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Festival shares native culture - Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:41:00 PDT
Leon Avenue was packed all day Thursday in downtown Kelowna for the annual Turtle Island Celebration at the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society. Turtle Island is part of the history of many Indigenous nations, telling the creation story of North America. "We are all celebrating Aboriginal cultur...
Cherries survive storm - Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:23:00 PDT
Cherry orchardists throughout the Okanagan had helicopters and blowers on standby with a June thunderstorm rolling through the region, Thursday. They'll be ready again today with the possibility of more thundershowers. Early cherry varieties are ripe and ready for picking, and Sukhpaul Bal, pr...
Upset by creek diversion - Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:57:00 PDT
Residents in Oyama are up in arms over the removal of trees and diversion of a creek to make way for a medical marijuana production facility. Work has taken place over the past few weeks on Sawmill Road. "The issue we are facing," residents said in an email, "is that this is old...
The tax man cometh - Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:52:00 PDT
The deadline to pay the tax man is looming for Kelowna property owners. Property tax payments are due by midnight Tuesday, July 3. Residents are reminded to apply for the provincial homeowner grant, if eligible, to help reduce their amount due. The city of Kelowna has set up several different ...
Daily grind getting old? - Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:04:00 PDT
Tired of working five days a week? You're not alone. A new study indicates Canadians would gladly work longer hours in exchange for a shorter work week. Back in the 1930's economists predicted that Western society would move towards a 15-hour work in the next 100 years. Well, we're halfway ...
Fast, furious fan car - Fri, 22 Jun 2018 05:00:00 PDT
It's been around the world, and has parked in Kelowna. Jackson Stirling of Scotland has turned his 1995 Toyota Supra into a tribute to late Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker. The 30-year-old has spent the last four years working on the vehicle and is finally happy with how it looks. But the p...
Best riders coming to town - Fri, 22 Jun 2018 05:00:00 PDT
Big White will be hosting some of the best mountain bikers in the world in two weeks time, and the lineup of riders has been released. The first Big White Invitational hosted by Tom van Steenbergen will run from July 4 – 7, giving one rider a spot at Whistler's Crankworx Joyride competition...
Rory looks to make history - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:30:00 PDT
Local mixed martial arts champion Rory MacDonald will be looking to make history in September when he squares off against another champion. Thursday morning, ESPN reported MacDonald, the current Bellator welterweight champion, will fight middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi on Sept. 29 in San Jos...
Small wildfire out - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:28:00 PDT
UPDATE:6:10 p.m. Lightning sparked a small bush fire Thursday afternoon along Reids Corner in Kelowna. Kelowna Fire crews responded after being alerted by the smoke from a 911 call. "Lightning struck in one tree and started a little fire. The area covered was probably 25 feet by 15 fe...
Evening Update June 21 - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:00:00 PDT
Castanet's Evening Update for Thursday, June 21, with reporter Wayne Moore....

New research reveals gender differences in teen concussion recovery - Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:32:24 EDT
Concussion

A new model for researching repeated concussions in adolescents, the highest risk group for head injuries, has been developed by researchers at the University of Victoria.

Jogger accidentally crosses U.S. border from B.C., gets detained for 2 weeks - Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:00:00 EDT
Cedella Roman

Cedella Roman says she was jogging along the beach south of White Rock, B.C., when she crossed the U.S. border without realizing it. That's when her two-week nightmare began.

Unfriendly skies: 'Super Elite' flyer claims Air Canada clipped his wings - Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EDT
Air Canada flight attendants

As one of Air Canada's most frequent flyers, Eric Wong claims he once soared with the members of the airline's Super Elite. But the Vancouver businessman is now suing the airline for allegedly clipping his wings by revoking his special status.

Surrey Strip tent city residents say transition to modular housing was chaotic - Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:36:22 EDT
Christina Madland

Some tent city residents claim city staff threw out belongings out during the clearing of the 'Surrey Strip' homeless encampment as many residents moved into modular housing.

Metro Vancouver police warn of CRA scams after residents lose thousands - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:51:50 EDT
Vancouver police - VPD - cruisers

Police forces in Metro Vancouver are warning residents about Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scams after people in different cities lost thousands one in an incident involving fake police officers.

Canadian government announces measures to help save key whale species - Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:53:37 EDT
Conservationists call for orca action

Transportation Minister Marc Garneau announced measures to help in the protection of the southern resident killer whale, the North Atlantic right whale and the St. Lawrence Estuary beluga.

Missing American family wasn't prepared for trip, RCMP say - Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:31:33 EDT
Missing family

An American family has been found safe in northern B.C., days after they went missing and their car was found abandoned in the province.

'Free the roads': Wai Young joins Vancouver's race for mayor on anti-bike lane platform - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:59:24 EDT
Wai Young

The former Conservative MP pledged lower taxes and free parking on Sundays

Three dead in car accident north of Cache Creek - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:11:12 EDT
junction of Hwy 97 and Hwy 99

All of the deceased were in a car struck by a transport truck at the Hat Creek junction.

Chiropractor with sex assault history permanently banned from treating patients - Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:00:00 EDT
Dr. Michael Buna chiropractor

A Victoria chiropractor with a history of sexual assault has been banned from practice after he asked a patient to lie about whether a chaperone was present during her appointments, according to the College of Chiropractors of B.C.


Industrial parcel in north Phoenix sells for $1.4 million - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:28:16 GMT

A 4.7-acre parcel of industrial land sold for $1.4 million near Pinnacle Peak Road east of Seventh Street in Phoenix.

Police watchdog investigating after car followed by officer crashes in Kelowna - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 01:45:01 GMT

RCMP say one of their officers witnessed a crash in Kelowna, B.C., early Wednesday, prompting an investigation by the Independent Investigations Office. Staff Sgt.

5 of region's high schools rated among best in B.C. - Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:42:45 GMT

Five of the Central Okanagan's seven high schools are in the top quarter of all B.C. high schools in terms of student achievement, a new ranking says. The highest-rated local school on the annual list, prepared by the Fraser Institute, was Okanagan Mission, with a score of 8.0 out of a possible 10 points.

Accused killer in court - Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:53:39 GMT

The man accused of killing his wife and setting fire to their home while her body lay inside appeared in Kelowna court this week. Kevin Costin was arrested and charged in the murder last May, a year and a half after the body of 37-year-old Hazel Budiongan was found inside her home on Boucherie Road.

Could SOGI become an issue in election? - Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:10:35 GMT

The Canadian Christian Lobby sent a letter to Central Okanagan School District trustees signed by three individuals - Christian Michael McCay, Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson, and Jenn Smith - with no forwarding phone numbers or email addresses. This letter may have gone to trustees all across the province.

Mosquitoes out in full force already? Blame the weather - Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:10:34 GMT

The flooding followed by extreme heat in B.C. has spurred an uptick in mosquitoes dispersing from their hatching grounds and heading straight for open skin. Dirk Lewis, known as the "mosquito guy" at Morrow BioScience in Rossland, told Black Press Media that this year seems to be particularly favourable for the tiny midge-like flies after flooding hit cities including Grand Forks, Chilliwack and Kelowna.

Flair Airlines moving headquarters from Kelowna to Edmonton - Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:23:54 GMT

WATCH ABOVE: A low-cost airline is moving its home base to Edmonton. Flair Airlines is making the move to the capital city from Kelowna.

Overnight rescue for biker - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:30:47 GMT

A Penticton man is in hospital in Kelowna after a long night stuck with injuries on a hill overlooking Penticton. Shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday evening, Penticton Search and Rescue was alerted by Penticton RCMP that residents on Saliken Drive, above Ellis Creek canyon, that someone was calling out for help.

Big film set for Okanagan - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:46:26 GMT

This is the second movie for Cage in the Okanagan. He starred in another Minds Eye production "The Humanity Bureau," which was filmed in the South Okanagan two years ago.

Summer heat kicks in early - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:13:43 GMT

Evan Johaneson of Vernon shows off his juggling skills for huge crowds of people in downtown Vernon on Saturday for the Sunshine Festival. Temperatures rose to 27 C in Vernon on Saturday, according to AccuWeather, and the weather should be even warmer Tuesday, with a high of 32 C forecast.





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