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Kelowna Chamber wants better access to rapid tests

Jan 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is calling on the provincial government to improve access to rapid tests and loosen event capacity restrictions, while...

Central Okanagan School District reports absenteeism levels still acceptable

Jan 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

The superintendent of School District 23, Kevin Kaardal is pleasantly surprised about how well things have gone since students returned to school at the start...

Tim Hortons donuts in support of local Special Olympics athletes go on sale this weekend

Jan 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

A donut tastes good just about any time, but it’s especially sweet when it’s helping support Special Olympics athletes. Tim Hortons is launching a...

Kelowna woman is hoping the public can help find her missing ring

Jan 27, 2022 / 8:00 pm

A Kelowna woman is hoping the public can help find her ring after it went missing at a local nail salon last week. Paytyn Harvey said she lost her ring on Jan....

Liberal leadership candidate in twitter feud after letter supporting truck convoy and denouncing extension of vaccine passports

Jan 27, 2022 / 5:18 pm

A new Twitter battle has erupted between Kelowna-Mission MLA and BC Liberal leadership hopeful Renee Merrifield and former Liberal MLA and current talk show...

Unvaccinated Central Okanagan teachers will not have to pay for weekly tests under planned mandate

Jan 27, 2022 / 4:30 pm

Meetings will be held over the coming days to decide how to implement a vaccine mandate for staff in Central Okanagan schools after the elected board approved...

Kelowna bylaw officers intervened after garbage began piling up in city laneway

Jan 27, 2022 / 4:17 pm

Tenants of a home on Martin Street in Kelowna got off with a warning after allowing open garbage to pile up on a lane behind their property. Castanet was...

COVID-19 outbreak at KGH declared over after 16 cases, one death

Jan 27, 2022 / 3:55 pm

The latest COVID-19 outbreak at Kelowna General Hospital has been declared over, after 16 people contracted the virus and one person died. The outbreak was...

Real estate firm plunges into Okanagan Lake in support of mental health

Jan 27, 2022 / 3:46 pm

A group from Venture Commercial Realty took the plunge into chilly Okanagan Lake Wednesday in support of mental health. Miriam Halpenny, the creative team lead...

Four-in-ten Thompson-Okanagan kids aged 5-11 vaccinated

Jan 27, 2022 / 3:21 pm

Roughly four in ten children between the ages of 5 and 11 in the Thompson-Okanagan have received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Child vaccine uptake rates vary...

Annual allowable Okanagan timber harvest slashed by 20%

Jan 27, 2022 / 3:18 pm

The annual allowable cut in the Okanagan Timber Supply Area has been cut by about 20 per cent below the previous level, which was last set in 2012. Thursday...

Man arrested while driving stolen vintage-style dirt bike

Jan 27, 2022 / 2:08 pm

Taking a spin on a stolen vintage-style dirt bike didn’t end well for a Kelowna man. The 37-year old is facing several charges including five counts of...

Kelowna woman wins $1 million on Lotto 6/49

Jan 27, 2022 / 1:17 pm

A Kelowna woman is planning a trip to Mexico after winning one million dollars on the Lotto 6/49. Sherrill Atchison purchased her ticket for the Sept. 22, 2021...

RCMP recover $300,000 in stolen property, including skid steer and nine trailers

Jan 27, 2022 / 12:58 pm

A police search of three properties in Lake Country and Penticton has turned up an estimated $300,000 in stolen property. Police conducted the searches in...

Police swarm home on Harvey Thursday morning, left shortly after

Jan 27, 2022 / 12:20 pm

UPDATE: 12:20 p.m. The Kelowna RCMP have confirmed no criminal offence was committed along Harvey Avenue Thursday morning, after officers swarmed a home near...

Interior health and local pediatricians urge households to get vaccinated by Family Day

Jan 27, 2022 / 9:44 am

Interior Health has set an ambitious goal. IH is encouraging families to get everyone in their household aged five and up vaccinated against COVID-19 before...

BC Transit recruiting drivers in Kelowna and other Okanagan communities as shortages impact some bus service levels

Jan 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

BC Transit is looking for more bus drivers in the Okanagan. In Kelowna, operating company First Transit is hosting a recruiting day on Thursday, January 27 at...

Large beaver spotted crossing road on Sunset Drive in Kelowna

Jan 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

A Kelowna man spotted an unusual sight on Sunset Drive this week. Brian tells Castanet he lives in North Glenmore but walks down to the water most days, but in...

Foundry Kelowna says youth mental health issues on the rise

Jan 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

Foundry Kelowna says they have seen a growing number of youth and teens seeking mental health support over the last two years. Foundry manager Ben Macauley says...

Board of Trustees approves vaccine mandate for staff in SD 23

Jan 26, 2022 / 11:59 pm

The debate dragged on for hours, but in the end, the Board of Trustees for Central Okanagan Public Schools voted to implement a vaccine mandate for staff in...