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Top Stories for November 19, 2023

Police incident in East Kelowna cleared after brief road closure

Police incident in East Kelowna cleared after brief road closure

Kelowna 1:15 pm - 41,769 views

UPDATE: 1:15 p.m. The majority of the police vehicles have now left the Hall Road area Sunday, and the public can once again access the area. The neighbourhood...

Coquihalla Highway reopens southbound at Zopkios after SUV flips

Coquihalla Highway reopens southbound at Zopkios after SUV flips

Coquihalla Highway 10:50 am - 34,918 views

UPDATE 12:40 p.m. The Coquihalla Highway is open again in both directions following an earlier closure. Southbound lanes were blocked after an SUV flipped near...

Freezing rain fell in Kelowna early Sunday morning

Freezing rain fell in Kelowna early Sunday morning

Kelowna 6:35 am - 26,804 views

Freezing rain fell over some parts of Kelowna in the early morning hours of Sunday. Following a warning issued for Kelowna Saturday morning, the freezing rain...

Ownership changes at St. Hubertus and Oak Bay Estate Winery

Ownership changes at St. Hubertus and Oak Bay Estate Winery

Kelowna 4:00 pm - 25,380 views

One of the owners of St. Hubertus and Oak Bay Estate Winery is stepping back from the business, and passing the torch to the next generation. Leo Gebert has...

Rolling Stones tease Vancouver show as part of upcoming North American tour

Rolling Stones tease Vancouver show as part of upcoming North American tour

BC 3:12 pm - 24,460 views

One of rock's biggest bands looks to be coming to Vancouver soon. The Rolling Stones appear to be teasing an upcoming tour after releasing their newest...

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Passersby spot brushfire on Gordon near K.L.O. Saturday

Passersby spot brushfire on Gordon near K.L.O. Saturday

Kelowna 2:15 pm - 21,920 views

The Kelowna Fire Department responded to a brush fire near a major intersection Saturday afternoon. A passerby sent Castanet a photo of the fire along Gordon...

Highway 3B reopens after rockslide Saturday night

Highway 3B reopens after rockslide Saturday night

Rossland 12:00 pm - 21,672 views

UPDATE: noon Highway 3B north of Rossland has been reopened Sunday after a rockslide closed the road Saturday night. The highway was closed for about 15 hours...

Errors in explaining impact of carbon tax on inflation shake confidence in Bank of Canada

Errors in explaining impact of carbon tax on inflation shake confidence in Bank of Canada

Writer's Bloc 11:00 am - 21,079 views

The Bank of Canada’s unconventional approach to communicating its stance on carbon pricing, particularly its sporadic responses on social media, has...

Rosalynn Carter, outspoken former first lady, dead at 96

Rosalynn Carter, outspoken former first lady, dead at 96

Georgia, U.S. 12:22 pm - 21,039 views

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, the closest adviser to Jimmy Carter during his one term as U.S. president and their four decades thereafter as global...

B.C. stream watchers link 'unprecedented' coho salmon kill to tire toxin and drought

B.C. stream watchers link 'unprecedented' coho salmon kill to tire toxin and drought

West Vancouver 6:50 am - 20,925 views

John Barker has been volunteering with the West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society for more than 20 years and says he's never seen anything like it, dozens of...

'No small feat': Kelowna Chamber of Commerce hands out 2023 Business Excellence Awards

'No small feat': Kelowna Chamber of Commerce hands out 2023 Business Excellence Awards

Kelowna 12:00 pm - 20,913 views

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce handed out its 36th annual Business Excellence Awards Friday night. Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. was named Large...

Kelowna ComiCon a big success after wildfires postponed summer event

Kelowna ComiCon a big success after wildfires postponed summer event

Kelowna 4:00 am - 17,430 views

After the summer wildfires halted Kelowna ComiCon in its tracks, three months later, they managed to put the show together at Rutland’s Centennial Hall...

Kamloops man will go straight to trial on child sex charges, judge told

Kamloops man will go straight to trial on child sex charges, judge told

Kamloops 12:00 pm - 16,096 views

A Kamloops man facing charges alleging he sexually assaulted a teenager and talked her into making child pornography will be heading straight to trial, a judge...

BC Fruit Growers want a new path forward for marketing apples

BC Fruit Growers want a new path forward for marketing apples

Okanagan 4:00 am - 15,312 views

The BC Fruit Growers Association is looking for ways to reverse the decline of the B.C. apple sector and restore production to its once iconic status. BC Fruit...

Kelowna cabinet company moves to electric delivery

Kelowna cabinet company moves to electric delivery

Kelowna 4:00 am - 15,104 views

Kelowna-based Westwood Cabinetry is joining the electric wave. The local business has announced a partnership with Origin Sustainability and will now be making...

Vernon doctors offers final thoughts on closure of Sterling Centre Clinic

Vernon doctors offers final thoughts on closure of Sterling Centre Clinic

Vernon 4:00 am - 13,401 views

Doctors who have been pressing to keep Vernon's last walk-in clinic open are speaking out, issuing a joint statement about the Sterling Centre Clinic's...

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh blasts Trudeau, Poilievre at B.C. convention

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh blasts Trudeau, Poilievre at B.C. convention

Victoria 10:25 am - 11,339 views

Federal New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh took political swings at both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre today at a...

Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland looking for a patient home to help traumatized cat

Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland looking for a patient home to help traumatized cat

Summerland 4:00 am - 11,196 views

A Summerland rescue is hoping to find a home for cat that will need time to adjust at her own pace, after having a rough start to life. Lori Huot-Stewart,...

Fajardo throws three touchdowns as Alouettes upset Blue Bombers 28-24 to win Grey Cup

Fajardo throws three touchdowns as Alouettes upset Blue Bombers 28-24 to win Grey Cup

CFL 7:14 pm - 11,041 views

HAMILTON — With the game on the line, Cody Fajardo and Tyson Philpot delivered the Montreal Alouettes a most unlikely Grey Cup title. Fajardo's 19-yard TD...

Train derails in North Delta, no injuries reported

Train derails in North Delta, no injuries reported

North Delta 12:06 pm - 10,768 views

Investigation continues into an early morning train derailment in North Delta. According to Lena Kent, general director of Public Affairs for BNSF Railway, two...

Vernon's first hospital opened in an 11-bed cottage in 1897

Vernon's first hospital opened in an 11-bed cottage in 1897

Okanagan history 4:00 am - 10,751 views

Did you know that Vernon’s first hospital was no more than a cottage? Vernon was incorporated in 1892, but for the first five years of its official...

Kelowna joins Hockey Helps the Homeless, pro-am game to be played in 2024

Kelowna joins Hockey Helps the Homeless, pro-am game to be played in 2024

Kelowna 4:00 am - 10,625 views

Kelowna has become the latest city to join Hockey Helps the Homeless, an organization that puts on annual pro-am hockey tournaments in cities across the country...

Blazers run into hot goalie, drop 3-2 shootout decision in Spokane

Blazers run into hot goalie, drop 3-2 shootout decision in Spokane

WHL 7:44 pm - 10,363 views

A short-handed goal in the third period proved costly Sunday for the Kamloops Blazers, who fell 3-2 in a shootout to the Chiefs in Spokane. Andrew Thomson and...

Tiny beetle to the rescue of N.S. hemlocks attacked by woolly invasive insect

Tiny beetle to the rescue of N.S. hemlocks attacked by woolly invasive insect

Nova Scotia 6:40 am - 9,674 views

On comfortable beds of wood shavings inside multiple boxes, 3,600 Laricobius nigrinus beetles made overnight journeys last month from the forests of British...

SilverStar Mountain Resort ready for opening day Nov. 24

SilverStar Mountain Resort ready for opening day Nov. 24

Making Tracks 4:00 am - 9,637 views

When the first significant snow fell on SilverStar Mountain Resort in mid-October, the grinning face of Ian Jenkins said it all. "It is very exciting to...

Repeat fraudster who stole thousands from employer out of jail pending appeal

Repeat fraudster who stole thousands from employer out of jail pending appeal

Kamloops 4:00 am - 8,902 views

A “predatory” Kamloops fraudster who bilked her employer for $11,000 to pay for concert tickets, weekend getaways and electronics is free on bail...

Police watchdog called to investigate man's death in Dawson Creek, B.C.

Police watchdog called to investigate man's death in Dawson Creek, B.C.

Dawson Creek 6:42 pm - 8,472 views

Mounties in northeastern British Columbia say one man is dead after exchanging gunfire with police and barricading himself inside an apartment overnight....

List of people cleared to leave Gaza Strip via Egypt includes 135 Canadians

List of people cleared to leave Gaza Strip via Egypt includes 135 Canadians

Gaza 1:15 pm - 8,317 views

A group of 135 people with ties to Canada desperate to flee escalating violence in the Gaza Strip were officially cleared to leave the besieged territory...

Rogers, union representing striking workers in Metro Vancouver reach tentative deal

Rogers, union representing striking workers in Metro Vancouver reach tentative deal

Metro Vancouver 12:35 pm - 8,251 views

Rogers Communications Inc. has reached a tentative agreement with the union representing nearly 300 striking workers in Metro Vancouver after contract talks...

Health workers evacuate 31 'very sick' babies from Gaza's largest hospital

Health workers evacuate 31 'very sick' babies from Gaza's largest hospital

Gaza 7:30 am - 8,025 views

Thirty-one premature babies were safely transferred from Gaza's main hospital to another in the south on Sunday, and will be moved to Egypt, health...

Okanagan Clinical Trials president will discuss aging, dementia in Vernon on Monday

Okanagan Clinical Trials president will discuss aging, dementia in Vernon on Monday

Sponsored Content 12:01 am - 7,114 views

In an insightful and captivating presentation, hear from Dr. Kim Christie as she speaks about healthy aging and dementia in our communities. Dr. Christie, the...

No Frills reaches deal with Unifor workers to avert strike at 17 Ontario stores

No Frills reaches deal with Unifor workers to avert strike at 17 Ontario stores

Ontario 8:52 am - 5,853 views

Unifor has reached a tentative deal on behalf of almost 1,300 No Frills workers across Ontario, the union said Sunday, averting a looming strike that was set to...

Freeland to present fall fiscal update Tuesday as cost-of-living dominates politics

Freeland to present fall fiscal update Tuesday as cost-of-living dominates politics

Canada 9:15 am - 5,843 views

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will table the fall fiscal update on Tuesday, which is expected to focus on housing and affordability as the Liberal...

Join California Closets and Neat Victory for evening of practical magic

Join California Closets and Neat Victory for evening of practical magic

Sponsored Content 12:01 pm - 5,821 views

A well-ordered life grounds you, calms you and inspires you. Organization allows you to make space for what belongs. Think of it as practical magic. Everyone is...

Summerland-based arts program for adults with diverse abilities expanding thanks to success

Summerland-based arts program for adults with diverse abilities expanding thanks to success

Penticton 4:00 am - 5,695 views

A Summerland-based program which provides fine arts opportunities to adults with diverse abilities is expanding, thanks to an overwhelming positive response....

The Hatch 2020 Portmanteau of Merit and Heritage

The Hatch 2020 Portmanteau of Merit and Heritage

Wine Reviews 4:00 am - 4,150 views

Wine: The Hatch 2020 Portmanteau of Merit and Heritage Winery: The Hatch Why drink it: When was the last time you laughed when you bought a wine? Or drank it?...

Armstrong Christmas farmers market returns

Armstrong Christmas farmers market returns

Armstrong 4:00 pm - 3,939 views

The Armstrong Christmas Farmers Market is returning for its fourth year at the Hassen Arena. Over 90 vendors will be in attendance, some new, some returning...

City of Kamloops launches new book recycling program

City of Kamloops launches new book recycling program

Kamloops 4:00 am - 3,396 views

The City of Kamloops has launched a new book recycling program, providing two spots where residents can drop off old reading material and textbooks —...

Upper Room Mission opens winter shelter program to bring homeless in from the cold

Upper Room Mission opens winter shelter program to bring homeless in from the cold

Vernon 4:00 am - 3,222 views

Vernon's Upper Room Mission Society is launching a winter shelter program to provide relief to vulnerable populations. The temporary winter shelter mat...

Castanet's Week in Review with Brayden Ursel for the week of Nov 12-18, 2023

Castanet's Week in Review with Brayden Ursel for the week of Nov 12-18, 2023

Kelowna 12:00 pm - 2,890 views

Castanet's Week in Review with Brayden Ursel for November 12-18, 2023.

NSBIA's executive director hopes to see city-wide expansion of Clean Team

NSBIA's executive director hopes to see city-wide expansion of Clean Team

Kamloops 4:00 am - 2,731 views

A program which employs people with lived experience of homelessness or substance use to help clean city streets has expanded its reach from its origins on the...

North Okanagan Hospice Society gets 30k funding boost

North Okanagan Hospice Society gets 30k funding boost

Vernon 2:00 pm - 2,524 views

Over 30k was donated to the North Okanagan Hospice Society thanks to a fundraising campaign by a local grocer. The 15th annual Butcher Boys Grocery Memorial...

Wells Gray Community Forest Corporation asking for feedback on forest management

Wells Gray Community Forest Corporation asking for feedback on forest management

North Thompson 6:00 pm - 2,453 views

The Wells Gray Community Forest Corporation is inviting Clearwater community members to provide input on forest management practices and projects. WFCFC general...

Matching donations boost Kalamalka Rotary's Starfish pack program

Matching donations boost Kalamalka Rotary's Starfish pack program

Vernon 2:00 pm - 2,360 views

The Kalamalka Rotary Starfish pack program is getting a financial boost to help feed children in need. Bell Lumber and Pole will be matching donations to the...

WL Seaton collecting goods for less-privileged students

WL Seaton collecting goods for less-privileged students

Vernon 11:01 am - 2,085 views

Efforts are underway to ensure all students WL Seaton Secondary School have a merry Christmas. “At WL Seaton Secondary in Vernon, we serve over 1,000...

Vernon Winter Carnival seeks Jopo and Jopette volunteers - fairies too

Vernon Winter Carnival seeks Jopo and Jopette volunteers - fairies too

Vernon 4:00 am - 1,614 views

"Do you have dramatic flair? Love dressing up and have a little sparkle in your step around kids and crowds?" If so, Vernon Winter Carnival wants you....