Holidays

Information on bats under a bat box on the Bat House Interpretive Trail in Peachland (Brittany Webster)

Bats over bunnies: Easter Sunday is Bat Appreciation Day

Peachland’s bat colony is estimated around 2,000 bats

  • Apr 17, 2022

 

Eva Pölöskey, of Accent Chocolates on Main Street in Penticton, has been as busy as the Easter bunny hand crafting special chocolate Easter eggs. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Put your knowledge to the test with these 12 questions

 

Vernon resident Graham Schnare has a long history of celebrating Easter with the community. This year he organized an egg race using a homemade water track, inviting onlookers to his Commonage Road residence on Saturday, April 16, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon residents celebrate Easter with egg race on homemade water track

Graham Schnare has hosted massive Easter egg hunts for years; this year he chose a different way to celebrate

 

Bunny bags are among the goodies being handed out to Vernon's most marginalized population this Easter weekend. (Packman Opens Hearts photo)

Those in need won’t go without in Vernon for Easter

Groups work together to feed the need, make holiday special for most marginalized

Bunny bags are among the goodies being handed out to Vernon's most marginalized population this Easter weekend. (Packman Opens Hearts photo)
For some, St. Patrick’s Day is a time for tea, while others will prefer to raise a pint of beer in honour of the day. (Submitted)

QUIZ: How much do you know about St. Patrick’s Day?

March 17 is the day to honour Ireland’s patron saint and Irish culture

For some, St. Patrick’s Day is a time for tea, while others will prefer to raise a pint of beer in honour of the day. (Submitted)
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10 unique and romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day

This list goes out to all of you who are homebound on Valentine’s Day

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Kevin being rewarded after predicting an early spring on Groundhog Day. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Kevin, Penticton’s broken-wing goose predicts early spring

Kevin did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day

Kevin being rewarded after predicting an early spring on Groundhog Day. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Amanita muscaria mushrooms are linked closely with many holiday traditions, says an anthropology instructor at Camosun College. (Pixabay)

A look at mushrooms and their link to several holiday traditions

Anthropology instructor says ancient cultural traditions can be found in unexpected places

Amanita muscaria mushrooms are linked closely with many holiday traditions, says an anthropology instructor at Camosun College. (Pixabay)
People wearing face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 walk past a Christmas display in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? What about eggnog – yay or nay?

On the plus side, more Canadians expecting the holidays to be less stressful than last year

People wearing face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 walk past a Christmas display in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Revelstoke house decorated for Christmas. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

VIDEO: Revelstoke’s Christmas light tour

Check out the festive lights around Revelstoke

Revelstoke house decorated for Christmas. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Seattle novelty company Archie McPhee is selling mac and cheese candy canes this year. (Archie McPhee)

Candy canes re-imagined: Twist on holiday treat may not delight all tastebuds

Flavour profiles expanded to include sardine, kale and hot dog

Seattle novelty company Archie McPhee is selling mac and cheese candy canes this year. (Archie McPhee)
A yuletide showing of eight maids-a-milking at a past Butchart Gardens Magic of Christmas display. American-based PNC Christmas Price Index explores the cost of the items in the popular song, The 12 Days of Christmas, with eight maids-a-milking coming in with a price tag of $58. (Black Press Media file photo)

12 Days of Christmas comes with hefty price tag as inflation drives up costs

8 maids-a-milking the lowest-priced item on the list at $58

A yuletide showing of eight maids-a-milking at a past Butchart Gardens Magic of Christmas display. American-based PNC Christmas Price Index explores the cost of the items in the popular song, The 12 Days of Christmas, with eight maids-a-milking coming in with a price tag of $58. (Black Press Media file photo)
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The Holiday Market returns to Prospera Place in Kelowna

Stock up on festive cheer at Craft Culture’s Holiday Market this weekend at Prospera Place

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BGC president Jeremy Welder and Kelowna Chevrolet’s Ian Specman fist bump while holding a giant cheque for $15,000. (Cole Schisler photo)

BGC Okanagan kicks off Gift of Giving campaign with $22k in donations

Kelowna Chevrolet donated $15,000 and Kelowna Kinsmen donated $7,000

BGC president Jeremy Welder and Kelowna Chevrolet’s Ian Specman fist bump while holding a giant cheque for $15,000. (Cole Schisler 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)
FILE - Lights illuminate the Christmas market in Frankfurt, Germany, Nov. 22, 2021. Despite the pandemic inconveniences, stall owners selling ornaments, roasted chestnuts and other holiday-themed items in Frankfurt and other European cities are relieved to be open at all for their first Christmas market in two years, especially with new restrictions taking effect in Germany, Austria and other countries as COVID-19 infections hit record highs. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

Europe’s Christmas markets warily open as COVID cases rise

Despite inconveniences, stall owners relieved for their first Christmas market in two years

FILE - Lights illuminate the Christmas market in Frankfurt, Germany, Nov. 22, 2021. Despite the pandemic inconveniences, stall owners selling ornaments, roasted chestnuts and other holiday-themed items in Frankfurt and other European cities are relieved to be open at all for their first Christmas market in two years, especially with new restrictions taking effect in Germany, Austria and other countries as COVID-19 infections hit record highs. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
This is one of the snow globes that is a set of four, made for 2005 retail in Canada. (Bob Little)

Penticton man’s love of snow globes brightens BGC Okanagan

A man is donating a collection of snow globes to BGC Okanagan for auction

This is one of the snow globes that is a set of four, made for 2005 retail in Canada. (Bob Little)
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
Canada Post continues its tradition of releasing new holiday-themed stamps in 2021. (Photo by Canada Post)

‘Tis the Season: Canada Post unveils latest holiday-themed stamps

The holiday stamps feature three recognizable characters — Santa, a reindeer and an elf

Canada Post continues its tradition of releasing new holiday-themed stamps in 2021. (Photo by Canada Post)
Christiane Coopman, a 73-year-old blood cancer patient in Chilliwack, B.C., and her husband Murry who suffers from melanoma, both received booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine two weeks ago. HO-Cristiane Coopman / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Third-dose Thanksgiving: immunocompromised guests still wary of gatherings

Many immunocompromised Canadians deciding to forego or modify their traditional Thanksgiving plans

Christiane Coopman, a 73-year-old blood cancer patient in Chilliwack, B.C., and her husband Murry who suffers from melanoma, both received booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine two weeks ago. HO-Cristiane Coopman / THE CANADIAN PRESS