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  1. Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen....
  2. Believe it or not bringing home a real Christmas tree can come with its dangers. That's why the Ministry of Transportation BC has provided a step-by-step list of how to safely bring home your tree. Step 1: Know your capacity Picking the right tree will be much easier if you know your ca...
  3. As I got onto the tube (subway/underground) in London this morning, I stood in front of two mature ladies who were involved in a very animated and friendly conversation. I tried hard not to eavesdrop, but when you are in a crowded, confined space, it can be difficult not to absorb a sense of what...
  4. The detention of a top Huawei executive in Canada has derailed British Columbia's trade mission to China. The delegation led by B.C. Forestry Minister Doug Donaldson will no longer be stopping in China, and will instead end its trip after a visit to Japan. The province says in a statement...
  5. Vernon's Historic O'Keefe Ranch has gone way back in time. Today is your last chance to check out a Victoria Christmas at the ranch. “What we do here is just celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas,” said Anita Kuipers, with the ranch. “We're doing hay rides; we have...
  6. Over the course of just a couple hours on Saturday North Shore Rescue was called to help a couple injured hikers, CTV News reports. One hiker suffered from a badly injured leg, while the other fell while hiking along the Baden Powell Trail, according to Allan McMordie, manager of North Shore Resc...
  7. For the second time this season, the Kelowna Rockets have parted ways with one of their coaches. President and general manager Bruce Hamilton announced Saturday the club has mutually agreed to part ways with assistant coach Travis Crickard. Crickard has been with the Rockets since the beginnin...
  8. Snow is expected throughout the Okanagan this evening and overnight. Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton could see a couple of centimetres of snow this evening, with periods of snow continuing Monday morning. Temperatures are currently sitting well below 0 C with the windchill but as the weather war...
  9. It was a close game on Saturday night between the West Kelowna Warriors at the Vernon Vipers at Kal Tire Place. It was a slow start to the game with no penalties and no goals scored. The Vipers were shorthanded because of injuries, suspensions, and players participating in the World Junior A c...
  10. The city of Kelowna is taking steps to preserve a 147-year-old log house built by one of the area's first European settlers after it was damaged in a fire earlier this year. In a close vote last week, the city decided to earmark $29,000 for the construction of a temporary roof to protect Flem...