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Frozen bubbles

Sep 20, 2018 / 12:01 am

Winter is coming (kind of) so learn how to make frozen bubbles!

French bulldog waves bye

Sep 20, 2018 / 12:01 am

This family has a tradition of an “extended wave” when anyone leaves. The time it takes to send a person off with a wave shows they care and makes...

Ebus the new Greyhound?

Sep 19, 2018 / 9:00 pm

An Edmonton-based company is looking to take over some of the routes formerly served by Greyhound. Ebus has an application before the provincial Passenger...

Harris, Saje team up

Sep 19, 2018 / 9:00 pm

Jillian Harris and Saje Wellness have teamed up to spread fresh air and community love. "This really has been a long time partnership with the Saje brand,...

$50K promise from SOSJ

Sep 19, 2018 / 8:30 pm

The local chapter of the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem (SOSJ) has commitment to raise and donate $50,000 to JoeAnna’s House. SOSJ Okanagan has...

One candidate, two seats

Sep 19, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Wayne Carson isn't satisfied just representing the residents of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area around the regional board table. Carson also wants...

Vees to give out $28K

Sep 19, 2018 / 8:00 pm

The Penticton Vees have announced they will be giving out $1,000 to community groups during each of their 28 home games this season. The Community Heroes...

Cats in 'hoarding situation'

Sep 19, 2018 / 7:00 pm

More details about the 64 cats and kittens taken in from a hoarding situation by the SPCA this week are now available, including how the public can help. On...

The most magical night

Sep 19, 2018 / 7:00 pm

There are only a couple of days left until the 21st annual Father Daughter Ball in Vernon. The event brings together fathers along with their daughters to enjoy...

Council ballot shrinks by 1

Sep 19, 2018 / 6:15 pm

And then there were 21. Curtis Cibinel has had second thoughts, and will not be seeking one of the eight seats on Kelowna city council in the upcoming municipal...

Fire at homeless camp

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:37 pm

UPDATE: 5:35 p.m. The quick action of firefighters prevented a fire in a forested area from growing on Wednesday. Firefighters and police officers responded to...

RDOS trims emergency staff

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:22 pm

Turnover is continuing this year at the regional district's emergency operations department. Brandy Maslowski was let go earlier this month by the Regional...

Evening Update Sept.19

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00 pm

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

Progress in plane search

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Pilots and spotters have spent over 20 hours on Wednesday searching a corridor along Highway 5 for a missing plane. Wednesday marks the sixth day of searching...

Councils planning

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Once again West Kelowna’s City Council is setting the taxpayers’ up for tax Increases without corresponding benefits! So to pay for a new Civic...

Free after-school education

Sep 19, 2018 / 4:55 pm

With back-to-school season well underway, the Penticton Public Library is also launching their fall educational programs, which you can get a sneak peek at this...

VPD defends pot seizure

Sep 19, 2018 / 4:27 pm

Vancouver police say officers weren't conducting a raid when they seized cannabis products from a program that offers marijuana to heroin addicts on the...

Man opens fire at his office

Sep 19, 2018 / 4:19 pm

A heavily armed man opened fire on his co-workers at a Wisconsin software company Wednesday, seriously wounding three people before being fatally shot by police...

Sex assaults on ex-girlfriend

Sep 19, 2018 / 4:00 pm

A 25-year-old Okanagan man avoided jail time Wednesday when he was sentenced in the sexual assault of his ex-girlfriend. B.N., whose name is withheld to protect...

Wolf down grub at The Den and support the ‘Pack

Sep 19, 2018 / 3:31 pm

Grab your family and friends, and fuel up before you cheer on your WolfPack. The Den is featuring a special game-day menu guaranteed to keep you going as you...

Coyote creates change

Sep 19, 2018 / 2:41 pm

TRU strives to close the gap for Indigenous students The surface of McConnell Lake is like glass. The only ripples on the water and in the silence come from...

Most obeying sign rules

Sep 19, 2018 / 2:25 pm

Election candidates in Penticton have had their signs up for a few days now, and many appear to be following new guidelines laid out earlier this year for where...

Goodbye summer, hello fall

Sep 19, 2018 / 2:23 pm

Summer is officially over on Saturday as fall makes its debut to usher in winter. But what kind of a fall will it be? According to experts at the Weather...

Oil prices drives dollar

Sep 19, 2018 / 2:05 pm

The Canadian dollar was pushed to its highest level in September on Wednesday after crude oil prices hit a two-month peak. The November crude contract was up...

Frustration in Carolinas

Sep 19, 2018 / 2:02 pm

Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for...

Power restored in Lumby

Sep 19, 2018 / 1:46 pm

UPDATED: 1:46 p.m. Power has been restored to more than 1500 BC Hydro customers in Lumby. BC Hydro stated on its website that equipment made contact with a...

Arrested asleep in stolen car

Sep 19, 2018 / 1:37 pm

A well known and prolific criminal on Vancouver Island has been caught red-handed, actually, it's asleep at the wheel. Nanaimo RCMP found their man fast...

Horse and owner reunited

Sep 19, 2018 / 1:17 pm

UPDATE: 1:05 p.m. The grey gelding found at Tower Ranch Golf Course and Country Club Wednesday morning has now been reunited with it's owner. "The...

Stewart the front runner

Sep 19, 2018 / 1:14 pm

A new poll indicates former NDP MP, Kennedy Stewart, is the front-runner in Vancouver's mayoral race. The poll, conducted by Research Co., indicates 36 per...

OHG renews 10-year lease

Sep 19, 2018 / 1:08 pm

Penticton city council approved a new 10-year lease Tuesday with the Okanagan Group, for its use of South Okanagan Events Centre facilities. The hockey school,...

Don't dump donations

Sep 19, 2018 / 1:00 pm

Money generated from local Salvation Army thrift stores goes a long way in benefitting the community. The funds are put back into the many programs the...

Motionball, biggest yet

Sep 19, 2018 / 1:00 pm

The 2018 Motionball Marathon of Sport is coming to Kelowna on Sept. 22 and will be in full swing down at City Park. A group with 30 teams will participate in a...

College to host 10th Annual Youth Exhibition Powwow

Sep 19, 2018 / 12:42 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College will host its 10th Annual Youth Exhibition Powwow on Thursday, Sept. 20, once again bringing hundreds of...

Forestry co. stocks tumble

Sep 19, 2018 / 12:41 pm

Shares in Canadian forestry companies were down Wednesday after an analyst downgrade and lower-than expected building permits for the crucial U.S. housing...

U.S. butter imports way up

Sep 19, 2018 / 12:39 pm

More Canadians have likely slathered their late-summer corncobs with American-made butter in recent years — and it had nothing to do with U.S. President...

'X' marks the spot for gender

Sep 19, 2018 / 12:36 pm

Nova Scotians who don't exclusively identify as male or female will have the option of choosing 'X' on their birth certificates under changes...

Airport survey says?

Sep 19, 2018 / 12:29 pm

A J.D. Power survey says passenger satisfaction has improved in two years at Canada's three largest airports. Vancouver International's score rose five...

Shooting suspect dead

Sep 19, 2018 / 12:28 pm

The lone suspect in a southeast Wisconsin workplace shooting Wednesday morning has died after being shot by responding officers, according to police. Middleton...

Want to see good theatre?

Sep 19, 2018 / 12:00 pm

Just came home from the New Vintage Theatre production “The Russian Play” and “The Essay”. Both one act plays were thought provoking,...

Cram the Cruiser with food

Sep 19, 2018 / 11:45 am

Penticton RCMP, along with The Real Canadian Superstore and Salvation Army, are hosting their annual "Cram the Cruiser" food drive this weekend. On...

VJH receives donation

Sep 19, 2018 / 11:30 am

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation has received a $1,000 donation from the Canada Post Heritage Club, Chapter 29. The club’s banquet, hosted at the...

Amazon under investigation

Sep 19, 2018 / 11:23 am

European authorities said Wednesday they have opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Amazon over the e-commerce giant's treatment of smaller...

Monsanto wants case tossed

Sep 19, 2018 / 11:21 am

Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the...

Former exec sues Spotify

Sep 19, 2018 / 11:20 am

A former sales executive is suing Spotify for gender discrimination and equal pay violations, saying executives organized "boys' trips" that...

Ghomeshi essay costs job

Sep 19, 2018 / 11:19 am

An editor at the New York Review of Books has parted ways with the prestigious literary publication amid controversy over his decision to publish a personal...

Justice for all

Sep 19, 2018 / 11:17 am

Access to justice is a significant problem facing the Canadian legal profession and it is a particularly disproportionate issue among society’s most...

Suspect sketch released

Sep 19, 2018 / 11:11 am

Police are looking for a man who walked into a stranger’s home and assaulted the woman inside. A composite sketch has been released of the alleged suspect...

Charity drive-thru tomorrow

Sep 19, 2018 / 11:10 am

The day has almost arrived — the United Way wants to provide you with drive-thru breakfast and prizes at the Penticton Lakeside Resort Thursday morning. ...

Co-op develops OD tech

Sep 19, 2018 / 11:07 am

A Vancouver technology co-operative is gaining recognition for developing a mobile app and three other digital monitoring tools aimed at preventing overdoses....

'Grumpy' grocery shopper

Sep 19, 2018 / 11:00 am

One of my dad’s first jobs growing up in Southey, Sask., was to pick rocks. Yes, that was a thing back then. Farmers hired Rick, my uncle Jerry, and all...

Supportive housing green-lit

Sep 19, 2018 / 10:50 am

Penticton city council has approved the construction of a 62-unit transitional housing development for the homeless on Winnipeg Street. The BC Housing project...

Baldwin's glow is from love

Sep 19, 2018 / 10:11 am

Hailey Baldwin has gushed about her relationship with Justin Bieber, admitting that "love is pouring out of my soul." The 21-year-old model is engaged...

Up, down, up, down

Sep 19, 2018 / 10:07 am

They're up, they're down, they're up, they're down. It's getting hard to keep track of the price of a litre of gas in Vernon recently as...

Heartbreakers will be back

Sep 19, 2018 / 10:06 am

New Fleetwood Mac member Mike Campbell has assured Tom Petty fans the late rocker's backing band will regroup at some point. Petty died in October, and, as...

One hot wedding!

Sep 19, 2018 / 10:03 am

A Fintry couple had the hottest wedding of the month, literally. Craig and Dianna Agnew tied the knot earlier this month and thought it would be a good idea to...

Kelowna's most wanted

Sep 19, 2018 / 10:00 am

Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following male who is wanted on a province-wide warrant in effect as of September 19,...

Bell's weed no issue for Dax

Sep 19, 2018 / 9:53 am

Kristen Bell regularly smokes marijuana around her husband Dax Shepard, who has been sober for the past 14 years. The Good Place actress made the admission...

Lovato almost didn't make it

Sep 19, 2018 / 9:48 am

Demi Lovato's mother Dianna De La Garza has opened up about her daughter's drug overdose for the first time. The "Confident" singer was rushed...

Drake drops heaps of cash

Sep 19, 2018 / 9:43 am

Drake reportedly blew around $200,000 in an Atlantic City casino in the early hours of Sunday morning. The "Hotline Bling" hitmaker, 31, travelled to...

Sally Field gets personal

Sep 19, 2018 / 9:41 am

Sally Field risked her life to have an illegal abortion in Mexico as a teenager. The Forrest Gump star underwent the procedure when she was 17 years old in...

Candidate plans to withdraw

Sep 19, 2018 / 9:40 am

Martyn Lewis has declared his intention to withdraw from the crowded Penticton city council race. The owner of Brexit Pub and Coconut Express tours told...

Baby No. 3 for Simpson

Sep 19, 2018 / 9:39 am

Singer and actress Jessica Simpson is pregnant again. The star and her husband Eric Johnson are expecting their third child, another little girl. Jessica...

Where in the world is Sylvie Lloyd?

Sep 19, 2018 / 9:13 am

Sometimes you have to go far from your comfort zone to find where you belong. Sylvie Lloyd, TRU Study Abroad student and competitive speed skater, knows this...

Topless photo fine upheld

Sep 19, 2018 / 8:55 am

A French court of appeals has upheld a ruling Wednesday that two directors of French celebrity magazine Closer should be fined a maximum 45,000 euros ($52,500)...

Canada-wide warrant issued

Sep 19, 2018 / 8:44 am

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a suspect in the beating death of a man at an Ottawa hotel. The composite photo of 32-year-old Crystal Bastien, shows...

Climate change tops agenda

Sep 19, 2018 / 8:35 am

Canada's environment minister opened a meeting of her G7 counterparts with a call for action on climate change, even as prominent environmentalist David...

NAFTA not there yet

Sep 19, 2018 / 8:34 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled today that Canada wants more from its negotiating partners before signing on to a revamped North American Free Trade...

Burning, forest use, OK

Sep 19, 2018 / 8:31 am

All restrictions on fires or forest use are being lifted in two of British Columbia's six fire centres for the first time since early summer. The Ministry...

Cineplex upgrades tech

Sep 19, 2018 / 8:26 am

Cineplex Inc. says it has signed an agreement with immersive cinema company CJ 4DPLEX Co. Ltd. to bring 4DX technology to 13 cinemas. The deal with Seoul-based...

Ford gets legal victory

Sep 19, 2018 / 8:13 am

UPDATE 8:14 a.m. Ontario's top court has stayed a ruling that upended the provincial government's plans to cut Toronto city council in the middle of a...

Does prop rep = instability?

Sep 19, 2018 / 7:55 am

By Lydia Miljan Some see the upcoming B.C. referendum on electoral reform - whether the province should switch to a proportional representation (PR) voting...

Renegade MP welcomed

Sep 19, 2018 / 7:30 am

Andrew Scheer is trying to fire up his Conservative troops today by officially ushering Leona Alleslev into the fold. The party leader tells his weekly caucus...

Tilray shares climb

Sep 19, 2018 / 7:30 am

Shares in marijuana company Tilray Inc. were up nearly 20 per cent in early trading. The move in the stock follows a nearly 30 per cent jump on Tuesday after...

Doc and date deny rapes

Sep 19, 2018 / 7:29 am

Defence lawyers say a California surgeon and his girlfriend deny allegations they preyed on two intoxicated women, drugging and raping them. The Orange County...

Housing upheaval

Sep 19, 2018 / 7:07 am

Vancouver is considering allowing duplexes in most areas of the city currently restricted to single-family homes, and the plan has prompted a lengthy public...

Vaping: vex or boon?

Sep 19, 2018 / 7:03 am

Canadians appear split when it comes to vaping. According to a new study by the Angus Reid Institute, many Canadians feel switching from smoking to vaping is a...

Ludicrous charge

Sep 19, 2018 / 7:00 am

Just the other day I agreed to meet a friend downtown Kelowna at the new Craft Brewery for lunch as we had not seen each other for awhile. I usually never go...

'Field of Dreams' vandal

Sep 19, 2018 / 6:43 am

A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams" has changed his plea to...

3 hurt in hate crime

Sep 19, 2018 / 6:41 am

British police are investigating a possible hate crime after a car hit pedestrians near a Muslim community centre, injuring three people. Police were called...

Be Mother Nature's deputy

Sep 19, 2018 / 6:00 am

We’ve all seen it or heard about it: bags of garbage tossed in a ditch, a couch left on the side of the road, litter on a sidewalk, yard waste tipped over...

Accuser wants investigation

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:48 am

Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies...

Kim makes nuclear gesture

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:40 am

The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. But...

2-year-old kills self with gun

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:39 am

A Louisiana sheriff says a 2-year-old has fatally shot himself with a handgun that was left on a counter in a Livingston Parish home. The Advocate quotes...

Viral shaving video sorted

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:33 am

The commuter who filmed another man shaving on a commuter train heading out of New York City and posted the video on social media says he never intended any...

Presidents disaster politics

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:33 am

The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and...

Slain golfer mourned

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:27 am

They had both recently turned 22 and were residing in the same Iowa college town but their lives couldn't have been more different before allegedly...

Decaying distillery reborn

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:22 am

The whiskey quit flowing decades ago from a landmark Kentucky distillery housed in a picturesque castle. Nearly a half-century of neglect reduced the one-time...

Sandelin used to great fans

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

Coming from the hockey-crazy state of Minnesota, second-year Penticton Vees forward Ryan Sandelin is no stranger to great hockey towns. Sandelin grew up in...

New nightlife spot in town?

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

A gap left in the late-night scene in Penticton could soon be filled by recently-opened pub Brexit, which is seeking a liquor primary license from the city. The...

Strangers find stolen booth

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

The Kelowna community has shown its true colours after a theft left many people disappointed. A handmade kissing booth used to raise money for Pacific...

Who is running in Enderby?

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

In Enderby, seven candidates are running for six council positions, with all incumbents seeking re-election. Candidates are as follows: Tundra Baird(i) Brad...

Understanding young adults

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

"Slidin' into the DMs." Lets face it, understanding young adults' lingo can be confusing at the best of times, but Nine Rising is here to...

New life for tired tires

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

North Okanagan residents are able to have some fun, do some shopping and help the environment Saturday. The 2018 Kal Tire Charity Garage Sale and Scrap Tire...

Healthy lifestyle for seniors

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

Learn about the benefits exercise and socializing can have on seniors at an information seminar coming up next month. The UBC-Interior Health research study...

Another big year of building

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

After seeing the highest value of construction in more than a decade last year, the Town of Osoyoos is on pace to have more construction this year than in 2017....

Fuhr acclaimed for 2nd run

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

The road has been paved for Stephen Fuhr to seek a second term as MP in the Kelowna-Lake Country riding. The local Liberal riding association said Tuesday Fuhr...

A tricky Bernard demolition

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

A Bernard Avenue building next to the Royal Ann Hotel will be coming down soon to make way for a new two-storey building. Owners received approval from council...

Recycled homes

Sep 19, 2018 / 12:01 am

Would you live in one of these recycled homes?

Globetrotters 8 year old

Sep 19, 2018 / 12:01 am

Eight-year-old stuns crowd with the Harlem Globetrotters

Dog found a year later

Sep 18, 2018 / 9:43 pm

A family in Moose Jaw, Sask., is overjoyed now that their pet dog is home after going missing more than a year ago almost 500 kilometres away. Brennen Duncan...

PREVIEW: After tough road trip, Heat return home to face MacEwan and Saskatchewan

Sep 18, 2018 / 9:00 pm

The Heat will face off against two more Prairie Division teams this weekend in Kelowna looking to make a push towards to playoffs. Start times are on Friday at...

PREVIEW: Tough road trip on tap for Heat as they battle T-Birds and Vikes

Sep 18, 2018 / 9:00 pm

The Heat will be on the road this weekend once again when they face off with the tenth ranked UBC Thunderbirds and Victoria Vikes on Friday and Saturday...

Crash cleared on Hwy 6

Sep 18, 2018 / 9:00 pm

UPDATE: 9 p.m. A passing motorist says the collision earlier Tuesday on Highway 6 in Lavington was only a "small fender bender," and traffic was...

SunRype Marathon is back

Sep 18, 2018 / 8:30 pm

The SunRype Okanagan Marathon is back for its 24th year! Runners and walkers alike are invited to partake in the two-day event on Oct. 6 and 7 for a 1km run,...

Deals on wheels

Sep 18, 2018 / 8:00 pm

If you love a good bargain and the thrill of the garage sale hunt, you’ll want to check out Kelowna's semi-annual Trunk Sale. It's the Central...

Hone your fire safety skills

Sep 18, 2018 / 8:00 pm

The Penticton Fire Department is offering training for residents wanting to learn how to properly and safely use fire extinguishers. Interested adults can sign...

$415,115 in tax exemptions

Sep 18, 2018 / 7:30 pm

Penticton city council has approved $415,115 in permissive tax exemptions for 2019. The exemptions are for 98 qualifying candidates as assessed by council. In...

Fuel spill from derailed train

Sep 18, 2018 / 7:20 pm

A train that derailed in northern Manitoba on Saturday that killed a railway worker is leaking diesel fuel into the Metishto River. Manitoba Sustainable...

City buys creekside home

Sep 18, 2018 / 7:00 pm

The City of Penticton has pulled the trigger on the purchase of a home along Penticton Creek to make way for creek widening and restoration work. It was...

Keeping kids' bellies full

Sep 18, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Food For Thought from Solid Rock Video on Vimeo. In the Central Okanagan, 4,500 children head to school hungry every day, but Hope for the Nations is looking...

All about seeds and weeds

Sep 18, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Don't buy seeds every year - save them every year. Food Action and the City of Vernon presents Sustainability Workshop Series No. 4: How to save seeds from...

Celebrate breastfeeding

Sep 18, 2018 / 6:00 pm

It is a celebration for local mamas that are breastfeeding, that have breastfed, or really anyone who is passionate about breastfeeding. The 2018 Breastfeeding...

Prospera retains rink name

Sep 18, 2018 / 6:00 pm

Prospera Credit Union has retained the naming rights to Kelowna's downtown arena for the next five years. The financial institution and GSL Group made the...

Rude or tough?

Sep 18, 2018 / 6:00 pm

So, I just read an article on The Canadian Press about "travellers complaints about rude border officers." Or are they? I am sorry you misinterpret...

No conflict here, says Sentes

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:23 pm

An unprecedented bylaw that would ban carriage homes from a Penticton neighbourhood was forwarded Tuesday to a public hearing next month, supported by a vote...

Locals rock Canucks games

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:20 pm

A local band will be playing their biggest show of their careers tonight. Lucky Monkey has only been together for a little over a year, but they'll be...

Evening Update Sept. 18

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:00 pm

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

IPE 'a tremendous success'

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Organizers of the Armstrong IPE are calling the 119th edition a tremendous success. "I can’t thank the City of Armstrong and Township of Spallumcheen...

Bernard condo selling well

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Brooklyn at Bernard Block has already sold 70 per cent of its units before it opens up to the public this weekend, and the Mission Group developers behind the...

Students and parents can have their post-secondary questions answered during free public info night at Okanagan College

Sep 18, 2018 / 4:36 pm

Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus will serve as the backdrop for a free public post-secondary information night on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Beginning at 7 p.m.,...

Fill up your tank today!

Sep 18, 2018 / 4:19 pm

UPDATED: 4:19 p.m. North Okanagan residents still have time to fill up their gas tanks for a cause. Ten cents from every litre of gas or diesel sold at...

Election campaign too long?

Sep 18, 2018 / 4:16 pm

Election signs around the province began popping up Sept. 4, the day municipal candidates were able to file their nomination papers. For those who got their...

'Very dangerous' theft

Sep 18, 2018 / 3:45 pm

Natural gas was released into the air after a thief tampered with a furnace in a vacant building near downtown Kelowna Monday afternoon. Firefighters and...

Get a smile, give a smile!

Sep 18, 2018 / 3:35 pm

Smile Cookie time is here again. Tim Hortons restaurants in the Central Okanagan will be holding their annual Smile Cookie campaign Sept. 17-23, with 100 per...

Top cop: Tickets won't help

Sep 18, 2018 / 3:34 pm

The Penticton RCMP "will not be able to enforce” homelessness out of the city, according to the city’s top cop. South Okanagan regional...

New fire hire sure to fit in

Sep 18, 2018 / 3:32 pm

The Penticton Fire Department is trying out a new hiring process to fill their upcoming vacancy, aiming to make sure new additions are a good fit. Four...

Light 'em up

Sep 18, 2018 / 3:22 pm

Officials have lifted more burning restrictions for the Kamloops Fire Centre, which includes the Okanagan. Earlier this month, campfires were once again allowed...

School lock down

Sep 18, 2018 / 3:15 pm

Kamloops RCMP say a school was locked down for a period of time Tuesday after police received a report that there was a male on McArthur Island Park who may...

'Bad situation' at shelter

Sep 18, 2018 / 2:24 pm

Over 60 cats and kittens have been rescued, completely overwhelming the BC SPCA South Okanagan-Similkameen branch to the point where they needed to close for...

A royal introduction

Sep 18, 2018 / 2:24 pm

Future Vernon royalty will be introduced to the public Thursday. Contestants to be the next Queen Silver Star will be on hand at the Schubert Centre at 7 p.m....

Big gains on TSX

Sep 18, 2018 / 2:17 pm

Canada's main stock market posted its largest daily gain in more than two months on Tuesday as trade optimism produced a relief rally. There is anecdotal...

Stabbing suspect arrested

Sep 18, 2018 / 2:06 pm

UPDATE 2:05 p.m. Police have arrested a suspect following a series of random attacks that began with the stabbing of a man waiting for a train during...

Meticulous plane search

Sep 18, 2018 / 1:57 pm

The search for a missing small white plane that took off from Parkland Airport in Spruce Grove, Alta., continues in full force Tuesday. A single-engine, white...

Snow flies on slopes

Sep 18, 2018 / 1:55 pm

We still haven't turned the page on summer yet but old man winter keeps knocking on the door. Snow has already fallen in parts of B.C. and now it's...

B.C. invests in French

Sep 18, 2018 / 1:53 pm

The British Columbia government wants to double the number of French teachers available for the 2019-20 school year. Education Minister Rob Fleming says the...

Chen leaves 'The Talk'

Sep 18, 2018 / 1:44 pm

Julie Chen announced Tuesday that she was leaving the cast of the CBS daytime show "The Talk" a week after her husband, CBS Corp. boss Leslie Moonves,...

Counting kokanee in creek

Sep 18, 2018 / 1:00 pm

The annual kokanee salmon run is well underway, with fish trying out the newly renovated spawning beds installed this summer in place of Penticton Creek's...

Random thoughts

Sep 18, 2018 / 1:00 pm

I sat down with three seniors at the Big M at Walmart this past Sunday, I never met them before. They were discussing some world events and made some...

Competition case starting

Sep 18, 2018 / 12:40 pm

The federal Competition Tribunal has set a date for hearings of the Vancouver Airport Authority, which has been accused by the Competition Bureau of dampening...

Third time unopposed

Sep 18, 2018 / 12:38 pm

Once again, Chris Pieper has been acclaimed as the mayor of Armstrong. This will mark Pieper's fourth term as mayor and the third straight time he has taken...

Bridge opens & collapses

Sep 18, 2018 / 12:37 pm

A rural politician in eastern Saskatchewan says he's at a loss to explain why a newly built bridge collapsed just hours after opening. Reeve Duane Hicks...

Peake to meet with locals

Sep 18, 2018 / 12:32 pm

Janet Peake, one of two mayoral candidates in Summerland, will be hosting an open house to meet with members of the public on Thursday. The event will run from...

Tornado sighting on cam

Sep 18, 2018 / 12:25 pm

It happens once every 10 years in British Columbia, and a woman captured the entire thing on video. Wild weather northwest of Mission B.C., created the perfect...

Traffic officer does not sleep

Sep 18, 2018 / 12:17 pm

Speeding drivers beware, Coquitlam RCMP have a new recruit. For the next two months, 'Constable Scarecrow' will be in service as a pilot project on the...

Doc faces drug rape charges

Sep 18, 2018 / 11:59 am

A California doctor who appeared in a reality TV dating show and a woman co-defendant have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women, and...

90 days for fatal crash

Sep 18, 2018 / 11:58 am

Problems with the investigation into an alleged drunk driving death in Penticton in 2015 have led to a plea deal, avoiding a trial and sending a young man to...

Higher food prices coming?

Sep 18, 2018 / 11:57 am

The CEOs of three of Canada's major grocery chains doubled down on their expectation that food prices will soon rise at their stores. Recent cost pressures...

Trouble at Tesla?

Sep 18, 2018 / 11:42 am

Tesla Inc. has turned over documents to the U.S. Justice Department after statements by CEO Elon Musk about taking the company private, the electric car maker...

Gas prices take big leap

Sep 18, 2018 / 11:40 am

It would appear the gas war that has gripped the Central Okanagan the past few days is over. Prices began falling to $131.9 for a litre of regular on the...

Hard drugs found in raid

Sep 18, 2018 / 11:28 am

RCMP in Chilliwack have taken what they believe to be methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine off the streets. Cpl. Mike Rail said on Sept. 10, police executed a...

SeaWorld settles fraud claim

Sep 18, 2018 / 11:27 am

SeaWorld and two former executives have agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle fraud claims that they misled investors over the negative impact the 2013...

Time is running out: NAFTA

Sep 18, 2018 / 11:24 am

Republicans in the U.S. Congress are ratcheting up pressure on Canada to get a deal done on the North American Free Trade Agreement. House of Representatives...

Riding for a cause

Sep 18, 2018 / 11:21 am

Members of the RCMP have traded their police cars for bicycles in the Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast. On Wednesday, Sept. 19th at 3:50 p.m. the Cops for Cancer...

Tujik for trustee

Sep 18, 2018 / 11:06 am

Christie Tujik has thrown her hat into the political ring. Tujik is running for a trustee position with School District 22 in the Oct. 20 election. “My...

Distracting statistics

Sep 18, 2018 / 11:00 am

Distracted driving statistics - what to believe I received an interesting fact sheet from the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) last week. It looks at...

The race is on

Sep 18, 2018 / 10:46 am

The race is on for Electoral Area B in the North Okanagan Regional District. Myles McGovern is challenging long-time director Bob Fleming for the position he...

Indo-Canadians give to PRH

Sep 18, 2018 / 10:33 am

Longtime Penticton resident Jas Garib has donated $30,000 towards the expansion project at the Penticton Regional Hospital. Garib's donation is part of a...

Serwa scholarship program

Sep 18, 2018 / 10:28 am

During Kelsey’s visit the team at Insure Wealth had a chance to speak with her and learn more about this amazing venture. They also wanted to mention Big...

Seaton pies hit the right note

Sep 18, 2018 / 10:25 am

It a 30-year tradition that keeps the sounds of music flowing from W.L. Seaton. Seaton Band Apple Pie Sale is back for another year. "The fundraiser...

Two vehicle collision

Sep 18, 2018 / 10:14 am

Crews were busy Tuesday morning clearing a two-vehicle incident in West Kelowna. The photo we have shows a red SUV with damage to the front end and eyewitness...

Bieber, Baldwin are married

Sep 18, 2018 / 10:01 am

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are married, her uncle Alec Baldwin has confirmed. The pop superstar and 21-year-old model Hailey sparked rumours they may have...

Kelowna's most wanted

Sep 18, 2018 / 10:00 am

Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following male who is wanted on a province-wide warrant in effect as of September 18,...

Bieber, Baldwin loving life

Sep 18, 2018 / 9:59 am

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have taken their romance to London days after the model denied reports they've already tied the knot. The couple was...

Miller fans furious over snub

Sep 18, 2018 / 9:57 am

Fans were left furious when Mac Miller was left out of the In Memoriam segment at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday night. Miller, whose real name is...

Drake shatters chart record

Sep 18, 2018 / 9:51 am

Drake has made chart history in America by becoming the first artist to land 29 weeks at number one in the same calendar year. The rapper's "In My...

Arnold files police report

Sep 18, 2018 / 9:50 am

Actor Tom Arnold has filed battery charges against Mark Burnett following their alleged altercation at a pre-Emmys party on Sunday night. The True Lies star has...

Penn: #MeToo too salacious

Sep 18, 2018 / 9:49 am

The #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct has become too salacious, according to Sean Penn. The Milk star plays an astronaut with a female boss in his new...

Alley, Travolta could've been

Sep 18, 2018 / 9:42 am

Kirstie Alley clashed with John Travolta's wife because she wouldn't stop flirting with her husband. The former Cheers star has been open about her...

Rocker wants changes

Sep 18, 2018 / 9:34 am

Internationally renowned Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams is calling on Ottawa to change copyright laws to bring them more in line with provisions in the...

Calling all buskers

Sep 18, 2018 / 9:31 am

The Downtown Vernon Association is calling all buskers for the next downtown free parking day next month. The buskers would play on the streets of downtown...

Money going to local family

Sep 18, 2018 / 9:30 am

Penticton's Habitat for Humanity team is thrilled to have received a $500 donation from 100 Women Who Care last week. "It feels incredible, it feels...

Vegetable abuser charged

Sep 18, 2018 / 9:01 am

A man is accused of rubbing his bare behind on produce at a grocery store in northern Virginia before putting the items back on display. News outlets report...

No pot drink deal, yet

Sep 18, 2018 / 8:50 am

Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it has not signed a deal with respect to any partnership with a drink company. In a report based on anonymous sources, BNN Bloomberg...

EU launches investigation

Sep 18, 2018 / 8:48 am

European Union regulators have opened an in-depth investigation into whether automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen colluded to limit the development and...

Liberals defection blindsides

Sep 18, 2018 / 8:37 am

The president of an Ontario Liberal riding association says he had no prior knowledge of an MP's decision to leave the government benches for the official...

Back to performance roots

Sep 18, 2018 / 8:36 am

Ferrari is going back to its roots. The company's new CEO Louis Camilleri unveiled Tuesday a new business plan that revives iconic models and embeds them...

Grounded barge rescue

Sep 18, 2018 / 8:35 am

Crews in British Columbia say they're making some progress and the weather is co-operating as they deal with a grounded and potentially explosive barge on...

Saving Myrtle Beach?

Sep 18, 2018 / 8:34 am

Two years ago, from Hurricane Matthew and in 1999, from Hurricane Floyd, floodwaters came close to entering Joe Holmes' house in South Carolina, but he...

Slow downs on Highway 5

Sep 18, 2018 / 8:27 am

A minor spill causing traffic delays on the Coquihalla has now been contained and tow trucks are on site to help clear the incident. The spill has been...

'Zombie firm'- warning

Sep 18, 2018 / 8:26 am

A new report raises concerns about the number of lingering low-productivity firms in Canada that are hindering overall economic growth. The report by...

Legalization growing pains

Sep 18, 2018 / 8:15 am

Ready or not there is less than a month to go before recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada and there are still plenty of unanswered questions about...

Real green beer statement

Sep 18, 2018 / 7:26 am

There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. Then there's a murky, green brew that looks a lot like algae....

Oboist files sex complaint

Sep 18, 2018 / 7:21 am

A Baltimore Symphony Orchestra oboist has filed a sexual harassment complaint, saying the orchestra failed to protect her from repeated harassment and...

Are you vulnerable?

Sep 18, 2018 / 7:00 am

How can it be that some collision victims recover completely while others are left with life-long pain? For one, each of us is built differently. For example,...

Time for change

Sep 18, 2018 / 7:00 am

Civic Elections will soon be upon us, hopefully numerous of the incumbents will be replaced. It would be refreshing to have a Mayor and Council devoted to the...

Golf champion killed

Sep 18, 2018 / 6:51 am

A man has been charged in the killing of a champion golfer from Spain, after the Iowa State University student's body was found at a golf course in central...

Learn Indigenous names?

Sep 18, 2018 / 6:49 am

The Vancouver Park Board has passed a motion to learn the traditional Indigenous names for the lands it administers, including areas within Stanley Park and the...

Blue Bridge forensic audit

Sep 18, 2018 / 6:40 am

A controversial construction project on Vancouver Island is coming under scrutiny now that it's been completed. Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps wants the province...

Helping avoid overdose

Sep 18, 2018 / 6:00 am

It's a successful first year for the Mobile Supervised Consumption site in Kelowna There have been no overdose deaths at the site and hundreds of clients...

Russia probe documents out

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:48 am

President Donald Trump declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret...

Manufacturing sales up

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:46 am

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales increased 0.9 per cent in July to $58.6 billion, boosted by the transportation equipment and chemical industries....

#MeToo movement test

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:39 am

Nearly a year old and still making headlines almost daily, the #MeToo movement faces a dramatic test of its impact and staying power in the sexual assault...

Villagers refused to flee

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:29 am

A Philippine police officer who tried to persuade residents of a mining camp to move to safety as a powerful typhoon approached said Tuesday they refused to...

Tilray makes historic export

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:26 am

Canadian licensed marijuana producer Tilray Inc. has received the green light from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agency to export a medical cannabis...

'Flying cars' taking off?

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:22 am

Electric drones booked through smartphones pick people up from office rooftops, shortening travel time by hours, reducing the need for parking and clearing smog...

All about the Emmys

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:17 am

"The Proposal." It was a 2009 movie starring Sandra Bullock, but now will forever be the informal title of the 2018 Emmys telecast, thanks to a...

Capri plan gets political

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran took some of his councillors to task after a decision on the long-range redevelopment of the Capri-Landmark town centre hit a snag....

Don't dump that oil

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

The Salmon Arm Landfill facility has recently undergone improvements made by the BC Used Oil Management Association. The not-for-profit group dedicated to the...

The power of the vegetable

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

The Okanagan Health Forum takes place this Sunday at the Shatford Centre, providing attendees “a day of education and inspiration” on the power of a...

Too early to campaign?

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

The municipal elections across the province are quickly approaching and many voters might already be noticing campaign signs on the streets. Candidates seem to...

10 pups, mom find home

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

The 10 chocolate lab pups and their mom that almost lost their lives, have now found forever homes thanks to the Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital. "We were...

Fire camp being dismantled

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

The B.C. Wildfire Service camp that has called Keremeos home for much of the summer fire season is being disbanded, due to fires in the area being sufficiently...

Visit hundreds of birds

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

It's migration season, and the Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory is busy tracking the progress of around 150 different species of songbirds that make their way...

2 SUVs rummaged through

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

A West Kelowna family went for a 15 minute walk in Cedar Creek Park, and when they returned to their two vehicles, they found the windows smashed. Not only was...

Party at Centra Windows

Sep 18, 2018 / 12:01 am

It’s time to party and celebrate with the entire family at the neighbourhood block party, hosted by Centra Windows. In celebration of Centra’s brand...

Sheep rounding up dogs

Sep 18, 2018 / 12:01 am

This sheep seems to think it's job is to round the dogs up

What $1 can buy

Sep 18, 2018 / 12:01 am

What $1 can buy you in street food around the world

AWARDS: Samantha Copeland - PACWEST Female Golf Athlete of the Week

Sep 17, 2018 / 9:00 pm

able start to first year golfer Samantha Copeland's career at UBC Okanagan. The Calgary golfer has won both tournaments entered while on the PACWEST...

On tap this week for the Heat

Sep 17, 2018 / 9:00 pm

Men's soccer at home this weekend with a unique Friday / Sunday afternoon split. Women's soccer travel to play the T-Birds and Vikes. Men's rugby host an...

RECAP: Impressive performance from Copeland leads Heat to second straight team victory

Sep 17, 2018 / 9:00 pm

A strong second day from the Heat women was enough to capture their second straight team titleRead more:...

Bear spotted in Rutland

Sep 17, 2018 / 8:45 pm

Rutland residents are being warned to be careful around South Rutland elementary school after a black bear was spotted in the area. Christa Sajna shot video of...

Terrifying fire tornado

Sep 17, 2018 / 8:01 pm

A BC Wildfire Service firefighter captured startling footage this weekend outside of Vanderhoof of a fire tornado. The incredible video shows firefighters...

Planting hundreds of trees

Sep 17, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship is looking for volunteers for a pair of events next week that will aim to restore natural habitat by planting hundreds of...

Fire dispatch expanded

Sep 17, 2018 / 7:30 pm

The Kelowna Fire Department is expanding its regional fire dispatch service north. The fire department has been awarded the contract to dispatch fire calls for...

9,000 pounds of food

Sep 17, 2018 / 7:00 pm

An annual Thanksgiving Food Drive in Penticton and the surrounding area has been a big success, with roughly 9,000 pounds of food donated. "Donations per...

Stung over 20 times

Sep 17, 2018 / 6:30 pm

A hiker is warning others of a massive hornet nest on a popular Okanagan hike in West Kelowna. Tyler Gigg contacted Castanet News Monday afternoon saying he and...

Slow down and move over

Sep 17, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Drivers must slow down when approaching an official vehicle that has its lights flashing. It's the law. Kamloops RCMP ticketed 15 drivers on Sept. 13 over a...

20-foot flames from hedge

Sep 17, 2018 / 4:39 pm

A cedar hedge caught fire Monday afternoon and when firefighters arrived, flames were 20 feet tall. The Kelowna Fire Department received multiple 911 calls...

22 new paramedics

Sep 17, 2018 / 4:01 pm

A plethora of new paramedic positions have been created for the Central Okanagan. The increased resources are part of a commitment to improve ambulance services...

More Trump tariffs for China

Sep 17, 2018 / 3:57 pm

The Trump administration is imposing tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world's two...

Propane recycling plant fire

Sep 17, 2018 / 3:53 pm

UPDATE 3:55 p.m. One person has been injured by a large fire Monday afternoon in Surrey at a facility that recycles propane cylinders. The blaze broke out...

Hockey player bags grizzly

Sep 17, 2018 / 3:34 pm

A former professional hockey player is facing a backlash after he posted photos of a massive dead grizzly bear he hunted in Yukon. Tim Brent, who was born in...

NAFTA talks to resume

Sep 17, 2018 / 3:32 pm

High-level meetings are set to resume this week in Washington in an effort to bring Canada into a revised North American Free Trade Agreement. The renewed...

Ped struck, taken to hospital

Sep 17, 2018 / 3:09 pm

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital after being struck by a vehicle near the Dilworth mountain area. It is believed the incident occurred just after 2:30...

Circus camel goes berserk

Sep 17, 2018 / 2:53 pm

A startled camel started bucking during a circus when a child apparently threw a shovel at its feet, injuring six children and an adult and causing frightened...

Serial-killer border guard

Sep 17, 2018 / 2:48 pm

A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor charged in the killings of four women knew the victims and targeted them for their vulnerability, authorities said Monday, as...

Semi in ditch on Hwy 97

Sep 17, 2018 / 2:32 pm

UPDATED: 2:32 p.m. Crews continue to try and remove a semi-truck that hit the ditch on Highway 97 near Vernon on Monday morning. A semi-truck with a flatbed...

Natural gas rates stay flat

Sep 17, 2018 / 2:23 pm

FortisBC has announced natural gas rates will remain the same through the end of the year. The company has received approval from the BCUC to maintain the cost...

Carnival looking for events

Sep 17, 2018 / 2:16 pm

It is never too early to start thinking Vernon Winter Carnival. The 59th annual festival is ramping up and the organization is looking for events. Last year,...

Student diver dies suddenly

Sep 17, 2018 / 2:16 pm

UPDATED: 2:16 p.m. Vernon RCMP have confirmed that a 56-year-old West Kelowna man died while scuba diving on the North Westside of Okanagan Lake Sunday...

Fugitive caught 3 years later

Sep 17, 2018 / 2:09 pm

A convicted South Okanagan drug dealer is back behind bars after skipping her sentencing hearing more than three years ago. Laurie-Ann Williams, 52, was...

Artist marks shooting victims

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:57 pm

Portraits of the 58 people killed in last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas went on display Monday after artists from around the world donated their time to...

Fall-like temps and sun

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:47 pm

Environment Canada forecasts temperatures in the mid teens and sunshine most of the week. "A cool, cloudy and unsettled air mass is going to continue over...

Diver sues Elon Musk

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:45 pm

A British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand is suing Elon Musk, alleging that the Tesla CEO falsely accused him of...

TSX moves higher

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:34 pm

Canada's main stock index started the trading week higher as gains in gold and health-care sectors helped the TSX diverge from U.S. markets that were down...

B.C. working on pain plan

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:34 pm

The head of a patient advocacy group says the British Columbia government is working on a provincial pain strategy that would provide greater access to services...

Vigil held for missing teen

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:31 pm

More than 200 people gathered in a northern British Columbia community to show their support for the family of a teen who vanished in late August. Smithers RCMP...

Chinatown a UNESCO site?

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:30 pm

British Columbia and Vancouver want the city's Chinatown designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Premier John Horgan says the area is a "symbol of...

LIVE: Kelowna council

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:30 pm

3. Development Application Reports & Related Bylaws 3.1 and 3.2 Lougheed Rd 205, Z18-0016 - Mission Group Commercial Ltd., Inc. No. BC0933421 3.3 and 3.4...

Cop shot teen 16 times

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:19 pm

Prosecutors on Monday showed jurors video of a white Chicago police officer opening fire on Laquan McDonald, dramatically recounting the 16 shots fired into the...

Cosby's wife blasts judge

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:06 pm

Days before Bill Cosby's scheduled sentencing on felony sex assault charges, his wife demanded Monday that a Pennsylvania ethics board investigate the judge...

Just one gov't cannabis store

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:04 pm

A spokeswoman for British Columbia's Liquor Distribution Branch says it's not concerned that the province will have only one government-run pot shop...

A form of defense

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:00 pm

When we on the motorcycles ride/commute through our city of congestion, the no look lane changes by almost of the cars and tucks out there Is a constant battle....

Syringe drop bins rolled out

Sep 17, 2018 / 12:50 pm

Installation of public syringe disposal bins has started in Penticton, with nine outdoor locations selected by the city in collaboration with social service...

Creating a plan for parks

Sep 17, 2018 / 12:30 pm

A master plan is in the works for multiple parks in the Vernon area. The Regional District of North Okanagan a Parks Master Plan for all parks in Electoral...

Ontario MP ditches Liberals

Sep 17, 2018 / 12:16 pm

An Ontario Liberal MP is crossing the floor of the House of Commons to join the Opposition Conservatives, saying Canada needs strong leadership on the economy...

Deal reached over winnings

Sep 17, 2018 / 12:15 pm

An agreement has been reached between a Nova Scotia woman and her nephew in a dispute over a million-dollar Chase the Ace jackpot that made headlines across...

Smash and grab in Vernon

Sep 17, 2018 / 12:00 pm

Vernon RCMP are investigating a Sunday-night smash and grab at a local business. Around 10:30 p.m. police responded to an alarm at Polar Battery at 4313 25th...

Make way for LED lights

Sep 17, 2018 / 11:44 am

The Streetlight LED Retrofit Project is now underway, with 885 streetlights being converted to LED lights in Summerland. The project was made possible by the...

Alleged drug mule in court

Sep 17, 2018 / 11:40 am

A Mexican national accused of smuggling several kilograms of methamphetamine across the border near Osoyoos earlier this month had his bail hearing adjourned...

Little girl found safe

Sep 17, 2018 / 11:29 am

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. RCMP say they have yet to identify any suspects in a car theft that led to an Amber Alert in Saskatchewan. The alert was issued after police...

Adult day services moving

Sep 17, 2018 / 11:23 am

Effective this past Saturday, Sept. 15, Adult Day Services at the Apple Valley site in Kelowna is moving from its current location at 2055 Benvoulin Crt., to...

Plane search homes in

Sep 17, 2018 / 11:15 am

UPDATE: 11:15 a.m. More search and rescue crews will be flying over an area north of Kamloops in search of a missing plane on Monday. A total of four Royal...

Social media, your mortgage

Sep 17, 2018 / 11:00 am

Theme of the week: provide accurate information to your mortgage broker (or banker). I am fortunate because my clients are very comfortable talking to me....

Oliver man murder charge

Sep 17, 2018 / 10:58 am

An Oliver man has been charged with first degree murder in connection with the homicide of a young woman in Boston Bar earlier this summer. On Aug. 22, 2018 at...

Thief caught red-handed

Sep 17, 2018 / 10:52 am

A thief was caught hiding inside a Vernon business early Saturday morning. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP arrived on scene at an unfolding break and enter at 4:30...

Trudeau ticked over meeting

Sep 17, 2018 / 10:39 am

A video posted online shows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau telling chiefs he is upset about how time was managed in a recent meeting with the Federation of...

Pipeline plan coming

Sep 17, 2018 / 10:33 am

A senior federal source says the Liberals are considering hiring a former top judge to guide a renewed consultation with Indigenous communities on the Trans...

Bieber becoming American

Sep 17, 2018 / 10:19 am

Justin Bieber has reportedly applied for U.S. citizenship ahead of his wedding to Hailey Baldwin. The Canadian star is busy preparing for his impending nuptials...

Farrow accused of abuse

Sep 17, 2018 / 10:11 am

Woody Allen's wife Soon-Yi Previn has accused Mia Farrow of abusing her while speaking about the sexual assault allegations against her husband for the...

Naked kidnapping pleas

Sep 17, 2018 / 10:11 am

Three people in Alberta have pleaded guilty after being charged in a bizarre naked kidnapping case that may have involved hallucinogenic tea. Two women and one...

Lily Allen kissed Zoe Kravitz

Sep 17, 2018 / 10:09 am

Lily Allen has claimed in her bombshell autobiography My Thoughts Exactly that she kissed Zoe Kravitz in 2014. The British singer has been extremely candid...

Law duo published by a Harvard Law journal

Sep 17, 2018 / 10:06 am

What began as a late-night conversation about a shared interest between two friends, started an eventful journey toward their paper, The Legal Impact of Brexit...

Metalfest calling for bands

Sep 17, 2018 / 10:06 am

After a bit of financial uncertainty, it looks like metalheads will again descend upon Armstrong in 2019. "I am very excited to announce that Armstrong...

Wonder Pig now cancer-free

Sep 17, 2018 / 10:03 am

An Ontario pig with a massive social media following is now cancer-free. Owner Steve Jenkins says Esther the Wonder Pig underwent surgery for breast cancer last...

Gere's going to be dad again

Sep 17, 2018 / 9:59 am

Richard Gere's wife Alejandra Silva has confirmed they are expecting their first child. The Pretty Woman star and Alejandra wed in April, and earlier this...

Arnold, Burnett duke it out

Sep 17, 2018 / 9:55 am

Tom Arnold and producer Mark Burnett reportedly got involved in a physical altercation at a pre-Emmys party on Sunday night. The Trues Lies actor and the...

Cher, Cruise were an item

Sep 17, 2018 / 9:52 am

Cher recalls her love affair with Tom Cruise started after the couple bonded over their shared experiences of dyslexia. The 72-year-old icon has long been...

Bieber's mom fuels rumours

Sep 17, 2018 / 9:47 am

Justin Bieber's mother Pattie Mallette tweeted "Love Wins" amid rumours of her son's secret wedding to Hailey Baldwin. After becoming engaged...

Canada bans trans fats

Sep 17, 2018 / 9:45 am

Canada's ban on the main source of artificial trans fats is now in effect. The ban takes aim at partially hydrogenated oils, or PHOs, which are the main...

Mental healthcare lacking

Sep 17, 2018 / 9:33 am

Mental health care is lacking in Canada, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Canadian Mental Health Association. The survey suggests, 85 per cent...

Protest was not for cause

Sep 17, 2018 / 9:30 am

The protesters at the Ribfest event we not there to protest fundraising for JoeAnna’s house in anyway shape or form. In fact, in a video posted by the...

FireSmart your property

Sep 17, 2018 / 8:50 am

Whether you are doing regular yard maintenance or making large scale changes during renovations or landscaping, you can make choices that will help protect your...

Kavanaugh refutes charges

Sep 17, 2018 / 8:22 am

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said Monday he was willing to speak to a Senate panel to "refute" an allegation he sexually assaulted a woman...

Duchess dishes for charity

Sep 17, 2018 / 7:40 am

The Duchess of Sussex is giving her backing to a cookbook from a community kitchen set up in the aftermath of London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire. The...

Underwood reveals issues

Sep 17, 2018 / 7:38 am

Carrie Underwood says she turned to God after experiencing three miscarriages in two years. The 35-year-old country singer and former "American Idol"...

Machines workload rising

Sep 17, 2018 / 7:35 am

More than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines by 2025, organizers of the Davos economic forum said in a report released Monday that...

Soon-Yi defends Woody

Sep 17, 2018 / 7:31 am

Soon-Yi Previn, the wife of Woody Allen and the estranged adopted daughter of Mia Farrow, defended her husband against what she contends is unfair treatment in...

Damning report on church

Sep 17, 2018 / 7:29 am

A media report linking half of the cardinals and bishops who served in the Netherlands between 1945 and 2010 to abuse cases has drawn the country's Catholic...

Obama back in fray

Sep 17, 2018 / 7:26 am

Nearly two years out of the White House, former President Barack Obama is facing another political test. To the delight of many Democrats, he's stepped back...

Rare triple breach on tape!

Sep 17, 2018 / 7:25 am

A video of three humpback whales surging out of the water one after the other off Nova Scotia has captured the attention of people around the world. The...

Pot infused drinks coming?

Sep 17, 2018 / 7:14 am

Shares of Aurora Cannabis Inc. were up as much as 17 per cent today after a report the marijuana producer was in talks with the Coca-Cola Company to develop...

Run returns to Lake Country

Sep 17, 2018 / 7:12 am

The Terry Fox run made a triumphant return to Lake Country on Sunday. According to Kelowna - Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick, "our goal was to meet or exceed...

Inside famous family

Sep 17, 2018 / 6:59 am

It's an expansive and quintessentially Kennedy photo album. Here's a young, shirtless JFK, baring six-pack abs and smirking poolside while striking an...

Road to denuclearization

Sep 17, 2018 / 6:56 am

Reunification Highway runs all the way from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang to the Demilitarized Zone that divides the North from South Korea, 170...

'Crazy Rich Asians' a hit

Sep 17, 2018 / 6:54 am

"Crazy Rich Asians" isn't just a hit at the box office. Kevin Kwan's novel and its two follow-ups have sold 1.5 million copies this year,...

Home sales rise

Sep 17, 2018 / 6:46 am

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales rose by 0.9 per cent between July and August, marking the fourth consecutive monthly increase. The growth...

Blowing smoke at the border

Sep 17, 2018 / 6:00 am

Canadian investors who head south of the border could be in for a new headache very soon. Most investors realize that purchasing stocks in the cannabis sector...

Reading leads to top court

Sep 17, 2018 / 5:36 am

Justice Sonia Sotomayor says reading helped her reach the Supreme Court. Sotomayor on Sunday celebrated the release of her two children's books by speaking...

NDP slow on nominees

Sep 17, 2018 / 5:27 am

Federal political parties are gearing up for the final parliamentary session before the next election, but while the Conservatives and the Liberals tout having...

Weather Network winter

Sep 17, 2018 / 5:25 am

Canadians can expect to enjoy a full fall season with a steady transition to winter over the next two months, The Weather Network forecasts. The network is...

Rare midnight sitting

Sep 17, 2018 / 5:16 am

Protesters lingered overnight outside the Ontario legislature after they were barred from observing a rare midnight sitting meant to speed up the passage of a...

Landslides trap dozens

Sep 17, 2018 / 5:14 am

A Philippine mayor said Monday that it's unlikely any of the dozens of people thought buried in a huge landslide set off by Typhoon Mangkhut will be found...

Florence forces flooding

Sep 17, 2018 / 5:11 am

With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to the city of...

Theatre boss runs for mayor

Sep 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Landmark Cinema manager James Blake is one of six people running for mayor in Penticton in October's municipal election, and he has released his platform....

Help Santa get better

Sep 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

A fundraiser for a beloved Kelowna celebrity is taking place after he was in a serious collision. On Sept. 22, the community will gather together to give back...

Big year for Terry Fox Run

Sep 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Despite cool temperatures and slightly gloomy skies, Penticton's annual Terry Fox Run was a success. "It went fantastic. We had some great help from...

Bocce ball at Predator

Sep 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Play a little bocce at Predator Ridge Resort this Saturday all for a great cause. The event supports "Ride Don't Hide" charity for Canadian Mental...

Tree climbing goats

Sep 17, 2018 / 12:01 am

Bet you haven't witnessed a sight like this before! Watch as the famous "tree goats" of Morocco hang out on an argan tree.

How to be Spiderman

Sep 17, 2018 / 12:01 am

The dad of the year award goes to this guy

'Please keep looking'

Sep 16, 2018 / 9:20 pm

UPDATE: 9:20 p.m. Police say abducted Emma O'Keeffe is potentially in danger. "I think any six-year-old that was taken against their will is definitely...

RECAP: Another strong weekend results in second straight runner-up finish for Heat men's golf

Sep 16, 2018 / 9:00 pm

The defending conference and national silver medalists are still looking for that elusive first win but the young team is happy where they're atRead more:...

Notwithstanding opposed

Sep 16, 2018 / 8:09 pm

As Ontario's legislature prepared to hold a rare midnight sitting to debate a bill that would cut the size of Toronto city council, members of Canada's...

The legacy lives on

Sep 16, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Terry Fox would have been 60 years old this year, which made this year's annual run even more special. On Sunday, communities across Canada continued to...

Halifax harbour now clean

Sep 16, 2018 / 6:40 pm

Ten years ago, the thought of going for a swim in Halifax harbour would have made some Nova Scotians cringe — but after a successful public swimming event...

Co-owner of Flames dies

Sep 16, 2018 / 6:09 pm

Clay Riddell, billionaire businessman and co-owner of the Calgary Flames, has died. The Flames confirmed his death in a statement on Sunday. "We mourn the...

Blasted over border crossing

Sep 16, 2018 / 5:59 pm

Vancouver police say a man in his 20s is under arrest after allegedly speeding across the border from the United States into Canada without stopping. Police say...

Missing teen feared dead

Sep 16, 2018 / 5:30 pm

The body of missing Smithers teenager Jessica Patrick (Balczer) was found near the area on Saturday, the town's mayor has indicated via Facebook. The...

'Inclusive' candidate to run

Sep 16, 2018 / 4:32 pm

The nomination period is over for the upcoming municipal elections in October, and one candidate throwing his hat in the ring for council in Penticton is Jesse...

Wrong on immigration

Sep 16, 2018 / 4:24 pm

Coalition Avenir Quebec Leader Francois Legault said Sunday he was on "solid ground" with his immigration proposals, despite having incorrectly...

Valley facing a storm

Sep 16, 2018 / 3:29 pm

Rain and winds are working their way up the valley Sunday evening. Penticton saw gusts up to 52 kilometres per hour Sunday afternoon, followed by...

Rescued from garbage truck

Sep 16, 2018 / 3:12 pm

A woman sleeping in a dumpster was apparently trapped in a garbage truck after the dumpster was picked up along its regular garbage route Sunday morning. The...

Sun knock off top dogs

Sep 16, 2018 / 3:05 pm

With no disrespect to either Matt Mahler or Keith Zyla, but the Okanagan Sun are a much different, and better team with Jakob Loucks under centre. The former...

Missing plane investigated

Sep 16, 2018 / 2:09 pm

Search crews are focusing their investigative efforts for a missing plane on an area between Clearwater and Valemount on Sunday. The Royal Canadian Air Force...

Two fall ill at restaurant

Sep 16, 2018 / 1:43 pm

British police closed roads and called a hazardous response team Sunday night after two people became ill at a restaurant in the English city where a Russian...

Stolen PADS booth found

Sep 16, 2018 / 1:18 pm

UPDATE: 3:15 p.m A handmade kissing booth used to raise money for assistance dogs has been found. Alli Sandberg, who works as a volunteer puppy-raiser, said the...

Human remains found

Sep 16, 2018 / 12:06 pm

Human remains have been found in Smithers, B.C. Smithers RCMP, North District Major Crime and the BC Coroners Service are working together to determine the...

Castanet's week in review

Sep 16, 2018 / 12:00 pm

Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen.

You choose to suffer

Sep 16, 2018 / 12:00 pm

“Only we humans worry about the future, regret the past, and blame ourselves for the present. We get frustrated when we can’t have what we want,...

More women seek office

Sep 16, 2018 / 11:47 am

The percentage of women seeking office in Quebec's fall election has jumped to 40 per cent, the highest in the province's history. With registration now...

One dead in train incident

Sep 16, 2018 / 11:44 am

UPDATED: 11:44 a.m. One of the two workers who were extricated from a train that derailed south of Thompson, Man., has died. The Arctic Gateway Group, which...

Watch out for wild horses

Sep 16, 2018 / 9:48 am

If you’re driving on Highway 97 in Kaleden watch out for wild horses. Drive BC is advising drivers about a herd of wild horses near Lakehill Road on...

Terry Fox Runs today

Sep 16, 2018 / 9:33 am

Today communities across Canada are hosting their annual Terry Fox Runs to raise money for cancer research. For more than 30 years The Terry Fox Foundation has...

Olympics could be pricey

Sep 16, 2018 / 7:34 am

Calgary's Olympic bid corporation says the city and Alberta stand to see a five-to-one return on their investment if they have another turn at hosting the...

More women truckers

Sep 16, 2018 / 7:29 am

On a cloudy Monday in late August, Vivianne Carbonneau fires the ignition on her semi truck bearing the load of both an 80,000-pound trailer and a new job title...

Typhoon hits south China

Sep 16, 2018 / 7:26 am

Typhoon Mangkhut barrelled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 64 people...

Man stabbed to death

Sep 16, 2018 / 7:24 am

JERUSALEM - A Palestinian assailant on Sunday fatally stabbed a well-known Israeli settler to death Sunday at a busy mall in the West Bank. The victim was...

Fearsome new stage begins

Sep 16, 2018 / 7:21 am

As the death toll from Florence mounted and hundreds of people were pulled from flooded homes, North Carolina is bracing for what could be the next stage of a...

Before and after a storm

Sep 16, 2018 / 7:18 am

Before and after a hurricane, Ace is the place. And Home Depot and Lowe's. And many other hardware and building supply outlets. Not surprisingly, these...

Killed by her dog

Sep 16, 2018 / 7:16 am

Police say a woman was killed by her own dog in Rocky View, Alta., on Saturday evening. RCMP say the boxer-pitbull cross initially attacked a three-year-old...

Pleading with Quebec

Sep 16, 2018 / 7:08 am

Along Montreal's Saint-Laurent Boulevard are rows of greystone and red-bricked buildings dating from the early 20th century, many of which used to house...

Horoscope: Sept. 16-22

Sep 16, 2018 / 6:00 am

OVERVIEW: Consider options that will improve or upgrade your position, reputation or status, Ease into changes to see if they are a good fit. Let others know...

Unsolved crimes: DLC

Sep 16, 2018 / 6:00 am

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

City spends less than most

Sep 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

While overspending is shown to be plaguing almost every municipality in B.C., Kelowna appears to be in control better than most other large cities in the...

50-site RV Park proposed

Sep 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

A developer is proposing to build a 50-site RV park on industrial land in OK Falls, but staff with the regional district are recommending the proposal be...

Lake Breeze, Naramata

Sep 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

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

Brimming with confidence

Sep 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

She was not even six years old when Lillian Marchand knew the sting of a bully's fist. She would come home with bruises after being terrorized at school....

Respiratory issues rampant

Sep 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

An overwhelming number of kittens taken in by Summerland's Critteraid sanctuary this season have had respiratory issues, resulting from illnesses spread by...

Grandma learns bottle flip

Sep 16, 2018 / 12:05 am

Grandma learned how to bottle flip

Underwater bubble art

Sep 16, 2018 / 12:01 am

Two bubble rings collide under water in slow motion

Warriors not wild for Wild

Sep 15, 2018 / 10:00 pm

The West Kelowna Warriors dropped their third in a row Saturday night, falling 4-2 to the reigning BCHL champion Wenatchee Wild before an announced crowd of 750...

RECAP: Heat fall 2-0 on Sunday in Calgary

Sep 15, 2018 / 9:00 pm

A cold weekend in Alberta comes to an end for the Heat, as the mid-September road trip sees UBC Okanagan surrender an early goal to the Mount Royal Cougars and...

RECAP: Heat drop their first of the year in wintery Edmonton

Sep 15, 2018 / 9:00 pm

The University of Alberta Pandas scored three times in the final 10 minutes of the first half, leading to a 3-0 home win and sending the UBC Okanagan Heat...

Guard charged in 4 murders

Sep 15, 2018 / 8:48 pm

UPDATE: 8:50 p.m. A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor was charged Saturday with murder in the deaths of four female sex workers following what authorities called a...

Typhoon kills at least 28

Sep 15, 2018 / 8:46 pm

UPDATE: 8:45 p.m. Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with...

Charges laid in tourist killing

Sep 15, 2018 / 8:09 pm

Charges have been laid in connection to the killing of a Belgian tourist near Boston Bar last month. Twenty-eight-year-old Amelie Christelle Sakkalis was found...

Hwy 97C open after rollover

Sep 15, 2018 / 7:26 pm

UPDATE: 7:25 p.m. Traffic is now moving again eastbound on the Okanagan Connector, after a single-vehicle crash east of the Pennask Summit closed the highway...

Funding provided for OSNS

Sep 15, 2018 / 7:11 pm

The Downtown Penticton Association has provided just under $1,500 for programs at the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre in Penticton. The DPA said the...

Sun game moved to Sunday

Sep 15, 2018 / 6:46 pm

UPDATE: 6:45 p.m. The Okanagan Sun's home game against the VI Raiders has been postponed until 11 a.m. on Sunday. The game, originally scheduled for 7 p.m....

Boot to hold open house

Sep 15, 2018 / 6:00 pm

Summerland mayoral candidate Toni Boot is holding an informal open house later this month to meet with residents. The public event is scheduled for Sept. 26 at...

Festival sizzles on cool day

Sep 15, 2018 / 5:40 pm

Temperatures around B.C. are below seasonal this weekend but, in Keremeos, you could say it was hotter than usual. The village hosted the 17th annual...

Rugby in their golden years

Sep 15, 2018 / 5:30 pm

Many of the rugby players who took to the field at the Parkinson Rec Centre Saturday have been playing the sport for more than 50 years. Some more than 60. A...

Gov't to sit at midnight

Sep 15, 2018 / 5:20 pm

Ontario's legislature will hold a rare midnight sitting as the government works to push through a bill cutting the size of Toronto's city council nearly...

Coast-bound plane vanishes

Sep 15, 2018 / 4:03 pm

Crews are searching for a small private plane that vanished off radar in B.C.'s interior on Friday. The plane departed from Edmonton and was heading to...

Water main fully repaired

Sep 15, 2018 / 4:00 pm

UPDATE: 4:00 p.m. A water main that broke early Saturday, shutting off or reducing water service to about 50 homes in the Lower Mission area, has been fixed. ...

Arrest after border evasion

Sep 15, 2018 / 3:48 pm

Police in Vancouver arrested a man in his 20s who allegedly crossed the border into Canada without stopping on Saturday. The Vancouver Police Department was...

Arctic patrol ship hits water

Sep 15, 2018 / 3:40 pm

The ship that will become Canada's first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel met water for the first time Saturday, the first of up to six vessels of its kind...

2 missing girls likely killed

Sep 15, 2018 / 3:39 pm

A man jailed since last year has been charged in the kidnapping and killing of two Arizona girls who went missing in 2012 and 2014, authorities announced...

Florence death toll rises

Sep 15, 2018 / 3:34 pm

UPDATE: 3:35 p.m. The death toll from Florence, the hurricane-turned-tropical storm, has climbed to 11. As of 5 p.m., Florence was centred about 60 miles (95...

Veteran realtor eyes council

Sep 15, 2018 / 3:15 pm

Longtime realtor and former Penticton mayoral candidate Julius Bloomfield is among 26 candidates vying for a spot on city council. Bloomfield was a last-minute...

Everything about nothing

Sep 15, 2018 / 1:00 pm

In the 17th century, Evangelista Torricelli invented the barometer. In the same century, Blaise Pascal carried one of Torricelli's barometers to the tops of...

Record low temperatures

Sep 15, 2018 / 12:40 pm

The trend of unseasonably cool weather in the Okanagan continues, even breaking a record in Kelowna on Friday. The previous record for the lowest maximum...

Mosquito breeding ground

Sep 15, 2018 / 10:30 am

Any old, unused tires lying around are a breeding ground for mosquitoes around your property. The Regional District of Central Okanagan and Tire Stewardship BC...

Poll: leap of faith?

Sep 15, 2018 / 9:08 am

Premier John Horgan wants people in British Columbia to take a "leap of faith" and vote in favour of changing the province's electoral system this...

One-stop election shop

Sep 15, 2018 / 9:00 am

The nomination period for upcoming municipal elections across B.C. closed Friday afternoon. Now the final lists of candidates are complete, we've launched a...

Bears besiege capital

Sep 15, 2018 / 8:26 am

A sudden influx of bears has besieged the Ottawa area. Black bear sightings have surged in Canada's national capital region. Conservation officials say...

Cop killed in robbery

Sep 15, 2018 / 8:22 am

An undercover officer who was shot during a gun battle between police and a group of robbery suspects outside of a Fort Worth bar that left one suspect dead has...

Third summit for Moon, Kim

Sep 15, 2018 / 8:15 am

The first inter-Korean summit of 2018, a sunny spectacle in late April, reduced war fears on the peninsula. The second, an emergency one in May, helped ensure a...

Better luck next time

Sep 15, 2018 / 8:12 am

No winning ticket was sold for the $55 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. However, one of the five Maxmillions prizes up for grabs will be...

Answers sought in gas blast

Sep 15, 2018 / 8:08 am

Investigators worked Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of fiery natural gas explosions that killed a teen driver in his car just hours after he got his...

Starstruck in Ladysmith

Sep 15, 2018 / 8:04 am

Vancouver Islanders are abuzz about the Sonic the Hedgehog movie being filmed in Ladysmith. Locals caught glimpses of actor James Marsden on Friday, who has...

Cop pranks scammers

Sep 15, 2018 / 7:51 am

A Port Moody police officer pranked scammers who called him with the notorious CRA scam. Const. Jason Maschke recorded his call back to the con artists as a...

Not Mrs. Bieber - yet

Sep 15, 2018 / 7:28 am

Hailey Baldwin has shot down reports she and Justin Bieber are already married. The stars sparked rumors suggesting they were husband and wife after they were...

Swift fan ordered to back off

Sep 15, 2018 / 7:26 am

Taylor Swift has been granted yet another restraining order against an obsessed fan, who wants to rape and kill her. The pop star has been awarded with a string...

Matthew Perry in hospital

Sep 15, 2018 / 7:23 am

Matthew Perry has been in hospital for months following extensive surgery. The 49-year-old Friends star revealed the news in a tweet on Friday, after he had...

Ariana opens up on Mac

Sep 15, 2018 / 7:22 am

Ariana Grande has opened up about the loss of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller in a touching Instagram post a week after the rapper's death. Miller, real name...

No thank you, says Drew

Sep 15, 2018 / 7:19 am

Drew Barrymore insists she got cocaine and other hard drugs out of her system when she was a wild child teenager, and has absolutely no desire to take them...

Pregnant Carrie hospitalized

Sep 15, 2018 / 7:17 am

Carrie Underwood cancelled two festival appearances in the U.K. last week because she was hospitalized in Germany for three days. The Before He Cheats singer...

'Like kissing a walrus'

Sep 15, 2018 / 7:16 am

Keira Knightley's school banned a prom photo which showed the actress kissing her lesbian best friend. The 33-year-old is currently promoting her new movie...

Eating the bounty

Sep 15, 2018 / 6:00 am

I wrote earlier this summer about the embarrassment of riches we experience with local fruit. All summer long there are fruit stands open to the crowds of...

Unsolved crimes: West Kel

Sep 15, 2018 / 6:00 am

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

No council vote in village

Sep 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Voters in the Village of Keremeos won't need to vote on council positions in next month's municipal election, as four candidates have stepped forward to...

Violent crime stats grow

Sep 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Property crime statistics have been flat in Penticton through the first eight months of 2018, although a spike in domestic assaults has pushed the city’s...

Ogopogo sighting?

Sep 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

David Halbauer believes without a shadow of a doubt that he captured video of the legendary Ogopogo swimming out in Lake Okanagan just a couple of days ago. ...

Biggest B.C. wine event ever

Sep 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Judging for the largest wine competition ever in B.C. is taking place in Penticton this weekend. More than 700 B.C. wines are being compared as part of...

Genereaux, a young life lost

Sep 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Showing pictures of her granddaughter, Darcy Martin glows with a love only a grandmother can know. She smiles at the silly faces looking back at her and tells...

Birds of a feather

Sep 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

We live in a pretty spectacular area of the world. There are no shortage of stunning sights to capture the attention of visitors and locals alike. Luckily for...

Green Biz cases Kelowna

Sep 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

A Saskatoon company that make biodegradable cell phone cases from a flax straw polymer is moving its operations to Kelowna and plans to hire 40 staff....

Toddler can't really spell

Sep 15, 2018 / 12:23 am

This toddler really can't spell, but she is sure confident that she can.

Why we say "OK"

Sep 15, 2018 / 12:01 am

We use this two letter word every day, but have you ever wondered where it came from?

Vees cruise to first win

Sep 14, 2018 / 11:21 pm

The Penticton Vees bounced back in a big win after dropping their season opener seven nights ago, earning a convincing road win against the Cowichan Valley...

Killed in shootout with cops

Sep 14, 2018 / 11:07 pm

A man is dead in Kamloops after what police are calling an “exchange of gunfire.” Police were called to a camper trailer three kilometres past the...

Snakes sting Warriors

Sep 14, 2018 / 9:40 pm

The undermanned West Kelowna Warriors dropped their second in a row Friday night, falling 4-3 to the Vernon Vipers at Kal Tire Place. The Warriors dressed just...

RECAP: Walde's free kick forces a (1-1) draw in Lethbridge

Sep 14, 2018 / 9:00 pm

It was captain Hamish Walde stepping up a curling a free kick in extra time, around the wall and into the top left corner, that averted the road loss for UBC...

RECAP: Ambrosio, Walker fuel Heat to second straight win

Sep 14, 2018 / 9:00 pm

Two goals less than five minutes apart was enough to hold a late second-half push by Mount Royal as the UBC Okanagan Heat spoiled the Cougars home-opening...

Baker faces a challenge

Sep 14, 2018 / 9:00 pm

Much as it was in West Kelowna, Barry Rhodes waited until the 11th hour before making his candidacy for mayor of Lake Country official. Rhodes filed his...

10 hurt in bus-truck crash

Sep 14, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Ten people have been injured in a collision involving a semi-truck and a bus carrying workers at a highway intersection west of Saskatoon. RCMP say no one has...

6 run for Peachland mayor

Sep 14, 2018 / 8:00 pm

To no one's surprise, Cindy Fortin is facing a challenge from all sides as she tries to hold onto power in Peachland. No less than five challengers have...

Alaska girl found dead

Sep 14, 2018 / 7:38 pm

A 10-year-old girl has been found dead Friday, authorities said, more than a week after she was reported missing in a remote Inupiat Eskimo town on Alaska's...

Parking lot to be closed

Sep 14, 2018 / 7:00 pm

The City of Penticton is advising motorists of the temporary closure of a downtown parking lot. The lot off Backstreet Boulevard, south of Guerard’s...

Fire in Stanley Park

Sep 14, 2018 / 6:42 pm

UPDATE: 6:40 p.m. Firefighters were called to Vancouver's Stanley Park Friday afternoon after flames broke out in a hard-to-reach area. They were called to...

Summer gone for good?

Sep 14, 2018 / 6:30 pm

There was a serious lack of people on Kelowna beaches Friday, as temperatures hovered around 13 C and gusting winds blew across the water. The unseasonably cool...

Most incumbents run again

Sep 14, 2018 / 6:03 pm

The municipalities of Oliver and Osoyoos have announced their final list of candidates in next month's municipal election. In the Oliver mayors race,...

ATM stolen in B&E

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:55 pm

Two masked thieves walked out with an ATM machine Thursday morning after a break and enter at Capri Bowling Lanes in Kelowna. The thieves entered through the...

Busy race for council

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:50 pm

It will be a crowded race for city council in Kelowna. Four candidates had filed papers for mayor by nomination deadline Friday afternoon, and 22 for council....

2 councillors vie for mayor

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:38 pm

All six current councillors in Summerland will be seeking re-election next month, but two will be squaring off to be the district's new mayor. The municipal...

West Kelowna mayors' race

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:26 pm

For the longest time, it appeared Gord Milsom would run unopposed for mayor of West Kelowna. That all changed late Friday afternoon. Mary Mandarino handed in...

Florence leaves deadly wake

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:08 pm

Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph (155 kph) winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the...

Probation for assaulting cop

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:07 pm

A man who assaulted a member of the Vernon RCMP will not serve anymore jail time. Ryan Perreault was sentenced to time served and placed on two years probation...

Arrest in mail bombing

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:07 pm

Police have arrested a 73-year-old Whitehorse man in relation to a mail bombing in Port Alice, B.C., earlier this week. Whitehorse RCMP made the arrest Thursday...

Late rush of rural candidates

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:03 pm

There were nearly no candidates for the director seat in Area F (West Bench), but now it will the most hotly-contested position in the Regional District of...

Evening Update Sept. 14

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Friday, Sept. 14, with Jon Manchester.

Kidney Walk in Kelowna

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:00 pm

The Kidney Foundation’s annual Kidney Walk helps raise funds and hope for people living with kidney disease, people like Ashley Poole. Ashley was...

Who is running?

Sep 14, 2018 / 4:55 pm

The deadline for candidates to register in the 2018 municipal election has passed As of Friday afternoon, this is list of registered candidates. In Armstrong:...

Crowded race for council

Sep 14, 2018 / 4:33 pm

The nomination period for next month’s municipal election has now closed, and it looks like it will be a crowded race in Penticton. A total of six people...

Nahal registers to run again

Sep 14, 2018 / 4:29 pm

Dalvir Nahal has officially filed her papers to again run for Vernon City Council. Nahal made the announcement to media Friday afternoon. Nahal who was...

Spall candidates announced

Sep 14, 2018 / 4:24 pm

Incumbent Janice Brown will have to defend her mayoral title against former councillor Christine Fraser at the Oct. 20 municipal election. There are also seven...

Missing family found

Sep 14, 2018 / 4:19 pm

A Surrey family reported missing on Wednesday has been found and is safe, RCMP report. Surrey RCMP offered no other details in a brief press release. However,...

Woman falls to roadway

Sep 14, 2018 / 4:18 pm

UPDATE 4:15 p.m. Const. James Grandy with the Penticton RCMP says its appears an altercation took place in a vehicle travelling south down Skaha Lake Road. One...

Firman to challenge Garlick

Sep 14, 2018 / 4:18 pm

UPDATE 4:17 p.m. There will be a mayoral race in Coldstream after all. Bill Firman will be challenging three-term mayor Jim Garlick for the top spot. There will...

Human resources students can now skip key exam

Sep 14, 2018 / 4:15 pm

Students graduating with Bachelor of Business Administration in human resource management (HRM) or a post-baccalaureate in HRM have been given a tremendous gift...

Washroom weirdo at UBC

Sep 14, 2018 / 4:03 pm

Police are warning residents and students after a man exposed himself inside a woman’s washroom at UBC Vancouver on Thursday. Just after 9:45 p.m.,...

Leighton enters council race

Sep 14, 2018 / 3:55 pm

A retired broadcaster and former Prince George city councillor has entered the race for Vernon City Council. Gord Leighton announced candidacy to media Friday...

Still danger after wildfires

Sep 14, 2018 / 3:35 pm

Even as the wildfire season comes to an end, hunters, nature lovers and anyone else heading back into the areas burned by British Columbia wildfires are urged...

BC Housing units at council

Sep 14, 2018 / 3:23 pm

Penticton city council will vote Tuesday on the 62-unit BC Housing development for the homeless proposed for Winnipeg Street. The modular building will replace...

Mural and tasty butter tarts

Sep 14, 2018 / 3:04 pm

It's more than just some paint on a brick wall. It is a history of food production in the Lumby area and became a focal point for community involvement....

ICBC responds to column

Sep 14, 2018 / 2:31 pm

Re: “Focus on your recovery,” Sept. 4 Mr. Hergott’s most recent column points out the current limitations of ICBC’s accident benefits...

Memories across the miles

Sep 14, 2018 / 2:30 pm

I am following up a connection between our two countries regarding acts of kindness by Canadian citizens to families in England during the Second World War. My...

It's all about control

Sep 14, 2018 / 2:09 pm

Reading Jon Manchester’s article on proportional representation was an excellent reminder that our current political system was designed to produce a...

Knox your socks off

Sep 14, 2018 / 2:06 pm

Knox Mountain Drive reopens Saturday morning. Cooler temperatures and recent rains have reduced the fire hazard in the Kelowna park. As a result, both the upper...

Harned enters trustee race

Sep 14, 2018 / 2:06 pm

A former school trustee is looking to go back to class. Paula Harned announced her candidacy for School District 22 trustee to media Friday morning. Harned was...

Puppy love - help arrives

Sep 14, 2018 / 1:51 pm

The Victoria Humane Society says two surrogate mother dogs have been found to share a litter of 11 golden retriever pups whose mother died during an emergency...

Spook back in owner's arms

Sep 14, 2018 / 1:40 pm

UPDATE: 1:40 p.m. Shortly after the publication of Castanet's story about a dog's disappearance earlier this week in Peachland, Spook is now back in the...

Horgan: leap of faith

Sep 14, 2018 / 1:40 pm

Premier John Horgan wants people in British Columbia to take a "leap of faith" and vote in favour of changing the province's electoral system this...

Wanted sex offender caught

Sep 14, 2018 / 1:35 pm

A wanted sex offender who skipped his halfway house on Tuesday has been arrested. A Canada-wide warrant was issued for James Allan Pike, 46. He was arrested...

Coffee break for dementia

Sep 14, 2018 / 1:35 pm

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and the Alzheimer Society of B.C. is inviting Kelowna residents to bring their friends, co-workers or customers...

Make sure your info is safe

Sep 14, 2018 / 1:00 pm

Information technology is everywhere, a vital component in every modern culture. Our entire way of life depends largely on the uninterrupted functionality of...

Packed full of fun!

Sep 14, 2018 / 1:00 pm

Check out what's happening this weekend with Jenna Craigmyle, who'll be making the rounds in the Castanet-Total Restoration Total Fun Cruiser.

Focus on farming and food

Sep 14, 2018 / 12:49 pm

Food and those who produce it will be the focus of a film presented by the Food Action Society of the North Okanagan and the Okanagan Regional Library. Mathieu...

Controversial bid for mayor

Sep 14, 2018 / 12:48 pm

Well-known former Penticton pot shop owner Jukka Laurio is making a second attempt to run for mayor of Penticton. The 60-year-old Laurio filed his paperwork on...

Blake's wardrobe oops

Sep 14, 2018 / 12:43 pm

Blake Lively had an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction when she attended the premiere for her new film, A Simple Favor. The actress donned a dramatic black...

Emotional journey begins

Sep 14, 2018 / 12:26 pm

UPDATE 12:27 p.m. The Cops For Kids Ride is the RCMP's signature fundraising event and they took off from the Sandman Hotel just after 9 a.m. Friday...

Free house could be yours

Sep 14, 2018 / 12:24 pm

You could win a brand new house in West Kelowna – but you will have to guess the lucky number first. Developer Troika is hosting a lottery event on Sept....

Space trip 'taxable benefit'

Sep 14, 2018 / 12:14 pm

The Tax Court of Canada has ruled that a trip to outer space by billionaire Quebec businessman Guy Laliberte in 2009 was a taxable benefit. At issue was a...

Reporter seeks SD 67 seat

Sep 14, 2018 / 12:14 pm

Peachland journalist Dan Walton has filed to run for the Okanagan-Skaha School Board, ensuring an election will take place in October. Walton, 29, lives in...

Ghomeshi dishes on scandal

Sep 14, 2018 / 12:10 pm

Disgraced former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi has penned a personal essay in which he expresses "deep remorse" for the way he treated some people,...

Manafort pleads guilty

Sep 14, 2018 / 12:09 pm

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two federal charges as part of a co-operation deal with prosecutors. The deal requires him to...

First crime in 20 years

Sep 14, 2018 / 12:02 pm

The peace and tranquility on the island of Gigha off the western coast of Scotland has been shattered by a burglary said by locals to be the first serious crime...

Hundreds of goats airlifted

Sep 14, 2018 / 11:57 am

Helicopters and trucks are relocating hundreds of mountain goats from Olympic National Park in an effort officials said will protect natural resources, reduce...

Jagmeet's uphill battle

Sep 14, 2018 / 11:56 am

New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says he's faced barriers to creating change within the party as he reflects on a shaky first year and looks toward the...

Candidate pulls hard right

Sep 14, 2018 / 11:41 am

In Vancouver's crowded mayoral race, observers say one candidate is courting controversy and setting herself apart from others in the field. Political...

Murder suspect still loose

Sep 14, 2018 / 11:32 am

Police in B.C. say a man wanted for first-degree murder has associates in Edmonton and Calgary, and residents in those cities are urged to be on the lookout for...

'Armageddon-like blasts'

Sep 14, 2018 / 11:24 am

Investigators worked Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of dramatic natural gas explosions that killed a teenager who had just gotten his driver's...

'Test of Humanity' goes Sun.

Sep 14, 2018 / 10:53 am

The eighth annual “Test of Humanity” goes Sunday in Summerland, in support of education for vulnerable children in Ethiopia. The mountain biking...

Campfire bans lifted

Sep 14, 2018 / 10:24 am

UPDATE 10:25 a.m. The City of Penticton has also now lifted its campfire ban as of noon today. “Campfires only are now allowable in Penticton. As always,...

Kelowna's most wanted

Sep 14, 2018 / 10:00 am

Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following male who is wanted on a province-wide warrant in effect as of September 14,...

Stolen wigs found in hotel

Sep 14, 2018 / 9:55 am

Police have recovered some of the wigs destined for sick kids at BC Children's Hospital that were stolen last week. About 150 wigs were swiped last Friday...

Pushing on policing, power

Sep 14, 2018 / 9:44 am

Policing, power grid redundancy and a second crossing of Okanagan Lake were on the agenda for West Kelowna's delegation at the Union of B.C. Municipalities...

Trans-Canada reopens

Sep 14, 2018 / 9:03 am

UPDATE: 9 a.m. DriveBC reports the Trans-Canada Highway has reopened west of Revelstoke. Expect delays due to heavy congestion. ORIGINAL: 6:20 a.m. If...

Four arrested, guns seized

Sep 14, 2018 / 9:02 am

Four people have been arrested in connection with a home invasion and an alleged assault at an Inn in Kamloops. Police were called to unit #17 of the...

Terrifying storm surge

Sep 14, 2018 / 8:58 am

Hurricane Florence lumbered ashore in North Carolina with howling 90 mph winds and terrifying storm surge early Friday, ripping apart buildings and knocking out...

Watching grounded barge

Sep 14, 2018 / 8:53 am

Booms have been placed around a grounded fishing lodge barge so contaminants that may be seeping from its hull don't foul beaches on the east coast of Haida...

Household debt creeps up

Sep 14, 2018 / 8:49 am

The amount households owe, relative to their income, crept higher in the second quarter, even as mortgage borrowing continued to slow, Statistics Canada said....

Speculation tax in crosshairs

Sep 14, 2018 / 8:21 am

The B.C. speculation tax is back in the crosshairs. Both BC Liberal Leader, Andrew Wilkinson and Greens leader Andrew Weaver have recently taken shots at the...

Downloading decision

Sep 14, 2018 / 7:46 am

The Supreme Court of Canada says internet service providers can recover some of the costs of helping movie companies and other copyright holders find illegal...

Van attack case postponed

Sep 14, 2018 / 7:45 am

The case of a man accused in a deadly van attack in north Toronto will return to court on Nov. 1. Lawyers for Alek Minassian appeared in court on their...

Bank issues Brexit warning

Sep 14, 2018 / 7:20 am

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warned Friday that developments surrounding Brexit are "the most significant influences" on the economic outlook...

Maverick MP launches party

Sep 14, 2018 / 7:16 am

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier is naming his new political venture The People's Party of Canada. Bernier says the name— which will be PPC for short —...

Julie Chen supports husband

Sep 14, 2018 / 7:08 am

Julie Chen returned to television with an unusual sign-off days after her husband, Les Moonves, resigned as the CEO of CBS after sexual misconduct allegations....

Virtual voodoo saves career?

Sep 14, 2018 / 7:04 am

Anyone who's ever been so furious with their boss that they feel like exacting revenge really needs to listen to Lindie Liang. Liang and her colleagues...

Murder suspect in court

Sep 14, 2018 / 7:02 am

A brief court appearance is expected today in Vancouver provincial court for a man charged in the death of a teenage girl. Ibrahim Ali was arrested last Friday...

Bieber-Baldwin married?

Sep 14, 2018 / 6:56 am

Justin Bieber and his model fiancee Hailey Baldwin have sparked rumors suggesting they're husband and wife after the pair was spotted visiting the marriage...

Kristen pays to see births

Sep 14, 2018 / 6:54 am

Kristen Bell has gifted two new moms $30,000 for allowing her to be in the delivery room as they gave birth. The Frozen star is gearing up to premiere the...

A Gaga, Stevie duet?

Sep 14, 2018 / 6:53 am

Lady Gaga still has big dreams to record a duet with Stevie Wonder and a new version of Dinah Washington standard What a Difference a Day Makes. The Poker Face...

Rising star dies in fall

Sep 14, 2018 / 6:52 am

A Nashville prosecutor who was the son-in-law of country music star Alan Jackson has died in a fall in Florida. Citing a Davidson County District's...

Wishes she'd been at brawl

Sep 14, 2018 / 6:52 am

Christina Aguilera wishes she'd had a "front row seat" to Nicki Minaj and Cardi B's brawl, which broke out while she was performing at a...

Sofia's road to highest pay

Sep 14, 2018 / 6:49 am

Sofia Vergara has admitted becoming TV's highest-paid actress required sacrifices, including missing some of her son's birthdays. The Modern Family star...

Ozzy: reunion no fun

Sep 14, 2018 / 6:48 am

Ozzy Osbourne has stunned Black Sabbath fans by confessing he really didn't enjoy the band's recent reunion tour. The heavy rocker reteamed with Tony...

Mohini back in the running

Sep 14, 2018 / 6:45 am

Two-term Kelowna city councillor Mohini Singh has made it official. She's seeking re-election in this fall's municipal election. “It has been a...

Eminem regrets using slur

Sep 14, 2018 / 6:44 am

Eminem regrets using a homophobic slur to insult Tyler, The Creator on his new album Kamikaze. The Lose Yourself rapper surprise-released the record at the end...

Call to ban plastic bags

Sep 14, 2018 / 6:35 am

Municipal leaders are calling on the province to ban plastic shopping bags. Delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler unanimously...

Tent camp cleared out

Sep 14, 2018 / 6:26 am

A tent city in Saanich that had been occupied since May has been cleared out. Campers packed up Thursday night at Regina Park in Saanich following a court order...

Unsolved crimes: Kelowna

Sep 14, 2018 / 6:00 am

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

Getting to the start

Sep 14, 2018 / 6:00 am

After the team's para-motor world record several years ago, my wife wrote a book titled Getting To The Start. The book was originally going to be called...

Paralyzed Bronco back

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:25 am

It might be a fun, trash-talking, celebrity sledge hockey game but to Ryan Straschnitzki, it's no joking matter. In the Cowboys N Sleds Charity Sledge...

Moonwalker, still smitten

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:20 am

It's one thing to look up at the moon in the night sky. It's another thing to do that when you are the second human ever to walk on it. Former astronaut...

Bears being bears

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:14 am

As the seasons begin to change all kinds of animals are preparing for winter, especially bears who hibernate until spring. These two pictures sent to us by Tony...

Protesting sexual violence

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Despite the breezy weather and unseasonably chilly temperatures, dozens of people took to the streets of downtown Kelowna Thursday evening for the annual Take...

Penticton the policing hub?

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

The South Okanagan could be a candidate for a more centralized policing model that may see the closing of some smaller detachments, the B.C. RCMP’s top...

Double is better

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Jeff Fisher is asking people to band together and petition the province to provide more funding for social housing in Vernon. Last year, the province provided...

Don't feed the bears!

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Summer is winding down, and that means bears are coming down out of the hills to feast on fruit – and garbage. The Central Okanagan Regional Waste...

Have breakfast, help locals

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Tax season can seem overwhelming and potentially expensive, especially for people already struggling financially. That's why the Penticton and Area Access...

City tackles weeds

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

City of Vernon work crews will be out tackling weeds this fall. The fall weed program is designed to control weeds and grasses that affect traffic visibility,...

Plant your heart out

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Summer is winding down, but if you're a gardener, that's a good thing. According to nursery manger of GardenWorks Scott Austin, fall is an ideal time...

Confused dog's funny face

Sep 14, 2018 / 12:01 am

Confused dog displays a comical face

Fever of sting rays

Sep 14, 2018 / 12:01 am

Did you know that the proper term for a large group of rays is a “fever of rays"?

Measles scare following fest

Sep 13, 2018 / 9:35 pm

Vancouver Coastal Health is warning anyone who went to the Skookum Festival, visited Noodlebox Mount Pleasant or the Outdoor Community Block Party or used...

Major triathlon to return

Sep 13, 2018 / 8:00 pm

After heavy smoke cancelled most of the inaugural Super League Triathlon in Penticton last month, organizers have announced they will be back for a second year...

Finlay to run for council

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:30 pm

The number of people vying for a seat on Vernon City Council continues to grow. Jasmine Finlay officially announced her candidacy for council Thursday. Finlay...

50,000-year-old mummies

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:19 pm

A snapshot of life for an ancient predator and its prey is being put on display as the mummified ice-age remains of a caribou calf and a wolf pup are unveiled...

Oil production hits record

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:16 pm

The world's supply of oil hit a record last month, yet another sign of oil's dominance over the energy landscape. The International Energy Agency said...

Downtown Y turns one

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:10 pm

The Downtown Kelowna YMCA location celebrated its first birthday Thursday with a gift to the community, by opening its doors free to the public. Local goodies...

Hope lost for sick orca?

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:06 pm

UPDATE: 7:05 p.m. A scientist says there is "no chance" a sick killer whale at the centre of an international effort to provide the orca with medical...

Poll: a taste for wine

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:03 pm

The Okanagan Valley swept the second annual Best of BC Wine Awards, winning all dozen provincial categories in the crowd-sourced online survey. The competition...

McGovern wants to govern

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Local entrepreneur Myles McGovern is jumping into the political arena. McGovern officially announced his candidacy for Director of Electoral Area B in the North...

Duffy Baker seeks council

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Duffy Baker, the owner of an award-winning construction company in Penticton, is putting his name forward to run for city council next month. The 31-year-old...

Hearts of Gold raises $1.3M

Sep 13, 2018 / 6:32 pm

The KGH Foundation is one step closer to reaching its $8-million goal for JoeAnna's House, a home away from home for families with sick children at Kelowna...

Rare, incredible encounter

Sep 13, 2018 / 6:30 pm

A “once in a lifetime” encounter with a cougar was captured on video by a Port Alberni resident. Marnie Robinson watched as a cougar took down a...

Candidates invited - to listen

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:11 pm

Peachland residents will have the opportunity to share thoughts about their city council at a community forum next week. The Peachland Residents Association is...

College focus on climate

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:06 pm

The fight to impact climate change continues, so Okanagan College decided to rally a few troops. The college held a climate action symposium on Thursday, to...

Evening Update Sept. 13

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Castanet's Evening Update for Thursday, Sept. 13, with Jon Manchester.

Neighbours clean creek

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:00 pm

A group of neighbours are keeping their "Hidden Park" clean. As part of the RDNO Adopt-a-Stream Program, these neighbours went out last Sunday and...

Foregoing oil for nature

Sep 13, 2018 / 4:52 pm

Shell Canada Ltd. has given up its offshore exploration rights, clearing the way for the creation of Canada's first protected marine area under the Canada...

Re-offender back in jail

Sep 13, 2018 / 4:46 pm

A well-known South Okanagan prolific offender is back behind bars after being apprehended in Osoyoos. The Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen Regional...

Florence roars ashore

Sep 13, 2018 / 4:15 pm

The big slosh has begun, and the consequences could be disastrous. Hurricane Florence's leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and...

VW: bye, bye Beetle

Sep 13, 2018 / 4:10 pm

After selling it on and off in the U.S. for nearly seven decades, Volkswagen has decided to squash its iconic Beetle. The company's American unit announced...

Gas explosions wreak havoc

Sep 13, 2018 / 4:09 pm

A series of gas explosions caused fires at more than 20 homes across three communities north of Boston on Thursday, forcing entire neighbourhoods to evacuate as...

Karlsson traded to Sharks

Sep 13, 2018 / 4:05 pm

The Ottawa Senators promised they were going into rebuild mode earlier this week. They weren't kidding. Ending months of speculation and creating yet...

Honolulu ready to evacuate

Sep 13, 2018 / 4:04 pm

Honolulu officials on Thursday prepared for the possible evacuation of 10,000 people from a residential neighbourhood after rains from a tropical storm...

Retiree was bomb target

Sep 13, 2018 / 4:02 pm

A retired pulp mill worker has been identified as the victim of a mail bomb attack in the tiny village of Port Alice on Vancouver Island. The Mounties say they...

Valley sweeps wine awards

Sep 13, 2018 / 3:48 pm

The Okanagan Valley swept the second annual Best of BC Wine awards, winning all dozen provincial categories in the crowd-sourced online survey. The competition...

Another crash on Hwy 33

Sep 13, 2018 / 3:46 pm

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. Another hour, another crash on Highway 33. After one collision at the Highway 97 and Highway 33 junction this afternoon, another smash-up...

Kimberley runs for council

Sep 13, 2018 / 3:35 pm

Former Penticton mayor Jake Kimberley has filed his paperwork to run for city council. In an announcement Thursday, he said he’s no longer happy just...

Input sought on Rec Plan

Sep 13, 2018 / 3:31 pm

A Recreation Master Plan is being developed for the Greater Vernon area including the City of Vernon, the District of Coldstream, and Areas B (Swan Lake) &...

Evidence in pocket

Sep 13, 2018 / 3:29 pm

RCMP arrested a man with a pocket full of evidence Thursday. Staff Sgt. Scott West said on Sept. 12, as the result of a call from the public, Salmon Arm and...

Kerry Park lookin' good

Sep 13, 2018 / 2:47 pm

The first phase of improvements to downtown Kelowna's Kerry Park are nearing completion. Construction of the first phase is now substantially complete, the...

Tell us before you bill us

Sep 13, 2018 / 2:40 pm

RCMP will be asked to give municipalities a year's notice before sending them a bill. Vernon Mayor Akbal Mund is at the Union of BC Municipalities meeting...

Motorhome, cars collide

Sep 13, 2018 / 1:57 pm

Emergency crews were called to an accident near Vernon Square shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday. Two cars and a motorhome were involved in the rear-end accident...

Trash pipeline plan: letter

Sep 13, 2018 / 1:42 pm

Dozens of Order of Canada members from British Columbia are urging the federal government to cancel the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Bonnie Sherr Klein,...

Olympic comparisons dicey

Sep 13, 2018 / 1:37 pm

Now that a new price tag has been put on a possible Calgary bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a comparison to the most recent games in Canada is...

Getting to know each other

Sep 13, 2018 / 1:35 pm

Residents are getting to know their local RCMP and the RCMP are getting to know area residents thanks to the Coffee with a Cop program. The initiative by new...

Alberta has long way to go

Sep 13, 2018 / 1:34 pm

TD Bank says Alberta's battered economy is headed in the right direction, but warns there are still a number of hurdles that could hinder recovery. A report...

Oilpatch emissions falling

Sep 13, 2018 / 1:32 pm

A new report by research firm IHS Markit forecasts the intensity of oilsands emissions to improve by between 16 and 23 per cent by 2030. The report by IHS...

Big bird diverted to Iqaluit

Sep 13, 2018 / 1:28 pm

A British Airways flight to Calgary from London was rerouted to Iqaluit late Wednesday. FlightAware, an online flight tracking tool, shows the Boeing 787-9...

Bikers on the move

Sep 13, 2018 / 1:00 pm

A big Heroes pump up for everyone who hopped on their bikes to go back to school and work after the summer. It’s great to see people braving the rain and...

Cyclist struck on KLO

Sep 13, 2018 / 12:57 pm

UPDATE: 12:57 p.m. Witnesses at the scene say firefighters and ambulance paramedics are now on scene and tending to the cyclist. ORIGINAL: 12:50 p.m. A cyclist...

Old scam, new twist

Sep 13, 2018 / 12:56 pm

Again, scammers are pushing the limits in an effort to separate you from your money. RCMP say a number of Kamloops residents have fallen victim to an old scam...

Does Surrey need own force

Sep 13, 2018 / 12:47 pm

Surrey's mayoral race got a little more interesting recently after one of the candidates tossed out the idea of a new police service in the city. Candidate...

Interspecies friendship

Sep 13, 2018 / 12:37 pm

The head of a marine research group says a young narwhal that has been spotted swimming with belugas in the St. Lawrence River appears to be just another member...

Troops leaving Similkameen

Sep 13, 2018 / 12:37 pm

The approximately 100 Canadian Armed Forces members in Princeton helping mop up the Cool Creek wildfire are no longer needed at the blaze. The BC Wildfire...

Smiles are back again

Sep 13, 2018 / 12:30 pm

Annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookies are back to help raise funds for Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. The tasty treats will be available from September 17...

Impaired man follows girl

Sep 13, 2018 / 12:26 pm

A 35-year-old man is in custody after an alleged attempt to lure a young girl in Kamloops. RCMP say they made the arrest after receiving a complaint of a...

Shots fired false alarm

Sep 13, 2018 / 12:17 pm

Police in Penticton say a loud series of bangs Wednesday evening on the northwest end of the city were not gunshots. Several Castanet readers have inquired...

Pedophile jailed for 2 years

Sep 13, 2018 / 12:03 pm

An Osoyoos man has been sentenced to two years in prison for sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy over the span of months. Shawn Berry Titus, 36, appeared in...

Salmon focus of meeting

Sep 13, 2018 / 11:38 am

The Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band is inviting people to talk about the past, present and especially the future of wild Pacific salmon. As the annual salmon...

100 homes in wake of flood

Sep 13, 2018 / 11:29 am

Residents of flood-ravaged Grand Forks are receiving 100 new homes as part of an expedited plan by the provincial government. “People in Grand Forks are...

Open the books, says union

Sep 13, 2018 / 11:18 am

The union representing striking casino workers in Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton and Kamloops says Gateway Casinos has refused to release company financials. The...

United Way's lofty new goal

Sep 13, 2018 / 11:18 am

UPDATE 11:15 a.m. This year's United Way fundraising fall kick-off has set a lofty goal of raising $4 million over the next 3 years. United Way Executive...

Cole still behind bars

Sep 13, 2018 / 11:12 am

Tyson Cole will remain in custody for at least one more week. Cole, who was arrested in connection to a May 1 shooting in Vernon, had his bail hearing pushed...

Who is Ibrahim Ali?

Sep 13, 2018 / 10:54 am

More details have emerged about the man accused of murdering a teenage girl in Burnaby. The death of 13-year-old Marissa Shen shocked the community in July...

YLW soars to new record

Sep 13, 2018 / 10:51 am

August was the busiest month ever at Kelowna International Airport. YLW saw 201,485 passengers pass through its doors during the month. In 2017, August was also...

A former oilpatch opinion

Sep 13, 2018 / 10:48 am

In response to Randy McConnell’s letter of Sept. 5, “Oil Patch Kid Speaks.” Not everyone opposed to the pipeline or aspects of it is a...

Drug users get new meds

Sep 13, 2018 / 10:43 am

Drug users who didn't respond well to a reformulated methadone treatment introduced in British Columbia four years ago to ward off withdrawal symptoms have...

Don't whitewash history

Sep 13, 2018 / 10:43 am

Re: removal of Sir John A. Macdonald's statue When reading the history of Auschwitz, there was a time that, because of the horror, people wanted it gone....

Dumb move from council

Sep 13, 2018 / 10:40 am

Thanks, City of Kelowna... Costco doesn’t fit plans for the airport business park? An area that already includes the airport, shopping and a hotel? What...

Costco, don't go to Westside

Sep 13, 2018 / 10:36 am

I understand the importance for Costco to find a location that will allow it to achieve its goal of incorporating a gas bar within its complex, and that will...

Dear Oilpatch Kid...

Sep 13, 2018 / 10:31 am

Most of us "protesters" to oil understand that we are very dependent on oil right now. It does not mean that we need to continue following that path....

Whale of an encounter

Sep 13, 2018 / 10:03 am

A video showing a humpback whale colliding with an inflatable tour boat off the coast of Nova Scotia is making waves online, just a few months after the...

Kelowna's most wanted

Sep 13, 2018 / 10:00 am

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

The Uranus Examiner?

Sep 13, 2018 / 9:58 am

Cue the giggling: A small Missouri town has a new newspaper called The Uranus Examiner. KYTV reports that the newspaper's launch was announced Wednesday,...

Saving Nfld's ponies

Sep 13, 2018 / 9:46 am

Help is on the way for the beloved Newfoundland pony, once an essential part of the province's cultural life but now a critically endangered species. The...

Tolerance for downturn?

Sep 13, 2018 / 9:43 am

Nobody can predict with accuracy when stock markets will end their record-setting bull run, but the best way for investors to deal with the next downturn is to...

Rihanna unleashes beast

Sep 13, 2018 / 9:39 am

Rihanna unleashed the wild beast in a lush tropical land that turned to arid desert with women of all shapes, sizes and colours writhing, cackling, frolicking...

Semi drops mobile home

Sep 13, 2018 / 9:39 am

A semi-truck carrying part of a mobile home tipped over late Wednesday night just north of Penticton when turning a sharp corner on Highway 97, heading north....

AltaGas to spin off

Sep 13, 2018 / 9:32 am

AltaGas Ltd. has announced plans to spin off some of its assets to a new company called AltaGas Canada Inc., while retaining a significant minority equity...

Two big trucks collide

Sep 13, 2018 / 9:30 am

A Castanet reader has reported a collision between a dump truck and tractor trailer on Summerland hill Thursday morning. At approximately 8:41 a.m., the dump...

T-bone crash slows traffic

Sep 13, 2018 / 9:19 am

Traffic was slowed Thursday morning in Penticton by a crash on the corner of Martin Street and Eckhardt Ave West. Two pickups were involved in what appears to...

Symphony kicks off season

Sep 13, 2018 / 9:00 am

Three Bs kick off the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra's 59th season. Those are, of course, Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Their music spans three centuries of...

Contemporary Landmark

Sep 13, 2018 / 9:00 am

Architecturally designed contemporary home created with extensive use of concrete and glass. West facing walls of windows capture ever-changing vistas of...

Boil water notice issued

Sep 13, 2018 / 8:53 am

A boil water notice has been issued for the Falkland Water System's drinking water supply. Recent water quality tests have identified a high bacterial...

Beware snow on Coquihalla

Sep 13, 2018 / 8:51 am

Fall is still more than a week away, but drivers on the Coquihalla Highway can be forgiven for thinking winter is arriving. Environment Canada has issued...

Massive GM pickup recall

Sep 13, 2018 / 8:48 am

General Motors is recalling more than a million big pickup trucks and SUVs in North America because of power-assisted steering problems that have been cited in...

Trump denies death toll

Sep 13, 2018 / 8:47 am

President Donald Trump is rejecting the widely accepted death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, claiming without citing evidence that "3,000 people...

Lepp enters council race

Sep 13, 2018 / 8:38 am

Another candidate has entered the race for Vernon City Council. Kevin Lepp announced his intentions to run for a council position in a press release to media...

Never without her butter

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:06 am

Actress Kate Beckinsale always packs a brick of Kerrygold butter when she travels as she's convinced it helps her maintain her looks. The ageless Underworld...

Sarandon, Messing feud

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:04 am

Debra Messing has reignited her bitter feud with Susan Sarandon over their political views. The actresses began a war of words before the 2016 U.S. general...

Drake, Cardi lead noms

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:03 am

Drake and Cardi B lead all nominees ahead of this year's American Music Awards. The two rappers scored eight nods apiece as the shortlist was announced on...

Grandma joins Mac vigil

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:01 am

Mac Miller's grandmother joined fans mourning the late rapper in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, park that inspired his debut album on Tuesday night. The...

Bow Wow's addiction

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:00 am

Rapper Bow Wow "nearly died" after getting addicted to lean, a combination of cough syrup and soft drinks. The musician and child actor took to...

Florence lashes Carolinas

Sep 13, 2018 / 6:50 am

The outer bands of wind and rain from a weakened but still deadly Hurricane Florence began lashing North Carolina on Thursday as the monster storm moved in for...

Transat third-quarter loss

Sep 13, 2018 / 6:48 am

Transat AT Inc. reported a loss in its latest quarter compared with a profit a year ago as it was hit by rising fuel prices. The travel company says it lost...

Native statue coming down

Sep 13, 2018 / 6:45 am

A San Francisco board decided Wednesday to remove a 19th century statue that activists say is racist and demeaning to indigenous people. The decision by the San...

Tech backlash, fake news

Sep 13, 2018 / 6:43 am

Everywhere Google's chief economist Hal Varian goes, people want to ask him what Google is working on. He usually tells them "everything you can think...

Mass typhoon evacuations

Sep 13, 2018 / 6:38 am

Philippine authorities began evacuating thousands of people Thursday in the path of the most powerful typhoon this year, closing schools, readying bulldozers...

Sobeys parent profits up

Sep 13, 2018 / 6:35 am

Empire Company Ltd. reported a first-quarter profit of $95.6 million, up from $54.0 million a year ago. The parent company of Sobeys says the profit amounted to...

SUV rammed into crowd

Sep 13, 2018 / 6:32 am

The death toll has risen to 11 with another 44 people hospitalized after a man allegedly drove an SUV deliberately into a crowd in central China before jumping...

Serious stabbing in Whalley

Sep 13, 2018 / 6:23 am

RCMP in Surrey are investigating a stabbing. A news release from the Surrey detachment says a youth was stabbed several times just before 8 p.m. Wednesday. It...

Immigration fuels frustration

Sep 13, 2018 / 6:00 am

One local concern I am hearing more about is the growing frustration from those waiting for applications to be processed related to citizenship and immigration...

Pope OKs bishop probe

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:48 am

Pope Francis on Thursday accepted the resignation of a West Virginia bishop, Michael Bransfield, and at the same time authorized a fellow bishop to investigate...

Weinstein video damning

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:32 am

A video of Harvey Weinstein aired on television Wednesday showing him boldly propositioning a woman who later accused him of rape and repeatedly touching her...

Hockney art groundbreaker

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:31 am

One of David Hockney's famous "pool paintings" is coming to auction and is expected to sell in the $80 million range, easily breaking the record...

NAFTA deal in reach?

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:29 am

Canada's negotiating team spent several hours Wednesday updating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the state of NAFTA talks and getting his marching orders...

Dollarama profit up

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:27 am

Dollarama Inc. earned $141.8 million in its latest quarter, up from $131.8 million a year ago. The retailer says the profit amounted to 43 cents per diluted...

5 shot; gunman kills self

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:25 am

A gunman killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as a Kern County sheriff's deputy closed in Wednesday, authorities said....

Canadians in storm's path

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:22 am

Global Affairs Canada says thousands of Canadians are in the path of extreme weather expected to hit the U.S. and Southeast Asia. The department says 440...

Frankenstein pot?

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:20 am

The parent company of marijuana producer Organigram Inc. has closed a $10-million investment deal with Hyasynth Biologicals, boosting its access to...

Woman accosted on walk

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

A longtime Kelowna resident was walking on a main road when a man rode up on his bike and hurled vulgar comments at her. The woman, who asked to remain...

Nominations for biz awards

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

Drumroll, please... The 31st annual Business Excellence Awards nominees are in from the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce, following a record...

Miller brings full resume

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

Penticton Vees blueliner James Miller had eight goals in parts of two B.C Hockey League seasons entering this year, but the hard-shooting defender wasted almost...

Ready for picking!

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

It's apple season, and Okanagan orchards are heavy with fruit. Jennay Oliver, owner of Paynter's Fruit Market in West Kelowna, says this is always her...

No rural director races yet

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

With the nomination deadline for municipal elections just over 24 hours away, there currently isn't more than one candidate for director in any of the...

Okanagan's 'Top Gun'

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

While his callsign isn't 'Maverick', 'Goose' or even 'Iceman', the Okanagan does have its very own 'Top Gun.' Fighter...

Former Flair VP sues airline

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

The former vice-president of a low-cost airline that was once based in Kelowna is suing his former employer for firing him over what he calls "made up...

EATology will stick around

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

One of the most popular Vernon restaurants will be sticking around - no matter what. EATology is currently located in the Greyhound bus depot, but as of Oct. 31...

Farm Fest funds therapy

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

Kelowna's Arion Therapeutic Farm is bringing back its annual Farm Fest on Friday to the acreage on Saucier Road, with the added attraction of a barn dance...

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