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Crash near 97C turnoff

Jul 16, 2018 / 10:15 pm

There are reports of a vehicle crash on Highway 97 just past the entrance with the Okanagan Connector. No indication as to how serious the incident is, however,...

Drug activity increasing

Jul 16, 2018 / 9:15 pm

Kelowna's top cop says police in the city are noticing an increase in drug activity in the downtown area. Supt. Brent Mundle made the assertion during his...

Fire near Dee Lake Road

Jul 16, 2018 / 8:08 pm

UPDATE: 8:10 p.m. Residents living on Wood Lake watched as numerous air tankers dropped into the lake to grab water to help douse a wildfire burning near Dee...

Airport holding b-day bash

Jul 16, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Penticton airport will be celebrating its birthday this month, and wants the community to join the fun. Sunday, July 22 will be Airport Day, to mark the 76th...

Motorbike crash was fatal

Jul 16, 2018 / 7:47 pm

Police have confirmed one person lost their life in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 97 near Oliver on Saturday. Investigators believe a northbound vehicle...

Welcome marital change

Jul 16, 2018 / 7:00 pm

I love people watching. Recently, I was at a family wedding and had the perfect opportunity to indulge in a little human observation. I hadn’t seen much...

City expansion finalized

Jul 16, 2018 / 7:00 pm

The City of Penticton has completed the process to expand its southeast boundaries near Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park by about 300 acres. A report going before...

Dziekanski appeal dropped

Jul 16, 2018 / 6:03 pm

The former RCMP constable who fired a Taser at a Polish immigrant at Vancouver's airport has dropped his appeal of a 30-month jail sentence he received...

Park closes for concert

Jul 16, 2018 / 6:00 pm

A large portion of Kelowna's Waterfront Park will be closed to the general public on Tuesday to make way for an outdoor concert. In order to accommodate a...

Fentanyl dealing at casino

Jul 16, 2018 / 5:50 pm

A Penticton mother has been sentenced to 34 months in prison for being caught selling fentanyl from the slot machines of the old Penticton Lakeside casino in...

Vineyard crews fight fire

Jul 16, 2018 / 5:40 pm

UPDATE 5:40 p.m. Vineyard workers north of Osoyoos assisted the Oliver fire department in knocking down a large brush fire on the Black Sage Bench. Senior...

Learning about butterflies

Jul 16, 2018 / 4:50 pm

The Okanagan Science Centre in Vernon is hosting educational events throughout the summer. On Monday kids and their parents learned about the cycle of life for...

Replica handgun arrest

Jul 16, 2018 / 4:12 pm

Victoria police arrested a woman carrying a replica handgun while downtown. CTV reports a passerby spotted the woman carrying what looked like a black handgun...

Reality TV star charged

Jul 16, 2018 / 4:02 pm

Los Angeles prosecutors have charged reality TV star Farrah Abraham with two misdemeanour charges over a scuffle with a Beverly Hills hotel security guard last...

Motorcycle crash on hwy

Jul 16, 2018 / 4:02 pm

Emergency crews are on scene at a motorcycle crash just past Monte Lake going towards Kamloops on Highway 97. The incident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on...

BC Ferries defends vessel

Jul 16, 2018 / 3:57 pm

Despite service delays and broken down vessels, BC Ferries is defending its track record. "Our engineers work very hard to maintain our vessels, and on...

Hogan back in Hall of Fame

Jul 16, 2018 / 3:31 pm

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has reinstated Hulk Hogan to its Hall of Fame, three years after he was found to have used racial slurs in a conversation...

Distraught man saved

Jul 16, 2018 / 3:25 pm

A section of the William R. Bennett Bridge was shut down for over an hour after a distraught man was helped to safety by police. Concerned motorists contacted...

Lava crashes through roof

Jul 16, 2018 / 3:13 pm

An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring 23...

Small fire Back Enderby Rd

Jul 16, 2018 / 3:07 pm

The BC Wildfire Service has posted information on a new wildfire in the North Okanagan east of Back Enderby Road. At .01 of a hectare, the cause is still...

New child's rep picked

Jul 16, 2018 / 2:55 pm

A legislative committee has unanimously recommended Jennifer Charlesworth to be British Columbia's new representative for children and youth, as Bernard...

Free family waterpark fun

Jul 16, 2018 / 2:25 pm

The Town of Osoyoos is hosting two Family Splash Days at the Osooyos Splash Park this summer. On Wednesday, July 18 and Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 4:30 to 6:30...

U.S. complains about tariffs

Jul 16, 2018 / 2:05 pm

The United States fired back Monday at the Canadian government's retaliatory tariffs on American imports by launching a formal challenge with the World...

Study reveals signals of MS

Jul 16, 2018 / 2:03 pm

A new study from the University of British Columbia suggests conditions such as sleep problems, irritable bowel syndrome and depression are more common among...

Guilty in CP Rail incident

Jul 16, 2018 / 2:00 pm

A former manager with CP Rail has been found guilty on two counts of contravening Railway Safety Act for his role in an incident near Revelstoke in 2015. Tim...

Reporter calls out fake news

Jul 16, 2018 / 1:54 pm

A Vancouver radio reporter says people on social media, including a vocal British politician, should be more careful about spreading fake news. Lasia Kretzel...

New rules for infrastructure

Jul 16, 2018 / 1:40 pm

British Columbia government projects worth billions of dollars will now be built under a so-called Community Benefits Agreement that sets out job training, who...

Lava falls through roof

Jul 16, 2018 / 1:32 pm

Hawaii officials say an explosion sent lava flying through the roof of a tour boat off the Big Island, injuring at least 13 people. The state Department of Land...

Champions Police Ride

Jul 16, 2018 / 1:28 pm

The Kelowna Foundation for Hope and Social Innovation announced today, that they will be championing the Cops for Kids Ride for the next two years. As the...

You're landing where?

Jul 16, 2018 / 1:28 pm

UPDATE:1:20 p.m. Okanagan Ballooning reached out to Castanet to say the hot air balloon was theirs and that they didn't in fact land in a residential...

Loonie up, TSX down

Jul 16, 2018 / 1:23 pm

Canada's main stock index closed in the red as a drop in crude prices pushed energy stocks lower, while U.S. stocks were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite...

Crash slows Highway 97

Jul 16, 2018 / 1:01 pm

Traffic was slowed coming into the north end of Penticton Monday after a car left Highway 97 and landed in the ditch. A grey sedan crashed just north of West...

Hot, hot heat

Jul 16, 2018 / 1:00 pm

UPDATE: 1 p.m. Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Central and South Okanagan where the temperature is expected to reach 35 C Monday....

Dust in the Martian wind

Jul 16, 2018 / 1:00 pm

One of the most fascinating videos sent back by the Curiosity rover, currently exploring the surface of Mars, shows a number of dust storms marching across the...

Salmonella scare

Jul 16, 2018 / 12:36 pm

Europe's Best brand Field Berry Mixes has been recalled due to a Salmonella scare. Hain Celestial Canada, ULC is recalling Europe's Best brand Field...

Are you adventure Smart?

Jul 16, 2018 / 12:36 pm

A BC organization founded to reduce the number of Search and Rescue incidents in the province is ramping up efforts to make people more aware of the danger of...

Small fire by Becker Lake

Jul 16, 2018 / 12:13 pm

The BC Wildfire Service is reporting a small human-caused fire was sparked near Becker Lake outside Vernon. The fire was first reported Sunday and was...

No baby debut for Cardi B

Jul 16, 2018 / 12:07 pm

Cardi B and Offset have reportedly turned down multiple offers to debut their baby in a magazine. The Bodak Yellow rapper and her Migos star husband announced...

Sally Ann eyes new home

Jul 16, 2018 / 11:57 am

The Penticton Salvation Army is looking to purchase and renovate a large property on Camrose Street, previously the location of the Penticton Western News, for...

Celebrate the cowboy way

Jul 16, 2018 / 11:46 am

Friday nights are about to get a little more country at Vernon's Historic O'Keefe Ranch. Starting this Friday and every Friday until the end of August...

CRTC solicits complaints

Jul 16, 2018 / 11:29 am

Canadian consumers are being invited to tell a federal regulator about their personal experience with misleading or abusive sales practices at the country's...

Glaciers melting away

Jul 16, 2018 / 11:23 am

New research finds that hundreds of glaciers in Canada's High Arctic are shrinking and that many are likely fated to disappear. Adrienne White of the...

Shooting 'targeted'

Jul 16, 2018 / 11:00 am

UPDATE 11:00 a.m. Surrey RCMP now tell Castanet they responded to a report of shots fired in the 13900 block of 108 Avenue in Surrey at approximately 10:45 p.m....

Prime time at Amazon

Jul 16, 2018 / 10:52 am

Amazon's annual "Prime Day" promotion that starts Monday will focus on new products, bringing Whole Foods into the process and persuading...

Trump - 'bizarre,' 'shameful'

Jul 16, 2018 / 10:42 am

Key members of Congress, including some Republicans, are criticizing President Donald Trump's performance at a press conference with Russian President...

Swing over falls gone wrong

Jul 16, 2018 / 10:39 am

A fun swing over Christie Falls in West Kelowna went horribly wrong for a man on Sunday after a failed attempt. At 7p.m.Central Okanagan Search and Rescue were...

Carbon tax - your bill

Jul 16, 2018 / 10:00 am

By Kenneth Green It took some poking and prodding and committee testimony, but now we know what the bill will be for a $50-per-tonne federal carbon tax. In a...

Vernon crime: wanted

Jul 16, 2018 / 10:00 am

Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following male who is wanted on a province-wide warrant as of July 16th, 2018. Jeffrey...

Kelowna's most wanted

Jul 16, 2018 / 10:00 am

Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following male who is wanted on a province-wide warrant as of July 16, 2018. Jeffrey...

New safety lights downtown

Jul 16, 2018 / 9:57 am

Downtown is a brighter place at night now, as part of an ongoing push to make the Main Street area of Penticton a safer place to be. Various new lights have...

Fall on KVR, no helmet

Jul 16, 2018 / 9:56 am

An injured mountain biker sustained serious injuries Sunday after falling on the Kettle Valley Railway wearing no helmet. The Central Okanagan Search and Rescue...

Putin wanted Trump to win

Jul 16, 2018 / 9:50 am

Russia's Vladimir Putin said Monday he did want Donald Trump to win the 2016 U.S. presidential election but took no action during the campaign to make it...

World Cup afterglow

Jul 16, 2018 / 9:49 am

The members of France's victorious World Cup team returned home from Russia to triumphant arcs of water heralding their airplane's arrival and a red...

Three Days Grace to play

Jul 16, 2018 / 9:46 am

Multi-platinum Canadian rockers Three Days Grace will be hitting Penticton at the SOEC this December as one of 16 stops on their tour, "The Outsider."...

Trade minister on defence

Jul 16, 2018 / 9:41 am

Ontario's trade minister will be travelling to Washington this week to defend the province's auto industry at a U.S. Department of Commerce hearing. Jim...

Fire held, advisories issued

Jul 16, 2018 / 9:21 am

"The East Shuswap Road fire is being held." The BC Wildfire Service issued the update last night stating "further growth is not expected under...

Kim insists Kylie 'self-made'

Jul 16, 2018 / 9:18 am

Kim Kardashian has defended her half-sister Kylie Jenner after Forbes magazine was slammed for describing her as a "self-made billionaire". Kylie, 20,...

Youth dismayed at pipeline

Jul 16, 2018 / 9:06 am

Members of Justin Trudeau's youth council are urging the prime minister to withdraw his decision to buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline. Sixteen...

Bulls left in sun to bake

Jul 16, 2018 / 9:00 am

While attending the silent protest against the bull riding event in Kelowna on July 7, I walked to the enclosure holding the bulls in a corral on the parking...

You're in my spot!

Jul 16, 2018 / 9:00 am

The picture above was taken July 8, just before 3 p.m. This is typical of what the disabled face on a daily basis. Ignorant people thinking they deserve to park...

Putrid flower blooms

Jul 16, 2018 / 8:21 am

A unique and exotic tropical plant, acclaimed for its size and abhorred for its smell, is blooming at a Vancouver conservatory. A news release from the...

Kelowna's cavorting castors

Jul 16, 2018 / 8:18 am

Beavers are beating the heat in downtown Kelowna. Jean Chute caught this castor cavorting by the Yacht Club. The picture shows the rodent lining up a tree in...

Bridge work on Dilworth Dr

Jul 16, 2018 / 8:02 am

A portion of Dilworth Drive between Leckie Road and Omineca Place will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, July 16 while crews make repairs to the bridge,...

How-to buy Canadian

Jul 16, 2018 / 8:01 am

Some consumers have vowed to take their patriotism to the supermarket and buy only made-in-Canada products after the federal government slapped retaliatory...

Catfish eating ducklings

Jul 16, 2018 / 7:58 am

A German city is looking for a way to get rid of a giant catfish that is believed to have developed a taste for ducklings after eating all of its fellow fish in...

Tanning on wing of plane

Jul 16, 2018 / 7:51 am

UPDATE 7:51 a.m. Another Castanet reader has let us know that this particular plane is an amphibious model known as the 'Lake'. The plane is registered...

Happy mudders!

Jul 16, 2018 / 7:17 am

319 racers tore up the hill at Big White this weekend as the 2018, Mudd, Sweat & Tears Kelowna ran participants through an 8km obstacle course. Racers faced...

Home sales down

Jul 16, 2018 / 7:01 am

The Canadian Real Estate Association says the number of homes sold in June was down 10.7 per cent from a year ago. The result was a five-year low for the month...

Croatian red carpet

Jul 16, 2018 / 7:00 am

In an outburst of national pride, Croatia on Monday threw out a red carpet and staged a heroes' welcome for the country's national team despite its loss...

Consider decriminalization?

Jul 16, 2018 / 6:58 am

Toronto's board of health is set to decide today whether it will call on the federal government to decriminalize all drugs for personal use. The board will...

China challenges tariffs

Jul 16, 2018 / 6:55 am

China announced it filed a World Trade Organization challenge Monday to President Donald Trump's latest tariff threat, stepping up its diplomatic efforts to...

Falcons pickled in Portland

Jul 16, 2018 / 6:37 am

The Kelowna Falcons dropped their third game in a row and were swept for the first time this season as they fell by an 8-2 score to the Portland Pickles on...

Travis Barker returns to stage

Jul 16, 2018 / 6:36 am

Travis Barker is planning to hit the stage in the next few weeks following his battle with blood clots which forced his band Blink-182 to postpone a Las Vegas...

Lindsay Lohan, mom?

Jul 16, 2018 / 6:34 am

Lindsay Lohan has stated she wants to adopt her first child after bonding with Syrian refugees in Turkey. The 32-year-old actress discussed her wish to have a...

David Hasselhoff to marry

Jul 16, 2018 / 6:32 am

David Hasselhoff is set to get married to fiancee Hayley Roberts in Italy on 31 July. The Baywatch star popped the question to Hayley, a former sales assistant...

Trump-Putin summit

Jul 16, 2018 / 5:49 am

UPDATE 5:48 a.m. With a wink and a slouch, respectively, President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin opened their summit Monday as the American...

World Cup party on streets

Jul 16, 2018 / 5:32 am

Elated French fans burst out of bars and into the streets of Montreal on Sunday, as a celebration of their soccer team's World Cup victory turned into an...

Where the bison roam

Jul 16, 2018 / 5:30 am

Several Indigenous elders are to be flown by helicopter into the backcountry of Banff National Park today for a blessing ceremony as officials prepare to let...

Royal family photo

Jul 16, 2018 / 5:26 am

Kensington Palace has released family photos of Prince Louis in the arms of his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, to mark the baby boy's christening. The...

Trump: queen 'beautiful'

Jul 16, 2018 / 5:24 am

President Donald Trump has told a British TV interviewer that Queen Elizabeth II told him Brexit is "complex." Trump's interview with Good Morning...

Truck hits wedding party

Jul 16, 2018 / 5:22 am

Pakistani police say a trailer truck has hit a parked passenger bus carrying wedding guests on a busy highway near the southern city of Hyderabad, killing at...

Deadly fire near Yosemite

Jul 16, 2018 / 5:13 am

A wildfire that killed a California firefighter grew quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park as crews contended with...

Winery tries to make a mark

Jul 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

A winery on the Naramata Bench is trying to make a name for itself by opening a new style of tasting room and hosting a big 1920s-themed gala. "It's...

Addicted to air conditioning

Jul 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

A new report from BC Hydro shows that British Columbians are turning to air conditioning to deal with summer heat in increasing numbers. A/C use in the province...

133 wildfires so far

Jul 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

Intense heat and dry conditions are ahead for the rest of July in the Okanagan Valley. The extreme weather has already caused numerous wildfires to ignite in...

Orca and a paddle board

Jul 16, 2018 / 12:01 am

Curious orca says hi

Piggy pulled over

Jul 16, 2018 / 12:01 am

These pigs are adorable

Fire subdued near homes

Jul 15, 2018 / 9:26 pm

UPDATE: 9:45 p.m. Two engines and a tender attended a hedge fire on Seaton Road in Lake Country this evening. Fire Chief Steve Windsor of the Lake Country Fire...

Top prize at rodeo

Jul 15, 2018 / 7:24 pm

Brazilian bull rider Marcos Gloria made the most of his second chance to win $100,000 at the Calgary Stampede rodeo on Sunday. Gloria was originally bucked off...

Hwy 1 now clear

Jul 15, 2018 / 7:13 pm

UPDATE: 8:30 p.m. Both lanes are clear following an earlier vehicle incident near Craigellachie. ORIGINAL: 7:15 p.m. Highway 1 is closed in both directions 10...

Great year for triathlon

Jul 15, 2018 / 6:11 pm

The 36th annual Peach Classic Triathlon went smoothly this Sunday. "It went phenomenal, the last three or four years it's increased in numbers so...

Suspect killed in shooting

Jul 15, 2018 / 6:08 pm

A gunman being investigated in the killing of a university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an...

Free ice cream at the Peach?

Jul 15, 2018 / 4:11 pm

You might be a lucky winner today if you buy ice cream from Penticton's iconic Peach at Okanagan Lake. According to owner Diana Stirling, from 5 to 10 p.m....

Eaglets saved from fire

Jul 15, 2018 / 3:37 pm

Though the recent Shuswap Road forest fire near Kamloops caused a lot of damage, a family of eagles was saved. The 500-acre blaze did not take down the tree on...

Racial profiling at pool

Jul 15, 2018 / 3:10 pm

A Surrey woman says she wants to help educate the public about racism after a member of her townhouse complex's staff requested her family show ID when they...

Sandcastles for Hospice

Jul 15, 2018 / 3:08 pm

Salmon Arm sculptor Marc Dansereau is creating beautiful sandcastles to help support the Shuswap Hospice Society. Marc and Patti Dansereau’s 6-year-old...

Samantha wins huge title

Jul 15, 2018 / 3:00 pm

Vernon superstar Samantha Sewell is owning the stage. The pageant queen was recently named Miss International Volunteer at the Miss Royalty International held...

500 butterflies released

Jul 15, 2018 / 3:00 pm

It was a special day in Kelowna for the community to come together and remember loved ones who have passed. The Central Okanagan Hospice Association held their...

Fight begins at new fire

Jul 15, 2018 / 2:58 pm

BC Wildfire Service crews are currently fighting a roughly 10-hectare fire near the small village of Cedarvale, B.C. on the Skeena River, which sparked...

Cage, spotted again

Jul 15, 2018 / 2:45 pm

Nicolas Cage was spotted again in Coldstream near Vernon on Saturday. Cage is expected to be filming in the Vernon area for the next few days for the filming of...

Broken leg, but rescued

Jul 15, 2018 / 2:14 pm

A climber has been airlifted to hospital after breaking his leg in a fall on Mount Ogilvie near Hope, B.C. Capt. Zlatko Neral of the Joint Rescue Co-ordination...

Ariana gets ink for Pete

Jul 15, 2018 / 2:13 pm

Ariana Grande has added more ink to her collection of tattoos in honor of fiance Pete Davidson. The singer's manicurist shared a snap of Ariana's latest...

Former NHL goalie drowns

Jul 15, 2018 / 2:07 pm

Hamilton police say former NHL goalie Ray Emery has drowned in Lake Ontario. Inspector Marty Schulenberg says Emery's death does not appear to be...

April Wine will play the hits

Jul 15, 2018 / 2:03 pm

Canadian classic rock greats April Wine haven't been to Penticton in years, but guitarist and vocalist Brian Greenway is looking forward to a return visit...

Smoky air warning

Jul 15, 2018 / 1:02 pm

British Columbia's environment ministry has released a special air quality statement for the city of Kamloops and the surrounding communities as...

Castanet's week in review

Jul 15, 2018 / 12:00 pm

Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen.

Writing workshop inspires

Jul 15, 2018 / 11:30 am

Two local women recently launched Raise Your Voice, a self-paced online creative writing workshop. The online workshop launched in June as it's meant to...

Car vs pole and tree

Jul 15, 2018 / 10:41 am

Firefighters and police officers responded to a single vehicle collision in Kelowna on Sunday morning. The driver of a Nissan Pathfinder appears to have driven...

It's poverty, not inequality

Jul 15, 2018 / 10:00 am

By Chris Sarlo Does Canada need a new measure of poverty? That's what Michael Wolfson, member of the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics at the...

Sailboat back in action

Jul 15, 2018 / 9:45 am

A sailboat beached in a windstorm is finally back in the water. A Castanet News reader sent in photographs of the boat that had been sitting on its side at...

John Mayer roasts Bieber

Jul 15, 2018 / 9:19 am

John Mayer roasted Justin Bieber for posting a steamy photo of him and new fiancee Hailey Baldwin. The Sorry hitmaker shared the snap on Instagram, showing him...

No smear, just facts

Jul 15, 2018 / 9:00 am

A smear campaign against Dan Albas? I think not. Letters published in support of Stephen Fuhr, MP for Kelowna-Lake Country, have corrected the misinformation...

Why is my pool brown?

Jul 15, 2018 / 9:00 am

Just during the last few years or so, my pool water at the time of initial fill up, has been loaded with algae. At first, I thought it was iron in the water or...

Pakistanis mourning victims

Jul 15, 2018 / 8:26 am

Pakistanis observed a day of mourning on Sunday for the victims of the horrific weekend attacks that killed 132 people, including a provincial assembly...

Decriminalizing drugs in TO

Jul 15, 2018 / 8:26 am

Toronto's top public health official believes the time has come to decriminalize all drugs for personal use and will be asking the city's board of...

Cycling for Alzheimer's

Jul 15, 2018 / 7:33 am

A young man cycling across all 10 Canadian provinces to raise money for Alzheimer's disease research is closing in on the finish line of his 8,000-kilometre...

John Cynn wins $8.8M

Jul 15, 2018 / 7:28 am

The 2018 World Series of Poker champion is an Indiana resident and professional player who barely missed the cut for the final table two years ago. John Cynn...

National park deteriorating

Jul 15, 2018 / 7:26 am

An exhaustive federal study of Canada's largest national park concludes almost every aspect of its environment is deteriorating. The 561-page report on Wood...

Cdn business this week

Jul 15, 2018 / 7:24 am

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Home sales The Canadian Real Estate Association is expected to release its sales...

Boy found at bottom of pool

Jul 15, 2018 / 7:22 am

A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after being found unconscious at the bottom of a public pool in Montreal. Authorities say a passerby spotted the...

Bracing for World Cup final

Jul 15, 2018 / 7:15 am

Soccer fans across Canada will be glued to their screens this morning as Croatia takes on France in the World Cup final in Moscow. It's the first ever final...

At least 15 dead in landslide

Jul 15, 2018 / 7:13 am

At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar's jade mining region, state media and officials said...

Most airtight building in BC

Jul 15, 2018 / 7:09 am

The Wood Innovation Research Lab in Prince George, B.C., appears to be nothing more than a modern cedar and black-metal building, but look past the cladding and...

No winning ticket

Jul 15, 2018 / 7:05 am

No winning ticket was sold for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw, however, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder...

Unsolved crimes: DLC

Jul 15, 2018 / 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...

Plans to pave spray park lot

Jul 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Families visiting the Kinsmen playground and spray park in Oliver's downtown likely won't have to deal with a pot-holed gravel parking lot for much...

Hands-on learning

Jul 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

One of the many things the Okanagan Science Centre is good at is getting kids to learn while having fun and the latest exhibit does just that. Fast Tracks...

Noble Ridge, OK Falls

Jul 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Join our wine writer, Allison Markin, every week for a wine review complete with food and music pairings. Featuring Okanagan and Canadian wines, with an...

'Way behind' in medical pot

Jul 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

The co-owner of a Kelowna skateboard shop that was selling cannabis up until this week says the City of Kelowna is “way behind” when it comes to...

No panic over bus loss

Jul 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

While some smaller communities in Western Canada are reeling from the news Greyhound will cease operating at the end of October, two North Okanagan communities...

An eyesore no more

Jul 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

A portion of the Capri-Landmark district is getting a head start on what is expected to be a massive redevelopment in the area. At the same time, what has been...

Meet the rescued kitties

Jul 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Last week, Summerland animal sanctuary Critteraid rescued 50 cats from unsafe living conditions in Kaleden. The cats are now up for adoption, and according to...

Royal Air Force 100 years

Jul 15, 2018 / 12:01 am

Royal Air Force celebrating 100 years

Mechanical bird

Jul 15, 2018 / 12:01 am

Parrot is intrigued by mechanical bird

Horoscope: July 15-21

Jul 15, 2018 / 12:00 am

OVERVIEW Take your time to search for the right wording before you lay things on the line. There will be those who react negatively due to lack of control....

Crash possibly fatal

Jul 14, 2018 / 9:40 pm

UPDATE: 9:40 p.m. A crash Saturday afternoon on Highway 97 between Oliver and Osoyoos may have been fatal. It's believed the collision involved a car and a...

Hwy 97 car fire doused

Jul 14, 2018 / 8:16 pm

UPDATE: 8:15 p.m. Osoyoos Fire Chief Ryan McCaskill confirmed no one was hurt when a Toyota sedan burst into flames on the side of Highway 97 near Osoyoos, late...

Council looks at Brooklyn

Jul 14, 2018 / 7:00 pm

The first phase of redevelopment of the former Bargain Shop in downtown Kelowna is ready for city council to view. Dubbed Brooklyn at Bernard Avenue, the...

Police look for missing teen

Jul 14, 2018 / 5:02 pm

Police in West Kelowna are asking for the public's help to find missing 16-year-old Madison Loutitt. Loutitt, who was last seen on Thursday, is described as...

Kayakers protest pipeline

Jul 14, 2018 / 4:18 pm

A flotilla of pipeline protesters assembled in kayaks and canoes on Saturday in the Burrard Inlet, surrounding Kinder Morgan's Westridge Marine Terminal....

Arrest at campsite protest

Jul 14, 2018 / 3:49 pm

An Indigenous political activist was briefly detained Saturday following a Trans Mountain pipeline protest in British Columbia's North Thompson Provincial...

Former N.B. Premier passes

Jul 14, 2018 / 3:32 pm

The 28th premier of New Brunswick has died, according to a press release issued Saturday by the provincial government. Ray Frenette represented the Moncton East...

Hidden syringe pricks man

Jul 14, 2018 / 3:24 pm

Victoria police are urging the public not to stick their hands into places they haven't checked after a man was allegedly pricked by a syringe in a hollow...

Tremors shift Van. Island

Jul 14, 2018 / 3:18 pm

Seismic activity in recent months has shifted southern Vancouver Island slightly farther away from the mainland, one earthquake expert determined. The shift is...

Trump, Putin needing beer?

Jul 14, 2018 / 3:04 pm

A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the Helsinki summit. RPS Brewing has issued a limited-edition lager depicting cartoon U.S. and...

Fire at Tappen sawmill

Jul 14, 2018 / 2:51 pm

A fire at a sawmill in Tappen had the potential to get away from fire crews due to strong winds and fine particulate in the area. The fire broke out around 7:30...

Back-to-back river rescues

Jul 14, 2018 / 2:48 pm

Crews in Oliver were busy on Friday evening with back-to-back rescues on the Okanagan River — first locating a missing man before bringing four stranded...

Mopping up hot spots

Jul 14, 2018 / 2:45 pm

UPDATE: 2:45 p.m. Fire crews are mopping up hot spots on the East Shuswap Road wildfire near Kamloops Saturday. The BC Wildfire Service says firefighters...

Riding to the top in style

Jul 14, 2018 / 2:07 pm

It was a party attended by thousands of people at SilverStar Mountain Resort Saturday when the mountain officially opened its new gondola. The day featured a...

Charity set back after theft

Jul 14, 2018 / 1:41 pm

A Friday night robbery will hinder a local charity from helping youth in need discover new passions. Mike Greer runs Elevation Outdoors, an organization that...

Racing across the lake

Jul 14, 2018 / 12:00 pm

More than 1,300 people filled Okanagan Lake Saturday morning, swimming the 2.1-kilometre stretch across the lake for the 70th year. The annual Across the Lake...

60 fires currently burning

Jul 14, 2018 / 11:52 am

A rising heat wave and significant winds across the southern half of British Columbia helped ignite 11 new wildfires across the province over 24 hours. Claire...

BofC rate increase

Jul 14, 2018 / 11:00 am

As predicted, the Bank of Canada increased the Overnight Lending Rate by 0.25 per cent on Wednesday. The overnight rate determines what rate banks lend money to...

Cage takes role to Grillers

Jul 14, 2018 / 9:53 am

There continue to be Nicolas Cage sightings in Vernon. The Hollywood star is in town filming A Score to Settle which is being shot at several locations...

Kate Upton pregnant

Jul 14, 2018 / 9:38 am

Model and actress Kate Upton is expecting her first child. The Other Woman star announced the happy news in a post on Instagram on Saturday, as she showed off...

Don't let it happen here

Jul 14, 2018 / 9:00 am

We moved with our three kids from Vancouver four years ago. My wife was transferred to Kelowna. We were so stressed. We realized other than the area around...

Majority support pipeline

Jul 14, 2018 / 9:00 am

A recent poll showed B.C. had a 54 per cent agreement with the Trans Mountain pipeline being installed. About half in the Vancouver and Victoria areas, rising...

Passenger fury at airline

Jul 14, 2018 / 8:52 am

Passengers of budget airline Ryanair expressed anger Saturday over the way the company treated them following an unscheduled landing in Germany that forced...

Frozen berry mixes recalled

Jul 14, 2018 / 8:39 am

Health Canada says a brand of frozen mixed berries is being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Hain...

6 dead in Somalia attack

Jul 14, 2018 / 8:26 am

Somali security forces shot dead three extremists wearing soldiers' uniforms, foiling an attempted al-Shabab attack on the presidential palace that began...

Sharif in custody

Jul 14, 2018 / 8:10 am

Disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was in custody on Saturday, a day after the deadliest attacks in Pakistan's troubled election campaign killed...

Lower Mainland heat wave

Jul 14, 2018 / 7:46 am

Summer has arrived in a big way. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Lower Mainland as temperatures are expected to reach the high...

Downton Abbey movie a go

Jul 14, 2018 / 7:30 am

The long-awaited Downton Abbey movie has officially been given the green light. The highly popular TV series ended its run in the U.K. in 2015 and fans have...

Bulls injure six people

Jul 14, 2018 / 7:20 am

Spanish health officials say the final bull run of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona has left six people injured in the fastest dash this year in the northern...

Minister demands apology

Jul 14, 2018 / 7:17 am

Ontario's minister responsible for immigration has demanded an apology from federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen for saying the province is promoting...

One ticket wins $60M

Jul 14, 2018 / 7:16 am

There is one winning ticket for the $60 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw — and it was sold somewhere in Ontario. There were also 21...

Rescued boys crave food

Jul 14, 2018 / 7:12 am

The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are recovering well and are eager to eat their favourite comfort foods after...

Mental-health break

Jul 14, 2018 / 7:11 am

Paramedic Deanndra King was on a day off, getting ready for a weekend curling bonspiel, when she got the call from her boss about an accident involving a bus....

Ronson’s album less upbeat

Jul 14, 2018 / 6:30 am

Mark Ronson has warned fans that his upcoming solo album will not be as upbeat as his last. The British musician is the brains behind an array of chart...

An embarrassment of riches

Jul 14, 2018 / 6:00 am

Well, here we are – in the thick of it. Summer has hit us full force with that wonderful sunshine and heat we all anticipate so impatiently. With the heat...

Feared Bieber would die

Jul 14, 2018 / 6:00 am

Justin Bieber's manager feared the pop star would die during his wild times in 2013 and 2014. The newly-engaged singer has since calmed down, but Scooter...

Unsolved crimes: West Kel

Jul 14, 2018 / 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...

Impaled by needle at beach

Jul 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

A Kelowna resident was hoping to have a relaxing day at the beach, but things went horribly wrong. "I was at Strathcona Beach this afternoon and was...

Housing market cooling

Jul 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Despite a continued climb in South Okanagan real estate prices, activity has cooled off. Midway through 2018, it's a noticeable difference compared to the...

Still reeling after jail beating

Jul 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

A Penticton resident says she and her husband are being short-changed from a settlement they received more than two years ago from RCMP, after a...

Dispensaries a year away

Jul 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

While the federal legalization of cannabis is just over 13 weeks away, dispensaries won't be opening their doors in Kelowna until at least mid-2019. On...

EATology in limbo

Jul 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

With Greyhound planning to cease operations in Western Canada at the end of October, the fate of a popular restaurant is up in the air. EATology has been...

No firearms licence required

Jul 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

If you're looking for something slightly off the beaten path this weekend Joe Rich is the place for you. The Joe Rich Sportsman's Association is...

Go-kart girls go!

Jul 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Girls can go-kart too! A unique Okanagan College summer camp for girls is revving up excitement about careers in the trades. The camp offers the thrill of...

Rocket sound barrier

Jul 14, 2018 / 12:01 am

This is what it looks like when a rocket breaks the sound barrier while passing through the ice crystals of a cirrus cloud.

Dog playing with balloon

Jul 14, 2018 / 12:01 am

Dog having fun with balloon

Violence flares in Gaza

Jul 13, 2018 / 11:06 pm

The Israeli military struck several militant sites in Gaza early Saturday in response to renewed violence along the border, after which Hamas militants fired...

Marijuana management

Jul 13, 2018 / 10:34 pm

How much medical marijuana is in the pipeline in Oregon? The managers of the state's program concede that they simply don't know because of lax...

Transport Canada tack

Jul 13, 2018 / 10:19 pm

UPDATE 7:58 p.m. Transport Canada has responded to a Castanet inquiry Frday telling our newsroom that Transport Canada is responsible for administering the...

Pigs deserve better?

Jul 13, 2018 / 10:17 pm

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it will conduct inspections to gather more information about the shipment of pigs shown in a video posted online by an...

Good Samaritans stop fire

Jul 13, 2018 / 9:15 pm

Several Good Samaritans stopped a small roadside fire on Dilworth Drive just after 8 p.m. "A ton of people including us pulled over and emptied water...

9-year-old makes a splash

Jul 13, 2018 / 9:00 pm

Most people wouldn’t think of swimming across Okanagan Lake, but nine-year-old Amelia-Ahn Lou isn't daunted by the challenge. She'll be among...

Evacuation alert issued

Jul 13, 2018 / 8:43 pm

UPDATE: 8:40 p.m. An evacuation alert for select residents along East Shuswap Road due to strong winds causing an escape on the south east side of the fire....

Poll: military muscle

Jul 13, 2018 / 8:14 pm

Two CH-148 Cyclones soared over Halifax harbour on Friday, marking a critical step in the oft-delayed rollout of the Canadian military's fleet of new...

Innovative ideas needed

Jul 13, 2018 / 8:00 pm

The BC Conservative Party wants the ruling NDP government to take action on the imminent loss of Greyhound bus service. Interim leader Scott Anderson urged the...

Kids - you want this ticket

Jul 13, 2018 / 7:45 pm

This is the kind of ticket you don't mind getting. Kelowna cops and bylaw officers are handing out "tickets" to kids this summer to promote safe...

Teen fatally shot by deputies

Jul 13, 2018 / 7:26 pm

A 16-year-old boy who was reportedly suicidal and threatening his mother with knives and a baseball bat was fatally shot Friday by sheriff's deputies who...

Dozens of bikes stolen

Jul 13, 2018 / 7:15 pm

Close to $100,000 worth of bicycles have been stolen in Kamloops in just over a month this year. RCMP Cpl. Jodie Shelkie said between June 1 and July 9, police...

Grow-op faces new hurdle

Jul 13, 2018 / 7:00 pm

It appears a large-scale marijuana grow-op that broke ground in Kaleden earlier this year still has a regulatory hurdle to clear with the Agricultural Land...

Another wildfire burning

Jul 13, 2018 / 6:59 pm

BC Wildfire Service is responding to a new wildfire by Stump Lake off Highway 5A in Kamloops, currently estimated at one hectare in size. Crews are on site. The...

Fun-filled weekend

Jul 13, 2018 / 6:22 pm

Gear up for another fun filled weekend here in the Valley! It’s the Okanagan's Largest Outdoor Yoga Class, lakefront, under the sun, Sunday July 15th...

Fat bike biz booming

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:45 pm

Kalyn Webster quickly learned what it’s like to be a 22-year-old entrepreneur. “It’s pretty amazing,” Webster said. “The last year...

Evening Update July 13

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Friday, July 13, with reporter Wayne Moore.

Big race at the Star

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:00 pm

The biggest downhill race of the year takes place at SilverStar Mountain Resort this weekend. Canada Cup races will be held Saturday and Sunday and will feature...

Coquihalla clear

Jul 13, 2018 / 4:50 pm

UPDATE: 4:44 p.m. Drive BC reports that Highway five Northbound from Hope to Merritt is now open. "Expect delays due to congestion," DriveBC tweeted....

Drug problems nothing new

Jul 13, 2018 / 4:38 pm

I have lived in Kelowna for 50 years, and can honestly say the city talks but doesn’t do the walk. When I was a teenager, we did drugs in the park...

Drug priorities backwards

Jul 13, 2018 / 4:34 pm

It is getting harder and harder to understand the logic of governments. On one hand, they are closing down medical pot shops even though the feds say it will be...

2 charged in major theft ring

Jul 13, 2018 / 4:33 pm

Two people have been charged in connection to a "large retail theft operation" in the Lower Mainland, which was investigated by Surrey RCMP for more...

Demonstrators mock Trump

Jul 13, 2018 / 4:20 pm

Thousands crammed the streets of central London on Friday to vent their anger over Donald Trump's first official visit to Britain, blowing horns, waving...

Beheading beginning of end

Jul 13, 2018 / 4:19 pm

The minister for Saskatchewan's Crown Investments Corp. says a beheading on a Greyhound bus in Manitoba 10 years ago was the beginning of a steep decline in...

Bay drops Ivanka line

Jul 13, 2018 / 4:16 pm

Ivanka Trump's clothing line will no longer be sold at Hudson's Bay department stores, the Hudson's Bay Company said Friday, and the retailer has...

Jagmeet hints at BC run

Jul 13, 2018 / 4:11 pm

Federal New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says while he has been encouraged to run for Parliament in the newly vacated British Columbia riding of Burnaby South,...

New salmon bed going in

Jul 13, 2018 / 3:11 pm

Construction will start this August on a new salmon spawning bed under the Penticton Channel. The new 500-metre-long bed is planned for the area between the...

10 years for Selena's hacker

Jul 13, 2018 / 3:02 pm

A New Jersey woman is facing a long spell behind bars after she was charged with hacking into Selena Gomez's email accounts. Susan Atrach stands accused of...

Pot-sponsored concerts OK?

Jul 13, 2018 / 2:58 pm

Health Canada is prepared to crack down on licensed medical marijuana producers who are sponsoring music festivals and other events. The federal department says...

Big Tobacco told to butt out

Jul 13, 2018 / 2:54 pm

B.C.'s privacy commissioner says a ruling by Canada's top court barring access to personal health records is a reflection of greater awareness about how...

Searching for John Cunliffe

Jul 13, 2018 / 2:53 pm

The friends of John Cunliffe have reached out to Castanet to try and locate the missing man. Cunliffe, a 49-year-old Caucasian man, has been missing since June...

Rub & Tug: Scarlett pulls out

Jul 13, 2018 / 2:50 pm

Scarlett Johansson has pulled out of the film "Rub & Tug" after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash. In a statement to...

Stabbed at park

Jul 13, 2018 / 2:48 pm

A Thursday afternoon stabbing at Pioneer Park in Kamloops is related to the drug trade, according to RCMP. Police say two men had been attacked at the park. One...

Trump's tea with queen

Jul 13, 2018 / 2:42 pm

And then, after all the diplomatic tumult, it was time to sip tea with the queen. President Donald Trump took a break from his sparring with U.S. allies and the...

Doesn't deserve lotto share

Jul 13, 2018 / 2:39 pm

A Nova Scotian woman at the centre of a family feud over a $1.2-million-dollar lottery win is staunchly defending her bid to keep her nephew away from his share...

Source of poisoning found

Jul 13, 2018 / 2:28 pm

British detectives investigating the poisoning of two people by the nerve agent Novichok in southwestern England said Friday that a small bottle found in the...

Pipeline price millions less

Jul 13, 2018 / 2:26 pm

Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. says the actual price the federal government will pay for its Trans Mountain pipeline system and expansion project will be hundreds of...

Downton Abbey, the movie

Jul 13, 2018 / 2:23 pm

Three years after going off the air, "Downton Abbey" is coming back as a movie. Focus Features said Friday that it will this summer begin production...

Cop wrote phoney tickets

Jul 13, 2018 / 2:17 pm

A Delta police officer who ticketed drivers for offences that didn't happen has won a review of the suspension and demotion proposed by the province's...

8107 Kalavista Drive

Jul 13, 2018 / 2:01 pm

Designed for gracious entertaining inside and out – this one-level, custom contemporary home blends perfectly into the landscaping with retractable...

103 crew fighting fire

Jul 13, 2018 / 2:00 pm

UPDATE: 2 p.m. BC Wildfire Service crews are bracing for anticipated high winds this afternoon, forecast to gust up to 70 km/h. There are currently 103...

Scotties claim $6.7M impact

Jul 13, 2018 / 1:09 pm

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts held in Penticton earlier this year generated a $6.7M impact on the local economy, according to a report going before city...

Real estate confusion

Jul 13, 2018 / 1:00 pm

New B.C. real estate rules - Part 2: Disclosure of risks to unrepresented parties This is part two of a multiple part instalment that will summarize the new...

Alleged thief has no honour

Jul 13, 2018 / 12:38 pm

It would appear not everyone honours the honour system. Local owners upset about numerous thefts from their honour-system fridge at a family farm in Vernon. On...

Lions Gate Bridge reopens

Jul 13, 2018 / 12:30 pm

UPDATE: 12:30 p.m. One of the main links between Vancouver and North and West Vancouver is open again. The Lions Gate Bridge was shut down for a police incident...

Former director to run again

Jul 13, 2018 / 12:22 pm

Bill Schwarz plans to once again seek a seat at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board table this fall, after spending the past two terms in...

Dump truck fire on Hwy 97

Jul 13, 2018 / 11:34 am

The Oliver Volunteer Fire Department quickly doused a dump truck fire Friday afternoon on Highway 97. Crews were called to the highway just south of Skagit...

Group exhibition at KAG

Jul 13, 2018 / 11:22 am

A new group exhibition opens this Saturday at the Kelowna Art Gallery. It is entitled Woven Together and it features works by Indigenous artists Ursula Johnson,...

Broken boat theory?

Jul 13, 2018 / 11:22 am

With a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada calling for more high winds in the Okanagan Valley Friday afternoon and evening, boaters are...

Legend close to EGOT

Jul 13, 2018 / 11:16 am

John Legend is a step closer to becoming one of the few to land an EGOT after scoring two Emmy nominations on Thursday. The star received two nods for his work...

Vibrant Vine has new shine

Jul 13, 2018 / 11:14 am

The Vibrant Vine celebrated its grand reopening in style on Thursday. The East Kelowna business, which for four consecutive years has been voted B.C.’s...

Barriers going up downtown

Jul 13, 2018 / 11:08 am

Contractors with the City of Penticton were on Main Street Friday installing steel railings to make the area less comfortable for loitering. The installation is...

Kylie Jenner a bad mom?

Jul 13, 2018 / 10:52 am

Kylie Jenner has been slammed by angry fans for piercing her five-month-old Stormi's ears. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star and rapper boyfriend...

Hailey's face in diamond

Jul 13, 2018 / 10:51 am

Justin Bieber knew he'd found the perfect engagement ring because he could 'see Hailey Baldwin's face' in the diamond. The 24-year-old singer...

Warning: stay off the lake

Jul 13, 2018 / 10:22 am

Boaters are being encouraged to secure their boats and stay off the water Friday afternoon into the evening. The warning comes from Environment Canada who...

Real estate market balances

Jul 13, 2018 / 10:16 am

The British Columbia Real Estate Association says tighter mortgage rules and lower demand are bringing the provincial housing market into balance. The...

Marijuana outlets raided

Jul 13, 2018 / 10:15 am

Several people were arrested after police raids at two Chilliwack marijuana outlets, Thursday. Cpl. Mike Rail says RCMP received complaints about illegal pot...

Russians charged for hack

Jul 13, 2018 / 10:12 am

Twelve Russian intelligence officers were indicted on charges they hacked into Democratic email accounts during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and released...

Kelowna's most wanted

Jul 13, 2018 / 10:00 am

Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following male who is wanted on a province-wide warrant as of July 13, 2018. Stephen...

No cameras at shooting

Jul 13, 2018 / 9:55 am

UPDATE: 9:55 a.m. Kelowna RCMP left the Mission Park Inn at about 9 a.m. Friday after interviewing tenants at the property, following a shooting just before...

This summer job is for the birds

Jul 13, 2018 / 9:30 am

Matthew McIsaac has landed the best summer job of his life. Not only is the fourth-year biology student being paid to do research, he is the lead researcher, he...

Paul Simon farewell tour

Jul 13, 2018 / 9:03 am

Paul Simon is releasing an album of reworked songs to celebrate his farewell tour. Earlier this year, the former Simon & Garfunkel star announced his new...

Seyfried on being "mom"

Jul 13, 2018 / 8:56 am

Amanda Seyfried believes that becoming a mother has encouraged her to become more firm at work. The actress was nine months pregnant when she married actor...

Fast and Furious fallout

Jul 13, 2018 / 8:53 am

Dwayne "The Rock' Johnson and Tyrese Gibson still haven't spoken after their Fast and Furious fallout. The two actors had a very public feud last...

Cyclone chopper takes flight

Jul 13, 2018 / 7:54 am

Two CH-148 Cyclones soared over Halifax harbour on Friday, marking a critical step in the oft-delayed rollout of the Canadian military's fleet of new...

Dangerous fire situation

Jul 13, 2018 / 7:43 am

A potentially dangerous situation was avoided by a quick thinking police officer Friday morning. Phil Olinger tells Castanet he was driving to work near Bear...

Will Smith scales bridge

Jul 13, 2018 / 7:12 am

Will Smith scaled a bridge in Budapest to film a dance clip for the #InMyFeelingsChallenge, inspired by Drake's track. The viral sensation was started by...

Big Tobacco loses battle

Jul 13, 2018 / 7:01 am

The Supreme Court of Canada says British Columbia does not have to give a tobacco company access to detailed provincial health databases to ensure the fairness...

No way to treat a chicken

Jul 13, 2018 / 6:52 am

An Abbotsford egg farm has been decommissioned following disturbing video of conditions there. The BC Egg Marketing Board says the chickens will be removed, and...

Bye bye Papa John's founder

Jul 13, 2018 / 6:49 am

Papa John's plans to pull founder John Schnatter's image from marketing materials following reports he used a racial slur. The decision was made by top...

Smoking battle is poopy

Jul 13, 2018 / 6:38 am

Someone's got it in for a Vancouver Island smoker's smelly habit. Michelle Schille takes her smoke breaks near Lochside Trail in Saanich, but someone is...

Tent camp served notice

Jul 13, 2018 / 6:26 am

The District of Saanich has served notice on a growing tent city. The cease occupation notice was issued Thursday at the camp which sprang up in May at Regina...

Explosive Trump interview

Jul 13, 2018 / 6:02 am

Bringing chaos with him as he moves across Europe, President Donald Trump's pomp-filled welcome to Britain was overshadowed Friday by an explosive interview...

U.S.' NATO hyprocisy

Jul 13, 2018 / 6:00 am

This week, media coverage turned to NATO meetings where the U.S. was asking the alliance to increase contributions. For an armchair observer, the metrics can be...

Unsolved crimes: Kelowna

Jul 13, 2018 / 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...

7 endangered rhinos die

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:49 am

Seven critically endangered black rhinos are dead in Kenya following an attempt to move them from the capital to a national park hundreds of kilometres away, a...

Algeria's deadly expulsions

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:41 am

Algeria's deadly expulsions of migrants into the Sahara Desert have nearly ground to a halt after widespread condemnation and the abrupt firing of two top...

1 gored in Pamplona

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:30 am

Spanish health officials say one person was gored in the arm and three others sustained bruises on the seventh day of bull runs at the annual San Fermin...

'Potential risk' to GTA

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:29 am

Information about a "potential risk" in the Greater Toronto Area led to an increase in police presence in Toronto's downtown core on Thursday, but...

Trump's claims of success

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:21 am

Declaring victory over freeloading partners, President Donald Trump claimed he had secured significant new concessions from NATO member nations on military...

DavidsTea director resigns

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:16 am

DavidsTea Inc. says Roland Walton has resigned as a director. Walton was elected to the company's board of directors last month as part of a group of...

Casino workers united

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

After two weeks of strike action, Gateway Casino employees are still without a deal. Three days of mediated talks ended Wednesday without the two sides...

Element fest coming soon

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

In two weeks, Snug Lake Amphitheatre near Princeton will play host to a unique music festival that is about more than just the tunes. "It's a beautiful...

BC Hockey Hall to add four

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

The BC Hockey Hall of Fame inductee reception will take place on Thursday in Naramata, honouring the four new members who will be inducted the following day....

Penticton's racist past

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

Two new exhibits are open at the Penticton Art Gallery, focused on educating the public about an ugly mark on Penticton's history, and starting...

Bike share a huge success

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

Kelowna's new bike share pilot project is huge success. Launched just a month ago, active transportation manager Matt Worona says the program has more than...

Friday 13th: superstitious?

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

This is the second and final Friday the 13th in 2018, and since bad things come in threes, maybe it will bring the day some luck. Friday the 13th is a day that...

Minister pays a visit

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

A minister in the Trudeau government was in Vernon Thursday for a quick visit and a look at some infrastructure work paid for in part by the federal government....

Joining 2 water systems

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

The City of West Kelowna will be joining the Pritchard and Sunnyside water systems together. The city says interconnecting the adjacent systems will meet water...

Donald Duck in German

Jul 13, 2018 / 12:01 am

Dad reads Donald Duck book in German

Really cool puppet design

Jul 13, 2018 / 12:01 am

Glow in the dark hand puppet

Discriminatory police stops?

Jul 12, 2018 / 9:00 pm

Indigenous and civil rights activists seeking an investigation of the Vancouver Police Department's use of random street checks want to amend their...

Tesla burned in garage

Jul 12, 2018 / 8:40 pm

UPDATE 8:39 p.m. Brent Watson, Assistant Chief West Kelowna Fire Rescue tells Castanet the WKFR responded to a house fire on Sageview Road just after 7 a.m....

Warriors acquire D help

Jul 12, 2018 / 8:15 pm

The West Kelowna Warriors have added some veteran presence on the blueline. On Thursday, the BC Hockey League club acquired defenceman Cory Babichuk and future...

Street hockey for a cause

Jul 12, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Get outside and play street hockey at the Village Green Hotel in Vernon, all for a great cause. The event on Saturday, July 28, will feature a beer garden,...

Support for SOWINS

Jul 12, 2018 / 8:00 pm

A local private liquor store has raised $1,300 for the South Okanagan Women in Need Society. Jak’s Beer-Wine-Liquor held its annual Summer Celebration...

Kamloops fire in photos

Jul 12, 2018 / 7:30 pm

The wildfire burning just east of Kamloops, on Tk’emlúps Reserve land, grew rapidly Thursday afternoon, as strong winds in the area spread the...

Revved up for hot rods

Jul 12, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Cars from every era will make their way to the streets of Vernon next weekend. The annual ‘Sun Valley Cruise-In’ on July 21 and 22 features over 400...

New trash bins on the way

Jul 12, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Residents of Summerland will see changes to their garbage pickup starting this week, following district council adopting a new solid waste management bylaw...

Marijuana ruined summer

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:47 pm

I've always been accepting of the use of recreational cannabis for adults. As with everything in life, there’s a time and a place, so let me explain...

Downtown is dangerous

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:40 pm

It is definitely not safe downtown. I have lived in Kelowna for 38 years and have seen a steady decline in the downtown area. I have worked at a lot of...

Losing respect for Trump

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:35 pm

I was a huge supporter of President Trump from the get-go. But, in the last several months, I don't understand what he says and does. He name calls and...

Civic Arena legacy

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:33 pm

Important decisions lay ahead for City of Vernon and Regional District of North Okanagan citizenry. We have long discussed the pros and cons of enhancing our...

Prop-rep is just a mess

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:31 pm

There is clearly a well financed and structured group of left-leaning activists working tirelessly to promote a “better democracy” if we only switch...

Wooden coaster turns 60

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:30 pm

A beloved Vancouver roller coast that has shaken nerves and rattled brains is celebrating a special birthday this year. It was 60 years ago that the PNE roller...

Where is civic pride?

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:22 pm

Have you walked Bernard Avenue recently? Do you take your visitors for a stroll downtown? Is it any longer your favourite destination? I suspect not, as having...

Poll: pardon for Latimer?

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:12 pm

A Saskatchewan farmer who was convicted of killing his severely disabled daughter nearly 25 years ago is applying for either a new trial or a pardon. Robert...

Bomb threat closes college

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:03 pm

College campuses on northern Vancouver island closed for the day after receiving a bomb threat. North Island College closed its Campbell River, Port Alberni and...

Tourists scurry in flash flood

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:43 pm

Torrents of water rushed Thursday through an Arizona canyon famous for its towering blue-green waterfalls, sending tourists scrambling to benches, trees and...

Winslow charged with rape

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:40 pm

Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been charged with raping an unconscious teenager 15 years ago. Authorities say the 17-year-old girl was assaulted in...

The last Blockbuster

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:35 pm

Alaska's last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the rest of the nation. Kevin Daymude, general manager of...

Croatian ex-pats pumped

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:30 pm

Canadians of Croatian descent are eagerly anticipating the World Cup final that will see Croatia go up against France, saying the game will mark a moment of...

Bedbugs infest library

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:27 pm

Montreal's Grande Bibliotheque library says it's taking measures to bid good night to bedbugs and reassure users they are not at risk of any bites....

NATO insists it's united

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:24 pm

NATO leaders pledged Thursday to stand united against foes like Russia despite a tumultuous summit that saw U.S. President Donald Trump rip into his allies for...

Latimer seeking pardon

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:16 pm

A Saskatchewan farmer who was convicted of killing his severely disabled daughter nearly 25 years ago is applying for either a new trial or a pardon. Robert...

Officer 'had no choice'

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:10 pm

B.C.'s prosecution service says a police officer who deployed a service dog during an arrest was not charged with any offence because he had no other way to...

Evening Update July 12

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Thursday, July 12, with Wayne Moore.

Power restored

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:00 pm

UPDATE: 5 p.m. Power appears to have been restored to the more than 1,500 customers in East Kelowna Thursday afternoon. ORIGINAL: 2:45 p.m. More than 1,500...

New candidate in the ring

Jul 12, 2018 / 4:55 pm

A new candidate for Penticton city council has stepped up and officially announced her run Thursday afternoon. Marie Prior is a U.K. native who moved with her...

Growing govt. pot locally

Jul 12, 2018 / 4:52 pm

Two cannabis growers in Kelowna will join 31 other companies across Canada in producing recreational cannabis for the government, come legalization this fall....

Hollywood cop cars in town

Jul 12, 2018 / 4:47 pm

A pair of 'police cars' with Oregon markings were spotted in town Thursday. It is believed the cars are being used in a Nicolas Cage movie, part of...

Motorcyclist injured in crash

Jul 12, 2018 / 4:45 pm

Old Okanagan Highway is closed in both directions after what appears to be a serious motorcycle crash. A truck apparently rear ended the motorcycle near the...

Legion hosting poker run

Jul 12, 2018 / 3:43 pm

The Summerland Legion is hosting its fourth annual Friday the 13th motorcycle rally on Friday. The event is formally called the Bob Wolleswinkel Memorial Poker...

Flipped at garden centre

Jul 12, 2018 / 3:12 pm

A tractor-trailer has flipped on its side Thursday afternoon in West Kelowna. Photographs taken at the scene show a semi sideways on the concrete at Bylands...

Trump met by protest, pomp

Jul 12, 2018 / 3:09 pm

President Donald Trump traded one hot spot for another Thursday, leaving behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels and moving on to Britain, where he...

Slashing victim sues UBC

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:58 pm

A woman is suing the University of British Columbia for negligence after having her throat slashed in the front doorway of her dorm room in 2016. Mary Hare...

Trucking safety spotlight

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:57 pm

Government officials from Canada's four western provinces plan to meet next week to discuss standardized trucking regulations. Trucking safety has been in...

K9 catches burglar

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:54 pm

A police dog tracked down a suspect on Thursday morning after a break and enter at an Oyama business. Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said the suspect was slowed...

Casino talks fruitless

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:45 pm

UPDATE: 2:45 p.m. Union officials dispute claims by Gateway Entertainment that they were not prepared to provide a wage proposal to the company. The comments...

Film to shut down street

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:23 pm

UPDATED: 2:23 p.m. The temporary closure of the road between 32nd Avenue and 35th Avenue in Vernon will last until 3 p.m. today. ORIGINAL: July, 11, 9:40 a.m....

200 new cops on night shift

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:22 pm

Toronto plans to add 200 frontline officers to the night shift over the summer in an effort to reduce gun violence, the city's police chief said Thursday...

Michelin buying Camso

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:20 pm

Michelin says it has reached agreement to purchase Quebec off-road tire maker Camso for about US$1.7 billion. The French-based tire giant says the acquisition...

7 city staff fired for theft

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:18 pm

A Metro Vancouver city says it has fired seven employees involved in a "highly co-ordinated" theft scheme that lasted over a decade and cost more than...

Netflix tops Emmy noms

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:11 pm

Game of Thrones" roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping Thursday's nominations with 22 bids but with a formidable opponent in last year's...

Bourdain gets Emmy noms

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:08 pm

Globe-trotting food chronicler Anthony Bourdain has received several posthumous Emmy nominations on Thursday. Bourdain's CNN series, "Anthony Bourdain:...

Family feeds bear cub

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:07 pm

British Columbia's Conservation Officer Service is investigating allegations a Vancouver-area family fed a mother black bear and her cub. Conservation...

Searching for assault suspect

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:05 pm

A teenager in West Kelowna was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon after a fight broke out amongst several people in a parking lot, but a suspect has yet to...

Sides picked for referendum

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:05 pm

Groups that officially represent the Yes and No sides on electoral reform in British Columbia have been selected before a referendum this fall. Elections BC...

Wear a helmet, get treats

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:01 pm

Police and community members in Penticton are ramping up their response to certain activity — and if you get caught in the act, you get... free ice cream?...

Mailman caught munching

Jul 12, 2018 / 1:59 pm

Canada Post says it has spoken to a Montreal mail carrier who can be seen on video on four separate days pilfering tomatoes from a hanging basket outside a...

Clooney leaves Sardinia

Jul 12, 2018 / 1:36 pm

George Clooney has left Sardinia after a serious scooter crash landed him in hospital earlier this week. The actor is still recovering from his injuries after...

Nicolas Cage in Vernon

Jul 12, 2018 / 1:05 pm

It's Vernon's time to shine with the filming of a new movie featuring world-renowned actor Nicolas Cage. On Thursday crews seen were filming across from...

No comment on Trudeau

Jul 12, 2018 / 1:00 pm

I have been asked to comment on the re-emergence of an 18-year-old editorial from a Creston newspaper that was written by a reporter who stated that she was...

Boil water through weekend

Jul 12, 2018 / 12:35 pm

The District of Summerland expects a boil water notice for the entire community will stay in place through the weekend. The notice was put in place Tuesday, and...

Stormy 'set up'?

Jul 12, 2018 / 12:21 pm

UPDATE 12:20 p.m. Prosecutors dropped charges Thursday against Stormy Daniels just hours after the porn actress was arrested and accused of illegally rubbing...

'Vigorous' winds coming

Jul 12, 2018 / 12:15 pm

Hold on to your hat! A wind storm is headed our way. A vigorous cold front will bring gusty winds to the entire Okanagan on Friday. Environment Canada issued a...

Unwanted sailboat?

Jul 12, 2018 / 12:14 pm

UPDATE 12:15 p.m. Kelowna RCMP tell Castanet they have not received any missing boat reports in connection with the sailboat washed up on the beach on Lakeshore...

Rescue above Smith Creek

Jul 12, 2018 / 11:45 am

Fire crews in West Kelowna were called out to rescue an injured hiker in the Smith Creek area Thursday morning. The man apparently fell on the trail above Smith...

Mountie bear sprayed

Jul 12, 2018 / 11:23 am

A Kamloops Mountie was bear sprayed during a brief foot chase Thursday morning. It happened around 9 a.m. Police say the officer recognized the male suspect...

Local drama in Honduras

Jul 12, 2018 / 11:12 am

A Kelowna man is back in town and wants to clear his name after a Honduras business deal gone wrong. But, the other party involved says he's making things...

Trudeau answers Trump

Jul 12, 2018 / 11:10 am

Donald Trump boasted Thursday of singlehandedly winning commitments from his fellow NATO leaders to meet and exceed a defence spending target of two per cent of...

Exotic space secrets

Jul 12, 2018 / 11:07 am

Canadian scientists are part of an international team that has for the first time tracked a tiny, high-energy twist of matter to its source in deep space....

$26K spent on Braun case

Jul 12, 2018 / 10:58 am

The City of Penticton has spent just over $26,000 so far prosecuting a well-known panhandler, trying to remove him from the Main Street breezeway he has refused...

Big Emmy night for G.O.T

Jul 12, 2018 / 10:06 am

Game of Thrones is set for a big night at the Primetime Emmy Awards later this year after landing 22 nominations. The fantasy drama, which will come to an end...

Kelowna's most wanted

Jul 12, 2018 / 10:00 am

Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following male who is wanted on a province-wide warrant as of July 12, 2018. Raphael...

Concert series back at Gyro

Jul 12, 2018 / 9:57 am

Rock the Sun, a free, family-friendly concert series at Penticton's Gyro Park, is returning this summer beginning on Friday. Folk country pair Aidan Mayes...

Local gets CCMA nods

Jul 12, 2018 / 9:51 am

Invictus Entertainment Group, a Penticton company, boasts a host of top-tier Canadian country musicians as clients, which the Canadian Country Music Association...

Who is mystery man?

Jul 12, 2018 / 9:42 am

It's been 20 years and police are still searching for the identity of a man found dead in Port Coquitlam. Cpl. Michael McLaughlin said on July 2, 1998, a...

Kylie gets slammed

Jul 12, 2018 / 9:07 am

Kylie Jenner has been slammed for being called a "self-made billionaire" by Forbes. Thanks to her Kylie Cosmetics make-up empire, the 20-year-old is...

Little Mix fans injured

Jul 12, 2018 / 9:05 am

Several Little Mix fans were reportedly injured during a pyrotechnics display at a recent concert. The four-piece - Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne...

Digging out of debt

Jul 12, 2018 / 8:41 am

The Bank of Canada's latest rate increase has raised the cost of borrowing as well as the importance of paying off debts. Credit cards often carry interest...

Trump to meet Queen

Jul 12, 2018 / 8:37 am

President Donald Trump is coming to Britain fresh from a confrontational NATO summit that featured stinging criticism of America's closest allies, but...

TSX sees triple digit rally

Jul 12, 2018 / 8:34 am

A broad-based rally helped Canada's main stock index post a triple-digit advance at late morning, while U.S. stock markets also pushed higher. The Toronto...

Get businesses on board

Jul 12, 2018 / 8:18 am

The federal environment minister says she wants business leaders involved when she and her counterparts from other G7 nations gather in Halifax this fall to...

Thousands still in shelters

Jul 12, 2018 / 7:01 am

More than 7,000 people were still in evacuation shelters and many more were struggling with basic needs Thursday after severe flooding and landslides last week...

Councillor sex charges

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:57 am

A Winnipeg city councillor has been charged with sexual assaulting a woman six months ago. Russ Wyatt, 48, was arrested Tuesday after lab results came back, and...

Derailment, cars in lake

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:52 am

UPDATE: 6:50 a.m. CN spokeswoman Kate Fenske says a derailed train north of Pemberton was hauling wood pulp. She says some cars are partially in the water and...

Let booze flow over borders

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:49 am

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is asking his colleagues to eliminate restrictions on interprovincial booze runs. In advance of next week's premiers...

Driver left man in distress

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:46 am

A Vancouver woman says a bus driver just drove away after she sought help tending to a man in medical distress at a Downtown Eastside bus stop. The bus rider,...

Greyhound workers stunned

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:45 am

Mike McLellan has been driving Greyhound buses all over B.C. for most of the last two decades. In fact, the 51-year-old Kelowna resident celebrated his 19th...

Falcons sweep series

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:43 am

The Kelowna Falcons used a six-run 4th inning and a big six RBI effort from Davis Todosichuk to help them to a series sweep and their fifth straight win with an...

25th Burn Camp back

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:36 am

Burn Camp 2018 is ready to roll for the 25th year starting this Sunday at the Legacy Sports Centre in Abbotsford, B.C. Things get underway at 3270 Trethewey...

SkyTrain bully in court

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:33 am

An accused SkyTrain bully made his first court appearance on Wednesday. Matthew Chris Limowski is accused of assaulting a 42-year-old woman rushing to board a...

Optimism on picket lines

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:08 am

Mediation efforts aimed at ending the nearly two-week strike by casino workers in the Okanagan and Kamloops are continuing. Three days of scheduled talks...

Pages of fashion

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:00 am

Fashion magazines had gotten a bad rap for presenting impossible ideals of feminine form. I used to not be able to flip through one without feeling like a beast...

Hyundai's tariff warning

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:47 am

Hyundai Motor Co.'s labour union said Thursday that steep auto tariffs the U.S. is considering could cost tens of thousands of American jobs, echoing...

Roller-coaster for death drug

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:39 am

A state trying to execute its first inmate in 12 years using an untested combination of drugs is heading back to planning stages, and a twice-convicted killer...

Trump out of picks

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:36 am

What would it take for President Donald Trump to get yet another Supreme Court pick? Probably the death of a justice. Trump has speculated that he could appoint...

US Navy dedicates destroyer

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:32 am

Not just one, not just two, but three generations of McCains are now honoured on a U.S. Navy ship in the Pacific. The secretary of the Navy added U.S. Sen. John...

NATO boosts spending

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:26 am

U.S. President Donald Trump says NATO allies have agreed to an additional $33 million in defence spending. Speaking after an emergency session of the alliance...

Greyhound leaves gap

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:21 am

Package delivery firms say they are prepared to fill the gap when Greyhound Canada closes most of its Western Canada operations this fall. The company says its...

New bistro open downtown

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

A unique new restaurant offering a taste of Poland opened in downtown Penticton on Wednesday. The Polish Bistro opened its doors at 65 Nanaimo Avenue East at...

Vernon's first dispensary

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

A local marijuana dispensary is taking a look back at their five-year journey in an industry that has caused a lot of discussions, disagreements and rejoice...

Boardshop pot sales halted

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

The City of Kelowna successfully stopped a downtown skateboard shop from selling cannabis Wednesday, at least for now. On June 12, the city served Bobby...

Ready for water rescues

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

As the summer weather heats up, more people will be heading to the lake and they can rest assured help is at hand should they need it. Vernon Search and Rescue...

Solve clues, earn freedom

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

Do you think you've got what it takes to solve clues to earn your freedom from a locked room? A new Penticton business is giving you the opportunity to...

UBCO tech breakthrough

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

New research out of UBC Okanagan could help keep us all dry in the not too distant future. Kevin Golovin is putting the finishing touches on research that could...

Racial slur ends career

Jul 12, 2018 / 4:54 am

Papa John's founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the board. The company made the announcement late Wednesday, hours after Schnatter apologized...

Dog selfie training

Jul 12, 2018 / 12:01 am

Selfie training with a dog

Ice cream sandwiches

Jul 12, 2018 / 12:01 am

How ice cream sandwiches are made

Half say patients use pot

Jul 11, 2018 / 9:03 pm

About half of pediatric doctors surveyed about cannabis say they've encountered a young patient who had used marijuana for a medical reason. The...

5 yrs for stabbing parents

Jul 11, 2018 / 8:30 pm

A southern Alberta man with mental health issues has been sentenced to five years in jail for stabbing his parents. Nigel Vermeulen, who is 29, had pleaded...

Ponytails now allowed

Jul 11, 2018 / 8:22 pm

The Navy says it will now allow servicewomen to sport ponytails and other hairstyles, reversing a policy that long forbade females from letting their hair down....

Check your banking records

Jul 11, 2018 / 8:15 pm

Transit police found credit and debit card skimmers on two Compass Card vending machines in Vancouver. The skimmers, used to steal credit card information, were...

Slurpees, sunshine, heat!

Jul 11, 2018 / 7:30 pm

It's perfect weather for National 7-Eleven Day as the heat has ramped up across the Okanagan. Slurpee fans are flocking to the convenience stores for their...

Poll: is your dog licensed?

Jul 11, 2018 / 7:24 pm

There are about 3,300 ‘missing’ dogs in the Central Okanagan, dogs who were licensed in 2017, but are not for 2018. Owners of these...

Explosion kills firefighters

Jul 11, 2018 / 7:18 pm

A massive natural gas explosion killed a firefighter and levelled portions of a city block in a southern Wisconsin community, including a bar the firefighter...

Buzz for Pollinator Picnic

Jul 11, 2018 / 7:15 pm

Buzz is growing about UBC Okanagan's Pollinator Picnic. Kelowna’s bee ambassador program has so far convinced more than 350 residents and businesses...

Renew your dog licence

Jul 11, 2018 / 7:14 pm

There are about 3,300 ‘missing’ dogs in the Central Okanagan, dogs who were licensed in 2017, but are not for 2018. Owners of these...

Dirt biker badly hurt on KVR

Jul 11, 2018 / 7:00 pm

A Lower Mainland man is in stable condition after crashing his dirt bike on the KVR trail near Tulameen, Princeton RCMP said. The incident happened on Tuesday,...

Man killed by train

Jul 11, 2018 / 7:00 pm

A man is dead after being struck by a train in the Shuswap last week. RCMP Staff Sgt. Scott West said on July 7 after 8 p.m., Salmon Arm RCMP, Provincial...

Dumping old sandbags

Jul 11, 2018 / 6:45 pm

With threats of flooding a distant memory for this year, city officials are advising people what they can do with any sandbags they have remaining on their...

3 Falcons named all-stars

Jul 11, 2018 / 6:45 pm

Three Kelowna Falcons were named to the 2018 WCL All-Star Game in Port Angeles, Wash. on July 17 at Civic Field. Cal Hehnke will play in his second All-Star...

Clean up downtown

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:17 pm

Just when is council going to start cleaning up the downtown area in Kelowna? The recent stabbing at the Queensway bus depot has me really worried for the...

Shocking visit to Kelowna

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:15 pm

Recently my wife and I stayed at a hotel adjacent to Kelowna City Park for a night on the town and a short getaway from our home in Summerland. We walked...

The system is broken

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:12 pm

Just before the finance rules for the proportional representation referendum were implemented, big money was in full force in B.C.’s newspapers. One ad...

A beef with the beach

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:08 pm

All the beaches were ready for the long weekend except the dog beach (former Mushroom Beach), which was fenced off all spring for one reason or another. The...

Know where your kids are?

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:04 pm

Recently, at 2:20 a.m., there was the sound of broken glass and a girl screaming on Gordon Drive in the Mission. I went outside to see three teenage kids 14 to...

Evening Update July 11

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Wednesday, July 11, with Wayne Moore.

Greed rules, casinos prove it

Jul 11, 2018 / 4:57 pm

The recent Attorney General's report on casinos and proceeds of crime coming up against the plight of casino workers trying to get a decent wage is...

In support of cab co.

Jul 11, 2018 / 4:54 pm

In support of the local taxi company Kelowna Cabs. I use this company, and only once did they not come. I am in a wheelchair, and Tuesday evenings I phone once...

Protest takes over park

Jul 11, 2018 / 4:27 pm

An Indigenous group calling itself the Tiny House Warriors has moved into the North Thompson River Provincial Park near Clearwater in an effort to block the...

Alleged threats from jail

Jul 11, 2018 / 4:27 pm

A Princeton man facing charges related to a home invasion in May is now facing three additional charges for allegedly threatening a witness in the case against...

Breaking new water ground

Jul 11, 2018 / 4:23 pm

It's a historic day of sorts for the City of Kelowna. After signing an agreement to amalgamate the SEKID and SOMID water utilities with the City of...

Mick Jagger's the jinx

Jul 11, 2018 / 4:20 pm

In a literal case of life imitating art, Mick Jagger went to see England, and England lost. The Rolling Stones frontman was at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday...

Fast track for bus options

Jul 11, 2018 / 4:19 pm

The provincial government says it will fast track applications from operators who want to serve parts of B.C. that will be left without intercity bus service...

Thief with axe and hammer

Jul 11, 2018 / 4:10 pm

A Vernon man broke into a home armed with an axe and hammer, say Vernon RCMP. On July 4 just before 5 a.m., police were called to the 1000 block of 30th Ave for...

Body pulled from river

Jul 11, 2018 / 4:05 pm

RCMP say the body of a man who went missing July 7 has been found in the Kitimat River. The 39-year-old Alberta man's body was found Wednesday, about 11:20...

England fans pack pub

Jul 11, 2018 / 3:46 pm

Penticton's new British pub, Brexit, was a full house with footy fans for Wednesday's World Cup semi-final between England and Croatia. The dozens of...

Interior Health fined $628K

Jul 11, 2018 / 2:54 pm

Interior Health has been hit with a $628,000 penalty by WorkSafeBC, spurring the closure of a recently reopened mental health and substance abuse drop-in centre...

Shots fired at home

Jul 11, 2018 / 2:29 pm

RCMP are investigating after shots were fired at a Burnaby home early Wednesday. Bullets hit the home just before 4 a.m., on the 5200 block of Smith Avenue,...

Croatia vs France for cup

Jul 11, 2018 / 2:16 pm

When the final whistle blew and they knew they were going to their first World Cup final, the Croatians ran to their exuberant fans, jumping in their iconic...

Federer left stunned

Jul 11, 2018 / 1:51 pm

Roger Federer was a point away from a rather tidy, straight-set victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. One lousy point. And then, slowly, over the next...

Are you a fox or hedgehog?

Jul 11, 2018 / 1:00 pm

Many of us still bear the scars from high-school science classes, from memorizing facts, figures and laws — Boyle’s law, the laws of motions,...

Robbed, but giving back

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:55 pm

A Vernon coffee shop has made a bad situation good after being robbed just weeks ago. Kunal Chander, owner of Bean to Cup, says he headed to his cafe, after...

BC's first gov't pot shop

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:55 pm

With legalization of cannabis less than 10 weeks away, the B.C. government has found its first location for a government-run retail store. The first store will...

Nic Cage at BNA

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:54 pm

Actor Nicolas Cage was spotted back in Kelowna Wednesday morning, this time filming inside BNA Brewing Company on Ellis Street. Cage was seen leaving BNA just...

Seatbelts on buses by 2020

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:49 pm

Transport Canada says they will soon require all newly built highway buses to have seatbelts. The federal department says they will make seatbelts mandatory on...

Cruise death investigated

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:46 pm

Officials with the United States Coast Guard say they will work with Canadian officials to investigate the death of a passenger who went overboard from a cruise...

'Tough decisions ahead'

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:43 pm

Postmedia Network Canada Corp. must make tough decisions in markets where revenue from digital services isn't growing fast enough to offset declines in...

Trudeau, Trump talk trade

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:41 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke informally with U.S. President Donald Trump today — the first face-to-face encounter the two have had since the...

2nd arrest in rapper death

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:38 pm

A second person has been arrested in the June shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion, authorities in Florida announced Wednesday. Michael Boatwright,...

Fleeing hurricane's path

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:36 pm

ExxonMobil says it has removed some of its workers from offshore oil platforms as hurricane Chris advances toward Atlantic Canada. The Category 2 storm, which...

Cave boys: V for victory

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:31 pm

The 12 boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand made victory signs from their hospital beds Wednesday in a moving video from the isolation ward...

World's ugliest dog dies

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:26 pm

A 9-year-old English bulldog has died just weeks after winning the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest. Owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, told...

Palin duped by Cohen

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:24 pm

Sarah Palin says she was "duped." The former Republican vice-presidential candidate says she fell victim to British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen during...

Flood deaths reach 176

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:22 pm

Residents shovelled mud and debris to clear streets so they could get out for food and other supplies Wednesday in areas of western Japan hard hit by landslides...

Easiest arrest ever

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:08 pm

A 38-year-old man suspected of vehicle theft is under arrest in Abbotsford, but police say he actually captured himself. A tweet from the department says...

Small fire in Kal Park

Jul 11, 2018 / 11:59 am

UPDATE 1:38 p.m. Fire Information Officer Nicole Bonnett said the fire was quickly put out by wildfire crews. BC Wildfire crews are responding to a small fire...

Support after no-show taxi

Jul 11, 2018 / 11:59 am

An organization has come forward to help a Kelowna family after a terminally ill man was stuck in his wheelchair without his medication for more than four hours...

Triathlon runs this weekend

Jul 11, 2018 / 11:51 am

The 36th annual Peach Classic Triathlon is taking place this Sunday. "The event offers something for every athlete from beginners to experienced athletes...

New brewery opens today

Jul 11, 2018 / 11:44 am

Vice and Virtue Brewing Company opens its doors to the public this afternoon. The new Kelowna business, which opens at 3 p.m. on Richter Street, had its genesis...

Missing man found dead

Jul 11, 2018 / 11:39 am

The remains of a missing Kelowna man were found in Kamloops last week, but police don't believe there was any criminal activity involved in his death....

Dramatic river rescue

Jul 11, 2018 / 11:37 am

Seven people had to be rescued after their rafts were trapped under a bridge in Campbell River Tuesday night. The rafts, which were tied together, got pinned...

50 cats saved, need homes

Jul 11, 2018 / 11:36 am

When Critteraid animal sanctuary's director Jess Byer got a call requesting help with some cats in Kaleden, she didn't know what she was walking into. ...

Pottery Road closed

Jul 11, 2018 / 11:28 am

Motorists are being advised a section of Pottery Road is closed while city crews replace a water main. Pottery Road is closed from 15th Street to Francis Road...

The kindness of strangers

Jul 11, 2018 / 11:19 am

Making your way across Canada can be a daunting task at the best of times, but try doing it with no arms and no legs. Earlier this week, Chris Koch began his...

Cave crisis can happen here

Jul 11, 2018 / 10:49 am

B.C.'s Cave Rescue Service says drama that unfolded in Thailand with the rescue of a boys' soccer team and their coach from a flooded cave can happen...

Getting divorced made easy

Jul 11, 2018 / 10:31 am

A new online tool has been launched in British Columbia making it easier for residents to finalize a divorce. The Online Divorce Assistant Application helps...

Denesiuk enters Liberal race

Jul 11, 2018 / 10:19 am

Summerland's Connie Denesiuk has announced she will again pursue a Liberal nomination in next year's federal election. Denesiuk earned the Liberal...

Get your name on PRH

Jul 11, 2018 / 10:13 am

The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation has kicked off a new fundraiser, giving people the chance to link their names to a small piece of Penticton...

$11M infusion for wine

Jul 11, 2018 / 10:11 am

The federal government is investing more than $11 million in Canada’s wine sector. Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr, speaking at the Canadian Vintners...

Kelowna's most wanted

Jul 11, 2018 / 10:00 am

Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following male who is wanted on a province-wide warrant as of July 11th, 2018. Jamie...

Hidden costs of crime

Jul 11, 2018 / 10:00 am

By Dermod Travis Move over Quebec, the mantle has been passed. With the release of Dirty Money, the report on money laundering in B.C. casinos by former RCMP...

Memories hit lost chord

Jul 11, 2018 / 9:47 am

A Kelowna grandfather is looking to reunite a family heirloom with his eight-year-old grandson. Just over a year ago, on June 24, 2017, Ron Vaselenak's son...

Trustees to get $13,500

Jul 11, 2018 / 9:41 am

Remuneration for incoming trustees in School District 83 has been set. A five-member board will be elected in the fall and the new trustees will receive $13,500...

Enjoy a splash at the Ranch

Jul 11, 2018 / 9:37 am

Summer is here and it's only going to get hotter. Cool off at Vernon's O'Keefe Ranch later this month. The family friendly event features many water...

Kylie on Forbes' richest list

Jul 11, 2018 / 9:29 am

Kylie Jenner is the youngest person to make Forbes' annual list of America's Richest Self-Made Women. Kylie became a star thanks to her family's...

Cardi B welcomes baby girl

Jul 11, 2018 / 9:28 am

Cardi B and Offset have welcomed their first child. The Bodak Yellow hitmaker took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce the birth of the couple's baby girl...

Stampede spirit willing but...

Jul 11, 2018 / 8:32 am

Calgary's economy is looking good as Stampede spirit grips Canada's oil and gas headquarters city — although not quite as good as it was a few...

Benchmark rate rises

Jul 11, 2018 / 7:32 am

UPDATE 7:35 a.m. The Bank of Canada raised its benchmark interest rate Wednesday in an economy that it predicts will remain resilient even as it faces an even...

Homes destroyed by fire

Jul 11, 2018 / 7:28 am

UPDATE 9:09 a.m. Police are now investigating after a fire ripped through Chilliwack's Sardis neighbourhood early Wednesday morning. The fire has destroyed...

Sentenced in huge drug bust

Jul 11, 2018 / 7:09 am

Two years after what was the biggest fentanyl bust in B.C. history, two men have finally been sentenced. Police discovered large quantities of drugs, weapons...

Fox shoots for Sky

Jul 11, 2018 / 7:05 am

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox increased Wednesday its bid to take full control of lucrative European pay TV service Sky in a prolonged...

NFL star orchestrated assault

Jul 11, 2018 / 7:04 am

The lawyer for the ex-girlfriend of NFL star LeSean McCoy says the Buffalo Bills running back orchestrated an attack that left her bloody amid attempts to get...

Casino whistle-blower fired

Jul 11, 2018 / 6:58 am

A former casino investigator says he was fired after ringing alarm bells about money laundering in B.C. back in 2014. Joe Schalk was the senior director of...

Fraudster busted

Jul 11, 2018 / 6:52 am

Kelowna RCMP and Edmonton police have made an arrest with a Kelowna connection. A 27-year-old woman, employed as a bookkeeper, has been charged with fraud after...

Baby girl for Ferguson

Jul 11, 2018 / 6:43 am

Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson has welcomed a baby daughter. The Mission: Impossible - Fallout star was spotted with her newborn daughter in Paris, France, on...

Four in a row for Falcons

Jul 11, 2018 / 6:43 am

The Kelowna Falcons picked up their fourth win in a row in walk-off fashion as Taylor Wright brought the game to a close with a 10th inning single to give...

Meyers' wife apologizes

Jul 11, 2018 / 6:40 am

Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers is "extremely sorry" for any inconvenience caused following a domestic dispute onboard a weekend flight to Los...

Bruno Mars stage blaze

Jul 11, 2018 / 6:38 am

Bruno Mars was forced to temporarily halt a gig after a fire broke out on stage. The Uptown Funk hitmaker was performing at Glasgow Green in Scotland on...

Head-on crash claims life

Jul 11, 2018 / 6:33 am

A collision near Campbell River killed one driver and injured another on Tuesday. A northbound car on Highway 19, 25 kilometres north of the city, crossed the...

NHLers set to tee off

Jul 11, 2018 / 6:32 am

Hockey stars from across the globe, local celebrities and Canadian PGA golf professionals will tee off together next weekend for a great cause. The Okanagan...

Where does garbage go?

Jul 11, 2018 / 6:30 am

Reports that indicate some materials meant for Recycle BC are finding their way into B.C. landfills appear to be false. Lyndsey Chauhan, with Recycle BC, tells...

Rusting ship a toxic stew

Jul 11, 2018 / 6:22 am

The MV Sun Sea carried nearly 500 Tamil migrants to Canada eight years ago, but now the rusting cargo ship sits forlornly on the B.C. coast — an unwanted...

Marshmallows and skeeters

Jul 11, 2018 / 6:00 am

Within 18 minutes of our arrival, the children had shed most of their clothes, disappeared into the forest around Blanket Creek Provincial Park and elected a...

China vows retaliation

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:41 am

The Chinese government vowed Wednesday to take "firm and forceful measures" against U.S. threats to expand tariff hikes to thousands of products like...

Kids, parents still separated

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:39 am

Some immigrant toddlers are back in the arms of their parents, but others remained in holding facilities away from relatives as federal officials fell short of...

Firefighter killed

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:24 am

A firefighter was killed and at least a dozen other people were injured when a natural gas explosion levelled at least two buildings in a Wisconsin community,...

Trump on offensive

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:23 am

In a combative start to his NATO visit, President Donald Trump asserted Wednesday that a pipeline project has made Germany "totally controlled" by and...

Once in a lifetime rescue

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:23 am

The Thai boys saved from a flooded cave endured dives in zero visibility lasting up to half an hour and in places were put in a harness and high-lined across...

Tim's going to China

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:21 am

Tim Hortons has signed an agreement with a private equity firm to expand in China. Under the exclusive master franchise joint venture agreement announced...

Taliban shrug off peace talks

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:18 am

With the Taliban shrugging off the Afghan government's latest offers of a cease-fire and negotiations, peace seems as elusive as it has been for decades in...

Harry and Meghan tour

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:17 am

Prince Harry and his wife, the former actress Meghan Markle, met with the Irish president Wednesday on their first official overseas trip as a married couple....

Car rolls down embankment

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

The Osoyoos Fire Department responded to a vehicle rollover on Highway 3 Monday. A car left the roadway and rolled 15 metres down an embankment, coming to a...

Cab company on no-show

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

The family of a Kelowna man who is terminally ill and paraplegic said they were stranded without a cab for hours, but the company says it was all due to...

Pro skaters coming to town

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

A group of pro skateboarders are coming to the Penticton Youth Park for an event next week. On Monday, July 16, a group of pro skateboarders from Team Emerica,...

Girl donates hair to kids

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

She is only 10 years old and she's already devoted to helping others. Vernon's Alejandra Radcliffe has spent the last three years growing her hair out...

'Heaven gained an angel'

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

It's been five days since 19-year-old Marco Daniel Beg lost his life in a motorcycle crash in Vernon. On Friday, July 6, just before 1 p.m., emergency crews...

50 years, finally fed up

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

Thomas Illichmann says his life, his home and business have all been threatened - and he's had enough. The owner of Illichmann and Son's Sausage and...

Playing with the pros

Jul 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

Up-and-coming strings musicians will be playing in a concert alongside professionals at the Shatford Centre in Penticton Wednesday night. "It's about...

First black female mayor

Jul 11, 2018 / 4:56 am

London Breed will make history Wednesday as the first black female mayor of San Francisco when she is sworn into office in the city that has come to embody...

Painted turtles

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:01 am

Painted turtles

Dog in a carseat

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:01 am

Dog thinks he's a human

UBC Okanagan research makes boating more efficient

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:00 am

Engineering Assistant Professor Kevin Golovin observes water pooling on a superhydrophobic surface. Superhydrophobic surfaces cut down on drag and make boats...

Slave play to continue run

Jul 10, 2018 / 9:53 pm

The artistic director of a theatre in Saint-Jerome, Que., says he doesn't want to cancel a play that sparked protests and accusations of racial...

Alleged abuse of seniors

Jul 10, 2018 / 9:47 pm

Allegations of patients being forced to unnecessarily wear diapers, a lack of air conditioning and not being offered basic items such as shampoo, soap and...

Driver training in Alberta

Jul 10, 2018 / 9:26 pm

Alberta is making driver training for new commercial truckers mandatory as early as January 2019, citing the recent horrific Humboldt bus crash as the impetus...

Senior missing in Vancouver

Jul 10, 2018 / 8:49 pm

Vancouver police are hoping the public can help them locate a missing senior. Ivan Coha, 73, was last seen Monday in Vancouver’s West End. Coha left his...

Explosion rocks town

Jul 10, 2018 / 8:47 pm

An explosion rocked the downtown area of a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin, after a contractor struck a natural gas main Monday, injuring at least two firefighters...

RCMP a 'toxic' force

Jul 10, 2018 / 8:27 pm

Former RCMP officers who suffered sexual harassment and bullying on the job are grieving the suicide of an ex-Mountie who advocated for change within the force...

Gas tanks drilled into

Jul 10, 2018 / 8:08 pm

Police are asking witnesses or anyone with surveillance cameras to come forward after fuel tanks in vehicles were drilled into. Firefighters responded to the...

Garbage pickup now earlier

Jul 10, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Residents in the West Bench, Sage Mesa and Carmi areas around Penticton are being advised their curb side bin pickup is now occurring earlier than usual. The...

Two road rage shootings

Jul 10, 2018 / 7:50 pm

Two separate road rage highway shootings have led to an arrest by Rhode Island State Police. Twenty-four-year-old Anthony Jackson of Providence has been...

BC diver among rescuers

Jul 10, 2018 / 7:49 pm

A B.C. diver is among the heroes who rescued a team of young soccer players from a flooded cave in Thailand. Langley resident Erik Brown was part of the crew...

BC orcas in decline

Jul 10, 2018 / 7:36 pm

A census of the southern resident killer whale population in B.C. waters shows their population has dropped to just 75, from 83 two years ago. The Centre for...

Fear of another condo fire

Jul 10, 2018 / 7:30 pm

It has been one year since a disastrous fire engulfed a Kelowna condominium complex, displacing more than 130 people, and now residents are worried it could all...

Rockets move forward

Jul 10, 2018 / 7:09 pm

The Kelowna Rockets have alleviated the logjam at the forward position. The Rockets Tuesday dealt forward Colum McGauley to the Swift Current Broncos in...

Bliss ditches plastic straws

Jul 10, 2018 / 7:08 pm

Bliss Bakery is the latest Okanagan business to join the no-straw movement. Bliss will be offering customers a choice of a re-usable bamboo straw with their...

Thumbs up for task force

Jul 10, 2018 / 6:01 pm

Annette Sharkey is giving the Activate Safety Taskforce a thumbs up. Sharkey, with the Social Planning Council and Partners in Action, said the presentation...

Roundup lawsuit advancing

Jul 10, 2018 / 5:44 pm

Hundreds of lawsuits alleging Roundup weed killer caused cancer cleared a big hurdle Tuesday when a U.S. judge ruled that cancer victims and their families...

Evening Update July 10

Jul 10, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Thursday, July 10, with Wayne Moore.

A rare, stinking treat

Jul 10, 2018 / 4:59 pm

Stop and smell the flowers — if you dare. A rare, exotic tropical plant known as a corpse flower is set to unleash its putrid scent inside the Bloedel...

Greyhound - what next?

Jul 10, 2018 / 4:28 pm

B.C.'s transportation minister says she will speak with her western Canadian counterparts on Thursday to discuss Greyhound's plan to end bus service in...

Opioid lab shut down

Jul 10, 2018 / 4:25 pm

RCMP have made two arrests after shutting down a suspected synthetic opioid lab in Burnaby. Police began investigating a group of people believed to be...

All 11 rescued and OK

Jul 10, 2018 / 4:20 pm

UPDATE: 4:20 p.m. All 11 people aboard a plane that crashed Tuesday have been rescued in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska, officials...

Off to Tanzania

Jul 10, 2018 / 4:15 pm

A group of School District 83 students will still be going on the trip of a lifetime, but just to a different destination. Originally, the students were going...

RCMP patrolling the lakes

Jul 10, 2018 / 4:01 pm

Penticton RCMP, in conjunction with ICBC, are promoting safe boating and are planning to deploy their police boat on both lakes all summer to ensure safety on...

Waterman will not run again

Jul 10, 2018 / 3:44 pm

Summerland mayor Peter Waterman has announced he will not be seeking re-election in this fall’s municipal election. After one term as mayor and two as a...

Overboard, tragic ending

Jul 10, 2018 / 3:28 pm

UPDATE: 3:25 p.m. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew has recovered an unresponsive male from the Strait of Juan de Fuca after a senior went overboard from a...

Bee part of the solution

Jul 10, 2018 / 3:26 pm

The message is simple: no bees, no food. Studies have shown 30 per cent of pollinated food supplies rely on bees, and over the past decade, bees have been dying...

Kelowna market still hot

Jul 10, 2018 / 3:04 pm

The average price of a Kelowna home continued to rise in the second quarter of 2018, checking in at $623,706. That figure was part of the Royal LePage House...

Fire sparked by lightning

Jul 10, 2018 / 3:00 pm

UPDATE: 3 p.m. The Harding Creek wildfire, which was first discovered Sunday, was caused by a lightning strike. The 1.22-hectare blaze is now considered...

Cleaning up dirty legacy

Jul 10, 2018 / 2:39 pm

By Premier John Horgan For more than a decade, the B.C. Liberal government chose to ignore a cycle of money laundering linked to organized crime, the overdose...

Drugs seized, nine arrested

Jul 10, 2018 / 2:28 pm

RCMP have seized a cache of illicit drugs, cash, stolen property and a handgun in a raid on a Surrey home. RCMP executed the warrant at a home in the...

BC a UFO hot spot

Jul 10, 2018 / 2:27 pm

Hovering lights in the sky. Pulsing lights. Objects shaped like spheres, discs, triangles and boomerangs. A survey released by Manitoba-based Ufology Researchon...

Bombardier apologizes

Jul 10, 2018 / 2:17 pm

Bombardier's head of transportation appeared at a Toronto Transit Commission board meeting to offer his apologies for the latest problems with the...

Vive la France final!

Jul 10, 2018 / 2:17 pm

France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane's headbutt in 2006. Twelve years after one of soccer's most infamous...

Fire likely human-lit

Jul 10, 2018 / 2:15 pm

An overnight fire that destroyed the office of the vacant Log Cabin Motel in Penticton is suspected to have been human caused, according to investigators. ...

Family sues over dad's death

Jul 10, 2018 / 2:10 pm

The family of a B.C. father who died after somersaulting into a foam pit at a Richmond trampoline park is suing the facility for negligence. Tanya Hayes and her...

Back in parents' arms

Jul 10, 2018 / 2:01 pm

Clutching little backpacks, smiling immigrant children were scooped up into their parents' arms Tuesday as the Trump administration rushed to meet the...

Will Bieber marry at home?

Jul 10, 2018 / 1:59 pm

Justin Bieber's hometown of Stratford, Ont. is prepared to host the pop star's wedding — should he decide to hold it there. Dan Mathieson, mayor...

'Long overdue' upgrades

Jul 10, 2018 / 1:59 pm

An official groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of a $3 million waterline project on Penticton Indian Band land was held Tuesday morning, with...

Police pop by 377 Winnipeg

Jul 10, 2018 / 1:23 pm

The RCMP swung by a notorious problem property in Penticton Tuesday afternoon. Police visited 377 Winnipeg Street while on foot patrol in the downtown area,...

Hits cop car and escapes

Jul 10, 2018 / 12:52 pm

An RCMP vehicle was rammed by a man escaping police in Vernon early Sunday morning. The suspect has yet to be found. Just before 2 a.m., police arrived on scene...

Grumpy over Greyhound

Jul 10, 2018 / 12:49 pm

Greyhound bus riders in Kelowna were more than displeased, Tuesday, over the carrier's announcement to cancel virtually all service in Western Canada....

DEA probe 'not unusual'

Jul 10, 2018 / 12:47 pm

Officials with a U.S. law enforcement agency say interagency co-operation is not unusual as they assist the RCMP in investigating the homicides of two B.C. men...

Belugas get too playful

Jul 10, 2018 / 12:44 pm

Two inquistive beluga whales spotted just off a Cape Breton beach have been drawing crowds, with some onlookers swimming with the social animals or pursuing...

Defence by the numbers

Jul 10, 2018 / 12:38 pm

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sits down Wednesday in Brussels with U.S. President Donald Trump and other NATO leaders, much of the discussion will focus on...

Province a lousy land seller

Jul 10, 2018 / 12:36 pm

A report by British Columbia's auditor general says the province needs to improve its process for selling off real estate assets after it sold some of its...

Moped rider hurt in crash

Jul 10, 2018 / 12:35 pm

A moped rider was transported to hospital with minor injuries after colliding with a Jeep in Penticton on Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened at the...

Arrest in toddler shooting

Jul 10, 2018 / 12:29 pm

A California man has been arrested on suspicion of leaving a loaded gun unsecured before a two-year-old boy fatally shot himself. The Fresno Bee reports...

Quest to be world's fittest

Jul 10, 2018 / 12:12 pm

Two Kelowna filmmakers are documenting a local man's quest to be the fittest in the world. Kelowna CrossFit athlete Brent Fikowski is ranked second –...

Gopal earns task force nod

Jul 10, 2018 / 12:02 pm

Kelowna’s Raghwa Gopal has been named to a new B.C. government task force. Gopal, CEO of tech hub Accelerate Okanagan, is one of 14 members of the...

Driver caught flicking butt

Jul 10, 2018 / 12:01 pm

A Central Okanagan woman is furious after witnessing someone flick a cigarette butt out their car window. Laura Varney was driving towards Peachland on Highway...

He's loving Trump

Jul 10, 2018 / 11:49 am

All the negative rhetoric pumped out by the mainstream media about Donald Trump unfortunately resonates with a lot of people. But, for the rest of us, who...

Liberals getting it done

Jul 10, 2018 / 11:41 am

Re: Mark Strahl's letter Paying More Under Trudeau Without wallowing too much in the mud and pointing to the dismal economic, social and environmental...

When will parks be built?

Jul 10, 2018 / 11:31 am

A big thank you to the Kelowna city staff and local developers who made presentations at the KLO Neighbourhood Association meeting recently. They faced a large...

Slow down downtown!

Jul 10, 2018 / 11:29 am

Re: Is downtown Penticton safe? I have absolutely zero concerns for my personal safety. My daughter and I walk downtown frequently. We live two blocks off Main...

What happened to city?

Jul 10, 2018 / 11:25 am

From what I have read and heard recently, I am very disappointed in what Penticton has become. I was born and raised there, and moved for work, but I had full...

Hatred must be condemned

Jul 10, 2018 / 11:22 am

I'm a 54 year old white Canadian male watching my country go down a scary path. A couple of weeks ago, a man named Sheikh Shafiq Huda gave a speech at a...

June CMHC numbers strong

Jul 10, 2018 / 11:00 am

The latest statistics from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation have been released, and the June numbers are strong for the North Okanagan. "It was...

No playing in the street

Jul 10, 2018 / 11:00 am

I grew up in a small town 50 years ago where the residential street we lived on was treated as an extension of the front yard by all the neighbourhood kids....

Indiana Jones has to wait

Jul 10, 2018 / 10:57 am

Indiana Jones won't be swinging back into movie theatres until at least 2021. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced that the planned fifth installment in...

DNA of 2nd woman found

Jul 10, 2018 / 10:53 am

The DNA of a second woman has been found in a basement apartment east of Toronto where a pregnant teen's dismembered remains were found last year, police...

No leaf blowers allowed

Jul 10, 2018 / 10:52 am

Tensions erupted in a Montreal suburb after councillors voted to pass a contentious summer-long ban on leaf blowers. The mayor of Beaconsfield says he could...

Poll: goodbye, Greyhound

Jul 10, 2018 / 10:26 am

Greyhound’s departure from Western Canada will be devastating to small communities and contribute to a greater sense of isolation for many, according to...

78 girls, women killed

Jul 10, 2018 / 10:02 am

A group that tracks media reports of the killing of women and girls says there were 78 victims of femicide across Canada in the first half of this year. A...

Cuba unfreezing growth

Jul 10, 2018 / 9:44 am

The Cuban government will allow new restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts and transportation businesses by the end of the year, reopening the most vibrant sectors of...

Explore space

Jul 10, 2018 / 9:41 am

Explore space with astronomer and SFU instructor Robert Conrad. Learn how to chart and star-hop to asteroids visible in both binoculars as well as telescopes....

Ronaldo leaving Madrid

Jul 10, 2018 / 9:33 am

Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus, bringing to an end a hugely successful nine-year spell in Spain. Madrid said Tuesday it...

Boil water notice enacted

Jul 10, 2018 / 9:22 am

An unexpected issue at the Summerland Water Treatment Plant has led to a boil water notice for all users of the Summerland Water System. The district and...

Tom Harris Day of Giving

Jul 10, 2018 / 9:13 am

On June 29, 2018, celebrations in memory of businessman and philanthropist Tom Harris were held at retail locations across British Columbia and Alberta. Through...

True Leaf lands giant

Jul 10, 2018 / 9:00 am

Okanagan-based True Leaf Medicine International have netted a big fish for its board of directors. Sylvain Toutant has been appointed as an independent member....

Humboldt trucker gets bail

Jul 10, 2018 / 8:56 am

A transport truck driver charged in a crash that killed 16 people on the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus has been released on $1,000 bail. Jaskirat...

Parents of Broncos sue

Jul 10, 2018 / 8:53 am

The family of one of the junior hockey players killed in a crash involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus has filed a lawsuit. The suit alleges negligence by...

Cineplex adds virtual-reality

Jul 10, 2018 / 8:39 am

Cineplex says it's adding at least five more immersive, virtual-reality experience centres in Canada over the next several years. The Void Experience...

Trump pardons ranchers

Jul 10, 2018 / 8:36 am

President Donald Trump has pardoned two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. Dwight and Steven Hammond were...

20 injured in plane crash

Jul 10, 2018 / 8:36 am

About 20 people have been injured in a charter plane crash near South Africa's capital, Pretoria. Russel Meiring, a spokesman for paramedic company ER24,...

Double defence budget?

Jul 10, 2018 / 8:32 am

Canada has no plans to double its defence budget, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted Tuesday, despite continued calls from Donald Trump for all NATO...

Energy stocks lift TSX

Jul 10, 2018 / 8:30 am

Energy stocks helped lift Canada's main stock index at late morning as the price of oil also ticked higher. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 58.06...

RCMP search for woman

Jul 10, 2018 / 8:26 am

Kamloops RCMP needs your help to find Michelle Howse who was last seen in Kamloops on June 28th. Howse is from Merritt but has spent time recently in Kamloops,...

Bieber asked permission

Jul 10, 2018 / 8:09 am

Justin Bieber reportedly asked for Stephen Baldwin's permission before proposing to his daughter Hailey Baldwin. The Canadian popstar and the fashion model...

Roseanne says no interview

Jul 10, 2018 / 8:07 am

Roseanne Barr has backed out of a planned tell-all television interview. The actress' revived TV series Roseanne was canned by ABC network executives in...

RX drug recall

Jul 10, 2018 / 8:01 am

Drug manufacturers are recalling several medications which contain the ingredient valsartan. The move comes after Health Canada found an impurity in the...

Hurlburt Park to open

Jul 10, 2018 / 8:00 am

This week, the City of Vernon will open Hurlburt Park for lake access and beach-related activities. The park will open July 12 with the basic services and...

Fake gun scares off burglars

Jul 10, 2018 / 7:31 am

The Penticton RCMP seized an airsoft gun from a property owner Monday morning, after he was using it to scare off burglars. Police were called to the pub at...

All 12 boys out of cave

Jul 10, 2018 / 7:00 am

A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand has saved the 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the...

Cabinet exodus over Brexit

Jul 10, 2018 / 6:57 am

British Prime Minister Theresa May met with her shaken-up cabinet on Tuesday as she tried to restore government unity after the resignations of two top...

Death toll passes 150

Jul 10, 2018 / 6:56 am

Akira Tanimoto narrowly survived floods and mudslides that struck Japan over the weekend, but even if he wants to go home, he can't because there is no...

Amazon centre, 600 jobs

Jul 10, 2018 / 6:48 am

Amazon says it will build a new fulfillment centre in Ottawa, creating some 600 full-time jobs. The e-commerce giant plans to open the new warehouse in the...

Miracle baby alive in woods

Jul 10, 2018 / 6:44 am

A five-month-old infant who miraculously survived more than nine hours being buried under a pile of sticks and debris in the woods of western Montana suffered...

PenSAR saves the day

Jul 10, 2018 / 6:42 am

Penticton and District Search and Rescue had to scramble Monday night to help save a person who ran into trouble while driving an all terrain vehicle east of OK...

Poison investigation widens

Jul 10, 2018 / 6:40 am

Authorities have broadened their investigation into the nerve agent poisoning of an English couple, seizing a car in a third community in southwestern England....

Housing starts pick up pace

Jul 10, 2018 / 6:38 am

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of home building increased in June, boosted by a jump in multi-unit projects. The federal housing agency...

Airbus renames C Series

Jul 10, 2018 / 6:36 am

Airbus is renaming the C Series aircraft developed by Bombardier as the A220. The name change comes after Airbus officially took a majority stake in the C...

Extending mission in Latvia

Jul 10, 2018 / 6:34 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canada is extending its NATO commitment in Latvia by another four years to March 2023 and will boost the number...

Falcons' bats red hot

Jul 10, 2018 / 6:25 am

The Kelowna Falcons collected a season-high 14 runs and 20 hits as they earned their third-straight win Mondays night at Elks Stadium. The Falcons defeated the...

When pet becomes threat

Jul 10, 2018 / 6:00 am

We love our furry friends. But they can cause harm. We try to keep our children safe by cautioning them not to approach dogs they are not familiar with, but...

No way to treat your mother

Jul 10, 2018 / 5:30 am

A Winnipeg man who left his 89-year-old mother on the floor of their home, covered in her own feces and urine until she died, is scheduled to be sentenced...

Pregnant teen update

Jul 10, 2018 / 5:29 am

Police will give an update today on their investigation into the death of a pregnant teen whose remains were found east of Toronto. A fisherman discovered a...

WestJet unionizing?

Jul 10, 2018 / 5:27 am

The Canadian Union of Public Employees says it has filed an application at the Canada Industrial Relations Board to represent flight attendants at WestJet. The...

Truck driver in court

Jul 10, 2018 / 5:26 am

A transport truck driver who was arrested last week in connection with a crash that killed 16 people on the Humboldt Broncos team bus will appear in court in...

Clooney crashes motorcycle

Jul 10, 2018 / 5:23 am

Actor George Clooney was taken to the hospital in Sardinia and released after being involved in an accident while riding his motorcycle, hospital officials...

Reeling from Greyhound cut

Jul 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

Greyhound’s departure from Western Canada will be devastating to small communities and contribute to a greater sense of isolation for many, according to...

Cleaning up the downtown

Jul 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

It took about an hour for the list of recommendations created by the Activate Safety Task Force to be read at the Monday afternoon City of Vernon council...

Cab no-show, life at risk

Jul 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

A terminally ill man was stuck in his wheelchair and without medication for more than four hours after a Kelowna taxi company left him stranded. Donna Choboter...

Scooter thief strikes

Jul 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

A West Kelowna resident came back from a trip Monday morning to find his scooter stolen. The thief was captured on video manoeuvring the red electric scooter...

Gondola grand opening

Jul 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

SilverStar Mountain is set to unveil its newest attraction this weekend. The resort will be hosting a beach party on the mountain for its new gondola. The...

Pick up a summer book

Jul 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

Summer vacation is in full swing, and this week a number of kids reading programs are starting up at the Penticton Library. "The big exciting thing is the...

Rising through the ranks

Jul 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

A Vernon cadet is rising up through the ranks. Cadet Warrant Officer Second Class Riley McLaughlin of 223 Red Lion Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, located in...

Chamber hosting MP Sohi

Jul 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Member of Parliament for Edmonton Mill Woods and the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Amarjeet...

Cup champ chills out

Jul 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

A little more than a month ago, Barry Trotz was hoisting the Stanley Cup. The 55-year old coach of the Stanley cup champion Washington Capitals resigned 10...

Tattoos galore - and more

Jul 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

The Okanagan Tattoo Show is fast approaching, featuring 140 artists over three days at the Kelowna Curling Club. The show is entering its sixth year, after...

Worcestershire sauce

Jul 10, 2018 / 12:01 am

How to pronounce Worcestershire

Ingenious soda can design

Jul 10, 2018 / 12:01 am

Soda can design

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