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Girls dream about prom night for years before the day actually happens, but what if some can't afford a dress for the night of their dreams? For B.C. teens who can't afford to purchase a graduation dress, many will skip the event. But the Cinderella Project is working to make the dreams of Grade...

2/20/2017 8:55:00 AM

Danielle Grundy, a former female professional hockey player from Kelowna, is being recognized for her work in the community. The Grindstone Award Foundation is a non-profit charity that will provide financial aid to female hockey players ranging from five to 18 years old. Grundy started the char...

2/20/2017 6:00:00 AM

Canada's largest road hockey festival is returning to Kelowna. Play On! is a uniquely Canadian outdoor street hockey tournament, attracting hundreds of thousands of players across the country each year. This will be Kelowna's eighth year hosting the event, with 200 teams and 1,500 players com...

2/20/2017 6:00:00 AM

You'll soon have a chance to hear first-hand what it was like leading the charge into one of Canada's worst wildfire disasters. After a year hiatus, TEDx Kelowna is back. The event will be held June 10 in an outdoor venue at Quail's Gate winery. The speakers include Fort McMurray Fire Chief...

2/20/2017 6:00:00 AM

Newcomers who want to learn a thing or two in the kitchen are being invited to an event hosted by the Salvation Army Central Okanagan and the Kelowna Community Resources. Culture in the Kitchen is a three hour event starting at 5 p.m. every Tuesday, for six weeks. The class is free to anyone w...

2/19/2017 5:15:00 PM

UPDATE: 9:35 a.m. Fog at Kelowna International Airport Saturday led to five flights being cancelled or delayed late Saturday night, according to airport manager Sam Sammadar. "We got into low visibility so we went below minimum height (restrictions) for our aircraft to land," Sammada...

2/19/2017 9:35:00 AM

Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen....

2/19/2017 9:00:00 AM

What actually causes mental health problems? A Kelowna psychologist believes most Canadians are misinformed. Two years ago, there were 47 million prescriptions for anti-depressant pills filled in Canada, says Dr. Eric Kuelker. That's enough for every man, woman and child in the country –...

2/19/2017 6:00:00 AM

The District of Lake Country is taking the unusual step of refusing to issue a business licence for a business not complying with municipal bylaws. The measure is being taken against the Airport Inn Lakeside which, according to staff, has been non-compliant with municipal bylaws and the BC Buildi...

2/19/2017 6:00:00 AM

Castanet is receiving reports of a two vehicle MVA at Springfield and Spall Roads in Kelowna at about 3:45 p.m., Saturday afternoon. One male was possibly injured in the crash, according to a witness. Firefighters, B.C. Ambulance and the RCMP all responded to the scene. We will provide more...

2/18/2017 5:09:00 PM