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Youth athletes off to Games

Feb 20, 2020 / 11:35 am

Photo: Telemark Nordic Club Nine young cross-country skiers are representing the Okanagan Zone at the BC Winter Games in Fort St. John. The Games begin today and run through Monday. Seven athletes are from the competitive racing

Local nominated for Juno

Feb 18, 2020 / 7:00 pm

Sarita Patel West Kelowna’s Johnny Jansen has been nominated for direction of the ‘Music Video of the Year' at this year’s Juno Awards, thanks in part to his use of the earliest form of animation; phenakistoscope.  Dating

Has spring really sprung?

Feb 18, 2020 / 3:49 pm

Sarita Patel The sun is shining in downtown Kelowna, but has spring really arrived? Last week we experienced wintery weather with hail and snow, but Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist tells Castanet mild temperatures are on

Drunk crash caught on cam

Feb 18, 2020 / 10:43 am

Contributed A drunk driver lost control on West Kelowna's Bridge Hill late Sunday night, flipping his truck over the road's barricade. And it was all caught on camera.  The crash occurred just after 10 p.m. on

Abstract ideas on display

Feb 18, 2020 / 5:00 am

Photo: Kim Palmer The Okanagan School of the Arts (OSA) opens its first exhibit of the year this week. The theme for this exhibit is "Abstracted Ideas", which showcases work that do not attempt to accurately depict

THC breathalyzer coming

Feb 18, 2020 / 5:00 am

Sarita Patel THC roadside breathalyzers could soon be available, thanks to research at UBC Okanagan.  Prof. Mina Hoorfar, who runs UBCO’s Advanced Thermo-Fluidic Lab, has been working on a device for over five years using her

Young team captures win

Feb 17, 2020 / 6:30 pm

Photo: Darcey King The Dr. Knox girl's basketball team captured the Jr. Girls Okanagan Valley Basketball Championships on Saturday evening. The team defeated Kelowna Secondary School's Jr. Girls by a score of 55-51. Reegan

2 dead after toxic overdose

Feb 17, 2020 / 6:28 pm

Photo: Contributed UPDATE 6:15 p.m. The Nelson Police Department has confirmed the deaths of two individuals due to toxic overdoses in the community.  Police responded to three separate calls for medical assistance

Stolen items worth $80k

Feb 17, 2020 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Surrey RCMP A large collection of stolen goods has been recovered by the Surrey RCMP Property Crime Target Team. The seizure of stolen property, worth more than $80,000, began as an investigation by officers into a

Hits cop car trying to escape

Feb 17, 2020 / 5:30 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff A 100 Mile House woman faces a long list of criminal charges for an alleged spree spanning the B.C. Southern Interior.  Ashcroft RCMP was called Saturday at 10 p.m. about a suspect vehicle reportedly associated


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