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Brayden Ursel

Brayden Ursel

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Brayden Ursel is a graduate of British Columbia Institute of Technology's broadcast and online journalism program. Growing up in Kelowna, Brayden found a love for his hometown and is excited to be chasing stories on the topics that matter most in the Okanagan.

When Brayden isn't reporting for Castanet, he's most likely catching up on sports, whether it be following curling, checking in on the Kelowna Rockets or driving down to Vancouver to watch the Canucks.
Latest Articles from Brayden Ursel
Diner en Blanc to return to Kelowna for 10th year

Diner en Blanc to return to Kelowna for 10th year

Apr 12, 2024 / 7:00 pm

Le Dîner en Blanc Okanagan is returning to Kelowna for their 10th annual urban picnic. This event marks a milestone in the Okanagan and will take place at...

UBC Okanagan engineering students show off wildfire prevention ideas

UBC Okanagan engineering students show off wildfire prevention ideas

Apr 12, 2024 / 2:58 pm

Since the start of the winter semester, more than 250 first-year engineering students at UBC Okanagan have been coming up with a way to fight wildfires in the...

Kelowna Falcons players in search of billet families ahead of 2024 season

Kelowna Falcons players in search of billet families ahead of 2024 season

Apr 12, 2024 / 11:45 am

The Kelowna Falcons 2024 ball season is officially kicking off in the Okanagan next month and a number of players are still in need of a place to live. Often...

Students to plant 8,400 trees in Bear Creek area following McDougall Creek wildfire

Students to plant 8,400 trees in Bear Creek area following McDougall Creek wildfire

Apr 11, 2024 / 4:34 pm

Several months after the McDougall Creek wildfire burned through parts of West Kelowna, the Rutland Secondary School forestry program teamed up with grade three...

Okanagan karate dojo well represented at provincial championships

Okanagan karate dojo well represented at provincial championships

Apr 11, 2024 / 12:50 pm

Kelowna's Taneda Dojo sent 13 athletes to the 2024 Karate BC Provincial Championship in Richmond last weekend, with the team successfully bringing home a...

Ilbbetson, Towill named UBCO athletes of the year

Ilbbetson, Towill named UBCO athletes of the year

Apr 10, 2024 / 7:00 pm

Women's basketball player Jaeli Ilbbetson and men's golfer Justin Towill have been named UBC Okanagan's outstanding athletes of the year. Ibbetson,...

Senior softball players eager to play ball this spring in Kelowna

Senior softball players eager to play ball this spring in Kelowna

Apr 10, 2024 / 4:00 am

The Kelowna Senior Slo-Pitch Association is back for the 2024 ball season and they’re looking for new members ahead of opening day to join their...

Okanagan Fight Night 2 set for Kelowna next month

Okanagan Fight Night 2 set for Kelowna next month

Apr 9, 2024 / 5:51 pm

The organizers behind Okanagan Fight Night 2 are hoping to grow mixed martial arts in Kelowna through an event showcasing some of the best talent across Western...

Standup comedian Ron James swinging through Okanagan

Standup comedian Ron James swinging through Okanagan

Apr 9, 2024 / 5:31 pm

An well-known comedian is making this way through the Okanagan as part of his Not Nearly Done Yet tour, with stops taking place in Kelowna, Vernon and Oliver...

Women in Trades program at Okanagan College discontinued after losing funding

Women in Trades program at Okanagan College discontinued after losing funding

Apr 7, 2024 / 12:00 pm

After 16 years of hosting Women in Trades classes, Okanagan College is shutting down the program after the provincial government pulled its funding. Previously,...

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