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SD23 support staff ratify new three-year collective agreement

SD23 support staff ratify new three-year collective agreement

Central Okanagan Feb 6, 2023 / 4:45 pm

Support staff with Central Okanagan Public Schools have ratified a new three-year collective agreement. Members of CUPE Local 3523 have voted in favour of the...

Prices tumble as interest rates, winter slowdown cool off housing market

Prices tumble as interest rates, winter slowdown cool off housing market

Okanagan Feb 6, 2023 / 3:29 pm

January is normally a slow real estate month, and this year was no exception. The slowdown, combined with rising interest rates, resulted in benchmark prices...

Invasive goldfish taking over sensitive Kelowna ecosystem

Invasive goldfish taking over sensitive Kelowna ecosystem

Feb 6, 2023 / 2:58 pm

Kelowna’s Munson Pond, a unique and endangered ecosystem, is now at risk after being infested with goldfish. Goldfish were first reported in Munson Pond...

Road linking Rutland and YLW to be named for former MP Al Horning

Road linking Rutland and YLW to be named for former MP Al Horning

Feb 6, 2023 / 2:20 pm

A future road connecting Rutland with Kelowna International Airport will be named for former MLA, MP and city councillor Al Horning. The road, part of the...

Second annual BC Cannabis Summit coming back to Kelowna in April

Second annual BC Cannabis Summit coming back to Kelowna in April

Feb 6, 2023 / 1:29 pm

The inaugural BC Cannabis Summit was a smashing success, so another one will be held in Kelowna this spring. BC Craft Farmers Co-Op and Retail Cannabis Council...

Bruce Cockburn plays before sold-out Kelowna Community Theatre

Bruce Cockburn plays before sold-out Kelowna Community Theatre

Feb 6, 2023 / 12:59 pm

Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn played a sold-out show Sunday evening at the Kelowna Community Theatre. The music legend is currently on the tour of...

Kelowna dog found chained in freezing basement gives birth to 7 puppies

Kelowna dog found chained in freezing basement gives birth to 7 puppies

Feb 6, 2023 / 12:27 pm

When the BC SPCA rescued Noelle, a pregnant Australian shepherd, she was chained to a wall in a freezing cold basement with no heating or insulation. She was...

Kelowna man convicted of sex assault after non-consensual removal of condom

Kelowna man convicted of sex assault after non-consensual removal of condom

Feb 6, 2023 / 12:26 pm

A Kelowna man will be able to avoid a criminal record after pleading guilty to sex assault in relation to an incident where he secretly removed a condom during...

Authentech Homes leads way with five CHBA-CO Okanagan Housing Awards

Authentech Homes leads way with five CHBA-CO Okanagan Housing Awards

Okanagan Feb 6, 2023 / 10:47 am

Authentech Homes was the big winner on Saturday night during the 30th annual Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence. The company behind the Wilden Living...

Environment Canada forecasts mild week across the Okanagan

Environment Canada forecasts mild week across the Okanagan

Okanagan Valley Feb 6, 2023 / 4:00 am

The Thompson Okanagan is in for a mild week ahead, according to Environment Canada. "We are running about five to six degrees above seasonal," said...

Family says fireworks scared their emu, leading to his death

Family says fireworks scared their emu, leading to his death

Feb 6, 2023 / 4:00 am

A family says a neighbour’s security camera footage has helped solve the mystery of why and how their pet emu escaped. Tristyn Hay says blue, a...

Teamwork leads to rescue of cat trapped in storm drain for three days by UBCO

Teamwork leads to rescue of cat trapped in storm drain for three days by UBCO

Feb 5, 2023 / 5:30 pm

A cat that was trapped for three days inside a storm drain at UBC Okanagan was rescued Saturday thanks to several members of the public, Kelowna Fire Department...

Okanagan wine program pursues diversity

Okanagan wine program pursues diversity

Okanagan Feb 5, 2023 / 5:11 pm

Black, Indigenous and people of colour who are interested in getting into the wine industry can get a leg up through an upcoming free education program. Vinica...

Castanet's Week in Review with Brayden Ursel

Castanet's Week in Review with Brayden Ursel

Feb 5, 2023 / 12:00 pm

Castanet's Week in Review for the week of January 29, 2023.

Sweethearts ringette tournament back in action

Sweethearts ringette tournament back in action

Feb 5, 2023 / 4:00 am

The Sweethearts Ringette Tournament is back in Kelowna after a two-year hiatus, with 72 teams and over 1,000 players ready to play some ringette. “I...

Kelowna Beer Institute holding fundraiser for HOPE Outreach

Kelowna Beer Institute holding fundraiser for HOPE Outreach

Feb 5, 2023 / 4:00 am

Now's the chance to have a beer and help less fortunate people at the same time. Kelowna Beer Institute is hosting a Craft Beer Bingo event on Tuesday where...

Proposal for townhouse development on Holland Road

Proposal for townhouse development on Holland Road

Feb 5, 2023 / 4:00 am

A series of townhouses could be developed along Holland Road off KLO Road if an application before Kelowna's planning department is approved. The...

Two-vehicle collision at intersection of Harvey Avenue and Ethel Street

Two-vehicle collision at intersection of Harvey Avenue and Ethel Street

Feb 4, 2023 / 3:05 pm

A two-vehicle crash appears to be slowing traffic along Harvey Avenue. The collision happened about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the intersection of Harvey and...

Families rallied in support of Starbright Saturday after funding extended

Families rallied in support of Starbright Saturday after funding extended

Feb 4, 2023 / 2:00 pm

UPDATE: 2 p.m. Horns were honking and there was an atmosphere of celebration outside Kelowna's Starbright Children's Development Centre Saturday...

Ukrainians, international students take over Kelowna Curling Club

Ukrainians, international students take over Kelowna Curling Club

Feb 4, 2023 / 4:00 am

International Gateway Kelowna partnered with the Kelowna Curling Club this week to offer Ukrainian refugees and other international students a chance to learn...

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