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Top Stories for September 20, 2022

Amber Alert cancelled for 3-year-old boy last seen at BC Children's Hospital

Amber Alert cancelled for 3-year-old boy last seen at BC Children's Hospital

Lower Mainland 6:44 am - 56,092 views

UPDATE: 6:43 a.m. The Amber Alert has been cancelled for the child taken from BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver on Monday. The BC Amber Alert system...

Stranger Things star makes appearance at Kelowna brewery

Stranger Things star makes appearance at Kelowna brewery

Kelowna 1:10 pm - 35,936 views

Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard recently swung through Kelowna. Kettle River Brewing Co. posted a photo of the actor on Monday. Wolfhard, a Vancouver native,...

Random assault reported downtown Kelowna

Random assault reported downtown Kelowna

Kelowna 3:34 pm - 32,811 views

A Kelowna man says he was the victim of an unprovoked attack downtown late last week. The 28-year-old man, who requested to stay anonymous for his personal...

Kelowna RCMP impound 2 vehicles caught street racing

Kelowna RCMP impound 2 vehicles caught street racing

Kelowna 1:58 pm - 29,490 views

Two Kelowna residents will be without their cars for at least seven days after they were caught street racing. RCMP say officers conducting patrols on Sept. 17...

Kelowna General Hospital deal with bed bug outbreak in staff room

Kelowna General Hospital deal with bed bug outbreak in staff room

Kelowna 7:00 pm - 27,435 views

Kelowna General Hospital is used to dealing with medical outbreaks, but bed bugs are an entirely different matter. Castanet received information that staff at...

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Cool weather gives wildfire crews a break as BC Wildfire Service transitions into year-round operation

Cool weather gives wildfire crews a break as BC Wildfire Service transitions into year-round operation

BC Interior 4:00 am - 20,920 views

The wildfire season is winding down in the Kamloop Fire Centre, but this year, there is no actual end to BC Wildfire Service operations. The provincial...

Should the penalties for street racing in B.C. be increased?

Should the penalties for street racing in B.C. be increased?

Poll 7:30 pm - 20,443 views

Two Kelowna residents will be without their cars for at least seven days after they were caught street racing. RCMP say officers conducting patrols on Sept. 17...

Council applauds UBCO's decision to lower height of downtown campus

Council applauds UBCO's decision to lower height of downtown campus

Kelowna 5:52 pm - 20,232 views

It will still be the tallest building in Kelowna, albeit by just one storey. UBC Okanagan has tweaked the design of its downtown campus tower, lowering the...

Vernon man convicted in 1998 murder claims miscarriage of justice, wants to talk from jail

Vernon man convicted in 1998 murder claims miscarriage of justice, wants to talk from jail

Vernon 4:00 am - 20,217 views

A former Vernon man who claims to have been wrongfully convicted of murder and who has spent a quarter century in jail says he wants to tell his story...

Kelowna RCMP officer testifies in his own defence at assault trial

Kelowna RCMP officer testifies in his own defence at assault trial

Kelowna 12:46 pm - 19,532 views

A Kelowna RCMP officer has taken the witness stand at his assault trial. Const. Siggy Pietrzak was the first defence witness called as the trial resumed...

City of Kelowna urges proper pool drainage, or could get a $2K fine

City of Kelowna urges proper pool drainage, or could get a $2K fine

Kelowna 5:14 pm - 18,340 views

The City of Kelowna is reminding residents to protect Okanagan Lake by draining backyard pools the right way. When draining pools, hot tubs or backyard water...

'Insane, super creepy': Family hiking near Osoyoos stumbles upon swarms of mystery beetles

'Insane, super creepy': Family hiking near Osoyoos stumbles upon swarms of mystery beetles

Osoyoos 12:53 pm - 17,462 views

A young family was out hiking near Osoyoos this week when they came across a creepy crawly discovery. Andrew Robertson was out with his family on Mt. Kobau when...

Mexico's earthquake coincidence drives anxiety for many

Mexico's earthquake coincidence drives anxiety for many

Mexico 11:51 am - 15,891 views

As the parents of children killed when a school collapsed during Mexico’s 2017 earthquake celebrated a Mass in their memory, the ground began to shake...

Kelowna spending $3 per listener, plus staff time, to produce city hall podcast

Kelowna spending $3 per listener, plus staff time, to produce city hall podcast

Kelowna 4:00 am - 15,102 views

The City of Kelowna is paying nearly $3 per listener, plus hours of staff time, to produce a podcast about what is happening at city hall. The Kelowna Talks...

UN chief warns global leaders: The world is in 'great peril'

UN chief warns global leaders: The world is in 'great peril'

United Nations 7:20 am - 14,626 views

In an alarming assessment, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told world leaders Tuesday that nations are “gridlocked in colossal global...

Justin Trudeau slightly favoured over Pierre Poilievre for prime minister: new poll

Justin Trudeau slightly favoured over Pierre Poilievre for prime minister: new poll

Canada 6:35 am - 14,200 views

A new poll suggests a plurality of Canadians still believe Justin Trudeau is still the best man for the job of prime minister, but he has only a slight lead...

4 Ukrainian separatist regions plan votes to join Russia

4 Ukrainian separatist regions plan votes to join Russia

Ukraine 7:09 am - 13,225 views

The separatist leaders of four Russian-controlled areas of Ukraine said Tuesday they were planning to hold votes starting later this week for the territories to...

Surrogate mom's selfless act leaves Richmond family speechless

Surrogate mom's selfless act leaves Richmond family speechless

Richmond 5:42 pm - 12,579 views

There are selfless acts and then there are gestures you hear about that simply stop you in your tracks. Case in point being an incredible offer made by one...

Uncle seeks mistrial after jury found he sexually assaulted niece over period of years

Uncle seeks mistrial after jury found he sexually assaulted niece over period of years

Kamloops 4:00 am - 12,549 views

A Kamloops man who was convicted of sexually assaulting his niece a number of times over a multi-year period is seeking a mistrial, alleging a perception of...

Sentencing hearing delayed for harasser of B.C. teen Amanda Todd

Sentencing hearing delayed for harasser of B.C. teen Amanda Todd

New Westminster 1:11 pm - 10,587 views

UPDATE 1:10 p.m. A sentencing hearing for the Dutch man found guilty of harassing British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd has been adjourned until next month due...

Kelowna woman named to Canada's world cup basketball team

Kelowna woman named to Canada's world cup basketball team

Kelowna 4:00 am - 10,418 views

Could Taya Hanson's life be any busier in 2022? The Kelowna native, who has two gold medals to show for time on the international basketball court, now gets...

'In excess of $200,000 in damage' done to Vancouver's PNE during Lil Baby riot

'In excess of $200,000 in damage' done to Vancouver's PNE during Lil Baby riot

Vancouver 10:12 am - 10,326 views

It's still not clear how much damage was caused by Sunday's riot at the PNE, but representatives for the venue say it's hundreds of thousands of...

Northern B.C. hydrogen station the world’s largest

Northern B.C. hydrogen station the world’s largest

Prince George 7:25 pm - 10,099 views

Hydra Energy has now broken ground on the world’s largest hydrogen refueling station in Prince George which will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from...

Jimmy Kimmel signs 3-year extension for ABC late-night show

Jimmy Kimmel signs 3-year extension for ABC late-night show

Entertainment 12:56 pm - 9,942 views

Jimmy Kimmel celebrated his 20th anniversary as ABC's late-night host early, signing a three-year contract extension for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”...

Paying for government services we're not getting

MLA Minute 11:00 am - 9,760 views

Growing up, my grandfather taught me the value of a dollar. He used to tell me, “Pay up as you go up, so that when you get up, you are up.” He...

Economic stimulus should have stopped earlier to tame inflation, Bank of Canada says

Economic stimulus should have stopped earlier to tame inflation, Bank of Canada says

Canada 1:55 pm - 9,561 views

Bank of Canada deputy governor Paul Beaudry said in hindsight, governments and central banks should have withdrawn stimulus measures earlier as economies...

BC Wildlife Park seeking donations of fish to help keep animals full over winter

BC Wildlife Park seeking donations of fish to help keep animals full over winter

Kamloops 6:00 pm - 9,530 views

The BC Wildlife Park is in need of fish, hoping donations will help to make sure the facility’s resident animals stay full. “Fish is a staple in the...

Federal Liberal cabinet weighing whether to lift remaining COVID-19 travel measures

Federal Liberal cabinet weighing whether to lift remaining COVID-19 travel measures

Canada 4:45 pm - 9,273 views

The federal Liberal cabinet is considering whether to renew COVID-19 vaccine mandates and mandatory random testing for travellers. The current measures are set...

Outbreak of highly contagious avian flu detected in Spallumcheen

Outbreak of highly contagious avian flu detected in Spallumcheen

Spallumcheen 1:31 pm - 9,038 views

A new outbreak of avian flu has been detected in Spallumcheen. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency website lists the outbreak as being discovered Sept. 18 in a...

One person has died from COVID-19 following outbreak at Vernon care unit

One person has died from COVID-19 following outbreak at Vernon care unit

Vernon 4:40 pm - 9,023 views

Interior Health has confirmed one person died from COVID-19 resulting from an outbreak at the Polson Special Care Unit in Vernon. In a brief statement to...

Watchdog says no charges, but refers Mounties for review after arrest leads to brain damage

Watchdog says no charges, but refers Mounties for review after arrest leads to brain damage

Kamloops 11:44 am - 8,712 views

B.C.’s police watchdog will not recommend criminal charges against a Mountie after an altercation last year on a Sahali street left a Kamloops man with...

More bike lane construction planned for Kelowna's Abbott Street

More bike lane construction planned for Kelowna's Abbott Street

Kelowna 4:37 pm - 8,517 views

The City of Kelowna is warning motorists of bike-lane construction on Abbott Street this week. Construction starts on Thursday on what the city is calling a...

Musk to seek exemption from Iran sanctions for Web access

Musk to seek exemption from Iran sanctions for Web access

Business 4:46 pm - 8,405 views

Elon Musk's hope to operate his satellite internet firm in Iran requires permission from the Treasury Department, which said Tuesday it welcomes...

Red light means stop, but not always stay

Red light means stop, but not always stay

Behind the Wheel 4:00 am - 8,348 views

Here's an interesting question from the DriveSmartBC inbox: “There is a mid-block pedestrian-controlled traffic light in our neighbourhood and drivers...

RDCO offering free radon test kits to workplaces

RDCO offering free radon test kits to workplaces

Central Okanagan 11:47 am - 8,134 views

The Regional District of Central Okanagan is offering 420 free radon test kits to commercial building owners and managers, while supplies last. All workplaces...

Saskatchewan Appeal Court removes injunction, allows Broncos lawsuit to proceed

Saskatchewan Appeal Court removes injunction, allows Broncos lawsuit to proceed

Saskatchewan 1:55 pm - 7,852 views

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has set aside a temporary injunction that halted a lawsuit filed by some parents of those who died in the Humboldt Broncos bus...

Dental-care legislation one of first bills on docket as parliament resumes

Dental-care legislation one of first bills on docket as parliament resumes

Ottawa 8:41 am - 7,807 views

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos tabled new dental-care legislation in the House of Commons to allow the government to send cheques to low- and middle-income...

Civic election: Tom Groat running for West Kelowna city council

Civic election: Tom Groat running for West Kelowna city council

West Kelowna 4:00 am - 7,164 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...

Canada's inflation rate cools in August, but grocery prices continue to climb

Canada's inflation rate cools in August, but grocery prices continue to climb

Business 6:41 am - 7,045 views

Canada's annual inflation rate slowed to 7.0 per cent in August largely driven by the price of gasoline falling, but the cost of groceries continues to...

Award-winning law firm opens Penticton office to serve clients in South Okanagan

Award-winning law firm opens Penticton office to serve clients in South Okanagan

Sponsored Content 12:01 am - 6,840 views

There’s reason to celebrate for FH&P Lawyers. In fact, there are a few. Tanvir Gill just received recognition from Kelowna Chamber of Commerce as...

Information on all candidates vying for civic office in October is now available on Castanet

Information on all candidates vying for civic office in October is now available on Castanet

2022 Civic Election 4:00 am - 6,737 views

Are you having a hard time deciding who you will vote for in the Oct. 15 civic election? Castanet hopes to make that process easier with the launching of our...

Summerland winery offering a unique crowd funded ownership opportunity

Summerland winery offering a unique crowd funded ownership opportunity

Summerland 12:03 pm - 6,702 views

A Summerland-based winery has launched a new opportunity to give anyone the chance to “own a winery.” A first for a winery in Canada, Okanagan Crush...

CFL suspends Stampeders linebacker Judge for one game following incident with Lions

CFL suspends Stampeders linebacker Judge for one game following incident with Lions

CFL 11:49 am - 6,678 views

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders won't have stalwart Canadian linebacker Cameron Judge on Saturday night when they complete their home-and-home series with...

Civic election: Peter Truch running for Kelowna city council

Civic election: Peter Truch running for Kelowna city council

Kelowna 9:00 am - 6,649 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...

Demand soars at Central Okanagan Food Bank

Demand soars at Central Okanagan Food Bank

Central Okanagan 2:37 pm - 6,551 views

The Central Okanagan Food Bank has seen soaring demand as families are squeezed by inflation. Over 1,000 new clients have accessed the food bank over the last...

New B.C. school trustee slate has ‘freedom fighters’ and pro-SOGI candidates: Founder

New B.C. school trustee slate has ‘freedom fighters’ and pro-SOGI candidates: Founder

BC 11:59 am - 6,495 views

The founders of a conservative-leaning group running a slate of school trustee candidates across B.C. claim their goal is to lessen the impact senior...

Victim of historic sexual abuse encourages others to pursue their cases

Victim of historic sexual abuse encourages others to pursue their cases

Prince George 5:41 pm - 6,485 views

Warning: Some details in the following story are graphic and may be upsetting. A Prince George woman who recently brought her perpetrator to justice more than...

Grocery prices in Canada continue meteoric ascent, rising at fastest pace since 1981

Grocery prices in Canada continue meteoric ascent, rising at fastest pace since 1981

Business 9:22 am - 6,416 views

Food inflation remains stubbornly high in Canada as grocery prices climbed at the fastest pace in more than four decades last month. While overall inflation...

Political watchdog group emerges in Coldstream

Political watchdog group emerges in Coldstream

Coldstream 4:00 am - 6,272 views

A secretive political watchdog group that emerged in Coldstream over the summer won't say whether it has ambitions in the coming municipal election....

Sikanni bridge load limits increased in wake of deadly tanker inferno

Sikanni bridge load limits increased in wake of deadly tanker inferno

Alaska Highway 10:11 am - 6,263 views

Commercial load limits have been increased over the Sikanni Chief River Bridge in the wake of a fatal tanker truck inferno. In an update Tuesday morning, Public...

Homicide team called to Surrey after man found dying in running vehicle

Homicide team called to Surrey after man found dying in running vehicle

Surrey 1:20 pm - 6,101 views

A man found passed out in his vehicle in Surrey has died of his injuries, prompting police to cordon off the area in search of information. Surrey RCMP and the...

Retrial on murder of Japanese exchange student pushed back as Crown awaits ruling on dismissal

Retrial on murder of Japanese exchange student pushed back as Crown awaits ruling on dismissal

Vernon 11:57 am - 6,030 views

A former Vernon man awaiting retrial on the grisly murder in Vancouver of a Japanese exchange student has had his case adjourned as the Crown continues to push...

Five things to know about the government's plan to tackle affordability in Canada

Five things to know about the government's plan to tackle affordability in Canada

Canada 5:12 pm - 5,906 views

The Liberals launched the fall sitting of Parliament Tuesday by tabling two new bills with more than $4.5 billion in spending they hope will ease the rising...

Spotify launches audiobook store with some 300,000 titles

Spotify launches audiobook store with some 300,000 titles

Business 2:38 pm - 5,071 views

The expanding audio books market has a major new retailer: Spotify. On Tuesday, the music streaming service announced its long-rumored audiobook initiative,...

B.C. strike and cyberattack impacting OCS could cause $3M revenue hit for Aurora: CEO

B.C. strike and cyberattack impacting OCS could cause $3M revenue hit for Aurora: CEO

Business 4:02 pm - 5,057 views

Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it could take a revenue hit of up to $3 million because of a cyberattack that downed Ontario's pot distributor and a strike that...

Financial pressure mounting for working Canadians, new study shows

Financial pressure mounting for working Canadians, new study shows

Canada 9:26 am - 4,948 views

A new study has found that the financial well-being of working Canadians has declined in the past year, with distress growing for those who are financially...

Penticton fire chief returns after helping Kentucky flood victims by volunteering with disaster response team

Penticton fire chief returns after helping Kentucky flood victims by volunteering with disaster response team

Penticton 3:43 pm - 4,928 views

Penticton fire chief Larry Watkinson recently spent a week down south with Team Rubicon, an international disaster response team, assisting after flooding in...

Blast from the past: The Penticton Silver Bullets Senior AA hockey team is back and ready to hit the ice

Blast from the past: The Penticton Silver Bullets Senior AA hockey team is back and ready to hit the ice

Penticton 4:00 am - 4,907 views

The Penticton Silver Bullets are blazing back to life, giving sports fans in the city more talent and excitement to look forward to this hockey season. Matthew...

Two members of the Kelowna Rockets have returned from NHL rookie camps

Two members of the Kelowna Rockets have returned from NHL rookie camps

WHL 8:00 pm - 4,765 views

The Kelowna Rockets will have two familiar faces back on the ice in time for the start of the WHL's regular season. Goaltender Jari Kykkanen and defenceman...

More than one-third of UBC students face food insecurity, says university

More than one-third of UBC students face food insecurity, says university

Vancouver 9:43 am - 4,693 views

Last week UBC sent alumni an email stipulating that over 35 per cent of undergraduates on the Vancouver campus "report that they lack consistent access to...

Hertz to order up to 175K GM electric vehicles over 5 years

Hertz to order up to 175K GM electric vehicles over 5 years

Business 11:26 am - 4,608 views

Hertz plans to order up to 175,000 electric vehicles from General Motors over the next five years. The agreement announced Tuesday includes electric vehicle...

FortisBC’s LNG project draws fire from opponents

FortisBC’s LNG project draws fire from opponents

Delta 11:18 am - 4,417 views

Community and environmental groups continue to express disbelief at B.C.’s processing of a controversial liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant expansion...

Multi-vehicle crash slows southbound traffic on Overlanders Bridge

Multi-vehicle crash slows southbound traffic on Overlanders Bridge

Kamloops 2:27 pm - 4,402 views

Traffic was snarled southbound on the Overlanders Bridge following a multi-vehicle collision on Tuesday afternoon. Emergency crews were called to the north end...

Another break and enter at Vernon's Helmut's Sausage Kitchen

Another break and enter at Vernon's Helmut's Sausage Kitchen

Vernon 5:00 pm - 4,394 views

A Vernon business says it's fed up with crime at its two local properties. Helmut's Sausage Kitchen posted on its Facebook page Tuesday, saying it had...

Canadian employers sought to fill nearly one million jobs in second quarter

Canadian employers sought to fill nearly one million jobs in second quarter

Business 9:17 am - 4,348 views

Statistics Canada says employers were actively seeking to fill 997,000 vacant positions in the second quarter, the highest quarterly number on record. The...

Complainant tells military sex trial she was 'horrified'

Complainant tells military sex trial she was 'horrified'

Quebec 6:19 am - 4,262 views

The complainant in the sexual assault trial against Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin testified on Monday that she woke up to the alleged assault one night in early 1988....

B.C. youth representative calls for data on mental health of children in care

B.C. youth representative calls for data on mental health of children in care

BC 2:43 pm - 4,021 views

British Columbia’s representative for children says she’s concerned that neither the province nor the country gathers data on the rate of mental...

Kelowna mayors debate organized by Okanagan College, UBC Okanagan

Kelowna mayors debate organized by Okanagan College, UBC Okanagan

Kelowna 7:07 pm - 3,881 views

Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan are teaming up for a debate involving Kelowna mayoral candidates. The debate will focus on issues that matter to...

Man arrested in Nanaimo after firing BB gun at police

Man arrested in Nanaimo after firing BB gun at police

Nanaimo 10:08 am - 3,745 views

A man was arrested and charged Sunday evening after firing at Nanaimo RCMP officers with a BB gun from behind a rock. Nanaimo RCMP said they received a report...

Alberta man found guilty in death of Métis hunters appealing conviction, sentence

Alberta man found guilty in death of Métis hunters appealing conviction, sentence

Edmonton 6:26 am - 3,727 views

An Alberta man found guilty of manslaughter in the deaths of two Métis hunters is appealing his conviction and sentence. Roger Bilodeau was convicted in...

Canucks pleased with Young Stars Classic experience

Canucks pleased with Young Stars Classic experience

SOEC 9:01 am - 3,661 views

The Young Stars Classic ended Monday with a battle of the undefeated -- the home province Vancouver Canucks taking on the up and coming prospects of the...

City of Kamloops officials, IHA to discuss complex care beds after minister confusion

City of Kamloops officials, IHA to discuss complex care beds after minister confusion

Kamloops 4:00 am - 3,595 views

A Kamloops councillor says senior city officials will meet with Interior Health to discuss complex care beds after a meeting where a provincial minister...

Blazers head into Memorial Cup season ranked fifth in Canada

Blazers head into Memorial Cup season ranked fifth in Canada

WHL 12:03 pm - 3,150 views

When the puck drops on the Kamloops Blazers’ monumental season on Friday at Sandman Centre, the Blue and Orange will take to the ice with a big target on...

Predator Ridge looks back at magical summer moment with Okanagan Symphony Orchestra

Predator Ridge looks back at magical summer moment with Okanagan Symphony Orchestra

Sponsored Content 12:01 pm - 3,099 views

It was like a scene from a movie, just before the screen fades to black and the credits start rolling. A shot of the sun on the horizon, with orchestral music...

Criminal probe begins after violence, arrests at music festival in Vancouver

Criminal probe begins after violence, arrests at music festival in Vancouver

Vancouver 6:23 am - 3,024 views

Seven people were arrested and a criminal investigation is underway after a disturbance Sunday night by fans attending a music festival in east Vancouver....

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin takes stand at criminal trial, denies sexual assault

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin takes stand at criminal trial, denies sexual assault

Quebec 12:55 pm - 2,992 views

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin says he is not guilty of sexual assault and never had any physical contact with a woman who made detailed allegations against him in court...

Organizers want Kamloops cornhole tournament to become regular event

Organizers want Kamloops cornhole tournament to become regular event

Kamloops 4:00 am - 2,838 views

Organizers have big plans for local cornhole competition after a weekend tournament as part of a downtown music festival. Also known as beanbag toss, cornhole...

Lawyers for N.S. shooting victims' families tell inquiry RCMP made basic errors

Lawyers for N.S. shooting victims' families tell inquiry RCMP made basic errors

Nova Scotia 9:21 am - 2,781 views

A lawyer representing victims of the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting told a public inquiry today it should recognize that the RCMP made basic errors in...

Trial into alleged immigration scheme won't wrap until March

Trial into alleged immigration scheme won't wrap until March

Richmond 10:00 am - 2,597 views

A complex trial involving four Richmond residents accused of submitting false immigration documents and bribing a Yukon government official, launched in July,...

Liberals put inflation help, disability benefit at top of fall parliamentary agenda

Liberals put inflation help, disability benefit at top of fall parliamentary agenda

Canada 6:32 am - 2,249 views

The Liberals are signalling that their fall priority will be helping Canada's most vulnerable as the House of Commons resumes sitting today. Many will be...

Coldstream begins open houses, site tours on $8.5M public works referendum

Coldstream begins open houses, site tours on $8.5M public works referendum

Coldstream 12:30 pm - 2,219 views

Open houses and site tours on a proposed new public works building in Coldstream will begin Wednesday. In conjunction with the Oct. 15 municipal election,...

Mayor Martin Johansen of Oliver confirmed re-elected by acclamation

Mayor Martin Johansen of Oliver confirmed re-elected by acclamation

Oliver 10:57 am - 1,993 views

Incumbent Oliver Mayor Martin Johansen has been officially declared elected by acclamation. His second term was made official on Sept. 20. Johansen was running...

City of Kamloops councillor candidate profile: Darrell LaRiviere

City of Kamloops councillor candidate profile: Darrell LaRiviere

Kamloops 4:00 am - 1,843 views

Castanet Kamloops is going to help you get to know the candidates running for city councillor over the next several weeks. Each weekday morning starting on...

Shelves looking bare at Penticton Fill the Food Gap non-profit hamper program

Shelves looking bare at Penticton Fill the Food Gap non-profit hamper program

Penticton 4:00 am - 1,824 views

With kids back in school, a Penticton non-profit group dedicated to making sure no one goes hungry needs a little extra help keeping their shelves stocked. Fill...

5 directors acclaimed to positions at Regional District of North Okanagan

5 directors acclaimed to positions at Regional District of North Okanagan

Vernon 9:07 am - 1,789 views

Five candidates have been acclaimed to director positions with the Regional District of North Okanagan. Returning unopposed are directors Bob Fleming in Area B,...

Voting opens for People's Choice in Vernon Business Excellence Awards

Voting opens for People's Choice in Vernon Business Excellence Awards

Vernon 12:14 pm - 1,756 views

Voting has begun for People's Choice in the Greater Vernon Chamber’s Business Excellence Awards. Now through Oct. 11, the public can vote for their...

Coach takes a swing at council in Coldstream election

Coach takes a swing at council in Coldstream election

Coldstream 10:58 am - 1,656 views

Jeff Stevenson is among a crowded race for one of six council seats in Coldstream. The father, community advocate and carpenter is among 11 candidates. ...