Christmas

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery is donating three hot meals for every full-sized bottle or advent calendar sold starting Nov. 25, 2021. (OK Spirits photo)

Okanagan distillery turning liquor sales into hot meals over the holidays

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery is donating three hot meals for every bottle or advent calendar sold

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery is donating three hot meals for every full-sized bottle or advent calendar sold starting Nov. 25, 2021. (OK Spirits photo)
The Scoop: Top headlines in Revelstoke. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

VIDEO: The Scoop: Revelstoke’s headlines for the week of Nov. 21-27

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items in Revelstoke this week

The Scoop: Top headlines in Revelstoke. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
The Stocking Stuffers for Seniors tree is back up at the London Drugs in Cherry Lane Mall in Penticton. (Jenn Waid)

London Drugs’ Wish Tree for Seniors is back across the Okanagan

Pick a gift tag from the tree with a local senior’s name on it this holiday season

The Stocking Stuffers for Seniors tree is back up at the London Drugs in Cherry Lane Mall in Penticton. (Jenn Waid)
A sleigh ride courtesy of Horse Drawn Okanagan is among the gift items up for bid to support the Allan Brooks Nature Centre, which is holding its third annual Light The Night online auction Dec. 3-5. (Contributed)

Light The Night auction supports Vernon nature centre

Allan Brooks Nature Centre hosting third annual online auction Dec. 3-5

A sleigh ride courtesy of Horse Drawn Okanagan is among the gift items up for bid to support the Allan Brooks Nature Centre, which is holding its third annual Light The Night online auction Dec. 3-5. (Contributed)
James and Jamesy will be performing their holiday comedy show O Christmas Tea in Vernon and Kelowna from Dec. 3-5, 2021. (Submitted photo)

British comedy duo returns to Okanagan stages

James and Jamesy’s O Christmas Tea is ideal for fans of Monty Python

James and Jamesy will be performing their holiday comedy show O Christmas Tea in Vernon and Kelowna from Dec. 3-5, 2021. (Submitted photo)
The NONA Child Development Centre is introducing a new annual fundraiser, The NONA Lights for Kids event in partnership with the John Christmas Light Tour, which will run from Dec. 4-31, 2021. (Submitted photo)

New fundraiser to light up Vernon child development centre

The NONA Lights for Kids event will brighten downtown buildings from Dec. 4 to 31

The NONA Child Development Centre is introducing a new annual fundraiser, The NONA Lights for Kids event in partnership with the John Christmas Light Tour, which will run from Dec. 4-31, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Visitors take photos in Toronto’s Distillery District, on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Almost half of Canadians plan to abandon social distancing during holiday gatherings and hug, kiss and shake hands with friends and family, a poll shows. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

45 per cent prepared to ditch social distancing at holiday gatherings: poll

Only 35 per cent said they would invite someone who is not fully vaccinated into their home

Visitors take photos in Toronto’s Distillery District, on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Almost half of Canadians plan to abandon social distancing during holiday gatherings and hug, kiss and shake hands with friends and family, a poll shows. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Vanilla Raspberry Yule Log

Vernon food market makes holiday get-togethers easy as pie!

This year, many of us are looking forward to Christmas in a…

  • Nov 8, 2021
Vanilla Raspberry Yule Log
The Polson Artisan Night Market was a hit in its inaugural year in 2021. (Doomed Creative)

Night market makes Christmas comeback in Vernon’s BX

Team behind Polson pop-up to host homestead farm-style holiday market event

The Polson Artisan Night Market was a hit in its inaugural year in 2021. (Doomed Creative)
Darcy Martin is the grandmother of Traci Genereaux, a Vernon teen whose remains were found on a farm on Salmon River Road near Silver Creek in October 2017. In honour of her memory, Martin and the family are sponsoring families in need with presents and food hampers this Christmas season, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Holiday fundraiser honours Traci Genereaux

Family sponsors those in need over Christmas season in memory of teen found on Sagmoen farm

Darcy Martin is the grandmother of Traci Genereaux, a Vernon teen whose remains were found on a farm on Salmon River Road near Silver Creek in October 2017. In honour of her memory, Martin and the family are sponsoring families in need with presents and food hampers this Christmas season, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Hillview Elementary students Emma Li and Mina Nadeau were awarded by the Premier’s office for winning the annual holiday card contest. (Karen Rogers photo)

Vernon students’ art featured on Premier’s cards

Hillview youth chosen for annual holiday card contest

Hillview Elementary students Emma Li and Mina Nadeau were awarded by the Premier’s office for winning the annual holiday card contest. (Karen Rogers photo)
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Give your Christmas tree back to the wild by leaving it outside: nature conservancy

The trees can be a great benefit to local wildlife

  • Dec 29, 2020
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Members of the three Salmon Arm Rotary clubs, First United Church, Broadview Evangelical Free church and Second Harvest teamed up, following pandemic protocols, to provide more than 600 individual meals to those in need on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2020. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Over 600 Christmas dinners-to-go provided to Shuswap residents in need

Volunteers from three Salmon Arm Rotary Clubs, churches create a pandemic protocol-friendly meal

Members of the three Salmon Arm Rotary clubs, First United Church, Broadview Evangelical Free church and Second Harvest teamed up, following pandemic protocols, to provide more than 600 individual meals to those in need on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2020. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
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Christmas pet photos from around the Okanagan

Check out these furry friends celebrating the holidays

  • Dec 28, 2020
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DunnEnzies Pizza downtown Kelowna

Kelowna restaurant gives away free Christmas dinners

DunnEnzies Pizza downtown Kelowna will give away free dinner from 2 to 6 p.m.

DunnEnzies Pizza downtown Kelowna
Santa is pictured visiting a family in Kelowna on Christmas Eve, 2019. Due to COVID-19, virtual visits have replaced in-person chats. (Contributed)

Santa keeping Christmas spirit alive in Okanagan through virtual visits

Thanks to modern technology, Santa has managed to keep in touch with families in the Kelowna area

Santa is pictured visiting a family in Kelowna on Christmas Eve, 2019. Due to COVID-19, virtual visits have replaced in-person chats. (Contributed)
The Peach is looking ready for its COVID Christmas. (Monique Tamminga/Black Press)

T’was the night before Christmas in the Okanagan

It’s true that this year has had sadness aplenty, we’ll never forget the year 2020

The Peach is looking ready for its COVID Christmas. (Monique Tamminga/Black Press)
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An Armstrong-to-Enderby Christmas tractor parade took place Wednesday, Dec. 23. 
(Facebook/Sandy Bosko Mills photo)

WATCH: COVID-19 can’t stop North Okanagan Christmas tractor parade

Vehicles covered with lights took to the highway between Armstrong and Enderby Wednesday night

An Armstrong-to-Enderby Christmas tractor parade took place Wednesday, Dec. 23. 
(Facebook/Sandy Bosko Mills photo)
The Okanagan could have a white Christmas Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. (Pixabay)

It could be a white Christmas in the Okanagan

Environment Canada is predicting a chance of snow on Christmas Day

The Okanagan could have a white Christmas Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. (Pixabay)
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