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Fatal cliff jumping accident

UPDATE 5:15 p.m. RCMP have confirmed an 18-year-old Kelowna man is dead after jumping at a popular cliff jumping spot at the southeast end of Skaha...

Oliver Firefighter Charged

A former Oliver firefighter has been charged with arson. Mike Hagel, who was a member of the Oliver volunteer fire department, has been formally...

Penticton brush fire

Officials in the South Okanagan are investigating another fire. A brush fire broke out on the Penticton Indian Reserve Thursday afternoon. It started...

Oliver Garage Fire

Improper storage of oily rags almost led to disaster for an Oliver couple. Fire Chief, Dave Janzen, says the fire department responded to an alarm...

Oliver Firefighter In Court

Former Oliver firefighter Michael George Hagel has a date today in Penticton court, making his first appearance on a number of arson charges. The...

Fire chief recognized

It was an emotional start to Monday's council meeting in Oliver, as the fire chief was recognized, before a packed house. Dan Skaros was given a...

Quirky, wonderful, odd and everything in between: Castanet Penticton's strangest-but-true stories of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, Castanet Penticton is inviting readers to look back at some of the quirkiest, oddest, and strangest-but-true stories that...

Some properties on evacuation order from the Nk'Mip wildfire downgraded to alert

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. An evacuation order for 191 properties identified within the Nk’Mip Creek area of Electoral Area A has been downgraded by the...

Search and Rescue crews from around the South Okanagan found and rescued injured hiker near Osoyoos

A fallen and injured hiker was located after a lengthy overnight search by the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department and surrounding search and rescue...

Osoyoos Indian Band unveils residential school monument, chief calls for action

Hundreds of Indigenous and non-indigenous people joined the Osoyoos Indian Band on Friday for a residential school solidarity walk and the unveiling...

Castanet teams up with JDRF to raise funds and awareness for juvenile diabetes

Castanet is participating in a unique fundraiser in support of The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), starting April 4. JDRF is the leader...

Falling rock kills man

UPDATE 3:25 p.m. The Penticton RCMP has confirmed an 81-year-old man has died as a result of a fatal rockslide in Okanagan Falls. Police were alerted...

Fire Departments Busy

The fire departments phone lines were heating up last night. A slash pile on McCulloch Road went up in flames just after 11 pm last night. At it’s...

Old barber building gutted

UPDATE: 10:27 a.m. Okanagan Falls fire chief Rob Oliver confirmed that the fire started at the rear of the old OK Barbershop building and spread to...

Have Penticton firefighters chip your tree for charity

With Christmas in the rearview mirror, it's time to start thinking about getting rid of the Christmas tree. Have your tree recycled while...

Two crashes within minutes

The Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department had their hands full just before 1 p.m. Saturday, responding to two separate car crashes that happened...

Pilot in critical condition

UPDATE 11:15 A.M. More information is coming to light following the crash of a small plane on Highway 97 north of Osoyoos Tuesday afternoon. Osoyoos...

Floods evacuate hotel

UPDATE: 9:25 p.m. The entire Coast Hotel in Osoyoos has been evacuated due to flooding from the rising Osoyoos Lake. The Regional District of Okanagan...

No injuries in trailer inferno

UPDATE 9:45 a.m. OK Falls fire chief Rob Oliver says there were no injuries as a result of the blaze, which completely levelled the travel trailer and...

A gas leak rerouted traffic on Hwy 97 in OK Falls

A gas leak briefly stopped traffic on Highway 97 in Okanagan Falls Wednesday morning. Okanagan Falls Fire Department members were on scene...

Lake peak days away

UPDATE: 12:30 p.m. Managing water levels in Osoyoos Lake has been a challenge this week due to water flows both upstream and downstream, officials...

Time to chip that tree

Christmas is over, and for those who are ready to let go of the holiday season, the Penticton Fire Department is ready and waiting to chip your tree. ...

Volunteer firefighter in court

The trial for an Oliver volunteer firefighter facing one charge of unlawfully being in the dwelling did not start as planned in Penticton Wednesday....

South Okanagan flooding

UPDATE: 8:55 p.m. Indian Rock Road is now open. The road has been repaired and evacuees may go back to their homes. Glenfir Road remains closed....

'Best ever' Cookie Walk

When residents were evacuated from their properties in the Okanagan due to wildfires in the summer, members of the Animal Lifeline Emergency Response...

Body found near OK Falls

Update -- April 28 A police dive team spent a portion of Monday searching the Okanagan River, where a body was found on April 25. UPDATE 2:15 P.M....

1. Historic flooding

Castanet Penticton is counting down the five biggest stories of 2017. They are being determined by a combination of web-traffic, public interest and...

Crowd comes to cat's rescue

Residents banded together to crowd fund the rescue of a cat stuck in a West End Vancouver tree. ​Oliver was heard meowing from high up in the...

Eatery burns in Osoyoos

The Osoyoos Fire Department responded to a fire at an Osoyoos eatery early this morning. RCMP Cpl. Jason Bayda said a person in a neighbouring...

Drunk & driving erratically

UPDATE: April 20 An Oliver man is facing charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle, assault with a weapon and flight from police stemming from...

Hwy. 97 reopens after crash

UPDATE 7:15 p.m. Hwy. 97 has reopened in both directions. According to Penticton RCMP Cpl. Chris Richardson the crash involved two vehicles. One...

Saving pets from fires

Masks that will be used to save pets in distress at fire and emergency scenes were handed over to the Penticton Fire Department on Wednesday. The...

Firefighters who start fires

Sometimes it's for the thrill, sometimes it's so they can be a hero. There are several cases of firefighters who start fires, a phenomenon...

Ex-NHLers join Lumby fun

Organizers in Lumby are hoping to see some former NHL players partying in the village this weekend as this year's Kraft Hockeyville winner is...

50 new fires across region

Recent lightning activity has sparked many new fires in the Kamloops Fire Centre. Fifty new fires have started since Sunday, 43 of which were caused...

Afraid of calling fire department

RE:Dropping charges was bad call If I lived in Oliver or anywhere that volunteer fire departments exist, I would be very frightened to have them...

Fallen firefighter: B.C reacts

(Video: Dan Faulks) UPDATE: The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the volunteer firefighter who died Thursday morning while...

Two on motorcycle injured

Two people were airlifted to a local hospital, after their motorcycle collided with a deer Saturday afternoon on Highway 3, about 10 to 15 kilometres...

Thanks to the guys at Fortis

I am one of the many Fortis customers here in Olalla who benefit from the hard and at times dangerous work that the guys from Fortis (Oliver office)...
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