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In the midst of near-record lake levels and intensive flood preparation in the Okanagan, a Kelowna optometrist has raised some eyebrows with a unique advertisement. A roadside sign for Mission Creek Optometry caught the eyes of a few Castanet readers, who expressed surprise at its wording. The...

5/24/2017 4:01:00 PM

Castanet readers captured some awesome images of nature's fury before, during and after Tuesday evening's wind storm that swept through the Okanagan. Here's another set of your best photos from up and down the valley. Share your news, photos and videos from breaking news wherever you see &ndas...

5/24/2017 3:19:00 PM

Okanagan Lake beaches took a beating from a violent wind storm Tuesday night. Beaches around the Central Okanagan were almost completely underwater at parts, and most shorelines have moved past flood barriers that were set up around low lying areas. "High waves combined with record high w...

5/24/2017 2:53:00 PM

Students at Kelowna Secondary School are stepping up again for the fight against cancer. For the 15th year, students are raising money during "Cancer Week," one of the largest student-run events at the school. Over the past 14 years, students have helped raise more than $360,000 for ...

5/24/2017 1:37:00 PM

Motorists who frequent Spall Road can expect some delays beginning this evening. Crews will be out on Spall, between Bernard and Harvey avenues, from 6 p.m. until 5 a.m. for road resurfacing. Weather permitting, work should be complete by Tuesday. This is one of several road segment project...

5/24/2017 1:34:00 PM

Environment Canada was right on the mark in its prediction of Tuesday's storm activity. Wind gusts expected to hit up to 70 km/h were reached, and in many cases exceeded as the storm rolled through the province, leaving nearly a quarter of a million people without power at one point. Meteorolo...

5/24/2017 11:39:00 AM

The Central Okanagan took a pounding from a storm that blew through the region Tuesday night. But, for the most part, emergency measures put in place to keep lake waters at bay, held up. "Not bad, all things considered," said Tom Wilson, information officer with the Central Okanagan ...

5/24/2017 9:00:00 AM

UPDATE: 6:20 a.m. Power lines were brought down throughout the region during Tuesday night's wind storm. Lines were reported down in West Kelowna, on Highway 1 east of Canoe, and a tree came down across Highway 97B just south of Salmon Arm. Both highway incidents closed the routes temporari...

5/24/2017 7:24:00 AM

An Okanagan company is the first research and development cannabis facility in the valley to receive a Health Canada licence. Valens Agritech now holds a controlled drugs and substance dealers licence and operates from a 17,000-square-foot, high-security building that also houses Supra THC, a Hea...

5/24/2017 6:00:00 AM

A man who pleaded guilty in March to possession and production of a fentanyl-like drug has changed his lawyer ahead of sentencing, and his new lawyer has "additional issues" with the case. Leslie McCulloch, 38, pleaded guilty to production of acetylfentanyl and possession for the purpo...

5/24/2017 6:00:00 AM