|Midtown Station is fundraising for a boy as he battles brain cancer - Mon, 24 Feb 2020 05:00:00 PDT|
Kelowna is being asked to come together on March 10 to raise funds for nine-year-old Urijah, who has been battling a brain tumor since age three.
The Grade 4 Casorso Elementary student recently underwent his eighth brain surgery and just returned home from the BC Children's Hospital.
|A wrap up of Castanet's top stories from this past week - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 12:00:00 PDT|
Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen....
|Cedar hedge went up in flames Saturday evening - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 07:44:00 PDT|
UPDATED: Feb 23, 7:44 a.m.
The Kelowna Fire Department states the hedge fire on Saturday night has been deemed suspicious, and is being investigated by the RCMP.
About 30 feet of the hedge was on fire when crews put it out.
The fire was contained to the hedge, but there was some damage to s...
|Kelowna firm wins 'best company' at BC Small Business Awards - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 05:00:00 PDT|
A Kelowna business has taken home “best company” in the 2020 Small Business B.C. Awards.
Twirling Umbrellas captured one of eight awards handed out Friday night at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
The company is one of the fastest growing digital marketing agencies in Kelowna, wit...
|This year's Bollywood Gala will fundraise for YMCA Okanagan - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 05:00:00 PDT|
Want to enjoy a night of bright colours, dancing and great food — all for a good cause?
Your chance to get out your saris and suits is here, as the Gopal Family has announced they will be hosting the annual Bollywood Gala on March 7.
This year, the gala's beneficiary is the YMCA of the ...
|Fire department called to Anderson Road - Sat, 22 Feb 2020 22:28:00 PDT|
There are reports of a structure fire on Anderson Road.
Few details are available at this time, but there are unconfirmed reports an explosion was heard prior to the fire breaking out.
The fire department is on scene and there a reports the fire is in an outbuilding near some vehicles.
|Missing Kelowna woman found safe and sound - Sat, 22 Feb 2020 16:35:00 PDT|
UPDATE 4:35 p.m. Feb. 22
RCMP say Kiana Haner-Wilk has been found safe and sound.
ORIGINAL 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21
The Kelowna RCMP is appealing to the public for help in tracking down a missing woman.
Kiana Haner-Wilk, 55, was last seen Feb. 18 leaving her home in Kelowna. She may be driv...
|Charges laid in stabbing death of 16-year-old Elijah Beauregard - Sat, 22 Feb 2020 16:26:00 PDT|
RCMP have announced an arrest in the death of 16-year-old Elijah Beauregard.
The Kelowna RCMP says an 18-year-old female was taken into custody on Friday and charged with one count of manslaughter.
The charged female was a youth at the time of the offence, Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said, so her...
|Group of superheroes cheer up patients at KGH Saturday - Sat, 22 Feb 2020 14:15:00 PDT|
Patients of all ages lit up when Captain America, Spiderman, Grover, Merida, Raven and more walked into their room at Kelowna General Hospital Saturday morning.
The people behind the “Random Acts of Costuming” have been cheering up patients at KGH for more than two years now, handing ...
|Kelowna native shines for Heat, named one of Canada West's best - Sat, 22 Feb 2020 09:00:00 PDT|
The season might not have gone well for the UBCO Heat women's basketball team, but the same can't be said for Jaeli Ibbetson.
The Kelowna product on Thursday was named to the Canada West all-rookie team for her breakout performance this season. She is the first Heat player to crack the conference...
|Opening remarks kick off B.C.'s public inquiry on 'insidious crime' of money laundering - Mon, 24 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST|
B.C.'s money laundering problem will take centre stage on Monday as a commission begins to hear evidence about illegal activity in the province's economy.
|Why some experts are questioning China's coronavirus claims - Mon, 24 Feb 2020 04:00:15 EST|
China has taken unprecedented steps to stop COVID-19, locking down 60 million people. But questions remain about whether authorities initially concealed the severity and spread of the outbreak.
|Teck withdraws application for $20B Frontier oilsands mine - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 21:06:49 EST|
Vancouver-based Teck Resources Ltd., has withdrawn its application to build a massive oilsands project in northern Alberta, citing the ongoing debate over climate policy in Canada.
|B.C.'s 6th presumptive COVID-19 case flew from Montreal to Vancouver on Feb. 14 - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 16:38:57 EST|
The B.C. Centre for Disease Control says the province's 6th presumptive case of COVID-19 flew on an Air Canada flight from Montreal to Vancouver on Valentine's Day, eight days before she tested positive. Officials say they have contacted those sitting close to her and flight staff.
|Privacy and pyjamas: Why doing online yoga at home is catching on - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 21:00:00 EST|
There's no denying yoga is a very popular pastime. But jam-packed classes, stressful commutes and an overly touchy instructor can leave any yogi silently screaming "Namaste away from me."
|RCMP close outpost on Wet'suwet'en territory while continuing patrols - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 18:13:45 EST|
RCMP in British Columbia moved its officers out of an outpost on Wet’suwet’en territory to a nearby detachment on Friday, but won’t stop patrolling the area — a move that partially addresses a demand set by the nation’s hereditary chiefs late last week.
|Protesters block rail crossing in East Vancouver in support of Wet'suwet'en for hours Sunday - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 17:06:02 EST|
A group of demonstrators who had set up a rail blockade at a major train crossing in East Vancouver Sunday have ended their protest, hours after it began.
|Families with members stuck in China call for third Canadian rescue flight - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 14:31:58 EST|
Chinese Canadians and others with family stuck in China's Hubei province are calling for the federal government to send a third chartered plane to repatriate Canadians, visa holders and permanent residents alike.
|Hundreds of firefighters in Vancouver climb 48 storeys for lung health - Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:04:00 EST|
The B.C. Lung Association says 1 in 5 British Columbians live with a lung or breathing condition.
|Wind warnings put BC Ferries, Harbour Air trips at risk - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 14:49:48 EST|
Environment Canada says a Pacific storm moving across norther Vancouver Island Sunday morning will likely bring strong winds of up to 90 km/h.
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|If You Pass This Test You Must Have Gone To Culinary School - Thu, 05 Sep 2019 22:23:10 GMT|
Don't end up with egg on your face!
|Quiz: Can We Guess Your Education Level From The U.S. States You Know? - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 20:19:13 GMT|
Do you know ALL the states?
|QUIZ: Can You Identify These Famous Historical Figures? - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:51:13 GMT|
How Many Of These Can You Identify?
|Quiz: Can You Pass 9th Grade History? - Thu, 26 Sep 2019 21:05:54 GMT|
Ah, 9th grade history. Miss it?
|QUIZ: Can You Identify These Famous American Historical Figures? - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 20:35:40 GMT|
How many can YOU identify?
|QUIZ: Can You Guess The State By Its Outline? - Wed, 30 Oct 2019 23:25:42 GMT|
Washington... or West Virginia?
|QUIZ: Can We Guess Your Education Level Based On The American History You Know? - Fri, 26 Jul 2019 16:01:06 GMT|
What happened in 1776?
|Quiz: Can You Name These Biblical Figures? - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:52:18 GMT|
Do you stand upon the Word of God?