Latest Articles from Alanna Kelly

Smoke, flames visible

Jun 28, 2017 / 4:23 pm

Madison Erhardt UPDATE: 4:20 P.M. West Kelowna Fire Crews responded to a report of flames and smoke visible at a residence on Auburn Drive. Crews from Lakeview Heights and Westbank arrived to find a hedge and landscaping on fire, with damage

Fire 50% contained

Jun 28, 2017 / 4:00 pm

Photo: Debby Hallstrom Wildfire at Dew Drop half contained. A wildfire 12 kilometres west of Kamloops is 50 per cent contained. Ground fire crews have made significant progress at Dew Drop and say there is no threats to public safety

BC's best boating spots

Jun 28, 2017 / 11:40 am

Photo: Panoramio/FrameToFrame Kalamalka Lake UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. Okanagan Lake is on the list. After being sent a press release with incorrect information, boy, did we hear about it from Castanet readers. Boating BC issued a press

Campfire ban coming

Jun 28, 2017 / 11:06 am

Photo: @BCGovFireInfo Campfire ban in some areas of the Cariboo Fire Centre. Campfires will be banned in parts of the Cariboo Fire Centre’s jurisdiction starting Thursday. The prohibition is to help prevent human-caused wildfire

Hunters catch another creep

Jun 28, 2017 / 5:50 am

Photo: Brendon Brady RCMP arrested a 46-year-old man after luring what he thought was a teen girl he met online. A 46-year-old South Okanagan man was arrested after he was caught attempting to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex. But the

Three-generation freefall

Jun 27, 2017 / 8:30 pm

Photo: Hope for the Nations Three generations of one family will jump out of an airplane over Vernon. Three generations are taking the plunge together on July 8. An 85-year-old Summerland woman will jump out of an airplane over Vernon

Bloody scene at motel

Jun 27, 2017 / 5:00 pm

UPDATE: 5 p.m. Police are staked out at a Kelowna motel as the investigation into a 38-year-old man being assaulted continues. A motorcycle is parked directly in front of an open door at Canada's Best Value Inn. Inside the room, a large

Serious assault, man dead

Jun 27, 2017 / 2:31 pm

Photo: Contributed A man is dead after an assault in Vancouver Tuesday morning. Police responded to a call at the 200 block of East Hastings just after 8 a.m. for a report of a serious assault. On scene, they found an injured man who

Fire near BC Place

Jun 27, 2017 / 11:56 am

Photo: @ChuckBergeron Fire breaks out downtown Vancouver on June 27, 2017. Fire crews are responding to thick, black smoke seen over BC Place in Vancouver. Firefighters arrived at Pacific Boulevard about 11:30 a.m. It is not yet clear

Drugs: just don't do it

Jun 27, 2017 / 11:27 am

Photo: Contributed Stock image of drug use. The Okanagan continues to see a spike in overdose deaths. There have been 50 OD deaths in the first four months of 2017 in the valley. “The number of deaths from drug overdoses continues