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Ashley Stone’s Village App is one of the semi-finalists for the Total Mom Pitch. (The Village App - Facebook)

Kelowna mom’s app semi-finalist in Canada’s Total Mom Pitch

Ashley Stone is developing an app called Village, a community-based messaging platform where people can ask for and offer help

Ashley Stone’s Village App is one of the semi-finalists for the Total Mom Pitch. (The Village App - Facebook)
In this handout photo provided by the Philippine Red Cross, families stay at a temporary evacuation center at Catanduanes province, eastern Philippines, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, as Typhoon Goni hits the country. Families living near coastal towns have moved to evacuation centers as the strong typhoon makes landfall. (Philippine Red Cross via AP)

Okanagan community group organizes fundraiser for typhoon-hit Philippines

Over two million people have been affected by flooding, with about 500,000 forced to leave homes

In this handout photo provided by the Philippine Red Cross, families stay at a temporary evacuation center at Catanduanes province, eastern Philippines, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, as Typhoon Goni hits the country. Families living near coastal towns have moved to evacuation centers as the strong typhoon makes landfall. (Philippine Red Cross via AP)
The Animal Food Bank is asking for donations as the pandemic continues and the holidays approach. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Okanagan Animal Food Bank in need of donations as pandemic continues

The Animal Food Bank provides food for any domestic pet in need

The Animal Food Bank is asking for donations as the pandemic continues and the holidays approach. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
BC SPCA member seen in an undated photo. (BC SPCA photo)

Cat found dead under suspicious circumstances near Kelowna

The domestic short-haired cat was found at a truck stop along Highway 33

BC SPCA member seen in an undated photo. (BC SPCA photo)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Device found on Walmart parking lot confirmed false: Kelowna RCMP

Banks Road around Walmart was closed off on Nov. 22

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Interior Health reports 28 new COVID-19 cases overnight

There are now a total of 1,172 cases in the region

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Due to the increase in animals, Warren Peace Bunny Sanctuary is having a hard time keeping up with care and food costs. (Christina Bombaek - Facebook)

Lake Country bunny sanctuary asking for community support

There are nearly 200 animals at Warren Peace Bunny Sanctuary and they need to be cared for

Due to the increase in animals, Warren Peace Bunny Sanctuary is having a hard time keeping up with care and food costs. (Christina Bombaek - Facebook)
The Bridge Youth and Family Services has opened four new youth detox beds in Kelowna, for people under the age of 18.

Kelowna mother shares necessity of youth treatment centre

Kimberly Christianson is speaking up after she lost her daughter to an overdose

The Bridge Youth and Family Services has opened four new youth detox beds in Kelowna, for people under the age of 18.
The stuffed toy has been missing since the weekend of Nov. 14. (Christine Gagnon - Facebook)

Kelowna mom asking for help locating missing teddy bear

Christine Gagnon said the bear went missing the weekend of Nov. 14

The stuffed toy has been missing since the weekend of Nov. 14. (Christine Gagnon - Facebook)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Interior Health reports 38 additional cases of COVID-19

The number of cases is now at 1,144 with three deaths

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
(File photo)

West Kelowna business helping community through trying times

Owner Marlon Fagan wants to give back to the community that has invested in him

(File photo)
Zuri the baby goat who recently arrived at the Twin Hearts Animal Sanctuary. She will need a prosthetic leg to replace the one she lost to frostbite. (Contributed)

Kamloops resident raises funds for Shuswap baby goat’s prostheses

Zuri lives at Twin Heart Animal Sanctuary and is in need of a new prosthetic limb

Zuri the baby goat who recently arrived at the Twin Hearts Animal Sanctuary. She will need a prosthetic leg to replace the one she lost to frostbite. (Contributed)
Casorso Elementary has made it to the finals for the Superpower Your School contest. - Image Credit: Google Maps

Additional COVID-19 cases confirmed at Kelowna elementary school

The Central Okanagan School District first reported one case from the school on Nov. 9

Casorso Elementary has made it to the finals for the Superpower Your School contest. - Image Credit: Google Maps
Sparring bucks. Image: YouTube.

Duelling bucks stop traffic on Highway 97 near Peachland

An Okanagan man caught the action on video

Sparring bucks. Image: YouTube.
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Interior Health reports 87 new COVID-19 cases over three days

The total cases in the region since the pandemic began is now at 1,088

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Police service dog Fitz helped track and rescue a lost hiker and his dog in Kelowna. (Kelowna RCMP)

Kelowna police dog tracks down missing hiker

Police service Dog Fitz found the lost hiker in the June Springs Road area

Police service dog Fitz helped track and rescue a lost hiker and his dog in Kelowna. (Kelowna RCMP)
The H.O.P.E. Outreach volunteers are out seven nights a week lending supplies and support to sex trade workers. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Small upgrade makes big difference for Kelowna outreach service

A Penticton not-for-profit donated a new phone to Kelowna’s H.O.P.E. Outreach

The H.O.P.E. Outreach volunteers are out seven nights a week lending supplies and support to sex trade workers. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
“Hotel Brothers” follows Kelowna brothers Lucas and Travis Boychuk as they build a surf resort in Central America. (Lucas Boychuk)

Okanagan brothers’ documentary picked up by film festivals

Lucas and Travis Boychuk’s film follows their journey building their dream resort

“Hotel Brothers” follows Kelowna brothers Lucas and Travis Boychuk as they build a surf resort in Central America. (Lucas Boychuk)
École Kelowna Secondary School. (Contributed)
École Kelowna Secondary School. (Contributed)
The suspect is described as six feet tall with a slim build. (Kelowna RCMP)

Kelowna RCMP investigating second city hall tagging incident

The Kelowna city hall was hit with graffiti for the second time

The suspect is described as six feet tall with a slim build. (Kelowna RCMP)