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Spring has been slow in coming to the Okanagan, but signs are blooming that it's here to stay. Arrowleaf balsamroot flowers are blooming on Okanagan hillsides. Commonly called "Okanagan sunflowers," the bright yellow blooms are sure sign spring is here, whether the weatherman agrees ...

4/23/2017 7:59:00 AM

A Surrey company appears to be the leading candidate for the extension of John Hindle Drive. BD Hall Constructors Corp. came in with the lowest of the five bids which appeared on BC Bid. Their bid came in at slightly under $9.4 million. The highest of the five bids was provided by Copcan Civil...

4/23/2017 6:00:00 AM

The Repair Cafe could be just the event you're looking for to fix up those home projects. The event is hosted by the regional waste reduction office, and takes place at Okanagan College Trades Building, Saturday April 29 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. And the best part is, it's free. “It's...

4/23/2017 6:00:00 AM

Kevin O'Leary isn't a politician, doesn't pretend to be one, and won't apologize for it. But, the self-proclaimed Mr. Wonderful who rose to national and international celebrity through the Dragon's Den and Shark Tank reality shows, does hope to soon become leader of the federal Conservative Party...

4/22/2017 4:56:00 PM

There will be smoke above the mountains near Kelowna, but it is no cause for concern. With good air quality and venting conditions today, Saturday, April 22, Regional District of Central Okanagan officials said a controlled burn is underway in a portion of Black Mountain/sntsk‘il'ntÉ(TM)n R...

4/22/2017 9:49:00 AM

Castanet received unconfirmed reports overnight of a car fire on Highway 97 in Kelowna. The fire apparently happened about 10:45 p.m. Friday at Highway 97 and Leathead Road. The vehicle's engine compartment was fully involved in flames. There's no word on the extent of damages or if any inj...

4/22/2017 8:08:00 AM

Time is running out for open burning in the Central Okanagan. Eligible property owners with the proper permits, have until sunset Sunday, April 30, to wrap up any open burning they may want to do. Until April 30, Central Okanagan residents with properties greater than one hectare will be allow...

4/22/2017 7:00:00 AM

Castanet's week in review with Wayne Moore, in for Nich Johansen....

4/22/2017 6:00:00 AM

Guests of the Kelowna Gospel Mission will enjoy some fine dining Saturday, thanks to the Okanagan Chefs Association. The association is providing a three-course meal of roasted vegetable salad, pork roast and an assortment of desserts to anyone in need. The dinner bell rings at 4:45 p.m. Execu...

4/21/2017 9:00:00 PM

A few thousand people living within earshot of what was once the Conservatory site in Glenmore could get easier access to their favourite alcoholic beverage. Staff is recommending city council approve an application for a commercial liquor outlet within a small strip mall currently under construc...

4/21/2017 8:00:00 PM