeling Uber love

Jun 16, 2017 / 11:00 am

Lots, it appears, is going wrong for Uber at the moment after being the young upstart in the ride-sharing business. It seems Uber’s popularity is taking a...

Help Heroes do good

Jun 16, 2017 / 11:00 am

Superheroes descended on Kelowna this week, doing good deeds. The masked and caped crew from Coast Capital Savings performed acts of goodwill on Wednesday, from...

Teen cadets steal cop cars

Jun 16, 2017 / 10:36 am

Three teenagers in a program for those who may want to become officers stole three Los Angeles Police Department vehicles and went on patrol around the city...

Non-gender licence option

Jun 16, 2017 / 10:32 am

In a move hailed by LGBT rights groups, Oregon became the first state in the US on Thursday to allow residents to mark their gender as "not specified"...

Beyonce announces winners

Jun 16, 2017 / 10:30 am

Beyonce has named the four women who she will send to university as part of her Formation Scholarship program. In April the R&B singer announced she would...

Missing man found safe

Jun 16, 2017 / 10:26 am

UPDATE: Friday 10:25 a.m. Lake Country RCMP say a man who was reported missing on June 11 has been located. They say 37-year-old Kevin Michael Langan was...

Overseas prayers for city

Jun 16, 2017 / 10:08 am

News of Kelowna's battle against rising waters has reached a seemingly unlikely locale. The Consulate General of the Solomon Islands, Ashwant Dwivedi, sent...

Sweeping BC milk recall

Jun 16, 2017 / 10:07 am

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall on several milk products sold in B.C. The recall affects numerous varieties and sizes of Lucerne, Island...

German change-maker dies

Jun 16, 2017 / 9:45 am

Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has...

Close call at 150mph

Jun 16, 2017 / 9:45 am

19 year old Formula 2 racing driver Dino Zamparelli shows his lightning reactions to an almost certain crash in the wet at Spa, Belgium. Travelling at 150 mph,...

Drew Barrymore moves on

Jun 16, 2017 / 9:45 am

Drew Barrymore has put her recent divorce behind her by reportedly finding romance with a new man. Drew has been quietly dating David Hutchinson, the senior...

Pelicans visit Victoria

Jun 16, 2017 / 9:33 am

A rare sighting has bird watchers on Vancouver Island aflutter. American white pelicans have been spotted in several areas of the Island, from Tofino and...

Foxx begrudgingly sang

Jun 16, 2017 / 9:07 am

Jamie Foxx "begrudgingly" lent his vocals to Kanye West's track Slow Jamz after he was convinced the rapper wouldn't become famous. The...

Photos, videos: Spring Convocation 2017

Jun 16, 2017 / 8:56 am

Wow, another Spring Convocation is in the books and what follows is a review of this year’s six ceremonies over three days through photos and addresses...

Young chefs on the road to Riccione

Jun 16, 2017 / 8:53 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s Culinary Arts program hosted its annual Road to Riccione Cook Off this week with a coveted prize on the...

Trump admits investigation

Jun 16, 2017 / 8:25 am

President Donald Trump confirmed Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at a senior Justice Department official, in a tweet that seemed to...

$2.5-million meth bust

Jun 16, 2017 / 7:02 am

Police say four people have been arrested after a series of raids targeting a drug production and distribution ring in the Montreal area. Montreal police say...

Amazon buys Whole Foods

Jun 16, 2017 / 6:53 am

Online juggernaut Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, including debt. Amazon.com Inc. will pay $42 per share for Whole Foods...

Billet the homeless?

Jun 16, 2017 / 6:51 am

Victoria's mayor wants people to open their homes to those sleeping in parks and their cars because they can't afford or find accommodation. Lisa Helps...

Porpoise dies at aquarium

Jun 16, 2017 / 6:45 am

The Vancouver Aquarium says a harbour porpoise in its care died on Thursday. "Daisy" was just a month old when rescued by the aquarium in 2008. The...

Grief turns to anger

Jun 16, 2017 / 6:40 am

Relatives of those missing after a highrise tower blaze in London posted pictures of their loved ones Friday in the desperate hope of news, as grief following...

Escaped convicts captured

Jun 16, 2017 / 6:37 am

Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured after a chase and being held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee...

Workers quit in disgust

Jun 16, 2017 / 6:33 am

Former workers who quit their jobs at a Fraser Valley chicken-catching company say they are sickened by video revealing animal abuse. “When I saw that, I...

Would you drink this water?

Jun 16, 2017 / 6:19 am

White Rock residents are alarmed by the brown water coming out of their taps. But health authorities say it's safe to drink. Some homes started experiencing...

Guilty pleas in dairy cruelty

Jun 16, 2017 / 6:07 am

Three more workers accused of animal cruelty at a Chilliwack dairy farm have pleaded guilty. Cody Larson, Brad Genereux and Lloyd Blackwell were among seven...

Get wasted on conversation

Jun 16, 2017 / 6:00 am

Wasted – A Time to Start a Conversation is being presented by Unless Market and Zero Waste Okanagan next week. This event will be featuring the...

Unsolved crimes: Kelowna

Jun 16, 2017 / 6:00 am

You could have the missing piece of the puzzle that will help the RCMP put someone behind bars. Here are some recent crimes that Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers...

Be extremely cautious

Jun 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

An open burning ban went into effect on Thursday across the Kamloops Fire Centre region and the BC Wildfire centre is reminding the public to be extremely...

Shooter to be sentenced

Jun 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

A man found guilty for his part in a shootout at a local park should find out Friday how much time he will spend behind bars. Jacob Lowes is to be sentenced in...

Jailed for selling gun to cop

Jun 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

A Merritt man will serve a three-year sentence for trying to sell a shotgun he found to his drug dealer for $80 and a rock of crack cocaine. On the morning of...

A 'Pen Henge' solstice

Jun 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

A gathering will take place June 20 at the Pen Henge standing stone array on Munson Mountain in Penticton to mark the longest day of the year. The summer...

Love nurses, hate politicos

Jun 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

Nurses are once again the most respected profession in the country. An Insights West survey finds 92 per cent of Canadians have a positive opinion of nurses,...

Citizens on Patrol get boost

Jun 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

Three Penticton charitable organizations were given a boost at the 100 Women Who Care event in Penticton Wednesday night. Citizens on Patrol was the big winner,...

Wish of a lifetime

Jun 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

Cindy Rogers describes herself as an aviation nut and has always dreamed of flying in a fighter jet. She’s spent years photographing the Kelowna Rockets...

Worlds sleepiest cat

Jun 16, 2017 / 12:01 am

"Please stop honking your horn, I'm not going to move."

Opera Under the Stars back at UBC Okanagan

Jun 16, 2017 / 12:00 am

Hundreds of opera lovers enjoy an open-air concert by Opera Kelowna at last summer’s Opera Under the Stars in the central courtyard at UBC Okanagan. This...

2 Whitecaps youth charged

Jun 15, 2017 / 9:33 pm

The Vancouver Whitecaps say two minors have been charged with sexual assault after an incident at the team's training facility in Burnaby last week. A...

Shelton leads at GolfBC

Jun 15, 2017 / 9:10 pm

Robby Shelton holds a one-shot lead after the opening 18-holes of the GolfBC Championship. The native of Wilmer, Ala. went around the Gallagher's Canyon...

Senior charged in murder

Jun 15, 2017 / 9:00 pm

A 76-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 71-year-old woman last December. Gordon Humeny was charged with the murder...

Dive team cut, then kept

Jun 15, 2017 / 8:15 pm

After announcing the elimination of the Coast Guard's Vancouver-based dive team three weeks ago, the federal government has changed their minds. Terry...

Memorial fastball at Kings

Jun 15, 2017 / 8:00 pm

King Stadium in Kelowna will host the fifth annual Andre Blanleil Sr. Memorial Fastball tournament. The tournament is set for this weekend, June 16 to 18. Six...

Canyon Falls closure

Jun 15, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Canyon Falls Park and trail will be closed Tuesday June 20. “In addition to restoring the slopes and regrading sections of trail to improve trail safety,...

Poll: Speaker of the house

Jun 15, 2017 / 7:05 pm

British Columbia Liberal House Leader Mike de Jong says it is not his party's responsibility to provide a Speaker in order to "prop up" an...

Elvis is in the house

Jun 15, 2017 / 7:00 pm

A festival that brings in Elvis fans from far and wide is once again happening in Penticton. The 2017 Penticton Elvis Festival is taking place from June 22 to...

Ecosploitation at Caetani

Jun 15, 2017 / 6:30 pm

An artist whose latest work focuses on man's ecological footprint will be holding an exhibition and talk at the Caetani Centre next week. Vancouver artist...

Garbage plan shot down

Jun 15, 2017 / 6:30 pm

West Kelowna council didn't provide much positive feedback concerning a series of proposals put forward to improve waste management in the Central Okanagan....

Seal pup rescued

Jun 15, 2017 / 5:45 pm

A baby seal that was left alone for more than a day was rescued by Coquitlam RCMP. Officers were on a routine boat patrol when they were flagged down by a man...

Evening Update June 15

Jun 15, 2017 / 4:55 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Thursday, June 15, with reporter Wayne Moore.

Neighbours put out fire

Jun 15, 2017 / 4:40 pm

Quick-thinking neighbours prevented a fire in an outdoor couch from spreading to a Penticton home Thursday afternoon. Maurice Bell and his son-in-law Peter...

$2.5B to keep subs afloat

Jun 15, 2017 / 4:33 pm

The Trudeau government is planning to spend billions more on the navy's four wayward submarines to keep them operating into the 2030s. The plan to extend...

Submarine hit in dock

Jun 15, 2017 / 4:26 pm

One of the navy's four submarines was hit Thursday by another naval vessel while docked at CFB Esquimalt, near Victoria. A naval spokesman says HMCS...

Turbidity back to normal

Jun 15, 2017 / 4:24 pm

Turbidity levels in Kalamalka Lake are back to normal. As a result, Greater Vernon Water (GVW) customers are back on water from Kal Lake. The Kalamalka pump...

Killer dad 'under control'

Jun 15, 2017 / 4:20 pm

A man found not responsible for killing his three children is being properly managed, his psychosis is under control and he doesn't fit the definition of a...

Creep hunting in Kelowna

Jun 15, 2017 / 4:02 pm

A group of advocates who hunt child predators tracked down a man who allegedly was luring a minor in Kelowna. Creep Hunters Canada Society claims to be...

Senators corking wine tax

Jun 15, 2017 / 4:00 pm

In my May 25, 2016 MP Report, I wrote: “If you have been following our Canadian Senate, you may know that a recent effort has been underway by the Liberal...

TRU’s first international Red Seal cook

Jun 15, 2017 / 3:54 pm

Culinary Arts chef instructor Ed Walker (left) and recent graduate Nishant Doshi. A love for cooking has not only landed Nishant Doshi his Red Seal...

Crashes, gunfire in chase

Jun 15, 2017 / 3:45 pm

A man and a woman are in custody and several firearms have been seized after a wild police chase through Southern Alberta that involved gunfire and several...

Left RCMP with PTSD

Jun 15, 2017 / 3:34 pm

A former RCMP employee who alleges she was sexually assaulted by a now-retired inspector in a locked washroom at their Vancouver workplace says she's been...

Liberals won't prop up NDP

Jun 15, 2017 / 3:30 pm

British Columbia Liberal House Leader Mike de Jong says it is not his party's responsibility to provide a Speaker in order to "prop up" an...

Getting the lead out

Jun 15, 2017 / 3:18 pm

School officials in Kamloops are working on getting the lead out. After studies found elevated levels of lead, schools in Kamloops/Thompson School District 73...

Charges in brutal assault

Jun 15, 2017 / 3:14 pm

A woman accused of a serious assault in the early hours of June 4 in downtown Kelowna has been arrested. Just after 5 a.m., RCMP and paramedics were called to...

Field school builds more than just trails

Jun 15, 2017 / 3:12 pm

Adventure studies students got more than they bargained for during a two-week field study course that combined sustainable trail development with a unique...

Unions & laundries last shift

Jun 15, 2017 / 3:09 pm

Very sad for those who now find themselves unemployed. However, This is what happens to well paid jobs when unions continue to pressure for unrealistic higher...

Gellatly getting fixed

Jun 15, 2017 / 3:03 pm

Repairs have begun on the Gellatly Walkway, closed since June 1 after flood damage. "We are excited to get started on the work and even happier about the...

Stop the textademic

Jun 15, 2017 / 3:01 pm

This morning on my way to work I was almost side swiped by a distracted driver; the only saving grace was today I was in my car instead of my normal...

Cops patrol flood zone

Jun 15, 2017 / 2:58 pm

The RCMP have increased patrols in flood-hit areas along the north end of Okanagan Lake, according to an Okanagan Indian Band release on its Facebook page. More...

West Kelowna to spend big

Jun 15, 2017 / 2:57 pm

So, West Kelowna has awakened to the new world. They want to make Rose Valley (Bear Creek) water into nice clear water. They have asked for bids to operate the...

God did it: Murder suspect

Jun 15, 2017 / 2:56 pm

A man charged with killing a two-year-old girl along with her father and a senior told police the little one was in heaven, but he didn't know where God had...

Coast Capital steps up

Jun 15, 2017 / 2:51 pm

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union has accepted their Foodapolooza Challenge from Farris and challenged five other businesses located VERY close to them.

MNP accepts challenge

Jun 15, 2017 / 2:45 pm

MNP has accepted the Foodapolooza Challenge from Total Restoration and challenged five other accounting firms in the area.

Milestone for historic site

Jun 15, 2017 / 2:33 pm

As the nation gears up to celebrate a Canadian milestone, Historic O'Keefe Ranch was celebrating one of its own a little bit earlier. On July 1, Canada...

Emergency dept. closure

Jun 15, 2017 / 2:25 pm

Limited physician availability will close the South Okanagan General Hospital emergency department in Oliver Friday night. The department will close at 6 p.m....

Huge delays on highway

Jun 15, 2017 / 2:20 pm

Numerous motorists are reporting long backups heading south from Peachland on Highway 97. DriveBC reports maintenance work is being done in the area near...

Tourist centre

Jun 15, 2017 / 2:03 pm

Letters to the editor, polls, public discussions, on and on, all voicing displeasure with the planned Tourist Centre. This only goes to show how Kelowna’s...

Orphans say thank you

Jun 15, 2017 / 2:02 pm

The efforts of children in Kelowna will help put a safe roof over the heads of orphans in India. Kelowna Coun. Mohini Singh, a director of the locally based...

Creative outlet for teens

Jun 15, 2017 / 1:15 pm

A stimulating series of art classes geared specifically for teens returns to the Kelowna Art Gallery this summer. The Friday for Teens Art Series will run from...

Cause of fire still unknown

Jun 15, 2017 / 1:00 pm

Firefighters are still working on a wildfire that broke out on Blue Grouse Mountain Tuesday and the cause may not be known for a while. According to BC Wildfire...

Winds along shoreline

Jun 15, 2017 / 12:27 pm

The City of Vernon is warning rain and heavy winds may increase the likelihood of flooding along Okanagan Lake this afternoon and into Friday, with the risk...

Celebrating conservation

Jun 15, 2017 / 12:08 pm

B.C.'s ninth annual Earth Wind Fire event celebrates food and wine in support of land conservation in the Okanagan. Guests will enjoy the culinary talents...

Early cherries in Osoyoos

Jun 15, 2017 / 12:05 pm

Juicy, sweet cherries are already for sale at a fruit stand in the South Okanagan. Orchardist Sarabjit Rai started selling Chelan cherries at his Rai Produce...

Bill Cosby's bizarre exit

Jun 15, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Bill Cosby acknowledged fans in a bizarre fashion on Tuesday night by shouting out in the voice of his classic Fat Albert character while leaving a Pennsylvania...

Weather closes in on search

Jun 15, 2017 / 11:56 am

An incoming weather system could add additional challenges to the search for a small plane and its two occupants missing since June 8 between Cranbrook and...

24-kilo MDMA border bust

Jun 15, 2017 / 11:44 am

U.S. border guards have arrested a driver who allegedly tried to enter the United States from B.C. at Blaine, Wash., with seven packages of the drug MDMA,...

Cosby jury deadlocked

Jun 15, 2017 / 11:31 am

Jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial said Thursday they are deadlocked on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004, but a judge ordered them...

Order of Canada for Gord

Jun 15, 2017 / 11:29 am

Gord Downie and indigenous activist Sylvia Maracle will be appointed to the Order of Canada on Monday, while Downie's Tragically Hip bandmates will also...

Cops issue positive tickets

Jun 15, 2017 / 11:28 am

Vernon RCMP officers will have eyes out for children and youth who are wearing their bike helmets, walking their bikes across cross walks, have proper...

Blimp crashes at US Open

Jun 15, 2017 / 11:25 am

A blimp flying over the U.S. Open has gone down and the aircraft's operator says he doesn't know if the pilot is alive. Justin Maynard is a sales...

Raids put dent in drug trade

Jun 15, 2017 / 11:20 am

Police say a massive raid early this morning has made a major dent in a Toronto-based street gang with tentacles across Ontario and western Canada. Toronto...

Dangles by her teeth

Jun 15, 2017 / 11:17 am

A trapeze artist from a renowned family of daredevils hung by her teeth Thursday as a helicopter carried her above the thunder of Niagara Falls in a stunt that...

Rebel Wilson wins trial

Jun 15, 2017 / 11:15 am

Rebel Wilson has emerged victorious in her defamation trial against a magazine publishing company. The Australian actress sued bosses of Bauer Media Group for...

CRTC bans unlocking fees

Jun 15, 2017 / 11:12 am

Cellphone companies will soon no longer be allowed to charge customers to unlock their devices under sweeping changes to Canada's wireless code of conduct...

Aquarium seeks ban reversal

Jun 15, 2017 / 11:09 am

Officials with the Vancouver Aquarium say they have applied for a judicial review aimed at overturning a park board bylaw banning whales, dolphins and porpoises...

Meth in his underwear

Jun 15, 2017 / 11:07 am

Federal agents have arrested a man in Los Angeles for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly four pounds of crystal methamphetamine in his underwear. U.S. Customs...

Bike it upside down

Jun 15, 2017 / 11:00 am

A few things lately have made me think that we need to change the way we approach ideas. We should engineer ways to succeed instead of trying to poke holes in...

Laundry's last shift

Jun 15, 2017 / 10:50 am

Today is the last day laundry services will be provided through Kelowna General Hospital. The Hospital Employees Union says 29 laundry workers at KGH are...

Robot to probe nuke plant

Jun 15, 2017 / 10:47 am

A Japanese industrial group unveiled Thursday a robot designed for underwater probes of damage from meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant after the...

Still snow in California

Jun 15, 2017 / 10:46 am

There may be no more potent reminder of California's humongous snowfall than the plows still clearing roads that snake across the state's highest...

Deadly kindergarten blast

Jun 15, 2017 / 10:42 am

Seven people were killed and 59 injured in an explosion Thursday at the front gate of a kindergarten in eastern China as relatives were picking up their...

Jamie Foxx planning 50th

Jun 15, 2017 / 10:30 am

Jamie Foxx is planning an extravagant party to mark his upcoming 50th birthday. The actor and musician is one of the busiest stars in Hollywood and is currently...

Chambers takes on chamber

Jun 15, 2017 / 10:28 am

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce has found a new general manager. The aptly-named Dione Chambers steps into the role on July 17. Chambers was executive...

RCMP move to new digs

Jun 15, 2017 / 10:12 am

RCMP in Kelowna are now operating out of their new home base. Officers are reporting for duty at the new City of Kelowna Police Services building at 1190...

Water advisory ends

Jun 15, 2017 / 10:02 am

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has lifted a water-quality advisory for residents served by the Falcon Ridge Water System in the Central Okanagan East...

Don't avoid health problems

Jun 15, 2017 / 9:58 am

When Ed Eyford was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he kept the bad news to himself, not even telling his wife. “Waiting for the surgery to have it removed...

Buy a birthday trail

Jun 15, 2017 / 9:46 am

The Shuswap Trail Alliance is hoping people buy a little piece of Canada in honour of the nation's 150th birthday. In an effort to leave a trail legacy for...

Criticism rocked Lorde

Jun 15, 2017 / 9:45 am

Lorde has admitted criticism of her looks "rocked" the singer following the global success of her first album. The music star confessed in a new...

Nicest car horn ever

Jun 15, 2017 / 9:32 am

Former NASA engineer Mark Rober created a customized set of horns for his car that play three different sounds. The main horn is a friendly honk that lets off...

Stamp of approval

Jun 15, 2017 / 9:25 am

A stamp honouring the 150th anniversary of Historic O'Keefe Ranch has been designed by an Okanagan stamp collector. The North Okanagan ranch is two weeks...

Bill to protect waterways

Jun 15, 2017 / 9:24 am

A private member's bill aimed at protecting waterways in the South Okanagan-West Kootenay was introduced in the House of Commons on Wednesday. New Democrat...

Flooding, erosion possible

Jun 15, 2017 / 9:07 am

Strong winds and accompanying waves could cause some flooding and shoreline erosion on lakes around the Okanagan today. A special weather statement for the...

Miley Cyrus surprise set

Jun 15, 2017 / 9:00 am

Miley Cyrus has stunned fans by giving an undercover performance in a New York subway station. The Wrecking Ball singer co-hosted The Tonight Show Starring...

Fire at Blackwell Dairy

Jun 15, 2017 / 8:50 am

Fire has heavily damaged a dairy operation in Kamloops that processes milk from farmers across the North Thompson and Okanagan-Shuswap. Fire officials say the...

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