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Interior Health urges drug testing amid overdose spike

Interior Health urges drug testing amid overdose spike

BC Interior Sep 30, 2022 / 5:00 pm

Interior Health is urging illicit drug users to have their drugs checked before using after multiple drug poisoning events in the region. A regional drug alert...

Mayoralty candidate David Habib and brother help clear squatters from Kelowna problem home

Mayoralty candidate David Habib and brother help clear squatters from Kelowna problem home

Sep 30, 2022 / 4:14 pm

Residents on Nickel Road in Kelowna are breathing a sigh of relief now that it appears the problem house has been cleared of squatters. "I'm glad that...

Meeting scheduled between the union and First Transit ahead of Wednesday's planned strike

Meeting scheduled between the union and First Transit ahead of Wednesday's planned strike

Sep 30, 2022 / 2:45 pm

First Transit and the union representing Kelowna transit workers are set to meet next week. In a brief statement on their website, officials with the...

North Okanagan Labour Council endorses 4 Kelowna council candidates

North Okanagan Labour Council endorses 4 Kelowna council candidates

Sep 30, 2022 / 10:33 am

Four Kelowna council candidates have been endorsed by the North Okanagan Labour council. The labour council representing over 8,000 unionized workers in the...

Driving force of Downtown Kelowna's street teams to retire

Driving force of Downtown Kelowna's street teams to retire

Sep 30, 2022 / 10:00 am

The man who developed and managed the Downtown Kelowna Association's on-call and clean teams is calling it a career. More than 15 years ago, Ron Beahun, the...

Civic election: Indy Dhial running for Kelowna city council

Civic election: Indy Dhial running for Kelowna city council

Sep 30, 2022 / 9:00 am

Castanet News has distributed a questionnaire to city council candidates in both Kelowna and West Kelowna to help voters get to know those putting their names...

Kelowna school district to open 7 new childcare facilities next fall

Kelowna school district to open 7 new childcare facilities next fall

Sep 30, 2022 / 4:00 am

A large expansion of childcare spaces in the Central Okanagan is expected to be completed by next fall. Central Okanagan Public schools is in the process of...

Repeat offender charged again less than two months after release

Repeat offender charged again less than two months after release

Sep 30, 2022 / 4:00 am

"I certainly hope we don't see you back here again," Judge Clarke Burnett said at the end of John Aronson's sentencing hearing back in May of...

One-on-one interview with mayoral incumbent Colin Basran

One-on-one interview with mayoral incumbent Colin Basran

Sep 30, 2022 / 4:00 am

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran believes this year's race for the city's top elected job comes down to one thing. Leadership. As he seeks a third, four-year...

Kelowna man takes pee break during drunk driving stop in Kootenays

Kelowna man takes pee break during drunk driving stop in Kootenays

Rossland Sep 29, 2022 / 3:40 pm

It was an open-shut case for police in the Kootenays who pulled over a Kelowna man in a traffic stop. RCMP say they were called on Sept. 25 at 9:39 a.m. for a...

City announces Sutton Place Hotel at Kelowna airport

City announces Sutton Place Hotel at Kelowna airport

Sep 29, 2022 / 2:21 pm

Construction could start next year on a new hotel at Kelowna’s airport. The City of Kelowna announced Thursday the Sutton Place Hotel, operated by...

Analog Coffee celebrates grand opening in The Shoppes at One Water

Analog Coffee celebrates grand opening in The Shoppes at One Water

Sep 29, 2022 / 1:56 pm

Analog Coffee has become the first specialty coffee retailer on Sunset Drive. The coffee spot can be found in The Shoppes at One Water, which is located at the...

RCMP working to get a full-time Emergency Response Team based out of Kelowna

RCMP working to get a full-time Emergency Response Team based out of Kelowna

Sep 29, 2022 / 1:23 pm

A full-time Emergency Response Team could be coming to Kelowna. In a recent press release from the City of Kamloops, Mayor Ken Christian said he spoke with...

Drunk teen crashes into telephone pole in Kelowna

Drunk teen crashes into telephone pole in Kelowna

Sep 29, 2022 / 10:24 am

Kelowna RCMP are investigating a single-vehicle crash involving impaired driving by a teenager. Police were called on Sept. 23 at 1:42 a.m. for a report of a...

Kelowna woman pleads guilty in 2020 crash that killed motorcyclist

Kelowna woman pleads guilty in 2020 crash that killed motorcyclist

Sep 29, 2022 / 10:00 am

UPDATE: 10 a.m. The wife of a man who was killed in a 2020 crash on Highway 33 says she's relieved the woman responsible has pleaded guilty, but says the...

Kelowna family leading fundraising for paediatric cannabis research

Kelowna family leading fundraising for paediatric cannabis research

Sep 29, 2022 / 4:00 am

A Kelowna family is fundraising for cannabinoids paediatric research after seeing cannabis improve the life of their daughter as she battled terminal cancer....

Kelowna's mayoral candidates squared off Wednesday at Okanagan College

Kelowna's mayoral candidates squared off Wednesday at Okanagan College

Sep 29, 2022 / 4:00 am

All five of Kelowna's mayoral candidates squared off Wednesday night in their first live debate at Okanagan College. The debate kicked off at 7:30 p.m. with...

On the Street: Transit riders sound off on how a strike will impact them

On the Street: Transit riders sound off on how a strike will impact them

On The Street Sep 29, 2022 / 4:00 am

Kelowna Regional Transit workers have set a strike deadline of Oct. 5. in a press release issues Wednesday, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1722 says it is...

Nearly three times as many mail in ballots requested for Oct. 15 election in Kelowna

Nearly three times as many mail in ballots requested for Oct. 15 election in Kelowna

Sep 29, 2022 / 4:00 am

The option to request mail-in ballots for any reason ahead of the Oct. 15 civic election is proving to be quite popular in Kelowna. To date, returning officer...

Five Kelowna mayoral candidates square off in a debate at Okanagan College

Five Kelowna mayoral candidates square off in a debate at Okanagan College

Sep 28, 2022 / 7:20 pm

Kelowna's five mayoral candidates have gathered at Okanagan College to take part in a debate. The debate is expected to focus specifically on issues that...