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Top Stories for September 21, 2022

Gang unit and Kelowna RCMP hold joint press conference

Gang unit and Kelowna RCMP hold joint press conference

Kelowna 2:15 pm - 35,421 views

UPDATE: 2:15 p.m. A month-long investigation by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) resulted in a massive drugs and...

Kelowna's tent city bursting at the seams ahead of homeless shelter opening

Kelowna's tent city bursting at the seams ahead of homeless shelter opening

Kelowna 4:00 am - 33,310 views

As nights in Kelowna grow colder, a new homeless shelter is nearly ready to open downtown at the former BC Tree Fruits packinghouse on Bay Avenue. Its 60 beds...

Kelowna RCMP charged with assault faced cross examination Wednesday

Kelowna RCMP charged with assault faced cross examination Wednesday

Kelowna 5:15 pm - 29,108 views

A Kelowna RCMP officer who's facing trial for an assault charge was not aware officers are trained to only use force against a suspect "as a last...

Emergency crews respond to incident involving cyclist on Harvey Ave.

Emergency crews respond to incident involving cyclist on Harvey Ave.

Kelowna 10:09 am - 27,921 views

UPDATE 10:08 a.m. An eyewitness tells Castanet he was on the scene when a woman in her early 20's collapsed while crossing the street at the intersection of...

Okanagan musician's rough weekend ends on a positive note

Okanagan musician's rough weekend ends on a positive note

Kelowna 4:00 am - 25,582 views

A local musician had a good ending to an otherwise rough weekend. Tim Reardon has been playing clubs and bars across the Okanagan for years without incident....

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Recommendations from prolific offender report released

Recommendations from prolific offender report released

BC 3:45 pm - 24,245 views

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. A soon-to-be-released report investigating repeat criminal offenders and random acts of violence in B.C. contains 28 recommendations the...

Westcorp has again been granted a new development permit for a 33-storey downtown waterfront hotel

Westcorp has again been granted a new development permit for a 33-storey downtown waterfront hotel

Kelowna 4:00 am - 22,036 views

Floods, the speculation tax and a worldwide pandemic have all conspired, at one time or another, to derail construction of a new waterfront hotel in downtown...

'Never fly Air Canada again': Vancouver man hasn't received luggage weeks after flight

'Never fly Air Canada again': Vancouver man hasn't received luggage weeks after flight

Vancouver 4:11 pm - 21,852 views

A Vancouver man says a relaxing European holiday with his girlfriend was ruined after the couple's bags were lost following a cancelled flight. The...

Austyn Godfrey's mom searching for answers in her daughter's death

Austyn Godfrey's mom searching for answers in her daughter's death

Kelowna 4:00 am - 21,277 views

It has been nine months since the body of Austyn Godfrey, 25, was found at the Glenmore Dog Park, and no arrests have yet been made. Godfrey was found on the...

Mechanical issues on the runway disrupts air travel at YLW

Mechanical issues on the runway disrupts air travel at YLW

Kelowna 12:25 pm - 20,510 views

Air traffic was disrupted at Kelowna International Airport Wednesday morning after a small, non-commercial aircraft ran into mechanical trouble on the runway....

Former B.C. child actor sentenced to life in prison for killing mother

Former B.C. child actor sentenced to life in prison for killing mother

Squamish 3:48 pm - 20,048 views

The former child actor charged with the second-degree murder of his mother in Squamish, B.C., has been sentenced to life in prison. Ryan Grantham, 24, was known...

RCMP catch motorcyclist who fled, speeding through residential neighbourhood

RCMP catch motorcyclist who fled, speeding through residential neighbourhood

West Kelowna 9:55 am - 20,017 views

RCMP issued tickets and fines to the driver of a motorcycle who fled from police in West Kelowna on Tuesday. An RCMP officer on patrol in the Shannon Lake Rd....

Neighbours come out to help after collision flips truck in Rutland

Neighbours come out to help after collision flips truck in Rutland

Kelowna 2:22 pm - 19,803 views

An early morning collision on McCurdy Road left one vehicle damaged and another on its side Wednesday morning. Christopher Bocskei, who is currently running for...

Do you support a class action lawsuit against big oil companies, suing them for polluting?

Do you support a class action lawsuit against big oil companies, suing them for polluting?

Poll 7:30 pm - 19,428 views

After the last year and a half alone brought wildfires, atmospheric rivers, floods and landslides and repeated heat waves to many communities in B.C., a group...

Trump docs probe: Court lifts hold on Mar-a-Lago records

Trump docs probe: Court lifts hold on Mar-a-Lago records

Florida 6:22 pm - 19,219 views

In a stark repudiation of Donald Trump's legal arguments, a federal appeals court on Wednesday permitted the Justice Department to resume its use of...

Kelowna RCMP are warning residents of investment scams

Kelowna RCMP are warning residents of investment scams

Kelowna 1:50 pm - 15,766 views

Kelowna RCMP are warning residents of investment scams making the rounds in the Okanagan that have already resulted in significant financial losses. The...

Okanagan Task Force working on documentary highlighting illegal dumping

Okanagan Task Force working on documentary highlighting illegal dumping

Okanagan 4:00 am - 15,754 views

The Okanagan Forest Task Force is hoping a documentary in the works will help bring attention to the growing problem of illegal dumping in the Okanagan...

Man found with severe burns on downtown Vernon street

Man found with severe burns on downtown Vernon street

Vernon 12:04 pm - 14,626 views

Police are investigating after a man with significant burn injuries was found in downtown Vernon Sunday afternoon. Shortly before 2 p.m., police were called to...

More than 805,600 homes unsuitable for number of people living there: StatCan

More than 805,600 homes unsuitable for number of people living there: StatCan

Canada 7:10 am - 14,090 views

With a family of seven living in a three-bedroom townhouse and a fitness business she runs from home, Vanessa van Tol is a pro at maximizing space. The Delta,...

B.C. Nurses Union sounds warning: system on 'brink of collapse'

B.C. Nurses Union sounds warning: system on 'brink of collapse'

BC 7:44 am - 13,139 views

The B.C. Nurses Union believes the province’s healthcare system is at a crisis point and it’s demanding the NDP government act now before it’s...

Prince George hit by earthquake

Prince George hit by earthquake

Prince George 3:47 pm - 11,855 views

Prince George was rocked by an earthquake at roughly 3:07 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. Unconfirmed reports suggest the city was shaken by a roughly 4.1...

B.C. gas prices forecast to climb past $2

B.C. gas prices forecast to climb past $2

BC 7:41 am - 11,109 views

After a late-summer dip, gas prices in British Columbia's biggest urban area are once again forecast to climb over $2 per litre. Some stations across Metro...

Predator Ridge unveils village centre expansion plans

Predator Ridge unveils village centre expansion plans

Predator Ridge 4:00 am - 10,973 views

Predator Ridge is pulling the wraps off plans for a major village centre expansion. The culmination of a two-year "Amazing Moments Ahead" strategy,...

West Kelowna approves townhouse development for Shannon Lake

West Kelowna approves townhouse development for Shannon Lake

West Kelowna 5:00 pm - 10,754 views

West Kelowna city council has voted to approve a 72-unit townhouse development on the shores of Shannon Lake. The project at 2749 Shannon Lake Road is directly...

Canada's PM Trudeau condemns Putin's escalation of war, including nuclear threats

Canada's PM Trudeau condemns Putin's escalation of war, including nuclear threats

New York 4:08 pm - 9,526 views

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada condemns Russian President Vladimir Putin's escalation of the war in Ukraine, including his partial military...

Positive Poilievre polling leads to talk of easing border restrictions: Tories

Positive Poilievre polling leads to talk of easing border restrictions: Tories

Canada 5:45 pm - 9,308 views

The government was motivated to reconsider COVID-19 restrictions at Canada's border because of the growing popularity of new Conservative leader Pierre...

More British Columbians are opting to rent rather than own, report says

More British Columbians are opting to rent rather than own, report says

BC 5:49 pm - 9,188 views

Renting is on the rise in B.C. as the number of homeowners declined from its peak in 2011. According to a new Statistics Canada report released today (Sept....

Outbreak of avian flu confirmed at Spallumcheen's O'Keefe Ranch

Outbreak of avian flu confirmed at Spallumcheen's O'Keefe Ranch

Spallumcheen 4:00 am - 9,039 views

Spallumcheen’s O’Keefe Ranch has been hit by the avian flu. In a news release, the ranch said the outbreak was confirmed on Sunday, Sept. 18....

Civic election: Charlie Hodge running for Kelowna city council

Civic election: Charlie Hodge running for Kelowna city council

Kelowna 4:00 am - 9,023 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...

Three men face serious charges after shots fired near TRU: police

Three men face serious charges after shots fired near TRU: police

Kamloops 4:00 am - 8,971 views

Court documents are shedding some new light on an incident last week in which gunshots were fired during an alleged robbery at a McGill Road condo building in...

Non-life-threatening injuries in Monday evening crash north of Vernon

Non-life-threatening injuries in Monday evening crash north of Vernon

Spallumcheen 12:30 pm - 8,515 views

The occupants of an SUV and semi that collided on Highway 97A north of Vernon Monday evening were lucky to escape with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say...

Kelowna council supports liquor license application for Revelry

Kelowna council supports liquor license application for Revelry

Kelowna 12:50 pm - 8,179 views

Kelowna city council has thrown its weight behind a liquor primary application brought forward by the owner of The Revelry, a music and entertainment spot...

Dragon's Den star Michele Romanow says economy hasn't 'hit close to the bottom' yet

Dragon's Den star Michele Romanow says economy hasn't 'hit close to the bottom' yet

Business 10:05 am - 7,999 views

"Dragon's Den" star Michele Romanow says she doesn't think Canada's economy has come even close to hitting its bottom as the country...

Juno Award winning David Myles Trio will play Creekside Theatre next month

Juno Award winning David Myles Trio will play Creekside Theatre next month

Lake Country 8:00 pm - 7,991 views

A Juno Award-winning musical group is coming to Lake Country next month. David Myles Trio, which is based out of New Brunswick, will be taking listeners on a...

2 claim $1.337B Mega Millions prize; 3rd-largest US jackpot

2 claim $1.337B Mega Millions prize; 3rd-largest US jackpot

United States 7:05 am - 7,853 views

Two people who wish to remain anonymous have claimed a $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot after a single ticket to the late July drawing was sold in a Chicago...

‘The Amazing Race Canada’ winners talk friendship, adversity

‘The Amazing Race Canada’ winners talk friendship, adversity

Entertainment 6:26 am - 7,635 views

Catherine Wreford and Craig Ramsay had already experienced a hurdle more difficult than any reality show challenge by the time the friends of 25 years appeared...

Kenney declines comment on cabinet minister lauding freedom convoy protesters

Kenney declines comment on cabinet minister lauding "freedom convoy" protesters

Alberta 1:29 pm - 7,631 views

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is declining to weigh in on one of his cabinet ministers lauding protesters and “freedom convoys” fighting COVID-19...

Kelowna's most wanted

Kelowna's most wanted

Crime Stoppers 10:00 am - 7,471 views

Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following male who is wanted on a province-wide warrant in effect as of September 20,...

Penticton firefighter union calling for more staff to help with burnout and better response

Penticton firefighter union calling for more staff to help with burnout and better response

Penticton 4:00 am - 7,392 views

The union president of the Penticton Professional Firefighters is trying to bring awareness to the department's short-staffing, as fire crews deal with...

YouTube, TikTok say Liberal online streaming bill fails to protect digital creators

YouTube, TikTok say Liberal online streaming bill fails to protect digital creators

Canada 5:18 pm - 7,357 views

Online streaming giants YouTube and TikTok are asking Canadian senators to take a sober second look at an online streaming bill that they say would cause...

Damaged wheelchair renews calls for greater regulation of airline disability services

Damaged wheelchair renews calls for greater regulation of airline disability services

Business 10:08 am - 7,262 views

A disability activist whose wheelchair was severely damaged during a recent flight says mobility aids are treated no better than luggage, leading to renewed...

Zelenskyy: Russia not serious about ending Ukraine war

Zelenskyy: Russia not serious about ending Ukraine war

Ukraine 3:36 pm - 7,208 views

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy suggested Wednesday that Russia’s decision to mobilize some reservists showed that Moscow isn’t serious...

Woman expected to recover after being shot by police near Keremeos during attempted arrest

Woman expected to recover after being shot by police near Keremeos during attempted arrest

Keremeos 11:00 am - 6,989 views

The woman who was shot by RCMP last week during an attempted arrest turned violent in Keremeos is expected to survive, according to the B.C. police watchdog...

Fed attacks inflation with another big hike and expects more

Fed attacks inflation with another big hike and expects more

Business 1:28 pm - 6,947 views

Intensifying its fight against high inflation, the Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate Wednesday by a substantial three-quarters of a point for a third...

West Kelowna Warriors honour Truth and Reconciliation Day during home opener

West Kelowna Warriors honour Truth and Reconciliation Day during home opener

BCHL 7:00 pm - 6,693 views

The West Kelowna Warriors will wear specially designed uniforms when they kick off the home portion of their 2022-2023 BCHL schedule on Truth and Reconciliation...

NASA tries fueling moon rocket in test, but leak reoccurs

NASA tries fueling moon rocket in test, but leak reoccurs

Florida 10:09 am - 6,649 views

NASA's new moon rocket sprouted another fuel leak Wednesday as engineers tested the plumbing ahead of a launch attempt as early as next week. The daylong...

Putin mobilizes reserve forces, won’t ‘bluff’ on nukes over Ukraine fight

Putin mobilizes reserve forces, won’t ‘bluff’ on nukes over Ukraine fight

Russia 6:37 am - 6,614 views

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization of reservists in Russia on Wednesday, risking a deeply unpopular step that follows a string of...

Indigenous kids make up more than half of children in foster care: census

Indigenous kids make up more than half of children in foster care: census

Canada 7:20 am - 6,457 views

A Winnipeg mother says she was scarred for life when her first child was taken away at birth by social workers, who told her she was unfit to parent her newborn...

De Havilland Canada to build airline manufacturing plant east of Calgary: Kenney

De Havilland Canada to build airline manufacturing plant east of Calgary: Kenney

Calgary 3:40 pm - 6,076 views

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. has announced plans to build a new aircraft manufacturing plant east of Calgary that could eventually employ up to 1,500...

Postmedia to end Monday print edition of nine urban daily newspapers

Postmedia to end Monday print edition of nine urban daily newspapers

Business 1:13 pm - 6,025 views

Postmedia Network Inc., owned by Postmedia Network Canada Corp., says nine of its urban daily newspapers will no longer be printed and delivered on Mondays...

Illegal cannabis store shut down, $220K in product seized, police say

Illegal cannabis store shut down, $220K in product seized, police say

100 Mile House 1:13 pm - 5,940 views

An illegal cannabis store was shut down and $220,000 in product was seized Wednesday by government officials and police in Lac la Hache, Mounties say. According...

Senior pleads guilty to threatening to kill Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West

Senior pleads guilty to threatening to kill Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West

Port Coquitlam 5:43 pm - 5,858 views

Port Coquitlam city hall is reviewing its security protocols after a man threatened to kill Mayor Brad West and his family last year. On Sept. 9, at Port...

Conservatives may support part of the Liberal government's affordability plan on GST

Conservatives may support part of the Liberal government's affordability plan on GST

Ottawa 3:38 pm - 5,713 views

The federal Conservatives opened the door on Wednesday to supporting part of the Liberal government's affordability plan in one of their first moves with...

'Make the polluter pay': Sue Big Oil campaign kicks off on the Sunshine Coast

'Make the polluter pay': Sue Big Oil campaign kicks off on the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast 10:13 am - 5,700 views

After the last year and a half alone brought wildfires, atmospheric rivers, floods and landslides and repeated heat waves to many communities in B.C., a group...

BC Cancer Foundation launches $500 million fundraiser

BC Cancer Foundation launches $500 million fundraiser

BC 5:29 pm - 5,501 views

The BC Cancer Foundation is doing things beyond belief. A historic $500 million fundraising campaign, called Beyond Belief, has been launched to advance cancer...

Sun Peaks municipality considering short-term rental changes

Sun Peaks municipality considering short-term rental changes

Sun Peaks 2:59 pm - 5,473 views

The municipality of Sun Peaks is considering changes to its short-term nightly rental policy, but some residents say proposed permitting requirements would...

Vernon businessman and former hockey coach will be in court Oct. 3 to set date for sexual assault sentencing

Vernon businessman and former hockey coach will be in court Oct. 3 to set date for sexual assault sentencing

Vernon 11:57 am - 4,740 views

The saga of a former Vernon hockey coach continues with Keith Chase waiting to be sentenced on sexual assault charges. The local businessman was found guilty...

Space station gets 3 new residents after Russian launch

Space station gets 3 new residents after Russian launch

Florida 3:40 pm - 4,452 views

The International Space Station welcomed three new residents Wednesday following a smooth Russian launch. The Soyuz capsule rocketed into orbit from Kazakhstan...

NY attorney general sues Donald Trump and company over alleged fraud

NY attorney general sues Donald Trump and company over alleged fraud

New York 9:28 am - 4,339 views

New York’s attorney general sued former President Donald Trump and his company Wednesday, alleging business fraud involving some of their most prized...

Woman who survived deadly torrent released from B.C. dam sues regional district

Woman who survived deadly torrent released from B.C. dam sues regional district

North Vancouver 6:33 am - 4,266 views

A woman whose husband saw a "wall of water rushing toward them" as the pair fled a huge torrent released from a North Vancouver dam is suing Metro...

Witnesses sought after stabbing sends man to hospital with life-threatening injuries

Witnesses sought after stabbing sends man to hospital with life-threatening injuries

Kamloops 11:46 am - 4,069 views

Kamloops Mounties are investigating a serious stabbing on the North Shore that landed a man in hospital with life-threatening injuries. According to police,...

Climate change threatening butterflies’ pollen-collecting powers, find B.C. researchers

Climate change threatening butterflies’ pollen-collecting powers, find B.C. researchers

BC 5:42 pm - 3,811 views

In the early 1970s, meteorologist Edward Lorenz put the flight of a butterfly at the metaphorical heart of chaos theory — planting the question, could the...

B.C. 'TERF' nurse faces hearing over alleged trans discrimination

B.C. 'TERF' nurse faces hearing over alleged trans discrimination

Vancouver 9:53 am - 3,702 views

A Vancouver-area registered nurse will face a “unique” and “precedent-setting” seven-day regulatory hearing at the B.C. College of...

Study confirms B.C. wood pellets sustainably sourced

Study confirms B.C. wood pellets sustainably sourced

BC 1:16 pm - 3,455 views

Somewhere in the world, forests may be harvested to feed the bioenergy industry, but that’s not happening in Canada, a new study says. A study...

Vernon RCMP arrests suspect following early morning break in

Vernon RCMP arrests suspect following early morning break in

Vernon 3:43 pm - 3,326 views

A Vernon man didn't get very far before he was arrested following a break and enter to a business on Anderson Way early Wednesday. About 2:30 a.m., RCMP...

Vancouver's beloved Stanley Park Ghost Train cancelled this year

Vancouver's beloved Stanley Park Ghost Train cancelled this year

Vancouver 9:44 am - 3,253 views

Vancouver's haunted choo-choo train won't be chugging down the tracks this spooky season. Just several weeks ago, the Ghost Train was getting ready to...

Ex-cop Lane gets 3 years in plea deal for aiding Floyd death

Ex-cop Lane gets 3 years in plea deal for aiding Floyd death

Minneapolis 9:14 am - 3,125 views

A former Minneapolis police officer who pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd was...

Mass shooting victim's family calls for end to sales of decommissioned RCMP vehicles

Mass shooting victim's family calls for end to sales of decommissioned RCMP vehicles

Nova Scotia 9:18 am - 3,076 views

The family of the 22nd and final victim in the Nova Scotia mass shooting is calling for a permanent moratorium on the sale of decommissioned RCMP vehicles to...

Mayor Kennedy Stewart breaks silence over donor list found by homeless man

Mayor Kennedy Stewart breaks silence over donor list found by homeless man

Vancouver 9:40 am - 2,940 views

A political party donor list found Sept. 13 by a homeless man that included the names of some of Vancouver's biggest developers belongs to Mayor Kennedy...

Grounded Snowbirds in Penticton cleared to fly away home

Grounded Snowbirds in Penticton cleared to fly away home

Penticton 1:39 pm - 2,855 views

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds jets that have been grounded in Penticton since July will soon be flying home. A crash in Fort St. John involving one of the jets...

Civic election: Elaine McMurray running for Kelowna city council

Civic election: Elaine McMurray running for Kelowna city council

Kelowna 9:00 am - 2,690 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...

Biden: Russia 'shamelessly violated' UN Charter in Ukraine

Biden: Russia 'shamelessly violated' UN Charter in Ukraine

World 9:05 am - 2,655 views

President Joe Biden declared at the United Nations Wednesday that Russia has “shamelessly violated the core tenets" of the U.N with its "brutal,...

Canada's home ownership rate falls in latest 2021 census release

Canada's home ownership rate falls in latest 2021 census release

Canada 6:21 am - 2,652 views

Statistics Canada says the country's homeownership rate is on the decline, with young adults in particular less likely to own a home in 2021 than they were...

Two more chances for the public to learn more before referendum on funding a new Peachland Protective Services Building

Two more chances for the public to learn more before referendum on funding a new Peachland Protective Services Building

Peachland 10:00 am - 2,652 views

The public gets two more chances to learn about the proposed new Peachland Protective Services Building ahead of a referendum to approve funding for the...

Bad Tattoo hosting day-long concert with food and fun to support BC SPCA

Bad Tattoo hosting day-long concert with food and fun to support BC SPCA

Penticton 7:00 pm - 2,501 views

Enjoy great music and delicious food while helping out the BC SPCA at a special upcoming event in Penticton. On Oct. 1, head to Bad Tattoo brewery for a unique...

Vernon candidate campaigns on city beautification idea

Vernon candidate campaigns on city beautification idea

Vernon 4:00 am - 2,500 views

A Vernon man who campaigned in last year's byelection to build a community plaza in place of the Civic Memorial Park has a new idea for the neighbourhood....

Seasonal events to ‘fall’ for

Seasonal events to ‘fall’ for

Okanagan Taste 11:00 am - 2,444 views

Happy official first day of autumn. Did it sneak up on you, too? Given the cold and somewhat soggy spring we had this year, it’s no wonder it feels like...

Thousands of officers pay tribute to Toronto constable killed in shootings

Thousands of officers pay tribute to Toronto constable killed in shootings

Toronto 9:20 am - 2,435 views

Thousands of police officers from across Canada and the U.S. gave solemn salutes Wednesday to the funeral cortege for a Toronto constable killed in a recent...

Take a moment today to express your gratitude

Take a moment today to express your gratitude

New Thought 4:00 am - 2,418 views

If you were going to declare an international day of observance, what would it be? What’s something so important to you that you’d want the world to...

Civic election: Get to know Brad Besler, Summerland district council candidate

Civic election: Get to know Brad Besler, Summerland district council candidate

Summerland 4:00 am - 2,411 views

Castanet News has distributed a questionnaire to each candidate running for local council in the South Okanagan. All council candidates have been given the same...

Listen back: Penticton council and mayor forum discussed business-related issues

Listen back: Penticton council and mayor forum discussed business-related issues

Penticton 12:01 pm - 2,370 views

The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce hosted an all-candidates debate focused on business issues which was carried live by Peach City Radio. On...

Kamloops real estate market picking back up after slow summer for sales

Kamloops real estate market picking back up after slow summer for sales

Kamloops 4:00 am - 2,366 views

The Kamloops real estate market appears to be picking back up in time for fall after a slow summer for sales. The Association of Interior Realtors recorded 165...

Day-long festival in Vernon's Polson Park kicks off BC Culture Days

Day-long festival in Vernon's Polson Park kicks off BC Culture Days

Vernon 4:00 am - 2,334 views

Vernon kicks off a provincial celebration of the arts this week. The Arts Council of the North Okanagan hosts the provincial launch of BC Culture Days with a...

Charge laid in Downtown Eastside stabbing

Charge laid in Downtown Eastside stabbing

Vancouver 1:16 pm - 2,271 views

One man has been charged in a stabbing that occurred earlier this month near Oppenheimer Park. A 55-year-old man walking along East Cordova Street near Jackson...

Civic election: Get to know Katie O'Kell, Penticton council candidate

Civic election: Get to know Katie O'Kell, Penticton council candidate

Penticton 4:00 am - 2,078 views

Castanet News has distributed a questionnaire to each candidate running for local council in the South Okanagan. All candidates have been given the same...

Another mayoralty candidate has signs vandalized

Another mayoralty candidate has signs vandalized

Vernon 2:27 pm - 2,002 views

A challenger for the mayor's office in Vernon is condemning criminal acts in the city. Scott Anderson blasted recent campaign sign vandalism against all...

Police watchdog investigating after VPD vehicle hits pedestrian

Police watchdog investigating after VPD vehicle hits pedestrian

Vancouver 1:15 pm - 1,962 views

B.C.'s police watchdog has been called in after a police vehicle collided with a pedestrian earlier this week in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The...

A new beneficial use for drinking water treatment residuals

A new beneficial use for drinking water treatment residuals

Delta 9:34 am - 1,826 views

Farms in the City of Delta and elsewhere could benefit from residuals from the treatment process that makes our drinking water safe. Metro Vancouver’s...

Indigenous people more likely to have housing issues as population grows: StatCan

Indigenous people more likely to have housing issues as population grows: StatCan

Winnipeg 9:34 am - 1,724 views

Angela Klassen Janeczko calls out to a young woman sitting behind a building in downtown Winnipeg to see if she needs any water or food. They know each other by...

Hop on board the spooky Sorcery Express KVR steam train experience in Summerland this Halloween

Hop on board the spooky Sorcery Express KVR steam train experience in Summerland this Halloween

Penticton 10:37 am - 1,684 views

For three days and nights next month, Kettle Valley Steam Railway crews will be transporting willing patrons into the scary unknown aboard the historic steam...

BC SPCA Kamloops Christmas Craft Fair will return for 23rd year

BC SPCA Kamloops Christmas Craft Fair will return for 23rd year

Kamloops 6:00 pm - 1,668 views

The BC SPCA’s Kamloops branch is gearing up to host its 23rd annual Christmas Craft Fair. The event will take place on Nov. 27 at the Campus Activity...

Vancouver police make multiple arrests after man threatened with loaded gun

Vancouver police make multiple arrests after man threatened with loaded gun

Vancouver 9:36 am - 1,628 views

An investigation after a man was threatened with a loaded gun has led to multiple arrests, according to Vancouver Police. Officers responded to a report by a...

Canucks say thank you to Penticton fans with highlight video reel of Young Stars weekend

Canucks say thank you to Penticton fans with highlight video reel of Young Stars weekend

Penticton 2:09 pm - 1,617 views

The Vancouver Canucks want to say thank you to Penticton for the recent return of the Young Stars Classic. This past weekend, up-and-coming NHL prospects for...

City of Kamloops councillor candidate profile: Margot Middleton

City of Kamloops councillor candidate profile: Margot Middleton

Kamloops 4:00 am - 1,597 views

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

Win dinner, tickets to a comedy show and hotel accommodation

Win dinner, tickets to a comedy show and hotel accommodation

Contest alert! 12:00 pm - 1,585 views

Castanet readers are being given the chance to win a night out in Kamloops or Kelowna. Alex MacKenzie’s Hungry for Laughs Comedy Tour will be in Kelowna...

Proposed Active Living Centre pool would serve community and competition

Proposed Active Living Centre pool would serve community and competition

Vernon 10:24 am - 1,442 views

The City of Vernon says a new aquatic centre at the proposed new Active Living Centre will accommodate both community and competition needs. In its latest...

Longtime broadcaster seeks seat on Vernon city council

Longtime broadcaster seeks seat on Vernon city council

Vernon 6:00 pm - 1,391 views

A 30-year broadcaster has thrown his hat in the ring for a seat on Vernon city council. Ross Hawse has put his name forward as a candidate in the Oct. 15th...

Inaugural Pride Arts Festival all set for Osoyoos this weekend

Inaugural Pride Arts Festival all set for Osoyoos this weekend

Osoyoos 6:00 pm - 1,383 views

The inaugural Pride Arts Festival will debut this Saturday in Osoyoos. Presented by the South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society, Wide Arts National...

Paddleboard fundraiser brings in more than $31,000 for program that feeds hungry Vernon families

Paddleboard fundraiser brings in more than $31,000 for program that feeds hungry Vernon families

Vernon 11:55 am - 1,300 views

Paddleboarders "stood up" for Vernon's Starfish Pack program. The fifth annual Stand Up For ... challenge saw boarders paddle the 18-kilometre...

Thousands raised through Armstrong Regional Co-op Fuel Good Day

Thousands raised through Armstrong Regional Co-op Fuel Good Day

Vernon 4:00 pm - 1,140 views

Co-op members and customers pumped thousands of dollars into North Okanagan charities Wednesday. As part of its Fuel Good Day, 10 cents from every litre of...

City of Kamloops awarded for work on Community Climate Action Plan

City of Kamloops awarded for work on Community Climate Action Plan

Kamloops 4:00 am - 1,110 views

The Union of B.C. Municipalities recognized the City of Kamloops for work on its Community Climate Action Plan, as city staff report 63 per cent of the...

35th Street in Vernon will be closed Thursday between 31st and 32nd avenues

35th Street in Vernon will be closed Thursday between 31st and 32nd avenues

Vernon 10:36 am - 918 views

A brief detour will be in place for a portion of 35th Street in Vernon this week while crews upgrade utilities in the area. Starting as early as 7:30 a.m. on...

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