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Demolished in hit and run

Jun 25, 2017 / 8:30 am

A hit-and-run driver demolished a car on a Vernon street and took off early Saturday. Vesna Belicic Roffel posted photos of the destruction on Facebook that are...

Motorists stomp out fire

Jun 25, 2017 / 8:06 am

Quick-thinking motorists snuffed a small spot fire beside Highway 97 Friday night. Reader Brian Kerluke tells Castanet he and several others noticed a small...

Crow halts mail delivery

Jun 25, 2017 / 7:46 am

Canuck the Crow has halted mail delivery in an East Vancouver neighbourhood. The crow has become a neighbourhood celebrity with a large social media following,...

City ponders coffee cup ban

Jun 25, 2017 / 7:34 am

The City of Vancouver is considering a ban on disposable coffee cups. A staff report found disposable cups, lids and sleeves are among the most commonly...

Lambert wins byelection

Jun 25, 2017 / 7:18 am

Jeanette Lambert is Lake Country's newest councillor. Lambert won Saturday's by-election in the Carrs Landing ward with 130 votes. A total of 230...

Pain pushed her to drugs

Jun 25, 2017 / 6:46 am

Desperate for relief from unbearable pain following knee surgery, Lorna Bird says she was forced to buy drugs from the Downtown Eastside streets of Vancouver...

34 towers have problem

Jun 25, 2017 / 6:42 am

Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 highrise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed...

Horoscope: June 25-July 1

Jun 25, 2017 / 6:00 am

Overview for all signs: Allow more time with matters you would rather push. Circumstances cause delays as others are undecided about their involvement or what...

Unsolved crimes: DLC

Jun 25, 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...

Tightrope, Naramata Bench

Jun 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

Wine: Rosé, 2016 Winery: Tightrope, Naramata Bench Why drink it? As summer whips in, prepare your patio with pink. A blend of Pinot Noir with just five...

Busker a big hit

Jun 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

A young woman from Osoyoos wowed the big crowd at the Downtown Community Market Saturday in Penticton. Kansas-Lee, 23, sat on busy Main Street playing her...

Elvis in the park

Jun 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

Elvis tribute artists signed autographs, took pictures with fans and performed at Okanagan Lake Park on Saturday. It was all to honour the legacy of the King of...

Safety ambassadors at ER

Jun 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

New ambassadors will beef up safety at hospital emergency departments in Kelowna, Vernon and Kamloops. The new client service ambassador program will start next...

Summer jobs for students

Jun 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Canada Summer Jobs program will fund employment for 197 students in Kelowna-Lake Country this year. MP Stephen Fuhr says students can access a list of local...

Kitten season is here

Jun 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

Summerland’s CritterAid has an abundance of kittens up for adoption right now, or need need of foster homes. “Kitten season hit really late this...

Human rights violations

Jun 25, 2017 / 4:56 am

Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations,...

Cyberattack on parliament

Jun 25, 2017 / 4:55 am

British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access...

Not a social butterfly

Jun 25, 2017 / 4:54 am

Two weeks into her new life as a full-time Washingtonian, Melania Trump is staying true to her reputation as more homebody than social butterfly. Not that she...

Trudeau at celebration

Jun 25, 2017 / 4:54 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among the many people attending Fete nationale celebrations in Quebec on Saturday. Trudeau was mobbed by crowds as he visited...

'Mad Max' with toddlers

Jun 25, 2017 / 12:01 am

Two incredible parents took their babies to the desert, pimped out their little tikes' cozy coupes and got to filming.

Oil tanker flips, explodes

Jun 24, 2017 / 10:02 pm

A Pakistani official says more than 100 people have been killed after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames. The tanker flipped over Sunday and the...

Dog left in hot car

Jun 24, 2017 / 8:53 pm

Castanet is receiving reports of a dog being left in a hot car at 267 Lawrence Avenue in Kelowna. A caller says firefighters are en route with the appropriate...

A gift of glasses

Jun 24, 2017 / 8:41 pm

Two organizations teamed up Saturday to give free prescription glasses to those who need them in the Downtown Eastside. The Union Gospel Mission and Clearly...

Ride for mental health

Jun 24, 2017 / 6:59 pm

People can still register in person for an event billed as a day of hope and optimism happening in Penticton on Sunday. Ride Don't Hide kicks off at 8 a.m....

Dog elected mayor

Jun 24, 2017 / 6:57 pm

Being mayor is a ruff job but somebody has to do it. According to WDRB-TV , a small Kentucky town has, for the fourth time, elected a dog to be its mayor....

Dog stolen in Oliver

Jun 24, 2017 / 6:02 pm

Castanet is receiving reports of a dog being stolen in Oliver, Saturday afternoon. The English Bulldog, named Ellie Mae, and 2015 lifted Nissan Titan were...

Big crowd at car show

Jun 24, 2017 / 4:47 pm

Thousands of people packed Penticton's Lakeshore Drive Saturday for the annual Peach City Beach Cruise. Car enthusiasts, young and old, filled the street by...

Tankers battling blaze

Jun 24, 2017 / 4:35 pm

UPDATE: 9:56 p.m. According to fire information officer Justine Hunse the fire is now measured at .53 hectares in size. They still have three firefighters on...

Heat prompts warning

Jun 24, 2017 / 4:00 pm

The first official day of summer was Tuesday, and the hot weather has come out in full force. The hot weather alert issued by Environment Canada for Metro...

Wildlife activist dies

Jun 24, 2017 / 2:55 pm

UPDATE: 2:55 p.m. Gwen Barlee grew up in Penticton, and was the daughter of the late Bill Barlee, former NDP cabinet minister and MLA for the Okanagan-Boundary...

Capone watch, song sold

Jun 24, 2017 / 2:44 pm

Artifacts connected to some of the nation's most notorious gangsters have sold for more than $100,000 at an auction house. The Boston-based RR Auction says...

Hundreds of detainees let go

Jun 24, 2017 / 2:30 pm

The Syrian government released Saturday hundreds of detainees including some who backed the insurgency against President Bashar Assad on the eve of a major...

Orchard celebrates 150

Jun 24, 2017 / 2:13 pm

Things will be popping at Davison Orchard on July 1. To celebrate Canada Day, the farm will have free farm tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Staff will be decked out...

Castanet's week in review

Jun 24, 2017 / 2:00 pm

Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen.

Gay cops to march in NYC

Jun 24, 2017 / 1:56 pm

If they can't march with Pride in Toronto, they will do it in New York City. A group of Toronto police officers who are barred from marching in the...

Fire-safety crisis widens

Jun 24, 2017 / 1:24 pm

UPDATED 1:24 p.m. Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had...

Another Rocket NHL bound

Jun 24, 2017 / 12:21 pm

Kelowna Rockets forward Kole Lind will be heading to Vancouver. Lind was selected by the Canucks during round two of the NHL Entry draft in Chicago and was...

More secrets being leaked

Jun 24, 2017 / 11:57 am

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fuelled partly by the "worship" of leakers...

Martha is big, ugly and lazy

Jun 24, 2017 / 11:35 am

Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion. In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny, and the hairless, the three-year-old,...

Trudeau to march with Pride

Jun 24, 2017 / 11:20 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be returning to one of Canada's largest Pride celebrations this weekend. Pride Toronto, organizers of the city's...

85 killed in Pakistan

Jun 24, 2017 / 11:13 am

UPDATED 11:12 p.m. The death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 67 Saturday, bringing the overall death toll from three...

Dementia: Good news!

Jun 24, 2017 / 11:00 am

What you need to know about the national dementia strategy Canadians will remember June 22 as a milestone in the fight to combat dementia. On Thursday, just...

Snowbirds in Revelstoke

Jun 24, 2017 / 10:37 am

One of the most iconic symbols of Canada will be soaring over Revelstoke next month. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will at the community July 25-26, and while...

No blame laid yet in fire

Jun 24, 2017 / 10:15 am

Fire investigators are no longer at the scene of the wildfire that burned off of Westside Road on June 13, and despite witnesses saying the cause was obvious,...

Mine explosion kills eight

Jun 24, 2017 / 10:13 am

At least eight people have died and five are missing after an underground explosion at a coal mine in central Colombia. Rescuers are attempting to locate...

Critters named after Rush

Jun 24, 2017 / 9:55 am

The offspring of Toronto's wandering capybaras now have names — Alex, Geddy and Neil, for members of the band Rush. The High Park Zoo says the...

No Pride in Istanbul

Jun 24, 2017 / 9:51 am

Turkish authorities announced Saturday they will not allow the Istanbul Pride march to take place on Sunday — the third year in a row the celebration has...

Bin fire in West Kelowna

Jun 24, 2017 / 9:29 am

West Kelowna Fire Rescue had an early start to their day, responding to a morning bin fire. Crews were called out to a fire at West Manufacturing on Marmot Lane...

Wake-free weekend plea

Jun 24, 2017 / 9:12 am

As the mercury climbs well into the 30s this weekend, many people will take to area lakes, but officials are encouraging boaters to make it a wake-free weekend....

Several whales found dead

Jun 24, 2017 / 9:07 am

Fisheries officials are trying to figure out what caused the recent deaths of several endangered right whales in the waters off eastern Canada. The Fisheries...

Military to take Pride

Jun 24, 2017 / 7:59 am

Canada's top soldier is planning to issue a directive in the coming days encouraging military personnel to attend Pride events in uniform, as part of a...

Shooter used stolen guns

Jun 24, 2017 / 7:57 am

A San Francisco UPS driver who killed three colleagues in a shooting rampage at a company warehouse was armed with two stolen guns and appeared to target his...

Nicest person in Canada

Jun 24, 2017 / 7:40 am

Angel Magnussen is officially the nicest person in Canada. The Port Alberni woman who has made it her life's work to sew blankets for sick children has been...

Poll: Thomson as Speaker

Jun 24, 2017 / 7:27 am

Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson became Speaker of the legislature on Thursday. The announcement was made prior to the opening of the 41st Parliament of...

A month to clean up

Jun 24, 2017 / 7:23 am

Officials in Red Deer, Alta., say it will take more than a month to clean up the city following a bad storm earlier this week. As of Friday, there are still...

Crew becomes part of story

Jun 24, 2017 / 7:19 am

While a television news crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the Albuquerque downtown area, a thief drove off in the station's SUV. The...

Turned off after coming out

Jun 24, 2017 / 7:14 am

A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God — before her microphone is turned off by local...

Crash shears off hydrant

Jun 24, 2017 / 6:57 am

A late-night crash in Penticton sheared off a fire hydrant, flooding streets. Emergency crews were called to the scene at Fairview Road and Scott Avenue about...

120 buried in landslide

Jun 24, 2017 / 6:37 am

More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in...

Unsolved crimes: West Kel

Jun 24, 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...

Are we there yet?

Jun 24, 2017 / 6:00 am

It seems we were all waiting with bated breath for summer to begin this year. Spring was a slow and poignant thing, and not the luxurious beginning to a...

New fire boat a marvel

Jun 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

The wait is over for the Penticton Fire Department, who now has its hands on a badly needed new rescue boat. The $200,000 modern machine was delivered last...

Bumper year for milfoil

Jun 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

As Okanagan Lake recedes, get ready for more milfoil this summer. The Okanagan Basin Water Board says conditions for the invasive lake weed have been ideal this...

Canada: a picture at a time

Jun 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

For the past eight years, Tim Van Horn has been capturing the essence of Canada, one picture at a time. Van Horn has travelled from coast to coast to coast...

Ribfest is back next week

Jun 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

Penticton Ribfest is returning to Okanagan Lake Park this summer. The event, organized by the Penticton Rotary Club, will offer a rib cook-off between four...

Who cleans up the lake?

Jun 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

While beach cleanups of Okanagan Lake are well underway, the cleanup of the debris floating in the lake is still a work in progress. Steve Sweeney, emergency...

Rail trail stops here

Jun 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

A small portion of the Okanagan Rail Trail remains in limbo while plans are made to begin construction of the trail in the fall. About two kilometres of the...

Homemade kart racing

Jun 24, 2017 / 12:01 am

Somewhere in France, there are three guys riding downhill on homemade karts. With tire-shoe brakes at 50 MPH. This definitely falls under the "don't...

Hide and seek cat

Jun 24, 2017 / 12:01 am

Now we want to see Loki the cat try to get out!

Cariboo fire out of control

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:20 pm

The BC Wildfire Service is currently battling a blaze it has characterized as being "out of control." The fire is currently burning about 40...

Follow the nectar trail

Jun 23, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Follow the nectar trail at this weekend's Pollinator Picnic. UBC’s Border Free Bees project, organized by Assoc. Prof Nancy Holmes, is hosting the...

Foote in the door in Tampa

Jun 23, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Cal Foote is the latest Kelowna Rockets defenceman drafted in the first round of the NHL draft. Foote joins Lucas Johansen (28th overall in 2016), Josh...

Noted BC activist dies

Jun 23, 2017 / 7:13 pm

Gwen Barlee, a defender of wild animals and advocate for enhanced endangered species legislation in British Columbia, has died. The Wilderness Committee, where...

Cougar shot, prowls school

Jun 23, 2017 / 7:06 pm

Police say they shot and killed a cougar that had climbed a tree near a school in west-central Alberta. RCMP say they responded to a 911 call early Friday in...

Why we need new subs

Jun 23, 2017 / 7:03 pm

The head of the navy says the country needs submarines to know what is happening beneath the waves around Canada — though he won't say if foreign subs...

Electrocuted at water park

Jun 23, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Five people were electrocuted Friday at a water park in northwest Turkey, including two teenagers and a 12-year-old, Turkish media reports said. The three...

Good bike week for RDOS

Jun 23, 2017 / 7:00 pm

With participants new and old, Penticton area residents again met the challenge, cycling over 7,500 kilometres and preventing 1,625 kilograms of greenhouse...

Soldier charged with luring

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:58 pm

A member of the Canadian Armed Forces in Alberta has been charged with child luring as well as with making and distributing child pornography. Police say child...

Feet burning on pavement

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:51 pm

The main burn centre in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people...

Summer job thing of past?

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:49 pm

Once a teenage rite of passage, the summer job is vanishing. Instead of baling hay, scooping ice cream or stocking supermarket shelves in July and August,...

Enderby in recovery mode

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:25 pm

As levels of the Shuswap River subside, the City of Enderby has switched from emergency response to recovery. Used sandbags will be collected from residents for...

KSS student wins big

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:00 pm

A Kelowna student has received over $90,000 in scholarships and transformed herself into a standout leader in her community. Jenita Poodwan co-founded the...

Guilty pleas in shooting

Jun 23, 2017 / 5:30 pm

A North Okanagan man has indicated he will plead guilty to lesser charges in a shooting incident in 2015. In a Salmon Arm court room, Norman Dybdal entered...

Don't fight bugs with oil

Jun 23, 2017 / 5:12 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen says some members of the public have started using oil and other petroleum products to fight mosquito larvae in...

Huge blaze on car barge

Jun 23, 2017 / 4:56 pm

A huge fire erupted among scrap cars on a barge in Victoria, Friday afternoon. The fire started about 2 p.m. in the Gorge Waterway, sending dark, acrid smoke...

Jail time for robbery

Jun 23, 2017 / 4:34 pm

Robert Toth will spend more time behind bars after pleading guilty to a variety of charges, Friday. Toth entered guilty pleas on charges of robbery and...

Elvis festival opens

Jun 23, 2017 / 4:05 pm

A massive annual gathering of Elvis enthusiasts and performers is taking place in Penticton. The Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival kicked off Thursday and...

Evening Update June 23

Jun 23, 2017 / 3:56 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Friday, June 23, with reporter Wayne Moore.

Evacuating more towers

Jun 23, 2017 / 3:40 pm

One London community is evacuating some 800 households from five publicly owned apartment towers because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that...

Canada Day at Art Gallery

Jun 23, 2017 / 3:34 pm

Whether you choose to create a chalk art masterpiece, paint at an easel en plein air, get creative on a great big box, or simply explore the exhibitions on view...

Confidence motion Monday

Jun 23, 2017 / 3:28 pm

British Columbia's New Democrats say they will introduce an amended motion Monday that aims to defeat Premier Christy Clark's minority Liberal...

A sigh of relief

Jun 23, 2017 / 2:38 pm

In a scene being played out across the Okanagan, Cindy Brassard is breathing a big sigh of relief. Brassard lives in Louis Estates on the Okanagan Indian Band...

Lucky to be alive

Jun 23, 2017 / 2:10 pm

A hang glider pilot is lucky to be alive after losing control of the craft thousands of feet in the air. Thursday afternoon, VSAR received a request from the...

Biggest Beach Cruise ever

Jun 23, 2017 / 1:33 pm

The Okanagan waterfront in Penticton is roaring, as cars young old, and in all shapes and sizes take over Lakeshore Drive for the Peach City Beach Cruise. The...

Double collision on Hwy 97

Jun 23, 2017 / 1:29 pm

UPDATE: 1:28 p.m. The highway has reopened southbound and the crash has been cleared, drivers at the scene report. Traffic had backed up to the Glenrosa...

Guilty in large drug bust

Jun 23, 2017 / 12:56 pm

One man was convicted of five counts of drug trafficking while another was acquitted Friday, two and a half years after police busted a drug trafficking...

Janet Jackson 'so happy'

Jun 23, 2017 / 12:45 pm

Janet Jackson is "so happy" after becoming a parent to the "cutest baby", according to her longtime producer Jimmy Jam. The Together Again...

Longest confirmed kill shot

Jun 23, 2017 / 12:42 pm

NDP leader Tom Mulcair is forgoing the celebration and raising red flags after reports a Canadian sniper in Iraq broke the world record for the longest...

Fire danger starts to climb

Jun 23, 2017 / 12:30 pm

The BC Wildfire Service is preparing for increased fire activity as this weekend looks set to heat up. With temperatures forecast in the 30s, the service is...

U2 to play for Canada Day

Jun 23, 2017 / 12:14 pm

U2 band members Bono and the Edge will perform at next week's Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa. A spokeswoman for the Department of Canadian Heritage says...

Growing for the food bank

Jun 23, 2017 / 12:11 pm

Every summer, vegetables make their way to the Salvation Army community food bank thanks to the hard work of volunteers. For the last five years, the food bank...

Carfentanil shows up more

Jun 23, 2017 / 12:10 pm

The City of Vancouver says its first responders are attending to an increasing number of calls linked to deaths or overdoses caused by illicit drugs. City...

Highway 20 still closed

Jun 23, 2017 / 12:07 pm

Highway 20 remains closed in both directions west of Williams Lake after a washout destroyed the roadway on Monday. The closure is 25 kilometres west of...

Beyonce Jay-Z name twins

Jun 23, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Beyonce and JAY-Z have reportedly called their newborn twins Shawn Jr. and Bea. It was revealed earlier this month that the Drunk In Love star had given birth...

Teachers, district at odds

Jun 23, 2017 / 11:32 am

The Vernon Teachers' Association claims the district is dragging its feet on making the required changes as ordered by the courts. “When teachers won...

Tourist death accidental

Jun 23, 2017 / 11:28 am

Police investigating the death of a man found in a parking lot at Kingsgate Mall Thursday have determined his death was accidental. Vancouver Police Department...

Charges in random killing

Jun 23, 2017 / 11:21 am

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the second-degree murder of a young Halifax woman found dying on a pathway, in what police now say was a random killing....

Road work on Hwy 1

Jun 23, 2017 / 11:15 am

Road work along Highway 1 will slow traffic heading in both directions. According to DriveBC Parks Canada is undertaking paving rehabilitation in Yoho National...

Ed Sheeran reunites with fan

Jun 23, 2017 / 11:15 am

Ed Sheeran has made a terminally ill fan "overly happy" by reuniting with her to take a photo over a year and a half after they first met. Teenager...

What's on your bucket list?

Jun 23, 2017 / 11:00 am

While driving to Kelowna for some meetings this week, I was listening to music from a band called Level 42. It is not hard to enjoy the scenery between here and...

Castanet Kid Report

Jun 23, 2017 / 11:00 am

This week's Castanet Kid Report with pint-sized correspondent Ariella Amato.

Man banished from town

Jun 23, 2017 / 10:51 am

A Princeton man has been banished from town for three years, for harassing his ex-girlfriend, her mother and her new partner over a period of four years. Kevin...

Threat of flooding eases

Jun 23, 2017 / 10:35 am

For the first time in weeks, residents along Lakeshore Road can take a deep breath and relax as flood waters in Okanagan Lake and area creeks recede. The...

Paltrow criticized by NASA

Jun 23, 2017 / 10:30 am

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop website has been forced to change claims made about a line of 'healing' stickers. The actress launched her lifestyle...

Package closes bus loop

Jun 23, 2017 / 10:13 am

UPDATE: 10:12 a.m. Police have reopened the Coquitlam Central Bus Loop after a police incident involving a suspicious package. RCMP and Metro Vancouver Transit...

Flood cleanup begins

Jun 23, 2017 / 10:00 am

The water is receding and now the cleanup begins. With the risk of flooding subsided, the Village of Lumby has entered into a recovery phase and will now focus...

Steve Carell not recognized

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:45 am

Steve Carell was left humiliated after he went to surprise guests on a celebrity-seeking tour and they failed to recognize him. The comedian is known by many...

Motorcyclist dies in crash

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:40 am

A 32-year-old Kamloops man is dead following a motorcycle accident Thursday evening. RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said police received a report of a single-vehicle...

Malls OK without Sears

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:33 am

RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust says the restructuring of Sears Canada is expected to have a far smaller impact on its business than when Target closed up...

Security guard bear-sprayed

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:31 am

A Commissionaires security guard was bear-sprayed at the Fairhaven B.C. Housing complex (formerly the Bel-Air Motel) Thursday night. A witness of the incident...

Huge order for Bombardier

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:29 am

The French national railway company has ordered 83 trains from Bombardier Transportation, for use by the regional commuter system that serves the Paris area....

Ottawa cops to get rifles

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:25 am

Police officers patrolling the airport in the nation's capital are getting military-style rifles, but officials say the move wasn't prompted by any...

Weekend will be a scorcher

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:25 am

It's going to be hot this weekend. Environment Canada has issued a weather alert for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, warning of possible...

Gas stations

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:23 am

There's a lot going on at gas stations to keep us safe that you may have never known about.

Watch ole 'Bandit' run

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:17 am

They had a long way to go and a short time to get there, but hundreds of fans in Trans Ams have put the hammer down and made it to Atlanta to celebrate the 40th...

Event is Total Fun

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:15 am

Castanet and Total Restoration are inviting people to knock one out of the park The Total Fun Castanet.net and Total Restoration Fantastic Home Run Derby will...

Jail for punching referee

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:11 am

An 18-year-old hockey player from P.E.I. who punched a referee twice in the face, cutting his lip, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. Cole Trevor Crane was...

Lake continues slow drop

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:05 am

The Okanagan is expecting hot weather through the weekend, which is good news for those on the lakeshore. The level of Okanagan Lake continued its downward...

Rihanna gives advice to fan

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:02 am

Rihanna turned agony aunt on Wednesday to help a fan coping with the end of a relationship. The Stay hitmaker was contacted by Twitter user Samer, aka...

Woman to sue Facebook

Jun 23, 2017 / 7:21 am

The Supreme Court of Canada says a woman who wants to sue Facebook over its use of "sponsored stories" can pursue her case in British Columbia....

Inflation rate slows

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:59 am

Canadian inflation eased up on the accelerator last month as weaker year-over-year growth in gasoline prices helped slow the annual rate to 1.3 per cent,...

Depp: assassinate prez?

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:55 am

Johnny Depp has asked a crowd at the Glastonbury Festival when was the last time an actor assassinated a president. The remarks came during a segment Thursday...

Stolen 'sour toe' returned

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:51 am

A mummified human toe that is the key ingredient in a strange drinking ritual in Dawson City is back where it belongs. RCMP in the Yukon city say the...

World's ugliest dogs

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:48 am

The World's Ugliest Dog Contest is celebrating man's best friend's perfect imperfections in California on Friday. The pooches — many of which...

Fridge started tower inferno

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:45 am

Police are considering filing manslaughter charges related to the fire at a west London apartment tower that killed at least 79 people. In its most detailed...

Baby panda instant celeb

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:41 am

The baby panda, who has become an overnight celebrity in Japan, is a girl. Tokyo's Ueno Zoo said Friday the panda, born June 12, was ruled a female by...

Grizzly protection lifted

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:39 am

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S....

Pride crosswalk destroyed

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:36 am

Vandals destroyed a rainbow crosswalk in Campbell River within hours of it being installed. Residents are shocked after vandals repeatedly did burnouts on the...

Report into school stabbing

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:25 am

A report into a deadly school stabbing in Abbotsford last year has made 31 recommendations to improve crisis response in the school district. Staff at...

Blaze guts business strip

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:05 am

A fire in commercial strip overnight has destroyed several businesses in Vancouver's Kerrisdale neighbourhood. The three-alarm fire broke out 8 p.m....

The pig's on the barbie

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:00 am

Congratulations to Sharon and Andy of Mission Meats for 20 years of business. They will be having specials all week, but Friday, June 30, they have invited all...

Unsolved crimes: Kelowna

Jun 23, 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...

Caucus has been 'upbeat'

Jun 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

Despite an extremely close provincial election that still hasn't produced a clear governing party, Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick says the first week...

DNA links accused to scene

Jun 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

DNA evidence was brought up at the Jonathan Bacon murder trial Thursday, linking the accused to clothing believed to have been used by the gunmen who shot and...

Youth being taught to ride

Jun 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

Seven local youth are being treated to a free mountain bike program led by a pair of certified trainers, thanks to the generosity of local donors. The...

Wages down, benefits up

Jun 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

One fewer pay period had a significant effect on the City of Kelowna's wage structure in 2016. The city paid out less in wages but more in benefits in 2016,...

At risk, protection lacking

Jun 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

A UBC Okanagan professor says species at risk in Canada are not being fully protected. A new study found that in many cases, Canada isn’t following...

More teachers next year

Jun 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

Another increase in full-time teachers for the Vernon School District is necessary to deal with increased enrolment and smaller class sizes. The reduction in...

Soccer training camp

Jun 23, 2017 / 12:01 am

So this is what practice looks like huh?

Life-changing five seconds

Jun 22, 2017 / 11:59 pm

A lot can happen in five seconds. In five seconds the average person can tie a pair of shoes. In five seconds the average person can walk seven metres, or speed...

Poll: throne speech

Jun 22, 2017 / 9:56 pm

A throne speech outlining what could be the final goals of Premier Christy Clark's government includes a promise to hold a referendum on electoral reform....

Top chefs, urban flair

Jun 22, 2017 / 8:30 pm

Okanagan College junior chefs went on a shopping spree, Thursday. The food they scooped up at Urban Fare will be used to prepare hors d’oeuvres for guests...

Beer tax unconstitutional?

Jun 22, 2017 / 8:13 pm

Lawyers for two breweries challenged the constitutionality of Alberta's tax system on small breweries Thursday, arguing the system unfairly favours...

$63M listing breaks record

Jun 22, 2017 / 8:00 pm

A 21,977-square-foot mansion recently put up for sale has become the priciest real estate to ever be listed in Vancouver. Belmont Estate, sitting on 1.28 acres...

Access to Beachcomber Bay

Jun 22, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Work on public acess sites along Okanagan Lake continues. The City of Vernon has invited the public to an information session regarding proposed improvements...

Kelowna trio off to SHAD

Jun 22, 2017 / 7:15 pm

Three Kelowna students will attend prestigious SHAD programs this summer. A record 801 youth from coast to coast will take part in one of Canada's top...

Wibit opening in Penticton

Jun 22, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The Wibit inflatable water park on Okanagan Lake is opening in Penticton this weekend for its third season. "It has been a long hard spring and we are just...

Victim did have knife

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:45 pm

Evidence submissions in the manslaughter case against Cory Van Gilder wrapped up Thursday. Van Gilder was arrested almost five months after he punched...

Father's Day car show

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:31 pm

I believe this year’s lake flooding has actually helped the Boyd’s Auto Body Father’s day car show. As much as I like City Park, this event...

Missing woman found

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:10 pm

UPDATE: 6:10 p.m. Crystal Cornish has been found safe. Police say she is "receiving the treatment she requires." ORIGINAL: 12:54 p.m. RCMP are hoping...

Tourism boss steps down

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:00 pm

Tourism Kelowna is looking for a new CEO. Nancy Cameron, CEO of the tourism marketing association for the past 17 years, has resigned, and will be moving to...

Ighani gets 14 days for drugs

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:18 pm

The South Okanagan man accused of attempted murder in connection to a shooting and manhunt in Oliver, was sentenced on a separate drug charge Thursday in...

Evening Update June 22

Jun 22, 2017 / 4:55 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Thursday, June 22, with reporter Wayne Moore.

Submerged boat in lake

Jun 22, 2017 / 4:53 pm

The beachfront in Kelowna isn't the only thing submerged in water. "The damage goes on. Note the 28-foot cabin cruiser that sank tonight,"...

Okanagan Sears safe

Jun 22, 2017 / 4:53 pm

Today's announcement by Sears to close 59 stores and eliminate about 2,900 jobs will not affect operations in the Okanagan. Sears outlets in Kelowna,...

Police swarm library

Jun 22, 2017 / 4:39 pm

A report of a man with a gun near Penticton’s Queen’s Park Elementary elicited a major police response on Thursday. At 12:53 p.m., police were...

Working together

Jun 22, 2017 / 3:59 pm

Leaders of the Okanagan Indian Band and City of Vernon got together this week to talk about the future of both communities. Vernon Mayor Akbal Mund and OKIB...

Retried or released

Jun 22, 2017 / 3:51 pm

The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released...

Duking it out for charity

Jun 22, 2017 / 3:39 pm

Madkatz Boxing Club in Kelowna is promoting a live amateur boxing card August 12 and, along with the competitive bouts, the night will feature three round...

Lakeshore beach walk

Jun 22, 2017 / 3:34 pm

We live on the water and have a few comments about why we wish we had more fences on the foreshore. We have people walking in from Gyro beach to use our...

Fire in the Foothills

Jun 22, 2017 / 3:25 pm

Vernon Fire Rescue were kept busy Thursday afternoon, responding to back-to-back fires at the oppsite ends of town. Fire Chief David Lind said crews were...

Pup saved from fentanyl OD

Jun 22, 2017 / 3:22 pm

A seven-week-old puppy almost died after getting into its owner's drug stash. A veterinarian was able to revive the pup with a naloxone IV. Dr. Adrian...

West Kelowna squeezed

Jun 22, 2017 / 3:10 pm

West Kelowna doesn’t have enough land, and that’s hampering efforts to build new recreation facilities, city hall, and more. “Land is a big...

Throne speech promises

Jun 22, 2017 / 2:43 pm

A throne speech outlining what could be the final goals of Premier Christy Clark's government includes a promise to hold a referendum on electoral reform....

Rebuilding a language

Jun 22, 2017 / 2:28 pm

A group of Syilx Okanagan First Nation students is celebrating the halfway mark on a remarkable journey to speaking their Indigenous language, Nsyilxcn. On...

No charges after gunfire

Jun 22, 2017 / 2:25 pm

UPDATE: Thursday 2:20 p.m. A man arrested after shots were fired at Victoria's Fisherman's Wharf on Wednesday has been released. Police boarded one of...

Ahmed receives TRU Chair Leadership Award

Jun 22, 2017 / 2:19 pm

For his excellence in leading the Bachelor of Computing Science (BCS), Dr. Faheem Ahmed is the TRU Chair Leadership Award winner for 2016-17. Nominated by 3...

Sawed-off shotgun seized

Jun 22, 2017 / 2:09 pm

The Penticton RCMP has taken a sawed-off shotgun off the streets, following a routine traffic stop on Wednesday. At about noon, officers stopped a pickup truck...

Standoff ends peacefully

Jun 22, 2017 / 2:01 pm

UPDATE 2:00 p.m. The Penticton RCMP have released more details on Thursday morning’s incident. Officers were called to the 1300 block of Carmi Ave....

1970's Cinderella

Jun 22, 2017 / 2:00 pm

New Vintage Theatre is proud to bring the days of disco back to Kelowna in their crazy fun summer musical A 1970’s Cinderella. It is Los Angeles, 1977,...

YLW crushing records

Jun 22, 2017 / 1:59 pm

Kelowna International Airport is breaking records month after month, with no end in sight. According to recent numbers, YLW has set new monthly passenger...

Postmedia sells Infomart

Jun 22, 2017 / 1:42 pm

Postmedia Network Canada Corp. has signed a deal to sell Infomart, its media monitoring division, to Meltwater News Canada Inc. for $38.25 million. The...

'Life-changing' donation

Jun 22, 2017 / 1:38 pm

A BC Ferries employee and workers at two businesses have helped make life easier for a youngster and his family in Surrey. BC Ferries says one of its workers...

Paying to be Green

Jun 22, 2017 / 1:23 pm

By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre The power-sharing deal struck by the New Democratic Party and Green Party means British Columbians could soon see an NDP...

Boy falls 30 ft down drain

Jun 22, 2017 / 1:15 pm

A 13-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after falling almost 30 feet down an open storm drain at his school. Fire crews arrived on scene to Dover Bay Secondary...

Canada's Wild West

Jun 22, 2017 / 1:00 pm

The show is back for its 9th season at the O’Keefe Ranch as, this year, Canada and The O'Keefe Ranch both celebrate 150 years in existence. The Cowboy...

Nelly's legal trouble over

Jun 22, 2017 / 12:45 pm

Hip-hop star Nelly has revealed all of his recent legal problems have been handled. The Hot in Herre hitmaker was arrested in 2015 for felony drug possession...

Floods postpone fireworks

Jun 22, 2017 / 12:44 pm

Kelowna's Canada Day celebrations will not end with the usual bang. The traditional fireworks show has been postponed to the BC Day long weekend due to high...

Ca-punc it!

Jun 22, 2017 / 12:41 pm

A Vernon teacher has made it fun to learn about capitalization and punctuation. With help from Ellison Elementary School students, teacher Kevin Bader produced...

Rally on healthcare planned

Jun 22, 2017 / 12:41 pm

A rally focused on the shortage of doctors in the South Okanagan will take place in Osoyoos on Friday. Residents for Healthcare, a group led by Marilyn...

Thomson chosen speaker

Jun 22, 2017 / 12:35 pm

UPDATE: 12:35 p.m. New speaker Steve Thomson says he is not looking beyond his duties in the event of the Liberal government's defeat, and it would be up to...

Summer Sips fundraiser

Jun 22, 2017 / 12:25 pm

Miss Universe Canada Finalist, Shanelle Connell, is partnering with Prospera Place and the Delta Grand Okangan Resort to host a summer charity event with an...

Moms donate breast milk

Jun 22, 2017 / 12:14 pm

A breast milk drive held throughout the Okanagan on Wednesday is being hailed a success. About 20 mothers in Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton collected over 50...

Miley keen to protect sister

Jun 22, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Miley Cyrus is hoping to protect her little sister Noah from meanies in the music industry, who expect kids to take harsh criticism like adults. The Malibu...

Small slide in Naramata

Jun 22, 2017 / 11:51 am

UPDATE: 11:48 a.m. Steve Sweeney, director of the RDOS emergency operations centre, said it was a small mudslide, not of huge significance. The Ministry of...

Lake lowers, reveals damage

Jun 22, 2017 / 11:49 am

Large water-filled tiger dams that have protected Penticton’s waterfront over the past several weeks are coming down today, as the city shifts into...

More Rock The Lake VIP tix

Jun 22, 2017 / 11:32 am

The artists at this year’s Rock the Lake event have just released some of their VIP holds which means our sold out VIP area is sold out no more! Limited...

Prospera participates

Jun 22, 2017 / 11:20 am

Prospera Credit Union has joined the Foodapolooza Challenge and have asked five more businesses to do the same.

McCartney was nervous

Jun 22, 2017 / 11:15 am

Paul McCartney admits he was initially "nervous" about working with Kanye West and wasn't even sure their song would be released. The former...

Young Stars returning

Jun 22, 2017 / 11:10 am

The Young Stars Classic will return to Penticton for the seventh year this September. The South Okanagan Events will host the four-team tournament, Sept. 8 to...

Trump: no Comey tapes

Jun 22, 2017 / 11:09 am

President Donald Trump said Thursday on Twitter that he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with ousted...

What's up with parkade?

Jun 22, 2017 / 11:02 am

Finishing touches are being put on the new memorial parkade in downtown Kelowna. But, one of those has some people shaking their heads. What appears to be...

Down and dirty on diarrhea

Jun 22, 2017 / 11:00 am

Curiosity and gluttony along with a sensitive digestive system make dogs and cats prone to suffer from diarrhea. In my experience, diarrhea is the No. 1 reason...

Man charged with murder

Jun 22, 2017 / 10:43 am

A man was to appear in Vernon provincial court Thursday charged with murder in connection with the death of a woman two days ago. Angelo Gabriel Monfort, 21,...

Cat bylaw needed

Jun 22, 2017 / 10:39 am

When I went out to water my flowers this morning, that are in my flower planter at the top of my front steps by the front door, my flowers were torn apart and...

Clooney sells tequila for $1b

Jun 22, 2017 / 10:30 am

George Clooney is reportedly selling his tequila company for $1 billion. The Gravity star co-founded Casamigos with Cindy Crawford's restaurateur husband...

Westside commuter hell

Jun 22, 2017 / 10:28 am

I have lived on the Westside of the bridge since 1986. Since this time I have been in long lineups time and time again due to road and bridge construction....

B.C. politics

Jun 22, 2017 / 10:26 am

Christie's arrogance, as well as her Cabinet, has finally caught up to her. She's confrontational right to the end. You can sure see why the Green's...

Ready for COPA takeoff

Jun 22, 2017 / 10:20 am

Flying enthusiasts and pilots from across the country will gather Friday and Saturday at Kelowna International Airport for the Canadian Owners and Pilots...

Lakes drop 2.1 cm

Jun 22, 2017 / 10:14 am

Both Okanagan and Kalamalka lakes saw dramatic drops in levels over the past 24 hours. Okanagan Lake dropped 2.1 centimetres since Wednesday morning. The level...

$47 million schools upgrade

Jun 22, 2017 / 10:03 am

School District 22 is sending a $47,065,340 five-year capital plan summary to the Ministry of Education, hoping the province will pay to upgrade or replace...

Guilty on 37 sex charges

Jun 22, 2017 / 9:56 am

Former high-performance ski coach Bertrand Charest was found guilty Thursday of 37 of the 57 charges against him in connection with sexual relations with his...

Shorts banned, boys in skirts

Jun 22, 2017 / 9:51 am

Boys at a British high school have found a novel way around strict uniform rules banning shorts, as the country swelters through a heatwave. The schoolboys at...

Senate bows on budget

Jun 22, 2017 / 9:45 am

Senators have agreed to pass the federal budget without amendments, but they're simultaneously reasserting their right to amend any bill, including budget...

Lohan launches fan platform

Jun 22, 2017 / 9:45 am

Lindsay Lohan has launched a new platform to give fans behind-the-scenes access into her life. The Mean Girls actress is the first celebrity to team up with...

Suspicious death in East Van

Jun 22, 2017 / 9:41 am

Vancouver police are investigating a possible homicide in East Vancouver. Police were called after a man was found in the parking lot of Kingsgate Mall at 370...

Oilpatch turns 50

Jun 22, 2017 / 9:35 am

Nearly 50 years after the opening of Canada's first major oilsands mine, the site on the banks of Alberta's Athabasca River is an epicentre of energy,...

Emma Watson hides books

Jun 22, 2017 / 9:04 am

Emma Watson has hidden copies of author Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale around Paris for lucky readers to find. The Beauty and the Beast star has...

Sears to close 59 stores

Jun 22, 2017 / 8:46 am

Sears Canada plans to close 59 locations across the country and cut approximately 2,900 jobs under a court-supervised restructuring. The struggling retailer...

Arson case goes to Supreme

Jun 22, 2017 / 8:37 am

The B.C. Supreme Court will hear the case against a Vernon man charged in connection with a series of arsons that occurred in and around the city in 2014, court...

Test of wills over budget

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:57 am

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

The Source's big revamp

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:52 am

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

Prince Philip leaves hospital

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:49 am

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

No one wants the throne

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:48 am

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

2nd wildfire under control

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:37 am

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

6.8 quake off Guatemala

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:35 am

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

IS destroys ancient mosque

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:29 am

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

Church 'colluded' on abuse

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:24 am

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

Beginning of Clark's end?

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:21 am

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

Buffet buys into Home Cap.

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:14 am

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

Heat fuels Southwest fires

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:08 am

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

First Nation airport deal

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:04 am

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

Mauling bear killed

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:01 am

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

Senate growing powerful

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:00 am

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

Sask. credit rating cut

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:56 am

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

Celebs' take on Canada

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

Heavy traffic incoming

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

Arena debate to ramp up

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

Wild hoping for less travel

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

Keeping track of sandbags

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

Movie 'Triumph'

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

Double dose of bad luck

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

Skipping world record

Jun 22, 2017 / 12:01 am

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

Dog, laser, mini cowboy

Jun 22, 2017 / 12:01 am

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

Chance to learn and share

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:23 pm

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

Torched SUV sparked fire

Jun 21, 2017 / 8:30 pm

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

Poll: vacation deterrent?

Jun 21, 2017 / 8:00 pm

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

A tribute to Kelowna

Jun 21, 2017 / 8:00 pm

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

What's for dinner? Roadkill

Jun 21, 2017 / 7:25 pm

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

Murders spike in Mexico

Jun 21, 2017 / 7:21 pm

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

She's top in Armstrong/Spall

Jun 21, 2017 / 7:15 pm

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

Aboriginal Day celebrated

Jun 21, 2017 / 7:05 pm

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

Investigating lake dump

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:45 pm

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

Ped struck on Leon Ave

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:27 pm

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

Boil water in Sunset area

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:02 pm

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

Evening Update June 21

Jun 21, 2017 / 4:55 pm

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

Cdn behind airport attack

Jun 21, 2017 / 4:20 pm

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

Art auction turning 40

Jun 21, 2017 / 4:14 pm

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

Hossa to miss next season

Jun 21, 2017 / 4:09 pm

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

Murdered, ditched in truck

Jun 21, 2017 / 4:07 pm

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

Library flasher found guilty

Jun 21, 2017 / 3:54 pm

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

Grant Thornton chooses...

Jun 21, 2017 / 3:33 pm

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

No deadline on NAFTA

Jun 21, 2017 / 3:21 pm

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

$1B for Clooney's tequila

Jun 21, 2017 / 3:19 pm

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

Bikers escort boy to school

Jun 21, 2017 / 3:07 pm

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

60,000 new childcare spots

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:59 pm

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

Thrilled with new fire boat

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:57 pm

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

What does National Aboriginal Day mean to you?

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:54 pm

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

Confided in retired cop

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:49 pm

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

RCMP forgot about knife

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:31 pm

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

Yacht club drying out

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:10 pm

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

Fire at Tolko Industries

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:02 pm

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

Clock ticks on Liberals

Jun 21, 2017 / 1:55 pm

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

Sex charges span decades

Jun 21, 2017 / 1:51 pm

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

Volunteers reclaim beach

Jun 21, 2017 / 12:47 pm

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

Ferrell on Mariah's antics

Jun 21, 2017 / 12:45 pm

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

Arrest in murder probe

Jun 21, 2017 / 12:30 pm

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

New lead in sheriff sex case

Jun 21, 2017 / 12:30 pm

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

Tailgate politics

Jun 21, 2017 / 12:25 pm

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

Lena Dunham rehomes dog

Jun 21, 2017 / 12:00 pm

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

Bail hearing set for Ighani

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:57 am

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

Heritage site a No to mine

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:53 am

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

Evac order downgraded

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:46 am

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

Bystander chases down thief

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:38 am

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

Run for the drum

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:21 am

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

A's host baseball bash

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:15 am

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

Simon Cowell praised

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:15 am

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

Brace for fire season

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:14 am

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

Red Deer battered by storm

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:10 am

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

'World-class' centre ready

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:05 am

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

He said, she said

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:00 am

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

B&E suspect swims for it

Jun 21, 2017 / 10:55 am

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

'Metallica could fall apart'

Jun 21, 2017 / 10:30 am

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

Park pervert punched in face

Jun 21, 2017 / 10:20 am

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

Boil advisory lifted

Jun 21, 2017 / 10:13 am

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

Indigenous health research gets $1 million boost

Jun 21, 2017 / 10:00 am

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

Dog thrown from car

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:59 am

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

Flint airport evacuated

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:55 am

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

Fidget spinner danger

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:53 am

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

Charity single for fire victims

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:51 am

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

Deadly wildfire contained

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:49 am

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

Kim K limits cellphone use

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:45 am

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

Summer's 1st day a scorcher

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:41 am

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

Family history inspires next generation

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:36 am

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

Property taxes due

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:35 am

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

Aboriginal Day to change

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:02 am

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

Elephant rescue

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:02 am

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

Royal Bank to cut 450 jobs

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:01 am

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

Johansson's 'date night'

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:00 am

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

More flood barrier removal

Jun 21, 2017 / 8:15 am

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

Bicycle drive-by goes to trial

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:59 am

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

Sears on bankruptcy verge

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:55 am

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

Speeding bus drivers

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:53 am

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

Prince Philip in hospital

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:38 am

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

4 dead in tsunami

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:32 am

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

Smuggled guns via library

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:26 am

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

Do Comey tapes exist?

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:20 am

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

Woman's 'white Dr.' rant

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:13 am

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

Traffic stop turns deadly

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:08 am

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

Cooking fire sparks blaze

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:03 am

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

Ketamine as anti-depressant

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:00 am

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

Largest ever Canada Day

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

Another bear spray attack

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

KVR trail rehab approved

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

More Vernon roadwork

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

Flooding: will they sue?

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

TIER Support shut down

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

How to find any kid

Jun 21, 2017 / 12:01 am

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

Suspect dead in station blast

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:08 pm

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

Senators defy Trudeau

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:02 pm

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

Parole hearing for OJ

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:55 pm

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

Woods in clinic for pain

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:54 pm

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

Someone stole the sourtoe

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:46 pm

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

Body parts killer to marry

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:43 pm

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

Poll: political donations

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:39 pm

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

Wind-driven trailer fire

Jun 20, 2017 / 8:56 pm

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

Kelowna power on

Jun 20, 2017 / 7:51 pm

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

HazMat incident at YVR

Jun 20, 2017 / 7:31 pm

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

Vehicle heads into the bush

Jun 20, 2017 / 7:15 pm

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

KF expands with WestJet

Jun 20, 2017 / 7:00 pm

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

RPS battle goes to court

Jun 20, 2017 / 7:00 pm

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

Beach cleanup appreciation

Jun 20, 2017 / 7:00 pm

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

New chief at fire hall

Jun 20, 2017 / 7:00 pm

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

Little green thumbs at OSNS

Jun 20, 2017 / 5:37 pm

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

Lumby hit by outage

Jun 20, 2017 / 5:20 pm

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

Bridge daredevil was high

Jun 20, 2017 / 5:06 pm

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

Evening Update June 20

Jun 20, 2017 / 4:55 pm

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

Lake drops, wind picks up

Jun 20, 2017 / 4:06 pm

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

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:59 pm

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

No decision on bandshell

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:56 pm

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

Don't replace that dock yet

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:37 pm

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

KPMG goes all out!

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:34 pm

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

Victim a 'major threat'

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:33 pm

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

Installation inspired by forts

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:29 pm

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

Shocked by cop's come-on

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:17 pm

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

Paris in springtime

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:00 pm

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

Indigenous wellness research binds communities together

Jun 20, 2017 / 2:34 pm

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

Ken out from Barbie shadow

Jun 20, 2017 / 2:23 pm

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

New visitor centre proposed

Jun 20, 2017 / 2:10 pm

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

$50M boost for electric cars

Jun 20, 2017 / 2:00 pm

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

Missing plane: search over

Jun 20, 2017 / 2:00 pm

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

Heat wave grips Southwest

Jun 20, 2017 / 1:48 pm

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

Gillett to lead School of Business at Okanagan College

Jun 20, 2017 / 1:28 pm

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

Safety patrol on streets

Jun 20, 2017 / 1:19 pm

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

Depp's emails made public

Jun 20, 2017 / 12:45 pm

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

Super dad wins City chair

Jun 20, 2017 / 12:43 pm

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

Police shooting defended

Jun 20, 2017 / 12:00 pm

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

Halle Berry lifestyle website

Jun 20, 2017 / 12:00 pm

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

Navigating the HOV

Jun 20, 2017 / 11:54 am

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

Dispensary owner sues city

Jun 20, 2017 / 11:26 am

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

How long till lake normal?

Jun 20, 2017 / 11:23 am

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

A-Rod gushes about J-Lo

Jun 20, 2017 / 11:15 am

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

Canadair crash in Portugal

Jun 20, 2017 / 11:04 am

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

Quick cop stops train

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:40 am

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

Playground needle problem

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:34 am

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

Nazi artifacts discovered

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:33 am

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

11 dead in landslide

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:32 am

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

Lorde apologizes

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:30 am

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

Overdose behind the wheel

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:29 am

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

Stretched to debt limit

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:25 am

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

A licence to grow

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:18 am

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

Liberals' security plan

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:13 am

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

Braidwood's condolences

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:00 am

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

Teen randomly attacked

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:00 am

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

Games would cost $4.6B

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:00 am

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

We're scared of pot laws

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:47 am

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

Carrie Fisher's autopsy

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:45 am

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

No contact with ex coach

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:26 am

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

Tiger Woods getting 'help'

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:00 am

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

Lake continues slow fall

Jun 20, 2017 / 8:30 am

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

Drug crisis providing organs

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:51 am

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

1 in 2 will get cancer

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:47 am

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

Feds stick with pot plan

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:40 am

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

Better protection in the ring

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:35 am

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

255,000 new pilots needed

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:30 am

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

Spicer seeks strategic role

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:26 am

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

Charles and Camilla to visit

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:22 am

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

Alternate's Cosby outcome

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:18 am

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

Cenovus CEO to retire

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:15 am

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

Fire just swarm of gnats

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:13 am

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

Cops end camo protest

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:08 am

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

Pickup up in flames

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:02 am

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

Stay off the phone!

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:00 am

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

Give us back the beach

Jun 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

Province will help cleanup

Jun 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

Fireworks trump flooding

Jun 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

Polishing a rusty knife

Jun 20, 2017 / 12:01 am

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

Brain freeze kid

Jun 20, 2017 / 12:01 am

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

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

Jun 20, 2017 / 12:00 am

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

Milk recall: another made ill

Jun 19, 2017 / 10:51 pm

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

Escaped bear on the loose

Jun 19, 2017 / 10:37 pm

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

Locals off to Kids Games

Jun 19, 2017 / 9:00 pm

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

Newcomer scam fails

Jun 19, 2017 / 8:15 pm

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

OC, city solidify relationship

Jun 19, 2017 / 8:00 pm

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

Plane search scaled back

Jun 19, 2017 / 7:46 pm

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

Poll: welfare rates

Jun 19, 2017 / 7:43 pm

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

Flood closes Creekside

Jun 19, 2017 / 7:00 pm

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

New bus fares launch July 1

Jun 19, 2017 / 7:00 pm

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

Gym coach porn charges

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:30 pm

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

'Take care of yourself'

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:14 pm

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

Evening Update June 19

Jun 19, 2017 / 4:56 pm

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

Guilty in Armstrong robbery

Jun 19, 2017 / 4:50 pm

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

Sandbags moved, for some

Jun 19, 2017 / 4:33 pm

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

3 years for bridge chaos

Jun 19, 2017 / 4:33 pm

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

Legacy lives on at UBCO

Jun 19, 2017 / 4:20 pm

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

Lakeside business carries on

Jun 19, 2017 / 4:03 pm

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

Big Money coming to end

Jun 19, 2017 / 3:54 pm

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

Gambled away son's life

Jun 19, 2017 / 3:42 pm

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

Killer was insane: court

Jun 19, 2017 / 3:40 pm

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

Fake US $ used in Kamloops

Jun 19, 2017 / 3:28 pm

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

1944 Miss America dies

Jun 19, 2017 / 3:22 pm

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

They're not immigrants

Jun 19, 2017 / 3:13 pm

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

Fuel tankers collide

Jun 19, 2017 / 3:06 pm

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

Floods affecting plans?

Jun 19, 2017 / 3:02 pm

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

There's an app for that

Jun 19, 2017 / 2:41 pm

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

Black bear kills teen

Jun 19, 2017 / 2:27 pm

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

Fundraiser for teen

Jun 19, 2017 / 1:59 pm

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

Opera under the stars

Jun 19, 2017 / 1:57 pm

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

Caitlyn Jenner under fire

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:45 pm

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

Beach Cruise is 'sold out'

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:20 pm

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

Quite the picnic

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:18 pm

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

Home sales still scorching

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:17 pm

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

Welfare hike promised

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:09 pm

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

Closing the Gap

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:02 pm

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

Cocaine in Fisher's blood

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:00 pm

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

Ariana Grande thanks fans

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:00 pm

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

Fundraiser at Dakota's

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:44 am

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

Quake rattles island

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:44 am

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

Kudos to SOSLIP and SOICS

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:35 am

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

Falcons to host charity game

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:31 am

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

Another attack in Paris

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:27 am

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

95-room hotel proposed

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:25 am

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

Killer heat worsens

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:21 am

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

Water advisory lifted

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:19 am

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

Lions support local kids

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:17 am

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

iHeartRadio Award winners

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:15 am

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

An invaluable donation

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:11 am

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

Thompson River level down

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:11 am

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

Kamloops fight death arrest

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:01 am

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

Relieving migraine pain

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:00 am

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

Sunshine all week

Jun 19, 2017 / 10:59 am

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

Sunken boat removed

Jun 19, 2017 / 10:36 am

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

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

Jun 19, 2017 / 10:31 am

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

Pam Anderson declares love

Jun 19, 2017 / 10:30 am

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

Kelowna teen's epic swim

Jun 19, 2017 / 9:55 am

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

Child's death no 'hoax'

Jun 19, 2017 / 9:52 am

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

Swept away in washout

Jun 19, 2017 / 9:50 am

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

Post to end Monday print

Jun 19, 2017 / 9:46 am

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

Madonna purchases palace

Jun 19, 2017 / 9:45 am

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

Abandoned 747

Jun 19, 2017 / 9:23 am

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

Miley Cyrus fashion feud

Jun 19, 2017 / 9:02 am

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

Removing some sandbags

Jun 19, 2017 / 8:20 am

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

Lebel quitting politics

Jun 19, 2017 / 8:16 am

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

Inside Grenfell Tower

Jun 19, 2017 / 7:31 am

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

Could you be on SWAT?

Jun 19, 2017 / 7:21 am

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

HBC urged to close stores

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:57 am

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

Meat prices set to jump

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:52 am

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

Highrise death toll climbs

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:46 am

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

65.6M displaced by war

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:41 am

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

Britain begins Brexit talks

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:36 am

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

Opioid clampdown

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:32 am

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

Paris Air Show takes off

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:21 am

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

Google goes after extremism

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:18 am

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

Police plead for calm

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:15 am

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

Son dove to save shipmates

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:12 am

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

Facebook tips

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:00 am

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

Deadly police standoff

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:59 am

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

City eyeing public smokers

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

Zip line with floaties?

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

Bandshell could be fenced

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

Car show vrooms on

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

Prelim in arson case

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

Aboriginal Day this week

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

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

Housecat challenges lion

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:01 am

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

Sculptures enhance permanent legacy of former UBC student

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:00 am

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

Best grooves of the summer

Jun 18, 2017 / 11:59 pm

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

2 nights, 2 stabbings

Jun 18, 2017 / 10:00 pm

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

Fire can't keep them down

Jun 18, 2017 / 9:49 pm

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

1 dead as van hits crowd

Jun 18, 2017 / 9:30 pm

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

Coming back for years

Jun 18, 2017 / 7:30 pm

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

RCMP counterattack

Jun 18, 2017 / 7:00 pm

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

Man, 19, arrested for 2 dead

Jun 18, 2017 / 6:55 pm

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

Fire inside storage unit

Jun 18, 2017 / 6:00 pm

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

Syrian fighter jet shot down

Jun 18, 2017 / 5:10 pm

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

Kayakers in distress

Jun 18, 2017 / 3:54 pm

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

Dads aplenty at car show

Jun 18, 2017 / 3:06 pm

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

Don't forget dad

Jun 18, 2017 / 3:00 pm

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

Crash death in Vancouver

Jun 18, 2017 / 1:59 pm

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

Hostages nabbed at hotel

Jun 18, 2017 / 1:35 pm

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

Boxer dead after fight

Jun 18, 2017 / 1:26 pm

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

No Trump probe: lawyer

Jun 18, 2017 / 12:14 pm

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

Lakes drop a bit

Jun 18, 2017 / 12:09 pm

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

Road clear after SUV fire

Jun 18, 2017 / 12:01 pm

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

Swift water rescue taped

Jun 18, 2017 / 11:33 am

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

Coffee-shop wisdom

Jun 18, 2017 / 11:00 am

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

Canada 150 security tight

Jun 18, 2017 / 10:34 am

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

15 planes search for missing

Jun 18, 2017 / 10:23 am

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

Attack on Syria aid convoy

Jun 18, 2017 / 9:07 am

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

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