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Devin Caza, a 13-year-old who has special needs that include ADHD, took part in the North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association spring 2019 session. (Karissa Gall - Black Press)

VIDEO: Horseback riding helps North Okanagan residents with special needs

North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association needs more volunteers to continue offering sessions

Devin Caza, a 13-year-old who has special needs that include ADHD, took part in the North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association spring 2019 session. (Karissa Gall - Black Press)
Clarence Fulton Secondary School students held their Hawaiian day celebration on June 12, with support from the Vernon Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

Vernon students beat heat with bubble suits, giant waterslide

Clarence Fulton Secondary School students held their Hawaiian day celebration on June 12

Clarence Fulton Secondary School students held their Hawaiian day celebration on June 12, with support from the Vernon Fire Department. (Submitted photo)
PHOTOS: Enderby grads paint the town — and themselves

PHOTOS: Enderby grads paint the town — and themselves

Students spray painted the street outside A.L. Fortune on June 14 to celebrate graduation

PHOTOS: Enderby grads paint the town — and themselves
Vernon’s Pope a welterweight champ

Vernon’s Pope a welterweight champ

Unity fighter in Vancouver against Hugh Gleeson, the top-rated welterweight in Canada in amateur MMA

Vernon’s Pope a welterweight champ
Kalamalka Secondary School students celebrated their graduation at the Kal Lake Lookout on June 13 with a Class of 2019 photo. (Karissa Gall - Black Press)

PHOTOS: Coldstream students snap grad photos despite drizzle

Rain threatened Kalamalka Secondary School photo at Kal Lake Lookout on June 13, then subsided

Kalamalka Secondary School students celebrated their graduation at the Kal Lake Lookout on June 13 with a Class of 2019 photo. (Karissa Gall - Black Press)
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Vernon residents invited to city climate action booth at Sunshine Festival

Festival-goers will be able to learn about the Climate Action Advisory Committee plan, view art

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The Kal Pub will host its inaugural parking lot party with beer, BBQ and live bands on June 15, as part of the Sunshine Festival. (Submitted photo)

Kal Pub hosting inaugural parking lot party at Vernon Sunshine Festival

June 15 parking lot party builds on traditional beer gardens by adding a stage, live bands

The Kal Pub will host its inaugural parking lot party with beer, BBQ and live bands on June 15, as part of the Sunshine Festival. (Submitted photo)
Annette Schlatter pARRtied with the Vernon Winter Carnival pirate theme earlier this year. (Submitted photo)

Vernon woman turns 104, takes tandem wheelchair ride

Heron Grove resident Annette Schlatter celebrated a big milestone on June 12

Annette Schlatter pARRtied with the Vernon Winter Carnival pirate theme earlier this year. (Submitted photo)
Dancers (Back row from left) Emma Tishenko, Abigail Bittle, Alyssa Weatherill and Lyla Dyck; (front row) Nova Dueck, Aybree Boulter, Ellie Bittle, Grace Tishenko are ready for their recital Saturday. (En Avant image)

Tiny dancers take Vernon’s Powerhouse stage

En Avant School of Dance recital Saturday, June 15

Dancers (Back row from left) Emma Tishenko, Abigail Bittle, Alyssa Weatherill and Lyla Dyck; (front row) Nova Dueck, Aybree Boulter, Ellie Bittle, Grace Tishenko are ready for their recital Saturday. (En Avant image)
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Workshop will show Vernon residents living with dementia how to capture their story

The free Alzheimer Society of B.C. workshop will take place on June 18

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Over 100 people participated in the Vernon Walk to End ALS in Polson Park on Saturday, June 8. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)

Over 100 people participated in Vernon Walk to End ALS

Walkers have raised more than $23,000 for the ALS Society of BC

Over 100 people participated in the Vernon Walk to End ALS in Polson Park on Saturday, June 8. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)
While a Vernon woman facing animal cruelty charges was in court Monday, neighbour Brenda Tonasket (right), Betty Dolinski and Tennille Burr protested outside the Vernon Courthouse. (Karissa Gall - Black Press)

UPDATE: Vernon woman loses B.C. Farm appeal due to rotting carcasses

Carla Christman appeared in court to request care and control over seized dogs

While a Vernon woman facing animal cruelty charges was in court Monday, neighbour Brenda Tonasket (right), Betty Dolinski and Tennille Burr protested outside the Vernon Courthouse. (Karissa Gall - Black Press)
Interior Region First Nation, Interior Health and First Nations Health Authority executives renewed their Partnership Accord on June 5. (Submitted photo)

Interior Health and First Nations renew Partnership Accord

The accord, originally signed in 2012, has been renewed until 2024 with several updates

Interior Region First Nation, Interior Health and First Nations Health Authority executives renewed their Partnership Accord on June 5. (Submitted photo)
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Five Okanagan organizations receive federal homelessness funding

Over $759,000 has been provided through Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy

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UPDATE: Highway 5A fully reopened after semi flips south of Kamloops

UPDATE: Highway 5A fully reopened after semi flips south of Kamloops

Argo Roads tweeted that the highway fully reopened around 10 p.m. on May 31

UPDATE: Highway 5A fully reopened after semi flips south of Kamloops
Community members in Ashcroft getting active as part of the annual Skip’s Run in 2015. (File photo)

Residents in B.C.’s wildfire zone raise cash for fire-ravaged northern Alberta

Community centre in Ashcroft donating proceeds from ParticipACTION walk to fire relief effort

Community members in Ashcroft getting active as part of the annual Skip’s Run in 2015. (File photo)
KF Aerospace employee Renée Mason at work in the KF hangar. Mason is an alumna of Okanagan College. (Contributed)

BC Colleges: Flexibile programs needed to meet skills gap

Pending labour skills shortfall looming as baby boomers retire

KF Aerospace employee Renée Mason at work in the KF hangar. Mason is an alumna of Okanagan College. (Contributed)
Tejwant Danjou is accused of second degree murder in the July 2018 death of Rama Gauravarapu in West Kelowna. (Kathy Michaels - The Capital News)

Trial dates set for Surrey man charged in 2018 Okanagan killing

Dates for Tejwant Danjou’s Crown pre-trial and trial by jury were set on May 27

Tejwant Danjou is accused of second degree murder in the July 2018 death of Rama Gauravarapu in West Kelowna. (Kathy Michaels - The Capital News)
Artist’s rendition of LNG Canada’s proposed Kitimat liquefied natural gas plant. (Image supplied)

Okanagan company wins contract for Kitimat LNG project

SK Form & Finish will work with equivalent of 4,000 fully loaded concrete trucks

Artist’s rendition of LNG Canada’s proposed Kitimat liquefied natural gas plant. (Image supplied)
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Toddler seriously injured after falling from Okanagan balcony

RCMP are investigating after a two-year-old boy fell from the balcony of an apartment in Kelowna

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