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Florence Dyck’s new release, An Okanagan Alphabet, is available in stores and online on Aug. 5. (Photo- Okanagan Publishing House)

An Okanagan Alphabet: author celebrates the valley with new book

Parts of Florence Dyck’s new release was presented to students in Penticton for decades

 

A donation of $5,000 from Western Financial Group will allow Vernon’s Venture Connections to purchase adaptive equipment, easels, audio instruments, karaoke and additional supplies for therapeutic art and inclusive music programs. (Contributed)

Grant gives Vernon Venture access to creative connections

A $5,000 donation will help Venture Connections buy equipment for therapeutic art, music programs

 

The South Okanagan Immigrant Community Services Society’s One World Youth Crew partnered with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #227 in Okanagan Falls to add murals as part of the indoor space redesign, with funding from the United Way of B.C. (Submitted)

United Way supports youth projects across the Okanagan with funding

The Upper Similkameen Indian Band Youth Group also received funding

 

Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)
Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)
The manor house. (Friends of Fintry/Contributed)

Friends of Fintry host Mother’s Day Fair

The event returns after a three-year hiatus

The manor house. (Friends of Fintry/Contributed)
North Vancouver community members and Ukrainian-Canadians gathered May 1 to offer up their thoughts to those stuck in Ukraine. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: North Vancouver community gathers in solidarity with Ukraine

Gathering, speaking out vital to ensuring Ukrainians aren’t forgotten, says speaker

North Vancouver community members and Ukrainian-Canadians gathered May 1 to offer up their thoughts to those stuck in Ukraine. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
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14 people honoured at 20th annual Community Sport Hero reception

Seven athletes and seven coaches were honoured

(Contributed)
Amanda McFarlane has been at BrainTrust Canada for 10 years (Photo - Triana Ketler)

Hometown Hero: Amanda McFarlane of BrainTrust Canada

For the last 10 years, Amanda McFarlane has dedicated her life’s work to support the community

Amanda McFarlane has been at BrainTrust Canada for 10 years (Photo - Triana Ketler)
Sixty years after the founding of the B.C. Chicken Marketing Board, 308 broiler chicken growers are registered in B.C., contributing 14,353 total jobs and $1.1 billion to Canada’s GDP.

BC Chicken marks 60 years with a delicious new contest

Enter your best BC chicken recipe for your chance to win!

  • Jan 31, 2022
Sixty years after the founding of the B.C. Chicken Marketing Board, 308 broiler chicken growers are registered in B.C., contributing 14,353 total jobs and $1.1 billion to Canada’s GDP.
Kelly Brown, left, and Tammy Wolzen of Royal LePage Downtown Realty donated a portion of each sale to plant trees throughout Armstrong, some of which were planted in Memorial Park on Nov. 5. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Realtors plant a greener future in Armstrong

Pair donate a portion of home sale profits towards action against climate change

Kelly Brown, left, and Tammy Wolzen of Royal LePage Downtown Realty donated a portion of each sale to plant trees throughout Armstrong, some of which were planted in Memorial Park on Nov. 5. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
Glasses clink during a wine tasting at West Kelowna's Grizzly Winery on April 13, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Discounted wine tours offered to Okanagan emergency, health-care workers

The owners wanted to support firefighters, nurses in this troubling time

  • Sep 3, 2021
Glasses clink during a wine tasting at West Kelowna's Grizzly Winery on April 13, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A child waves at cars by one of the banners that were dropped by members of the Westbank First Nation Youth Council (WFNYC) at the Westside Road interchange above Highway 97 in West Kelowna on July 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Banner honouring residential school victims stolen: WFN Youth Council

Westbank youth hung the banner at the Westside Road overpass on Canada Day

A child waves at cars by one of the banners that were dropped by members of the Westbank First Nation Youth Council (WFNYC) at the Westside Road interchange above Highway 97 in West Kelowna on July 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A photo of a participant from a previous Drop Zone event. Kelowna’s will take place at 1631 Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21. (Contributed)

Superheroes to rappel down Kelowna office tower for Easter Seals

The Easter Seals plan to host their inaugural Drop Zone event this September

A photo of a participant from a previous Drop Zone event. Kelowna’s will take place at 1631 Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21. (Contributed)
Children from Penelakut led the march up Oak Street toward Waterwheel Park. (Cole Schisler photo)

More than 1,500 march in support of Penelakut First Nation after unmarked graves found

Large crowd supports families with children who never came home from residential schools

Children from Penelakut led the march up Oak Street toward Waterwheel Park. (Cole Schisler photo)
The two competitions will be held in September (Lexi Bainas/Black Press file photo)

Volunteers needed for Penticton’s Granfondo, Ironman events

The large events are important for Penticton’s economic recovery, mayor says

The two competitions will be held in September (Lexi Bainas/Black Press file photo)
Marc Ledger (left) presents a cheque to Kane Blake (right) (Facebook)

Okanagan non-profit that cleans up illegal dump sites rewarded with $10k donation

The Okanagan Forest Task Force helps clean up local backcountry and stop the spread of forest fires

Marc Ledger (left) presents a cheque to Kane Blake (right) (Facebook)
Mitchell, Malcom and Maria will be selling lemonade for the rest of the summer (Suzanne White)

Summerland siblings get entrepreneurial for a good cause

All proceeds from the Jonson family lemon-aid stand go to support Heart for Lebanon

Mitchell, Malcom and Maria will be selling lemonade for the rest of the summer (Suzanne White)
The vigil will include an open mic period for those wishing to speak (via North Okanagan Labour Council/ Facebook)

Kelowna crane collapse victims to be remembered at vigil

Residents are invited near the crash site to pay their respects

The vigil will include an open mic period for those wishing to speak (via North Okanagan Labour Council/ Facebook)
Kelowna residents and businesses are taking part in the #hangahighvisoutside trend to honour victims of a deadly downtown crane collapse on Monday, July 12. (Liseanne Doiron/facebook)

PHOTOS: High-vis vests displayed to honour 5 killed in Kelowna crane collapse

Locals are posting photos to social media under the hashtag #hangahighvisoutside

Kelowna residents and businesses are taking part in the #hangahighvisoutside trend to honour victims of a deadly downtown crane collapse on Monday, July 12. (Liseanne Doiron/facebook)