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Stepping up crisis support

Jun 5, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Unsplash/Jim Reardan KCR Community Resources in Kelowna is pioneering new suicide awareness and crisis response workshops for frontline workers. The program has been developed by Christina MacIsaac, a local consultant who was instrumental

Plane piece claimed

Jun 3, 2023 / 11:20 am

Photo: Contributed 11:20 a.m. The front piece of the plane that ended up on a Kelowna forestry road was not dumped. Jacob Moore reached out to Castanet to say the piece of plane, identified by readers as a Convair 580, was "mistakenly

Ghost plane lands at airport

Jun 3, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Lockheed F-104 used extensively during the cold war. Kelowna aviation enthusiasts are excited by the arrival of a 'ghost plane' at KF Aerospace. Self-confessed aviation nerd, Dave tells Castanet he cycles past

Sailboat partially sunk

Jun 2, 2023 / 3:39 pm

Photo: Contributed A sinking sailboat in Okanagan Lake off Kelowna's Strathcona Beach is drawing attention. A Kelowna General Hospital nurse captured this photo Friday morning. "It's very close to shore," said the nurse. The

RCMP dent drug trade

Jun 2, 2023 / 11:50 am

Photo: RCMP Police in Kelowna are announcing a significant drug bust after an investigation that started back in February. Investigators with the Kelowna RCMP's Proactive Enforcement Unit spotted an Acura TL making a number of short

Tiki Bar has a new owner

Jun 2, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Okanagan Beach Club June 2021 The Lake Okanagan Resort Tiki Bar is back just in time for summer. The Tiki Bar closed after the 2022 summer season when the previous operators, Okanagan Beach Club, which had a 10-year

MLA's retweet draws fire

Jun 1, 2023 / 3:15 pm

Photo: Renee Merrifield Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield is once again being called out for her Twitter activity. Merrifield's account retweeted a post by current 2024 U.S. presidential candidate and anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist

YMCA builds own lifeguards

May 31, 2023 / 6:40 pm

Photo: YMCA of Southern Interior BC YMCA of Southern Interior BC is tackling the shortage of trained lifeguards head-on by creating a new training program. The team at the YMCA of Southern Interior BC believes youth are the solution to the

Pedestrian hit near school

May 31, 2023 / 1:51 pm

Rob Gibson Emergency responders, including the Kelowna Fire Department, had their hands full following a collision involving an SUV and a pedestrian on Lakeshore Road Wednesday morning. Kelowna Fire Department Captain Glenn Bonkowski tells Castanet

RCMP investigate vandalism

May 31, 2023 / 11:56 am

Photo: Colin Dacre file photo BC Hydro has now repaired damage to one of its transmission lines that forced the complete shutdown of power in West Kelowna and Peachland Wednesday morning. The line was vandalized and the damage was spotted



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