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Year in Review: Pop Culture

Dec 31, 2020 / 4:00 am

Photo: Twitter It goes without saying 2020 was a year most of us would like to forget. We spent a lot more time at home, and we had to find new ways to entertain ourselves. Even though we were stuck at home, that doesn't mean popular culture

Supporting Indian farmers

Dec 30, 2020 / 4:00 am

Photo: Dalvir Nahal A Vernon city councillor is showing her support for farmers who are protesting in India. Dalvir Nahal, who has deeply-rooted ancestral ties to her family's land in India, is using her platform to shed some light on

Missing man found dead

Dec 29, 2020 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Contributed A man was found dead in Lumby a few hours after he was reported missing. The Independent Investigations Office of B.C., the province's police watchdog, is investigating the incident to determine the role, if any, that

$4K in tools stolen

Dec 29, 2020 / 4:00 am

Photo: Logan Noel Over $4,000 worth of tools were stolen from a Kelowna resident Sunday night. 11 tools, nine batteries and two chargers were stolen from the central Kelowna home some time between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. Sunday night. "They
 

No. 3: O'Keefe Range

Dec 29, 2020 / 4:00 am

Castanet is counting down its top 10 news stories of the year. We'll count down 2020's biggest Vernon stories starting Dec. 22, winding up with the top story of the year on Dec. 31, and our newsmaker of the year on New Year's Day. Today's

Virus exposures at schools

Dec 28, 2020 / 6:00 pm

Photo: File photo Kelowna Secondary School Interior Health has added at least five Kelowna schools to its COVID-19 exposures list, with exposure dates immediately leading up to the Christmas holidays. Here is a list of the affected schools

COVID exposure at school

Dec 28, 2020 / 4:42 pm

Photo: Google Maps Interior Health is reporting a COVID-19 exposure at Ranchero Elementary School in Salmon Arm. The health authority says the potential dates for exposure were Dec. 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18. IH is working quickly to determine

Carmi crash claims a life

Dec 28, 2020 / 4:12 pm

Photo: Google Maps Penticton RCMP have confirmed a Christmas-morning crash on Carmi Avenue was fatal. At approximately 11:45 a.m. on Dec. 25, an SUV veered off Carmi Road and went down an embankment, where it got lodged against

No pity for distracted drivers

Dec 28, 2020 / 3:46 pm

Photo: File photo Do you think distracted drivers with multiple offences should get their devices taken away? According to a new poll from Research Co., 70 per cent of British Columbians believe electronic devices should be seized from repeat
 

No. 4: Chelsea Estate

Dec 28, 2020 / 4:00 am

Castanet is counting down its top 10 news stories of the year. We'll count down 2020's biggest Vernon stories starting Dec. 22, winding up with the top story of the year on Dec. 31, and our newsmaker of the year on New Year's Day. Today's
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