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Officials hear water woes

Apr 22, 2018 / 5:00 am

Close to 100 Naramata residents met face-to-face on Saturday with local officials to try and find some common ground on excess water issues. In the two-hour...

Quails’ Gate, West Kelowna

Apr 22, 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...

'Change is possible'

Apr 22, 2018 / 5:00 am

Jacob Philp can pinpoint the exact moment his life changed — the no-turning-back moment. He remembers walking into the bathroom of his apartment to find...

Student projects on display

Apr 22, 2018 / 5:00 am

The work of some of the brightest minds in the area will be on display next week. School District 22 students will be showcasing their scholarship projects at...

Ducks crossing

Apr 22, 2018 / 12:01 am

Three ducklings who couldn't get back to their mom

Round hut

Apr 22, 2018 / 12:01 am

Step by step: making a hut

World's oldest person dies

Apr 21, 2018 / 8:05 pm

The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in...

Lake water supply cut off

Apr 21, 2018 / 7:56 pm

Turbidity in Kalamalka Lake forced crews to turn off water sourcing from the lake on Saturday. The Regional District of North Okanagan said customers in Greater...

Market lifts city into spring

Apr 21, 2018 / 7:30 pm

Signs of spring are in every direction at the Okanagan Makers Spring Market, going on at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre this weekend. More than 150...

Body seen floating in river

Apr 21, 2018 / 7:02 pm

A human body was seen floating in the Thompson River by two canoeists on Saturday morning, Kamloops RCMP said. The witnesses said they observed the body...

17 dead from capsized boat

Apr 21, 2018 / 6:53 pm

Seventeen people were killed after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, authorities said Sunday. The boats were practicing Saturday for a race in the...

Mini Me, Verne Troyer dead

Apr 21, 2018 / 6:04 pm

Actor Verne Troyer has died, aged 49. The Austin Powers star died Saturday afternoon, almost three weeks after he was hospitalized following an incident at his...

A gift of solar power

Apr 21, 2018 / 6:00 pm

Several volunteers spent their Saturday on the roof of the Kelowna Gospel Mission Saturday, helping save the shelter $1,000 per year in expenses. Crews from...

Pushing for electoral reform

Apr 21, 2018 / 5:00 pm

About a dozen people took to the pedestrian overpass near the Parkinson Rec Centre Saturday with a big sign, to spread awareness about the upcoming provincial...

Golf course open after slide

Apr 21, 2018 / 5:00 pm

A mudslide at Fairview Mountain Golf Course, just west of Oliver, closed the course for the day on Friday. The majority of the damage occurred through the...

Evacuation rescinded

Apr 21, 2018 / 4:05 pm

UPDATE: 4:05 p.m. The evacuation order for 188 homes near Osoyoos Friday night has been fully rescinded. The order was issued by the Osoyoos Indian Band Chief...

Evacuation order reduced

Apr 21, 2018 / 3:55 pm

UPDATE: 3:55 p.m. Only 15 homes remain under an evacuation order near Oliver Saturday afternoon after the regional district removed the order for 17 addresses...

Freed from Ethiopian prison

Apr 21, 2018 / 3:05 pm

A Canadian man who languished in an Ethiopian prison for more than 11 years returned home to Toronto on Saturday after being freed earlier this week Bashir...

Lane splitting

Apr 21, 2018 / 3:00 pm

Coming over from the westside recently, obviously coming up to our multi-million dollar floating parking lot, I watched a guy on a red sportbike lane splitting....

Oyster fest in final days

Apr 21, 2018 / 2:58 pm

The seventh annual Osoyoos Oyster Festival is in its final 24 hours, with several noteworthy events still to come. The 'Art of the Pearl Gala' takes...

Behind the scenes of justice

Apr 21, 2018 / 2:45 pm

Hundreds of people filtered through the Kelowna courthouse Saturday, exploring the courtrooms and touring through the holding cells. The local courthouse...

Drone team not giving up

Apr 21, 2018 / 2:36 pm

Members of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women drone search team are not giving up. The group plans to keep searching for Caitlin Potts, Ashley Simpson,...

Big beach mess after 4/20

Apr 21, 2018 / 2:26 pm

The sun has risen and the haze has cleared, but Vancouver's Sunset Beach will take months to get back to normal after thousands attended Friday's 4/20...

Trudeau rips into Tories

Apr 21, 2018 / 2:02 pm

Justin Trudeau says the Conservatives have learned nothing from their 2015 election defeat and are still practising the politics of fear and division. The prime...

Find it at the home show

Apr 21, 2018 / 1:04 pm

Just about everything you could need for home, health and garden can be found at the Vernon Spring Home Show 2018. The show runs until 5 p.m. today and then...

Local history hits big screen

Apr 21, 2018 / 12:40 pm

One of the Okanagan's most interesting stories is hitting the big screen. If Eddy Haymour had gotten his way, Rattlesnake Island, located across Okanagan...

Prescription led to OD

Apr 21, 2018 / 12:00 pm

The parents of a Victoria teen who died from an accidental overdose yesterday say they felt trapped by a medical system that didn't give them a say in their...

Entertainment this week

Apr 21, 2018 / 12:00 pm

It's always busy in the entertainment world and Rob Balsdon has all the goods on what happened this past week.

Mortgage renewals tougher

Apr 21, 2018 / 11:00 am

According to a new CIBC report, nearly half of all mortgages in Canada are up for renewal this year, which is more than any year in history. What you should...

Double standard watershed

Apr 21, 2018 / 11:00 am

Time to end the dirty double standard in BC’s watersheds. This month both Summerland and Peachland were surprised to learn of mining exploration in their...

Rollover on the Connector

Apr 21, 2018 / 10:10 am

Despite warm and sunny weather at the Valley bottom, icy conditions persist on the surrounding mountain passes. Emergency crews responded to a single-vehicle...

When life gets in the way...

Apr 21, 2018 / 10:00 am

A Kelowna author and journalist's book is the latest in a series for reluctant readers. David Trifunov's teen fiction novel Free Runner is a story of...

Sledder killed in accident

Apr 21, 2018 / 9:46 am

One person is dead following a snowmobile accident near Revelstoke Friday. RCMP Cpl. Thomas Blakney said emergency crews were called to Boulder Mountain...

Offshore drilling set to begin

Apr 21, 2018 / 9:39 am

Nova Scotia's offshore petroleum regulator has granted BP Canada Energy Group approval to begin drilling a well off the province's coast. The Aspy D-11...

Legislation to cut off gas

Apr 21, 2018 / 8:00 am

First of all, I believe that the Alberta government implemented this legislation as a scare tactic towards the B.C. NDP Government. The Alberta Government...

Pipeline support growing

Apr 21, 2018 / 7:48 am

Support is growing in B.C. for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. A recent poll has found more than half of B.C. residents now support the controversial...

Taliban kill six police

Apr 21, 2018 / 7:33 am

An Afghan official says that at least six local police were killed when a group of Taliban fighters attacked and overran their checkpoint in northern Sari Pul...

'Such a great person'

Apr 21, 2018 / 7:30 am

STRASBOURG, Sask. - Mark Cross was a ferocious competitor when he played hockey, but the assistant coach for the Humboldt Broncos had a calming presence on his...

Protest for 'fair vote'

Apr 21, 2018 / 7:21 am

A Kelowna group advocating electoral reform in the province is planning a demonstration this afternoon. Fair Vote Kelowna will take over what has become known...

5 dead, many missing

Apr 21, 2018 / 7:06 am

BEIJING - Five people were killed on Saturday and multiple others were missing after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, causing 60 people to fall into...

Start the day right

Apr 21, 2018 / 6:00 am

How many times have you heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Today, many of us are on the run early, and so breakfast is often more about the...

Comfort for Humboldt

Apr 21, 2018 / 6:00 am

A group of quilters from the Okanagan are providing some comfort in the name of Humboldt. Carol Cooney has been helping facilitate the effort to send dozens of...

Unsolved crimes: West Kel

Apr 21, 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...

OK College opening doors

Apr 21, 2018 / 5:00 am

Okanagan College is opening its Penticton campus to high-school students on May 1 for their annual “Experience OC” event. Students from across the...

Tapping into liquid gold

Apr 21, 2018 / 5:00 am

Locals in Summerland are tapping into a way to make maple syrup that has never been done before in the Okanagan. Maple trees at several locations around town...

Watching the water rise

Apr 21, 2018 / 5:00 am

Freshet preparations are ramping up across the Central Okanagan. With temperatures in the mid-teens this weekend and as high as 20 C next week, spring runoff is...

New green space needed

Apr 21, 2018 / 5:00 am

The District of Summerland needs to add another 7.8 hectares of parkland to meet recommendations set out in its draft parks and recreation master plan....

Stickle Pickle expensive

Apr 21, 2018 / 5:00 am

Not only did it generate a lot of controversy, now the Stickle Road extension is going to cost a lot more money. The cost to extend Stickle Road to 20th Street...

Elementary schools ranked

Apr 21, 2018 / 5:00 am

Private schools in B.C. continue to perform better than public schools, according to the annual elementary school report card published by the Fraser Institute....

Right way to roundabout

Apr 21, 2018 / 5:00 am

As the number of roundabouts across the Okanagan continues to increase, so too does confusion for some motorists. Some get fed up with people not properly...

Death for child rapists

Apr 21, 2018 / 4:53 am

NEW DELHI - India's government on Saturday prescribed the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12 to help combat an increase in...

Domino chain reaction

Apr 21, 2018 / 12:01 am

Watch this domino chain reaction

Insta-justice

Apr 21, 2018 / 12:01 am

Justice is a dish best served immediately

Jams for million-dollar bus

Apr 20, 2018 / 9:00 pm

A Kelowna man is heading back east to continue his million dollar bus project, which he started last fall. In the spring and summer of 2017, Ryan Lancaster quit...

Swift's stalker break-in, naps

Apr 20, 2018 / 8:11 pm

Police say a stalker broke into Taylor Swift's New York City townhouse and took a nap. Police say officers investigating a reported break-in Friday found...

CP Rail strike postponed

Apr 20, 2018 / 8:05 pm

A rail strike has been temporarily averted after the federal labour minister ordered employees of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. to vote on the company's...

Kelowna gas-break capital

Apr 20, 2018 / 8:00 pm

More natural gas lines are being struck in British Columbia, and Kelowna is among the worst offenders. According to FortisBC, which supplies natural gas to a...

Buskers wanted

Apr 20, 2018 / 7:30 pm

Calling all buskers: now is your chance to shine. From July 26-29, downtown Kamloops will transform into an entertainment mecca with the inaugural Kamloops...

Village needs new firetruck

Apr 20, 2018 / 7:00 pm

The Village of Keremeos will be asking residents to approve a loan for a new firetruck this fall. A new machine will cost about $504,000, and the village is...

Day of mourning

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:45 pm

Last year, 158 workers died from workplace injury or disease In British Columbia. According to the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada,...

Suspended missile testing

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:51 pm

North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site ahead of a new round of negotiations...

Frustration boils over

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:37 pm

Bob Sattler has had enough. Sattler, the manager and former owner of Hi-Pro Corporate Sportswear and Promotional Products on Coldstream Avenue, is frustrated...

Mural honours Humboldt

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:20 pm

A mural at Kelowna's Innovation Centre is paying tribute to the 16 people who lost their lives in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash this month. The mural, in...

Arrested for child porn

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:09 pm

Salmon Arm RCMP have searched a home in Canoe in connection with a child porn investigation launched last June. Police searched the home on Thursday and...

Deer cull

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Ottawa spends $5.7 million on deer eradication in Haida Gwaii. The decision to give $5.7 million to a handful of New Zealand sharpshooters and Americans is a...

Eat and drink up!

Apr 20, 2018 / 4:59 pm

The Okanagan Eats food show is back for a second year in Kelowna, and it promises to be super tasty. This year, there are double the vendors, with decadent food...

Thousands spark up for 4/20

Apr 20, 2018 / 4:41 pm

The 24th annual 4/20 rally on Vancouver's Sunset Beach drew a crowd long before pot smokers were expected to light up at 4:20 p.m. Vendors started setting...

Highway 33 reopened

Apr 20, 2018 / 4:30 pm

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. After days of work, Highway 33 has reopened in both directions. The highway was closed Tuesday after a massive washout destroyed the highway....

Waterfront being repaired

Apr 20, 2018 / 4:14 pm

Work starts next week on repairs to the Okanagan Lake walkway to fix significant damage caused by last spring's high water event. Lakeshore Drive will be...

Across the pool swim

Apr 20, 2018 / 4:00 pm

There’s a new swimming event in the Okanagan to help swimmers and triathletes train for their distances in the pool. On April 29, the Across the Lake Swim...

Fined $900K for mill leak

Apr 20, 2018 / 3:25 pm

Environment and Climate Change Canada says Mackenzie Pulp Mill Corp. has been fined $900,000 for leaking effluent into Williston Lake. The government body says...

1 dead in E. coli outbreak

Apr 20, 2018 / 3:15 pm

Alberta officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli that has sickened 34 people, including 11 who were hospitalized and one person who likely died from...

Fight over caribou grounds

Apr 20, 2018 / 3:08 pm

Canadian First Nations are gearing up to fight new U.S. oil-drilling interest in the calving grounds of a caribou herd key to Indigenous physical and cultural...

Stabbed her 'by accident'

Apr 20, 2018 / 3:03 pm

Nicholas Butcher says he fatally stabbed Montreal-born yoga instructor Kristin Johnston by accident, and then tried to kill himself by cutting off his hand with...

Wetland work underway

Apr 20, 2018 / 2:25 pm

The first phase of plans to build a wetland next to the OK Falls wastewater treatment plant has been given the go-ahead by the Regional District Okanagan...

Ready for Earth Day

Apr 20, 2018 / 2:00 pm

With Earth Day around the corner this weekend, Okanagan residents are encouraged to clean up their neighbourhoods. Central Okanagan waste reduction facilitator...

Machete used in fight

Apr 20, 2018 / 1:33 pm

A 50-year-old Chase area man was airlifted to hospital in Kamloops after suffering a severe cut to his hand in a fight. Police were called to an area near Adams...

Big buy-in at Compass

Apr 20, 2018 / 1:26 pm

A global cannabidiol producer has bought in significantly to a fast-growing chain of medical marijuana clinics based out of Kelowna. Isodiol International Inc....

Collision closes Glenmore

Apr 20, 2018 / 1:05 pm

There are reports of a two-vehicle collision on Glenmore Road, near Winfield. An eye witness tells Castanet the crash happened on the second of two sharp...

Too sick for sentencing

Apr 20, 2018 / 1:04 pm

Convicted hockey fraudster Michael Elphicke has called in sick for his sentencing hearing in Penticton on Monday. Defence lawyer James Pennington presented a...

Castanet Kid Report

Apr 20, 2018 / 1:00 pm

Castanet's Kid Report with junior correspondent Ariella Amato.

Budget cuts not set in stone

Apr 20, 2018 / 12:31 pm

There are concern among some parents of local school children about upcoming cuts to the District 22 budget, but officials are still reviewing what those cuts...

Police wrangle runaway pig

Apr 20, 2018 / 12:17 pm

Police turned pig wranglers in Saanich Friday morning. They chased an escaped sow across the grounds of Elk Lake School after it fled its pen. It took two...

Young woman missing

Apr 20, 2018 / 12:11 pm

A young Vernon woman has been reported missing and the RCMP are asking the help in finding her. Aislynn Hanson (18) has not been seen since April 13. Since...

Pregnant? Don't smoke pot

Apr 20, 2018 / 12:04 pm

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is warning pregnant and breastfeeding women about the potential dangers of cannabis use. The society points to...

Street sweeping

Apr 20, 2018 / 12:00 pm

Can’t help but feel sorry for all the school-aged children who walk to the school bus stops and wait to be picked up while car after car travels past...

Okanagan College opens its doors to high-school students for Experience OC

Apr 20, 2018 / 11:47 am

Okanagan College Media Release Is time travel possible? How are video games made? Is homicide a brain disorder? How did zombies eat their way to the silver...

Mentally unfit for trial

Apr 20, 2018 / 11:37 am

A man accused of murdering a student at an Abbotsford high school has been found unfit to stand trial because of his mental state. B.C. Supreme Court Justice...

Doughnut raises $800K

Apr 20, 2018 / 11:34 am

Tim Hortons says the sale of a doughnut bearing the colours of the Humboldt Broncos has helped raise more than $800,000 for the junior hockey team that was...

Community plans for freshet

Apr 20, 2018 / 11:32 am

The tiny community of Hayes Creek, west of Summerland, has come together to prepare for spring flooding. Earlier this week, 15 Hayes Creek volunteer...

Thieves swipe 58 ATMs

Apr 20, 2018 / 11:27 am

Police are asking business owners in southwestern Ontario to evaluate the benefits of having an ATM following numerous thefts of the machines from gas stations,...

Pot marketing pushback

Apr 20, 2018 / 11:24 am

Some Canadian marijuana sector companies are getting pushback against their marketing efforts from social media platforms and government officials as the...

Single-use plastics are out

Apr 20, 2018 / 11:20 am

Restaurants around the world are moving away from single-use plastic products, and the movement is alive and well in Vernon. Several businesses have used...

DJ Avicii dead at 28

Apr 20, 2018 / 11:18 am

UPDATE: 11:15 a.m. The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the 28-year-old...

CPR prepares for shutdown

Apr 20, 2018 / 11:13 am

Canadian Pacific Railway says it has begun shutting down train operations ahead of a possible strike set to start Saturday by two unionized workforces. The...

Swapping gold pans for stethoscopes in historic Hazelton

Apr 20, 2018 / 11:09 am

How this remote gold rush gateway community is helping train the next generation of Canadian health-care professionals. Founded a year before Canada’s...

Webb of words

Apr 20, 2018 / 11:00 am

Moya Webb will be the Okanagan’s champion when the best talkers in Southern B.C. clash in Kelowna this weekend. Webb won the Toastmasters Division K (the...

Deal struck in Bacon trial

Apr 20, 2018 / 10:50 am

UPDATE: 10:50 a.m. The single murder charge that has now been laid in the midday killing of Jonathan Bacon is murder in the second degree, a charge reserved for...

Clinging to compost plans

Apr 20, 2018 / 10:46 am

Board members with the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen aren't quite ready to trash their regional compost plans for the final few months of their...

Flotilla to open paddle trail

Apr 20, 2018 / 10:39 am

What is being billed as Kelowna's largest flotilla or water parade will officially open the city's new paddle trail. The opening of the 27-kilometre...

Sweeping, pothole delays

Apr 20, 2018 / 10:38 am

With twice the usual amount of sand on city streets due to the long winter, and delays due to the cold spring, City of Kelowna street sweeping efforts have...

'Justin Beaver' gone missing

Apr 20, 2018 / 10:37 am

A toothy teaching tool has vanished from a park in British Columbia, and educators working there hope the fluffy stuffie will be returned. Justin Beaver, a...

New funds for OK College

Apr 20, 2018 / 10:33 am

The Okanagan College Oliver campus has received funding from the province for 12 new seats in its health-care assistant program. "Education is the key to...

Retail sales weaken

Apr 20, 2018 / 10:22 am

Canadian retail sales during the crucial holiday shopping season were far lower than previously projected as consumers appeared to pull back on spending....

Oldest prisoner executed

Apr 20, 2018 / 10:18 am

An Alabama man convicted of sending mail bombs during a wave of Southern terror has been executed for killing a federal judge, becoming the oldest prisoner put...

Protect child or save victim?

Apr 20, 2018 / 10:14 am

As Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 plunged, passenger Hollie Mackey was torn between trying to save a woman who was being sucked out of a broken window and...

City readying creeks for melt

Apr 20, 2018 / 10:14 am

The City of Penticton has received special approval from the provincial government to prepare Ellis Creek for the spring freshet. The municipality is also...

8,000 Disney tickets stolen

Apr 20, 2018 / 10:11 am

Thieves made off with 8,000 Disneyland tickets worth about $800,000 when they stole a box trailer from a youth agricultural education organization that was...

Hundreds mourn Bush

Apr 20, 2018 / 10:08 am

The memorials to former first lady Barbara Bush have begun with a celebration of her life in front of Houston's City Hall. Mayor Sylvester Turner and...

Walk for Alzheimer's

Apr 20, 2018 / 10:04 am

On Sunday, May 6, Kelowna’s City Park will come alive with the sound of music, warm- up stretches, a stroll, a chance to win a prize and enjoy a snack or...

Art from the ocean

Apr 20, 2018 / 10:02 am

Her work has been seen by countless thousands of people and the lead artist for the popular Vernon mural project will be at the Vernon museum for another...

Kelowna's most wanted

Apr 20, 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 April 20, 2018. George...

Big money's last hurrah

Apr 20, 2018 / 10:00 am

By Dermod Travis The big money party is over – and what a party it was. Given its well-deserved reputation in B.C., it's fitting that it went out with...

Wild cop chase on video

Apr 20, 2018 / 9:05 am

New video sent to Castanet by Pauly Brandtt shows Kelowna RCMP engaged in a vehicle and foot chase Thursday morning. The incident started about 8:45 a.m., after...

Naturopath under fire

Apr 20, 2018 / 8:51 am

A bizarre case of a naturopath treating a young B.C. boy with the saliva of a rabid dog because of werewolf like behaviour, has caught the attention of...

Florida school shooting

Apr 20, 2018 / 7:53 am

UPDATE 7:55 a.m. One student shot another in the ankle at a Florida high school and a suspect is in custody, authorities said Friday. The Ocala Star-Banner...

Weekend travel advisory

Apr 20, 2018 / 7:45 am

In case you were planning on travelling this weekend, you might want to avoid the Kootenay Pass. DriveBc is reporting the pass has been closed due to an...

Jailbird freed by hockey

Apr 20, 2018 / 7:26 am

You know you're in trouble when the Mounties show up at your place of business and formally charge you, place you in cuffs, and put you in the back of a...

Tasered for jaywalking?

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:59 am

An investigation has been ordered into the tackling and Tasering of a Vancouver athlete by police. Former UBC football player Jamiel Moore-Williams was...

Charles in charge

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:56 am

UPDATE 6:57 a.m. British media say Commonwealth leaders have agreed that Prince Charles should succeed his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as head of the 53-nation...

U.S. woman gets life

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:43 am

An American woman who plotted to go on a Valentine's Day shooting rampage at a Halifax mall has been sentenced to life in prison with no parole for a...

100,000 pot plants at YVR

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:43 am

A shipment of 100,000 marijuana seedlings arrived at Vancouver International Airport, Thursday, destined for the world's largest cannabis greenhouse in...

The Comey memos

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:39 am

In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of...

Warrant for Swift creeper

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:30 am

The man who was arrested outside Taylor Swift's home in Los Angeles at the weekend is a wanted man in Colorado. Julius Sandrock, 38, was arrested on...

Stormy's day in court

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:29 am

President Donald Trump's lawyer is asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with...

Weisz, Craig expecting baby

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:28 am

Rachel Weisz and her actor husband Daniel Craig are expecting their first baby together. English actress Rachel announced the happy news on Friday in an...

Prince on drugs for decades?

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:24 am

Sinead O'Connor accused Prince of life-long drug use and battery in a police interview conducted shortly after his death. The Purple Rain singer died at his...

Michelle Williams engaged

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:22 am

Former Destiny's Child star Michelle Williams is engaged. The singer's fiance, Pastor Chad Johnson, popped the question to Michelle last month (Mar18),...

His ex, her superfan

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:20 am

Blake Shelton once dated someone who was a huge fan of his current girlfriend Gwen Stefani. The 48-year-old started dating her The Voice co-star in November...

Kanye West - philosopher?

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:14 am

Kanye West has offered up excerpts from his new philosophy book on Twitter. The rap visionary announced plans to release a book of deep thinking about the...

Reduce your footprint

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:00 am

Driving back to Kaslo today I listened to a segment on the radio about the UK banning plastic drinking straws. The emotion behind the decision was assisted by a...

Huge snake wakes up

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:00 am

"This guy was quite large, but they can definitely get bigger," says Chantelle Adams, education coordinator at Allan Brooks Nature Centre. "The...

Unsolved crimes: Kelowna

Apr 20, 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...

Consumers paying more

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:49 am

UPDATE 5:50 a.m. Canada's annual inflation rate continued creeping higher last month to hit 2.3 per cent. The March figure from Statistics Canada shows the...

Trudeau ends tour upbeat

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:41 am

Justin Trudeau is heading home from a lengthy, three-country foreign tour in which the prime minister appeared to recapture his international mojo and reassert...

Trump preps for midterms

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:41 am

President Donald Trump says the November elections are "a choice" for the country between Republicans who want to protect their signature tax cut law...

Basque militants apologize

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:36 am

The Basque militant group ETA on Friday offered an unprecedented apology for the pain caused during its more than four decades of armed campaign for...

Still fighting on 4-20

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:25 am

Cannabis activists say although this year's 4-20 celebrations across the country will likely be the last before recreational pot use becomes legal,...

Ruling corks wine hopes

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:21 am

The Supreme Court of Canada ruling upholding interprovincial trade laws may have other implications for trade, including for the Trans Mountain pipeline...

Facebook exec on defensive

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:18 am

A Facebook executive with ties to the ruling Liberals was grilled Thursday about his preferential access to senior members of the Trudeau cabinet, even though...

Nobel 's dirty secret

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:18 am

The Swedish Academy, which hands out the coveted Nobel Prize in Literature, says an investigation has found "unacceptable behaviour in the form of unwanted...

4/20 still a day for protest?

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

For many, April 20 is a day for cannabis. Known more affectionately as just 4/20, the day has its roots planted in the culture of protest. For years, around...

Spec tax delays new hotel

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

Uncertainty over just who will be affected by the government's proposed speculation tax, and how they will be impacted, has caused a delay in the sale and...

Picking BC's best wines

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

Wine judges from near and far were at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Thursday, plying their craft on hundreds of B.C. wines. The full day of...

'Like a tsunami wave'

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

Residents living on a Southeast Kelowna road fear this is just the beginning of flooding on their properties. A clogged culvert was unplugged on Tuesday,...

Fighting against MS

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system and although some peoples symptoms are worse than other many continue to suffer...

Where are the deer going?

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

A new study into declining mule deer populations has had a successful start so far, collaring over 50 deer for tracking and monitoring. The B.C. Wildlife...

Re: kinder Morgan pipeline

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

Thanks Marilyn Hansen for the environmental details that most people don't know about. Your letter was very informative and hopefully accurate. In your...

A Bicycle in 0 gravity

Apr 20, 2018 / 12:01 am

Why a bicycle in zero gravity is unrideable

Puffer fish

Apr 20, 2018 / 12:01 am

Here's a puffer fish releasing water, and it's way more than we thought

Earthquake shakes Ontario

Apr 19, 2018 / 9:53 pm

There are no reports of injuries or damage after a minor earthquake struck southwestern Ontario Thursday night. The United States Geological Survey, which first...

Investigating ex-police chief

Apr 19, 2018 / 8:31 pm

British Columbia's Court of Appeal has ruled an external investigation into the conduct of Victoria's former police chief can go ahead, but it notes the...

Pen-Hi kids tackle 'Oliver!'

Apr 19, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Consider yourself at home — or at least entertained — at Penticton High's annual spring musical production of Oliver! The classic musical is...

Relocating transfer station

Apr 19, 2018 / 8:00 pm

The City of West Kelowna will ask the regional district for some guidance in finding a new home for its regional transfer station. The transfer station, which...

Mudslide fully cleared

Apr 19, 2018 / 7:20 pm

UPDATE: 7:20 p.m. The mudslide between Castlegar and Nelson has now been completely cleared, and Highway 3A is fully reopened in both directions. The highway...

Flood risk lowers, for now

Apr 19, 2018 / 7:15 pm

Despite decreasing water levels behind Secrest Hill Road, north of Oliver, 148 homes remain on evacuation alert. The alert was put into place Monday, after...

Poll: cannabis culture

Apr 19, 2018 / 7:08 pm

The Liberals campaigned on a promise to legalize — as well as regulate and restrict — marijuana for recreational use, arguing the existing regime...

New resources for cyclists

Apr 19, 2018 / 7:00 pm

The District of Summerland will be unveiling new cyclist resources on Friday as a part of annual Earth Week celebrations. Members of the community are invited...

$300K for water quality

Apr 19, 2018 / 6:30 pm

The Okanagan Basin Water Board will dole out $300,000 for projects to conserve and improve water quality across the Okanagan Valley. More than half of the...

Commercial fishery granted

Apr 19, 2018 / 6:04 pm

A group of West Coast First Nations has won the right to harvest and sell fish commercially after a 12-year court battle. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Mary...

Transformer in harm's way

Apr 19, 2018 / 5:30 pm

Those driving along Loseth Road on Kirschner Mountain might not even notice the crack on the side of the road. But a closer look will show a shift in the ground...

Senior housing on the way

Apr 19, 2018 / 5:28 pm

Construction for a first-of-its-kind senior housing project in OK Falls could begin soon, as the project has received financial help from the Regional District...

New bus service provider

Apr 19, 2018 / 4:45 pm

BC Transit has awarded Penticton-based Berry and Smith Trucking the contract to operate the bus network in the South Okanagan, effective July 1, 2018. Berry and...

Oops, scammer calls a cop

Apr 19, 2018 / 4:38 pm

Dozens of Okanagan residents have been receiving fraudulent – and threatening – Canada Revenue Agency calls lately. But, scammers dialed the wrong...

Flood prep on Gellatly Rd

Apr 19, 2018 / 4:30 pm

Flood preparations are underway in earnest in West Kelowna. The city has begun installing bladder dams along the west side of Gellatly Road, between the Cove...

Kelowna writer a winner

Apr 19, 2018 / 4:29 pm

The fourth time was the charm for a Kelowna writer. Brittni MacKenzie-Dale is the winner this year’s Okanagan Short Story Contest. Organized by UBC...

Waiting years for spill cash

Apr 19, 2018 / 4:17 pm

Despite "polluter pay" laws in Canada, local governments and agencies are still waiting to recover costs incurred during two significant fuel spills...

Hundreds line funeral route

Apr 19, 2018 / 4:08 pm

Hundreds of people lined a procession route of uniformed officers as some wiped away tears outside a church Thursday before the funeral of a Victoria constable...

Pipeline propaganda

Apr 19, 2018 / 4:00 pm

Now John Horgan is trying to compare British Columbia to Quebec. He is consulting that province to learn how to save his job by violating Canadian law. Quebec...

Metal fatigue on deadly jet

Apr 19, 2018 / 3:35 pm

Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an engine failure that...

Trudeau not banning straws

Apr 19, 2018 / 3:33 pm

Canada will heartily endorse an international declaration aimed cleaning up the oceans, Justin Trudeau said Thursday — but the prime minister stopped...

The Okanagan is RIPE with innovative applied research

Apr 19, 2018 / 3:29 pm

Okanagan College Media Release From indigenization to small businesses, millennials and pinot noir and drones to marijuana, the Okanagan is RIPE with innovative...

Apology for Starbucks arrest

Apr 19, 2018 / 3:29 pm

Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer. He thought...

Family still seeking answers

Apr 19, 2018 / 3:27 pm

The family of a British Columbia man missing for a decade is pleading for any help in solving what the police are treating as a homicide. Kellen McElwee was 25...

14 year old leads pot charge

Apr 19, 2018 / 3:24 pm

At the age of 11, Emma Boniface watched her mother lose herself in the grasp of an opioid addiction. Diagnosed with a debilitating spinal condition in 2013,...

Accused killer unfit: Lawyer

Apr 19, 2018 / 3:23 pm

A defence lawyer says his client's ongoing psychosis makes him unfit to stand trial for the murder of a high school girl in Abbotsford, B.C. Martin Peters...

Armstrong settles lawsuit

Apr 19, 2018 / 3:19 pm

Lance Armstrong reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the...

Detour relief in sight

Apr 19, 2018 / 3:18 pm

UPDATE: 3:15 p.m. Friday's evening's anticipated reopening of Highway 33 east of Kelowna can't come soon enough for some. Residents of the...

No more server wage

Apr 19, 2018 / 2:58 pm

Minister of Labour Harry Bains announced today he will phase out B.C.’s lower minimum wage for liquor servers and several types of live-in positions. As...

ICBC's uncertain future

Apr 19, 2018 / 2:43 pm

By John Chant It's no secret that the Insurance Corp. of British Columbia (ICBC) is under financial distress. But should it be saved? In 2016-17, it...

Step closer to a new home

Apr 19, 2018 / 2:36 pm

The Regional District of the North Okanagan has taken the first steps towards approaching funding for a new search and rescue building. "Staff will...

Green candidate in court

Apr 19, 2018 / 2:24 pm

Penticton's Green Party candidate in last year's provincial election was in Vancouver Supreme Court on Wednesday, after being apprehended for protesting...

Dam spills, floods road

Apr 19, 2018 / 2:22 pm

The District of Summerland expects spilling from the Garnet Dam every year during melt season, but they didn't expect it this soon. The dam was spilling...

Attempts to lure child

Apr 19, 2018 / 1:59 pm

UPDATED: 1:59 a.m. Local RCMP can not confirm if this incident is connected to the previous two incidents of child luring over the past year. This is the third...

Westjet to up inspections

Apr 19, 2018 / 1:42 pm

WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it's immediately accelerating inspections of some fan blades following an engine failure on a Southwest Airlines flight Tuesday...

Cop hit, fugitive chased

Apr 19, 2018 / 1:32 pm

Police in Lake Country eventually stopped a fleeing driver after he hit a police officer in Kelowna. About 10 a.m., police responded to a report about a man...

Spring shoe drive

Apr 19, 2018 / 1:28 pm

Shoe Bank Canada’s annual Spring shoe drive is in full effect! The organization will be collecting and sorting shoes to distribute them to deserving...

Owner won't give up

Apr 19, 2018 / 1:16 pm

Nicolas Kynigos admits it is disheartening, but he is not giving up. Kynigos operates Nicolas and Marie's Pizza in Justice Plaza with his wife and their...

Smart Cities a boon to city

Apr 19, 2018 / 1:11 pm

The Mayor of Penticton says even if the local Smart Cities Challenge application is unsuccessful, the process over the past four months will reap benefits for...

Wild police chase, arrest

Apr 19, 2018 / 1:06 pm

Kelowna RCMP chased down a wanted man in a wild foot pursuit Thursday morning. About 8:45 a.m., police were alerted to a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant...

Honeymooning in Vernon?

Apr 19, 2018 / 1:06 pm

With so much being made about Vernon having a high crime rate per capita, it is nice to see the capital of the North Okanagan on a list for another reason....

Rockets bid for 2020 Cup

Apr 19, 2018 / 1:00 pm

UPDATE 1 p.m. Kelowna Rockets president and general manager Bruce Hamilton believes the club has everything it needs to host a successful Mastercard Memorial...

PM helped create crisis

Apr 19, 2018 / 1:00 pm

For those who follow Canadian politics closely, all eyes were focused on Ottawa last Sunday for a summit meeting hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with...

Wildfire trucks burgled

Apr 19, 2018 / 12:41 pm

UPDATE 12:40 p.m. The BC Wildfire Service says four of its vehicles were broken into at a hotel in Osoyoos last night. A spokesman said firefighting gear and...

Gas war is back

Apr 19, 2018 / 12:24 pm

It would appear the gas wars in Vernon are not over. While some stations have bumped prices as high 139.9 over the past few days, one local station is leading...

Beer ruling pipeline effect?

Apr 19, 2018 / 11:38 am

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling on bringing beer from Quebec into New Brunswick has implications for the trade war between Alberta and B.C. over the Trans...

CN Tower still closed

Apr 19, 2018 / 11:33 am

The CN Tower is closed for a fourth consecutive day due to the risk of ice falling from the Toronto landmark. The downtown attraction was first closed on Monday...

13 sons, and now a 14th!

Apr 19, 2018 / 11:30 am

There will be no shortage of hand-me-downs for this Michigan kid. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Kateri and Jay Schwandt welcomed the birth of their 14th...

Airline profits set to fall

Apr 19, 2018 / 11:28 am

Canada's airline profitability, which reached a 20-year high last year, is expected to soften due to higher fuel and labour costs, according to a Conference...

Broncos: too early to know

Apr 19, 2018 / 11:15 am

Police say it's too early to say what happened in a fatal bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team and whether charges will be laid. RCMP...

N Korea's fudge-it budget

Apr 19, 2018 / 11:07 am

Imagine a national budget that reflects steady growth, gives a healthy boost to science and technology while reserving big slices of the overall pie to defence...

Tortoise home gets $4K fix

Apr 19, 2018 / 11:03 am

A wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in California is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to...

Billionaires vs. homeless

Apr 19, 2018 / 11:01 am

Some of the world's wealthiest people have apartments in the half-dozen new skyscrapers built along a stretch of Manhattan's 57th Street known as...

Reincarnated killers?

Apr 19, 2018 / 10:57 am

They weren't just inspired by the Columbine shooters — two teenage gunmen with a mission to kill students and teachers at a suburban high school in...

Do Cdns smoke most dope?

Apr 19, 2018 / 10:53 am

"The reasons we set the minimum age of 18 are because we recognize that Canadian youth between the ages of 15 and 24 are among the highest users of...

Gordie's bridge over budget

Apr 19, 2018 / 10:43 am

The federal government ordered a review of the budget for a new cross-border bridge in Windsor, Ont., after concerns arose that the cost was in danger of...

Quake close to nuke plant

Apr 19, 2018 / 10:41 am

An earthquake of at least magnitude 5.5 struck in southern Iran near the country's sole nuclear power plant on Thursday morning, shaking countries across...

Rise in theft from vehicles

Apr 19, 2018 / 10:39 am

Police in Oliver have put out a warning to residents about a rise in thefts from vehicles. Sgt. Blaine Gervais said two suspects, a male and female, are...

Stranger in her bedroom

Apr 19, 2018 / 10:05 am

A public warning has been issued after an Abbotsford woman woke up to find a stranger in her bedroom. A police press release described the intruder as a...

Kelowna's most wanted

Apr 19, 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 April 19, 2018. Ross John...

More than meets the eyes

Apr 19, 2018 / 9:38 am

What do you get when you take a legally-blind writer, a tourist from the UK and someone with a keen interest in getting to know their classmates? Paul Millross,...

Busted newsman!

Apr 19, 2018 / 9:37 am

Castanet's Rob Gibson has been arrested – for a good cause. The news director was cuffed by Kelowna RCMP Thursday morning as part of the force's...

Cop runs faster than bad guy

Apr 19, 2018 / 9:24 am

A Fraser Valley bad guy learned you can't outrun the long arm – or the fleet foot – of the law. Chilliwack RCMP Cpl. Mike Rail said just after 2...

Scam hacking your accounts

Apr 19, 2018 / 9:22 am

There is a new scam separating Canadians from their money and it is a lot more concerning than an email from a Nigerian prince or a random call from a person...

Waterfront Masterpiece

Apr 19, 2018 / 9:00 am

Waterfront San Marc masterpiece. This custom 5898 square foot home provides 5 bedrooms and 5 baths. Main level master bedroom with spa inspired ensuite leading...

Gallery: Cirque at SOEC

Apr 19, 2018 / 8:19 am

Cirque du Soleil Crystal opened Wednesday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The show combines Cirque’s signature acrobatics with figure skating...

Wine ruling reaction

Apr 19, 2018 / 8:08 am

The British Columbia Wine Institute and its members expressed disappointment with the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling on Her Majesty the Queen v. Gerard...

Road rage behind rollover?

Apr 19, 2018 / 7:05 am

Road rage may have led to a rollover crash in Vancouver's Shaughnessy neighbourhood on Wednesday. Police say a black BMW collided with a grey Toyota Corolla...

Cross-border decison

Apr 19, 2018 / 7:02 am

UPDATE 7:05 a.m. The Supreme Court of Canada has affirmed the constitutionality of a New Brunswick law that ensnared a man who brought home beer and liquor from...

Employees wanted

Apr 19, 2018 / 7:00 am

Maybe Vernonites are are still in hibernation mode after a slow start to spring, but whatever the case might be local businesses are on the hunt for great...

Capital city traffic woes

Apr 19, 2018 / 6:54 am

The dismantling of Victoria's old Johnson Street Bridge is causing some commuter chaos. Drives typically taking five minutes dragged into half-hour...

Cardi coy on baby name

Apr 19, 2018 / 6:40 am

Cardi B's fiance Offset has already chosen their baby's name. The Bodak Yellow star confirmed her pregnancy after months of speculation as she performed...

Chris Pratt: 'Divorce sucks'

Apr 19, 2018 / 6:37 am

Chris Pratt is opening up about his separation from estranged wife Anna Faris for the first time, insisting he's miserable. The couple separated in August...

Dating Bieber's ex

Apr 19, 2018 / 6:34 am

The Weeknd is reportedly dating Justin Bieber's ex-girlfriend Chantel Jefferies. The Starboy hitmaker was reportedly photographed walking arm-in-arm with...

"Black Panther" empowers

Apr 19, 2018 / 6:33 am

The "Black Panther" is returning to his alma mater to give the commencement address at Howard University. The university announced Wednesday that...

Pink's beautiful cover

Apr 19, 2018 / 6:31 am

Pink was in hysterics when People magazine asked her to be The Beautiful Issue's cover girl. The singer has fronted the coveted edition alongside her two...

The Rock's own tequila

Apr 19, 2018 / 6:29 am

Dwayne Johnson is planning to launch his own brand of tequila. Officials from the Baywatch star's company filed documents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark...

Claire Danes expecting

Apr 19, 2018 / 6:27 am

Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy are expecting their second child. The Homeland star confirmed her pregnancy during a chat with shock jock Howard Stern on his...

RCMP update bus crash

Apr 19, 2018 / 6:25 am

The RCMP is expected to provide an update today on the status of its investigation into the Humboldt Broncos bus-truck collision earlier this month. A statement...

Ariana returns to Twitter

Apr 19, 2018 / 6:25 am

Ariana Grande caused a frenzy among fans on Tuesday when she returned to social media after a four-month hiatus to tease the release of her comeback single. The...

Traffic woes

Apr 19, 2018 / 6:00 am

Road construction has made navigating the downtown core a little more challenging for motorists lately. And at certain times of the day, traffic downright...

All hail the handbag

Apr 19, 2018 / 6:00 am

Note: The following includes gross sexist generalizations, so if you are a troller, read no further. Some people — I’ll go out on a limb here and...

Scrap the Speculation tax

Apr 19, 2018 / 6:00 am

The Urban Development Institute (UDI) Okanagan Chapter is part of a coalition of concerned British Columbians that launched a campaign called Scrap the...

Trump-Abe 'bromance'

Apr 19, 2018 / 5:41 am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted the new American president with a golden driver not long after Donald Trump won the White House. He's met with...

Cochrane helps Humboldt

Apr 19, 2018 / 5:39 am

Tom Cochrane has released a reworked version of his song "Big League" and will donate all proceeds to a fund created to support those affected by the...

Amazing $15M for Broncos

Apr 19, 2018 / 5:23 am

The GoFundMe page dedicated to the Humboldt Broncos, believed to be the largest of its kind in Canadian history, stopped taking donations at midnight Wednesday...

Starbucks, 'retail racism'

Apr 19, 2018 / 5:23 am

It was a surreal scene that is part of daily life for many black Americans and minorities, an everyday moment gone wrong, ending in complete humiliation. Two...

Liberals gear up for election

Apr 19, 2018 / 5:22 am

Thousands of federal Liberals are descending on Halifax for what's being billed as the unofficial launch of the ruling party's re-election campaign. The...

Cuba without a Castro

Apr 19, 2018 / 5:19 am

A 57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castro's place as the president of Cuba on Thursday as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to...

Jet engine explosion action

Apr 19, 2018 / 5:10 am

U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman...

Prince's death probe update

Apr 19, 2018 / 5:04 am

Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died will announce a decision on criminal charges following a two-year investigation into the music...

Feeding hungry kids

Apr 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

Penticton's Starfish backpack program got a big boost Wednesday night, courtesy of the 100 Women who Care charity group. The group, whose members commit to...

Slides span the Interior

Apr 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

Crews have been working through the night to fix a section of Highway 33 that collapsed during a washout on Tuesday. The repair is expected to take the next...

Sommelier Express returning

Apr 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive is teaming up with the Kettle Valley Steam Railway to bring back the Grand Sommelier Express for a third year, June 9....

Rehab pool remains closed

Apr 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

Eleven weeks after Interior Health said the therapeutic pool in the rehab unit of Kelowna General Hospital would "reopen soon," the facility remains...

Kids' cancer treatment room

Apr 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

A new children's cancer treatment room at Vernon Jubilee Hospital could be a reality soon. Children from as far away as Revelstoke come to Vernon Jubilee...

Bring on the sexbots?

Apr 19, 2018 / 4:59 am

A UBC professor has sparked a debate that crosses all kinds of lines when it comes to marriage and love in the modern world. Marina Adshade has been teaching an...

Canadian youth the highest?

Apr 19, 2018 / 4:30 am

The Liberals campaigned on a promise to legalize — as well as regulate and restrict — marijuana for recreational use, arguing the existing regime...

Wii theme song

Apr 19, 2018 / 12:01 am

Dancing to the Wii theme song

New York 1911

Apr 19, 2018 / 12:01 am

Experience the streets of NYC as it was in 1911

Rock legends at Prospera

Apr 18, 2018 / 11:10 pm

The one-two punch of Peter Frampton and the Steve Miller Band took over Kelowna's Prospera Place Wednesday night, delivering classic rock favourites to...

Romero to attack for UBC Okanagan this fall

Apr 18, 2018 / 9:00 pm

Looking to add scoring to his 2018 Heat men’s soccer roster head coach Dante Zanatta has recruited a top offensive minded midfielder from Vancouver, BC....

Burning ban back for season

Apr 18, 2018 / 8:00 pm

The annual open air burning ban has been put in effect in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen for the 2018 season. Effective Sunday, April 15 and...

Culvert floods properties

Apr 18, 2018 / 7:31 pm

Resident’s living in South East Kelowna came home to find their yards flooded after a culvert that was filled with water was cleared out on Wednesday....

Shocking violence stats

Apr 18, 2018 / 7:15 pm

Every six days in Canada, a woman is killed by her intimate partner. The Kelowna Women’s Shelter is reminding the public of that shocking statistic during...

Alleged drug dealer on trial

Apr 18, 2018 / 7:00 pm

In the summer of 2016, police spent five days tailing a red Toyota Echo around Kelowna and West Kelowna, watching as those inside allegedly dealt drugs all over...

Element lineup announced

Apr 18, 2018 / 7:00 pm

The lineup for the third annual family-friendly Element Music Festival near Princeton has been announced. Element calls itself "a music festival in the...

Highway 3A getting closer

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:54 pm

UPDATE 6:50 p.m. DriveBC now indicates that Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson won't open to single lane traffic until 10 p.m. at the earliest. The...

Big news from Rockets

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:50 pm

The Kelowna Rockets have some big news. The WHL team has scheduled a news conference for Thursday morning at Manhattan Point Restaurant. In a brief news release...

Poll: where to buy pot

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:17 pm

The City of West Kelowna is tightening its bylaws around the illegal sale of cannabis. Council endorsed several bylaws Tuesday in an effort to start with a...

Ferry workers overboard

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:06 pm

BC Ferries says two of its workers have been taken to hospital after they fell into the water during a rescue boat drill at Swartz Bay. It says in a tweet that...

Shania to visit BC troops

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:03 pm

Country music superstar Shania Twain will visit Canadian troops Thursday at CFB Esquimalt. Twain will meet troops at the Victoria-area Canadian Forces base. A...

Cirque takes over SOEC

Apr 18, 2018 / 5:54 pm

Cirque du Soleil has hit the ice in Penticton. The company is taking over the South Okanagan Events Centre for the next five days with a unique show called...

Starting with clean pot slate

Apr 18, 2018 / 5:50 pm

The City of West Kelowna is tightening its bylaws around the illegal sale of cannabis. Council endorsed several bylaws Tuesday in an effort to start with a...

Final standing O for Bronco

Apr 18, 2018 / 5:10 pm

He tore around on quads, roughhoused with his friends and, of course, played hockey. And, Conner Lukan received one last standing ovation at his funeral on...

Broncos trainer mourned

Apr 18, 2018 / 5:06 pm

Brenden Prokopchuk wrote Dayna Brons a love letter for their five-year anniversary, not knowing she would die a few weeks later. He told her that he was lucky...

Fleeing killer shot dead

Apr 18, 2018 / 5:01 pm

Police have confirmed that a fleeing suspect who was shot dead by RCMP last month was the killer of a woman found in a Calgary backyard a few days earlier....

Trans Mountain 'untenable?'

Apr 18, 2018 / 4:57 pm

The CEO of Kinder Morgan says events in recent days have reinforced his concerns about the viability of the Trans Mountain expansion project. "It's...

Entire nation's power out

Apr 18, 2018 / 4:54 pm

An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday after an excavator accidentally downed a transmission line, officials said, as the U.S. territory struggles...

Nation's oldest blood donor

Apr 18, 2018 / 4:50 pm

Beatrice Janyk credits vitamins, 12 hours of sleep a day, and a busy mind, for allowing her to donate blood regularly for most of the last seven decades. At 95...

Radio hosts volunteer

Apr 18, 2018 / 4:34 pm

Two well-known radio hosts are sharing the stories of their recent health crises as the catalyst into their paths to becoming weekly volunteers for the KGH...

City tweaks tax policy

Apr 18, 2018 / 4:17 pm

The City of Penticton is changing the way is calculates property taxes. City council voted Tuesday to shift to a “revenue neutral” approach, moving...

Drive more, pay more

Apr 18, 2018 / 4:00 pm

ICBC should start a user program like all other utility's like power and gas the more you drive the more you pay, 15 or 20 cents per km. Maybe we get people...

Masked man robs trailer

Apr 18, 2018 / 3:40 pm

Police are on the hunt for an armed man who broke into a Vancouver Island home in the early morning hours of Monday and stole cash. The break and enter occurred...

Accused killer is 'psychotic'

Apr 18, 2018 / 3:39 pm

A psychiatrist treating a man accused of stabbing two girls at an Abbotsford high school says he believes his patient has schizophrenia, is psychotic and...

Mama moose helps calf

Apr 18, 2018 / 3:30 pm

A moose was caught on camera trying to convince her little one to follow her under a highway wildlife underpass in Southern B.C. The video, posted by DriveBC,...

Iconic rollercoaster turns 60

Apr 18, 2018 / 3:12 pm

The smell of mini donuts is almost in the air in Vancouver, with the opening day of the Playland Amusement Park just around the corner. On Saturday, May 5, the...

New head of Cadillac, GM

Apr 18, 2018 / 3:10 pm

The Ontario-born head of General Motors Canada is moving to head Cadillac, the global automaker's luxury car division as part of a management rotation...

Beware bogus brand rip-offs

Apr 18, 2018 / 3:07 pm

From wedding dresses to summer apparel, consumers planning to add new items to their wardrobes are being warned to watch out for knock-off brand name...

Real estate practices probed

Apr 18, 2018 / 3:03 pm

The B.C. government is taking a look at how real estate regulators in the province are operating. A review will be done on the Real Estate Council of B.C. and...

Mom didn't fear death: Bush

Apr 18, 2018 / 3:02 pm

Former President George W. Bush said Wednesday that his mother, Barbara Bush, didn't fear death because she believed in an afterlife and that she would be...

Training future firefighters

Apr 18, 2018 / 3:00 pm

A group of 75 students across the Okanagan took part in a firefighter bootcamp Wednesday. Students in Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 were put through the trenches at...

A restaurant for everyone

Apr 18, 2018 / 3:00 pm

"I've had one gentleman come up to me and say thank you to catering to vegan/vegetarian." A new restaurant has opened up in Vernon, and it's...

City cuts watering to 2 days

Apr 18, 2018 / 2:57 pm

Despite an unusually wet April, the City of Vancouver is looking ahead to the parched days of summer as it announces new watering restrictions, beginning May 1....

'Cheap' gas still out there

Apr 18, 2018 / 2:50 pm

Gas prices in Vernon continue to fluctuate wildly. On Wednesday morning, the price of gas at the pump at Petro-Canada on 25th Avenue was 139.9 while other...

Large slash burns planned

Apr 18, 2018 / 2:46 pm

A controlled burn will take place Monday in Naramata, overseen by the BC Wildfire Service. Around 50 piles of wood debris near the Arawana Forest Service Road,...

Terror, calm on Flight 1380

Apr 18, 2018 / 2:45 pm

There was a loud boom, and the plane started shaking violently. Air whooshed through the cabin, and snow-like debris floated down the aisle as oxygen masks...

Bump stock phase out

Apr 18, 2018 / 2:37 pm

The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop...

Telus email service down

Apr 18, 2018 / 2:30 pm

The entire Telus email system has been down since Tuesday afternoon, and it's causing problems for at least one Kelowna resident. Rick Simpson says he's...

City eyeing election signs

Apr 18, 2018 / 2:18 pm

The City of Penticton is looking to tighten regulations on political signage in advance of the municipal election later this year. City council voted Tuesday to...

$1.9B for affordable rentals

Apr 18, 2018 / 2:05 pm

British Columbia's government is investing $1.9 billion over the next 10 years to help build 14,000 affordable homes for renters. Premier John Horgan says...

Kingfisher one of the best

Apr 18, 2018 / 2:04 pm

Vernon's own Kingfisher Boats is among some prestigious company after being named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies. Canada’s Best Managed...

Housing camp faces hurdles

Apr 18, 2018 / 1:17 pm

A plan in Osoyoos for employee rental housing is faced with a tight timeline, while seeking an endorsement from town staff and council. The Osoyoos Employee...

Broncos GoFundMe closes

Apr 18, 2018 / 12:41 pm

Today is the last day to donate to a GoFundMe page for the Humboldt Broncos. The fundraising campaign was started by Humboldt resident Sylvie Kellington who...

Hwy 33 remains closed

Apr 18, 2018 / 12:34 pm

UPDATE 12:35 p.m. Construction crews worked through the night on the Highway 33 closure south of 8 Mile curve but in spite of their best efforts there is still...

Pumps running at full speed

Apr 18, 2018 / 12:16 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen's Emergency Operation Centre is urging all residents who have ever experienced flooding to be prepared for...

Mill Creek flood prep

Apr 18, 2018 / 12:00 pm

After a spring 2017 that saw Mill Creek overflow its banks for more than a month, City of Kelowna crews have been working hard preparing for similar water...

Celebrating our volunteers

Apr 18, 2018 / 11:55 am

National Volunteer Week from April 15 – 21 is a time to recognize and celebrate the hard work and dedication of volunteers across Canada. The City of...

Kamloops accepts OCP

Apr 18, 2018 / 11:15 am

Kamloops officially adopted an official community plan on Tuesday at a public hearing. The first thing the city plans to address is to review and update the...

'Landmark change' in ER

Apr 18, 2018 / 11:11 am

The emergency department at Penticton Regional Hospital has a new high-tech system to document patient care. On Wednesday, the hospital began rolling out an...

Let's hear it for Gen Z

Apr 18, 2018 / 11:00 am

Every generation has its “thing.” What they’re known for and how it affects past and future generations. Much has been said and written about...

Road reopens after washout

Apr 18, 2018 / 10:56 am

The Summerland-Princeton Road has reopened to traffic following a washout Sunday night. The Ministry of Transportation says the road was restored Tuesday...

Quantifying success of kits

Apr 18, 2018 / 10:52 am

The effectiveness of harm reduction strategies like take-home naloxone kits can now be quantified thanks to a new mathematical model. Developed by the BC...

From garage to greenhouse: meet floriculturist Ian Robertson

Apr 18, 2018 / 10:43 am

Ian Robertson leads a TRU Friends of the Gardens weekly tour. Plants scrub the air we breathe, boost our well-being with colours and smells and meet our daily...

Can BC restrict pipeline?

Apr 18, 2018 / 10:41 am

Environment Minister George Heyman says B.C. will take its Trans Mountain pipeline reference case to court by April 30. Heyman says the government will file its...

Controlled burns planned

Apr 18, 2018 / 10:39 am

The Penticton Indian Band is announcing prescribed burns in the Garnet Lake area northwest of Summerland. In conjunction with the provincial government, the...

Stars join Broncos tribute

Apr 18, 2018 / 10:36 am

UPDATE: 10:35 a.m. Some of Canada's biggest names in country music are banding together for a Saskatoon tribute concert to honour the Humboldt Broncos. Juno...

Chaos in chlorine attack

Apr 18, 2018 / 10:29 am

Residents of the Syrian town of Douma were packed into underground shelters amid bombardment when the gas began to spread. Suddenly, panic ensued. As shouts of...

'Poop Train' raises stink

Apr 18, 2018 / 10:29 am

A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet — and the...

4/20 origins: HS stoners

Apr 18, 2018 / 10:23 am

Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That's the numerical code for marijuana's high holiday, a celebration and homage to pot's enduring and universal slang...

Free Kleenex from rope

Apr 18, 2018 / 10:20 am

Marine biologists are on the lookout for one of the most productive North Atlantic right whales left in the world, after an apparently unsuccessful attempt to...

EpiPen shortage concerns

Apr 18, 2018 / 10:17 am

Pauline Osena knows how crucial it is to have EpiPens close at hand for her two young sons, who are at risk of life-threatening anaphylaxis because of multiple...

Kelowna's most wanted

Apr 18, 2018 / 10:00 am

Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following female who is wanted on a province-wide warrant as of April 18, 2018. Tara...

Safer intersection on way

Apr 18, 2018 / 9:37 am

An intersection in Kamloops will be safer after a construction project is completed that is slated to start this month. The City of Kamloops feels it's...

RDNO-Splatsin sign accord

Apr 18, 2018 / 9:33 am

The Splatsin First Nation and Regional District of North Okanagan will be working closer together on a range of projects after signing a co-operative...

Lock it or looted

Apr 18, 2018 / 9:33 am

Lock it, or it will get looted. A simple message from Kamloops RCMP. Insurance claims from theft from motor vehicles hit $18-million last year. Kamloops RCMP...

Test drive earns pink slips

Apr 18, 2018 / 7:39 am

A pair of technicians at a Winnipeg garage have been fired after a dash camera caught them swearing, speeding and mocking a customer's culture during a road...

Swift stalker had knife, rope

Apr 18, 2018 / 7:36 am

A Colorado man who was wearing a mask and had a knife in his car when he was arrested outside a Beverly Hills home owned by Taylor Swift was released from...

CP hit with strike notice

Apr 18, 2018 / 7:33 am

The union representing about 3,000 conductors and locomotive engineers at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says it has formally served the company with a 72 hour...

Courts only solution?

Apr 18, 2018 / 7:24 am

The latest study by Angus Reid on pipeline politics points to the courts as the only body opponents will respect in the ongoing battle. A slim majority of...

Disaster relief available

Apr 18, 2018 / 7:19 am

Disaster Financial Assistance is now available for British Columbians in the central Interior who were impacted by overland flooding or landslides from heavy...

BOC holds interest rates

Apr 18, 2018 / 7:08 am

UPDATE 7:08 a.m. The Bank of Canada says it will hold its key interest rate steady at 1.25 per cent. Most economists expected the central bank to retain its key...

Oil ban effect will be wide

Apr 18, 2018 / 7:02 am

Economic damage will extend far beyond the fuel budgets of British Columbia residents if Alberta successfully enacts a bill allowing it to restrict oil and gas...

Celebrate 4/20

Apr 18, 2018 / 7:00 am

Celebrate 4/20 by joining an Okanagan medical marijuana business raise cash for the SPCA. The owner of the Vernon and Kelowna Quick Grow is celebrating 4/20 by...

Roots tops expectations

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:59 am

Retailer Roots Corp. topped expectations as it reported a profit of $20.8 million in its latest quarter, up from $17.2 million in the same quarter a year...

Who is beheading meters?

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:56 am

In Washington, D.C., it was the fabled meter massacre back in the mid-1990s. In 2012, a man from the Bronx was accused of using super glue to thwart paid...

Cdn drug mule breaks down

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:52 am

A Canadian drug mule broke down in tears in an Australian court on Wednesday when she was sentenced to eight years in prison for her part in an attempt to...

GHG emissions creep lower

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:45 am

Canada's latest greenhouse gas inventory report to the United Nations shows emissions are starting to trend downward, but not nearly at the rate needed to...

4/20 a go despite no permit

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:39 am

Thousands are expected to attend the 4/20 marijuana smoke-in at Vancouver's Sunset Beach Friday, and while the legalization goal of the annual Weed Day will...

Metallica's food bank invite

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:33 am

Metallica have invited fans to join them for a day of service at food banks. Bosses at the rock group's charity foundation All Within My Hands have...

Backlash over Schumer film

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:31 am

Amy Schumer has fired back at critics of her new film, insisting they missed the point of the comedy from a trailer. The Trainwreck star has come under attack...

Rachel's anthem fail

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:28 am

Fight Song singer Rachel Platten has apologized for messing up the U.S. National Anthem at a women's soccer game on Saturday. The pop star restarted The...

Blake and Gwen surprise gig

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:26 am

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani surprised concertgoers in Las Vegas by putting on an impromptu show over the weekend. The couple attended the Academy of Country...

Billboard Awards, who's up

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:23 am

Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran lead the 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominations, with 15 mentions apiece. Both stars are up for Top Artist, competing against...

Bella denies Coachella kiss

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:19 am

Bella Hadid has denied kissing her ex The Weeknd at a Coachella after-party over the weekend. Reports emerged suggesting the model had rekindled her romance...

Meaning of True's name

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:17 am

Kris Jenner has revealed the name Khloe Kardashian has chosen for her daughter, True, runs in her family. The reality star hit headlines when she announced the...

Hounds for Hospice

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:00 am

One of the top photographers in the city will be taking snaps of pets for a good cause. Fiona Hook of Image Studios will be conducting $99 pet photography...

Don't be reluctant. Read!

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:00 am

I am a reluctant reader. Big deal, right? In this day and age, isn’t everybody? Well, that I’m a reluctant reader is unique because I’m former...

National volunteer week

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:00 am

April 15 to 21, 2018, is National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate the too-often unsung labour of ordinary citizens accomplishing extraordinary feats....

Cosby talks quaaludes, sex

Apr 18, 2018 / 5:38 am

Jurors could soon hear Bill Cosby's explosive testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex — an old admission that's taken on new...

Bird strike forces landing

Apr 18, 2018 / 5:37 am

A bird strike forced a Southwest Airlines jet to make an emergency landing in Nashville, Tennessee. The airline said in a statement that the pilot of Flight 577...

Pipeline haunts Trudeau

Apr 18, 2018 / 5:27 am

The explosive debate around the Trans Mountain pipeline followed Justin Trudeau to Britain's capital on Wednesday, as environmental activists confronted the...

Trump calls out Stormy

Apr 18, 2018 / 5:19 am

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a porn actress is pulling "a total con job" by promoting an artist's sketch of a man she says...

Russian sex guru still jailed

Apr 18, 2018 / 5:18 am

A Russian sex guru and his followers, one of whom claims to have evidence of Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, were acquitted...

Starbucks adds bias training

Apr 18, 2018 / 5:14 am

Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than...

'lost planet' = sky diamond

Apr 18, 2018 / 5:12 am

Fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth about a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system, according to a...

Luxury hotel sent to hearing

Apr 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

The public will get a chance to share their thoughts with Penticton city council on a luxury hotel proposed on the Naramata Bench. The hotel's plans breezed...

No action on urban deer

Apr 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

Penticton will continue to deal with urban deer issues on a case-by-case basis, despite concerns voiced by some council members during Tuesday night's...

$14 million in projects

Apr 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

The public had a chance to see how the city is spending more than $14 million in capital works projects at an open house Tuesday. Mark Dowhaniuk, manager,...

Roadwork on time, budget

Apr 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

The $2.2 million road upgrade in downtown Penticton has reached its halfway point, and the Downtown Penticton Association said the project is currently on time...

Iconic statue leaves mall

Apr 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

There were some big changes Tuesday afternoon at Kelowna's Towne Centre Mall. The 7,000-pound iconic carving The Old Tree was lifted through a rooftop...

Close eye on rising water

Apr 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

Central Okanagan residents aren't the only ones watching as creek levels rise. The Central Okanagan Emergency program, fire departments, regional parks and...

Bears and a hammock

Apr 18, 2018 / 1:03 am

Two bear cubs try to figure out a hammock

Fastest backwards runner

Apr 18, 2018 / 12:01 am

For most of his life, runner Aaron Yoder has been steadily moving forward. Then, he took a turn. After an injury prevented him from competing in races, Aaron...

Kelowna writer wins UBC Okanagan’s annual short story contest

Apr 18, 2018 / 12:00 am

Finalists in the 2018 Okanagan Short Story Contest, from left: Assoc. Prof. Michael V. Smith, MFA student Victoria Alvarez (second place), MA IGS student...

Help the planet, help people

Apr 17, 2018 / 11:59 pm

Last month, for the first time in a decade, electricity use in B.C. went up instead of down during the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour. Participation in...

Royal visit for Trudeau

Apr 17, 2018 / 9:52 pm

An audience with the Queen will highlight Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first full day in the United Kingdom on Wednesday, as he nears the end of a...

'Our turn to help'

Apr 17, 2018 / 9:36 pm

He was dedicated to coaching and mentoring young football players, but now those players are rising up to help him. British Columbia's high school football...

Mother felt 'violated'

Apr 17, 2018 / 9:13 pm

A Nova Scotia mother claims hospital security did nothing after a man allegedly recorded her while breastfeeding her 10-month-old daughter. Nicole Fraser said...

From Todayville in Red Deer: Heat women's volleyball recruit is ASDC Central Athlete of the Month

Apr 17, 2018 / 9:00 pm

Samantha Gagnon has been selected the Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) Central Female Athlete of the Month for April 2018 and is...

NHL stars visit Broncos

Apr 17, 2018 / 8:33 pm

A pair of NHL stars visited the nine members of the Humboldt Broncos still recovering in hospital from the April 6 bus crash to help raise their spirits....

Rocket trio on NHL radar

Apr 17, 2018 / 8:08 pm

Three members of this year's Kelowna Rockets could hear their names called when the NHL holds its annual entry draft June 22 and 23 in Dallas. Forwards Kyle...

Concerns over 5G networks

Apr 17, 2018 / 8:00 pm

The City of Penticton will be engaging with telecommunications companies and local residents about the potential health impacts of forthcoming 5G wireless...

Testing for deadly drugs

Apr 17, 2018 / 7:54 pm

A Vancouver harm-reduction group is setting its sights on protecting casual drug users in the ongoing battle to slow the death toll from opioid overdoses. The...

Poll: stay home or drive?

Apr 17, 2018 / 7:33 pm

Rain in the valley turns to snow in the mountain peaks – which made driving a challenge on high-elevation highways in B.C. Tuesday morning. Environment...

Prepping for the worst

Apr 17, 2018 / 7:30 pm

The City of West Kelowna will be installing bladder dams along Gellatly Road between the Cove Lakeside Resort and the bridge over Powers Creek. The stretch of...

Almost sucked out of jet

Apr 17, 2018 / 7:23 pm

UPDATE: 7:20 p.m. A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by...

Victim will testify from jail

Apr 17, 2018 / 7:19 pm

The victim in an alleged prison stabbing will be able to testify against his attacker via video link at a preliminary hearing later this month. Afshin Ighani,...

Werewolf rabies remedy?

Apr 17, 2018 / 7:13 pm

A Victoria naturopath is claiming to have treated a four-year-old boy's fear of werewolves by prescribing a remedy made from rabid dog saliva. Dr. Anke...

Safety measures on the way

Apr 17, 2018 / 7:00 pm

A Kaleden school is making progress with safety improvements to the busy road it sits on following a meeting with provincial and regional officials Thursday....

Sewage waste to be studied

Apr 17, 2018 / 6:52 pm

The City of Penticton is looking for new ways to deal with its sewage waste. Council heard Tuesday a request for proposals will be issued shortly for ideas to...

45 neglected dogs rescued

Apr 17, 2018 / 6:33 pm

The BC SPCA is looking into animal cruelty charges after 45 neglected dogs living in "unacceptable" conditions were surrendered by a former breeder...

Barbara Bush dead at 92

Apr 17, 2018 / 5:14 pm

Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George...

PV Road to get upgrade

Apr 17, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Pleasant Valley Road in Spallumcheen is about to get a lot smoother – and safer. Construction will be starting soon on the 4.7-kilometre stretch of road...

Knox to open up further

Apr 17, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Kelowna's Knox Mountain Drive will open up further this weekend. However, Kasugai Garden Park will be partially closed. With temperatures consistently above...

Real estate licensing in BC

Apr 17, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Over the past few years I have twice signed up for the BC real estate licensing course and had to prove to them that I could speak English as there is an...

And the winner is...

Apr 17, 2018 / 4:59 pm

A public naming contest for a new room at the Penticton Regional Hospital finally has a winner. Out of seven finalists, selected from 90 public submissions of...

Transit stops reprioritized

Apr 17, 2018 / 4:59 pm

The Kelowna transit system is in the process of reprioritizing its 2018 capital projects. Transit services co-ordinator Mike Kittmer told council Monday some...

More big hires at True Leaf

Apr 17, 2018 / 4:52 pm

Lumby-based True Leaf Medicine continues to pad its professional team with high-profile hires, today announcing Don Chisholm as its chief marketing officer....

Mental health slip irks judge

Apr 17, 2018 / 4:46 pm

A Penticton judge lambasted the criminal mental health system Tuesday after a bail hearing was derailed due to a court-ordered mental health assessment falling...

Possibly armed, dangerous

Apr 17, 2018 / 4:24 pm

The New Hazelton RCMP are asking for the public's help in finding a man wanted for a number of offences. Lane Steven Peepchuk is wanted for forcible...

No semis on hwy detour

Apr 17, 2018 / 4:13 pm

UPDATE: 4:10 p.m. DriveBC has clarified that the detour around a washout undermining Highway 33 east of Kelowna is closed to all commercial vehicles, not just...

Survives fall into crevasse

Apr 17, 2018 / 4:06 pm

A Calgary man has survived a more than 30-metre fall into a glacier crevasse in the Columbia Icefield area of Jasper National Park. Parks Canada says the...

Still no leads in 1973 death

Apr 17, 2018 / 4:03 pm

Police on Vancouver Island are again looking for clues in the death of a young man nearly 45 years ago. Saanich Police say in a news release that 20-year-old...

Melting ice, endless winter

Apr 17, 2018 / 3:56 pm

Scientists are suspecting that not enough winter in the Arctic has led to too much of it across the rest of Canada. From Toronto, where ice storms cancelled...

'We are entitled to justice'

Apr 17, 2018 / 3:45 pm

Family and supporters of a young Indigenous man shot and killed on a Saskatchewan farm used the international stage of the United Nations Tuesday to advocate...

Copperfield's secret

Apr 17, 2018 / 3:43 pm

A Nevada jury is getting a rare behind-the-scenes look at a David Copperfield disappearing act after a British man claimed he was badly hurt as he participated...

Dams at 'critical level'

Apr 17, 2018 / 3:43 pm

Water is being pumped away from Secrest Hill Road above Oliver in order to save the road from washout and protect lower-lying properties under evacuation alert....

Overfishing - time to shame

Apr 17, 2018 / 3:42 pm

Canada's fisheries minister wants the G7 to use military and other surveillance technology to name and shame countries that are conducting massive illegal...

Landslide below old fire

Apr 17, 2018 / 3:06 pm

Longtime Joe Rich resident Ralph Ormerod says it started to hail Monday night, which quickly turned to snow and now is rushing water. He lives in Joe Rich,...

Slides close Greenway

Apr 17, 2018 / 2:39 pm

At least two small washouts/slides have forced the closure of a section of Kelowna's Mission Creek Greenway. The Pinnacle Trail loop past the KLO Creek...

TAP-Vs rollin' in

Apr 17, 2018 / 2:35 pm

The British Columbia Dragoons Okanagan Regiment received the rest of their Tactical Armour Patrol Vehicles Tuesday morning. Eight TAP-Vs were hauled to the...

Capital works open house

Apr 17, 2018 / 2:27 pm

Residents can find out where some of their tax money is going at an open house tonight. The 2018 Capital Projects Open House takes place from 5-7 p.m. at the...

Highway 3A reopened

Apr 17, 2018 / 2:20 pm

UPDATE: 2:20 p.m. Highway 3A has partially reopened after being closed for more than four full days due to a mudslide. The section of highway, 18.5 kilometres...

Theme park plans upgrades

Apr 17, 2018 / 2:16 pm

Penticton city council has directed staff to start negotiations to renew a 20-year lease with the Locolanding theme park. The move came after a presentation...

10 Years for drug witness hit

Apr 17, 2018 / 2:12 pm

The man convicted of attempting to kill a key drug trial witness in West Kelowna will spend more than seven years of additional time behind bars. Tyrone McGee...

Three motels sell for $5M

Apr 17, 2018 / 12:35 pm

New details are being revealed about the sale of three low-budget motels in Penticton. The Western Investor is reporting the motels sold for $5 million....

Vernon fields reopen

Apr 17, 2018 / 12:24 pm

Recreational fields all over Vernon have opened back up for public use. The fields were closed Monday due to significant rainfall. The public was asked to stay...

Cops' charges stayed

Apr 17, 2018 / 12:04 pm

A judge has stayed assault charges against three Mounties accused of pepper spraying a man in custody, saying lengthy delays in getting the cases to trial have...

Mom Boucher pleads guilty

Apr 17, 2018 / 12:02 pm

A former Hells Angels boss already serving a life sentence in the death of two prison guards pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to kill another underworld...

Ban will hurt Alberta, too

Apr 17, 2018 / 12:00 pm

A spokesman for refiners in Western Canada says any move by the Alberta government to shut off the flow of refined fuel to British Columbia might increase...

Protect your bike with app

Apr 17, 2018 / 11:58 am

Help protect your bicycle by registering it with a popular app and Kamloops RCMP will give you a tamper-proof sticker to keep thieves away. Bikes are stolen...

Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer

Apr 17, 2018 / 11:30 am

The decision to award rapper Kendrick Lamar the Pulitzer Prize for music represents a historic moment not just for hip-hop and American music but also for the...

Alberta is bluffing: Eby

Apr 17, 2018 / 11:22 am

British Columbia's attorney general is calling Alberta's proposed fuel restriction law a "bluff" that will result in an immediate lawsuit from...

Mudslide crashes into shed

Apr 17, 2018 / 11:00 am

A South Okanagan family is counting their blessings after a mudslide wiped out a shed, narrowly missing a home Friday night near Twin Lakes. Brandon Burchett...

Stop signs and red lights

Apr 17, 2018 / 11:00 am

"I almost lost my life at West Fourth and Blenheim in Vancouver this morning," reported a DriveSmartBC Twitter follower. "I was turning left. The...

Sask. wades into oil fight

Apr 17, 2018 / 10:49 am

Premier Scott Moe says Saskatchewan will join Alberta in a fight with B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by introducing its own legislation on oil...

Pharmacies only for pot?

Apr 17, 2018 / 10:39 am

The City of West Kelowna is looking to tighten its bylaws around the sale of marijuana. A series of bylaw amendments will come before council today in...

Lululemon names new CFO

Apr 17, 2018 / 10:30 am

Lululemon Athletica Inc. has appointed Patrick Guido as chief financial officer as its search continues for a new chief executive. The Vancouver-based clothing...

Fancy flight, put your feet up

Apr 17, 2018 / 10:27 am

Air Canada will soon be offering lie-flat seats on some of its non-stop flights within Canada and the U.S. for customers willing to pay a premium. The airline...

IMF: global outlook bright

Apr 17, 2018 / 10:26 am

UPDATE: 10:25 a.m. The International Monetary Fund projects moderate economic growth for Canada this year and next, albeit at a pace slower than last year and...

WTO rules against Canada

Apr 17, 2018 / 10:20 am

A World Trade Organization panel is moving ahead with its review of Brazil's complaint that Bombardier Inc.'s C Series is receiving unfair subsidies...

$76B for guaranteed income

Apr 17, 2018 / 10:16 am

A federal spending watchdog says it could cost federal coffers more than $76 billion a year to provide a national, guaranteed minimum income similar to the one...

Manufacturing up 1.9%

Apr 17, 2018 / 10:11 am

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales grew 1.9 per cent to $55.8 billion in February, boosted by the transportation equipment industry. The increase in...

Fatwa against Facebook

Apr 17, 2018 / 10:09 am

Egypt's top mufti has issued a fatwa, or a religious decree, saying that buying Facebook "likes" is prohibited under Islam because it's a form...

Headless doll emergency

Apr 17, 2018 / 10:06 am

An apparent headless body that prompted a major police operation in southern Germany has turned out to be a doll. Police in Baden-Wuerttemberg state say a...

Big pot plans in the Hat

Apr 17, 2018 / 10:04 am

Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it is acquiring about 29 hectares of land in Medicine Hat, Alta., to build a new high-tech cannabis facility. The company says a...

Kelowna's most wanted

Apr 17, 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 April 17, 2018. Davis...

22cm of snow in Joe Rich

Apr 17, 2018 / 9:48 am

Joe Rich residents woke up to a large dump of snow Tuesday morning in the hills east of Kelowna. Hartmut Witschel said his location on Goudie Road received 22...

Pipeline - gloves dropped

Apr 17, 2018 / 9:46 am

By Ken Green Earlier this month, pipeline company Kinder Morgan announced it will suspend all "non-essential" activities and "related...

Cut back your loads

Apr 17, 2018 / 9:34 am

Vehicles carrying heavy loads through Vernon are going to have to lighten up immediately. Trucks are being ordered to cut back their loads 30 per cent, driving...

Kal-Tire donates

Apr 17, 2018 / 9:00 am

Kal-Tire has recently donated $1500 to Spec-Team FASD Assessment Society, in Vernon, to purchase an assessment tool that will be used by their Specialized...

Stormy 'done being bullied'

Apr 17, 2018 / 8:35 am

The porn actress alleging a sexual affair with President Donald Trump says she is "done being bullied." Stormy Daniels appeared on ABC's "The...

Sex assault suspect sought

Apr 17, 2018 / 8:32 am

Surrey RCMP needs the public's help to identify a sexual assault suspect, after a woman was allegedly groped while shopping in the City Centre area in March...

Inspectors search Syria

Apr 17, 2018 / 8:09 am

International inspectors have entered the Syrian town where an alleged chemical attack was carried out earlier this month, Syrian state media reported Tuesday,...

Ex-CEO refuses to testify

Apr 17, 2018 / 8:07 am

The chair of the British Parliament's media committee says that Cambridge Analytica's former CEO, Alexander Nix, says he will no longer testify at an...

Trudeau in Paris

Apr 17, 2018 / 8:05 am

With trademark rhetorical flourish, Justin Trudeau delivered a message of inclusive economic growth, environmental guardianship, progressive trade and gender...

WTO rules against Canada

Apr 17, 2018 / 8:04 am

A World Trade Organization panel reviewing CSeries subsidies after a request by Brazil is moving ahead after a preliminary decision to allow it to consider...

Heavy snow on Connector

Apr 17, 2018 / 7:05 am

Rain in the valley turns to snow in the mountain peaks – which is making driving a challenge on many roadways Tuesday morning. Rene Doiron sent us this...

Traffic tragedies

Apr 17, 2018 / 7:00 am

Tragedy and mourning has been felt across our nation and the world. While we mourn this event and reflect on it, we should consider the changes that we can make...

Allegiant safety in question

Apr 17, 2018 / 6:56 am

A U.S. airline popular with British Columbians for discount flights from Bellingham, Wash., is facing allegations over its safety record. CBS's 60 Minutes...

Will Blake and Gwen marry?

Apr 17, 2018 / 6:34 am

Blake Shelton has considered marrying Gwen Stefani, but is in no rush to settle down with the singer. The country star spoke with CMT during the Academy of...

Counterfeit currency alert

Apr 17, 2018 / 6:32 am

RCMP are on the hunt for fraudsters passing counterfeit U.S. money across the Okanagan. Investigators have seized several confirmed counterfeit U.S. $20 and $50...

Usher robbed of $820,000

Apr 17, 2018 / 6:31 am

Burglars stole $820,000 in cash and jewelry when they broke into Usher's Los Angeles home last month. The singer's estranged wife Grace Miguel reported...

Khloe's daughter is True

Apr 17, 2018 / 6:28 am

Khloe Kardashian has spoken out for the first time since welcoming a baby girl last week, revealing she has named her daughter True Thompson. The Keeping Up...

Ex-manager sues Mariah

Apr 17, 2018 / 6:26 am

Mariah Carey is reportedly facing an employment and civil rights lawsuit filed by her former manager Stella Bulochnikov. Stella, who also goes by marital name...

One Direction reunion?

Apr 17, 2018 / 6:24 am

Liam Payne has hinted that One Direction are planning to reunite. The boy band announced went on hiatus in January 2016, less than a year after Zayn Malik...

'R. Kelly gave me an STD'

Apr 17, 2018 / 6:22 am

A woman has filed a complaint against R. Kelly, alleging he infected her with a sexually transmitted disease. The unnamed woman also claims the I Believe I Can...

Stamos a first-time dad

Apr 17, 2018 / 6:19 am

John Stamos is a first-time father, after wife Caitlin McHugh gave birth to a baby boy. The Fuller House actor took to Instagram on Sunday to reveal the happy...

Epitaph for Humboldt?

Apr 17, 2018 / 6:00 am

“Please help us raise money for the players and families affected. Money will go directly to families to help with any expenses incurred.” As of...

Funtastic 'a huge legacy'

Apr 17, 2018 / 6:00 am

"Funtastic has a huge legacy, and a lot of this community knows about that legacy." For thousands of people, the annual softball tournament and music...

Charlize Theron likes it hot

Apr 17, 2018 / 5:34 am

Hollywood actress Charlize Theron's tasty endorsement is giving a Hamilton hot sauce some extra zing in their sales. After the "Mad Max: Fury...

Comey calls out Trump

Apr 17, 2018 / 5:33 am

Former FBI Director James Comey says it's "not OK" or "not normal" for the president to call for the jailing of private citizens....

4 sons mourned

Apr 17, 2018 / 5:31 am

A memorial is to be held today for four players with the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team who called the Edmonton area home. Jaxon Joseph of Edmonton, Parker...

Coquihalla NB closed

Apr 17, 2018 / 5:22 am

The Coquihalla northbound is closed at the Box Canyon chain-up area because of a motor vehicle incident. No detours or alternate routes available. and no...

Ice storm leaves darkness

Apr 17, 2018 / 5:20 am

Utility crews continued repairing severed power lines on Tuesday morning after a wild few days of rain, freezing rain, snow and strong wind across much of...

Capri certainty demanded

Apr 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Once burned, twice shy. That's the attitude Kelowna city council seemed to take Monday in deferring acceptance of a master plan for redevelopment of the...

Family homeless after fire

Apr 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

A family is living in a hotel room after a fire ripped through their home, killing their six pets and leaving them without a house. Cherylee Morrison was in...

Holding gas hostage?

Apr 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

With Monday's announcement from Alberta that new legislation will be enacted allowing the province to restrict the amount of oil and gas products leaving...

Held down by stigma

Apr 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Jimmy Prentice stood on the side of a busy street at the north end of Vernon holding a sign that read, "tradesman looking for a job." The heavy-duty...

Cirque tix giveaway today

Apr 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

We are planning an icy scavenger hunt! Castanet Penticton, the Downtown Penticton Association and the South Okanagan Events Centre are teaming up to give away...

Speedway cars ready to race

Apr 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Penticton, start your engines. This Sunday, April 22 is opening day at Penticton Speedway, and preparations are well underway at the track. "We're...

Never stop growing

Apr 17, 2018 / 12:01 am

Humans grow to reach a certain height but then just stop growing. Why is this?

How steel wool is made

Apr 17, 2018 / 12:01 am

So... you're telling me there's not steel sheep?

148 homes under evac alert

Apr 16, 2018 / 9:29 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has expanded an evacuation alert to 148 properties north of Oliver due to the potential of a debris flow. The...

Earth Day at Spring Market

Apr 16, 2018 / 8:00 pm

In celebration of Earth Day, the Penticton Trade and Convention Center will be hosting a Spring Market over the coming weekend. On April 21 and 22, over 150...

Poll: pipeline intervention

Apr 16, 2018 / 7:36 pm

B.C.'s attorney general is threatening to sue if a new law introduced in Alberta causes gasoline prices to skyrocket. David Eby says it's...

Ice bombs cancel Jays game

Apr 16, 2018 / 7:10 pm

UPDATE: 7:10 p.m. Chunks of ice crashing down from the CN Tower following a weekend of freezing rain forced the closure of the Toronto landmark and damaged the...

More work on Memorial

Apr 16, 2018 / 7:00 pm

The City of Penticton is taking a look at the arches of Memorial Arena over the next few weeks. Crews will be removing the concrete block construction at the...

Mobile abortion billboard

Apr 16, 2018 / 7:00 pm

A truck spotted driving around Kelowna is causing a stir among some residents. The Kelowna Right to Life Society launched a new moving billboard on April 8 in...

Night Court star found dead

Apr 16, 2018 / 6:47 pm

Harry Anderson, the actor best known for playing an off-the-wall judge working the night shift of a Manhattan court room in the television comedy series...

Another Broncos funeral

Apr 16, 2018 / 6:46 pm

Evan Thomas ate Fruit Loops for breakfast, went to the rink for a skate, then had a nap before boarding the Humboldt Broncos bus for a playoff game. During the...

Chamber against spec tax

Apr 16, 2018 / 6:00 pm

The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce has decided to throw their support behind a "Scrap the Speculation Tax" movement, of which the...

National volunteer week

Apr 16, 2018 / 6:00 pm

From April 15 to 21, Volunteer Canada and KCR Community Resources, the Volunteer Centre for the Central Okanagan, celebrate Canada’s 12.7 million...

Stop sucking, Vernon

Apr 16, 2018 / 5:20 pm

The Phoenix Steakhouse and Bar wants you to stop sucking. The Vernon restaurant is reducing its environmental footprint, and it is doing away with plastic...

$33M in unpaid bridge tolls

Apr 16, 2018 / 5:00 pm

The tolls have been gone for months, but the bills still remain. Tolls came off the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges in B.C.'s Lower Mainland more than...

Hwy closed another night

Apr 16, 2018 / 4:56 pm

UPDATE 5:00 p.m. Highway 3A at Yellow Lake will remain closed overnight due to a landslide Friday morning. DriveBC reports the next update will be available...

Two hurt in road washout

Apr 16, 2018 / 4:52 pm

UPDATE: 4:50 p.m. The Penticton RCMP says two female occupants of a vehicle that plunged into a washout on the Princeton-Summerland Road were taken to hospital...

Son's memorial looted

Apr 16, 2018 / 4:42 pm

A Victoria mother is pleading for the return of statuettes stolen from a roadside memorial to her son. AJ Wakeling died in October 2012 after being hit by a...

Rehab operator walks away

Apr 16, 2018 / 4:33 pm

In the face of wide opposition from the neighbourhood, the operator of a Penticton recovery centre has pulled the plug on efforts to open a similar six-bed...

Digging in for pipeline fight

Apr 16, 2018 / 4:24 pm

B.C.'s attorney general is threatening to sue if a new law introduced in Alberta causes gasoline prices to skyrocket. David Eby says it's...

Rabbit vaccine arrives

Apr 16, 2018 / 4:15 pm

The first batch of vaccine to protect domestic and feral rabbits from a disease that has devastated some communities in B.C. is now available for owners and...

Kinder Morgan pipeline

Apr 16, 2018 / 4:00 pm

Why are some people in BC against the Kinder Morgan pipeline? Please look up Kinder Morgan Oil Spill History on Google: 80 recorded spills since 1961, (six in...

Brace for big dump of snow

Apr 16, 2018 / 3:42 pm

UPDATE: 3:40 p.m. Heavy snowfall is expected on B.C.'s mountain highways overnight. Environment Canada has issued warnings and special weather statements...

Is fear your investor guide?

Apr 16, 2018 / 3:00 pm

Is a fear of the stock markets going to ruin your retirement? If you’re under the age of 40, it just might. Canadians at all stages of life can struggle...

Angel award entry deadline

Apr 16, 2018 / 2:54 pm

The deadline for the preliminary audition stage of the 6th Annual Angel Award Talent Competition is April 30th. Interested competitors can find entry details at...

Fire started in laundry

Apr 16, 2018 / 2:27 pm

UPDATE: 2:25 p.m. This morning's house fire on the 2500 block of Sexsmith Road started in a basement laundry room. Kelowna firefighters arrived to find...

1000s of sandbags filled

Apr 16, 2018 / 2:20 pm

The Penticton Fire Department is not letting flood season catch it unprepared. They have been at work all weekend filling sandbags at Fire Hall 202, and...

Alberta's 'clear message'

Apr 16, 2018 / 2:14 pm

The Alberta government has introduced legislation that would give the energy minister power to restrict the flow of oil, gasoline and natural gas leaving the...

How $12M will be used

Apr 16, 2018 / 2:13 pm

Officials with the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team, which lost 16 players and staff in a horrific bus crash earlier this month, are expected to release...

8-year-old knife attacker

Apr 16, 2018 / 2:07 pm

An eight-year-old student took a kitchen knife to a central Minnesota elementary school and randomly attacked three other children Monday, authorities said....

A new foodie 'Landmark'

Apr 16, 2018 / 1:59 pm

The former home of Turner Volkswagen is poised to become “Kelowna’s newest mixed-use dining and farm-fresh culinary market destination.” Al...

Pipeline leaks 290,000 litres

Apr 16, 2018 / 1:58 pm

Crews are cleaning up after an oil and saltwater leak from a pipeline owned by Paramount Resources Ltd. was discovered near Zama City in the far northwest...

Mother Nature out of sync

Apr 16, 2018 / 1:54 pm

Mother Nature is losing her timing. A major study has concluded that the delicately choreographed interactions between species that keep food webs functioning...

He's no 'couch jihadist'

Apr 16, 2018 / 1:54 pm

An officer in the RCMP's national security division says the man acquitted of terror charges in a B.C. court was no "couch jihadist" and was...

Unifor, Resolute reach deal

Apr 16, 2018 / 1:44 pm

Unifor says it has reached a tentative deal with Resolute Forest Products Inc. that, once approved, will serve as a pattern agreement for workers at pulp and...

Input sought on legal pot

Apr 16, 2018 / 1:42 pm

The City of Penticton wants to know what people think about legal cannabis. The city has launched a community survey to help it develop local rules for retail...

SUV in river with 2 bodies

Apr 16, 2018 / 1:32 pm

Crews searching for a family whose vehicle plunged into a rain-swollen Northern California river more than a week ago have found the sport utility vehicle and...

She wins Boston Marathon

Apr 16, 2018 / 1:29 pm

Desiree Linden splashed her way through icy rain and a near-gale headwind to win the Boston Marathon on Monday, the first victory for an American woman since...

Are you healthy down there?

Apr 16, 2018 / 1:20 pm

Doctors have long advised women to avoid vaginal douching because of the risk of infection and other adverse effects, but a new study suggests other feminine...

Stay off the sports fields

Apr 16, 2018 / 1:14 pm

Recreational fields across Vernon are closed temporarily. Rainfall and a quick snowmelt throughout town have forced the City of Vernon to shut down the sports...

Vermilion's $1.4B oil buy

Apr 16, 2018 / 1:13 pm

International oil and gas producer Vermilion Energy Inc. is taking advantage of low valuations for "unloved" Canadian energy assets in a $1.4-billion...

Is it spring yet?

Apr 16, 2018 / 12:59 pm

Although spring is technically in full swing, temperatures won't feel too spring-like this week in the Okanagan. The good news is, it could be a lot worse....

2 feet of rain in 1 day

Apr 16, 2018 / 12:49 pm

Dozens of people are stranded at a Red Cross shelter on Kauai after a storm dropped over two feet of rain, causing massive flooding and grounding rescue...

Charges for protesters?

Apr 16, 2018 / 12:44 pm

B.C.'s Prosecution Service is considering criminal charges against dozens of people arrested for protesting Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline...

Rain closes sports fields

Apr 16, 2018 / 12:41 pm

Soggy weather has resulted in the closure of the Kings Park soccer fields in Penticton. The City of Penticton says the fields need to be re-examined Tuesday...

Rain closes fields

Apr 16, 2018 / 12:37 pm

Rainy weather has caused all city fields in Kamloops to close. Parks staff inspected the fields and felt it's necessary they be closed to prevent turf...

Fair still needs businesses

Apr 16, 2018 / 12:27 pm

It's not too late to get your health and wellness business into the City’s Employee Health and Wellness Fair next month. The City of Vernon is still...

Luxury hotel before council

Apr 16, 2018 / 11:40 am

Staff with the City of Penticton are recommending council support a 20-room hotel proposed for the Naramata Bench. A report going before council on Tuesday also...

Prepare for water off

Apr 16, 2018 / 11:23 am

Residents of Kelowna's Falcon Ridge area should prepare to have no water on Tuesday. The Regional District of Central Okanagan says water will be shut off...

Discussing Swan Lake Plan

Apr 16, 2018 / 11:11 am

The lands east of Swan Lake will be discussed this evening at a Public Open House. It will be a chance for the community share its feedback on the Swan Lake...

Arrests for a good cause

Apr 16, 2018 / 11:05 am

Kelowna's Canadian Brewhouse will be turned into a makeshift jail on Thursday. "Jailbirds" will be rounded up across the city for the Kelowna...

Be ready when life happens

Apr 16, 2018 / 11:00 am

“I wish I’d known about these options a year ago. I went to my bank and they said there was nothing I could do, that I should just sell my car or...

Farmers' market returning

Apr 16, 2018 / 10:59 am

The surest sign of spring in Penticton is the opening of the Penticton Farmers' Market, this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. “It’s a very exciting time...

Standoff ends in arrest

Apr 16, 2018 / 10:56 am

UPDATE: 10:55 a.m. RCMP say a five-hour standoff that concluded about midnight began at 7 p.m. Sunday. The man barricaded himself in a home on the 1500 block of...

Motorhome fire in Lumby

Apr 16, 2018 / 10:50 am

An early morning fire has destroyed a motorhome in Lumby. Lumby Fire Chief Tony Clayton says crews arrived shortly before 3 a.m. to find the motorhome on...

Calgary continues Oly bid

Apr 16, 2018 / 10:45 am

Calgary city council has voted to continue working on a potential bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It appeared last week that council was on the...

Snowfall warning in AB

Apr 16, 2018 / 10:30 am

UPDATE 10:28 a.m. Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Trans-Canada Highway, Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass expect snowfall amounts between 10...

Pumps working against rain

Apr 16, 2018 / 10:28 am

Water levels in Green Lake near Okanagan Falls are holding steady despite a rainy weekend, thanks to pumping efforts by the Regional District of Okanagan...

Bomb threat at school

Apr 16, 2018 / 10:18 am

A North Vancouver high school has been evacuated this morning. RCMP say a bomb threat was directed at Bodwell High School on Harbourside Drive. Students are on...

'Didn't get to say goodbye'

Apr 16, 2018 / 10:04 am

UPDATE: 10:20 a.m. A Kelowna family is mourning the loss of their beloved pets and home after a fire ripped through their house on Sunday. The fire started at...

Kelowna's most wanted

Apr 16, 2018 / 10:00 am

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

RCMP de-escalate situation

Apr 16, 2018 / 9:21 am

Kamloops RCMP was able to de-escalate an early Sunday morning incident at Brocklehurst dog park. Police say they were called about 5 a.m. to a report of a...

Funtastic line up announced

Apr 16, 2018 / 9:02 am

It will be another rocking Funtastic in the North Okanagan. The line up for the 2018 A&W Music Festival has been announced and features some familiar faces...

Domino's delivers to beach

Apr 16, 2018 / 8:11 am

Domino's, which has been bringing pizzas to doorsteps for more than half a century, will now deliver to the great outdoors. The pizza chain said Monday that...

Rising rates pinching people

Apr 16, 2018 / 8:09 am

A new poll suggests a growing proportion of Canadians say they are feeling the effects of higher interest rates. The quarterly MNP consumer debt index survey...

'Full Metal Jacket' actor dies

Apr 16, 2018 / 8:07 am

R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine who made a career in Hollywood playing hard-nosed military men like Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal...

7 dead, in prison fight

Apr 16, 2018 / 8:01 am

An eruption of bloody violence at a maximum-security prison in South Carolina left seven inmates dead and at least 17 others seriously injured, authorities said...

Builders optimism sliding

Apr 16, 2018 / 7:59 am

Homebuilder confidence slid for the fourth consecutive month with steadily rising mortgage rates and sky-high home prices putting ownership out of reach for...

Comey coming to Ottawa

Apr 16, 2018 / 7:57 am

Former FBI director James Comey, whose new book has provoked angry tweets from President Donald Trump, is scheduled to speak at an Ottawa conference just before...

McArthur 8th murder charge

Apr 16, 2018 / 7:35 am

Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur has been charged with an eighth count of first-degree murder. Police have identified the alleged victim as Kirushna Kumar...

Pipeline special debate

Apr 16, 2018 / 7:28 am

The opposition Conservatives today will again ask for an emergency debate in the Commons on the Trans Mountain pipeline situation. It is second time in two...

Get active with the Y

Apr 16, 2018 / 7:16 am

YMCA Kelowna is gearing up for Healthy Kids Day at the end of the month. This year on April 29 Healthy Kids Day is being celebrated in over 1,700 communities...

Starbucks racial situation

Apr 16, 2018 / 7:07 am

The CEO of Starbucks arrived in Philadelphia hoping to meet with two black men who were arrested when the coffee chain's employees called 911 and said they...

Surfer mauled by shark

Apr 16, 2018 / 7:04 am

A surfer mauled by a shark Monday off southwestern Australia managed to swim to shore despite serious injuries to both of his legs, an official and a witness...

Students' perky protest

Apr 16, 2018 / 7:01 am

A Florida high school student who triggered an international discussion on whether women should have to wear bras is mobilizing girls to go braless to protest...

New sanctions on Russia

Apr 16, 2018 / 6:56 am

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has indicated new economic sanctions will be announced Monday against Russia for enabling the government of Syrian leader Bashar...

A window on native history

Apr 16, 2018 / 6:52 am

Surrounded by old-growth rainforest against the rocky shoreline on the southwest edge of Vancouver Island lies a centuries-old Indigenous village where...

Guide to legalization

Apr 16, 2018 / 6:46 am

Municipalities will have to grapple with a host of thorny issues once recreational cannabis is legalized in Canada — but it's the matter of home-grown...

Death of the password?

Apr 16, 2018 / 6:43 am

The death of the password could be upon us. A new security standard recently endorsed by the World Wide Web Consortium has experts excited about the prospect of...

Stars rock out at Coachella

Apr 16, 2018 / 6:36 am

Leonardo DiCaprio, Rihanna, and Shania Twain were among the non-performing celebrities who made the trip out to the California desert for Coachella over the...

Kate fights morning sickness

Apr 16, 2018 / 6:33 am

Kate Hudson has joked she needed "a bed and a bucket" during a photoshoot while she was pregnant. The 38-year-old announced she was expecting her...

The Weeknd breaks down

Apr 16, 2018 / 6:29 am

The Weeknd broke down during his Coachella set on Friday, while performing songs allegedly about ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. The 28-year-old Canadian singer,...

Mandy's bachelorette party

Apr 16, 2018 / 6:24 am

Mandy Moore began her bachelorette festivities on Friday, on a fun-filled road trip with pals including Minka Kelly and Susan Kelechi Watson. The This Is Us...

Schumer's string of 'suckers'

Apr 16, 2018 / 6:21 am

Comedienne Amy Schumer can't believe she tried to make love work with so many "suckers" before finding her husband. The Trainwreck star married...

Shania all set to tour

Apr 16, 2018 / 6:18 am

Shania Twain has changed her live shows to avoid risking a Lyme disease flare-up. The Still the One singer hits the road as part of her Now Tour next month to...

Richard Gere to marry

Apr 16, 2018 / 6:16 am

Richard Gere is reportedly set to wed girlfriend Alejandra Silva next month. According to Spanish newspaper ABC, the couple will tie the knot in a low-key...

Happy spring update

Apr 16, 2018 / 6:00 am

The newest version of Windows 10 is rolling out now. Here’s what’s new and how to get ready. Windows 10 Spring Creators Update is rolling out...

Red tide might be good

Apr 16, 2018 / 5:19 am

A red tide is heading for thousands of acres of oyster beds in New Jersey's Delaware Bay. But unlike the harmful algae blooms of the same name, this red...

Morally unfit: Comey

Apr 16, 2018 / 5:16 am

Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it's possible the Russians have compromising information on President Donald Trump, that there is "some...

Concussion - the real deal

Apr 16, 2018 / 5:12 am

An honest discussion about concussion is one of the keynote talks at BRAINx. Former hockey players Kerry Goulet and Keith Primeau of Stop Concussions will talk...

Input on new active corridor

Apr 16, 2018 / 5:10 am

The City of Kelowna is looking for input on the design of a new active transportation corridor. The latest corridor centres around routing options and concept...

Trudeau arrives in Paris

Apr 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in France as he continues more than a week of globetrotting following a brief stop in Ottawa Sunday to...

A happy Sikh celebration

Apr 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

The second annual Vaisakhi parade, celebrating the creation of the Sikh religion, took place Sunday on South Main Street in Penticton. Hundreds of people were...

Country acts honour victims

Apr 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

The country music community, returning to Las Vegas six months after a massive shooting in the city, remembered the victims not in song, but with words to open...

Runners 'plogging'

Apr 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

A group of runners raced around Kelowna on Sunday picking up as much garbage as they could. Steven Morrison, one of the leaders of the fitness group call...

Students get a garden

Apr 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

A beautiful garden will come to life at Kidston Elementary School later this month. It has been a long time coming but students, teachers and parents are...

Season kicks off

Apr 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

It was opening day at Vernon's Allan Brooks Nature Centre on Sunday and hundreds of people showed up to enjoy the festivities. Allan Brooks Nature Centre...

What about dash cams

Apr 16, 2018 / 4:00 am

Since we seem to be unable to live without electronic gadgets, why not add one more to the collection? This one however will be helpful and not distracting at...

Teacher races students

Apr 16, 2018 / 12:01 am

Watch as this teacher races his students, who are armed with calculators, at a math problem using this simple trick.

Airplane banner ads

Apr 16, 2018 / 12:01 am

This is how airplanes fly giant banner ads

Computer modeling may provide better treatments for emphysema

Apr 16, 2018 / 12:00 am

Joshua Brinkerhoff is an assistant professor in the School of Engineering at UBC Okanagan Simulations help researchers understand how lungs absorb oxygen...

Slide cleared on hwy

Apr 15, 2018 / 7:35 pm

UPDATE: 7:30 p.m. Drive BC reports that the Highway 33 mudslide has been cleared. All lanes are open. UPDATE: 5 p.m. A young girl says she lives right beside...

Ambulance in 3-way crash

Apr 15, 2018 / 6:25 pm

An ambulance carrying a patient to hospital crashed in Maple Ridge Sunday afternoon. The multi-vehicle crash happened at Lougheed Highway and Laity Street, near...

Plane ditches in field

Apr 15, 2018 / 6:16 pm

A small aircraft made an emergency landing in a field near Pitt Meadows Airport, Sunday. The single-engine plane had a mechanical issue and lost power while...

Trustee in more hot water

Apr 15, 2018 / 6:01 pm

A Chilliwack school trustee is facing a human rights complaint for controversial comments he has made about gender identity and sexual orientation. The B.C....

Broncos capt remembered

Apr 15, 2018 / 5:57 pm

Humboldt Broncos captain Logan Schatz was remembered as a kind, hard-working leader at his funeral on Sunday at a curling rink in his hometown of Allan, Sask....

Barbara Bush health failing

Apr 15, 2018 / 5:52 pm

Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health and after a series of hospitalizations, she has decided not to seek further medical treatment, a family...

Man City Premier champs

Apr 15, 2018 / 5:41 pm

They won it in the last remaining seconds in 2012, and in the final match in 2014. At last, Manchester City's players can enjoy a serene Premier League...

Warthog wanders into city

Apr 15, 2018 / 5:36 pm

African warthogs, not surprisingly, are not native to Florida so state wildlife officials are investigating how one wound up loose in a suburban neighbourhood....

Pipelines to US more likely

Apr 15, 2018 / 5:31 pm

After nearly a decade since the last major oil pipeline was built, and with existing ones brimming with crude, Canada's energy industry is wondering when...

Week ahead in business

Apr 15, 2018 / 5:30 pm

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Interest rate watch The Bank of Canada will announce its latest interest rate...

Election just around corner

Apr 15, 2018 / 4:00 pm

Contemplating the next federal election should put most people into a severe state of mental agony, as the three main political parties are in various stages of...

4 dogs, 1 cat & duck dead

Apr 15, 2018 / 3:20 pm

UPDATE: 3:20 p.m. No one was inside a house when a fire completely gutted a family's home near McCurdy Road. Multiple animals died in the blaze, according...

'Help rebuild their home'

Apr 15, 2018 / 3:00 pm

A GoFundMe has been created for Larry Gilchuck and his wife who were inside their Vernon home when a landslide came barrelling towards them early Tuesday...

Castanet's week in review

Apr 15, 2018 / 2:00 pm

Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen.

Bird caused sky to light up

Apr 15, 2018 / 12:02 pm

UPDATE: noon The cause of strange blue lights that illuminated the sky in Lake Country Saturday night has been determined. Numerous residents and travellers...

PM promises pipeline

Apr 15, 2018 / 11:23 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has instructed his finance minister to enter negotiations with Kinder Morgan to "remove the uncertainty" hanging...

Ice pellets and freezing rain

Apr 15, 2018 / 11:15 am

More than 35,000 people were without power in southern and central Ontario Sunday as the region was hit by another round of freezing rain and ice pellets....

Weird marriage behaviour

Apr 15, 2018 / 11:00 am

My husband is responsible for feeding the pets every morning and then taking the dog into the yard to do his chores. I had to fill in for him one morning this...

Hwy still closed from slide

Apr 15, 2018 / 10:36 am

A section of Highway 3A at Yellow Lake will continue to be closed on Sunday afternoon. Crews are still on scene working to clean up the mudslide that slid right...

Vernon athletes shine

Apr 15, 2018 / 8:45 am

Vernon athletes Elena Gaskell and Noah Morrison are bringing home some hardware from the Ski Big Air at the World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler over...

Bieber quitting showbiz?

Apr 15, 2018 / 8:27 am

Justin Bieber is reportedly considering quitting showbiz to "dedicate his life to Jesus." The Love Yourself singer has become a committed Christian...

Gwyneth's girls weekend

Apr 15, 2018 / 8:26 am

Gwyneth Paltrow looked relaxed and carefree in snaps shared from her bachelorette weekend in Mexico on Saturday. The 45-year-old actress showed off her enviable...

Smitten newlyweds

Apr 15, 2018 / 8:17 am

Newlyweds Kate Mara and Jamie Bell have vowed to never spend more than two weeks apart. The actress tells the new issue of Shape magazine she loves being...

Poll: attacks on Syria

Apr 15, 2018 / 7:50 am

Hundreds of Syrians gathered at landmark squares in the Syrian capital Saturday, honking their car horns, flashing victory signs and waving Syrian flags in...

NHLers trade sticks for bats

Apr 15, 2018 / 7:38 am

Several NHL stars will swap their sticks for bats to raise money for JoeAnna's House. The celebrity slo-pitch game, slated for the Canada Day long weekend,...

Syrian Canadians react

Apr 15, 2018 / 7:31 am

Syrian Canadians are expressing mixed reactions to the U.S.-led airstrikes against Syria's government in retaliation for a suspected chemical-weapons...

Massive power outage

Apr 15, 2018 / 7:28 am

More than 15,000 people were without power in southern Ontario Sunday morning as the region was hit by another round of freezing rain and ice pellets....

Charged in shooting plot

Apr 15, 2018 / 7:26 am

High school friends remember Lindsay Souvannarath as quiet, clean-cut and weird. She wore yellow high heels and bright lipstick to class at her middle-class...

'A traumatic stressful event'

Apr 15, 2018 / 7:22 am

The pain would have been excruciating for two female black bears found in Waterton Lakes National Park after the Kenow Mountain wildfire tore through the rugged...

'It's all about the Broncos'

Apr 15, 2018 / 7:20 am

A tragic bus crash that has sunk a Saskatchewan community into deep sorrow has also released an incredible display of human kindness as residents struggle to...

Boston bombing timeline

Apr 15, 2018 / 7:16 am

A timeline of events related to the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 260 others on April 15, 2013: March 2011: The Russian FSB...

Accepting a challenge

Apr 15, 2018 / 7:14 am

A Montreal mountaineer will attempt to become the first solo woman to climb Canada's highest mountain in a trek that begins next month. Should Monique...

Wait list after wait list

Apr 15, 2018 / 7:12 am

British Columbia parents who have lost the chance to get their children into French immersion through a lottery system are hoping the education minister's...

At least 11 dead after attack

Apr 15, 2018 / 7:08 am

At least 11 Afghan paramilitary forces were killed when the Taliban attacked their checkpoint, an official said Sunday. Zabi Amani, a spokesman for the governor...

Pushing for a solution

Apr 15, 2018 / 7:05 am

France is urging Russia to join a push for a political solution in Syria after joint U.S., French and British attacks on Syrian chemical weapons sites. French...

Pence defends Syrian strike

Apr 15, 2018 / 7:03 am

Thousands of miles from home, Vice-President Mike Pence was thrust into a new, more immediate, role on the world stage Saturday: explaining President Donald...

Remembering Titanic

Apr 15, 2018 / 7:00 am

One hundred and six years after the Titanic was swallowed by frigid waters, Nova Scotians will gather to remember the lives lost during the ship's fateful...

How far will Trudeau go?

Apr 15, 2018 / 6:58 am

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sits down in Ottawa this morning with the premiers of British Columbia and Alberta it will be the first time the three...

Estevan Bruins pay respects

Apr 15, 2018 / 6:57 am

The Estevan Bruins made a pit stop on their way into Nipawin, Sask., on Friday night to pay their respects to members of the Humboldt Broncos who were killed in...

No winning ticket

Apr 15, 2018 / 6:49 am

There was no winning ticket for the $20 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket...

Horoscope: April 15-21

Apr 15, 2018 / 6:00 am

OVERVIEW: Mercury resumes forward motion allowing things to get going again. Advance to the next or final stage. We also have the new moon helping out with a...

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