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Castanet's week in review

Dec 4, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Castanet's week in review for the week of November 27.

RCMP Counter Attack back

Dec 4, 2022 / 4:00 am

The Kelowna RCMP kicked off their annual Counter Attack campaign, setting up a roadblock on Lakeshore Road Saturday night to remind drivers of the dangers and consequences of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. “We’re going

Giving with firefighters

Dec 4, 2022 / 4:00 am

The West Kelowna Fire Department is holding its 25th annual Holiday Food Drive this year. In support of the Central Okanagan Food Bank, firefighters and staff are asking the people of Greater Westside to join them in giving this holiday season. "We're

UBCO Heat defeat top team

Dec 3, 2022 / 9:27 pm

Photo: Krista Carlson The UBC Okanagan Heat women's basketball team defeated the second top-3 team in the country in the past two weeks with an 89-84 victory over the top ranked Regina Cougars Saturday night. Jaeli Ibbetson, a product

Festive fun downtown

Dec 3, 2022 / 5:18 pm

UPDATE: 5:18 p.m. Hundreds -- if not thousands -- of people took to the streets of downtown Kelowna on Saturday evening to take in the annual Christmas Tree Light Up at Stuart Park. Cheers could be heard from a distance as the crowd cheered

Holiday magic at school

Dec 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

Spring Valley Middle School has created a "winter wonderland" display to raise money for the Central Okanagan Food Bank this season, a project that took about 50 students nearly 30 days to complete. “Everything was looking amazing

Evacuation order for home

Dec 2, 2022 / 7:25 pm

Photo: Canadian Press UPDATE: 7:25 p.m. The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District has updated Castanet saying homes that were previously on the evacuation order have since been taken off and that one address remains in place at 1781 Reid Road. You

Temperatures below normal

Dec 1, 2022 / 3:30 pm

It was a colder-than-usual November throughout the Thompson-Okanagan. Environment Canada says Kelowna and Vernon recorded their fourth-coldest Novembers on record. Penticton had its third coldest while Kamloops saw its sixth-coldest. “So

Fire crews help food bank

Nov 30, 2022 / 5:52 pm

Photo: District of Lake Country Lake Country firefighters will be knocking on doors next week to accept donations for the local food bank. Firefighters will be driving up and down neighbourhood streets in their firetrucks from Dec. 4 and

Holiday road checks coming

Nov 30, 2022 / 5:22 pm

Photo: file photo As the December CounterAttack campaign kicks off this weekend, ICBC and police are urging drivers to be responsible and plan for a safe ride home. According to ICBC, impaired driving claims the lives of 64 people every



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