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Former NBA Toronto Raptors dancer Mahta Sadi, left Toronto to pursue a career in real estate, but she soon eded right back on the dance floor. "Within a few months of moving to Kelowna I realized how much I missed dancing. I decided to put on a couple classes. I saw the interest and talent ...

11/18/2017 6:00:00 AM

Barriers to home ownership in Kelowna are not expected to improve if current trends continue. That according to a new Housing Needs Assessment. The report indicates the current median household income in Kelowna is $68,000, while the average house price is $480,000. By 2040, the report stat...

11/18/2017 6:00:00 AM

City planning staff are asking city council to reject an application for a hotel on the former Pier Mac gravel pit site across from Kelowna International Airport. In a report for Monday's council meeting, staff say several proposed changes to zoning of the property would "significantly affec...

11/18/2017 6:00:00 AM

The BCSPCA is asking you to take a second and think about wildlife before doing your usual yard work. "You can do a great service to wildlife by letting your lawns and gardens get a little ‘wild' themselves,” said Meghann Cant, animal welfare educator for the BC SPCA. "W...

11/17/2017 10:00:00 PM

Mike Shaw, a former competitive freestyle skier, survived a near-death workplace incident as a young skiing coach. Shaw spoke at the go2HR Tourism and Hospitality Occupational Health and Safety Summit at the Capri Hotel Friday afternoon, educating people about the importance of safety at work. ...

11/17/2017 7:18:00 PM

UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. Power has now been restored to all but 113 homes, following a widespread outage in Southeast Kelowna Friday. The remaining homes are expected to have power by 8 p.m. ORIGINAL: 12:30 p.m. A fallen tree has knocked out power for about 1,475 homes in Southeast Kelowna F...

11/17/2017 2:30:00 PM

This week's Castanet Kid Report with junior reporter Ariella Amato....

11/17/2017 2:00:00 PM

A reimagining of Clement Avenue, at the edge of Kelowna's downtown, is underway. On the heels of construction of the new RCMP detachment and eventual redevelopment of the former B.C. Fruit Packers property comes a proposal for a six-storey, 58-unit development. The proposal, which landed at Ci...

11/17/2017 12:03:00 PM

The City of Kelowna is looking for public input in designing a new water rate structure. The survey comes as the city gets ready to add more than 500 agriculture customers to the city's water utility once Phase 1 of the Integrated Water Supply plan is complete in 2020. To accommodate the new u...

11/17/2017 6:45:00 AM

Big White Ski Resort has plenty of white stuff on the ground, a week out from their Nov. 23 opening. The resort has been busy working hard to get everything ready and Michael J. Ballingall, senior vice-president of Big White Ski Resort, said almost 800 new staff have been inducted into the family...

11/17/2017 6:00:00 AM