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Meet me on Bernard returns this month

Meet me on Bernard returns this month

Jun 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

Meet Me on Bernard will return to Kelowna's downtown this summer with more to see and experience. From the first day of July until the September 5, Bernard...

Developers frustrated with permit delays in Lake Country

Developers frustrated with permit delays in Lake Country

Jun 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

Time is money, and for developers waiting and waiting for permit approval for projects in Lake Country, time is costing them money. Several developers have...

After a pandemic pause, the Tea Party is ready for Kelowna's Rock the Lake

After a pandemic pause, the Tea Party is ready for Kelowna's Rock the Lake

Jun 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

The Tea Party will be returning to the stage in Kelowna this summer, close to three decades after making their first appearance in the city. Originally hailing...

RCMP, mom confirms body found Friday was that of 31-year-old Chelsea Cardno

RCMP, mom confirms body found Friday was that of 31-year-old Chelsea Cardno

Jun 25, 2022 / 4:28 pm

UPDATE: 4:28 p.m. Kelowna RCMP have confirmed that the body found in a field adjacent to Mission Creek on Friday was that of the female who was reported missing...

BC Tree Fruits first fruit packer to receive safety excellence certification

BC Tree Fruits first fruit packer to receive safety excellence certification

Jun 25, 2022 / 1:50 pm

Lake Country’s BC Tree Fruits has been feted for its exceptional safety record. The co-operative received a Topaz Award and a Fantastic Four Risk Control...

Okanagan Humane Society seeking fosters for cats, SPCA also overwhelmed

Okanagan Humane Society seeking fosters for cats, SPCA also overwhelmed

Jun 25, 2022 / 12:00 pm

It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it. Becky Huber has been fostering a group of adorable kittens for the past two months after they were found...

Blind couple had to find own way to Salmon Arm because of guide dogs I.D.

Blind couple had to find own way to Salmon Arm because of guide dogs I.D.

Jun 25, 2022 / 4:00 am

A blind Kelowna couple tells Castanet they feel their rights have been ignored as they were refused service by Ebus Friday. Dr. Paul Gabias and his wife Mary...

More than 200 City of Kelowna employees cashed cheques exceeding $100,000 in 2021

More than 200 City of Kelowna employees cashed cheques exceeding $100,000 in 2021

Jun 25, 2022 / 4:00 am

The City of Kelowna's payroll has topped out in excess of $100 million for the first time. In a full accounting of city spending released this week, city...

Biking across Canada to raise money

Biking across Canada to raise money

Jun 25, 2022 / 4:00 am

From the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, recent high school graduate Aaron Saufferer will be spending his summer biking across Canada in an effort to raise money...

Homeowner spots theft in progress, confronts prowler in backyard

Homeowner spots theft in progress, confronts prowler in backyard

Jun 25, 2022 / 4:00 am

“It’s not the first time, won’t be the last.” Owen Wright lives on Stockwell Avenue in Kelowna. He's sharing security video taken...

MLA adds his voice to calls to waive medical exam fees for displaced Ukrainians

MLA adds his voice to calls to waive medical exam fees for displaced Ukrainians

Jun 25, 2022 / 4:00 am

Kelowna Stands with Ukraine and The Bravery Foundation are getting support from Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick in a campaign to ease one burden for...

Energy efficient housing at UBCO celebrates one year anniversary

Energy efficient housing at UBCO celebrates one year anniversary

Jun 24, 2022 / 9:00 pm

UBC Okanagan students are celebrating one year of living in the first-of-its-kind energy efficient housing. The housing is Canada’s first student...

Young man killed on motorcycle in Kelowna, mourned by family and friends

Young man killed on motorcycle in Kelowna, mourned by family and friends

Jun 24, 2022 / 6:19 pm

A Lake Country father and the family of Tavin Jacob Hansom are trying to cope with the loss of the young man, killed on Highway 97 Thursday afternoon. Kelowna...

Esso gas station at Kelowna airport has a gasoline shortage

Esso gas station at Kelowna airport has a gasoline shortage

Jun 24, 2022 / 4:51 pm

The Esso gas station at the Kelowna airport is reporting a gasoline shortage. According to a sign posted on one of their pumps, the shortage is due to an...

Lawyer for Robert Riley Saunders says his client attempted suicide three times

Lawyer for Robert Riley Saunders says his client attempted suicide three times

Jun 24, 2022 / 3:15 pm

Robert Riley Saunders is remorseful for his actions and should not spend any time behind bars. That was the recommendation of defence lawyer Brian Fitzpatrick...

Kelowna Fire Department douses truck fire on Ethel Street

Kelowna Fire Department douses truck fire on Ethel Street

Jun 24, 2022 / 1:45 pm

Emergency crews are on scene of a truck fire at the intersection of Ethel and Fuller Streets in Kelowna Friday afternoon. An eyewitness told Castanet she saw...

Team Kelowna heading to International Children's Games in England

Team Kelowna heading to International Children's Games in England

Jun 24, 2022 / 12:00 pm

After two years of cancellations due to the pandemic, Team Kelowna is excited for the International Children’s Games in England. The team was presented...

Provincial Opposition leader Kevin Falcon to address Kelowna chamber on Monday

Provincial Opposition leader Kevin Falcon to address Kelowna chamber on Monday

Jun 24, 2022 / 11:05 am

Members of the Kelowna business community will get a chance to fire questions at the leader of B.C.’s official opposition next week. Kevin Falcon will...

Emergency crews douse early morning car fire, driver 'stunting'

Emergency crews douse early morning car fire, driver 'stunting'

Jun 24, 2022 / 11:04 am

Emergency crews had to respond to a car that caught fire at the intersection of Ellis St. and Harvey Ave. in downtown Kelowna in the early hours of Thursday...

Large artwork now up at Kelowna's International Airport

Large artwork now up at Kelowna's International Airport

Jun 24, 2022 / 11:00 am

A new art exhibition has opened at the Kelowna International Airport. The inaugural art installation spans almost 40-feet long and 8-feet tall. It is titled...

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