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Accessible baseball field

Apr 22, 2017 / 8:18 pm

A new fully accessible baseball field for children with disabilities has opened in Vancouver. “It’s just so rewarding for families because they just...

Fatal pickup crash

Apr 22, 2017 / 8:14 pm

A man was killed when a pickup went over an embankment in Abbotsford early this morning. The crash happened about 3:45 a.m. near Straiton and Willet roads. Two...

Opening shot in lumber war

Apr 22, 2017 / 8:02 pm

The opening shot in a fifth softwood-lumber war between the United States and Canada is expected this week, and policy-makers north of the border are preparing...

Protecting baby owls

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:58 pm

Volunteers from the South Okanagan Owl Rehabilitation Centre, SORCO, were at the Penticton Farmers' Market, Saturday, to advise the public about owls...

Have you got what it takes?

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:55 pm

Retired Canadian spaceman Bob Thirsk asks himself a couple of simple questions when sizing up people who tell him they want to become an astronaut. The first is...

Welcome all to firehall

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:30 pm

UPDATE: 7:30 p.m. The mayors of Armstrong and Spallumcheen had some help Saturday as they took part in a grand opening at the communities' joint firehall....

Oliver shooter arrested

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:29 pm

UPDATE: 7:27 p.m. A man suspected of being responsible for a shooting in Oliver was arrested in Princeton early Saturday afternoon, following the report of a...

Child struck by vehicle

Apr 22, 2017 / 6:26 pm

UPDATE 6:25 p.m. A Penticton boy is mostly OK, after being struck by a vehicle on Saturday afternoon. “He has bruises and scrapes but no major...

5 busted in cellphone thefts

Apr 22, 2017 / 4:03 pm

Police have arrested five people in the theft of more than 40 cellphones, cash and credit cards at the Coachella music festival in the Southern California...

O'Leary: not all wonderful

Apr 22, 2017 / 3:56 pm

Kevin O'Leary isn't a politician, doesn't pretend to be one, and won't apologize for it. But, the self-proclaimed Mr. Wonderful who rose to...

Drowning at Yellow Lake

Apr 22, 2017 / 3:09 pm

UPDATE 3:09 P.M. RCMP have confirmed a man drowned in Yellow Lake Friday. Police have not released the name of the victim, but did say the man was 82 years old....

You have dementia!

Apr 22, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What you need to know about the emotional responses to a diagnosis of dementia At the first World Health Organization Ministerial Conference on Global Action...

Flight attendant fracas

Apr 22, 2017 / 2:00 pm

Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane. American Airlines said it grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation...

Scientists march for science

Apr 22, 2017 / 1:55 pm

Hundreds of scientists gathered on Parliament Hill and in at least 17 other communities across Canada Saturday, rallying in support of their American...

Security tight for French vote

Apr 22, 2017 / 1:32 pm

Early voting began overseas Saturday in France's most nail-biting election in generations, and the 11 candidates seeking to become the country's next...

Toddler's body found

Apr 22, 2017 / 1:23 pm

Homicide detectives are investigating and Alberta's premier has issued a plea for help after a toddler's body was found near a church in northeast...

Home show has it all

Apr 22, 2017 / 1:11 pm

If it has to do with your home or your health, odds are it can be found at the Vernon Spring Home Show. This the 19th year for the popular show that runs...

The Boss jams in Jersey

Apr 22, 2017 / 12:46 pm

Bruce Springsteen took part in a two-hour jam session during a surprise appearance at a film festival in his home state of New Jersey. Longtime E Street Band...

Hernandez funeral Monday

Apr 22, 2017 / 12:29 pm

Aaron Hernandez's body has arrived at a Connecticut funeral home where a private funeral is planned for Monday. A spokeswoman for the Connecticut Funeral...

Problems at hospital persist

Apr 22, 2017 / 12:26 pm

Inspectors who visited Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital found that safety problems that thrust the facility into the national spotlight after...

Pope honours martyrs

Apr 22, 2017 / 12:22 pm

Pope Francis on Saturday comforted the sister of an elderly French priest who was slain by Islamic militants in a church in Normandy as the pontiff paid tribute...

Plans that save you money

Apr 22, 2017 / 11:00 am

This is a busy time in the real estate market, and both the federal and provincial government offer resources, grants and rebates for new and current home...

Honouring those who help

Apr 22, 2017 / 10:18 am

They have saved countless lives while risking their own and B.C.'s ground, air and marine search and rescue organizations are recognizing their more than...

Guilty of exporting fentanyl

Apr 22, 2017 / 9:45 am

A Canadian man has pleaded guilty to attempting to export fentanyl products and other synthetic drugs from China into the United States. A release from the U.S....

In desperate need of help

Apr 22, 2017 / 9:42 am

Emanda Tetreault is hoping someone will be able to save her life. The 25-year-old single mom has stage 5 chronic kidney failure and is in desperate need of a...

Smoke no cause for concern

Apr 22, 2017 / 8:49 am

There will be smoke above the mountains near Kelowna, but it is no cause for concern. With good air quality and venting conditions today, Saturday, April 22,...

Water worries continue

Apr 22, 2017 / 8:12 am

There are more water woes for some Okanagan Landing residents. Earlier week, Castanet reported on heavy water runoff in the 8800 block of Okanagan Landing Road...

Marshal leaves gun in lav

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:59 am

A U.S. air marshal left her loaded handgun in the lavatory of a trans-Atlantic flight. The gun was discovered on April 6 by a passenger on the Delta Airlines...

Happy to have baby hippo

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:32 am

A prematurely born hippo in Ohio has been providing regular doses of happiness for animal lovers, in a show of public affection that's also given an...

13 years for senior assault

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:26 am

Stephen Thomas Morse has been sentenced to 13 years in jail for a vicious assault on a senior. The 43-year-old Langley man pleaded guilty to the 2015 assault of...

Was derailment a crime?

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:21 am

Police are investigating the possibility of an intentional criminal act or negligence in a fatal train derailment on Vancouver Island. Three workers were killed...

Scientists take to the streets

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:13 am

Thousands of scientists worldwide, including those in Canada, are planning to leave their labs and take to the streets today to rail against what they say are...

Liberals tackle homelessness

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:09 am

The federal Liberals are aiming to halve the number of the hardest-to-help homeless and experts say it's a move that may be key to ending homelessness in...

Car goes up in flames

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:08 am

Castanet received unconfirmed reports overnight of a car fire on Highway 97 in Kelowna. The fire apparently happened about 10:45 p.m. Friday at Highway 97 and...

100 casualties in attack

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:07 am

Authorities on Saturday raised the casualty toll to 100 in an attack on a military compound in northern Afghanistan a day earlier by gunmen and suicide bombers...

Swamp still full

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:06 am

The leader of a bipartisan good-government group, Zach Wamp, headed to the White House last week to ask whether President Donald Trump's "drain the...

Greyhound crash kills 1

Apr 22, 2017 / 6:56 am

UPDATE: 6:50 a.m. One person has been killed and seven others injured in a crash involving a Greyhound bus and three other vehicles near Quesnel. The accident...

Northern lights put on show

Apr 22, 2017 / 6:42 am

The northern lights put on a show over the North Okanagan Friday night. Photographer Jerry Mason shared this image of the spectacle, shot on the way from...

Eat dirt on Earth Day

Apr 22, 2017 / 6:00 am

The news is full of items on all the trends about food and eating – Slow Food, the Food Revolution, the 100 Mile Diet – but does any of it really...

Time to burn running out

Apr 22, 2017 / 6:00 am

Time is running out for open burning in the Central Okanagan. Eligible property owners with the proper permits, have until sunset Sunday, April 30, to wrap up...

Unsolved crimes: West Kel

Apr 22, 2017 / 6:00 am

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

Hatchery opposes project

Apr 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Freshwater Fishery Society of B.C. appears to be getting frustrated with the developer behind a proposed 380-unit seniors development in Summerland. In an...

Dirt bike victim mourned

Apr 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

The young man killed in a dirt bike accident above Bear Creek last week is being remembered as a man who loved the great outdoors. The body of Dylan James...

Work on BMX track coming

Apr 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Construction of a BMX track adjacent to Munson Mountain Park is scheduled to start during the first week of May. Contractors will be onsite and working with an...

Torn down for a parking lot

Apr 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Kamloops civic leaders have decided to stick with their original plan and demolish the former Kamloops Daily News building. City council had received several...

Castanet's week in review

Apr 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Castanet's week in review with Wayne Moore, in for Nich Johansen.

Have a Heart for kids

Apr 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Once again, people are being urged to turn their radio dials to Sun FM in Vernon for the 14th annual Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon. The event takes place April...

New look for Smart Shopper

Apr 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

An old building in the heart of Penticton's downtown is getting a facelift. Work started this week to improve the facade on the Smart Shopper building on...

The flying car

Apr 22, 2017 / 12:01 am

The Lilium Jet, a funky looking aircraft that runs on electricity, and not fuel, can take off like a helicopter and fly like an airplane.

Daughter doesn't like it

Apr 22, 2017 / 12:01 am

What do you do when your daughter doesn't approve of your singing?

Last goal sinks Rockets

Apr 21, 2017 / 10:40 pm

Goals in the dying seconds of the final two periods were too much for the Kelowna Rockets to overcome. The Seattle Thunderbirds scored with 3.2 seconds left in...

Dog eats needle-filled pizza

Apr 21, 2017 / 9:25 pm

A warning for dog owners in Vancouver after some dogs consumed discarded pieces of pizza stuffed with sewing needles. The dangerous food was discovered at...

Massive RV show opens

Apr 21, 2017 / 8:00 pm

The B.C. Interior RV Show opened at the South Okanagan Event Centre on Friday. Running all weekend, the show hosts more than 35 exhibitors and upwards of 10 RV...

Fine dining at the mission

Apr 21, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Guests of the Kelowna Gospel Mission will enjoy some fine dining Saturday, thanks to the Okanagan Chefs Association. The association is providing a three-course...

Suspect's violent past

Apr 21, 2017 / 7:15 pm

The suspect in this week's racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno shouted Friday that natural disasters will increasingly hit the United States as he...

Booze just a walk away

Apr 21, 2017 / 7:00 pm

A few thousand people living within earshot of what was once the Conservatory site in Glenmore could get easier access to their favourite alcoholic beverage....

Sun Peaks sets record

Apr 21, 2017 / 6:30 pm

It was another record-setting winter at Sun Peaks Resort in Kamloops. Figures released by the hill Thursday show, as of the end of March, resort-wide room...

Tetra can make it happen

Apr 21, 2017 / 6:23 pm

Tetra's goal is to create or modify assistive devices for people with disabilities that will help alleviate barriers in all aspects of life (i.e. mobility,...

Cougars on SkyTrain line

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:30 pm

A pair of cougars was spotted trotting along the SkyTrain line in Port Moody, Friday. The wildcats triggered an intrusion alarm at Inlet Centre Station as they...

Barbecue sparks fire

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:30 pm

An unattended barbecue may be the cause of a fire at a home on Hartman Road in Kelowna, Friday afternoon. Crews responding to the fire reported black smoke and...

Campaign trail: Day 11

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:14 pm

A look at some key developments from Day 11 of the B.C. election campaign for each of the parties: LIBERALS Liberal Leader Christy Clark said she will not...

Miss Vickie's recalled

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:09 pm

Miss Vickie's is voluntarily recalling its jalapeno-flavoured kettle cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of salmonella in the seasoning used...

Flooding swamps Quebec

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:05 pm

The Quebec town of Rigaud remained under a state of emergency on Friday with about 340 homes affected by flooding due to rising water levels of the Ottawa...

Truck soars off KVR trail

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:05 pm

A pickup truck, driving on the KVR trail north of Penticton, lost control and went down an embankment, smashing through a garage and into a parked vehicle on...

Evening Update April 21

Apr 21, 2017 / 4:56 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Friday, April 21, with reporter Wayne Moore.

No outdoor sex, please

Apr 21, 2017 / 4:55 pm

Amorous couples looking to unite in the great outdoors should think twice in one southern Alberta city. Police in Lethbridge are increasing patrols and the city...

Bicycle bank robbery

Apr 21, 2017 / 4:51 pm

It wasn't a 10-speed, but a bank robber in Puerto Rico was still able to elude police Friday by fleeing on a bicycle. Authorities said the unidentified...

Ex-minister broke ethics

Apr 21, 2017 / 4:47 pm

Canada's former public safety minister has had his wrist slapped by the federal ethics commissioner for violating conflict of interest rules — and a...

Why Trump's in a hurry

Apr 21, 2017 / 4:44 pm

If Donald Trump sounds like he's in a hurry to start renegotiating NAFTA, it's because he is. He says so. The president's team even admits a major...

Massive Vaisakhi parade

Apr 21, 2017 / 4:32 pm

Surrey's Vaisakhi Parade on Saturday will once again be one of the largest Sikh celebrations outside of India. Last year, more than 500,000 people...

New location for bash

Apr 21, 2017 / 4:14 pm

There has been a change of venue for the Bollywood Bang. The popular party is now being held at the Vernon Curling Club, 3400 39 Ave. The The 900 tickets for...

Do your part on Earth Day

Apr 21, 2017 / 4:14 pm

There are many ways to get involved in Earth Day this year in Kelowna. The Regional Waste Reduction Office has a community cleanup on Saturday. “Every...

Warrant issued in shooting

Apr 21, 2017 / 4:00 pm

The Oliver RCMP has issued a Canada-wide warrant for the arrest of a man they believe responsible for a shooting in Oliver on Wednesday. Afshin Maleki Ighani,...

PG man murdered

Apr 21, 2017 / 3:58 pm

The RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the case of a Fraser Valley murder. Police were called to a report of a deceased man on a...

Canadian jets scrambled

Apr 21, 2017 / 3:48 pm

Canadian fighter jets have intercepted Russian bombers off Canada's northern coast for the first time in more than two years, as relations between Moscow...

Parkway motorcycle crash

Apr 21, 2017 / 3:25 pm

A motorcycle driver was taken to hospital after leaving the roadway and crashing in Penticton on Friday afternoon. The single-vehicle accident took place...

Help for Debbie

Apr 21, 2017 / 3:02 pm

Your letter really hit home. My family has been walking the "lose-your-home" tight-wire for over a year. Fortunately, we own our home, albeit really...

Greed has taken over

Apr 21, 2017 / 3:01 pm

I read your letter and my heart goes out to you. I truly can't believe what is going on right in front of us while we all sit idly by. I keep hearing how we...

Talking on the edge

Apr 21, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Reen Rose and Wade Paterson have something to prove this weekend. The two Kelowna AM Toastmasters are division champions who won the right to compete at the...

Burnt dinner clears resort

Apr 21, 2017 / 2:58 pm

Food left in the oven prompted a large fire department response to the Playa Del Sol resort in Kelowna overnight. Shortly after 2 a.m. Friday, smoke alarms went...

Local students to give back

Apr 21, 2017 / 2:52 pm

Students in Grades 1-3 from Shannon Lake Elementary learned an important lesson in giving last week when they donated more than $2,000 to the Kelowna General...

New steamer a huge help

Apr 21, 2017 / 2:48 pm

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission’s staff were overwhelmed by the generosity of the Morningside Rotary Club with a timely gift of a commercial steamer to...

All set to contribute to TRU’s research community

Apr 21, 2017 / 2:39 pm

Outgoing 2016-2017 Graduate Research Mentors. For Kevin Clyde, applying to become an Undergraduate Research Ambassador just made sense. The fourth-year Bachelor...

Museum hosting a snake

Apr 21, 2017 / 2:32 pm

The Penticton Museum is trying to raise awareness about snakes common to the Okanagan. It currently has a Great Basin Gopher Snake in residence, which will be...

Castanet Kid Report

Apr 21, 2017 / 2:30 pm

Castanet's Kid Report for March. 16 with junior correspondent Ariella Amato.

Oil prices fall below US$50

Apr 21, 2017 / 2:19 pm

Oil prices dropped below US$50 a barrel for the first time in more than three weeks, while North American stock indexes dipped slightly ahead of the first round...

Merkley set for challenge

Apr 21, 2017 / 2:00 pm

Nick Merkley knows all about the highs, and lows, of a Western Conference championship series. And, he knows the frustration. In his fourth full season in the...

Deaths now a homicide

Apr 21, 2017 / 1:55 pm

Police say the deaths of two men at a home in Williams Lake is a double homicide. RCMP say officers discovered the bodies of the men on Tuesday night after...

Canucks sign Dahlen

Apr 21, 2017 / 1:44 pm

The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Jonathan Dahlen to a three-year entry level contract, the club announced Friday. Acquired from the Ottawa Senators for...

Refugees paid their sponsors

Apr 21, 2017 / 1:42 pm

A handful of Syrian refugees paid their sponsors to come to Canada, a government study published Friday reveals. The Immigration Department evaluation of the...

Small slide covers road

Apr 21, 2017 / 1:36 pm

UPDATE 1:30 P.M. Road maintenance crews were called to Greenhow Road near Swan Lake after an earth embankment gave way Friday. The water-soaked slope collapsed...

Softwood greed, says Clark

Apr 21, 2017 / 1:27 pm

British Columbia Liberal Leader Christy Clark says the United States lumber industry is "driven by greed," and she is the candidate who can lead the...

Senator resigns over slur

Apr 21, 2017 / 1:23 pm

A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues resigned Friday, saying the incident...

Crash victim dies

Apr 21, 2017 / 1:19 pm

The victim in a motorcycle crash in Summerland last weekend passed away in hospital Wednesday night. A 47-year-old Summerland man was rushed to hospital...

Syria still has chems

Apr 21, 2017 / 1:16 pm

Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions being used again. At a...

Bets against, bombs team

Apr 21, 2017 / 1:11 pm

A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen took out a five-figure loan to bet that Borussia Dortmund shares would drop, then bombed the soccer team's bus in an...

20 children killed in crash

Apr 21, 2017 / 1:07 pm

A minibus carrying young students collided with a truck and burst into flames in South Africa on Friday, killing about 20 children. The victims were between...

Looking to bag the series

Apr 21, 2017 / 1:00 pm

While the Penticton Vees made an outstanding three-point comeback in game four against the Chilliwack Chiefs on Wednesday, head coach Fred Harbinson says it was...

Stolen under her nose

Apr 21, 2017 / 12:59 pm

Police constantly warn motorists not to leave valuables in their vehicles. But you wouldn't expect a thief to swipe your wallet while you're in the car....

Harry Styles playing Jagger

Apr 21, 2017 / 12:45 pm

Harry Styles did little to dispel speculation he is set to play rocker Mick Jagger in an upcoming biopic during an appearance on Britain's The Graham Norton...

Standoff over gun threat

Apr 21, 2017 / 12:25 pm

UPDATE: 12:20 p.m. An argument that escalated to threats of violence with a firearm was behind Thursday night's shutdown of Highway 97 at McCurdy Road. A...

Shred it and forget it

Apr 21, 2017 / 12:12 pm

An event focused on educating consumers on ways to protect themselves from becoming victim to fraud is taking place in Penticton this weekend. The public is...

A test of endurance

Apr 21, 2017 / 12:07 pm

Rescuers were all wet this week, training in Mission Creek. Kelowna's water rescue team was conducting its annual training and certification. The first leg...

Big plans for old cannery

Apr 21, 2017 / 12:03 pm

New life may soon be coming to the old cannery building in Summerland. The property’s current owners, Summy Holdings, will be before council on Monday for...

Make Canada great again

Apr 21, 2017 / 12:00 pm

So U.S. President Donald Trump does not like our “unfair” competition in the gas, oil, lumber and dairy markets, but he wants to work with Canada?...

Gossip Girl revival?

Apr 21, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Blake Lively is open to the possibility of returning to U.S. TV series Gossip Girl for a short-term revival. The 29-year-old found fame played Serena van der...

Culinary career fair

Apr 21, 2017 / 11:53 am

Culinary careers will be on display this weekend at Okanagan College. The college is hosting its first tourism and hospitality career fair in partnership with...

SPCA staff pepper sprayed

Apr 21, 2017 / 11:40 am

SPCA staff were pepper sprayed Thursday while removing animals from a Mission farm. The two dozen animals were "sick and neglected," the agency says....

Cenovus accelerates drilling

Apr 21, 2017 / 11:28 am

The CEO of Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) says his company plans to accelerate drilling of conventional gas wells on lands it's buying from ConocoPhillips through...

Island doesn't want Uber

Apr 21, 2017 / 11:23 am

Twelve miles and a ferry ride from the New England shore, Block Island is one of the last major tourist destinations in the United States without Uber or Lyft...

Mirren praises Reynolds

Apr 21, 2017 / 11:15 am

Helen Mirren has heaped praise on her Woman in Gold co-star Ryan Reynolds in a new Time magazine essay. The British actress was asked to offer up a few words...

8 seconds to glory

Apr 21, 2017 / 11:11 am

There is a whole lot of bull in Lumby this weekend – literally. Some 17 bull riders from throughout B.C., and two from Alberta will try to hold on for...

12 killed in overnight chaos

Apr 21, 2017 / 11:10 am

At least 12 people were killed overnight following looting and violence in Venezuela's capital amid a spiraling political crisis in the South American...

Leadership tips, more from a rising culinary star

Apr 21, 2017 / 11:08 am

Leaders come in many forms and somewhere in the mix is culinary arts student Kayla Lulua, who was recently selected by the culinary program to attend a...

Human smuggler charged

Apr 21, 2017 / 11:01 am

The husband of a Canadian woman charged with human smuggling is one of three people authorities in the United States have arrested as part of the investigation....

Don't trash it, treasure it

Apr 21, 2017 / 10:43 am

The City of Enderby is hosting its inaugural Enderby Treasure Hunt Saturday May 6. Enderby residents are invited to place items that they wish to...

New charges for Emerys

Apr 21, 2017 / 10:42 am

Canada's self-proclaimed "Prince of Pot" and his wife say they shouldn't be facing criminal charges when the federal government has promised...

Lawrence takes a stand

Apr 21, 2017 / 10:30 am

Jennifer Lawrence has taken a stand against government corruption by sharing a "horrifying" video on social media. The 26-year-old actress is no...

Sweet business plan, with all the toppings

Apr 21, 2017 / 10:29 am

Risks, returns and frozen treats took top place and $6,000 during the annual Scotiabank Business Plan Competition. Thomas Heine’s graduation got a little...

Third death in derailment

Apr 21, 2017 / 10:02 am

A third person has died following a train derailment in the northern Vancouver Island community of Woss, B.C. RCMP Cpl. Tammy Douglas confirms the victim died...

Kelowna's most wanted

Apr 21, 2017 / 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 21, 2017. Wesley...

Recreation site closed

Apr 21, 2017 / 9:53 am

Mother Nature has forced the closure of an outdoor recreation site. The Brennan Creek Recreation Site on the west shore of Adams Lake is closed to all users...

Rallying around Elena

Apr 21, 2017 / 9:51 am

The call for help has gone out and the community is responding. In less than 24 hours, more than $11,000 was raised on a Go Fund Me page to help Elena Nodel and...

Longoria's pregnancy joke

Apr 21, 2017 / 9:45 am

Eva Longoria has laughed off rumors she is pregnant, telling fans she was simply bloated after eating "a lot of cheese". The former Desperate...

Fields trashed by 4/20

Apr 21, 2017 / 9:35 am

Vancouver Park Board officials estimate damage from Thursday's unsanctioned marijuana protest could take several weeks and thousands of dollars to repair....

Feds: pot taxes will stay low

Apr 21, 2017 / 9:34 am

Here's some good news for Canadian pot smokers: high taxes will not join the munchies, the pasties and short-term memory loss as unwelcome side effects of...

Teacher flees with student

Apr 21, 2017 / 9:32 am

Teacher Tad Cummins took guns, money and his wife's car before kidnapping a 15-year-old female student and taking her on a 2,500-mile cross-country journey...

Not shooter's first run-in

Apr 21, 2017 / 9:28 am

The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening...

Missing woman found

Apr 21, 2017 / 9:13 am

UPDATE: FRI 9:00 a.m. Maria Kruger has been found safe, according to family members. ORIGINAL: THURS 2:00 p.m. The Vancouver Police Department is searching...

Belafonte accuses Mel B

Apr 21, 2017 / 9:00 am

Stephen Belafonte has accused estranged wife Mel B of alienating his children against him as their divorce gets increasingly bitter. Upon filing for divorce...

Queen Elizabeth turns 91

Apr 21, 2017 / 6:57 am

Britain is marking Queen Elizabeth II's 91st birthday with gun salutes, as the monarch celebrates quietly at home. A troop of the Royal Horse Artillery rode...

Dog bolts after wrong flight

Apr 21, 2017 / 6:52 am

A search is underway in the Hamilton area for a dog that wound up in the city after apparently being placed aboard the wrong WestJet flight. Tanya Simon, the...

MH370 north of search?

Apr 21, 2017 / 6:49 am

Analysis of a genuine Boeing 777 wing flap has reaffirmed experts' opinion that a missing Malaysian airliner most likely crashed north of an abandoned...

Hacker faces decades in jail

Apr 21, 2017 / 6:46 am

Federal prosecutors want the Russian man convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data to be sentenced to 30 years in prison and ordered...

Food less as inflation slows

Apr 21, 2017 / 6:41 am

The country's annual inflation rate slowed to an unexpectedly weak 1.6 per cent last month as the continued decline in food prices played a big role in...

Buy your own town

Apr 21, 2017 / 6:33 am

In the tiny, dying timber town of Tiller, the old cliche is true. If you blink, you might actually miss it. But these days, this dot on a map in southwestern...

Send your DNA into space

Apr 21, 2017 / 6:26 am

When Sarah Jane Green was a little girl, her father passed on his love of space and universe to her, even naming her after a character in the "Doctor...

Huge child prostitution bust

Apr 21, 2017 / 6:19 am

An Ontario police force has arrested 104 men who were allegedly looking to buy sex from underage girls. York regional police say undercover officers advertised...

Back on the campaign trail

Apr 21, 2017 / 6:16 am

With a fiery election debate in Vancouver behind them, British Columbia's political party leaders return to the campaign trail today as the May 9 provincial...

ODs now 1/4 of ER visits

Apr 21, 2017 / 6:15 am

Staff at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver say 25 per cent of emergency room visits are related to fentanyl overdoses. And they report they're having to...

25 sent to ER during 4/20

Apr 21, 2017 / 6:01 am

Health officials in Vancouver report 25 people were taken to hospital emergency departments during the city's 4/20 marijuana celebrations on Thursday. Six...

Food & wine weekend

Apr 21, 2017 / 6:00 am

Accelerate Okanagan is welcoming five new founders to their Venture Acceleration Program (VAP). The VAP program includes all the elements needed for rapid...

Unsolved crimes: Kelowna

Apr 21, 2017 / 6:00 am

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

Making dreams come true

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:48 am

Your yearly chance to help make kids' magical dreams come true is almost upon us. The third annual Papa John's Pizza Dreams for Kids Day comes up next...

Trash ruining scenic drive

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

A West Kelowna resident is disgusted over the garbage that has been left along Glenrosa Road. Doreen Zyderveld-Hagel was travelling on what used to be a scenic...

Rough ride for road plan

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Vernon city council chambers were busy Thursday night as members of the public took a look at detailed drawings for the controversial $3 million Kalamalka Lake...

400 blood donations

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

A Penticton man donated his blood for the 400th time on Thursday. George Hart visited the blood clinic at the Seniors Centre and was greeted by a small...

New roof for city yards

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

The City of Penticton has had its first budget amendment for 2017 – a $140,000 replacement of the roof on the city yards building's mechanics garage....

Shovels in the ground

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Heavy machinery has taken over the back parking lot of Kal Tire Place as work on the new arena begins. Doug Ross, the City of Vernon's director of...

Risking absurdity in art

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

A curated cabaret series highlighting local artists working in experimental music and performance art will take place at the Penticton Art Gallery on Friday....

In favour of legal weed

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Canadians appear to have mixed feelings about new federal legislation that will eventually legalize marijuana. While they are in favour of the draft...

Candidate Norm Letnick

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Castanet News wants to give you an opportunity to meet each of the candidates running in Central Okanagan ridings during the 2017 provincial election. Each...

Walking on water

Apr 21, 2017 / 12:01 am

Watching synchronized swimmers with an upside down camera is the most mesmerizing thing you'll see today.

Beer guy takes a line drive

Apr 21, 2017 / 12:01 am

Guys know a baseball to the family jewels can feel like a death grip from John Cena. You have to respect this guy’s composure though. Held onto the cooler...

BC's wacky political history

Apr 20, 2017 / 9:00 pm

It was a memorable way for British Columbia's female legislators to reprimand one of their male colleagues for his time-consuming political speeches. The...

Ronda Rousey engaged

Apr 20, 2017 / 8:43 pm

UFC fighter-turned-actress Ronda Rousey is engaged. The Furious 7 and Expendables 3 action woman has revealed fellow fighter Travis Browne, her boyfriend of...

Ready to rock the RCA

Apr 20, 2017 / 8:00 pm

New Vintage Theatre is ready to rock The Rotary Centre for the Arts with their production of Rock of Ages.

Parkades ready to open

Apr 20, 2017 / 8:00 pm

More than 500 parking stalls are now available during the weekend in the new Memorial Parkade. “Construction work is still going on in the facility, with...

It's roller derby time

Apr 20, 2017 / 8:00 pm

The roller derby season opens this weekend in Penticton. Spring Smackdown, the opening night for the Penticton Pistoleras 2017 season runs Saturday at the...

2 Seattle police shot

Apr 20, 2017 / 7:50 pm

Two Seattle police officers were shot and injured Thursday responding to a convenience store robbery. One suspect was dead, authorities said, and another was...

ISIS claims Paris attack

Apr 20, 2017 / 7:44 pm

A gunman opened fire on police on Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard Thursday night, killing one officer and wounding three people before police shot...

Linesman sues over hit

Apr 20, 2017 / 7:42 pm

NHL linesman Don Henderson is suing defenceman Dennis Wideman and the Calgary Flames for $10.25 million over a hit from behind during a game against the...

Vacation turns nightmare

Apr 20, 2017 / 7:36 pm

A crowdfunding effort is underway to help a Calgary man who contracted a flesh-eating bacteria infection in his leg while vacationing in southeast Asia. CTV...

Leaders tussle on economy

Apr 20, 2017 / 7:24 pm

Liberal Leader Christy Clark continued her attack on the NDP's platform, Thursday, accusing John Horgan of running on a plan that B.C. can't afford....

Boy dies playing with gun

Apr 20, 2017 / 7:21 pm

RCMP say an 11-year-old boy from a remote First Nation in northern Manitoba was killed when several kids were playing with a gun they found. Officers in Garden...

Human smugglers busted

Apr 20, 2017 / 7:14 pm

Authorities in the United States say two Canadian citizens and one person from Nigeria have been apprehended as part of an investigation into human smuggling....

Eyeing China for softwood

Apr 20, 2017 / 7:13 pm

As Donald Trump added softwood lumber to his anti-Canada trade rhetoric Thursday, Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne was on his way to China with an...

Motorized vehicle closure

Apr 20, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program, a partnership of 50 groups working towards biodiversity conservation, is reminding the public of recent...

Spending more than ever

Apr 20, 2017 / 7:00 pm

More people are spending more money in Canada this year, but it appears growth in the country will continue its gradually slowing trend in 2017. According to...

Poll: 4/20 - did you inhale?

Apr 20, 2017 / 6:57 pm

The Vancouver Police Department had everything under control at this year’s 4/20 event. There have not been any serious incidents reported at Sunset Beach...

Small crowd for 4/20

Apr 20, 2017 / 6:02 pm

A small crowd of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Penticton's Gyro Park on Thursday to celebrate the high holiday known as 4/20. Although it was a much...

2 dead in derailment

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:40 pm

UPDATE: 5:30 p.m. The cause of the accident is under investigation but early reports indicate a crew was on the tracks when the rail cars approached without...

Charged in Island murder

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:11 pm

A Kelowna man has been charged with first-degree murder following the shooting death of a 34-year-old man in Nanaimo. RCMP say 30-year-old Brandon Woody also...

Dead body: suspicious

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:11 pm

A body has been found on a rural Forest Service Road in Hope Thursday morning. Officers located the body after responding to a call about 7:30 a.m. The...

Hockey parent 101

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:00 pm

Minor hockey parents in Calgary will soon have to take a refresher every four years of an online course designed to limit bad behaviour at the rink. Hockey...

Evening Update April 20

Apr 20, 2017 / 4:55 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Thursday, April 20, with reporter Wayne Moore.

WestJet pilots seek union

Apr 20, 2017 / 4:50 pm

WestJet pilots are again seeking to form a union, the Air Line Pilots Association, International said Thursday. It says pilots at the Calgary-based airline...

Russia buzzing our bases

Apr 20, 2017 / 4:44 pm

Russia is using a post-Cold War agreement to conduct an aerial surveillance mission over Canadian military facilities this week, even as relations between the...

4/20 a mellow buzz

Apr 20, 2017 / 4:40 pm

The Vancouver Police Department has everything under control at this year’s 4/20 event. There have not been any serious incidents reported at Sunset Beach...

Still shaking those eggs

Apr 20, 2017 / 4:39 pm

The unwelcome Canada Geese that make the Okanagan their home are in for a bit of a shake up. At least their eggs are. For the 11th year in a row, an egg addling...

Struggling with balance

Apr 20, 2017 / 4:24 pm

Canadians are struggling with work-life balance, according to a new poll by Insights West. Employees who are working full time say they have had to stay late at...

Time's most influential

Apr 20, 2017 / 4:18 pm

President Donald Trump and Pope Francis join the likes of singer Demi Lovato and actress Viola Davis on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential...

'Infowars' no joke

Apr 20, 2017 / 4:15 pm

Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones testified Wednesday that he's sincere in his "Infowars" commentary but acknowledges he...

Everyone has a role to play

Apr 20, 2017 / 4:11 pm

This week is Prevention of Violence Against Women Week in British Columbia, an annual observance designed to highlight the issue of intimate partner violence...

Trouble on a quiet street

Apr 20, 2017 / 4:11 pm

In a quiet Oliver neighbourhood, Wednesday night's heavy police presence came as quite a shock for neighbours. What wasn’t a shock was the house it...

Leafs Nation draining pool

Apr 20, 2017 / 4:10 pm

Toronto Raptors fan Victor Anjos didn't think it'd be hard to find takers for his extra NBA playoff tickets. But he also wasn't counting on the...

Tryamkin going back to KHL

Apr 20, 2017 / 4:08 pm

The Vancouver Canucks say they are disappointed by defenceman Nikita Tryamkin's decision to bolt the club and return to the Kontinental Hockey League. The...

RV show opens Friday

Apr 20, 2017 / 3:58 pm

The sixth annual B.C. Interior RV show runs this weekend on the South Okanagan Events Centre campus April 21 to 23. More than 40 exhibitors will fill 80,000...

Two men killed identified

Apr 20, 2017 / 3:38 pm

Police have identified two deceased men found inside a Williams Lake home on Tuesday night. Jonathan Sellars, 30, and Devon Stewart, 26, were found dead inside...

Thank you

Apr 20, 2017 / 3:08 pm

The Social Justice 12 class of Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary has partnered up with stores in our community in hopes of helping our local outreach project of...

Mystery burglar sought

Apr 20, 2017 / 3:07 pm

The Osoyoos RCMP is turning to the public for help in identifying a man involved in the break and enter at a gas station on April 15. Police were called to the...

Three ways to prepare

Apr 20, 2017 / 3:00 pm

With the provincial election taking place May 9, here are three ways for voters to prepare: 1. All candidates should be asked: "Do you support proportional...

Cannabis changes coming

Apr 20, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Last week, the Liberal government introduced the much anticipated marijuana legalization bill, technically known as Bill C-45 The Cannabis Act. The Liberals...

The working poor

Apr 20, 2017 / 2:51 pm

Open letter to our Mayor and Christy Clark: I am reaching out in desperation. Our landlord has now given us our notice to vacate the property as he is moving...

Woods has 4th back surgery

Apr 20, 2017 / 2:32 pm

One day after saying his back was progressing, Tiger Woods had a fourth back surgery to alleviate pain and will go through another year without playing a major....

$100 grand given away

Apr 20, 2017 / 2:11 pm

VantageOne Credit Union has given away $100,000 to 11 local organizations that help others. Cheques from the VantageOne Great Community Giveaway were...

Oversight for arts funds

Apr 20, 2017 / 2:00 pm

Penticton’s Mayor Andrew Jakubeit says following the failure of the PenMar Theatre reboot, the major lesson for the city is greater oversight on arts...

$9.3 million jackpot

Apr 20, 2017 / 1:54 pm

Port Moody retirees Kurt and Marlis Gebeshuber won $9.3 million in the April 12, Lotto 6/49 draw. Kurt is a former meat cutter, and his wife Marlis, is a former...

Soda and strokes linked

Apr 20, 2017 / 1:46 pm

Two new studies have been done linking soft drinks – both regular and diet – to brain changes, stroke and dementia. One study found that people who...

Speedway opening Sunday

Apr 20, 2017 / 1:35 pm

The Penticton Speedway will open the racing season this Sunday. Hornets, street stocks and crowd-favourite hit-to-pass racing will run starting at 2 p.m. Gates...

Better signs welcome all

Apr 20, 2017 / 1:35 pm

West Kelowna Coun. Bryden Winsby didn't go so far as to say I told you so. But, the West Kelowna councillor said he was happy the city decided not to go the...

Skate park's a winner

Apr 20, 2017 / 1:34 pm

West Kelowna's new amphitheatre and skate park have been recognized for their construction excellence. The new facilities were recently presented the 2017...

Paris gunman killed

Apr 20, 2017 / 1:21 pm

Paris police say a gunman has killed a police officer and wounded another before being killed himself in an attack on the Champs-Elysees shopping district....

Toxin killed belugas

Apr 20, 2017 / 1:17 pm

The Vancouver Aquarium says a toxin was the cause of death of two beluga whales last November, but the exact substance couldn't be identified. The...

NAFTA disaster: Trump

Apr 20, 2017 / 1:08 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump took several shots at Canada again Thursday, complaining about its trade practices in several areas. He made the remarks during a...

The origins of 4/20

Apr 20, 2017 / 1:06 pm

Thursday marks marijuana culture's high holiday, 4/20, when users gather at 4:20 p.m. in clouds of smoke. The origins of the date, and the term...

Rain can't stop market

Apr 20, 2017 / 1:00 pm

A deluge of spring rain was not enough to stop the Vernon Farmers Market from opening for the season Thursday. Ingrid Baron, market manager, said there were 60...

Not quite the real thing

Apr 20, 2017 / 12:57 pm

Coca-Cola is possibly the world's most recognizable brand, an almost inescapable symbol of the global appeal of American-style consumer culture. There are...

Mystery gold stash in piano

Apr 20, 2017 / 12:51 pm

British officials say they've been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a...

18 'too young' for pot

Apr 20, 2017 / 12:46 pm

The leaders of British Columbia's two main political parties agree that 18 is too young for people to be allowed to purchase marijuana under plans by the...

Katy Perry outrages fans

Apr 20, 2017 / 12:45 pm

Katy Perry has reportedly angered some of her Indian fans by uploading an image of the Hindu goddess Kali with a "disrespectful" caption. The Firework...

Rain closes play fields

Apr 20, 2017 / 12:20 pm

Local athletes can take the day off. The city of Vernon is closing all ball and soccer fields for the remainder of the day due to the saturation from the heavy...

Lightbulb starts fire

Apr 20, 2017 / 12:15 pm

Fire crews were called to the scene of a minor house fire in West Kelowna just after 10:30 a.m. The incident was reported as a structure fire on Bridal Hill...

Traffic going to pot

Apr 20, 2017 / 12:13 pm

Traffic in parts of Vancouver is expected to go to pot this afternoon. Police are notifying the public of potential traffic disruptions during 4/20 activities...

Turbidity turns off Kal source

Apr 20, 2017 / 12:11 pm

The Kalamalka Lake water source was to be turned off Thursday due to increased turbidity in the water. The turbidity is blamed on spring run-off caused by snow...

Jennifer Lopez shares snap

Apr 20, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Jennifer Lopez shared a snap of her little girl playing with boyfriend Alex Rodriguez's daughter as the new couple's families continue to get to know...

House fire suspicious

Apr 20, 2017 / 11:51 am

A house fire in Kamloops early Wednesday has been deemed suspicious. The fire broke out on the 200 block of Oak Road. The cause is still unknown, but police...

Law students compete in Battle of the Apps

Apr 20, 2017 / 11:49 am

A class of TRU Law students has unveiled four new apps that they developed this semester, presenting their creations to a panel of judges at the first ever...

Vehicle crashes into home

Apr 20, 2017 / 11:45 am

Only a few minor injuries after a vehicle slammed into the front of a home at Loseth and Highway 33 in Black Mountain. No details are available, however...

Okanagan creeks rising

Apr 20, 2017 / 11:31 am

A combination of rain, higher temperatures and a melting snowpack are contributing to a rise in the levels of creeks and streams throughout the Central...

Car fire doused

Apr 20, 2017 / 11:29 am

A BX/Swan Lake Fire Department crew was called out to douse a car fire in heavy rain Thursday morning. Firefighters were called out about 10:45 a.m. to a house...

Writer to teach high school

Apr 20, 2017 / 11:28 am

Students at Penticton’s Princess Margaret Secondary will have the chance to learn from a professional writer next week. Alex Leslie will be visiting the...

Ferry spill cleaned up

Apr 20, 2017 / 11:23 am

Results of water samples taken after an oil spill from a ferry in Kootenay Lake should be available Friday. The Regional District of Central Kootenay says water...

Facing 'range anxiety'

Apr 20, 2017 / 11:23 am

Sunita Halasz has tips for "driving electric" along lonely roads in New York's Adirondack Mountains: know the locations of charging stations,...

Warrant for Creep Catcher

Apr 20, 2017 / 11:16 am

The head of the Surrey Creep Catcher vigilante group says a warrant is out for his arrest. The warrant was issued after group members confronted a man at...

McGregor piled on pounds

Apr 20, 2017 / 11:15 am

Ewan McGregor piled on the pounds rather than relying on prosthetics for his dual role in the new season of Fargo. The 46-year-old star was in the best shape of...

Police seeking shooter

Apr 20, 2017 / 11:13 am

UPDATE 11:10 a.m. The Oliver RCMP has confirmed it is investigating a shooting. The shooting was reported to police at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday after the...

More rail trail OK'd

Apr 20, 2017 / 11:04 am

While safety work begins on the Okanagan Rail Trail, the purchase of the CP Rail corridor between Armstrong and Sicamous has cleared another hurdle. Conditional...

What, me worry?

Apr 20, 2017 / 11:00 am

Some readers might remember MAD magazine and the likeness of a guy named Alfred E. Neuman. A little known tune released in 1959 features a goofy guy singing,...

Leaders debate gets testy

Apr 20, 2017 / 10:48 am

The leaders of B.C.'s three main political parties sat around the same table for the first time in the provincial election today, zeroing in on jobs, the...

Rowland back to normal

Apr 20, 2017 / 10:30 am

Former Destiny's Child star Kelly Rowland needed a work trip abroad to get back to normal again months after becoming a first-time mom. The singer welcomed...

Preparing for emergency

Apr 20, 2017 / 10:19 am

It was taken very seriously. The City of Vernon held a simulated emergency situation at Vernon Regional Airport Thursday morning. The simulation involved crews...

CANsave encourages local elementary students to give back

Apr 20, 2017 / 10:15 am

Okanagan College Media Release Students in Grades 1-3 from Shannon Lake Elementary learned an important lesson in giving last week when they donated more than...

Castanet gets busted

Apr 20, 2017 / 10:12 am

UPDATE 10:10 a.m. Castanet content director Jon Manchester obviously has a lot of friends. Manchester was arrested Thursday morning as part of Cops for...

Kelowna's most wanted

Apr 20, 2017 / 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 20, 2017. Donna...

Burn victim out of ICU

Apr 20, 2017 / 9:50 am

A Kelowna man involved in a horrific workplace accident last month continues to show steady improvement in hospital. Braden Kapchinsky suffered burns to more...

Nicki Minaj facing criticism

Apr 20, 2017 / 9:45 am

Nicki Minaj is facing criticism for failing to cut scenes of London's Westminster Bridge from her new No Frauds video following the city's terror attack...

Salma Hayek mourning dog

Apr 20, 2017 / 9:00 am

Actress Salma Hayek has lost her second dog in less than two years. The Frida star recently took to Instagram to reveal her beloved pup Blue had died. Alongside...

Warrior d-man commits

Apr 20, 2017 / 7:45 am

Graduating West Kelowna Warriors defenceman Scott Allan has found the next stop on his hockey journey. The 6'7" native of Thornton, CO., has committed...

Snow blasts Connector

Apr 20, 2017 / 7:00 am

This morning's rainfall in the valley bottom has brought another big blast of winter weather at the higher elevations. One motorist has called into Castanet...

Ont. to tax foreign buyers

Apr 20, 2017 / 6:56 am

Ontario plans to help cool a hot housing market by bringing in a 15-per-cent foreign buyer tax, expanding rent control, allowing Toronto to impose a tax on...

Smugglers migrants too

Apr 20, 2017 / 6:54 am

Four men accused of smuggling dozens of Tamil migrants into Canada were simply part of the effort to get themselves and the rest of the asylum seekers across...

Senator drops the N word

Apr 20, 2017 / 6:37 am

No matter what variation of the 'N word' is spoken, a Florida state senator is learning the term is still offensive as Democrats and Republicans...

GM pulls out of Venezuela

Apr 20, 2017 / 6:32 am

General Motors has stopped doing business in Venezuela after authorities took control of its only factory there in what GM called an illegal judicial seizure of...

WestJet to launch no-frills

Apr 20, 2017 / 6:29 am

WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it plans to launch a new cheap airline later this year. The Calgary-based company says it will start with 10 Boeing 737-800 aircraft...

Clean tech bleeding cash

Apr 20, 2017 / 6:24 am

Canada's clean technology sector, once pegged as a growth industry with the potential to be worth $50 billion by the year 2022, is bleeding money and...

CRTC to rule on streaming

Apr 20, 2017 / 6:20 am

Canada's telecommunications watchdog is set to release a decision today that could change whether all video and music streaming services count towards...

Leaders go head to head

Apr 20, 2017 / 6:16 am

Leaders of British Columbia's biggest political parties are set to square off this morning in the first debate of the four-week-long election campaign....

Papers vote to save jobs

Apr 20, 2017 / 6:09 am

A union representing staff at two B.C. newspapers says the employees have voted 82 per cent in favour of an agreement to save some jobs after dozens were served...

Deadly mudslides strike

Apr 20, 2017 / 6:06 am

A deluge of rain set off landslides that smashed homes and filled streets with mud Wednesday in a mountain city in a coffee-growing part of Colombia, and...

Mom charged with murder

Apr 20, 2017 / 6:01 am

Investigators released an emotional 911 recording Wednesday of a Phoenix woman saying her two-year-old son had shot her nine-year-old son and listening to...

Scary spring encounter

Apr 20, 2017 / 6:00 am

Spring is, without question, my favourite season. The snow is gone; the sun is out; the trees start to bloom and, over all, it is just a wonderful time to be...

Cheers to Okanagan wine

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

Wineries from across the Okanagan showed off their collections to an exclusive 300 invitees from the industry during the Okanagan Wine Festival. Local...

Ready to crown top beard

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

The 2nd annual Okanagan Beard Festival is coming to a close this weekend. After five rounds of judging at breweries and restaurants in Penticton, the final...

Soaring over Skaha

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

“It’s like flying a motorcycle.” A local man is offering up “discovery flights” in his gyrocopter, one of just two in Western...

You can vote now

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

B.C.'s provincial election takes place May 9, but for those who plan to be away or just want to get the jump on everyone else, it is possible to vote now....

Unusual visitor on lake

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

A Kelowna photographer captured an unusual sight on Okanagan Lake. Omer Vautour took photos of a pelican one might normally associate with tropical climes. The...

Wine trail delayed a year

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

Construction on the second phase of the Boucherie Road Wine Trail has been delayed by a year. West Kelowna staff suggested waiting until 2018 to allow all the...

Steps toward mental health

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

Every journey begins with a single step and on May 12 Kayla Read will take the first step on an amazing journey of self-discovery. In an effort to raise...

Candidate Chuck Hardy

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

Castanet News wants you to give you an opportunity to meet each of the candidates running in Central Okanagan ridings during the 2017 provincial election. Each...

The new Google Earth

Apr 20, 2017 / 12:01 am

The whole world is now in your browser. Fly through landmarks and cities like London, Tokyo and Rome in stunning 3D, then dive in to experience them first hand...

Beagle plays piano

Apr 20, 2017 / 12:01 am

You have to be seriously impressed by this Beagle and the emotion he puts into his performance.

Vees come back for 4-3 win

Apr 19, 2017 / 9:58 pm

The Penticton Vees made a three-point comeback Wednesday evening to bolster their BCHL championship series lead over the Chilliwack Chiefs with a 4-3 win at the...

Questions around death

Apr 19, 2017 / 9:20 pm

Aaron Hernandez's death in prison — just days after the former NFL star was cleared of additional murder charges — remains shrouded in mystery....

Lake Country on a roll

Apr 19, 2017 / 8:38 pm

Lake Country is breaking records for both its residential construction and new commercial activity. The first quarter of 2017 has blasted by the first quarter...

Rights of children

Apr 19, 2017 / 8:01 pm

The Canadian Human Rights Commission says more attention must be paid to the rights of children, who it says are being left behind when it comes to basic rights...

Care centre on the table

Apr 19, 2017 / 8:00 pm

An urgent care has been a priority for West Kelowna council since the inception of the municipality 10 years ago. Interior Health went so far as to purchase a...

Best Job in the world

Apr 19, 2017 / 8:00 pm

A Kelowna woman is a semi-finalist in a competition that will pick one lucky person to travel the world. It has been dubbed 'The Best Job On The...

Minimum security for killers

Apr 19, 2017 / 7:27 pm

The warden at Mission Institution is defending the use of minimum-security prisons for convicted killers. This just days after Robert Dezwaan of Kelowna walked...

'Truth truck' trolls Horgan

Apr 19, 2017 / 7:10 pm

A BC Liberal "truth truck" is trolling NDP leader John Horgan's campaign. The cube van is plastered with Horgan's face and the words "Say...

Election talk in Shuswap

Apr 19, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The Shuswap district's three provincial candidates will be on the carpet Monday at an all-candidates forum hosted by the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce. The...

Ashton touts funding record

Apr 19, 2017 / 7:00 pm

As the provincial election progresses through its second week, the leaders and local candidates are working to keep the attention of voters that may feel...

Last orca born at SeaWorld

Apr 19, 2017 / 6:58 pm

The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio, Texas, just over a year after the theme park decided to stop breeding orcas...

Poll: US dairy in Canada?

Apr 19, 2017 / 6:52 pm

Ottawa's envoy to Washington downplayed talk of growing trade irritants with the U.S., a day after President Donald Trump sharply criticized Canada's...

Snow's gone, let's bike

Apr 19, 2017 / 6:34 pm

Community bike rides are back on the agenda in Vernon now that the weather has turned a little warmer. Cyclists of all ages and ability are welcome to take part...

Candidates meet for forum

Apr 19, 2017 / 5:18 pm

The Lake Country Chamber of Commerce is bringing together local candidates in the upcoming provincial election. Kelowna-Lake Country candidates are scheduled to...

Bicycles for a cause

Apr 19, 2017 / 5:11 pm

The biggest yard sale in the Okanagan is set for Saturday at St. Charles Garnier Church in Kelowna. The sale is run by Bicycles for Humanity. For a decade,...

Surgery for Gaunce

Apr 19, 2017 / 5:06 pm

Vancouver Canucks forward Brendan Gaunce will undergo shoulder surgery on Thursday. Canucks general manager Jim Benning made the announcement on Wednesday....

Campaign trail: Day 9

Apr 19, 2017 / 5:01 pm

A look at some key developments from Day 9 of the B.C. election campaign for each of the parties: LIBERALS Christy Clark campaigned in the Vancouver area on...

Evening Update April 19

Apr 19, 2017 / 4:56 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Wednesday, April 19, with reporter Wayne Moore.

Gunman laughs at deaths

Apr 19, 2017 / 4:55 pm

The black gunman suspected of killing three white men in a racially motivated attack in Fresno was proud of what he had done and laughed many times as he...

Battle of budget plans

Apr 19, 2017 / 4:52 pm

Christy Clark's Liberals are ramping up attacks on the NDP's ability to manage British Columbia's economy, accusing the party of releasing a...

$107M for Trump's big day

Apr 19, 2017 / 4:41 pm

Big money from billionaires, corporations and a roster of NFL owners poured into Donald Trump's inaugural committee in record-shattering amounts — to...

Vernon nice place to retire

Apr 19, 2017 / 4:38 pm

When it comes to retiring, only two places in Canada are better than Vernon. According to Slice, Vernon is the third-best place in the nation to retire with...

Downplaying trade rift

Apr 19, 2017 / 4:37 pm

Ottawa's envoy to Washington downplayed talk of growing trade irritants with the U.S., a day after President Donald Trump sharply criticized Canada's...

Fisherman prepared to die

Apr 19, 2017 / 4:34 pm

Richard Gillett is a bull of a man, with hands that make the bottle of water he's holding look small. He's thick-necked, stands almost six feet tall and...

Building opportunities through welding and WorldSkills

Apr 19, 2017 / 4:26 pm

Andrew Christensen works on a project during the UK skills championships held the end of March. Welding student Andrew Christensen is about six months away...

Multiple same-day marriage

Apr 19, 2017 / 4:24 pm

Dozens of marriage certificates, some citing two wedding ceremonies occurring on the same day, were entered as evidence today at the trial of a fundamentalist...

Bush still in hospital

Apr 19, 2017 / 4:23 pm

A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the nation's 41st president remains under observation at a Houston hospital after recovering from...

Cannibal gets free lawyer

Apr 19, 2017 / 4:10 pm

A man convicted of butchering his best friend at a hotel and stuffing the body parts into two hockey bags can have a taxpayer-funded lawyer to argue his appeal,...

Waving gun at cars

Apr 19, 2017 / 3:52 pm

UPDATE: 4:00 P.M. Officers have conducted an exhaustive search of the area and were not able to locate the suspicious woman. Anyone who sees suspicious activity...

Mayors bet over BCHL finals

Apr 19, 2017 / 3:40 pm

As the Penticton Vees face off against the Chilliwack Chiefs for the Fred Page Cup, Mayor Andrew Jakubeit has a bit more riding on the outcome than the average...

Rock for hospital care

Apr 19, 2017 / 3:40 pm

They'll be rocking and rolling at the Longhorn Pub in aid of Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Sunday. The seventh annual Rock for Care takes place, Apr il 23 from...

Shooting suspect arrested

Apr 19, 2017 / 3:39 pm

Nanaimo RCMP is continuing with their investigation into a shooting which left one person dead. At approximately 3:20 a.m. on Wednesday April 19, officers...

Truck engulfed in flames

Apr 19, 2017 / 3:24 pm

A truck went up in flames just after 2 p.m. on Campbell Road in West Kelowna, near the Okanagan Lake floating bridge. The driver of the vehicle said: "I...

Training for rescue season

Apr 19, 2017 / 3:08 pm

The Penticton Fire Department is dipping its toes back into the lakes ahead of their busy season for marine rescues, training on the personal watercraft on...

Bring Stanley home

Apr 19, 2017 / 2:48 pm

Well, Donald Trump has signed his “buy/hire” U.S.A. policy and indicates that this includes Canada. I couldn’t agree more with Mr. Trump. ...

2 crashes, 2 sent to hospital

Apr 19, 2017 / 2:34 pm

Two people were sent to the hospital Tuesday night in two separate vehicle crashes. A motorcyclist sustained serious injuries after he hit a deer while riding...

Huge 4/20 event in Van city

Apr 19, 2017 / 2:28 pm

With legalized marijuana on the horizon, this year's massive 4/20 event in Vancouver is expected to be a party with little protest. Thursday's event...

GEID water no bargain

Apr 19, 2017 / 2:15 pm

I cannot agree with the comments of Graeme James on April 18th regarding GEID water compared to the City. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the April 12th...

Gold medalist tips of the trade

Apr 19, 2017 / 2:12 pm

Third-year welding student Ben Chenuz is off to the Skills Canada national championship after winning a gold medal last month at Skills Canada BC. Chenuz has...

BC Liberals return $174K

Apr 19, 2017 / 2:00 pm

New reports released by Elections BC show the Liberal party returned almost $175,000 in political contributions it received in the last six years. The Liberal...

Britco layoffs not a trend

Apr 19, 2017 / 2:00 pm

A loss of jobs at the Britco manufacturing plant likely won't foreshadow any trends in one of the city's foremost industries, according to...

Elvis hasn't left the building

Apr 19, 2017 / 1:40 pm

Hundreds of Elvis Presley artifacts and memorabilia are still being held by a Las Vegas casino, a year after the King's estate filed a lawsuit to get those...

Huge thirst for natural gas

Apr 19, 2017 / 1:37 pm

Nearly one-third of the natural gas burned in Canada last year was used to produce crude from the oilsands, the country's energy regulator said Wednesday,...

Water, water everywhere

Apr 19, 2017 / 1:31 pm

The heavy spring run off is causing concerns for some Okanagan Landing Residents. Inge Friesen lives in the 8800 block of Okanagan Landing Road and for days...

Naming capybara triplets

Apr 19, 2017 / 1:24 pm

Toronto's baby capybara triplets are in need of names and zoo officials are asking the public for some help. The three were born last month to the High Park...

Farmers' market returning

Apr 19, 2017 / 1:08 pm

The Penticton Farmers’ Market is getting set to open for it’s 27th season this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. on the 100 block of Main Street....

Applied research RIPE with opportunity in the Okanagan

Apr 19, 2017 / 12:49 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A visionary Okanagan developer, a 17-year-old carpentry student and an electrical trades instructor/emerging researcher are...

City hall honours watchdog

Apr 19, 2017 / 12:45 pm

“Many people might say they’re a council watchdog, but I don’t think anyone could live up to the lore of Miss Muriel Franck.” Those were...

Fake car crash part of sting

Apr 19, 2017 / 12:30 pm

Undercover officers investigating a man accused of killing his wife and burying her body in the basement of their home staged a car accident to get his...

Match interrupted by what?

Apr 19, 2017 / 12:30 pm

An outdoor professional tennis match in Florida came to a brief halt amid sounds of loud sex. Frances Tiafoe was about to serve Mitchell Krueger during their...

How happy are our kids?

Apr 19, 2017 / 12:24 pm

American high school students are generally satisfied with their lives. But many of their peers in other countries are happier. Asked to rank their life...

Bill O'Reilly given the boot

Apr 19, 2017 / 12:18 pm

Bill O'Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Channel following reports that five women had been paid millions of dollars to keep quiet about harassment...

Town finds new 'hermit'

Apr 19, 2017 / 12:11 pm

A months-long international search by an Austrian town to find a new hermit has ended — and Stan's the man. Mayor Erich Rohrmoser of Saalfelden, near...

Drug deaths remain high

Apr 19, 2017 / 12:05 pm

March proved to be another deadly month for drug-related deaths in British Columbia, the third worst ever recorded in a single month in the province. The 120...

Jenner's 'heart dropped'

Apr 19, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Kendall Jenner's "heart dropped" the first time she saw her father dressed as a woman. The 21-year-old model is the daughter of Kris Jenner and...

Asylum seekers increase

Apr 19, 2017 / 11:49 am

New figures released by the federal government today show the RCMP intercepted 887 people crossing between official border points, up from 658 in February. Of...

Pharmacy want pot regime

Apr 19, 2017 / 11:44 am

The federal government's plan to legalize recreational use of marijuana has many potential players eyeing how they can find a role in the landscape,...

Mormon expert testifies

Apr 19, 2017 / 11:43 am

An expert in the history of the Mormon church says fundamentalists who practise polygamy would have to leave all but one of their wives if they wanted to join...

Jury picked for murder trial

Apr 19, 2017 / 11:39 am

Jury selection has wrapped up in the high-profile murder trial of a Dalhousie University medical student. A jury of 14 — seven women and seven men —...

Hillclimb revving up

Apr 19, 2017 / 11:25 am

It's time to start your engines, the 60th Annual Knox Mountain Hillclimb is almost here. The event runs from May 20 to 21, at Knox Mountain Park....

No place to call home

Apr 19, 2017 / 11:24 am

At least 75 people in Vernon have no place to call home. Vernon's COOL team, made up of community outreach workers, conducted a semi-annual homeless count...

Applegate's insomnia

Apr 19, 2017 / 11:15 am

Actress Christina Applegate is finally getting a good night's sleep after years of insomnia. The Anchorman star turned to sleep awareness programme Why So...

Determining good from bad

Apr 19, 2017 / 11:04 am

Open letter to Ministers Sajjan and Freeland: I think it’s weird that some weapons are considered more acceptable than others. Lethal remote controlled...

Decorating don'ts

Apr 19, 2017 / 11:00 am

Decorating don’ts – are you guilty? Want to create the perfect designer look in your home? There are certain key rules and guidelines to follow in...

Missing some money?

Apr 19, 2017 / 10:48 am

Are you missing a “significant amount of cash?” Police in North Vancouver are looking for someone who may be without their money after they seized a...

Amber Heard's to marry?

Apr 19, 2017 / 10:30 am

Amber Heard and her business mogul boyfriend Elon Musk are planning to get married, according to the star's father. The Danish Girl actress clearly...

High flyer for Canada Day

Apr 19, 2017 / 10:04 am

A real high flyer will be landing in Vernon on Canada Day. Coldstream's own Reagan Sieg will be performing at Canada's 150th birthday on July 1. Sieg is...

Kelowna's most wanted

Apr 19, 2017 / 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, 2017. George...

Crew jumps to man's aid

Apr 19, 2017 / 9:53 am

A Washington state businessman is praising WestJet Airlines' handling of an in-flight medical emergency. Joel VanderHoek posted an open letter on Facebook...

5 escape house fire

Apr 19, 2017 / 9:51 am

Five people were able to escape from a house fire on the 200 block of Oak Road in Kamloops early Wednesday. RCMP and Kamloops Fire and Rescue were called around...

Boyega felt targeted

Apr 19, 2017 / 9:45 am

John Boyega was subjected to constant checks by airline staff when he used to fly in and out of Los Angeles. The 25-year-old actor is now a household name...

Airliner drops a wheel

Apr 19, 2017 / 9:40 am

An Air Canada airliner dropped one of its landing gear wheels when taking off from Montreal on Sunday. Aviation website aeroinside.com reports the Airbus...

Canadians cutting the cord

Apr 19, 2017 / 9:35 am

A new report says the number of Canadians cutting the cord on their TV services is expected to increase this year. The Convergence Research Group estimates in a...

Vinyl boost in digital world

Apr 19, 2017 / 9:32 am

Record stores have not only survived the onslaught of pirated music, digital downloads and online streaming services. They're now growing in numbers....

Design for Kal Lake Road

Apr 19, 2017 / 9:05 am

A controversial project is about to go public, this time with detailed drawings and a time table. A public consultation meeting for the $3 million Kalamalka...

Beckham receives medal

Apr 19, 2017 / 9:01 am

Victoria Beckham collected her OBE medal from British royal Prince William on Wednesday. The 43-year-old was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the...

Two bodies found in home

Apr 19, 2017 / 8:49 am

Police are investigating the “suspicious” discovery of two bodies in a Williams Lake home Tuesday night. Williams Lake RCMP were called to Mackenzie...

Top prize for local writer

Apr 19, 2017 / 8:30 am

A Kelowna author has taken the top prize in a national short story contest, beating out 1,800 other entries. Alix Hawley was recently named the grand prize...

Olympian's case adjourned

Apr 19, 2017 / 7:38 am

An investment dealer and former Olympic rower who went missing for nearly 18 months made a brief appearance in a Victoria court Tuesday and had his case...

Firing back in dairy beef

Apr 19, 2017 / 7:31 am

Canada's envoy to Washington has shot back at criticism by President Donald Trump and U.S. milk producers, saying the facts don't support a charge that...

Subway sues CBC

Apr 19, 2017 / 6:59 am

Subway has filed a defamation lawsuit against the CBC over reports the sandwich chain alleges have caused it to suffer significant sales losses. In a statement...

Greens come up short

Apr 19, 2017 / 6:57 am

Time's up for candidates to register for the B.C. election, and the Green party has missed its mark of running a candidate in all 87 provincial ridings....

NFLer hangs self in cell

Apr 19, 2017 / 6:52 am

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell early Wednesday while serving a life sentence for murder, authorities said. Hernandez, 27, was...

Undone by McNuggets

Apr 19, 2017 / 6:47 am

Facebook slaying suspect Steve Stephens was undone by a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and an order of fries. The man who police say shot a Cleveland retiree at...

Loblaw sells gas stations

Apr 19, 2017 / 6:41 am

Loblaw is selling all 213 of its gas stations across the country for $540 million to Brookfield Business Partners and its partners. While Brookfield would...

Cargo ship capsizes

Apr 19, 2017 / 6:38 am

A cargo ship carrying grain from southern Russia to Turkey capsized Wednesday during a storm in the Black Sea and one of the 12 crew members on board has been...

Bus plunges into gorge

Apr 19, 2017 / 6:33 am

Forty-four people were killed after a bus swerved off a mountain road and plunged into a deep gorge in northern India's Himachal Pradesh state Wednesday, a...

TV show in hot water

Apr 19, 2017 / 6:32 am

A reality TV star is on trial in Yukon, accused of violating the territory's Waters Act while filming a show about gold mining. Tony Beets is charged with...

Lead in school water

Apr 19, 2017 / 6:20 am

Lead has been detected in drinking water at several Nanaimo schools. Testing was done in schools built before 1990 across B.C. last year, but parents say they...

Senior stabbed over purse

Apr 19, 2017 / 6:03 am

A Vancouver senior was stabbed Tuesday in a brazen daylight stabbing. The woman, in her late sixties, was hospitalized following the incident on East 2nd...

Mental health care problems

Apr 19, 2017 / 6:00 am

Inequality in mental health care Around the world, there's a stark inequality in mental health care. Perhaps not surprisingly, mental health care is very...

To the mat for charity

Apr 19, 2017 / 5:47 am

What began as innocent talk around a boardroom table has become, as co-organizer Mike Chisholm tells it, the most unique fundraising endeavour in the Okanagan....

Bid on PenMar Theatre seats

Apr 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

Not-too-distant memories of a deal that looked good on the books but went awry for Penticton City Hall were pulled from the books on Tuesday. During a council...

An honest Apple Bin

Apr 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

A family orchard in Okanagan Falls is taking a different approach to the fruit stand. The Apple Bin, located at 6th Ave. and Eastside Road in OK Falls has been...

Let the debates begin

Apr 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

The verbal battle of the provincial candidates begins tonight ahead of the May 9 provincial election. The four candidates vying for the Vernon-Monashee seat in...

Jailed for holding senior

Apr 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

A man has been given more jail time for holding a senior citizen in Vernon against his will in March of last year. Gregory Philip Jolicoeur, 51, appeared last...

O'Leary coming to town

Apr 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

Kevin O’Leary is coming to town and he’s inviting people to come hear his vision. The event will take place at Coast Capri Hotel at 10:30 a.m. on...

Candidate Robert Mellalieu

Apr 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

Castanet News wants to give you an opportunity to meet each of the candidates running in Central Okanagan ridings during the 2017 provincial election. Each...

Big boost for pier plan

Apr 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

A newly proposed fishing pier in Peachland has received a large donation from the Freshwater Fisheries Society. The 400-foot, wheelchair-accessible pier gives...

Smallest helicopter?

Apr 19, 2017 / 12:01 am

This could possibly be the world’s smallest home-made helicopter.

Dog interrupts match

Apr 19, 2017 / 12:01 am

This dog interrupted a soccer match and no one got mad because he is so darn happy. Se nos metió otro jugador al partido de @dvotachira vs @pumasmx en...

Kamloops writer wins UBC’s Okanagan annual short story contest

Apr 19, 2017 / 12:00 am

The 2017 Okanagan Short Story Contest winners, from left: Karen Hofmann, Michael Griffin, UBC Writer in Residence Renée Sarojini Saklikar and Cliff Hatcher....

Killer gets extra privileges

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:45 pm

A Calgary man who was found not criminally responsible after killing five people with a knife three years ago is being granted extra privileges. Matthew de...

Sea World polar bear dies

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:31 pm

A beloved polar bear has died unexpectedly at SeaWorld in San Diego. Szenja (SIN'-jah) was a 21-year-old female. The park says she died Tuesday. Caregivers...

Firefighters still suffering

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:29 pm

A new study suggests those who battled the massive wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., continue to suffer both physically and mentally nearly a year after the...

Vees take series lead

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:21 pm

The Penticton Vees defeated the Chilliwack Chiefs 5-2 in game three of the B.C. Hockey league finals Tuesday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees...

Convictions thrown out

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:01 pm

Prosecutors moved to throw out more than 21,000 drug convictions on Tuesday, five years after a chemist at the state drug lab was caught tampering with evidence...

Alexa's Team growing

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:00 pm

From a humble beginning with just 26 officers, Alexa's Team now boasts more than 2,000 RCMP and municipal police officers from all regions of British...

Slide residents can go home

Apr 18, 2017 / 8:53 pm

Most residents of Kaslo ordered from their homes Monday night after a landslide will be able to return tonight, but some may not be allowed back for up to a...

Mom stunned killer escaped

Apr 18, 2017 / 8:30 pm

Shelley Oppenheim Lacerte was stunned to learn the man that killed her daughter had not only been transferred to a facility two hours from her home, but that...

Lifesaver shares story

Apr 18, 2017 / 8:30 pm

West Kelowna's Bob Hamilton has given blood 126 times. "I was born on the prairies, and my life started off with complications at birth. I was what...

Poll: keep NAFTA?

Apr 18, 2017 / 8:21 pm

President Donald Trump singled Canada out by name Tuesday as he put dairy farmers north of the border on notice that they are in America's fair-trade...

U.S. ready to respond

Apr 18, 2017 / 8:11 pm

From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice-President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the U.S. military,...

Local bursary opportunities

Apr 18, 2017 / 8:00 pm

It’s that time of the year. High school seniors across the South Okanagan are stressing about if and where they will attend post-secondary school after...

Rocket fans travel well

Apr 18, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Kelowna Rocket fans hoping to cheer on their team in the upcoming Western Conference final have an easy way to get to the opening two games in Seattle. A fan...

Sheriff shot to death

Apr 18, 2017 / 7:43 pm

An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy died Tuesday after being shot while serving an eviction notice, authorities said, and a suspect was later arrested after a...

Ride Don't Hide returning

Apr 18, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The Canadian Mental Health Association is dusting off its bikes for another Ride Don’t Hide fundraiser. The fundraiser, billed as a way to bring mental...

Gun incident with senior

Apr 18, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Police are considering charges against a Kamloops senior following an incident involving a gun. At 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, RCMP were called to a home on Desmond...

Fishermen lucky to be alive

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:50 pm

Three men are lucky to be alive after their boat was swamped while fishing on Shuswap Lake Sunday. RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said at around noon, police received a...

Oh deer, look at that

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:30 pm

Darrel Wihnon has never seen anything like it before. It was at 8 a.m. last Sunday the local man spotted several deer casually walking through Vernon's...

Motorcycle victim in ICU

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:30 pm

UPDATE 6:30 p.m. The B.C. RCMP has retracted an earlier news release, which falsely stated a 47-year-old Summerland man died as a the result of a motorcycle...

Tax increase grows

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:17 pm

Two months after Penticton city council spent hours hacking spending down to accommodate a 4.36-per-cent hike to local property taxes, a revision from B.C....

Ticket for hitting pedestrian

Apr 18, 2017 / 5:59 pm

The driver of a vehicle who hit a pedestrian crossing Shuswap Avenue at Miller Street in Lumby last weekend has been ticketed and fined under the Motor Vehicle...

COG lineup announced

Apr 18, 2017 / 5:15 pm

Kelowna’s high energy music and sports festival, Center of Gravity has announced their most exciting lineup to date, including headlining performances by...

Immigration fraudsters jailed

Apr 18, 2017 / 5:07 pm

The Canada Border Services Agency is announcing sentences and fines against three people who pleaded guilty to participating in a large-scale immigration fraud...

Stolen from truck window

Apr 18, 2017 / 5:06 pm

RCMP are reminding people to lock their vehicles and remove valuables from being seen after more than $3,000 was stolen from a truck in Kelowna. A white Ford...

Evening Update April 18

Apr 18, 2017 / 4:55 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Tuesday, April 18, with reporter Wayne Moore.

Polson Park gunfight plea

Apr 18, 2017 / 4:42 pm

A man has pleaded guilty to three weapons charges in connection with a gunfight at Polson Park in the summer of 2014. Adrien Dziedzic, 26, entered the guilty...

Highway 1 now open

Apr 18, 2017 / 4:30 pm

UPDATE 6:32 P.M. DriveBC is reporting Highway 1 is now open. UPDATE 5:48 P.M. Dylan Graham sent this stunning video in that he recorded on the Trans Canada...

Lost women found in woods

Apr 18, 2017 / 4:16 pm

RCMP remind people to use caution in the backcountry after two women went missing for a short time in the Shuswap. Cpl. Scott Linklater said Chase RCMP received...

Crunch slows Highway 97

Apr 18, 2017 / 4:01 pm

A two-car collision at the intersection of Burtch Road and Highway 97 is slowing traffic this afternoon. The crash, about 3:30 p.m., involved a Volkswagen...

Volunteer needs service dog

Apr 18, 2017 / 4:00 pm

A Penticton single-mother is turning to the community for help in fundraising for a PTSD/anxiety service dog. Naleen Barchuk says she was a frequent volunteer...

Tax on tax kills neutrality

Apr 18, 2017 / 3:48 pm

The federal government stands to raise as much as $280 million in revenue off provincial carbon taxes in Alberta and B.C. in the next two years despite claims...

Tims steps up coffee wars

Apr 18, 2017 / 3:39 pm

Tim Hortons says it will start serving freshly-ground espresso bean lattes at nearly all of its restaurants next Wednesday as it amps up its battle in the...

Campaign trail: Day 8

Apr 18, 2017 / 3:34 pm

A look at some key developments from Day 8 of the B.C. election campaign for each of the parties: LIBERALS Leader Christy Clark visited a concrete company in...

Passengers' bill of rights

Apr 18, 2017 / 3:19 pm

In the wake of another controversial case of passenger bumping, federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau reiterated Tuesday that legislation addressing the...

Making a buck off migrants

Apr 18, 2017 / 3:12 pm

Four men who orchestrated a dangerous voyage across the Pacific were out to make a profit, rather than help dozens of Tamil asylum seekers, the Crown prosecutor...

Forums begin this week

Apr 18, 2017 / 3:11 pm

Voters in the Penticton riding have a chance to hear from the candidates during four all candidates forums in the next two weeks. Incumbent Liberal MLA Dan...

ARTSCO call for submission

Apr 18, 2017 / 3:08 pm

The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is pleased to announce the next round of applications for the spring session of the Artscape exhibition program. This...

Massive oil rig on move

Apr 18, 2017 / 3:08 pm

It was made with more concrete than the Empire State Building — and it moves. Dignitaries cut ceremonial mooring chains on the massive Hebron oil platform...

Trucker crashes to avoid car

Apr 18, 2017 / 3:00 pm

The driver of a big rig decided it was better to hit the ditch than a car. Just after 5 p.m. on Monday, Chase RCMP received a report of a tractor trailer rolled...

Erica Reis coming to the Heat from CMFSC

Apr 18, 2017 / 2:51 pm

Midfielder Erica Reis is one of three players coming from the CMF Football Club to the UBC Okanagan women's soccer team for next season. KELOWNA, BC -- Erica...

WolfPack reveal fierce new logo

Apr 18, 2017 / 2:50 pm

The TRU WolfPack unveiled a fierce new logo today—a modern look representing toughness, strength, energy, fight, ferocity, challenge and competition. The...

Site C fuels jobs debate

Apr 18, 2017 / 2:43 pm

Christy Clark used the Site C dam megaproject in northern British Columbia as a backdrop today to campaign on the Liberal party's record on jobs and...

Hates white people, kills 3

Apr 18, 2017 / 2:41 pm

A man shot and killed three people on the streets of downtown Fresno on Tuesday, shouting "God is great" in Arabic during at least one of the slayings...

Schneider plea expected

Apr 18, 2017 / 2:36 pm

A former Vernon resident charged in the death a woman in the Lower Mainland is expected to plead guilty to sexual assault charges in a separate case later this...

Ex-ombud seeks NDP helm

Apr 18, 2017 / 2:35 pm

Former veterans ombudsman Pat Stogran is expected to confirm Thursday his intention to seek the federal NDP leadership. The retired Canadian Armed Forces...

Automation = inequality

Apr 18, 2017 / 2:30 pm

A senior Bank of Canada official says while the country's poised to reap economic benefits from technological progress — it must also brace for...

'Lesson in murder 101'

Apr 18, 2017 / 2:30 pm

UPDATE: 2:30 p.m. Roxanne Louie's uncle described the killing of his niece as a "lesson in murder 101" after Grace and Pier Robotti were sentenced...

Low-flying aircraft

Apr 18, 2017 / 2:29 pm

Last year there were 27,500 recorded aircraft movements at the Penticton Regional Airport (YYF), comprised of 15,500 itinerant aircraft movements –...

Vancouver vacant homes tax

Apr 18, 2017 / 2:24 pm

Seniors and professionals who mainly live in the Kelowna area, but maintain a small apartment in Vancouver, are going to be badly stung by the new City of...

Clean, clear water

Apr 18, 2017 / 2:21 pm

I attended the Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District AGM on April 12 and I wonder why anyone in the GEID’s area would want the City of Kelowna to take...

Slide cleared on Hwy 1

Apr 18, 2017 / 2:20 pm

UPDATE: 2:20 pm. Highway 1 is now clear five kilometres east of Canoe, at the scene of the landslide. UPDATE: 1 p.m. Highway 1 has reopened to to single-lane,...

Stop the madness

Apr 18, 2017 / 2:17 pm

Open letter to the Premier, MP/MLA, Mayor and city council In a world in which millions of wonderful dogs and cats are being put down every year, it's a...

Fire a controlled burn

Apr 18, 2017 / 2:14 pm

Not to worry. A fire spotted burning above the Glenrosa area of West Kelowna is actually a controlled burn. Fire information officer Max Birkner with the B.C....

Clean growth a critical issue

Apr 18, 2017 / 2:06 pm

Re: Tough road for Clark (April 12, 2017) The future of the clean economy and climate action deserves to be centre stage in British Columbia’s 2017...

Rogers income up 28%

Apr 18, 2017 / 2:01 pm

Rogers Communications Inc. reported a nearly 28 per cent jump in net income for its first quarter. Rogers (TSX:RCI.B) had $294 million of net income for its...

Alleged tip jar thief

Apr 18, 2017 / 1:36 pm

Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify an alleged tip jar thief. Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of the theft from a downtown business...

Explosives, guns and drugs

Apr 18, 2017 / 1:36 pm

Police in Vernon have seized a cache of explosives, weapons, drugs and stolen property. Two men have been arrested. On April 8, officers stopped a vehicle after...

Wife buried in basement

Apr 18, 2017 / 1:23 pm

The Crown says a man accused of killing his wife confessed to undercover officers that he strangled her and buried her body in the basement of the home they...

Cdn dairy industry 'unfair'

Apr 18, 2017 / 1:22 pm

President Donald Trump singled Canada out by name Tuesday as he put dairy farmers north of the border on notice that they are in America's fair-trade...

Sajjan a Sikh nationalist?

Apr 18, 2017 / 1:18 pm

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan's visit to his native India this week is being greeted with controversy after one of the country's most recognizable...

Win cash for your recipe

Apr 18, 2017 / 1:14 pm

Choose a recipe, grab a partner, and film a cooking video for your chance to win Cooking brings people together; it fosters creativity, teaches patience and...

Multiple guns drawn

Apr 18, 2017 / 12:58 pm

Multiple RCMP officers responded to a tip Saturday morning in Kelowna and were seen with their guns drawn. At least 10 officers were seen at a residence in the...

Skiers bring home medals

Apr 18, 2017 / 12:48 pm

Two Apex Ski Club members earned spots on an international podium last week at the largest youth ski racing event in North America. Ana Large, representing Team...

Mark Hamill pays tribute

Apr 18, 2017 / 12:45 pm

Mark Hamill paid an emotional tribute to his Star Wars co-star Carrie Fisher. The actor was close to tears at the Star Wars Celebration event on Friday as he...

Ukrainians take top honours at WolfPack banquet

Apr 18, 2017 / 12:37 pm

Two thirds of the WolfPack Ukrainian connection were awarded Athlete of the Year honours at this year’s athletic banquet. Volleyball player Iuliia...

Pushing health and jobs

Apr 18, 2017 / 12:23 pm

The B.C. Green party is promising better health care in British Columbia, while New Democrat Leader John Horgan pledges to create almost 100,000 more jobs to...

Hiding in home with rifle

Apr 18, 2017 / 12:13 pm

A man who allegedly assaulted a woman, threatened her family, and was in possession of a rifle was arrested after a six-hour standoff with police in Richmond....

Condo prices surge

Apr 18, 2017 / 12:10 pm

The cost of housing in the Central Okanagan continues to soar. According to the latest market survey by Royal LePage, the aggregate price of a home in the...

Heigl almost quit

Apr 18, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Katherine Heigl considered quitting Hollywood after rumors of her difficult reputation began. The actress hit headlines after starring in 2007 comedy Knocked...

Banishing drug dealers

Apr 18, 2017 / 11:47 am

There is a growing movement on New Brunswick's First Nations to banish drug dealers, as mourners said farewell this week to a woman who died of a drug...

Ex-QPP fraud trial

Apr 18, 2017 / 11:38 am

A fraud trial is underway in Montreal for the ex-director of the Quebec provincial police and two other former senior officers. The three are charged with...

Mass layoffs at Britco

Apr 18, 2017 / 11:37 am

Penticton's Britco plant is facing a significant slowdown, with the vast majority of its staff laid off earlier this month. Those layoffs, according to...

S8: more screen, more price

Apr 18, 2017 / 11:33 am

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 phone is stunning. But its $100 price hike is hard to swallow. That's how much extra you'll shell out for the S8, which...

Horse falls 60 feet off cliff

Apr 18, 2017 / 11:26 am

Comox Valley Search and Rescue used quick thinking when they received a call to save a horse that fell down a cliff. Rescue members and RCMP officers worked...

Body pulled from river ID'd

Apr 18, 2017 / 11:20 am

Police have identified a woman who was pulled from the Thompson River as a resident of Ashcroft, believed to be in her forties. A white Dodge truck went into...

Strong start, says IMF

Apr 18, 2017 / 11:15 am

The early strength in Canadian economic data early this year "bodes well" for the country's growth prospects, the International Monetary Fund said...

Gaga teams up with Prince

Apr 18, 2017 / 11:15 am

Lady Gaga and British royal Prince William have teamed up to encourage mental health sufferers to speak out about their issues. The Born This Way singer was...

These smokes are shocking

Apr 18, 2017 / 11:14 am

A police officer in Georgia found a stun gun disguised as a package of cigarettes during a traffic stop. News outlets report that the driver repeatedly...

Polygamy not-guilty pleas

Apr 18, 2017 / 11:13 am

The trial of two men from a fundamentalist sect that condones plural marriage began with not guilty pleas being entered on charges of practising polygamy. The...

Fast laser nails fast drivers

Apr 18, 2017 / 11:00 am

Measuring vehicle speed with laser I can remember the anticipation when our highway patrol unit was issued it's first laser speed measuring device, an LTI...

Cyclist blows light, gets hit

Apr 18, 2017 / 10:31 am

A 29-year-old Kelowna man spent some time in hospital after he was struck by a vehicle Monday evening. The cyclist was apparently heading southbound on Richter...

Anne Hathaway apologizes

Apr 18, 2017 / 10:30 am

Anne Hathaway personally apologized to fellow actress Brie Larson after jokingly taking aim at party planners like the Room star's mother. The Les...

Biologist awarded prestigious professorship

Apr 18, 2017 / 10:21 am

Dr. Matt Reudink, Associate Professor of Biology, has been awarded the prestigious Northcote and Brink Professorship. The Professorship may be held for up to...

Popping corks at Save-On

Apr 18, 2017 / 10:14 am

Save-On-Foods has sold more than one million bottles of 100 per cent B.C. wine since opening its first B.C. wine store in Surrey in 2015. B.C. Liberal candidate...

Gardiner earns WHL POW

Apr 18, 2017 / 10:14 am

Kelowna Rockets forward Reid Gardiner in the Western Hockey League's Player of the Week. Gardiner, acquired at the league trade deadline, scored six times...

Build it with wood: MP

Apr 18, 2017 / 10:11 am

If passed, a new bill from South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings would compel the federal government to use lumber when maintaining, building or...

Huge fine for school dist.

Apr 18, 2017 / 10:06 am

School District 22 has been slapped with a massive $628,034.57 fine for violation of an Occupational Health and Safety regulation related to asbestos in the...

Rare case of 'river piracy'

Apr 18, 2017 / 10:04 am

Scientists have witnessed the first modern case of what they call "river piracy" – and they blame global warming. Most of the water gushing from...

Kelowna's most wanted

Apr 18, 2017 / 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, 2017. ...

NAFTA re-looks at duties

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:58 am

A NAFTA review panel has unanimously ordered the U.S. Department of Commerce to reconsider its costly duties against Canadian mills that produce glossy paper....

Bus plunge kills 29

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:54 am

Bus passengers were screaming in horror as the driver repeatedly stepped on the apparently malfunctioning brakes before plunging into a deep ravine in the...

TC selling more newspapers

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:52 am

Transcontinental has put its newspapers in Quebec and Ontario up for sale, days after selling its holdings in Atlantic Canada. The Montreal-based media and...

Slide forces evacuation

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:51 am

UPDATE: 9:50 a.m. A reception centre has been set up for residents affected by the evacuation in Kaslo. The local emergency operations centre says it's too...

Celebrating graduation on Canada’s tallest peak

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:48 am

Five grads are doing the best thing you can do with any class assignment—They’re using it as the inspiration for a trip of a lifetime. More about that...

Charles, Camilla to visit

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:45 am

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Canada this summer to participate in the celebrations marking the country's 150th...

Prince's home stash

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:45 am

Police officers searching Prince's home after his death found a huge stash of narcotic medications, according to newly released search warrants. Court...

Vancouver correction over?

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:43 am

Royal LePage says early evidence suggests that the recent correction in Vancouver's housing market may be short-lived. The realtor released a report Tuesday...

No record for kid pot busts

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:42 am

The federal government has tailored its highly anticipated marijuana legislation to ensure younger teens don't wind up with criminal records for pot...

Cdn choppers to Iraq

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:37 am

The Canadian military has deployed 60 members of an Edmonton-based helicopter squadron to Iraq as part of Operation Impact, a mission to fight Islamic State...

SPCA hails jail for abuser

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:14 am

Investigations officers with the BC SPCA have welcomed a Vernon's judge's decision to jail an Armstrong man who violated the terms of his sentence...

Sinkhole repairs underway

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:05 am

City of Vernon crews are hoping the sinkhole that opened on 42nd Avenue on Saturday will be repaired and reopened to traffic by the end of the week. Currently,...

FB killer found dead

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:02 am

Pennsylvania State Police say the suspect in the random killing of a Cleveland retiree posted on Facebook has shot and killed himself after a brief pursuit....

Affleck 'dating someone'

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:00 am

Ben Affleck is reportedly "dating someone" and "ready to move on" following his failed marriage to Jennifer Garner. The Hollywood couple...

Transit driver threatened

Apr 18, 2017 / 8:15 am

A 54-year-old man is in police custody after threatening a transit driver in Kamloops.. BC Transit contacted police shortly before 7:30 Monday evening after a...

May calls surprise election

Apr 18, 2017 / 7:40 am

In a shock announcement, Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday called for an early general election to be held June 8 to seek a strong mandate as she negotiates...

Missing Olympian in court

Apr 18, 2017 / 7:05 am

An investment dealer and former Olympic rower who went missing for nearly a year and a half is scheduled to appear in court in Victoria today. Victoria police...

Sniping over health care

Apr 18, 2017 / 7:01 am

The leaders of British Columbia's main political parties are taking shots at one another over health care and the economy as the election campaign continues...

A beaver herding cattle?

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:58 am

It's about as Canadian as a cattle drive can get. Ranchers northeast of Regina are shaking their heads after watching a herd of curious bovines slowly...

Chris Brown in club fight

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:53 am

Police in Florida are investigating an incident at a nightclub where a photographer said he was "sucker punched" by singer Chris Brown. Tampa police...

Gator crawls out storm drain

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:49 am

An alligator has been wrangled after crawling out of a storm drain in Louisiana. WWL reports the 2.13-metre alligator emerged from a drain in Jefferson Parish...

France thwarts terror attack

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:45 am

French police thwarted an imminent "terror attack," arresting two suspected radicals Tuesday in the southern port city of Marseille, the interior...

Ivanka's business thrives

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:41 am

On April 6, Ivanka Trump's company won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks, giving it monopoly rights to sell Ivanka...

Porcupine cured of snoring

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:36 am

A Calgary wildlife centre has cured a porcupine with a snoring problem. The Kyne family has shared their backyard with the rodent they named Billy Jo for the...

Calexit backers drop bid

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:30 am

Supporters of one long-shot bid to make California an independent nation ended their effort on Monday, while another group said it will launch a new campaign...

Swept off in Grand Canyon

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:26 am

A woman who was swept down a backcountry creek in Grand Canyon National Park along with her stepgrandson is an experienced hiker and married to a founder of a...

World's oldest woman

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:24 am

Violet Brown spent much of her life cutting sugarcane in the fields around her home in western Jamaica. She attended church regularly, avoids pork and chicken...

Winery battles grocery giant

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:19 am

A Comox Valley winery is battling Real Canadian Superstore over use of the brand name Ziggy. Family-operated 40 Knots Vineyard produces a Siegerrebe wine called...

Creep sting gets physical

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:08 am

A Surrey Creep Catchers sting again got physical after the group's founder was arrested recently over a similarly violent confrontation. The latest incident...

It's safer inside your car

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:00 am

Do we all struggle to find “something good” coming out of even the most horrible of circumstances? I do. And in the case of road traffic...

Shots over mental health

Apr 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Mental health has entered the political realm in the upcoming election, with news releases put out from both major parties Monday, first from the B.C. NDP,...

Kelowna repped in Boston

Apr 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Kelowna lawyer Christy Lovig was among those who competed in the Boston Marathon on Monday, finishing several minutes under three hours. Lovig's finish...

Thoughts on legalizing pot

Apr 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Government officials announced Thursday that cannabis would be made legal for recreational use by July 2018, and those aged 18 and over will be able to buy and...

Plant seeks permit changes

Apr 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Pinnacle Renewable Energy has applied for changes to an environmental permit for its Lavington pellet plant and officials will meet with Coldstream council in a...

Fastest animal on earth

Apr 18, 2017 / 12:01 am

Go home, cheetah. If you really want to go fast, you need to get off the ground. The truly fastest animal on earth is the peregrine falcon, capable of cruising...

How NOT to do it

Apr 18, 2017 / 12:01 am

Here's a wonderful lesson in how not to remove a tree stump. If you absolutely must cut to the chase, skip ahead to the last ten seconds to see how this...

UBC professor curates international exhibit of African print fashion

Apr 18, 2017 / 12:00 am

Vlisco wax-print dress from the “Hommage à L’Art” collection, 2013. Inge van Lierop, designer. Courtesy Vlisco Museum, Foundation Pieter Fentener van...

Erdogan win splits Turkey

Apr 17, 2017 / 7:25 pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has finally fulfilled his long-held ambition to expand his powers after Sunday's referendum handed him the reins of...

Cops seek perps in clashes

Apr 17, 2017 / 7:20 pm

Northern California officials say they are seeking suspects involved in violent clashes over the weekend between supporters and detractors of President Donald...

Pepper sprayed in invasion

Apr 17, 2017 / 6:57 pm

Pepper spray was reportedly used on a man who confronted a home invader Sunday night in his Burnaby house. The man, who has only been identified as Pav, says...

Alleged killer found dead

Apr 17, 2017 / 6:12 pm

A man charged with killing five people at a mall in Washington state last year was found dead in his jail cell in an apparent suicide, authorities said Monday....

United's 1Q profit fell 69%

Apr 17, 2017 / 6:12 pm

United Airlines' profits plunged 69 per cent in the first three months of the year, and that was before the terrible publicity surrounding the dragging of a...

Trump's orders trump suit?

Apr 17, 2017 / 5:39 pm

Another man accused of assaulting protesters at a Donald Trump campaign rally in Louisville last year has countersued the president, saying he was following...

Elderly couple flips car

Apr 17, 2017 / 5:32 pm

A single-vehicle crash Sunday evening near Kaleden reportedly involved two seniors whose car flipped into the ditch as they headed toward the South Okanagan...

Rocket gets top weekly title

Apr 17, 2017 / 4:32 pm

Kelowna Rockets forward Reid Gardiner has been named the WHL Player of The Week for last week's performances in Portland for the Western Conference...

Netflix nearing 100M subs

Apr 17, 2017 / 4:20 pm

Netflix is on the verge of surpassing 100 million global subscribers, a testament to how much the video streaming service has changed the entertainment...

Minor mudslide on Hwy 97

Apr 17, 2017 / 4:14 pm

Emergency crews responded to a minor mudslide in Peachland Monday afternoon, causing some gridlock along Highway 97. A witness says the slide at Highway 97 and...

Accused polygamist trial set

Apr 17, 2017 / 2:17 pm

A decades-long legal battle culminates in British Columbia on Tuesday with the start of a trial for a breakaway Mormon leader charged with polygamy. Winston...

Firefighters save horses

Apr 17, 2017 / 1:19 pm

Horses that were struggling after falling through thin ice in northwestern Alberta were saved by rescuers who cut paths to the shore with chainsaws. Trevor...

Military helicopter crashes

Apr 17, 2017 / 12:21 pm

A military helicopter crashed into a golf course in southern Maryland on Monday, authorities said. A witness said he saw the chopper "spinning" before...

FB killer hunt expanded

Apr 17, 2017 / 11:48 am

Authorities in several states were on the lookout Monday for a man police say shot a Cleveland retiree collecting aluminum cans and then posted video of the...

Trump welcomes 21,000

Apr 17, 2017 / 11:40 am

Opening his first White House Easter Egg Roll, President Donald Trump extolled the strength of America as thousands of kids, and some adults, reveled in the...

Omar Khadr's record wrong

Apr 17, 2017 / 11:33 am

Omar Khadr's official criminal record in Canada contains oddities and errors that are at odds with how the federal government viewed him on his return from...

Air Canada bumped kid

Apr 17, 2017 / 11:23 am

Air Canada is apologizing to a Prince Edward Island family after the airline bumped a 10-year-old boy from a flight. Brett Doyle booked four tickets from...

No plan for pot-conviction

Apr 17, 2017 / 11:04 am

The federal public safety minister says the plan to legalize recreational marijuana does not include a general amnesty for past pot convictions. Ralph Goodale...

Rebuilding bad credit rating

Apr 17, 2017 / 11:00 am

What You Can Do if Your Credit Takes a Beating Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Credit problems can be caused by many events. I have had clients who...

Boston Marathon Monday

Apr 17, 2017 / 10:56 am

Kenya's Geoffrey Kirui won the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, pulling away from American Galen Rupp with a few Kilometers to go to win in an unofficial...

Trump to N.Korea: 'behave'

Apr 17, 2017 / 10:32 am

A day after a failed North Korean missile test, U.S. President Donald Trump had a message Monday for the North's ruler: 'Gotta behave." At the same...

Mild temperatures ahead

Apr 17, 2017 / 10:13 am

Environment Canada is predicting mild temperatures this week. Monday afternoon should reach a high of 15 C with a chance of showers later in the afternoon. ...

Kelowna's most wanted

Apr 17, 2017 / 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 13, 2017. James...

Postmedia jobs saved?

Apr 17, 2017 / 9:38 am

A union representing staff at two B.C. newspapers says it has reached a tentative deal to save jobs after dozens of employees were laid off. Postmedia announced...

Swastika smeared on sign

Apr 17, 2017 / 9:24 am

A Liberal MLA that was the first Japanese-Canadian to be elected to B.C.'s Legislative Assembly says she was the target of hateful graffiti. Yamamoto says...

'Mock IED' seized

Apr 17, 2017 / 9:08 am

U.S. customs officials have released a photo of the “mock IED,” or improvised explosive device, they say was recently seized from a...

Kids prefer the TV

Apr 17, 2017 / 8:54 am

Grace Ellis has never known a time when you needed a TV to watch TV. The North Attleboro, Massachusetts, fifth-grader watches shows like "Liv and...

Iceberg causes traffic jam

Apr 17, 2017 / 8:43 am

A towering iceberg stationed off Newfoundland's east coast is drawing dozens of people to the small shoreline community sitting in its shadow. The massive...

Evacuation due to flood

Apr 17, 2017 / 8:34 am

An evacuation due to flooding fears is underway at a remote First Nation community in northern Ontario. Area MP Charlie Angus says 325 people from Kashechewan...

Right to keep chickens

Apr 17, 2017 / 8:15 am

Robin Friesen and Jordan Maynard rented the farm in Vancouver’s Southlands neighbourhood that they currently call home with every intention of continuing...

Shark kills surfer

Apr 17, 2017 / 7:55 am

A 17-year-old surfer was attacked by a shark and killed Monday off Australia's south coast. The girl was surfing with her father when she was attacked off...

Flour recall for E. coli

Apr 17, 2017 / 7:45 am

The food recall warning issued on April 12 has been updated to include additional products. Ardent Mills is recalling various brands of flour and flour products...

NDP 'feeling good'

Apr 17, 2017 / 7:40 am

As the second week of British Columbia's election campaign begins, one leader says he's feeling good about his party's prospects. B.C. New Democrat...

Forest fires on the way

Apr 17, 2017 / 7:32 am

A year after the massive wildfire that devastated Fort McMurray, Alta., a climate scientist says there is good chance there may be more forest fires in Canada...

Hunt for Facebook murderer

Apr 17, 2017 / 7:24 am

Authorities in several states were on the lookout Monday for a behavioural health case manager who posted gruesome Facebook video of himself randomly shooting a...

Plane crash by supermarket

Apr 17, 2017 / 6:59 am

A small plane crashed Monday beside a supermarket near Lisbon, killing four people on board the aircraft and one on the ground. Four people were slightly...

Saving lives, 1 day at a time

Apr 17, 2017 / 6:55 am

As usual, it started with a call on a satellite phone from Italian rescue officials in Rome. They were relaying a distress call they'd received from a...

Tensions rise over N. Korea

Apr 17, 2017 / 6:35 am

The clouds of war, it might seem, are gathering around the Korean Peninsula. The North Korean government flaunts an increasingly sophisticated arsenal of...

Microsoft 10 update is here

Apr 17, 2017 / 6:00 am

The new version of Windows 10 launched. Have you seen it yet? Microsoft patches an Office security hole. Are your updates up to date? Windows 10 Creators Update...

10 killed, 4 missing

Apr 17, 2017 / 5:51 am

The Xinhua News Agency reported that four people were reported missing in the accident Monday morning in Guizhou province. The state news agency says the...

Dozens still missing

Apr 17, 2017 / 5:51 am

Rescuers on Monday were digging through heaps of mud and trash that collapsed onto a clutch of homes near a garbage dump outside Sri Lanka's capital,...

Dr. Jane Goodall: 1-on-1

Apr 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

Dr. Jane Goodall has been researching chimpanzees and championing conservation for over 50 years. As part of her "Birthday Tour," Dr. Goodall spoke to...

Banking on cheese

Apr 17, 2017 / 12:01 am

For cheese farmers, there's a bank in Italy that will literally accept cheese as collateral for loans. This is the story of three men and millions of...

News anchor spaces out

Apr 17, 2017 / 12:01 am

We can all relate to this news anchor who got caught spacing out between segments. That feeling when you're caught daydreaming at work :) (via @UmmRKSZ )...

Body recovered from river

Apr 16, 2017 / 9:00 pm

A body has been pulled from Thompson River after a truck submerged on Saturday. Kamloops Search and Rescue deployed their swift-water rescue team south of...

Collision in Kaleden

Apr 16, 2017 / 8:19 pm

Multiple firefighters and police officers are on scene at a collision in Kaleden. The collision took place on Highway 97 at Highway 3A at about 7:30 p.m. on...

Man livestreams homicide

Apr 16, 2017 / 7:06 pm

An Ohio man who allegedly shot and killed another man while streaming it live on Facebook on Sunday claimed in the video that he snapped because of a woman,...

Fire in Whistler village

Apr 16, 2017 / 5:33 pm

Members of the Whistler fire department fought a nighttime blaze in the village. Photos show a large fire in one of the resort properties in the upper village....

Motorcyclist rushed to KGH

Apr 16, 2017 / 5:05 pm

A motorcyclist has been rushed to Kelowna General Hospital with serious injuries on Sunday. Officers responded to the scene of the single-vehicle collision in...

Lone leader Easter Sunday

Apr 16, 2017 / 4:41 pm

Only one of the leaders of British Columbia's main political parties was on the campaign trail Sunday, with two others opting to take Easter off. B.C. New...

Collision near OK Falls

Apr 16, 2017 / 3:14 pm

Crews responded to a collision near Okanagan Falls on Sunday. Firefighters and paramedics were seen rushing to the scene near Watermans Hill and OK Falls at...

This is a red-letter day

Apr 16, 2017 / 3:00 pm

There comes a time in many people’s lives when they can’t silence the voices of despair, can’t quell the urge to quit, can no longer exist as...

Cleaning lake spill

Apr 16, 2017 / 2:54 pm

UPDATE: 2:45 p.m. Efforts continue at Kootenay Lake by Balfour to clean up 400 litres of gear oil that leaked from a car ferry. "The spill initially...

Clark boasts low jobless rate

Apr 16, 2017 / 2:37 pm

Premier Christy Clark often highlights the fact British Columbia has the lowest jobless rate in Canada, but rural and remote areas in the province are...

Couple ejected from flight

Apr 16, 2017 / 2:36 pm

A couple flying to Costa Rica for their wedding later this week were removed from a United Airlines flight in Houston, Texas for not following crew...

Baker injured in crash

Apr 16, 2017 / 2:21 pm

The owner of Ida's Bakery on Vernon Street in Lumby was hit and injured by a vehicle Saturday. Art Willman was said to be crossing Shuswap Avenue in the...

He's how tall?

Apr 16, 2017 / 1:51 pm

April the giraffe's calf is nursing strongly and his mother is recovering "perfectly," said officials with Animal Adventure Park on Sunday after a...

No problem on rail trail

Apr 16, 2017 / 1:49 pm

Remediation work was carried out to remove enviromental hazards ahead of construction of the Okanagan Rail Trail, between Kelowna and Coldstream, according to...

Yes side declares win

Apr 16, 2017 / 1:39 pm

UPDATE: 13:30 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in Sunday's referendum that will grant sweeping powers to the presidency, hailing...

Packed house for Goodall

Apr 16, 2017 / 1:20 pm

There wasn't an empty seat in the house as world renowned conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall spoke to a Kelowna audience on Saturday. Jane Goodall - The...

Deal to save reporters' jobs

Apr 16, 2017 / 12:34 pm

A union representing staff at two Vancouver newspapers says it has reached a deal to save jobs after dozens of employees were issued lay off notices. Postmedia...

Mexicans seek asylum

Apr 16, 2017 / 12:18 pm

The number of people seeking asylum in Canada from Mexico continues to rise. New figures from the Immigration and Refugee Board show that March recorded the...

Easter bunny at hillclimb

Apr 16, 2017 / 11:58 am

The Easter Bunny made a surprise appearance at the top of Silver Star Mountain on Sunday. The pink bunny dropped chocolate eggs into the village from a...

Archbishops in secret tomb

Apr 16, 2017 / 11:44 am

A London museum has revealed that the remains of five archbishops of Canterbury were discovered inside a secret tomb beneath its building. The Garden Museum...

Can't be Canadian

Apr 16, 2017 / 11:35 am

Canada is moving to strip citizenship from a man accused of slaughtering villagers in Guatemala using a grenade, gun and sledgehammer. Jorge Vinicio Sosa...

BC mayors urge more jobs

Apr 16, 2017 / 11:07 am

Premier Christy Clark often highlights the fact British Columbia has the lowest jobless rate in Canada, but rural and remote areas in the province are...

The North Korea problem

Apr 16, 2017 / 11:00 am

President Donald Trump asserted on Sunday that China was working with the United States on "the North Korea problem," and his vice-president told...

Finding your sweet spot

Apr 16, 2017 / 11:00 am

Do you ever have ‘one of those days?’ A day when so many things seem to go wrong? Of course, you do. We all have days like that. It is common to...

Egypt releases US mom

Apr 16, 2017 / 10:43 am

An Egyptian court on Sunday acquitted Aya Hijazi, a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen who has been held in detention for nearly three years over accusations related to...

Prince case drags on

Apr 16, 2017 / 10:08 am

It's been nearly a year since Prince died from an accidental drug overdose in his suburban Minneapolis studio and estate, yet investigators still...

Syrian evacuation stalls

Apr 16, 2017 / 9:41 am

The evacuation of more than 3,000 Syrians that was scheduled to take place Sunday from four areas as part of a population transfer has been postponed,...

I miss you, sings choir

Apr 16, 2017 / 9:27 am

A few of them cried after it was all over. The Missing People Choir performed for the Britain's Got Talent television show which was broadcast on Saturday....

Furious hits the top

Apr 16, 2017 / 8:48 am

The eighth installment in the "Fast and the Furious" had the roads to itself and inched past the US$100 million benchmark in the final moments. Studio...

'Tramp'ing for Chaplin

Apr 16, 2017 / 8:38 am

Hundreds of Charlie Chaplin fans dressed as his "Tramp" character have gathered at the silent film star's former home in Switzerland, marking what...

Trump tweets on tax returns

Apr 16, 2017 / 8:27 am

President Donald Trump says "someone should look into who paid" for the rallies around the country Saturday that urged him to release his tax returns....

Prof's no 'toilet cleaner'

Apr 16, 2017 / 7:52 am

A Montana State University professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel after he says an employee at the Bozeman store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a...

Fired for outing Survivor

Apr 16, 2017 / 7:50 am

"Survivor" contestant Jeff Varner who outed fellow competitor Zeke Smith as transgender on Wednesday night's episode of the CBS reality...

Kamloops teen missing

Apr 16, 2017 / 7:15 am

Kamloops RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenager. Lane Lewis, 17, who goes by the nickname 'Tia', went missing...

Teens' thoughts on pot

Apr 16, 2017 / 7:07 am

Some teens say their likelihood of using weed hasn't changed since the Liberal government announced details of its legalization plan — though they say...

Oldest bear dies at zoo

Apr 16, 2017 / 7:04 am

The oldest polar bear in the United States has died at the San Francisco Zoo. Uulu, a 545-pound female, died Friday at the age of 36. The zoo says her health...

Pope decries Syria blast

Apr 16, 2017 / 7:01 am

On Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the...

White House visitors secret

Apr 16, 2017 / 6:55 am

Breaking with the practice of President Donald Trump's predecessor, the White House is keeping secret the lists of visitors to the building. The Trump...

Lambo goes up in flames

Apr 16, 2017 / 6:52 am

A section of Toronto's Lakeshore Boulevard was shut down Friday evening after a very expensive Lamborghini sports car crashed and burned. The high end...

Horoscope: April 16-22

Apr 16, 2017 / 6:00 am

Overview for all signs Toss around bright ideas that create an air of optimism. The majority want to see things move forward. Shake hands across the isle, it...

Unsolved crimes: DLC

Apr 16, 2017 / 6:00 am

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

Mussel sniffing dogs

Apr 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society is hosting a free public forum on invasive mussels this month in Penticton Among the speakers are...

Egg drops and bunnies

Apr 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

There are plenty of activities lined up for families in the South Okanagan on the Easter long weekend. On Saturday, children at the Easter Eggstravaganza at the...

Soup kitchen gets busy

Apr 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

Penticton's soup kitchen is offering a special meal to brighten the holiday weekend for those in need. The sit down Easter dinner will be held from 11:30...

Liquidity, Okanagan Falls

Apr 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

Wine: Viognier, 2016 Winery: Liquidity, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? “Vio”, once you start adding it to your wine portfolio, will quite likely...

Ginger and Malia

Apr 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

Critteraid in Summerland runs a cat sanctuary, caring for up to 60 felines at a time. Some come rehabilitated from feral colonies, while others are surrendered...

Death toll rises

Apr 16, 2017 / 4:57 am

The death toll from the collapse of a massive garbage mound near Sri Lanka's capital rose to 20 on Sunday, and residents feared more victims could be buried...

Trump's views evolving

Apr 16, 2017 / 4:57 am

Once soft on Russia and hard on China, President Donald Trump rapidly reversed course in the last weeks, concluding there's more business to be done with...

Greens see loyalty shift

Apr 16, 2017 / 4:56 am

A switch in loyalties has boosted Green Party hopes in the Kelowna-Lake Country riding in advance of the May 9 provincial election. With some polls showing a...

Fugitive governor detained

Apr 16, 2017 / 4:55 am

The former governor of Mexico's Veracruz state, who is accused of running a corruption ring that allegedly pilfered millions of dollars from state coffers,...

Giant Peep... in a vacuum

Apr 16, 2017 / 12:01 am

We've all wondered how the contents of an Easter basket might react in the vacuum of space. Wonder no longer while this age old mystery unravels before your...

The age old question

Apr 16, 2017 / 12:01 am

Putting the age-old question 'Can a chicken play a keyboard?' to rest.

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