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Cart snoopers are back - Mon, 20 May 2019 05:00:00 PDT
Regional district recycling ambassadors are back in the Central Okanagan. And they'll be keeping an eye on what goes in your cart this summer. The ambassadors will randomly check what's under the blue lid and inside curbside recycling carts. “Most residents are doing a pretty good job...
Multicultural garden plan - Mon, 20 May 2019 05:00:00 PDT
The City of Kelowna wants to know your ideas for a new multicultural garden at Rutland Centennial Park. With construction well underway, residents are invited to share ideas on what will be included in the garden. You can see garden details and talk with the project team at an open house May ...
Hedge fire was suspicious - Sun, 19 May 2019 17:35:00 PDT
Fire crews were called to a fire at 475 Woods Road at about 3:30 p.m., arriving to find a row of cedar hedges burning. “The fire was quickly extinguished but not before causing damage to the adjoining home,” said platoon captain Steve Roshinsky. One person was treated for minor inj...
Overnight search for camper - Sun, 19 May 2019 14:15:00 PDT
Amidst an ongoing search for a kayaker missing on Okanagan Lake near Kelowna, Central Okanagan Search and Rescue was up all night searching for a missing camper in the Browne Lake area. COSAR was deployed around sunset, searching the Okanagan Highlands area until 4 a.m. with plans to resume at fi...
Castanet's week in review - Sun, 19 May 2019 12:00:00 PDT
Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen....
Search for kayaker hits day 3 - Sun, 19 May 2019 11:19:00 PDT
The search for a kayaker missing on Okanagan Lake enters its third day Sunday. Central Okanagan Search and Rescue will be up in a helicopter over the lake for a visual search of the same general area crews searched yesterday — between the Kelowna Paddle Centre and Gyro Beach. Search mana...
Million-dollar bursary - Sun, 19 May 2019 06:20:00 PDT
This week, hundreds of local students received an email from Interior Savings with some very welcome news – $1,000 to help with their tuition. In some schools, more than 10 per cent of the graduating class will receive an award from Interior Savings this year. The Kelowna-based credit union...
Potholes be gone! - Sun, 19 May 2019 05:00:00 PDT
A number of roads in Kelowna are a little worse for wear due to heavy use, weather and water drainage, but they are about to get some TLC. To extend the life of roads, help manage long-term costs and create smoother, safer rides for drivers and cyclists, the City's annual pavement management prog...
$30K boost for child centre - Sun, 19 May 2019 05:00:00 PDT
The Child Advocacy Centre of Kelowna has received a $30,000 boost towards its construction. The donation from Trinity Church supports development of the "child-friendly centre of excellence that will provide a collaborative response to child abuse in our community." The centre is a p...
Cops eye Hells Angels' party - Sat, 18 May 2019 18:30:00 PDT
A raid on the their clubhouse earlier this week didn't appear to slow down festivities at an annual Hells Angels BBQ event in Kelowna Saturday. Dozens of motorcycles were parked outside the Kelowna Hells Angels clubhouse in the city's North End Saturday, and riders showed up throughout the aftern...

Swirling currents, frigid water and sea lions: Vancouver Island students attempt open-water swim - Mon, 20 May 2019 08:00:00 EDT
Pearson College students swimming

The students plan to swim through six kilometres of choppy open water off Metchosin, B.C., in a unique end-of-year challenge.

'Our culture is in everything': This Indigenous chef is on a crusade for food sovereignty - Mon, 20 May 2019 04:00:59 EDT
Jared Qwustenuxun Williams

Provincial food safety legislation can make it tricky to serve traditional Indigenous cuisine, says chef Jared Qwustenuxun Williams, who is part of a growing movement of Indigenous chefs and food activists pushing for food sovereignty — the right to define their own food systems.

How the Liberals spent the week blaming everyone else for the Mark Norman fiasco - Mon, 20 May 2019 04:00:00 EDT
Norman Trial 20190508

The fallout from Vice-Admiral Mark Norman's criminal case has seen the Trudeau Liberals deploy the popular political tactic of throwing people under the bus.

Have you jumped on the bidet bandwagon yet? You should - Sat, 18 May 2019 21:38:42 EDT
bidet attachment

Bidets have been common in Europe and Japan for centuries and have never really cracked the North American market. But sales of an affordable new type of bidet attachment are bringing these gizmos mainstream.

Doesn't look like it belongs in B.C.? Please report it, say invasive species officials - Sun, 19 May 2019 11:00:00 EDT
Hornet found by Valerie Greer North Vancouver 10 May 2019

From scorpions, to beetles and giant hornets, Metro Vancouver is at risk from pests that could harm the region's biodiversity.

B.C. pilot Patrick Forseth among 5 killed in Honduran plane crash - Sun, 19 May 2019 10:39:16 EDT
patrick forseth

Five foreigners, including Canadian pilot Patrick Forseth, died on Saturday when a private plane crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Roatán island, a tourist destination on the Caribbean Sea coast of Honduras.

BC Ferries ship stops to let black bear swim past - Sun, 19 May 2019 18:57:07 EDT
BC Ferries

The ferry operator seemed keen to, ahem, bear the extremely B.C. news.

Vancouver seniors facing 'demoviction' oppose new affordable housing building - Sun, 19 May 2019 19:22:11 EDT
Dutch Robinson

The Alice Saunders House is being torn down to make way for a bigger building with more affordable units. But the current tenants, most of them seniors, say they don't want to be displaced and potentially dispersed throughout the city.

Watch as orcas surround a Howe Sound sailboat and delight all on board - Sat, 18 May 2019 00:57:41 EDT
Howe Sound killer whales

Bradford McArthur was on a sailboat last week when a pod of killer whales swam around and underneath the vessel, including one with a freshly caught seal in its mouth.

Pedestrian dies after being struck in East Vancouver - Sun, 19 May 2019 15:57:57 EDT
PEDESTRIAN STRUCK

A 38-year-old Vancouver man has died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing East 57th.


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