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Blob back in BC

Oct 20, 2018 / 1:39 pm

Photo: VancouverIsland.com "The blob" is back. No, not the 1958 drive-in, sci-fi classic creature from the movie starring Steve McQueen.  Canadian meteorologists have dubbed a recurring swath of warm water off B.C.'s

Boat just misses baby

Oct 18, 2018 / 12:29 pm

Photo: CTV A Vancouver Island toddler is lucky to be alive after a wayward boat crashed into the girl's bedroom. The incident happened in Courtenay after a vehicle left the road and crashed into a boat that was parked in the driveway,

Smoke 'em if you got 'em?

Oct 18, 2018 / 9:12 am

Photo: Miriam Severin You'll be seeing a lot more of this in the days and weeks ahead, now that cannabis is legal in Canada. This photo, snapped Wednesday, shows a man with a large bong and bag of what appears to be cannabis smoking

Smoke was training at YLW

Oct 17, 2018 / 4:16 pm

Photo: Ian Milde UPDATE 4:14 p.m. Sean Parker, manager of airport emergency and operational readiness at YLW, tells Castanet that Wednesday's training was a Transport Canada requirement. They have to test their equipment every year

What's in a name: pot

Oct 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

YouTube UBC Okanagan With cannabis being legalized on Wednesday a new study published by the University of British Columbia Okanagan indicates much of the so-called different types of cannabis currently advertised are virtually identical. Professor

Hawk long way from home

Oct 14, 2018 / 10:33 am

Photo: Bill Sutherland A Kelowna man took a picture of an unusual sight for our area and shared it with Castanet News. Bill Sutherland snapped this photo of what appears to be a Harris's Hawk which is not native to our area. "I

Snow builds on summits

Oct 11, 2018 / 7:59 am

Photo: Contributed The weather in the valley may be improving as we head into the weekend, but that is not the case at higher elevations. Snow can be seen on highway cameras at the Pennask Summit, and the Bullet Cam at Big White Ski Resort

Homegrown zero waste co.

Oct 1, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Keith Stafford A Kelowna-based company is hoping to capitalize on a move away from plastic and paper straws and packaging by offering a sustainable bamboo alternative. Keith Stafford, CEO of Bella Bamboo, says "bamboo provides

Wine lovers rejoice

Sep 28, 2018 / 7:30 pm

Photo: BC Liquor Wine lovers are anxiously awaiting this Saturday. BC Liquor Stores will be releasing highly prized Bordeaux wines on Saturday. "The 2015 vintage of Bordeaux in this year's release is one of the best in years,

Driver pulled a U-turn

Sep 21, 2018 / 11:46 am

Photo: Christine Reimann UPDATE 11:45 a.m The driver of the school bus involved in a collision on Chute Lake Road Friday morning tells Castanet there were no children on board the bus at the time of the accident. "There was no children,
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