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UBC tower aims to be open

Jun 29, 2022 / 3:30 pm

Photo: UBC Properties Trust The UBC Okanagan tower proposed for downtown Kelowna will include an art gallery and space for community discussions in an attempt to make the new location inviting to the public. The university released a handful

2 dead in Peachland home

Jun 28, 2022 / 6:36 pm

UPDATE: 6:35 p.m. A resident of the Garraway Place neighbourhood in Peachland where two are dead after a murder-suicide says the occupant of the home now filled with forensic investigators kept to himself. “[He] was a very quiet person,

Crash at deadly intersection

Jun 28, 2022 / 4:05 pm

Photo: Rob Gibson UPDATE 4:05 p.m. A backlog of traffic is now clearing on Highway 97 northbound after a crash at Old Vernon Road. An occupant of one of the vehicles involved in the crash tells Castanet they were turning left onto Highway

Horgan stepping down

Jun 28, 2022 / 1:59 pm

Photo: BC Gov Flickr UPDATE 2 p.m. B.C. Premier John Horgan, the first two-term NDP leader of the province, has announced he will not run in the next election and there will be a leadership convention in the fall to select a new party leader. Horgan

Water advisory reissued

Jun 28, 2022 / 10:37 am

Photo: Colin Dacre Rose Valley Reservoir It was nice while it lasted. The City of West Kelowna has re-issued a water quality advisory for the Lakeview-Rose Valley water system. The advisory was posted Tuesday just 11 days after the

Glenrosa arsonist sentenced

Jun 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

A man caught on camera last summer trying to set fire to a forest in a residential area of Glenrosa has been released from prison and into the custody of a recovery house in the Fraser Valley. Stephen Leader, 37, pled guilty last week to one count

New public art coming

Jun 27, 2022 / 8:00 pm

Two new pieces of public are coming to Kelowna. The city announced Monday Lodestar is coming to the intersection of Richter Street and Clement Avenue—marking the gateway to the emerging north end neighbourhood. Horizon is now installed

Flood situation stabilizing

Jun 27, 2022 / 4:15 pm

Photo: Jan Thingsted/CSRD photo High water near Captain's Cove Marina in Canoe. The flood situation in the Shuswap has started to stabilize, but closures and advisories remain in place for the time being. The City of Enderby said

Body pulled from lake

Jun 27, 2022 / 3:13 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre Rattlesnake Island on Okanagan Lake The body of a Calgary man who did not resurface after jumping into Okanagan Lake near Peachland has been recovered. Samson Adedeji, 34, jumped from a boat near Squally Point, south

Dyas ready to announce

Jun 27, 2022 / 11:21 am

Photo: Castanet Staff Tom Dyas at a post-election event in 2018 Former Kelowna mayoral candidate Tom Dyas appears ready to throw his hat back into the ring. Dyas, who ran against Colin Basran in 2018, has invited the public to an announcement

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