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For a second straight day, the province's Air Quality Health Index remains low throughout the Okanagan. The index Thursday morning i pegged at a two, or low. It's expected to reach four, or moderate later in the day. And, the forecast, at least for Friday, is for much of the same. Areas aro...

8/17/2017 8:45:00 AM

The B.C. government is working with some less-than-savoury characters in their attempt to convict the three men accused of murdering Jonathan Bacon. The second Vetrovec witness took the stand Monday, testifying against Michael Jones, Jason McBride and Jujhar Khun-Khun. A Vetrovec witness is a ...

8/17/2017 6:00:00 AM

It doesn't get much better than a sunny afternoon, a glass of wine and good company. Symphony of White was the perfect afternoon to enjoy all of the above. "It's a afternoon garden party for ladies only, and everyone wears white," president Tracey Read said. The idea came to Re...

8/17/2017 6:00:00 AM

A Calgary man is hiking from Vancouver to Calgary to tell mental illness to "Puck Off." Kyle Patterson, 24, chose the name Puck off Mental Illness for his awareness-raising trek because sports has been an outlet that has helped him for several years. "I called it that because I ...

8/17/2017 6:00:00 AM

Bargain hunters prepare, National Thrift Day is Thursday. Salvation Army Thrift Stores have partnered with five other non-profit thrift stores to celebrate with an entire week of savings. Customers will receive a passport, and once they get five stamps from the different stores, they will be e...

8/16/2017 8:45:00 PM

Organizers of Okanagan Pride Week have named their parade marshals in Kelowna. Community advocate Wilbur Turner, who served as president of the Okanagan Pride Society for four years, will serve as grand marshal of the Trans March Thursday evening. Federal Liberal MP Randy Boissonnault, special...

8/16/2017 8:00:00 PM

Three vehicles collided at Highway 97 and Pollard Road Wednesday evening in Winfield. Fire crews on the scene say a Subaru was trying to make a left turn onto the highway when it was broadsided by a Ford pickup. The Subaru was also rear ended by a Pontiac SUV. Northbound traffic is currently ...

8/16/2017 7:49:00 PM

Big White Ski Resort is about to complete a brand new, $3.5-million staff housing complex. The new staff accommodations, the first of four that will be built on Black Forest Road over the next few years, will house five four-bedroom units, each with a common area and kitchen. In addition, it w...

8/16/2017 6:33:00 PM

A small grass fire was reported Wednesday afternoon, across the highway from Kelowna Airport at the Airport Business Park, near Nesters Market. The fire was reported about 4:30 p.m., and by 5 p.m. fire crews had the flames doused. There is no word yet on what may have started the fire....

8/16/2017 6:15:00 PM

Castanet's Evening Update for Wednesday, Aug. 16, with reporter Wayne Moore....

8/16/2017 5:55:00 PM