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Top Stories for September 23, 2022

Mike Hall of Rust Bros. is holding another auction to sell off a bevy of classic cars

Mike Hall of Rust Bros. is holding another auction to sell off a bevy of classic cars

Tappen 4:00 am - 40,054 views

Mike Hall is holding another auction. The Rust Valley Restorers reality TV star held a massive auction last year in a bid to clear his land of the hundreds of...

Lawsuit contemplated to stop the Revelry from opening downtown Kelowna

Lawsuit contemplated to stop the Revelry from opening downtown Kelowna

Kelowna 11:39 am - 39,263 views

Lloyd Peterson is not giving up his fight to keep a music and entertainment venue out of his neighbourhood. Peterson, a resident of The Madison condos on Ellis...

Ski patroller injured in 2014 Crystal Mountain chairlift incident is now eligible for WorkSafe compensation

Ski patroller injured in 2014 Crystal Mountain chairlift incident is now eligible for WorkSafe compensation

West Kelowna 4:00 am - 25,669 views

More than eight years after a terrifying chairlift crash at the now-defunct Crystal Mountain Resort in West Kelowna, the Workers' Compensation Appeal...

Pair of protests take place at Kelowna city hall

Pair of protests take place at Kelowna city hall

Kelowna 5:01 pm - 25,510 views

Two completely different protests took place outside of Kelowna City Hall on Friday, but they both shared one common goal — a demand for change. In...

Man sent to prison for placing hidden cameras in two work bathrooms

Man sent to prison for placing hidden cameras in two work bathrooms

Kamloops 4:00 am - 21,441 views

A Kamloops man who installed sophisticated hidden cameras inside two bathrooms at his workplace has been ordered to spend a year in prison. Greg Hibbert, 37,...

One man arrested after unfounded report of gun in Kelowna

One man arrested after unfounded report of gun in Kelowna

Kelowna 4:19 pm - 17,568 views

Kelowna RCMP say they responded to a house located on Wilson Ave. and Gordon Dr. on Thursday afternoon after receiving reports of a man in the home who may have...

Hurricane Fiona forecast to bring 'severe' winds, heavy rainfall to Atlantic Canada

Hurricane Fiona forecast to bring 'severe' winds, heavy rainfall to Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada 1:32 pm - 16,469 views

UPDATE: 1:32 p.m. People across Atlantic Canada were stocking up on last-minute essentials and storm-proofing their properties Friday ahead of the arrival of...

Crews finish work reconnecting Highway 8, damaged during November floods

Crews finish work reconnecting Highway 8, damaged during November floods

Merritt 4:13 pm - 14,066 views

Residents living along the Highway 8 corridor between Merritt and Spences Bridge once again have access to their properties — a “major...

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery set to announce Laird of Fintry lottery winners

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery set to announce Laird of Fintry lottery winners

Okanagan Valley 1:16 pm - 13,897 views

One of the Okanagan's most sought after beverages will soon be in the hands of some lucky whisky lovers. Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery will announce...

Fees in licensed child care in B.C. to drop by up to $550 a month by Dec. 1

Fees in licensed child care in B.C. to drop by up to $550 a month by Dec. 1

BC 11:10 am - 13,878 views

Child-care fees in British Columbia are set to drop by up to $550 a month starting in December for children in licensed care for those in kindergarten and...

Farming Karma, Wild Remedies in running to be named BC's best product

Farming Karma, Wild Remedies in running to be named BC's best product

Kelowna 11:46 am - 13,699 views

A pair of Kelowna companies are among the 10 finalists for B.C.’s Product of the Year, which is sponsored by British Columbia Food and Beverage...

New phlebotomist role will alleviate burnout for lab assistants, hopes Interior Health

New phlebotomist role will alleviate burnout for lab assistants, hopes Interior Health

BC Interior 4:00 am - 13,649 views

Interior Health says it is trying to support, not undermine, lab assistants with a new program that provides on-the-job training for new healthcare workers who...

B.C. nurse suspended for religious ritual

B.C. nurse suspended for religious ritual

Surrey 4:29 pm - 12,985 views

B.C.’s College of Nurses & Midwives has suspended a Surrey, B.C., nurse for four months after he was involved in a religious ritual with a patient...

RCMP arrest 32 shoplifters at Pine Centre Mall in Prince George

RCMP arrest 32 shoplifters at Pine Centre Mall in Prince George

Prince George 9:15 pm - 12,212 views

Prince George RCMP Downtown Safety Unit partnered with Pine Centre Mall security to crack down on prolific shoplifters, according to a RCMP statement released...

Wind from 'very powerful' Fiona knocks out power to homes in Nova Scotia, P.E.I.

Wind from 'very powerful' Fiona knocks out power to homes in Nova Scotia, P.E.I.

Nova Scotia, P.E.I. 7:19 pm - 11,438 views

High winds knocked out power in thousands of homes in Nova Scotia and P.E.I. Friday night as people in Atlantic Canada began feeling the wrath of Fiona. By 10...

Penticton man pleads guilty to car-jacking and related crime spree; awaits sentence

Penticton man pleads guilty to car-jacking and related crime spree; awaits sentence

Penticton 3:41 pm - 11,420 views

A Penticton man is facing many years behind bars after stealing multiple vehicles and threatening civilians and cops alike. Jesse Wayne Shawcross, 39, has been...

Man threatens to kill children in Vancouver park, witnesses say

Man threatens to "kill children" in Vancouver park, witnesses say

Vancouver 8:15 pm - 11,384 views

“He kept saying, ‘The kids are gonna go to hell, they’re dead, you’ll see,’ and we’re like, 'You’ll see?' That...

Siksika Nation in southern Alberta to take over RCMP duties with own police service

Siksika Nation in southern Alberta to take over RCMP duties with own police service

Alberta 1:12 pm - 11,086 views

The Siksika Nation has reached a deal with the provincial and federal governments to reinstate the First Nation's self-administered police service after 20...

Vancouver police say 88,000 calls to non-emergency line abandoned in 2021

Vancouver police say 88,000 calls to non-emergency line abandoned in 2021

Vancouver 7:15 pm - 11,003 views

Vancouver police say more than 88,000 calls from citizens to the non-emergency line in 2021 were abandoned — often after lengthy delays — before...

Unsupervised L driver caught at 113 in a 60 km/h zone in Coquitlam

Unsupervised L driver caught at 113 in a 60 km/h zone in Coquitlam

Coquitlam 9:34 am - 10,977 views

Coquitlam RCMP hope several weeks away from the wheel will help a new driver fully understand the rules of the road. An 'L' driver received a four-month...

Mortgage rates expected to remain high in B.C.: BCREA

Mortgage rates expected to remain high in B.C.: BCREA

Business 1:07 pm - 10,507 views

A new mortgage rate forecast from the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) expects mortgage rates for British Columbians to stay high and...

Police watchdog investigating after video shows moment pedestrian struck by cruiser

Police watchdog investigating after video shows moment pedestrian struck by cruiser

Vancouver 11:19 am - 9,676 views

The Independent Investigations Office of the BC has launched an investigation after shocking video of a Vancouver Police Department vehicle striking a...

Temporary EI measures set to expire with no timeline for program reform

Temporary EI measures set to expire with no timeline for program reform

Business 9:37 am - 9,634 views

Workers applying for employment insurance benefits will have to qualify based on pre-pandemic rules starting Sunday, when temporary measures are set to expire....

Group linked to 'Freedom Convoy' ordered evicted from Ottawa heritage building

Group linked to 'Freedom Convoy' ordered evicted from Ottawa heritage building

Ottawa 5:51 pm - 9,454 views

A group loosely associated with the “Freedom Convoy” protest in Ottawa last winter has been ordered evicted from a former church east of downtown....

Hockey coach jailed for child porn, luring children after Port Moody police investigation

Hockey coach jailed for child porn, luring children after Port Moody police investigation

Port Moody 3:14 pm - 9,300 views

A former hockey coach who was investigated by Port Moody police for child porn and child luring three years ago has pleaded guilty to several charges. The man,...

Knife-wielding patient arrested at B.C. hospital after staff hid on ward: police

Knife-wielding patient arrested at B.C. hospital after staff hid on ward: police

Vancouver 9:14 am - 9,243 views

Vancouver Police say an investigation is underway after a patient allegedly armed with a knife chased a doctor at BC Women's Hospital and tried to access a...

Council candidate suggests severing ties with First Transit in favour of city-funded transit

Council candidate suggests severing ties with First Transit in favour of city-funded transit

Kelowna 7:00 pm - 8,984 views

Tom Macauley says it's time the city got into the transit business. The Kelowna council candidate suggested in a news release Friday the city should...

Moscow-held regions of Ukraine in 'sham' vote to join Russia

Moscow-held regions of Ukraine in 'sham' vote to join Russia

Ukraine 6:24 am - 8,958 views

Voting began in Russian-held regions of Ukraine on referendums to become part of Russia, Moscow-backed officials there said Friday as Ukrainian and United...

Delta seeks senior gov’t. cash to prepare for rising seas

Delta seeks senior gov’t. cash to prepare for rising seas

Delta 7:06 am - 8,876 views

Delta wants some help, more than a million dollars’ worth, in order to raise a half kilometre of the Boundary Bay Dike Trail by 1.3 metres. The city is...

Cancer, migraine and spinal cord patients needed for separate studies

Cancer, migraine and spinal cord patients needed for separate studies

Kelowna 4:00 am - 8,800 views

Three Central Okanagan organizations are seeking people to participate in studies or trials, all in an effort to finding treatments or making life better. Those...

Man hit with pickup truck as part of rural assault, police say

Man hit with pickup truck as part of rural assault, police say

Kamloops 3:08 pm - 8,483 views

Police are investigating an incident in which they believe a man was struck with a pickup truck as part of an assault. Mounties said they were called to the...

Osoyoos woman suing local optometrist office for wrongful dismissal

Osoyoos woman suing local optometrist office for wrongful dismissal

Osoyoos 4:00 am - 8,454 views

An Osoyoos woman is suing her former employer, a local optometrist office, alleging bullying in the workplace and wrongful dismissal. Natalia Barroca is seeking...

S&P/TSX composite down nearly 500 points in early trading, oil below US$80 a barrel

S&P/TSX composite down nearly 500 points in early trading, oil below US$80 a barrel

Business 7:45 am - 8,450 views

Canada's main stock index was down nearly 500 points in early trading as the price of oil fell below US$80 a barrel and U.S. stock markets also fell deep...

COVID-19 lockdowns impacted HIV transmission rates in B.C., says study

COVID-19 lockdowns impacted HIV transmission rates in B.C., says study

BC 1:09 pm - 8,286 views

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found a reduction in access to HIV care and prevention services during early COVID-19 lockdowns resulted...

Court of Appeal upholds sharing of Canadian bank account info with U.S. authorities

Court of Appeal upholds sharing of Canadian bank account info with U.S. authorities

Canada 11:51 am - 8,132 views

The Federal Court of Appeal has affirmed the constitutionality of legislation that allows account information held by Canadian financial institutions to be...

Civic election: Bal Grewal running for Kelowna city council

Civic election: Bal Grewal running for Kelowna city council

Kelowna 4:00 am - 7,316 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...

B.C.'s CFL team gets a new look on and off the field

B.C.'s CFL team gets a new look on and off the field

CFL 11:56 am - 7,073 views

The BC Lions have under-gone a major makeover on and off the field over the past year. The Canadian Football League (CFL) team has gone from the third worst...

Fallen hero police dog Gator to be honoured at run in Kelowna

Fallen hero police dog Gator to be honoured at run in Kelowna

Kelowna 1:31 pm - 7,025 views

This year's 2022 Heroes Run in Kelowna will honour police service dog Gator, who gave his life to protect his handler and best friend during a high-risk...

Man arrested in bus knife incident wanted in Ontario for attempted murder: police

Man arrested in bus knife incident wanted in Ontario for attempted murder: police

Victoria 5:54 pm - 6,716 views

A man arrested in connection with an incident where a passenger pulled a knife on a bus driver is wanted in Ontario on charges including attempted murder,...

Heads up Vernon drivers - double roundabout is now two lanes

Heads up Vernon drivers - double roundabout is now two lanes

Vernon 11:00 am - 6,399 views

Vernon motorists may notice some changes to the city's double roundabout on 39th Avenue. Now that railway crossing upgrades are complete, drivers will...

Roger Federer retires after teaming with Nadal in last match

Roger Federer retires after teaming with Nadal in last match

Sports 5:03 pm - 6,267 views

LONDON (AP) — This day, this match, had to come, of course, for Roger Federer, and for tennis, just as it inevitably must for every athlete in every sport....

Calgary police say more than $1.6 million stolen in 2022 through grandparent scam

Calgary police say more than $1.6 million stolen in 2022 through grandparent scam

Calgary 6:01 am - 6,190 views

Calgary police say more than $1.6 million has been stolen this year from approximately 122 seniors in the city by fraudsters using what is known as the...

Police stumble on wanted Richmond kidnapper

Police stumble on wanted Richmond kidnapper

Richmond 11:14 am - 6,155 views

A man subject to a Canada-wide warrant has been arrested in connection with a Richmond kidnapping. Arjun Purewal was arrested on Tuesday at a home in Surrey by...

Civic election: Anthony Bastiaanssen running for West Kelowna council

Civic election: Anthony Bastiaanssen running for West Kelowna council

West Kelowna 9:00 am - 6,116 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...

MPs, Senators debate requirements for medically assisted dying with mental disorders

MPs, Senators debate requirements for medically assisted dying with mental disorders

Canada 4:13 pm - 6,063 views

An expert told a special joint committee of the House of Commons and Senate that people with mental disorders can suffer for decades, and their distress is...

Gauging ‘planetquakes’ and ‘moonquakes’

Gauging ‘planetquakes’ and ‘moonquakes’

Skywatching 4:00 am - 5,900 views

When the Apollo astronauts went to the Moon, among the instruments they installed were seismometers, devices for detecting vibrations in the...

Lumby man back home after surgery, awaits second kidney transplant

Lumby man back home after surgery, awaits second kidney transplant

Lumby 4:00 am - 5,865 views

A Lumby man is eagerly awaiting a new kidney after a first transplant in 2020 failed. Cole Derry is back at home and resting after removal of his kidney earlier...

Follow Canada's lead on easing COVID-19 travel restrictions, U.S. lawmakers urge

Follow Canada's lead on easing COVID-19 travel restrictions, U.S. lawmakers urge

Canada 9:11 am - 5,797 views

U.S. lawmakers are urging the Biden administration to follow Canada's lead in easing COVID-19 travel restrictions at the northern border. Montana Sen. Jon...

Province to hold avian flu info session in Kelowna next week

Province to hold avian flu info session in Kelowna next week

Kelowna 5:41 pm - 5,566 views

The province is holding an information session for poultry owners in Kelowna next week. The information session comes after several avian flu outbreaks were...

Kelowna woman inducted into Special Olympics BC Hall of Fame

Kelowna woman inducted into Special Olympics BC Hall of Fame

Sports 4:25 pm - 5,427 views

Kelowna athlete Kelsey Wyse has been inducted into the Special Olympics BC Hall of Fame. Wyse has excelled in both summer and winter sports and has competed in...

Federal government posts $6.3B surplus for April-to-July period

Federal government posts $6.3B surplus for April-to-July period

Ottawa 9:08 am - 5,236 views

The federal government posted a surplus of $6.3 billion for the first four months of its 2022-23 fiscal year. The Finance Department says the result for the...

Alberta judge overseeing inquiry into teen's death adjourns to seek more witnesses

Alberta judge overseeing inquiry into teen's death adjourns to seek more witnesses

Alberta 1:08 pm - 5,178 views

An Alberta judge looking into the death of a Calgary teen who weighed 37 pounds when he died has adjourned her inquiry in an attempt to hear from more...

Blazers held scoreless on opening night, fall 3-0 to Portland

Blazers held scoreless on opening night, fall 3-0 to Portland

WHL 9:59 pm - 5,169 views

UPDATE: 9:59 p.m. Despite some good chances late in the third period, the Kamloops Blazers were held scoreless Friday at Sandman Centre, shut out 3-0 by the...

Referee shortage has high school football teams scrambling

Referee shortage has high school football teams scrambling

BC Interior 4:00 am - 4,900 views

Football is back, but the referees are not. The BC Football Officials Association is short staffed and scrambling to keep both high school and community...

Feds stop short of mandatory national crime gun tracing, citing provincial control

Feds stop short of mandatory national crime gun tracing, citing provincial control

Canada 6:18 am - 4,832 views

Federal agencies are trying to boost efforts to trace the origins of guns used in crimes, but it appears jurisdictional hurdles could prevent the measures from...

Approaching storm may delay launch try for NASA moon rocket

Approaching storm may delay launch try for NASA moon rocket

United States 3:13 pm - 4,734 views

An approaching storm threatens to delay NASA's next launch attempt for its new moon rocket, already grounded for weeks by fuel leaks. A tropical depression...

End to Monday print edition of nine papers by Postmedia an 'important moment': expert

End to Monday print edition of nine papers by Postmedia an 'important moment': expert

Business 11:50 am - 4,707 views

One expert at the intersection of journalism and policy says Postmedia Network Inc.'s decision to end the Monday print edition of nine of its urban daily...

Sunken barge near Campbell River to be removed, scrapped

Sunken barge near Campbell River to be removed, scrapped

Campbell River 9:28 am - 4,620 views

A company contracted by the Canadian Coast Guard has started removing the ­remaining fuel from a sunken barge at Duncan Bay, north of Campbell River. The...

RCMP 'did their best' in response to N.S. mass shooting: federal Justice Department

RCMP 'did their best' in response to N.S. mass shooting: federal Justice Department

Nova Scotia 11:52 am - 4,398 views

The RCMP’s response to the 2020 shooting rampage that left 22 Nova Scotians dead was far from perfect, but police did their best, the federal Justice...

Elevation Outdoors annual fundraiser breaks record after COVID hiatus

Elevation Outdoors annual fundraiser breaks record after COVID hiatus

Kelowna 10:57 am - 4,386 views

After a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a local non-profit raised $30,000 through their annual lawn bowling tournament this summer. Over four weeks...

2 more whales die in Australia as stranding deaths reach 200

2 more whales die in Australia as stranding deaths reach 200

Australia 6:07 am - 4,376 views

Two more whales died Friday in Australia after a handful that had been refloated a day earlier stranded themselves again. About 200 pilot whales have now died...

BGC Okanagan holding job fair Saturday to hire those ready to make a difference

BGC Okanagan holding job fair Saturday to hire those ready to make a difference

Sponsored Content 12:01 am - 4,357 views

Kat Dimitriadis has worked at BGC Okanagan for the last nine years, but the organization has been a part of her life for much longer than that. Life...

Disabled B.C. woman claims childhood sex abuse by Coquitlam priests

Disabled B.C. woman claims childhood sex abuse by Coquitlam priests

Coquitlam 7:03 am - 4,321 views

A Surrey woman who attended a Coquitlam Roman Catholic church as a child has filed a B.C. Supreme Court civil action alleging three priests sexually abused her...

Temporary change to outpatient laboratory hours at the South Similkameen Health Centre in Keremeos

Temporary change to outpatient laboratory hours at the South Similkameen Health Centre in Keremeos

Keremeos 6:12 pm - 4,242 views

Limited staffing availability will temporarily change outpatient laboratory hours for residents who access the South Similkameen Health Centre beginning on...

Jason Kenney, soon out as Alberta premier, pokes fun at himself in speech

Jason Kenney, soon out as Alberta premier, pokes fun at himself in speech

Calgary 11:08 am - 4,231 views

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney drew laughs and applause in one of his final speeches before he leaves the job in two weeks. Kenney, speaking to municipal leaders...

July travel on upward trend, but still fraction of pre-pandemic levels

July travel on upward trend, but still fraction of pre-pandemic levels

Business 9:12 am - 3,882 views

Statistics Canada says the number of Canada's international arrivals increased in July but has yet to recover to pre-pandemic levels. The agency says the...

Assistance for those who need it the most

Assistance for those who need it the most

From The Hill 11:00 am - 3,806 views

The House of Commons opened its fall session this week, and, like other MPs, I returned to Ottawa with concerns gathered through the summer of travelling the...

Okanagan Sun look to sow up regular season title Saturday at the Apple Bowl

Okanagan Sun look to sow up regular season title Saturday at the Apple Bowl

BCFC 8:00 pm - 3,770 views

There's never a dull moment when the Okanagan Sun and Langley Rams meet on the gridiron. Regardless of where they are in the standings, a meting between...

West Kelowna Warriors opened the season on the right foot, edging Cowichan Valley 2-1

West Kelowna Warriors opened the season on the right foot, edging Cowichan Valley 2-1

BCHL 10:00 pm - 3,679 views

The West Kelowna Warriors put a lacklustre pre season behind them when the games really mattered. Defenceman Matthew Fusco provided all the offence the Warriors...

Watch for new three-way stop at the intersection of Atkinson and Kinney Streets in Penticton

Watch for new three-way stop at the intersection of Atkinson and Kinney Streets in Penticton

Penticton 8:00 pm - 3,468 views

The City of Penticton has installed a new three-way stop at the intersection of Atkinson and Kinney Streets, near Cherry Lane Shopping Centre. Motorists and...

UN rights experts cite signs of war crimes in Ukraine

UN rights experts cite signs of war crimes in Ukraine

Ukraine 6:10 am - 3,296 views

A team of experts commissioned by the U.N.’s top human rights body to look into rights violations in Ukraine said Friday its initial investigation turned...

Fortune Drive motel reopens as 28-unit supportive housing facility

Fortune Drive motel reopens as 28-unit supportive housing facility

Kamloops 9:00 am - 3,187 views

A supportive housing facility inside a converted motel on Fortune Drive has welcomed its first residents. According to a news release Friday morning from the...

Vernon kicks off provincewide BC Culture Days with festival at Polson Park

Vernon kicks off provincewide BC Culture Days with festival at Polson Park

Vernon 2:00 pm - 2,874 views

Polson Park in downtown Vernon is a beehive of activity today for the kick off to BC Culture Days. Numerous events are planned throughout the day and into the...

Annual Similkameen Sizzle hot pepper festival ready to kick off this weekend in Keremeos

Annual Similkameen Sizzle hot pepper festival ready to kick off this weekend in Keremeos

Keremeos 6:00 pm - 2,578 views

If you like to spice things up, Canada’s only hot pepper festival returns to Keremeos on Saturday with a day full of activity, and a challenge if you can...

West Kelowna Warriors open new season with Island Division road trip

West Kelowna Warriors open new season with Island Division road trip

BCHL 4:00 am - 2,437 views

Given the choice, most hockey coaches would likely prefer to open up a season on the road and away from familiar surroundings. That's especially true for...

Civic election: Get to know Doug Loepp, Summerland council candidate

Civic election: Get to know Doug Loepp, Summerland council candidate

Summerland 4:00 am - 2,419 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...

Splatsin to mark Orange Shirt Day with commemorative walk

Splatsin to mark Orange Shirt Day with commemorative walk

Splatsin 1:00 pm - 2,364 views

Splatsin will recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30 with a commemorative walk, speakers, drumming, and a luncheon. All are welcome...

City of Kamloops councillor candidate profile: Mike O'Reilly

City of Kamloops councillor candidate profile: Mike O'Reilly

Kamloops 4:00 am - 2,273 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....

Lasers, daredevils and acrobats: Unique holiday show heading for South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton

Lasers, daredevils and acrobats: Unique holiday show heading for South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton

Penticton 1:17 pm - 1,987 views

The first day of fall has only just arrived, but for those in Penticton already looking ahead to the holiday season, the South Okanagan Events Centre has an...

'Inclusive and welcoming;' Tk'emlups installs Pride crosswalk on reserve

'Inclusive and welcoming;' Tk'emlups installs Pride crosswalk on reserve

Kamloops 6:00 pm - 1,968 views

The Tk’emlups te Secwepemc band has installed a permanent Pride crosswalk on one of the reserve’s most high-profile streets. The crosswalk has been...

Issues have forced the reopening of the Vernon aquatic centre to be delayed

Issues have forced the reopening of the Vernon aquatic centre to be delayed

Vernon 3:10 pm - 1,897 views

The Vernon Aquatic Centre reopening has been delayed following its annual maintenance shutdown. The aquatic centre was originally scheduled to reopen Monday....

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen wins Community Excellence Award

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen wins Community Excellence Award

Okanagan Similkameen 2:49 pm - 1,882 views

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has earned a Community Excellence Award from the Union of British Columbia Municipalities. The UBCM meets every...

Lumby mayor touts village's accomplishments as he seeks fifth term

Lumby mayor touts village's accomplishments as he seeks fifth term

Lumby 4:00 am - 1,690 views

Lumby's incumbent mayor says he's grateful for the support over his past four terms in office. Kevin Acton, who's seeking a fifth term in the Oct....

Mabel Lake and Grindrod water users warned of a disruption to water supply Saturday

Mabel Lake and Grindrod water users warned of a disruption to water supply Saturday

Vernon 4:00 pm - 1,634 views

The Regional District of North Okanagan is advising water users of possible issues at two water supplies. Customers supplied by the Mabel Lake Water Utility...

Multicultural festival planned this weekend in North Kamloops

Multicultural festival planned this weekend in North Kamloops

Kamloops 4:00 am - 1,569 views

Kamloops’ first annual multicultural festival will be held on the North Shore this Saturday, with organizers promising an event which highlights...

Civic election: Get to know Keith Quesnelle, Oliver town council candidate

Civic election: Get to know Keith Quesnelle, Oliver town council candidate

Oliver 4:00 am - 1,543 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...

Vernon Search and Rescue building starting to take shape on Silver Star Road

Vernon Search and Rescue building starting to take shape on Silver Star Road

Vernon 9:00 am - 1,500 views

It's been a long time coming, but a new Vernon Search and Rescue facility is taking shape. The volunteer group that answers the call for help 24 hours a...

Thanksgiving Food Drive will collect items for Vernon Salvation Army Food Bank

Thanksgiving Food Drive will collect items for Vernon Salvation Army Food Bank

Vernon 5:00 pm - 1,434 views

The annual Thanksgiving Food Drive takes place Saturday and the timing could not be better. Organized by the Vernon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,...

Champion for affordable housing seeks another term on Vernon council

Champion for affordable housing seeks another term on Vernon council

Vernon 10:15 am - 1,355 views

A champion for affordable housing and anti-poverty advocacy is seeking another term on Vernon city council. Longtime Vernon resident Kelly Fehr has served on...

City of Vernon hosting numerous pop ups to spread information about the proposed Active Living Centre

City of Vernon hosting numerous pop ups to spread information about the proposed Active Living Centre

Vernon 6:00 pm - 1,321 views

The City of Vernon is continuing to share information about the proposed Active Living Centre with a series of pop-up information booths. A referendum is taking...

Tim Hortons' smile cookie week continues until Sunday

Tim Hortons' smile cookie week continues until Sunday

Kamloops 10:00 am - 1,290 views

Tim Hortons’ smile cookie week is coming to an end, but residents still have two more days to pick up a freshly baked treat to support programming from...

Penticton Vees ready for action as the 2022-23 season kicks off

Penticton Vees ready for action as the 2022-23 season kicks off

BCHL 4:32 pm - 1,077 views

With a few preseason games under their feet, the Penticton Vees are ready to hit home ice in their season-opening game on Friday night. After taking home last...

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