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Latest Articles from Miriam Halpenny

Protests in East Vancouver

Feb 23, 2020 / 1:51 pm

Photo: CTV News Vancouver Protesters have gathered on train tracks in East Vancouver near Clark Drive and Venables Street to show solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who oppose the GasLink pipeline in northern

Helping out our furry friends

Feb 23, 2020 / 11:48 am

Photo: Contributed A young girl with a big love for animals is gearing up for her fourth annual cupcake fundraiser to benefit the BC SPCA. To celebrate the BC SPCA's Treat Week, 11-year-old Chevy Matthews plans to raise $800 for

Stolen truck takedown

Feb 22, 2020 / 5:00 am

Kelowna RCMP officers were captured on video Thursday, at work arresting a person in a stolen vehicle.  Laura Major tells Castanet News her daughter Christina's home was broken into overnight on Feb. 19 and her blue

The search is on for artists

Feb 21, 2020 / 8:00 pm

Photo: City of Kelowna The City of Kelowna's first "artist in residence" program is now accepting applications. This inaugural program is searching for artists from all disciplines. Those interested have until March 29

Three years of FruitCake

Feb 21, 2020 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Instagram/Peak Pride It's time to throw it back with frosted tips, boy bands and girl power! The Rebellious Unicorns Production Company is celebrating the third anniversary of Kelowna's only monthly inclusive queer-safe

Gearing up for Pride Week

Feb 20, 2020 / 4:01 pm

Photo: The Kelowna Pride Society Dates for this year's Kelowna Pride Week were announced Thursday. The Kelowna Pride Society is gearing up for celebrations June 6 to 14, with the hopes of making it the biggest week-long party yet. “2019

Freddy Krueger masked man

Feb 20, 2020 / 2:48 pm

Photo: Surveillance image Abbotsford Police are on the hunt for a suspect who wore a Freddy Krueger mask during an armed robbery on Tuesday. A man entered an unlicensed marijuana dispensary about 8 p.m., pulled out a gun and

Reclining your airplane seat?

Feb 20, 2020 / 5:00 am

When you fly, do you recline? A video went viral this month, showing a man repeatedly hitting the back of the woman's reclined seat in front of him on an American Airlines flight. It has sparked online debate on whether or not it's acceptable

Finding future Olympians

Feb 20, 2020 / 5:00 am

Photo: Kevin Lightt Olympic officials are coming to UBC Okanagan on Feb. 29 in their search to find future Olympians. The RBC Training Ground event gives local athletes the opportunity to showcase their skills, in hopes of

Black Cat Cabaret returns

Feb 19, 2020 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Kelowna's New Vintage Theatre is presenting the seventh annual Black Cat Cabaret and 10 Minute Play Festival this weekend at the Black Box Theatre. The night will host four plays written by local play writers
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