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Top Stories for September 18, 2022

Should unvaccinated healthcare workers be allowed back to work?

Should unvaccinated healthcare workers be allowed back to work?

Poll 7:30 am - 64,092 views

A year after provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry first announced unvaccinated healthcare workers would be fired, those impacted by the mandate are still...

Neighbours demand change for notorious drug house on Nickel Road

Neighbours demand change for notorious drug house on Nickel Road

Rutland 4:00 am - 41,810 views

The Nickel Road community in Rutland came together Saturday to peacefully protest a notorious "problem house" that neighbours have said makes them...

Former nurse disciplined after giving anti-COVID vaccine information to client, BCCNM says

Former nurse disciplined after giving anti-COVID vaccine information to client, BCCNM says

West Kelowna 4:53 pm - 36,323 views

A West Kelowna nurse will face disciplinary measures for giving a client anti-COVID-19 vaccine information and providing pseudo-scientific recommendations,...

B.C. Chief Justice Hinkson dismisses four separate challenges to B.C.'s vaccine passport program

B.C. Chief Justice Hinkson dismisses four separate challenges to B.C.'s vaccine passport program

BC 4:00 am - 33,090 views

B.C.'s chief justice was busy this past week, dismissing four separate challenges to B.C.'s vaccine passport program. Since the World Health...

Two-term councillor Blair Ireland acclaimed as Lake Country's new mayor

Two-term councillor Blair Ireland acclaimed as Lake Country's new mayor

Lake Country 12:05 pm - 25,045 views

After 17 years, Lake Country has a new mayor. Two-term councillor Blair Ireland has been acclaimed mayor of the district after his lone challenger in the...

14-year-old captures video of well-fed mother bear and cub in Upper Mission

14-year-old captures video of well-fed mother bear and cub in Upper Mission

Kelowna 4:00 am - 23,038 views

Bear sightings in the Okanagan are nothing new, but a recent video shows a couple of bears that appear to have had a very successful summer season as they...

Monday will be a federal holiday to mark Queen's state funeral: What does this mean?

Monday will be a federal holiday to mark Queen's state funeral: What does this mean?

Canada 11:50 am - 21,241 views

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declared Sept. 19 a federal holiday to mourn Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her state funeral in London. Some provinces are...

Alliance asking employers to get employees ready for winter driving

Alliance asking employers to get employees ready for winter driving

Kelowna 5:00 pm - 20,358 views

It’s almost winter tire season, and that means businesses must fall in line to ensure their employees are safe on the road during the snowy, foggy and...

Creative Roots Landscaping employees give wages, donate to clean water initiative

Creative Roots Landscaping employees give wages, donate to clean water initiative

Kelowna 4:00 am - 18,223 views

Creative Roots Landscaping employees have donated $2,500 to a Lifewater Canada, a charity whose goal is to ensure everyone has access to clean drinking water....

Accelerate Okanagan conducting compensation study for competitive purposes

Accelerate Okanagan conducting compensation study for competitive purposes

Kelowna 2:00 pm - 17,663 views

Salaries are normally kept in the dark, which is why Accelerate Okanagan is trying to shine a light on compensation data in the valley. Accelerate is teaming up...

Former PM Stephen Harper invested into Order of Canada in London

Former PM Stephen Harper invested into Order of Canada in London

London 3:56 pm - 15,976 views

If Shakespeare thought misery acquaints people with strange bedfellows, he may well agree that mourning a cherished monarch may also bridge some political...

Advocates of windfall tax on oil and gas sector can now point to EU for inspiration

Advocates of windfall tax on oil and gas sector can now point to EU for inspiration

Business 6:40 am - 15,798 views

Proponents of imposing a windfall tax on the Canadian oil and gas industry now have another global power setting precedent for the policy. On Wednesday, the...

Police investigating death of woman and baby in Rivière-du-Loup, Que.

Police investigating death of woman and baby in Rivière-du-Loup, Que.

Quebec 8:00 am - 15,699 views

Quebec provincial police are investigating the death of a woman and her baby who were found in a Rivière-du-Loup, Que. park on Saturday afternoon. Police...

Horoscope: Sept. 18-24

Horoscope: Sept. 18-24

Heather's Horoscope 4:00 am - 14,746 views

OVERVIEW: Mercury continues under retrograde, so those seeking more power have to be careful how they play their hand. Present correct information or it will be...

Langley company hopes to build three industrial buildings near Reid's Corner

Langley company hopes to build three industrial buildings near Reid's Corner

Kelowna 10:30 am - 14,590 views

A Langley company wants to build three industrial strata buildings not far from Reid’s Corner, and it has asked the City of Kelowna for permission to do...

UBCO is recruiting for food service workers to feed 12,000 hungry mouths

UBCO is recruiting for food service workers to feed 12,000 hungry mouths

Kelowna 4:00 am - 13,812 views

The University of British Columbia Okanagan is looking for food service staff. Now that students are back to in-person learning, more than 12,000 students need...

How to watch Queen Elizabeth's funeral on television

How to watch Queen Elizabeth's funeral on television

London 10:00 am - 13,329 views

Television coverage of the Queen’s funeral on Monday begins on many stations, and on the internet, at 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. Pacific time, including on CBC and...

‘The Woman King’ takes North American box office throne

‘The Woman King’ takes North American box office throne

Entertainment 4:20 pm - 12,701 views

The Viola Davis-led action epic “ The Woman King ” easily conquered the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters, against a...

BCWS says spot-sized wildfire near Lake Country now under control

BCWS says spot-sized wildfire near Lake Country now under control

Lake Country 5:59 pm - 12,569 views

A spot-sized wildfire that was sparked Saturday near Lake Country is now under control, according to the BC Wildfire Service. Aydan Coray, fire information...

Long COVID plan, funding decisions in the works, Moore says

Long COVID plan, funding decisions in the works, Moore says

Ontario 8:15 am - 11,590 views

Ontario is expected to make funding decisions for a long COVID strategy in the near future, the province's top doctor says, as health officials work to...

Village Gallery in Lumby showing the public pieces of art residents had in their homes

Village Gallery in Lumby showing the public pieces of art residents had in their homes

Lumby 12:00 pm - 10,360 views

Robin Ledrew is amazed by the variety of art people are discovering in their homes. And that art will be on display at the Village Gallery in Lumby through the...

Trudeau meets UK Prime Minister Liz Truss, other world leaders in London

Trudeau meets UK Prime Minister Liz Truss, other world leaders in London

London 11:50 am - 9,240 views

UPDATE: 11:50 a.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met his British counterpart and other world leaders in London on Sunday, as talk of the economy and the war in...

Civic election: Mohini Singh running for Kelowna city council

Civic election: Mohini Singh running for Kelowna city council

Kelowna 4:00 am - 9,221 views

Castanet News has distributed a questionnaire to city council candidates in both Kelowna and West Kelowna to help voters get to know those putting their names...

City of Vernon is continuing to provide information on proposed $121-million facility

City of Vernon is continuing to provide information on proposed $121-million facility

Vernon 4:00 am - 9,127 views

He may be only a few weeks away from retirement, but Doug Ross is busier than ever. Ross is rounding out his 40-year career with the City of Vernon by talking...

West Vancouver man queues nine hours to pay last respects to Queen

West Vancouver man queues nine hours to pay last respects to Queen

West Vancouver 7:25 am - 8,677 views

Roddy MacKenzie was just a young boy the first time he met the Queen during a royal visit to Saskatchewan in 1959. She was travelling by train across Canada and...

Civic election: Loyal Wooldridge running for Kelowna city council

Civic election: Loyal Wooldridge running for Kelowna city council

Kelowna 9:00 am - 8,426 views

Castanet News has distributed a questionnaire to city council candidates in both Kelowna and West Kelowna to help voters get to know those putting their names...

British monarchy supports legacy of harmful colonial conquest, critics say

British monarchy supports legacy of harmful colonial conquest, critics say

BC 11:00 am - 7,962 views

Eileen Ramirez says she will not be observing the National Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II on Monday. She has too many other lives to mourn. “On...

UDI Okanagan bringing in real estate experts to discuss local market

UDI Okanagan bringing in real estate experts to discuss local market

Kelowna 7:00 pm - 7,764 views

Most benchmark home prices have been falling for the last few months, so the Okanagan chapter of the Urban Development Institute is gathering experts later this...

Vernon has six twin cities around the world

Vernon has six twin cities around the world

Okanagan history 4:00 am - 7,710 views

Outside the Vernon Museum, at the foot of a small gnarled tree, one can find a little plaque that reads “Weeping beech donated by Mayor Guy Boissy of...

Victoria tenters at centre of neighbourhood petition citing drugs, crime

Victoria tenters at centre of neighbourhood petition citing drugs, crime

Victoria 7:15 am - 7,277 views

A narrow sliver of Victoria's Fernwood parkland is ground zero in a simmering dispute between tenters and the park’s neighbours. About 1,000 people...

Hundreds turn out at Stuart Park for the first in-person Terry Fox Run since the pandemic

Hundreds turn out at Stuart Park for the first in-person Terry Fox Run since the pandemic

Kelowna 4:00 pm - 6,943 views

After two years of virtual runs, hundreds turned out Sunday for the first in-person Terry Fox Run in Kelowna since 2019. “We’re very excited that...

Six-year-old cat ready to be adopted and become someone's best buddy after being cared for by the Summerland's Critteraid Animal Sanctuary

Six-year-old cat ready to be adopted and become someone's best buddy after being cared for by the Summerland's Critteraid Animal Sanctuary

Summerland 4:00 am - 6,676 views

The Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland is looking to find a forever companion for a cat who just wants to sit on the couch and be your best buddy. ...

Migrants across Canada call on Ottawa for action on regularization, permanent status

Migrants across Canada call on Ottawa for action on regularization, permanent status

Canada 9:05 am - 6,315 views

Thousands of migrants and their supporters were planning rallies across Canadian cities Sunday to call on Ottawa to extend permanent status to undocumented...

B.C. police watchdog called to investigate serious collision involving stolen vehicle

B.C. police watchdog called to investigate serious collision involving stolen vehicle

Agassiz 9:26 pm - 6,164 views

AGASSIZ, B.C. - British Columbia's police watchdog has been called to investigate after a serious vehicle collision in Agassiz on Saturday afternoon...

Restoring the culinary and cultural bounty of ancient Indigenous sea gardens in B.C.

Restoring the culinary and cultural bounty of ancient Indigenous sea gardens in B.C.

Salt Spring Island 6:40 am - 6,041 views

A family of sea otters emerges from the ocean and rambles up the rocky shoreline, while a great blue heron in search of a meal pokes at a wall of rocks....

Thompson-Nicola Regional Library launches Musician in Residence series

Thompson-Nicola Regional Library launches Musician in Residence series

Kamloops 3:39 pm - 5,494 views

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library has appointed three local musicians to participate in its first ever Musician in Residence series this fall. In a news...

World leaders head to London for Queen Elizabeth II funeral

World leaders head to London for Queen Elizabeth II funeral

London 6:35 am - 5,465 views

Thousands of police, hundreds of British troops and an army of officials made final preparations Sunday for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II — a...

Santa Parade taking applications for floats, with event slated for Nov. 27

Santa Parade taking applications for floats, with event slated for Nov. 27

Kamloops 4:00 am - 5,299 views

Santa Claus is coming to town, and his helpers are now taking applications for parade floats. Downtown Kamloops has announced the annual Santa Parade will be...

Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in Mississauga: police

Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in Mississauga: police

Ontario 6:55 am - 5,215 views

Police say a man in his 40s has died after being struck by a vehicle west of Toronto. Peel Regional Police say the pedestrian was seriously injured in the...

Committee forms in the South Okanagan to help sexual assault survivors

Committee forms in the South Okanagan to help sexual assault survivors

Penticton 4:00 am - 4,982 views

A newly formed Sexual Assault Response Team has started in the South Okanagan to help survivors with a full team of support. The South Okanagan Similkameen...

Kamloops Legion hosting Ceremony of Remembrance for Queen Elizabeth II

Kamloops Legion hosting Ceremony of Remembrance for Queen Elizabeth II

Kamloops 6:30 pm - 4,430 views

The Kamloops Legion will be hosting a ceremony in Riverside Park to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. The Ceremony of Remembrance will be held on Monday, Sept....

Getting it wrong helps us to get it right

Getting it wrong helps us to get it right

The Happiness Connection 11:00 am - 4,309 views

Whenever I teach Microsoft Office classes, I tell my students I love it when they make mistakes. I thank each person who shares when they’re in a...

2021 Uppercase Rosé

2021 Uppercase Rosé

Wine Reviews 4:00 am - 3,651 views

Wine: Rosé, 2021 Winery: Uppercase, Oliver Why drink it? Tucked into the District Wine Village, this winery’s portfolio is worth a visit or two....

Castanet's Week in Review with Brayden Ursel

Castanet's Week in Review with Brayden Ursel

Okanagan 12:00 pm - 3,130 views

Castanet's Week in Review with Brayden Ursel for September 11-17, 2022.

Kamloops Fire Rescue sees increased demand for FireSmart inspections

Kamloops Fire Rescue sees increased demand for FireSmart inspections

Kamloops 4:00 am - 2,816 views

Kamloops Fire Rescue is reporting a huge spike in demand for FireSmart assessments. According to a report prepared for the City of Kamloops’ community...

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