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Voix du Coeur is bringing music to seniors in retirement homes as restrictions slowly start to ease. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Trio sings opera to Okanagan seniors as pandemic restrictions ease

Voix du Coeur travel around the Okanagan to bring the joy of music to seniors for free

Voix du Coeur is bringing music to seniors in retirement homes as restrictions slowly start to ease. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
People participated in a walk to honour the 215 children found at a former Kamloops residential school, as well as residential school survivors. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Kelowna marks National Indigenous Peoples’ Day with walk to remember Kamloops 215

“Let’s speak the truth and deal with the truth, and heal.”

People participated in a walk to honour the 215 children found at a former Kamloops residential school, as well as residential school survivors. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Kelowna Cabs’ dispatchers will be coming back to work now that their union and the taxi company have come to an agreement. (Facebook/Kelowna Cabs)

Kelowna Cabs dispatchers set to go back to work

The taxi company and the dispatchers’ union have reached an agreement

Kelowna Cabs’ dispatchers will be coming back to work now that their union and the taxi company have come to an agreement. (Facebook/Kelowna Cabs)
Asia Youngman (right) is pictured shooting another short film she wrote and directed titled Hatha. (Luba Popovic)

Peachland set to star in fantasy thriller film about N’xaxaitk’w — a.k.a. the Ogopogo

The film will follow an Indigenous teen as she navigates peer pressure, bullying and identity

Asia Youngman (right) is pictured shooting another short film she wrote and directed titled Hatha. (Luba Popovic)
(Desiree Franz/Facebook)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here are some of this week’s biggest stories from the region

(Desiree Franz/Facebook)
(Facebook/Kelowna Cabs)

Kelowna Cabs reaches tentative agreement with dispatchers union

The tentative agreement could help end the dispute between the taxi company and the dispatchers

(Facebook/Kelowna Cabs)
A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)

Second dose vaccinations accelerating throughout region: Interior Health

To date, more than 675,000 doses have been administered throughout the region

A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)
Kelowna is the seventh most expensive rental market in Canada, according to a report from PadMapper. (Pixabay)

Kelowna ranked 7th most expensive rental market in Canada: report

Vancouver and Toronto topped the list of most expensive rental markets in the country

Kelowna is the seventh most expensive rental market in Canada, according to a report from PadMapper. (Pixabay)
The suspect reportedly assaulted a security guard and robbed him. The incident happened at a Kelowna hotel. (Contributed)

Security guard robbed, assaulted at Kelowna hotel

The incident happened on June 5

The suspect reportedly assaulted a security guard and robbed him. The incident happened at a Kelowna hotel. (Contributed)
A concept rendering showing a map of the proposed spa resort. (Contributed)

Ambitious spa resort proposed for West Kelowna hilltop

The Shannon View Drive hilltop was originally slated for a residential project

A concept rendering showing a map of the proposed spa resort. (Contributed)
Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis contributed a new painting to UBC Okanagan’s public art collection. (UBC Okanagan)

Syilx artist contributes painting to UBCO public art collection

The new painting is titled cax̌alqs — red dress

Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis contributed a new painting to UBC Okanagan’s public art collection. (UBC Okanagan)
A for sale sign is shown in by new homes in Beckwith, Ont., just outside Ottawa, on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Thompson-Okanagan population grew despite COVID-19: report

The Chartered Professional Accountants of BC said there are 8,462 new residents in the region

A for sale sign is shown in by new homes in Beckwith, Ont., just outside Ottawa, on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Stage one water restrictions will be back in place for some Regional District of Central Okanagan water users. (Black Press Media file)

Outdoor watering restrictions return to RDCO for the season

Customers who use water systems operated by the regional district will be affected

Stage one water restrictions will be back in place for some Regional District of Central Okanagan water users. (Black Press Media file)
Ivy was thrown out of a moving vehicle in Kelowna. Her tail was severely injured and will be amputated. (BC SPCA)

Kitten thrown from moving vehicle, needs help: Kelowna SPCA

The seven-month-old kitten had severe tail and femur injuries

Ivy was thrown out of a moving vehicle in Kelowna. Her tail was severely injured and will be amputated. (BC SPCA)
Lyndsay Fillier and Braden Taylor have been living the van life for four years and they've detailed the first year of their adventures in a new book. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Okanagan couple details first year of van life in new book

Lyndsay Fillier and Braden Taylor have been living the van life for four years

Lyndsay Fillier and Braden Taylor have been living the van life for four years and they've detailed the first year of their adventures in a new book. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Singer-songwriter Jann Arden is pictured with a draft horse. (Canadian Horse Defence Coalition)

Jann Arden backs petition to stop live horse export

June 14 is the International Day to End Live Export of Animals

Singer-songwriter Jann Arden is pictured with a draft horse. (Canadian Horse Defence Coalition)
A rock quarry. (Markus Distelrath/Pixabay)

Regional district declines support of proposed quarry east of Kelowna

The Regional District of Central Okanagan is one of the referral agencies for the application

A rock quarry. (Markus Distelrath/Pixabay)
(OK Corral Cabaret/Facebook)

Kelowna’s OK Corral preparing for fall comeback

The music club closed in July 2020 due to the pandemic

(OK Corral Cabaret/Facebook)
Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s a summary of this week’s biggest stories from the Okanagan-Shuswap

Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)
Mamas for Mamas received $12,500 from Kelowna Hyundai's Operation 150 fundraiser. (Kelowna Hyundai/Contributed)

Okanagan car dealership raises $12k for national charity

Kelowna Hyundai’s Operation 150 benefitted Kelowna-based Mamas for Mamas this year

Mamas for Mamas received $12,500 from Kelowna Hyundai's Operation 150 fundraiser. (Kelowna Hyundai/Contributed)