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Grande says she'll be back

May 26, 2017 / 1:27 pm

Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England, to give a concert to raise money for the victims of Monday's deadly bombing at her show there. In...

Walking to save lives

May 26, 2017 / 1:23 pm

The 10th annual walk/run to end Huntington Disease takes place Saturday. The five-km run, and five and one-km walk starts at Kin Beach. Registration is at 9...

Deadly attack on Christians

May 26, 2017 / 1:16 pm

Masked gunmen riding in three SUVs opened fire Friday on a packed bus taking Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of Egypt's capital, killing...

Ghost town plundered

May 26, 2017 / 1:15 pm

Someone is digging holes in the cemetery of a Similkameen ghost town, and a member of the local historical society believes it's the work of misguided...

New warships delayed

May 26, 2017 / 1:02 pm

The multibillion-dollar effort to replace the navy's warship fleet has run into another delay. The federal government says it is giving ship designers more...

KISS cancels Manchester

May 26, 2017 / 1:01 pm

KISS has cancelled its show at the arena where deadly terrorist attacks occurred at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, earlier this week. Live...

Stay safe, don't attract bears

May 26, 2017 / 12:48 pm

Andrea Tait is on a mission to keep human-wildlife conflict to a minimum. Tait is back as regional WildSafeBC community co-ordinator, thanks to funding from the...

Gallagher donating to Man.

May 26, 2017 / 12:45 pm

Liam Gallagher will donate the proceeds from his first solo show in Manchester, England to the victims of the city's bomb attack. The former Oasis frontman,...

Coast Guard dive team cut

May 26, 2017 / 12:30 pm

B.C.'s Coast Guard dive team is being eliminated. Members disregarded a gag order on the information to tell CTV they worry that lives will be lost. The...

Tourism student set for Big Apple

May 26, 2017 / 12:15 pm

Vivek Punwani is set for an all-expenses paid trip to New York City for the Professional Convention Management (PCMA) Education Conference this June after...

City reinforces waterfront

May 26, 2017 / 12:11 pm

Crews with the City of Penticton, Fire Department and B.C. Wildfire Service have worked tirelessly over the past few days to reinforce the Okanagan Lake...

$30M for KF Aerospace

May 26, 2017 / 12:00 pm

A local aerospace company was recently awarded a $30-million contract to maintain several of Canada's Search and rescue aircraft. KF Aerospace,...

Rita Ora's sleepless nights

May 26, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Rita Ora is still struggling to get a good night's sleep after a 2015 break-in at her home. An intruder made it into the London home she shares with her...

Fire restrictions in place

May 26, 2017 / 11:34 am

Despite the recent rains, open-burning restrictions are in place. Officials with the Kamloops Fire Centre said Category 2 and Category 3 open-burning...

Charlie Major @ Corral

May 26, 2017 / 11:30 am

The OK Corral is having a banner year with live music and tonight is no exception. Teaming up with Country 100.7, Costco raising funds for The Children's...

Katy Perry livestreams gig

May 26, 2017 / 11:15 am

Katy Perry allowed fans around the world to enjoy her intimate Thursday night London concert by streaming the performance online. The Grammy-winner shared a...

New washrooms downtown

May 26, 2017 / 11:04 am

Construction on much-needed public bathrooms in Penticton's downtown is now underway. A new structure is expected to be completed by the end of Friday,...

De-focus and see solution

May 26, 2017 / 11:00 am

Learning to de-focus as an entrepreneur Aside from being a good all round multi-tasker, many entrepreneurs learn to focus a little less on specific problems and...

Nortel to start paybacks

May 26, 2017 / 10:48 am

Nortel Canada's long-suffering creditors will finally begin to receive their share of more than US$4 billion to be distributed under a plan approved in...

'I wouldn't be here today'

May 26, 2017 / 10:48 am

Gordon Leverington has been donating blood since he was 17. Over the following 63 years, he has sat down to give 306 additional times. Leverington was just one...

UN group coming to TRU

May 26, 2017 / 10:38 am

Thompson Rivers University will host the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights this weekend. The UN group will visit TRU’s Williams...

Bedingfield lived on $6/day

May 26, 2017 / 10:30 am

Natasha Bedingfield and her family grappled with unsettling financial hardships before the singer rose to stardom, and lived on supermarket scraps. The...

Still time to get in on the fun

May 26, 2017 / 10:21 am

There is still some room available at the Vernon Golf Spectacular. The fundraiser is being held on June 10 at the Vernon Golf and Country Club with the proceeds...

Fire on Haynes Ranch

May 26, 2017 / 10:16 am

Oliver firefighters responded to a report of smoke coming from an old barn early Friday morning. The call came in about 5 a.m., smoke coming from the Haynes...

One-man crime spree

May 26, 2017 / 10:14 am

A 31-year-old man is in custody following a one-man crime spree in Revelstoke. Kelly Andrew Maclean is facing multiple charges following a string of complaints...

Sad end for baby moose

May 26, 2017 / 10:07 am

A Newfoundland woman who bottle-fed a baby moose after it got lost in the woods without its mother is reeling after the local SPCA put the animal down. Brandi...

Kelowna's most wanted

May 26, 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 May 26, 2017. Tamaira...

Won't get in the way of golf

May 26, 2017 / 9:57 am

A "senior moment" cost a golfer half their game at Kelowna Golf and Country Club this morning. A silver SUV could be seen about 7:45 a.m., dangling...

Pitt required stand-in

May 26, 2017 / 9:45 am

Brad Pitt's musical skills are so dire, his Tree of Life director Terrence Malick had to find a stand-in with similar hands to shoot an organ scene. The...

Hoverboard

May 26, 2017 / 9:29 am

This real, fully operational hoverboard looks incredible.

Feds run $21.8B deficit

May 26, 2017 / 9:26 am

A preliminary analysis of the federal books suggests the government ran a 2016-17 deficit of $21.8 billion to put the Liberals close to their projection for the...

Miley will beef up security

May 26, 2017 / 9:09 am

Miley Cyrus will increase security for herself and her fans in the wake of the bombing attack at her friend Ariana Grande's concert on Monday. On Monday, 22...

That's a lot of water

May 26, 2017 / 8:50 am

UPDATE: 8:50 a.m. Several sharp Castanet readers pointed out that the actual input of water into Okanagan Lake to cause a 2.5 centimetre rise must take into...

Fire sparked in van

May 26, 2017 / 8:35 am

A vehicle fire on Highway 97 slowed southbound commuters Friday morning. A man was driving his Dodge Caravan south on the highway, near Wood Lake, when an...

Mounties kill problem bear

May 26, 2017 / 8:34 am

The Summerland RCMP is reporting they were forced to put down a bear Thursday evening. Police received a report of a bear in a residential neighbourhood on...

Indecent act on rail trail

May 26, 2017 / 8:27 am

A woman was accosted by a man masturbating on the Okanagan Rail Trail Tuesday afternoon. At about 1 p.m., the woman was walking her dog on the trail near...

Lake finally levelling off?

May 26, 2017 / 8:10 am

While Okanagan Lake continued to rise overnight, the rising waters may have begun to taper off. Despite an increase of less than one centimetre overnight,...

Unsolved crimes: Kelowna

May 26, 2017 / 7:30 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...

Pushing for no-emission cars

May 26, 2017 / 7:22 am

The federal government is appointing an advisory group to develop a plan for getting more zero-emission vehicles on Canada's roads, as part of efforts to...

Dead whale stinks up town

May 26, 2017 / 6:55 am

A rotting, putrid whale remains lodged on a Newfoundland beach, as a picturesque seaside town tries to come up with a plan to get rid of it. The dead humpback...

Trade, climate G7 focus

May 26, 2017 / 6:49 am

Canada is planning to champion the benefits of free trade and action on climate change at the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, even as U.S. President Donald Trump...

Job 1 for Tories: unity

May 26, 2017 / 6:43 am

The 13 candidates vying to lead the federal Conservatives make their final pitches to party faithful today — at which point, the marathon leadership race...

More jail for touchy medic

May 26, 2017 / 6:40 am

A former military medical technician convicted of conducting inappropriate breast exams on female recruits has been sentenced to nine months in prison. Chief...

IPO to fund pipeline

May 26, 2017 / 6:35 am

Kinder Morgan says it will proceed with the $7.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as long as it secures satisfactory financing for the project through...

Still searching after 38 years

May 26, 2017 / 6:25 am

RCMP have issued an appeal asking for the public's help in finding the remains of a 13-year-old boy who vanished in July 1978. David Wiebe was last seen by...

Saving quints' birthplace

May 26, 2017 / 6:20 am

Cecile and Annette Dionne have just two items on their wish list as they get set to celebrate their 83rd birthday Sunday. The surviving Dionne quintuplets would...

Deadly mudslide, floods

May 26, 2017 / 6:13 am

Floods and torrents of red mud unleashed by monsoon rains have killed at least 25 people in western and southern Sri Lanka, with another 42 people missing as...

Schools to out anti-vaxers

May 26, 2017 / 6:10 am

The German government wants kindergartens to inform authorities if parents fail to prove they have attended a doctors' consultation on child vaccinations....

Pens return to Stanley Cup

May 26, 2017 / 6:07 am

Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby took a moment to arrange themselves in the correct order before they picked up the Prince of Wales Trophy...

All things beer!

May 26, 2017 / 6:00 am

BNA turns 2 June 1. BNA will be releasing a special anniversary beer that day. The guests taps will be from Kelowna breweries Kettle River Brewing Co., Tree...

Trump scolds NATO leaders

May 26, 2017 / 5:58 am

Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance's financial...

Zuckerberg: have 'purpose'

May 26, 2017 / 5:55 am

Mark Zuckerberg returned Thursday to Harvard, where he launched Facebook and then dropped out, telling graduates it's up to them to bring purpose to the...

Jupiter's massive storms

May 26, 2017 / 5:50 am

Monstrous cyclones are churning over Jupiter's poles, until now a largely unexplored region that is more turbulent than scientists expected. NASA's Juno...

Cut down on committees

May 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

The City of Penticton spends a lot of time on committees and task forces compared to other B.C. municipalities. According to a staff report, Penticton City Hall...

Eli fights again

May 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

He's only six, but Eli Johannson of Coldstream is fighting an aggressive neuroblastoma cancer for the second time. The disease allows cancer cells to form...

44 years, never seen this

May 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

He's lived in his Okanagan Lake home for 44 years, and never seen anything this dramatic. Gabion dams set up on the beach next to Mill Creek separate Fred...

Radio: are you listening?

May 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

When it comes to radio listening habits in the Central Okanagan, people love their information, and their country music. The latest rating numbers for the...

Pedal to work next week

May 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

Bike riders are being invited to participate in several days of activities in Penticton next week. The Penticton & Area Cycling Association is hosting the...

Confidence at its finest

May 26, 2017 / 12:01 am

When you got it, you got it. I hope everyone can have the same confidence in themselves as my 6 year old sister 😂😭 pic.twitter.com/4khv9OoyFZ...

4/20 cost Vancouver $254K

May 25, 2017 / 8:37 pm

This year's 4-20 marijuana day of protest in Vancouver cost the city more than $245,000. The city says estimates 40,000 people were at Sunset Beach Park and...

Canada's first car bike port

May 25, 2017 / 8:20 pm

The first two "car" bike ports in Canada have officially been installed in Kamloops. The car bike port is an innovative bicycle parking solution that...

Repair cafe returns

May 25, 2017 / 8:00 pm

What do you do with a bicycle when the chain has broken, with a book that has fallen apart, or that favourite sweater that needs mending? Don't toss it....

Baldy marathon coming

May 25, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Organizers of the 2017 Baldy Marathon are eager to get word out about the event. On Oct. 1, Baldy Mountain will be hosting a scenic run through wine country in...

'I have nowhere to go'

May 25, 2017 / 7:45 pm

David Bell was forced to evacuate his Brookside Avenue home when Mill Creek spilled its banks. Now, he's living in a tent in his backyard because he...

Raptors land in Vernon

May 25, 2017 / 7:15 pm

The big birds are back. People have a chance to experience the thrill of an up-close encounter with some of nature’s most amazing predators at the Allan...

Highway halts for ducklings

May 25, 2017 / 7:14 pm

Traffic isn't all it's quacked up to be. A mother duck and her brood of fuzzy ducklings brought a semi truck and other traffic to a standstill,...

Poll: coalition time?

May 25, 2017 / 7:02 pm

The Greens will seek to avoid triggering another election in British Columbia after the final results left them in the historic position of holding the balance...

Grant for Memorial work

May 25, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The City of Penticton is looking for a bit of help from the federal government and the Union of B.C. Municipalities for funding repairs or replacement of the...

Bracing for floods

May 25, 2017 / 6:45 pm

People living around the shore of Kootenay Lake and in low-lying areas in the Slocan Valley should prepare for the possibility of floods as high temperatures...

Mile-high fun at Star

May 25, 2017 / 6:30 pm

Fine wines and the Great Outdoors will come together this summer. The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society and Silver Star Mountain Resort host the Mile-High Wine...

Keeping the river clear

May 25, 2017 / 6:04 pm

While some businesses may be taking a hit due to flooding in the South Okanagan, contractors for the provincial government have been busy over the past several...

Lake hits forecast high

May 25, 2017 / 5:45 pm

As Okanagan Lake continues to rise, two new evacuation alerts have been issued on the Westside. The lake now sits around 343 metres above sea level, the...

Teneycke hearing continues

May 25, 2017 / 5:24 pm

The dangerous offender hearing for one of the South Okanagan’s most prolific offenders got underway in Penticton this week. After pleading guilty to...

Cyclist hit at intersection

May 25, 2017 / 5:16 pm

A male cyclist sustained some bruises and scrapes after being hit by a pickup at White Avenue and Martin Street in Penticton, Thursday afternoon. Emergency...

Evening Update May 25

May 25, 2017 / 4:55 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Thursday, May 25, with reporter Wayne Moore.

Statue ready for high water

May 25, 2017 / 4:44 pm

The iconic “Romp” statue on the shores of Okanagan Lake in Penticton is now prepared for steadily rising waters. Castanet reader Daniel Ironside was...

Broadway or Bust @ KAS

May 25, 2017 / 4:15 pm

The Kelowna Actors Studio Academy Foundation and The Kelowna Actors Studio presents ‘Broadway or Bust’ a Musical Revue and Silent Auction in support...

Greyeyes and Klick receive OC Alumni Association’s highest honours

May 25, 2017 / 4:00 pm

Okanagan College Media Release In recognition of outstanding contributions to the College and its surrounding communities, two Okanagan College alumni have...

CCR Tribute @ KCT

May 25, 2017 / 3:41 pm

Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents COMPLETELY CREEDENCE on Thursday, September 21 at the Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna. Tickets are...

SEKID downgrades notice

May 25, 2017 / 3:29 pm

The South East Kelowna Irrigation District has issued a water-quality advisory. This is a downgrade from what was originally a boil-water notice issued at the...

Kamloops watches river

May 25, 2017 / 3:22 pm

The City of Kamloops is keeping a close eye on rivers and waterways, but doesn't anticipate any major problems. River forecast models predict any impact on...

Heat men's volleyball sign BC standout Max Heppell

May 25, 2017 / 3:06 pm

Heppell will add more power and a proven champion's mentality to the Heat attack next season. KELOWNA, BC - Max Heppell of Langley, B.C. has signed on to become...

No more seniors fare on bus

May 25, 2017 / 2:52 pm

Transit in the South Okanagan is doing away with the age-based rates for travel and replacing it with local and regional rates, along with a fare hike on BC...

Mill Creek overflowing

May 25, 2017 / 2:51 pm

The Lake Avenue beach access is starting to flood in Kelowna. Neighbours are raising concerns the water could surround their homes from Mill Creek and Okanagan...

Caught between two lakes

May 25, 2017 / 2:46 pm

Lakeside communities throughout the Okanagan are keeping a close eye on area lakes, but Oyama residents need to keep both eyes open. The picturesque community...

Free water after boil notice

May 25, 2017 / 2:45 pm

West Kelowna residents who have been placed under a boil-water notice can now access free bulk water. The notice was issued Wednesday after Tuesday's storm...

Lake creeps towards homes

May 25, 2017 / 2:43 pm

Naramata was not immune from the clobbering the Okanagan Lake waterfront took on Tuesday night. Mill Road took a particularly hard hit, now covered in debris...

Lumby evac order ends

May 25, 2017 / 2:39 pm

It's been almost three weeks for some Lumby residents since they've been home, after they were ordered on May 6 to evacuate because of flooding in the...

Greens seek stable minority

May 25, 2017 / 2:35 pm

The Greens will seek to avoid triggering another election in British Columbia after the final results left them in the historic position of holding the balance...

Neighbour hailed as hero

May 25, 2017 / 2:31 pm

A Courtenay man pulled his neighbour out of a burning trailer, Thursday. The trailer was engulfed in flames at Maple Pool Campground and RV Park. A man inside...

Ben Kornelsen will be a sizable addition to Heat from Briercrest

May 25, 2017 / 2:06 pm

Returning to the Okanagan after two years in Saskatchewan, Armstrong product Ben Kornelson looks to stage an impressive homecoming. KELOWNA, BC - Ben...

Couple donates to PRH

May 25, 2017 / 1:49 pm

Nick and Trudy Krabbendam are already generous supporters of Penticton Regional Hospital, having made a $30,000 donation in 2015. Now the Penticton couple have...

Cleaning up the mess

May 25, 2017 / 1:34 pm

The King Eddy area near Lavington is a lot cleaner thanks to members of the Vernon ATV Club. Some 20 members gave up part of their long weekend to clean up...

Large snowpack still to melt

May 25, 2017 / 1:15 pm

Okanagan creeks and lakes could rise at a faster rate as temperatures soar to above seasonal norms. The long-range forecast is for temperatures to hit 30 C by...

Dozens of herons killed

May 25, 2017 / 1:12 pm

Birds, especially youngsters, took the brunt of the windstorm that swept through the Okanagan Valley on Tuesday night. The blue heron rookery at the north end...

Big year for hurricanes

May 25, 2017 / 1:00 pm

The Canadian Hurricane Centre says warm water temperatures and a weak or non-existent El Nino will contribute to an above-normal hurricane season this year,...

Troops called off streets

May 25, 2017 / 12:57 pm

Brazil's president on Thursday cancelled an order to deploy the military to the streets of the capital after criticism that the move was excessive and...

Wright broke ethics rules

May 25, 2017 / 12:52 pm

Former prime minister Stephen Harper's one-time chief of staff was never prosecuted for his role in Mike Duffy's Senate expenses fiasco, but now Nigel...

Mayors want action on ODs

May 25, 2017 / 12:47 pm

Mayors across Canada are calling for federal leadership on the "national emergency" of overdoses by ensuring provinces provide timely access to...

Another $30M for F-35

May 25, 2017 / 12:45 pm

Canada has quietly paid another $30 million for development of the F-35 stealth fighter. National Defence says the payment was made in April and brings...

Hoffman's years of therapy

May 25, 2017 / 12:45 pm

Dustin Hoffman is still convinced he is a complete failure, despite addressing his issues in therapy for years. The celebrated actor, who turns 80 in August,...

Abby car theft central

May 25, 2017 / 12:30 pm

Police in Abbotsford say the overall crime rate in the city is dropping, compared with the 2016 rate, but theft from vehicles could drive the rate in the...

Town watching lake closely

May 25, 2017 / 12:25 pm

The Town of Osoyoos is keeping a close eye on Osoyoos Lake as it quickly rises in response to heavy river flows from the Okanagan River The lake has risen more...

Searching for federal bucks

May 25, 2017 / 12:19 pm

Canada's minister of employment, workforce development and labour will make an announcement in Kelowna on Friday about the future of Canada’s search...

Gun pulled in bar fight

May 25, 2017 / 12:11 pm

A handgun was pulled during a bar fight in Kamloops, Wednesday. Police say a 24-year-old man is in custody after the dust-up on Tranquille Road. According to...

Pattinson went unnoticed

May 25, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Robert Pattinson credits fake pockmarks on his face for keeping him anonymous while shooting in New York. The British actor has managed to leave his role of...

Coliform in Nelson water

May 25, 2017 / 11:48 am

Residents of Nelson have been told for the second time this month to boil their tap water before drinking it. The city issued the boil-water notice Wednesday...

Britco hiring 40 positions

May 25, 2017 / 11:48 am

A Penticton construction plant that shut its doors in April, leaving dozens of employees without work, is picking up its production again, according to the...

Babies in the classroom

May 25, 2017 / 11:19 am

"When a child smiles at a baby, that baby takes it in. When a baby smiles back at a child, that child receives that love." That is the impact an...

Grande's song tops charts

May 25, 2017 / 11:15 am

Ariana Grande's 2015 hit One Last Time has topped the iTunes chart in the U.K. following a fan campaign after the Manchester Arena attack. The 23-year-old...

Grace McCarthy dies

May 25, 2017 / 11:14 am

B.C. political icon Grace McCarthy has died. The former Social Credit cabinet minister and deputy premier died peacefully at her home in Vancouver Wednesday...

Breakfast with a cause

May 25, 2017 / 11:14 am

Students at Kelowna Secondary School learned how to host an event while raising money for a good cause. The Rona parking lot was jam-packed for the 15th KSS...

City monitors lake, creeks

May 25, 2017 / 11:07 am

Homeowners living along local creeks and Okanagan Lake are being reminded to keep sandbags in place and protect their property. City of Vernon crews continue to...

MPs can be civil, sometimes

May 25, 2017 / 11:00 am

As much as the House of Commons is often viewed as an adversarial environment there are also those times, albeit rare, when there is unanimous support for the...

A life-altering accident

May 25, 2017 / 10:43 am

Nov. 25, 2016, was the day that changed a professional wakeboarder's life forever. Ben Leclair had a bad crash while training in Florida that has left him...

Round we go again

May 25, 2017 / 10:36 am

Kelowna residents will be going around another roundabout. This latest utility and road project is expected to begin this summer at Lakeshore and Collett roads...

'Fear cannot rule the day'

May 25, 2017 / 10:33 am

Ariana Grande's manager says he plans to honour those killed during the bombing of her concert with "love and joy and life." Scooter Braun writes...

Oprah saved Jamie Foxx

May 25, 2017 / 10:30 am

Actor Jamie Foxx has credited Oprah Winfrey with saving his life after she staged an alcohol intervention for him. The star reveals he became a party animal at...

Seeking CRTC review

May 25, 2017 / 10:29 am

Videotron wants Canada's telecom watchdog to review its decision that requires the company to stop offering its unlimited music service by mid-July, saying...

Guilty plea in cop crash

May 25, 2017 / 10:29 am

A man whose truck slammed into an RCMP officer's cruiser killing a 32-year-old constable has pleaded guilty to two charges in a Victoria-area court. Kenneth...

Johnny Depp's jealousy

May 25, 2017 / 9:45 am

Johnny Depp's jealousy over Amber Heard's sex scenes in movie London Fields contributed to their split, the film's producers have alleged. The...

Strike cripples Quebec

May 25, 2017 / 9:33 am

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says he will begin the process of adopting back-to-work legislation Monday if there is no agreement in the province's...

Woman escapes fire

May 25, 2017 / 9:31 am

A BX resident managed to escape a fire unharmed Wednesday evening. BX/Swan Lake fire Chief Bill Wacey said the fire was contained to the master bedroom in the...

Crew in as fire smoulders

May 25, 2017 / 9:29 am

More crew will join 11 firefighters on the line at the Cooper Creek wildfire just two kilometres northwest of Lumby although the fire did not appear to grow...

Labà dienà from the Beer Library

May 25, 2017 / 9:16 am

Emily Dundas Oke has turned the document holder that the TRU study abroad office gave her into a mini studio—it holds drawing pencils, watercolours,...

Cornell's widow's letter

May 25, 2017 / 9:01 am

Chris Cornell's widow has poured her heart out to the late rocker in an emotional open letter a week after he committed suicide. The Soundgarden frontman...

Queen visits bomb survivors

May 25, 2017 / 8:51 am

Queen Elizabeth met Thursday with children injured in the Manchester concert bombing, consoling them and pronouncing the attack at an event attended by so many...

Lake nears historic high

May 25, 2017 / 7:50 am

All eyes continue to be on Okanagan Lake, as it inches toward uncharted territory. The lake rose another three centimetres over the past 24 hours. It now sits...

OPEC to cut output

May 25, 2017 / 7:01 am

OPEC and other oil nations meeting Thursday were set to extend their production cuts in an effort to shore up prices. But the intended impact could be...

Chiefs grab elite prospect

May 25, 2017 / 7:00 am

The BC Hockey League's Chilliwack Chiefs have received a commitment from an elite prospect. Fifteen-year-old Ethan Bowen, will join the Chiefs as an...

US to sell off oil stockpile

May 25, 2017 / 6:59 am

President Donald Trump's proposal to sell nearly half the U.S. emergency oil stockpile is sparking renewed debate about whether the Strategic Petroleum...

US leaks bomb probe info

May 25, 2017 / 6:54 am

Home searches across Manchester have uncovered important items for the investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester's police...

NATO to join IS fight

May 25, 2017 / 6:49 am

NATO's chief affirmed Thursday that the alliance will join the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group but will not wage direct war against...

Some weed with your wine?

May 25, 2017 / 6:46 am

Bill and Barbara Steele moved to this sleepy corner of Oregon to start their own winery after successful, high-powered business careers. Now, more than a decade...

Graco recalls car seats

May 25, 2017 / 6:41 am

Graco Children's products is recalling 1,393 child car seats in Canada due to a problem with harness webbing. An advisory from the company's Canadian...

Prison fight turns massive

May 25, 2017 / 6:35 am

In a brawl that officials say was extreme even by the violent standard of California prisons, correctional officers had to open fire to stop a melee that sent...

Cdn painting fetches $7.4M

May 25, 2017 / 6:32 am

A painting by the late Quebec artist Jean Paul Riopelle sold for more than $7.4 million on Wednesday, good for second on the list of Canada's most expensive...

NZ rushing to space

May 25, 2017 / 6:28 am

California-based company Rocket Lab said Thursday it had launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn't reach...

Big banks rake in profits

May 25, 2017 / 6:26 am

Canada's big banks are raking in the profits. CIBC reports $1.05 billion of net income in its second quarter, up 11 per cent from a year ago, when it...

Taking grandma to prom

May 25, 2017 / 6:22 am

After learning of his grandmother's cancer diagnosis, a 17-year-old Virginia grad wanted to give her a night to remember. Stephen Vigil took his grandmother...

Six-alarm recycling blaze

May 25, 2017 / 6:14 am

Toronto firefighters spent the night battling a stubborn six-alarm blaze at a recycling facility near the city's waterfront. Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said...

This teacher is tough

May 25, 2017 / 6:08 am

An elementary school teacher from Regina has been named one of the top strongwomen in North America. Tracey Halladay, 34, placed third in the recent competition...

Greens still seeking deal

May 25, 2017 / 6:00 am

British Columbia entered a new stage of political uncertainty Wednesday as the final vote count from an election held more than two weeks ago confirmed the...

Secret to using The Nod

May 25, 2017 / 6:00 am

I call it The Nod. The Nod is when you are walking down the hallway at work, or down the street and you see someone you know, but not very well. Usually, it is...

TSA screening tightens

May 25, 2017 / 5:56 am

Travellers at some U.S. airports are being asked to place electronic devices bigger than a cellphone in separate bins so that they can be examined more closely....

Floods no hit to tourism

May 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

While LocoLanding has reported some lower numbers for the May long weekend, Mayor Andrew Jakubeit says regional flooding hasn't appeared to have impacted...

Region hosting a bio blitz

May 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

The South Okanagan is hosting one of 24 “bio blitzes” this summer as a part of Canada 150. The events, planned for biodiverse regions will encourage...

Stay off the river

May 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

It's not just the lakes that boaters should stay off of at the moment. Outdoor enthusiasts are being urged to curtail their activities even more due to the...

Fun Day flooded

May 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

The annual Oyama Fun Day has been cancelled due to extensive flooding in the area. The event is organized by the Oyama Community Club, a more than 100-year-old...

Who are you pulling for?

May 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

The United Way and BC Transit are pulling for the community. Literally. The annual United Way Bus Pull returns to Kelowna on Saturday. Join in on the fun,...

Fastest log car visiting town

May 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

The world's fastest tree is coming to Kelowna. The Cedar Rocket is made out of a single 240-year-old red cedar. The car, along with HGTV’s Bryan Reid...

Blowing rainbows

May 25, 2017 / 12:01 am

Watch as this whale shoots a rainbow out of its blowhole.

Asking Siri questions

May 25, 2017 / 12:01 am

Ah, good, wholesome pranks where no one gets hurt. Like a breath of fresh air.

Ancient genetic markers in sockeye salmon can help manage healthier fish stocks

May 25, 2017 / 12:00 am

New genetic markers in sockeye salmon that can help improve management of fish populations. Photo credit: Kyle Hawes The markers, called single nucleotide...

Emergency funding needed

May 24, 2017 / 9:46 pm

The City of Penticton is working to secure emergency funding to repair the breakwater that protects the Penticton Yacht Club. Repairs are estimated to exceed...

Airline warned about man

May 24, 2017 / 9:07 pm

Before a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu took off carrying a passenger whose inflight behaviour prompted bomb-threat procedures and military fighter jets to...

Pride ready to shine

May 24, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Okanagan Pride has unveiled its theme for this summer's festival. "Shine Bright" is the slogan for the 2017 Pride Week festival, Aug. 12-19....

'I'm glad to be alive'

May 24, 2017 / 7:30 pm

An East Kelowna woman had a rude, and violent, awakening in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Susanna Drewes was lying in her bed in the McCulloch Heights...

Reporter body-slammed

May 24, 2017 / 7:21 pm

A reporter said the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat body-slammed him Wednesday, the day before the polls close in the nationally...

Cleanup after the storm

May 24, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Strong preparation ahead of Tuesday night's storm saved Penticton from more significant damage, according to Fire Chief Larry Watkinson. A heavy north wind...

Canada Day in the park

May 24, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Plans have expanded for the Canada Day experience in Polson Park. “Last year's event was a huge success. We expect it to be even bigger this...

Poll: election results

May 24, 2017 / 6:51 pm

The final count for the provincial election is in – and nothing has changed. Elections BC reports that after absentee ballots were counted and recounts...

'A shock to the community'

May 24, 2017 / 6:30 pm

The Crown spent Wednesday pushing back against the narrative that they're responsible for the long delay in getting the three men accused of killing...

Reprieve in flood battle

May 24, 2017 / 6:10 pm

Temperatures are expected to rise again at the end of the week, and a break in the weather Wednesday allowed residents to bolster flood protection measures....

Tough times across region

May 24, 2017 / 5:23 pm

Thousands of jobs disappeared, more people were unemployed, there was less capital investment and dozens of businesses went bankrupt in the Thompson-Okanagan in...

Floods expected to worsen

May 24, 2017 / 5:16 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is warning residents that flooding is expected to worsen over the next week as water levels rise in creeks, lakes...

Expect delays at landfill

May 24, 2017 / 5:16 pm

You can expect some delays at the Glenmore landfill. Delays will occur Thursday and Friday for completion of a project at the scale house at the entrance to the...

Murder charge laid

May 24, 2017 / 5:14 pm

A 34-year-old Prince George man has been charged with murder in a death over the long weekend. Christopher Clarke George has been charged with second-degree...

Naborly and Equifax partner

May 24, 2017 / 5:13 pm

A Kelowna entrepreneur’s startup announced a major partnership with Equifax Canada today that will see it act as the primary service provider for...

Storm steals park jumps

May 24, 2017 / 5:01 pm

Boaters beware – it's not just logs you have to watch out for on Okanagan Lake. Conrad Wiker at Whiplash Cable/Wake Park on the Westbank First Nation...

Evening Update May 24

May 24, 2017 / 4:55 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Wednesday, May 24, with reporter Wayne Moore.

Liberals retain minority

May 24, 2017 / 4:49 pm

The final count for the provincial election is in – and nothing has changed. Elections BC reports that after absentee ballots were counted and recounts...

Fire held as snow falls

May 24, 2017 / 4:35 pm

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. Rain, wet snow and a cooler temperature have helped control a wildfire just over two kilometres away from Lumby. The BC Wildfire Service...

Ex-cop faces more charges

May 24, 2017 / 4:15 pm

More criminal charges have been laid against a former Vancouver police detective constable. British Columbia's prosecution service says James Fisher faces...

Bear nuts for doughnuts

May 24, 2017 / 4:14 pm

A bear with a sweet tooth ripped off the bumper of a car used to deliver doughnuts in Colorado then tried to claw its way through the trunk to get inside. Moose...

Inquiry a 'bloody farce'

May 24, 2017 / 4:04 pm

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould's father is calling the national public inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women a "bloody farce."...

Serena goes high-tech

May 24, 2017 / 4:01 pm

Tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories. Now she is...

Pot: what you need to know

May 24, 2017 / 3:59 pm

A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot. The research published Wednesday is the first rigorous...

Water advisory upgraded

May 24, 2017 / 3:50 pm

A public health advisory issued Tuesday night has been upgraded to a boil-water notice for some residents of West Kelowna. The advisory was issued during...

Storm shifts SS Sicamous

May 24, 2017 / 3:24 pm

City workers and staff at the SS Sicamous spent a portion of their day resetting the historic ship after it was slightly displaced by Tuesday night's storm....

Caetani 2017 summer music

May 24, 2017 / 3:23 pm

It may still seem like spring in the Okanagan, but summer must be right around the corner. Right? The kick off event of the Caetani Cultural Centre’s...

Irrigation shutdown expands

May 24, 2017 / 3:20 pm

This week's irrigation system shutdown in the Town of Oliver has been expanded. The town announced Tuesday that irrigation systems five, six and seven had...

'Get flooded with deals'

May 24, 2017 / 3:01 pm

In the midst of near-record lake levels and intensive flood preparation in the Okanagan, a Kelowna optometrist has raised some eyebrows with a unique...

6 design must-haves

May 24, 2017 / 3:00 pm

I'm always on the hunt for what’s hot and in demand; here are six top must-have design staples this very minute… Textured Walls This isn't...

Protecting the seafloor

May 24, 2017 / 2:54 pm

The federal government is taking the first step in protecting an area that contains rare, chimney-like hydrothermal vents off British Columbia's coast. The...

Recent Castanet poll

May 24, 2017 / 2:53 pm

I was quite surprised to see that 1/3 of the people ticked diplomacy. Diplomacy: the art and practice of conducting negotiations between nations. Isis is not a...

$950M for 'supercluster'

May 24, 2017 / 2:40 pm

The Trudeau government is opening the competition for its $950-million "supercluster" program that aims to bring together industry and academia as a...

'Dirty business of politics'

May 24, 2017 / 2:37 pm

Former Vice-President Joe Biden is urging college graduates to take up the "dirty business of politics" to change the trajectory of the world. The...

100 homes threatened

May 24, 2017 / 2:27 pm

Like communities up and down the Valley, the Okanagan Indian Band is keeping a close eye on the lake and the weather. Tuesday's wind storm flooded several...

More great storm photos

May 24, 2017 / 2:19 pm

Castanet readers captured some awesome images of nature's fury before, during and after Tuesday evening's wind storm that swept through the Okanagan....

'Smart' way to get clean

May 24, 2017 / 2:03 pm

A new method of addiction recovery is taking hold in the Okanagan. Smart Recovery has been operating for several years in Kelowna, launched last year in...

Lake damage from the sky

May 24, 2017 / 1:53 pm

Okanagan Lake beaches took a beating from a violent wind storm Tuesday night. Beaches around the Central Okanagan were almost completely underwater at parts,...

Beach parking reduction

May 24, 2017 / 1:19 pm

Boyce-Gyro Beach is Kelowna's second largest beach, jam-packed with families and all the toys and essentials they bring along to have a successful beach...

Docks lost, trees down

May 24, 2017 / 1:15 pm

UPDATE: 2:30 p.m. The Tronson Road boat launch has been temporarily closed due to debris buildup following yesterday's wind storm. City crews are removing...

Please stay off the water

May 24, 2017 / 1:13 pm

Not everyone on the lake is a millionaire – please stay off the water! I would first of all like to thank those boaters who were respectful to news...

Proportional ballot

May 24, 2017 / 1:10 pm

On May 31st, our MPs will be voting on whether or not to adopt the ERRE/all-party committee’s report that overwhelmingly recommended Proportional...

Razor-thin lead in vote

May 24, 2017 / 12:58 pm

The New Democrats are widening a lead in Vancouver Island's crucial Courtenay-Comox riding, where the results could determine the next British Columbia...

Killer's progress 'slow'

May 24, 2017 / 12:53 pm

A psychiatrist says a man found not criminally responsible because of a mental illness after killing his three children is making slow progress but still...

Katy Perry: 'World will heal'

May 24, 2017 / 12:45 pm

Katy Perry believes that the world will heal when "women unite". The 32-year-old singer is currently doing the rounds promoting her new single Swish...

Invoices already coming in

May 24, 2017 / 12:41 pm

As Penticton Regional Hospital’s new six-storey patient care tower continues to rise impressively, the first bills are now starting to arrive at the South...

Crash closes library

May 24, 2017 / 12:41 pm

The Peachland branch of Okanagan Regional Library is temporarily closed for repairs. After an incident involving a car, the building sustained a significant...

KSS steps up for cancer

May 24, 2017 / 12:37 pm

Students at Kelowna Secondary School are stepping up again for the fight against cancer. For the 15th year, students are raising money during "Cancer...

Late-night delays on Spall

May 24, 2017 / 12:34 pm

Motorists who frequent Spall Road can expect some delays beginning this evening. Crews will be out on Spall, between Bernard and Harvey avenues, from 6 p.m....

Council approves new hotel

May 24, 2017 / 12:27 pm

Oliver council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an 80-room hotel on the site of the Centennial RV Park. The vote followed a lively but respectful public...

U2's Bono hails Manchester

May 24, 2017 / 12:00 pm

U2's Bono has hailed the "undefeatable spirit" of Manchester following a deadly terrorist attack in the U.K. city. Suicide bomber Salman Abedi...

Flood relief from Red Cross

May 24, 2017 / 11:51 am

The Red Cross is coming to the aid of flood victims across the province. Thanks to donations from people across the country, the Red Cross says it is making...

Bombardier, Triumph settle

May 24, 2017 / 11:38 am

Bombardier and Triumph have reached a settlement about five months after the U.S. aerospace supplier filed a $455-million lawsuit against the Quebec-based...

Grande cancels tour stops

May 24, 2017 / 11:35 am

Ariana Grande's management team says she has suspended her world tour through June 5 in the wake of a suicide bombing at her concert in Manchester. The pop...

Father arrested in bombing

May 24, 2017 / 11:31 am

The spokesman for a Libyan anti-terror force says the father of the alleged Manchester bomber has been arrested in Tripoli. Special Deterrent force spokesman...

Grande returns home

May 24, 2017 / 11:15 am

Ariana Grande has returned home to her family in Florida as she continues to mourn the lives lost in the bomb attack at her Monday night concert in Manchester,...

Brenda Mines exit closed

May 24, 2017 / 11:12 am

A washout has forced closure of the Brenda Mines exit off the Okanagan Connector. In a brief statement, DriveBC says the exit is closed in both directions until...

Waterfront battered

May 24, 2017 / 11:03 am

UPDATE 11:00 a.m. The Okanagan Lake waterfront in Penticton has taken a significant blow, but crews are back at work protecting the shore as the lake continues...

The Like-Me Generation

May 24, 2017 / 11:00 am

To “Like” or not to “Like,” that is indeed the question. I’m talking about the Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat likes-and-views...

UBC Okanagan Golf "Make it Happen Fundraiser"

May 24, 2017 / 10:59 am

More details and a full story can be found at the Kelowna Capital News Tickets (Advance tickets are $30 each, or $40 at the door): Are available at...

Heartfelt support for law student

May 24, 2017 / 10:51 am

It was like a scene out of the movies. In October 2016, second-year TRU Law student Zain Ali awoke in a hospital bed with wires connected to him, machines...

Tree smashes Hydro truck

May 24, 2017 / 10:44 am

A BC Hydro technician is unhurt, but his truck was crushed by a falling tree while he tried to restore power in a Vancouver neighbourhood as a windstorm tore...

Dog buried alive

May 24, 2017 / 10:41 am

An injured dog found buried alive on Montreal's South Shore appears to be in stable condition as the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals...

Storm hits expected peak

May 24, 2017 / 10:39 am

Environment Canada was right on the mark in its prediction of Tuesday's storm activity. Wind gusts expected to hit up to 70 km/h were reached, and in many...

A 'network' of attackers

May 24, 2017 / 10:36 am

British security forces raided an apartment building Wednesday in central Manchester as they investigated "a network" of people allegedly behind the...

Bank holds rate at 0.5%

May 24, 2017 / 10:32 am

Uncertainties continue to obscure the economy's stronger-than-expected start to the year, the Bank of Canada said Wednesday as it stuck with its...

Chris Cornell cremated

May 24, 2017 / 10:30 am

Late rocker Chris Cornell was reportedly cremated at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Tuesday. The Soundgarden and Audioslave singer was found dead following...

Everest: 10 dead this season

May 24, 2017 / 10:29 am

Almost every year, the reports filter down from the highest mountain in the world, and talk among the climbing teams at Everest Base Camp turns to the latest...

NATO red carpet for Trump

May 24, 2017 / 10:25 am

NATO is not only rolling out the red carpet for U.S. President Donald Trump in Brussels Thursday, the military alliance — which Trump once declared...

Emergency OKIB meeting

May 24, 2017 / 10:23 am

The Okanagan Indian Band Emergency Operations Centre is hosting an information meeting for all residents who have been impacted by the flooding on OKIB lands....

Kelowna's most wanted

May 24, 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 May 24, 2017. Dwaine Allan...

Home Capital draws $250M

May 24, 2017 / 9:59 am

Home Capital Group says it has drawn down a further $250 million this week from its emergency line of credit to repay deposit notes due Wednesday. That leaves...

Salamanders halt quarry

May 24, 2017 / 9:58 am

A group of Ontario residents trying to ward off the development of a new quarry in their community say they have found two endangered salamanders that they hope...

BMO's net income up 28%

May 24, 2017 / 9:56 am

The Bank of Montreal grew its second-quarter net income by 28 per cent and boosted its quarterly dividend, even as profits in its U.S. personal and commercial...

Trump and Pope meet

May 24, 2017 / 9:54 am

President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican on Wednesday, setting aside their...

'The waves were insane'

May 24, 2017 / 9:45 am

The winds have died down, and now the reports of damage are coming in. A powerful storm churned up Okanagan Lake, which was already at flood levels in some...

Snyder thanks fans

May 24, 2017 / 9:45 am

Director Zack Snyder has thanked fans for support after he dropped out of shooting Justice League to mourn his daughter's death. The Man of Steel moviemaker...

Coldstream closes pier

May 24, 2017 / 9:25 am

The District of Coldstream has closed the Kalamalka Rotary Pier. The dock is closed because of high water levels. During Tuesday night's storm, waves were...

Bond star tributes to Moore

May 24, 2017 / 9:01 am

Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan and Sean Connery have paid tribute to their fellow James Bond actor Roger Moore following his death on Tuesday. The British actor...

Lake doesn't give way

May 24, 2017 / 8:00 am

The Central Okanagan took a pounding from a storm that blew through the region Tuesday night. But, for the most part, emergency measures put in place to keep...

Windstorm cuts power

May 24, 2017 / 7:45 am

Last night's wind storm caused numerous outages across the Southern Interior, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and Central Interior. According to BC...

Election outcome still murky

May 24, 2017 / 6:55 am

The final count in British Columbia's tight and inconclusive election will be known on Wednesday, but the possibility of a judicial recount means the actual...

Sea lions 'are not pets'

May 24, 2017 / 6:53 am

Jocelyne Dramisino says she made her little cousin watch a hair-raising online video before taking her to a Vancouver-area wharf on Tuesday where days earlier a...

Ex-CIA boss warned Russia

May 24, 2017 / 6:48 am

Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential election and was so...

Deadly migrant capsizing

May 24, 2017 / 6:45 am

The Italian coast guard says at least 20 migrants have died after their vessel capsized off Libya's coast. The coast guard says the ship was carrying about...

Drive-by shooting

May 24, 2017 / 6:41 am

RCMP in Surrey responded to a drive-by shooting overnight. Police responded to a report of gunshots near a townhouse complex in the area of 75th Avenue and...

OKIB expands evac order

May 24, 2017 / 6:31 am

UPDATE: Wednesday 6:30 a.m. The Okanagan Indian Band expanded an evacuation order overnight due to high winds and flood conditions. Properties added to the...

Storm pounds valley

May 24, 2017 / 6:24 am

UPDATE: 6:20 a.m. Power lines were brought down throughout the region during Tuesday night's wind storm. Lines were reported down in West Kelowna, on...

Floods below, snow above

May 24, 2017 / 6:09 am

First it was flooding, then it was wind... now, it's snow. Mother Nature dealt a blow to the Okanagan Tuesday night, bringing all kinds of mayhem. While...

Mental health is costly

May 24, 2017 / 6:00 am

Is mental health care affordable? I recently read an article about a U.S. national survey conducted during the summer with some interesting results concerning...

Pair of break and enters

May 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Penticton RCMP is investigating a pair of break and enters in Naramata which occurred in the past week. On May 19, RCMP received a report of a break and...

Green light for mobile shops

May 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

The City of Penticton has given mobile vendors a green light to set up shop in a space near Gyro Park, despite protest from the Downtown Penticton Association....

Cannabis centre licensed

May 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

An Okanagan company is the first research and development cannabis facility in the valley to receive a Health Canada licence. Valens Agritech now holds a...

Granny nannies for building

May 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

Granny nannies would be a key part of a proposed 70-unit seniors supportive care facility on 31st Avenue in the downtown where the old Legion building now...

Lions roar into Kamloops

May 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

The BC Lions are roaring into Kamloops again The multi-time CFL Grey Cup champs will be holding their eighth consecutive training camp in the Tournament City...

New lawyer in fentanyl bust

May 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

A man who pleaded guilty in March to possession and production of a fentanyl-like drug has changed his lawyer ahead of sentencing, and his new lawyer has...

The foldable apartment

May 24, 2017 / 12:01 am

This 420-square-foot studio in Manhattan can transform into five different rooms and is on the market for $1 million.

Brilliant tow truck

May 24, 2017 / 12:01 am

This is why you should always chain your car to the fire hydrant that you're blocking.

New economics and media course offered at UBC’s Okanagan campus

May 24, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan launches Economics and the Media, the first campus course of its type open to students across the university. In today’s Information Age, media...

Power out to thousands

May 23, 2017 / 11:00 pm

BC Hydro was reporting close to 70,000 homes and businesses without electricity late Tuesday due to strong winds throughout the province. The utility says most...

Wildfire evac alert

May 23, 2017 / 10:56 pm

UPDATED 11:52 P.M. An evacuation alert has been issued for homes along Cooper and Hurt roads because of a wildfire. Regional district officials said due to the...

Water advisory on Westside

May 23, 2017 / 10:47 pm

A public health advisory has been issued relating to the temporary pumping bypass of treated effluent from the westside regional wastewater treatment plant into...

Woman killed in shooting

May 23, 2017 / 10:28 pm

A woman has died following what police say appears to be a targeted shooting in East Vancouver. Vancouver Police received reports of the shooting just after 5...

The storm in pictures

May 23, 2017 / 10:22 pm

Castanet readers have sent in numerous pictures of the waves and damage caused by the strong winds blasting the Valley. From Penticton to Vernon, no community...

Severe wave warning issued

May 23, 2017 / 9:46 pm

A severe wave action warning for all property owners on Central Okanagan lakes has been issued. A storm surge phenomenon, created by high winds pushing a high...

Boaters heed warnings

May 23, 2017 / 9:00 pm

It seems boaters heeded warnings issued by the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre to stay off Okanagan Lake. Despite temperatures nudging towards 30C...

PENSAR rescues hiker

May 23, 2017 / 8:56 pm

Penticton Search and Rescue were called to action Tuesday morning to help an injured hiker. Fourteen Penticton SAR members along with a Penticton Fire Rescue...

Here comes the wind

May 23, 2017 / 8:43 pm

UPDATE 8:43 P.M. Reports of damage are starting to come in from the high winds that are buffeting the area. Beverly Vanuden told Castanet the winds knocked down...

Butt out smoking in parks

May 23, 2017 / 8:29 pm

Penticton city staff will be looking at how better to curb smoking on Penticton's beaches, after feeling the pressure from a younger generation. The First...

Kootenay on flood watch

May 23, 2017 / 7:44 pm

Okanagan Lake isn’t the only body of water in the Southern Interior causing worry. Emergency officials in Nelson say they’re concerned rising waters...

Son slipped and drowned

May 23, 2017 / 7:18 pm

The father of a nine-year old Winnipeg boy who died in Ontario's Rushing River Provincial Park this weekend says his son slipped on a rock and drowned....

More security after bombing

May 23, 2017 / 7:16 pm

Security is being enhanced at Winnipeg's MTS Centre in the wake of the fatal bombing at an Ariana Grande show in Manchester, England. True North Sports and...

Ramping up flood prep

May 23, 2017 / 7:16 pm

Low-lying areas along the southern tip of the Okanagan Lake are ramping up their efforts to mitigate floods, as forecasts show high winds, rain and more...

Wildfire near Mt. Robson

May 23, 2017 / 6:49 pm

While they are battling flooding in the Okanagan, B.C. Forestry crews are fighting flames near Mt. Robson Park. According to a Twitter post from B.C. Forestry,...

At mercy of the weather

May 23, 2017 / 6:39 pm

Officials are firmly stating the William R. Bennet Bridge is secure enough to handle the rising lake levels and strong winds. Okanagan Lake is going to continue...

Full throttle fun

May 23, 2017 / 6:13 pm

Off road motorcycle enthusiasts have a chance to go full throttle at the Half Throttle Family Fun Weekend. The event will be held June 24-25 in the Becker...

NDP take lead on Island

May 23, 2017 / 6:09 pm

One of the most hotly contested riding in the province continues to be a nail biter. A recount is being done in Courteny-Comox for frontrunners Jim Benninger of...

Fathers, sons drown

May 23, 2017 / 5:50 pm

A young man says he's devastated after his father and his dad's best friend died in a canoeing accident in northern Manitoba along with two of their...

Charged for making threats

May 23, 2017 / 5:46 pm

Police have charged a woman in southern Alberta with making online threats against the prime minister's wife and the Canadian government. RCMP Cpl. Hal...

That's one big emerald

May 23, 2017 / 5:43 pm

Miners have found a 1.3-meter tall emerald weighing more than 600 pounds in Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia. Paulo Santana of Brazil's National...

Lumby to downgrade evacs

May 23, 2017 / 5:30 pm

Lumby officials are planning to downgrade all evacuation orders. As of 8 a.m. Thursday, all current evacuation orders will be downgraded to alerts. While the...

Sea lion girl doing 'OK'

May 23, 2017 / 5:27 pm

The young girl pulled off a Richmond dock by a sea lion over the weekend is being treated for a minor flesh wound. The communications manager at Vancouver...

Top Gun 2 filming soon

May 23, 2017 / 5:22 pm

The Danger Zone may have gotten old and dusty, but Tom Cruise says he's about to fly back in. The 54-year-old actor says the long-discussed sequel to...

More delay in Bacon trial

May 23, 2017 / 5:21 pm

Evidence submissions in the Kelowna trial of three men accused of murdering gangster Jonathan Bacon in 2011 have been pushed back again. Michael Jones, Jason...

Could be a 'one horse town'

May 23, 2017 / 5:16 pm

Penticton could be hosting a massive free country music concert this fall. The city has been shortlisted for the One Horse Town contest, a Coors Banquet...

Evening Update May 23

May 23, 2017 / 4:55 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Tuesday, May 23, with reporter Wayne Moore.

Watchdog tosses complaint

May 23, 2017 / 4:43 pm

The District of Summerland has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the B.C. Ombudsperson, in connection to a disagreement with a local developer. The developer...

Homeless welcome in parks

May 23, 2017 / 4:34 pm

Vernon city council has voted in favour of allowing homeless people to continue to sleep in public areas, including Polson Park, when there are no beds at local...

Clean sweep for undergrad chemistry researchers

May 23, 2017 / 4:33 pm

Isra Jaffar and Tyson Bodor were awarded Best Poster Presentation and Runner-Up, respectively, in the Analytical Chemistry division of the Western Canadian...

Flood watch in Coldstream

May 23, 2017 / 4:30 pm

District of Coldstream officials are preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best. In anticipation of the current weather front expected to move through the...

Buildings to be crushed

May 23, 2017 / 4:23 pm

Parking relief in the downtown core is in sight. Demolition for city properties on the 2900 block of 29 Street, adjacent to the library, are scheduled to take...

Reward for wounded otter

May 23, 2017 / 3:31 pm

An animal advocacy group is offering a $1,000 reward to help identify the person responsible for snaring a river otter in West Vancouver, leaving the creature...

Who is to blame?

May 23, 2017 / 3:19 pm

According to an article on Castanet, the lake level is higher than in 1997. And there is apparently nothing that can be done about it. Well, in my opinion that...

Lost wallet

May 23, 2017 / 3:15 pm

There are good people in this world. To the person who found my wallet, and put it in my mail slot at home in the downtown area, thank you! Wish you would have...

Terrorism takes centre stage

May 23, 2017 / 3:15 pm

The deadly bombing in Manchester has thrust the familiar scourge of terrorism back under the spotlight as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares for high-level...

Gratitude

May 23, 2017 / 3:14 pm

Everyday I think of at least one thing I am grateful of. Today it's the fantastic nurses and orderlies of KGH. Unfortunately, they have made my...

Current state of facility

May 23, 2017 / 3:04 pm

I am bringing to your attention the current state of the IHA Intensive Case Management Outreach facility located at 437 Martin St in Penticton. I am a resident...

Poll: terrorist attacks

May 23, 2017 / 3:01 pm

The deadly bombing in Manchester has thrust the familiar scourge of terrorism back under the spotlight as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares for high-level...

Mother of the bride

May 23, 2017 / 3:00 pm

The setting was pure perfection: beautiful turquoise water, a salt-kissed tropical breeze and love was truly in the air. Last week, 40-odd family and friends...

Downstream affairs

May 23, 2017 / 2:50 pm

So, you have had a good meal and feel the urge to visit the dual flush item in your closet. Ah, that was good, flush and we get on with our day. With the aid of...

Wine Talks returns with an expert panel on wine marketing

May 23, 2017 / 2:44 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Together with Liquidity Winery, Okanagan College is presenting Wine Talks, An International Perspective on Wine Marketing, for...

Fireworks at secret spot

May 23, 2017 / 2:36 pm

Vernon's Canada Day committee is igniting interest by announcing this year's fireworks show will be launched from a new, secret location. The North...

The big picture @ KAG

May 23, 2017 / 2:02 pm

What is it about big things that fascinate us so much? For example, Duncan, BC boasts the world’s largest hockey stick and puck, Wawa, ON has bragging...

Busy weekend at speedway

May 23, 2017 / 1:55 pm

The sun was shining for two full days of racing at the Penticton Speedway over the May Long weekend. Large crowds turned out for the Young Guns Memorial, which...

Life saved by tourniquet

May 23, 2017 / 1:46 pm

A 68-year-old German man was saved by the quick actions of bystanders and police, Sunday, after he was hit by a motorcycle. The man was crossing Highway 97 near...

Bull riding @ Prospera

May 23, 2017 / 1:38 pm

The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Canada Touring Pro will be at Prospera Place in Kelowna, BC for one action-packed night full of big rides and rank wrecks...

Robbery suspect nabbed

May 23, 2017 / 1:38 pm

RCMP wasted no time in nabbing the suspect of an armed robbery Monday morning in West Kelowna. About 1:20 a.m., police received a report of a robbery just...

Threat made to school

May 23, 2017 / 1:35 pm

UPDATE 1:30 p.m. The Okanagan Skaha School District has released a statement about the threat posed towards Skaha Lake Middle School over the weekend on social...

Suffers serious injuries

May 23, 2017 / 1:25 pm

UPDATE: 1:25 p.m. The pedestrian struck Monday night in West Kelowna suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. Kelowna RCMP are...

Making more than parents

May 23, 2017 / 1:24 pm

A new study from Statistics Canada appears to suggest that 30- and 40-something Canadians are more likely to live the American dream of earning more than their...

Help the Landing sandbag

May 23, 2017 / 1:24 pm

A Vernon realtor is urging volunteers, including sports teams and community groups, to head down to Okanagan Landing to fill or transport sandbags for people...

The hunt for accomplices

May 23, 2017 / 1:11 pm

Investigators hunted Tuesday for possible accomplices of the suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people and sparking...

'Monster' loses lawyer

May 23, 2017 / 1:03 pm

A convicted child rapist described by a judge as a “monster” has lost yet another lawyer, as he attempts to appeal his conviction. Steven Walsh, 47,...

High water, higher winds

May 23, 2017 / 12:51 pm

Waterfront flood protection measures could face an additional test if forecast strong winds come to reality. Winds from 40 to 70 km/h are forecast to move into...

Drake wants a Celine tattoo

May 23, 2017 / 12:45 pm

Rap superstar Drake is planning to honor Celine Dion by adding a tattoo of her face to his body of art. The Hotline Bling hitmaker celebrated his groundbreaking...

Cops nab window smasher

May 23, 2017 / 12:42 pm

A 25-year-old man spent much of the long weekend in a Nelson jail cell after smashing storefront windows in the city’s downtown early Sunday. Police say...

Petition to ban caleches

May 23, 2017 / 12:38 pm

A petition to ban caleches in Quebec City has more than 34,000 signatures after two incidents involving horses on the weekend. Local police say the first...

Planning new Foerster trial

May 23, 2017 / 12:36 pm

The lead up to a second trial of the man convicted of killing an Armstrong teenager has begun. Three years ago, Matthew Foerster was convicted by a jury of...

A perfect mosquito storm

May 23, 2017 / 12:24 pm

As residents in low-lying areas and along the lakeshore continue to fortify their properties from rising water, the regional district is doing what it can to...

Liberals hit 44... for now

May 23, 2017 / 12:22 pm

The BC Liberals have gained a slight advantage in the closest race in this year's provincial election. As tens of thousands of absentee ballots continue to...

Rec room in the park

May 23, 2017 / 12:16 pm

When the weather is nice, bring the rec room outdoors. That's what the City of Kelowna and Downtown Kelowna Association have done at Stuart Park with the...

Big projects to slow the Coq

May 23, 2017 / 12:02 pm

Two major construction projects could slow your drive to the Coast. Work is beginning on two big projects between Hope and Merritt on the Coquihalla Highway....

Perry: 'Swift started feud'

May 23, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Katy Perry has spoken for the first time about her feud with Taylor Swift, insisting the 27-year-old singer "started it". The beef between the two...

Debris clogs irrigation canal

May 23, 2017 / 11:31 am

The Town of Oliver has been forced to shut down multiple irrigation water systems after Hester and Tinhorn creeks breached their banks this weekend. The creeks...

Stars share their grief

May 23, 2017 / 11:15 am

Celebrities have united in their support for U.K. city Manchester in the wake of a bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert. The world was left stunned on Monday...

Teen Junction takeover

May 23, 2017 / 11:09 am

The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs (OBGC) organization is taking over the operation of Teen Junction. The downtown youth centre provides a safe, non-judgmental...

Evac alert near Hester Creek

May 23, 2017 / 11:09 am

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has issued an evacuation alert for several properties along Hester Creek, south of Oliver. At about 6 p.m. Monday,...

Software used to beat tests

May 23, 2017 / 11:07 am

The U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that some diesel pickup trucks and Jeep SUVs cheat on emissions tests. The lawsuit filed Tuesday by the...

New-driver restrictions

May 23, 2017 / 11:00 am

B.C.'s Graduated Licensing Program (GLP) was implemented to develop driving skills in a safe, step by step manner. Today, they are a widely accepted,...

Hip hopper on red carpet

May 23, 2017 / 10:54 am

Two Vernon songsters will be walking the red carpet next month after being nominated for iHeartRadio/Much Music video awards. Hip hop artist Justin Nerling, aka...

Car hits walker, man hurt

May 23, 2017 / 10:52 am

A pedestrian was rushed to Kelowna General Hospital, Tuesday morning, after a compact car struck the man's walker, sending him to the ground. According to...

Resident fights off burglar

May 23, 2017 / 10:45 am

A resident of a Penticton apartment building stopped a burglar in his tracks last week, making a citizen's arrest. On May 17 at 12:45 a.m. a resident of the...

Traffic flows again on Coq

May 23, 2017 / 10:38 am

UPDATE: 10:35 a.m. More than a day after traffic on a busy British Columbia highway was stopped by a fire that destroyed a truck hauling hazardous materials,...

Fat raises for top CEOs

May 23, 2017 / 10:32 am

The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5 per cent raise last year, raking in $11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation last year,...

Elton John 'feeling very well'

May 23, 2017 / 10:30 am

Elton John reassured fans he's "feeling very well" as he made his first public appearance since his recent hospitalization. The Rocket Man singer...

Took off despite red flags

May 23, 2017 / 10:17 am

Anil Uskanli, who authorities say inspired so much fear among flight attendants on a Hawaii-bound jet that fighter jets were scrambled to escort the plane,...

Kids face anti-vax stigma

May 23, 2017 / 10:11 am

Children who aren't vaccinated face harsher judgment than their parents who refused immunization, says a study examining attitudes involving a contentious...

Concert turned to horror

May 23, 2017 / 10:04 am

For the young crowd of music fans, the Ariana Grande concert was supposed to be a night of high-energy candy pop. But the fun on a school night quickly turned...

Kids earning more?

May 23, 2017 / 9:58 am

A new study from Statistics Canada says that Canadian children have, on average, fared better financially than their parents. The research published today finds...

Wholesale sales hit record

May 23, 2017 / 9:45 am

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales were up 0.9 per cent in March, surpassing the $60 billion mark for the first time. Total Canadian wholesale sales for...

Grande suspends tour

May 23, 2017 / 9:45 am

Ariana Grande is "broken" after a suspected terrorist attack at her Manchester Arena gig in the U.K. killed 22 people and injured dozens more. The...

Watching Kal Lake rise

May 23, 2017 / 9:43 am

Greater Vernon Water officials are keeping a close eye on the level of Kalamalka Lake which, like Okanagan Lake to the west, continues to rise as the snow melts...

ACC tightens security

May 23, 2017 / 8:57 am

Heightened security is planned for Toronto's Air Canada Centre after the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Dave Haggith, a...

Lake nears historic level

May 23, 2017 / 8:30 am

Okanagan Lake is nearing record levels. Jodie Foster, information officer with the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre, says the lake rose another four...

007's Roger Moore dead

May 23, 2017 / 7:02 am

Roger Moore, the longest-serving movie star to play iconic British spy James Bond in the famed film series, has died in Switzerland after a brief bout with...

Ousted president on trial

May 23, 2017 / 6:58 am

Former President Park Geun-hye denied corruption charges Tuesday at the start of a criminal trial that could potentially send South Korea's first female...

Trump's $4.1T budget

May 23, 2017 / 6:44 am

President Donald Trump is sending Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs supporting low-income...

Flight cleared after threat

May 23, 2017 / 6:32 am

A Virgin Atlantic flight from Dubai to London that was evacuated over unspecified concerns in the United Arab Emirates was cleared after a security check and...

Urgent repairs in space

May 23, 2017 / 6:27 am

Spacewalking astronauts made urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, three days after a critical relay box abruptly failed. The...

Sharks shut down beach

May 23, 2017 / 6:24 am

A section of Southern California coast closed during the weekend due to great white sharks was reopened Monday, only to be closed again. The Orange County...

Back to back rescues

May 23, 2017 / 6:18 am

UPDATE: Tuesday 6:15 a.m. Central Okanagan Search and Rescue was dispatched twice within 90 minutes on Monday. The first call came to assist in the evacuation...

Stretched to mortgage limit

May 23, 2017 / 6:03 am

Nearly three quarters of Canadian homeowners say they would have difficulty paying their mortgage if their payments were to increase by more than 10 per cent,...

Science behind the N

May 23, 2017 / 6:00 am

“Can I go on a short drive with a new driver with other people in the car?” For those unfamiliar with British Columbia’s graduating licensing...

IS claims concert bombing

May 23, 2017 / 5:57 am

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande show that left 22 people dead as young concertgoers fled, some...

Recounts uphold results

May 23, 2017 / 5:53 am

ElectionsBC is turning its attention to absentee ballots cast in British Columbia's tight election race after recounts in two ridings upheld the original...

'Don't feed the sea lions'

May 23, 2017 / 5:51 am

Experts are warning the public not to feed wildlife after dramatic video on the weekend of a child being pulled into the water by a sea lion at the Steveston...

Gallery: Penticton prepares

May 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

While most in B.C. enjoyed a day off on Victoria Day, crews with the City of Penticton, Fire Department and B.C. Wildfire Service worked Monday to prepare for...

Oh deer!

May 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

Conservation officers in Kelowna are warning the public about fawning season. The cute fawns may look lonely but they want to get the message out that the baby...

Petition calls for crosswalk

May 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

A petition containing 45 signatures from residents demanding traffic calming measures on Atkinson Street is hitting the desks of city councillors this week. The...

Rethink 150 sign goes up

May 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

A group in the Okanagan is looking to present a different narrative for this year's ongoing Canada 150 celebrations. "Rethink 150" has erected a...

More meters vandalized

May 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

Those quarters put in downtown parking meters appear to be adding up for a thief or thieves while the damage is costing the City of Vernon money in repairs and...

Abandoned - McBarge

May 23, 2017 / 12:01 am

Take a trip back to the mid 80's when Vancouver hosted a World’s Fair with one of the most unique fast food restaurants ever constructed. Friendship...

Dog imitates siren

May 23, 2017 / 12:01 am

This dog should just be attached to the top of a firetruck.

$10,000 for one putt

May 22, 2017 / 11:48 pm

There's a saying in golf, you drive for show, and you putt for dough. And, just as the young men on the Mackenzie Tour PGA Tour Canada know good things...

Sextortion spiking with boys

May 22, 2017 / 9:00 pm

Child exploitation experts say they've detected a spike in reports of online "sextortion" cases involving teen boys. The Canadian Centre for Child...

Temps like 'whiplash'

May 22, 2017 / 9:00 pm

Temperatures this summer are experiencing "whiplash", and may swing between hot and cool over the course of the season, a top meteorologist says. The...

Bear swipes hikers

May 22, 2017 / 8:54 pm

A Squamish park and multiple trails are closed after a bear attacked two hikers on Sunday. Buzz Henczel was walking a trail on Merrill Park at Garibaldi...

Month old mouse sperm OK

May 22, 2017 / 8:31 pm

After nine months in space, mouse sperm has yielded healthy mice, Japanese scientists reported Monday. The freeze-dried sperm samples were launched in 2013 to...

New water quality advisory

May 22, 2017 / 6:54 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has issued a water quality advisory for the Naramata water system. Turbidity levels above normal at the Okanagan...

Storm brewing

May 22, 2017 / 6:49 pm

UPDATE: 6:30 p.m. Okanagan Lake has risen over the 1990 flood level and water is still rising Monday. Waterfront flood protection measures will face tests in...

Solidarity after deadly blast

May 22, 2017 / 6:43 pm

Canada's public safety minister is expressing concern about what he is calling "brutal attacks" in the United Kingdom. Police in Manchester, U.K.,...

Concert bombing kills 19

May 22, 2017 / 6:31 pm

An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in...

Absentee ballots trickle in

May 22, 2017 / 5:45 pm

Counting is underway for thousands of absentee ballots that could determine the results of British Columbia's tight election. Elections BC says the final...

Flynn pleads the Fifth

May 22, 2017 / 3:56 pm

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in rebuffing a...

OKIB issues evac order

May 22, 2017 / 3:43 pm

The Okanagan Indian Band has issued an evacuation order for a handful of properties situated along Okanagan Lake due to rising water. Meanwhile, the band is...

City prepares for floods

May 22, 2017 / 3:19 pm

The City of Penticton is jumping into action and erecting a barrier along Okanagan Lake, between the SS Sicamous and the Okanagan River dam. With the lake up...

Lumby reviews flood events

May 22, 2017 / 2:55 pm

Staff at the Village of Lumby, the local emergency operations centre and emergency social services are considering the "next steps and the path...

Fired for privacy breaches

May 22, 2017 / 1:24 pm

The Canada Revenue Agency says eight of its employees were fired in the last fiscal year after violating taxpayers' privacy. Previously, the agency has not...

Ricci, Cusack to film here

May 22, 2017 / 1:00 pm

The director behind The Humanity Bureau, a feature film shot in Osoyoos late last year, is returning to the Okanagan for his next project. Opening production in...

Snow melt accelerating

May 22, 2017 / 12:04 pm

UPDATE 12:00 p.m. Central Okanagan Emergency Operations confirmed Monday that Okanagan Lake rose three centimetres overnight. That puts the lake level at 342.86...

Bear attacks hiker

May 22, 2017 / 12:01 pm

Trails were closed in a mountain community north of Vancouver after a bear attacked a hiker. The District of Squamish says in a Facebook post that a man and a...

Trudeau to talk NATO, G7

May 22, 2017 / 11:48 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to Europe this week for the NATO and G7 summits, where global leaders are trying to figure out exactly how the world works...

Killer dad up for review

May 22, 2017 / 11:43 am

The case of a man found not criminally responsible for killing his three children because of a mental illness is up for review, two years after a provincial...

Fire causes air advisory

May 22, 2017 / 11:33 am

Interior Health has issued an air quality advisory for the area in and around Kingsvale, about 25 km south of Merritt, due to a tractor trailer fire on the...

Albertans need to know...

May 22, 2017 / 11:00 am

What Albertans buying in B.C. need to know Albertans wishing to purchase Vernon real estate must be aware of some distinct and important differences between the...

Boy's death not suspicious

May 22, 2017 / 10:29 am

Foul play is not suspected in the death of an eight-year-old boy who was found in a northwestern Ontario provincial park. Ontario Provincial Police say they...

Freeland won't bash Trump

May 22, 2017 / 10:18 am

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the world wants Canada to trumpet tolerance and diversity. That's her plan for what is being billed as a...

Kelowna's most wanted

May 22, 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 May 19, 2017. Charles...

Railway worried about stink

May 22, 2017 / 9:29 am

The Kettle Valley Steam Railway has voiced concerns about the possibility of a regional compost facility being placed at the Summerland landfill. The popular...

No politics for Zuckerberg

May 22, 2017 / 8:37 am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his quest this year to visit every state he hadn't before is about building relationships, not politics. The 33-year-old...

Trump rallying against Iran

May 22, 2017 / 8:29 am

President Donald Trump opened his first visit to Israel Monday, saying he sees growing recognition among Muslim nations that they share a "common...

Comey prepared to testify

May 22, 2017 / 8:07 am

Washington is bracing for a high-impact political spectacle. The question on everyone's mind: Whether this incoming political asteroid lands wide of the...

No big plans for Antarctica

May 22, 2017 / 7:55 am

China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area's susceptibility to climate change, but has no...

Cosby trial nears

May 22, 2017 / 7:50 am

Thirteen years after a Temple University basketball team manager went to famous alumnus Bill Cosby's nearby home for career advice, her complaint that Cosby...

Ford CEO replaced

May 22, 2017 / 7:32 am

Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble,...

CF-18's patrolling Iceland

May 22, 2017 / 7:13 am

Canadian CF-18 fighter jets will begin patrolling Iceland's airspace today as part of Canada's contribution to NATO. The operation is intended to...

That ransomware problem

May 22, 2017 / 6:00 am

Earlier this month, a widely-reported ransomware outbreak scared the living daylights out of people all over the world. What happened, and how can you keep it...

COSA sailors head to worlds

May 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Two first-place finishers at this year's Springtime Regatta will be representing the Central Okanagan Sailing Association at the 2017 World Children's...

Wicked World of Wheels

May 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

One of the valley’s biggest car shows sold out this weekend with over 500 vehicles participating in Peachland on Sunday. Organizers said this year was the...

Water-themed art

May 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

A water-themed work of art will wind its way through part of Vernon's downtown this fall. Artist Gabrielle Strong’s plan to portray a winding mosaic...

A tour of the oxbows

May 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Rick McKelvey of Friends of the Oxbows led a tour of remnant oxbows along the floodplain of the Okanagan River between the Okanagan and Skaha lakes over the...

Solar powered VW van

May 22, 2017 / 12:01 am

Brett Belan and his wife Kira have built a full electric solar powered Volkswagen van and converted it into a camper.

British newscasters

May 22, 2017 / 12:01 am

What if British newscasters just couldn't switch off that voice? You wouldn't want to hear that cadence it in everyday settings.

Hot in valley, then storms

May 21, 2017 / 10:13 pm

Environment Canada is warning that unseasonably warm weather is likely to continue, with a "ridge of high pressure" resting over the Okanagan Valley,...

3 hurt in May long crashes

May 21, 2017 / 9:01 pm

Crashes in Vancouver left three people injured over the long weekend, including one 50-year-old pedestrian who was seriously injured after being struck by a...

Jets overhead in Okanagan

May 21, 2017 / 8:30 pm

Some CF-18 jets were flying overhead in the Central and North Okangan over the weekend. Kelowna International Airport director Sam Samaddar says two jets were...

Two days of knights

May 21, 2017 / 7:55 pm

Hints of summer finally came out in the Okanagan over the weekend – just in time to bring out some crowds for the second annual Osoyoos Medieval Faire....

N. Korea calls test success

May 21, 2017 / 7:50 pm

North Korea fired a solid-fuel ballistic missile Sunday that can be harder for outsiders to detect before launch and later said the test was hailed as perfect...

Trump talks in Mideast

May 21, 2017 / 7:24 pm

President Donald Trump on Sunday implored Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries to extinguish "Islamic extremism" emanating from the region,...

Tinhorn evacs rescinded

May 21, 2017 / 6:15 pm

UPDATE: 6:15 The evacuation order for properties along Tinhorn Creek south of Oliver has been rescinded. The evacuation order, which went into effect Saturday...

Driver tried to get help

May 21, 2017 / 6:04 pm

A man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Times Square, killing a teenage Michigan tourist and injuring 22 others, said he had been trying to get psychiatric...

Rapid melt coming

May 21, 2017 / 3:50 pm

Rapid upper level snowpack melt is causing Okanagan Lake and area creeks to rise even faster over the next two to three days. Environment Canada has issued a...

Reckless boaters on water

May 21, 2017 / 3:30 pm

Several Okanagan residents have complained of boaters going wild on the waters this weekend, including boating wakes encroaching on properties and one boat...

Call for Brazil prez to go

May 21, 2017 / 2:46 pm

Brazilians around the country staged demonstrations Sunday calling for their president to step down after the supreme court opened an investigation into...

Tattoos for sick kids

May 21, 2017 / 2:37 pm

Tattoo artists from B.C. and Alberta are in Vernon this weekend raising money for The BC Children's Hospital Foundation. "My daughter's had three...

Calls for president to resign

May 21, 2017 / 2:29 pm

Brazilians around the country staged demonstrations Sunday calling for their president to step down after the supreme court opened an investigation into...

Motorcycle vs. pedestrian

May 21, 2017 / 1:53 pm

Paramedics rushed to the scene of a collision involving a motorcycle and pedestrian on Sunday. The incident happened about 1:30 p.m. on Highway 97 and Butt...

Tanker restarts journey

May 21, 2017 / 1:09 pm

A tanker that ran aground east of Cornwall, Ont. on Friday has been freed. The coast guard says the ship was successfully repositioned and towed to a safe...

High stream flows expected

May 21, 2017 / 12:56 pm

As the snowpack begins to melt in earnest, the River Forecast Centre has issued a number of new high streamflow advisories for regions of the Southern Interior....

Rebels depart Syrian city

May 21, 2017 / 12:12 pm

Syria's government announced Sunday the country's third largest city Homs— once named the capital of the revolt against President Bashar...

Lake up, protect your land

May 21, 2017 / 11:48 am

Residents along Okanagan Lake are once again being urged to adequately protect their properties as the big lake continues to rise. Okanagan Lake rose 3.7...

2 Westside homes evac'd

May 21, 2017 / 11:15 am

Two Westside residences have been evacuated following a small landslide on Marchbank Road, off Westside Road, north of Killiney Beach, according to a release...

Avoid the Gossip Zone

May 21, 2017 / 11:00 am

A trouble shared is a trouble halved. This proverb encourages us to share our problems in order to alleviate the stress they cause. I totally agree with this...

4 to run in Lake Country

May 21, 2017 / 10:58 am

Three people will be running for Lake Country council in a June 24th by-election for the Carr's Landing seat. However, the Oyama council seat will be...

Turkey's prez leads party

May 21, 2017 / 10:41 am

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan returned as leader of Turkey's ruling party Sunday, pushing back criticism that his tenure has curtailed freedoms and...

Famed circus bows out

May 21, 2017 / 10:29 am

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus that has wowed crowds for 146 years with its "Greatest Show on Earth" is taking its final bow on...

Pacific pact to move ahead

May 21, 2017 / 10:02 am

The Pacific Rim trade ministers meeting in Vietnam committed Sunday to move ahead with the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact after the United States pulled...

Alien tops box office

May 21, 2017 / 9:24 am

"Alien: Covenant" is just barely edging out "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" in the weekend box-office space battle. Studio estimates...

3 rescues in one day

May 21, 2017 / 9:00 am

Two people on dirt bikes were badly injured in separate accidents in the Shuswap and Okanagan regions Saturday as search teams scrambled to find them, according...

Trump: Good vs evil

May 21, 2017 / 8:11 am

UPDATE: 8:10 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday implored Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries to extinguish "Islamic extremism"...

Body found in Ontario park

May 21, 2017 / 8:00 am

Provincial police in Kenora, Ont., say an eight-year-old boy was found dead at Rushing River Provincial Park. Ontario Provincial Police say they were called to...

Airliner slams into truck

May 21, 2017 / 7:56 am

An airliner struck a service truck at LAX airport in Los Angeles, Saturday, injuring several workers and leaving passengers stuck on board for hours. The...

N Korea fires missile

May 21, 2017 / 7:40 am

North Korea fired a medium-range missile on Sunday, U.S. and South Korean officials said, the latest ballistics test by a country speeding up its development of...

Everest climber dies

May 21, 2017 / 7:25 am

An American climber has died near the summit of Mount Everest and an Indian climber is missing after heading down from the mountain following a successful...

Pipeline plans face blocks

May 21, 2017 / 7:25 am

Kinder Morgan's plan to raise money for its Trans Mountain expansion through an initial public offering could not come at a more awkward time. In addition...

Sandbags for OK Landing

May 21, 2017 / 7:20 am

A Vernon realtor is helping out his Okanagan Landing neighbours as the level of Okanagan Lake continues to rise. David Pusey, himself a resident of the area,...

Walk questions Canada 150

May 21, 2017 / 7:10 am

A Manitoba indigenous leader plans to walk 120 kilometres next month in a decidedly different commemoration of Canada's 150th birthday. Derek Nepinak, grand...

Mom beats kids over card

May 21, 2017 / 6:58 am

A Jacksonville mother is facing two charges of child abuse after allegedly beating her daughters because they only bought her a card on Mother's Day. The...

Charter architect dies

May 21, 2017 / 6:54 am

Roger Tasse, who is considered the architect of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, died in hospital Saturday in Gatineau, Que. He was 85. His wife,...

Trudeau, Kenney trade barbs

May 21, 2017 / 6:46 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to Jason Kenney's threat to sue Ottawa if Kenney becomes premier by making a dig at the former federal Conservative...

High stakes in final count

May 21, 2017 / 6:34 am

British Columbia's final ballot count starts Monday to determine which party forms the province's next government almost two weeks after election day,...

Sea Lion grabs child

May 21, 2017 / 6:29 am

A heart-stopping video of a sea lion pulling a young girl into the water at a Vancouver-area wharf is a good reminder of why people should never feed wild...

Warriors name new captain

May 21, 2017 / 6:22 am

The West Kelowna Warriors have named forward Jared Marino as the team captain for the 2017-18 season. The 20 year old has played the last two seasons in West...

Cancer breakthrough in BC

May 21, 2017 / 6:21 am

BC Cancer Agency scientists have uncovered seven new subtypes of ovarian cancer. Their work could result in new treatment strategies for patients who don't...

Unsolved crimes: DLC

May 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...

Horoscope: May 21-27

May 21, 2017 / 6:00 am

Words can be seen as a challenge by those who already have a chip on their shoulder. Monday is a power day when decisions are made; resistance is there, but...

Meadowlark fest events

May 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Artist Dorothy Tinning discussed her landscape paintings at a special talk at the Penticton Art Gallery on Saturday. The talk took place in the room where her...

Launch for new arts fest

May 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

A colourful warm up for the upcoming Artsrising Penticton took place at the art gallery on Saturday. The event featured mural artists, music and information on...

$75,000 for hospital

May 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

A popular doctors' hockey tournament in Vernon has netted big rewards for Vernon Jubilee Hospital. A $75,000 cheque from the Vernon Doctors Hockey...

Art from the heart for cops

May 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

A collaborative art piece has been unveiled at Kelowna's new RCMP Police Services Building. The month-long Gratitude Project saw students and residents show...

Castanet's week in review

May 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen.

Lots of poison ivy around

May 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Poison Ivy is again showing up throughout the Okanagan. Lisa Scott, the program manager with the Okanagan Similkameen Invasive Species Society, said the plant...

La Frenz, Naramata

May 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

For Canada’s 150th birthday this year, Castanet is featuring an Okanagan wine each week, celebrating the bottles of our Valley and the diversity of the...

Rubble and Khloe

May 21, 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...

Rested and ready

May 21, 2017 / 4:57 am

Sometimes it pays to have a fresh horse. Cloud Computing skipped the Kentucky Derby, while eventual winner Always Dreaming and Classic Empire mixed it up in the...

Melania keeps head bare

May 21, 2017 / 4:56 am

Ignoring President Donald Trump's past admonition, U.S. first lady Melania Trump did not cover her head Saturday when they arrived in Saudi Arabia on the...

President of Iran re-elected

May 21, 2017 / 4:55 am

Iran's moderate President Hassan Rouhani trounced a hard-line challenger to secure re-election Saturday, saying his country seeks peace and friendship as it...

Trick shots

May 21, 2017 / 12:01 am

Kuma Films captured spectacular footage in Utah of world champion juggler Josh Horton juggling basketballs while sinking all sorts of insane trick shots on the...

911 for escaped elephant

May 21, 2017 / 12:01 am

Amazing how the 911 dispatcher didn't immediately hang up thinking this was a prank call.

PM jogs into prom pix

May 20, 2017 / 9:24 pm

A group of Vancouver high school graduates say a chance encounter with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during their prom photoshoot made their graduation that...

Sandbags available

May 20, 2017 / 6:54 pm

The city of Penticton is advising residents that they can pick up and fill sandbags at Fire Hall #2 located at 285 Dawson Street. Local firefighters and Coach...

Long wait for ferries

May 20, 2017 / 6:53 pm

Many Vancouverites looking to leave the city for the long weekend waited for hours to board ferries on Friday, despite BC Ferries adding dozens of extra...

Heartbreak for Vees

May 20, 2017 / 4:53 pm

After an emotional 32-game playoff run, which included three Game 7 and six elimination game wins, the Penticton Vees season ended Saturday afternoon in...

Penticton open for business

May 20, 2017 / 3:55 pm

The Penticton chamber of commerce is advising people the city is open for business, despite recent reports of flooding. Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of...

Pippa's wedding day

May 20, 2017 / 3:39 pm

Two likely future British kings were there, along with one of the world's most photographed women, the often-adorable Prince Harry, a multilingual tennis...

Knox Hill Climb turns 60

May 20, 2017 / 3:00 pm

For the 60th year, the roar of engines echoed across Knox Mountain, as dozens of race cars rocketed to the top. The Knox Mountain Hill Climb has been a mainstay...

Dementia and behaviour

May 20, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What you need to know about the management of behaviours in the person with dementia Behaviour is a complex phenomenon affected by interaction of cognitive...

May Days hits the streets

May 20, 2017 / 1:00 pm

Music, costumes, flags, posters, classic cars and dancing filled the streets of Rutland Saturday, during the 58th annual Rutland May Days celebration. The...

Tanker runs aground

May 20, 2017 / 12:39 pm

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating after a tanker ran aground east of Cornwall, Ont. late Friday. The Travestern was making its way from...

Trudeau stands by inquiry

May 20, 2017 / 12:38 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested Saturday that it should be no surprise that the inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women has run into some...

Walking to their futures

May 20, 2017 / 11:30 am

Grade 12 students from Kelowna Secondary School were decked out in their best attire for the annual prom walk Friday afternoon. Hundreds of students walked...

Is your mortgage portable?

May 20, 2017 / 11:00 am

Are you thinking about moving up or perhaps downsizing? If so, there are several things you should consider regarding your financing for planning the move. You...

Lake surpasses 1997 flood

May 20, 2017 / 10:45 am

Okanagan Lake has surpassed lake levels from the 1997 floods, and it continues to rise. The lake rose another two centimetres Friday and now sits at 342.8...

Rory's dominant debut

May 20, 2017 / 10:10 am

Moving his full training camp back to Kelowna for the first time in seven years proved to be a good move for Rory MacDonald, who looked to be at his best in his...

No Monsanto March

May 20, 2017 / 9:30 am

The Penticton organizers of the annual March against Monsanto won't be holding the walk this year. "We at Locals Supporting Locals are very proud to...

The Goldilocks election

May 20, 2017 / 9:00 am

By Dermod Travis It was a pretty safe bet going into election night that regardless of how the vote broke there were four words from Premier Christy Clark's...

Coaster ready to roll

May 20, 2017 / 8:30 am

The Revelstoke Mountain Resort has reopened its star summer attraction. The Pipe Mountain Coaster will be ready to go for the long weekend. After an amazing...

Poll: long weekend plans

May 20, 2017 / 7:12 am

Local residents may be on high alert as Okanagan Lake continues to rise, but Chris Shauf says Kelowna will be “open for business” over the long...

Cop shooting ruled suicide

May 20, 2017 / 6:57 am

A coroner's inquest jury that reviewed the case of a Victoria man who died during a confrontation with police has classified the death as a suicide....

Mom to killer: burn in hell

May 20, 2017 / 6:50 am

The mother of a 16-year-old girl who was brutally stabbed to death by a spurned ex stared the young man down in court on Friday, telling him to "burn in...

PM promises pipeline help

May 20, 2017 / 6:44 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he'll work with British Columbia and Alberta to move ahead with his government's agenda of creating jobs while...

Siblings heirs to Prince cash

May 20, 2017 / 6:40 am

A judge confirmed Prince's six siblings to be his rightful heirs in a ruling released Friday, bringing them a big step closer to collecting their shares of...

Thousands still swamped

May 20, 2017 / 6:38 am

Quebec Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux says waters are continuing to recede from flood-stricken areas of the province. The one region where levels have...

Tot rescued from hot car

May 20, 2017 / 6:34 am

A North Carolina police officer rescued a two-year-old boy left inside a hot car, and the child's mother is facing charges. News outlets quote Greenville...

Highway 3 reopened

May 20, 2017 / 6:32 am

UPDATE: 6 a.m. Drive BC reports the highway reopened at 2:18 a.m. UPDATE: 10:06 p.m. Highway 3 is reduced to single-lane, alternating traffic. An assessment is...

It's about human rights

May 20, 2017 / 6:00 am

The new rainbow crosswalk in downtown Vernon represents more than just than the LGBTQ community – it is a symbol of human rights. When Travis Irman...

Unsolved crimes: West Kel

May 20, 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...

Female energy of spring

May 20, 2017 / 6:00 am

May is a month for matriarchs, it seems. Mothers' Day was May 14 in Canada and this weekend we celebrate Victoria Day (Queen Victoria's birthday). In...

Green thumbs 'ageless'

May 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

Rutland Senior Secondary students joined seniors from Fernbrae Manor for a special garden party on Friday. The students have been hard at work on a project to...

Penticton flood watch

May 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

The City of Penticton is advising the public that water levels in Okanagan Lake have triggered flood mitigation plans. Officials are working with Emergency...

Simple sandbag solution

May 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

As local residents, firefighters, police and friendly strangers fill sandbags to protect homes from flooding creeks and rising lake levels, several locals have...

Block party on Ellis St.

May 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Downtown Penticton Association is hosting a block party on Friday, May 26 on Ellis Street. The “Ellis on the Rise” party kicks off at 5 p.m....

Appalachian Trail record

May 20, 2017 / 12:01 am

In September 2016, ultra-distance running legend Karl Meltzer set the speed record for traversing the iconic Appalachian Trail—a beastly 2,190-mile-long,...

Man gobbles at turkeys

May 20, 2017 / 12:01 am

It's stuff like this that will likely result in a turkey uprising. We're all doomed.

Unique danger on lake

May 19, 2017 / 8:02 pm

There are some uniquely dangerous conditions on Okanagan Lake this long weekend, and several organizations were out Friday urging boaters to be cautious. The...

Man tries to get into cockpit

May 19, 2017 / 7:43 pm

Two U.S. fighter jets were summoned Friday to escort a flight from Los Angeles to Hawaii after an unruly man was subdued by passengers and flight attendants,...

Guilty man delays sentence

May 19, 2017 / 7:30 pm

The two men convicted of being a part of a vicious assault outside of a Kelowna nightclub in 2014 will have to wait for their sentencing, after one of them...

Better bird viewing

May 19, 2017 / 7:13 pm

Residents now have access to a new state-of-the-art public viewing platform at the Vaseux Lake Wildlife Refuge in the South Okanagan. Area dignitaries,...

Motorized boat ban

May 19, 2017 / 5:51 pm

Motorized boats have been banned, effective immediately, on Nicola and Stump lakes near Merritt. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District issued the public safety...

Radioactive slip at Hanford

May 19, 2017 / 5:35 pm

A worker at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation got radioactive contamination on his clothing during an incident at an underground waste storage tank. Contractor...

Jail for leaving kid to die

May 19, 2017 / 5:31 pm

The owner of an illegal daycare north of Toronto has been sentenced to 22 months in jail for allowing a two-year-old to die in a broiling SUV near four years...

Evening Update May 19

May 19, 2017 / 4:55 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Friday, May 19, with Jon Manchester, in for Wayne Moore.

Keeping an eye on flooding

May 19, 2017 / 4:23 pm

Summerland officials are keeping a close eye on Okanagan Lake, as levels continue to rise. According to information released by the district, the lake rose two...

Twin Lakes evac alert

May 19, 2017 / 4:22 pm

A local state of emergency and an evacuation alert has been issued in the Twin Lakes area near Kaleden. The threat of flooding in the vicinity of Horn and Nipit...

Two boat launches open

May 19, 2017 / 3:31 pm

City of Vernon officials are keeping a pair of boat launches open, but would prefer people not take to Okanagan Lake this weekend. Boating is not recommended...

International pervert caught

May 19, 2017 / 3:23 pm

An observant officer and an oddly parked truck has put an alleged pervert behind bars. A Vernon RCMP officer's diligence to a regular daily duty resulted in...

'Canada always prevails'

May 19, 2017 / 3:12 pm

A made-in-Canada solution to help softwood producers and workers weather the storm of U.S. duties has been delayed at least until the end of May. It has been...

Urged to stay off water

May 19, 2017 / 3:05 pm

UPDATE: 3 p.m. The Emergency Operations Centre is asking boaters to avoid the following locations: Kelowna The entire waterfront between Poplar Point and...

The Circle spins its wheels

May 19, 2017 / 3:00 pm

“Knowing is good, knowing everything is better,” gushes Tom Hanks as CEO Eamon Bailey in a TED Talk-like presentation to a cheering crowd of...

Fuel from crashes contained

May 19, 2017 / 2:56 pm

Despite two major accidents, there appears to be no environmental damage to local waterways. On May 15, a tug sank near Cape Horn - northwest of the Cinnemousun...

Pipe back on the bottom

May 19, 2017 / 2:44 pm

A stormwater pipe is back where it belongs. City officials said the stormwater outfall pipe that was floating in Okanagan Lake near Adventure Bay is now safely...

Never giving up

May 19, 2017 / 2:34 pm

The families of three missing women are vowing to never give up the search. Caitlyn Potts, Ashley Simpson and Deanna Wertz have been missing for a year and once...

Castanet Kid Report

May 19, 2017 / 2:30 pm

Castanet's Kid Report for May 19 with junior correspondent Ariella Amato.

Accident backs up traffic

May 19, 2017 / 2:26 pm

Traffic is reported backed up for kilometres on Highway 97. Witnesses are telling Castanet traffic in the northbound lanes is stacked up almost to Oyama. Few...

Metal thieves rob graves

May 19, 2017 / 2:03 pm

Police are looking for suspects who stole about 175 ornamental flower vases from a cemetery in Surrey. The RCMP say a mother who was visiting her son's...

Foul play in disappearance?

May 19, 2017 / 1:58 pm

RCMP are concerned that a 55-year-old woman who was reported missing in Prince George on Sunday may have met with foul play. Police say Roberta Marie Sims was...

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